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Old 11-13-2017, 11:54 AM
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I also got a strange e mail, supposedly from Jeff Hookway. I thought the better of it and did not open it. Contacted Jeff and he confirmed my suspicions. It is as you say, some sort of phishing scam.
It is amazing that more of these people are not caught and prosecuted. I talked with a friend of mine who is a retired police detective. he said that there are so many of these guys (or gals) out there that they only chase the big fish.
It pays to be vigilant with your e mails.
If it is anything that you don't recognize, DON'T OPEN IT!!! Take care my friends.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:28 PM
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I know that it's not real and that clicking any of the links sends my computer to a place I don't want it to go.

How do names we know show up in these emails?

Common names are used, and sometimes, they get into someone's email account, and find an email, and then start spamming using that name. I would need all the headers of the emails that are suspicious to try to get them shut down. I have been successful only a few times, but it is better than nothing. Many times, they use a real business name to spam and the "real business" name is on top of a hidden email address. This is why I need the headers to dig deeper into where they are originating. Sometimes, they are actually using a business's account without their knowledge, since they were able to hack the business webmail server account. It is also known that they use college and university accounts nefariously, since the institutions allow all students to set up accounts. The best way is to delete anything that you get that you don't know the person, and if it is a familiar name, then open it, but don't open any links. Opening the email itself isn't going to harm you, only clicking on the links in the email will.
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Yes, I also got one and I was immediately suspicious of it, so I deleted it. I figured that if I really had something coming, it would get here soon enough.
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I recieved the same email this morning, and after looking at the hidden headers, determined where these emails are coming from. I have send an email to the website IT people and have asked them to fix this problem. I will post if and when I get a reply from them.
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