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Old 11-10-2018, 12:32 PM
Denny Shira Denny Shira is offline
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Angry Invoice E-mail from Jeffrey Hookway

I have had 2 more E-mails supposedly from Jeffrey Hookway in the last couple of days. Deleted both without reading. I guess these guys never get tired of trying, do they. Just once i would love to see one of these low life's caught and held responsible for all the grief they bring down on people.
Also sorry these guys keep doing this to Jeff. DO NOT OPEN THESE E-MAILS!!!
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:03 PM
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:10 PM
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Please read the below information from blake !!!!

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as someone who specializes in it security i can tell you the primary ways to identify spam or phishing emails like this:

1. The email domain (example: support@microssoft.com)

alot of people dont bother looking at the finer details but often scammers will buy a domain similar to the company they pose as like this microssoft example i used, adding that one extra s. Or sometimes it will be the correct spelling but be something like microsoft.shadysite.info, meaning the site is actually shadysite.info, which has a subdomain of microsoft.shadysite.info.
And in that original post the address is @sarongbali.com which seems to be an actual restaurant in indonesia so that email was probably spoofed.

2. Link urls

another dead giveaway are the links. Usually you can hover your cursor over the link or right click and "copy shortcut" or something then paste it in notepad to see the actual web address to the link that says "click here now"

and just like above the structure and formatting of the address tells alot

https://dell.com = legit
https://dell.ru = fake
https://support.dell.com = legit
https://support-dell.com = fake
https://deel.com = fake obviously

you can also check the whois database to find out who owns certain domains if you are in doubt.
https://whois.domaintools.com/

that googleparampresas.agenciamseo.com.br is a brazillian url and its definitely not associated with google since the top level domain is agenciamseo.com.br

3. Last but not least another big giveaway are simply grammar and typos. More often than not there will blatant grammar issue.

Understanding the anatomy of a url can be helpful. And i apologize if this sounds like static haha, this is what i do everyday for a living so while i may not know a great deal about cars, this is what i make up for it with:
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