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 Post subject: Email scam
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:01 pm 
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This is dumb, and I'm sure I know the answer.

I have had several emails from Barclays regarding my bank transfer being complete.

I opened the email to read it, BUT, I did NOT open the zip file.

Does this mean I cannot have been infected with trojen. Only if I open the zip is it a problem.

I sent the emails on to the Barclays fraud email address and deleted the emails.


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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Mr Carrot wrote:
This is dumb, and I'm sure I know the answer.

I have had several emails from Barclays regarding my bank transfer being complete.

I opened the email to read it, BUT, I did NOT open the zip file.

Does this mean I cannot have been infected with trojen. Only if I open the zip is it a problem.

I sent the emails on to the Barclays fraud email address and deleted the emails.


Hard to say, but there is definitely a password stealing trojan in the attachment though so not opening it was a good idea or you bank account could have been given away next time you accessed it on your computer.

What anti-virus do you have? If I can track down what they call it (each AV have slightly different names for each virus sometimes) then I might be able to find more specific info.

Some info here:

http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusP ... 42054#none

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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:14 pm 
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I use microsoft security essentials.

I have also ran malware bytes and the eset free scanner since. with no result.

I wouldn't open the attachment as I dont bank with Barclays


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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
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Mr Carrot wrote:
I use microsoft security essentials.

I have also ran malware bytes and the eset free scanner since. with no result.

I wouldn't open the attachment as I dont bank with Barclays


The good news is that Microsoft's software detects and removes this threat so I don't think you're infected.

The other scans just confirm it imo. Just be on the lookout for any unusual computer behaviour EG unexpected reboots, freezing, or if your PC is noticeably slower doing stuff that it's not normally so slow to do, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
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cheers con

still getting loads of the emails though :thumbdown:


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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
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cheers con

still getting loads of the emails though :thumbdown:


That's probably what you get for opening the email at all, it might well have confirmed your email addy to the spammers. No bother though, just junk them (or blacklist then delete, however your email works), they'll get bored eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Email scam
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Volume of emails is just because your email address is on spam lists now. Not much you can do other than add to spam senders lists.

Not opening the email attachment means your likely safe as your email client will not run embedded scripts etc.

However you might want to check your sent mail folder and see if anything claiming to be from you to contacts in your contact list as that would be a sign your email account has been hacked. If in doubt, change your email password - never a bad idea, though always a pain in the arse.


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