When the spammers post their cr*p here, please do not add to the thread. When you do, it moves the spam post back up to the top of the forum. If we all ignore them, they will sink quickly to the bottom (where they belong).
Why all the hate, Dick ?
Spammers have rights too.
As do the spam lovers.
Did some Nigerian prince not deliver on his promises of
millions to you ?
I like spam sandwichs!
Made with REAL hooves !
Be advised also, they've started a new technique, even on MAC's now too. You go on a website, and out of the blue pops up a "warning" notice about your computer being infected with a dangerous virus that needs immediate attention. You're given an 800 number, usually "855"xxx-xxxx and it'll even mention your computer brand. Very convincing. DO NOT call this number! They will convincingly try to get you to allow them control of your computer to "fix it" and then you're finished! Also, You often cannot close out the website/browser without a "force quit", even if you ignore calling their number.
Just letting ya'll know!
For the nontechnical folks, a force quit is holding the power button down for many seconds on a laptop or desktop. CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work on this sort of spam.
I saw this after clicking on a link for something found by Google.
Did as Tim says and nothing is wrong.
I guess I missed the spam or it sounded like something I did not care about.
Just lucky I guess.
Had the same thing happen to me.... Had bought my HP at Best Buy, and got their WebRoot protection. The pop-up occurred after trying to download an Adobe "update". Couldn't get out of it. Called HP Tech Support. Was told to 'power down' and take it to the Geek Squad. They cleared it out, and informed me that once people had called the number, given permission (along with their credit/debit card number), funds disappeared or charges happened with their account. The pop-up would re-occur again after a few weeks, request repeating the calling of the '800/Fix' number, and the situation continued. The tech I worked with knew of an individual 'taken' for $6500 within two weeks. Be Aware!
I too have WebRoot installed but I added Spybot and set it up to run in the background. Spybot has alerted me to several "questionable" attacks so far which slipped past WebRoot and my browser's Spam filter. One must stay ever vigilant and resist the temptation to open anything that "smells' wrong.
Dick is 100% correct in his post...If you see something on this forum that looks wrong or (Wong) do not pursue it! Just my $.02 worth.
I got a Spam from the IRS, that I owed the Government $88.12 Ignored it and haven't heard a thing.
Smart move John, as the IRS will never send an email. Regular certified mail, or a couple of mean looking guys in dark suits standing at your door!!
For any MAC users, as I've learned from Apple, a "Force Quit" on a MAC can be done by clicking on the little apple on the far upper left corner of the screen, then clicking on "Force Quit"-other prompts may follow, I can't remember now. So far haven't had to do it since that last episode with what my wife was into.
I routinely get emails on my outlook account about EZ Pass toll charges that are due - they always go to my Junk folder - I just block the sender.
Oh - also Fedex & UPS package delivery attempt notices ...
For those that remember Monty Python
Looks like we just picked up a new one.