Question about phishing - computer problem

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I am suddenly getting a bunch of emails that are from "me". They are all obviously written by someone who doesn't know English that well and they are offers for cheap stuff, like NY times for $2 a week. Since it is supposedly coming from my email address is there any way I can figure out who is sending them or some way to block them?
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    $2 a week for the Times is good if the Sunday edition is included. You should ask yourself if it is.
     
  4. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm supposed to go to a "barbecue" tonight. I bet my last dollar that it's only hot dogs and hamburgers.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Do they have comics every day or just Sunday?
     
  6. DrSublux

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=I am suddenly getting a bunch of emails that are from "me"
     
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    Why don't you email yourself and find out?
     
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    walterHwhite Heisenberg

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    They're from Costco you're computer is ready for delivery @Gwarn1
     
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  10. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I wonder if I'm sending those emails out to anyone else?
     
  11. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Those little bitches are dead to me.
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    You still have a dollar left after paying for a wedding?
     
  13. Gas Face

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    you might be.
     
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    what the fuck is wrong with Leo?
     
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    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    Did you click on an Amazon or Fedex link in a questionable email lately?
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    I opened an email attachment from the USPS and it fucked me up good. Now I dont open shit.
     
  17. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    :jj: I clicked on an amazon link here. That's it. I have all kinds of malware and virus protection so I'm fairly certain it isn't farming my contact lists or anything like that.
     
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    Here's not an issue. Sometimes those phishing scams set up an email that looks like a reputable company and that's how they get you.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm sure that's what they are trying to do, get a credit card number or something. It is so amateurish, there's no way anyone could fall for it.
     
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    But they do.