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Eccles



Joined: 24 Apr 2016
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Location: Church Road

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: VM (not) scam Reply with quote Report Post

Not seen this one before: I wised up quickly but looked very genuine -an email from VM suggesting that my PC could have a virus. Thinks: How could VM possibly know that my machine could have a virus especially as I use one of the best anti-virus programmes and a firewall? Well they wouldn't would they so I dumped it without opening.
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Furbag



Joined: 27 Feb 2016
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Location: The moon

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report Post

Depends, Dont forget VM will be monitoring your traffic, if they see something that they know is a virus then they DO send folks e-mails.
Heres one regarding the XCodeGhost Trojan and iOS devices ..... https://help.virginmedia.com/syst...ELP-2297/XCodeGhost-Malware-Alert
As long as the e-mail headers prove its from VM then the chances are it is from them.
No Virus/Firewall is infallible so I'd do some basic checks on the e-mail before discounting it totally, a quick google should help.
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Eccles



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report Post

So I signed in to VM before ditching the email and had a good hunt around but could find nothing further. Also did a scan with my up to date AV - nothing.
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haylingwriters



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Location: West Town, Hayling Island

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report Post

After a while one gets a "nose" for these scams. First check the sender's email address, second never click a link in an email unless you are absolutely sure that the message is genuine. Best not to click a link anyway.

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