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Scam Popups (fake Anti-virus Alerts Etc)

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Autodidact, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Autodidact

    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    Don't fall for the scammers' nonsense ;)


    HTH :thumb:
     
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    I received a text yesterday claiming I've got a parcel that needs delivering and saying please click on the link to confirm your address and details. I've got ANTI SCAM protection on my phone as soon as I turned my data on it came up with warning don't click on the link this is usually a message to obtain your personal details. Looked up the number and it was from the U.A.E. They are a absolute disgrace out of say 100 messages like this I'll dare say a couple have opened the link not knowing especially now people have had to turn to online shopping due to the lockdown etc.

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    I got an innocuous looking email obviously addressed to someone else describing house improvement work and with quotes attached.
    I just binned it without opening it - but I wonder how many people open the attachments just being nosey...a lot I reckon.
    Good way of getting people to open malicious attachments without asking them to do so.
     
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    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    You did exactly the right thing in not responding :thumb: ...

    Thing is if they actually had a parcel to deliver they'd have the address already (it'd be written on the parcel) a little thought before responding to texts and emails is essential with the predatory nature of scammers ;)
     
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    Again you did the right thing there fella :thumb:

    I always open (probably malicious) attachments, BUT I do it inside a completely sandboxed environment (on a virtual PC with no access to the rest of the system) just to see what's out there and what I need to protect my system from ;)
     
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    Yeah mate you need to be very wary these days with parasites like this out there I've had the same with phone calls again my phone tells me it's a SCAM. With the calls I like to go along with them to let them think their going to get something from me and then the usual please could you let me know your name and address and account number my reply is 99999999999999999 and the address of our local police station it is funny their reaction especially when they start effing and blinding at me I can give as good as I get

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    Absolute parasitic scum ! I've been getting them for several weeks and nobody seems to explain why --- after using the iPad exactly the same way as I've always done. I was naively hoping they would give up because NOTHING would ever get me to click on them but I suppose once they are on here they are permanent ?
     
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    i get asked to confirm my name i tell them its Ben Chod they dont like that and hang up after a few randomly strung together swear words from them
     
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    Just thought I'd put up some of these I received. My trading account is healthy also my Bitcoin another healthy account none of which I have. Parasitic t....[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Hybrid Analysis (https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/) is a pretty useful web-based sandbox for detonating malware or suspicious URL's to get an idea of what they were trying to accomplish.

    Paste in the link or file, pick your OS flavour, tick the agreement and go. Takes a few minutes but it spins up a virtual machine, opens the link and gives you a pretty detailed free report of what processes were spawned, file hashes, screenshots of any web content or sites that resolved etc.

    If you are going to use it though instead of just deleting the mail, be careful when copying/pasting links and clear your clipboard afterwards :thumb:
     
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    Just clear your cache IIRC ;)

    HTH :thumb:
     
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    This is what my dad fell for. Luckily he called me before handing over any money. Told him to unplug computer immediately.

    They left a load of malware on it which luckily my brother was able to remove.
     
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