Skip to comments.WARNING: Do NOT open an email with the subject line "Hey"
Posted on 06/02/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Something is jacking emails
It will come from someone you know and who has you on their “contacts”.
Open it and you will unwittingly send it to everyoneon YOUR contacts.
Thanks for the heads up. Is this a FReepmail thing, or do you mean regular ol’ email accounts?
I rarely use email and even then don’t open 90% of it.
Subject line “Hey”, from whom?
Opening the email does it or opening an attachment/link within the email?
It will be from someon you know.
Your Email have been selected by the UN for a Humanitarian Development Cash Grant
program to enhance and develop the standard of living geared towards poverty
eradication as targeted by the year 2020. You have been granted the sum
of £750,000.00 Pounds your grant pin # UNF/FBF-816-1119 G-900-94.
Contact payment department for your funds.
Payment Officer : Mrs. Shannon Maris
Phone Number : +447035953719
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
You are to provide him your information below for claims.
1 Name in full:
7 Cell Phone #
8 Present Country:
9 Alternate Email Address:
All response mail should go to: email@example.com
Dr. Blaser Brian
Chairman UNDP Grant Programmed
Is “Yo!” safe?
That nasty little roll mail came to me and I used ‘view source’ before opening it. The virus code was plain as day so I didn’t open it. I have since received three more of the same virus, from folks I have corresponded with in the past. I consider this just another of the ‘chain mail’ games coders and hackers play to see how quickly their grabage gets back around to them from all over the world. I wish I knew how to reverse their crap and infect their hard drives with a ‘kill the hard drive’ virus, I’d be tempted to use it!
It opens a link to a seemingly innoucous article about “earn money on the internet working from home”.
BM for more ‘Hey’ info, tomorrow.
I wish I understood half this stuff half as well as you seem to understand it.
sheesh, I use “hey” as a subject line as do my friends. How can you tell if it’s bogus or not?
“Your Email have been”
“Payment Officer : Mrs. Shannon Maris ... You are to provide him...”
Not a comprehensive list, just a few of my favourites.
I’ve received email from myself that I didn’t send. Just delete that stuff.
You should write that to Laz. I don’t understand squat, but I learn from experience pretty well at my age.
grant pin # UNF/FBF-816-1119 G-900-94.
I use Yahoo for my Email and have not had any problems.
While I get up to 20 spam mails per day, they are automatically put into the spam folder by Yahoo.
I can periodically check it for any real Emails, before dumping the contents.
It is very rare for me to see a spam mail in my normal inbox.
I would never use the ISP for email, as you are in deep doodoo if you move and/or change your ISP.
I check my email every week whether I’m expecting any email or not. I only read the stuff from people whose address I recognize and delete the rest, but nobody I know would put “Hey” as the subject line. So I think I’ll be alright.
Anyway, thanks for the heads up. If anybody I know does send me an email with “Hey” as the subject line, I’ll delete it.
Being a rancher I get legitimate daily e-mails with the subject line “Hay”!
That’s all you got. Hah!
I mean Hey!
How about “Hey you”?
Yep, I got nailed from a friend. Ended up spamming a bunch more people. Thorough virus scan found it. Mine was “Hello”. Wondered WTH my friend had sent me the thing for, some sort of make money online scam.
I used to get at least a dozen of those “You are a lottery winner” emails every week. I found a way to stop them.
Iwould forward the one from Liberia to the email address of the one from Nigeria and the one from France to the one from The Congo, etc.
I think it set up an endless loop that would bury their servers.
All I know is that it worked for me.
I would open that, yep.
Is Yo! safe?
The rule of thumb is: Hey,Ey,Aye, Oy, and sometimes Yo.
Thanks for the heads up.
P.J. can tell you how he actually engaged one of the Nigerian fools a couple of years ago.
How about, “Heya?”
I get one from a group I belong to that has a subject line “Heil!” Is that safe to open?
Sun King Hey Ya
Not FReepmail I don’t think.
Try “howdy” (how do ye)
Engaged? I hope you had a lovely wedding.
Yes, it happened to me. :(
Seriously, though (no, really.) Opening an e-mail in a web browser oughta be always safe, as far as I know (such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Hotmail.) So you must be talking about e-mail attachments, no, or e-mail programs running on the machine that download the e-mails to the local box before opening them?
I got it from someone who I had no correspondence from in 7 or 8 years! They weren’t in my contacts but, obviously, I was STILL in their’s.
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