Scam Got a Scam/Spam or Phish in my junk or normal mail box (Mega Thread)


Level 6
Oct 3, 2012
RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

McLovin said:
You should reply just for the fun of it and see what they have to say to it :D

haha i know what you mean i did do that once and the replies were hilarious :p


Level 6
Oct 3, 2012
NSG001 said:


I promise Malware Tips half the money if this comes off :dodgy:
Certainly will pay for the bandwidth for those never ending security config threads :D

damn that sister is a savvy internet user :p


Level 1
Oct 6, 2012
.PayPal ‘Notification of payment received’ themed emails serve malware

Sticking to their proven tactic of systematically rotating the impersonated brands, cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of emails impersonating PayPal, in an attempt to trick its users into downloading and executing the malicious attachment found in the legitimate looking email.

Detection rate for the malicious archive: MD5: 9c2f2cabf00bde87de47405b80ef83c1 – detected by 39 out of 43 antivirus scanners as Once executed, the sample opens a backdoor on the infected host, allowing cybercriminals to gain complete control over the infected host.
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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
My first dosage of Spam, the "Details" link was dead.

Educate Yourself >> Fraudulent Emails Appearing to Come from NACHA

From: ""

We would like to notify you, that your latest Direct Deposit transaction (No.174217662011) was declined, because of your business software package being out of date. Please use the link below to enter the secure section of our web site and see the details::


Please apply to your financial institution to get the necessary updates of the Direct Deposit software.

Yours truly,

ACH Network Rules Department
NACHA | The Electronic Payments Association

12052 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 817
Herndon, VA 24279
Phone: 703-423-0719 Fax: 703-331-1407


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Fake LinkedIn SPAM Email - All links were FAKE and inactive.


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New Member
Jan 7, 2013
You know what? I remember watching a was the same-frecking spam mail..I laughed alot. Cause he misused 'On' and 'in' (messed it up :

When he died,he was ON the helicopter

Then his body found IN helicopter) (it was a bit different spam mail regarding to some billionaire's death)


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Another POJ arrived in my Junk Mail folder.


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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Dear Sir,

With a heart of grief and pain I sincerely come to plead with you to
comply with me and grant me audience in my present circumstance. I am
Ahmed Yusuf Ghadaffi a junior brother the President Muammar Al Ghadaffi,
Right now I am running for my dear life in another African Country Ghana.

I need your assistance in transferring the sum of 5 Million United State
Dollars into your account with immediate effect this funds is deposited in
Bank of Africa in Ghana the sharing ration will be 60% for me and 40% for
you once you make this transfer a success, please I need your cooperation
to get this funds into your account for security purpose in respect to my
family present condition in Libya.

Please forward to me your vital details in other for us to conclude this
transaction with immediate effect and the sum into your account in your
Country so that I can be able to escape and meet with you once this fund
get’s into your account for security purpose.

I wait for your immediate response once you received this email. Because
my brother has lost his power and I fear for my dear life I have every
document to back up this transaction to make it a huge success.


Mr. Ahmed Yusuf Ghadaffi.
Email me: <removed>

Too good to be true. Ha


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Creepiest junk mail I've come across, I've removed some part of the email, apologies if I missed some out. :-/

BABE... i guess your not getting any of my email huh? ive been
tryign to email u so many times but this dam laptop is such a piece of
garbage and keeps freezing.. anyways how u been? 

In case u dont know who this is its ME Adriana.. we used to chat a bit on facebook and then
I think u deleted me :( haha.. anyways guess what... I got 2 things to
tell u.. both good news.. 1) im single now.. yup me and my bf broke up
about 3 months ago... and 2) guess where im moving? RIGHT EFFING NEAR
U.. lol... ur actually the only person im gonna know there.. well 3
cousins too but i cant chill with them lol..

I remember when we chatted u told me u thought i was cute and u wanted to chill so now we finally
can HAHA! im kinda scared to move.. im hoping this email addy is still
the one you use and u can chat with me ebfore i get there.. maybe even
help me move my **** in...are u still on facebook? i cudnt find ui was
soo confused...anyways im gonna need someone to show me the town and
take me out so u better be around bebe...

we only chatted a couple times but i remember thinking to myself i wanted to get ot know u
better when i was single..a nd i thoguth u were cute too but cudnt
tell u cause i wasnt single lol...ok so more info about me.. well im
23.. virgo.. love the outdoors and love to socialize, go out for
drinks, restaurants, movies etc.. travel.. i have a lil kitty named
BOO and i luv her to death... uhhh oh im a super horny gurl too but
every gurl is they just wont admit it. so ilove watching **** and all
that.. love *** etc blah blah blah...who doesnt..

I really hope we get a chance to chat for a bit either online or on the fone before i get
there enxt week.. i hope u remmeber me and still wanna chill and arent
married yet lol.. OH YA also.. i need to find a job when i get there..

do u have any hookups or know anybody hiring? id LOVE to work in a bar
or osmehting like that...really anythgin cause my current job is fun
and all.. and technically i CUD keep doign it but i want a change.. i
currently work from home and well thats cool but i need ot be out
meeting people.. oh wait. i dont think i ever actually told u what i
did? hmm shud i......???? ok WELLLL... and dont get all weirded out
on me.. i work on a webcam chat community site and i get paid to chat
with people and get naked HHAHA... BOMB right :)? I KNOW.. like i
figure iim horny anyways why not get paid to chat with people and play
with myself heheh...anyways i hope u dont look down on that and NO
THATS NOT WHY IM CONTACTING U RELAX URSELF lol... i actually need help
once i move and i remembered u live there so im reaching i
said before this computer is a complete piece of CRAP and freezes NON
STOP.. ive tried ot send this email to u maybe 3 times already and im
hopign this time i can hit SEND before i run into trouble lol..

ANYWAYS.. heres the deal....every month natalie (my boss) gives each
of us 3 VIP codes to give out to whoever we want.. so with this code u
can lgoin to watch me at work for free and dont have to pay like
everyone else... the only way i can give u one of the codes (so we can
chat) is if you absolutey DO NOT give it out to anyone else and u ONLY
USE IT FOR URSELF... i only get 3 a month and she gets pissed if more
than 3 people use them so DONT SHARE IT MISTER... i figured u cud
always email me back instead but my email account doesnt even let me
login half the time.. so the bets palce ot chat me is my chat room...

if theres anyone else logged in when u sign in ill boot them out.. but
U... im online most of the day now to try and save money for my move..
also since im in such a huge debt already form my student loan :( I
really thingk we need to chat before i get there and make sure u evern
remember me hahha.. anyways ive rambled on and on now and ur probably
soooo annnoyed with me so ill stop now.. im gonna go start work.. i
really hope u come chat me. it wud make my day and releive a lot of my
stress about the move... REALLY i mean that....anyways once i see u in
insdie ill shoot u myc ell number and u can gimme yours.. if u dont

wanna come chat i understand but its really the only palce to find me
now days.. if u email me abck ill probably get it once i get there
after my internet is setup so about 2-3 weeks fomr now.. but im hopign
to see u in my chat room.. rmemeber its 100% free with this code im
 hahahahha...k babe im out
for now... chat ya soon.. kisses xoxo Adriana

FREE VIP BYPASS LINK ---> http://www.<URL REMOVED>.com


New Member
Jun 13, 2013
yes I get spam as well

The Art and Science of Getting Good WordPress Support
by Kathryn

Imagine this: it's been a productive WordPress weekend. You've been busy puttering away on the new website you put together for your cat-lovers' club and you're pleased with the progress so far.

You found an adorable kitty-friendly theme, snagged a memorable site address, added some snazzy widgets in all the right places, and you’re finally ready to introduce your baby to the world.

But, wait! Just before making the site public, you notice that the header isn’t displaying your site title and tagline along with the header graphic.

Header without text

What could be causing the problem? You check under Settings → General, but the title and tagline are there.

General Settings - Reading

You ask friends with WordPress sites to have a look but they have no idea how to fix it. You search the support documentation,
to no avail. You're truly stumped.
What now?

You remember that one of the reasons you chose to build your site on is there seem to be a whole bunch of people willing to help out folks stuck on a problem, from community volunteers
to staff Happiness Engineers.
All you have to do is ask -- or is it?

Before you get to your question, you want to make sure you're headed to the right place for help.
List of forum categories

You've heard about being able to submit a question through a contact form
, but that route is open to folks who have a paid upgrade on their account. Since you don't have any upgrades at the moment, you head over to the public support forums.

Since it's your first time participating in the forums, you check out the FAQ
and Code of Conduct
to make sure you don't make any common newbie mistakes, like posting in the wrong forum category.

You learn that there's a specific set of message boards for premium themes,
where each theme has its very own forum, and developers answer theme-specific questions directly.

This also reminds you that each theme in the Theme Showcase
, including the free ones, has a dedicated information page, explaining how to use its special features. You peek at the page for your site's theme, Pachyderm,
which explains how to set up a wide-page template and how to add a custom header. Alas, nothing about getting a title and tagline to display.


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Scam Email: HSBC E-Advice with 'PaymentAdvice.exe' (malware)

VirusTotal: Results 25/46

Message Contents:


Windows Defender detected on-demand, if no real-time protection:


Windows Defender with real-time protection will detect and remove upon Download:



Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
I'm leaving, I won £1.8M. Bye :D

Dear user

You have won the sum of £1,800,000.00 GBP (One Million eight Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling) Equivalent to ($2,820,551.53 USD), from windows Live Award Program and your email address was generated in the recently drawn of windows Live Award Program for Third Quarter of the Year 2013. Payable through our Paying Agent in South Africa. This Unique Program is organized every year to create and improve a larger awareness record for all internet usage for worldwide.

Kindly note that Your Ref: MDB/929/2013 falls within our Afro booklet Regional Headquarters representative office in Johannesburg, South Africa as indicated in the play coupon. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed to avoid double claim.

Your winning details below
Reference Number: MDB/929/2013
Amount Won: £1,800,000.00 GBP
Payment File Number of Deposit: PPC/ZA5622/2013

You are hereby advised to Contact our Paying Agent (Payment Processing Center) for immediate release of your funds.

Contact Person: Mr. Ross
Direct Line: 0027-83-883-5750

Full Names:
Direct Mobile:
Alternative Email
Reference No:
File Number of Deposit

Congratulations'' once again from all our Staff and thank you for being part of our Promotions Program

Yours Truly,

On behalf Windows Live Award Team

Copyright©2013 windows live Inc.


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Title: Notice to Appear in Court
Attachments: (81.9 KB) - VirusTotal
Notice to Appear,

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.
The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

Truly yours,
Clerk to the Court.
Lily Mason
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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Title: HMRC - Error in the calculation of your tax‏
Link: "My Refvund" - VirusTotal
Payload (site down): p.exe - VirusTotal

The "My Refvund" shows this before getting redirected to the payload, but the site is no longer up.
Dear Customer :

HM Revenue & Customs has identified an error in the calculation of your tax from the last payment, amounting to GBP 1.400. To return the excess payment, please click the " My Refund" below:

My Refvund

How to return itself, have not changed. Only the format of what you claim and how you get paid back from HMRC has changed digitally. HMRC Department has trouble to return it through the data you give on the Tax application form.

We are here to Ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid.

Best Regards,
HM Revenue & Customs Department

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