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Strange request - it must be scam

Alex_Hamilton
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Strange request - it must be scam


Dear alex,

 

 

 

Hi, Gys,

Below is a copy of an email that I received today.  Can you confirm that this is from Plus.net and that the ruquest is valid.

Many thanks,

Alex

 

We are deactivating all mailbox users that are still using the old Version of [Removed] Mailbox ,

And your email [ Removed] is still using old version, Please tap the blue button below to upgrade your mailbox to the latest version,

and get 25GB free data space with a more organized mailbox to avoid deactivation.


Upgrade to the latest version

 

 

Regards.
[Removed] Email account team

 

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jab1
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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Yup, a definite scam, Alex - even without the header info, the grammar in that shouts 'con-artist'😀

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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Hi Alex, that definitely sounds like a scam, thanks for posting. If you've still got the email or get anymore, can you forward them to abuse@plus.net so we can investigate further internally?

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Alex_Hamilton
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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Thank you Anoush. I erased that email, but I included it with my original emal to this forum. Unfortunately, the email address from which it came was removed, so I don't have it any more. Thanks again,

Alex

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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Ah no problem Alex. Let us know if there's anything else you'd need help with. Smiley

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Alex_Hamilton
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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Hi,

Just received another and forwarded to abuse@plus.net. If it is not too much trouble, I'd be interested to hear what you find.

 

Many thanks,

 

Alex

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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Thanks Alex, while we wouldn't normally provide feedback to you for these type of issues, it's not uncommon for the team that picks up these emails to respond back to you if we need anything else to assist with an investigation.

If you don't already I'd also recommend marking junk/spam emails as spam in webmail.plus.net as this should gradually build up a case, which may result in the sender from being blocked. 

To block a particular sender from emailing you personally, you can try adding their email address into your black list by logging into your account and going to Manage My Mail at http://www.plus.net/email

I hope this helps. -Anoush

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Alex_Hamilton
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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Thanks for that Gandalf. All done.

Alex

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Re: Strange request - it must be scam

Cool, no problem Alex.

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