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Wierd email ,,, ?

rongtw
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Wierd email ,,, ?

Hi just lately i have had quite a few unsolicited Emails from William Hill ,,,,,,, or maybe email hacked  Angry
when i click on Unsubscribe it takes me to some Russian site ?? and the Email comes with some Attachments , I haven't  opened  Wink
i had placed all William Hill emails as Spam but they still go to inbox .
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Re: Wierd email ,,, ?

That is a spam email and more than likely has taken you to a website that attempted to install malware on to your PC. As you've clicked the links I recommend you run a full scan of your PC.
When you get emails like that hover the mouse over any link before you click it so that you can see the web address it will take you to. If they don't match (and particularly if they will take you to a .ru, .cn or similar) DON'T CLICK THE LINK!
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Re: Wierd email ,,, ?

Never ever click on the unsubscribe - this just verifies that you exist and you'll get even more junk email.
*Edit - even downloading the images can positively identify to the spammer that you have received the email (which is why lots of email software gives the option not download images in the email).
Often these spam mails are referral based schemes where they get a % or a few $$ / ££ for signing up new customers.
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I report all such emails to spamcop.net - they seem to deal with them well.
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Re: Wierd email ,,, ?

Service providers supplying email services could make info like 'never click on unsubscribe links on random emails' known to customers when they sign-up.
Would save an awful lot of grief if ppl knew that, and other simple trouble avoidance tips.
No website for 'sportsbetting.com', seems just to be hosted for email. Registrant is in Cook Islands.
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Re: Wierd email ,,, ?

Jelv ,, first thing i did was run Malwarebytes  Wink nowt found .
but have been in touch with William Hill , they seam to think  it may be one of theirs ??  anyhow its weird with the link to RU site , so have forward the captures to them they are looking in to it
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GRRR reply from WilliamHill 3 times now they have replied , just to ask me who sent the Email    Embarrassed   am sure they havent even looked at the captures i sent , it gives them all the info .
Am sure even people here who looked can see it syas from Roy Ferdinand and no email address  Shocked
this is the address at bottom of Email
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Have now had yet another reply from William Hill ,  They want me to click on the unsubscribe link and see what happens WTF  Crazy
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Sounds like they don't have a clue.
Personally I'd mark it down as spam and walk away.
I get hundreds of these every week.
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I agree DomS but every one i have received has had a different sender so spam filter not working  Embarrassed  even tho i mark each one as spam i get another  Crazy Crazy auto delete now  Wink
their last reply after i suggested that he tried to open the link to test if he got infected  Cheesy he decided that he would pass it to their IT dept .
But they still have not said if originally, if  it is one of their Emails that have been hacked  , which was the reason for me bringing it to their attention
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Re: Wierd email ,,, ?

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... every one i have received has had a different sender so spam filter not working  ...

The Spam filter doesn't just work on email address does it? Keywords etc?
rongtw
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Drj , I dont know  as i marked the first one as Spam but still received more ?
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The spam filter will only usually start working when enough reported spam from an an IP address identifies it as a problem. Often the spammers use compromised email servers or home PC's then send vast amounts of spam from them. Until the spamcops catch up with this activity it tends to sneak through. The spammers then move to the next compromised email server.
I'll often get 4 or 5 spam emails in a row with the first not identified as spam but subsequent mails marked as spam (using my own email server  / antispam software)