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How vague can you get ?

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How vague can you get ?

Just received this email.....
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Good morning
Happy New Year
Please could you advise on the  November GBP invoice in the attachment for me?
Many thanks
Kind Regards
Rachael Black
Controller
WYG PL


Vaguely addressed to me , via a "non personal" email....
Vaguely addressed to me, via "Good Morning"..
Vaguely suggests ..... either I have sent them and invoice.... or they have sent me one...
either way... it is vague as to what they want from me...
Apart from......opening the attachment...
and finally,  very vague "sender address" of WYG PL.  ... 
Should I send them an email..... with just the word.........    " WHY?"
certainly not opening the attachment...and this is my first spam since New year..! 
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Re: How vague can you get ?

My antivirus picked up a whole load of malware attached to these recent waves of spam / malware emails.
I think the idea of the vagueness it to poke your curiosity button and make you open the attachment often resulting in macros running and downloading more malware.
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Re: How vague can you get ?

I've had quite few of these over recent days.
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Re: How vague can you get ?

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Should I send them an email..... with just the word.........    " WHY?"

No; the source address is likely to have been spoofed.
As Dom says, the vagueness is intentional and prey's on the common traits of people 'filling in the gaps' or simple curiosity.
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Re: How vague can you get ?

Roll eyes Cheesy
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Re: How vague can you get ?

Some of you take shutter waaaaaaay too seriously  Wink
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: How vague can you get ?

Smiley