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Scary email

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From Dave Dawes <>
Subject Good News, Please read the attachment for more details
Reply to davedawes9999@foxmail.com
To Recipients
______________________________________________________________________________
My wife and i have a donation check for you, please reply back for more details.
______________________________________________________________________________
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com


Well, now... don`t know anyone called.....  Dave Dawes Huh
Why would he, and his wife, be holding a donation  "check" ( presumably cheque )  for me? Huh
but the really scary part is the bit about " this email is free from viruses.......... "... Shocked Shocked
Just as well I am "savvy" to this kind of stuff ...  Cheesy

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Re: Scary email

Well a scam isn't a virus, just a ... insert your favourite expletive ... nuisance
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So... you read " the attachment " then.... and it is not a virus.....
Oh, thankyou.... thankyou  thankyou... I have been so worried...... I will open the attachment and see what it says.......
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Re: Scary email

There's no attachment, just an email address (works as an email hyperlink).
Good to see the bad guys choose to use avast!
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I`m not a "bad guy".... that message is from MY Avast install ! . Cheesy
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Sorry @shutter, I assumed that was an outgoing notification that the email had been scanned.  Embarrassed
And no, you're probably not such a bad guy after all.  Wink
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So... you read " the attachment " then.... and it is not a virus.....

There was no attachment mentioned in the message you posted.
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You guys always moan about scary e-mails ... theres something called a spam box you know  Crazy
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Yeah, i know all about Spam.... I used to have it in sandwiches to take to school, just after the second world war finished.... !  It didn`t come in boxes though !... it was in tins... with a little key that you fitted onto a tab, which, quite often broke halfway round the can...
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Don't forget the S*** fritters.
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jim he swore he swore too ^^^^ loool
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MMMmmmm yes... Spam Fritters...... I am sure you can get them in our local Chippy ! ! ...
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Tesco were selling them a while back, not sure if they're still doing them.
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How come Corned Beef is so stupidly expensive these days.
Didn't it used to be the poor man's beef?
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