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Unicom

Just received an email purporting to be from unicom (header below) which I believe to either contain a virus (there is a zip attachment) or is a phishing scam:
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Return-path: <ebilling@switchingon.com>
Envelope-to: my email
Delivery-date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:15:23 +0100
Received: from [113.163.146.143] (helo=dynamic.vdc.vn)
  by inmx12.plus.net with esmtp (PlusNet MXCore v2.00) id 1XU9SM-0001pL-UX
  for my email; Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:15:22 +0100
Message-ID:<5419212D.6020302@my email>
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: <ebilling@switchingon.com>
To: <my email>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:15:07 +0700
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="------------739674205859989597284246"
Subject: Unicom Bill: August 2014 UU1759914

The email address it was sent to exists but it isn't one I'd ever use for a company I would deal with and all links in the email appear to go to switchingon.com as well as all but one telephone number is on their website. It is not addressed to anyone but rather gives an account number stating that monies will be taken from my account on 25th September. None of that bothers me but my quandary is should I report (forward it) it to unicom as potential phishing/virus email? Or should I report it elsewhere?
Just not too sure how to deal with this one as it does appear to come from unicom (unless anyone else can show me otherwise) and a Google search indicates that the company doesn't appear to have a good reputation.

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Re: Unicom

Delete.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
nanotm
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oO
I thought Unicom stood for unit computing, a really old system, that iirc was a trademarked /copyrighted name held by the partner groups that created it (two of which were bulldog computers and the MOD) I'd guess anyone stealing that name would be breaching several laws and should be reported to the police to stop them generating spurious account entries for innocent people  Grin
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Re: Unicom

just had one of these too.
Pulled the exe apart and it looks like a 29A loader/Dridex virus varaint.
Delete immediately.
Don't call them.  Thats what they want.  When you do, they will try to use underhand tactics to get you to sign up.
Don't touch them with a barge pole.
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I wouldn't have called them I was more concerned with whether their email address had been spoofed and should be made aware of it before deleting.
I'll just delete.

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if your using outlook.com email service I do hope your using the phishing scam button to tell M$ to block the sender
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Re: Unicom

well I'm disappointed.. misread the title as unicorn Sad
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Re: Unicom

D.i.t.t.o
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well I'm disappointed.. misread the title as unicorn Sad

Me too.
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Re: Unicom

i blame the OP.
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Hands up  Wink Cheesy

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