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Longshanks
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Suddenly getting constant scam emails

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Hi

Use BT mobile and btinternet email address For the last few months, getting daily scam emails. (Mainly purporting to come from McAfee, but also Norton) I’ve blocked about fifty so far, but they’re still pouring in. (Even blocked ones, with prompt to unblock them!)

Have to add that this is equally affecting other email accounts (Outlook etc), but the btinternet is our main one. 
Eg

*******@e.walgreens.com
*********************@gmail.com
*********************@gmail.com
*********************@gmail.com

Feel like giving up if blocking is no use.

Any wisdom would be much appreciated.

Thanks

 

 

 

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NigelB72
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

I get around 20 per day to my Gmail account, so the problem isn't unique to BT eMail. As with all fraud, the fraudsters will always be one step ahead of the people trying to stop them

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Longshanks
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

Ok thanks. Did you see the point about blocked emails getting through? Wonder what that’s all about?  Also definitely only started a few weeks ago.

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NigelB72
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

They're probably spoofing email addresses. So what you see isn't where they're actually coming from

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Longshanks
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

“Spoofing”😀😀 Last time I saw that was when I was spoofing my son’s Xbox drive. 

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lgbrrg
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

I have the same problem , originator seems to be

 *********  @gmail.com 

how do I stop this ?

 

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gg30340
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails


@lgbrrg wrote:

I have the same problem , originator seems to be


how do I stop this ?

 


It is against the forum rules to post email addresses and in particular scammers email addresses. I have moved your post to a safe space until the moderators remove the scammers email address.

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Longshanks
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

Sorry for contravening forum rules. I just wanted people to see a flavour of these attacks. I was also wondering if this spate was systemic or just me?

Thanks

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ZenmasteR
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Re: Suddenly getting constant scam emails

Im getting this

i use a talk21 email and its relentless, mainly mcafee

on ios mail app

spam filter broken?

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