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Standard User DIOGENES
(member) Sat 03-Sep-11 13:53:05
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Mail Phishing "ACH"


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http://www.snopes.com/fraud/phishing/nacha.asp

http://www.wizcrafts.net/blogs/2011/09/ach_email_sca...

Just for once, this appears to be a 'genuine' fraud attempt.

I don't know how vulnerable Apple Macs are to this, but it seems better to be safe than sorry, and delete any "ACH"emails before being tempted to open them.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 03-Sep-11 15:11:12
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Re: Mail Phishing "ACH"


[re: DIOGENES] [link to this post]
 
These phishers are common and not confined to Mac users. In fact, they have nothing to do with your hardware platform; they are just emails inviting you to reveal your personal details. Mac users are just as susceptible to these as anyone else.

Such phishing attempts are so common that it is not worth boasting about them. Just a little commonsense is needed.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 03-Sep-11 15:36:44
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Re: Mail Phishing "ACH"


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I always keep a few phishing emails in the junkmail folder- they won't do any harm without my help and they act as a useful check on the virus scanner.

The day a scan doesn't pick them up is the day I worry about the integrity of the scanner tongue

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 03-Sep-11 16:45:41
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But phishing emails are not viruses!

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 03-Sep-11 17:10:54
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Re: Mail Phishing "ACH"


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But good anti-virus software detects them (ClamXav certainly does).

Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Sat 03-Sep-11 17:13:11
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Re: Mail Phishing "ACH"


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You can forward any bank scam email unopened to reports@banksafeonline.org.uk

I've saved this as a contact under Bank Scam Report, so it doesn't take a moment to forward this rubbish.
Standard User stniuk
(committed) Sat 03-Sep-11 19:22:22
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Remember it's not just email scams that are happening apparently the post is full of this rubbish too.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Sun 04-Sep-11 03:03:49
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That is handy. Just saved that post.

Thanks for that one, Mike.

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Standard User DIOGENES
(member) Sun 04-Sep-11 09:44:10
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"These phishers are common and not confined to Mac users. In fact, they have nothing to do with your hardware platform; they are just emails inviting you to reveal your personal details. Mac users are just as susceptible to these as anyone else."

Well, up to a point.
But take a few minutes to read the two links in the original post, and it is (just) possible that you may think again.
Standard User AlanH
(knowledge is power) Sun 04-Sep-11 18:36:07
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Well, I've (speed) read those posts, and I cannot see *any* reference to platform-specific trojans. Feel free to point me at the part that indicates this is a Mac-specific issue ..

Alan
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Edited by AlanH (Sun 04-Sep-11 18:36:51)

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