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Trojan virus email

  • 02-07-2021 2:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭ STEE
    Registered User


    I dunno if this is the right place to post this but, I received a threatening email Says this in the title "Payment from your account. Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:14:12 +0000" I tried copy and paste but, it changes the original text into jibberish basically it says theres a trojan virus on the operating system of all devices I use to access my email Says they have tracked my internet activities. It says I was looking at porn lol and they will xpose me if I dont pay money :eek: $1869 How can I show you this email to yous :confused: Says it was sent from customer support of a website called californiahorrorstory.com Is this some bull**** scam like should I be worried ?


Comments

  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,661 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler
    Moderator


    I have got a few of those over the years. Just delete and scan for viruses.


  • Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭ STEE
    Registered User


    It said in the email this " My virus continuously refreshes the signatures ( it is driver-based ) and hence remains invisible to antivirus software " Is this bull**** ?


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,666 ✭✭✭✭ beertons
    Registered User


    It's bull alright. Just delete and move on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ DopeTech
    Registered User


    Some website you registered your name and email on got hacked and they got your details that way. There won't be anything on your devices.

    Check your email address on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if it shows up on in any known data leaks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭ Staplor
    Registered User


    They probably included an old password of yours in the subject line.

    Absolute bull.


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