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saw this when i signed on today.

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New SCAM Emails
(last updated on 6/18/2012)

NEW Scam Email Threat: "Congratulations! You have buy the gun "

We have recently received multiple reports that Users are receiving fraudulent messages from someone pretending to be GunBroker.com. These emails state that the user won item 258908275 , and should send money to a person in NYC. Another version states that ..."we have issued a new set of Terms and Conditions of Use. It has come to our attention that your account has not been updated to the latest Terms and Conditions set"... A third version looks like it came from our Support System. All of these scam emails direct you to click a link containing an .exe file which contains a VERY nasty viral payload. These notices are NOT from GunBroker.com. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK
 

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Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Whatever it is you get it is always BS.

Who hasn't won a trip to Las Vegas, or a sports car, or a hot looking bride from the Ukraine, or even a fortune left by someone in Africa who is
facing political persecution?
There is no winning anything anywhere. Only scams, crooks and BS and if you want something then go to a decent vendor and pay for it.

Here some tips to fight spam:

Most folks should not be able to open an executable file w/o a warning from the antivirus software. If one doesn't have a decent software
then get one. It is a must.
Also do not click in the unwanted emails with the message... click here or click here to unsubscribe because that way you are only
telling the spammers "I have a valid email address so keep blasting me with junk!!".
Don't even have the preview option activated. If something you see is not expected the delete that before even displaying. Your bank
or credit card don't need to contact you via email, if they need something from you they will send you a letter or call you from the bank.
Do not open anything you do not expect. If it is something important then they will send it again.
Tell your friends to use your working email for work only and your personal email for personal but they do not give your email in any
forms, websites and specially do not subscribe you for anything like e-postcard, chain letters and all that BS. Once your email
is put somewhere and hits the spammers databases then you are done. You will be blasted for life.
For all the other things like rebates, subscriptions create dummy email aliases and use temporary free hotmail or gmail accounts and you will
be a much happier person with less unsolicited junk in your work or personal inbox.

Cheers,
E.
 

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jonboy, Thanks for the heads-up!! Always seems to be someone out there who is trying to mess with people! They should work as hard at something productive, they might be amazed at what they can accomplish!!
 
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