BOGUS EMAILS NOT FROM MAPCRUZIN
Lately we have seen some emails that look as though they come from mapcruzin.com but they don't. These bogus emails often have viruses or worms attached. So far, we can find no way to prevent this.
Anyone can quite easily go into their email program, change their identity and send emails that look like they come from someone else. Also, some of the worms and viruses work this way, collecting email addresses and using some of them for the "from" email address and others for the "to" email address.
I urge you to make sure that you have both an antivirus program and firewall and that you update them very frequently.
Here are examples of recent emails that did NOT come from me:
Dear user of Mapcruzin.com,
The attached file, of course, was a virus that my antivirus program cleaned when it was received.
Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two
days, to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure
our free auto-forwarding service.
Advanced details can be found in attached file.
The Mapcruzin.com team
Hello user of Mapcruzin.com e-mail server,
As in the first example, the attached file, of course, was a virus that my antivirus program cleaned when it was received.
Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail
outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
follow the instructions.
For further details see the attach.
Attached file protected with the password for security reasons. Password
The Mapcruzin.com team
Dear user of Learn2map.com gateway e-mail server,
Yet another example. The attached file, of course, was a virus that my antivirus program cleaned when it was received.
Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
For more information see the attached file.
For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password
The Learn2map.com team
This is maddening - If anyone has any ideas about how to prevent this abuse, please let me know - Thank You!
WE DO NOT EVER SEND MESSAGES WITH ATTACHMENTS. IF YOU RECEIVE A MESSAGE THAT LOOKS LIKE IT COMES FROM US AND HAS AN ATTACHMENT, ITS ORIGIN IS ELSEWHERE. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT - DELETE THE MESSAGE.
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