View Full Version : fact or phishing email??????

09-12-2006, 02:17 PM
Got the following email supposedly from my email provider, Earthlink. I don't know if it is true or a phishing email. There was an attachment to the email, but I didn't open it. What say you experts???? I run Norton full time on all incoming and outgoing email and update daily automatically.

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).

Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.

Best regards,
Customers support service

09-12-2006, 02:25 PM
Phishing I'd guess. I'd contact your provider. That kind of scam will get bunches of people I'm afraid.

09-12-2006, 02:26 PM
Your service provider most likely would start the email with your NAME. Also, I'm sure they wouldn't email you a program attached.

09-12-2006, 02:29 PM
Also, someone like Earthlink wouldn't use such bad grammar. Surprised Gatorboy didn't pick up on that. ;)

09-12-2006, 02:33 PM
Just got off the phone with Earthlink, and they said it is a fraud, but this was the first that they have heard of it. I sent it onto fraud@earthlink.net for processing... Junk..