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Bizzare email w attachment : Trojan ? SPAM ?
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Mar 8, 2016, 10:02 AM
 
I didnt know what forum to ask this

I got a bizzare email from [email protected]

with a very blurry picture attached that seemed to be a yard, and a message

hoping my weather was improving etc etc

is this malware ? Trojan ? something new ? just ordinary SPAM

of course I did not detattch the pic

thanks
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Mar 8, 2016, 11:11 AM
 
Someone used AT&Ts MMS gateway to send you something?
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Mar 8, 2016, 11:44 AM
 
Yeah, the first ten digits are a phone number.
     
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Mar 8, 2016, 11:49 AM
 
indeed

that wasy yest. at 7:21 PM

today at 9:51 am I have a nother blurred pic from the same address.
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Mar 8, 2016, 09:42 PM
 
Respond with "who are you?" Or "I don't know you." It's likely a mistyped address entry, and the whole idea behind responding is to get the other person to take a hard look at what they typed and give them a chance to figure out that they goofed.

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Mar 8, 2016, 10:35 PM
 
It's an AT&T mobile number, nominally in Texas. Google associates it with a real guy.

I'm with Glenn. It's probably a wrong email address on their part.
     
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Mar 9, 2016, 10:44 AM
 
another pic today

of note, thunderbird does not consistently place these email in the Junk folder

I have to define each as junk

so something is up

I might call as I have CID blocking

the pictures are out of focus or idiodic

so something is really up here.

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Mar 9, 2016, 08:41 PM
 
Goofy kid goofing? It's easy to see this as something stupid and benign, just as it's easy to see it as a threat. Call 'em and tell them to stop.

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Mar 11, 2016, 09:27 AM
 
of note the emails have stopped. total 3, 1 a day.

no new ones in the Junk folder either.

did not call nor email.

I had the sense that was the idea or to detach the attachments to the desktop.
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