Scam Email Alert 

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Law Offices of Thomas Gross

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Spam E-mails infected with computer viruses

Email with Zip Files, PIF files, Exe files 

If you receive a spam email with a file attached, do not open the file, especially if it is a zip, pif or exe file.  It likely contains a computer virus or other malware. These types of emails typically have subject headings such as "Your document"; "Your invoice" "Your statement" "Your details" "Undeliverable E-mail" "Delivery Failed" "Returned Email" or "Mailer Daemon."  If you get one of these emails, it almost certainly contains a computer virus or something worse.   Either ignore or delete the e-mail.  I have included several recent emails that I have received that likely contain computer viruses or other malware and I strongly urge you to ignore and avoid opening up the files attached to e-mails that are similar to those below.

Anti-Virus Software, Virus Removers

If you inadvertently opened the file or attachment, your computer is probably infected.  In that case you should run an anti-virus program from an established vendor like Symantec, Norton or MacAfee.   If in doubt, search for reviews from other users. A word to the wise is that some unheard of anti-virus programs that are available free on the internet actually contain computer viruses or the computer virus you got generates software that poses as an anti-viral program which can even cause further damage to your system.  

 


Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 12:12:25 -0600 To: _ From: "Euromillions" <euromillions2006@casinomail.com>  Subject: Your Receipt 1125878-585918564

Dear Sir or Madam,

This notification is just a friendly reminder (not a bill or a second charge) that on 15-JAN-06, you placed an order from Symantec Store. This order was paid using your Visa, whose last 4 digits are ************2346, and will be appearing on your billing statement shortly. The charge will appear as DR *Symantec. This is just a reminder to help you recognize the charge. You will not be charged again. You antivirus definition file is attached to this email, please install it to be perfectly protected from the latest viruses and other internet threats.

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Files: Service_receipt.exe (26k) 


Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:22:10 -0600 To: From: "Euromillions" <euromillions2006@casinomail.com> Your Receipt 936957-1715091465

******************************************************************

Details about your reciept attached with this email. You have to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.

Transaction Number: 936957 This is your receipt for your $1490 purchase of a 1.0 months subscription which will appear on your statement as 19453-14345-47376416. Your membership will automatically renew per the terms and conditions.

Should you ever have any problems whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact our live technical support staff - available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We can be reached by phone toll free in the US at 800-534-8593. Rather use email? Drop us a line at bill@gmail.com and we'll always get back to you within an hour.

Enjoy the service! Support

******************************************************************

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Files: Service_receipt.exe (27k)   Description.txt (12)


From: av@rustrana.ru To: _ Subject: Wepgelcdvc Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:00:21 +0400

Dear user ,

Your account has been used to send a huge amount of junk email messages during this week. Obviously, your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now runs a trojan proxy server.

Please follow our instructions in order to keep your computer safe.

Have a nice day, svbizlaw.com technical support team.

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Files: [your email].zip (29k)


From: szjyt@163.net  Alert To: _ Subject: Delivery failed Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:36:59 +0400

Dear user of svbizlaw.com, administration of svbizlaw.com would like to let you know that.

Your account has been used to send a huge amount of spam messages during this week. Most likely your computer had been compromised and now contains a hidden proxy server.

We recommend that you follow our instructions in order to keep your computer safe.

Have a nice day, svbizlaw.com support team.

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From: "Bounced mail" <>  To: _ Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 16:46:50 +0400

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From: sales@bostonati.com  To: _ Subject: status Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 09:33:01 +0400

Dear user of ______.com,

We have found that your e-mail account was used to send a large amount of spam during the recent week. Probably, your computer was infected by a recent virus and now contains a trojan proxy server.

We recommend that you follow instruction in order to keep your computer safe.

Best regards, The svbizlaw.com support team.

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From: info@snizer.nl  To: _ Subject: hi Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:39:27 +0100

Here is it!

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ Bitdefender AntiVirus - www.bitdefender.com

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From: dbadmin@company.com  To: _ Subject: Re: Document Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:01:36 +0800

See the attached file for details.

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From: keithdk@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Re: here Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:36:37 +0100

Your file is attached.

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ MC-Afee AntiVirus - www.mcafee.com

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:52:38 +0600 From: "Spysoftcentral Team" <sales@spysoftcentral.com>  To: _ Subject: Order Approval Notification

**************************************************************************** SPY DOCTOR / Order : DD269901/ **************************************************************************** This e-mail was generated by a mail handling system. Please do not reply to the address listed in the "From" field. Please read the CUSTOMER SERVICE section for answers to your questions. ****************************************************************************

Dear Madame/Sir,

Thank you for your order. Spysoftcentral processes orders and collects payments on behalf of PC Tools.

Your credit card (VISA) has been debited with GBP 79.39 and the level of credit card authorization has been changed. Please note that "WWW.SPYSOFTCENTRAL.COM" will appear on your credit card statement, and not the name of the publisher (PC Tools).

You will receive detailed information on the shipment in a separate e-mail that was sent at the same time as this e-mail.

************************************************************************* SUBSCRIPTION The following product involves a subscription:

Spyware Doctor - 3-months subscription Duration of the subscription: Until cancelled Payment interval: every 3 months Order Date: 19 JUL 2006

The attachment to this e-mail includes an invoice for your order.

**************************************************************************** TECHNICAL SUPPORT

If you have any content-related or technical questions about the product, please contact PC Tools directly.

Sincerely, Your Spysoftcentral Team _____________________________________________________________________

http://spysoftcentral.com _____________________________________________________________________

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From: pagemaster@justice.ie  To: _ Subject: Re: file Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:17:39 +0100

Your document.

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From: info@algarvepropertysale.com  To:  Subject: Re: Hello Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:10:58 +0100

Please answer quickly!

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From: f.omoto100@caramail.com  To:  Subject: Mail Delivery (failure ) Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:37:01 +0100

If the message will not displayed automatically, follow the link to read the delivered message.

Received message is available at: [your domain]/inbox/info/read.php?sessionid-2483


From: lee@lostrefunds.com  To:  Subject: Mail Delivery (failure ) Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:39:03 +0100

If the message will not displayed automatically, follow the link to read the delivered message.

Received message is available at: [your domain]/inbox/tgross/read.php?sessionid-24541


From: duttonga@d25.k12.id.us  To:  Subject: Mail System Error - Returned Mail Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:01:13 +0400

The original message was received at Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:01:13 +0400 from d25.k12.id.us [95.45.142.215]

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- <>

----- Transcript of the session follows ----- ... while talking to svbizlaw.com.: 550 5.1.2 <>... Host unknown (Name server: host not found)

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From: sustainability@danisco.com  To:  Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:28:30 +0400

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From: "MAILER-DAEMON" <MAILER-DAEMON@svbizlaw.com>  To:  Subject: delivery failed Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 09:19:26 +0400

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From: "Mail Administrator" <postmaster@svbizlaw.com>  To:  Subject: Returned mail: Data format error Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 21:03:46 +0400

Dear user ,

Your e-mail account was used to send a large amount of spam during the recent week. Most likely your computer was compromised and now runs a hidden proxy server.

Please follow instruction in order to keep your computer safe.

Sincerely yours, The svbizlaw.com team.

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From: e84131@yahoo.com.tw  To:  Subject: Hello Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:55:40 +0800

Important notice!

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From: epnews@ep.ylib.com  To:  Subject: Information Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:27:41 +0800

Important details!

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From: "The Post Office" <postmaster@svbizlaw.com>  To:  Subject: Message could not be delivered Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 09:26:16 -0400

Your message was undeliverable due to the following reason(s):

Your message could not be delivered because the destination server was unreachable within the allowed queue period. The amount of time a message is queued before it is returned depends on local configura- tion parameters.

Most likely there is a network problem that prevented delivery, but it is also possible that the computer is turned off, or does not have a mail system running right now.

Your message could not be delivered within 3 days: Host 195.124.211.220 is not responding.

The following recipients could not receive this message: <>

Please reply to postmaster@svbizlaw.com if you feel this message to be in error.

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From: wntncbxn@lnubbtebhcf.pbz  To:  Subject: Re: Your music Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 09:46:38 +0800

Your document is attached.

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From: mala01/mala/merck.mala@merck-de.com.my  To:  Subject: Re: Approved Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 09:46:28 +0800

Please read the attached file.

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From: 92780@sauron.inter.net.il  To:  Subject: approved file Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 13:49:26 +0200

Your details.

++++ Attachment: No Virus found ++++ F-Secure AntiVirus - www.f-secure.com

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From: devuka_mieres@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Re: Bad Request Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 11:30:45 +0200

Please authenticate the secure message.

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ Panda AntiVirus - www.pandasoftware.com

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From: ty@wp.eu  To:  Subject: Hi Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 22:34:20 +0200

I hope the patch works.

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From: rdbenjamin@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Your day Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:47:12 -0400

Best wishes,

your friend.

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Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 18:56:20 -0600 To: "Tgross" <> From: "Euromillions" <euromillions2006@casinomail.com>  Subject: Order reminder: ID 1432800-78527488

******************************************************************

Details about your reciept attached with this email. You have to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.

Transaction Number: 1432800 This is your receipt for your $1490 purchase of a 1.0 months subscription which will appear on your statement as 56544-50176-41340880. Your membership will automatically renew per the terms and conditions.

Should you ever have any problems whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact our live technical support staff - available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We can be reached by phone toll free in the US at 800-534-8593. Rather use email? Drop us a line at bill@gmail.com and we'll always get back to you within an hour.

Enjoy the service! Support

******************************************************************

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Files: Order_details.exe (27k)


From: vipicman@intermail.co.il  To:  Subject: Re: Error in document Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 08:30:38 +0200

Important message, do not show this anyone!

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ MessageLabs AntiVirus - www.messagelabs.com

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From: lizaczek266@wp.pl  To:  Subject: Re: Encrypted Mail Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:19:26 +0200

Protected message is attached.

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ MC-Afee AntiVirus - www.mcafee.com

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Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 14:19:24 -0600 To: "Tgross" <> From: "Euromillions" <euromillions2006@casinomail.com>  Subject: Your Receipt 1252681-1546624721

Dear Sir or Madam,

This notification is just a friendly reminder (not a bill or a second charge) that on 15-JAN-06, you placed an order from Symantec Store. This order was paid using your Visa, whose last 4 digits are ************2346, and will be appearing on your billing statement shortly. The charge will appear as DR *Symantec. This is just a reminder to help you recognize the charge. You will not be charged again. You antivirus definition file is attached to this email, please install it to be perfectly protected from the latest viruses and other internet threats.

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Files:Generated_bill.exe (27k)


From: budzon@interia.pl  To:  Subject: Re: Message Error Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 22:11:27 +0200

Protected message is attached.

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From: media@serwis.wp.pl  To:  Subject: Mail Delivery (failure ) Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 22:11:37 +0200

If the message will not displayed automatically, follow the link to read the delivered message.

Received message is available at: www.[your domain].com/inbox/info/read.php?sessionid-8602


From: cs@jobsdb.com.au  To:  Subject: Re: Hi Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 09:40:44 +0800

Please read the attached file.

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From: john@championzone.net  To:  Subject: Re: Word file Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 09:41:14 +0800

Your file is attached.

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From: sales@g8web.com  To:  Subject: Mail Delivery (failure ) Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 08:30:37 +0200

If the message will not displayed automatically, follow the link to read the delivered message.

Received message is available at: [your domain]/inbox/info/read.php?sessionid-15203


From: maya@futuremodels.co.il  To:  Subject: Re: read it immediately Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 08:26:14 +0200

Please see the attached file for details.

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ Bitdefender AntiVirus - www.bitdefender.com

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From: elena_asturias333@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Re: my message Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 22:59:43 +0200

Your file is attached.

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From: "The Post Office" <MAILER-DAEMON@svbizlaw.com>  To:  Subject: delivery Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 16:13:14 -0400

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From: heber_morales88@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Your day Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 13:13:50 +0200

Congratulations!,

your best friend.

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From: sponsor@fundingpost.com  To:  Subject: Re: SMTP Server Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 09:52:05 +0200

Protected message is attached.

+++ Attachment: No Virus found +++ Panda AntiVirus - www.pandasoftware.com

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From: mts@lebanon-online.com.lb  To:  Subject: hi Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 22:10:31 +0200

Your document is attached.

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From: 7@paulshark.it  To:  Subject: Re: Notify Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:26:00 +0200

For more details see the attachment.

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From: ninfa-oscura@hotmail.com  To:  Subject: Private document Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 20:11:32 +0200

I found this document about you.

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From: miros91@wp.pl  To:  Subject: Re: Sample Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 08:41:07 +0200

I have attached the sample.

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From: support@symantec.com  To:  Subject: Re: Submit a Virus Sample Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 20:58:33 +0200

The sample file you sent contains a new virus version of mydoom.j. Please clean your system with the attached signature.

Sincerly, Robert Ferrew

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