Sketchy email about a chap called Vernon
Thread poster: Georgie Scott

Georgie Scott  Identity Verified
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Mar 27, 2015

Andypd from gmx.co.uk just sent me this email:

And vernon very kindly did not. I thought you didnt, we repaired once more to th� hotel.

http://aqua***********************8

(link censored as a precaution)

Haven't clicked on it. Came through on the work email address. Could only really have come from here.

Did anyone else get this and find out more about Vernon? I'm ever so curious...


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Teresa Borges
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Curiously enough Mar 27, 2015

the sentence "And Vernon very kindly did not" was taken from a Rudyard Kipling book (The Complete Stalky & Co)...

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Georgie Scott  Identity Verified
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Curiouser and curiouser Mar 27, 2015

Teresa Borges wrote:

the sentence "And Vernon very kindly did not" was taken from a Rudyard Kipling book (The Complete Stalky & Co)...


Perhaps it's not a scam.... but I don't know anyone called Andy... and no-one owns gmx.co.uk

If anyone feels like opening the link, I'm sort of happy to send it on because I'm really quite curious now (luckily it's Friday so the curiousity should die down in about 2.5 hrs)


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Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
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Could be a genuine error Mar 27, 2015

The address auto-fill algorithm in my version of Thunderbird has been defective ever since the last update. I frequently write to a friend whose email begins with "pl", but sometimes the auto-fill has entered the address of a colleague whose domain name contains the letters "pl" (well into the domain name!). This has happened in other instances as well when I've been dashing off a quick note to a family member, friend or colleague. As a consequence random people in my address book have received messages like "When are we meeting at the park?"

On the other hand, it could be a scam or the result of a spam bot/virus on someone's computer.


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Teresa Borges
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GMX Mar 27, 2015

http://www.gmx.com/company/about/#.1559516-footer-nav1-1

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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Don't click Mar 27, 2015

This seems like a bot generated email generated specifically not to trigger spam filtering my advice would be not to click on it.

You should never click on an email link unless you absolutely trust the sender, there are too many nasty things that could happen.


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Robin Levey
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No thanks!!! Mar 27, 2015

interpretwhisky wrote:
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If anyone feels like opening the link, I'm sort of happy to send it on


Keep it to yourself - like a dose of the flu (or worse....).


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Stay safe Mar 30, 2015

The Golden Rule is to never click on any link sent by an unknown person. Or, in case that known person's email had been hacked, never click on a suspicious link, e. g. the famous "I saw it on Ophra" or the "Dear Customer" emails from banks or PayPal.

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