Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Beware: The crooks are at it again

Over and over again crooks are trying every gimmick they can to invade our computers.

To most people this can be quite frightening but if you follow a simple rule this will help.

Never open a zip attachment or for that matter any attachment at all that comes from an unknown source.Just delete it. It has done no harm if you delete it  and it is harmless if unopened.  Even so delete it just in case you were to open it by accident.

Here's one doing the rounds at the moment appearing to come from amazon:

Good evening,

Thank you for your order. We’ll let you know once your item(s) have dispatched.You can view the status of your order or make changes to it by visiting Your Orders on

Order Details

Order R:131316 Placed on May 28, 2014
Order details and invoice in attached file.
Need to make changes to your order? Visit our Help page for more information and video guides.
We hope to see you again soon.
here iswritten :"order id .zip (70.6 kB

Another giveaway is that If you look at precisely who sent it  you will see it is Not from amazon at allbut someone else

If ever in doubt do asearch on Google with the subject anf sender. Here"  Order details amazon" which leads to this page

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