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Scams, especially via email, bit also via social media, are an ongoing problem. Everyone needs to exercise a degree of wariness,
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PCUG (like most reputable organisations) clearly state that we will '''never''' ask you for sensitive details (login, passwords, etc) via email. If there is ever a problem with your account, we will ask you to ring or drop-in at the PCUG Centre to resolve it, where both we and you, can confirm who you are working with.
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== More Information ==
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For info on how to avoid being caught by scams, see:
 
For info on how to avoid being caught by scams, see:
   
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_email_scams Wikipedia’s list of e-mail scams]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_email_scams Wikipedia’s list of e-mail scams]
   
* Scam Warnings
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== Scam Warnings ==
** [http://send.ladoo.com.au/em/mail/view.php?id=1855148&a=38192&k=aeaa267 Various scams used to trick holiday makers - 13 May 2013]
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* [http://send.ladoo.com.au/em/mail/view.php?id=1855148&a=38192&k=aeaa267 Various scams used to trick holiday makers - 13 May 2013]
** [http://www.anz.com/personal/ways-bank/security/online-security/alerts-reporting-fraud ANZ Hoax e-mails - May 2013]
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* [http://www.anz.com/personal/ways-bank/security/online-security/alerts-reporting-fraud ANZ Hoax e-mails - May 2013]
** [http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/scamalert Woolworths Scam Surveys - 8 June 2013]
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* [http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/scamalert Woolworths Scam Surveys - 8 June 2013]
** [http://www.psnews.com.au/Page_psn3666.html?utm_source=psn366&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news6&utm_campaign=newsletter_www ATO warns about tax avoidance schemes - 18 June 2013]
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* [http://www.psnews.com.au/Page_psn3666.html?utm_source=psn366&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news6&utm_campaign=newsletter_www ATO warns about tax avoidance schemes - 18 June 2013]
** [http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/email-scam-warning Friend overseas, and Surveys - 17th July 2013]
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* [http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/email-scam-warning Friend overseas, and Surveys - 17th July 2013]
** [http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/tax-refund-scam Tax Refund scams - 17th July 2013]
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* [http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/tax-refund-scam Tax Refund scams - 17th July 2013]
** [http://alerts.staysmartonline.gov.au/em/mail/view.php?id=2095497&a=38192&k=c2c5065 Ransomware scam - 18th July 2013]
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* [http://alerts.staysmartonline.gov.au/em/mail/view.php?id=2095497&a=38192&k=c2c5065 Ransomware scam - 18th July 2013]
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== Scams Targetting PCUG Members Specifically ==
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We note here some recently seen scam emails that use PCUG's name and/or address in them. As stated above, these should be obviously noted as scams, since we will '''never''' ask you for this type of information by email.
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==== Jul 2013 - Your mailbox is nearly over its size limit ====
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The following scam is being sent to members circa July 2013. Note the actual reply email address is in '''Thailand''' despite what the "text" name says!
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From: support@pcug.org.au <nowiki>[mailto:helpsupport@admin.in.th]</nowiki>
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To: XXX@pcug.org.au
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Subject: Your mailbox is nearly over its size limit
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Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator,
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we have decided to run a database clean-up and refresh your mailbox.
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please provide the below credentials :
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Email Address:
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Username :
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Password:
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Confirm Password:
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System Administrator
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Revision as of 11:09, 30 July 2013

Scams, especially via email, bit also via social media, are an ongoing problem. Everyone needs to exercise a degree of wariness,

PCUG (like most reputable organisations) clearly state that we will never ask you for sensitive details (login, passwords, etc) via email. If there is ever a problem with your account, we will ask you to ring or drop-in at the PCUG Centre to resolve it, where both we and you, can confirm who you are working with.

More Information

For info on how to avoid being caught by scams, see:

Scam Warnings

Scams Targetting PCUG Members Specifically

We note here some recently seen scam emails that use PCUG's name and/or address in them. As stated above, these should be obviously noted as scams, since we will never ask you for this type of information by email.

Jul 2013 - Your mailbox is nearly over its size limit

The following scam is being sent to members circa July 2013. Note the actual reply email address is in Thailand despite what the "text" name says!

 From: support@pcug.org.au [mailto:helpsupport@admin.in.th]
 To: XXX@pcug.org.au
 Subject: Your mailbox is nearly over its size limit
 
 Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator,
 we have decided to run a database clean-up and refresh your mailbox.
 
 please provide the below credentials :
 
 Email Address:
 Username :
 Password:
 Confirm Password:
 
 System Administrator