lol. they are labelled as "from" any one of my real friends. the "to" section of the email is usually addressed to me (so I would think its genuine), but sometimes its addressed to another one of my friends, and not me at all! I can get these emails in both yahoo and hotmail. heres an example, which i received today, rather confusingly in my yahoo inbox! :-
"Hey How are you doing? ,I ordered one white 3gs apple iphone from one good website click here , much cheaper but brand new ,and genuine , You can check it if you would like . Cheers"
I scan my computer for viruses/malware, its fine. Most people I know do not use Outlook, which can be prone to problems, but either something is stealing my contacts (or my friends contacts on their pc), or its a hotmail/yahoo issue- a new type of spam perhaps. has anyone had anything similar in their email recently? thanks
dont click!! thats part of the scam emails ive been sent - I just entered click here, its just pcadvisor that doesnt show the ------!
youre not meant to click it, and i wouldnt have put the real address i received in my email up anyway, as it would link to some scam website. i did a google, its seems these emails might be a problem with hotmail or outlook express, my friends accounts may have been hacked, as i dont use hotmail. it seems contacts may be deleted after all the scam messages are sent out (eg to all of my friends contacts)... click here
I think one of your friends` contact list has been hacked and the spammer is using it to send these e-mails.
I had a similar sort of thing happen some time ago when I was getting these e-mails written in an odd type of English with special offers and no VAT from a company that I`d never heard of (arimahk. c ...etc.).
I thought it was a hotmail/yahoo issue that had now been resolved but perhaps not. Google a bit and see if it`s still a problem