Grumble, grumble. I cant understand these financial institutions, Lloyd's, TSB, Citibank, North Fork and eBay all need me to confirm my bank details this morning. Shame, I have not got accounts with any of them. Never had so many spams from alleged banks in one day.
The email headers usually are a give away. I had a look in my junk folder and there's on from the Royal Bank of Scotland asking for information. The email originated from Verizon.com and guess where they are located: Verizon Communications 140 West Street New York, NY 10007
The interesting part is the route of the email, it's been routed via someone I know in this country! So it looks like they have got something nasty on their computer, I'll have a word with them.
A few weeks ago I noted that the junk collected in my spam trap had reduced considerably but, this morning I looked and found it was back to its usual level. I'm still getting loads of the sex ones and the bank notifications but also more and more e-cards from various "friends" and "neighbours", mail with pdf attachments and, a new one (to me anyway) are loads of messages headed with "card payment is overdue".
My bank realy must have lost my details. Possibly in a dustbin somewhere. I had some cheeky git set up a DD mandate for car isurance on one of the company bank accounts. I stopped it and have had a charge back so it is not a problem, but I don't know where he could have got the account number and sort code from. I'm the only one who uses it, I've never given anyone those details, it is not an on-line account, I don't pay anyone by cheque and I shred anything that is not locked in the filing cabinet.
to date the only spam i have recieved was from a music download site (tabs and sheet not songs) this stopped when i asked them to. i have never recieved any spam and in my early days i registered with everything free. i also dont get any notifications from, for example, this site? i wonder why? i have a bt yahoo account which i dont use i just use outlook. i have just looked on the bt yahoo home page and the 'bulk' folder is empty! am i just lucky? i use nis '07 on one pc and kaspersky on the other, but obviously these cant stop spam getting to my bulk box. i have done nothing with the settings. i just hope it stays that way.