Subscribe if you haven't yet, it's
out for "forged" emails! Lately I've been
receiving quite a few emails that indicate they're from various
names @thecontractorsgroup.com (ie: email@example.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org; and oddly enough even email@example.com).
although yes it's true that I've been known to talk to myself
;) I know that I'm not emailing myself! And I know there's no
Anna or David or anyone other than Diane and Curtis @thecontractorsgroup.com!
probably aware that folks are being inundated with forged emails
which appear to be from PayPal, or eBay, or Earthlink, or Bank
of America, etc., but are actually designed to trick the recipient
into giving up their account numbers and passwords.
like those forged emails are not from the purported sender, the
ones I've been receiving from @thecontractorsgroup.com are not
from me. I'm concerned that you my readers might be receiving
some of these emails as well...
big problem is
that many of these forged emails are carrying viruses with them.
I'm fortunate in that my computer has never
been infected with a virus; the #1 reason is most likely because
I have a Macintosh and Macs don't seem to get hit with viruses
like PC's do.
second reason is most likely due to the fact that, as those of
you who have sent me attachments can attest to, I never open
an attachment without first contacting the alleged sender and
verifying that it truly did come from them.
because I'm a goody two-shoes who does what she's supposed to
(because believe me, that is far from the truth ;) but rather
simply because I'm terrified of viruses (mainly because I don't
back up my computer as often as I should ;).
other thing I've noticed is that these emails have very deceiving
subject lines. I've even received a few where the subject line
says things like "Need help with forms" and "Easy
fill in forms" and "Free forms attached", etc.
please do not ever open an attachment that appears to be from
me or anyone @thecontractorsgroup.com until and unless you've
verified that it is indeed from us... Just email us firstname.lastname@example.org and
ask us if we sent it. :)
You yourself are your own single best defense
against invasions in
your email box!
the newsletter and have an outstanding day!
Diane and Curtis Dennis