Possible spam, what do you think?

I opened this email today; I’m wondering if it could possibly be spam, or if the attached Zip file might have a virus payload.

From: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday 15 June 2005 14:02
To: [email protected]
Subject: Your password has been updated

Dear user gareth,

You have successfully updated the password of your Garethjmsaunders account.

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact Garethjmsaunders customer service at: [email protected]

Thank you for using Garethjmsaunders!
The Garethjmsaunders Support Team

+++ Attachment: No Virus (Clean)
+++ Garethjmsaunders Antivirus – www.garethjmsaunders.co.uk

I asked my friend James what he thought. He replied “I think it may be spam. Do you have your own support team?”

I sometimes wish I did have my own support team! It looks like I have my own antivirus product too (Garethjmsaunders Antivirus). Now why didn’t I mention this to my friend Simon last night when he was asking about AV software. Now, I wonder.

2 thoughts on “Possible spam, what do you think?”

  1. Good tip, Steve. Most of these are getting picked up by MS Outlook 2003 on my system and automatically junked. But wiping them from the server first obviously saves bandwidth, and is a neater solution.

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