Phone number email spams
Watch out for these emails trying to get you to phone an expensive number:
Name : Sophie Morgan
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Message : Please call me on +44 8712771062
If you email the address above you receive:
Hi, unfortunately I am unable to reply to your e-mail at the moment.
Please call me on +44 8714340521 Kind regards Sophie Morgan
The phone number is simply an expensive telephone call from which they will pocket a few pence - DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER!!!
The postal address Address: Wye St, London SW11 2HB, UK and email: email@example.com now seem to be prevalent with this spam post. It is simply an adjustment to avoid spam filtering, but the phone number is not so easily changed as it is obviously a custom-registered number to send them money. Our advice is to filter based on the phone number, with and without +44.
One of the most annoying issues with this is that the numbers cannot be easily identified or the owners tracked down and held responsible as reverse look-up on these numbers relies on the number having been published in the first place and there is no publicly available register such as with domain names (although these are largely suppressed now - wrongly, in our opinion) and so there is little immediate action that can be taken.
The latest versions of these emails are now appearing as:
Name : Nisha
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Message : May I Have the privilege of Connecting with you?
As you can see from the above they are US numbers in this example.
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