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RKS72 -- Please Read- Fradulent email

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RKS72 -- Please Read- Fradulent email

 

post by RKS72 removed and sent to a secure area out of public view because it violates forum posting rules.

Your email address was visible in several places in the header you posted.

 

Forum Guidelines state (clickable link) which everyone should read BEFORE making a first post

 

Please Don't


Post personal information in the forums

Please do your best to keep your identity and personal information safe. This includes:


Your full name
Your telephone number
Your Physical/Mailing Address
Email addresses
Credit Card numbers
Account numbers
Other personally identifiable information


This is also posted on the main forum page

Please do not post any personal information in your posts on the public forums. Post containing personal information are removed to a secured area.




 

If you wouldn't give a total stranger on the street your personal info don't post it here, where anyone in the world with an internet connection can see it.


 

Your email address may have been spoofed. That means that someone else used it, sent their spam, and makes it appear that you sent it.

 

The reason it was sent to you would be because the spammer put your address in the BCC: field.

 

If it was spoofed, there is nothing Comcast can do about it. The one who used it won't use it for long and by the time Comcast investigates it would be impossible to track down the culprit. These people are very good at covering their tracks so they will not be found.

 

If you are wondering HOW someone got your email address, they are also very good at getting them to use.

Here is a link to an article will tell you how get them. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-do-spammers-find-your-email-address/

 

Another possibility is infection of some type. If you face this situation, your first step should be to determine whether your email account--or your PC itself--is infected or compromised in some way.

If someone else has your email address in his/her contacts list and that person has a computer infection someone up to no good could have gotten your email address that way.