Author Topic: Something really weird going on - Who is Ellie Smit?  (Read 801 times)

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Something really weird going on - Who is Ellie Smit?
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
Using my newly found skill with blocked senders (thanks Andrew) I wanted to consign "Ellie Smit" and his unopened attachment received late this afternoon to the blocked sender's folder.

Each time I highlighted "Ellie Smit" and went to my blocked sender's folder, lo and behold I see noreply@avforums.co.za?? I did this a few times and each time see what I have just written.

I then went to "Properties" and had a look at the individual's email address. I noticed "Ellie Smit" has a spam flag and the email address is totally different from noreply@avforums.co.za.

The mail had no subject or text - just the attachment which I will not open.

What's going on here? Anyone heard of "Ellie Smit"?

In the past, I have had spam emails with the sender masquerading under an Afrikaans or local English surname so I'm well aware of this ruse to get you to click their attachments. If I don't know the sender, I just delete but sometimes I check the email's source using Properties and invariably see the spam originates from ru or other dodgy places.

"Ellie Smit" purporting to be noreply is a new one on me.

I am not typing the email address seen in Properties. If a mod wants to see it, I will post it.

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« Last Edit: July 29, 2014, 06:54:15 PM by Skollie »
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Re: Something really weird going on - Who is Ellie Smit?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 10:00:07 AM »
He is one of those guys dishing out free mobile phones and restaurant meal vouchers.  I have been to Il'Leone a few times for free and got a brand new iPhone

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Re: Something really weird going on - Who is Ellie Smit?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:38:30 AM »
I deleted "Ellie Smit" as no-one owned up and there were no replies until yours. The mystery remains but I've moved on.

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Re: Something really weird going on - Who is Ellie Smit?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 12:34:35 PM »
Now you won't get your free iPhone or tickets to the Euro Millions lottery