PM fishing?

sticksnstonesrus

Silver Member
Just got the below in my PM box.

Me thinks...fish? virus? scam?

And I highly doubt the forum administration sent this....

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Important message from the forum administration!

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Dear, Sticks2112;Bokarfian;sticksnstonesrus;Daniel Frączak;jusboutmusiq!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration www.drummerworld.com.
 
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TriggerThis

Member
This is what I just received.. there are still some quirks in their bot!!

P.S. I got 2 of them in a row...


This is the message that was sent:
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Dear, chico from hellboundglory;BrendaWik;jest;SeveriN;TriggerThis!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: [I REMOVED THE URL] from hellboundglory;BrendaWik;jest;SeveriN;TriggerThis
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
This has been a problem around here recently. The Mods have taken steps but it doesn't go away.
I know that the Mods are doing their best to stop this.
 

rjvsmb

Senior Member
Just got the below in my PM box.

Me thinks...fish? virus? scam?

And I highly doubt the forum administration sent this....

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Important message from the forum administration!

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Dear, Sticks2112;Bokarfian;sticksnstonesrus;Daniel Frączak;jusboutmusiq!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration www.drummerworld.com.
I got this about two weeks ago, and like an idiot openned it. It screwed everything up.

Fortunately, I was able to restore my computer and all is well.

DON'T OPEN IT!!!!
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
Let's look at the logical side of this.
The message says that a virus was noticed in your computer.
How would anyone know if there was a virus unless they had scanned your entire system?
You are already running scan systems that you have authorized. If the message isn't from one of them, It is fake! Do not open it!
If you get a PM from someone that you have never heard of, Don't open it!
All of us know who the admins of this site are. If the message isn't from one of them, Don't open it!
 

zambizzi

Platinum Member
I've gotten three of them today. It's definitely a phishing attempt. I'm sure Bernhard is all over it.
 
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