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    New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Hello all,
    Has anyone noticed a new SPAM/Virus/Worm message going around that originates from GMail accounts?

    I've been sent a message from 2 seperate people, both with GMail accounts that contained a SPAM message, it went to their entire address book.
    Anyone else noticed this.

    Message included below.

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    Hi,
    How are u doing these days?Yesterday I found a web of a large trading company from china,which is an agent of all the well-known digital product factories,and facing to both wholesalers,retailsalers,and personal customer all over the world. They export all kinds of digital products and offer most competitive and reasonable price and high quality goods for our clients,so i think we you make a big profit if we do business with them.And they promise they will provide the best after-sales-service.In my opinion we can make a trial order to test that. Look forward to your early reply!
    The Web address:<ADDRESS REMOVED>

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    I've been getting spam of recent in my mail box, which i never did before normally the spam box would catch it

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Attention: Beneficiary,

    How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you.

    We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.
    This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 500,000. This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

    We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

    You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD $ 500,000. This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

    Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

    Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

    Person to Contact ....................... Mr. Jim Ovia

    Email: .....................................jim.zenithbank.ovia1@gmail.com


    Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

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    Regards,
    Mr. Scott Fred
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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Wrong forum clunk HEXUS.Current Bargains

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    I've been getting spam of recent in my mail box, which i never did before normally the spam box would catch it
    Me too. Gmail used do a good job, maybe just 2 or 3 spam messages got through to the inbox a week. Now it's like 4-5 a day and i am thinking of trying a new account or different provider. I dont think i am getting much more spam (always had a lot from pretty much day 1) just more is not getting filtered.

    Anyone else finding this with gmail of late?

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    I have been pretty junk free, although my secondary account gets stuff (from old addresses I signed up as a roll over period). Nothing like this though. Maybe they will tighten up soon.

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    I use Gmail as my main email account and I've had no increase in spam in the last few weeks and not a single one getting through the filter.

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Hmm, I guess it must just have been a random one that happened to be from 2 independant people I know.
    Thanks for the input though guys'n'gals.

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    Re: New GMail SPAM/Virus message going around?

    Quote Originally Posted by autopilot View Post
    Me too. Gmail used do a good job, maybe just 2 or 3 spam messages got through to the inbox a week. Now it's like 4-5 a day and i am thinking of trying a new account or different provider. I dont think i am getting much more spam (always had a lot from pretty much day 1) just more is not getting filtered.

    Anyone else finding this with gmail of late?
    Yep. Definetly for the last week or so. Very irritating. I wake up every morning with about 8 in my inbox

    A lot tend to originate from hotmail addresses.. and they link to Microsoft Space places.. so maybe it's a bug in M$'s system? wouldn't be anything new...

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