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Author Topic: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT  (Read 277 times)

broadstairs

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Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« on: April 01, 2017, 06:01:48 PM »

I just received an email from a company called mercuryeight.com saying BT would like to keep in touch with me about new offers and features. I deleted it as spam as I have not been a BT company for years and why if BT really wanted me to keep in touch with them would they use a third party but make it look like it came from BT. Only picked up on the mercuryeight thing by looking as I always do to see where doubtful emails come from before ding anything with it. It also passed all my email company's spam traps.

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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 09:43:32 PM »

Thank you for the alert.
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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 09:53:39 PM »

If you still have access to the email, you might want to forward it to phishing@bt.com as requested here
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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 10:11:29 PM »

HP did once send out some crap to me but did it through some outsourced third party using a bogus looking address just to waste my time and make themselves look bad.
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broadstairs

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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 11:36:55 PM »

This was not a phishing email but I do not like the idea of the email coming from a 3rd party which is why I mentioned it. It does not ask for any details, at least not in the email, I've not clicked on any links for obvious reasons. A whois lookup on this domain shows it is registered in the UK so I'm not at all sure what it is all about. If this is genuine it is very silly for BT to use a 3rd party like this.

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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 11:03:35 AM »

FWIW Whois seems to show relation to
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Referral URL: http://www.meshdigital.com
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broadstairs

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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »

FWIW Whois seems to show relation to

Which ends up at a website for HEG a hosting company

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Re: Strange and potential spam email purporting to be from BT
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 12:18:21 PM »

It's doubly irresponsible- wasting people's time worrying about fraud, or training fools to accept that anything and everything goes.
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