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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-07-24, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Phishing Email

I received an obvious phishing email today which was titled "Upgrade your Telus Webmail"
If I did not click the link in the email and log into my account within 48 hours I would lose all email access on my account. Now I realize these types of scams are prevalent but I do not understand how Telus's own spam filter would not capture such an obvious scam. Hey Telus need to do a better job than that!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-07-24, 06:26 PM
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Use Gmail instead. It has very good spam filters (sometimes too good) and it won't get cancelled when you switch ISPs.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-07-25, 06:29 AM
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Did you check if Telus has an email address to forward these emails to? I always forward these types of email to the company if they provide an address.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-07-27, 07:33 PM
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sure google mail is good as long as you do not mind having your emails farmed for info so they can direct
the correct ads to you.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2016-07-03, 05:25 PM
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There was another one, claiming that my payment was rejected, etc. It came from Russia. I wanted to contact security so they can issue a warning, but no such info is available to mere mortals. Forwaded the mail to [email protected], but never heard about it again.

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