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Author Topic: ** IMPORTANT ** Please read - Possible Scam emails  (Read 295 times)
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« on: 07 November, 2020, 01:43:27 PM »

Please ignore any emails you may receive from an LMC member along the lines of:

From: <LMC member>
Sent: <Date>
Subject: Greetings
 
Hello,
 
Let me know if you receive my message I need a little favor from you
 
Regards, <name>


It appears that one or some LMC members may have had their contacts list hacked and emails such as the above are being sent out.
Please do not reply to any such email.  
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« Reply #1 on: 08 November, 2020, 09:10:37 AM »

Firefox browser always flags up that the LMC website is insecure, saying that scammers can see information, passwords etc. I have always ignored this warning as I can't do anything about it but is it not time for the site to be ovehauled and made secure?

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« Reply #2 on: 08 November, 2020, 09:54:47 AM »

Interesting - I use Firefox on a mac and have never had this message. Is it a settings thing ?

Re Scam emails, I have received 2 so far from lmc members
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« Reply #3 on: 08 November, 2020, 12:14:03 PM »

One scam received. Richard
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« Reply #4 on: 08 November, 2020, 12:28:41 PM »

I have ignored at least one scam e-mail. My connection to the Forum is also flagged as insecure with trackers being blocked. I also still get kicked out with a "Forbidden" message after about ten minutes on the Forum.
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« Reply #5 on: 08 November, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »

I was alerted by the odd message as shown on the first post - guessed it was scam and phoned the "sender" , an LMC member whom I know, who confirmed my suspicions.

The Firefox warning shows up at the start of the web address at the top of the Firefox search page. There is a padlock shown which , if the site is safe is plain black, if extremely dodgy has a red "X" across it or if as per LMC site suspect has a yellow triangle which if clicked upon gives a warning message.


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« Reply #6 on: 08 November, 2020, 07:09:38 PM »

I also use a Mac with Safari (Apple's own browser) and it doesn't see there's a problem, although I'm still running High Sierra OSX, as my Mac won't run a newer OSX due to hardware limitations. I don't know if that has a bearing or not. Mac OSX does tend to be more "awkward" for hackers etc. to get at/into, so this may explain it.
However, both Firefox and Chrome (I use them also) both state the site is insecure, as described.
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