No. of Recommendations: 1
My sister e-mailed me with this:
"Someone must've snagged your account. I keep getting e-mails with your name on, but when I click on, it's some bogus e-mail. Always with downloads, which I know enough not to open."

The e-mails landed in her spam account. When she clicked "reply," the e-mail address wasn't mine.

I run AVG Anti-virus, Malwarebytes and Super-antispyware (in addition to Microsoft security updates for Windows XP).

Is the spam coming from my computer? Or did someone get my name from a list somewhere and is using it for spam with embedded malware?

Is there anything I can do?

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.