MASSACHUSETTS (OCN) — Are you a Compete.com client? If so, be on the look out for a spoof email with bad grammar that is trying to send you to emailsupport.zxq.net. Since the email has spelling errors, you can set filters to intercept them from your inbox.
absolutewrite.com, blogger.com, cc.gatech.edu, ciaccess.com, citadelfcu.org, compete.com, e.kevb.net, farmside.co.nz, fc2.in, fd-online.de, gametz.com, gmail.com, google.com, lancaster.ac.uk, netidea.com, newroad.jp, orange.fr, ppa.com, rogers.com, smartname.com, the-hansons-az.net, votre-domaine.com
This e-mail was send by compete.com to notify you that we have temporanly prevented access to your account.
We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been acccessed by someone else. Please run this file and Follow instructions:
When you visit the site, you will receive the following as the host is now aware of the problem since it was reported.
Malware infection thwarted
Zymic is a free webhost, you have arrived here after clicking a link within an email masquerading as a website you frequent. The website link featured in this email is NOT related to the website and was an attempt to infect your computer with malware. You have arrived at this webpage as we have suspended this website from our service so this infection can not occur.
Be aware! NEVER click on a link without checking its authenticity.
If we had not acted quickly you would of potentially been another victim to a cyber criminal, so take heed:
NEVER click on links which do not relate to the website you are visiting.
NEVER download a file linked in an email, unless you are expecting to receive one.
NEVER trust an email to be from who it says it is, it can be forged!
ALWAYS virus scan any file downloaded and keep your computer up to date.
ALWAYS hover over a link, ensure it does relate to your website
ALWAYS exercise caution, the internet is a dangerous place, do not trust everything you read
If in doubt:
Do not visit the link, instead contact the website by typing the website address you are expecting to visit into the address bar of your internet browser; then use contact methods from there.
For more information, please read:
Microsoft’s guide to protecting yourself against phishing.