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Old 16th Feb 2020, 15:59
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Dennis Kenyon

If anyone has Dennis' contact number could you drop him a message and let him know his email has been hacked.
I have been getting some weird and wonderful emails that are quite suspect.

Thanks.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:05
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Me too, scammers.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:18
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I replied to the scammer writing Hello Dennis, when are you going to pay me that £500 you still owe me? I never heard back from them though...
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 19:12
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I got facebook request from Dennis, out of the blue as I don't think he knows me, but we do have a couple of friends in common.
Has his FB been hacked as well?
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 20:14
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I've been getting them as well. Previous ones have been from "odd" email addresses, but I've had the same email twice this week from a sky.com address:
Hi there
I need a favour from you. I'd appreciate if you could email me back.
Yours sincerely.

Dennis Kenyon
I have been in touch with Dennis in the past, but even so, I replied with some questions for him that only he would know, but have received no reply.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 21:11
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Yeah I got one too, and it was from an Dennis' email account...Looks like his email account is compromised.

This is why you should have a different, long and jumbled password on all your online accounts.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 22:22
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Originally Posted by krypton_john View Post
Yeah I got one too, and it was from an Dennis' email account...Looks like his email account is compromised.

This is why you should have a different, long and jumbled password on all your online accounts.
denis Is aware and he does have a problem with his computer affecting his email

the offending scam emails are not from him they also use a email address which is not dennis,s please don’t reply as you may get compromised
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 23:53
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Dennis has been in touch with me - I presume to ask about this problem.

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Old 17th Feb 2020, 05:40
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Over the years a number of internet sites have been compromised, this continues today.
If your details were borrowed from any of these places then they have copies of older passwords which is why you need to change them with some regularity.
You can go to: https://haveibeenpwned.com
Enter your email address and it will search a list of known compromises that affect you.

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Old 17th Feb 2020, 12:45
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Surely the problem with replying to these scams is that's exactly what they want you to do...it confirms your email address is valid and in use - and available for hacking...

Ignore suspect emails, do reply!

And, as so many have done, let the victim know asap.
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 22:33
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
Surely the problem with replying to these scams is that's exactly what they want you to do...it confirms your email address is valid and in use - and available for hacking...

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The hacker has access to Dennis' email inbox so already knows that the email addresses are valid.

Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
Ignore suspect emails, do reply!

And, as so many have done, let the victim know asap.
These two lines self contradict - the reply address actually is Dennis' email address.
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 00:02
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Note that when sending an email through SMTP the sender can set any From: address they like. So if you get a SPAM email supposedly from a friend, it is unlikely to be coming from their email account. Instead it is from the spammers email account, using a forged from address.
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 01:27
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Yes, but you can usually tell from the headers where it really came from. The reply-to on the email was back to Dennis' email address - I expect that the hacker has changed the password and now simply owns Dennis' email account.
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 06:21
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Originally Posted by krypton_john View Post
Yes, but you can usually tell from the headers where it really came from. The reply-to on the email was back to Dennis' email address - I expect that the hacker has changed the password and now simply owns Dennis' email account.
Indeed.
They already have peoples details, it is a case of using it and accessing via stale passwords.
You can't be compromised by replying to an email.
In some cases a simple phishing email is used to have someone believe their account has been accessed, people get a fright and unknowingly enter their passwords and email on a fake site.
This is very common and email fraud has become rife.
victims are often older gentleman who aren't as tech savvy and are more likely to get flustered.

If you run your pointer over the web addresses in these mails you can see they are from suspect domains.

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Old 18th Feb 2020, 10:07
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I also received the email to 'Undisclosed recipients' and it is definitely from Dennis' personal address. Anyone taken in by

Hi there,

I need a favour from you. I'd appreciate if you could email me back.



Yours sincerely.

Dennis Kenyon
shouldn't be allowed to use the internet
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 08:43
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I also received the email to 'Undisclosed recipients' and it is definitely from Dennis' personal address. Anyone taken in by



shouldn't be allowed to use the internet
Shouldn’t be allowed to use respiratory oxygen.
I.M.H.O.
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 15:14
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Dennis Kenyon scammed

Hallo good guys and perhaps gals .... I think Adam Faith once sang "Poor Me" .... having already spent two days sending mails to seven hundred friends & customers, I'm beginning to appreciate how he felt. Yes - some fraudster has hacked my e-mail account and has sent scam mails to every contact on my computer ... being a little over 800. 95% of you tell me they spotted an obvious scam-mail. 99% thought the mail at least suspect. Sadly one of our brethren succumbed and arranged the required Amazon vouchers to be paid. (As I write, we may have been able to cancel this one) I'm told the scummy scammer has been in total command of my computer and can see every mail entry or site visited. (Fortunately my few small weaknesses are not illegal) At this stage I need to apologise for the inconvenience to the affected Pruners and friends. My computer Whizz Kid has trawled through both PCs and changed everything ... especially passwords, so hopefully now all back to normal. With the help of one pilot mate I may have been successful in tracking down a guilty party. We arranged for him to reply to the second scam mail saying he wanted to help Dennis Kenyon by sending money ... but would need the necessary bank details. And the idiot scammer has obliged ... a TSB bank. This bank info has been passed to the fraud section of my local Police. The DI tells me IF the man is UK based he will get him. BUT in many fraud cases a UK visiting student is offered a 10% commission for the use of his bank on all monies received, He tells me that the department would need to deal with this sort of fraud several times a day! They don't have the man power, So there dear Gents is where things currently sit. The only comfort I am having is chatting with old mates I haven't seen for ages. If any of you experienced IT experts have further advice for me and other PPruners - please do so. God bless and best wishes Dennis Kenyon.
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 16:31
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Interested in what anti-virus/internet security you had that let the scumbag in?
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Robbo Jock View Post
Interested in what anti-virus/internet security you had that let the scumbag in?
you would be surprised how much conventional AV software will allow a dodgy program to be installed.
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 20:11
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Dennis, how do we know that it's really you?
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