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Received email "Important Information from Branson" - legit?

Discussion in 'US - Central States Timesharing' started by linpat, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. linpat

    linpat TUG Member

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    I'm afraid that I just fell for a phishing scheme, hacker, or something bad.
    I got an email from Wyndham Club & Associates with an important notice and that I had opted in to receive info by email from the timeshare owners associations. I do own in Branson so I did "click here to view an important package", but nothing came up.
    When I look at the address in the tray it shows - expresso.nordistechnologies. com....
    Has anyone else been contacted like this? And is it legit?
    Thanks
     
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    DeniseM Moderator

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    Yes - you probably downloaded a computer virus which now has access to yor computer. I would turn your computer off and unplug it and take it to a trusted computer repair shop to get de-bugged.
     
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    Thats what im afraid of - and I'm usually so careful. The part about opting in for email messages got me.
     
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    You should never open a file from an unknown sender, or if it is a known sender, but unexpected.

    I hope you are not posting from that computer now.
     
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    I don't think the email was from Nordis Technologies.

    I think it contained something that used: https://www.nordistechnologies.com/expresso - which is a way of sending files.

    What the sender puts in the file determines whether it's good or bad.
     
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    I own at Branson Meadows and got a similar message that sounds the same (no longer have it in the email so I don't know exactly how it was addressed). However, the attachment was a pdf document dated September 8 that gave information on how to submit your nomination to the board of directors before the annual meeting.
     
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    Thanks for the responses - I own at Branson Meadows also and probably jumped to the wrong conclusion. But with the Equifax hack and everything else, it's not bad to be cautious.
     
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    Absolutely agree, clicking on unknown attachments is dangerous. In fact, I was suspicious of the same message and did some investigating before opening it! Vigilance is the name of the game anymore, you did good.
     

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