Strange notification from AOL

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ella, May 8, 2007.

  1. Ella

    Ella Guest

    I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ
    Ella, May 8, 2007
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  2. Ella wrote:
    > I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    > informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    > expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    > else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ


    Yeah, they're sending me $20,000. All I have to do is give them my user
    name and password.

    DUH!
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 8, 2007
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  3. Ella

    flamer Guest

    On May 8, 2:08 pm, Ella <> wrote:
    > I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    > informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    > expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    > else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ


    http://www.google.co.nz/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=define:phishing&meta=

    Flamer.
    flamer , May 8, 2007
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  4. Ella

    Evan Platt Guest

    On 7 May 2007 19:08:30 -0700, Ella <> wrote:

    >I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    >informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    >expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    >else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ


    Let me guess... You need to go to a website and enter your credit card
    number to get the refund right?
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    To reply via e-mail, remove The Obvious from my e-mail address.
    Evan Platt, May 8, 2007
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  5. Ella

    Ella Guest

    On May 7, 11:01�pm, Evan Platt <>
    wrote:
    > On 7 May 2007 19:08:30 -0700, Ella <> wrote:
    >
    > >I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    > >informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    > >expect it within 2-3 days.  I never asked for any refund.  Did anyone
    > >else receive such notice?  Does anyone know what it means?  Thanks, EJ

    >
    > Let me guess... You need to go to a website and enter your credit card
    > number to get the refund right?
    > --
    > To reply via e-mail, remove The Obvious from my e-mail address.


    Nobody asked me for any info, just said for further assistance contact
    us at AOL Keyword: Live Help, or 1-800-4ONLINE...
    Ella, May 8, 2007
    #5
  6. Ella

    Mike Easter Guest

    Ella wrote:
    > I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    > informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    > expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    > else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means?


    Ideally your unsolicited mail would have been screened by a powerful
    spamfilter so that mail from strange sources would have been tagged as
    being spam/phish/scam/bogus.

    Ideally you would be sufficiently knowledgeable about email headers so
    that whenever you receive a strange email, that you would be looking at
    its headers before you even thought about actually opening it up and
    reading it and trying to guess at its veracity.

    But, many/most users are configured to accept /all/ of their mail, good
    and bad all mixed together, into their Inbox where they 'look at'/ start
    the reading process with/ its subject and from, and then after they get
    thru' reading the subject/from it is time for them to start reading the
    inside. Then after they get thru' reading the inside, they start
    wanting to know some more about what it said, so they start cooperating
    with the mail's instructions.

    Before I would start venturing a guess about 'what it means' I would
    want to see its complete headers. I'm not even interested in what the
    body sez.


    --
    Mike Easter
    Mike Easter, May 8, 2007
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  7. Mike Easter wrote:

    > I'm not even interested in what the
    > body sez.


    Oh Mike, I can hardly keep from quivering when you talk that way.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 8, 2007
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  8. Ella

    JANA Guest

    This is a Scam mail DO NOT respond to it.

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    JANA
    _____


    "Ella" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ
    JANA, May 8, 2007
    #8
  9. Ella

    Evan Platt Guest

    On 7 May 2007 19:08:30 -0700, Ella <> wrote:

    >I just received a Notification of Refund Approval from AOL They're
    >informing me that my request for refund has been approved and I should
    >expect it within 2-3 days. I never asked for any refund. Did anyone
    >else receive such notice? Does anyone know what it means? Thanks, EJ


    Did you attempt to cancel your service at all recently?

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,116388-page,1/article.html
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    Evan Platt, May 8, 2007
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