Beware of this scam

@dreamy1 (3818)
United States
January 2, 2008 1:09pm CST
The last few days I've been getting a lot of these emails from many of the ptr's I do saying you can download a toolbar that will automatically send your payout. It's a scam. Got this email from Adpaid and wanted to remind everyone. IMPORTANT PLEASE READ Scam Email Warning: New program for automatic withdraw your earnings .... Please note that there is a scam email circulating that is seemingly coming from programs which you may or may not be a member of offering to "install a program for automatic withdraw of the funds you've earned to your payment account." with a link to download an "autopay.exe" file. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DOWNLOAD THIS FILE. The file is actually a trojan with a keylogger inside it. The emails are not coming from the programs in question and are phishing emails counting on a few people to download it so that the culprit can gain access to your computer.
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@eyewitness (1580)
• Netherlands
2 Jan 08
When do those people stop doing that to others. I'm so glad you have put op this topic and warn others. Thank you for your message
@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
3 Jan 08
No problem.
• Pakistan
5 Jan 08
Thank you for warning all of us in advance.I was thinking when this all is going to stop or why someone hasn't dealt with them yet.They are all over the web and I am afraid many people become victim of these scammers every day .Most of them are new to earning money online are easily fooled by those type of scam programs.I will never download any third party tool to my computer no matter what happens.I am a bit extra cautious when it comes to handling online payments :) .Thanks again for this useful information.