Have you receive a SCAM EMAIL from your OWN EMAIL AD?

Philippines
May 5, 2009 11:50am CST
TOday when I opened my email, an email caught my attention at my spam folder. Normally I just tick all the boxes and deleted the emails from my spam folder. Everytime I check emails, i check my spam mails too after i check my inbox because sometimes there are important mails that are filtered and go in there. An odd email caught my attention for the email came from my own email add itself. Out of curiosity I opened it and there you go, the sender is really my own email add and i cant remember sending such kind of email to myself. How could that be? The subject was Pharmacy 837. I immediately deleted it and changed the password of my email. Im so worried that my email was been hacked or something. Or is it a virus? Have you receive such?
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3 responses
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
5 May 09
That happens to me all the time! Lately I have been unsubscribing to all of the emails that have links in them. Ever since, I haven't gotten any from my own email address. I used to get about 300 spams a day, but after unsubscribing to a few, that went down to 100. I have been unsubscribing to almost all of the spams I get now, and I have noticed only about 20 per day.
• Philippines
6 May 09
Whew!! Thats quite a number. Good thing I dont receive as much as yours. Thanks for responding rebelmel.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
5 May 09
Oh I get those. If you put "show all headers" you will find that it did not come from you, but it was rerouted to appear as if you wrote it. I put nothing past those scammers. They may even resort to joining a private yahoo site and pretend to participate just for the chance of getting your emails. And also they get your name from lists that were mailed to them.
• Philippines
6 May 09
Thanks my friend for the response. We really have to be so keen to protect us from scammers.
@owlwings (43066)
• Cambridge, England
5 May 09
You have no need to worry that your email has been hacked. The software that these spammers use to generate emails can put any address at all in the From: field. I guess they just have it set to put the same address in the From: and the To: field. I have had many like this.
• Philippines
6 May 09
Hi owlwings.. Thanks for the info.. It sure does help me to not so panic afterall.