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Phishing emails from a skype type address?

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Tourist

I have received an email, that looks like it came from Skype, but was diverted to my junk mail because the address is shown as the following:

Skype news@email.skype.com via skype.bounce.ed10.net 
 
Is this a real email from Skype, or is it a Phishing or Malware email using pseudo skype emails?
 
Please advise.  Bob
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Novel Tourist

I just recieved a similar email from the same bounce email, claiming a free promotion of 1 month's worth of free calls. i too would like to know if this is a scam or not, though i'm probably sure it is.

Casual Tourist

I keep getting the following inquiry for a repair notification as follows:

 

[5:05:48 PM] NOTIFICATION - URGENT SYSTEM REPAIR (gpa.pcgo.system.0)

 

I get this every couple of days. Does anyone know if this is some type of spam?

Thanks in advance.

Moderator

All these are scams and phishing attempts.

 

UPDATE: I am pleased to confirm the e-mail which Bob_Harris and insperatum report is a valid and genuine e-mail from Skype.  I do sincerely apologize for the confusion.

 

Strategies that help stem the tide ...

  •  Block and Report as Abuse each incident as it occurs so Skype is made aware.  The same title will appear even though the underlying account name or phone number changes ever so slightly.
  •  If your use of Skype allows for it, adjust your privacy, audio call, video call, and instant message settings to permit incoming calls and IM's from people on your contact list only.  Remember to Save your settings on each page/window before you leave that screen, or your settings will not be recorded to your profile.  Doing this will make you invisible to these malcontents, even though it also makes it harder for your true friends and colleagues to "find" you on Skype. 
  •  Please be careful not to click on any links or respond in any way.

 

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Novel Tourist
Yes, I have also had one of these emails about 30 days worth of free calls. Does anyone know how I can report it?
Moderator

Hi, MylesMor, and welcome to the Community!

 

You may certainly report these things to Skype Customer Service: contact customer service

 

Regards,

Elaine

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Casual Tourist

news@email.skype.com via skype.bounce.ed10.net is perfectly legit - ed10.net is just a domain for a company skype use for email marketing. I also just received this email, and all of the links genuinely did point to skype.com (most modern browsers highlight the primary part of the url in the address bar, so it's easy to check).

 

Elaine: I understand the need to warn people to stay vigilant on the internet, but now you're just spooking them!

Moderator

Dear All,

and Hi, insperatum, and welcome to the Community,

 

Thank you for bringing this to my attention; I have requested review by a forum moderator and will revert.

 

UPDATE: I am pleased to confirm the e-mail which Bob_Harris and insperatum report is a valid and genuine e-mail from Skype.  I do sincerely apologize for the  confusion.

 

 

My recommendations for other e-mails titled "System Notification" or similarly still stands.  y):  This thread is confusing due to the insertion of the "System Notification" enquiry, which in Community best practice ought to have been posted as a new topic. 

 

Best regards,

Elaine

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Novel Adventurer

I would like to know if this welcome email address is legit or spam?  Google through (Gmail) put it in my spam box which makes me question it.

 

from: Skype Welcome@email.skype.com via skype.bounce.ed10.net 
reply-to: Skype Welcome.XTCP9TL8.50458509@email.skype.com
to: 
date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:27 AM
subject: Video calling brings you closer
mailed-by: skype.bounce.ed10.net

 

Thank you kindly for your reply.

Novel Adventurer

Is this Email address really from Skype?

 

from: Skype Welcome@email.skype.com via skype.bounce.ed10.net 
reply-to: Skype Welcome.UU6FYNLG.50287237@email.skype.com
to: 
date: Sun, May 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM
subject: Hello from Skype
mailed-by: skype.bounce.ed10.net

 

 

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