View Full Version : SB: Is this real??

mark h
26th February 2010, 09:57 PM
I received the following PM from a member called "SuperModer" claiming to be a forum administrator. The asked me to follow a link to sort out. On first appearances, it looks like a scam?? Do I follow the instructions or should I ignor it?

Dear, gaby57;namreh;seanw;Carlos;mark h!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://security-tool2010.org/gaby57;...nw;Carlos;mark h
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).
Forum Administration www.star-board.com.

27th February 2010, 05:34 AM
Looks like a scam mate to get you to click on the link which probably contains a virus

Don't click on the link mate

27th February 2010, 07:18 AM
Hi Mark,
I would delete it off your computer as fast as you can.
The Starboard moderators were getting similar SPAM a couple of
weeks ago.
If it's not from "Tony@star-board.com" or one of the moderators you recognize
from forum replies/activity, it did not come from Starboard.
Tony and Ian are the "super moderators" and I have never known either one
to send out anything like what you describe.

mark h
27th February 2010, 07:22 AM
Cheers guys. Luckly I thought better and did not click on the link. I'm pretty crap with PC's so thought I'd check first:)

Cheers again

28th February 2010, 12:41 AM
got exactly the same just delated and ran a virus check nothing found in computor so obviously a scam of some sort

11th March 2010, 05:50 AM
Nobody from Starboard will ever send you a warning message about the viral status of your computer simply because the virus infection of your computer is nobody's business except that of your antivirus software. Anything else is pure BS, even if it is signed by tony@star-board.com !

Use common sense and don't be fooled around by fake warning...



Sam Parker
11th March 2010, 06:41 AM
Each time I go to the Starboard forum's I also get this. I delete it but it takes the fun out of visiting the site.