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hoax email I received contains .vcf attachment

I just received a hoax email on a yahoo account from the The NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC, brewers of your delightful assorted drinks like Gulder,Star,Heineken,Legend Stout,Fayrouz,Maltina,Amstel... informing me that have won

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N0t heard of any attacks,

In reply to: hoax email I received contains .vcf attachment

but the VCF attachment "may" be an attempt to put the scammers email address into your Address Book in an attempt to bypass any email filtering you are doing.
Just a thought.


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Thanks for the reply Peter

In reply to: N0t heard of any attacks,

I saw that the file was common to both windows and mac email programs. I thought it was more likely a windows exploit of some sort.

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