I have 2 virgin.net accounts in different locations and in the last 4 days I have received 20-30 spam emails, most saying various internet security systems need to be paid for!
I have 2 different email address, in 2 different locations, which are not connected, yet both have been bombarded by the same emails, I tried to call virgin but could not speak to anyone. Has anyone had this problem? I am blocking them then deleting them as they come in is there anything else I can do?
it's much like asking how did they get my telephone number. either by lists or software that works in a similar way to a random number generator. or simply anywhere even on one occasion that your email address has been logged with.
have a look here https://haveibeenpwned.com/ type any of your email addresses in. you will see that nearly 11 billion email addresses are known to have been 'compromised' and that is just the known ones. the reality is that most email addresses are floating around on a spam list somewhere.
I have posed this question elsewhere but, since this thread has the attention of a VIP, I will ask again. How can e-mails with Norton and McAfee in the title, with no content and sent from e-mail addresses that bear no relation to Norton or McAfee evade Virgin or Ntlworld filters. I had a couple today (my first, probably of many) that did not even arrive a junk!
I have blacklisted and blocked and maybe I will design a filter but if, as it claims, Virgin has filters, how come it misses theses obvious examples of spam?They could not be more obvious if they were headed; I AM SPAM and sent from email@example.com.