Caversham Computers News

Customers of 123-Reg unable to access email

We have had many queries today with regards to inability to access email.  This issue seems to be affecting customers of hosting company 123-Reg. 123-Reg appear to have a system outage affecting their customers who use their email services. If you are using 123-Reg to host your email, you may be unable to access your email at present. Update from 123-Reg
03 February 2017, 08:23 Some of our customers may not be able to access their email addresses via webmail, software such as Outlook, or their mobile devices. All email sent to you is being queued and will be delivered as soon as access is restored. Our system administrators are currently investigating this. Please note that this is not related with potentially invalid credentials, so there is no need changing your password.
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Fake Amazon emails scam

Action Fraud have notified Caversham Computers that it has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches. The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information. Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:
  • Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren't Amazon.co.uk.
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or...