If you receive an email, such as the one below, then you may feel concerned about your internet security –
Better safe than sorry!!
Send this onto your friends
IF THIS PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON_25_@HOTMAIL.CO.UK) CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DONT ACCEPT HIM. DELETE HIM BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!
TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO!!!!!..
After all, no-one wants to have their, or their friends’ accounts, hacked.
However, common sense should out this email as a hoax because there is no way that someone can access your email account simply by knowing your email address.
(Of course, they could trick you into installing malware, or phish passwords and logins from you, but that’s a different matter).