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Spam Warning: Automated Intuit Notification

Spam Warning: Automated Intuit  Notification

 

This email has been spotted this week:

 

 

 

From:                                                       Intuit Inc. <quickbooks@busek.com>

Sent:                                                         Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:28 PM

To:                                                            Recipient

Subject:                                                   Automated Intuit  Notification

 

 

Stop waiting weeks for checks to arrive.

 

Intuit QuickBooks

 

Dear customer,

 This message has been sent to you by Intuit Inc. Make sure you click on the web link listed below to view Invoice details.

Your Invoice ID: INV15725381 has been settled and available below.

See your receipt

We appreciate your business with us and thank you for working with Intuit.

 

Need help?.

Call 800-267-3519

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The originating email is obviously wrong - Busek.com

 

The 'See you receipt' link takes you to: http://njdiscrim.com?3Xf80q=QAUSY1CQVUFS1QXOBsGSJTHS

 

Which is obviously not an Intuit Quickbooks link, they have not bothered with a certificate or any other measures to fein authenticity.

 

The offending website has already been removed so no immediate danger.

 

Most of the Intuit company links are as they would have been originally.

Spam Warning: Apple Alert Regarding Your Recent Purchase

Spam Warning: Apple Alert Regarding Your Recent Purchase

 

This email has been seen by a number of people this week - it is not a particularly convincing one, but it deserves to be mentioned in case it may cauase any damage...

The email appears as:

 

 

 

From:                                                       Apple Inc <apple@idealofficeinc.com>

Sent:                                                         Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:22 PM

To:                                                            Recipient

Subject:                                                   Apple Alert Regarding Your Recent Purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple

Recent Order

 

 

       

 

Your Apple ID was just used to purchase from Apple Online store on a device that hadn't previously been related with your ID. You may be getting this e-mail if you reset your password since your previous order.
If you placed this order, you can disregard this e mail. It was only sent notify to you in case you didn't make the purchase yourself.

See Details Here

In case you did not make this purchase, we highly recommend that you go to  to modify your security password, then see Apple ID: Security and your Apple ID for additional assistance

All the best,
Apple Team

 

 

 

Apple

 

 

 

Apple ID Summary     Terms of Sale     Privacy Policy

 

 

 

Copyright 2018 Apple Inc.,

 

 

 

The email addres obviously doesn't stack as it is from apple@idealofficeinc.com and not Apple and the link described as see details here is pointing to http://dryerventwizarduniversity.mobi?3I=QIUBNYQASHUBQYUDP which again isn't a very convincing domain as it doesn't even have Apple in it.

If you do click the link you are taken to a non-existant website and so the email can do no harm:

No such site

Either way this email shoudl be marked as spam and the address marked as a spam source.

The IdealOfficeInc.com has no SPF record: 

No SPF for domain

 

and so this may well be why it was chosen. SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is a simple way of informing other email servers of which IP addresses your emails are likely to originate from and not having one means that poeple are more likely to spoof your address as we see in this case.

At sircles we would always advise having a full SPF and DKIM/DMARC set of records to stop spammers impersonating you.

Spam Warning: OnlineInvoices Automated Service Notice

Spam Warning: OnlineInvoices Automated Service Notice

 

This email has been seen both this week and last week, and is obviously a phishing attack.

The email itself looks fairly harmless,but there is a real company by this name that sends out invoices and so customers could easily be duped.

 OnlineInvoices Spam

 

The HTML version is as follows:

 

 

 

From:                                                       OnlineInvoices Inc All Rights Reserved. <yourinvoice@marnevic.com>

Sent:                                                         Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:15 PM

To:                                                            Receipent

Subject:                                                   OnlineInvoices Automated Service Notice

 

 

 

Online Invoices

 

Invoice Notice

 

 

 


Greetings,

The following payment notification is sent to you by OnlineInvoices Inc from Alliance One. Please click the link below to see an invoice

 





$1,260.00
Number:44065537933

 

 

 

 

2012-2018 OnlineInvoices. All rights reserved
Izam Inc. , 2851 Centerville Ave., Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19805

 

 

 

 

Now the link 'See Invoice' actually points to: http://itzzs.net?7l=QAUSY1CQVUFS1QXOBsGSJTHS which is sort of dangerous as the original company was started by Izzam group which sort of resembles this link, but if you are being careful you will notice that this link is bogus before proceeding too much further.


We can also see that the originating email address is: yourinvoice@marnevic.com which is obviously incorrect.

If we attempt to visit the site, we can see that it has already been shut down:

Itzzs.net site shut down

 

And so no longer poses a threrat.

Please do report these emails as spam as well as this site if you get the chance.

You can see how here: https://blog.sircles.net/post/2018/05/17/reporting-fraudulent-websites-with-your-browser

 

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Buying a second-hand computer

Buying a SECOND-HAND Computer

 

What to look for...

When it comes to buying a second-hand PC as opposed to a new PC then there are a number of ways to start –

  •          You can visit your local computer ‘doctor’ shop or person and ask if they have something that would suit your needs
  •          Investigate the internet – namely eBay or a specialist in second hand PCs or Macs
  •          You can ask around the office or your local school/church and see if someone is replacing their PC and wants to sell their current computer or perhaps even give it away
  •          Investigate the local free advertising papers for computers going cheap or put in a wanted ad

Now all of the above are risky, even if you are being offered a warranty, and let’s discuss why:

 

The PC Doctor/Shop

If you visit your local computer ‘doctor’ or PC shop, then you are entering an environment where they are making earning their living by (legitimately) explaining to people that they really should get a new PC instead of keeping that old XP or Vista machine as the upgrade costs are going to be close to the price of a new machine and that they will be still be limited after upgrading by the older components in the system. All true. But then the computer shop winds up with a lot of old PCs and when you walk in and they say:

“So, what do you use your computer for?” and you say

“Browsing the internet and a bit of email.” They will say

“Well we have this refurbished PC here that I can give you a 90-day warranty with that is easily capable of handling the Internet and email.” Once again, all true. But you are going to wind up with a PC that has been replaced because it is getting on in years and the computer doctor has on reinstalled back to factory settings and installed a Firefox browser onto so that it appears to run OK with the modern Internet pages. The 90-day warranty is a risk they can probably take as the hardware is unlikely to fail in that period and if they install sensible antivirus software with certain settings, when it does go wrong they can charge you all over again. Not the best option unless you can be sure they are offering you a relatively new PC…

 

eBay and the Internet

OK then so what about eBay and second hand computer shops? Well the first question to be asking yourself is how these people come to be in possession of these machines. Are they a specialist PC recycler? If so then they may be getting machines from the local schools and councils – you would not believe the stuff government operations throw away – or they might deal (like we do) with reselling assets on behalf of insolvent companies to recover monies for the creditors. In these cases, then you can often find a good deal if you make sure that the various components – RAM, CPU and Hard Disk – are all up to scratch. A good option here is to find out where the system came from and what environment and period it was in use for; this information can give a good steer on what to avoid.

Then we come to something like eBay. Buying from an individual selling by auction will probably be the only way to get a good deal as everyone else is there for the money. If someone has recently replaced a PC or has gotten one from work etc. and you feel that the listing can be trusted, then that is always a good sign. All of the refurbished PCs will have been taken from companies that have replaced a whole range of PCs because maintenance costs have become too expensive which is not good if you are looking to keep a PC for a while as there is a good chance it will go wrong within months as other computers that they purchased in the same batch have started to play up.

 

Your friends and their friends

Asking around at the office and amongst friends can be a safer option but you must be sure that the PC is set back to factory defaults using the onboard utility or accompanying disks and that the system is functioning as it should before parting with any money.

 

What should the PC exhibit as far as specifics are concerned?

 

Right, now let us have a look at what the specifications should be for a good computer to be used on the internet and for email etc.

  •          Windows 10 – it has built in antivirus and is much more future proof than anything else which is important
  •          At least 8GB RAM
  •          At least a quad-core CPU – you can look up the CPU online from its number and you do not want anything from before 2012
  •          Solid State Hard Disk (an SSD) which makes for much faster operation in every way
  •          1GB Graphics card for even normal operation is the minimum without wanting to play games
  •          USB 3.0 or better as this gives a good indication of how old the core components of the machine are – these ports should be in blue or light blue

 

OK so what about a Gaming PC?

  •          Windows 10 – once again to alleviate concern about antivirus and future proofing and to make sure it is compatible with the latest games
  •          16GB RAM  - this is perhaps not necessary for most of the current games but it will also guard against winding up with a PC that you cannot upgrade above 8GB
  •          Quad-core i7 processor from at least 2015, so make sure you look up the CPU type on the web
  •          Solid State System Disk (SSD) and at least 3TB Gaming disk- the modern games take up a lot of room so you will need a disk to install of the games onto alongside your SSD system disk to avoid the disk filling up and impacting performance
  •          2GB Graphics Card which is a minimum now as many are now 4-8GB and this makes a lot of difference!

 

 

 

 

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These domain are based on the American Motorhome Hire and Sales vertical markets.

Here is a complete list although some may be sold. Please check the catalogue on the sircles Store

Domain Name Registered by Registrar Website? Estimated Value Ranking
american-motorhome.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Go Australia Domains, LLC Yes
americanmotorhome.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd No
americanmotorhomeforsale.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanmotorhomehire.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanmotorhomehire.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanmotorhomerental.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanmotorhomerentals.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanmotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 1and1 No
americanmotorhomes.net Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
american-motorhomes.net Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanmotorhomes.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanmotorhomesales.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanmotorhomesforsale.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanmotorhomesforsaleuk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanmotorhomesuk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanmotorhomesuk.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanmotorhomeuk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanrv.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
americanrv.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanrvhire.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanrvs.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
american-rvs.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
american-rvs.net Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanrvs.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanrvsales.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
americanrvsforsale.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
americanrvsuk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
babylonsark.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
challengermotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg No
dieselpusher.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
dudleysmotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
dudleysrv.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
dudleys-rv.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Totalregistrations Yes 5000 Google #1 American Motor Homes
festivalvip.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
fleetwoodmotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg No
fleetwoodrevolution.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
fleetwoodrv.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
glastonburywinnebago.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
holidaytomalaysia.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
landjets.co.uk Simon Leith 123-reg No
lazydaysuk.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
luxuryamericanmotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
luxuryamericanmotorhomes.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
luxuryrvs.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
mercedesjet.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN Yes
mercedes-jet.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
mercedesjet.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
mercedesvia.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
mercedesview.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
mercjet.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd No
monacorv.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace
monstermania.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
motorhomeforhire.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd No
rvdealer.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
rvmotorhome.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
Skydeckhire.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
sprinterjet.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
stingrayrv.ae Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 101 Yes    
stingrayrv.be Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes    
stingrayrv.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes    
stingrayrv.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes 5000 Bundled Together american rv hire Google=2 Bing #1
stingrayrv.es Stingray Media Solutions Ltd ???? Yes    
stingray-rv.fr Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 101 Yes    
stingrayrv.it Xavier Buck EuroDNS SA Yes    
stingrayrv.my          
stingrayrv.ru Stingray Media Solutions Ltd RU-CENTER-RU Yes    
stingrayrv.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No    
theelephantwhisperer.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
ukwinnebagohire.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 1and1 Yes bing#1 winnebago hire uk
usmotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
usrvs.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
winnebago.ae Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 101 No
winnebago.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes 5000
winnebagoforsale.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
winnebago-hire.net Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
winnebagohireuk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes 5000 Winnebago uk' Google=1
winnebagohire-uk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg No
winnebagoind.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
winnebagomotorhome.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
winnebagomotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
winnebagomotorhomes.org.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
winnebago-rental.com Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace No
winnebagos.net Stingray Media Solutions Ltd 123-reg Yes
winnebagouk.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes
winnebago-via.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
winnebagoviamotorhome.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
winnebagoviamotorhomes.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
winnebago-view.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd LCN No
yachtchartereurope.co.uk Stingray Media Solutions Ltd Easyspace Yes 1000
What Internet Connection is Best for my UK Business?

When you are looking to start a business or move into a new premises then it is definitely worth considering what options are available for the internet connection. Some business premises are serviced and include internet already but with most it is left up to the admin or support staff to requisition their own connection.

Most SMEs use ADSL2+ - broadband to you and I - to connect to the internet which is great as the download speeds are usually pretty fast and in the most part people judge internet speeds on how quickly pages load from the internet. Now that we are seeing many more SMEs use 'the Cloud' as a major part of their activity it is becoming more useful to have larger upload speeds so that Office365 or Google Docs do not appear as sluggish. This is where FTTC or 'fibre' as it is commonly referred to become important. FTTC - fibre to the cabinet - is only available if your new office fulfil BOTH of the following conditions:

  1. Your exchange has been readied for VDSL/FTTC/BT Infinity/Virgin Fibre (all the same thing)
  2. Your offices street cabinet has been equipped with a fibre connection from the exchange

You can find this out fairly easily by looking up your postcode/house number or BT line number on https://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker

BT Infinity/Fibre connections offer much greater upload speed - currently up to 20MB - and download speeds - currently 100MB - and cost very little more than ADSL2+ conventional broadband. If you have 10-50 people in your office then this can make a noticeable difference to your internet response times and increase productivity and staff morale.

N.B. Check with the existing provider to make sure that the closest cabinet to your office is fibre enabled or - if you have no service with anyone currently - speak to BT or another provider in advance to check available services before you sign your lease.

Once you have your new service you will need a VDSL/FTTC router and sircles currently recommend the Vigor 2860 VDSL range.

The Vigor 2860 comes in various guises:

  1. As the 2860 VDSL/ADSL router that will connect to your existing LAN (Local Area Network) which has many great features to protect and streamline your business such as comprehensive VPN and firewall filtering
  2. The 2860n which also includes n-band wireless for fast connectivity
  3. The 2860 Vn which includes support for analogue phones and lines as well as VoIP
  4. The 2860n Plus which also allows for ISDN connectivity as a backup
  5. The 2860 Vn Plus for all of the above

using a combination of these technologies - VDSL internet and The DrayTek Vigor 2860 range - you can have an enterprise quality internet service for extremely reasonable prices.

Have a look at our range of Vigor 2860 routers or call us on 0844 880 1618 to discuss your options.