If you get an e-mail with the following text seen below, STAY AWAY FROM IT, DO NOT INSTALL THAT AUTOPAY.EXE CRAP!
It seems members of PTC sites are being targeted. There is some mention on the PTC forums about this latest scam. Most likely this program is some sort of keylogger or trojan virus so DO NOT download it no matter from what website it “appears” to be coming from (e-mail headers can be faked easily).
If you’d like to contribute information about this scam, you can do so over here:
Here is a copy of the e-mail that you should immediately delete (some details may vary):
You have been offered to install a program for automatic withdraw of
the funds you’ve earned to your payment account.
Please follow this link to download our program:
dehttpxx://126.96.36.199234/~paidemailc/autopay.exeeedfds(URL screwed up on purpose by me)
In case you face some problems, please let us know immediately.
Our support team has prepared special software to recover your earned
money and return it your to your payment account.
1) Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 (
2) OS: Microsoft Windows XP/2000/NT
Please follow these easy steps to recover your deposit:
1) Download and run our special program
The program runs in background mode, so you would not see any windows.
2) Log in to your payment account.
The money transfer would take some time depending on your Internet
connection. Please stay logged on your account page for 1-2 minutes.
P.S. Our program compiles on-the-fly for each customer separately