• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

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    By following these guidelines we make sure that the forums remain easy to read for everybody and also that the right people can find your post to answer it.

Scam emails.

I'm sure anyone running a MSFS business has received their fair share of scam emails. 99 times out of 100 they are easy to spot but this one had me questioning things a bit as it's not something I've seen before.

The title was "Seeking Clarification on Recent Card Transaction" and the text of the message was:

"I lately stumbled upon a unexpected charge on my account. I didn't initiate this transaction.

Could you please investigate and provide details at your soonest opportunity? If necessary, I'm more than willing to share any required details.

I cordially request your cooperation in resolving this matter with my bank for a prompt resolution.

Appreciate your quick response."

I suspected this was a scam because I don't directly process transactions so my company name would never appear on anyone's bank statement.

Apparently the scam works like this; you email them back asking them to send more information (because the email provides nothing useful) and they send you a zip or pdf file with "the information". If you try to open any of those files it's probably going to install a session file hijacker (which will copy all your logins from any open browsers you have) or some other malware. This is what happened to Linus Tech Tips last year when someone thought they were opening a PDF sent by a sponsor but was actually opening a .scr file which read their logins and the rest was history.

Remember, don't open attachments from people you don't know. Especially if their initial email is very generic sounding.