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ktrdsl23

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Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »
I got a strange e-mail today.  Here are the basics of the body.  The Investor number is my correct Prosper ID number.  Do you guys think this is simply a virus file and Prosper account IDs got hacked or do you think this is legitimate?  The e-mail did seem to come from Prosperauditconfirmation@deloitte.com

Hello,
My name is XXXX XXXXX and I work for Deloitte & Touche LLP. PROSPER MARKETPLACE, INC. has identified you as the appropriate contact to respond to an audit confirmation request.
Please review the information in the attached zip file and respond by completing any included requests. See below for the confirmation request(s) included in this email:
Investor #XXXXXXX-Notes Confirmation

When complete, please sign and return the confirmation request(s) by following the instructions therein. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please reply to this email (Prosperauditconfirmation@deloitte.com).
Thank you,
XXXX XXXXXX
Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 08:22:57 PM »
Not virus.  Its their audit.

Was inappropriate for D&T to put financial details, such as account balances, in unsecure email.  Surely this violates some D&T procedures.  I suggest you tell Deloitte this.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 12:55:15 AM by Fred93 »

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 08:55:51 PM »
I wouldn't open the zip file- it's common to use a zip file to get past anti-virus.

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 10:58:02 PM »
And contact Prosper.

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 01:02:45 AM »
I wouldn't open the zip file- it's common to use a zip file to get past anti-virus.

You can examine the headers to see where the message came from, as I did.  In this case it came from Deloitte. 

Although you may not open the zip file,  I have.  It is a letter asking you to verify your account balance.

By the way, the letter CONTAINS your account balance, in violation of common sense and most assuredly Deloitte's own privacy policies.  Account balances should never be sent in unsecure email.  I urge you to tell Deloitte this.  Time after time, big companies violate my privacy, and they need some damn push back when they do.
 

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 01:43:25 AM »
I think a better question is:  Why is Deloitte polling Prosper account holders about their balances?  Who's paying them to do it - and why?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 01:52:04 AM »
I think a better question is:  Why is Deloitte polling Prosper account holders about their balances?  Who's paying them to do it - and why?

Very routine audit stuff.

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 10:02:09 AM »
I called Prosper investor customer service and was told to forward the e-mail to Prosper investor services.  The rep told me not to open the e-mail or respond until I hear back.  It seems inappropriate for me to have to respond to Deloitte in such an unprofessional manner.  I didn't open the file but if Fred is correct and it lists my account balances that seems very inappropriate.

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Re: Strange e-mail regarding Prosper Audit - Virus?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 11:10:52 PM »
Sounds like a virus scam. As far as Prosper checking it out, hope you're not expecting a reply anytime soon.