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    Question Is this a spoof email

    I've had this email forwarded to me today that seems to come from Capita. However a couple of things set those little alarm bells off in my head and I think this could be a spoof. I've put a copy below and underline the things that alerted me. After looking on the official website it could be genuine but I would like some reassurance.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Allison, Liam (CCS)" <Liam.Allison@capita.co.uk>,
    Sent: 2009-03-27 09:09
    To:
    Subject: Capita Education Services, Contact Information

    Dear


    I would like to introduce myself as the person responsible for supplying
    Quotations on hardware & software, for Capita education services


    Capita have recently purchased are main hardware supplier, therefore, we
    can now offer much lower prices on hardware and software, including
    PC's, servers, electronic whiteboards, laptops and general office
    equipment such as fax machines and printers. We are also in a position
    to supply are SIMS qualified engineers who can carry out the
    installation required.


    Capita also offer mobile SIMS solutions such as hand held PDA's allowing
    SIMS access and are virtual private network, which allow's you access to
    your schools SIMS from home or from a laptop whilst away from school
    premises.


    Should you require a quotation for any equipment for your school's
    administration office, or for the ICT suit, please do not hesitate in
    contacting me on the telephone number below or email me with your
    requirements.


    Capita Education Services.

    Tel : 0844 893 6000

    Fax : 0845 603 8704
    (not listed on website)


    Liam.allison@capita.co.uk


    Kind regards,


    Liam.


    Capita Children's Services
    5 Franklin Court
    Stannard Way
    Cardington
    Bedfordshire
    MK44 3JZ

    This email and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee, are strictly confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient any reading, dissemination, copying or any other use or reliance is prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately by email and then permanently delete the email. Copyright reserved.

    All communications, incoming and outgoing, may be recorded and are monitored for legitimate business purposes.

    The security and reliability of email transmission cannot be guaranteed. It is the recipient’s responsibility to scan this e-mail and any attachment for the presence of viruses.

    The Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries ("Capita") exclude all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever arising or resulting from the receipt, use or transmission of this email.

    Any views or opinions expressed in this email are those of the author only.

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    He's probably just illiterate?
    Last edited by tech_guy; 1st April 2009 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    Capita also offer mobile SIMS solutions such as hand held PDA's allowing
    SIMS access and are virtual private network, which allow's you access to
    your schools SIMS from home or from a laptop whilst away from school
    premises.
    If it is official he just got a lesson in spelling and grammar.
    Last edited by plexer; 1st April 2009 at 01:06 PM. Reason: no need for those words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    She's probably just illiterate?
    Liams an odd name for a woman...?

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    Check the headers of the e-mail, see if they match up - could just be a bit poo with spelling, I know I am without my trusty spellchecker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    Tel : 0844 893 6000

    Fax : 0845 603 8704
    (not listed on website)
    Both of those numbers can be found on this page on the Capita website (right-hand side under 'Training' in the 'Contact us' section).

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    Spoof

    If it isn't a spoof then the sender should not be allowed to send out anything else until a re-education course involving spelling, punctuation and grammar has been undertaken.

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    Phone a Genuine capita number and ask to speak to him, they should be able to put you through, or tell you a number to phone

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    Perhaps semi-literate Liam used to work in coding for SIMS - that might explain a few things...

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