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Email Scam. How many mistakes can you find?

Discussion in 'Non-audio related DIY' started by blhagstrom, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    Anyone ever play the "find the mistakes" cartoon thing in the rags back when?

    Most email scams are SO phony they are a joke.
    I delete most spam without even opening it.
    This at least had a semi-legit heading, although I knew it was crap, but took a look.

    This one works it really hard and still is a joke.
    Looks like someone thinks a lot of acronyms make things look "official".
    "D"."U"."M"."B"."A"."S"."S".



     
  2. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    You have to be alert not only online but on the phone now. The person on the phone is now faking a headset problem and says something like "can you hear me" or something similar to get you to say "yes". They then will steal from you in some fashion. In the meantime they have recorded your voice saying yes and they use this to prove that you did accept whatever it is they are stealing from you. The amounts these people steal is overwhelming and old people are often the victims. They make me sick, as these type of people ripped my mother off with a lottery scam over the phone, back in the 70/90s which cost her close to $60,000. I would kill them if I could.

    Everyone out there be very careful about receiving calls from unknown #s and whatever you do, don't say "yes". You must keep your guard up 24/7.
     
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  3. the skipper

    the skipper Super Member

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    Yeah, that perky, giggly girl called me a few times. With any call, the first thing I say is "are you a real person?" ..then I hang up. no matter what they say, or don't say.
     
  4. ghazzer

    ghazzer Sansui addict Subscriber

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    Screening calls with caller ID and an answering machine is an absolute must these days.
     
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  5. DEAFASABAT

    DEAFASABAT Active Member

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    "In the custody of the United States Secret Agent" LOL

    Napoleon Solo? Our Man Flint? Dean Martin? James West? They could be more specific...

    OR Maxwell Smart, of C.O.N.T.R.O.L.

    Figures they would be cryptic
     
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  6. Hajidub

    Hajidub AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It sounds pretty official. The man did say they had the meeting "indoors."
     
  7. likebike23

    likebike23 Well-Known Member

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    If I were you I would be worried. Did you read the last paragraph? If the USIS gets wind of you posting this message here you're in big trouble! You better email them now and fess up. ;)
     
  8. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    Waiting for the A.G.E.N.T. To show up.

    I'm a farm boy.
    We eat what we kill.
     
  9. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Don't forget that the mistakes are often deliberate, to filter out those too intelligent to be sucked in by the scam. :) those who respond after that are all 'cold meat' in the mind of the scammers.
     
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