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BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria

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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 05:33 PM

good one, Jos

I've been getting some persistent calls, mostly daily around 2pm, but one even came at 8.50pm. All come from a call centre, ya know the ones that you pick up & say hello & there is background noise until someone takes the call.

A caller with a thick Indian accent starts saying hello, & as I always immediately hang up on any voice saying they are (name) from (organisation) I have no idea what they want. Sometimes I let the call go to the answering machine & of course they hang up!

A couple of years back I inadvertantly paid my electricity bill late, adding the $15 they charge for late payment. Sometime later I automatically hung up on (name) from (electricity supplier) who was probably calling to ask if I needed a pre-payment plan! Anyway, I didn't cos I just forgot I had the bill.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 10:03 AM

The telephone threats to discontinue my internet within 24 or 48 hours have been arriving regularly since August. Today the electronic 'woman' sounded quite angry and threatening, saying BT are going to discontinue my internet TODAY. But BT do not supply my internet connection - maybe she is so angry because she can't find it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 12:04 AM

Here's a really new, nasty one.
I recently received a series of emails telling me that a hacker had attacked and penetrated my computer[s] and wanted $900 in bitcoin to call off the attack. it supposedly originated with me to me and the sender claimed to be an entity on the Dark Web. It forced me to do something I should have done all along, back up all of my data on external disks and record all of my program keys. A friend tells me this bit of nastiness is becoming increasingly common but is not real. The scammer does not have access to your files or camera although they have hacked your email password.

Here's an article about a similar scam.

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-email-scam-uses-old-password-fake-porn-threats-webcam-video-bitcoin-2018-7


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Sep 18 - 03:47 AM

I did like the phrase '...the cold hands of death...' in Joe's example. As he says, very creative!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 08:25 PM

quote - I secretly locked up the money in a trunk box and deposited it with the Red Cross here in Damascus

& how big is this trunk??

so I asked Google 'how much space does a billion dollars fill' - I thought it would be a bit much asking about $47,500,000.00USD Million - but one of the related searches is this one about what 121 trillion (US debt) looks like

but getting back closer to the bloke's $47,500 million How Much Does a Billion Dollars Weigh

alas, Your search - how much does $47,500,000.00USD dollars weigh - did not match any documents.

oooh, this is fun, but I really must stop playing & do stuff that needs to be done!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 04:28 PM

Despite the disappearance of the Hot Russian Lady, I now have some Hot Valentines who are said to be 'single, sexy and waiting for me'!
I'm afraid they'll have a long wait, poor lassies.

Joe, that's a classic 419 scam! Would anybody nowadays reply to that and expect the person to deliver?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 04:15 PM

A month later and "Shirley" the Cadbury's smash alien is still threatening me almost daily with having my internet connection discontinued within 24 hours. Why does she bother?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 03:25 PM

And keeping up with news events, here's another one from Syria. Ya gotta admire the creative writing.

Hello,

Please is it okay to communicate in English?

My name is Mr. Jak Abdullah Fraam am a Syrian Widower. I desire to transfer a contract sum amounting to $47,500,000.00 USD Million from my country under a very legitimate arrangement. Due to the prolonged civil unrest/war in Syria, as well as the daily life-threatening attacks by ISIS terrorist group the economy has remained
stagnant.

I've already lost my family, my Wife and daughter to the cold hands of death during an attack targeted to end our family. I and my son were not around during the cross fire. we were at the hospital for checkup when the attacked our home killing my beloved Wife and my daughter and setting the house ablaze. I am in tears writing you this mail.She (my late Wife) was a very successful contractor in the oil city of Syria and was privately dealing on gold dust and bars before his untimely death. Expectedly, we jointly has some reasonable amount of money, which I desire to invest in the Real Estate sector, Travel & Tourism, Hotel Management and other interesting sectors in United Arab Emirate.

As you may or may not know, the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union have made it nearly impossible to successfully operate any type of investment here in Syria or to even transfer money from here to other parts of the world. For this reason, I am contacting you in great confidence with the hope that you could help me get this money into any of your nominated bank account anywhere in the world.

Please I would like to know how convenient it might be for you to assist me in this way. The entire capital at my disposal is $47,500,000.00USD Million. I secretly locked up the money in a trunk box and deposited it with the Red Cross here in Damascus. My sincere intention in writing you is to plead with you to kindly accept the money box. This is because we cannot do any bank transfers from here following the war. I am offering you 30% of the total money, 10% will be mapped out for refund of any expenses you incurred in the process of handling this deal and you will also invest the remaining 60% on our behalf for a duration of 10 year with remuneration of 3.5-5% annually from the profit after tax incurred in the investment.

I have to take this chance because I have no other alternative but to trust somebody. I cannot risk my life here to avoid an end to my family lineage.All I have is my only son. He deserves a decent life since I want him to grow up in a peaceful environment.I'm planning of relocating to UAE with my son and invest the money in accordance with law.

I anticipate your positive response and on receipt of your information I will provide you with further details. Please kindly reply me on my personal email address: jakabdulfraam@gmail.com

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Jak Abdullah Fraam


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 02:30 PM

Regrettably, most of those that call, used spoofed phone numbers so the sanctions won't work on them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 03:53 AM

I see the UK government is going to put in place stiff fines for companies that trouble people with unsolicited marketing phone calls, especially Ex-Directory numbers and those on the Telephone Preference Service list. 'Blooming good n' all' as they say here in Norfolk!

We're getting that blinking 'Eco boiler' number ringing us again. They try and tell you you can have a 'free' new boiler installed. But it's only for those on a very limited income, and we don't qualify anyway, so I can't imagine what their game REALLY is.

Sometimes there's only silence when one lifts up the phone, so they must be random-dialling. But their number is always the same (01603 390115) which is Norwich-based. We have caller display, so we don't bother to pick up now.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Sep 18 - 10:26 PM

For the last month I have been taking a different approach--sending reports to the phishing reporting sites of companies they claim to represent. I seem to be seeing a sudden decrease in these solicitations. They are not gone but they are reduced to about 8 per day. Too bad about those lovely young Russian women, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 08:29 PM

3 spams arrived overnight - 2 boring donations, one will give me $100 million! (I wonder if they are American dollars as they are worth more than Australian dollars) but the 3rd is different

sender - iluminati (really & truely sent by a woman from domain ch which is Switzerland & used a lot by spammers according to google)

subject - Join the Illuminati Secret Brotherhood and get $3,000,000.00

hmmmmm, sender is different to subject - wow, a typo in a spam email (shock, horror)

It's a very old scan -hoax.co was warning against them 10 years ago. As I didn't open it I dunno if the text was the same as this example.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 10:15 AM

email I sent to my 3 techy mates about the latet piece of spam


It was allegedly from fresherdoing.online so I went looking for info about their website & found this. I do like the writer's style!

http://www.ninjahedgehog.co.uk/3919/#more-3919

(extract)   What kind of business has three Marketing Heads (Kaylee, Mike and Rebecca), thinks that a personal blog is a business, claims to be UK-based when it isn’t and uses a URL which doesn’t even link to an active website? www.fresherdoing.online, that’s who. Or www.seoleadsquote.com. Or both. I’m struggling to keep up with the bullshit.

The website www.fresherdoing.online was registered by Roose Taylor (roosetaylor010@gmail.com) but doesn’t actually exist. As bullshit names go, that one really is ridiculous, but I’ve added Roose’s email address to spammyfucker@ninjahedgehog.co.uk anyway.

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There’s a mobile phone number of 07760 195 738 listed for the UK address, so I may check that out multiple times during the middle of the night, just in case it belongs to someone who thinks it’s alright to send me shit.

====

and a spammer replied!!

hi,

We are not spammer, we just offering our service.
if you feel that you are not interested in similar service you can reply as you are not interested.
i believe you have listed your email somewhere over google for these services

i do apologies for inconvenience caused

Best Regards
Rahul Mishra


& ninjahedgehog replied to him

If you search for a definition of spam email, you will find that the sending of emails to email addresses which have been harvested online or which have been purchased as a list, meets those definitions perfectly. The only place I used the email address which you contacted me via is on this website.
If I haven’t requested information and if I haven’t used your services historically, any communication you send me is spam.
Therefore, you use spam as a marketing method which makes you a spammer.

spammer did not reply to this!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 08:28 AM

And now I find a message on the right thread but my apology on the wrong one. Time to do a 'restart' of my laptop, methinks.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 08:25 AM

Oops - I meant to post that to the 'funeral plans' thread. How did that happen?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:53 AM

I keep getting phone calls with a message that seems to have been recorded by those little aliens in the Cadbury's Smash advertisements some years ago, saying they are BT Openreach and they are going to disconnect my internet connection in 48 hours because it has been 'compromised'. As I don't have a BT internet connection I am not going to fret about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:29 AM

Crumbs Thompson, thank goodness I sent him off with a flea in his ear then!
That renting scam thing is awful. But would one transfer money into an unknown person's account on trust? I suppose students can be a bit inexperienced and an easy target.

It's very discouraging to realise there are such dishonest predators about. Norfolk villages could be seen as easy hunting grounds, as there are a lot of elderly folk living in them, and being fairly isolated, the Police take ages to arrive if summoned.

I've been getting quite a few Spam messages in my email box recently saying 'your Amazon order is ready to dispatch'. I know full well whether I've ordered something or not, and these are all con-merchants.

Sadly, my 'hot Russian lady' hasn't been in touch for yonks. I do hope she's okay.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Thompson
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:07 AM

The "roof check" thing is nastier than you know, Senoufou - it's common for supposed roof menders go up on the roof, break a few slates/tiles, then come down and tell you your roof needs mending and cheat you out of money.

Here, they say "I'm doing a bit of work for your neighbour and I noticed you had a couple of broken tiles up there…" To which I ask "Which neighbour?" "Oh, the fellow over there." "What number? What's his name?" and their enthusiasm visibly dies away.

==

The wire transfer scam is being used in Ireland in a particularly nasty way. Due to the incompetence and capitalism-worship of our current government we're in the middle of another housing crisis, because the banks are allowed to sell vast numbers of defaulting home loans to vulture companies. These then rent the homes out at monstrously increased and still-increasing rates. Both rents and home - or "property" as it's tellingly referred to - prices are skyrocketing.

So as students prepare to find flats for their next year, advertisers offer flats and ask for several thousand euros to be transferred to their account "because the landlord lives abroad" or "is abroad at the moment". When the would-be renter arrives at the door, either the keys provided don't fit or the address doesn't exist. The supposed owner has of course disappeared and the real owner can't do anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 02:51 AM

Joe, I rather like the name Jerry Brain.

We've had some men coming round the village offering a 'free roof-check'. We have a sticker at the door which says 'We don't buy anything at the door' etc. The chap was wearing a hi-viz jacket with the word FREE ROOF CHECK emblazoned on it, and he silently pointed to the word 'FREE'.
I don't him not to be so blooming daft. He was obviously trying to sell something. No doubt some sort of anti-moss roof treatment or some such.
He started up with more spiel so I'm afraid I told him to bugger off and shut the door a bit firmly.

If husband is at home, he opens the door and glares at the person. He can be terrifying - they don't expect an African with huge muscles. But on this occasion he was out.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: KarenH
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:56 PM

And an email which went in the spam box starting off something like

I'll cut straight to the point. I know your password is ABCDE (not what it said but it did have a former password right).

I didn't even open it, but double-checked none of my passwords were that.

We've been told at least four times that personal data has been lost through hacking, via past employers, past businesses we dealt with, and, on one occasion, some government agency.

We have different passwords for everything now, and as we naturally forget a lot of these they get changed pretty often.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: KarenH
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:53 PM

We had one knocking on the door asking to borrow a light as they said it was too far to go to the shop (which is just down the road).

Really creepy experience.

A chain for the front door is a good investment.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:07 PM

Here's another new one:

Mr Jerry Brain
Today, 5:21 PM
Dearly Beloved,

I am Mr Jerry Brain ,I was married to Mrs. Sara, an executive staff who has worked with Chevron/Texaco in the Thailand for twenty years before she died in the year 2013 during the Spanish train crash which took her away from me. Check the link below for news info on(edition.cnn.com/2013/07/30/world/europe/spain-train-crash) Before this tragedy the sum of ($4.8m) was officially deposited with a Bank long ago before the death of my wife and we both work for this money.

Currently I'am undergoing severe ailment and close medical treatment, and my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the problems I'am suffering from. At this moment I want to use this funds to upkeep all widows and charities homes worldwide. I need reputable and God fearing person who will use above mention fund as instructed, but not to divert it to personal use please.

I need total commitment from you in making 70% donate of this funds to charity Homes, and i will instruct you on the logistics process with 30% balance in your progressive effort on this work. Because I don't know what tomorrow will be due to my current health status.I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money. But total commitment from you and I will present you before the finance house with details and official documentations to process this fund release to you. In This Faith i need your great effort to accomplish this work only my health issue is my problem now and my doctor will not allow me to leave the hospital.

Remember that this fund is mainly for widows, charities and other related humanitarian services please. In order to avoid breach of law.

Email: brainmrnelson@gmail.com

Thanks for your effort,
Yours sincerely
Mr Jerry Brain
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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 06:27 AM

How strange that I should happen to be the MILLIONTH visitor to Mudcat on several occasions already this week.

How can this be possible?

(I hope Max gets a payment from these people every time it happens.)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 06:44 PM

latest laugh maker:

sender - Winery Valley   

subject - Greetings from Mr Winery Valley

I also received a fake pedophile-in-your-neighbourhood message from a very odd (words & numbers) address ending with .tk Phishing economy: Why tiny Tokelau is 3rd largest country domain


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 10:15 AM

Watch out for this one. I checked with DHL and it's a link to malware.



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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 11:00 PM

You can get a Calloway or similar driver at almost any rummage sale. They are legal to own and are well weighted for striking round objects. The guy with the bad teeth was probably a speed freak. Broken front teeth are an indication of narcotics use.

As far as scams, my record this year is 10 in one day. II have taken to sending them to the appropriate financial institution for action and get the nicest thank you notes from their computers. My record for follow up responses is about 90% that have been tracked down by the institutions.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 09:18 AM

Hahaha! Siamese guard cats!

Actually, I've been thinking about this lad; What sort of a life is that for a youngster, scamming folk and telling lies to get money off older people?
My ex-offenders in the past told me that Norfolk is 'wide open' meaning easy to scam/burgle. Our Police are few and far between, and it takes about 45 minutes for a squad car to arrive from their depot at Wymondham. People in the villages aren't particularly security conscious. And there are vast numbers of us old biddies around, not many of whom have a big, strong, fierce African bodyguard!
Scammers' paradise!
I still feel sorry for the boy though. Wish I could have helped him, but how I don't know.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 08:22 AM

they peed him off the premises ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 04:59 AM

A whole new meaning to the expression 'peed off'!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Mar 18 - 10:27 PM

Imagine the result of a call to the Police telling them to look out for a shifty-looking person smelling of cat pee!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 12:45 PM

Thank you for your reassuring suggestions Jos. I'm smiling a little, as I reckon the sight of me in my leggings would scare any prospective burglars away. But the dog might be an idea. However, my neighbours are very close and their son is a great big strapping lad (he's lovely, we're very fond of him) so I'm sure they'd come to my aid.
I could always persuade our two cats to wee on the burglar. He wouldn't like that one bit!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 12:29 PM

Is it possible to get a recording of a dog barking - a deep growly bark so it sounds like a BIG dog - to be triggered by movement like a security light? In fact, a recording of a large dog barking, to be triggered in the house whenever anyone dodgy comes to the door, could be a deterrent.
Or you could get a loud dog, to do the job for you - and you could wear the leggings when you take it for a walk.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 11:43 AM

I've been looking up 'Nottingham Knockers' on Google, and alarmingly it says that they sometimes come back at night to burgle houses they've visited, having cased the joint at the door.
My husband was a security guard briefly in Ivory Coast, and for his age is in excellent shape. He says he'll see them off, but he works all evening, and I'm here alone...gulp!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 05:36 AM

Last Friday we had a 'Nottingham Knockers' scam. A lad came to the door saying he was from Middlesbrough (apparently they all say this, for some unknown reason) and an ex-offender. He had a plastic tag attached to his jacket saying Helping Hand. He was selling household items such as dusters, teatowels and so on, at ridiculous prices (eg £20 for a tickling stick)
I've worked with dozens of ex-offenders and felt a bit sorry for the lad. He was obviously a bad 'un, looked as if he was on drugs, and his teeth were all rotten. He said he was 21 and his girlfriend was expecting his baby. I gave him £10 but didn't buy anything, we don't keep cash in the house.
He asked for a cold drink. Apparently they do this so that while you disappear to fetch the drink, they have a good look to see what they can whip. My husband fetched the drink, and when the lad saw this muscular,fierce-faced African he beetled off sharpish.
Later I rang the Police who said Helping Hand doesn't exist, it's a scam, and they're well aware of it.
I expect some elderly folk round here might be taken in, which is why I wanted to make the Police aware and pinpoint the location.
Poor young lad, I wonder what sort of life he'd led. It's sad really isn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 04:35 AM

Why is it that so many scammers don't realise that they are talking to an answering machine? They fill up my messages saying "Hello ... Hello ... Hello ... " and sometimes they start telling me off for not speaking to them, and tell me I am being very rude.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 04:25 AM

I used to like digestive biscuits but I think they must have rejigged the recipe to make them "healthier" (possibly less fat?). Now they just taste of sugar and dust, so I have switched to 'all-butter' shortbread, which still tastes of something agreeable.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 05:11 PM

I do like a digestive biscuit - but not the chocolate iced one cos I don't like chocolate (sorry to upset chocolate lovers)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 02:16 PM

Ha! Have just this minute received a Spam saying, "Discrete (sic) women would like to meet you!" I'm sure I'd be happy to meet them too, over a nice cup of tea and a digestive biscuit.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 08:54 AM

We're ex-directory and also registered on the Telephone Preference List, and this fortunately cuts out nearly all of those type of calls. But not international ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 07:42 AM

had a call from a lady in a heavy Indian** accent telling me that there was a (something) with my BT/Open Reach account. I politely asked more questions and when I asked "what is the problem with Open Reach" she hung up. How rude!

Open Reach look after the infrastructure and do no "retail". And BT are personna non-grata in Rouge Towers

**other Asian accents are available.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 04:48 AM

Oh I'm jealous Sandra! Nobody ever offers me a job as a porn star!
I'm still getting Spam from a Hot Russian Lady. She stopped for a time, but I'm relieved to see the lassie is still alive and well.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 09:57 PM

Got a phone call to tell me that, sadly, Microsoft is going out of business. Fortunately they were able to contact me and get my bank information, so I will get a refund of my service charges.
(I decided this one was legitimate; how could anyone make it up ?)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 06:23 PM

this is so good I really must share it -

from - Elegant Porn Studio

Subject - Elegant Porn recruitment AMATEUR PORN STAR JOBS DO YOU WANT TO BECOME THE ADULT MOVIE STAR? NEED NEW FACES FOR 2017 Recruiting is now going on Elegant Porn Studios The (but that's as far as I can see without opening the email & I really don't feel like doing so)

sandra (still laughing as the email is addressed to my committee address, but I'd laugh even more if it was addressed to my personal address)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Nov 17 - 02:37 PM

Today, I received a scamming letter that seemed almost alright. It was supposedly from a fellow retiree asking for money to help deal with an emergency. The email address looked right. Almost everything matched but it felt wrong. I asked her to phone me so I could identify her by voice. She never called but her next email asked for the money to deal with a family medical problem. I asked for contact info on PayPal as well as the patient's name and the doctor's name. The next email asked to have it sent Western Union or Moneygram. Still no phone call.

On a hunch, I called her phone. She told me she had been hacked. I then noticed that the edress was slightly wrong.

It's the Holiday season--the time our guards are somewhat down and scammers get wild.

Contact the credit reporting agencies and put a freeze on your account unless you give them a code which they will supply to allow the use of your information.

Do not open links that look wrong or attachments from people you do not know.

Do not send group mails to everyone in the open; use the Bcc function on your email, not the cc.

Change your password to a stronger code--it's probably due anyway.

Raise your security level. It's probably too low.

Remember--You are the first line of defense against the bad guys.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Nov 17 - 12:48 PM

I have decided to take an "active" approach to a scammer. It will be interesting to see whether anything happens. Here's my trial run:

Re: Blessings   
Reply | ?
Today, 12:35 PM
Birgitte Strange Dardecker (birgitte.strange.dardecker@regionh.dk)

This most surprising, as I was about to send you a gift of $8,000,000. I do, however, need your address and confirmatory information.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:56 AM
To: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Subject: Sv: Blessings

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fra: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Sendt: 23. november 2017 14:20
Til: info@lilianegifts.com
Emne: Blessings
Private donation of 2 Million USD made to you by Mrs. Bettencourt Contact her via this email: lilianecourts@hotmail.com for more info


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 17 - 10:10 AM

singing clothing?

Year ago we had a Director who was a dignified portly gentleman. He was walking along the corridor when he suddenly clicked his ankle bones together & his Christmas socks gave forth with a very tinny version of Jingle Bells ...

He continued walking along in his portly gentleman mode as if nothing had happened.

He was also know to stop if he saw an unattended computer & send himself a rude email! Then call in the disobedient employee who had left classified Govt info open to the unauthorised gaze.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 11:21 AM

One day awhile back I thought I saw a button sticking up on a woman's T-shirt; when I pushed it, she slapped the crap out of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 08:08 AM

Oooh Sandra! A singing T-shirt would be brilliant! Perhaps one presses a little button and one of your songs can be heard through a tiny speaker? This might take off!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 07:57 AM

My folk club keeps getting email from a legit art site admiring our art on our website!

But we are singers & musos ... which of course is high art, but hardly the thing to put on t-shirts, scarves & other items of apparel!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 06:43 AM

Funny thing is, Sandra, I don't have a web site at all :-)

I think some must, Eliza, which makes it sad really.

DtG


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