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BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria

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Sandra in Sydney 02 Jul 20 - 01:06 AM
Rapparee 01 Jul 20 - 09:32 PM
MikeL2 01 Jul 20 - 06:25 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Jul 20 - 06:01 AM
Steve Shaw 30 Jun 20 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 09:39 PM



Hello,

My name is Anna-Lill Johansson from UK. I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what I have left to you. I am 67 years old, diagnosed of terminal cancer from all indications it's quite obvious that I won't live more than few weeks according to my doctor. I wish to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. I have decided to WILL/donate the sum of £10,350,000.00 Pounds sterling’s to you for the good work of the lord, and to help less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. Upon receipt of your email, i will provide you details and present your name to my bank to facilitate the funds disbursement to you.

God Bless you
Anna-Lill Johansson


There are some internal clues that this isn't what it purports to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 04:47 PM

There's a scam going round purporting to be from Amazon. It appears in ones e mail and says you have paid twice (due to an error) for your last purchase with Amazon. Please provide your bank details (ha ha) and the amount will be refunded.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 01:06 AM

well done, rap, it's not worth the risk, besides if you were rich & posh you'd be unlikely to want to stay here & we'd miss you


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 09:32 PM

I got one today from the UK (supposedly). £10,350,000.00. I'd probably become terribly terribly posh and vain with that sort of money and perhaps even get into politics. So I deleted her post.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MikeL2
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 06:25 AM

hi Steve

Luckily we have a good bank and they have given us some very helpful advice.

They had blocked the attempts to get money out. Much in the way you advise. My wife knows not to listen to anything and just puts the phone down.

Thanks for you advice.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 06:01 AM

today the club received one with subject "Domestic & International Shipping" saying they checked out our company on google sydney & they were very impressed we have a great rating of 5 on Googl ...

dunno what tho, as the screen was at its widest & I'd have had to open the spam to see any more.

Alas, I'll never know what impressed them


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 07:50 PM

Don't believe a damn thing you get in emails and texts, and never click on links or follow any "advice" given. Go on to the bank's website and look for the customer services number, or fraud reporting number. Then just tell THEM all about it. You shouldn't give the bank any excuse to say that you've been careless or negligent. Then, if the worst comes to the worst, your money is safe, at least, if you're in the UK!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MikeL2
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 02:47 PM

hi Steve

This Week wee had a very similar situation.A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank   

They were asking for a large amount of money. They said it was for Amazon uk. And she was to press button one etc. Same thing A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank,
Our bank was about to call us as they had fefused to cash the request already.


Cheers

Mike



A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 09:33 AM

This morning, someone who had somehow obtained my credit card details tried to buy a used car for £4000 with it. I was bombarded with phone calls and texts telling me to ring this number/press this, that or the other button to reply, which may have been genuinely from Tesco Bank but I wasn't sure. Tesco Bank, in their infinite wisdom, spotted that I've never made transactions of anything like that amount and declined it. At the same time, probably the same person tried to use the card to pay their £11.99 Netflix sub! Anyway, cards cut up and new ones on the way. The moral is to not reply to anything but to go on to the bank's website to find the genuine number you need to report fraud. The Tesco fraud bloke was somewhat amused to hear that I'd planned to go all the way from Bude to Bromsgrove just to buy a cheapie used car...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 01:10 PM

Lady Hillary still has not received her $1200 from the feds.

I find that growling "Who are you and what do you want?" is quite satisfactory for unidentified callers. If they are real people, they tend to apologize before continuing. Robo call recordings don't care.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 06:43 AM

My guess is that "Matthew" would explain something about a refund from the government scheme, and ask for bank details along with security details so that he could "arrange for the payment to be made". There must be hundreds of people who did use the scheme and may fall for it. Should we create more widespread publicity about it - the BBC perhaps?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 06:33 AM

Jos: Today I had a call I might easily have fallen for. The caller said "This is Matthew calling back in regard to the government-funded insulation - lagging you've had installed up in your loft area?" [presumably a question as the intonation went up at the end]. The accent sounded like south-east England, maybe someone who grew up on a London overspill estate. It was totally convincing apart from the fact that my loft insulation has been there for about 40 years and has no connection with any government scheme.

I had exactly the same call on the same day, also from Matthew. Never found out how he was trying to scam me, because I just said "no you're not" and put the phone down.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 11:43 AM

Yesterday I got real snail letters from Nancy Pelosi and another letter from Barak Obama. I haven't opened them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 09:25 AM

It's hard to believe that anyone would respond to those letters - they've been around since before the internet. I used to get them in the post. But then I remember the case of the old man who believed that his own bank notes with their specific serial numbers would come out of whichever cash machine he used.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Anne Lister
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 08:33 AM

Today I had the classic Letter, addressing me as Dearly Beloved Blessed etc, and the writer had been brought up in a "motherless baby household". All I was supposed to do was open the attachments. I didn't, of course. But is it comforting to think this stuff is still going around? Or going around again?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 05:42 PM

Do you know, I think this lockdown has brought all the 'rats' out of their holes! Today our village Facebook warned us all of two dodgy men going round the villages knocking on doors and offering to do rough garden work (cutting hedges etc). But they are wanted by the Police for stealing money from houses where they are offered work.
I had a phone call last year about loft insulation 'on a government grant' which was a load of rubbish. I merely gave the chap a stream of rude Malinke (which my husband unfortunately taught me hee hee) and he hung up.
I worry though about vulnerable old folk who might be taken in by these
nasty thieves.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 03:23 PM

Today I had a call I might easily have fallen for. The caller said "This is Matthew calling back in regard to the government-funded insulation - lagging you've had installed up in your loft area?" [presumably a question as the intonation went up at the end]. The accent sounded like south-east England, maybe someone who grew up on a London overspill estate. It was totally convincing apart from the fact that my loft insulation has been there for about 40 years and has no connection with any government scheme.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 03:14 PM

While not as amusing as Sandra in Sydney's email or as enticing as the hot/sexy Russian/Asian ladies, a report in my local paper is hard to believe. A couple of scammers had been prosecuted for trying to defraud an elderly man by telling him that the bank notes in his bank account had been switched for fake ones and he must withdraw the money and give the caller the serial numbers, and that a courier would then come to collect them. Fortunately a neighbour prevented him from giving away his money, but would anyone really believe that the money in a bank account was made up of actual identifiable notes?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 02:24 PM

Would you believe it? Having just posted that I'm worried about my Hot Russian Ladies, I've just seen a spam thing offering 'Sexy Asian Ladies'!! I wonder if these people read Mudcat? And why can't I be offered some Hot Russian or Asian MEN eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 04:22 AM

I'm really worried about my Hot Russian Ladies. Haven't heard from them in ages. I do hope they haven't succumbed to the virus!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 01:06 AM

Donuel, Little David was small, but oh my . . .
With his little stone he smote Goliath
Until he laid down and dieth.
Just because something is small does not mean it can't harm you.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jun 20 - 10:33 PM

email comes from a (house) paint company in the UK, from their no-reply address!
subject - Account with (company name) message Dear Dr Adult dating Native American online, then an address which includes sexdatingirls

best I've seen for a while


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 18 May 20 - 08:40 AM

Do you mean Cohen or his business lawyer?

The hugest SCAM
We are arriving at 100,000 deaths a month early on June 1st.
Thats a third of all the corona deaths in the world.
WHY?
By Presidential order 29 states are reopening and no mask is a symbol of bravery and Freedom. The CDC has been cut and fired into oblivion.
The WHO had been defunded by the USA.
The pandemic has been declared a hoax and now its all Obama's fault.
Fox news says take the RED pill like in the Matrix and that the only problem we have is a lockdown by Democrats.

When a virus has an R value of 3 and a third of the country exposes themselves, the rates can only climb. People believe they are bigger than a virus and they would be foolishly RIGHT.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 17 May 20 - 06:36 PM

Apparently someone got into Trump's attorney's confidential files and is offering to ransom the embarrassing info for 42 million bux.

Several times in the past week I have received emails indicating that I have sent emails to people I have never heard of. On one occasion, one of the people, when I said it wasn't me, replied that I should go fornicate myself as he had my email so it had to be me. I gently explained, again, that obviously someone had stolen my edress and was using it to spread malware. No further response.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 16 May 20 - 09:56 AM

The clear and present danger right now is ransomware of business and lawfirms.
Often the hacker is a Russain government hacker by day and a criminal at night.
As I write a lawfirm of A list celebrities is deciding to pay to keep client info off the web.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: leeneia
Date: 14 May 20 - 03:50 PM

I tried watching that for a while, E, but I couldn't stand it. The guy irritated me so - the hair in his eyes, the overly-big glasses that aren't in the right place, and the beat-up clothes. He's trying to project "neglected child."

In contrast to that, the rapid-fire, half-mumbled posh accent is particularly out of place.

He almost has me rooting for the con man.
===================
Something similar happened on YouTube. A video showed a policeman finding and tenderly gathering up a three-year-old girl sitting alone is a cold and empty parking lot. Her mother had left her alone in a running car, and a thief had hopped in and driven off. When he realized there was a toddler in the back of the car, he left her in the safest place nearby.

All the comments on this video expressed sympathy for the thief because the mother, like this James Veitch, was technically the good guy but was so irritating.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 14 May 20 - 02:27 PM

Here's a really good YouTube TED Talk on corresponding with an on line scammer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ&feature=youtu.be


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Apr 20 - 09:51 PM

One morning recently I was woken by an American robot at 8.45 either telling me I had won $300 or needed to pay her $300 ... zzzz

Over the past few years we have received calls from Nicole from the NBN - National Broadband network - which is replacing/has replaced our broadband services across the country. I've even had 2 calls from her since I switched!

someone played the game & pressed button 1 to talk to a technician
I like Nicole, but I am worried for her, she never sounds happy when she calls. I press 1 to talk to a technician, because I am worried about Nicole's mental state, I'm pretty sure 99% of the people she calls hang up on her, but not me, I want to know she's OK. The technicians never let me speak to her either, which now, is making me wonder if they have her in some sort of hostage situation as she sounds Australian and has no foreign accent so she draws you in thinking it's not a scammer calling you, I mean Dave, one of the technicians has a strong Indian accent, so that sets my scam alert alarm off, but not Nicole.......poor Nicole.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: JHW
Date: 24 Apr 20 - 04:10 PM

A robot rang me this morning. Said 'we need to validate a £600 transaction on your Debit card'. I don't talk tp robots.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Apr 20 - 11:53 AM

wow! a lifetime supply!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 10:59 PM

I just got one of the funniest scam emails I have seen. Supposedly from Charmin [a brand of toilet paper] telling me I had won a lifetime supply of paper goods. It was so ridiculous I almost replied.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 03:59 AM

does that mean you don't need to pay tax?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 07:55 PM

I have recently been receiving calls telling me that because of suspicious activity my Social Security account is being closed. I guess that means I'm dead--at least to the US government.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 03:34 AM

in today's world of covid19 & subsequent cancellations of many festivals, concerts etc. it's good to get a laugh

FROM Dwain Stevenson Fin.
SUBJECT Mr Goodner Grouser Legitimate and reliable loan lender from Dwain Stevenson Financial Investment ... wants to lend me money, but as he sends from a Russian email address, I am suspicious.

and laughing


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 06:15 PM

best laugh I've had for a while

An email from Mr. William R. Christ, tho it is apparently from Elana in Russia.

Subject - FORM UNITED NATIONS OFFICER!!! !!! !!

(8 exclamation marks! but I'll only use one) & the only part of the subject I can read without opening it is -

ATTN: Beneficiary, The United National Security Council, hereby receives your payment with reference number.#UNO/MAV

is is tempting to peek & see why they believe I have paid them, & what they want me to do, but ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 03:10 PM

Here's someone who made a hobby of replying to a scammer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 08:31 PM

& you haven't transferred your $100???


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 01:37 PM

Got a goiod one today, titled "Bank of America Corporate Office":

Bank Of America
Wed 9/25/2019 3:03 PM
Bank of America Corporate Office
Headquarters 100 N Tryon St Charlotte, N.C 28255
United States of America.


We the board of directors foreign operation department of Bank of America has taken this liberty to confirm the approved fund value sum of $4million United States Dollars only approved in your favor as your inheritance fund , In view of the determination and commitment of United Nation and World Bank Government to Ensure that every outstanding contract/inheritance debts are settled, But to our greatest dismay, despite all the effort made last year by past Government to ensure that most beneficiary receive their payment, record still show that a lot of Contractors/inheritance beneficiaries did not receive their payment due To their inability to settle some outstanding up-front obligation to the Federal Government

Following United States banking edicts articles of Federal Reserve Bank , the beneficiary must pay the signing fee of $100 in order to complete the fund process. All beneficiary of fund transferring out of Bank of America to various account holder beneficiary must cover the signing fee of $100 been required from our fund verification department here in the Bank .

This charge must be submitted to this bank from any branch of the law and shall give you a legal recognition as the beneficiary owner of this fund and the estate by law of the United States of America to enable the bank transfer this fund to your nominated account in few hours.

Remittance permit has been given by Bank of America creditor department and upon your complies with the payment of the signing fee of $100. We hereby-official states to inform you that as soon as you pay the required signing fee of $100 your fund will be transfer to you.
Best Regard.
Mr. Brian Thomas Moynihan
Chairman and CEO of Bank of America


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Sep 19 - 04:24 AM

the FBI ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION is after me (gulp), tho why are they using julio from Brazil's email address?

well they are actually after the folk club which is small & only charges $10 a head (last concert had 8 attendees) ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Monique
Date: 15 Aug 19 - 11:30 AM

I got this one a couple of times.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Aug 19 - 03:44 AM

best regards, wot a thoughtful correspondent!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 11:35 PM

Here's an interesting one from South Korea:

Fraudsters know your old passwords. Access data must be changed.

Emmeline Mccarthy
Mon 8/12/2019 5:59 AM
Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 3EvPG7C5vfpAnXvBfvNKTjb5vtQ4kmZhjh

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Mar 19 - 06:00 AM

today's best spam's has the subject - I BRING YOU CALVARY GREETINGS FROM MRS SAZAN BONI - & she got my details from the Network Power Charitable Trust (wow!!) & a search for this trust found this site

I like this blogger's style

sandra

ps. I don't open spam, just widen my screen to see as much as I can so I don't know what Mrs Suzan is offering me!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 09 Mar 19 - 03:09 AM

Just in case, I have a small piece of elastoplast over the camera on my laptop, with the padded part over the lens so that it is usable when I want it to be, and the sticky parts holding it in place - not that a hacker would be likely to see anything 'pornographic', but they might be treated to the sight of me picking my nose occasionally, and I don't look my best first thing in the morning, if that would be a sufficient threat for a blackmailer to use against me.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: leeneia
Date: 08 Mar 19 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the warning about the porn blackmail, EBarnacle.

I probably shouldn't have done the nude Pilates while drinking champagne. Good thing my computer doesn't have a camera.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 04:20 AM

best spam for a while, especially as it is sent to my folk club!

sender M.L.U.A. (hovering over this address shows it is really, truly a yahoo address) subject Re: Mrs I.U.A.
& I'm addressed as Dear Beloved

dunno where Mrs I.U.A comes from cos I don't open spam, I just widen the window to read as much as I can.


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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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