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Old 02-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #16
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I also never click on ANY link in an E-mail
I go to the web-site myself if ti is a legitimate site that I use
Many people create a single page that is "part" of a legitimate web-site. So when you click their link it takes you to their page. Click any other link & it shows the legitimate site

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For the longest time I wasn't getting any junk emails. Now I'm getting a couple very nasty ones every day. I don't open any of them, but it's just annoying.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:25 PM   #18
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A great resource, not only for checking out the scams, but also for checking out the "be on the lookout" warnings that get mass mailed to everyone and their dog by well meaning friends is snopes.com. It's also great to check out those "It happened to a friend of a friend... really!" stories.
You're right about snopes.com. I've checked for things on there before, but I never seem to remember it when I see warnings about scams.

My son-in-law got a 4 page chain letter in the mail last week giving him the 'opportunity' to make up to $800,000 in a couple weeks.

A day later, I got one with a scratch-off lottery ticket in it. I'm suppose to send out two lottery tickets. An odd one I got several years ago said I had to buy X# of dish towels and send them to all the names on the list . I thought it was a joke, but it wasn't.
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If all of you will send me $19.99 and have five friends and five of their friends do the same, I will e-mail each of you instructions from my new home in Costa Rica on how to never get scammed on the computer again! (preview: it may read something along the line of "turn off your computer and never turn it on again")
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I've never fallen for a e-mail scam, although I have received quite a few.

A few years ago there was a scam going that almost caught us. It told people to to check their computer for a certain file. If you found the file it was a virus and you need to delete it right away. DH got the email. It wasn't a virus, it was a joke and the file specified was just a seldom used file in Windows.
Ya - The Teddy Bear virus
My sister decided to send that note to everyone that she knew
I returned the E-mail to "ALL" & blasted her for being an idiot & spreading a false virus warning
She was NOT happy that all of her friends, co-workers etc received the e-mail. I also mentioned that a friend had sent me an E-mail that car glass causes cancer & she should go out & smash the windows out in her car

But it was the last time she forwarded a warning of a virus without 2x checking 1st. Or at least the last time I was included in the warning
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Ya - The Teddy Bear virus
My sister decided to send that note to everyone that she knew
I returned the E-mail to "ALL" & blasted her for being an idiot & spreading a false virus warning
She was NOT happy that all of her friends, co-workers etc received the e-mail. I also mentioned that a friend had sent me an E-mail that car glass causes cancer & she should go out & smash the windows out in her car

But it was the last time she forwarded a warning of a virus without 2x checking 1st. Or at least the last time I was included in the warning

Yep, I did the same thing to my sister in law not long ago about some fake email. It does work wonders for cutting down on the junk/chain email.
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I also mentioned that a friend had sent me an E-mail that car glass causes cancer & she should go out & smash the windows out in her car
.............that's what brother's are for.

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