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Old 08-19-2019, 10:50 PM   #286
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And the following is another instance of messages I have been receiving.
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.

...

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.
The thing is that I do not have a camera attached to my system. Also, I have received many of these threats in the past few months and as I expected, nothing has happened. I have just ignored the messages. This person has probably profited very well from vulnerable people.

Write them back and tell them you know it's a scam.....because you sit on the right hand side....
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Write them back and tell them you know it's a scam.....because you sit on the right hand side....
I think it is a big mistake to reply to scams. The best that can happen is that they sell your email address for more money because they know there is someone at the other end that reads the messages. What is likely to happen is that they take you as a challenge and make a special effort to attack. Replying would provide emotional gratification to the person replying but is likely to backfire.
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I think it is a big mistake to reply to scams. The best that can happen is that they sell your email address for more money because they know there is someone at the other end that reads the messages. What is likely to happen is that they take you as a challenge and make a special effort to attack. Replying would provide emotional gratification to the person replying but is likely to backfire.
I was kidding........
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:16 PM   #289
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The following is one I received this morning that fooled me for a while. It claimed to be from GoDaddy, so it is probably being sent to all GoDaddy customers. The notate your account that the necessary documentation to substantiate your account has been received part should have made me suspicious but when I hovered over the button (Update Now was a button), the link made it obvious it was not valid.



Order verification request*Dear Customer,

We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.

Update Now

Upon receipt and verification, we will notate your account that the necessary documentation to substantiate your account has been received. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,
GoDaddy Verification Office
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:19 PM   #290
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The scammers are no longer just collecting our phone numbers, but they are dam near going 007 agent on we victims, of their handiwork.

My true case in point follows...

Last year I had to get a new doctor. While doing so, the doctors office data entry person takes all my pertinent information. I also hand her my two inch stack of the copies of my medical records, they want on file. I have a burner cell phone and I gave her my burner cell phone number, as my contact number.

Within 3 hours after leaving the doctors office, my cell phone rings. I just instinctively answer it as no one but my wife calls me on it.

I listen as a recorded real person's voice message states, " Hello, this is Doctor XXX in Bowling Green, Ky. I specialize in xxx professional services to help keep you and your family well. Please call my office at 1-888-xxx-xxxx at your leisure, to make your appointment with me. I look forward to seeing you and please have a good and safe day. Good Bye ".

WTH ? A doctor making personal calls to burner phones now, to drum up work ? How did this scammer get my burner cell number within 3 hours from my new doctors office ? Creepy stuff it is I tell ya, .....
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Yesterday, I received 3 calls from different #s, all were a recording from " Social Security", telling me that my # had been compromised, and I was to call " officer Monica (I forget the name), And get this straightened out.

At ###-###-####.

All they got from me was one word "BULLS#!T".

And a hang up.

3 times in one day, from 3 different ID #s.

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WTH ? A doctor making personal calls to burner phones now, to drum up work ? How did this scammer get my burner cell number within 3 hours from my new doctors office ? Creepy stuff it is I tell ya, .....
Yes creepy. Let us assume your doctor did nothing intentionally. They might have been hacked. I think I would have reported it to the doctor (the staff). I do not know if it can be reported to the FBI but if the doctor's staff did not take it seriously then hopefully the FBI would have.
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The scammers are no longer just collecting our phone numbers, but they are dam near going 007 agent on we victims, of their handiwork.

My true case in point follows...

Last year I had to get a new doctor. While doing so, the doctors office data entry person takes all my pertinent information. I also hand her my two inch stack of the copies of my medical records, they want on file. I have a burner cell phone and I gave her my burner cell phone number, as my contact number.

Within 3 hours after leaving the doctors office, my cell phone rings. I just instinctively answer it as no one but my wife calls me on it.

I listen as a recorded real person's voice message states, " Hello, this is Doctor XXX in Bowling Green, Ky. I specialize in xxx professional services to help keep you and your family well. Please call my office at 1-888-xxx-xxxx at your leisure, to make your appointment with me. I look forward to seeing you and please have a good and safe day. Good Bye ".

WTH ? A doctor making personal calls to burner phones now, to drum up work ? How did this scammer get my burner cell number within 3 hours from my new doctors office ? Creepy stuff it is I tell ya, .....

It could just be a coincidence. Most of the scam callers are robocalls and randomly dial phone numbers, they don't always work off a list of known working numbers.


I switched cable/internet service and the package came with a telephone service - not needed but deleting it would have saved nothing. I didn't connect a phone to the cable modem but the caller ID automatically displays on any TV screen. I've noticed calls from Social Security, Local Sheriff, CVS, and a variety of calls from "Insert local town name here," "Wireless caller," "Sweepstakes notification..."



What I need to do is find out where the lowest income area code in the US is and change my number to that.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:28 PM   #294
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I have been receiving calls lately, telling me that " Due to fraud on my SS account, it will be closed, unless I hold for the next agent to help me through correcting the fraud.

I hang up.

Then there are many others but I forget what they are about, all from random # and areas.

All of Y'ALL, be careful and be sure that you are actually talking to real offers.


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SMS from banks or Interac.ca about refund a refund. The link leads you to a site that looks like the bank or Interac.ca website.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:25 AM   #296
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Yesterday, I received 3 calls from the same #, all with the same message.

This is your computer calling, and you will be charged $$, if you don't call this 900 #, and have them reversed.

I'm not dumb, 900# are a cheat in the first place, at $10.00+ per minute.

Not this young/old man.

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Ring Ring: Telephone rings.

ID has a 800 #

I answer, I don't think so.

Recording says: We are a refund company, trying to reach you to refund your service charge.

We are closing the company, and you paid us $299.99 last year for Computer Support services, and we want to refund this.

Call us back at this #, to start the refund.

I hung up, and will not call back.

First I did not pay anyone for Computer Support.

Second , those are usually a yearly subscription service, so anything paid for last year , has expired.

Third, the did not say WHO they are.

I may be old, but still not senile enough to fall for these scams.

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Other side of the coin.....

Many years ago, I got a call from a consumer research company, offering me $200 cash for about 1 hours attendance at a car track in eastern Denver.

Curiosity got me as to what I thought was a scam....

So I went....

Well, I got to drive (with an attendent in the car with me) a Jag, a big Mercedes, a BMW, and an Audi around the race track at any "reasonable speed" and give them feedback as I drove.

Then afterwords they had us all in an informal discussion of the cars. They would not divulge the nature of their inquiry.

Then gave us all $200.

He11, I would have paid them....

(I hung around afterwords, and a fellow did divulge to me that it was Audi research on their new model 5000.)


But on another scam that we and two friends knew was a scam, but we thought it would be fun to see how it works. Promised us a free cruise for attendance.

Mike and I were joking around as we walked in apparently near some of the presenters having a cigaret outside the hotel.

Well, they nicely ushured us aside at the sign up desk, took us into a separate room, and gave us the promised certificate to book a cruise within a year at some Florida supplier of this vacation cruise scam.

The girl was actually very nice, and advised us of the tricks that the cruise offer used to avoid any subsequent issuance.

But, they did not want to either waste their time with us, or have us talking and discouraging any of their other attendees.
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A link to good information.


https://www.rd.com/advice/saving-mon...nknown-number/



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Sort of a minor (but maybe clever) scam, I just ran into.

Put a car up for sale on Craigs List a few weeks ago.

Got an immediate response in mail, from a gal who was interested and asked a few questions that I had already answered in my posting....then she wanted a car report on it...and "suggested " several reporting companies (not car facts).

Looked at closely, her mail was a standard script with a "your _____" where she did not even bother putting in my truck "F150".

I sent her the vin number and said she could pull one and I'd pay for it if it reported anything negative or if she bought the car. She came back arguing with me that I should get it.

Then the next morning, I got virtually the same thing from a guy.

Basically, they were working for the car reporting company and would pounce on a new listing under the guise they were a interested buyer, to induce me to buy their suggested car reporting. Probably a crappy car report service.

I reported/turned them into CraigsList
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