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Old 04-12-2020, 08:30 PM   #346
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Iím from the government and I am here to help you.
This looks like something that would be in the 'jokes' thread.

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Old 04-13-2020, 11:06 AM   #347
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An email coming from most legitimate entities will have their company domain in them, @fedex.com, @ups.com, @amazon .com etc.. Anything else is likely a phishing scam.
All good, but don't get too paranoid. I've had legitimate mail from companies or organizations whose domain name I didn't recognize. Like some sort of crazy acronym or abbreviation which I didn't "get" until I opened the e-mail and read the full name. Some legitimate companies and organizations use e-mail services like Constant Contact, so you won't see their real domain name at all.

I think by far the most useful thing I do is use an e-mail client (Thunderbird, but there are others) which allows me to open an e-mail without fetching any images or sending any read receipts. This prevents the one-pixel trackers and other techniques from letting the sender know I received it, cuts way down on the bandwidth and time needed to open it, and prevents anything from running maliciously on my computer.

If it's something legitimate, I have the option to open images. But frankly I'd rather just read the text. Usually the image is just marketing anyway. If it's not important enough for the sender to type it out, then I don't really want to read it anyway.
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This looks like something that would be in the 'jokes' thread.

Three greatest lies....

1) Above ^^^^^
2) Checks in the mail
3) I promise I won't .... .. .... ...th.
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Three greatest lies....

1) Above ^^^^^
2) Checks in the mail
3) I promise I won't .... .. .... ...th.

4 greatest lies:


4.) you can keep your insurance and your Doctor!
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5. It's not you, It's me.

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5. It's not you, It's me.

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OK here we go:


6.) You didnt build that business!


Maybe a new post is in order for Great Lies!
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4.) you can keep your insurance and your Doctor!
OK...

5.) "Anyone who wants a test can get one."

(Just trying to be fair here.)
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OK...

5.) "Anyone who wants a test can get one."

(Just trying to be fair here.)

That would be #7, LOL!
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"To receive your $50 COSTCO CASH CARD we need some information from you".
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How about "Whole house carpet install for $99.00"?
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I don't have my name in my email username. When I get an email supposedly from Paypal, Amazon, Chase Bank, etc. that has the name in my username as if they're addressing me personally, I know it's a scam.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:06 AM   #359
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Thanks for this kind of information. I agree with you scamming is a very big issue in these days. This thread is alarming for every user of this forum.
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