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Mr Larrington

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #300 on: December 03, 2020, 10:21:14 am »
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Tax Refund Notification
Due to on-going Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance and support for businesses, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund. Please submit the tax refund request and have your tax refund sent to your bank account in due time.
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Note : For Security reason we will record (IP Address, Time and Date) Delibrate Wrong input or flooding with be criminally pursued.
Best regards,
HM Revenue & Customs

Spot the Delibrate speeeling misteak.

Seems legit.  Time for Margret to sign up?
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #301 on: December 15, 2020, 06:37:36 pm »


Anyone else noticed a big spike in quantity of spam in the last 24 hours or so ?

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #302 on: December 15, 2020, 06:52:50 pm »
I had a new-to-me one yesterday, a spam text with the message “Here is your Shop Pay one time code”.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #303 on: December 25, 2020, 06:06:03 pm »
The "anti-virus" phishing ones are still coming thick and fast into Lt. Col. Larrington (retd.)'s inbox.  Do they really think people will see a subject line:

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for-your°°safty_check_that
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you_are_out_our_protection from{12/25/2020},please_check_your_subscription°soon°possible°

and think "Blimey, yes, the product I have no recollection of buying must be about to expire!" rather than "Jesus, these fuckers are growing thicker by the hour!"
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #304 on: December 25, 2020, 06:45:19 pm »


Anyone else noticed a big spike in quantity of spam in the last 24 hours or so ?

J

I don’t get any

Socks

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #305 on: December 25, 2020, 07:02:02 pm »
Haven't noticed any on our accounts.  Although I did buy a large tin of Spam in case of supply disruptions in the New Year.

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #306 on: December 26, 2020, 07:37:35 am »
I have no Apple products, so any spam relating to the company are easy to spot.

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #307 on: December 26, 2020, 10:46:51 am »
The "anti-virus" phishing ones are still coming thick and fast into Lt. Col. Larrington (retd.)'s inbox.  Do they really think people will see a subject line:

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for-your°°safty_check_that
or
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you_are_out_our_protection from{12/25/2020},please_check_your_subscription°soon°possible°

and think "Blimey, yes, the product I have no recollection of buying must be about to expire!" rather than "Jesus, these fuckers are growing thicker by the hour!"

I know a few people in the first category.  Not necessarily idiots, but rather elderly people who rely on GrandSon* to set up everything on their computer.

A

*: There is no intention of gender discrimination in my  comment, but until now, I have yet to see GrandDaughter tinkering with GrandMa's computer.

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #308 on: December 27, 2020, 11:52:33 pm »
There is a train of thought that some spam is deliberately poorly phrased and spelt; that way, the only responses they get will be from those who are less on the ball, and likely easier marks for repeated scamming.

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #309 on: December 28, 2020, 07:55:36 am »
There is a train of thought that some spam is deliberately poorly phrased and spelt; that way, the only responses they get will be from those who are less on the ball, and likely easier marks for repeated scamming.

Subject lines are often mis-spelt so that they can bypass spam traps and inbox rules.

Another trend that appears to be on the increase, though it's been around for a while, is for Subject headers to be encoded so that a mail client can't test them.

For example: Subject: =?utf-8?B?8J2XpHVpY2tlbiDwnZefb2FucyBJcyBIZXJlIFRvIEhlbHAgSG9tZW93bmVycyBUYWtlIEFkdmFudGFnZSBPZiBOZWFyIEhpc3RvcmljIPCdl59vdyBSYXRlcw==?=



Mr Larrington

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #310 on: December 31, 2020, 12:02:48 pm »
There is a train of thought that some spam is deliberately poorly phrased and spelt; that way, the only responses they get will be from those who are less on the ball, and likely easier marks for repeated scamming.

Subject lines are often mis-spelt so that they can bypass spam traps and inbox rules.

Another trend that appears to be on the increase, though it's been around for a while, is for Subject headers to be encoded so that a mail client can't test them.

For example: Subject: =?utf-8?B?8J2XpHVpY2tlbiDwnZefb2FucyBJcyBIZXJlIFRvIEhlbHAgSG9tZW93bmVycyBUYWtlIEFkdmFudGFnZSBPZiBOZWFyIEhpc3RvcmljIPCdl59vdyBSYXRlcw==?=

Yes, been getting a sudden increase in them.  Filtering on "UTF-8" seems to fix it, since no-once who's going to e-mail me legitimately is likely to put that in the subject ;D
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Salvatore

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #311 on: December 31, 2020, 04:58:48 pm »
Nearly all of the emails which find their way to my spam folder are in German. e.g. 10 out of the 12 which I've just deleted.
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #312 on: December 31, 2020, 06:10:17 pm »
No, “Frank”, putting a Hotmail address in the body of your e-mail will not help convince people your offer of a share of $15 million is kosher if the “From” address is twat at gmail dot com.
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #313 on: December 31, 2020, 06:23:12 pm »
There is a train of thought that some spam is deliberately poorly phrased and spelt; that way, the only responses they get will be from those who are less on the ball, and likely easier marks for repeated scamming.

Subject lines are often mis-spelt so that they can bypass spam traps and inbox rules.

Another trend that appears to be on the increase, though it's been around for a while, is for Subject headers to be encoded so that a mail client can't test them.

For example: Subject: =?utf-8?B?8J2XpHVpY2tlbiDwnZefb2FucyBJcyBIZXJlIFRvIEhlbHAgSG9tZW93bmVycyBUYWtlIEFkdmFudGFnZSBPZiBOZWFyIEhpc3RvcmljIPCdl59vdyBSYXRlcw==?=

Yes, been getting a sudden increase in them.  Filtering on "UTF-8" seems to fix it, since no-once who's going to e-mail me legitimately is likely to put that in the subject ;D

I'm envious.  Sadly my email client decodes the header before it lets the rules run, so the "UTF-8" has gone by then.  :(

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #314 on: January 11, 2021, 05:51:06 pm »
Funeral~Plan~Today.

Fuck off.

Any other Gmail users noticing a large increase in the amount of spam - albeit already filtered into Junk?


MikeFromLFE

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #315 on: January 11, 2021, 06:01:03 pm »

Any other Gmail users noticing a large increase in the amount of spam - albeit already filtered into Junk?
Mine is running around a dozen a day. No increase noted.
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #316 on: January 11, 2021, 07:42:00 pm »
Not a gmail user, but I’m getting at least 1 a day from gmail accounts into my work email

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #317 on: January 20, 2021, 03:45:14 pm »
Abellio East Anglia Limited, please to be fucking off with your e-mails.  You send them to me.  You address me by my actual name.  You invite me to update my account that I might stop receiving them.  Then you tell me you have NO RECORD OF AN ACCOUNT USING MY E_MAIL ADDRESS ???

Get tae fuck.
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Jaded

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #318 on: January 22, 2021, 08:33:12 pm »
Dear valuable Customer,

Please be aware,  the package with your full name on it, is currently positioned at our stockroom around you.

In order to pick up your shipment personally or even to reschedule the shipment to your location, make sure you download and print out the waybill given in the web link down below along with the guidelines about this delivery:
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