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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #325 on: February 05, 2021, 02:51:22 pm »
Just had a spam call from 07213 829900. Automated voice from my "internet service provider"
stating that there had been some illegal activity on my account and it will be switched off in 24
hours......... I hung up before the anything else was said.


Normally these things are voice-activated, eg; if you say hello, the automated voice kicks in. If you
don't say anything, after a few seconds you normally hear 'the other person has cleared' message.


I subscribed to the TPS service years ago. ::-)
The call was to my landline. I dialled 1471 just to check.


(I thought about ringing the number, shouting some obsenitives and then blocking it. However,
don't want to bring attention to myself).

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #326 on: February 15, 2021, 10:01:39 am »
This

Microsoft account
Security alert
We think that someone else might have accessed the Microsoft account *******@yahoo.co.uk. When this happens, we require you to verify your identity with a security challenge and then change your password the next time you sign in.
If someone else has access to your account, they have your password and might be trying to access your personal information or send junk email.
If you haven't already recovered your account, we can help you do it now.
Recover account

Very slick, with Microsoft colour schemes &logo in the original email

A

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #327 on: February 15, 2021, 02:15:00 pm »
Not sure TPS covers mobiles.  We use an active call blocker - the BT Call Guardian (built into the phone). Don't get spam calls as a result. Not blocked anything important in the last 5 years.
We use the service which BT built theirs on (AFAIR) Trucall - which is a box that sits between the socket and the phone, with a Web portal to see who called.
Our spam calls dropped off dramatically once we started screening calls, and now the landline gets maybe one a month.
Mobile spam is a whole different problem, for which only megatons of deth is the answer.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #328 on: February 17, 2021, 02:14:32 pm »
Dear Scammers

I'd take your laughable “warning” about ceasing to process e-mail with attachments a bit more seriously* if you learned how to spell.  Unless “Email Amin” is Idi's younger brother.

kthxbai

* but still not seriously enough to be fooled by it
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #329 on: February 17, 2021, 05:43:08 pm »
I had a good Faceache one yesterday. I young lady wishing to make my acquaintance. Would have been a little more believable if 'she' wasn't called Kenneth.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #330 on: February 17, 2021, 06:30:48 pm »
Has anyone in the course of human history ever been taken in by the "send me bitcoin or I'll send the video to all your contacts" scam ?

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #331 on: February 18, 2021, 12:03:16 pm »
As much as I warn her about it, Mrs M will sign up for free ebook mailings. Guess what?
Yes, she's now getting a mountain of spam originating from one of her 'special offers'  :facepalm:
Her address appears to have been passed from mailing list to mailing list, so they are currently multiplying.
These are bypassing the GMail spam filters despite being in a very typical format with predictable wording. GMail has a lot of filtering options, so I've set up multiple filters that seem to be catching most of them - with these, and the 'Report Spam' (not & unsubscribe) hopefully we'll quell the deluge.
Maybe, just maybe, she's learned her lesson from my grumpy face.  ???
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #332 on: February 21, 2021, 01:23:12 pm »
Via Zwift I was asked to complete a survey, a very simple one!

Having completed the very simple survey I was told I might win a prize, an iPhone 11, and was given an array of nine gift-wrapped boxes to open and three goes to pick the right one. Of course I picked the right one and was then asked to pay a token £1 to be sent my gift, paying with a Visa card.

The https website had a little padlock and claimed to be properly encrypted with shield and ticky things.  It was called mynewphone247.com.

Sadly I could not bring myself to part with my £1 so in all likelihood have lost the chance to win a new iPhone :'(   Such suspicious times!
Sic transit and all that..

tonycollinet

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #333 on: February 22, 2021, 08:35:52 am »
Has anyone in the course of human history ever been taken in by the "send me bitcoin or I'll send the video to all your contacts" scam ?

Had someone on an apple forum yesterday who I had to tell quite forcefully "they don't have a video - don't click - don't pay"

The problem with that one is for anyone who sees even a hint of risk that they really have been filmed doing whatever it is they've been doing, the consequences are horrible. A particularly vicious scam.

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #334 on: February 22, 2021, 08:38:04 am »
As much as I warn her about it, Mrs M will sign up for free ebook mailings. Guess what?
Yes, she's now getting a mountain of spam originating from one of her 'special offers'  :facepalm:
Her address appears to have been passed from mailing list to mailing list, so they are currently multiplying.
These are bypassing the GMail spam filters despite being in a very typical format with predictable wording. GMail has a lot of filtering options, so I've set up multiple filters that seem to be catching most of them - with these, and the 'Report Spam' (not & unsubscribe) hopefully we'll quell the deluge.
Maybe, just maybe, she's learned her lesson from my grumpy face.  ???

Set her up with a burner email address for such things. Something like attractSpamHere@gmail.com

Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #335 on: February 22, 2021, 07:11:54 pm »
Two in two days to my wife’s phone, voicemails threatening arrest for tax irregularities one day, NI the next.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #336 on: February 22, 2021, 07:44:51 pm »
Phone rang the other day. Automated voice telling me it was UK Power Networks informing me of an "unplanned powercut" coming up and to press 1 for more details. Aye right, do you think I'm stupid? Ignore it and hang up.

 15 minutes later,out go the lights.

Ah.
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #337 on: February 22, 2021, 08:01:29 pm »
Call on my mobile today. 3 seconds of silence which is the usual give away, but I don't hang up immediately these days.  Anyone else with a 96 year old mother will understand this.
"This is a call from Her Majesty (sic) Revenue and Customs......."

Click.

I used to play with them, but I just can't be bottomed these days.
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #338 on: February 22, 2021, 08:28:48 pm »
Phone rang the other day. Automated voice telling me it was UK Power Networks informing me of an "unplanned powercut" coming up and to press 1 for more details. Aye right, do you think I'm stupid? Ignore it and hang up.

 15 minutes later,out go the lights.

Ah.
Choice.
I'm not really laughing.
Honest.

lou boutin

  • Les chaussures sont ma vie.
Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #339 on: February 22, 2021, 08:42:56 pm »
Whilst on Facebook today, I came across a Robbie Williams live stream.  Apparently, he was giving £5000 to the first 100 people who correctly gave the number in a circle. I typed in the number and was told that I was a winner and invited to join a site and enter my credit card details so that they could forward my winnings. Click delete!

Mr Larrington

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #340 on: February 23, 2021, 04:24:05 pm »
From:
MEG <richardkempton@momentumenergygroup.org>
Subject:
Re: Hello
Quote
Hello

We still havent received a response from you as to our last conversation.

Kindly revert back to me so we can proceed.

Kind regards

Mr Richard Kempton
Executive Vice President
Momentum Energy Group

Dear Mr Kempton

As I was never Mr Richard Kempton in the first place it's difficult to know how to proceed in reverting back to you.  Any advice on how to proceed will be most welcome*.

Your in sport

The BEAR

pp. Mr Larrington

* Lie
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #341 on: February 23, 2021, 05:41:30 pm »
Revert back to what? To a frog? Or do they mean reply?

Salvatore

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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #342 on: Yesterday at 09:03:38 am »
"Royal Mail: Your parcel is awaiting delivery. Please pay the £1.99 settlement to avoid your parcel being returned to sender: https://pay-royalmail.com"
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #343 on: Yesterday at 09:22:35 am »
Dear large vendor of computer information, how about, if you discover an issue with someone's password, you don't tell them about this by sending them an email with a link to click to fix it?

(It's genuine, but really, you can't expect people not to click these links except when you want them to.)
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Re: Today's SPAM
« Reply #344 on: Yesterday at 11:33:41 am »
Just had a spam call from 07213 829900. Automated voice from my "internet service provider"
stating that there had been some illegal activity on my account and it will be switched off in 24
hours......... I hung up before the anything else was said.


Normally these things are voice-activated, eg; if you say hello, the automated voice kicks in. If you
don't say anything, after a few seconds you normally hear 'the other person has cleared' message.


I subscribed to the TPS service years ago. ::-)

Last Thursday had two within 15 minutes on the landline.  This means we've now received four calls on the landline, the other two were from the NHS, one of them few days earlier, both for Mrs A.  Mrs A also had two dodgy calls on her mobile shortly after her vaccination, the only such she has ever had. 
Sic transit and all that..