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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:07 pm

majomull wrote:After reading that post, all I could think was "All your base are belong to us!" Not sure what that says about me.


Some one set us up the spam bomb. :lol:

The one thing i like about Yahoo is that they have a spam filter so all that stuff goes into a separate folder. and all i have to do is click empty spam folder and thats it. its not perfect though, so i do give a glance at the folder contents before clicking. occasionally something valid will get dropped in there by mistake. but all in all worth it.

the ones that i see that i do find annoying are the ones that use names of people i know. not because i'm fooled but because its kind of disgusting that they would use, say, my mother's name, to try and scam me.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Penfold » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:52 pm

I got one a little while back from Nat West saying my account would be frozen unless I clicked on the link to provide my account details. This would have been very difficult since I don't have an account with Nat West. :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby MongoGutman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:19 am

I've got a virus infecting IE - if I try to access the Paypal site with IE a little disabling pop up window pops up asking me to confirm my log in/bank details. It doesn't affect Firefox at all.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Quatermass » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:11 am

cheery_j. wrote:
majomull wrote:After reading that post, all I could think was "All your base are belong to us!" Not sure what that says about me.


I guess it means that you need to get out into the fresh air more. ;)


Agreed. :lol:

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Which had an idiot doing the translating.
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Here's a YouTube video that is derived from that that popularised the saying. Warning: some flashing graphics, so be careful.

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Del » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:49 am

Bugger your fake bank/paypal /hotmail emails when you don't even HAVE paypal /bank accounts/hotmail accounts......



I have suddenly been inundated with Viagra offers....

And I have no idea where my pen is....


to write the number down.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:18 am

I had this email this morning claiming to be from the Inland Revenue:

Stinking Scum of a Scammer wrote:After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is £189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the HM Revenue & Customs,

Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
HM Revenue & Customs


Why it's a scam: Lots of reasons - including the fact that HM Customs don't send emails like this. But the killer for me was this line: "If u don't receive your refund". :roll:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:34 am

Gr8
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby raisindot » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:48 pm

Hilarious!

Here's one I got yesterday.


Dear employer,

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informs you, that mistakes were made in your Form 1041 (U.S Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, is used by estates and trusts for tax returns).
You can see correct forms here:

[Deleted--The text in the link was to the IRS web site, but the link itself went to the malware site]

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 409101, Ogden, UT 84409
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:42 am

I got this one today in my Inbox. It's quite clearly a phishing scam, but you might want to warn people who aren't very tech conscious about these things.

The email was titled "Hotmail Password Reset" and seemed to be from "Maintenance Team (ellendouch@hotmail.com)"


Dear MSN and Hotmail Subscriber,




Our records indicate that your account hasn't been updated by our customer care account services as part of our regular account maintenance. Reply to our Customer Care with your personal information. Do this by clicking the reply tab.





* Full Name:

* User name:

* Password:

* Date of Birth:

* Country Or Territory:




This back up is necessary to update and to avoid blocking of your account. If you do not respond to this message with in 24hrs you will lose your account permanently. Thank you for your usual co-operation we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,
Member Service Team
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:43 am

Ellen Douch? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:54 am

Yeah, that's what I thought. :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Dotsie » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:11 am

She sounds like a real.... damn, can't think of the word :think:
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby wicked woman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:19 pm

Dotsie wrote:She sounds like a real.... damn, can't think of the word :think:

:lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby janet » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:53 pm

'Not on your Nelly' by Ellen Highwater

Sadly I only get the kind of letter that says,

".....you still owe £4.28.
Nine out of ten people who are liable for income tax pay it on time.
YOU are currently in the minority who have not paid on time.
YOU are the scum of the planet.
If we have to we will send some really tough and nasty types who will take away your stuff and sell it to pay for this outrageous debt.
You will be disgraced and unable to show your face in your community ever again.
Your neighbours will laugh at you and point at you in the street.
Everyone will hate and deride you for ever more until the day you depart this mortal coil.
They will then transfer their hatred to the remaining members of your family.

If you have made a payment in the last few days, please disregard this letter.

Yours sincerely...........
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:38 pm

Do you write the letters I get from HMRC Janet :shock:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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