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Re: Smells Like Scam
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 03:58:40 am »
Curelom, when you get these do you Add sender to blocked senders list? If you do this to all the unwanted emails, eventually you will filter them out. I now get maybe two a month. I use Office Outlook for my email program. If you are using this program, click on the offensive email, go to the top of the page, click on Actions, put your cursor on Junk Mail, and a menu will appear on the side, click on Add Sender To Blocked Senders List, then click on OK.

About the only thing I am now hit with is gobbly gook emails from amazon-uk-(blank blank). Send them to email prison too. It has now been three weeks since the last one.

Once a week I empty the Junk folder. I don't wait for it to delete the oldest after 30 days. Same with Trash.

With Outlook and my gmail account, blocked emails are bounced back to the originator so it appears like a bad email account. Came principle as telemarketer phone calls. If they reach an answering machine or fax the computerized dial-er will reject the number and that ends the calls.

Lately I have been bombarded with calls from a *Drug Company* telemarketer. Three to four times a day. When I finally answered I told the young man to remove me from their calling list and never call me again. A week went by with no calls, then starting on Monday at 8 AM it started again, but with a different young man. Today, hubby and I were up at 7 AM to get ready for his dental surgery 65 miles away. I had my printer on to print out the directions when the land line rang. Well, it is also our fax line. When I saw it was from Ontario OR, I let the call go through the fax.

The caller ID said the number was 541-XXX-0131, but the fax said the number was 541-XXX-0127. So, I am leaving the printer on over night. Let the little darling call again at 7AM and get my screeching fax.

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Re: Smells Like Scam
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2018, 12:07:13 pm »
Have you seen the James Veitch Ted Talk videos about scam email? I love them: https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email/up-next
Time for a change.  I am yungmom, but have wanted a new username for some time.
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Re: Smells Like Scam
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2019, 01:45:35 am »
We’ve all gotten scam e-mails from people claiming to be a U.S. Army colonel, a Nigerian banker, a distant illegitimate cousin of the Queen of England, etc. with some windfall that they need our help liquidating in return for a cut of the proceeds, & always in poor English that clearly points to a non-English writer translating word for word from a school textbook or using an on-line translator.

I just got a real prize. Not to worry, I didn’t open it. I previewed it by right-clicking on the message title & choosing “View Message Source,” which opens all the internet protocol gibberish & the text without having to open the e-mail itself or click on a link.

After editing out all the gibberish, this is what it says, verbatim except with paragraphs to make it easier to read:

Good day to you. I am Steven T. Mnuchin, The Secretary of the United States National Treasury. Here is a little about my self and also the reason why I have decided to contact you. I am an American politician and hedge fund manager who is the 77th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury in  Donald Trump Administrations, and I am member of the Republican Party.

Formerly i work with Goldman Sachs, But in 2002, i left Goldman and worked briefly for Yale roommate Edward Lampert, Chief executive of Sears. I also briefly work for Soros Fund Management. On February, 2017, I was nominated as the replacement for the retiring Treasury Secretary Jacob Joseph " Jack" Lew, to serve in President Donald Trump Administration. Kindly visit the website below to view my personal profile.

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Mnuchin

United Nations have given me due Instructions, alongside with the World Bank to wire a sum of $10million US Dollars Only into your Bank Account in a legal way, That is why I have contacted you and to let you know that the United States Department of Justice, in The Person of the Attorney General will get some documents for you so that this transaction can be completed without delay.

Below is the Required Documents:1: United Nations/U.S fund approval Certificate2: World Bank deposit Certificate3: Proof of Ownership Certificate from U.S Government. These three(3) documents are needed before I can proceed with the transfer into your bank account: in the meantime; I want you to Re-Confirm the following details to me for your Case File Processing.

Legal First and Last Name:
Complete Residential Address
Direct Telephone No Fax
Legal Occupation and Position Address of Occupation

Please get back to me as soon as possible via my Personal Email:[which is not included]

Thanks and God Bless you.

Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin.
Executive Secretary United States Treasury Department
Main Treasury1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220.

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