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 Post subject: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
PostPosted: Mon November 15, 2021 9:07 pm 
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A gmail account that I don't recognize just emailed a $1250 PayPal invoice to another gmail account I don't recognize then BCC'd my gmail on it. The invoice was for an iphone 13. The PayPal customer service number on the bottom of the email felt weird when I called it, and he hung up on me after I answered "yes" to the question "are you calling from a work phone?"

I emailed the sender but gmail returned it with an "email doesn't exist" notice. Now I am emailing the intended recipient. This is all so troubling.

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
PostPosted: Mon November 15, 2021 9:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
PostPosted: Mon November 15, 2021 9:46 pm 
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rip reid


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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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I'd really like closure on this. I may call the number again, which I'm now noticing is a local area code. The plot thickens.

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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This is more about the phone calls than the electronic networks, but I used to have fun wasting the time of the callers. I'm over that now and just tell them that I don't have whatever it is they're trying to trick me about (a car, a phone, a computer) in hopes that I will be deleted from their lists

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
PostPosted: Mon November 15, 2021 9:56 pm 
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make up an elaborate story about someone you murdered, and they’ll likely leave you alone. bammer might want to talk to you though.


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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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Wouldn't a phone call be considered activity within an electronic network vis a vis cellular service?

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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washing machine wrote:
Wouldn't a phone call be considered activity within an electronic network vis a vis cellular service?

OK, good, I'm glad. I felt bad about going off topic on page one already

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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Don't get me wrong. You should absolutely take your self-satisfied story about harassing well-meaning phone bankers to the scambaiting thread. I just wanted to clarify that phone viruses and whatnot are within this thread's purview.

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
PostPosted: Mon November 15, 2021 11:23 pm 
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Interacting with Reid is the risky side of the electronic network called RM

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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That's rich, coming from a scam account like yours.

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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It's risky because I like you but you always just want to hurt my feelings :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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washing machine wrote:
Don't get me wrong. You should absolutely take your self-satisfied story about harassing well-meaning phone bankers to the scambaiting thread. I just wanted to clarify that phone viruses and whatnot are within this thread's purview.

well meaning lol


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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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This happened again today but with an invoice for Norton antivirus software.

What is happening?

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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why wouldn't you immediately delete these emails, and/or report them as spam? i'm assuming you've done this, no?


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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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I should report them, but then where would I get thread content?

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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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 Post subject: Re: scams and viruses: the risky side of electronic networks
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washing machine wrote:
I should report them, but then where would I get thread content?

you’re right. Let’s see where this goes.


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