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Thread: I'm a winner.

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    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
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    I'm a winner.

    Some people have all the luck.

    Just received an email from Virgin Aust advising me I've won a brand new Nespresso machine, I don't even fly with Virgin.

    How lucky am I.
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    Do you have to give them your bank details first

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    Ha, see them all the time and I'm still waiting for delivery but beat this: Prince Rupert from Nigeria sent me an email claiming he has a large sum of money he wishes to deposit overseas to prevent it from being stolen by his relatives. I was chosen as someone who might assist. All I need to do is provide my account details and I get $1 million for my troubles. If that wasn't enough, on the same day, a beautiful Russian girl emailed me (with a photo, of course) looking to meet a foreign man for marriage. I told her it is OK, I'm not married (but my wife is). She needs some money to fly out here but my bank emailed to advise there may be a problem with my account. To prevent it from being locked, I need to click on the link they provided and log in with my account details. Seems to have worked as my account wasn't locked.
    The missus reckons I'm gullible but I find that hard to believe .
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    The internet isn't ALL bad, it moved a huge number of petty criminals off the streets.
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    Wish they would send me a Profitec 700
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    Had a long very lady from Telstra with an Asian accent advise me that my computer had a virus. I kept her talking for a while then asked her mu Telstra account number funny thing the call ended abruptly- go figure. I seem to be a bit of a targetlately for these calls, so I have become adept at playing them along until they wake up
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    We receive 2-3 calls a day from scammers, they get p'd off when we string them along. We rarely use the home phone for calls as we all have mobiles so when it rings we usually know it is scammer on the other end---grrrrr!!!!!
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    Last time I had the "Your computer has a problem" I berated them for their dishonesty for a minute or so. They listened to the whole tirade and in the end I hung up as I had run out of things to say.
    You wonder whether it hits a nerve or whether they are so desperate they will do anything to make a buck. Maybe they hire politicians.

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    my record is about 20 minutes with them before they hung up on me. How rude!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Some people have all the luck.

    Just received an email from Virgin Aust advising me I've won a brand new Nespresso machine, I don't even fly with Virgin.

    How lucky am I.
    Does this mean you have to dress up like George Clooney?

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    i've won numerous things without entering their competitions. Recently won a Jaguar (the car, I assume, not the animal) and all I had to do was give all my private details to a complete stranger. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the email before I could reply. Bugger!

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    I now get emails starting with dear John, Bruce or any other random name the bot comes up with, Your new bank account is now set up...Everyone who knows me knows my name is Bigdaddy so I'm not sure where they get the John thing from...Some how my fingers always seem to delete before even opening the emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamount View Post
    Does this mean you have to dress up like George Clooney?
    Perhaps Jack black.
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    Cufflinks maketh the man

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    Gmail spam filter was picking up 100% of spam until recently, I am now receiving 2 to 3 spams per day sneaking through the filters into the In box---grrrr!!!!

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    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Gmail spam filter was picking up 100% of spam until recently, I am now receiving 2 to 3 spams per day sneaking through the filters into the In box---grrrr!!!!
    Yep! the spammers are getting smarter, I've also noticed an increase.

    Was running MS Outlook until recently, it did a great job of filtering junk, sadly it's stopped working, am now using Thunderbird, it tends to let a lot of rubbish through.

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    For anyone concerned over the volume of SPAM sneaking through their ISP's spam-traps, there is a product called MailWasher that is tailor made for just this circumstance. Have been using MailWasher since the early 2000s and have never found it wanting. Highly recommended for this purpose...

    Mal.

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    Carrie on "Homeland" got her computer locked by Ransomwear - so - Hey! Watch out! You don't want to p155 them off, they might ask you to take your shirt off!
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