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siamesecat2965

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #480 on: February 06, 2013, 09:42:41 AM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.

This is a common scam, and one that, as you point out, doesn't make much sense. Presumably there are enough people out there who believe that Microsoft can see into your computer, and wants to help you, though.

Oh I know. Sadly, a lot of people get taken in scams like this. My mom, who is close to 80, is not, however, one of them. She is quite spry, and totally with it. She has, however, sent me emails or asked me about certain emails she's received, either from spammers or friends sending her stuff that isn't quite true.

But she's like me, VERY suspicoius, and wont' fall for anything.

weeblewobble

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« Reply #481 on: February 06, 2013, 10:02:19 AM »
Can I just tell you how much I ADORE the phone calls I've recieved ever since buying tickets to a local (but supposedly professional) orchestra? Apparently, they sell phone numbers, and then victims - er, customers - will have the privilege of recieving dozens of phone calls about buying "cheap" tickets to see them again (yeah, right).
The phone numbers are ALWAYS unlisted, and they NEVER leave voicemail. The only way I know what's going is because I've looked the phone numbers up on Google and others have related their experiences.

I will NEVER buy tickets for this orchestra again. I do not appreciate having my information sold.

Have you considered contacting your local news media?  Because if my local orchestra did this, there would be news stories out the wazooo.

Elisabunny

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« Reply #482 on: February 06, 2013, 11:48:26 AM »
Yesterday I got a phone call supposedly about my dental and vision insurance.  "Let's go over your info and then I'll tell you about this super-duper new benefit!"

It may have been legit, but sounded suspicious, so I gave my standard, "Just send me the info in the mail, thanks, gotta go."
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sunnygirl

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #483 on: February 07, 2013, 10:37:36 PM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

Twik

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« Reply #484 on: February 07, 2013, 10:42:01 PM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

LOL!
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #485 on: February 08, 2013, 04:05:21 AM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.
This one really annoys me. I've taken to sounding blank and telling them we don't have PCs. It seems to throw them.

Seven Ate Nine

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #486 on: February 08, 2013, 07:08:52 AM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.
This one really annoys me. I've taken to sounding blank and telling them we don't have PCs. It seems to throw them.

I have heard that telling them you run Linnux typically breaks their script and they'll leave you alone.

My mom clicked on one of those "Make my PC faster" websites.  Got a message that her computer was infected and she'd need to pay $40 a month for 3 years to keep it clean.  She called them up to get the info (she's actually pretty tech savvy, but she's fallen a bit behind).  After a few minutes of the hard sell, she said she'd have to talk to her son in law about it.  The guy on the phone gave her the phone number to call back, then she mentioned that her son in law is the CIO of a company.  The guy on the phone told her that he didn't expect he'd be hearing back from her.  >:D

Yarnspinner

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #487 on: February 08, 2013, 08:16:44 AM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

LOL!

Could be the witch, 'cause you never know.

weeblewobble

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #488 on: February 08, 2013, 10:10:28 AM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

LOL!

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Luci

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« Reply #489 on: February 08, 2013, 11:48:29 AM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

Jules1980

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« Reply #490 on: February 08, 2013, 11:55:24 AM »
I haven't, even if its not a scam I could care less if someone defriends me.

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« Reply #491 on: February 08, 2013, 11:59:13 AM »
It's a scam of SOME sort.  I've gotten that message, and I'm not on Facebook.   ;)
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« Reply #492 on: February 08, 2013, 12:26:21 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Luci

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« Reply #493 on: February 08, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »
It's a scam of SOME sort.  I've gotten that message, and I'm not on Facebook.   ;)

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Those explain a lot right there! Thanks.

We only have 50 friends, most family, so it is pretty easy to see if we have been defriended.

Twik

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« Reply #494 on: February 08, 2013, 01:40:02 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Presumably, it's bait to make you click on a link, which either tries to plant some sort of malware, or sell you something - "Want to know who they are? Enter your credit card info here, and it's all yours!"
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