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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2115 on: December 22, 2013, 03:36:54 PM »
The latest phishing email pretends to be from WalMart (or Wallmart, as they so charmingly spell it):

Sir/Madam,

Your order WM-002772057 delivery has failed because the address was not specified correctly. You are advised to fill this form and send it back to us.


If your reply is not received within one week, you will be paid your money back but 17% will be deducted since you order was booked for Christmas holidays.


The real tipoff is the 17% discount.  Since when does Walmart offer any sort of discount for inconveniencing you?  ;)

I read that as a 17% restocking fee, not a refund.

Yeah, that's how I read it, too.  I think they're trying to push people to respond right away by making them think that they'll lose 17% of the money they spent, *AND* not get the item they ordered, if they don't respond with the information quickly.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2116 on: December 22, 2013, 05:06:10 PM »
The latest phishing email pretends to be from WalMart (or Wallmart, as they so charmingly spell it):

Sir/Madam,

Your order WM-002772057 delivery has failed because the address was not specified correctly. You are advised to fill this form and send it back to us.


If your reply is not received within one week, you will be paid your money back but 17% will be deducted since you order was booked for Christmas holidays.


The real tipoff is the 17% discount.  Since when does Walmart offer any sort of discount for inconveniencing you?  ;)

I read that as a 17% restocking fee, not a refund.

Yeah, that's how I read it, too.  I think they're trying to push people to respond right away by making them think that they'll lose 17% of the money they spent, *AND* not get the item they ordered, if they don't respond with the information quickly.

oops, yeah, you're right.  I read that wrong.  It sounds much more realistic your way!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2117 on: December 22, 2013, 11:11:56 PM »
I beg you for Sake of my eye's tears that please help me.
You mean you have no consideration for Sake of her eye's tears?  You hard-hearted creature, you!   8)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2118 on: December 22, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »
did someone say Sake Bomb?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2119 on: December 23, 2013, 10:07:13 AM »
New luxury product:  sake made from the tears of mothers.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2120 on: December 23, 2013, 08:27:38 PM »
>:(   :o   >:(

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My name is Jxxxxxxx. I am asking someone to please help me get a leg up in life and move forward with my profession. Im looking for a new MacBook. I am trying to finish my novel that has been in the works for ten years. I have a ten year old Toshiba that no longer works and the first portion is on it. I am also getting into the voice over career at this moment working toward recording a demo. Once I get that I can start working right away instead of getting a second job as a waitress. Ive tried many times in the past to get a second job working 7 days a week, even to the extreme from waitressing from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm with an hour break ( to eat and take a bus to the next restaurant). I save up some money and something always comes up ( school fees, car problems etc) Life is just plain expensive. I am asking someone to help me in obtaining the tools so I may progress. I am a motivated person and I want nothing more than to pursue my goals and live a happy healthy life. I am now at the library typing this out asking for help! I biked over here too because my car broke down two days ago and is irreparable. In the face of adversity I still have optimism and drive! God Bless and may we come in contact and you can help someone who has been trying to make it now for so long! I got a great story out of just living my life and would like to continue that story for the world! If you help me I also with gratitude will put you in the preface of my book thanking your good deed! email me if you would like to know more!

Wish someone would give me a free laptop to further my "chosen profession"... My novel hasn't even taken 10 years, so I might be able to write several in the laptop's lifetime! Then I could stay home, write and make pretty things to sell on etsy! Surely that's the path to my dreams, even though I rarely sell anything and fail to list things now in favor of actually doing my job. (Lame, right?)

Alas, I have no laptop fairy. (Or a laptop even. Lol) So I guess I'll get back to working for the things I want. And writing my novel on an iPhone screen. (Can't complain, spell check works, app is pretty easy and I can whip it out an work anywhere, as long as I don't mind people thinking Im one of those "entitled millennials" addicted to my phone. They might be right.)

I am in a silly mood right now I think.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2121 on: December 23, 2013, 11:33:49 PM »
I just received this email:


Notice of appearance in court NR#5317
Notice to Appear
To Me
Today at 9:26 AM
Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that
will take place in the court of Washington in January 9, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
Isabella Tailor
Clerk to the Court.

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I love how the email is addressed "To Me", meaning the sender.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2122 on: December 23, 2013, 11:45:21 PM »
And they spelled the last name Taylor wrong.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2123 on: December 24, 2013, 03:53:51 AM »
Anyone who shopped at the USA target recently should check their statements carefully. My cousin is a victim of this one.
http://www.policymic.com/articles/77351/stolen-target-credit-card-data-likely-now-on-the-black-market

According to a lady I work with,  a lot of the credit card companies also dropped people's limit to $100 in an effort to control the damage.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2124 on: December 24, 2013, 04:04:53 AM »
I just received this email:


Notice of appearance in court NR#5317
Notice to Appear
To Me
Today at 9:26 AM
Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that
will take place in the court of Washington in January 9, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
Isabella Tailor
Clerk to the Court.

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I love how the email is addressed "To Me", meaning the sender.

So, how does this scam works?
The chances that it goes to someone who is actually scheduled to have an hearing in or near Washington is pretty slim.
Those that do will (mostly) also have their own lawyer that they will turn to.
Self-representing, court-hearing expecting, scammer-bait people are, I would think, few and far betweens.
That leaves those that are not expecting an hearing, fret at the mix-up from the court or are afraid someone actually assigned them, so what, they 1) e-mail Isabella Tailor,  2) are told stuff,  3) profit?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2125 on: December 24, 2013, 04:28:23 AM »


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They want you to download the attachment which no doubt has some sort of virus in it - it could remotely monitor the computer or install malicious software of another type.  It's why when you download something, a lot of email programmes require you to take positive steps to confirm you want to do so.

I'm no computer expert, so I'm sure other posters could give better information.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2126 on: December 24, 2013, 08:19:36 AM »
And they spelled the last name Taylor wrong.

Tailor is a surname, uncommon, so we can't go by that.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2127 on: December 24, 2013, 09:01:15 AM »
Carotte wrote:

"So, how does this scam works?"

As Tiamet said, it's an attempt to get you to download the attachment, which won't be court documents but instead will be a Trojan horse program.  The declaration that you're facing a court hearing is to shock you, so you're less likely to think clearly about the ramifications of opening the attachment.

Also, as a public service announcement, I'll advise everyone never to open any attachment from a government entity.  Such entities never, ever conduct official business via email, so it's always a scam.  For this specific example, no court in the world would ever be able to get away with serving notice to appear by email, they'll do it by regular mail or someone will show up at your door.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2128 on: December 24, 2013, 09:16:32 AM »
My guess is that they're figuring that *most* people will think they forgot to pay a ticket, and so that's why they have a court hearing.  That would explain why most people won't just be like, "But I don't have a court case?" and ignore it.  Some of them may not even happen to notice the location and just open the attachment.
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« Reply #2129 on: December 24, 2013, 09:59:02 AM »
According to some tech web sites I looked at, the attachment to that phishing email downloads malware called Kuluoz, "a trojan that tries to steal passwords that are stored in certain applications and sensitive files from your computer." It will also start using your email account to send out more copies of the spam.

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