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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2175 on: January 17, 2014, 11:52:45 AM »
Mr Tango, I've gotten the Target email at multiple email addresses, too, and the address it's sent from looks fake, but I googled it, and it's on the Target website as an email address you should add to your trusted messages. This article explains it quite well (if no time to read: takeaway is targetnews@target.bfi0.com is actually legit): http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Everyone-Thinks-This-Target-Email-Is-A-Scam-5150268.php

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2176 on: January 17, 2014, 12:41:08 PM »
PM me if you have any concern about Target emails

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2177 on: January 17, 2014, 01:01:44 PM »
The cynical side of me wonders whether Target sent out a scammy-looking email on purpose.  Fewer people following the link --> fewer people signing up for the credit monitoring service --> fewer people Target has to pay for the service for.  And they still get the credit for being "so helpful" and "doing all they can about the breach."

ETA: Wow, literally as I was posting this I got this email.  Weird!
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 01:05:42 PM by Slartibartfast »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2178 on: January 17, 2014, 01:07:41 PM »
Mr Tango, I've gotten the Target email at multiple email addresses, too, and the address it's sent from looks fake, but I googled it, and it's on the Target website as an email address you should add to your trusted messages. This article explains it quite well (if no time to read: takeaway is targetnews@target.bfi0.com is actually legit): http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Everyone-Thinks-This-Target-Email-Is-A-Scam-5150268.php

Interesting.  Even if that's the case, the email was received by the Gmail account I only use for communicating with friends & family, and that I never (and have never) used for "business" purposes.  I'm curious how the got ahold of that address, rather than the address I actually use when I order things from Target.com.

When I get home, I'll check my "business" email address to see if I got it there as well.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 01:12:42 PM by MrTango »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2179 on: January 17, 2014, 01:50:53 PM »
Mr Tango, I've gotten the Target email at multiple email addresses, too, and the address it's sent from looks fake, but I googled it, and it's on the Target website as an email address you should add to your trusted messages. This article explains it quite well (if no time to read: takeaway is targetnews@target.bfi0.com is actually legit): http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Everyone-Thinks-This-Target-Email-Is-A-Scam-5150268.php

Interesting.  Even if that's the case, the email was received by the Gmail account I only use for communicating with friends & family, and that I never (and have never) used for "business" purposes.  I'm curious how the got ahold of that address, rather than the address I actually use when I order things from Target.com.

When I get home, I'll check my "business" email address to see if I got it there as well.

Something to consider is that scam emails tend to have a link for you to click on. The Target email I received has no links. They want you to type the address into your browser yourself.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2180 on: January 17, 2014, 02:30:01 PM »
My first contribution to this thread! I ran into a guy at the LRT station who offered me a real, genuine, 4 carat diamond for only $50!

Weird thing is, I actually felt kind of bad about turning him down, even though I'm pretty sure his hungry baby at home is fictitious.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2181 on: January 17, 2014, 02:33:37 PM »
The official Target email has no links.  It won't ever.  If you have an email from "Target" with links, or misspellings, it is NOT authentic.  That is 100% certain. 

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2182 on: January 17, 2014, 02:49:31 PM »
You know, I need to remember to tell my kids this when they're fighting me about having to learn to spell.  If you don't learn to spell well, your emails will all look like spam!
Emily is 10 years old!  1/07
Jenny is 8 years old!  10/08
Charlotte is 7 years old!  8/10
Megan is 4 years old!  10/12
Lydia is 2 years old!  12/14
Baby Charlie expected 9/17

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2183 on: January 17, 2014, 02:52:10 PM »
You know, I need to remember to tell my kids this when they're fighting me about having to learn to spell.  If you don't learn to spell well, your emails will all look like spam!

Then they will tell you that "Okay, we can just text!!  Nothing is spelled right when you text!"   ;D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2184 on: January 17, 2014, 03:28:09 PM »
Mr Tango, I've gotten the Target email at multiple email addresses, too, and the address it's sent from looks fake, but I googled it, and it's on the Target website as an email address you should add to your trusted messages. This article explains it quite well (if no time to read: takeaway is targetnews@target.bfi0.com is actually legit): http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Everyone-Thinks-This-Target-Email-Is-A-Scam-5150268.php

Interesting.  Even if that's the case, the email was received by the Gmail account I only use for communicating with friends & family, and that I never (and have never) used for "business" purposes.  I'm curious how the got ahold of that address, rather than the address I actually use when I order things from Target.com.

When I get home, I'll check my "business" email address to see if I got it there as well.

Something to consider is that scam emails tend to have a link for you to click on. The Target email I received has no links. They want you to type the address into your browser yourself.

I checked it again, and there are indeed no links.  I guess it's not a "scam."  Given the address it was sent to, it's still "spam."
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 06:14:51 PM by MrTango »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2185 on: January 17, 2014, 04:43:03 PM »
My mother was almost taken in by the Grandchild scam yesterday. She got a phone call from "her Granddaughter" being stranded in New York after attending a funeral and something about her car and driving.

She really had my mother going and believing her. My mother made my father leave his golf game so he could come home and help to send the money. But then she realized that the grandchild would only be 14 years old and would never be in New York alone or driving. She called my brother, his wife, and both of the grandchildren of that family's cell phones. Of course it was all a scam.

Now the good news is my Mother likes to talk, has many friends, and will tell all her friends everything. So hopefully everyone at her Church, clubs, work, etc, will hear all about it and will know now not to fall for this one.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2186 on: January 19, 2014, 11:01:06 PM »
I'm a member of a homeschooling message board, and somebody actually created an account so he could post this:

Hello i am good VENDOR of dumps...
Introducing to the General Public, Our Track 1 and 2 Dumps Service!
First hand stuff with good balance!!
Available Now.
Largest,Freshest bases ever!!! ( World Wide Visa/Mc/Amex/Disco)
Superior Customer service
Greatest Service of Bin Consultation for your area!
Fair Prices, Fair replacement service, and Great Product!
 i give test to people i can trust.... i also sell ccv and i
dont sell things that are lies like wu transfer.... i have track 1&2 for US,CA,many EU and ASIA
dumps....for all those who do not trust can buy of my stuff and test first... if they are
impressed then they can order many... I accep only WMZ and WU and moneygram
contact me if you want us to talk business.... i can also deal on %% if i trust you....
contact me for price list
Icq support: 693153737
Yahoo Id: darkrain781
24/7/365
Only Serious Buyers
Contact Now!!

I can't even figure out what the dude is selling.  Dumps?  Like... computer dumps?  It sort of sounds like somebody took all the interesting advertising phrases they could find and just stuck them together.  And the "freshest bases" thing makes me think of "all your base are belong to us."
Emily is 10 years old!  1/07
Jenny is 8 years old!  10/08
Charlotte is 7 years old!  8/10
Megan is 4 years old!  10/12
Lydia is 2 years old!  12/14
Baby Charlie expected 9/17

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2187 on: January 19, 2014, 11:12:32 PM »
I'm a member of a homeschooling message board, and somebody actually created an account so he could post this:

Hello i am good VENDOR of dumps...
Introducing to the General Public, Our Track 1 and 2 Dumps Service!
First hand stuff with good balance!!
Available Now.
Largest,Freshest bases ever!!! ( World Wide Visa/Mc/Amex/Disco)
Superior Customer service
Greatest Service of Bin Consultation for your area!
Fair Prices, Fair replacement service, and Great Product!
 i give test to people i can trust.... i also sell ccv and i
dont sell things that are lies like wu transfer.... i have track 1&2 for US,CA,many EU and ASIA
dumps....for all those who do not trust can buy of my stuff and test first... if they are
impressed then they can order many... I accep only WMZ and WU and moneygram
contact me if you want us to talk business.... i can also deal on %% if i trust you....
contact me for price list
Icq support: 693153737
Yahoo Id: darkrain781
24/7/365
Only Serious Buyers
Contact Now!!

I can't even figure out what the dude is selling.  Dumps?  Like... computer dumps?  It sort of sounds like somebody took all the interesting advertising phrases they could find and just stuck them together.  And the "freshest bases" thing makes me think of "all your base are belong to us."

Report this immediately.  This guy is selling stolen credit card and identity information

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2188 on: January 20, 2014, 09:23:35 AM »
Yes, that is credit card data, freshly dumped from whatever source it came from--say, Target transactions. "i also sell ccv " means that he's selling that 3-digit code that appears on the back of a credit card.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2189 on: January 20, 2014, 01:05:06 PM »
I reported his post to the homeschool boards and got it removed, but are you saying I should report it to somebody else?  If so, who?  Yahoo, since he gives his yahoo sn?
Emily is 10 years old!  1/07
Jenny is 8 years old!  10/08
Charlotte is 7 years old!  8/10
Megan is 4 years old!  10/12
Lydia is 2 years old!  12/14
Baby Charlie expected 9/17