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Email Scams Issues

posted 17-8-2011 @ 11:00 AM www


That's a weird one? :S
posted 29-2-2012 @ 09:06 AM www


My husband just received two identical monthly Ebay invoices from service@co-paypal.com.au . It looks like he has been charged twice and the email includes a link to click on if you disagree with the charge. I believe this is a very sneaky scam because of the link, the double charge and it has been sent at least a day or two early. Also, when checking his Paypal account, no charges have come through yet.
posted 29-2-2012 @ 07:28 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by Wendy
My husband just received two identical monthly Ebay invoices from service@co-paypal.com.au . It looks like he has been charged twice and the email includes a link to click on if you disagree with the charge. I believe this is a very sneaky scam because of the link, the double charge and it has been sent at least a day or two early. Also, when checking his Paypal account, no charges have come through yet.


I got two similar ones also:mad:
posted 1-3-2012 @ 06:41 PM www


got 10 of those in the last 2 days,even after I blocked the address the others came from slightly different ones

reported to spoof address
posted 16-6-2012 @ 01:36 PM www


I received this one via Facebook a few weeks ago.

Roland Smith

I am Roland Smith from Powerball Lotto, Ohio, Texas. I am an agent attached with the Facebook Lottery program which is aimed at
rewarding all Facebook Users and as part of the recent ongoing Lottery, your Name and email address emerge as a lucky winner for this
month.. Winners are selected randomly through an electronic ballot system and all facebook users are automatically entered for this draw
with thier name and email address. I am sending this message from our headquarters here in Texas. I am here to deliver a message to you.
I'm here to tell you that you luckily won the Powerball/ Facebook Lottery for this month and the Powerball Lottery Foundation has agreed to
give you the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS... I want you to give me your full name and home address and I promise you that FEDEX will be there at your home front door to deliver your FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS money package to you. Your Ticket Number is: P786475604545 188 87 042 with serial number: 07/043/39/50/26/90 /... I will be looking forward to hear from you.

Went to this Roland fellow FB page this morning & am rather concerned that 2 on his friends list are lotto members & on my are on my friends list,plus with 3 others we have several hundred friends in common.
Think I should also put it on my FB page & send to all friends?




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posted 16-6-2012 @ 01:49 PM www


Another 2 I've been getting several of daily , again they appear to be from FB but I've clicked on 2 & they take me to an app that wants my details .

1 The Present Box Facebook : One of your friends asked you to remove a tag

2 Gift Case Facebook : See new feature

they never seem to have anything to do with the info 1st seen.




"My spirit is free. But I'll always be near ,As long as I'm alive in your heart " That you will be my caring sons .

MY LOTTO MOTTO ~ We are here to help each other , have fun & hopefully win a few prizes along the way .~

I'm unsure of my mood right now!

“Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.”

"Set an intention...make space...surrender the outcome...and open your arms to receive."

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Fear is False Evidence About Reality

Some people dream about WINNING while others wake up and WORK HARD at it!

If you can't find a partener, find a wooden
chair!? RIP Duane


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posted 29-7-2012 @ 10:57 PM www


Anyone get a text message saying
Congratulations, your number mad Apple's winner! Go To http://apple.com.au/textwon.com and enter claim number to claim you Apple Product.
this message was sent from +1(215)687-8539 ????
looks like a scam to me?
What do you think?
posted 30-7-2012 @ 06:44 AM www


sounds dodgy gidda. Maybe you could give Apple a call to ask them because they would be pretty interested to hear about a scam with their name on it I suspect
posted 30-7-2012 @ 06:57 AM www


This has already been covered in other threads, sorry can't find them now. I ignored the ones I got (3) and they stopped coming with no effect to my bill.
posted 30-7-2012 @ 08:25 AM www


Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I am wondering about various sites that promise a chance at $1000/$2000 if you sign up to receive offers or do surveys etc.

Being newish to comping I was unsure if these sort of sites are all legit?

Ones like:

Prizefinder
Freebie Fox
Online Competitions
Competitions Guide
Your Voice
Free Sample Offers
Aussie Rewards Online

I signed up the Prizefinder one yesterday and it then took me to a page saying Freebie Fox but when I clicked on the confirmation email I got, a blank page came up... I don't want to end up getting viruses on my computer by going to these sort of pages. :no:




posted 23-7-2013 @ 09:49 AM www


Email this morning from Twitter, saying my account may have been compromised and they had changed my password for security reasons. A link to login was there. Didn't press it, but logged into my actual Twitter account using my own, original password and it works.
So this email from 'Twitter' is a scam.
Do not click on any links.
posted 24-7-2013 @ 01:21 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by Prosperitas
Email this morning from Twitter, saying my account may have been compromised and they had changed my password for security reasons. A link to login was there. Didn't press it, but logged into my actual Twitter account using my own, original password and it works.
So this email from 'Twitter' is a scam.
Do not click on any links.


I received a similar message today, but it was not a scam, went to the Twitter site and could not login with my original password, had to change it. Rumour has it that as the Apple site got hacked, Twitter is taking precautions to protect its users and therefore asks them to change their password (in case they've been using the same one on the Apple site).
posted 28-8-2013 @ 09:46 PM www


I have had the UPS ones the Nigeria the ones saying i have inherited xxxxxxxxxxx the viagra ones when clearly im a woman :( the worst spam i have so far was when i was silly enough to sign up for free samples :( ughhhhh i have a while list of blocked email addresses for this claire woman who i would physically slap if i could get hold of her ugh but my own fault i have a second email just for comping and i keep it pristine everything in its place i just hate all the ones from some stupid casino saying i have won $1000 etc but the first words are congratulations Natalie you have won i get so excited and race in...........................dont they know how cruel that is to a keen comper :(
posted 14-4-2014 @ 10:05 AM www


Just a heads up that there seem to be a lot of "Tax Refund Notification" spam emails doing the rounds...I rarely get spam emails but have had a few of these over the last week or so, be careful and don't click on the link!



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posted 26-5-2014 @ 12:09 PM www


I have had an email that looks suspicious that says my hotmail has been breached and I need to change all my passwords etc. The email says it is from Email Server Team (mubaraknawaz@hotmail). Just wondering if anyone has also received this email. Says A DGTFX virus has been detected and they need to upgrade to a new secured antivirus system. Thanks. Marina
posted 26-5-2014 @ 12:42 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by marina48
I have had an email that looks suspicious that says my hotmail has been breached and I need to change all my passwords etc. The email says it is from Email Server Team (). Just wondering if anyone has also received this email. Says A DGTFX virus has been detected and they need to upgrade to a new secured antivirus system. Thanks. Marina


If it's from the email you say... mubaraknawaz@hotmail it's a scam. you can always tell my these fake email addresses.
posted 26-5-2014 @ 12:44 PM www


I got it.

I also got the call to tell me my computer was corrupted. Stupid people. I was very annoyed and told them I knew they were scammers and they hung up.




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posted 26-5-2014 @ 01:05 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by marina48
I have had an email that looks suspicious that says my hotmail has been breached and I need to change all my passwords etc. The email says it is from Email Server Team (mubaraknawaz@hotmail). Just wondering if anyone has also received this email. Says A DGTFX virus has been detected and they need to upgrade to a new secured antivirus system. Thanks. Marina


I got the same overnight, two sent within minutes, yet another scam!




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posted 26-5-2014 @ 02:21 PM www


Thanks will delete the message. Thought it was a scam but just wanted to check. Marina
posted 30-11-2014 @ 12:45 PM www


I have recieved an email stating to be from Ambulance Victoria thanking me for registering and asking me to click on a link to set a password for my account. It looks legit but......

1. I haven't set up an account
2. I never click on a link
3. I cannot find anthing relating to this on the Vic Ambulance website

So....scam?
posted 30-11-2014 @ 01:51 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by Suecat17
I have recieved an email stating to be from Ambulance Victoria thanking me for registering and asking me to click on a link to set a password for my account. It looks legit but......

1. I haven't set up an account
2. I never click on a link
3. I cannot find anthing relating to this on the Vic Ambulance website

So....scam?


Definitely.
posted 1-12-2014 @ 08:16 PM www


Have received an apology email from Ambulance Victoria re the email I and many others received.
So not a scam but a stuff up....
posted 1-12-2014 @ 09:41 PM www
Australia Post Missed Parcel Email Scam News Article

Article in The Age today:

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/australia-post-delivery-scam-holds-pcs-to-ransom-20141201-11xivu.html


:mad:
posted 13-4-2015 @ 11:18 PM www


I received this one today, this is a new angle:

"Dearest One,

We are International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Federal Ministry of Finance Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. Please if you are a victim to those idiots scammers do reply back to us because we have a compensation with US$350.000 dollars for you people that been scammed."

Ah, those idiots scammers!
posted 3-6-2016 @ 11:02 AM www


Scammers seem to stepping their dishonesty a notch by producing realistic looking emails. I'm the 'Queen of Careful' when it comes to dodgy emails & was concerned to see a stream of rather realistic looking scam comping emails in my work related junk mail folder last night. They looked like they came from major companies, but of course they were fake. They all related to fake competitions and fake 'prizes'. The difference between these scam emails and the usual run of the mill scam emails is that all of the email titles looked pretty convincing and included well known products and companies that we often come across while comping. I immediately deleted the emails without reading them. If the emails had arrived in my comping account I would've been hard pressed to know which email was fake and which was real by looking solely at the titles, but of course it would be easy to work it out as soon as the message was opened. I saw the body of one email in my preview screen and it had the standard 'click on this link' scam. I'm guessing the other scam emails were similar, but thought I'd mention it to lottos folk because the titles were quite convincing.
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