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A more Aggressive Email Scam
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:24:51 AM »
Got this yesterday;

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Re: A more Aggressive Email Scam
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 11:00:27 AM »
Crap like that gets sent to the junk mail file so I can safely open it. After reading the first two sentences it would have gotten deleted.

But I'll bet there are a lot of stupid people who would click on those links.

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Re: A more Aggressive Email Scam
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 11:37:17 AM »
It was in my spam folder from the beginning, I was curious what the latest scam was.

The only danger is in action on these emails.  :066:
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Re: A more Aggressive Email Scam
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 07:50:35 PM »
Our title companies are getting hit hard.  In fact all U.S. title companies are getting hit hard now.  Our competition in one small town got scammed and took a hard financial hit.  Unfortunately the scammers must have finally hired someone who speaks English because they're looking very legit.  The escrow officers are regularly calling I.T. to see if an email is legit. 
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Re: A more Aggressive Email Scam
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 09:59:31 PM »
I spend what seems to be most of my frigging life chasing these for my parents and my aunt, all seniors, who insist upon continuing to use AOL.  That e-mail address is a scammer's dream.  Nobody uses AOL, except for the vulnerable elderly, who are easy targets.  To make matters worse, they are paying monthly fees for their AOL mail when they all have cable/telco Internet accounts that include real e-mail.  I think AOL is up to about $17.00 per month now. That's a scam all by itself.

Yes, these scammers really are getting much better at their craft.  Hell, I switched one of my credit card accounts over to paperless billing.  Their first bill looked so shady that I blew it off.  A $25.00 late payment fee taught me a lesson about that stuff.  The real ones look fake and the fake ones look real.

My mother loves when she gets messages rewarding her for her perfect credit or loyalty to a particular store chain.  The discount coupon ones are her nemesis.  She falls for every one of them, thinking that they hand-picked her because they like her.  Stop it, Mom!  Everyone shops at Kohl's, Sears or Wal Mart, not just you!  If not for the ones recently offering $50.00 gift cards from Amazon (she doesn't even know what Amazon is), I may not have ever known about her gullibility.

My dad is better about the e-mails, but he still answers every unknown or 'out of area' caller to his cell phone and can't understand why they keep calling. 

DAD!  They keep calling because you keep answering!
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Re: A more Aggressive Email Scam
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 10:07:05 PM »
DAD!  They keep calling because you keep answering!

Years ago I set up an IVR on the trunk to my parents house that said, "You've reached a limited access number.  Please enter your passcode to continue."  Then it flushed the call if you didn't have the right code.
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