October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm #257385
Just to let you know that I received a private message via support from ‘friend4you55’ aka Princess Sameera Michel asking me to provide bank details so I can receive 15% of $5, 650,000 she is inheriting from her father.
If you also receive a PM like this, please delete it – don’t be another statistic!
KrankywitchOctober 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm #528723
lol just read the very same thing,
I was lucky, I got 2 :tup: :laugh:October 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm #528724
Im still busy with the guy from microsoft on the phone who wants to remove my virusesOctober 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm #528725
Spoiled for choice 😀
You should let support know so they can see how widespread it is.October 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm #528726
I got it as well 👿 👿October 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm #528727
I didn’t get one. Should I feel victimised?
I notice that the user has been blocked by one of our trusty admins (not me), so won’t be causing any more trouble.
Be interested to know just who got the message, maybe one of the technophiles (Dan, Geoff, Airgead) could work out how it happened. Then again, it might not be possible/feasible.October 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm #528728
I haven’t got one but have had the phone one.
I told them I didn’t have a computer then she asked if my children had one and I said yes and then gave her the
local police stations phone number.
never rang back :shrug:
You have to be so careful with every one these days they are out to get what they can from you.
like they say if it sounds too good to be true it usually is a scamOctober 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm #528729
I got this same message but not by email it came into my aussies living simply messages. what a deal ay and off a princess NOT :spam:October 31, 2012 at 11:03 am #528730
Yep I got 2 as well, I don’t get a chance to get on here much so it was a surprise to get an email! I love the phone scammers if I’m child free, I try to waste as much of their time as possible 😉 Will be handing out the police number next too, great idea.November 1, 2012 at 12:23 am #528731
Snags post=350029 wrote: Im still busy with the guy from microsoft on the phone who wants to remove my viruses
That’s where you mess with them and ask them for your IP.
If they say they don’t know, then you simply ask how they got your information?
Failing that, the goto response to ‘Git-r-done’ is;
“Oh really? My linux o/s has a windows based virus that is reporting to Microsoft?”
Mess with them for wasting your time 😀November 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm #528732
I get it now, it was an ALS private message, not an email scam. But if I had a dollar for every African Princess emploring me to take the billions needing to get out of the country, I’d be a millionairess by now. :laugh:
With phone calls, I ask where they got my information from before I answer any questions (even if it’s a legitimate business I normally do business with). They hang up if they are bogus. One legitimate business stalled once, and said for privacy reasons they couldn’t give out information. I said, I’m not a stranger calling them but rather they are calling my home number to say they know me. The onus was on them to prove they were legitimate, otherwise I could be feeding my information to anyone.
Ironically that one legitimate business used to call me all the time to tell me about their new products. Once I confronted them about having to prove who they were, they don’t call me any more. :laugh:November 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm #528733
Been interstate so I missed all the excitement.
These folks get in essentially by paying a pittance to some poor unfortunate in a third world spam sweatshop to log into as many forums as possible and spam the members.
Unfortunately as they are a real person and not a robot, the usual anti-robot measures don’t work.
Other than blocking access to whole countries they are very difficult to prevent. Especially since most of them use some proxy software to disguise their origin and make it look like it comes from somewhere safe and not one of the usual suspects.
Be careful out there folks.
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