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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Scammers Alert!

Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 05:55


I know I don't condone SPAM!, but my mum posted this on my facebook earlier. It's in the guise of a cloned BBC website, but I saw straight through it and my mum took down the post after I told her it's a scam. I thought I would put it here, inside a spoiler tab, so that you lot can use it as reference in order to know to avoid them.

As I said, my intentions are to alert people rather than give it some SPAM!. If you see this as inappropriate, Jay, I will not be offended. If you feel the need to remove it then please go ahead and I promise to slap myself around the face with a dead fish.

> Reveal 🔎
Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 06:09
There's a lot of Phishing going on in the world. You have to be careful out there.
I particularly worry about those "Put your password in this box to see if your password has been stolen!" sites, when I see hundreds of my Twitter followers proudly claim "Mine's not stolen!!!"


The other day, I wondered what might happen if I make a fake wp-login.php page, and stole any inputted username/passwords...
But decided against it, because I'm not evil!

.. Might be an idea if I keep getting all those botnet attempts, though.

''Load, Next List!''
Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 09:30
I once got phishing emails from Barclays - full of spelling mistakes, terrible formatting, half the image links were broken.... reported it to them.

"Um no... I'm afraid this is genuine". o_O

Another time they rang up wanting me to confirm my security details. I refused, and they said they'd write to me. A letter then came asking me to call them, but the number was a mobile one. I reported that, too.

"Um no... I'm afraid this is genuine, too". o_O

Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 09:46
Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:04
I've never been scammed, either digitally or 'tuther!

Though, I have seen it on building sites where a van would come around with suss gear in... But I've never bothered.

Which reminds me, I got an email the other day from a nigerian princess, oh aye, proper looker as well... I've sent her £20000 for the wedding, apparently she needs an Englishman to cement her royal ties or something, but I'm on for a fortune when we hook up. So, if you's fancy it, your all invited to the wedding do over there... I've looked at the flights and that, and it comes to £1928 return, 12* hotel... So if you can, just deposit the money in my paypal account, using the email: nowtbettertodolikedab@nahnotreally.com

It should be a good day! *moves eyes left and right quickly*


Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB), 8Gig DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 64bit
Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 14:20
A mate of mine fell for the marriage promise thing, this girl was Russian though. I told him it was a scam from the start, he started getting all possessive and accused me of 'being jealous'. He finally came to his senses weeks later when she started to slip up and sound really desperate, she wanted him to meet her at a Russian airport, alone!. It definitely would have been a murder enquiry if he had gone to meet her.

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I don't reckon it was even a woman, it was probably a Dolph Lungdren lookalike KGB nutter or something.
Posted : Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 14:24
Remember a story about a bloke going to the US to meet some girl in that sort of situation. When he got there, said girl was a fat old woman, and her last "love interest" was dead in the basement freezer. O_O

Dem crazy internet people!