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Old 03-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #15
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Got an e-mail last week for the $1,000,000. Polish Lottery. I read the fine print and the pay off is a $1.00 a year for a million years. Do you think it is a scam?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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There was a study done many years ago regarding viruses. I'm sure the same applies to Scams. It went something like this. About 90% of computer users will open an email even knowing that there is a virus inside. About 60% of computer users will open a virus itself just to check what it does.

Stupid is as stupid does.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #17
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There was a study done many years ago regarding viruses. I'm sure the same applies to Scams. It went something like this. About 90% of computer users will open an email even knowing that there is a virus inside. About 60% of computer users will open a virus itself just to check what it does.

Stupid is as stupid does.

p.s. tell them to send you a $500,000 cashiers check and you'll consider being their guardian.
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I see this everyday at work. I could tell someone if they opened up an email the next day with a certain Subject: Line they would lose $10.00. They will open it 10 out of 10x and lose the $10. Social Engineering is amazing. People do it everyday without even realizing they're doing it or someone is doing it to them.
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Mostly it is computer generated. An email is an email and the computer just does the mailing.
They will continue forever.
Unless it is a trusted source, I delete most emails that start with FW, as it is probably some lame joke or cartoon that has been circulating for years.
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BTW, many email addresses are harvested from forwarded emails where the email addresses have not been deleted before the forwarding action. WRONG!
I send all of my emails using BCC so the addreses are NOT there.
If I forward an email, I delete all addresses in the senders email, and take FW out of the title.
A "clean" email is not perfect, but much better.
Some folks know this stuff but are just lazy.
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I got a call on my home phone the other night saying they were from Windows, not Microsoft. Saying there was a virus on my computer and wanting me to go to my computer and turn it on so they could down load a program to clean it up. I told them if it were so they would be calling from MICROSOFT, which they do not call any of there product users. I could hear several people on phones in the background. I toyed with them for a couple of minutes before they hung up on me.

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I got the same call last year but they insisted that I sign up for their yearly maintenance program. All I had to do was start my computer. Well, needless to say I did not. My laptop is always turned off unless I am actively using it. These jerks called me every night for about 2 months. I recognized the number with caller ID and would place the phone in front of the TV until they hung up. They finally quit.
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I got a call on my home phone the other night saying they were from Windows, not Microsoft. Saying there was a virus on my computer and wanting me to go to my computer and turn it on so they could down load a program to clean it up. I told them if it were so they would be calling from MICROSOFT, which they do not call any of there product users. I could hear several people on phones in the background. I toyed with them for a couple of minutes before they hung up on me.

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I received the same call a few weeks ago wanting me to turn on my computer, etc. I inquired if they felt that I was stupid and the lady on the phone responded..."YES"! At which I hung up, never to be called again. I find that I am a bigger target the older I get which I think is their intention is to pray on the older, less tech savvy population.
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I got a call the other day saying I needed hazard insurance to proteck myself from all the scam artests. now thats realy funny.
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