[LMB] OT: Phishing

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:40:41 GMT 2022


I've recently had several scam emails offering cheap life or household
insurance. The one from yesterday had an unsubscribelink that wasn't a
link...tapping it did nothing visible.

On Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 08:08 Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 05/01/2022 13:49, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
> > I just got another phishing attack. This one was promising to have my
> student loans forgiven if I contacted them and gave them information. Since
> I paid off my student loan of $150 in 1968 while in the Air Force, I had no
> problem ignoring it.
>
> Gwynne: For the last few months I've had more of them than ever.
> But they go in waves, and follow fashions. A while ago it was all
> bitcoins. Then it was ladies from foreign shores who were so eager
> to meet me (and, at the same time, products that would help my
> ability to satisfy said ladies, if I was male.) Lately it's the 'dear
> friend
> I need to tell you...' ones. And people needing help with all their money.
> Presumably they make enough money out of them to make it worth
> while, but I can't believe that anyone still falls for them.
>
> There's all the old favourites - banks that need to check my information
> (Um... don't bank with you, sorry.)  Parcel deliveries that I have to
> talk to them about (sorry, nothing on order right now.)  'Block' or
> 'notify of phishing scam' get a lot of work.
>
> Oh, and I love the psychics who have something important to tell me.
> Sorry, Pet - if you were any good, you'd know that you have zero chance
> of getting money out of me.
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