[LMB] OT: Phishing

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 10 14:23:33 GMT 2022



Some years ago we were told to avoid saying 'Yes' when a phone
scammer rang. That they ask if you are Person X, knowing that
you probably are, to get you to say "Yes," so that they can record
that, cut it, and make it sound as if you'd consented to whatever
they were selling.

I don't know if that was ever true, although the warnings at the
time included government spokesbobbles, as well as current
affairs shows (cut to interviews with sad victims of the scam....)
Haven't heard anything about it lately, though - was it ever a real
 thing? And is it still?


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