[LMB] OT: Phishing

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 19:42:00 GMT 2022

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022 14:23:33 +0000, Gwynne Powell
<gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

>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?

AFAIK, it was never true.
Bloody Foreigner, coming over here, wanting to know what love is.

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