[LMB] OT: Phishing

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Tue Jan 11 20:27:49 GMT 2022

> On Jan 11, 2022, at 11:42 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

I have had repeated calls from people who started out asking a question that invited the answer “Yes”.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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