[LMB] OT: Phishing

Jelbelser jelbelser at comcast.net
Wed Jan 12 02:23:22 GMT 2022



> On Jan 11, 2022, at 2:27 PM, Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:
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>> On Jan 11, 2022, at 11:42 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
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>> On Mon, 10 Jan 2022 14:23:33 +0000, Gwynne Powell
>> <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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.
>> 
>> AFAIK, it was never true.
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> I have had repeated calls from people who started out asking a question that invited the answer “Yes”.

I have read that someone did a study and found that getting people to respond, particularly with positive words, predisposes those people to feel involved with the conversation, and increases the likelihood that they won’t hang up.

Janet in TN




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