[LMB] OT: Phishing
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 07:18:41 GMT 2022
Just being polite. That's all.
On Tue, Jan 11, 2022, 8:24 PM Jelbelser <jelbelser at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Jan 11, 2022, at 2:27 PM, Robert Woodward <
> Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> On Jan 11, 2022, at 11:42 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
> >> 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.
> >> AFAIK, it was never true.
> > 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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