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post #21 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 11:50 AM
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You'd think that no one would go for these, but all they need for this stuff to work is one guy in 10,000 for which it hits the right note. I've had to convince people that these things aren't real, so I know there are willing victims out there. Sad.
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post #22 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 12:48 PM
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I checked and received none of these. That's good

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post #23 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 01:08 PM
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Thanks to all the people who emailed us about this. Good work, team!

As for the scam, I worked in fraud at a credit union for years, and I saw seriously educated, smart and resourceful people fall for simple scams. We are not as rational as we might like to think.

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post #24 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 01:59 PM
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Uh oh. This is a scam? My wife is going to kill me.....again.
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post #25 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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Family Guy you crack me up !!!

Sadly if people didn't fall for these things they wouldn't be doing it. Send enough out and you are bound to hit a few suckers.

I read a story once where this I.T. guy played along with the spammer for a few weeks. The story had me in howling everytime I read an update. In the end he got the guy arrested by setting up a meeting ...only it was the police he was meeting with.
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post #26 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 05:11 PM
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There was a goood one like that going on TGR (I think) a while back.

Outlook decided it was spam. I had to check my junk box to see if I made the cut.
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post #27 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:19 PM
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Thanks all for your understanding and for letting us know!
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post #28 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:33 PM
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I got one but just deleted Thanks
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post #29 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Keep up the great work, Longshadow and moderators!

I get almost-daily emails from RBC, ScotiaBank, HSBC, BMO saying there's a problem with my account and I must reset securities. PayPal too. You've seen them, eh. Yeah, there's a problem with my account all right....I don't have one!!! Ain't gonna fall for that...
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