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  #1936050 11-Jan-2018 10:10
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I've finally joined the club! I had a phone call just before. "Hello sir, this is the Windows IT Team. I'm calling about your Windows computer."

 

F___ off!

 

That is the first time I've ever had them ring.


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  #1936164 11-Jan-2018 12:31
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For some this guy called Kitoga streams on Twitch.

 

https://www.twitch.tv/kitboga/videos/all

 

He scams the scammers by calling them from a virtual machine and wastes their time. Its hilarious. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1937458 12-Jan-2018 06:23
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Hi have been getting calls from a UK number saying I applied to work from home, they had my name so I think it was one of those stupid supermarket surveys as that is pretty much all I have filled out.

 

I asked why the hell they were calling from a UK number, what the hell they wanted and to take me off their call list.

 

 

 

The lady at the other end asked why I didn't want to make money from home, I told her because this was clearly a scam of some sort, she hung up and I haven't had a call since.

 

I did manage to waste 5 min of her time however.


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  #1939944 16-Jan-2018 17:07
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A different perspective.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #1948212 29-Jan-2018 16:37
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It seems that someone figured you Kiwis weren't going to fall for this one. So they turned to me, in lovely sunny England...

 

Tiсket#9612436611: <------------@--------.co.uk> 29/01/2018 05:00:08 Hеllo,everything will be оkаy

 

Cambell Bench (swrziyxxkctvn@startfriday.co.id)

 

Hi my friend.

 


I m a member of a crew of web criminals in China.We contact with you by this mail address cause we know that you will check it.

 

The other day my crew uploaded a malicious program in a porn site and as far as you pressed on a play button your device began shooting your screen and turning on cam to capture you self-abusing.Finally I reckon you recognize which evidence Ive earned.Also, my software caused your device operate as remote desktop with plenty of functions as keylogger,parser etc. Eventually, my program collected all information,especially all your contacts from messengers,mails,social networks.

 

If you do not want us to use it agains you you must make a payment of 280 united states dollars using bitcoins (cryptocurrensy). 1GvAJ6DDkh4nZ8petzMGBAPSntdgFP7riD

 

Only copy and past it. If I receive this sum we will not send anything to you friends, relatives and collegues.Use internet to understand how to buy bitcoins... I can offer you this exchanger: coinbase .com.If it is impossible for you to buy them in web, you can search comfortable BTC ATM at coinatmradar.

 

I give you no more than twenty four hours from the time you open our letter for making a payment.Dont try to play with us we write you through our bot network, also we do not live in your country.If you want to see what we have I can share everything to 6 your contacts after that we will share their contacts. So you will be able to ask if something strange was received about you.

 

If you have some problems write me back.Dont be fullish,$nowFore$t team.

 

I refuse to pay a penny to anyone with such an atrocious lack of education in grammar or spelling. That and I figured it was a bluff. I have on my e-mail a means of deleting, blacklisting and bouncing before I download my e-mails. So off it goes, though just for my paranoia, I'm running an anti-virus scan which is so-far clean. I wonder if these monkeys, or their organ-grinder realise that I don't have a camera attached to my computer, and I don't self-abuse.

 

I'm not even an amateur at cyber-warfare. Should I report this to someone? If so, who?

 

I'm glad I picked this up though, my father doesn't exactly understand cyberspace, and a while ago my mother nearly took a heartattack after a scammer claiming to be a contracted corporate court bailiff demanded over £2000 after a court-order by Google. He was threatening to turn up by lunchtime with thugs, though he also said he didn't have time to bandy words with me as he had a court-case in York County Court in half-an-hour. This was what made it. He literally couldn't have made it from York to me in that time, let alone allowing him to have his case, gather his toughs, liaise with local police. Still, my mother's blood pressure went through the roof and she started hyperventilating.


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  #1948214 29-Jan-2018 16:48
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Just ignore it. They offer no proof of their claims, nothing in that email is personalised to yourself.

 

If you did actually pay, that would only encourage them to blackmail you again.


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  #1948217 29-Jan-2018 16:56
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You absolutely should not reply to this in any way. It is pure bluff, nothing else. If you don't respond, you probably won't hear from them again. Report it to the police or a local anti-scam site if you feel inclined to do so, otherwise forget it and move on.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


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  #1948221 29-Jan-2018 17:07
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Here is a New Zealand site with some good information. A search will undoubtedly turn up something similar in Britain.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #1948282 29-Jan-2018 19:27
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Visiting my elderly parents the other day, just pottering around outside when suddenly an ear-piercing siren rings out. Fearing something terrible I dash inside to the source of the noise only to discover that this is what they do down the phone line when the scammers call! Scared the life out of me for a moment but had to laugh afterward.


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  #1948284 29-Jan-2018 19:32
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Hah! I got a scammer who was overly threatening, so I asked him if the letters S, M, L and E meant anything to him.

 

No, I would never pay a ransom, and I pretty much worked out this was a scam attempt at blackmail, though it wasn't too fun receiving it.

 

I've recorded it (in text format, I'm not downloading the e-mail as I've heard reports that they try to embed something inside the e-mail) for posterity/reporting, now I think I'll blacklist, bounce and delete.


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  #1948285 29-Jan-2018 19:33
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zxspectrum:

 

Visiting my elderly parents the other day, just pottering around outside when suddenly an ear-piercing siren rings out. Fearing something terrible I dash inside to the source of the noise only to discover that this is what they do down the phone line when the scammers call! Scared the life out of me for a moment but had to laugh afterward.

 

 

I'd love to do that and hopefully rupture the eardrum of some phone scammer.


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  #1948317 29-Jan-2018 21:29
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Well dang. First non filtered Gmail spam in as long as I can remember having it.

 

Why use links etc when you can dumb it down and get through

 

 

 

Top of the day to you, the claim of your $ 3. 5,000, 000 donated funds is yet to be collected by you, I still await you response.

 

Mail Only: mr.tda....


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  #1948388 30-Jan-2018 07:19
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Rikkitic:

 

You absolutely should not reply to this in any way. It is pure bluff, nothing else. If you don't respond, you probably won't hear from them again. Report it to the police or a local anti-scam site if you feel inclined to do so, otherwise forget it and move on.

 

 

Agree, but for other reasons.

 

Scammers sell each other lists of email addresses. In-use email addresses are more valuable than randomly gathered email addresses, so replying (a) generates some money for the scammer, and (b) pretty much guarantees that you will be targeted by other scammers.

 

 


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  #1948466 30-Jan-2018 10:06
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I wonder if Tom Mabe has ever had a call from them

 

 

oldie but a goodie


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  #1948556 30-Jan-2018 11:09
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ElMarquis: ...and I don't self-abuse

 

You must be the only one.


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