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#271869 30-May-2020 09:54
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(This sub-forum seems to be where scam questions are asked on geekzone.  If there's a better one, please tell me.)

 

Searching on Google hints strongly that getkiwimail is a scam, because it gives many hits on scam advice websites, f.ex. http://www.netsafe.org.nz/ or consumer.org

 

But it's very frustrating for me, there's lots of general advice, and links to report scams, but no list of scams that I can check.  Why the proverbial not?  Why can't I see the results of the reports?

 

I'm trying to advise someone where there are difficulties communicating, and I have no details other than the word "getkiwimail".


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  #2494838 30-May-2020 10:06
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Yes, it is.





 

 

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  #2495055 30-May-2020 12:50
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Listing scams is a waste of time. As soon as a scam site is on some kind of definitive list, it is dumped and a new site set up. Secondly, people assume that the "definitive " list is complete... "It's not on the list, so it must be OK".

Much better to educate people to what a scam looks like, and how to check. So you've already taken a couple of steps in that direction... you know what looks suspicious, to check suspicious sites, and that Google is one way to check.

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