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925 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Nov 2022 at 2:35 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 3:36:23 AM  
I haven't clicked on my email in years. Once a month (or so) I just go in and delete all of it but the 7 that are important. I've def noticed the spam increase. It takes me all of 4 minutes to delete it all instead of 2.
 
2022-11-26 3:43:28 AM  
If I can't trust an email from W­e­edLo­r­dB­orner­Hitle­r420[nospam-﹫-backwards]tg*f­at, who can I trust.
 
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2022-11-26 3:49:28 AM  
Fark sometimes had these ads in the mid aughts that would load with the main page and start audio.

"Congratulations.  You have been selected to win two free iPod Nanos."  Some of you may have heard that in your head as you read it.  None of us got the iPods, some of us got a Guinness bar towel.
 
2022-11-26 4:07:59 AM  
Maybe it's not from Kohl's. Maybe it's from Dick's Sporting Goods or Costco...

These scams are always easy to detect, you don't even need to open them. Just hover over the sender and it will show the actual email addy. If it says it's from Amazon and the addy says something like askjfh­a­sd25­44­[nospam-﹫-backwards]h­a­lB­h­a­l­B­*com, instead of simply amazon.com, it's bullshiat.
 
2022-11-26 7:26:26 AM  
I get spam emails that elude Gmail's spam filter probably once a day for either Dick's Sporting Goods or Yeti something (I don't even know what Yeti is).

Spending 30 seconds creating an auto-delete rule solves the problem.  Maybe do that.
 
2022-11-26 8:07:42 AM  

Creoena: I get spam emails that elude Gmail's spam filter probably once a day for either Dick's Sporting Goods or Yeti something (I don't even know what Yeti is).

Spending 30 seconds creating an auto-delete rule solves the problem.  Maybe do that.


Way overpriced coolers and coffee tumblers.
 
2022-11-26 8:10:53 AM  
Verizon, for some inexplicable reason started letting previously marked SPAM numbers ring through in the last month, I had to go through on my phone and also block some 200 SPAM contacts.  Thanks for that Verizon.

My elderly Alzheimer's dad in the nursing home will pick up his phone and angrily tell them "I'm in assisted living! I have no money with me!" which is the recipe for guaranteeing they'll call him back constantly. He's also getting cranky at Fox News, because they run non stop scammy commercials.

Yet, he'll drop comments to me, however, that he really wants to try "that pill that they're talking about" or "maybe invest in some gold" or "look into some supplemental insurance" and "he thinks that his phone bill hasn't been paid."

Scammers know their target audience, and it's my once lovable dad.  The man who taught me how to spot scams.  If he still had access to his wallet, he'd be penniless.
 
2022-11-26 9:21:15 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Maybe it's not from Kohl's. Maybe it's from Dick's Sporting Goods or Costco...

These scams are always easy to detect, you don't even need to open them. Just hover over the sender and it will show the actual email addy. If it says it's from Amazon and the addy says something like askjfhasd2544[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x12]halBhalB[* image 7x12]com, instead of simply amazon.com, it's bullshiat.


....SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much this.  I have to wonder about the collective intelligence of our civilization when I see an email addy like that, which people will still click on anyways.

There's also the - for example- "This-is-Nordstroms-you-owe-us-$300' mails.  A couple of them have been sufficiently realistic that I've first checked my bank/credit card account to make sure somebody hasn't hacked me, and even then I'll still keep an eye on them for a few days, just to be on the safe side.  But I still won't click on it.
 
2022-11-26 9:36:48 AM  
Or a 400 dollar Lego collectors edition AT AT on Mercari. Sorry to my wife it was a nice thought, glad you got your money back.
 
2022-11-26 9:59:35 AM  
Free? Ain't nothing for free.

Spammed and blocked.
 
2022-11-26 10:03:40 AM  
Sorry, no one is actually going to give you a free Yeti cooler.

While that may be true, a customer gave me a Yeti mug last Saturday.

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2022-11-26 10:57:41 AM  
I did notice that my email has moved from saying that I won something from w@Lm@Rt to saying that I had won the Black Friday Prize from w@Lm@Rt.

/I wish I was joking.
 
2022-11-26 5:59:49 PM  
All I ever get is spam ads for boner pills. :(
 
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