After reading about Mr Rollins problems with the loss of his garage and cars, this seems like small ball, but seems like a good idea to pass it on anyway. I received an email yesterday purportedly from a local credit union, complete with a credible copy of their logo, which informed me that I had received a wire transfer payment and that if I would provide my account information, etc, etc. I contacted the credit union by phone and confirmed that it was a phishing attempt and they asked me to forward it to them so they could send it to their phishing department. Guess we have to have a phishing department in our financial institutions now.
Been getting "UPS" unable to deliver package e mails for a while. Expecting nothing and have never opened any but suspect it's a scam of some kind.
Just looked. I have nine "abuse@..." addresses in my address book. If I get a phishing email purporting to be from my bank, for example, I switch the header view from "Normal" to "All" so they can see the complete path the email took to get to me, then I forward it to email@example.com. Within about ten minutes, I get an automated thank-you with some boilerplate advice about not replying to to phishing messages (which really isn't necessary, of course, since if I know to forward it to their abuse department, I probably also know not to reply to it...).
UPS is probably trying to deliver that box full of money from the Nigerian Prince's estate
You can forward UPS phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can report the internet fraud to Windows Technical Security department when they call and want you to turn over your computer to them because someone is hacking your computer.
Spend enough time online and they will call a few minutes after you sign on. Amazing how everyone of their "technicians" barely speaks English.
I got a phone call that I had won a drawing in Las Vegas and that I won a brand new pickup. I said, "fine, please deliver it." A couple days later they called and said that it had been impounded when they crossed the California state line and that I would need to wire them a sum of money to get it out of impound. That was when I told them that my current vehicles were just fine and that I really didn't need taxes and registration fees and insurance for another vehicle. So they could bail it out and keep it.
Never heard anything from them again.
Norm, you are a kind and gracious fellow !
Most of us refuse to accept the evidence that a certain slice, or percentage
of humanity is parasitic. If we were to remove all of them, the next generation
would produce the same general percentages of those who will steal, commit
fraud, scam others, etc. It is part of humanity.
This is one of those things I think a military experience teaches a person - it
is all about character. You don't get a free pass as some elevated life form
just because you're human and draw breath. Some humans rise above. Others
just need to be dead.
Ain't life grand ?
Speaking of Phishing, at one of the many damns on the Columbia River, our Government actually pays several gentlemen to fish 8 hour shifts and count their catches. Then they throw them back in the river. I was told by one of the employees these guys are paid nearly 100,000 dollars per year with benefits to sit on their A$$% and fish, sounds like a real Govt boondoggle to me.
Where do I sign up ? Can I drive my T ?
Here's a new one, at least new to me. This has got to win some award as the clumsiest scam attempt of the year:
This is the automatic information circular of the Parking Service.
Road cameras have fixed the overspeed of your vehicle. Thus, you will have to pay the corresponding fine.
So as to successfully satisfy the payment obligation, you will have to register the invoice on the official website.
Your Fine Invoice ID is JI77D
Please submit it here: <button>parking-services.us
After that, you will receive all essential details to do the payment.
You have one day to finalize the fine. Differently, significant charges may apply.
Please do not reply to this message.
This reminds me of the avid fisherman who wakes up one morning to find himself standing beside a wonderful trout stream. Alongside him is a person dressed all in white, holding a clsssic bamboo fly rod and matching creel. He hands them to him and say, "the only rule here is to keep fishing." "What?? am I dead?" "Yes, you died in your sleep, enjoy!"
Well, he works his way up the stream, meeting a few other fishermen along the way. After some time, he thinks, "Hmm, I'm getting hungry and all this fishing, although quite fine is getting a little tiring, I'll go back downstream and see if I can find that guy in white again.He must be an angle, he'll know what else to do." So he proceeds back down the stream, and sure enough, there's "his Angel."
"Say, this is fun, but what else is there to do here in Heaven?"
"What makes you think this is Heaven? Keep fishing!"