Saturday, 12 November 2016

Too many scams!

Over the last week I have had multiple mails telling me various accounts have been compromised and will be closed down unless I renew my details!
Desperate scammers are on the march...
Most of them apparently come from Apple saying they have closed my account...stopped my emails etc....
People must fall for these scams so it must be worthwhile but the very number of them make me determined to just ignore them!
The one this morning from PayPal was addressed to "Dear"
I'm not even in PayPal let alone on affectionate terms with them!
The mails from "Apple" are easily dealt with. I send them all off to their phishing department.
The common factor in them all is the shaky English...the correct spelling is often encased in very odd grammar...
When I got the first scamming mails they alarmed they are one more small hiccup to the day..
I suppose some people may fall for these......I did for the first one...but the number that arrive suggest a growing group of people desperate to share Western prosperity.
Having almost fallen for a confidence trick quite recently I am now more than usually aware that "they are all out to get us"
I regret my suspicious approach to anyone I am not sure of , it's most unlike me...but feeling safe is very important to people living alone!

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  1. You are right to be wary. I get numerous spams, but my spam filter consigns them to junk mail automatically. And I never open any mail from someone that I don't know.

    The other annoying thing is mails from gambling, probably four or five a day. I don't gamble on principle, so they are caught by the spam filter and dumped to trash. Most are from legitimate businesses- and they should be banned from advertising in this way.

    1. After reading that I checked my junk box! Wow! There are a lot....some from friends too...but I laughed when I saw they had consigned a well known seller of C of E tracts and artefacts to the bin! I will try to keep better track of it!