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AlaskaGuy

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10-20-2018 02:47 AM

https://www.scam-detector.com/article/ebay-order-confirmation-scam

I have been getting emails to confirm my order, which I didn’t place. I don’t open emails like this so no harm.

Just though I’d let you all know.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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bandit571

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 03:34 PM

I’ll get..Wallmart, Costco, Kroger’s….and about every other store around…..I’ll check the email’s address, without ever opening the thing…about the same as those that claim you need to “update your profile” and even give a “Profile Number” ......most go directly into the blocked email bin….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#2 posted 10-21-2018 06:22 AM

Got one email today….something about PayPal confirming my purchase? problem being..I CLOSED my PayPal account a YEAR ago…..hmmmmm…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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John Smith

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#3 posted 10-21-2018 12:26 PM

AG – there are literally MILLIONS of our hard earned dollars leaving
the country daily . . . . I think every TV news station is regularly warning us
against these scams – but – still, the scammers appear to be winning.

my most frequent is from Amazon – “here is your order number, please
sign up for delivery instructions”. and the banks: BB&T, Wells Fargo, PayPal, etc.
I got this one the other day. (I have never-ever had any dealings with Wells Fargo).

.

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-23-2018 07:44 PM

I just got rid of the calls from Rachel at Credit Card Services..She must have called 50 times in one week. I hit zero and got some guy from that robo calling network and he removed me from the calling list.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Andre

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#5 posted 10-23-2018 08:02 PM

LOL! Must be all you Rich Americans, here in Canada we just have Nigerian Prince’s try to give us Millions of $.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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lumbering_on

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#6 posted 10-23-2018 08:04 PM



LOL! Must be all you Rich Americans, here in Canada we just have Nigerian Prince s try to give us Millions of $.

- Andre

How do you know about him???

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MrUnix

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#7 posted 10-23-2018 09:11 PM

I just got rid of the calls from Rachel at Credit Card Services..She must have called 50 times in one week. I hit zero and got some guy from that robo calling network and he removed me from the calling list.
- Jim Jakosh

They generally don’t honor any ’’remove” requests, and usually, that will put you on a few other lists as well. However, they are way fun to play with and are certainly not the sharpest pencils in the box. And – doing so will get you removed from their list. Just try to keep them on the line for as long as possible… once they figure out you are scamming them, they will stop calling you back.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: For some great entertainment, google “scambaiting” and watch some of the videos… some of my favorites are by kitboga

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Rick S...

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#8 posted 10-23-2018 10:37 PM



https://www.scam-detector.com/article/ebay-order-confirmation-scam

I have been getting emails to confirm my order, which I didn t place. I don t open emails like this so no harm.

Just though I d let you all know.

- AlaskaGuy

Thanks AG! Also Good Thinking on your part about not opening Unknown e-mails. I do the same thing.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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diverlloyd

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#9 posted 10-23-2018 11:19 PM

If you can get a name and call back number on scam calls it is a sueable offense. They get one freebee also if you are transferred to a real company they are also responsible for using illegal methods like robo calls with no affiliation. It’s up to $5000 a call.

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 10-23-2018 11:22 PM



If you can get a name and call back number on scam calls it is a sueable offense. They get one freebee also if you are transferred to a real company they are also responsible for using illegal methods like robo calls with no affiliation. It s up to $5000 a call.

- diverlloyd


I don’t see why those A Holes should get a freebee.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 10-24-2018 01:07 AM

We recently bought a new phone for home use that has robocall blocking. When the phone answers automatically, it tells the caller to press 1 to continue. Robocall don’t know how, so hangs up. This feature alone has reduced our phone ringing by at least 90%. Only a live caller is going to press 1. Something like $80 at CostCo. We have cable with the same company, so the calling number shows up on the TV (doesn’t bother me, I don’t watch the thing, anyway) but the wife will laugh when the “calling number” cycles from the spoofed number to the spoofing number.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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