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ibewgypsie
08-09-2005, 11:38 AM
Been getting about three paypal account closing emails a week. Somebody in INdia/Nigeria thinks this is cool. Watchyourself, never click onto a ebay or other email link to pay for anything, or click in a link in a email. Thou it looks like it is paypal, it is just a html/java Link to another site where they will steal your information and money. Once it is gone, it will not come back. I don't think the US army will go get it for you.

David


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Wirecutter
08-09-2005, 11:46 AM
David -
Second that. Never click on *anything* in an email if it's not from someone you really trust. When in doubt, type the url into your browser, if you think you can trust it.

Many places will allow a link to be posted with one tag, yet the link will go to someplace else entirely. Hell, this board will let you do that. Most of those emails that I've seen are entirely an image. The entire thing is an image of what may have come from a legit site. But if you click anywhere on the image, you go to the "phishing" site.

So, to quote Nathan Arizona in the movie "Raising Arizona":

"Watch your butt!"

BillH
08-09-2005, 12:43 PM
Yeh, my ISP spam filter has blocked about 5 of those in the past week. What those scammers do must be very effective, since so many are doing it. Sucker born every minute I guess. I say bring back public hangings, just for spammers and scammers.
You hear about Russia's most notorious spammer? Was on drudge a few weeks ago, his head was bashed in repeatedly, found dead in his apartment.

RPease
08-09-2005, 01:03 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
.....his head was bashed in repeatedly, found dead in his apartment.</font>

That's too good for him.....what did they do to him "after" they finished playing with him.......... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Iquithadenuff
08-09-2005, 03:10 PM
They sold him on ebay of course