Internet scams have you received any?

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  1. I have recently been the recipient of a few emails from people unknown to me. Nearly all these emails start with words to the effect that they have a large sum of money in a bank belonging to their late husband/father/uncle etc. They need help to recover this money and will share it with you. All they need are a few details including your bank account etc.

    Anyway my thoughts are:

    HOW LONG AFTRER SADDAM IS TOPPED WILL IT BE BEFORE THE SCAMMERS GET AROUND TO USING HIS NAME?
     
  2. lol,and they almost all come fron Nigeria!There was something on radio4 you and yours with a bloke that has a trick or two for them.Try the listen again function on the radio4 webpage.
     
  3. They're called 419 scams - usually from Nigeria. It's surprising how many idiots actually fall for them!!

    The link is a site dedicated to this scam, including pics of senders he has set up!

    http://www.419eater.com/
     
  4. I was selling a camera through Amazon and the blighters had copied all of Amazon official confirmation e-mails and payment .....only trouble is Amazon do not trade with Nigeria but some people have fallen for it as everything looks so genuine.
     
  5. I've had the same problem with ebay a couple of times. When I call up the main site from a computer (not my own) there have been strange pages asking me to input my credit card details to verify the account which I haven't yet logged into.

    Also had a few emails from someone claiming to be ebay asking me to click on a hyperlink and check my bank details.

    I didn't fall for it but can see how someone could easily do so. ebay always state that they do not ever ask their members to confirm details.

    SF
     
  6. Same here, 419 promises of untold riches also received.
    I can also count various combinations of spellings for HSBC / Lloyds / Barclays / Viagra ( 8O ) asking for confirmation details etc but they all go into the bin - I've probably binned the winning numbers for this Friday's Eiromillions for all I know ( if I have..... :oops: & :cry: )

    Strange thing is they are all through Yahoo, but none through Tiscali :?
     
  7. I have received many of these and the go straight into my deleted items box.

    Anything that arrives from 'my bank' I forward to my bank using their security email facility.

    Like the others have already said, its easy to see how some people can fall for these scams and end up losing a vast amount of money.
     
  8. Generally the ones who are greedy probably....

    Serves 'em right :p
     
  9. Want to see one where the scammer gets himself scammed? This one was posted on the 3DMark forums, and is alledgedly a chat log where some kid posing as member of Valve Software's Support Team tries to get Steam account details from someone over MSN.

    For the uninitiated, Steam is Valve Software's content delivery system. If you don't know who Valve are, well... they make and distribute very, very good computer games, and Steam is the content delivery service. Anyway, on with the scam...

    br0kenrabbit says:
    hi

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    good evening

    br0kenrabbit says:
    What's up?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    my name is greg a member of the valve online Support team

    br0kenrabbit says:
    On MSN?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    yes :)

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Why?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    we logged multiple ips from your account and ned to verifi your information

    br0kenrabbit says:
    My information?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    we believe someone may have stolen your account mmmm you havent shared youre account infomation with anyone have you?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    No. I don't even have it written down.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    hmmm maybe a keylogger on you r PC then maybe you need a format?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Well...

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    if you can verify your account information to me i can insure that only your ip have access to it Its a new security feature were trying because this happens so muchlogin names and passwords aint safe anymroe You know. L:)

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Well

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    dont worry this connect it secure

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Can I be honest with you, Greg?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    k

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Look, I don't know how you go this MSN account name, don't really care, either.

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you'll see.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    huh?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    bs

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Trace it.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    how

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Start/run/cmd type Tracert and then my IP address and hit enter.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    oh k

    br0kenrabbit says:
    As an employee, I know that Valve employees will NEVER contact users over MSN. I also know a valve employee will NEVER ask a user for his/her username and password.

    br0kenrabbit says:
    I'm putting a temporary hold on your Steam account.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    why?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Have you read the ToS?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    Tod?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    tos?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    terms of service

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    were?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Greg, this is a serious infraction against the Tos. You are at risk of losing your account.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    why

    br0kenrabbit says:
    I just told you why

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    :(

    br0kenrabbit says:
    I need some information from you if you want me to unlock you account. I'm going to write you up but I will only suspend you account for three days, since this is your first infraction, okay?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    k

    br0kenrabbit says:
    First, what is the name the account is registered to. Not the user name, the persons real name who created the account. This is for verification purposes.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    xxxxx xxxxxxx

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Is this you?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    ya

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Are you the only user of this account?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    ya

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Okay, and what is the username

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    xxxxxxxx

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Okay.

    br0kenrabbit says:
    I see you have purchased a few of our games, thank you. :)

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    some. dude

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    m

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Do you always log on from the same IP?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    ya

    br0kenrabbit says:
    And who is your internet providers, your ISP?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    xxxxxxx

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Thank you. One moment, please, let me verify this information.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    am i gonna be bale to play 2nite?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    What is your city of residence?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    That depends on if you cooperate. You're doing fine so far.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    xxxxxx

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Illinios?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    yes

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Okay. And what is the password associated with this account?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    xxxxxxx

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Okay. Do not try to log into steam. If you are connected now you need to log off.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    why

    br0kenrabbit says:
    So I can update your account.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    can I play 2 nite

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    i got a clan fight

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    wont win without me heh

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Heh. You'll have to wait a few minutes. Are you logged off?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    ya

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Okay. Give me just a moment.

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Try to log in now.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    k

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    It says login failed wtf wtf!!@?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Greg

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    did u ban me???????????>WHY

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Greg

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    what

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Valve will never ask for your username and password.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    what????

    br0kenrabbit says:
    I don't work for Valve dude, but you just got pwnd.

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    omg dude wtf why?

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Why were you trying to steal my account?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    i wanst

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Then why were you asking for my information?

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    i was just making a joke but not cerious honest dude just give
    my acount back pllllleeease i'm only 13 and save d up for like a year to buy it

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Greg

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    dude pleas

    Greg_ValveOLS says:
    what

    br0kenrabbit says:
    Go mow some yards, bitch.
     
  10. Scribes, that is a good one. I have a steam (Valve) account and they do make some cracking games - Half Life to mention one.

    Made me giggle.
     

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