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Email Scam?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by Bodd, 20 Aug 2019.

  1. FiremanT

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    You talking to me?
     
  2. securespark

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    Didn't you say that anyone in business who falls for this type of scam deserves it?
    And I said there are elderley folk in business (who could fall for a scam).
    Many people, even savvy younger folk get caught.
     
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    Dead simple to spot Scam Crap.

    How?

    Look carefully at the URL

    This one is in my "Spam" box now below is a part of the URL

    @goiena.eus

    It is offering an Apple Iphone 11

    NO BLOODY WAY.

    Block report and delete
     
  4. FiremanT

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    Age is irrelevant, it is awareness and savviness. Almost by definition, anybody of any age who is in business will have the sense to notice that most scams are obvious - especially the one that you highlighted. If you fall for that one, then you will never last long as a businessman. there are many more face to face and telephone scams going on. Those are perpetrated by skilled smooth talkers. Every time a F2F victim is interviewed they will say something along the lines of: "he was such a nice man, a real gentleman". Which, when you think about it, the appearance of which is a pre requisite for a con man. Witness the business rate reduction scam , and the "your business can be sold for more than you think", scams. There was/is a big agency (can't recall the name at the mo) perpetrating the latter - and I had one of their reps around to my business - and I can promise you that most would be fooled In comparison, the typical email scam is a very blunt weapon, and easily spotted.
     
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