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Got a phone call from phone local service, said couldn't reach my modem. Joke was on them. I don't use phone-line DSL for Internet, Wireless DSL Modem has been fine for several years but did replace the Wireless Router couple months ago due to old one having security issues and no firmware update for it. Did have an issue with my ISP's site/Domain 2 days ago and no others but a few hours after reporting it someone else had the same issue, didn't take long to get it fixed.
 

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They would fly all the way in from Nigeria to fix your modem (y)
 

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Got a phone call from phone local service, said couldn't reach my modem. Joke was on them. I don't use phone-line DSL for Internet, Wireless DSL Modem has been fine for several years but did replace the Wireless Router couple months ago due to old one having security issues and no firmware update for it. Did have an issue with my ISP's site/Domain 2 days ago and no others but a few hours after reporting it someone else had the same issue, didn't take long to get it fixed.


Good info, thank you for the headsup, Mr. Berton.

I am fortunate to never receive those types of calls, as my phone provider, has some kind of block on my phone, that allowes only text/calls from my contacts list.


Folks that pull this kink of crap, should be taken aside, and have their butt kicked up around their neck. (no offense intended).
 

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They would fly all the way in from Nigeria to fix your modem (y)



Yes, but only if you can help the Nigerian prince with some money for plane fare. :)



I keep getting these emails, supposedly from my bank, willing to help me unlock, my recently locked bank website account (which isn't locked).
All I have to do is go to the .bitly link (like my bank website would ever use a .bitly link to begin with), they are giving me. :D
 

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All I have to do is go to the .bitly link (like my bank website would ever use a .bitly link to begin with), they are giving me. :D
bit.ly and all shortened URLs are especially dangerous because they conceal everything including malicious links :eek1:
 

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Email scam for Netflix doing the rounds again, says there is an issue with your last payment, looks genuine, with Netflix branding etc.
Until you double check the link, it goes to Neftilix, asks for confirmation of payment details, obviously don't follow the links provided.
 

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bit.ly and all shortened URLs are especially dangerous because they conceal everything including malicious links :eek1:


Yeah. But it was especially obvious when supposedly coming from my bank. LOL
 

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Yeah. But it was especially obvious when supposedly coming from my bank. LOL
Well, a bank maybe, but a florist for example, could create a seasonal marketing link like https://bit.ly/Flowers_For_Mother's_Day which unfortunately could also be malicious click bait, that's not so obvious.

Edit: Do NOT click on the link, I didn't load the link with anything, but somebody might. The apostrophe ' makes it an invalid bit.ly URL, but you never know what a bad actor can do. I just want to show how dangerous shortened URLs are :eek1:
 
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Got a phone call from phone local service, said couldn't reach my modem. Joke was on them. I don't use phone-line DSL for Internet, Wireless DSL Modem has been fine for several years but did replace the Wireless Router couple months ago due to old one having security issues and no firmware update for it. Did have an issue with my ISP's site/Domain 2 days ago and no others but a few hours after reporting it someone else had the same issue, didn't take long to get it fixed.

Does anybody still even have landlines any more !!!

Actually Banks are getting better at security these days -- If I buy anything online with various credit cards using a computer --e.g laptop or desktop for a purchase of an item costing over around 100 EUR then before the transaction goes through I get a text of a code to phone and have to enter it on the computer to approve the transaction. I don't mind that 2-stage process at all but for the 2 people on this planet who don't actually have a mobile phone that can receive text it could be a bit of a nuisance.

What is a nuisance is how some banks are taking "Moral issues" by refusing to allow any gambling etc sites to be accessed with their credit cards or even worse with debit cards where it's your own money. I can't see anything wrong with small gambling on Horse races, or other markets on perfectly legitimate platforms like Betfair. What's wrong with a little bit of responsible betting -- can be a bit of fun in these troubled times -- not everybody who places the odd bet on a Horse is a "Gambling addict". I suppose next they will refuse to allow me to order Alcohol from online grocery sales.

Cheers
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I get such calls from time to time. I answer them and keep them busy with an idiotic conversation -- Makes them, at the least, pay for the call.
 

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For me lately it's been emails. Your Norton subscription has been renewed for $199, your Coinbase account has been suspended, Your Apple iPhone invoice for $999, etc. I just click to report them as phishing. I know my many credit monitoring sites (free due to various data breaches :mad:) tell me my email is on the dark web. Oh noes, love letters from the dark web! :D

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Phor the record, I phind there are phar more phishing scams on landline phones!
Phear not though, my phriends, you can always tell a phake! Often, it's phun to waste their time phor about phortyphive minutes!
Phrankly, I pheel these phanatics should have a phucking phool sign phastened to their phoreheads!
 
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I got a phishing scam too. . . I bought catfish jigs, i casted my line out, and ended up catching a perch. . . I got scammed
 

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Phor the record, I phind there are phar more phishing scams on landline phones!
Phear not though, my phriends, you can always tell a phake! Often, it's phun to waste their time phor about phortyphive minutes!
Phrankly, I pheel these phanatics should have a phucking phool sign phastened to their phoreheads!


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Lately getting notices about "Unable to deliver package" from some nonexistent delivery company. Asking to approve address and bank account. Sure, of course not suspicious at all, thing I hate most is somebody taking me for a fool.
Checked the link from a Linux live on a stick (no way to be tracked like that or access any other storage or OS) and it rung all kinds bells and red flags.
It's an very old (from 1990's) email account with very simple address I still use for scratch e-mail easy to guess. Hotmail and Gmail easily dismiss and cut short such attempts.
 

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    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Samsung 960 evo250GB, 3x SSD SATA 2.5" 250GB, WD 2TB HDD.
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240mm

cereberus

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A friend of mine fell for a scam - enter this competition, and give name and address and you could win a largescreen TV.

I told him you should never enter this sort of random internet pop up.

Four weeks later, he called me as a largescreen tv had been delivered to him!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

Winuser

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Lately getting notices about "Unable to deliver package" from some nonexistent delivery company. Asking to approve address and bank account. Sure, of course not suspicious at all, thing I hate most is somebody taking me for a fool.
Checked the link from a Linux live on a stick (no way to be tracked like that or access any other storage or OS) and it rung all kinds bells and red flags.
It's an very old (from 1990's) email account with very simple address I still use for scratch e-mail easy to guess. Hotmail and Gmail easily dismiss and cut short such attempts.
The last two email scams I received were for direct debit payment conformations in the amount of 8 or 9 hundred dollars. Both shipping addresses were in Honolulu Hawaii.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

Stigg

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam

TairikuOkami

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Unfortunately my bank does that in order to tell me about their offers. And the worst thing is that they use external agents to bother people, so I used to get calls from random numbers. But when they called and asked me for my details, I just refused, then they complained, that they can not give me any offers until they verify it is me. I said, that I am OK with that. They have not called ever since.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1H6 (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz + FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB + 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K Keyboard (04/22)
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Silent 280M Mouse (05/21)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) + TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    None
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
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