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    Internet scams..........

    Very intelligent people who could be using their brains honestly sure picked the wrong path.
    My son called me up yesterday about an e-mail from revenue Canada stating he has a e-transfer of around $800 available, just hit a link and you can deposit it in your account.
    I taught him years ago that if it looks too good it is a scam so he did some checking and it is a scam for identity theft. I just received the e-mail today with the same intent. It does not bother me too much when someone scams a bank of large corporation but scamming private individuals kind of pisses me off.
    I know they are going to catch some people, I hope they get caught and sent to prison with a cell mate called Bubba.
    I do not think outside the box, I do not think inside the box, I do not even know where the box is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol Tee Nutz View Post
    I know they are going to catch some people, I hope they get caught and sent to prison with a cell mate called Bubba.

    They catch very very few. Most of these scams (identity thefts, trojans and other types of malware, etc,) originate in countries which have ZERO interest in cooperating in fighting economic crimes against the West.

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    Some people are just too naive... like you would really receive money randomly... unless you play the lotto... don't expect it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloween Mike View Post
    Some people are just too naive... unless you play the lotto......
    Thats a good one !

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fra.../lottery_fraud

    http://www.antifraudcentre-centreant...teryemail.html


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    When in doubt just Google the e-mail you received, for example: "revenue canada e-transfer scam" or visit sites like snopes.

    You can even cut & paste a few sentences from the e-mail in any search engine and odds are it will be a scam. Also check for misspelled words, I received one from Apple which looked pretty convincing but it was filled with spelling and grammatical errors.

    The first thing you should also look at is the e-mail address it's coming from. If you're getting an e-mail from Apple for instance it won't be coming from 'itunes@apple.secureservices.com' it would come from an apple.com address.

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    The CRA one is addressed to Dear Customer instead of my name first red flag. My son did the google before he called me. Too bad that they do scam some people.
    I do not think outside the box, I do not think inside the box, I do not even know where the box is.

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    I got screwed by the RCMP scam. It is called the FBI scam in the states, and the Scotland yard scam in the UK. They lock up your computer with a virus and tell you you have been on an illegal porn site and ask for $300 to be paid by credit card.

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    did you end up paying? was that the only way out?

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    The RCMP scam can also be the Interpol scam. It's a nasty virus like mentionned above that not only locks your computer but turns on your web cam and displays your IP address so you see an image of yourself on the locked page for viewing illegal underage porn and you have 48hrs to pay to unlock your computer before they report you to the authorities.

    This virus is very well done and was installed on my computer by my own mistake of giving it permission to download onto my computer when my anti virus picked it up. After that when I restarted my computer the next day it just locked everything up.

    This hijacking progam was nasty as I couldn't do a ctl-alt-del to kill the program and there was no way to boot in safe mode or from a boot disk. It took me like 1 week to finally fix my computer as I had to research on how to fix the problem on another computer. Unfortunatey since everyones computer is different and runs a different OS, all of the solutions either did not work for me or ask me to purchase their own program to remove this virus and you will need to know about computers for some of the solutions. I figured with my research and knowledge of computers I would be able to fix the problem.

    Finally the solution I used for my computer was that I noticed that when I started my computer it would take time for the hijack program to run and lock my computer. So during that short period of time I was able to access my desktop but I was not able to run any virus or malware scan as the computer would lock before I had time to run anything. What I did was I did a shut down of my computer while the hijack program was loading. This prompted a pop up from windows indicating if I wanted to continue to shutdown of wait for hijack progam to finish running. What I did was hit the cancel button which in turn killed all background programs not related to windows and unlocked my computer. I then ran a virus and malware scan which detected like over 100 issues relating to the hijack program which I removed, some of which were windows files that had to be quarantined. I had my fingers crossed during the reboot as this method worked for me and the only minor issue is an error message from windows during start up which doesn`t really affect the running of my OS.

    At no time was I inclined to pay the ransom to unlock my computer. I was stubborn and was going to fix the problem myself or bring to in to someone to fix it for me.
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    Sometimes I imagine that there really is a Nigerian prince out there somewhere, upset, that no one wants to take the millions of dollars that he is offering up out of the goodness of his heart. Poor Nigerian prince.

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