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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #225 on: June 15, 2018, 03:22:29 PM »
Hey, good idea Chester! :cup:

That's one way of getting around the new GST on imports rule :D >:D
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #226 on: June 15, 2018, 03:33:51 PM »
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.
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« Reply #227 on: June 15, 2018, 03:42:14 PM »
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.

They come out of the woodwork when you post on gumtree.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #228 on: June 15, 2018, 04:22:54 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #229 on: June 15, 2018, 04:25:23 PM »
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Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
isnt that every site?
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For quick sale advertise for $2500 get offers of $750 and Shit like that.
Should play them, when they turn up with the 1100, say "Oh thought you meant deposit"
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #230 on: June 15, 2018, 05:20:54 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.

Yep, tell 'em you'll take it and give the local 1% bikies clubhouse address.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #231 on: June 15, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »
Apparently my home phone and internet is about to be turned off because I haven't taken up the NBN offer.
Just have to press 1 to speak to a technician.

Ain't no Nbn in this suburb yet. ;D

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2018, 06:30:46 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
all i get is people asking if It's still for sale right after the ad is posted, and telling me they'll pay me full price for it...just gotta email them back  ::) ::) the minute I see a email address I hit delete
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #233 on: June 16, 2018, 11:22:21 PM »
Got three phone calls today telling me that Optus are going to disconnect our NBN service unless I let them fix my computer.

Area isn't NBN enabled and we're with Telstra... But I played with him for a while then used his remote control software to send a virus to his computer from mine :)

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #234 on: June 17, 2018, 12:30:04 AM »
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #235 on: June 17, 2018, 10:07:13 AM »
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
It won't replicate outside of their network...

This is the mob who specialise in ripping off pensioners by getting them to install remote control software, then showing you that you have a "virus" a on your machine, whilst in the background dropping a crypto locker on your PC, taking computers ransom in the process... They tried it on the computer I let them remote into, before they got their own back ...

They shouldn't try hacking a hacker :) (white hat not black hat)

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 14, 2018, 12:48:14 PM »
Here's an email address that you can use for all of your dodgy websites and promotions:
cheri@vital-data.com

Cheri emailed me this morning trying to sell me peoples email addresses so they can get spamed.
That fact that Cheri has my email address says to me that my email address is also for sale.

So Cheri, I'm off to find a bunch of super creepy websites to sign you up to some mailing lists. I hope you enjoy all of the spam that's on it's way to your inbox......  :cheers:


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Hi Peter,

I am Cheri Smith working for a company that specializes in the provision of B2B database and I am keen to know if there are any possibilities for us to work with your company.

We are offering pre-package lists wherein you can acquire 300,000 Australian business contacts against your investment of $749. Please find the attached sample for your review.

The list includes the contacts of Director Level, C-level, VP level, Managers and non-manager contacts within Marketing, sales, Procurement, HR, IT, operations and many other functions across a variety of business sectors.

All of these contacts will have the basic business information i.e., company name, Job title, email address, contact number, contact Name, URL, mailing address, Employee size, revenue size, SIC code and Industry classification are 100% populated in the database.

We have similar lists for other countries as well (USA, UK, Middle East, Singapore etc.) Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing such contacts from any other countries, accordingly I would be happy to update you on the size of the database along with the price.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 14, 2018, 05:06:52 PM »
I was watching y.ou tube the other day.
There was this guy who was being scammed by one of, shall we say, less than poor English.
When the scammer connected with the guys computer, he also allowed the guy to send the scammer a rather nasty package.

The scammer went off when his computer locked up and was now under the control of the guy he was trying to scam.

It would 've nice if it happened more often, but scammers are getting careful not to pick the ones who can do it to them.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #238 on: Today at 03:21:06 PM »
Have had 3 calls today >:(

Not quite a robot voice, but not normal human either - almost as if they're talking into a speech changer thingie ???

"Hi this is Nicole from the Australian National Broadband Network. We have been trying but unable to get in contact with you. This is to advise that your internet & telephone will be disconnected withing 24 hours so you can be transferred to the NBN. Please press 1 to speak to the technician involved. Thank you"

Sorry, Nicole (who was Australian btw), but we've been on the NBN for almost 12 months now! >:D

I had no trouble at all resisting any urge to push one to speak to the technician ;D
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