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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail 16:05 - Nov 1 with 697 viewsRyorry

Actually got as far as opening it, which is pretty rare for me - but spotted in time, reported as pfishing -

"Amazon <amazon@a.com>
Sun 01/11/2020 15:08

To: Recipients

It has come to our attention that your Billing Information records are recently changed.
That requires you to verify your Billing Information, To verify your billing information,Please click on verification below to confirm your billing information.
Failure to abide by these instructions may subject you to amazon account restrictions or inactivity.

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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 16:15 - Nov 1 with 656 viewsmonytowbray

If you stop buying stuff from Amazon your chances of falling for that are even slimmer ;)

F*ck Bezos.

I had one this week that said it has compromising images of me w*nking off to Pornhub by hacking my webcam and would share it with all my FB contacts if I didn’t pay a three figure sum, even included a correct password of mine in the subject line!

Sadly the password is around 7 years out of date and was taken from a Tumblr data hack around a decade ago, and I deffo don’t use my own personal/work email for anything related to, ya know, porn. Oh and I don’t have FB.

Not a bad try though. Can see how someone with less password security and no ability to fact check (see also; Google it) could fall for it.
[Post edited 1 Nov 2020 16:16]

The truth is not the midpoint between a fact and a lie.
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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 16:22 - Nov 1 with 628 viewsRyorry

Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 16:15 - Nov 1 by monytowbray

If you stop buying stuff from Amazon your chances of falling for that are even slimmer ;)

F*ck Bezos.

I had one this week that said it has compromising images of me w*nking off to Pornhub by hacking my webcam and would share it with all my FB contacts if I didn’t pay a three figure sum, even included a correct password of mine in the subject line!

Sadly the password is around 7 years out of date and was taken from a Tumblr data hack around a decade ago, and I deffo don’t use my own personal/work email for anything related to, ya know, porn. Oh and I don’t have FB.

Not a bad try though. Can see how someone with less password security and no ability to fact check (see also; Google it) could fall for it.
[Post edited 1 Nov 2020 16:16]


I know, I know, I wish I could & I do try to minimise it, but sometimes it's the only way of getting hold of uncommon stuff in these difficult times - and without spending life, time, and energy-draining hours/days/weeks chasing scandalously incompetent couriers like Hermes, who seem to just dump half their deliveries on other peoples' grass & run away.

PS StickyNotes are marvellous for covering webcams
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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 13:47 - Nov 2 with 297 viewslongtimefan

Like so many of these the very dodgy punctuation is an immediate giveaway.
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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 13:59 - Nov 2 with 270 viewsRyorry

Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 13:47 - Nov 2 by longtimefan

Like so many of these the very dodgy punctuation is an immediate giveaway.


Good point, tho in this case you had to open it to see it - don't really want to even get to that stage.

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Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail on 14:59 - Nov 2 with 214 viewsJ2BLUE

Most genuine emails will use your name as well. Anything which says dear customer etc is probably a scam. A lot of sites also provide info on how to spot if their communications are genuine. I got a text from 'Lloyd's bank' which looked pretty convincing. I was leaning towards scam and googled it. They then said they would include a specific piece of your details in texts/emails so I knew it was fake.

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