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Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:43 pm
by lake_wrangler
Warrl wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Typeminer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
a free 8-track razor. :lol:
I think if they keep this up, the razor manufacturers are going to reinvent the venetian blind...
I'm pretty sure I saw a parody, somewhere, about an infinity bladed razor, or some such...

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 pm
by lake_wrangler
Dave wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Atomic wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:15 pm
I'm on someone's Amazon Scam list, because I'm up past 10 "Your Amazon Account has been frozen due to....." wasp invasion, narwhal vomit, irregular purchases, restricted zoning rights for marsupials, 14th Amendment violations, etc etc etc.

I just keep forwarding them to the Report Spam address at Amazon. I'm sure they're tickled pink.
I keep getting scammy "Your email account needs to be validated/upgraded/malware-scanned or it will be closed/locked/messages-lost/eaten-by-rabid-mink so Click Here" messages from my domain's email team.

I know they're scammy, because I own my own domain and run my own email servers... I am my email team.

I'm certain that if I were going to bother to send myself a message about this sort of thing, I would make fewer grammatical and punctuation errors.
Well, perhaps you suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder, and were not aware of it... have you ever asked yourself that question, just to be safe?

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:00 pm
by Atomic
lake_wrangler wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Well, perhaps you suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder, and were not aware of it... have you ever asked yourself that question, just to be safe?
I think I remember doing that, but it was voted down by committee, which then recommended forgetting it. At least, that's what is said on the sticky note I found on my dresser this morning. I haven't finished reading the others yet.

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:47 pm
by Dave
lake_wrangler wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Well, perhaps you suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder, and were not aware of it... have you ever asked yourself that question, just to be safe?
Oh, no, of course not. My day job is in computer security implementation. I'm well trained in the whole subject of information containment ("don't share secrets with those who don't have a real need-to-know") and so I would never ask myself that sort of question. It wouldn't be fair or proper to ask myself to disclose that sort of critical information to me. I might tell myself, and who knows where it would go from there?

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:57 pm
by lake_wrangler
This was shared with me on Facebook, and it seems rather à propos...

To avoid putting a link towards Facebook (although I'm not sure why I don't want to link directly to it), I am uploading it here directly.


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Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:11 pm
by Warrl
Every good fiction writer gets into arguments with their own characters... and usually loses.

A writer at one SF con recommended that writers should wear bluetooth earpieces for their phones - really conspicuous ones. That way people will think they're on the phone, rather than arguing with themselves.