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The constant battle with online thugs #8239198 04/16/21 06:31 PM
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It's become a constant battle not being duped by online thugs. One of the tactics I've noticed recently plays on the fact that online purchases have become so commonplace. As a result, there's a good chance a blind text message will hit someone who is expecting delivery of something they ordered online. And with porch pirates being so active at the same time, I can see where people might click on links in text messages thinking it will somehow ensure safe delivery of whatever they're expecting to arrive on their doorstep.

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I have gotten a lot of these texts.


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Makes sense, usually you only get texts if you opt in to receive them, but some people may not know that.

Re: The constant battle with online thugs [Re: Texas Dan] #8239270 04/16/21 07:35 PM
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Order online several times a month, don't have that problem.

Re: The constant battle with online thugs [Re: Texas Dan] #8239414 04/16/21 09:46 PM
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Scammers suck. I got an email Weds. morning from a friend asking for a favor. I replied and asked what he needed. He said he could not find a Google Play card locally or online and needed to get one for nieces bday. So I look at Wal Mart.com and don't see a problem. I replied back and said that I don't understand. He said they declined his card. I said call the bank. He replied and said he was having problems with card. This guy is very well off so something is wrong here. Also I am not aware he has a niece and if he does she would be in 40s. I get suspicious and text him. His email account had been hacked. Common scam aimed at old folks. It would not have been the $300 for the card that hurt as much as when they got my bank info for reimbursement.


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Originally Posted by TKM
Order online several times a month, don't have that problem.


I order online almost daily, never have problems.

I have Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, Amazon, Door Dash dropping stuff at my house or mailbox almost daily

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Lowlife scumbags are a plenty.

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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
It's become a constant battle not being duped by online thugs. One of the tactics I've noticed recently plays on the fact that online purchases have become so commonplace. As a result, there's a good chance a blind text message will hit someone who is expecting delivery of something they ordered online. And with porch pirates being so active at the same time, I can see where people might click on links in text messages thinking it will somehow ensure safe delivery of whatever they're expecting to arrive on their doorstep.

I didnt know folks fell for that carp bolt


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Here was my completely professional reply to the last one sent to my wife's phone. Short, sweet, and to the point. It made me feel better and that's all that matters.


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I fly an American Flag on my house i never have a problem.


I worn Dr. Scholl's shoe inserts for years now. Never had a problem.

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Originally Posted by Grizz
Here was my completely professional reply to the last one sent to my wife's phone. Short, sweet, and to the point. It made me feel better and that's all that matters.


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Well played roflmao


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Originally Posted by Grizz
Here was my completely professional reply to the last one sent to my wife's phone. Short, sweet, and to the point. It made me feel better and that's all that matters.


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Now you have confirmed that they hit an active number.

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There are some guys that are fighting back - watching them 'trump' the scammers is a hoot!:

this guy takes over their computers & networks and 'owns' them:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNG0osIBAprVcZZ3ic84vw

this guy 'toys' with them for hours and hours and drives them crazy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm22FAXZMw1BaWeFszZxUKw

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