Not Got it Quite Right

  morddwyd 20:43 03 Dec 2014
Locked

Just had an e-mail, headed

"At last I've found you (name)"

Sorry, son, I don't think you've quite mastered the technique of making a scam e-mail look genuine!

  Aitchbee 21:07 03 Dec 2014

... many of the e-mail headers arriving to my inbox are in Arabic or some other foreign script [made up of squiggely lines] which always makes me immediately suspicious ... so I never read 'em.

  bumpkin 21:16 03 Dec 2014

"At last I've found you (name)"

Probably found some others as well, could be his lucky day:-))

  Aitchbee 21:47 03 Dec 2014

You were made for me.

click here

  HondaMan 08:48 04 Dec 2014

I had a scamming email some weeks back, purportedly from a friend, who was stuck abroad without money. I rang her land line and said, "Now don't think I'm stupid, but where exactly are you?" Back came the answer, quick as a flash, "Peeling spuds, looking out of the kitchen window".

I then replied to the mail in appropriate terms, but it bounced back with something like an incorrect email address specified. Needless to say, I did NOT click on the link in the original email

They never give up, do they?

  SparkyJack 09:50 04 Dec 2014

Moving over to the phone a frequent call is thàt car accident you haven't had.

My normal response is to hang up without comment.

Yesterday with time to kill,I played along to see if it was what I though it might be, this the caller disconnected without comment. Hat was the purpose f that cali? No profit there for them.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone