Inundated with spam from the USA

  hssutton 14:55 21 Nov 2016
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For the past few days I've been getting numerous emails'. Always headed dear Howard' from [email protected] via aweber.com. These range from jobs in Anchorage to getting a tax rebate. Anyone else suffering.

  john bunyan 16:02 21 Nov 2016

Yes- only a few per day , mainly job offers , occasionally Viagra(!) . I have taken to checking my Talk Talk e mails on webmail before I open my Outlook 2026 and blacklisting them and deleting them on the server rather than on my PC. Some appear to have been sent from me but their address is at the end.

  john bunyan 16:03 21 Nov 2016

2026 = 2016

  Forum Editor 18:25 21 Nov 2016

There are millions of them out there.

It's the way the world is, nowadays.

  bumpkin 18:45 21 Nov 2016

It seems to come in spates, ignore it and it eventually stops or decreases. Use a blocker and block the domain if you can.

As FE says a sign of the times a bit like nuisance phone calls which I have blocked with some success but they always find a way around it in the end.

  bumpkin 18:52 21 Nov 2016

Spam Email I can cope with but when my wife was seriously ill in hospital and I was getting phone calls in the middle of the night from telesales pests it was very distressing, not that they give a toss.

  Pine Man 09:45 22 Nov 2016

Had a phone call from Scotland concerning my 'recent accident'. I told them that I hadn't had any accidents and that it was a scam so I would be blocking their number. Their response was words to the effect, 'Please yourself we've got plenty of other numbers to call you on'!!

  Burn-it 15:55 23 Nov 2016

I don't like being rude to people, but I found the most effective way is to swear and call them names. That gets you put on their banned list "for the protection of their staff". The correct way is to ask them to remove you from the list as most provide feedback to the company they buy them from. I don't get calls now.

  bumpkin 16:02 23 Nov 2016

* The correct way is to ask them to remove you from the list as most provide feedback to the company they buy them from*

Buy what from?

  Forum Editor 16:13 23 Nov 2016

Burn-it

"I found the most effective way is to swear and call them names."

It is an offence to use foul language on a call via a UK landline.

  BT 17:19 23 Nov 2016

It is an offence to use foul language on a call via a UK landline.

But then they're hardly going to report you if the're cold calling illegally are they?

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