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Bar & Grill [Public] / + for the post
« Last post by Stevenfar on February 29, 2024, 11:55:07 PM »
Thanks, I've been looking for this for a long time
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 28, 2024, 05:01:28 AM »
This baby Jatropha was really determined and came up through the newly tarred pathway that had been dug up to fix a leak.  :)
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on February 16, 2024, 06:44:49 AM »
The confluence of Valentine's with Ash Wed and a really good recipe from my niece. And a poem and song too :)  https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2024/02/happy-st-valentines-day.html
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on February 16, 2024, 05:37:39 AM »
It's very true that one has to look carefully. Some time back, I did fall for an update notice for AOL that looked genuine. I think it was right after the last ownership change, and the request was supposedly related to that. I forget what the exact wording was. Fortunately, I realized right after I'd responded that the message was fake. I immediately changed my user name and password. Evidently, I was fast enough to beat them to the punch. But after that, I became even more careful
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on February 16, 2024, 03:06:57 AM »
The favorite tactic I'm seeing at the moment is requests to update my profile, usually from a site or company I don't have any connection to. I also still get the security alerts that aren't real. It's so easy to see through all of these, but I guess some people get taken in, or it wouldn't be so common.

I get those too, but some have been from ones with which I do have accounts, so you always have to double-check.  But, typically, they're easy to see because the eMail address will be with either a suspicious looking domain name (like writersanctuum.com or writer-sanctum.com*) or be entirely different.  Or, they will address you as "Valued Customer" or something generic when companies you have accounts with have your name on file.  I received one the other day that listed "Account Ending XXXX" with the actual Xs not the last four digits of your account number.  I suppose some people fall for that one but it's like why bother including "Account Ending" when you can't include the actual digits (because spammers don't have them)?  Better to just leave it off, in my opinion.

But, on the other hand, there are a couple suppliers I have that will send eMail invoices or other account notices and actually open the message with "Dear Customer."  :HB  I have to always double-check those to make sure they are legitimate.  But, it's like, ugh, don't do that!
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on February 16, 2024, 01:25:47 AM »
The favorite tactic I'm seeing at the moment is requests to update my profile, usually from a site or company I don't have any connection to. I also still get the security alerts that aren't real. It's so easy to see through all of these, but I guess some people get taken in, or it wouldn't be so common.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on February 15, 2024, 12:59:39 PM »
Got spam today.

Apparently, I've won the Ontario UK lottery.

:icon_think:


Grand prize is a set of Sheffield steak knives and a lifetime supply of maple syrup.   :icon_mrgreen:
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on February 15, 2024, 03:05:51 AM »
The forum is getting a lot of spammers at the moment as well.

Somehow, after not getting any for ages, we suddenly seem to be back on their radar again.

The lottery spam was eMail.

On the comment forms on my website, I have not received any spam since March or so of last year.  They may still be trying and probably are--I haven't checked--but the changes I made that I mentioned earlier in the thread appear to be effectively blocking any spam attempts from going through and reaching me.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by TimothyEllis on February 15, 2024, 02:44:47 AM »
The forum is getting a lot of spammers at the moment as well.

Somehow, after not getting any for ages, we suddenly seem to be back on their radar again.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on February 15, 2024, 02:40:24 AM »
Got spam today.

Apparently, I've won the Ontario UK lottery.

:icon_think:
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