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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 07, 2022, 12:11:34 PM »
What local veterans agencies? I'm dubious. Sounds like just another law firm looking to cash in. It's a class action lawsuit, none of the law firms advertising to sign up clients are going to charge the clients, they just want to sign up as many people as possible to increase their own cut.

The Veteran's administration site has a lot of information about disability benefits for Camp Lejeune victims, but nothing about the lawsuit.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on November 07, 2022, 10:13:51 AM »
Between this and the phone calls telling me I may have been injured in the Camp Lejuene mess the last fifty years... Never been there in my life. I had friends who married Marines. I'm pretty sure they're smart enough to figure out how to join a class action suit.

There have been ads on that on TV one after another, from different law firms.  Now the local veterans agencies are advertising to tell veterans that may have served at Camp Lejuene to contact the local agency who can help them for free.

Alas, they don't have the advertising budgets of the law firms so those ads don't run nearly as often.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by She-la-te-da on November 07, 2022, 08:57:42 AM »
Hey, Post-Crisis D! Good luck in your divorce. I hope you take him/her/them for all the money. And full custody of the missing kids. They have to be around somewhere.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by She-la-te-da on November 07, 2022, 08:56:00 AM »
I hate election time. All that paper wasted. I know who I'm voting for, I know how to look things up on the internet thing. It's still around, right? Oh, and I also know that I've voted in the last six elections (well, the last however many since 1982). Thanks for the reminder notice, snottily telling me that it's the right of my neighbors to know who is voting in their community. Except, you listed the elections I voted in, not my neighbors' records. Hm. Sounds kind of stupid, doesn't it? I'm forgetful, but it's not that bad yet.

Between this and the phone calls telling me I may have been injured in the Camp Lejuene mess the last fifty years... Never been there in my life. I had friends who married Marines. I'm pretty sure they're smart enough to figure out how to join a class action suit.

And don't get me started on all the Medicare insurance benefits I may miss, if I don't reply to this letter right this freaking second! And burial insurance. FFS I seem to recall knowing how to look this crap up on the internet, too.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on November 06, 2022, 07:56:06 AM »
Apparently, I am getting a divorce.

I guess we've grown apart these past few years.  I mean, he/she's never at home when I am.  I don't even know if my spouse is a man or a woman or otherwise.  We've never actually met.  I only found out a few years ago that I was married when I searched myself online and various sites reported that I am now (as of then) married.  So, my spouse and I spend a lot of time apart.  Whoever he/she is most likely doesn't even have a key to the house.  Probably a good thing.  I don't know how well I can trust this spouse of mine.

So, I suppose it's no surprise we're getting a divorce now.

Shocking that it came in an eMail.

Subject line said: "You getting a divorce"

Sounds kind of final, like he/she doesn't even want to try to work things out.

On the other hand, according to the eMail, a new girl wants to meet me.  And she's a "hottie."  Probably also Russian given that the URL ends in .ru.

But what if I was looking for a new guy instead?  Silly spammer probably didn't do any research.  Just assumed they had a 50/50 chance, you know?

It's that kind of lack of attention to detail that bugs me about spammers, among many other things, mind you.

Anyway, bottom line is that I'm apparently single and available now.  Not that anyone cares, of course.  But, if there are kids I don't know about, I could probably use some help finding them, unless they are hiding under the desk.  Nope.  Not there.  So, you know, if you're single and don't want to see kids that may or may not exist starve to death, don't be afraid to offer some help finding them.  They could be anywhere.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on November 04, 2022, 05:29:55 AM »
Just rcvd this merry scamspam:

"Your yearly help for five contraption used is begun.  Your record has been charged for $307.91 for this help program.  likewise, it with willing be reflected in your records inside the going with 2 working days as '360 Security charge updation'  We regard you for picking Norton.360 for your shielded web looking program."

If I were techie, I'd write a thriller about tracking down bozos like this to give them a talking to, or at least an English lesson.

When I see spam like that, I wonder, is it so hard to find an authentic eMail bill from somewhere and, you know, COPY it word for word?  I doubt spammers have any concern over plagiarism.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Hopscotch on November 04, 2022, 05:21:54 AM »
Just rcvd this merry scamspam:

"Your yearly help for five contraption used is begun.  Your record has been charged for $307.91 for this help program.  likewise, it with willing be reflected in your records inside the going with 2 working days as '360 Security charge updation'  We regard you for picking Norton.360 for your shielded web looking program."

If I were techie, I'd write a thriller about tracking down bozos like this to give them a talking to, or at least an English lesson.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on October 29, 2022, 05:42:27 PM »
Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away.  :(

R.I.P., Killer.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on October 29, 2022, 06:10:04 AM »
Well, the change hasn't really helped with the onslaught of comment form spam.  It has reduced it but still receiving it, though still not getting anything on the main contact form for the site, only the author contact form.  :shrug

Anyway, I was getting 2 or 3 a day from apparently the same place advertising, well, I don't remember.  Something for money or whatever.  But, they listed the same Telegram handle on each on.  So, I added that handle to the filtering I have and--presto!--no more spam from them.

Some of these spammers are beyond stupid.  "Reply to this message for more information" like it's eMail spam rather than comment form spam.  At least be smart enough to tailor your message for your spamming method.

I am tempted to actually send a bill to some of these spammers that leave contact information just to see how they might react.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on October 28, 2022, 12:51:04 AM »
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