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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on May 17, 2024, 05:28:47 AM »
You can request money or send an invoice to someone via PayPal.  I don't know what happens if you decline to pay.  Maybe there's an option to decline or report it as an error or fake?  I think I might have gotten one once, but I'm not sure.  The ones I do remember getting are all fake.  They get sent by eMail and they hope you click their links because if you go to PayPal directly and login, you will find no invoice there.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 17, 2024, 05:21:23 AM »
This week I got a request from somebody in Estonia (I think that's the "es" ending) through PayPal for some big dollar amount. Then another email saying it had been canceled--although the body of the email said I had paid them.

I went to the real PayPal and changed my password. PayPal said there had been "unusual activity" and wanted a little more verification than usual, which I gave. No money was paid out.

I did not know one could request money from someone via PayPal. I assume I have to okay a payment request after it is made. It does seem like a dangerous possibility if the hackers figure out a way to bypass my manually okaying the payment.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on May 17, 2024, 05:06:47 AM »
Today's spam was . . .

"Order ASAP for Price Month!"
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on May 16, 2024, 04:47:56 AM »
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on May 10, 2024, 07:45:28 AM »
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by djmills on May 08, 2024, 08:09:55 AM »
In May I blogged about watching a webinar on Artificial Intelligence and its usefulness during the writing process. https://djmills.wordpress.com/2024/05/04/using-ai-in-the-writing-process/
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on May 03, 2024, 03:42:29 AM »
May, a favorite month for a variety of reasons: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2024/05/happy-may.html
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on April 26, 2024, 08:49:10 AM »
Just got a spam ad for an AI blog creation tool.  You just give it a few keywords and it will write blog posts for you.

As if there aren't enough bot-generated junk sites already . . .
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on April 25, 2024, 04:03:22 AM »
Well, this is a new spam.

Would have been better if they hadn't reversed first and last names.  So, if your name was Johnny A. Smith, it opened by saying, "Hi, Smith!"

It purports to be a medical report for my relative, "B. Johnny A."

I can view his discharge summary by clicking a link.  Of course, I'm not clicking that link.

But, it's like, well, first they screwed up by mixing up first and last names.  Second, it would be a violation of privacy rights to send me someone else's medical report.

Then it gives me "your" medical test number.  So, who had the test?  Me or the supposed relative?

Then I should not delay getting medical assistance for my family.  So, we're back to my supposed relative again?

So many screw-ups in one spam message.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Silly Spammers
« Last post by TimothyEllis on April 20, 2024, 02:07:46 AM »
Also, I am tempted (again) to put up a fake WordPress login page on my site (which does not use WordPress) just to keep the less sophisticated would-be hackers busy trying to login to a page that wouldn't actually log them into anything.

Why not let them log in, and redirect them to a porn site.

They might enjoy that?

Maybe I could redirect them to a phishing site.  :icon_rofl:  Let the scammers scam each other for a bit.

 :tup3b :clap: :banana:
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