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Phishing mails
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Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:46:06

I just received a phishing mail from my own mailadres, stating that I was hacked and all that.  The mail was well put together, but lacking much detail to convince me they had anything real.  Here's hoping it's all just bluff.  I changed my mail's password to be safe.

So, do you guys receive such mails often?  I get one roughly every half year.  Biggest headache is trying to remember all the different passwords I've been forced to come up with due to required password changes.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:03:49

Not usually through email but I may receive a text about every three to six months. It usually wants me to log in to a site and enter my information to confirm that it is correct.

On a slightly related note, my debit card was actually compromised this weekend and I locked it. I did not like my bank's response to handling it since they said it would take ten business days to receive my new debit card which is completely unacceptable.  I have now created a new account at another bank. Now the real fun begins of setting up my direct deposits and setting up all my bill payments with the new account.

Edited: Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:09:27
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Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:23:38

I get phishing emails every six months or so. Usually Amazon or Apple emails that are easy to spot and confirm.

That sucks, Travo. A 10 day wait is nuts. I lost my credit card last year, and my bank sent me a new card within two days for free.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:00:10
I got hit with one of those on one of my personal accounts a couple years ago. I changed my password and nothing came of it.

My business email account is where I see it happen a lot more often, though. Fortunately not to me personally. But two of the top guys in our company seem to get packed or impersonated at least once a month, and then I'll get a very awkwardly phrased email from them asking me to send them a gift card or something. And I'm on just enough industry lists that I'll get an email from a lawyer once every other week or so that tries to send me a questionable PDF.
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Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:06:41

Since a scumfuck lawyer organisation who works for the Australian government leaked a large quantity of my personal and medical details to the dark web, I have noticed an increase in scam texts and calls. Happy

My favourite, however, is unrelated to that, and may not even be a scam. A scumfuck debt collector organisation believes I am someone else, who owes $164 or so in medical bills, and sends me increasingly threatening texts. It probably is a scam, though, because this company is known not to just send texts, but incessantly call people who owe money in the middle of the night and at whatever other inconvenient time they can come up with. I still like to think that some dude gave them a fake number which just so happened to be mine and has thus got away with not paying a medical bill. What a legend.

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