• Bob Dack
    429
    This one you could get even if you don't surf porn
    It is meant to scare you into paying them money's?
    It is down to the fact that lots of people end up clicking
    links that do lead to porn?
    They figure the can scare you into paying them &
    in a lot of cases it works!

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  • Paulgro
    304
    The Paypal one is going around again saying they need to verify your account or they will close it. I don't open that type of email so have nothing to post. Gmail lets you read the first line without opening the email.
  • Bob Dack
    429


    Yes you're right I got one the other day,I have had them before and always Screenshot them and forward them to they usually write back that yes delete it totally and run a virus scan it is a phishing ploy but yes they look real but you always know you didn't but anything from them.

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  • Mele McCabe
    10
    The is an Apple acct scam similiar to the Paypal one going around
  • Kingalfred
    229
    .,.,.,. Yes i'm chatting to a lovely Russian girl at the moment.,.through email.,. Svetlana .,. once i send her $2000 she's coming over to marry me .,.,. i'm so excited ...
  • Catwoman
    631
    ..omg, too funny!!!! ..lol
  • Paulgro
    304
    Hey! That's my girl!!!
  • Bob Dack
    429

    Hey I think she's coming here to live with and married me and
    she even sent me this great picture of herself in the spring.

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  • Paulgro
    304
    We get many phone call scams. The FBI will take my house, I will be arrested if I don't pay so much and lets not forget the Microsoft scam that will ruin all my DATA and shut Windows down if I don't pay. It's the same crap every year yet some people still fall for it. I'm just glad my Russian girl is real!!
  • Kingalfred
    229
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    This is my lovely Svetlana..
    only an extra $2000 to bring her cat and put it through quarantine ...
  • Krystyna
    1.3k
    Oh yeah,the phone scams,got quite few from Uncle Sam that if we don't pay the late income taxes they will send law enforcement and so on.
  • Krystyna
    1.3k
    She's bit cross eyed but otherwise lovely,sure you can afford the cat as well with all the money you make taking surveys,lol
  • Paulgro
    304
    Only four grand? Can't go wrong so send her five grand so she can fly first class!!
  • Paulgro
    304
    The unfortunate this is some people actually believe them.
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Then there that Tax scam that was on the new run out of India
    that has netting Millions of dollars all over North America!
    It seems to pop-up right after Tax time!
    Patterned after what is Called the Nigerian Scam but with threats involved in it.
    Pay or get arrested!
  • Krystyna
    1.3k
    Yes,you are right,then there is the Canadian lottery scam....
  • Paulgro
    304
    How many of us have been told that people we don't even know left us millions?
  • frances turkel
    193
    "Kingalfred; She is lovely good luck!! But I think you know better RIGHT! lol!! Great Joke!!
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Then if you tied of all those friend request that are from
    people you don't know on Facebook which are most likely
    trying to breach your account ???
    You might want to use this:-
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  • JUDITH
    1
    Becareful. there are a lot of scans out there, if she keeps asking for $, then you know it is.
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Here's one the Police posted on Facebook

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  • Paulgro
    304
    This is a new one on me. I wonder if these people ever heard of working for a living?
  • Catwoman
    631
    ..I don't think so..I don't think they even know the word work or want to!
  • Bob Dack
    429

    There was a 60/60 episode which showed most
    of these phone scams are are coming out of India
    where the E-mail Scams are coming out of Nigeria
    where both place these scams fall into a grey area
    and the people really never get prosecuted or get
    any jail time as their scammed people won't travel
    half way around the world to testify against them?
  • Donna
    975
    Yes, I've won the Nigerian lottery more times than I can count!
  • Paulgro
    304
    What's new to me is the bitcoin thing. Yes I've also won the Nigerian lottery!
  • Bob Dack
    429

    Yes I've also won one of those lotteries and also some
    bankers widow wants my help to get get 12 million dollars
    out of their country and I can get half of it for helping her too?
  • Paulgro
    304
    It's just a shame how many people believe these things.
  • Bob Dack
    429

    The 60 minutes show said that India Scammer have netted
    Millions from all over North America which is why every time
    they raid them to shut them down they start back up shortly
    after because these guys rarely ever get convicted of anything,
    no one ever turns over and no one ever comes to testify against
    them?You think no one believes them but it mostly the old folks
    that seem to get taken by these scammer and because the pay
    it just keeps happening over & over again!
  • Paulgro
    304
    I know people believe them because they wouldn't keep sending this crap out year after year. Everyone wants to get rich without doing anything so they send money to these scammers thinking they will get millions in return.
  • godseeconomy
    261
    We do need to be on the alert. They are such a nuisance. I have plenty which say 'my order is confirmed' ... from so many companies, amazon, ebay, retailers some of which I'm not even a patron!!
  • Donna
    975
    I read a few days ago that a "Nigerian Prince" email scammer was actually arrested. A 67 year old man from Louisiana.
  • Bob Dack
    429
    You mean he wasn't from Nigeria???
  • Donna
    975
    Nope. I read that he wasn't from Nigeria, but had wired money to co-conspirators in Nigeria.
  • Knavy13
    3
    hi I'm new here as of an hour ago. Hope I'm in the right place to post a comment/question. Received an email wanting me to confirm my Twitter account. I have an account, but I'm not active on there so I didn't think much of it. Could that been someone trying to get info? Thanks
  • sharonh
    154
    I don't why you would need a twitter to participate. I don't have a Twitter and I am still a member and have redeemed several times over the past year.
  • Syvynn
    945
    I'm not saying this IS the answer, because I joined in 2011 way before logging in through social media was a "norm"... but I'm thinking, with experience from other websites, is that the logging in through Social Media accounts are a secondary way of preventing spam accounts here on Univox (and others that do it). Them thinking, foolishly, that people will only ever have one social media account per social media place. True that most people do, but the ones that are the reason why you need secondary confirmation of who a person is - are the people that will have 10 Facebook, 10 Twitter, 10 Instagram and 10 Univox (or wherever) accounts to begin it. It's foolish, but it's becoming the norm for sites to want to log you in through social media.

    The only other solution, which some sites have done, is the e-verify thing which is a secure site that asks you questions about your life/past to ensure it was you (think - which of these streets have you lived on (and it would list about 5 options), which of these finance companies do you have a loan with, etc.
  • Knavy13
    3
    I was inquiring about emails you receive that can be spam. I received it in my regular emails, not in with my spam mail. Just found it odd that Twitter wanted me to confirm my account with them out of the blue
  • Knavy13
    3
    Sorry for any confusion, I meant the email was supposedly from Twitter, but it didn't look right. Just wondering if anyone else had this happen before
  • sharonh
    154
    Yes I would say that does appear to be a scam. I received a similar email from "paypal" once. I didn't have a Paypal account at the time.
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Hello friends



    I'm sending out this information to most of my email contacts to warn you of

    fraudulent and suspicious PayPal billings. The billing was for items that

    I did not order, saying that they were being shipped and needed additional

    payment information. Because I have made on-line orders and paid by credit

    cards, my first thought was that they somehow got access to my credit cards.

    After spending hours on the phone checking out my credit cards for

    unauthorized charges and contacting PayPal, I was informed by PayPal that

    they did not send out this billing. First off I have never paid anything

    through PayPal, this is how I became suspicious, but maybe some of you have.

    DON'T open any of the links or where it says to LOG IN as this may

    jeopardize your computer and personal information. I was informed by

    PayPal, the way the email is addressed to you is by your email address and

    not your name. PayPal addresses you by name. That is another sign.



    If you receive this email don't open it, just forward it to

    and then delete the email.



    PayPal will reply to you.



    Please pass this information to your friends/relatives so that they will

    know what to do in case they get this type of email.
  • charsocal
    374
    - Thanks for the info. Today I also got an email from PayPal in my spam mail stating that my monthly statement was ready to be reviewed. Deleted it as the sender was NOT from PayPal but from some marco49@110 or something like that, just an example of the sender of course.
    Also received a bogus email from Publishing Clearing House stating I won over 800,000.00 and of course another bogus sender.
  • Donna
    975
    I’ve been getting fake Amazon emails that say shipping on my order has been delayed because of a problem with my credit card.
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Yeah D,that's just more of the same!
  • charsocal
    374
    - Have received also garbage from a Amazon imposter but I just do what any person with common sense would do just block / delete, but I really feel sorry for those who get scammed as I have seen an elderly man in a bank wanting to deposit a fake check into his account and the tellers told him it was fake but he insisted to have it deposited as it was a large amount of money, such a shame and so very sad.
  • Donna
    975
    That is sad! The elderly are especially vulnerable to all these scams!
  • Bob Dack
    429
    Bitcoin CRA Scam Warning Issued By B.C. Police After North Vancouver Man Falls For It
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    Canada Revenue Agency scammers are getting creative.

    Police in North Vancouver are warning the public to only pay their taxes in, er, normal money after a resident was swindled into sending $3000 to a fraudster via a Bitcoin terminal.

    They say the victim received a threatening phone call on Thursday from someone who claimed to be from the CRA. The caller told him he'd go to jail if he didn't pay $8000 in back taxes right away and that the cops would show up if he hung up.
    The man could only afford $3000, so he did what he was told and sent the money using a Bitcoin reference code number. After he forked it over, he realized it was a scam.

    Cpl. Richard De Jong reminded the public in a press release that the CRA doesn't accept Bitcoin as payment. Also, the tax agency will never call and threaten you, he said.

    The North Vancouver man isn't the first to get caught up in this sort of fraud.

    CBC News reported in November that some southern Ontario victims had lost $340,000 to a Bitcoin tax scam.
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    If you get a call saying you owe money, get in touch with the CRA to see if it's authentic at 1-800-959-8281 if you're an individual, or 1-800-959-5525 if you're a business. You can also check My Account on the CRA website. The agency has more tips to protect yourself against fraud here.
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