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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Just a heads up guys.  I received this PM a few hours ago.  It looks like a Phishing attempt, and when I Googled her name, I found this.  I am sure people are too aware to respond to this sort of message, but it does not hurt to have suspicions confirmed.  I've raised it in the Back Room so I imagine the account will be pulled.

joycev640849

( joyavelinelumeta@gmail.com )

Hello My Dear My name is Joyce , I have something important which I will love to share with you but not in a public site like this, Could you please contact me
direct at ( joyavelinelumeta@gmail.com ) for more details God bless.

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Got the same one Trevor. Dennis, pushed into my spam folder. Seen these many times. Also got a calls from someone with a Spanish accent calling me grandma and sorry he called so late. We are in a retirement zipcode area so lots of these. I tell them to call my attorney son-in-law etc. for bail money. :+) JH

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Hope you both reported it as spam to get the person deactivated.

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Chuck+Uebele  wrote

Hope you both reported it as spam to get the person deactivated.

Yep. I made a similar post in the Back Room.  The account is still active as I type this, but I am sure it won't be long till it's gone.

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Trevor.Dennis, It turned up here in the US as well. Mine arrived this morning

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Norman, Szalam says he 'had a bit of fun' with the post.  There was an interesting TV program a while back about a team who take these people to task.  They suck them in, and get them to fly to the UK from Nigeria, and meet in out of the way places.  After giving them the runaround, and getting them to waste money on flights etc. they front them out on camera.

This page is just one I found on Google, but will be the same sort of thing

Baiting Nigerian scammers for fun (not so much for profit) | Ars Technica

There's nothing funny about it though, and serious money has been lost

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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I received a robo call yesterday.

....and your IP address has been compromised in several countries. It will be disconnected within forty-eight hours. To avoid this, and get a new IP address plus a free new router,  press one to be connected to a technician."

Your IP address has been compromised is a known scam to extract personal info and a credit card number from victims.  Don't fall for it.

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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I got an email from a Nigerian princess! She said her husband the Prince had been arrested and she had to flee the country for her life, and she wanted to send me her entire $3million fortune, and all I had to do was wire her $3,000 to bribe some guards! People are so nice!

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Trevor.Dennis​ The one is my favorite:

I you are familiar with TED Talks you can bet it's worth your time.

https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Hi

A serious issue but fun to be had:

Scamming a Gumtree Scammer I Joe Lycett - YouTube

Dave

(Should we move this to the lounge?)

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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Here's my latest. It came by email as a jpeg.

scam.jpg

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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I've been getting slight variations of that bitcoin extortion scheme since  October 2018. 

Delete!

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Mar 12, 2019 Mar 12, 2019

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davescm  wrote

Dave

(Should we move this to the lounge?)

Good idea.  I'll do that now.

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Mar 15, 2019 Mar 15, 2019

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Yep, I received one as well. Looks like the profile is deactivated.

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