The Xmas Scammers are Her.

Last Update: November 20, 2020

Hello WAers,

Hope you are all well and keeping an eye on what flows into your inboxes. I just looked in one of mine and there was an email from someone who had filled out one of my subscription forms.

Problem was It was more indepth, so I opened it and as you can see in the screen shot it is someone requesting I pay them some money.

They have hidden the address by using the Bitly link shortner. The other problem for him is I am pretty sure most of us know where we have our domains registered.

This looks a pretty amateurish attempt by Douglas Stegall. But...

It is that time of year, and after the disjointed year this has been, there is likely to be many more of these scams floating around, and done at a more professional level than this one. .

So be aware, be careful, it was about this time period last year PayPal was sending me invoices for shoes I had supposedly bought from some dude in England.

That took a little fixing, including cancelling two debit cards and having new ones issued, but I got the money back. About $500 AU.

Michael.

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IHamner1 Premium
Sorry, you were a victim of this scam. But we can only learn from this and be aware that there are bad people out there.
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Mick-D Premium
Hi Ida,
We need to be aware, I think this year might be worse than usual for obvious reasons.
Michael.
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jazzsinger20 Premium
I'm glad that worked out okay for you.

I'm being nagged by someone wanting to sell me online stuff. I tell google he's spam and the next day he comes back with a slightly different address and a different product. It's not costing me anything — but he's the only person who has ever sent messages from my website!!

Very disappointing and annoying! Why don't they all go away and let us get on with it?
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Mick-D Premium
Could be a love affair developing Cheryl?
Only kidding.. Yes they can be annoying.
Michael.
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Linda103 Premium
Reminders like this are good and very helpful to those that are new to online working Michael.
I had something similar in the comments on one of my websites. I just deleted it.
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Mick-D Premium
They will be thick and fast this year I think Linda.
Michael.
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Linda103 Premium
There have been a lot already.
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beautiful801 Premium
You always have to be careful. Thank goodness everything worked out and thanks for the heads up. Alicia
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Mick-D Premium
Thank Alicia,
It is not a very nice feeling being scammed.
Michael.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks for the heads up! I've been getting spam emails for big payouts from outside the US...lol...you know the type...
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Mick-D Premium
They have been doing it for years too Rudy. Maybe we are in the wrong game! 😎
Michael.
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