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Old Oct 13 2017, 10:25 PM   #4401
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Trash Bin and Delete unopened
Ditto here, if it is not on my list of emails to accept, Delete. Also the people on my list know not to send anything about games, they know I don't play computer games.
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Old Oct 13 2017, 11:24 PM   #4402
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I like the phone calls from someone with a middle eastern accent so thick you could cut it with a knife, claiming to be from "windows", saying my computer has reported to them that it's infested with a virus or spyware, or something else evil, and they want to help me fix the problem. They've called me by name at the first of the call, so you know they have to be legit, right?

I tell them that I know they're trying to scam me, since Windows and Internet Explorer report problems anonymously, and that I know they want me to allow them access to my computer. Then I tell them that I don't even use Windows, that I'm on a Linux system, and if they want me to open my computer to them, that's fine.......Most of these scammers know that Linux can take over any Windows-based computer system, server and all, if given access, and nuke it back to the stone tablet stage. I don't have to explain that part to them, because they've usually hung up quickly after the word Linux.
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Old Oct 14 2017, 07:19 AM   #4403
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Generally, I hang up on them. Being told that there's a problem with my account at a bank I've never used in my life is usually a dead giveaway!
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Old Oct 14 2017, 06:07 PM   #4404
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Vyon's right, the only correct response to those type of calls is just to hang up in their ear.
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