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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by teumessian_fox, May 1, 2012.

  1. teumessian_fox

    teumessian_fox

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    My wife just discovered two emails from verizonwireless.com in her spam box. They said she had a balance due.

    We don't have verizon and never have. We have AT&T.

    She tried to open an attachment that said, "View bill."

    When she did, her anti virus program (Microsoft Security Essentials) said her computer was under attack and did we want to clean it.

    Do any of you know what's going on with this?

    Oh, and I forgot. In the emails where it shows her email address, there's a long list of other people it was emailed to.
     
  2. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    dude if you know you dont have verizon , DONT OPEN IT :rofl:

    its simple .


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  3. racer11

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    I got the same deal and I have ATT,,,, I knew not to open that extension up.

    I think you need to school your wifey on some rules about opening up suspect emails.
     
  4. teumessian_fox

    teumessian_fox

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    Yeah, she doesn't know much about computers.

    But she just got off the phone w/verizon and they said they're having a huge problem with it currently. It's a recent thing.
     
  5. SMOKEin

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    You might want to take this opportunity to warn her about her long lost relatives in Nigeria.
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Yes, it's a scam.
     
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I have verzion and I never look at the bill they send me in the email. They send it on the 10th of the month, the bill isn't due till the 1st of the next month.
     
  10. TSAX

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    I couldnt have said it better :supergrin:









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  11. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    I have Verizon and get texts and emails saying I'm behind, about to have my service cut off, or some variation of that theme. I know my bill is paid in full each month and just delete them. No reason to even read them.

    Spammers should be caught, which is easy enough, and forced to make big rocks into little rocks with a hammer in their hands, and a chain on each ankle, till they have repaid their victims for time and money lost.



    Mr. HE:cool:
     
  12. Ironbar

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    Pssst! Here's a hint: Look at the highlighted sentence above! :supergrin:
     
  13. Officer X

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    Also be careful if your "grandson" calls from Canada crying that he needs a couple thousand dollars wired to him for bail or he's going to jail
     
  14. ray9898

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    Common scam that utilizes many common companies as the bait.
     
  15. sarge83

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    Both my parents have verizon and got emails similar yesterday except they said they had won a $50 gift card from walmart, click on the link to claim. Both deleted without opening.
     
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    There is a lot of that stuff out there now. I get texts all the time and god forbid you hit reply
     
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    No, no, no. No hammer. Just by using other rocks. When their hammering rock breaks, time to use another rock.
     
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    And then, when they're done, they should be put against a wall and shot, to deter them from scamming ever again.

    -Pat