(Closed) New email scamming – use personal info!

posted 7 years ago in Technology
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow that’s crazy detailed! They’re getting so much more clever. Kind of makes you miss the good old days of Nigerian princes.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

grammatical errors like “Sadness” and “to through” would be huge red flags to me (along with mention of western union…)

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugg the internet is a point of vulnerability and destruction for all

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

That is really scary.  I got almost this exact email a few months ago from a college acquaintance (with whom I hadn’t spoken to in years).  I deleted it, because I figured it wasn’t real and why would this person email me of all people.  Super freaky that the hacked email came from someone you actually know and are close with.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That would have freaked me out!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

This happened to me around 5 or 6 years ago. I got it from a former yoga teacher I was close with and said see was in Asia or Africa I believe. I figured she could be in that location but the email was sketchy and it made no sense she didn’t contact family. I obviously did not reply. I second the PP who said it really scary that this was “from” a close family member who someone might respond to.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

One of my co workers told me this morning that her yahoo email account was hacked in the same way. This is scary because its so detailed. I hope that nobody really falls for anything like that. Im glad that you calmed down and realized it was a scam!! Holy cow!!!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard of this happening on fb; someone leaves their account logged in at an internet cafe or their account gets hacked, and the hacker spams their friends asking for money “to get home” with a sob story about getting mugged or something overseas. The ploy is to get your credit card info, I think.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s so weird! If someone had the money to go to an internet cafe and send an email, I would think that they would have enough money and/or brains to make a collect call at the least!

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