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Neil Wyatt11/01/2018 21:22:07
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"The conclusion of the meeting on Friday by UNITED NATIONS stated that you will be receiving your approved total sum of $3.5USD under our custody..."

Neil

ChrisH11/01/2018 22:07:40
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Qué?

Muzzer11/01/2018 22:16:27
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How much do you have to share with them? Half and half?

Merry

Rik Shaw11/01/2018 23:04:07
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Sorry Neil, I have no idea what you are on about!

Rik

Mark Rand11/01/2018 23:34:52
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Dear sirs,
Due to the currently unreliable govenrance of the USA, would you submit all remittances in Euros.

cheeky

Hopper12/01/2018 01:19:34
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Is that your Brexit refund from Brussels?

Robin12/01/2018 10:33:00
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Sounds like you are to receive Scotland's UN Climate Change Compensation Grant. Since they told Trump he was a horrible person the CCC money has been adjusted to a more realistic level dont know

Neil Wyatt12/01/2018 11:00:24
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Is no-one actually reading my posting?

Normally they promise untold riches, but in this instance the 'United Nations' are offering me three dollars and fifty cents...

Neil

MW12/01/2018 11:21:22
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/01/2018 11:00:24:

Normally they promise untold riches, but in this instance the 'United Nations' are offering me three dollars and fifty cents...

Neil

They must have you on a pretty low estimation to go after 3 dollars.cheeky​ 

Edited By Michael-w on 12/01/2018 11:22:33

blowlamp12/01/2018 11:39:02
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/01/2018 11:00:24:

Is no-one actually reading my posting?

Normally they promise untold riches, but in this instance the 'United Nations' are offering me three dollars and fifty cents...

Neil

This is what austerity brings.

MW12/01/2018 11:43:03
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For that matter, why would the UN convene to rule on whether neil should get his 3.5 dollars?!

That has to almost be a parody of a scam surely.

KWIL12/01/2018 11:58:33
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Sorry Neil, what did you post? Only a reference to THE meeting of the UN, what meeting was that?

Neil Wyatt12/01/2018 12:33:37
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Dearie, dearie me, some folks must either live very sheltered lives or have incredibly effective spam filters.

I regularly get emails telling me ladies with cancer, the united nations, corrupt officials and the relatives of intestate corpses want to share several millions of dollars with me. All scams phishing for my bank details.

I thought the text above would be instantly recognisable as part of such a scam, especially given the thread title.

But it seems not!

Neil

Vic12/01/2018 12:48:00
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In the past twenty years I think I’ve only had one email from Nigeria offering me money in exchange for my bank account details.

MW12/01/2018 13:32:46
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Maybe we're not rich enough, Neil! wink

SillyOldDuffer12/01/2018 14:02:51
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/01/2018 12:33:37:

Dearie, dearie me, some folks must either live very sheltered lives or have incredibly effective spam filters.

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More likely they are just plain lucky!

My email address was leaked by a friend who forwarded a 'share this joke with all your friends' email. When he sent it to me and others, he also unknowingly sent a blind copy back to the originator that revealed all our email addresses. Since then I've been getting spam from multiple sources. My friend thought he was doing me a favour.

Spam loaded with personal detail is much more dangerous than the unfocussed 'UNITED NATIONS owes you money' type. You're much more likely to fall for spam where they have your name, address, bank, occupation, and other 'private' details right. So it pays not to leak information on the internet if you can avoid it and to assume until proved otherwise that unexpected emails and texts are fakes. For example, ask yourself why someone would choose you to forward an amusing email to your friends and family. Are they spreading goodwill or up to no good?

Dave

Howard Lewis12/01/2018 15:06:12
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Ah, they haven't yet asked for a substantial payment for the handling fee, or the details of the bank account into which the huge sum should be paid!

Howard

Frances IoM12/01/2018 15:22:44
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Neil - there are effective spam filters out there that you can pay for (sometimes possibly too effective as mine consistently reckons missives from mytimemedia to be spam)
Gordon W12/01/2018 16:00:15
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I find it best only to reply to messages sent by beautiful women.

SillyOldDuffer12/01/2018 17:20:49
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Posted by Gordon W on 12/01/2018 16:00:15:

I find it best only to reply to messages sent by beautiful women.

I'm a beautiful woman Gordon. Please send me cash. You can trust me - no way I'm an overweight elderly male in urgent need of a bath. Don't believe what my parole officer says either; fake news all of it.

smiley

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 12/01/2018 17:21:13

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