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Thread: Scam Alert

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    Boolit Master

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    Jun 2013

    Scam Alert

    Got an email this a.m. and it appeared to be from Hughes Net which is our supplier. The note said that they attempted to do their August draw for their services and that our credit care was not valid anymore. They instructed me to go to the supplied site to update my information......

    I looked at the "FROM:" part and it said the email was sent by: Hughesnet<>

    Called Hughes Net and spoke with Billing and was told that they draw later on in the month and that our account is current; further they said that they do not send aware....this is a scam.
    When guns are outlawed only criminals and the government will have them and at that time I will see very little difference in either!

    "Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems man faces." President Ronald Reagan

    "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the law breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is acoutable for his actions." Presdent Ronald Reagan

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    Boolit Master Grmps's Avatar
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    I totally concur with Paul.

    If any email asks for/demands money or personal information

    check for a phone number, most legitimate companies include phone numbers with emails like this.

    check the e-mail address and look up the company's email online

    Like Paul did, get the phone number and contact the company directly

    Other tell tale signs, the spelling, and grammar are wrong/bad

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    Boolit Master RogerDat's Avatar
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    Yep if you don't look up the phone number online or on your bill and confirm the contact and situation by reaching out to that known good phone number there is a good chance of you being on the short end of a scam.
    Je suis Charlie
    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
    Feedback page I do trade a bit from time to time.

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    Jun 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Standard phishing email, I get 2-3 a day. Most are caught by my spam filter but now and then one gets through.

    Email words of advice:

    NEVER open an attachment unless someone you know said they are sending you one. Even then stay away from the jokes etc because many are viruses

    Never give personal information, check the email address, in the above case it would have came from and they would never ask for info. Most you will get is a bill is due reminder. No company asks for credit card or bank account info via email.

    Never give your email address to a random web site, chances are you are signing up for spam and your inbox will be flooded. If it is a giveaway/sweepstakes verify it by going to the website via a google search. If the addresses are different they are just trying to harvest valid emails to be sold to the scammers.

    If it sounds to good to be true it usually is a scam!

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    Boolit Master

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    Recently received several e-mails supposedly from some of my not too regular e-mail friends and they were all bogus. I talked with one of them today via the phone and he said he had not sent me an e-mail in the recent past ... period, of any kind. Even if you know someone and do not communicate regularly, its probably a phishing expedition and may contain a virus. Big Boomer

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    I hit the delete button,it may take a few days but if they are legit they will sent you snail mail or a telephone call,but some try to scam you with the phone we had a code six try to get my wife to send money to an address claiming we owed back taxes,even went into a rant about seeing that we would go to court and be sentenced to a prison term,the wife turned this over to the sheriff's office but we haven't hear any thing as of yet.
    Are my kids/grandkids more important than "o"'s kids, to me they are,darn tooting they are!!! They deserve the same armed protection afforded "o"'s kids.
    I have been hoodwinked but not by"o"
    In God we trust,in "o" never trust
    Support those that support the Constitution and the 2nd Amendant

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    Jul 2017
    Hughes Net is a scam. Slightly faster than dial up, no streaming movies etc. We finally got a local provider with real high speed and no Gig limit.

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    Jun 2013
    I received an email from powder valley advertising Tac on sale. I went to their site later and it wasn't even the same web address. I ended up calling and they verified there are 2 websites operated by them. Weird.

    Moral is always stay on your toes.

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