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Old 29th May 2019, 17:01
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
And if your friends and rellies send you an email that is just a link - open at your Peril!!
This is going to get interesting in June, when Google rolls out "Confidential Mode" mail. Instead of actual text, you will receive a link to the email contents:
When Gmail messages are sent in confidential mode, it helps protect from unauthorized access and recipients don’t have the option to forward, copy, print, or download their content or attachments. Senders can also set an expiration date for messages sent with confidential mode and revoke access to them at any time.
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When a user sends a confidential message, Gmail replaces the message body and attachments with a link. Only the subject and body containing the link are sent via SMTP.
I've turned that option OFF in the Gmail accounts I own.
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Old 29th May 2019, 17:14
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Originally Posted by MarcK View Post
This is going to get interesting in June, when Google rolls out "Confidential Mode" mail. Instead of actual text, you will receive a link to the email contents: I've turned that option OFF in the Gmail accounts I own.
I'm up for that.
Can you tell us how to stop 'Confidential mode' emails from actually coming in on GMail - i.e. automatically rejected?
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Old 29th May 2019, 17:31
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Originally Posted by MarcK View Post
This is going to get interesting in June, when Google rolls out "Confidential Mode" mail. Instead of actual text, you will receive a link to the email contents: I've turned that option OFF in the Gmail accounts I own.
You don't "own" gmail accounts. When you use anything from Google, you and your personal data become their product. They own you.
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Old 29th May 2019, 19:15
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09 Number costs:

How much does it cost to call 09 numbers?

The cost to call a 09 phone number will vary depending on the number you are calling. It is the responsibility of the phone number owner to inform callers how much the call will cost. Calls to 09 numbers are premium rate calls services and will be charged an access fee in addition to a service fee.

In general, the cost of a 09 number service charge can be up to £3.60 per minute or up to £6 per call. This fee will be payable to the phone number owner and will often be used to pay for the service. This is in addition to the access charge which is payable to the phone company provider.


https://phonenumbersfor.co.uk/prefixes/09-numbers/
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Old 31st May 2019, 13:11
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
Simply hover over 'sender' and the address of said Sender will be revealed. If it looks wrong - it IS wrong. Then you can bin it.
Hovering over the sender's email address is unlikely to be revealing on spam emails. It's very easy to fake this address. If you see a genuine sender's email address on a spam email that doesn't mean that their account has been hacked. It just means that the spammer has pasted their email address into the 'Sender' field in the email header.

Hovering over a link in the email is safe enough (unless you have a twitchy finger) and might be revealing as you'll see where that click would take you. Sometimes the link can look plausible at first glance though.

Happy Surfing.

Last edited by netstruggler; 31st May 2019 at 13:12. Reason: removed example of dodgy looking link that got converted to a dodgy link
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 16:54
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Scam e Mails

For some time now I have received a steady trickle of e mails from unknown persons which relate to some kind of ongoing business between us. Usually there are attached documents which are often described as the specification for me to quote against. Sometimes they refer to my lack of response to previous e mails. Up to now I have always deleted them without opening any links. Sometimes a name is mentioned and a quick Google confirms that the company is genuine. Once I rang the person and got a recorded message telling me it was a scam and the number had accordingly been blocked.

However, today I received another one which was quite complicated and referred to an order for paint for boats. It seemed that the boats were something to do with the Dorset and Devon and Cornwall Police and gave the name of a Police Enquiry Officer. So, in case it was a genuine mail sent to an incorrect address, I forwarded it to a separately acquired e mail address for the Dorset Police who quickly contacted me and assured me that it was a scam. I have now deleted it.

It seems to me to be an awful lot of complication to achieve what exactly, confirmation that my e mail address is genuine? Is there anything else they can gain from this scam?

Do any other Ppruners suffer from this attempted scam?
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 17:34
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Here's one from this morning; we've had a number of similar ones recently...We have, of course, no knowledge of Sharepoint Scanner, whatever that might be. Google indicates that it's dodgy, which it obviously is. I'd love to see what the "invoice" says, but i don't know how to open it in a safe way; maybe there isn't one..


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Old 15th Jun 2019, 17:41
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Originally Posted by pulse1 View Post
Do any other Ppruners suffer from this attempted scam?
I wouldn't know. The process of deleting them goes straight from the eyes to the fingers, the brain doesn't engage at all, not necessary.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 17:47
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Originally Posted by old,not bold View Post
Here's one from this morning; we've had a number of similar ones recently...We have, of course, no knowledge of Sharepoint Scanner, whatever that might be. Google indicates that it's dodgy, which it obviously is. I'd love to see what the "invoice" says, but i don't know how to open it in a safe way; maybe there isn't one..
The document isn't dodgy.

The catch is that if you try to retrieve it, you end up on a phishing site that invites you to enter your Office 365 login credentials ...

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Old 15th Jun 2019, 18:25
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E mail this morning from Amazon with a refund for £142 with a reference number ...... friend had exactly same e mail reference number & amount!
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 19:02
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Originally Posted by Jackjones1 View Post
...... friend had exactly same e mail reference number & amount!
For you to know this
  • you must have actually read the email, and
  • your friend must have actually read the email.
All one can ask is: WHY???
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 21:21
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Friend was sitting next to me so read e mails at same time.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 21:33
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GTW, it depends how you download emails. I use a mail checker and it some times even deletes before displaying.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 21:50
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My e mails just “ show” but certainly didn’t click onto the reference number.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 21:59
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
GTW, it depends how you download emails.
Usually using Thunderbird. A sub-second scan of the "subject" and "from" is sufficient for me to hit the delete key, there's no need to open the email or read it.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 11:10
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
The document isn't dodgy.

The catch is that if you try to retrieve it, you end up on a phishing site that invites you to enter your Office 365 login credentials ...
Another clue is that the domain name in the sender's email address (Post 227) is the First Baptist Church of Gary, North Carolina.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 16:31
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Just had three calls from 'Visa' reporting a debit of £600 - press 1 etc
When I search the number it seems that a dozen other people have received identical calls today (same amount, too).
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 16:58
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After stringing them alone for as long as possible I always like to end the call by insulting their religion and suggesting what they will be going with the family goat the that night. I guess they can live with the goat comment but don't mention religion. If you get the religion right they are insulted and if you get the religion wrong they are doubly insulted.
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 21:54
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Oh! Lookie!! The FBI, yes that FBI of 601 4th St, Washington DC are offering me USD 46,000,000 for a prepayment of just USD 1250. Lucky me.

Hey, if I report this do I get Bruce Willis' autograph?

or much better a visit from Helen Mirren with a stern look in her eyes?

Please.




Can I edit this later? Oh SHoneT

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Old 18th Oct 2019, 07:54
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Resurrecting an old Thread; Over the last few weeks I have received a number of calls on my Mobile Phone which ring for about four times and then disconnects.

Always International Numbers and they have varied. The last three came four came from Georgia (The former Soviet Republic, not USA) then Jordan, Sri Lanka and today Tanzania!

As soon as I see they are International I wait until it stops ringing anyway.

Anyone else having the same experience?
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