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Just received an email from someone I don't know (and don't want to know). Apparently offering myself and another recipient copied into the mail, "Information that no one else would tell me". It included a link to reveal all of a mysterious benefactor who apparently has gifted me a very large amount of money. Sent from a Google mail address, that one went straight to blocked senders and the junk folder.

I answered a land line call while I was dealing with that. Featured in the other thread.....Cold Calls
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I'm totally ruthless with mail these days. I got one from a named sender I recognised the other day but all it contained was a link. Straight into the junk box.
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Classic spam email this morning purporting to be from Talktalk and giving me final warning that my email account is to be terminated today. Guess what I did with it!
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Phishing email this morning from (not), Lloyds Bank for account details etc. Like exactly the same one supposedly from the Halifax, I don't have accounts with either of them. I'm fairly sure that they don't use gmail addresses either. :gatlin: :laugh5:
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I get them quite often purporting to be from Lloyds and wanting account details. They must work for some gullible people!
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A new one for me this morning from Vectis Auctions who apparently are collectible specialists. They say I need a password change for access to their new website. This password reset also requires me to register a credit card with them to settle any invoices for purchases. I don't remember ever registering with them although they look like a perfectly normal company. First email I have ever received from them. I'll not bother.
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That would be my reaction also Ian. Almost certainly a phishing expedition.....
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Email supposedly from Santander this morning (taltalk mail address) asking me to confirm account and credit card information. I don't bank with them either. Marked as spam and into the blocked senders list.
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We've hardly ever had any spam, let alone dodgy messages, for ages. Perhaps we're not regarded a good enough target! :smile:
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I think the providers get more and more adept at spotting them Peter. Talktalk is certainly very wary! It will class good mail as junk at times....
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I just had my second spam call this week in Chinese. Quite a long spiel which I did not understand. The number was flagged as 'possible spam' but "Who called Me "' Have had no reports of either number used - which look quite ordinary mobile numbers.

I've looked a few teach yourself Chinese videos on Youtube recently - can there be a connection? I've got this far -and that's probably my limit. They surely can't have my phone number though. :smile: Being acutely curious - I'm tempted to ring it back.

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I think I have enough on my plate without learning Chinese! Include me out David!
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Another cheery Chinese language call from my new friend. Different UK mobile number. She started by saying Nee Hao to me, followed by a lot more. I called the number - it said she was busy and invited me to leave a message. I find she is called Ban Kung Lee as best as I can tell.

Not the worst spam experience I've ever had . . . . :smile:
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She may be lonely David...... :biggrin2:
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