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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 14 November 2013 7:30pm
Orange phishing. I thought they were a good company but they or someone pretending to be them have sent me a message to an online account I don't have. I'll try to warn them of the attempted fraud.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 9 December 2013 6:02am
I've just found some very good advice on minimising spam on the BBC website.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 11 December 2013 6:18pm
A friend had been careless with my e-mail address. I'm expecting an increase in spam because of it.

T Jones wants to know if somebody got back to me.

Somebody else wants me to use a credit card I've never heard of.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 12 December 2013 8:03pm
Somebody is spamming using fraudulent Amazon order numbers to try to get your financial details. At Xmas I'm sure Amazon might be popular so beware if you are really using them.
And their spam technique is excellent because I am unable to inform Amazon of the attempted fraud by the usual method.
I did get through to Amazon by a different method and I reported the scam to the police.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 14 December 2013 7:17am
[email protected] want me to but some luxury replicas - three times in one day?!
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 14 December 2013 7:18am
Spammer using Amazon's name wants me to deal with 2 different orders I haven't got.
Amazon have responded to my spamming information with very comprehensive advice on being safe and recognising the junk.
That's another one from 'Amazon'. And 3 more.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 16 December 2013 7:14pm
EGCTechServer has sent me some sort of users report. Google doesn't recognise the name so I've deleted it without opening.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 17 December 2013 8:36pm
I've been keeping count of all my spam and trash on page 7 and in the new year I'm going to start a new post counting from zero again. For me this has been a useful exercise as it has shown the typpe of spam which is most popular.

I would have thought the banks could be doing more to stop spam completely. When I forward the spam to them for information I usually ask the bank to catch and fine/jail/disconnect the perpetrators!

The gambling ones are just someone trying to get your money and waste your time doing something which in almost every case gives a negative return.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 27 December 2013 4:49pm
Somebody's following me on twitter and I don't have an account!
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 1 January 2014 5:27am
This is my new count of types of spam or trash e-mails for 2014. The summary for 2013 is on page 7.

Any bank/card phishing: - 153
Gambling: - 138
Manchester City bumph: - 104
Surveys which throw you out: - 100
Buy stuff from us: - 70
E-mail/phone account phishing: - 37
Free? stuff offers: -23
Money making scheme: - 31
Kendunn D in subject: - 20
Political: - 18
Tax Refund/Government grants: - 18
Phantom Amazon/other order: - 12
Insurance: - 11
Health issues: - 11
virus/hacker: - 10
Accident advice: - 3
Borrow money from us: - 4
WhatsApp: - 2
Junk from Facebook/Youtube/Twitter: - 9
UN compensation/Eco Experts: - 2
Job offer: - 1
Buy our pills: - 1

I have deleted 2 from the above list as the company partly responsible was able to stop the spam when requested. If it reappears I'll add it back in.
I have also added the credit card spam in with the banks spam as they are both financial institutions.

Birthday greetings - 3. Not really trash but one of them is from a site I haven't used for a long time.
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