Three friggin scammers in one week

The first was by phone. He made up some obviously phony Microsoft department who needs info from me. I laughed at him a little and rudely hung up.

And two scams in my e-mail. The three important things involved in spotting scams 1) They make up some vague over-simplified name for the division they’re calling from. 2) using bad, ungrammatical English sentences. And 3) More than one typo in the message. This is the most obvious one. An ungodly huge corporation like Microsoft is not going to let a document leave their office without proofreading it. When you see two or three typos the red flag should go up.

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I would give them false infos just to make them lose time. :slight_smile:

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Good idea…

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Yea I used to troll the guys who phone from Microsoft.

Was entertaining I thought

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I like to build them up that I am going to pay them then abruptly hang up.

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I think the most obvious signs of scammers is that they want information about you that you shouldn’t give to anyone (e.g. passwords), or they’re offering something that’s too good to be true.

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