Scams

william webster

Platinum
Jan 16, 2009
30,247
4,330
113
I got a notification from McAfee that my order was completed thru their auto renewal program

Guess what??
I don’t have an account
They have no credit card on file

$399.99 was the cost annually

Watch out for this sort of thing

I never cancel a subscription, I just remove the credit card from the file
No more conversation
 

Riva_31

Bronze
Apr 1, 2013
2,600
196
63
San Pedro de Macoris
I got a notification from McAfee that my order was completed thru their auto renewal program

Guess what??
I don’t have an account
They have no credit card on file

$399.99 was the cost annually

Watch out for this sort of thing

I never cancel a subscription, I just remove the credit card from the file
No more conversation
Those scam are common, I receive emails from AT&T, Comcast too and I dont even live in USA, also they send mails pretending to be Dominican banks, Never click in the link and call to the number they provide.
 
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Drperson

Well-known member
Sep 19, 2008
1,114
317
83
I got a notification from McAfee that my order was completed thru their auto renewal program

Guess what??
I don’t have an account
They have no credit card on file

$399.99 was the cost annually

Watch out for this sort of thing

I never cancel a subscription, I just remove the credit card from the file
No more conversation
I saw that too
 

JD Jones

Moderator:North Coast,Santo Domingo,SW Coast,Covid
Jan 7, 2016
12,563
8,845
113
I got a notification from McAfee that my order was completed thru their auto renewal program

Guess what??
I don’t have an account
They have no credit card on file

$399.99 was the cost annually

Watch out for this sort of thing

I never cancel a subscription, I just remove the credit card from the file
No more conversation

Did you check your bank account to be sure?

I revise mine every single day.
 

chico bill

Dogs Better than People
May 6, 2016
12,940
6,737
113
Anyway William you were sharp enough to catch an scam attempt.

I fear for the old people who have reduced facilities for math, credit cards and banks.
Those are the ones most vulnerable to getting fooled and sickos have no remorse stealing from them.
 
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chico bill

Dogs Better than People
May 6, 2016
12,940
6,737
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I use a program called Msilwasher.
I can look at email headers, the subject and email address of sender before they reach my inbox and it it has an attachment.
I can also blacklist a sender and anything they send id permenetly deleted henceforth.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
Dec 10, 2021
4,424
2,880
113
Dominican Republic
I use a program called Msilwasher.
I can look at email headers, the subject and email address of sender before they reach my inbox and it it has an attachment.
I can also blacklist a sender and anything they send id permenetly deleted henceforth.
I use this amazing tool. It's called the human brain. I simply see some bs email and ignore it. I honestly don't even know who is using email besides the US government, as they are in the stone age.
 
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El Hijo de Manolo

It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
Dec 10, 2021
4,424
2,880
113
Dominican Republic
So your using pony express:geek:
actually, I really only use messaging apps such as Slack, MS Teams, WhatsApp, depending with whom I am communicating. I despise email, as many people tend to generate lengthy pages of drab with really no focus. It is difficult to remove email from the DNA however.
 

melphis

Living my Dream
Apr 18, 2013
3,515
1,706
113
I get about 3 email scams a week. I probably get at least 8 phone call scams a week as well(when in Canada). I actually like those. It is so much fun to get a rookie scammer and make him want to cry. You can always tell the rookies as they won't hang up when you star telling them about the vile things their family members are performing on you.

My best one was when they where going to call the police on me. Really, is that a win or what.
 

jd426

Gold
Dec 12, 2009
9,656
2,919
113
Blue Collar Town in New Jersey
While you're right, if you click on their **** you may get malware. Never and I mean NEVER click on any of their links.
or at the very Least you get the " Your computer has been INFECTED" Alarm...
in which case you are better off turning off your Computer , COLD shut down .. do not try to click your way out of it . thats the Trap.
 

chico bill

Dogs Better than People
May 6, 2016
12,940
6,737
113
I use a program called Msilwasher.
I can look at email headers, the subject and email address of sender before they reach my inbox and it it has an attachment.
I can also blacklist a sender and anything they send id permenetly deleted henceforth.
Mailwasher - sorry my fat fingers. Well worth the price from keeping spam out of you mailbox