SOLVED Getting tired of fake bills.


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Hi,


Got this one today, I've gotten them from all kinds of places from Amazon and others. None of them real bills.
Note the fake phone number. I looked it up with the dots removed and got a warning page from the FBI about phone scams.



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I got my very first one about 3 months ago.....it was a Amazon purchase for a mobile phone, a $800 phone. I knew it was fake right away but just wanted to confirm that with the wife......maybe she was gonna surprise me. LOL!

I've not gotten any since that one....but I thinking it has something to do with the email address that it's (the fake bill) using has come from one of those tens of hundreds of stolen data from hackers of the past 3-5 years.

Like I said, I've not gotten one since but after that first one I went to all my email accounts and changed every password, added some 2FA to those accounts that were not set up. I've been good since then.
 
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Mine started about a month ago and this makes about 6 of them. Most I've sent copies of to the real company. The weird thing is on this one I guess they are trying to get you to contact them, but the phone number isn't real unless you take out the dots.

At least the FBI is warning people.
But how many people take the time to look it up?
 
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If I saw that Norton one I would just delete it... why? because I would never allow Norton anywhere near any of my PCs.
I don't get that many email scams. When I get something I am don't like I look at the full message headers which usually show something is not right.
 
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Got similar from PayPay saying I should log in using the link in the mail and check my account as there was unusual activity, there were so many obvious signs that it wasn't from PP but I logged in via Edge browser just to check, the Phishers surely must know that there is phone security on PP these days?. :(
 
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I seem to get a few of these each week. I'm wary both of displaying the emails as full text AND of peeping at any enclosures because you just don't know what they contain! So I worked out how to display the complete unvarnished message text in my mail browser - this allows me to see where the email may have originated from. Check it out, most mail browsers have that function tucked away somewhere. That together with the obvious signs like an anonymous salutation and the ubiquitous spelling and grammar errors are dead give-aways. The Delete button of an unopened email is my best friend.
 

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