Monday, February 24, 2014

Come here little fishies

I just got my first TEXT fishing scheme....I got a text, from what looks like the UK, telling me that some dude named Simon Hardy from the United National Bank needs me to email him for a vital transaction...

Ok...for those newbs out there...these things are so freaking easy to see through and I'm always surprised to hear that people are taken in by them.

Here's a few things that jump out at me as soon as I looked at it....
- I don't bank in the UK (and I don't know anyone who does)
- My cell number is not listed (it possibly taken from some website that I had to put my cell into)
- text does not say my name
- anyone who works for a company usually has that company name in their email...this guys email is smhardy147@live.co.uk (PRETTY MUCH A DEAD GIVE AWAY).
- no bank would contact me through text to let me know something was going on....

Even if the text didn't have the stuff above and called me out by name, I would still delete it and expect that if it was legit, they'd find me sooner or later.

anyway...

when I get these I usually try to have some fun with them....in one case I was asked to hand over passport info to get some ridiculous amount of money from Africa somewhere (everyone has heard of this scam)....I emailed them and traded emails for about a month about how I was going through a divorce and my passport was confiscated so I wouldn't skip town, but if they sent me 1000$ money order made out to cash I would pay off someone at the place that had my passport....this went on for a while and they kept ignoring that I said I didn't have my passport and then after 2 months they started to get aggressive....it was so freaking funny...

I'm tempted to do the same with these clowns.....if I do, I'll let you know what happens.

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