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  1. #16
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    James Veitch is awesome with scammers

    https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veit...il?language=en
    Chris

    Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening

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    I once received a call from a very nice gentleman in India who stated my computer was not running optimally due to the many viruses it has!!

    He wanted to clean them out remotely! He had me start up my machine and log on to the internet while he would gain remote access.

    So after several minutes on hold he became impatient because my lighthouse (Netscape) was still spinning.

    Several more minutes and asked me if things were going ok.

    I replied - certainly! We now have a 19.6K connection, usually I only get a 14.4K!

    He wanted me to follow his instructions my "going to bottom L corner of screen and bring up cmd prompt.

    Told him it wasn't there--he was quite angry by this time as it had been all of 20 minutes!

    He ask me what version of windows I was running--Window for workgroups 3.1 was my answer. He then had to talk with his superior.

    After 3 or 4 minutes he got back to me and said he will try to figure out how to remote into my machine but would have to call back.

    He called back back the next day and apologized!! Said my OS was old and I really should update for better security.

    I had a little fun!!

    Bruce
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    Sometimes I think my wife might prefer me to be a 'normal' husband and watch porn instead of spending so much time watching/reading about all the woodworking stuff.

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    I just got a final warning. He will go live if I don't respond immediately. I can't wait.
    Someone else said he had discovered my big secret (since he knew I knew what he meant, he didn't have to go into detail) and will tell everyone if I don't pay him $6,000.

    Isn't anyone else getting stuff like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post

    Isn't anyone else getting stuff like this?
    Not me but then I didn't go to that website.
    Ken

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    James Veitch is awesome with scammers

    https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veit...il?language=en
    Yes, he has several youtube videos in addition to the ted talk one, they are all hilarious. To answer your other question, no I haven't had that type of email but according to the emails I have received, I have several long lost relatives who died recently with millions of dollars looking for a home. Unlike you, I wish the emails were true.

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    Ask him for the password to his bank account so you can deposit the funds.
    Chris

    Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening

  8. #23
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    Too late. I already emailed everyone on my contacts list a video of me watching porn . I got a phone call once claiming that my daughter was in jail in Tijuana and I had to send them $9000 to get her out. You also see items online with ridiculously high prices. It is indeed a troubled world.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Ask him for the password to his bank account so you can deposit the funds.
    Oh I really LIKE this idea.
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