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  1. #16
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    Chuck
    You are correct but I was so infuriated when I read the thing that I responded. As I said, I should have known better.
    Mike Null

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    And Defender is free and part of Windows so a paid anything should've been a red flag.

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    2021 Copyright Reserved
    A notice of a charge is Copyrighted?

    My first step would have been to log on to my account to see if this charge had been made.

    The very last thing, would have been to contact the people who sent this, like as in NEVER.

    jtk
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  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    It is a quite official looking email....I was unable to copy and paste the email but it is a professionally designed notice in color.
    take screenshots of the email and post the pics--
    ========================================
    ELEVEN - rotary cutter tool machines
    FOUR - CO2 lasers
    THREE- make that FOUR now - fiber lasers
    ONE - vinyl cutter
    CASmate, Corel, Gravostyle


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    Kev here it is in pieces.scam 1.jpgscam 2.png

    Clearly, I should have been suspicious at the least. This was no fun to post but I thought it might nudge some unsuspecting soul to be alert.
    Last edited by Mike Null; 09-21-2021 at 3:32 PM.
    Mike Null

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    Evolis Card Printer
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    I think the reality is, in this day and age, the average 14 year old kid could produce something that looks professional designed, and if they passed English class, without the poor grammar.

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    The real scam here is that Windows Defender is...free...

    But even the language in that email is a clear indication it didn't come from a native English speaker.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  8. #23
    The first thing I noticed was the sender's email address. Anything legit from Microsoft would never come from a gmail address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck wintle View Post
    official perhaps but the grammar is very bad which should be the tip off for the user that it is not legit.
    ^^^^this^^^^
    Never, under any circumstances, consume a laxative and sleeping pill, on the same night

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    The first thing I noticed was the sender's email address. Anything legit from Microsoft would never come from a gmail address.
    Yep. Always check the email source to see if it's from anywhere close to what you would expect.
    My granddad always said, :As one door closes, another opens".
    Wonderful man, terrible cabinet maker...

  11. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    Kev here it is in pieces.scam 1.jpgscam 2.png

    Clearly, I should have been suspicious at the least. This was no fun to post but I thought it might nudge some unsuspecting soul to be alert.

    Hey I dont know I do not have permissions to watch this pictures. What were they about?

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    Jaka

    Welcome to SMC. The pictures were of a scam email that I opened and responded to. My bad.

    You can join as a contributor for as little as $6.00 per year and that will provide some other benefits including posting and viewing pictures.
    Mike Null

    St. Louis Laser, Inc.

    Trotec Speedy 300, 80 watt
    Gravograph IS400
    Woodworking shop CLTT and Laser Sublimation
    Evolis Card Printer
    CorelDraw X5

  13. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaka Basej View Post
    Hey I dont know I do not have permissions to watch this pictures. What were they about?this
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    Jaka

    Welcome to SMC. The pictures were of a scam email that I opened and responded to. this My bad.

    You can join as a contributor for as little as $6.00 per year and that will provide some other benefits including posting and viewing pictures.
    Thank you. I will consider it. Great forum. Love the community.

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    A scam email I regularly receive in the United Kingdom has the sender

    Order confirmation

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    Howdy Jaka and welcome to the Creek.

    jtk
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    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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