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Old 02-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #17551
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I'm watching snowflakes fall.
Of course the weather radar shows no snow over my area, but I think they are mistaken. It's really coming down and has been for a couple hours.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #17552
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I just deleted an email purportedly from Amazon, saying I was a winner, and to collect $1000, I would need to fill out a survey. I was #56/100. There were grammatical and spelling errors in the message, so I was sure it was a scam. I googled it, and indeed, Scam City. I feel bad for folks who got taken in.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #17553
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I'm so glad you caught it, Dawg. Yes, there will always be people who get caught up in these traps.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:17 PM   #17554
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I have lots to do today, and I'm avoiding most of them. I need to finish a baby blanket for a friend, I need to call my cell provider to query some charges and I need to do all the usual stuff before I head for work. BAH! I just want to veg out and play on here.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #17555
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I've gotten Amazon scams before. They were order confirmations for an order I never placed showing a large total. The email was colored and layed out to look just like a real Amazon confirmation. I'm positive had I clicked on the email's Amazon link I would have been taken elsewhere or had something downloaded. Or maybe even had something asking me to confirm my cc#.
Amazon has a place on their site to report scam emails.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:47 PM   #17556
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I've gotten Amazon scams before. They were order confirmations for an order I never placed showing a large total. The email was colored and layed out to look just like a real Amazon confirmation. I'm positive had I clicked on the email's Amazon link I would have been taken elsewhere or had something downloaded. Or maybe even had something asking me to confirm my cc#.
Amazon has a place on their site to report scam emails.
Good idea to report it, Pac. According to Amazon's spam website, everyone has been #56/100. The emails started being reported in January.

Another type of scam I used to get was emails from relatives with the same last name, which they never sent. The link in the emails, if clicked, would have taken me to some type of stock sale. I don't know if my address book was hacked, or if the relatives were hacked. Thankfully, I deleted all of them, and they've since stopped.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:57 PM   #17557
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I have several email addresses for scams that are for reporting that shite:

spoof@paypal.com
phishing@rbc.com
fraud@cibc.com

Those are the places that are most often spoofed in email to me. The second two are Canadian banks.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 PM   #17558
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My pc is screwed up so i'm on the laptop that i hate. It keeps saying something about the server. what is the server?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #17559
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What are you doing?

Carol, I'm not really tech savvy, but if your laptop is running wirelessly than your desktop is considered the "server"for your"home network". Someone else with more tech knowledge can probably jump in here to give us more info.

Oh and "what am I doing"? Wasn't feeing great today, so stayed home from work.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:17 PM   #17560
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Glad you answered, Somebunny! I thought Carol had her own waitstaff...
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