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Email spam: Do they even TRY?

I get a fair amount of spam, and occasionally I have to do a double take to make sure it's not legit. But most of it is so clearly fake, do people actually fall for it?

I just got a receipt from "Apple" that misspelled refund. And the email addresses are always a dead giveaway.

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020

Because there is always some fool who believes it.

by Anonymousreply 110/16/2020

I get E-Mails from banks I've never been to that claim my account is overdrawn, as well as text messages and robocalls that leave computerized messages when I don't pick up.

by Anonymousreply 210/16/2020

R2 I get a lot of emails from "Netflix"...to an email that my Netflix account isn't connected to.

by Anonymousreply 310/16/2020

R1 is correct. There will always be someone who falls for it. I've even received robocalls claiming that I owe back-taxes and that, if I don't pay immediately, I'll be "arrested by the local cops [sic]". It's laughable to me, but surely someone, somewhere falls for it.

by Anonymousreply 410/16/2020

Some articles on the scammers that say that they deliberately include misspellings and such in the emails because that weeds out smart people. They don't want to have to bother with people who would catch on to the scam before the scammers have gotten their money.

by Anonymousreply 510/16/2020

[quote]But most of it is so clearly fake, do people actually fall for it?

Did you not notice the results of the last presidential election?

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2020

You would have thought that, with all the information out there available to everyone who can access the internet, there would be a reduction in scams, shoddy products, etc. But people are too lazy or lack the critical thinking skills to do some research before spending their money. Telemarketers and spammers would disappear tomorrow if no one ever responded to them.

DON'T answer your phone unless you know who's calling, and DON'T click on links in email unless you've verified their authenticity.

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020
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