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An idea for a new sub forum : Tech scams

 

We all get bombarded by lots of them everyday usually. and they seem to have lots of new ways to jebait people other than the good old 'Nigerian scam'. just finished reading a book about the scammers and how they operate. apparently they work in groups and they share all their assets together lots of them based out of southern Africa. so why not do the same, and start our own little sub forum where we disscus what methods they use. and we all will become a little more educated about the scams

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19 minutes ago, nour999 said:

An idea for a new sub forum : Tech scams

 

We all get bombarded by lots of them everyday usually. and they seem to have lots of new ways to jebait people other than the good old 'Nigerian scam'. just finished reading a book about the scammers and how they operate. apparently they work in groups and they share all their assets together lots of them based out of southern Africa. so why not do the same, and start our own little sub forum where we disscus what methods they use. and we all will become a little more educated about the scams

Sounds good to me!

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A single thread should do. There really isn't enough variation. Nor really content. A justification for subforum requires 10 new threads daily and 30 active. Or something along those lines when subforums last were changed.


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No thanks.

There are enough subforums.


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If it is going to be just a single thread, which subforum would it be in, and can it be pinned by the mods?

 

I would love to see discussion not only of tactics, including new ones and new premises used, but also ways to convince people not to fall for the scams, and how to get them to accept and admit when they have, and get them to report them. One huge reason scams persist is the people that fall for them either don't believe (or want to believe) they've been scammed, or that they're too ashamed to admit it and get help. Working retail, I'm on the front line trying to stop people from falling for scams, and it is often sadly not easy. Had a lady trying to buy hundreds of dollars in Apple iTunes cards, because she believed the government had money she was owed, and that she was going to pay a 'fee' using those cards to get thousands of dollars. It took 2 levels of refusals to sell her the cards to get her to admit she could really use the money so she wanted to believe it was real.

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I like the idea but I also think there's not nearly enough content for an entire subforum.  If it was a single pinned thread, I'd say General Discussion or perhaps Tech News


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27 minutes ago, Euchre said:

If it is going to be just a single thread, which subforum would it be in, and can it be pinned by the mods?

 

I would love to see discussion not only of tactics, including new ones and new premises used, but also ways to convince people not to fall for the scams, and how to get them to accept and admit when they have, and get them to report them. One huge reason scams persist is the people that fall for them either don't believe (or want to believe) they've been scammed, or that they're too ashamed to admit it and get help. Working retail, I'm on the front line trying to stop people from falling for scams, and it is often sadly not easy. Had a lady trying to buy hundreds of dollars in Apple iTunes cards, because she believed the government had money she was owed, and that she was going to pay a 'fee' using those cards to get thousands of dollars. It took 2 levels of refusals to sell her the cards to get her to admit she could really use the money so she wanted to believe it was real.

Problem is that this forum is already full of tech savvy people. People who get scammed come here mostly afterwards to seek help (or something). So if you are asking this to educate masses, this isn't the right place. Major news site or, even better, local news station would be more effective for that.

 

Now, I get that there are people interested about cyberseccurity. But so far I haven't seen even megathread for subject which would remain active.


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It's an interesting idea, however currently there's not enough discussion on the forum to justify a dedicated sub forum for the topic.

 

3 hours ago, nour999 said:

We all get bombarded by lots of them everyday usually. and they seem to have lots of new ways to jebait people other than the good old 'Nigerian scam'. just finished reading a book about the scammers and how they operate. apparently they work in groups and they share all their assets together lots of them based out of southern Africa. so why not do the same, and start our own little sub forum where we disscus what methods they use. and we all will become a little more educated about the scams

I would suggest starting a topic in General Discussion about this and go from there.


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6 hours ago, LogicalDrm said:

Problem is that this forum is already full of tech savvy people. People who get scammed come here mostly afterwards to seek help (or something).

I'm coming at it from the perspective that we the tech savvy are the ones who get asked about these things, often too late, by those 'masses' of non-tech savvy people - so if we had a good way to respond to it, and ways to help those that we deal with, it would be great.

 

I've felt sad and angry at the same time toward people who I know are being scammed, but won't listen, and since I am either not targeted or don't listen to a scammer long enough to find out what their game is, I don't know how to counter the things the scammers are literally saying into the target's ear, until it is too late and I'm hearing about the latest scam after many, many victims have fallen for it.

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On 11/19/2019 at 10:54 AM, nour999 said:

An idea for a new sub forum : Tech scams

 

We all get bombarded by lots of them everyday usually. and they seem to have lots of new ways to jebait people other than the good old 'Nigerian scam'. just finished reading a book about the scammers and how they operate. apparently they work in groups and they share all their assets together lots of them based out of southern Africa. so why not do the same, and start our own little sub forum where we disscus what methods they use. and we all will become a little more educated about the scams

If people had common sense this wouldn't even be a thing lol

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Yes please, I just got a YouTube ad for:

And looks like total bullsh** What you think?

 

 

Big fan of LTT and the channel. Always a lurker, looking for help on similar PC probs and solutions. 

 

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32 minutes ago, DavKai3 said:

Yes please, I just got a YouTube ad for:

And looks like total bullsh** What you think?

 

 

Big fan of LTT and the channel. Always a lurker, looking for help on similar PC probs and solutions. 

 

I've removed links from your post. If you want to make video suggestion, this isn't the correct place for it. Post in

 


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