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Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



zapplez posted:

You need to check that website that lets you know if your email is listed on the tor phishing websites. I cant remember the name but its like "gotbuzzed.com" or something. But low level hackers from across the globe will pick email/passwords at random and try them on paypal,spotify,gmail etc etc

edit :

its this
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Having your email address for 20+ years guarantees you're going to show up on this list a few times. I even got an email the other day saying that I was in trouble and showing a plain text password. Given that I have used the same password manager for at least 10 years it was very easy to see exactly what site spilled my details - thanks 000webhost for what ever stupid project I set up on you years ago - and just laugh knowing that they had nothing on me.

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Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuVh36vQkSI

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



I keep getting calls from Tunisia that just ring once and then hang up. I'm assuming it's some sort of paid dial in line that they want you to call back but having a number from Tunisia seems like it would scare everyone off.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Casinos are great for taking acid and freaking the gently caress out with all the hosed up sensory bullshit they pull in there. Giving your money to a drug dealer is also a lot better for the economy than giving it to a casino.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Eric the Mauve posted:

I assume the video makes mention of this but printers are also programmed to pester the user (sometimes to the extent of refusing to operate) for new ink/toner long, long before it is actually necessary.

It does mention it and that how simply doing a reset on the chip controlling the level alertness you find out you still have tonnes and it keeps working.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Seems like having credit trashed to the point that no one will be able to take out fake loans in your name is the smart way to go after all. That sounds like it's going to be a massive headache for years to come as you try sort it all out.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



35 calls from different numbers in Anguilla in the last 2 days. How many Aussies even know where that is let alone someone there.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



This sort of thing is only really just starting to take off here so I've never been concerned about setting anything up. It's either a legitimate call or someone fat fingering the number. Needles to say I'm not a fan.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



My plan is to go for a swim and never be found. We've screwed the ocean over hard I may as well give the fish a dinner before they're extinct too.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



OK so I just got not scammed by sometime calling me from Georgia the country. Turns out my mate got sent there for work and was calling to rub it in my face.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



EL BROMANCE posted:

He's actually right, and they don't have to sell you something that's been mispriced. Sounds like they suck so good on you for getting a win over them, though.

You need better shoppers rights. If it's mispriced then it is on the business for being stupid. Take your bargain and sell it right back to them while laughing.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



MrNemo posted:

I don't know, in the UK it's certainly the case that a listed price isn't a legally binding contract and isn't false advertising (in terms of a price by the item or price tag, which isn't advertising) so the business isn't required to honour that price. Same as if you saw something advertised much cheaper elsewhere. Now if you discuss a cheaper price when buying it and they charge you much more and you pay that, you have grounds for demanding they return the difference. Probably a much idea not to pay the increased price though.

I guess it sort of depends on where you're shopping here. If it's a locally owned place then you'd let it slide but a national chain then gently caress them it's cheap.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



There was a lady in Australia a few years ago that got in trouble for putting barcodes for cheaper products on things she was buying over the real barcode. People will do lots of stupid things.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



This basically helps no one here but I just learned that our biggest Telco has a service where they'll answer calls to your landline for you with silence and then ask the callers name. They then ring you and ask if you want a call from that person. You can also whitelist numbers so friends don't get that hassle.

Now for something like that but for mobile's instead of landlines.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Proteus Jones posted:

Hasn’t Google Voice had that forever?

Or is one of the mobile carriers. I swear there was some service or company that had Call Screening as an add on or something like 7 or 8 years ago. I remember being pissed when trying to get a hold of a co-worker and I had to announce myself because he was screening calls while being on call for after-hours issues.

We don't have google voice

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



You just take the bill off them and place it across the register so you know what they gave you and hand out change after that. The idea of getting change sorted before actually having the money in your hand is bonkers.

If they want to do some fancy change business later you do that as a separate transaction.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



shame on an IGA posted:

I'm frankly impressed that the local walmart got burned by aliexpress movie prop $100s with giant hot pink chinese lettering on them six times in a single day

Are Walmart really getting scammed here or is it just staff not giving a poo poo about it because they're not paid enough to care and basically reaping what they sowed?

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Tubgoat posted:

A fair cop.

'fair cop' is an oxymoron.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Keep a working backup copy of your Adobe programmes on a flash drive
Block Adobe in your computers firewall so that it can no longer access the net and thus be "updated"
Continue to know that Adobe is a scam because capitalism is a scam

ne: consider having a computer that doesn't have an internet connection at all to keep your current known working state alive.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



eCommerce is too big now for people to not have constant internet access. Won't happen.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Konstantin posted:

Wouldn't blighted property in the neighborhood depress property values more than the additional housing?

Having cheaper apartments go up mean there might be more affordable options for non-white people. We all know the biggest factor in property prices is proximity to brown people.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



roffels posted:

I had someone rant at me that renters shouldn't be able to vote because "they don't pay taxes." Of course he inherited his property from his parents.

Votes should be weighted by the dollar amount of tax deductions you claim. Every $1,000 you write off your taxes takes 1% off your vote weight. If you're not contributing your taxes you shouldn't get as much of a say.

Those who are so rich they can claim $100,000 worth of deduction obviously don't need any say because it's already going so well for them.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Non Serviam posted:

How can someone know so little about what taxes are?

I've been reading more on taxes since this post and it seems like the amount should have been $420 not $1,000. The correct number will be used going forward.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



BiggerBoat posted:

I don't know if it was a scam but the Xbox 360 and its red ring of death failures were really something. I can't remember a more disastrous product failure and I guess the real scam was how Microsoft continued to denied it was an actual problem. I think there was a class action suit.

Wouldn't Theranos count as a more disastrous failure?

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Volmarias posted:

He only likes grifters who are men

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



BiggerBoat posted:

Thanks. I'd actually seen that one before.

...

On another note, these rear end in a top hat televangelists really grind my loving gears; probably even more than MLM hucksters.

https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch/status/1237060844300701698

Bakker and Peter Popoff (who was exposed by James Randi) both went to prison and somehow can still convince rubes to buy their stupid bullshit products. People are loving morons.

The sort of person who believed them before saw the conviction as vindication for just how right they are and that the state is trying to hold him back. So no people aren't loving morons they're worse than that.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Midjack posted:

I've gotten several telespam calls; I suppose one upside to this is those hives will get cleaned out pretty rapidly though the robocalls will persist.

lmao if you think that the sort of person running these things is going to shut down. If anything they'll ramp up now people are freaking out and more likely to be available to take a call. Scammers will be loving the chaos.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



BiggerBoat posted:

Where the gently caress to put this...? Where?

I'm gonna cross post it here and in the right wing media thread but why am I hearing Dr. loving Phil of all people on radio ads lecturing me on what to do in the wake of a pandemic? As far as I recall, he's not even a real doctor. I've been tuning into some light conversation with sports radio and every 15 minutes I'm hearing advice from a reality TV day time talk show host.

Cant wait for some PPV specials letting us know what the Kardashians are doing through all of this or what famous people Dr. Drew might be treating. Why do we do this?

Dr Phil is probably spitting out more sense than Orange Man. There are a whole bunch of heads of state now saying dehumanize yourself and face to bloodshed, number must go up so olds must die.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Konstantin posted:

The government isn't handling the coronavirus aid well at all, I'm sure there are already spoof websites out there saying that your aid money will be directly deposited into your account if you enter your bank information and SSN.

Do you have a link, I want my Trumbux™

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



BiggerBoat posted:

My conservative ex father in law agrees with you but he thinks that social security and medicare are the real Ponzi schemes and sees no correlation whatsoever between the stock market and a Vegas casino, nor any problems with tying people's retirement money to the banks who gamble there. He called me naive but never really explained how it's not (almost) exactly like a casino. Seems like gambling to me.

Yeah, he's not bright. Although he is "done with Trump" bu not sure what the breaking point was there.

Done with Trump means he's still voting Trump but doesn't want to get yelled at for anything Trump does.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Don't know if this quite qualifies as a scam but it doesn't qualify as a not scam



Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



cakesmith handyman posted:

How close do you have to be for it to work? Do I benefit from my neighbors having one?

It will work just as well for you if your neighbours have one.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



EL BROMANCE posted:

Seems there's been a community on Facebook mocking the Chef that's involved in that, so hopefully some good content in their archive - https://www.facebook.com/petesdunningkrugerpage/

A lot of people here probably know his more famous work.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Blue Moonlight posted:

This is solidly something that should be reported to the FTC. Let the government’s helpful Peppa Pig-esque illustration lead the way...



Heck, I’d bet the FDA and FEMA might be interested too, though I don’t know how you’d go about doing so (maybe they need Peppa Pig illustrations too).

Edit: you might want to edit out your/your coworker’s phone number at the top of the screenshot

You might want to take their screenshot out of your quote too

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Inceltown posted:

Don't know if this quite qualifies as a scam but it doesn't qualify as a not scam





If you want to know how seriously Pete Evans is taken here in Australia, this is an official government health account here.

https://twitter.com/VictorianCHO/status/1249289831730917376

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Absurd Alhazred posted:

Sex spambots have finally wised up to social distancing:



That wasn't a spam bot. I'm Donna and very lonely. I love to Smile the Old Fashion way of Romance. I guess the best way to Describe yourSelf is a HaTeR.

We could have had Something reaL.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



I've gotten a few with leaked passwords too. Having a password manager and generating a unique password for every site I sign up for means it's easy to see what site was breached so that's kind of fun.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



therobit posted:

Hey guys I have a new cloud based blockchain project. It's a virtual currency called DickCoin...

It's already a thing

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



The Moon Monster posted:

Someone stranger just sent me $20 on my venmo account that I've used one time to send my sister money for her honeymoon. Message attached was "Pink I back the blue". Anyone know what the deal is? I'm not breast cancer/pig adjacent so I'm not sure why someone would send me money for either of those causes. Didn't see any "decline payment" option on venmo either.

Sounds to me like someone hosed up sending money rather than a scam.

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Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



JacquelineDempsey posted:

I haven't had cable tv for over a decade, but have been staying in a motel lately and so I've been seeing a lot of commercials new to me.

Every commercial break on some channels, there's a million ads for "Were you sexually abused while in the Boy Scouts? You might be entitled to a HUGE CASH SETTLEMENT/AWARD".

These reek of scam to me, but I can't figure the angle. I noticed on one ad just now they slipped in "you pay nothing up front" (emphasis mine), and they all say "we dont get paid until you do" so what do they do? Get your card or bank info?

Even if it's not technically a scam, it seems pretty scummy. Not just preying on abuse survivors, but cripes, if I was sexually abused, I wouldn't want to be reminded of it every 15 minutes while I'm trying to relax and enjoy this Godzilla marathon.

No money down lawyers are scummy but not scammy. Basically they take cases they think are a slam dunk and have it so 95% of the winnings go to them. So they may get you a million dollar pay day and only see 50k out of it.

It's been a thing for a long time and won't go away till pay to win court cases do.

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