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Aug 30, 2003



Only thing I can think of is that somewhere between her getting the cash and giving it back to the big guy, she’s meant to have lifted some cash off you and mixed it in with his cash. This would somehow in their minds make it less likely that you’d be able to challenge them on giving the cash back, because “it’s his loving money”?

That, or you just witnessed some non scam related pimp/hooker dealings?

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My PIN is 4826
Aug 30, 2003



Captain Monkey posted:

Who buys DVD's

Captain Monkey posted:

Who buys porn

These are also valid questions

My PIN is 4826
Aug 30, 2003



Heard of a clever little detail added to the regular bank transfer scam of calling somebody up and getting them to share their one-time passes or make transfers.

Santander in the UK lets you log on using a plain old user/password combo for low risk activities, but will ask for a OTP over sms if you want to set up new transfers and so on. Taking advantage of this, the scammer would get the user/pass their usual way, log on and rename the victim’s account to “ACCOUNT FROZEN” or something similarly alarming (this is one of those things you can do without a OTP). After that, they’ll just call up the victim and do the usual social engineering to get OTPs or “transfer your funds to a safe account we’ve set up for you”, but with the added credibility that they can now “prove” the funds are frozen (most people don’t even know you can rename accounts).

My PIN is 4826
Aug 30, 2003



greazeball posted:

It really speaks volumes about the expected level of consumer rights in the US that an absolute flood of spam calls ranging from minor irritations to harrassment to targeted scams which has made regular use of the telephone all but impossible is just hand-waved away with "you just have to ignore it" and "you can pay money to alleviate the problem slightly". I'm still pissed off at how many bullshit calls and voicemails I got while I was in the states for 2 weeks, even with the Hiya subscription (carrier level blocking wasn't available with the roaming SIM I bought and other blocking apps wouldn't install based on my phone's region). If I had to actually live with that, I would seriously consider learning how to program robo-dialers to harass the poo poo out of every single Congressional and FCC office until they put a stop to it.

Wait, am I reading your post correctly? Are you saying that even if I'm on a roaming plan from my own country, I will get robocalls once I set foot in the US?

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