I just received two traffic infringement notices by email. Sounds fishy right? Did I check it out just to be sure? I was really tempted to because as an autistic person I was concerned that I had done something wrong.
Reasons I did not:
- “Null” as my address
- Zip code; in Aust. we call it Postcode.
- A name as sender not official thingamajig.
- Our car is not in my name.
- I don’t drive.
- I don’t have a driver’s licence.
- I can’t drive.
Yes there is a part of me that is concerned that I have just ignored an official notice and I am scared of the consequences. But fortunately the rational part of my mind is more scared of what will happen if I follow the link.
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You have to be careful with all the hacking out there. Would love your thoughts on our new short story called Lardy Arms. Your feedback would be incredible. This thing is starting to gain ground
Thanks, hacking so maddening. Left a comment on Lardy Arms. Anyone who wants to read this too, warning think before you react, this guy’s writing is multilayered and he is not always writing what you think he’s writing, if in doubt re read. In case I’m not clear that is a recommendation.
Some are too quick to judge. What are you gonna do
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Smart! Thanks for letting people know.
I get scam stuff all the time. Stuff supposedly from a friend or relative. Once “a friend” was in Europe, her purse was “stolen” and was needing money or some such. I played it smart too and called my friend up and asked her if she was okay. She said, Yes. She had just become aware that a scam in her name was about, so she texted and emailed all her friends and warned them.
If you right click, it gives you the address on emails anyway, that allows you to verify if in fact someone you know really did make the request and you can always do as I did and call.
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They are really horrible aren’t they. The ones I really hate is when they use the email or facebook address of someone to send things in their name. I hate these hacker/scammer people, why does someone always have to ruin things for others. I have almost hung up on my telephone provider because I though he was a scammer and I hung up on my brother in law because the faulty phone he was using made him sound like a scammer (fortunately he is very understanding). Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Scam emails seem to plague most people’s email accounts and it’s always tempting to click on them and see what the heck they’re all about. Only strict warnings from my more internet-savvy kids stop me from doing that. It’s just hard to decide whether a message looks ‘fishy’ sometimes.
Apart from the image on your post, your post didn’t look at all ‘fishy’ – so I read it, and found it a good warning to others.
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Thank you very much. I think that temptation/fear balance is generational; my kids can’t understand why anyone would fall for them, my husband’s parents sometimes call him to fix the computer after they are caught. My mother is immune she is so paranoid if she actually one something she would probably call the police when they tried to tell her. 😉