|Earliest: February 20, 2004||Latest: March 22, 2020||Total: 25|
If you get a call from (716) 210-9393 it's American Home Security. An automated machine greets you. Apparently, a human doesn't have to deal with the all the hang ups.
Automation Bleep Sound
You can tell that it's going to be some type of automation system because as soon as you say, "Hello" you'll hear a bleep sound.
Yes, the bleep tells you that an automated system dialed your number. You are the winner of the lucky phone number lottery.
The number is located in Pendleton, NY, and there is no American Home Security office in Pendleton, NY. This is clearly a scam or phone bait type of call.
The system tries to pick a "local" number with the hope you would answer it. I believe a lot of these "local" numbers were old AOL modem dial-in access points.
Time to Play!
I like to mess with their "Automation" process a bit. As soon as I hear the bleep sound I know that it's a scam waiting to happen.
Here's a brief transcript of a past call.
Caller: "This is American Home Security, how are you doing?"
If you get them to hang up, the system may reject your number from future calls. Then again, maybe they will keep trying until they win.
Caller: "Are you the Homeowner?"
Caller: "Do you own your home?"
Me: "We are borrowing it"
I try to use words that they don't expect. I do this to see if I can confuse the automation system.
Every once in a while it might be hard to determine if the caller is a human or a machine, I have a script for that.
Caller: "Are you the Homeowner?"
Me: "Wow, there was a big storm going by your area, did you loose power"
Caller: "I am sorry, Are you the Homeowner?"
mark.silberman78 spam emails
I have been getting a lot of these types of emails, not exactly sure of what they are trying to accomplished.
From - Mon Nov 21 11:21:55 2016
Received: from [::ffff:184.108.40.206] ([220.127.116.11])
Received: from unknown (HELO localhost) (firstname.lastname@example.org@18.104.22.168)
by 22.214.171.124 with ESMTPA; Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:16:50 +0500
Subject: you've been scammed
Your email email@example.com has been hacked and spam is sent to all your contacts!
If you don't have a lawyer, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first of these types of emails started appearing on November 13, 2016. This weekend I received at least a 100 of these emails. I might be getting these emails due to some anti-sql injection that I have put in place. (Basically I giving the attempted hackers a run for their money.)
This email was also mentioned on Koos van den Hout.
Everyone once in a while, I end up at a page asking me to fill out some weird Survey information. If I fill out the survey I get some "cool gift." Usually these are on survey2015.info, aldimarket.club, fastestsurvey.com and uniccshop.cc.hypestat.com.
Ya, I know this a phishing type of scam, which is why the about sites are not linked. Clearly they are after my contact information.
What's really funny is on the page is usually testimony from people that "actually" got the cool gifts. One of the images is some "mystery" person with a child. (See the thumbnail image on the right.) I am sure its probably some stock photography but I haven't been able to find it.
Here are some of the quotes that I found from this women that goes by many strange names. She certainly likes the weight loss "cool gifts."
Seems that many of these domains were set up by Duy Nguyen. He is associated with 686 domains and 208 unique emails. Which makes me wonder what other products/services does the "mystery" person likes?
Google Verification Numbers
Google uses these numbers to text message their Google Verification codes:
- (240) 670-2451
- (213) 224-0739
- (240) 670-2291
- (785) 338-8106
Recently I have been getting emails at work from a 'Miss. Sara' with the subject line of 'Re:Have a Great Day...." and the body of the email contains:
Focus on the future, not on the past because better days lie ahead.
U are indeed a very special friend. Gud day.
Thank's & Regard's
Not really SPAM, but just weird to be getting at work since I don't use my email address on any external accounts.
Crystal DevelopmentWhat do the following companies have in common?
They are all the same company. They are currently spaming around the Internet. If you get an email from one of them, just add them to you SPAM Blocklist.
They can't even spell the word "development" correctly on their website:
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Smart SpamSpam for those who have finished their 23rd year of school
Your current case has been presented to the important groups, and upon meticulous forethought, we are able to propose to you the subsequent prospect.
Based upon meticulous forethought you meet the criteria to attain a openhanded profit on your initial property investment.
By completing the subsequent attached form in a timely manner we will be able to complete our appraisal, and we feel assured you will attain not only a decreased rate of interest, but also a cash return that will fulfill all your holiday needs and more!
Please go here to complete this stage of the agreement.
Hoping on the best for you all.
Should you prefer not to take advantage of this holiday prospect you can go here.
Just saw this when visiting Boston.com website:
OEM SoftwareToday I got a SPAM that was selling OEM software, and in the body of the email is a FAQ, with the following:
Q: Why is the software so inexpensive?
A: We offer the software for downloading only, it means that you do not receive a fancy package, a printed manual and license that actually aggregate the largest part of the retail price. In this situation we are restricted in selling the products for private purposes only! You will not be able to get a technical support and different rebates from the manufacturer. Updates are available for the most of our products (you may ask our support staff for the exceptions) that make them fully functional and operating. Additionally you save the delivery cost.
Great, so I spend $149 to download Adobe software, but can't use it since there's no license. Might be better off throwing the money out the window, at least there's a chance some of it might blow back in....
Got to love FunBenefits spams, they have an image embedded in the email that checks to see if your reading it.
Here's an example, I altered the code so my "ID" wouldn't display.
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I bounced this email back to the server and got a response saying: 550 Relay Access Denied
My advice is to ignore whatever FunBenefits sells.