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    Has anybody lately been receiving an ever-increasing spate of phishing emails claiming that you need to recoup your internet accounts through a link?

    I've received at least 6 in the last week alone .

    Anyone else it been happening to?

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    Mine is mostly phone scams and a few emails claiming to be from SARS.
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    I'm safe but I also have a 3rd gmail account I use for suspect sites etc and googles filters work pretty well.
    My ignore list: n/a

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    As we speak I was just awarded R500 000 by some very enterprising gentlemen from Standard Bank [A bank I'm not with]; all I need do is send through all my funds into this account to claim the money

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    Ya, I got a notice I won R350,000,00 (note the commas) from RICA today as a Class 0 message. Not an SMS, a service message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by murfle View Post
    Ya, I got a notice I won R350,000,00 (note the commas) from RICA today as a Class 0 message. Not an SMS, a service message...
    Man you're lucky. All I got from my RICA entry was R 10.000.00.

    And I hear now that one of my buddies has just had his Capitec account revoked unless he changes his password on their website "[email protected]" within 24-hours

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    The scary thing is that people actually and unfortunately do fall for this.
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roomys View Post
    The scary thing is that people actually and unfortunately do fall for this.
    Indeed,unfortunately it's usually also the people that are the worse of.

    My grandpa has an old Hindi couple as neighbors,they had their money stolen when criminals dressed up as police in a police car pulled them over to check for 'fake' notes.A few weeks later his wife fell down some stairs and he took her to a hospital,when they came back to the parking lot their car had been stolen so he had to call my grandpa to give them a ride back home.
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    I've lost count of all the lotto/sweepstakes/etc winnings I haven't claimed, and lately I've been getting all sorts of spam about beating casino games

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    My fav is this:



    We suspect someone could be using your account without your knowledge, we have limited your account for your protection against fraudulent activities.
    Your account could also be limited because of regulatory requirements. For example, requesting certain products, like a debit card, can trigger federal and state laws, and we may limit your account while we work together to satisfy those requirements

    Click below to verify your identity and fix the limitations, Please fill in all correct details as same with ones registered in and with your internet banking profile:
    Standard Identiity Verification

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