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Just got an e-mail from "netflix" about

Nov 27, 2019 6:08PM PST

my declined autopay. I must contact them to keep my subscription active. Or, as they put it,
"please update your payment methode for continue Netflix feature."

And, they furnished a handy reply link.
Otherwise, it wasn't a bad imitation of what may be the real thing. I'm not sure; never had the real thing.
Just a heads up; haven't had any other scams but Amazon.

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And there's more.
Nov 27, 2019 6:41PM PST

Just saw this while* reading the news.
This isn't what happened to me, from "n€tflix" BTW, although mine was of course criminal activity.
... Just got two more of the same. They like me.

Steven and I are available for digital interventions. Xmas special: Save 50% by using autopay. We will take all your social media accounts, with your passwords, and bury them in the back yard for keeps. Honest. Even if you beg and plead.

* Sorry, BBC. Whilst reading ...

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No social media accounts here
Nov 28, 2019 1:57AM PST

I do have one anti-social at Cnet. Happy It's been a while but but I'd get email about some paypal account needing updated or having been hacked but I don't have such an account. Lately, I'm getting spam phone calls about some company going out of business and wanting to give me a refund. These phishing calls are so obvious that I can't think anyone would fall for them...but I guess some must be taking the bait. 'Tis the season when the criminals come out of the woodwork with new new ideas on how to silently rob people. More and more, I read that they're coming from Asian countries so there's not much US authorities can do but try to educate people. Of course I blame this more on social media and cell phone addiction. The latest I've heard is that public charging stations have become like credit card skimmers at gasoline stations and public vending machines. Apparently these stations contain the data line needed to foist their malware while you think you're just getting more juice. There is even a device you can buy (they call it a cell phone condom) that breaks the data link. I could wonder how many people will receive such "condoms" as stocking stuffers this year. Happy

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For a while recently I was getting some
Nov 28, 2019 2:19AM PST
very realistic mail from "PayPal", saying my account was shut down or about to be. I turned them into PayPal, which I use for eBay. Eventually they stopped.
Thanks for the tip about phone charging.

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