04-26-2011 10:08 AM
I received a text message at 5.02 a.m. on April 18th informing me I "had been randomly selected to receive 1 free $1,000 Best Buy GiftCard. Please visit PrizePickupCenter.com within 24 hours." I went to this now non-existent web site and signed up for all the spam. Wonder when I can expect to receive my GiftCard?
04-26-2011 10:39 AM
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04-26-2011 04:40 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I regret to inform you that Crystallee is correct: this is not a valid Best Buy offer. If you provided any personal information when you visited the site (credit/debit card numbers, account numbers, etc) and have not already done so, I would strongly encourage you to contact the associated companies to notify them of the situation.
Let me know if you have any other questions. You can send me a private message by signing into the forums and then clicking on either my signature below or the letter icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
03-21-2012 10:39 AM
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04-25-2012 08:29 PM
d0ugparker wrote:I usually make up fake IDs and fake PWs and send them in--just so I can think of them wasting their time on all the bogus information I'm sending them. I sometimes will make up not-so-nice user IDs and PWs and submit them, too, if you know what I mean. I do this for a lot of the bank phishing emails that I get, too. For emails, I oftentimes will make up fake government email addresses (like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.) and I'll include the fake email addresses in the cc: filed. Then in the body of the message I explain that I know they're a hoax, and that I've... ...forwarded their information to some key departments who will be in touch with them very soon. The fake emails bounce back to me, but they don't know it. It's got to make some people really need to change their pants.
Hi d0ugparker and welcome to the forum.
Your comments had me thinking about the good old days back when we started out on an AOL dialup connection. Scammers and phishers all over the place. I used to tell them, "Sure, my password is EatDirtandDieUPuke." Or, something similar to that anyway. I used to think that there had to be at least a moment when they saw "...my password is..." that they salivated thinking they had another sucker. Hadn't even thought about that kind of fun for a while, thanks for the reminder.