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    2 Star Lounger
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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    You're right. For me it's easy to drift across the line from how to recognize a phishing scam to why do people open them in the first place-at least half the ones I get (or I assume that what I get are phishing scams-can't be sure since I don't open them) are from banks/people with whom I have no relationship. Common sense tells me that a message sent 'blind'-as these obviously are-is likely to be a scam. And that, I hope, brings this thread back to how to recognize phishing rather than the 'why do people open them' that I drifted into. Sorry 'bout that.

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    Right.......... back to phishing !! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    So MichaelRead should change his userpic?

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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    Ouch! <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18>
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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    Nah......... Michael wouldn't do that. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> He's a Lounger. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    LOL, probably make tons more cash and have fewer headaches! Maybe I could upgrade to XP pretty cheap?

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    Re: How good are you at spotting phishing scams?

    I'm hanging with Hans for a while, waiting on a nibble!

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