9 thoughts on “Money for Nothing

  1. Philip

    You sure can tell right away that it’s a scam or phish. Check out all of the grammar and spelling mistakes!!

  2. JonInOz

    Thanks TC & EB,

    The latest scam here is ‘from’ NBN, National Broadband Network, Australia.
    “Your Internet will be disconnected unless you refresh your information at ‘blah, blah, blah de blah”.

    The national amount of money paid to scammers in Australia this year is half a billion dollars and our population is 25,203,198, which proves that a lot of people are losing plenty of money.

  3. Helen Litle

    Thank you for the advice. I’m always worried that unsuspecting folks will fall for this scam. Maybe hearing it from folks like you all, they will take the advice seriously and not do anything. However, it is so scary, that many folks think it is real. Thanks so much for your wisdom in this matter.

  4. Barb

    I’ve never seem anything like that awful email, and I think its author has gone too far to scare anyone. Surely nobody would fall for that. I wondered about Bitcoin when it fist showed up, and although I never got any personal invitations to join it, I decided not to have anything to do with it, it sounded too much like a scam to get involved, and the way in could be easier than the way out. I knew scammers do send emails, but had no idea that they went that far. Thank you for assuring us that all we have to do is ignore its warnings.

    1. infoave Post author

      The email is more “awful” than we showed… these criminals don’t care how awful the email is – the more awful the better. Bitcoin is not something you join, it’s a form of cyber currency based on blockchain. There are many types of cryptocurrency of which Bitcoin is the most popular.

      It would really benefit you to learn more about cryptocurrency because a lot of retail establishments are taking Bitcoin and others for payment.

      The author of the “awful” email wants payment in Bitcoin because it’s untraceable.

      Please take a few minutes to learn more about cryptocurrency and how it may affect you.

  5. Lin

    The email I received did have one of my passwords. I knew there was nothing to worry about as far as showing anything bad but I was alarmed if it truly hacked my iPad.

    1. infoave Post author

      The only thing you need to do if it was your entire password (and not just most or a part of it) is to change your password(s) – which is good advice anyway. Never use simple passwords like names, birthdates, phone numbers, common words – and ever re-use passwords. Always create strong passwords for each important account that contain upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers. And we recommend you change your passwords every six months.

  6. D.

    Take the first sentence of the email scam or title, and copy and paste it in your search engine. You may find more information that will calm you down. You don’t want to pay these people or give them any information.

    If in doubt, please get a second opinion from someone you trust about an email. We all can be fooled at times :=).

  7. Barb

    Thank you for the very explicit information on Bitoin and other kinds of cryptocurrency. I’m staying with internet banking which works well enough for me, and your article has smoothed the way for those who wish to go crypto. I don’t fancy currency that isn’t real, although it’s as real as the way I now pay for things without literally touching money. Sometimes Oldies take longer to figure things out. I’m happy to know that I made the right decision, and now I know how and why Bitcoin isn’t for me. I applaud your vast knowledge of how these things work, and your willingness to share it. Kind regards, Barb.


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