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 Would scammers target a business email or website

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scambuster3
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all
New Anti scammer here, my cousin was almost taken to the cleaners.

Just a question would scammers have a try at a business email address or website if they were baited ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Scammers will target any email address.
They are chasing victims.
They don't stop to think (or care) what or who the email address belongs to.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The short answer is yes, they would. All the time.

I used to run a business selling refurbished laptops and they would try to get me all the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Scambuster3,
The lads often buy long lists of email addresses, with no thought nor care if it is a personal or business address.
Some send out mass mailings using cPanel or the like, most are harvesting answers with their own scripts.
Thart is why we always use the same brief replies in our baits: "Tell me more, I'm interested".

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Businesses have more money to spare than your average individual victim.

They don't seem to care when I reply to them as Anita Kw1kbuk, "senior refractionale" at [email protected] Ad Agency.

Glad to hear that your cousin escaped in time.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

ok thanks all.
I have been reading the info on this website, and have a few ideas for baiting Twisted Evil
Yes thank goodness my cousin was stopped at last moment, she went through the usual pre payment BS,which cost her a lot of money, and was stopped just before the BIG payment. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Didn't the George W Bush bait begin because someone saw the actual @whitehouse.gov address as CC?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Overall its a good guide to NEVER mix business with pleasure.

Most baited lads NEVER reply once they are fed up not getting paid, even if its cost them money.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In the days when 419 scams were intiated by either snail mail or fax/phone it was usually businesses that were specifically targetted. It wasn't until scams started to be sent out en masse by Email that joe public started to receive these scams proposals on a personal level.

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