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    Default Spam Txt message

    Received another spam txt message again re my parcel, that I need to pay additional customs duty /postage from OZ No: +61 480 341 255 and I am expecting a parcel.

    Did AliExpress or NZ Post sell the info to the spammer ?

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    Have quite a few of those and they go into a directory called "spam".

    Outlook seem to pick these up pretty quick and put them in the junk folder.

    lurking.

    ps. do you hover the cursor over the email address, gives an indication of sender.

    lurks.

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    I know it is spam.

    My question here is, who sold the into to them? NZ Post or AliExpress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    I know it is spam.

    My question here is, who sold the into to them? NZ Post or AliExpress?
    You will never know. There is no way to tell. Just mark it as spam forget it and get on with your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    My question here is, who sold the into to them? NZ Post or AliExpress?
    Neither. Your phone number probably got harvested from someone else's compromised device that you texted once for a TradeMe pickup, etc.

    They don't know you are waiting for a parcel at all. They just send the same message to everyone and hope that someone (like you) IS expecting a parcel, and will get fooled.

    Most of the spam I'm getting at the moment is about my expired McAfee subscription. I have never bought a McAfee product in my life!
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    Most of the spam I'm getting at the moment is about my expired McAfee subscription. I have never bought a McAfee product in my life!
    I am receiving something similar from Norton. And like you, I have never bought anything from Norton. Why would anyone pay Norton (McAfee) when there is so much free stuff on the net to choose from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Why would anyone pay Norton (McAfee)
    Because Toaster Shop Salesmen push it when people buy Toaster Shop Computers?

    And I once had a customer, after I'd sorted their machine, got the boy in. He uninstalled all the AV and antispyware stuff I'd give them and installed Nortons, telling them it was all they needed and much better than this other stuff.....

    His dad was IT manager at local HIgh School, so of course he'd know!!
    Ex-pctek

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