Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oh dear

I am in trouble folks. Perhaps I can get out of the fine though because Australia don't use zip codes but post codes. Also, the normal way of expressing our dollars when it needs to be known that they are Australian dollars is AU$353.79. Well, that is how I do it. Why mention that it is Australian dollars anyway, given I was assuredly in Melbourne on that day. Oh dear, the spell checker has a problem with infrigement too. I have seen some very convincing scams and phishing. This is not one of them. And of course any reader is smart enough to not click on the link.

Hello  ,
You have been issued with a traffic infrigement:
Infringement No: AA6635496513
Camera Address: ZIP- , State-
Date of violation: 3/11/2016
Amount due: $ 353.79AUD
Download "Infringement Notice Declaration"


24 comments:

  1. Crikey Andrew ... Just as well you're smart like me, aye?

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    1. Charlie, you don't have to be too smart about this one.

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  2. That's a new one. They must have caught on that we are all wise to the Nigerian Prince scams.

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    1. River, I was getting used to quite sophisticated emails. This one is just stupid.

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  3. I would remove the link, as it seems to have arrived on your blog! ;) Best not to assume nobody will click, sometimes people click by accident or they are using a tablet or mobile and those things can click all over the place as a surprise to the user. :)

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    1. Snoskred, done. I kind of meant to do that. Not sure why I didn't. I understand the point about tablets and mobiles.

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  4. I assume some people must reply otherwise they wouldn't bother.

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    1. Marie, maybe if you are American you might.

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    2. You are one of the few people who can make me laugh out loud! Thank you

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  5. The idea with scams is to be believable. What moron would get involved in an in frige ment? And Camera Address: ZIP- , State- ? Surely if they found your car infringing some law, they would have known which state you are in.

    My normal source of scam letters is Nigeria (or surrounding country) and always regarding a bank account from my dear late uncle who was in a tragic plane crash.

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    1. Sorry about your late uncle Hels, but think of all that money you are going to get your hands on.

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  6. Good grief! Why don't these scammers do like everyone else and get a proper job! I remember the first time we got the 'police knocking on the door tax fraud scam' phone call, for ONE second I thought 'what the..!' 😀😀

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    1. Grace, we have had heaps of those and we really don't answer the phone if the called id is blocked, or it is an interstate number, or overseas. The first time I heard the message on the phone, I was little alarmed. But then I thought, we don't call it Inland Revenue.

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  7. Sigh.
    Sadly, as you know, I did get caught earlier this year. And learnt an expensive lesson.

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    1. What did you do?? Can you say?

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    2. EC, that had slipped my mind, as had the detail now.

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  8. I have had 6 "you have something very wrong with your computer" calls in the last month. I now sound very uppity and ask which of my 3 computers are they talking about. I have a Windows desktop, an Apple laptop and a tablet, do you think that doesn't confuse them or there's "my husband is an IT consultant, he'll check them over when he gets home".

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    1. Jah Teh, I mostly hang up now, but once I became exasperated and questioned how the caller slept at night when their job was trying to cheat people of their money.

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  9. Yet another scam. The Police have been telling us this one in their news!

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    1. Margaret, it is of great concern to me that elderly people are often easily caught. My brother with a brain injury gets targeted and we have to watch him very careful in that area.

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  10. Wow, open that download for sure! Haha. Somebody is praying for a sucker.

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    1. Strayer, and there are many.

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  11. I just went through a week of email notices that a parcel is waiting for me at the post office requiring a payment of an amount that varied in each email just like the reference number for the parcel varied in each email. I never clicked on the helpfully provided link and after about eight or nine of these emails they stopped just as abruptly as they started.

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    1. Victor, that was probably the Christmas present we sent you. Retrieve the deleted emails and follow through.

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