Fake emails

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  1. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Anybody have a way to stop fake emails from getting through.
    Both To and From email addresses are fake and the To address is not my email address so it doesn’t show in my email wash program therefore I can’t bounce it back.

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    I have nothing constructive to offer except I’d like to know the same thing. I also get a mass text to my phone from an email address of which I cannot seem to block.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    About all you can do it delete them each time they arrive. Scam emails are like scam phone calls. Once they know how to reach you, they won't stop.
     
  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    With Verizon I was able to go on the website and block all texts from email and it stopped them completely for me. I still get spam texts from phone numbers from time to time. Verizon now lets you report those as spam and it seems to have helped.
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Besides setting up a whitelist which is a real PIA to maintain, not much you can do. I've set my phone to only ring on folks in my contacts, otherwise its silent but the number is still listed in my received calls and they still go to voicemail. If they don't leave message, they didn't want to talk to me and I'll just delete them. It will always be a whack-a-mole exercise until somebody starts tracking these folks down somehow.
     
  6. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No problem with phone calls. Only calls in my contact list rings. When I was bombed with 15-20 robo calls/day, I recorded a fax machine sound and ieft it on for my VM msg for 1 month. I get maybe 1 robo call a month now.
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ha ha!! I like that idea! I may have to try that myself!
     
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    "Canada Border Services Agency" has been calling lately to arrest me for something. So far, nobody has shown up....
     
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    My wife just got one of those calls this morning.....And to add to the realism, the caller had a strong East Indian accent. She didn't comply so presumably the caller notified the RCMP as threatened. We've been home all day and no cops have shown up yet. :shy:
     
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    sometimes you can set up rules in your email that have key words from usual spam and have it go straight to your deleted.
     

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