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Author Topic: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?  (Read 2628 times)

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nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« on: September 16, 2013, 10:35:06 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 02:01:18 PM by bit »

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 10:38:20 PM »
Have you tried marking it as the SPAM that it is?

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 10:41:38 PM »
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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 10:49:57 PM »
You don't get more spam by marking something as spam. You get it out of your face and not annoying you any more. (and in the case of webmail services, you help other people not get spam in their inbox, by notifying your email service so they can automatically send it to the spam folder for other people)

In fact, the method you desire to use, the unsubscribing, is one of the surest way to get more spam, because you are notifying the spammers that it's a live email address with someone that reads and responds to spam. You become a valuable commodity, with your email address added to a list of special people to spam, that is sold at a premium price, to other spammers.

  • Never visit a link in spam email
  • Never contact the spammers
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  • Never download or open attachments from spam.


Just mark it as spam and be done with it.

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 10:55:13 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 02:02:23 PM by bit »

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 06:14:58 AM »

For what it's worth "non-toll-free" shouldn't mean anything - don't you have a calling plan you can fall back on? For example for a while I used to have a Magic Jack line that let me call most US places for free after the setup.

Meanwhile, it looks like it's involving Albany Medical Center in Upstate NY. Does that provide any clues? It's odd that somewhere that specific would be the info spoofed on top of the spam. Why them?


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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 06:34:10 AM »
Do not respond in any way at all! Especially DO NOT CALL that phone number!

Why do you think that phone number is there?
To get your phone number!

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 06:54:26 AM »
Meanwhile, it looks like it's involving Albany Medical Center in Upstate NY. Does that provide any clues? It's odd that somewhere that specific would be the info spoofed on top of the spam. Why them?

The key to the scam is to make the Email look as valid as possible, so spoofing (or trying to spoof) an existing company/institution is generally the best angle to take. However... the domain amc.edu has no currently registered MX records. Also the domain's DNS servers have an IP address that is on a block owned by Freedom Wireless ... Which doesn't really sound like a hosting company to me.


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Side note to Bit: Do not call that number, or any number you find in a questionable Email. One of the oldest scams on the internet is to trick people into calling "Premium Service" numbers where the get charged $20/$50/$100 per minute for some service that is allegedly being provided.

If an Email looks like it might be legit...but doesn't feel right...get out the phone book and call the number listed there for the company/entity/organization/bank...

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 07:06:51 AM »
Do you mean, to contact my ISP email-host provider and tell them?
Believe it or not, I never thought of that and didn't know they could do that for me.
But I'll be more than willing to contact my ISP tomorrow and give it a try.
And thanks for all the extra advice, seriously.

(edit) I just reported that one and another one that spams me less often via my ISP online Help Desk.

No, I mean mark it as spam and move on with your life.
After that, any additional emails they send you should automatically end up in your spam folder, where it belongs, instead of your inbox.

(Marking it as spam also reports it to your ISP, if you are using webmail.)

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 09:38:07 AM »
Looking up that number gave some results about the 5000# and from the same location a 4000# had a lot of complaints like bit has.

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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 04:49:29 PM »
Hmm...

Screenshot from 2013-09-17 17:36:16.pngnauseating problem seeking creative solution?

Screenshot from 2013-09-17 17:48:31.pngnauseating problem seeking creative solution?

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NPI number 1326247313 is assigned to Antonio Ernesto Rivera. Antonio Ernesto Rivera is practice in Albany, NY 12208 with phone number 5182625000. The number of page view of Antonio Ernesto Rivera is 2.

The NPI number above is maintained by the NPPES. To update the information please contact the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System.

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No complaints in 800notes.com about it yet....

Screenshot from 2013-09-17 17:40:05.pngnauseating problem seeking creative solution?

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Definitely a weird one. Mr. Rivera is not in LinkedIn. Very odd for a pharmacist.

Possibly the person gave the Albany Medical Center e-mail system the wrong address - subsequently corrected it or forgot about it and it keeps hammering you to confirm the e-mail if the header indicates it originated from there? (Possible to spoof it - but unlikely since nobody is asking you to buy anything.)

You could just try forwarding a copy of the e-mail to amc.edu's office of the president or public relations department with a note explaining what is happening, your inability to get it resolved through their system, and formally requesting that they stop badgering you. Their public relations number is: 518-262-3421



Luck.
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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 02:11:59 AM »
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Re: nauseating problem seeking creative solution?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 08:10:37 AM »

I like 40hz's latest answer, just because it's something different and thoughtful rather than "it's a traaaaaaap!" (Akbar does helpdesk support!)