moderated Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022
Yes,, and every year thousands of people fall for one scam or another and you really wonder how this can happen given how often such things get mentioned in the newspapers and online. Just read in our little local newspaper (I live in a town of 6,000 in fairly remote Northwestern British Columbia) that our RCMP detachment here received a fraud complaint. The person who I assume was from here received a phone call. The caller said he was a lawyer from Vancouver and he was representing the guy's son. According to him the son had been involved in a car accident and since he was drunk he was now in jail and a $5,000 bail payment was required for him to get out. Then apparently a second guy was patched in who claimed to be the son and who crying and begging asked for the help. How a father won't recognize his own son I don't know, but even without that I am baffled how somebody could fall for this and apparently the victim here send two $5,000 payments to the specified bank account.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022
On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 05:24 PM, Bill White wrote:
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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