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I was wondering about that when I played God of War and there's a special move named Murder of Crows.
And so I looked up why it's called that.
Well, let's make this a bit educational as well. Why is it a murder of crows? - Big Think[^]
And if you reach the end you might go for the much nicer and more deserved "charity of crows"
I have been ticked off my some scally trying to use my account to buy stuff. Cancelled the purchases, the card, changed Amazon, eBay & Paypal passwords and email account. The one thing I am left thinking over is how they managed to buy stuff on Amazon and it not appear in my purchases or my cancelled orders, I think if they got in to my email they could have deleted the mails from Amazon before I saw them, if I put in the actual order number it appears(!), I have mentioned it to a human at Amazon who didn't seem bothered (well on their pay, I wouldn't be either, but)
All I can say is check your email very carefully, on a seperate device I only found it because I got a load of One Time Pass code generated on my phone!!
it's getting tricky,
just today got a message from paypal about scams
lot's of links in the message (how to spot fake email) that point to "epl.paypal-communication.com"
legit or not?
yeah I know, I can look up the domain name to check,
(being lazy I just trash canned it.)
but it's odd, that is one of they ways the fakes operate,
that is by having legit looking links.
so if even the companies themselves are confusing people this way,
and then telling us not to be confused this way,
can understand why less savy (or in my case possibly less lazy) can be fooled.
generally if I see something from one of my providers that sounds legit-ish I log in (not using the email links) to check things appear normal.
on that I agree it's odd those Amazon orders didn't appear in your list.
I'd take that up with Amazon. - and who knows, they may spot you a $10 voucher or similar if you sound unhappy (but not abusive) enough.
last time I complained about something few months back (forgot what) they did that for me.
I agree, looks wrong (well really everything looks right except those links)
it really is a legitimate looking message
(even the spelling / grammer is spot on, and it's correctly personalised)
was briefly tempted to click one of the links to see what happens
but no, been doing this too long to even do that just for fun
(no banking/shopping passwords are saved in my browser anyway, but...)
if "paypal" et.al send me a message that sounds important I'll log on to paypal.com directly (not even via bookmark), NEVER via an email link, NEVER
...even when I can see that link address in the email status bar
... - dunno if for instance they can pad those with say <bs> chars etc, don't wanna find out.
Microsoft is notorious for doing this. Just this hour I had to go to Microsoft.com to get something work related, and it redirects me to "login.microsoftonline.com". Now I have to stop what I'm doing and verify that "microsoftonline.com" is actually "microsoft".
Hey MICROSOFT! Are you stupid? Why do you do that?
As I see it, Microsoft today is a company that couples incredible technical sophistication with best practices that would shame a Mom-and-Pop programming shop. For example, the idea of letting your customers (AKA Windows 10 Home users) perform the QA on your software is one of the most hare-brained ideas ever to come out of a marketing droid's mouth, and I hope that they change course before it's too late.
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Looks like someone needs a spacetimeout to think about the gravity of the situation!
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