Scam alert

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Damo
Posts: 3348
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:04 pm
Been Liked: 1292 times
Has Liked: 1982 times

Scam alert

Post by Damo » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:32 pm

Please be on you're guard for this one that comes through the post, as it's quite convincing and could catch a few out
IMG_20190627_122450.jpg
IMG_20190627_122450.jpg (122.27 KiB) Viewed 6472 times

claretonthecoast1882
Posts: 2016
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Been Liked: 1012 times
Has Liked: 31 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:33 pm

At the risk of it catching fire in the post box and burning everyone elses mail I will just cut mine up and throw it

Paulclaret
Posts: 224
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 92 times
Has Liked: 134 times
Location: Bournemouth

Re: Scam alert

Post by Paulclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:36 pm

I'm sorry but you would have to be a bit dim to fall for that. MOlton Keynes? 'Burning your legs and stomach terribly'? :lol:
These 4 users liked this post: Sutton-Claret FactualFrank tim_noone whiffa

CleggHall
Posts: 2060
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:07 am
Been Liked: 552 times
Has Liked: 756 times
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Re: Scam alert

Post by CleggHall » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:37 pm

Molton Keynes?
Don't they mean Molten Keynes?! :D
This user liked this post: Falcon

BurnleyFC
Posts: 773
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:51 am
Been Liked: 266 times
Has Liked: 248 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by BurnleyFC » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:37 pm

You can never take enough precushions.

IanMcL
Posts: 14956
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 2996 times
Has Liked: 3389 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by IanMcL » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Poor old Eric, sat in Bangalore, waiting for his post from Melting Ken!

lakedistrictclaret
Posts: 290
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:30 am
Been Liked: 94 times
Has Liked: 21 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:39 pm

I would bin any letter addressed " Dear costumer ".

Vintage Claret
Posts: 1210
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Been Liked: 549 times
Has Liked: 340 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:39 pm

I think the fact it's addressed to "Dear Costumer" is the first clue that it might not be genuine (unless you happen to work in the costume industry) :)

spadesclaret
Posts: 2766
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:57 pm
Been Liked: 1598 times
Has Liked: 2368 times
Location: Norfolk

Re: Scam alert

Post by spadesclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:40 pm

costumers - customers
precushion - precaution
uppermost - utmost
Molton - Milton
porpuses - purposes
a rival - arrival

There are probably more but those are the ones I spotted on first reading.
These 2 users liked this post: Ashingtonclaret46 bobinho

fatboy47
Posts: 1711
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:58 am
Been Liked: 974 times
Has Liked: 857 times
Location: Isles of Scilly

Re: Scam alert

Post by fatboy47 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 pm

Looks kosher to me.

Spelling mistakes in lots of stuff these days.

Too many cynics around. (imo)
These 2 users liked this post: bfcjg tim_noone

elwaclaret
Posts: 2356
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:57 am
Been Liked: 568 times
Has Liked: 1155 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm

It is good enough to fool some unfortunately. I’m sure the effect of such scams has reduced dramatically with all the publicity.
The lack of Barclays company information, contacts etc, scream scam.

Barclays used to have a policy of seriously investigating every case to its max... one of the few things I’ve ever liked about the company. It would certainly be of interest to them.

CJW
Posts: 192
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:22 am
Been Liked: 123 times
Has Liked: 444 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by CJW » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:46 pm

Anyone dumb enough to fall for that gets everything they deserve #darwinawards2019
These 2 users liked this post: evensteadiereddie box_of_frogs

Dyched
Posts: 4013
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:34 am
Been Liked: 1295 times
Has Liked: 316 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Dyched » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:47 pm

Where is the factory?? Molton Keynes or Milton Keynes or Bangalore?

Maybe they’ve just moved Milton Keynes to Bangalore and they’re all confused.

Up The Bangalore Dons!!
These 2 users liked this post: Quicknick tim_noone

Murger
Posts: 1513
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:55 pm
Been Liked: 418 times
Has Liked: 483 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Murger » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:48 pm

As far as scams go, it's an appalling effort.
This user liked this post: Quicknick

Rick_Muller
Posts: 4762
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:53 am
Been Liked: 2108 times
Has Liked: 5168 times
Location: -90.000000, 0.000000

Re: Scam alert

Post by Rick_Muller » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm

To most people this is bloody hilarious (me included) but I know my elderly parents would get caught out by this type of thing., so although it is funny to most there are people who get stung by this and they're not stupid just old and vulnerable.

bloody Molton Keynes...!!!! :lol:

Lancasterclaret
Posts: 16144
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Been Liked: 5135 times
Has Liked: 2936 times
Location: Riding the galactic winds in my X-wing

Re: Scam alert

Post by Lancasterclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm

He's missed out there

If he's put in Bangalore House, Bangalore Street, Bangalore he's have got me

Bosscat
Posts: 6298
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:51 am
Been Liked: 1888 times
Has Liked: 5106 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Beware exploding Debit/Credit cards... whatever next.

Anyone who would fall for such a thing shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a Debit/Credit card in the 1st place....

Regarding the Typo/Spellings there are some almost as bad on here....

Only yesterday we had someone posting a reply to one of my posts...

"Apparently whoever it was stole tgree woiden seats. Wow."
:lol: :lol: :lol:

summitclaret
Posts: 2375
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Been Liked: 450 times
Has Liked: 711 times
Location: burnley

Re: Scam alert

Post by summitclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm

Should have sent them a stool sample
This user liked this post: Quicknick

Sutton-Claret
Posts: 1135
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:55 pm
Been Liked: 277 times
Has Liked: 146 times
Location: York

Re: Scam alert

Post by Sutton-Claret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:07 pm

summitclaret wrote:Should have sent them a stool sample
This needs to do the rounds on Social Media - hopefully he'll get thousands of stool samples through his letterbox.. :lol: :lol:

mdd2
Posts: 3589
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:47 pm
Been Liked: 1082 times
Has Liked: 479 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by mdd2 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:12 pm

Paulclaret wrote:I'm sorry but you would have to be a bit dim to fall for that. MOlton Keynes? 'Burning your legs and stomach terribly'? :lol:
Shouldn't that be Melton (if it is flammable) Keynes?

ClaretTony
Posts: 31771
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 14360 times
Has Liked: 2793 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Scam alert

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:15 pm

Can't believe anyone would fall for that one
This user liked this post: CnBtruntru

Tricky Trevor
Posts: 2446
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Been Liked: 631 times
Has Liked: 653 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Tricky Trevor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:19 pm

Saw this on facebook today. Could be bogus, could be re-hashed from years ago but you can’t have enough information.

'NEW HOTEL SCAM!!
This is one of the smartest scams I have heard about.
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they don't retain the card.
You go to your room and settle in. All is good.
The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 - which happens to be your room.
The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following:
'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information.
Please re-read me your credit card numbers and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'
Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front
desk you oblige. But actually, it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel. They have asked for a random room number, then ask you for your credit card and address information.
They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk.
If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems.
Then, go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.
This was sent by someone who has been duped........
and is still cleaning up the mess.
P.S.
Please, consider spreading the word by forwarding this msg.
Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty experience.
All traveling often should be aware of this one!'

CnBtruntru
Posts: 2871
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:39 pm
Been Liked: 517 times
Has Liked: 379 times
Location: Wexford, Ireland. via Nelson.

Re: Scam alert

Post by CnBtruntru » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:39 pm

You would think the feckers would at least have spell checkers on their cumpoters, as there always ringing me up trying to fix mind. Spot the deliberate mistakes eh! ;)

Rileybobs
Posts: 6204
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:37 pm
Been Liked: 2682 times
Has Liked: 610 times
Location: Leeds

Re: Scam alert

Post by Rileybobs » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:25 pm

I'm pretty sure this is a scam of a scam. I'm not too familiar with Bangalore but I would be surprised if there was a Bangalore Lane.

CombatClaret
Posts: 2517
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:09 pm
Been Liked: 1151 times
Has Liked: 564 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by CombatClaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:38 pm

Vintage Claret wrote:I think the fact it's addressed to "Dear Costumer" is the first clue that it might not be genuine (unless you happen to work in the costume industry) :)
Even If you did it should be addressed 'Dear Costumier' :P

slw
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:36 pm
Been Liked: 40 times
Has Liked: 46 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by slw » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:03 pm

nothing convincing at all about that letter- just utter bull. Would go straight in the bin.

expoultryboy
Posts: 294
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:37 pm
Been Liked: 74 times
Has Liked: 83 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by expoultryboy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:07 pm

Thank you for pointing out the mistakes i made . I will use word chek on any fucture skams i atempt .
This user liked this post: box_of_frogs

South West Claret.
Posts: 5019
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:55 pm
Been Liked: 695 times
Has Liked: 469 times
Location: Devon

Re: Scam alert

Post by South West Claret. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Bung all your available paper rubbish in the envelope that it came in and simply post it back to them therefore they get the cost of the return postage.

MiltonKeynesClaret93
Posts: 764
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:46 pm
Been Liked: 374 times
Has Liked: 62 times
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Re: Scam alert

Post by MiltonKeynesClaret93 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:27 pm

That is full of Indianisms.
I'm surprised ''Please do the needful'' isn't in there somewhere.

Joe14
Posts: 855
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:43 pm
Been Liked: 183 times
Has Liked: 37 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Scam alert

Post by Joe14 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:29 pm

Ha ha you would be stupid to fall for that. :D Everyone knows that Steve in Uganda is the man for looking after cards and PIN numbers!!!!

Imploding Turtle
Posts: 20121
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:12 am
Been Liked: 5479 times
Has Liked: 2540 times
Location: Burnley, Lancs

Re: Scam alert

Post by Imploding Turtle » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:12 pm

Damo wrote:Please be on you're guard for this one that comes through the post, as it's quite convincing and could catch a few out
IMG_20190627_122450.jpg

This is legitimate. You need to send it back immediately.
This user liked this post: Damo

Bosscat
Posts: 6298
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:51 am
Been Liked: 1888 times
Has Liked: 5106 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:49 pm

Hmmmm perhaps me sending Ayesha Gaddafi my bank details wasn't such a good idea then.... She said she has $23,000,000.00 and has offered me 30% if I help her launder it.

:) :) :)

kentonclaret
Posts: 2429
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:06 pm
Been Liked: 431 times
Has Liked: 64 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by kentonclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:42 pm

Apart from Molten Keynes they have another office in Barrow in Furnace. :lol:
This user liked this post: Bosscat

Bosscat
Posts: 6298
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:51 am
Been Liked: 1888 times
Has Liked: 5106 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:45 pm

kentonclaret wrote:Apart from Molten Keynes they have another office in Barrow in Furnace. :lol:
Don't forget the branches in Hottingham, Blackburn and Burnley
This user liked this post: GodIsADeeJay81

bobinho
Posts: 4264
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:48 pm
Been Liked: 1785 times
Has Liked: 2615 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Scam alert

Post by bobinho » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:48 pm

spadesclaret wrote:costumers - customers
precushion - precaution
uppermost - utmost
Molton - Milton
porpuses - purposes
a rival - arrival

There are probably more but those are the ones I spotted on first reading.
Absolutely spades...

Quite convincing OP? In which parallel universe is this quite convincing?

Anyone who falls for this deserves to have all their money removed, for their own personal safety. They may buy a bread knife and accidentally and brutally cut off their own head with it.
This user liked this post: GodIsADeeJay81

bfcjg
Posts: 5081
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:17 pm
Been Liked: 1896 times
Has Liked: 1878 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by bfcjg » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:10 pm

Glad I read this thread I have contacted the bank and cancelled mine. Phew that was close.
This user liked this post: tim_noone

Hipper
Posts: 2522
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 517 times
Has Liked: 370 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Hipper » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Does anyone know if Santander cards are affected by this?
This user liked this post: tim_noone

mkmel
Posts: 3650
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:37 pm
Been Liked: 929 times
Has Liked: 1002 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by mkmel » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm not falling for that

Do they think I'm stupid?

I only accept these sort of things if they are sent from Nigeria

Buxtonclaret
Posts: 8530
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 2105 times
Has Liked: 3940 times
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Scam alert

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:37 pm

spadesclaret wrote:costumers - customers
precushion - precaution
uppermost - utmost
Molton - Milton
porpuses - purposes
a rival - arrival

There are probably more but those are the ones I spotted on first reading.

Think they need a Proofreader, Spades.
How you fixed? :lol:
This user liked this post: spadesclaret

!aiboforceN
Posts: 154
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:10 am
Been Liked: 99 times
Has Liked: 33 times
Location: London

Re: Scam alert

Post by !aiboforceN » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:09 pm

The sad thing about these scams is that the errors are intentional and devious. They are sent out indiscriminately - and the obvious errors ensure that only the most vulnerable will respond.

Bin Ont Turf
Posts: 8633
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:38 am
Been Liked: 4072 times
Has Liked: 482 times
Location: On top of a pink elephant riding to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:16 pm

Small world, I know the Braithwaite's who live at 185 Bangalore Lane, Bangalore, India.

I shall ask them if the Smith's are kosher.

dsr
Posts: 8844
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 2668 times
Has Liked: 1143 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by dsr » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:43 pm

Bin Ont Turf wrote:Small world, I know the Braithwaite's who live at 185 Bangalore Lane, Bangalore, India.

I shall ask them if the Smith's are kosher.
The Braithwaites work for NatWest, don't they?

Bin Ont Turf
Posts: 8633
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:38 am
Been Liked: 4072 times
Has Liked: 482 times
Location: On top of a pink elephant riding to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:55 pm

dsr wrote:The Braithwaites work for NatWest, don't they?
I think you may be thinking of the Haythornthwaite's at number 183.

The Braithwaite's answer phones for Microsoft.

dsr
Posts: 8844
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 2668 times
Has Liked: 1143 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by dsr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:02 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:I think you may be thinking of the Haythornthwaite's at number 183.

The Braithwaite's answer phones for Microsoft.
I was sure it was the Braithwaites who got my credit card. All my deliveries are going to 185, anyway.

Bin Ont Turf
Posts: 8633
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:38 am
Been Liked: 4072 times
Has Liked: 482 times
Location: On top of a pink elephant riding to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Re: Scam alert

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:09 am

dsr wrote:I was sure it was the Braithwaites who got my credit card. All my deliveries are going to 185, anyway.
You should see the party spreads they put on.

Their cocktail sticks with cheese and pickled onions on are to die for.

Woonderbah
Posts: 217
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:03 am
Been Liked: 145 times
Has Liked: 70 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Woonderbah » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:07 am

They must think I'm stupid.
I'll be carrying around a small fire extinguisher until my debit card 4670 2468 1379 0007 expires in Oct 19

claret59
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Been Liked: 54 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by claret59 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:28 pm

Whilst there is something inadvertently humorous in this scam it will, no doubt, worry some who will respond and then suffer for their actions. There is more than a hint of blaming the victim for their losses from some of the replies on here. The fault is with the criminals behind these scams and not the person who falls for them.

dsr
Posts: 8844
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 2668 times
Has Liked: 1143 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by dsr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:33 pm

claret59 wrote:Whilst there is something inadvertently humorous in this scam it will, no doubt, worry some who will respond and then suffer for their actions. There is more than a hint of blaming the victim for their losses from some of the replies on here. The fault is with the criminals behind these scams and not the person who falls for them.
Agreed. There may be people who are either very stupid, or mentally handicapped, or becoming "forgetful" in their old age; the law's protection applies to them as well as to the more self-sufficient. Criminals like this, even incompetent ones, should be made to pay back every penny (to bankruptcy and beyond) and do jail time as well.

There's a common one around at the moment where someone rings up from the UK, or apparently so, telling people that there is an arrest warrant for non-payment of tax, and giving a fraudulently expensive premium rate phone number to ring. Why the phone companies co-operate in this sort of scam is beyond me - maybe if some phone company directors were seen in the dock, they might stop collecting the money for these sort of scams.
This user liked this post: Bosscat

Stayingup
Posts: 1866
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:02 pm
Been Liked: 313 times
Has Liked: 511 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Stayingup » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:49 pm

Damo wrote:Please be on you're guard for this one that comes through the post, as it's quite convincing and could catch a few out
IMG_20190627_122450.jpg
You would have to be quite naive to fall for that one, particularly as ALL Banks tell you not to reveal your pin number even to their staff.
This user liked this post: Damo

Leon_C
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:58 pm
Been Liked: 10 times
Has Liked: 13 times

Re: Scam alert

Post by Leon_C » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:45 am

This isn't even a real scam.
It was purely a joke on a Facebook page in 2018, by a chap called Simon Harris.
Some lazy news outlets picked up, and it spread.
This user liked this post: Bosscat

Post Reply