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Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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:
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Re: Scam alert

Postby CleggHall » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:37 pm

Molton Keynes?
Don't they mean Molten Keynes?! :D
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Re: Scam alert

Postby BurnleyFC » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:37 pm

You can never take enough precushions.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby IanMcL » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:39 pm

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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby lakedistrictclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:39 pm

I would bin any letter addressed " Dear costumer ".

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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) :)

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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)
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby CJW » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:46 pm

Anyone dumb enough to fall for that gets everything they deserve #darwinawards2019
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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!!
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Re: Scam alert

Postby Murger » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:48 pm

As far as scams go, it's an appalling effort.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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:

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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:

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Re: Scam alert

Postby summitclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm

Should have sent them a stool sample
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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:

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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?

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Re: Scam alert

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:15 pm

Can't believe anyone would fall for that one
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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!'

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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! ;)

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby slw » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:03 pm

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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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 .
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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!!!!

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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This is legitimate. You need to send it back immediately.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

:) :) :)

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Re: Scam alert

Postby kentonclaret » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:42 pm

Apart from Molten Keynes they have another office in Barrow in Furnace. :lol:
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby Hipper » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Does anyone know if Santander cards are affected by this?
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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:
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Re: Scam alert

Postby !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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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?

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.

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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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Re: Scam alert

Postby 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.
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