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Post by Stayingup » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:46 am

Looks like another one on the prowl.

I have received mails from <slarora@aristochemicals.in> purporting to be DHL, also, telling me my mail box wass full and theyn were suspending it and to click on the box!!!. I think it is the domain code for India.

Just a reminder really that these scammers are as active as ever and we all have to be viglilant and not open these mails.

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Re: Scams

Post by pushpinpussy » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 pm

Be on the lookout guys for this hot girl and her sexy friend. They are hanging around some of the big 24 hour tesco carparks. When you're putting your shopping away they ask you for a lift to McDonalds. They are very convincing. once in your car one of them starts climbing all over you rubbing against you while the other one steals your wallet! I've had mine taken on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, twice yesterday and probably again tomorow!
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Re: Scams

Post by claretblue » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:11 pm

you still haven't grasped this social distancing have you? 8-)
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Re: Scams

Post by Hendrickxz » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:21 pm

I went on line to sorn my car while the lockdown is on. A very convincing site took me through the process then asked for £30 to SORN the vehicle. It was only then that I checked the url and realised it wasn't the Government site. There is and has never has been a charge for SORN -- but there might be once they have toi start paying for all the virus mayhem! :(

Off to Tesco now...

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Re: Scams

Post by kritichris » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:19 pm

Emails purporting to be from the main supermarkets offering vouchers are currently trending, phishing for your personal details and bank account.

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Re: Scams

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:30 pm

It's nothing new. If you're savvy then you'll be fine. Trust no one - apart from Sean Dyche that is ;)
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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:15 pm

Just got a txt tuther day from O2 saying they couldn't access my bank account to take a DD,I'm not even with O2 ,the cheeky b@stards, the thing is less intelligent people than me will fall for this😊 ...sign of the times the country is on its knees and the slugs are crawling out from under their stones 🤨

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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm

O2:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, please update your payment information via: https://o2.uk.ref689.com/?o2=2

This was the text I got....defo a scam.

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Re: Scams

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:03 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm
O2:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, please update your payment information via: https://o2.uk.ref689.com/?o2=2

This was the text I got....defo a scam.
The URL is often a giveaway when looked at closely.

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Re: Scams

Post by Bigvince » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm
O2:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, please update your payment information via: https://o2.uk.ref689.com/?o2=2

This was the text I got....defo a scam.
Mrs BigVince had the same text a couple of weeks back, a she is with o2. But it’s an obvious scam

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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:22 pm

If you click on the link and read the stay safe section,a jock has wrote that with his oot comment 😊

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Re: Scams

Post by Firthy » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:23 pm

I got a text from Amazon this morning wanting to know if I'd logged into my account from an i phone in China. Obviously I hadn't, password is now changed.

Not happy with giving us the corona virus, the cheeky tw@ts want to hack into our Amazon accounts as well. Does anything good come out Of China these days?

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Re: Scams

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:36 pm

Firthy wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:23 pm
I got a text from Amazon this morning wanting to know if I'd logged into my account from an i phone in China. Obviously I hadn't, password is now changed.

Not happy with giving us the corona virus, the cheeky tw@ts want to hack into our Amazon accounts as well. Does anything good come out Of China these days?
Not even 'Made in China' stickers are made in China.

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Re: Scams

Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:36 pm

Firthy wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Does anything good come out Of China these days?
The planes !!

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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:48 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Just got a txt tuther day from O2 saying they couldn't access my bank account to take a DD,I'm not even with O2 ,the cheeky b@stards, the thing is less intelligent people than me will fall for this😊 ...sign of the times the country is on its knees and the slugs are crawling out from under their stones 🤨
I keep getting Lloyds Bank shoite and Barclays etc (neither of whom I bank with 🤣) but like you say some obviously get caught...

A friend of my wifes was in panic mode a few months ago over an e-mail she had got from her "Bank" ....

Luckily she rang my wife fir advice, so I popped up to check it out (she is in her early 80's, her partner died a couple of years ago, and her son is out in Dubai working) when I saw the email I told her to delete it ... I told her I was 99% sure it was a scam as I get loads of them, and ring her bank just to make sure and put her mind at rest.

Her Bank had no knowledge of the e-mail and gave her an e-mail address to forward all similar future e-mails to. Definitely not to open any attachments or reply to them.

Its these sort of people (like my wifes elderly friend) that fall prey to the Scamming B'stards ... Lucky for my wifes friend, she rang the Mrs before doing something stupid.

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Re: Scams

Post by IanMcL » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:58 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 pm
Be on the lookout guys for this hot girl and her sexy friend. They are hanging around some of the big 24 hour tesco carparks. When you're putting your shopping away they ask you for a lift to McDonalds. They are very convincing. once in your car one of them starts climbing all over you rubbing against you while the other one steals your wallet! I've had mine taken on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, twice yesterday and probably again tomorow!
So the scam is the McDonald's bit?
We all know they are closed!
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Re: Scams

Post by Firthy » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:10 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:36 pm
The planes !!
Surely not, that's what brought the coronavirus here in the first place :o :shock: :lol:

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Re: Scams

Post by Leisure » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:10 pm

Customers from many banks are reporting theft from their accounts after responding to fake emails about TV Licence cancellation.

Criminals send fake emails or text messages, pretending to be from the TV Licensing Authority. They want you to click the link to get your phone number and the name of your bank. You will then receive a call from the criminals, pretending to be from your bank's fraud team and persuaded to move your money to a safe account or give away card reader codes.

Many variations of this scam exist; from bogus COVID-19 fines to the promise of free Supermarket shopping vouchers.
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Re: Scams

Post by 1Simpleton » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:18 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm
O2:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, please update your payment information via: https://o2.uk.ref689.com/?o2=2

This was the text I got....defo a scam.
I bought some shoes on black Friday and should have known better as they were half price. O2 took £30 (not even with them) before a furniture company took another £600. O2 must be a warning sign for all

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Re: Scams

Post by gtclaret » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:22 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 pm
Be on the lookout guys for this hot girl and her sexy friend. They are hanging around some of the big 24 hour tesco carparks. When you're putting your shopping away they ask you for a lift to McDonalds. They are very convincing. once in your car one of them starts climbing all over you rubbing against you while the other one steals your wallet! I've had mine taken on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, twice yesterday and probably again tomorow!
I want to send this to my friend, how to I put it on WhatsApp

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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:34 pm

gtclaret wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:22 pm
I want to send this to my friend, how to I put it on WhatsApp
Copy and paste

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Re: Scams

Post by gtclaret » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 pm
Be on the lookout guys for this hot girl and her sexy friend. They are hanging around some of the big 24 hour tesco carparks. When you're putting your shopping away they ask you for a lift to McDonalds. They are very convincing. once in your car one of them starts climbing all over you rubbing against you while the other one steals your wallet! I've had mine taken on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, twice yesterday and probably again tomorow!
I want to send this to my friend, how to I put it on WhatsApp

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Re: Scams

Post by IanMcL » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:49 pm

Or catch him in a tesco carpark!

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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:59 pm

gtclaret wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm
I want to send this to my friend, how to I put it on WhatsApp
Have you tried typing it out if you can't copy and paste ?????

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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:40 pm

gtclaret wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm
I want to send this to my friend, how to I put it on WhatsApp
Gimme your mates WhatsApp I'll send it for ya !!! :lol:
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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:42 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:48 pm
I keep getting Lloyds Bank shoite and Barclays etc (neither of whom I bank with 🤣) but like you say some obviously get caught...

A friend of my wifes was in panic mode a few months ago over an e-mail she had got from her "Bank" ....

Luckily she rang my wife fir advice, so I popped up to check it out (she is in her early 80's, her partner died a couple of years ago, and her son is out in Dubai working) when I saw the email I told her to delete it ... I told her I was 99% sure it was a scam as I get loads of them, and ring her bank just to make sure and put her mind at rest.

Her Bank had no knowledge of the e-mail and gave her an e-mail address to forward all similar future e-mails to. Definitely not to open any attachments or reply to them.

Its these sort of people (like my wifes elderly friend) that fall prey to the Scamming B'stards ... Lucky for my wifes friend, she rang the Mrs before doing something stupid.
Lowest of the low preying on the elderly,I cant abide with these tossers......they really need a good kicking.
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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:43 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Gimme your mates WhatsApp I'll send it for ya !!! :lol:
I'll tell Gillian yer on the pull again Steve 😉

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Re: Scams

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:43 pm
I'll tell Gillian yer on the pull again Steve 😉
The guy seems desperate to send the joke,I was only trying to help....I didnt find it that funny to warrant such desperation,he got advice.....panicked then asked again :o 😊
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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:46 pm
The guy seems desperate to send the joke,I was only trying to help....I didnt find it that funny to warrant such desperation,he got advice.....panicked then asked again :o 😊
Is copy and paste so difficult a concept to master.

I showed the wife she picked it up very quickly .... she is always copying stuff and gives me a right pasting regularly 🤕

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Re: Scams

Post by Stayingup » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:47 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:01 pm
O2:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, please update your payment information via: https://o2.uk.ref689.com/?o2=2

This was the text I got....defo a scam.
Absolutely a scam. There are however more sophisticated ones around and people not as savvy as yourself do fall in the trap.

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Re: Scams

Post by tiger76 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:11 pm

Seems obvious but just don't click any e-mail's your unsure of,and equally don't reply to any unsolicited texts.

And the most important of them all,never give out bank details or passwords,either online or by the phone,and if you have any doubts,double check the information first,and if it's sounds too good to be true,then it will be bogus.

My worry is the number of people who are working from home who may not be clued up on tech.Or older people who could well be self-isolating alone,if they've not had any human interaction for days,then they could easily be drawn into a conversation,if someone phones up out of the blue.

More info here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52361618

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Re: Scams

Post by IanMcL » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:55 pm

My phone call this am was from Amazon telling me about my prime account and the need to press 1.

I dont have a prime account, of course.

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Re: Scams

Post by Volvoclaret » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:02 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Is copy and paste so difficult a concept to master.

I showed the wife she picked it up very quickly .... she is always copying stuff and gives me a right pasting regularly 🤕
With lockdown, I miss her pastings.😂
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Re: Scams

Post by Bosscat » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:09 pm

Volvoclaret wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:02 pm
With lockdown, I miss her pastings.😂
I don't :twisted:
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Re: Scams

Post by IanMcL » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:26 pm

Must be scam day today. Yet another Amazon Prime renewal unless I press 1, just now. 2nd of the day.

Just gone on my emails and got this one! Beware!

 

Dear ianmcl(they had my email address)
TV Licence Customer, This is an automatic notification from TV Licence.

We are sorry to let you know that the TV Licence could not be automatically renewed. Something's gone wrong with your payments

As we couldn't take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.

Pay for your TV Licence

Remember, if you don't keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your license or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

Details TV Licence Number : 9384491

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Re: Scams

Post by padihamclaret » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:38 pm

I've been sent spam emails for ages, just set them to go in my spam folder until recently I looked into it. Saw one of them that caught my eye that said they knew my password (an old one) and I needed to pay $1500 dollars otherwise they'd message everyone I knew videos of my watching porn (an old trick)
Anyway, i searched online and there are websites (clearscore does it as well) that have links to databases that show where data breaches have occurred and the details have been sold online. My email address and an old password (which I thankfully changed years ago) where part of about 40 instances. This explained where all the emails had come from.
I changed my email address (which is a pain) and set up passcode protection which sends a code to my phone that I then have to enter in before I can gain access to my email, Facebook, twitter, amazon and Instagram.
Make sure you don't use the same password for everything, if someone manages to get into your email, you can be in big trouble. Be wary of social phishing as well which is websites offering prizes and giveaways in exchange for details, I think Facebook does this as well

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Re: Scams

Post by Marney&Mee » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:39 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Must be scam day today. Yet another Amazon Prime renewal unless I press 1, just now. 2nd of the day.

Just gone on my emails and got this one! Beware!

 

Dear ianmcl(they had my email address)
TV Licence Customer, This is an automatic notification from TV Licence.

We are sorry to let you know that the TV Licence could not be automatically renewed. Something's gone wrong with your payments

As we couldn't take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.

Pay for your TV Licence

Remember, if you don't keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your license or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

Details TV Licence Number : 9384491
What is your home address Ian and when will you all be out shopping next?

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Re: Scams

Post by IanMcL » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:25 pm

Marney&Mee wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:39 pm
What is your home address Ian and when will you all be out shopping next?
Very kind of you to enquire M&M!
I live at the Old Hovel and aim to go shopping, as usual, Christmas Eve.

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Re: Scams

Post by tiger76 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:37 pm

Another one to be aware of.A bit crude and obvious,but some people might fall for it.

Supermarket shoppers have been warned by the police not to be tempted into coronavirus-related scams offering free vouchers.

Fake websites have been set up to steal personal and financial information from unsuspecting UK customers.

In one scam people have received a hoax email claiming to be from Tesco (TSCO.L) saying the supermarket is offering vouchers during the coronavirus pandemic. A link in the email takes customers to a bogus phishing website which then steals login details and sensitive data.

The email, which contains several typos, encourages people to act quickly by claiming the offer expires at the end of April 2020.

Since COVID-19 hit the UK, more than £2m ($2.5m) has been lost to coronavirus-related cons, affecting 1,072 victims, according to the national police unit, Action Fraud.

Kirsty Jackson of Nottingham Police, who were the first to spot the scam, said: “Criminals will use every opportunity they can to defraud innocent people. They will continue to exploit every angle of this national crisis and we want people to be prepared.”

Another shopping scam, currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp, promises a £250 shopping voucher for Morrisons (MRW.L) supermarket.

Once on the website people are asked a series of questions and told to share the message to be in with the chance of winning an iPhone 11. It also asks for a £1 admin fee and bank or credit card details.

The scam message reads: “Morrison’s is giving away free groceries worth £250 to support the nation during Corona pandemic. Hurry up! Collect your FREE voucher.”

Nottingham Police said genuine websites should always start with ‘https' because this signals the site is secure.

They also warn the public not to click on any unknown links in emails or messages and to make sure antivirus software is up to date.

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