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I don't think i've ever been scammed online in my life. 

My mum ordered a designer coat from some unknown chinese website, took about 3 months to come and she was outraged with the quality...

She's an idiot though. 

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11 hours ago, Greedy Jambo said:

I don't think i've ever been scammed online in my life. 

My mum ordered a designer coat from some unknown chinese website, took about 3 months to come and she was outraged with the quality...

She's an idiot though. 

I know a woman who that happened to, probably about this time last year. It was some kind of fake fur thing and came crammed into a tiny plastic bag, which meant it was crushed to feck and would have been totally unwearable. Being about two sizes too small, that didn't really matter. Here, your Mum doesn't live in Stenhouse by any chance? :D 

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On 06/12/2020 at 01:58, Smithee said:

There are some fairly elaborate scams now and they're not always detectable. 

I applied for a job via Indeed and was asked to send in proof of ID. A few days later I got an email saying it had been a scam, some shifty ****er had cloned a legitimate website (IIRC it was .co.uk instead of .com) to look the part. I never sent my bank details but they have a copy of my passport now. The Police had zero interest of course. 

I sold a Mini Cooper few years back on e bay.....call from a guy in London sounded interested and he would post a cheque to me......I received a hand written signed cheque for the value of the car in a hand written letter, 24hrs later a guy called to say he’d be over soon to pick up the keys, I told him I would not be releasing the car till the cheque cleared....it bounced...he didn’t show nor did I hear from him again.  Contacted the police, told them the story and said I had a hand written letter and cheque.........not interested, although intent was there, there was no crime committed, told me to be more careful when selling stuff online.....WTF like it was my fault 😳

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On 06/12/2020 at 08:59, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Heard about the indeed one on the news.

 

During the PPE shortage, there were several genuine (fake) websites and one care home lost £50k in a hacking scam.

Can't remember where they are located, however they'd ordered from this site/company before, so they put in an order for £50k worth of PPE, only to discover a few days later that the real site had been hacked and all the payments had been diverted to the scammers site, was quite an elaborate set-up of how they could do it. 

 

Goodness knows how much money these complete scum had managed to scam before the scam was discovered.

Vaccine sales (scams) will be rife very soon

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54 minutes ago, highlandjambo3 said:

Vaccine sales (scams) will be rife very soon

 

There is enough fake drugs online as it is, so yeh fake vaccines will most likely appear online as well.

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6 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

I know a woman who that happened to, probably about this time last year. It was some kind of fake fur thing and came crammed into a tiny plastic bag, which meant it was crushed to feck and would have been totally unwearable. Being about two sizes too small, that didn't really matter. Here, your Mum doesn't live in Stenhouse by any chance? :D 

 

Haha, no. 

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Had 2 calls on land line about an amazon prime payment, a total joke

of a scam, the scammer needs more training obviously a thick clown.

Was more seethin having to answer the phone.

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I just don't understand how people keep falling for these type of things:

 

* If it isn't addressed to you personally (i.e. using your correct, legal first name) and instead has "dear customer" or "dear [email protected]" then it's probably a scam.

* If it is full of spelling mistakes and bad grammar, then it's probably a scam.

* If it doesn't come from the usual source email address, and instead comes from "@wordpress.btinternet.com" then it's probably (definitely) a scam.

* If it's completely unexpected and arrives via email or text message, it's probably a scam.

* If it is about a service that you do not own, subscribe to, or have never heard of, it's probably a scam.

* If it's an email about internet banking, or from a fraud department, asking you to do something urgent, or otherwise confirm your identity, it's probably (definitely) a scam.

 

A lot of these things can easily be solved by one of 2 things.  Hover over the links in an email and see where they are going to take you.  If it takes you to some random redirect URL, or something that isn't the official https:// URL of the service it claims to be from, then ignore it.  A worse option is to click the link, but open it in an incognito window.  It it looks suspicious, close it the **** down and ignore.

 

Second, just straight up ignore it.  If it is a genuine thing, then you will be contacted in other ways than via email or SMS.   I use the process of "if it's not in writing, addressed with my correct information and physically being put through my postbox, then it's probably not legitimate."

 

The internet is used daily by millions of people who don't really understand how it works, and are all too willing to freely give up information to anyone who pretends to be in a position of authority.  A lot of people lack awareness of the fact that you will be gleefully be taken for a ride by anyone who understands that you are the sort of person who will do that.  They will also panic at something going wrong, and all logic goes out the window.  Royal Mail are not going to phone you up saying that you need urgently need to pay for a parcel they are holding for you.  For one thing, how the **** do they get your phone number from the parcel they supposedly have?  They don't, but what do Royal Mail actually have?  Your name and address, so you will get something in the post instead that will correctly tell you the issue.

 

The problem is, scammers know this all too well.  They don't want the people who are suspicious, or unlikely to follow through with something.  They want the low hanging fruit, because it requires almost no effort to get what they want out of it.

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37 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

Received this one today.  From an email address ending @bunaylah.com. 🤪

 

Screenshot-20201215-160850-Outlook.jpg

 

Excellent example of a scam sounding official, but being utterly full of shite.

 

EE use Direct Debit for their phone contracts, which are not charged to your card, but instead come directly from the account itself.  The card information is entirely unnecessary, but they use time pressure to try and force your hand.  No doubt they'll get a few bites from people who just click the link not wanting to be charged for late payment.

 

Was it addressed to "dear customer" or just blank? :vrface: 

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12 minutes ago, tian447 said:

 

Excellent example of a scam sounding official, but being utterly full of shite.

 

EE use Direct Debit for their phone contracts, which are not charged to your card, but instead come directly from the account itself.  The card information is entirely unnecessary, but they use time pressure to try and force your hand.  No doubt they'll get a few bites from people who just click the link not wanting to be charged for late payment.

 

Was it addressed to "dear customer" or just blank? :vrface: 

Just as shown, blank. I was with EE, so my first thought was that maybe I'd cancelled my direct debit too soon. Then I saw the email address.  

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1 hour ago, Lemongrab said:

Received this one today.  From an email address ending @bunaylah.com. 🤪

 

Screenshot-20201215-160850-Outlook.jpg

 

Similar tactic to the email I got from 'EE', I posted it on the previous page.

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3 hours ago, tian447 said:

I just don't understand how people keep falling for these type of things:

 

* If it isn't addressed to you personally (i.e. using your correct, legal first name) and instead has "dear customer" or "dear [email protected]" then it's probably a scam.

* If it is full of spelling mistakes and bad grammar, then it's probably a scam.

* If it doesn't come from the usual source email address, and instead comes from "@wordpress.btinternet.com" then it's probably (definitely) a scam.

* If it's completely unexpected and arrives via email or text message, it's probably a scam.

* If it is about a service that you do not own, subscribe to, or have never heard of, it's probably a scam.

* If it's an email about internet banking, or from a fraud department, asking you to do something urgent, or otherwise confirm your identity, it's probably (definitely) a scam.

 

A lot of these things can easily be solved by one of 2 things.  Hover over the links in an email and see where they are going to take you.  If it takes you to some random redirect URL, or something that isn't the official https:// URL of the service it claims to be from, then ignore it.  A worse option is to click the link, but open it in an incognito window.  It it looks suspicious, close it the **** down and ignore.

 

Second, just straight up ignore it.  If it is a genuine thing, then you will be contacted in other ways than via email or SMS.   I use the process of "if it's not in writing, addressed with my correct information and physically being put through my postbox, then it's probably not legitimate."

 

The internet is used daily by millions of people who don't really understand how it works, and are all too willing to freely give up information to anyone who pretends to be in a position of authority.  A lot of people lack awareness of the fact that you will be gleefully be taken for a ride by anyone who understands that you are the sort of person who will do that.  They will also panic at something going wrong, and all logic goes out the window.  Royal Mail are not going to phone you up saying that you need urgently need to pay for a parcel they are holding for you.  For one thing, how the **** do they get your phone number from the parcel they supposedly have?  They don't, but what do Royal Mail actually have?  Your name and address, so you will get something in the post instead that will correctly tell you the issue.

 

The problem is, scammers know this all too well.  They don't want the people who are suspicious, or unlikely to follow through with something.  They want the low hanging fruit, because it requires almost no effort to get what they want out of it.

Good advice.

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5 hours ago, tian447 said:

I just don't understand how people keep falling for these type of things:

 

* If it isn't addressed to you personally (i.e. using your correct, legal first name) and instead has "dear customer" or "dear [email protected]" then it's probably a scam.

 

The one I laugh at are the ones I get where they take the @address.co.uk bit of the email out think they're being clever by putting whatever comes before the @ after a "Dear".

 

I, probably like a lot of people, don't have my full name at the start of my home email address, so keep getting scam emails addressed to "Dear PortyJambo" (not my email either, but you get the drift). As if someone official contacting you wouldn't know your actual name. Of course, they might catch some out with that if their name is before the @, but the other basic checks you highlight will no doubt throw up another clear sign that it's a scam.

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17 hours ago, Harry Potter said:

Had 2 calls on land line about an amazon prime payment, a total joke

of a scam, the scammer needs more training obviously a thick clown.

Was more seethin having to answer the phone.

I got a recorded message from one of those shits today about an Iphone apparently billed to me on a Tesco account. It was the same Americanized accent as the amazon scammer.

 

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34 minutes ago, All roads lead to Gorgie said:

I got a recorded message from one of those shits today about an Iphone apparently billed to me on a Tesco account. It was the same Americanized accent as the amazon scammer.

 

These muppets want to get a life, honestly their lifes must be empty, praying on honest folk.

10 years hard labour , never happen, 

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34 minutes ago, Harry Potter said:

These muppets want to get a life, honestly their lifes must be empty, praying on honest folk.

10 years hard labour , never happen, 

Scumbags.

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The Government come in for all manner of critisim but they are good guys at heart.

I got a text last night telling me that the UK government are wanting to give me £357.19 as part of their fight against covid............all I have to do is tap on the link to claim the money.

 

:munny:

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Unusual sign-in activity

We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to the Microsoft account se*****@v(i've deleted the rest of this)

Sign-in details

Country/region: United States

IP address: 98.207.151.211

Date: 16/12/2020 11:59 (GMT)

Platform: iOS

Browser: Safari

Please go to your recent activity page to let us know whether or not this was you. If this wasn't you, we'll help you to secure your account. If this was you, we'll trust similar activity in the future.

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The Microsoft account team

 

 

 

 

Just received this, i take it it's a fake?

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9 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

The Government come in for all manner of critisim but they are good guys at heart.

I got a text last night telling me that the UK government are wanting to give me £357.19 as part of their fight against covid............all I have to do is tap on the link to claim the money.

 

:munny:

:laugh2:

The wife received her 2nd call within a few weeks from HMRC threatening her with an arrest warrant. 

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just logged in to my other email account to find this

 

Premier Man Order Information
Menswear Nightwear Sportswear Shoes Womens Home & Electricals
Dear Mr W***,
Thank you for placing an order with Premier Man. Your order details can be found below.
Order Summary

 

 

AIRPODS & CASE AIRPODS & CASE
Item No: QB618EM
Colour: No Colour
Size: NO SIZE
Stock Status: In stock
Delivery Type: Express

Price:
£139.00
 
  Delivery:   £4.50  
  Total:   £143.50  
 
Delivery Address

6 TRUMPET LANE
ST GEORGE
BRISTOL
AVON
BS5 8NN

 

 

 

 

i hadn't ordered this so logged on to my account to find that they had cancelled the order and removed my credit limit.

 

closed for the night so can't contact them until tomorrow.

 

this account has no links to the previous email account

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On 15/12/2020 at 16:14, Harry Potter said:

Had 2 calls on land line about an amazon prime payment, a total joke

of a scam, the scammer needs more training obviously a thick clown.

Was more seethin having to answer the phone.

 

I'm now getting a recorded message about my Prime membership auto-renewing and they will be taking my DD in due course. I did 1471 on my phone and the number who called me was: 001802495262. Have reported it to Amazon who tbh have been pretty good.

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1 minute ago, Marvin said:

 

I'm now getting a recorded message about my Prime membership auto-renewing and they will be taking my DD in due course. I did 1471 on my phone and the number who called me was: 001802495262. Have reported it to Amazon who tbh have been pretty good.

i pay prime by D/D every month so i knew this was dodgy, wanted to shout down the phone

but doubt the recorded message would have bothered,😕.

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Just now, Harry Potter said:

i pay prime by D/D every month so i knew this was dodgy, wanted to shout down the phone

but doubt the recorded message would have bothered,😕.

 

They call my landline and its my mobile recorded on Amazon. 

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12 hours ago, jambosean75 said:

just logged in to my other email account to find this

 

Premier Man Order Information
Menswear Nightwear Sportswear Shoes Womens Home & Electricals
 
 
Dear Mr W***,
Thank you for placing an order with Premier Man. Your order details can be found below.
Order Summary

 

 

AIRPODS & CASE AIRPODS & CASE
Item No: QB618EM
Colour: No Colour
Size: NO SIZE
Stock Status: In stock
Delivery Type: Express

Price:
£139.00
 
  Delivery:   £4.50  
  Total:   £143.50  
 
Delivery Address

6 TRUMPET LANE
ST GEORGE
BRISTOL
AVON
BS5 8NN

 

 

 

 

i hadn't ordered this so logged on to my account to find that they had cancelled the order and removed my credit limit.

 

closed for the night so can't contact them until tomorrow.

 

this account has no links to the previous email accoun

 

BS5 8NN

Postcode

https://maps.app.goo.gl/8XM3ifGfQxcu8X9HA

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1 minute ago, Harry Potter said:

im the same.

 

I also get asked to press 1 to speak to an agent. I never do but tbh I am tempted just to give them the run around.

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39 minutes ago, Marvin said:

 

I also get asked to press 1 to speak to an agent. I never do but tbh I am tempted just to give them the run around.

Thats their trap, just cut them off.   

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I got the Amazon Prime call about my monthly renewal yesterday.

 

What doesn't help is that Amazon can be total **** too.

 

I took out the free Prime Trial a few years back, which of course was linked to my debit card.  I cancelled membership after the month.

 

6 months later, they took £7.99 off.  Checked account and I was a Prime customer again.  Cancelled, refund received.  Few months later same again.  I'm convinced I didn't order anything using cheaper Prime option.

 

Of course could have been a glitch with upgrades, data file transfers.....

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3 hours ago, DETTY29 said:

I got the Amazon Prime call about my monthly renewal yesterday.

 

What doesn't help is that Amazon can be total **** too.

 

I took out the free Prime Trial a few years back, which of course was linked to my debit card.  I cancelled membership after the month.

 

6 months later, they took £7.99 off.  Checked account and I was a Prime customer again.  Cancelled, refund received.  Few months later same again.  I'm convinced I didn't order anything using cheaper Prime option.

 

Of course could have been a glitch with upgrades, data file transfers.....

 

I don't get that. And I'm constantly starting my free trial then cancelling again. I've never paid Amazon any money except for goods bought

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6 hours ago, DETTY29 said:

I got the Amazon Prime call about my monthly renewal yesterday.

 

What doesn't help is that Amazon can be total **** too.

 

I took out the free Prime Trial a few years back, which of course was linked to my debit card.  I cancelled membership after the month.

 

6 months later, they took £7.99 off.  Checked account and I was a Prime customer again.  Cancelled, refund received.  Few months later same again.  I'm convinced I didn't order anything using cheaper Prime option.

 

Of course could have been a glitch with upgrades, data file transfers.....

I had them renewing my Prime without my permission and taking the whole year at once instead of monthly after I’d had a free year. Called them up ready for a huge fight and they instantly apologised and gave me another year free. 
I was a bit disappointed as I fancied an argument. 

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Jambo-Jimbo
8 minutes ago, mrcrisps said:

These are on the go now. Be careful!

Screenshot_20210103-093232_Messages.jpg

 

I would assume they are after your personal details with this scam, I can see people falling for this.

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19 hours ago, Cade said:

 

 

Nice to see a fellow Atomic Shrimp aficionado, although given your other posts on topics of great concern it's no surprise, you have excellent taste :thumbsup:

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The scam callers are relentless this morning. I've had at least 20 on my landline.

Automated calls from HMRC and Amazon and a few from an Indian call centre claiming to be from Virgin media. 

I can't think of anything new that I've gave out my number

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Tv “this morning” reporting on a number of people scammed by paying cash for COVID vaccines.....


I mentioned this would happen earlier, not that I have the fortitude of forecasting future planning but it was a nap, so it’s no surprise as these low life will take every opportunity and, I do feel for the victims but, come on (there’s a wee voice in my head saying) are people REALLY stupid enough.......course, I know the answer to that.

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5 hours ago, Nucky Thompson said:

The scam callers are relentless this morning. I've had at least 20 on my landline.

Automated calls from HMRC and Amazon and a few from an Indian call centre claiming to be from Virgin media. 

I can't think of anything new that I've gave out my number

 

Doesn't need to be anything new, it's probably that your number has just been sold to a variety of new scammers.

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2 hours ago, highlandjambo3 said:

Tv “this morning” reporting on a number of people scammed by paying cash for COVID vaccines.....


I mentioned this would happen earlier, not that I have the fortitude of forecasting future planning but it was a nap, so it’s no surprise as these low life will take every opportunity and, I do feel for the victims but, come on (there’s a wee voice in my head saying) are people REALLY stupid enough.......course, I know the answer to that.

A horrible little piece of shit, jabbed a wee old women with a needle and took £160 off her. He told her to the nhs would reimburse her. 

I'm fecking ragin just thinking that people could do this to people. 

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1 minute ago, ri Alban said:

A horrible little piece of shit, jabbed a wee old women with a needle and took £160 off her. He told her to the nhs would reimburse her. 

I'm fecking ragin just thinking that people could do this to people. 

 

There are some real scum out there, here's hoping they catch the wee ****.

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Got an email from Netflix re my account.

Don’t have an account with them.

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