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Re: Another Scam

Postby WWordsworth » December 5th, 2019, 9:26 pm

Oh Miss Mouse, do you feel unloved?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 5th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Yes, deeply unloved by scammers but I'll get over it. Not even any Nigerian Princes leaving huge oil revenues to me.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby WWordsworth » December 5th, 2019, 10:33 pm

Then you certainly have been abandoned.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby icelesley » December 11th, 2019, 6:16 pm

f I get another call from Amazon saying my prime account will be automatically updated of which I do not have one, or my normal account will be closed, I swear I will be onto amazon and demand action, it is ridiculous Its everyday I am getting automated calls :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: If it doesn't stop I will close my account myself and go elsawhere.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 11th, 2019, 6:31 pm

Don't waste your effort icel. I am in the 'Oh, no scam call today' zone and feeling neglected. I think there are peak months, well there were, Feb isn't. Nov apparently is a Peak month. No idea but If it walks like a duck etc..
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » December 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm

I doubt Amazon would care if you did, they don't care about much.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » December 11th, 2019, 10:42 pm

The thing is ... it’s not Amazon making the calls ...
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Re: Another Scam

Postby dennispc » December 12th, 2019, 8:26 am

suffolk wrote:The thing is ... it’s not Amazon making the calls ...


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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » December 12th, 2019, 9:45 am

I thought that icey meant that a big concern like Amazon might have more clout in the quest to stop this kind of call as it is being done in their name. I quite understand that it is a global thing which is done cleverly avoiding loopholes and hard to catch the culprits but suspect they could do more than we mere individuals. If they cared.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » December 12th, 2019, 2:49 pm

I had a really nasty 'Inland Revenue' one this morning. They're called HMRC now aren't they?

I was driving and the call came through more clearly than when I usually take calls on my mobile. It was a recorded message with a man speaking in a similar way to wartime information films - bold and very authoritative. He said I was in debt and in danger of being arrested if I didn't press 1 immediately. If I chose not to I could expect officers to come round and arrest me almost immediately. :D Of course, I didn't but it was quite chilling and could really have frightened some people. These calls really are getting horrid. :evil:.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » December 14th, 2019, 10:59 am

Not had any calls for a day or two; we got a threatening email from "tvlicencing-service.co.uk" but it fell at the first fence. Apparently their "attempt to take our direct debit had failed on 12/14/2019". Very UK. But now we have a Turkish-American prime minister, who knows what will change in future? :o
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Twice today I have been phoned by 'Visa' to thank me for my payment of £599 to Steve McKillick, 'press 1 if you wish to something this'.

A woman, drama school trained soothing voice, the sort of thing eg gas and waterboard people have on automated switchboards, has the voice/recorded message been stolen?

£1200? Well thats me cleaned out this month, I expect everyone who 'pressed 1' to claim the 'Inland Revenue' rebate to post the proceeds to me.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » December 16th, 2019, 2:23 pm

miss mouse wrote: A woman, drama school trained soothing voice, the sort of thing eg gas and waterboard people have on automated switchboards, has the voice/recorded message been stolen?


In my days in a water board call centre, when there was an emergency which would generate masses of calls, a recorded message would be played explaining the situation in the hope that most people would listen then call off. The manager would pick someone in the room at random and we'd go down into a special room and read the message in our best posh voice to record it. Now that there are phones which cut background noise, female managers just read it from their desks. Some of them sound as good as the drama school ladies, some not. (Even nowadays they usually feel that a female voice is more soothing!).
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » December 18th, 2019, 7:48 pm

You may have heard that the Rev Richard Coles' civil partner died yesterday. Some absolute b****** has set up a scam "Just Giving" account claiming a need to fund the funeral. The Just Giving page was set up in the name of Richard Coles mother.

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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » December 18th, 2019, 7:54 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: indeed Will
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » December 18th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Very sad indeed :(.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » December 19th, 2019, 12:10 am

I just saw Reverend Richard’s Tweet about the fake funeral fund
Disgusting, he and Revered David’s mother, who is named in the scam, just don’t need the stress
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 19th, 2019, 1:04 am

Shocking.


£599 deducted twice again today alleged...'press1' etc. This is a scam to be clear.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » December 19th, 2019, 2:35 pm

The poor Rev Richard is now having to deal with letters and emails from so-called "Christians" telling him his partner will be rotting in hell and that he'll be the next. I'm not getting into a debate about homosexuality or religious intolerance here, it's not the place, but some people are just evil. The man is grief stricken and does not need this.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 19th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:The poor Rev Richard is now having to deal with letters and emails from so-called "Christians" telling him his partner will be rotting in hell and that he'll be the next.


That is appalling. If you don't fancy being homosexual don't do it, I don't think it is compulsory. This behaviour really is disgusting.

Meanwhile, another 'thanks' today for another £599 deducted from my account for a Visa payment. I don't even have a visa card. I can't remember whether this is call seven or eight and what is all this mystery money in my current account?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » December 19th, 2019, 2:57 pm

Disgusting abhorrent behaviour.
Pretty sure that at most times that sort of stuff would be water off a ducks back, but when you’re grieving you are vulnerable. Despicable behaviour. Hopefully he has someone who can ‘gatekeep’ his correspondence etc and weed out the horrid stuff and pass it to the police. If I lived nearer I'd happily do it. It seems to me he’s a thoroughly decent and likeable chap who practices what he preaches. Fine by me.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 19th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Quite Suffs.
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Re: Another Scam

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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 20th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Well the Visa bill to Mc somebody has stopped, now someone else has started, I can't remember who or what. It is irritating.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby icelesley » December 21st, 2019, 8:07 am

I just had an automated call from Amazon, £39.99 has been taken from my bank account. mmmmm, they don't have my bank details on l y credit card, of which I have just removed the details. Between that and the Amazon prime account being automatically renewed, which I also do not have, it is starting to be a nuisance. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby hickybank » December 21st, 2019, 8:46 am

Got a new one today
TV licensing (GOV.UK)
Unfortunately my monthly direct debit payment has gone wrong & needs to be set up again
Please click on the link to set up a new payment.
Looks genuine & I am sure some people will fall for it
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » December 21st, 2019, 8:50 am

hickybank wrote:Looks genuine & I am sure some people will fall for it


Sadly they do. The bullying tactics of the license money collectors don't help either, it is the sort of thing they would do.

No calls so far today, I am feeling neglected.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » December 21st, 2019, 9:39 am

I got the Amazon one, also £39.99. Halfway through it occurred to me that the shouty American lady sounded like Lily Tomlinson doing a funny voice, and I got the giggles and put the phone down
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » January 4th, 2020, 4:15 pm

I've had an email from this lot advising me to renew. Is it a scam?

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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » January 4th, 2020, 4:25 pm

There seems to be no clarity on whether or not we’ll continue to need an EHIC
post Br**it ... whether we leave with or without a deal. I suspect it may well be a scam.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44850972

If you are planning to travel to mainland Europe prior to 31/01/20 I would apply online through a proper UK government portal.

I’d also report the suspect email as possible Phishing.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » January 4th, 2020, 5:01 pm

To renew, suggests you already have one. Is there an expiry date on it? I would never apply for anything like that via an email link. Does it really cost £24 if you go through the proper channels? :o
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Busybee » January 4th, 2020, 5:22 pm

It’s free through the correct government website.

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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » January 4th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Thanks. Worth flagging up then.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby icelesley » January 4th, 2020, 6:42 pm

On Amazon I was constantly getting the renewal calls. I took my visa details out of the system and strangely the calls have stopped. So if you have any websites where you let them store your payment details take them out, just enter them when you want to buy/[pay for something it is safer.... apparently
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » January 4th, 2020, 7:50 pm

That's one of the intercept sites. It just takes your details and forwards them to the official site and takes a fee "for checking and processing your application for you".

This is the official site https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do and it's free.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Rainbow » January 4th, 2020, 10:17 pm

Not a scam to worry you guys, but over here in Australia a few people are apparently pretending to have lost their houses in one of the many bushfires, and claiming money from relief funds :evil:
How low can you get :shock:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby slimpersoninside » January 4th, 2020, 10:21 pm

Rainbow wrote:Not a scam to worry you guys, but over here in Australia a few people are apparently pretending to have lost their houses in one of the many bushfires, and claiming money from relief funds :evil:
How low can you get :shock:


Some people never cease to amaze me. Low indeed.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 5th, 2020, 10:17 am

slimpersoninside wrote:
Rainbow wrote:Not a scam to worry you guys, but over here in Australia a few people are apparently pretending to have lost their houses in one of the many bushfires, and claiming money from relief funds :evil:
How low can you get :shock:


Some people never cease to amaze me. Low indeed.


Something similar happened here after the Grenfell Fire tragedy .. :( :rolleyes: :td: :cry: :evil:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Busybee » January 5th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Rainbow wrote:Not a scam to worry you guys, but over here in Australia a few people are apparently pretending to have lost their houses in one of the many bushfires, and claiming money from relief funds :evil:
How low can you get :shock:


I’ve been looking for somewhere to send a donation, but I can’t seem to find one overarching fund that supports all areas, they all seem to be particular to individual areas. Do you happen to know of one Rainbow? Or one you would recommend?

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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » January 5th, 2020, 12:51 pm

BB - Rainbow will know which is best but the Sydney NYE collection was for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief fund which seems to tick a lot of boxes (but perhaps not covering animal welfare). https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Busybee » January 5th, 2020, 2:18 pm

earthmaiden wrote:BB - Rainbow will know which is best but the Sydney NYE collection was for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief fund which seems to tick a lot of boxes (but perhaps not covering animal welfare). https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/


Thanks EM, I have made a donation to the Australian Red Cross, it’s difficult to know who it’s best to send funds to when there appears to be so many. Even the WI in Victoria have a fund, but obviously that only benefits people in Victoria and I wanted one that covers all geographical areas.

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Re: Another Scam

Postby Rainbow » January 5th, 2020, 10:54 pm

I've only just seen this - thanks for helping out EM :D
The one I donated to was the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief fund - don't think it covers animal welfare but it covers all areas for relief for people.
The ABC was raising money with Red Cross on NYE at the Sydney firework display - they had reached over 20 million dollars, the last time I heard.

Thanks for donating, BB :D :hug:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » January 6th, 2020, 8:23 am

PP, on the RH side of that page it says

"Legal Disclaimer: This website is not connected to or affiliated with the National Health Service, the Department of Health, the NHSBSA or any other official Government body. You can apply independently and free of charge for EHIC by visiting the official website which can be found here. When using this website a processing fee of £24.99 will be charged to cover administrative and operational expenses. http://www.ehice111.com is independently owned and operated website."
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