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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » July 4th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Working for me, maybe not outside England?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 4th, 2019, 6:04 pm

when I clicked on this, it just said OFFLINE ... :?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » July 4th, 2019, 6:48 pm

I wonder if it’s been withdrawn. It’s a thing with Gordon Ramsey telling Phil and Holly why he can afford a load of Ferraris - as you do - andis all to do with BitCoin Lifestyle.

Or maybe you have better anti virus software than I do.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » July 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm

It worked for me earlier and I read it but can't access it now. It was a tale of one of those schemes where you invest money online with a Bitcoin broker and the amount doubles before your eyes. You take half out to spend on what you will and leave the rest to grow again. It seems that Gordon Ramsey does it and showed off on morning TV about it. There were poor spellings in the article and it was only that it had appeared on a TV feature which gave it any credibility at all IMO. I wonder if it was genuine. Did anyone see it on TV?

I have tried and failed to understand Bitcoin and similar things before but really don't. It would be interesting to invest the $250 they suggest (that's another thing, why $?) to see what happened - if you could afford to lose it.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Gruney » July 4th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Golden rule - if you don't completely understand it, steer well clear! There - you've been told :lol:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » July 4th, 2019, 8:28 pm

earthmaiden wrote:I have tried and failed to understand Bitcoin and similar things before but really don't.


Nobody does. Faceache has been crowing recently about launching its own currency and The Federal Reserve is getting active in opposition.

Meanwhile send all your spare cash to me and receive MouseyCoin, exchangeable almost nowhere.

Gruney wrote:Golden rule - if you don't completely understand it, steer well clear!


Well said Gruney.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Rainbow » July 5th, 2019, 12:05 am

PatsyMFagan wrote:when I clicked on this, it just said OFFLINE ... :?

I got the same message!!

But this is a link to a bitcoin scam in Australia which has just made one couple go broke :( and apparently a lot more like them. (hope you can open the link)

https://www.coindesk.com/scammer-taunts ... coin-fraud

Apparently it was a 'Ponzi' scheme - pity they didn't have Gruney's advice!!
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Ratatouille » July 5th, 2019, 8:11 am

It beggars me why so many, othrwise sane seming people, are taken in by scams like this.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » July 5th, 2019, 9:05 am

Seems to me that if you were prepared to lose a relatively small outlay rather than life savings and prepared to stop after two or three withdrawals that you might get an amount that most people would be pleased to have. There are probably horrible get out clauses (I am not about to try it by the way!). They are relying on natural human greed.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Gruney » July 5th, 2019, 9:09 am

earthmaiden wrote:They are relying on natural human greed.


Yes - and they are highly skilled in fostering it.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » July 5th, 2019, 10:37 am

People may also be taken in if certain celebrities are seen to endorse it. In my original link it was all seen as a great way to invest by Gordon Ramsay, Philip Schofied and Holly Willoughby. No doubt they are NOT endorsing it but you’d be fooled if you were greedy and a big fan.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » July 5th, 2019, 10:54 am

It looked very real at first PP. I have been reading online about this scam using Gordon Ramsey's name - I like this ... https://www.patienthelp.org/bitcoin/che ... tform.html

Rumour has it Gordon Ramsey MAY have appeared with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby .... one wouldn't think it would be too hard to find out if he did or not!!
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Re: Another Scam

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 6th, 2019, 12:36 pm

earthmaiden wrote:It looked very real at first PP. I have been reading online about this scam using Gordon Ramsey's name - I like this ... https://www.patienthelp.org/bitcoin/che ... tform.html

Rumour has it Gordon Ramsey MAY have appeared with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby .... one wouldn't think it would be too hard to find out if he did or not!!


there have been similar scams in the past with celebrities apparently endorsing wonder face creams and more recently Martin Lewis's name/face were used support some other money making scheme on FB … he is suing FB and any money he gets will be given to charity.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » July 28th, 2019, 12:58 pm

One of the car forums I visit has been infected with a hijack. There are other forums experiencing the same thing.

It takes the form of automatically loading a malicious page. Often porn. But also popping up a warning page saying that your computer or phone has been infected with a virus - it hasn’t - and demanding that you click a link, often also stopping the close window button from functioning. If you can’t close the window, use the “back” button and avoid the website you just visited. The window can also show its own “close” & “back” buttons. These are fake. Don’t touch them!! :o
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » July 28th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Thanks everyone for the alerts.

Quiet in mouseland apart from someone alleging to be from TalkTalk, er why would that interest me? Also a 'This is your Bank calling', um, I don't own a bank as far as I know, 'press 1'. I didn't but did call into My Bank to check as I was passing anyway and got totally ridiculous info. There was a customer service follow up email, I told them that bank staff need more training but it was a failed delivery I think. Pathetic.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » July 28th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Catching up late

Poor Holly Willoughby has also had her picture and name hijacked for a diet pills scam
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » July 28th, 2019, 5:11 pm

I don't know who Holly Willourghby is.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » July 28th, 2019, 5:42 pm

She’s the blonde woman who appears with Phillip Schofield on the ITV morning show, and does various other bits of presenting
I don’t mind her
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Herbidacious » July 31st, 2019, 3:31 pm

I don't watch tv much, but must have been at my mother's when I saw her interview actress Sarah Gordy and her co-actor from Call the Midwife, Colin Young (who respectively have Downs Syndrome and cerebral palsey.) It was done in a cringeworthy talking down to manner, in my opinion, and put me right off her.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » July 31st, 2019, 3:59 pm

Thanks.

Back to scams, rather dull ones, BT plus TalkTalk allegedly having 'spotted a security problem. Your internet will be shut down unless you press 1'.

I am scared (not).
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Pepper Pig » July 31st, 2019, 4:17 pm

Herbidacious wrote:I don't watch tv much, but must have been at my mother's when I saw her interview actress Sarah Gordy and her co-actor from Call the Midwife, Colin Young (who respectively have Downs Syndrome and cerebral palsey.) It was done in a cringeworthy talking down to manner, in my opinion, and put me right off her.


I think that’s daytime presenters per se Herbi.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » August 7th, 2019, 8:33 am

A new one on me.

From “TV Licencing”...

You direct debit payments for your TV Licence have been stopped by your bank. Click here to confirm or update your bank details. If you fail to respond your TV service will be cancelled.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 7th, 2019, 8:55 am

I've had that one several times. Not good.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 7th, 2019, 12:59 pm

It is a common one, some poor woman featured on Y&Y had just moved house so believed it and had thousands stolen. TV licensing is so bad and so aggressive, a neighbour without a TV or computer is hounded by them constantly, that it is easy to understand why it is believed.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » August 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Have you got an Alexa/Echo/Siri type gadget?

There is now a scam whereby asking for a business phone number and being connected, can be intercepted by a scammer. They pose as the business you are calling and try and persuade you to send them a cash deposit or sometimes offer to do it for you as "there's something wrong with the computer, and they need to correct it for you". There's no cold call, you made the call and you think you are through to the right company.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 17th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Nope, just the sort of reason I don't want that sort of gadget. A spy in the house :evil:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby WWordsworth » August 18th, 2019, 8:51 am

I received a text saying my PayPal account would be suspended if I didn't do blah blah.
Really?
If you can find one go ahead and suspend it
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm

I had a call on my mobile this morning from a number I assumed would be an unwanted call. A lady whose first language did not appear to be English told me brightly that she was calling from Marks and Spencers and that she had some good news for me. I ended the call at that point but afterwards remembered that the store is called M&S these days and that only old fogeys like me or older still called it Marks & Spencers. That makes it a particularly cruel scam (which it clearly was - I expect they'd have asked for bank details to pay a prize to or something) aimed at older people.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 19th, 2019, 4:44 pm

I have been getting the same old same old 'I hear you have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault...' calls. The last of which I shouted 'NOOOOOOOO' at the top of my voice & put the phone down. But a new one today through my letterbox which I know is not a scam but causes me to wonder how much paper is wasted on junk mail which is addressed to the householder with 'IMPORTANT INFORMATION ENCLOSED ABOUT YOUR CONSERVATORY.......' on the envelope. :rolleyes: Ah, I wish...
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 19th, 2019, 5:10 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:same old same old 'I hear you have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault...' calls.


Is that one still going? I haven't had it for yonks or perhaps I am so brain damaged I don't remember, I have used that line after 'Really? What happened to me?''

TeresaFoodie wrote:'IMPORTANT INFORMATION ENCLOSED ABOUT YOUR CONSERVATORY.......'


Aren't you on the first floor? How did you get a conservatory up there? How clever of you.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 19th, 2019, 9:46 pm

:lol: Indeed I am! A miracle would be needed! Idiots. :lol:

I do wonder though, what percentage of home owners actually have a conservatory, and what percentage of those would even be tempted to open the mail shot?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » August 21st, 2019, 2:30 pm

I just had another scamming phone call ... the usual one saying that my broadband had been compromised, press 1 for BT of 2 for other ISPs ... except this one started by introducing themselves as being OFCOM :rolleyes: :lol:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Bubbles » August 21st, 2019, 3:40 pm

I had a nice email yesterday. A Euromillions Lottery winner has selected me as one of only 50 people to receive cash from his winnings. Yippee! There was a PDF document but I didn’t open it. :)
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » August 21st, 2019, 5:19 pm

This morning I got a call from the police. The "officer" told me that two men had been detained and that they had found them in possession of credit cards with my name on them. Could I tell them the card number and security code so that they could confirm that the cards were mine and not forgeries...

All the real police I've spoken to recently have been fluent in English and not, apparently reading from a script.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm

aero280 wrote:This morning I got a call from the police. The "officer" told me that two men had been detained and that they had found them in possession of credit cards with my name on them. Could I tell them the card number and security code so that they could confirm that the cards were mine and not forgeries...


I am very surprised that they did not send a m'bike courier to collect your card and pin to help trap them. The police aren't what they were.

(That's a joke BTW. Do not comply with this scam).
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Re: Another Scam

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 21st, 2019, 10:22 pm

Bubbles wrote:I had a nice email yesterday. A Euromillions Lottery winner has selected me as one of only 50 people to receive cash from his winnings. Yippee! There was a PDF document but I didn’t open it. :)


That call in itself was priceless, forget your fortunous win! :lol: Well done for being on the ball with the attachment. :tu:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Gruney » August 22nd, 2019, 10:53 am

Apparently there's a warrant out for my arrest, and I urgently need to phone the number they gave me before the papers are served. But before I do so, there are just a few questions they'd like to ask me.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 22nd, 2019, 11:16 am

You bad boy :lol:.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Gruney » August 22nd, 2019, 12:12 pm

:lol:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Ratatouille » August 22nd, 2019, 12:41 pm

Yesterday morning I had an e-mail inviting me to activate my new account on Pornhub :o :o
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm

We will hide you Gruney, an underground network of refuges.

Apparently I have been filmed masturbating and the film will go viral soon. Goodness, I look forward to seeing that, will I get a pre-premier viewing?

It is pretty nasty this stuff. Why is it not being controlled in some way?

Also some telephone scam from a telecoms service (allegedly) I do no subscribe to. Most odd. Am I so gaga now that I cannot remeber who I pay the bills to? What exciting e mails and telephone calls.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 22nd, 2019, 7:38 pm

I think it all comes from overseas so cannot be controlled. Considering the small group we are it just shows the desperate excuses they are trying all the time. I wish we could get rid of them.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 22nd, 2019, 7:40 pm

earthmaiden wrote:Considering the small group we are


A good and worrying point. I suppose some are making a bundle.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » August 26th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Just had a call on my mobile
Usual car accident that wasn’t your fault, but she was a native English speaker and quite convincing. What nearly threw me was that she started by saying her name was Ella K—- Now I worked with someone of that name 25 years ago. Certainly not her voice, and of course few names are unique, but it made me jump

I was quite rude, I’ve decided that this is a tactic as it may get my number marked down as not rising to the bait
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 26th, 2019, 1:00 pm

I doubt it. Worrying about the native English speaker though, those calls should only come from abroad if you opt for the TPS (I realise she could have been!). Might be worth noting the number.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » August 26th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Well as the call was to my mobile I have the number - I looked it up and it was a Falmouth area code, though of course they can mask them, that would actually fit with the faint regional accent
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 28th, 2019, 12:37 pm

and another one, a friend staying in the family holiday home writes

"Had two dodgy calls from India it sounded like.

Apparently BT was corrupted and people are using my details. I said I am not going to talk to anyone over the phone and out of the blue about my details and they hung up.

Dodgy."

She isn't the account holder there. I just put the phone down.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 28th, 2019, 12:43 pm

I had a call from BT yesterday. A very pleasant an efficient sounding girl. I couldn't quite catch what she was saying but had I had an account with BT it would have sounded plausible enough to ask her to repeat it (if I still believed anyone who rings!).
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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » August 28th, 2019, 12:54 pm

Wow, I have just had another TV licence email. It said they had been unable to take a payment and suggested I clicked a link and entered my bank details. It looked very real indeed and I can imagine it fooling people. I always like to read through such things carefully and spot the deliberate mistake. In this one we had the spellings licence and license in different paragraphs and the lack of a space between two words at one point. I feel so sad for people who are taken in by these things and don't check, it looked so real.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » August 28th, 2019, 1:13 pm

Like 'The Microsoft support, we have discovered something wrong with your computer' why would BT or MS ring a customer? They never have before. Reporting faults is a nightmare, the same goes for Virgin.

Wow re the telly license stuff, they had a data breach a while ago which no-one was told about for months. That aside, those without a telly license are hounded so on past performance my guess is that they would be battering down the door and demanding money with menaces. The telly license people are an absolute disgrace and cannot demand to inspect your home.
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