Another Scam

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Re: Another Scam

Postby mum-at-the-oven » April 5th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Gruney, I had exactly the same message from Apple last week.! I was reading the news online at the time.

I did notice there was a countdown time of 1 min 52 seconds. If I didn't press scan within that time then all files etc. etc. would be infected/lost etc.

Although I was initially worried I did realise that the countdown was obviously a scam to make those panicking to download the scan button. Fortunately I don't bank online but it still unnerved me enough to phone my Son (who I knew was playing badminton at the time) to ask his advice. Then of course it panicked him as to why I would phone him when I knew he was playing badminton...He thought that there was a family emergency!

I seem to be a target for every scam going - even though I never give any information away! I'm afraid my inherent polite nature with constant calls from another continent have evaporated but they still persist in targeting me!
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Re: Another Scam

Postby PatsyMFagan » April 6th, 2018, 8:50 am

earthmaiden wrote:What he also told me, and this is what I want to pass on, was that when I do access my bank accounts on line, do so with no other page open - even Wildfood.


That's worth knowing :tu:

That's strange ... I 'quoted' the last sentence of Gruney's post and now it says the earthmaiden said it :aww: :?
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Re: Another Scam

Postby scullion » April 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm

i think i reported that apple scam, on here, a few months ago. it's been around a while now. it tries it on every few weeks - just delete it and forget it.

i've had one today purporting to be from dvla, with a pdf attachment, about a refund (why?).
it amazes me that they think the email address it comes from would fool anyone. it's a massively long far eastern sounding name from an equally long, far eastern sounding domain - so long that the end and the country id can't get squeezed in to the title/ sender bar. i didn't even bother looking at the source code.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby miss mouse » April 15th, 2018, 8:35 am

While I was visiting a friend there was a telephone call on the landline said to be from BT engineers claiming there was 'unusual' or 'illegal activity detected on friend's internet connection which they had to sort out. Nonsense of course.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » April 17th, 2018, 8:38 am

This is a new scam to me. If could frighten a few people, I suppose. :o

Email received this morning...

Hello
Your OS was managed by my damnific program...
Whats the trouble?
I installed the malware on a porn site, you tapped on the videotape and immediatly loaded this malicious soft to your OS.
This damnific program made your web camera shooting so I got the videotape with you masturbating. In next 2 hours this damnific program collected all your contacts.
Finally, I got all your private data and video with you wanking, so if you want me to eliminate all the data - transfer me 295 usd in bitcoin. Otherwise I will send the tape to all your contacts.

Its my Btc number - 18eVRPbqkevqLAqk78vUcyCkwaFanKk9GU
You have 24 h. from this moment. As soon as I see transfer I will erase the data forever.
I am apologize for my illiteracy- Im from Vietnam.
Dont try to track this e-mail, I have stolen it.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » April 17th, 2018, 8:57 am

We're on your email contacts list Aero ... if they send us the video we'll let you know :shock: :lol: :hi5:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby scullion » April 17th, 2018, 10:30 am

and suffolk can forward it to me - tee hee!
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » April 17th, 2018, 1:00 pm

I can see possibilities here ... ;)
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Ratatouille » April 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm

I had an email from myself this morning :scared:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » April 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm

If they do, all you will see is the back of the Post-It note stuck over the camera!! :D

We did this on a "just in case" basis. One of my friends answered an early morning Skype call from a work colleague, which went well unitl the end when the caller said "Thank you for your help. But you do know that you are sitting in front of your camera with no clothes on, Don't you?" :D

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Re: Another Scam

Postby earthmaiden » April 17th, 2018, 5:57 pm

:o :lol:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby suffolk » April 18th, 2018, 8:26 am

Nice friendly email received in the wee small hours ...

"W⁨e⁨'re conc⁨er⁨ned tha⁨t yo⁨ur pa⁨ypal acco⁨unt do⁨es n⁨ot fi⁨t wi⁨th y⁨our bil⁨ling addre⁨ss. Yo⁨ur qui⁨ck res⁨ponse wi⁨ll h⁨elp t⁨o re⁨st⁨ore you⁨r pay⁨pal acco⁨unt.

W⁨e a⁨re re⁨vie⁨wing ev⁨ery acc⁨ount si⁨nce 20⁨18 to m⁨ake su⁨re th⁨at o⁨ur custom⁨ers ar⁨e re⁨al pe⁨rson. W⁨e ar⁨e fight⁨ing aga⁨inst fr⁨aud a⁨nd fa⁨ke ac⁨count. T⁨o con⁨tinue u⁨sing o⁨ur servi⁨ces, plea⁨se co⁨mpete yo⁨ur pro⁨fil an⁨d up⁨date yo⁨ur blli⁨ng. Othew⁨ise we⁨ wil⁨l del⁨ete y⁨our acco⁨unt wit⁨hin ⁨a we⁨ek i⁨f w⁨e do⁨nt h⁨ear from you now.
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I DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT ... NEVER HAVE ... THEY CAN DELETE MY BLLING AS SOON AS THEY LIKE :rolleyes:

On reflection ... don't think I have any bling worthy of the name either :lol:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Herbidacious » April 18th, 2018, 8:40 am

had something like that aero- see above. All mine was slightly, only slightly, more subtle.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby dennispc » April 19th, 2018, 6:10 am

Phone rings,

"Have you ever been involved in an accident?"

"That's how I got here in the first place"

Unfortunately, I didn't think of that riposte until I'd put the phone down. :(

Next time, even though it's not true.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby Gruney » April 19th, 2018, 8:44 am

suffolk wrote:Yo⁨ur qui⁨ck res⁨ponse


This seems to be the latest style - well I've only just noticed it. `"press X within the next 60 seconds" or "immediately" etc. to avoid whatever consequences they warn you of. It's obviously designed to make people panic, and comply without having the chance to think for a couple of seconds.
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Re: Another Scam

Postby PatsyMFagan » April 19th, 2018, 9:36 am

Gruney wrote:
suffolk wrote:Yo⁨ur qui⁨ck res⁨ponse


This seems to be the latest style - well I've only just noticed it. `"press X within the next 60 seconds" or "immediately" etc. to avoid whatever consequences they warn you of. It's obviously designed to make people panic, and comply without having the chance to think for a couple of seconds.


I'm confused by whatever is inserted in each word... or is it just showing on my lap top :? :? :? :? I had to keep re-reading it :td:
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » April 19th, 2018, 10:12 am

One “Microsoft” caller who was being strung along by a friend of mine, eventually realised this and complained angrily that she had been deliberately wasting his time. She replied that he had better get used to wasting time, because when he was caught, he might have to deal with several years of time wasting. :D
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Re: Another Scam

Postby TeresaFoodie » April 23rd, 2018, 7:39 am

We all know scamming is NOT funny, but I thought this was.

The brilliant Joe Lycett.

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Re: Another Scam

Postby Zosherooney » May 4th, 2018, 8:05 am

Opened up my Mac Book Pro this morning to a loud alarm noise. Page appears on google, purportedly from Apple about our computer having 3 viruses..... Looked very convincing, I was very nearly taken in. Googled it and as it had a timer on it, just closed down the page. Ran Malware and all is fine..... and breathe......
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Re: Another Scam

Postby StokeySue » May 21st, 2018, 1:13 pm

Not a scam at all but an oddity, that we thought might be one

I have sent text messages to two people, form my phone with number ending in 6. They have been confused because although they can see my message is part of the conversation, their phone doesn't recognise the number attached to the message, which ends in 7

We really wondered what was going on
Got in touch with riffraff - known iPhone problem

When I got my new iPhone and signed up to giffgaff for SIM only they sent me a new SIM card to fit the iPhone. This had a newy number on it so the phone could connect to the network. Once connected I entered my port code and the phone switched to my own number, which I've had for nearly 20 years

No problems - except apparently some iPhones tag messages with the original phone number when texting iPhone to iPhone with iMessage turned on. Hence only two mystery callers in 6 months, they both have fairly new iPhones too. The problem is easily fixed

However, do check in My phone that it is showing the new number if you have a recent iPhone
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Re: Another Scam

Postby aero280 » May 21st, 2018, 3:11 pm

My iPhone number in the details is the correct one. But if I look in the provider details which lists the provider's internet feed etc. it shows the phone number as the one that originally came with the phone.
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