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C24
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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by C24 » Tue May 18, 2021 2:38 pm

This number appeared about ten days ago

00601 76998422. Claimed to be sub for Ammo prime at £39.99
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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:09 pm

I am really amazed a very sick old widow has written to me saying she has chosen me to inherit her 6.5 million pounds .ALL I have to do is call a mobile number that is on the letter and I am rich.DOH.Its so unprofessional..No reference no no address ,a fax number with digit missing . grammar a six year old would be ashamed of etc..Even a made up address and an alpha numeric string for areference would have looked better.
Its the first one of these I have had since my long lost relative in Nigeria wanted to to put millions in my account.
Just in case I do have a seriously rich relative I still stay in the same house

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:11 pm

Perhaps it will be third time lucky :lol:

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:52 pm

If it comes up I will stand you drinks in slogans local if you could see your way to sending me the fare.

Cheers

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:11 pm

You are in luck - I don't drink :D, and if I did I'm about 10 mins from his local.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:57 am

Just had some"Criminal Investigation"mob on the phone asking me to press one as it was an emergency etc.Would have thought a real one would have idententified themselves and their location.Also if it was an "emergency"why waste time making a recorded announcement.Thats about 5 or 6 different ones in the last few weeks.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by C24 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:49 am

Press 1 to cancel the £900 use on your Visa card said a very English female phoning from. 0049396914342.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by baz1 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:27 am

i could sit here all day listing the scams i have had on the phone mostly a foreign voice the numbers show on my phone i get with held/ internet calls i pick the phone up say hello Fraud Detection Dept how can i help and they have gone like a rat up a pipe, i always check the Number on the net some are old unused German numbers / and virgin media landline i did once ring one back and it was a lady in Northampton who had no idea her number was been used for scams, she was very nice when i explained i told her to contact fraud dept/ VM

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by CHINOOKER » Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:14 pm

Latest scam around here is “Reformed” former prisoners going door to door selling housewares such as sponges/dishcloths etc etc! Everything seems to add up to £10-20 and consequently anyone who agrees to buy items from will more than likely have to leave the front door in order to get the money. As the “seller” waits at the doorstep for you to come back, it is their chance to have a quick look at what home security door locks etc are fitted etc etc. Once these people have “cased” a few suitable houses, they are then burgled a week or so later! In some roads in this area several houses in the same roads have been done on the same day! Met Police have advised that people should not buy anything now from “doorstep salespeople”

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:00 pm

Regarding contacting Banks etc if you get one of these contacts by phone ALWAYS hang up and wait at least 6 minutes(it may be less now) but up to when I when I retired there was a 3 to 6 minute delay before the call was disconnected if you hung up. When phones started original bad boys called someone then left the phone of the hook and the called person couldnt get any business calls to that number as the calling person held the line .Thats how the scammers work it .They call you ,tell you to check with your Bank ,you hang up then dial your Bank because you know the number or its preprogrammed BUT YOU DONT CHECK YOU HAVE DIAL TONE BEFORE DOING IT so you think you are speaking to the Bank but you are speaking to the person with the scammer as the call was never released.Try it get some one to call you from a land line then hang up and immediately pick up listen for dial tone . Not sure about calls to or from mobiles Amazing how many Banks only have mobiles

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:11 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:11 pm
You are in luck - I don't drink :D, and if I did I'm about 10 mins from his local.
Should probably inform you Nightjar no need for visit to Slogans local.No contact from sickly relative in places beyond Dover.Assume Anti payments worked.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:33 pm

WIife got a text this morning claiming to be from the NHS They said sshe had not applied for her 2 jabs passport and could rectify this by contacting a link on the text.It claimed failure to do so would result in a fine. Have heard of others getting the same.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by gamecock » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:59 pm

Yes indeed, was there a small fee of about £5? Just enough to make people hand over their bank details.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by richkc135 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:06 pm

I recently got a call from "Amazon"advising me that a purchase of £1000.00 had been made by me via their "Prime". Would I confirm by pressing a number that it was OK. Yeah right as if I would.The last purchase I made to them was over 7 years ago and frankly they have nothing to offer me now

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:27 pm

Got an e-mail from 'Amazon' saying they have been trying to warn me that my McAffee internet security subscription was coming to an end and I need to renew it immediately via the link button. Whenever I get a new PC or laptop, the first thing I do is delete all traces of preloaded McAffee or Norton software. Tagged the e-mail as Junk.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:38 pm

Dont knw about the £5 Gamecock just deleted it

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by C24 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:53 am

Pen Pusher wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:27 pm
Got an e-mail from 'Amazon' saying they have been trying to warn me that my McAffee internet security subscription was coming to an end and I need to renew it immediately via the link button. Whenever I get a new PC or laptop, the first thing I do is delete all traces of preloaded McAffee or Norton software. Tagged the e-mail as Junk.
Why?
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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by Condor68 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:15 am

Wifes phone she wanted it deleted

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by TealRain » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:32 am

C24 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:53 am
Pen Pusher wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:27 pm
Got an e-mail from 'Amazon' saying they have been trying to warn me that my McAffee internet security subscription was coming to an end and I need to renew it immediately via the link button. Whenever I get a new PC or laptop, the first thing I do is delete all traces of preloaded McAffee or Norton software. Tagged the e-mail as Junk.
Why?
In the past AV agents such as Norton and McAffee used to be (I don't know whether they still are or not) quite heavy on system resources. I've done the same thing and uninstall them and load something like Avira instead.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Post by C24 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:47 am

😷
Thanks
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