Dangerous fake email scams Page 30

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billwill

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 1:11pm [Edited]
  • North London, England
  • 5,815 posts

I have had a spate of fake invoices. The wording of the emails are good, obviously copied from real instances of such invoices, but I can immediately tell as I get mulltiple copies sent to my slight variations of email address and those particular email addresses are never used for purchases.

NB those of you with GMAIL addresses can add extra bits to your email address (*) for each organization that you deal with and can then easily see whether a query is not being sent to the 'right' address.

(*) I think its after a PLUS SIGN before the @ sign, but check on google rules.

see: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Jewson+Hornsey/@51.5857067,-0.1145659,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761be9287c5779:0x3e44a8c2a3365c4f!8m2!3d51.5857067!4d-0.1123772

https://www.google.com/search?q=gmail+address+format

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 4:03pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

I've been asked to contact this fella urgently.
He's waiting at the airport to deliver my package but has somehow lost my address.

( Diplomaticagentben7@aol.com)

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 4:15pm
  • England
  • 16,533 posts

Zen Mr Bond, who iz vorking unter zer namen Stefan Gutladdensplitz vill be int mein trappen.......... (strokes pussy)

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Briosaid

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 7:33pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,294 posts

It seems I've been selected for some sort of windfall from Google ... (NOTE THE EMAIL ADDRESS)

"Eileen Naughton
Mon 15/07/2019 17:31
You have been selected as a winner for using Google services as a Beneficiary of GBP 950,000.00 as confirmed by our co-sponsors MasterCard & Visa Contact the payment team with your claim information as required below:
CLAIMS DETAILS REQUIRED:
1) Full Names:
2) Address:
3) Phone Number:
4) Private Email:
5) Age:
6) Occupation:
7) Sex:
Send All response via email to:goggbfiles@gmail.com
Congratulations!
Eileen Naughton
Managing director of the
UK & Ireland president
of people operations worldwide
On Behalf of Sundar Pichai.CEO
Copyright mark 2019 Google-Terms & Privacy"

AYE, RIGHT.

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 13th October 2019, 1:37pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,562 posts

I've just had an email from Apple whose email address, rather surprisingly, appears to be c7jbv7thbvu@pindahsinipindahsono.com

Apparently my Apple ID has been locked and will remain locked until I verify my identity.

However, I'm pretty sure the email's arrived in my inbox by mistake as my own email address is not customer.354666@email.icloud.com and that is who the email was sent to.

Phew! My Apple ID can't be locked after all.

Wait a minute! I don't have an Apple ID! Huh

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 5:12pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,562 posts

I've just had an email from Charles Juntikka, LLP.

Apparently, I've inherited $10.6 million!

To be fair, there is a Charles Juntikka, LLP, who appears to be a genuine lawyer in New York City.

Strangely, however, the email address of the one who's written to me ends in .nz (New Zealand).

If it's the same person, all I can say is "What a commute!"

In any event, I'm going to ignore it.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 10:16pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,770 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 22nd October 2019, 5:12 PM

I've just had an email from Charles Juntikka, LLP.

Apparently, I've inherited $10.6 million!

To be fair, there is a Charles Juntikka, LLP, who appears to be a genuine lawyer in New York City.

Strangely, however, the email address of the one who's written to me ends in .nz (New Zealand).

If it's the same person, all I can say is "What a commute!"

In any event, I'm going to ignore it.

Don't do that. $10.6 million is $10.6 million. You may never get that sort of chance again.

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020, 2:46pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,571 posts

Theres a "Your TV Licence renewal has not gone through" one going around.
Either that or I haven't renewed my TV licence.
I jest.
No, really. It's a thing.

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Briosaid

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:40pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,294 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 22nd March 2020, 2:46 PM

Theres a "Your TV Licence renewal has not gone through" one going around.
Either that or I haven't renewed my TV licence.
I jest.
No, really. It's a thing.

We've had that quite often over recent years. Since Mr .B has been entitked to a free licence for some years, it was obviously a scam

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billwill

  • Monday 23rd March 2020, 1:44am
  • North London, England
  • 5,815 posts

A friend just copied one of those to me for my opinion.

Hover over the link given and you will see that it does not go to BBC licencing or BBC or gov, website. It is clearly a scam.

Does he do this simple check for himself, does he heck!