Dangerous fake email scams Page 32

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 16th March 2021, 9:51am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,843 posts

A guy needs a hobby.
I must be the best looking guy in the world. How else do you explain it - all these beautiful women who not only know about me but take the trouble to open a Facebook account and log on just to track me down and ask for my friendship? My personal favourite, 'I'm desperate for sex tonight.' Well you pay me then.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 6th April 2021, 7:27pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,043 posts

An email supposedly from Argos.

We have been T-rying to contact you. You have won. Click He-Re.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Thursday 8th April 2021, 9:10am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,156 posts

Telephone call telling me I had been using my internet for illegal purposes and would be cut off within the hour and fined in court.
I must stay on the line and turn my computer on to receive a file from them that will block the illegal activity.

I asked Shelia (a nice Indian lady) what was the nature of the illegal activity.
I or someone with access to my computer has downloaded porn.

She said BT take this very seriously. I said I am not with them, I am with Virgin.
BT control all internet? Oh.
How can ths be, I don't own a computer. Just tv and phone with Virgin.
Line dead.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 5th May 2021, 8:51am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,156 posts

I am being targeted.

A very sophisticated one this time - they are upping their game.

A text massage from my bank.

A new payee has requested money from your account.
A Mr Frank Wells has requested £1000.00.
If this is OK, you need do nothing.
If you don't recognise this transaction then click here to cancel.

They got my bank right and name.

Luckily, I noticed the number it came from was not my bank.
But, my bank has just been taken over by Virgin so It did make me panic a bit.

I searched the internet and it is a new scam and plenty have had their bank accounts emptied.

So beware of texts from your bank and of course never click the link