Dangerous fake email scams Page 32

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 16th March 2021, 9:51am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 6,206 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
  • 32,520 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
  • 4,611 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
  • 4,611 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

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billwill

  • Monday 17th May 2021, 10:03pm
  • North London, England
  • 5,945 posts

Got an email today in Russian.
Usually I ignore them but just for interest I fed it to Google translate and this s what I got.

We are ready to offer a 100% effective method for eliminating the online site of a competitor or a fraudster.
We use successful technologies:
- We destroy sites for any keys you like.
- 300,000-400,000 spam backlinks.
- Spam the main email of the organization with registration letters on fraudulent resources
- Downgrading the position of the website in search engines for any commercial keywords.
- Secret methods are used. Many years of experience.
- We guarantee a money back in three months.
- Full report.
- Absolute confidentiality of our work. Nobody will know about you.

Service cost 6000py.
Full reporting.
Payment: Qiwi, Yandex.Money, Bitcoin, Visa, MasterCard ...

Telgrm: @exrumer
Skype: xrumer.pro
WhatsApp: +7 (977) 536-08-36
email: support@xrumer.cc

We work with Studios!

Beware be very ware

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Chappers

  • Thursday 20th May 2021, 8:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,520 posts

Maybe a mobile phone scam.

I had one supposedly from the Royal Mail saying "your package has a £2.99 unpaid shipping fee. To pay please visit..........."

Now I am awaiting something and I wasn't sure. But then it dawned on me how would Royal Mail know my mobile phone number?

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Teddy Paddalack

  • Friday 21st May 2021, 8:51am
  • Everton, England
  • 3,565 posts

All I can say is anyone trying to scam dough from a Yorkshiremen has got about as much chance as they have of getting a Scouser to admit that they're in the wrong.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Friday 21st May 2021, 8:55am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,611 posts

If I get hold of a pound coin - it's a prisoner.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 24th May 2021, 8:56pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,611 posts

Here's a new one.
I received a text saying my doctor has requested a urine test to check my kidney function.
They told me a urine testing kit would arrive in the post.....And it did.
Reading the blurb on the kit, it said the nhs is under great strain and they have been asked to step in to ease the burden.
Now the catch - I have to pay for this test and they will then send the results to my doctor.
My doctor has not asked for this test!

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 24th May 2021, 9:16pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,807 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 24th May 2021, 8:56 PM

Here's a new one.
I received a text saying my doctor has requested a urine test to check my kidney function.
They told me a urine testing kit would arrive in the post.....And it did.
Reading the blurb on the kit, it said the nhs is under great strain and they have been asked to step in to ease the burden.
Now the catch - I have to pay for this test and they will then send the results to my doctor.
My doctor has not asked for this test!

Someone taking the piss.