Another offer I am not able to refuse (wanna bet)

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What are you supposed to make of this :rolleyes:

Check the lick?....must be loads of lolly involved....
 
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A new one on me!

Just had an automated phone call which started (in an American voice) something like this "This is your Internet Service Provider. We will be changing your IP address within the next 24 hrs. Please press 1 to connect to a technician...." - at which point I put the phone down!
 
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FYI

The following appears to have come from Action Fraud, which is a reliable source, via one of our local U3A members:

From: alert@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Subject: Tv Providers Discount Fraud 30/04/2018 16:56:04 [217873]

Date: 30 April 2018 at 16:56:04 BST

TV Providers Discount Fraud
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB ) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed; that part or all, of the TV equipment has expired and they are due an upgrade on the equipment/subscription. In order to falsely process the discount, the fraudster asks victims to confirm or provide their bank account details. The scammers may also request the victim’s identification documents, such as scanned copies of passports.
The fraudsters are using the following telephone numbers: “08447111444”, “02035190197” and “08001514141”. The fraudster’s voices are reported to sound feminine and have an Asian accent.
Later victims make enquiries and then discover that their TV service provider did not call them and that the fraudster has made transactions using the victim’s bank account details.
This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have been 300 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, victims aged over 66 seem to be the most targeted.
What you need to do
• Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic: Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known companies in order to make their scams appear genuine.
• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a genuine company won’t force you to make a financial decisions on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to purchase a product or service quickly, and don’t hesitate to question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam.
• Stay in control: Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. Always contact the company yourself using a known email or phone number, such as the one written on a bank statement or bill.
Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.
Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
 
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This one made me giggle this morning:

Eternal Optimist said:
Good morning!

I guess that my email is absolutely surprise for you!

I have painful news!

Last time around when you visited mature content web site, you portable computer caught virus.

The virus enforced frontfacing camera of yours portable computer.And now I have leverage against you. On that vidoerecord you beat the dummy.

Soon thevirus would gain permission to the numbers. And it shall deliver video to your contacts.

In a case, if you want to put a line under it? Then you have to make payment to me 373 dollars in BTC crypto-currency.

It is my Bitcoin number - <removed>

Hurry up! I give you only 27 hours!I’m sorry for mistakes- I don’t know English.

I have hijacked it this postal address.
It is not my address! Please don't answer to this letter.
 
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"Virginmedia" phishing email - seems to maybe have come from Mexico (see "Click here to update your billing details")
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Nope. I still don't get Spam :p
 
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Just received this attempt, in some ways they are getting clever but still prone to glaring errors
Everywhere you see bold was a link to a skim site or virus planter all have been deactivated
My real name was used
It is our plaisir, which is French for pleasure in the body of the text who would insert a random French word?
My email address was correct
Expiration date is in US format
There was an unsubscribe link to another dodgy site
Investigation using inspect function of chrome revealed the skimming site shown below
Even the picture contaned a link to more disaster

Now would the authorities please like to explain why that skim site shown is allowed to exist?


Morrisons


Dear my realname,
Congratulations

it's our plaisir to annouce that your email
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@btinternet.com
, has been selected get an

exclusive reward!


to confirm please click here
please don't forget that this offer will expire in few days. please confirm before

06.10.2018, 23:50

unsubscribe
 

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In my spam today. I rather think not!

Hi,

Hope you are doing well.

This is an follow-up with you regarding Online Services as we was sent you yesterday. Please let me know if you are interested and we can discuss this further.

We have good team dedicated and cost effective for our services.

I look forward to your positive responses.

Kind Regards,

Rachael
 
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I am intrigued about these "online services" now...
 
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sonnetpete

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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
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Normandy, France
Scam email about compensation for being scammed......

How are you today.
The below payment has been awarded to you by the Nigeria Government/World
Bank to compensate you on the past experience had with the Nigeria
scammers.
I write to inform you that we have already sent you 5,000.00 through
Western Union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full
compensation payment total sum of Five Hundred Thousand Euros
(EUR) 500,000.00 via Western Union by the Government.
I have on a good authority email you the MTCN and sender's details to
enable you pick up the first 5,000.00,EUR and confirm receipt to us so as
to enable us wire the next EUR5,000.00 by tomorrow and subsequent ones
since we can only send EUR5,000.00 a day.

Please pick up this information and get to any western union in your
country to pick up the 5,000.00 EUR and email the Western Union outlets in
charge of the payment so that they could send you another payment
tomorrow.

Western Union contact information:
Manager: Mr. Akwete Ponswa
Email: ********

Call or Email them once you picked up the 5,000.00 EUR today, if there is
any problem with them paying you make sure to contact this Western Union
outlet with the information given to you Below.

Below is the western union information for pick up:
MTCN: *******
Sender's Name: Raymond Gore
Question: Colour
Answer: Pink
Amount: 5,000.00 EUR

They will be expecting your call once you pick up 5,000.00 EUR.
Warmest Regards,
Akwete Ponswa,
Outlet Manager.
 
Captain Jack

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Lazarus

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Nope. I still don't get Spam :p

...... Until now




Gov.uk <hmrc@gov.uk>
16 Aug 2018,

HM Revenue & Customs

Dear *********************,

Due to undoubtedly and unpredictable issues within the system If you haven’t updated your card details the amount at the end of the tax year, HMRC will post a penalty fine varied from £70 to £200 This can be a P800 or a Simple Assessment letter with a check slip.

UPDATE HERE
No payment will be taken out upon updating your details all bills will be shown on your accounts and you will be able to choose whether and (When) you want to pay. So please feel comfortable and safe when dealing with HMRC.
Sincerely,
MISS Wilson


It's so obvious and so appalling in terms of grammar, speling etc. that shirley only an imbecile would act on it?
 
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