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Mail purporting to come from Talktalk this morning. If I don't fill in a form giving details and updating my account the service will end. Really?
Guess what I did with it....
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Hubby was listening to the radio this morning, whilst he worked, and was alerted to yet another scam.
Someone contacts you by phone to say they are the police and have become aware some-one is trying to steal your identity. You are told you will be contacted later in the day by an officer who will go through things with you. In the meantime, if you have any queries at all ring “this number”.
People who have rung the number find out they are ringing a real police station.
Later in the day the scammer rings you back, wanting to check personal details etc.

( be careful).
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There are some ruthless nasty people out there Maz making a quick buck out of people's insecurities. Despicable!
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Maz, wouldn't the real police station tell them it's a scam?
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Does anyone remember the early innocent days of spam when people used to get messages that their phone was about to explode and had to be immersed in a bucket of water?
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Some people would believe that now and shove their smartphone into a bucket of water (Thinks....perhaps I'll start a conspiracy theory based on that and get people off their phones!). :extrawink:
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Tiz...if it is the phone number of your local station...perhaps they don’t have time to connect dots. We live coastal/rural. I can imagine they may think you a nutter if you ring them with weird theories.
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