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Post by Stanley » 28 Sep 2019, 02:17

I often wonder what it does to the people running these things, especially the underpaid battery hens in the call centres. A desperate way to make a living.
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Post by chinatyke » 30 Sep 2019, 10:03

Got an email today to say I was £11.95 behind with my TV licence payments. Nice try!

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Post by Stanley » 01 Oct 2019, 02:47

I don't know what mine contain, if I don't recognise the sender I delete them.
I remember when My mate Daniel was working for the BBC he got mail one day from the IT gurus to say he had over 400 unread emails. He deleted all of them and never heard a thing about any of them. The IT people were not amused!
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Post by plaques » 01 Oct 2019, 08:24

Automated phone message yesterday ' Her Majesty' Inland revenue are raising a court case against you. Please press 1 to talk to your case officer!

Put the phone down immediately. The question is. How do they know I'm an illegal Russian oligarch immigrant hiding in the backwaters of Colne?

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Post by Tizer » 01 Oct 2019, 09:33

Well if they didn't know then they do now! :laugh5:

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Re: Spam email

Post by Stanley » 02 Oct 2019, 02:22

If I am unlucky enough to pick up the phone for one of those messages I always put the receiver down immediately, don't even listen to it! If it's anything really important they will find a way to let you know.
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Re: Spam email

Post by Tizer » 02 Nov 2019, 15:12

We received this scam/spam email message today. We view all our incoming messages in plain text by default and this (see below) is how it appeared to us. It had been marked up as spam by Plusnet so we knew to be wary of it. When I looked closely I saw that the email address domain was a giveaway: amazn, although the title and the From address both showed Amazon. When I looked at the message in full HTML (as most people would see it) it looked the same but in the phrase `Please Sign-in to your Amazon.co.uk account ' the word Sign-in was a hyperlink. Unfortunately there will be many people who will panic on seeing the message and immediately click the link.

Hello,
We need your help resolving an issue with your Amazon.co.uk account. Until you help us resolve this issue, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your account.

What's going on?

We've noticed some unusual activity on your Amazon.co.uk account and we're concerned about potential unauthorised account access.

What to do next

Please Sign-in to your Amazon.co.uk account and complete the steps to confirm your identity and your recent account activity. To help protect your account, your account will remain limited until you complete the necessary steps.

The security of your Amazon.co.uk account is a top priority for us and we want to work together to help protect it.

Yours sincerely,

Amazon.co.uk

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Re: Spam email

Post by Stanley » 03 Nov 2019, 03:04

Nothing bad ever happened after ignoring an email!
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Post by Big Kev » 05 Nov 2019, 09:39

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Re: Spam email

Post by Stanley » 06 Nov 2019, 03:30

I was once told that most con tricks require a greedy victim, someone who wants something for nothing. Things haven't changed have they!
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Re: Spam email

Post by Stanley » 08 Nov 2019, 04:49

I have a suspicion I have had a PayPal scam. I didn't do any of the things the mail asked me to do but just as a precaution I have changed my password. Isn't it a bugger when you are subjected to insecurity like this. I hope the spammers rot in hell!
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