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I'm not surprised at all Kev. I noted the other day the scams you can find if you dial Coronovirus into Amazon.
Example: Against CorONAVIRUS-HIV-SARS Disinfected, Primagel Plus Pack of 4 x 5 litres. A snip at £150! And a kit for testing your pet at £49. There are some seriously nasty people out there!
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There are and, unfortunately, just as many gullible people to buy the stuff.
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I think this belongs here.... See THIS BBC report on the use of Ibuprofen. It has been issued because of false messages an social media claiming that Ibuprofen has put people in intensive care. Worth reading.
On a related matter, I was always taught that a mild fever and a good sweat was part of the natural immune response to infection. It was the body raising the temperature to inhibit the infection. Until anyone tells me any different I'll go wit that but I have no medical qualifications so do your own research!
HERE'S a reliable article on mild fever and the immune response. There are many more, pick your own.
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I am half expecting a call from Airedale cancelling my cystoscopy on Tuesday so I broke one of my rules and picked up the phone yesterday. The first words I heard were "This is a final warning" and exploded, I don't normally respond but I asked the woman what her mother would think about the way she made a living and slammed the phone down. There are some seriously bad people out there.....
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I wonder how many people will fall for that one Kev? It's plausible isn't it.
How can these people sleep at night?
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Stanley wrote: 29 Mar 2020, 03:12 I wonder how many people will fall for that one Kev? It's plausible isn't it.
I'm sure there will be a few...
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Mobile phone technology is being used to track Covid-19 in various countries LINK and it's also being used somewhere to detect people out and about who shouldn't be - I think it might have been Singapore.
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OFFICIAL WARNING: If you get an email from the Department for Health saying not to eat tinned pork because it contains COVID19 ignore it.


It’s just spam !
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:biggrin2:
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A timely warning Kev. There are a lot of scammers trying to take advantage of the virus and they are very clever.
Things were a lot more simple in the days of penis extensions and enlargements!
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I received an email supposedly from Netflix, warning me that my subscription was about to expire and I had 72 hours to renew or I would loose service. First thing is, I don't have a Netfilx account, my lad does and I have use through his account. The other giveaway is that the email originates in Slovakia rather than the US where the company is run from.

I don't have any worries of losing the service, so much so I started watching a two series made for TV feature last night. I bet I can watch all episodes.. :extrawink:

No finances have been harmed in the reception of the email which was expunged from my mailbox two minutes after receiving it. :biggrin2:
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You can't beat a good expunge!
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For some reason and I cant explain why, unless I have missed unticking a box somewhere. My inbox for my main email has been plagued with bogus Bitcoin offers and also offers of vouchers from Tesco and Asda. The common denominator to all of these is that they originate from the USA, Florida to be precise! None of them of course have kosher email addresses. All have now been marked as spam and peace has been restored.
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I have been expecting a phone call for a few days now so picked up the landline when it rang a couple of days ago. It was Amazon Prime keeping me up to date with my monthly payments.... I told her she was in error I didn't have Prime so she passed me on to her 'supervisor'. Before he could get going I asked him if the fix he proposed entailed going to a website and clicking a link, after a pause he said yes so I told him to go away and put the phone down.
This is the same scam that nearly got me about a year ago. The link of course gives them access to your PC and from then on it's nothing but grief. So plausible and I wonder how many fall for it?
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Similar to the fix your Netflix subscription email I got, straight in the bin. I have access to Netflix and use it but it ain't my account. I am the third member of my lad Jacks household, he pays the bills and dad and mum get a freebie. :biggrin2:
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On the other hand what you think is a scam sometimes turns out to be ..... yes, just that same old incompetence again. I bought a UV light on Ebay this week for testing for fluorescence in my minerals. Carefully chose the seller and price etc. Ordered, got the usual immediate confirmation email via Ebay. Free delivery by courier and it arrived the day after next. All satisfactory? Yes, but I received more emails about the delivery. Two came from the named seller, as expected. Two more came from a different company, referred to a different order number but to the same item and had the same Yodel code. These two appeared in my spam box in Operamail and had an Opermail warning they were suspicious and could be a phishing attempt. When the item arrived I found that the business goes under two names and all was well. But what a way to run a business! :smile:
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With a lot of goods coming from China, many have UK clearing warehouses so that they can legitimately put that UK address on Ebay. Sometimes goods are in stock but not always. The resistor I ordered recently for my amateur radio project came from the UK but the supplier was in China and their address on the invoice was in Chinese. I have just ordered a 12v 20A cutout for the power lead when I install my mobile transceiver in the car, they are all made in China as well but theoretically the one I ordered is coming from Brighton.

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eBay - 庆芬 李 (aaron4bradley)"

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All goes to show it's a jungle out there.... I tend to use the same sources I have used in the past, always wary of a new one. I'm waiting for delivery of an item from a firm I have used in the past, Chronos. They have an interesting approach to marketing, no emails, just a wait and then it turns up. Slightly disconcerting if you haven't used them before but so far totally reliable.
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Cathy tried to post this but failed. Looks nasty!
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This post itself is a scam, a hoax and isn't true, and here we are sharing it on one guy!
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It was all over national media back in March, another bit of scaremongering. Not sure if there was any other agenda behind it.

They're quite easy to spot as they usually start with 'got this from a friend of a friend who got it from his uncle whose best friend knows a policeman'...
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Still good advice!
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