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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby janet » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:05 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Do you write the letters I get from HMRC Janet :shock:

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Square12 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:12 pm

I got a Internet provider call one time, trying to tell me that my Internet wasn't working despite the fact that I was using it on my iPad while talking to him, so I told him as my Internet provider he has my email details so could he please email me the relevant information, I then proceeded to give him all the information he asked for, or so he thought, I'd have loved to see the look on his face when he tried inputting a 10 digit account code, with an 8 digit sort code along with an email address with 2. @ signs in it etc you'd have thought he'd have twigged when I gave my phone number as 123456 despite the fact he'd just phoned me on a different number.
Regarding the bad grammar and spelling, I've had genuine letters from major companies with multiple errors in them before now!
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:00 pm

got this one a couple of days ago

Account Status Notification


We are contacting you to Inform you that our Account security department identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Lloyds Bank Plc User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been accessed from fraudulent locations, access to your account has been limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved please Click My Account Activity to continue.

My Account Activity

We take your online safety seriously, which is why we use state of the art notification systems to identify unusual activity and a challenge process to validate your details.


Thanks for banking with Lloyds.
Customer Finance Department
© Lloyds & Co, 2013.

I've just got round to checking this up with the proper Lloyds and yes this is a nasty little scam
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:05 pm

These are really annoying. I assume, like my bank, that if your bank contacted you they would have your bank details - including your name.

Aren't they called Lloyds TSB these days? :think:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 pm

yup the irritating thing is I've tried to report this but the email addy given me by both the official lloyds tsb site
and the police online fraud protection unit doesn't work
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby janet » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:03 am

janet wrote:
The Mad Collector wrote:Do you write the letters I get from HMRC Janet :shock:

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PS to the 'Pay us the £26 you owe or else' saga.......6 weeks AFTER I'd paid it, I had ANOTHER letter telling me i still owe them this amount :evil:
Dealing with Tax can be VERY taxing :evil:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Quatermass » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:58 am

"What have you been doing since you stole that antique TARDIS of yours, since you first landed on Skaro? Shouting 'Look at me!!! I'm not fighting a war!', while you battle the Daleks all the way through space and time."

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:14 am

Thanks Q. :shock:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:17 pm

They have been targeting small to medium sized business's here in the UK some have paid up with no return of their data. :evil:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Quatermass » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:They have been targeting small to medium sized business's here in the UK some have paid up with no return of their data. :evil:


Yipes. :shock:

Moral of the story? Beware of email attachments.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Penfold » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:02 pm

I just thought I would share this latest one with you all.

I just got an unsolicited Email claiming to be from the tax office saying I was due a refund of around £300. It looks very genuine and reasonable until you look at the information required on the on-line form where it asks for your debit card details including passwords and security numbers. :)
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby janet » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:07 pm

:lol:
PARASITES :twisted:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Ghost » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:10 pm

Penfold wrote:I just thought I would share this latest one with you all.

I just got an unsolicited Email claiming to be from the tax office saying I was due a refund of around £300. It looks very genuine and reasonable until you look at the information required on the on-line form where it asks for your debit card details including passwords and security numbers. :)

I don't know seems legitimate enough :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby janet » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:23 pm

Yep. Probably that tax office in Africa that Penfold deals with :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Quatermass » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:55 pm

In the wake of the missing Malayasia Airlines flight MH370, apparently cybercriminals are targeting those who want to know about what happened. Beware.

http://www.skynews.com.au/tech/article.aspx?id=959347
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