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    13th December 2017 at 9:28 am #280975

    I thought I would start a thread, that could benefit us all. Scammers are constantly coming up with new scams and attempts to obtain our personal details. Although many of us are of the opinion, “it won’t happen to me” it has been shown that even experts in this field can be had.

    It is not only just us but other folk who may use your computer etc.

    Bitcoin is hardly out of the news these days. If you get an E mail saying you have Bitcoins waiting to be claimed, IT IS A SCAM.

    The other day we had a call from an English speaking female who demanded that we switch on our computer as there was a problem with it. What rubbish. If we had a problem, we would know. ITS A SCAM

    Finally, if you are told you have won a prize (either by phone or e mail) in a competition you did not enter. ITS A SCAM

    Hopefully others on here will add more.

    13th December 2017 at 10:06 am #281032

    It is also important to keep your computer/tablet/smartphone up to date. Always allow recognised updates to install and don’t store financial details or make transactions on a computer or smartphone whose software is no longer supported ie: before windows 7 or earlier versions of iphones(before 5s) and always check for the https and padlock at the top of the screen before any transaction. Stay safe!

    13th December 2017 at 11:22 am #281068

    Sadly the padlock is no longer a guarantee.

    13th December 2017 at 11:22 am #281071

    Brilliant idea and thanks to you both for the info


    13th December 2017 at 11:28 am #281076

    Also on the subject of security. The best passwords to use are three random words strung together with one or two figures at the end.

    13th December 2017 at 5:49 pm #281207

    Not sure about this Nigerian princess whose father has died leaving her with $34,000,000 and no way to do anything with it other than transfer it to my account. It sounds pretty convincing.

    13th December 2017 at 5:52 pm #281212

    I’d go for it if I was you, Tizzler, what have you got to lose?

    13th December 2017 at 5:59 pm #281217

    I can see why she chose me out of everyone in the world that has an email address. I’m the obvious choice. I’ll transfer all my bank details and personal info right now.

    13th December 2017 at 6:44 pm #281237

    Apparenty I’ve won £750,000.00 on the lottery, best I send all my personal information damn quick! :mail:

    13th December 2017 at 6:56 pm #281268

    Nice avatar Breadhead :heart:

    13th December 2017 at 6:57 pm #281273

    Thank you B :heart:

    14th December 2017 at 8:46 am #281528

    Hubby just received one (on our old email address that we haven’t used for nearly 3 years). It’s advising him that he is due a refund of €158.40 from his ‘impots de revenu’. The letterhead looks exactly like the website but we knew right away that it was a scam because a)it was on an old email address and b)he doesn’t pay any ‘impots de revenu’.

    It advised him to click on the link which he didn’t, obviously.


    14th December 2017 at 8:55 am #281537

    Never click on links in these types of emails even if they are from was is perceived to be trusted sources, i.e. your bank electricity supplier etc.  If you have one, go to your on line account and check it out, if not ring the company involved. STAY SAFE!

    14th December 2017 at 9:13 am #281557

    This is quite an interesting idea at:  it seems that you send your scam email to re-scam who with their intelligent email bot software will start a never ending conversation with the scammers who will eventually stop bothering you.

    14th December 2017 at 11:08 am #281637

    My sister (in the UK) had one yesterday from ‘Paypal’ advising her that her account had been ‘limited’ and she needed to click on the link to go into her account.

    Needless to say, she didn’t!

    14th December 2017 at 6:09 pm #281836

    Great News – Just had an E mail from an outfit Bitcoin Warriors, I have apparently just received untold numbers of Bitcoins! Have I nuts as like! ITS A SCAM

    17th December 2017 at 10:12 am #283924

    Checked my E mail, apparently one of my friends has sent me a message on Facebook.

    Do not have a Facebook, never been on it. IT’S A SCAM

    17th December 2017 at 10:59 am #283938

    If anyone would like to send me their card or bank details, I will ensure they never have to worry ever again about losing their hard-earned cash.P.S. send your details by P.M not on the open forum, too many unscrupulous people about.

    17th December 2017 at 7:54 pm #284411

    WN If you put all your bank details on line, folk could credit your account directly.

    Don’t ITS A SCAM

    22nd March 2018 at 7:11 pm #361991

    This seems absolutely fine to me.



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