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Nothing is safe when the scammers use social engineering to gain access.
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I only talk to my children on Whatsapp. Never been approached by anyone else.....
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Stanley wrote: 05 Apr 2023, 03:06 I only talk to my children on Whatsapp. Never been approached by anyone else.....
That's part of the scam, they pretend to be someone you know.
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Oh dear...... :surprised:
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Yes, they've become much more effective at spoofing than in the past. Mrs Tiz had a WhatsApp from a member of our family last week asking if we could give her daughter a loan because she'd had a bump in the car and hadn't enough cash to get it sorted because it was just before the end of her credit loan. Even though it was on WhatsApp it rang all the alarm bells for us and we carefully checked and fortunately found it was genuine and we were able to help the daughter. Sadly, nothing on the web and internet is absolutely safe.
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"nothing on the web and internet is absolutely safe."
A lesson we have all had to learn, some better than others!
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Has anyone received anything like this. We have had a few parcels delivered recently, and one pending, but I just smell a rat with this, especially as the word address is spelt wrong.
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Gloria wrote: 09 Apr 2023, 10:05 IMG_3716.jpeg
Has anyone received anything like this. We have had a few parcels delivered recently, and one pending, but I just smell a rat with this, especially as the word address is spelt wrong.
It's a scam Gloria, you're right to question it.
Delete it.
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Thanks Kev 👍
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I was about to say the same, I got one of those but had no parcels outstanding at the time, click bait is the technical term.

Sometimes they also ask for a minor payment to reschedule delivery, if you comply of course they inherit your credit or debit card details.
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Frightening isn’t it how easy to get sucked in?
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Gloria wrote: 09 Apr 2023, 10:54 Frightening isn’t it how easy to get sucked in?
Scammers are constantly at it. Our firewalls at work are battered 24/7 by them trying to get in. The simplest 'click' on the wrong link could start a scenario that could open the floodgates giving them all sorts of access.
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Gloria wrote: 09 Apr 2023, 10:05 ...I just smell a rat with this, especially as the word address is spelt wrong.
As is the word `details'.
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Tizer wrote: 09 Apr 2023, 14:12
Gloria wrote: 09 Apr 2023, 10:05 ...I just smell a rat with this, especially as the word address is spelt wrong.
As is the word `details'.
Oooh I’d missed that one 😂
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So had I Gloria.....
The frightening thing is that they must get enough people taking the bait to make it worth while......
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Sadly there are plenty about who fall for these scams.
Anything that either sounds to good to be true (you're a winner, click here to claim your prize) or, we need to redeliver your parcel (click here to confirm your address) or anything with a deadline (click here now, this offer won't last long) should set alarm bells ringing.
Don't trust links sent in emails, even if it's from someone you know. Email addresses can be 'spoofed' by scammers, if you receive something unexpected or with a sense of urgency don't click on it without contacting whoever sent you the email by other means (a phone call).
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It’s easy done, especially when you are expecting deliveries.
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Big Kev wrote: 10 Apr 2023, 11:51 Don't trust links sent in emails, even if it's from someone you know.
That's why we still receive our emails as plain text instead of HTML. It's harder for them to hide nasty links. We can always turn it to HTML later if necessary - but it rarely is.
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I always press FORWARD to check the address it has come from , then delete. However one I had from so call Amazon recently was very clever, it looked like a real address. I went on my Amazon account to check there was not an outstanding order of £100 supposedly ordered by someone else . I also checked my paypal.

They are getting cleverer.
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The fake Amazon emails can be very clever. I've seen Annazon and Amazan in the sender's address. The more sophisticated scammers will use things like Amazon-UK.com to trick people.
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And this is the brave new world where computers make everything easy.
The human race is a disgrace......
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Stanley wrote: 11 Apr 2023, 02:39 And this is the brave new world where computers make everything easy.
The human race is a disgrace......
Not the human race Stnley, just some of it
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I stand corrected Sue..... :biggrin2:
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A BBC team is tracking scams...
`On the hunt for the businessmen behind a billion-dollar scam' BBC
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That clip makes chilling reading Peter. I hope they catch the cruel sods who are running the scam..... And then throw the book at them!
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