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    Another scam?

    Yesterday I had a message on FB which appeared to be from cruising friends in Maryland. It informed me that the IMF is distributing money and I could apply for some. It said they had $340k "delivered to the door". Obviously I didn't follow this up, just said I'd ask my financial adviser. They went quiet until this morning when I had a message giving me a number to txt (I didn't). This message must have been sent at around 3.00 a.m. Maryland time. I haven't yet told my friends about this as they are quite elderly and I don't want to worry them. I have had this message before, also supposed to be from an Ametican friend.

    #2
    Looks like your FB could have been hacked , I would change your password ,

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      #3
      One of the reason I don’t have FB. I know it serves a purpose for many but there’s so many scams on the go. (Not just on FB of course)

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        #4
        My elderly mum received a scam telephone yesterday saying that if she hadn't authorised the £600 that had just been paid from her bank account, to press 1. Luckily she had the sense to hang up. She did check her accounts and everything was fine but I think pressing 1 would have been very expensive
        BIG SHIPS, little ships, small world

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          #5
          Originally posted by mauden, billingham View Post
          Looks like your FB could have been hacked , I would change your password ,
          Not mine, theirs. I just blocked the messages. A post appeared on FB later saying they had been hacked. Everyone should change their passwords every so often.

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            #6
            Not a scam, but I have had several recent emails from my banks that, after legislation, they are increasing the degrees of authentication on internet purchases and I need to establish a new authentication route. This may be a phone call, an e-mail or even an App request for a secret code.

            Whilst this is all very laudable, how soon before the scammers send out similar requests that require you to confirm details?

            These changes add to the existing need for passwords, card numbers, billing addresses and CVC numbers.

            Cheers

            Tony B

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              #7
              Latest [for me] scam on my email account.
              ............................................
              Hotmail Service







              Please confirm your account to avoid disruption of your email service and has been included in the blacklist.




              Update and Confirm




              Note: On August 2 2019 we will restrict access to your account and require a mandatory reset.


              Best Regards

              Account Security Support


              This message was created automatically by your domain mail delivery software.
              This email was sent from an unmonitored mailbox.
              Privacy Statement

              Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA
              Microsoft

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                #8
                A new cold call today. Again an Asian sounding woman, this time offering to prevent the government taking our house to pay for our care. I had a lost of trouble persuading her that I was not interested and was not going to answer her questions.

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                  #9
                  Had the 'you've been involved in an accident' today.. When I explained that I had crashed into a lamp post while drunk because the police were chasing me, they hung up

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                    A new cold call today. Again an Asian sounding woman, this time offering to prevent the government taking our house to pay for our care. I had a lost of trouble persuading her that I was not interested and was not going to answer her questions.
                    Tell them you rent from the government.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                      A new cold call today. Again an Asian sounding woman, this time offering to prevent the government taking our house to pay for our care. I had a lost of trouble persuading her that I was not interested and was not going to answer her questions.
                      Don't waste your time, just tell her to 'go away', although I would be less polite.

                      Jill

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                        #12
                        Watch out

                        The [great] philanthropist Mr Charles Koch is out to give his money away

                        .................
                        My name is Charles Koch, A philanthropist, the CEO and Chairman of the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in"Giving" while living' I had one idea that never changed in my mind - that you should use your wealth to help people and i have decided to secretly give {$1,500,000.00} to randomly selected individuals worldwide.
                        On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I would know your email address is valid.(xxxxxxxxxxxx * ) write me only on this e-mail and Visit the web page
                        Regards,

                        Mr. Charles de Ganahl Koch,
                        C.E.O.
                        Koch Industries, Inc.
                        email address *
                        .......

                        Hmm, somehow I don't think so!!!
                        Funny how it came from a different email address to the one above

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                        [I have missed out the whole email address in case anyone clicks on it] *
                        Last edited by Mrs M; 24th April 2021, 08:08 AM.

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                          #13
                          Some scams and scammers are a bit more sophisticated. The link below might be helpful for some. It is a 'Which' scam alert to keep you informed of the latest scams doing the rounds.

                          ​​​​​​https://campaigns.which.co.uk/scam-a...aign=scamalert

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                            #14
                            I recently received a text message supposedly from HSBC asking me to confirm that I had set up a new payee in the name of Williams on my bank account. It looked decidedly dodgy and I didn’t open it. I bank with Nat West, but my daughter banks with HSBC, I made her aware of the scam. She had already received a similar message and spoke to her bank. She was told that the scammer had already successfully managed to obtain £28,000 and £8,000 from two separate bank accounts. The bank are refunding the account holders. It does beg the question about flaws in bank security, how was the scammer able to gain access to a customer’s bank account through a link on a text message?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Blondie, Oxford View Post
                              I recently received a text message supposedly from HSBC asking me to confirm that I had set up a new payee in the name of Williams on my bank account. It looked decidedly dodgy and I didn’t open it. I bank with Nat West, but my daughter banks with HSBC, I made her aware of the scam. She had already received a similar message and spoke to her bank. She was told that the scammer had already successfully managed to obtain £28,000 and £8,000 from two separate bank accounts. The bank are refunding the account holders. It does beg the question about flaws in bank security, how was the scammer able to gain access to a customer’s bank account through a link on a text message?
                              Bank security can be very lax.

                              I have to receive a code to view a bank statement but my secondary current account was nearly scammed out of £2000 by a website I had never visited. I noticed the transaction in time and it was stopped. I since moved my money.

                              Annie

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