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penners28 11:01 Mon Oct 2
Just watching some rip-off Britain programme and they are doing a special on on-line fraudsters.

Are members of the public serious this stupid to fall for these scams? It appears so....currently a woman on who received a random call telling her her account had been hacked and she needs to move her 100k (ONE HUNDRED GRAND) into accounts he had set up for them to keep her money safe.

Seriously, are people like this just fucking idiots?

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jack flash 12:52 Tue Oct 3
Re: Fraudsters
SnarestoneIron ~

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated. I'll do that in the future now

SnarestoneIron 9:18 Tue Oct 3
Re: Fraudsters
jack flash 7:21 Mon Oct 2

The easiest way to check for a scam email is to check the physical email address underneath the masking name, they are obviously not the correct mail address. Clicking on a link may install a virus on your device.

Aalborg Hammer 5:35 Tue Oct 3
Re: Fraudsters
I'm in New Delhi at the moment and can only draw 4000 rupees out at one time at the local ATM - Last week I drew 4000 out twice in a day so thought Barclays might question it...sure enough Friday night,I get a text from Barclays "Suspicious activity etc - suspended card" It came to the same text page on my phone as the Barclays ones and had a link to fill in (using the card reader) I started to fill it in but then went to my banking page on my PC and nothing was said on there so I carried on filling the form in with wrong info until at the end it asked for my PIN code..very convincing though

penners28 12:26 Tue Oct 3
Re: Fraudsters
End of the day, you got to be another level thick to pay 100k into an account someone on the phone is telling you too...

There are enough stories about the dangers of this. Its stupidity, and no surprise they were bemoaning the vank for not giving it all back!

gph 10:49 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
FC - I used to do that, but a faulty mouse pad led to an accidental click and a virus infection...

It was all a bit embarrassing, having to have an infection taken off a work machine.

Still do it when I'm using a desktop with a proper mouse, though.

East Auckland Hammer 10:32 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Yoo-hooooooo, Bleeeeeeeding Clareeeeeet?

Tell us about the time you got scammed please.

East Auckland Hammer 7:52 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
So, you really DIDN'T get scammed and lose about 2K all those years ago when you were Bleeding Claret?

Private Dancer 7:51 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
EAH - You would love it to be true wouldn't you, you weird obsessive. How's your fat cunt wife?

East Auckland Hammer 7:50 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Hindsight eh?

Wonderful thing.

Private Dancer 7:49 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
It's not difficult. Just assume any email from a financial institution is fake until your research proves otherwise. Guilty until proven innocent. Also check that it's a https domain.

East Auckland Hammer 7:47 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
There's a whole psychology behind these scams.

You know you see the emails come in that are poorly worded, and full of grammatical errors and think "How the fuck could someone possibly fall for this rubbish?". Well, the whole point of it is to weed out the smart people who would NEVER fall for it, and find the genuinely thick people who will.

Like Bleeding Claret/Private Dancer.

Far Cough 7:42 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Pwoper, exactly, always hover over the purported email address

PwoperNaughtyButNot 7:40 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
I got an email from PayPal today confirming a payment to a retailer I have never heard of.

The email was perfect and came from service@paypal.co.uk as per all other PayPal receipts.

If didn't recognise the retailer or the amount so if I was not so bright I would have clicked the link to investigate further. Instead I looked at the email behind the shown email address and it was clearly nothing to do with PayPal.

The email was perfect, it was the best phishing email I've seen and I can see how some people could be duped by it. I sent it to spoof@paypal.co.uk to investigate.

That's all

Johnson 7:36 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
No flies on you, comma.

, 7:28 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
We are being low level scammed all the time. My car insurance came through with a rise of £150 from last year. A search then revealed my company offering cover for more or less last years price.

Naturally I changed companies for a more realistic price.

On The Ball 7:24 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
jack - well done, but NEVER click on the links!

jack flash 7:21 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Funny enough I had an attempt from online scammers a fortnight ago & to be perfectly honest I could see how someone not on the ball would fall for it

It went like this:-

An email purporting to be from Paypal arrived which appeared quite genuine (apart from a slight difference in the senders address)

"We have noticed some unusual activity on your account, please log in to your account immediately and consider changing your password" (or words to that effect)

(Helpfully) There was a link on the page (apparently to your Paypal login page but in actual fact a perfect copy of the Paypal login page, with my email address already filled in, just waiting for me to type in my password)

I was suspicious, so I came out of the email & logged into my Paypal in the usual way (NOT USING THE LINK) to find no abnormal activity, nor any new messages

I went back into the (scam) email link to "Paypal" & clicked on "Forgotten Password"

Of course nothing happened, & nor was I redirected when I tried "Open New Account"

This was the ultimate proof that the email link was a scam

I then went back to the genuine Paypal & reported the scam forwarding the scam email

Paypal confirmed that it was a scam

I can fully understand how people can be fairly easily scammed & have no time for these smartarses who believe it can never happen to them

Just be careful out there guys!

gph 5:02 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
There's a window between people going senile and a relative getting power of attorney.

This must be where a lot of fraudsters make a killing.

WSM Hammer 1:57 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
More importantly - Bargain hunt is on now

charleyfarley 1:06 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Agree penners, except the spoofing number did seem convincing and the fact they had access to their accounts also seemed credible, although i would never move money anywhere on the strength of a phone call. The(commercial fraud) solicitor who transferred over 20k to a builder via an email is shocking. I would always transfer £10 by calling the bank confirm the builder got the money and get the bank to transfer the money

Swiss. 1:06 Mon Oct 2
Re: Fraudsters
Apparently I have just been informed some guy worth 8m has died without leaving a Will. However these guys in Nigeria recon I can inherit it for a small fee.

Happy days

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