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The Bishop, The EDT, The Great Exhibition, the Actress or another?
messageYet another scam
Posted by Lynne June 11, 09:00AM

More aggressive call than usual. My BT internet ( which I don't have ) has been involved in fraud and I might be arrested for fraud if I didn't press 1, etc etc

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by TheArtfulDogger June 11, 10:03AM

That's a new one Lynne, unless there is s something you aren't telling us ?

Good to know they are using new tactics, thank you

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Lynne June 11, 10:07AM

What are you suggesting. TheArtfulDogger? My accountant assures me my Cayman Island account is quite normal, and as for remortgaging next door's house when they put it up for sale, via my legal website, well, doesn't everybody?

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by DulwichFox June 11, 10:24AM

Lynne Wrote:
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> More aggressive call than usual. My BT internet (
> which I don't have ) has been involved in fraud
> and I might be arrested for fraud if I didn't
> press 1, etc etc


It's an old common scam.

Your Internet and I.P. has NOT been compromised (in Many Countries) as suggested.
You will NOT be arrested if you do not press (1).

Do Not Press (1) If you do you will be taken through a process that requests you to download
software that will interrogate you P.C. and steal you secure DATA. and possibly/probably you Bank Details.

Just clear down and get on with the rest of your day.

You have nothing to worry about.

I get this same Scam call 2 - 3 times a week. Often early morning 09.00am

Another one says Your internet will be disconnected today.
Press (1) to speak with the B.T. Technical Department.

B.T. NEVER contact its customers this way.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Lynne June 11, 10:37AM

Thanks, DulwichFox. I didn't press anything, of course, and like you, I get numerous calls a bit like this. But it's the first time I've been threatened with arrest, which could seriously frighten a vulnerable person

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by teddyboy23 June 11, 01:45PM

Had a scam call about 4 -5 weeks ago.automated message saying I owe inland revenue.6000 .a warrant would be issued for my arrest if I did not deal with it.was given a number to ring .to speak to an adviser.couldn't resist it. Phoned number someone answered hello inland revenue.before they could say anything else,called them every swear word I could think of ,then they just hung up which I thought was very rude.

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Sue June 11, 01:55PM

Yeh, I tend to ask them how much they are being paid to spout this crap, and tell them they should be ashamed of themselves big grin

But I don't get many spam calls, maybe one a month on my mobile (that's tempting fate, isn't it .....) but then I have my landline on permanent voicemail, so they tend to hang up as soon as they get to the message ......

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by teddyboy23 June 11, 02:00PM

Sue when you told them they should be ashamed of their selvesI bet they shit their pants I would 😁



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 11, 03:46pm by teddyboy23.

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by TheArtfulDogger June 11, 03:01PM

Lynne Wrote:
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> What are you suggesting. TheArtfulDogger? My
> accountant assures me my Cayman Island account is
> quite normal, and as for remortgaging next door's
> house when they put it up for sale, via my legal
> website, well, doesn't everybody?

OMG , I was simply refering to that Grape you "sampled" in the supermarket the other day, I wasn't expecting a full confession Winston Smith style

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Sue June 11, 03:20PM

teddyboy23 Wrote:
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> Sue when you told them they should be ashamed of
> their self's I bet they shit their pants I would
> 😁


big grin

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by barbara01 June 12, 09:46AM

Do you know this scam you received a call from Lloyd TSB have you received a cheque for a refund of 2978 it has been posted to you a week ago and we have not received a confirmation of reply if you give us your sort code and the account number we can resent the cheque to you as we need to confirm your account with us.

I knew it was a scam so I informed them ok thank you that ever so kind Lloyds giving me it just so happened that I suffered financial hardship and I have no money plus my account is minus too so I am so lucky today. "Idiot" oh you are suffering financial hardship that not good that I reply no it not good so 2978 will be nice. He went on I do not know what to say so I put you through my manager. Next con artist on the phone so you suffering hardship if you give us your sort code and the account number we sent you the cheque by post. I reply can you please confirm my address it might I have gone to my neighbour for all I know the first cheque sent. He replied we do not have your address mam I replied you fool forgot what you doing scanning people I report you to scammer.com and the police he hangs up the phone.

if you look for reporting a scam online there are websites where you can report a scam

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by paco June 12, 10:01PM

If I get a real person...

Car accident scams; I tell them I was involved in a car accident and I know who was driving the car, but don't know if he lives in Florida or Paris - it was a clown car and all the doors fell off. I ask them if they know where Mickey Mouse lives. They hang up.

Or just ask them "Is that Aunt Sally? What do you want for tea?" etc. They hang up.

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by malumbu June 13, 06:35PM

Sue Wrote:
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> teddyboy23 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Sue when you told them they should be ashamed
> of
> > their self's I bet they shit their pants I
> would
> > 😁
>

I'm wondering whether you are more than one-dimensional TB. It's easy to mock the middle classes, I do, and that includes being self-deprecating. Some posts on this website are so fingers down the throat East Dulwich and pompous it is difficult not to.

But would it be too much to ask to add some value to the debate rather than sarcasm? I've been abusive, hung up, tried to teach them the errors of their ways and the like with scam calls. There, I have an opinion. Do you? To take them through to the point of sale and then suggest they get a job where they are not exploiting vulnerable people may not matter a jot but at least I try to do something. [fatherted.fandom.com]
>
> big grin

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by TheArtfulDogger July 23, 05:52PM

I had one of those automated accident hotlines just called

The ones that start with a pause, a lady saying hello, a pause then my name is "whatever" I understand you've been involved in an accident (a recorded message)

I started yelling yes I've been in an accident over and over till her "supervisor" took over who asked what happened and I cried down the phone saying a Lorry has just run me over and the ambulance crew are there now and are talking about cutting limbs off to get me out from under it
Screamed and hung up

Suspect I'm now blacklisted on that number 👍

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by natty01295 July 24, 01:40PM

They ring A Lot to me

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by lavender27 July 24, 04:02PM

Thanks for opening this thread Lynne. I have just receive an email from my own email address telling me that I have hacked my own email and malware will collect info from my account and a ransom should be paid blah blah blah I just skimmed through the text and thought i should take this to the police , I am so fed up with receiving stuff like that and i also keep getting emails from my dead friend with a link in it from Youtube.

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Sue July 24, 06:08PM

Just change your password?

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by sweetgirl July 25, 09:20PM

When I get called telling me I was in an accident, I ask them how they got the details & then I tell them I passed away!

They hang up instantly & I have to say I don't get called anymore!

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by Sue July 25, 10:41PM

sweetgirl Wrote:
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> When I get called telling me I was in an accident,
> I ask them how they got the details & then I tell
> them I passed away!
>
> They hang up instantly & I have to say I don't get
> called anymore!

big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Yet another scam
Posted by malumbu July 25, 11:29PM

I used to get contacted by solicitors telling me I would be taken to court for unpaid debts by tenants. I said good, particularly as I didn't have a contract with the utility at that address. Otherwise to stop sending me threatening quasi-legal letters. It wasn't a scam but I am reminded of that.


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