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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Sheal, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Sheal

    Sheal Total Gardener

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    Hi all,

    I thought this to be the best place to post this so that it reaches most of you.

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    • Freddy

      Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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      Thanks for the warning :thumbsup:
       
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          Thanks Andrews. :) This was sent to my husband a couple of weeks ago, so it's either very late reaching him or the scam is under way again. I think it's best that we're aware of it, better safe than sorry.
           
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            Totally agree. There are lots of similar scams around. I am inundated with emails for payroll queries, outstanding invoices, an unpaid vat bill for £30K (I wish our vat bill was anywhere near that !) All scams with virused attachments.

            This one is still doing the rounds to clog up social media - much like the perfume that knocks you out and lots of other warning messages.
             
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              Thank you. I think this is one of the scams that has been going on for a few ears.
               
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                These, and similar types of scams and hoaxes are always doing the circuit. Social media has made it easier for the baddies.

                As a basic principle, always ignore or delete anything that comes from out of the blue and says you have won something, missed a delivery, money is owed to you, you have overpaid etc.

                If you think they may be genuine then don't click on a link in the message or phone the number that it shows. Do a search on the internet about it. There are plenty of websites that show you hoaxes and tell you about them, such as Snopes, Truth or Fiction etc.
                 
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