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Divis Sweeney 19 Oct 06 - 08:30 AM
skipy 19 Oct 06 - 08:39 AM
Paul Burke 19 Oct 06 - 08:48 AM
Rapparee 19 Oct 06 - 08:53 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Oct 06 - 08:59 AM
katlaughing 19 Oct 06 - 10:04 AM
Cobble 19 Oct 06 - 02:52 PM
JohnInKansas 19 Oct 06 - 11:52 PM
GUEST, topsie 14 Aug 14 - 01:31 PM
LadyJean 15 Aug 14 - 01:12 AM
Mr Red 15 Aug 14 - 03:14 AM
Mysha 15 Aug 14 - 04:59 AM
GUEST, topsie 15 Aug 14 - 05:05 AM
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Subject: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:30 AM

Just received following message to pass on.

The Trading Standards Office have brought the following scam to a partner agency's attention:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call this number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed �15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 239 6655 or ICTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at http://www.icstis.org.uk or your local trading standards office.

This is a genuine scam. This service is under investigation by ICSTIS. Please be aware of this scam and forward this information to as many as possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: skipy
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:39 AM

How do we know that 0207 2396655 is not the Royal Mail's scam number?
and they charge us £20.00 a min.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Paul Burke
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:48 AM

From the phone book. 0207 is an inner London number. 0906 is a premium- rate number which can be time- dependent or fixed fee. It's in Ofcom's and BT's power to order the cancellation of these numbers, so it shouldn't last beyond the first complaint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:53 AM

Send me all your money and then some and I'll send your email address to a very nice man in Nigeria who is holding your winnings from the UK office of the Eurolotto in which you have won millions.

Trust me about this. Have I cheated you recently?


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:59 AM

Better send me your address then Rapaire.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 10:04 AM

There are a bunch of telephone numbers listed on this page and the warning is listed on this one.

I suppose it won't be long before this kind of scam shows up over here, too. Thanks for the info.


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Cobble
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 02:52 PM

We had a a wrning from work about this scam 2 or 3 months ago.

                                 Cobble


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 11:52 PM

This is the "real world" version of the web scam that sends you an email "confirming your order" and stating that your account (usually PayPal) will be billed (usually about $500) when your new computer is shipped. If you click their link for more information it connects you to what looks like the normal PayPal site but of course is their own (frequently relocated) malware distribution site.

You of course are asked to enter your PayPal account information and other personal (financial) data so that they can locate the information on "your transaction." In some cases, various links at the phony site may be busy downloading their keystroke loggers and backdoor openers for continued future use.

Examples of this particular one have described it as "very professionally designed;" but of course it makes no difference how nicely done the scam is - a scam is still a scam.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 01:31 PM

Here's one I haven't seen before - designed to cause fear and anxiety in the vulnerable/gullible:

Notice to Appear,

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter. Please, read it thoroughly.
Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.
Truly yours,
Clerk to the Court,
Lily Smith

The email it comes from claims to be customer support @familylawyersoforangecounty


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: LadyJean
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 01:12 AM

I clicked on a link supposedly for UPS (United Parcel Service) on the theory that it was about some Lavender plants I'd ordered. It wasn't. It came with a side order of Platinum Security Virus, which I reccomend avoiding. The lavender plants came by priority mail. (Colonial Creek Farms. I reccomend them. The plants arrived in good shape.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 03:14 AM

I used to get those kind of e-mails purporting to come from USPS. Given that I buy only from the UK that it easy to spot, but because my website is cresby.com and e-mails on that domain might just possibly be based in the US I guess they are playing the probability game. I win!


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: Mysha
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 04:59 AM

Hi Mr. Red,

Scammers aren't really that discerning, in my experience; I get these for my .nl addresses just the same. If they play by probability it seems to be by brute force: Don't bother to check the relevance, just get out as many messages as you can and sooner or later it will seem probable for someone.

Bye
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: BS: Warning. Be aware of new scam
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 05:05 AM

The USPs messages lose their effect when you get several, from different email addresses, all claiming to have tried to deliver a package to you at precisely 6:33 on the same date. If they were more random they would be more convincing.


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