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Re: new scam
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2020, 11:28:59 AM »
just a heads up that the TV licencing scam e-mails are around again.

wonder how many people get caught out by this one.
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Re: new scam
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2020, 06:01:49 PM »
Yes, I got one of those today, b******s!
Problem is, sadly, some poor soul will fall for this.
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: new scam
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2020, 07:07:42 PM »
Not a scam as such but still worrying, I've twice had electricity supply companies  send me a letter saying with effect from -date- your direct debit will be increased from £50 to £185. I switched from the first company about a year ago then had the second occurence from the new supplier. The price hike is an attempt to force one to supply meter readings

My electricity meter is not in the flat, it's in a locked room with meters for about 20 other flats, the key is held by the house manager; due to mobility problems I have difficulty in walking twice the length of the building to get the key, go to the meter room get up on a step stool read the meter, return the key and return to my flat. (building has 65 retirement flats so total walk for mewould be about 400M+)

I found that the  Citizens advide bureau have a section dealing with power supply problems, within 24 hours they had the electricity company add me to a Priority service which means they have to read my meter every 3 months, and my billing will not jump to £185.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2020, 07:11:06 PM by Dorsetmike »
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Re: new scam
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2020, 07:19:22 PM »
Well done Mike. It is amazing what can happen when you talk to the right people.   :thumbsup:
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Re: new scam
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2020, 07:36:40 PM »
"Are you being troubled by nuisance calls?"

my response is usually, if I'm in a good mood

'no, I take no notice of them'

if I'm in a bad mood it's

' no, I just tell them to  :censored:, and I feel much better'

 >:D
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Re: new scam
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2020, 07:54:59 PM »
i unplugged my landline phone last year.  all i ever got were phoney! calls from "talk talk " telling my my internet was going to be cut off.  i just use my mobile now.
i used to be indecisive...but now i'm not so sure.

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Re: new scam
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2020, 11:19:00 PM »
I had a text to my mobile a few days ago, basically saying they can't process my last payment and to update my billing info. This was (supposedly) from EE. I'm with Tesco, and anyway the url in the text was dodgy.

I often report scam calls or texts on https://who-called.co.uk/ so if you get a call that sounds dodgy you can see if anybody has already reported that number.
I'm retired, but my brother thinks it's spelt retarded :-)

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Re: new scam
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2020, 06:22:06 AM »
Thereís a new Argos youíve won £500 text message scam about at the moment too.  If you get one donít click the link just delete it.



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Re: new scam
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2020, 10:22:06 AM »
There is a new TESCO scam going round as well a guy rings to say he is giving away Tesco vouchers to certain house in your area .I just told him we donít shop at Tescoís so not interested .
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Re: new scam
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2020, 11:18:02 AM »
I had 3 calls a few weeks ago from someone who wanted to review my pension arrangements I think. I blocked his calls but he somehow managed to leave a voicemail. Now, if someone can tell me how to transfer that voicemail to a PC I'll put it on here. I guarantee you will either be shocked or amused by the content.
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Re: new scam
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2020, 02:21:11 PM »
Weíve just had three calls from different numbers within the space of ten minutes saying that my sons Amazon Prime account needs to be renewed again another scam .
My son has now blocked all three numbers ,
Bob Tidbiry

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Re: new scam
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2020, 02:29:58 PM »
This is not a scam, but possibly an opportunity  :goggleeyes:

Las Iguanas restaurant chain are emailing this to customers.

Might be eating South American this weekend  :D




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Re: new scam
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2020, 02:30:11 PM »
Beware -the above post is obviously a scam - the poster even got the name wrong!  ;D

Addit: The post by Snowwolflair got in the way - I am of course referring to reply #40
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 02:32:01 PM by dannyboy »
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If a friend seems distant, catch up with him.

 

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