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New scam(s)

Postby fausto copy » 16 May 2020, 12:39pm

Just a warning in case you get one of these.

I got an email seemingly from Amazon this morning, saying they'd had an attempted transaction from a different device than the one I normally use.
What made it suspicious to start with was that it was sent to a different email than the one I use for them.

There's a link to connect to with word Amazon, but when I glanced at the senders email address at the top of the screen, it came from Amaozn.co.uk

Go safely,
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Re: New email scam

Postby millimole » 16 May 2020, 4:46pm

Mrs M had a similarly worded text yesterday which linked to a very convincing HSBC online banking spoof. It even had an HSBC-ish Web address.
She hasn't got an HSBC account.
The links on the 'top bar' of the Web page didn't work, which was the real giveaway.
Reported to Action Fraud.
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Re: New email scam

Postby Redvee » 23 May 2020, 9:08pm

Most companies will have an email address to forward such emails to, usually phishing@xxxx

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Re: New email scam

Postby mercalia » 23 May 2020, 10:39pm

I get lots claiming to be a paypal account issue. They aint very bright as the sender is always the same as is the subject line. Are they trying to bore me into opening the email?

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Re: New email scam

Postby RickH » 24 May 2020, 9:50am

A good friend of mine posted this on Facebook recently

my friend wrote:My techie friends will like this one.

I received what I'm pretty sure was a Phishing email, allegedly from PayPal. It was pretty well put together, so I thought, "I should report this".

I go on the PayPal web site, and in the help section, it says to forward suspicious emails like this to "spoof@paypal.com".

I do just that, and get an Undeliverable message. I look at the diagnostics, and it says:
"Remote Server returned '550 5.7.520 Message blocked because it contains content identified as spam."
No [FFE], Sherlock!

They have a spam filter applied to their spam reporting email address. Well played, PayPal! (my bold)

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Re: New email scam

Postby mercalia » 28 May 2020, 9:15am

not an email scam but a scam nevertheless

A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52810220

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Re: New email scam

Postby Mike Sales » 28 May 2020, 9:24am

mercalia wrote:not an email scam but a scam nevertheless

A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52810220


Somehow it seems right that it is a Glastonbury councillor who has been taken in by this woo. See Ben Goldacre's blog for more examples ofwoo.
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Re: New email scam

Postby mercalia » 28 May 2020, 10:33am

I like the images selling it

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looks like might be useful to protect from some thing else.... maybe tell Trump the Chump?

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Re: New scam(s)

Postby mercalia » 11 Jun 2020, 2:33pm

Account Password Scams

just had a new email scam claiming to be from Microsoft offering me a code to change the password of my account. They send it to an associated verification source often another email or phone number or both. In my case they guessed an email address that might be mine and sent it there ( but not the other alternatives, why I knew it was fake). Just as well I dont use that as part of my verification system. so they are getting really clever trying to find out information ( to sell or exploit)

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Re: New scam(s)

Postby mercalia » 8 Jul 2020, 11:27am

Just had a strange land line call in a robotic female voice claiming to be BT internet services claiming my connection had been compromised and to press button 1. As I dont have BT I didnt and hung up. All very strange? I wonder what pressing "1" would have done


https://community.bt.com/t5/Landline/Phone-calls-regarding-Internet-being-quot-compromised-quot/td-p/1840071/page/2

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Re: New scam(s)

Postby Pastychomper » 13 Jul 2020, 1:14pm

mercalia wrote:Just had a strange land line call in a robotic female voice claiming to be BT internet services claiming my connection had been compromised and to press button 1. As I dont have BT I didnt and hung up. All very strange? I wonder what pressing "1" would have done

https://community.bt.com/t5/Landline/Phone-calls-regarding-Internet-being-quot-compromised-quot/td-p/1840071/page/2


We get these. There is a rumour that pressing 1 will connect you to a premium line and quietly reverse the charges as it does so, but I don't think that's possible at the moment. More likely it would start another script asking for some account details, and add you to a list of people who are willing to respond to 'phone scams.
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Re: New email scam

Postby simonineaston » 13 Jul 2020, 1:29pm

mercalia wrote:not an email scam but a scam nevertheless...
A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology
Bloke was interviewed somewhere recently and was remarkably unperterbed... he explained patiently that all the clever stuff was in fact contained in the sticker that he puts on the 50 cent thumb stick. :lol: What a nice man - It's great we can all get protection from the same ol' energy waves they used to use in 4G,3G, 2G and even in the radio, I think!! (Although for goodness sake don't quote me - I failed my General Science O level :oops: )
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Re: New scam(s)

Postby mercalia » 13 Jul 2020, 1:31pm

same robotic ( male) voice happened again to me just an hour ago.

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Re: New scam(s)

Postby simonineaston » 13 Jul 2020, 2:01pm

Not new - but ask yourself this question: If Facebook paid $19billion - that's BILLION in case you missed it... for WhatsApp and it's "free to use", why did Facebook buy it - what made it worth billions of dollars to the new owners?? It's not immediately onbvious, is it? Or to rephrase the Q. there's 2 players I know of...
One - Facebook - we'll call them The Owners
Two - The Users - that may include a few of us.
So, if The Owners make money out of WhatsApp (and why else would they want it?), how exactly do they manage it? There's only one other player (no advertisers) and that's The Users. What is it about us, as indiviuduals, that's worth paying nineteen billion dollars to get hold of?
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Re: New scam(s)

Postby Pastychomper » 13 Jul 2020, 2:50pm

simonineaston wrote:Not new - but ask yourself this question: If Facebook paid $19billion - that's BILLION in case you missed it... for WhatsApp and it's "free to use", why did Facebook buy it - what made it worth billions of dollars to the new owners?? It's not immediately onbvious, is it? Or to rephrase the Q. there's 2 players I know of...
One - Facebook - we'll call them The Owners
Two - The Users - that may include a few of us.
So, if The Owners make money out of WhatsApp (and why else would they want it?), how exactly do they manage it? There's only one other player (no advertisers) and that's The Users. What is it about us, as indiviuduals, that's worth paying nineteen billion dollars to get hold of?


I think there's a clue in Whatsapp's terms and conditions. They specify that the phone app must have access to the phone's contact list, and that the list will be regularly copied to the owners' servers to check which of the contacts are also using Whatsapp, to make it easy to connect. They do not specify whether the uploaded contact list will be used for any other purpose, such as augmenting Facebook's list of connections or adding to Facebook's infamous shadow accounts.

I was persuaded by a friend to install Whatsapp, and there's no denying it's a good service. I wasn't about to ask everyone in my 'phone's list for permission to pass on their number, so I installed it in a virtual machine with a very short contact list.
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