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    Scams : Be Aware

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Aug 09 2017, 13:11

    There is hardly a day goes by when we read or hear about scams.

    The latest one is this one:

    "The Royal Mail 'missed delivery' card that's actually fake - how to spot one and what you can do about it"

    Warnings have been raised around a new scam which makes use of convincing - but fake - 'missed delivery' cards.

    The cards look very much like the ‘something for you’ cards you typically receive from Royal Mail when you have missed a delivery.
    They use the same colour scheme, headings and four-box layout. Indeed, the only clear difference is that the scammers’ cards do not have the Royal Mail logo on them.

    Recipients are invited to call a number beginning 0208 in order to arrange a delivery.

    They are then put through to an automated message where they are asked to leave their details and a ‘consignment number’. Victims have claimed that calling the number - which isn’t registered to Royal Mail - has cost them £45.
    A spokesperson for the Royal Mail said that it was looking into the scam as a “matter of urgency”, adding that people receiving missed delivery notes should be vigilant and ensure that they contain the Royal Mail’s logo.

    More to read on this here
    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/personalfinance/the-royal-mail-missed-delivery-card-thats-actually-fake-how-to-spot-one-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/ar-AApKotN?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp

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    Post by graham64 on Wed Aug 09 2017, 21:59

    I'm inundated with scam calls I don't even bother answering them now Rolling Eyes  on the other hand I'm getting far fewer spam e-mails these days


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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 10 2017, 19:11

    Yes scam calls seem to come through quite regularly, although the PIPS ones have quietened down, but it's also the 'I understand you've been in an accident and it wasn't your fault' one today!
    News to me! I wonder what they were going to say ... though somewhat annoying these calls are, I always politely decline the information they want to pass on, or further questions they may want to ask. Evil or Very Mad

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    Post by graham64 on Thu Aug 10 2017, 22:19

    I've got a good display on my phone incoming call numbers are clearly displayed if I don't recognise a number I don't pick up, I used to have a bit of fun with the scam callers a while back but got bored  Laughing


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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:12

    Yes, I know you can get these display ... good idea Smile

    I think generally though that the phone calls have reduced in recent months ... friends tell me they don't get as many either.

    But we must always be aware ...

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    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 11 2017, 22:36

    Jan1 wrote:Yes, I know you can get these display ... good idea Smile

    I think generally though that the phone calls have reduced in recent months ... friends tell me they don't get as many either.

    But we must always be aware ...

    All the best Jan

    I do have to pay extra for caller display but given the amount of nuisance calls I get it's money well spent  Very Happy


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    Post by chris c on Sat Aug 12 2017, 00:12

    My landline is only for ADSL, it doesn't make outgoing calls and I switched the ringer off. I keep my cellphone on voicemail. So far so good . . .
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    Post by graham64 on Tue Aug 15 2017, 23:05

    chris c wrote:My landline is only for ADSL, it doesn't make outgoing calls and I switched the ringer off. I keep my cellphone on voicemail. So far so good . . .

    With my free BT 12 month broadband coming to an end I've signed up for BT infinity not a bad deal £26.99 a month for 18 months which includes line rental, however there's a one off charge of £59.99 for smart hub delivery and activation, still works out a reasonable deal though


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    Post by chris c on Tue Aug 15 2017, 23:33

    Gotta love someone who has this url

    http://sod.ms

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