Be warned, there's some nasties out there !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting.
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Given up on all third-party Anti-virus monitor software, largely because of crap like this creeping in 'for your protection' & the way they try & insert their free versions bundled with assorted nonsense.
    Windows Defender/Security really rather good now, OS developers having woken up to the fact they really ought to protect their own systems. Seems everyone I know that's 'into' PCs has come to the same conclusion.
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  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    A particularly nasty one floating around aimed at the limited bank balances of our elderly.

    Don't be fooled by a letter purporting to come from the TV Licensing authorities claiming that for some reason or another your TV Licence is "not renewable".

    Go on line now to read all about this scam and don't click on anything which will subsequently take you to your "supposed" bank manager.

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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A mate received 'Selection for vaccination, due to genetic susceptibility' email.
    Sounded sort of reasonable given his parents had been jabbed the day before. Written in lucid English.

    Further inspection: 'Please provide full financial details'.

    There aren't half some scum out there...
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  5. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Keep highlighting the shysters Adam, and knocking 'em back.

    Kind regards, always,

  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Scams ?

    When in doubt ...... blank out !

    (I hate the b....ards !)

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  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    It may be of interest that there is an email address where you can forward scam emails (any, not just covid related), it is: - obviously use the @.

    More info here:
    Dealing with suspicious emails, phone calls and text messages.

    Suspicious text messages can be forwarded to 7726 which is free of charge.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2021
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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  10. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    A princely price for a one week course. Do you have to supply your own crown, or is one provided?

    Kind regards, abdicating, always,

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  11. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    I have used these to report suspicious texts and emails and had responses indicating they were scams. It must be a nightmare investigating them!
  12. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    It used to be easy to identify scams from the details in email routing information; I spent a number of years doing just that. Then the big IT outfits, starting with Microsoft, started to hide that data. They have more to answer for than just Facebook and Twitter.
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  13. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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