Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Feb 27, 2009.
Thanks for posting.
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.
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.
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...
Keep highlighting the shysters Adam, and knocking 'em back.
Kind regards, always,
A lot of info here re the current NHS scams and the scammers are also running parallel scams to catch you out
When in doubt ...... blank out !
(I hate the b....ards !)
It may be of interest that there is an email address where you can forward scam emails (any, not just covid related), it is:
reportATphishing.gov.uk - 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.
A princely price for a one week course. Do you have to supply your own crown, or is one provided?
Kind regards, abdicating, always,
I have used these to report suspicious texts and emails and had responses indicating they were scams. It must be a nightmare investigating them!
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.
Try this website dedicated to responding to such, often Nigerian scams and No.419 refers to the section of the Nigerian criminal code: 419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet! On my last, long ago visit it did have some countermeasures that made me smile.
just in case you have an android phone
Flubot: Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam
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