Attempted Job Scam

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  1. BonnieCat

    BonnieCat Crème de la Crème

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    I like it when he does the old lady and keeps interrupting the scammers.
     
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  2. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème
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    the one where he gets one going for 16hrs is great.
    The scammer loses his mind when he/she redeems the cards.
    I think it's down as his angriest scammer ever.
    Brilliant!
     
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  3. GPT100

    GPT100 Active Member

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    Get these phone scams on a regular basis, what sounds like an asian speaking the cant pronounce my name, so I shout down the phone that they nee
    I often get calls regarding my BT internet, I just shout down the phone for them to speak up cos i`m deaf, they give up after a while.
     
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  4. Wessa

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    My mum got caught twice with scammers on her bank account. I took control of her accounts and she then advised any callers that they will need to speak to me. After we set this up I had a few instance where I had to intervene, but she never got scammed again. It did require getting in touch with companies to get approved to deal on her behalf.
     
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  5. Streetgirl675

    Streetgirl675 ...otherwise known as Streetgirl765
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    My mother fell foul of this one. By coincidence she received the call at the same time as she was having an issue with her computer. She paid them £300 before she realised it was a scam :mad::mad::mad:
     
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  6. Trevor Austin

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    #26 Trevor Austin, Jan 17, 2021
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    I do business based on two very simple mottos - 1. Only do business with someone whose neck you can put your hands around. 2. Never part with money unless you have a confirmed address that will enable you to put a brick through their window.

    By this you can guess I don’t do business with companies with Indian or Asian call centres. If a company I have an account with moves their call centre to this part of the world, I immediately close my account. I also give the reason.

    Word of warning on one of the new scams. Do not be fooled by the “I’ll be organising XYZ company to send you a code so that I can verify your identity”. These codes are only for your personal use and absolutely nobody else’s, not even the company who sends them. That is why it’s linked to your mobile phone or email. It also means they have your password are currently accessing your XYZ account for nefarious purposes. They need the One Time Password in order to complete their operation, the code you have just received.
     
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  7. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    You would be surprised just how much information can be found about each of us on the Internet for that reason I hope no member puts accurate information in their forum profile about their date of birth location and real name. the same is true of any social media profile or online membership
     
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  8. Trevor Austin

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    I’ll guess the scam is data farming. If you want a job you’ll have to complete the application form. Let me guess the questions they will ask...
     
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  9. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning!
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    Well, investigate seriously.
    18 years ago, someone called me from a London recruiting cabinet on my french mobile phone after I dropped my profile on something called "Stepstone" I guess.
    I was very close to accuse a friend doing a joke and say stupid things on the phone.
    I still work for them. :joy:
     
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  10. Baben

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    Back in 2001 I was working at the digital curriculum section of the BBC. One of the programmers was a Kiwi who used to keep a lot of stuff on a personal server at his home. He could call it up and get data he needed easily and I asked if he was not worried it could be hacked. Basically it was covered in booby traps which would trash the computer of any unauthorised access attempt. Smug bastard. Rode a Ducati and drove an Aston Martin - he was that grade of programmer.
     
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  11. Col_C

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    The BT scam - always good to say you need to boot your pc and tell them it's a bit slow. Just make sure it's REALLY slow, see how long you can keep them hanging on. :)
     
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  12. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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  13. Gyp

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    Regards the dodgy website with fake photos and details; i suspect like the Nigerian scams. The logic is to make them obviously dodgy to some extent as the scammers don't want to waste their time with those that are going to see through the ruse.

    They only want to engage with people they can scam.
     
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  14. Trevor Austin

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    Just to get one thing straight, the cost of a Disclose and Baring Service (DBS) check is £23. You apply for it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Notice the following, 1. The “https” on the front and 2. The web address ending “.gov.uk”. Individuals may apply, you don’t need an employer’s authorisation. The certificate is personal to you and you may give it or a copy to your employer. It contains little of value to a scammer. Ignore any other service providers because they will charge you for the privilege. They may sell lose or sell your personal data or worse, scam you for something else. And remember rule No. 1 of business, never deal with people whose lapels you can not hold onto as you explain your dissatisfaction with their service. These third party sites are parasites and should be treated as such. They also exist for passports and driving licence renewals. Do not be suckered in by them.
     
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  15. andyc1

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    I got an email today, from NHS about covid vaccination. Its clearly a scam, the way its written! Has 2 links in it to either make an appointment or reject it. Keep an eye out, it looked quite legit until a gave it a second careful read! Oh and I'm only 40 so I would not be getting a jab invitation yet anyway.
     
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  16. dilligaf

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    It was on the news about this one :confused:
     
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