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Postby Caz » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:53 pm

A turn up for the book and a change from scam bank account e.mails. Here's a scam e.mail I just got, purporting to be from Inland Revenue, which of course it isn't. So if you get something like this - Delete it without clicking on any links and without responding to it in any way.

Tax Refund: You are eligible to receive a tax refund of Ј252.80

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of Ј252.80.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 15-30 days in order to process it.

ATENTION: Insufficient or incorrect information may lenghten the whole process. Usually does not take more than one week from the date you have provided us with your details. In some cases (especially submitted by those without permanent National Insurance Number) this may take considerably longer.

You have 48 hours to complete your tax refund claim. To access the secure form for your tax refund, please
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Postby Heidi » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:57 pm

what will they think of next
many know my smile, but dont know what I feel...........
many hear what I say, but dont know what I think.....
many see what I write, but dont know the meaning behind it..
many say they know me, but only know what I look like....
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Postby Caz » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:33 pm

Goodness knows Heidi. The worst thing about this scam is it even has a .gov.uk URL and e.mail address, which should only be registered to government bodies with proof that they are who they say. So even as wary as I am, it did cross my mind it might be genuine but what alerted me was the last line. 'I'd only got 48 hours to claim it!'

I think this is could be a serious fraud case.
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Postby Tomas Drouty » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:12 pm

One I keep seeming to pick up lately, what makes me laugh is the very poor spelling and grammar and numerous typos .. oh and I don't bank with HSBC.


We recently noticed one more attempts to log in to you HSBC Bank
account from a foreign IP adress and we have reasons to belive
that your
account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization.

If your recently accessed your account while traveling, that
unusual log in
attemtps may have been initiated by you. Howeve if you are the
rightfull
holder of the account, click on the link below and fallow the
steps now.

{LINK REMOVED}

The log in attempt was made from:
IP address: 209.62.20.200
ISP HOST: srvr-192-168-001-082.remwarecs.net

If you choose to ignore our request, your leave us no choise but
to temporaly
suspend your account.


*Please do not respond to this e-mail as your reply will not be
received.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your
account.



Regards


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Postby whitevanman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:07 pm

A measly 252.80 is of no use to me now i'm going to be rich beyond my dreams.

I've just sent my bank details to a long lost uncle in Nigeria who says i can have 25% of his 40 million pounds if he can use my bank to smuggle it into Britain. :D
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Postby m8tey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:33 pm

Why are all these scam e-mails written in blue, you'd think they would do them in black so we don't get suspicious......... :wink:
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Postby Caz » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:06 pm

:lol: Trust you M8tey!! :lol:

I think one of the key features of these scams is the spelling and grammer errors in them, but that's only noticable if you can spill in the ferst playse!
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Postby m8tey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:11 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tania » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:37 pm

Perhaps they get Focus to write them :lol:

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Postby oldbg » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:51 pm

My Inland Revenue was for only 342 quids.
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Postby Porthos » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:12 am

I know this isn't an email, but I had a letter come through the post yesterday from someone at the Bank of Singapore...

Apparently my late Grandfather had an overseas account there and they are looking for family to lay claim to the money before it is transferred out as "unclaimed" to the government.

Although it was very cleverly done as they'd got his name correct for one, they'd screwed up with when he last used the account... only 19 years after he'd died! And what is the bank of SINGAPORE doing using British 2nd class stamps! :roll:

Anyone had anything similar? I know it's a scam, but never had one before so wondering how widespread such letters are.
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Postby Tania » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:38 am

I've just had an email from Allegiant Air confirming my air tickets and they have taken $960.78 on my credit card with an attachment of invoice and flight tickets. I haven't opened the attachment cos I haven't booked any tickets but it is worrying!

Anyone else had this one?
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Postby Caz » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:45 am

Tan - have just checked this and this is a known scam!

Allegiant are aware of it and are trying to shut this e.mail down, it's not from them. If anyone gets this e.mail, don't open the attachment, just delete the e.mail!
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Postby Tania » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:47 am

It's deleted.
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Postby m8tey » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:53 pm

Tania wrote:It's deleted.


Nice picture in the chad this week Tania.....
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