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SCAM - Talktalk.


polis_928tadw59 10 6.9k United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021 12:09PM
Received email from supposedly Talktalk that our latest bill payment had failed. I clicked on the link in the message. Anew tab opened and I was greeted with the warning that I was about to enter an unsafe site. Realising that it now seemed like a scam, I went back to talktalk tab and viewed my account. The latest bill had been paid. So beware any members who are with Talktalk.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021 1:26PM
I recently received an email from what appeared to be from the Royal Mail. It stated that they'd tried to deliver a large envelope from the Inland revenue and there was no answer.This got me suspicious as I was not expecting anything from them.
I did a bit of digging on the net and it turns out that if you open the link it will ask you for your name and also to confirm your address before it will state that there's an extra delivery charge and direct you to input bank details of the charge.
Many have fallen for it apparently as it looks genuine.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
16 Feb 2021 1:31PM
There's so much spam going around lately, both email, phone and texts. Apparently I've amassed a great fortune in bitcoin, my non-existant norton is due for renewal and Sue wanted s*x with me this week. Blimey!
polis_928tadw59 10 6.9k United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021 2:30PM

Quote:l and Sue wanted s*x with me this week. Blimey!


SlowSong it might have been a "boy named Sue."Grin
As regards my scam it certainly looked 100% from Talktalk. Same layout, colours, and no spelling mistakes. I have also had warning about 'my' norton security which I do not have. I have tried to forward the scam to TT (via email) but the message could not be delivered to TT ?
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021 6:40PM
LOL - 'HMRC' phoned me this week and said press 1 to pay the outstanding amount under my name. Hung up I did.
There are so many world wide scams on the back of the fact that anyone anywhere can call/email you pretending to be anyone. International organised crime but what seems like so little protection is in place apart from us trusting less and less people.
16 Feb 2021 8:15PM
I've had so many scams recently, they are at least a quarter of my inbox. Mostly the antivirus renewal ones but also telephone scams like "your router is faulty". I had an old email address which I can't get rid of because it was with an old ISP account and I can't remember the password for the account so the company won't let remove it and it seems to have been hacked. It's forwarded to my new email address so I'm getting inundated with spam. I probably don't need it anymore so I'm just going to remove the link and it can float around the "ether"of the internet.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
16 Feb 2021 8:31PM

Quote:I've had so many scams recently, they are at least a quarter of my inbox. Mostly the antivirus renewal ones but also telephone scams like "your router is faulty". I had an old email address which I can't get rid of because it was with an old ISP account and I can't remember the password for the account so the company won't let remove it and it seems to have been hacked. It's forwarded to my new email address so I'm getting inundated with spam. I probably don't need it anymore so I'm just going to remove the link and it can float around the "ether"of the internet.

Or, just make a rule in Mail to automatically delete anything sent from your old mail account,
17 Feb 2021 7:06PM

Quote:Or, just make a rule in Mail to automatically delete anything sent from your old mail account,


Thanks. I'll look into that.
20 Feb 2021 5:08PM
My latest one is a recorded male voice saying that my National Insurance Number is wrong and would I please press 1 to correct it. Oh yes I'm stupid enough to do that!! Not.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 540 England
20 Feb 2021 5:54PM
Yep, ( supposedly ) HMRC has rung me twice on my mobile this week, strange that such an important recorded message is sent from a mobile number, two different ones as it happens Wink
Blocked..............................
justin c 17 5.1k 36 England
20 Feb 2021 6:58PM
Oh how times have changed. I remember the good old days when you could cheerily answer the phone with a polite, friendly "Hello" Smile
Nowadays it's ,more likely to be a very stern, angry "F**K OFF Grin , LOL.
Oldstoat 6 78 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2021 4:38PM
There's a very plauisible looking one from TV licensing saying that I'm overdue for my license payment. Fortunately I know the date of my renewal as it happens to be memorable for other reasons but the email ;looks almost identical to the real thing.
Anything with a link for payment gets deleted. Fortunately Outlooks shows the real address rather than the faked one so that makes life easier.
thewilliam2 3 1.5k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2021 6:16PM
Would it cost us money to press "1" during a scam call? Sometimes, I'm tempted to play with the caller.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
22 Feb 2021 6:30PM
I found this information on 'Google':-


Quote: POLICE in North Yorkshire are warning residents about "press one" phone scams.

This is where fraudsters may call a person, out of the blue, then tell them something like "there is a warrant for your arrest/your internet is going to be cut off/there is a problem with your computer/you have a refund waiting/money is being withdrawn from your bank."

The fraudster will then tell them to "press one."

At this point, they will be transferred to another person and there may be a large connection fee for this, sometimes upwards of 5.

The call will then cost the recipient, and their aim is to keep that person talking for as long as possible, as the call may be costing them upwards of 3.60 per minute.

Should they then abstract personal information about the call recipient, there are further opportunities for them to defraud that person using a different method.

North Yorkshire Police said people should hang up the phone if they are told to "press one" and then don't try to ring the caller back.



So, in the end it's up to you! Wink
cuffit Plus
14 351 7 England
24 Feb 2021 11:44PM
It's so true about the rise and rise of scammers - on just about every comms platform there is. I don't answer any call (landline or mobile) that doesn't show one of my contacts - they can leave a message but rarely do. Texts are more difficult and I nearly fell for one which just happened to arrive when I was expecting the topic to pop up. I have received a text with the message about pressing one and I couldn't clear it so I switched the phone off as a last resort which worked. Like everyone - 'keep blocking' but what a pain.

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