Your VAT return and payment of the VAT

I had to laugh when I saw this piece of fiction.  I don’t have nineteen thousand pounds in my bank account, so they could have more than a little trouble debiting it from my “bank’s account”. I suspect the attached file might contain malicious code – certainly my laptop refused to open it. Look at ...
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CYNTHIA MORGAN

Because obviously an unaccredited “private lender” who uses a gmail address is going to be able to lend you $500m  (yes, really up too five hundred million dollars). Or maybe not. What do you think? Author: FAST AND TRUSTED LOAN OFFER (IP: 104.238.169.101, 104.238.169.101) Email: xxxxxxxx@gmail.com URL: Comment: Hello, To properly introduce myself, I am ...
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Booking Arrangement 2

A few days ago I received this email.  I don’t provide holiday accommodation and the language used made it an obvious scam.  I know how these hotel scams work.  The scammer says they are going to send you more money that you have asked for and asks you to send some of the money to ...
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UKPC Parking Charge Reminder Notice Number | 23DR84 1

Scary stuff.  You’ve commited a parking violation and need to pay a fine.  Or do you?  Look carefully – the sender doesn’t know where you were supposed to have parked.  They don’t know who you are.  But magically they have your email address which, of course, you gave to “parking attendant No 77435”.  Or maybe ...
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Netflix Service

Netflix Service
I don’t have a Netflix account, so this was an obvious fraud to me.  If you do have a Netflix account, NEVER click on a link in an email.  ALWAYS go directly to the Netflix website from your browser and sign in. I clicked on the link to see where it took me – cordellmemorialhospital(dot)com/00a6797fa0ffde4b41a745ce5/  ...
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Your Queue Reference Number: w6823

What a made up load of old twaddle.  This is just designed to frighten  you.  The Crown Prosecution Service will NEVER send you a random email summonsing you to court.  If you are a witness in a case you will already know and will have been in communication with the solicitors who are either prosecuting ...
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TRUST BOND

TRUST BOND
The real KC Chambers UK, who have NOTHING to do with this scammer are based in Birmingham, not London. I hope no-one really thinks that Lloyds bank would randomly give them $76m.  In fact I find it hard to imagine that many small charities even have that kind of money, let alone want to give ...
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Final payment request

This is similar to the US scam where someone phones you and tells you that someone is on their way to your house to arrest you, but you can stop them coming if you immediately pay thousands of dollars to the scammer.  The scammer then demands payment via an anonymous third party system such as ...
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Your ticket for just 2€

Your ticket for just 2€
This sneaky little email claims to come from “Easyjet”.  (It has nothing whatsover to do with Easyjet) You can enter any email address you can make up and it will tell  you that you have been selected.  It then asks for your credit card details. DO NOT hand over you card details.  There are no ...
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“Free Trials” of health products

Some wise words from the BBC, warning about “free trials” of health products, weight loss products etc. Be very careful about what you are agreeing to.  Read ALL of the Ts & Cs before handing over your credit card details, you could unwittingly be setting up a recurring payment to a company whose details you ...
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