“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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Prezado(a) cliente admin@xxxxxxxxx.com – COMUNICADO IMPORTANTE / Protocolo: 271526

My grasp of Portuguese is slim, but Google translate tells me this is the usual bank scam claiming your account has been locked.  Complete with a few random characters in the text to help you feel this is a legitimate email – not. NEVER click on a link in a bank email, even if you ...
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ATM CARD PAYMENT NOTIFICATION $23,300,000.00 (BOA/FBI/FCC/MG)

So kind of the president of Nigeria to offer to send me $23m because he’s found my email address.  Obviously that’s the kind of money that you tell someone about in a random email and simply send them if they happen to reply. Of course, you’d use your “private” generic gmail/yahoo/aol/hotmail address to notify the ...
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doctordogood69

This “powerful man” has a truly inspiring name – none other than doctordogood69.  I wonder how long it took this scammer to come up with such a convincing name.  About as long as it took them to post this ridiculous scam as a comment on this site.   hello my name is Sophia David.from uk.i ...
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Henryclinton007 Loan Scammer

How many “legitimate Money Lenders” do you know who have the funds to lend up to $20million, who use a generic gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc email address and don’t even have a website?  How many will lend you that kind of money without doing full background checks to ensure you are credit worthy?  None? Endless ...
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Tagged International Promotions

You may (or may not!) be surprised at how many scammers come to this site and leave their scam emails as comments.  Obviously I’m going to publish them – as scams.  So here is the first of a group that have been left recently. Clearly this scammer isn’t bothered about who the “Dear Winner” is.  ...
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Scam “BT” phone call from 0203 592 7411

A client of mine was phoned a few days ago by someone claimed to be phoning from BT.  She was asked if she was using her computer between midnight and 4am.  (They assume that most people will be asleep at that time).  When she said she wasn’t using the computer, she was told that her ...
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HMRC Telephone Scam

My neighbour has just come to tell me that she received an HMRC scam telephone call about half an hour ago.  The number displayed on her phone was 0161 375 1755.  It was an automated phone call where she was told that the HMRC were going to take a law suit against her and take ...
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Manchester MoneyGram and Western Union Scam Victims

Crimestoppers are running a campaign to raise awareness of MoneyGram and Western Union scams.  They will be launching in Manchester in September and are looking for anyone who might have fallen victim of one of these scams. Do you live in or near Manchester?  And have you or a friend or relative been the victim ...
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Warning! ID: you@youremail.com – Account Closure!

I love this one.  It’s given me the best laugh in ages on behalf of a scammer.  This idiot has included links to a make-money-quick website (*** warning – there is no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme online).  The website that is linked to contains this wonderful warning  “anyone caught copying our website, or ...
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