- Written by Saul Hudson
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Yet another scam email trying to get you to give away your Paypal log on details. Please do not click links in these emails. Paypal will never ask you to click a link in an email and will instead ask you to go to paypal.co.uk or paypal.com and log in there. If you hover your mouse pointer (don't click) over the link in the email you should reveal the real address that link would take your to.
The email will look very genuine and include the Paypal graphics.
Here is an example of such a scam email :
Dear PayPal member,
PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Why is my account access limited?
Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):
We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.
Click here to remove your limitation (link removed for obvious reasons)
If we do not receive the appropriate account verification within 24 hours, we will assume your account is fraudulent and will be suspended.
Feel free to contact us with questions through the Contact link at the bottom of any page.
The PayPal Privacy and Compliance Team
- Written by Admin
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If anyone else has been contacted by this low life scum bag please do get in touch and we wlll add details to the site.
Here is an example of how he works:
Hi,I am very keen. How i wish i could come and view what am buying from you in person but am currently overseas at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back, though i will be back in couple of weeks. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.co.uk if you don't have one.I will also make a concrete pick up arrangement with a transport agent who will be coming over for the pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account. Have a nice day. P.S Few more photos will be appreciated as well..
- Written by Admin
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If you have ever come across this number 0871 2005 086 on your phone bill and wondered who it is it's ADT Alarms. If you have an ADT monitored alarm system their box dials this number at regular intervals to send info back to the monitoring centre however, the monitoring centre are as much use as a hole in the head! We just found an extra £37 tacked onto our phone bill because these muppets didn't action the calls the box was making about a depleted battery! In fact it was ME who had to call them when I found I could not set the alarm one day.
Every time the box calls out it will cost you 23p and with ours it called out every day for a month, once reaching 56 calls in a day! I am still trying to get our money back.
Also be aware you can have your box set to call a free 0800 number however your supposed to request that from ADT who of course don't tell you about this option so how can you request it?. Instead they default the box to call the 0871 number because they make money every single time it calls out!
What ADT Alarms should have done was to put the alarm into test mode as soon as the low battery warnings came through and then phoned me to arrange an engineers visit to replace the battery. (They charge £30 for a new battery by the way).
Given our experience with ADT Alarms over the last 6 years I can honestly say they are not worth the money.
Just a quick update. I have just been told that a low battery..even though it triggers the alarm to keep calling the centre, does not go through to the service centre. So, what we have here is a situation where ADT Alarms allow your system to keep racking up your phone bill and not only that but your alarm itself is not acutally working!
So burgulars take note, your chances of a successful break in are obviously much greater if you target people with ADT alarms rather than their competitors (obviously that is said in sarcasm and not to be taken literally)
- Written by DM
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Had this from a young woman looking for Au Pair work in the UK. She was suspicious of this offer of work and she was right to be so. This is a scam. For a start the Enlish is pretty awful given this is supposed to be from a Lawyer. The payment is way too much for an au pair and the "Best online Au Pair Travel Agency" the scammers are trying to direct the young women to does not exist.
If anyone else receives offers of work that seem too good to be true you can be pretty sure they are but, if in doubt just send them to us and we will look into it for you. We don't charge for any of this so no need to worry on that score. We are here to help and very happy to do so.
We are looking for someone who is outgoing, enthusiastic and creative. We are very happy and easy minded family looking for an Au pair due to the nature of our work.Anna and I are both lawyers. Anna works locally and I work for a large French IT company and we travel a lot. I have already had 1 au pairs the current girl has been with us for 18 months! Generally I like my au pairs to focus on the children, to collect them from school, to help with homework and to do activities with them such as general playing, reading, puzzles, drawing, Lego, music, football etc. Sometimes I ask for light housework or extra babysitting.We will like the aupair to make our kids have fun and to share there childhood, making them feel safe and happy.
Harry aged 3 and loves to play sport, he is good at hockey and football. He lives to play on the play station, play in the garden with his friends and eat chocolate!He is is shy at the beginning, but if he has a good feeling with people he opens quickly. He is polite and nice with others, some times shy.
Thomas aged 7, He loves palying game PS2.He loves shopping!and he's gentle but smart with good sense of humor and he is fun to be with.
Furthermore you will have plenty of free time to go to language school in the local town and there are many families nearby and I can introduce you to many au pairs.We live in a village just outside a large town (Swindon). There are some great cities to visit nearby such as Oxford and Bath. Also some beautiful countryside (the area is known as the "Cotswolds"). London is 1 hour away by train. It is in the countryside and you will have use of one of our cars if you have driving experience but it is not a problem if you can't drive as we can enroll you in a driving lesson as soon as you start working with us and we are only drive from the local town London is 1 hour away by train.
There will be a few hours a week of sole charge for Harry until September when he will be at school until 3.30. Until then he finishes school 2-3 days a week at 1.00 pm, I would ask you to have as much fun as possible with the kids! We have a large 3 bedroom house with big garden and swimming pool. We hope to pay £500 weekly and we will also provide you with a mobile phone with some inclusive minutes each month and the rest would be your responsibility.
We would love a friendly, cheerful aupair with a sense of humor and fun! Your duty is basically taking care of the kids and you will be required to work for 35/40 hours weekly from Monday to Friday with weekends off. Before we proceed further we will still like you to answer these few questions.
1) What is your nationality? 2) Have you ever traveled outside your home country before? 3) Have you much experience working with kid’s? 4) Do you smoke? 5) Do you drink? 6) Do you have brothers and sisters? 7) Do you Drive? 8) Do you mind doing light cooking? 9) Can you help with shopping? 10) Can you help with housework?
We'll like you to make contact with the Agency so as to help you with your visa,air ticket and work permit in other to be available as fast as possible.
Read from you soon
Hope to hear from you soon.
David and Anna Cole
- Written by Pavan
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You will receive a call from this number from an English man who speaks very good English and convincing you to buy investments and wants you to share financial details to him so he can help you earn money and in the same time he wants you to send him money to open your account so that he can be assured that you are keen to invest. Infact he is no investor or company or anyone and just takes your money and goes missing. The website link he gives is fake and not real. Please do not believe and fall into this scam.
- Written by TruthTeller
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From: Blanca Brothern
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 3:13 AM
Subject: XXXX Re: ads
I am Jim Buckmaster the Owner of Craigslist. We have just recently joined with Apple to give away complimentary iPAD 2 by Apple to randomly chosen people that have posted adverts with Craig's list. You've been identified as our winner today. Your current Craigs list posting id showed up in our randomly selected pick.
You have just won a zero cost Apple iPAD 2! Go to our own promotional page RIGHT HERE and follow the instructions in order to get your absolutely free Apple iPAD. After keying in your email address and adhering to the guidelines on our promotional site we'll send you an iPAD 2 from Apple in 3-4 business days.
Congratulations on winning an Apple iPAD (currently valued at $499). I advise you to head to our promo page fast and sign up for your cost-free iPAD 2 so we can reserve one for you.
Thank you for posting on Craigs list,
Owner, Craigslist Inc.
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Just to emphasize, the real Craigslist are not connected in any way with this scam
- Written by TruthTeller
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From: administrator Lia
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:05 AM
Subject: Dear XXXX, you have 10 new replies,accept links please:
Dear XXXX, hello.
you have 10 new replies,accept links please:
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mail from administrator
Your login and password:
have a nice time,
The Funny Thing is that I have NEVER even registered with the site but they continue to send messages like this to me claiming that I have. It is all a lie.. It is a Scam Seduction Tool sent out by the site to seduce men to join where they can greatly empty their pockets.
- Written by Admin
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If you receive one of these emails that is supposed to be from your internet/telephone provider please DO NOT click the links in the email and enter your details. It has been said many times before but none of these companies will ever contact you in this way. They will never ask you to click a link in an email to enter your details. An awful lot of people are still falling for this type of scam, don't let yourself be one of them!
Your account details have been changed.
We noticed that you recently changed the 3-D Secure Password (Verified By Visa or MasterCard SecureCode) you use to pay your TalkTalk bill, you are the rightful holder of the TalkTalk account and you must verify your account!
In order to verify your account please log into your account and submit all your information, if you choose to ignore our request, your account will remain limited until you verify your information.
Log in to My Account - This link actually goes to : http://www2.northstar-productions.com/aw_api_php_lib_2.5.1/data/stargames/talktalk/
My Account is the brighter way to get more out of TalkTalk. Log in to get extra features and manage your billing online, whenever you like.
Log in to My Account : this link goes to th same as above, both of which are obviously not talk talk urls.
3-D Secure is an XML-based protocol designed to be an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. It was developed by Visa with the intention of improving the security of Internet payments and offered to customers as the Verified by Visa service. Services based on the protocol have also been adopted by MasterCard, under the name MasterCard SecureCode, and by JCB International as J/Secure. American Express has added SafeKey to UK and Singapore on 8 November 2010.
3-D Secure adds an authentication step for online payments.
3-D Secure should not be confused with the Card Security Code which is a short numeric code that is printed on the card.
Please do not reply to this email as replies are not monitored.
TalkTalk Telecom Limited - Incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: 11 Evesham Street W11 4AR. Registered Number: 04633015
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If you have been a long time player of the online game, World Of Warcraft you will no doubt have received one of these emails from time to time. It purports to be from Blizzard who are the company behind World Of Warcraft and tells you that your account is being investigated for some reason, usually because you have been seen trying to sell it (WoW accounts do actually sell for real money!) and then it asks you to click a link to log in to your battle.net account and verify it. Of course once you click the link you will be taken to a page that looks very much like the the real battle.net account page. Once there you are asked to enter your details including account user name and password and cd key. Job done! Your account has now been stolen!!
NEVER click a link in an email like this. If in doubt always open your browser and log into your account as you would normally. Blizzard will never ask you to log into your account like this. They will never ask for your password or cd key.
A variation on this email is often used to con you into giving out your bank details.
In order to keep this from occurring, you should immediately verify that you are the original owner of the account.
Click on the link below to verify your Battle.net account e-mail address:
Account security is solely the responsibility of the account holder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives will typically lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.
The Battle.net Account Team