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Trevor Crossman 127/09/2020 15:56:43
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Just received an email all dressed up as if from PayPal, all the right colour and logo, with case number and so on, it's new to me because I don't have an account , though it may be well known to others who do.

It runs along the lines that a dispute has been opened to repay me money, in this case usd650. Quite strange that, considering that I haven't sold or bought anything for this sum nor through this organisation, and it invites me to "View the Details". I expect that would want me to be dim enough to list some bank details, I don't know and have no intention of finding out,!

Scammers don't seem to be getting any brighter 😄 Maybe Darwinism works in reverse order for this species, and the dimmest proliferate while the smart ones give up?

T

Brian Wood27/09/2020 16:32:11
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Hello Trevor,

A scam it most certainly is but don't run away with idea that the scammers are getting stupid, far from it.

There are plenty of very convincing and sophisticated means of fleecing very cautious people in circulation.

I'm sad to say that while there are still people foolish enough to answer the phone and be talked into taking all their money out of the bank, then giving it to a stranger who calls at their door later in the belief that he can be trusted to take care of it for them, simple scams of this sort will continue to operate

Brian

JohnF27/09/2020 20:45:51
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You can report such scams here --- report@phishing.gov.uk -- its a government site collating cyber scams, whether it does any good or not I don't know but if more people send things in it may well help ?

Link to HMG site

**LINK**

V8Eng27/09/2020 23:22:19
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Also forward it to: spoof@paypal.com

Obviously only the PayPal ones!

Edited By V8Eng on 27/09/2020 23:28:09

Steviegtr27/09/2020 23:32:47
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My friend had one today. He had set up a bank transfer to a guy he bought a night vision scope from. Which went through & he received his item.

Today he received a txt saying the transfer did not go through & to click the link to verify the transaction. Now my mate is a pretty savy guy who restores classic bikes & is an MOT tester.

So being the clever guy he is, what did he do. Yes he clicked the link & put details in that he should not have. He realised at the wrong moment he had cocked up & rang the fraud squad.

Now all his cards have been cancelled etc etc.

So yes anyone can be conned easily.

Last week i had a Paypal dispute question , of which i knew to be false , so did not react.

Be very careful people. It is rife out there. Nearly as bad as the dam Covid.

Last year i had i over £7000 of fraudulant transactions on my Paypal account. Luckily Paypal sorted it out for me.

Now when i do any payments & i do a lot, i get a txt with a ref No from Paypal on my phone to verify. Without that No the transaction will not go through. It is easy to set up & i urge any of you who use paypal to set this system up to stop any fraud on your account. Regards to all & stay safe in these crappy times.

P.S we have just been put on lockdown here in Leeds.

Steve.

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