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Re: Scam Warning

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Geoff.R.G wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:24 pm
CN211276 wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:53 am Just received one which is new to me. An email saying my tv licence has expired and requesting bank account details. :lol:
I've seen that one, unfortunately for the scammer, I know when my TV Licence expires.
They haven't given up. Sent me an email saying my tv licence expires tomorrow. :lol: I know it has another three months left.
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They'd be buggered if they rang me with that story, I pay by direct debit. :lol:
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This is an interesting video relating to scams from a couple of years back:



Check your email address here:
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

My wife's and my daughter's and my old email address have all been compromised.
My more recent email addresses haven't. Yet.

Nothing to panic about. Just something to be aware of.

Jim Browning has done a lot of entertaining and informative videos on IT Support and refund scams.
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The Royal Mail parcel scam seems to be doing the rounds again.

The text, claiming to be from Royal Mail arrives out of the blue and claims that "your Royal Mail parcel is awaiting delivery. Please confirm the settlement of 1.99 (GBP) on the following link".

The message then links to a website mocked up to look like an official Royal Mail site. The page requests personal and payment details, which scammers may use to steal someone's identity, or use to target them with other scams.

Royal Mail said it would not use such texts - unless specifically requested - and would use a grey card instead to tell people if any fee was required.

It warned the public about a similar email scam in February, and it appears that the fraudsters' campaign is evolving.
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Even if you're wise enough not to fall for these scams, they are still annoying. Because of the frequency that we all get bombarded by these unwanted emails / texts / phone calls.

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For over a year I have been getting calls from a pair claiming to beh from Sky saying I have an Internet problem and trying to ger access to my computer. Going on the accents and the bad line I think the calls could be from India. I used to tell theg to go and f*** themselves. Now I just put the phone down and let them talk to themselves for what can be some time.
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I and others have received PMs from someone who joined WAM to sell cheap Qobuz packages. He got the boot as I am sure he will if he tries it here. Be aware.
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Question What is a TV licence and why do we need one. Running only over Internet ??? For Dan maybe?
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Wonfor14 wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:17 am Question What is a TV licence and why do we need one. Running only over Internet ??? For Dan maybe?
State robbery from a bygone era. We should only pay for what we want to watch. If enough people refused to pay it would come to an end.
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Wonfor14 wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:17 am Question What is a TV licence and why do we need one. Running only over Internet ??? For Dan maybe?
Places like this youtube channel go into details about TV Licences:
https://www.youtube.com/c/ChilliJonCarne/videos

If you don't watch broadcast TV, and instead watch catch-up, or internet stuff like youtube then you don't need a TV licence.
You should avoid watching BBC iplayer too, to avoid being liable for the licence fee.

So yes, you may well be in an increasingly large group of people that should not be paying for a TV licence.
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