Some of the scams listed below are from
In this day and age there appears to
These sort of warnings often turn out
August 2009 – Received
PLEASE PASS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY.
The new telephone ‘scam’ has arrived in Medway.
I received a call from a ‘representative’ of BT, informing me that he was dis-connecting me because of an unpaid bill. He demanded payment immediately of Â£31.00 , or it would be Â£ 118.00 to re-connect at a later date.
The guy wasn’t even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental!
I asked the guy’s name – the very ‘English’ John Peacock with a very ‘African’ accent – & phone number – 0800 0800 152.
Obviously the fella realized I wasn’t believing his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone – he would dis-connect my phone to prevent this.
AND HE DID !! My phone was dead – no engaged tone, nothing – until he phoned me again.
Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said credit card, there & then.
I said that I didn’t know how he’d done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him , I didn’t believe his name or that he worked for BT.
He hung up.
Did 1471 & phoned his fictitious 0800 number – not recognised.
I phoned the police to let them know , I wasn’t the first! It’s only just started apparently but it is escalating.
Their advice was to let as many people know by word of mouth of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it’s real, so please let as many friends & family aware of this.
February 2008 –
“I have recently been contacted by a “charity” called Life – telling me that one of the directors of the company had agreed to pledge Â£199 to an under-privileged school to give them new books. I asked the directors who said they hadn’t even heard of the charity. Life phoned me back today to ask how we would pay and I told them we didn’t know who they were and we hadn’t agreed to anything and they just put the phone down without another word. The telephone number was withheld. Please can you post this on your site as I don’t want other people to fall prey to this thieving.”
“Thank you for your email. The call most definitely did not originate from our charity and we would not fundraise in such a manner. This is the second such incident we have been made aware of this week.”
In most instances Governments/Organisations
Most emails asking you to add your name and
Their object is to get names and
Any time you see an e-mail that says
Each time it gets forwarded, it get lists
Reminder received from David
One of our employees was called on
The scam works like this: Person calling
When you say “No” the caller
Here’s the IMPORTANT part on how the scam
After you tell the caller the 3 numbers,
They never ask for or tell you the Card
What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN
Instead, tell them you’ll call VISA or
If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN
Warning received from
Young men approach people, usually
I have recently received a cautionary
Remember, if something
If you are fed up with receiving unsolicited
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