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Offline Lisa

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scam alert.
« on: July 03, 2016, 11:35:08 AM »
Another scam alert. Txt this time.
Barclays are conducting a fraud check.
Did you attempt the following transfer?
2200 - Gumtree Ltd
If yes, please reply Y
If no, please call on 0843 289 7315

Tut!

I know it's a scam, as firstly gumtree does not have my bank details. Also neither does Barclay's.. lol I don't use them
I did however check the number with Barclay's.
I'm going to stop using gumtree to put ads up as I get a great increase in spam when I do.
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Re: scam alert.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 08:59:32 AM »
I had one of those "This is Microsoft Windows department" ones, the other day...

"Microsoft don't have a Windows department".

"Yes, they do!".

"You're talking crap, aren't you?"

"No!".

"OK. Let me boot my computer".

<Leaves him on hold for ever-He's paying for the call>
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

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Re: scam alert.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 10:55:34 AM »
i wind them up as well.

it's suprising how long they wait on hold for :laugh:
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