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Title: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: D4D on September 30, 2011, 09:45:43 AM
Given the numerous posts re online scams, I thought I'd start a thread to consolidate them.

Please post your scams here rather than start a new thread.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Prado BB on September 30, 2011, 10:00:21 AM
Good idea D4D, here is one to be aware of DON'T click on the link:

Hi again,
Thank you for your e-mail.
First off all can you please let me know if the item from the link below is yours?

http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Automotive/AdNumber=TP0048008?AdOnTop=

I have contacted another seller on tradingpost, and i want to be sure that this is yours.
Thank you, and i will wait for your answer so i can able to buy it.
Please take a look over the link, and tell me if is yours.
Thanks
Julia

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: xmasbaby67 on September 30, 2011, 11:44:05 AM
I think the fact that "Julia" sent it Prado BB we should KNOW it's another scam.....hehehe :angel:

But seriously most of the time the grammar in these scams is pretty bad and it can give them away immediately...

It's definately buyer beware these days..  >:( 
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Aussie Blue on September 30, 2011, 11:47:55 AM
Wife almost got scammed by the puppy sellers.

She saw a puppy online somewhere going for a good price, deceased estate etc., and organised to have it freighted COD.
On the day of delivery she received emails and phone calls (from an Indian) to deposit the $$ into a Western Union account in Cameroon....

Not a chance she fell for that once Western Union was mentioned.

Had a very sad daughter though  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Prado BB on September 30, 2011, 03:19:39 PM
current ebay scam - user: akabm1989 email : sell9but@hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-2008-Sahara-4x4-/180731272153?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item2a146c5bd9
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: oldblade on September 30, 2011, 03:55:16 PM
current ebay scam - user: akabm1989 email : sell9but@hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-2008-Sahara-4x4-/180731272153?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item2a146c5bd9

Awesome I just put a bid on



Kidding
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2011, 04:16:48 PM
current ebay scam - user: akabm1989 email : sell9but@hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-2008-Sahara-4x4-/180731272153?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item2a146c5bd9
auction gone.

its common place to see the same thing on carsales on Ebay for $30,000 less....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Tim - Stratford on September 30, 2011, 05:17:19 PM
current ebay scam - user: akabm1989 email : sell9but@hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-2008-Sahara-4x4-/180731272153?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item2a146c5bd9


I reported the same seller (different name but same email) yesterday - was selling a 2009 Sterling Jayco 21' - .99c but don't bid - send me an email - eBay were quick to pull the ad.

Tim
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Tim - Stratford on September 30, 2011, 05:22:23 PM
Another scam that targets sellers of livestock - puppies and kittens mainly - The buyer gets in touch via email (puppies to be freighted) and pays by Paypal but inadvertantly pays way too much - then requests that excess or whole amount refunded via Western Union so transaction can take place. Seller is send confirmation of tyhis transaction via email from Paypal and refunds $ by Western Union.

Seller then checks Paypal account to find no money - email was bogus and funds sent thru Western Union withdrawn.

Cost the last person $1200.

Ouch!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Sab on September 30, 2011, 09:32:02 PM
My wife got a letter from spain,addressed to her initials stating that after an aborting effort she is the only person they could find who was related to a female person wth my family name.(Mind you if you do a simple search on facebook there are a sh#t load of us ). Apparently this lady had something like 3million,7hundred and something eauros and we are entitled to it,this so called barrister who went through the efforts of making this letter look real,even with a letter head was saying that we will work together and both share the money left behind by this woman. Straight onto crime stoppers then onto scamlink and yes they said it was a scam,they say they want to help you and that we're in this together and then they ask for your details and empty you out. I hope they catch these bastards,If it's too good to be true listen to your gut insticts.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bill on September 30, 2011, 09:38:57 PM
I asked Morag for coffee money this morning and promised I would pay it back.
She fell for it!!!!
Bill
On second thought maybe this isn't the type of scam you guys wanted in this thread???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on October 16, 2011, 02:44:19 PM
shame we cant automatically replace the word Gumtree with (http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd234/cremo1/Smileys/scam.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: morgue on October 16, 2011, 06:17:02 PM
An email sent from Aust Post via US parcel service with an attached zip file, showing the invoice and that my package had arrived t the post office....Aust Post don't email with attached zip files....they don't email at all when a parcel arrives...they put a note in the letter box.

The zip file contained a virus...my computer OS picked it up...
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2011, 09:58:12 PM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2005-Jayco-Heritage-30th-Anniversary-Pop-Top-Caravan-/320787797069?pt=AU_Caravans_RVs&hash=item4ab071544d#ht_1154wt_1848

how much?
Title: Cheap Jayco Van ..... I smell scam
Post by: wazboz on November 05, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
Hi All,

Just joined myswag and have just bought an old Jayco Scenic. First step up for us from a tent/swag and looking forward to getting out and about in it. Have been trawling the treads for tech hints and tip - thanks all, a lot of great stuff here!!

Anyway, tonight I was searching Tradingpost, Ebay, etc, for a camper for a mate and this one turns up on Ebay search on the price range I was looking at:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2005-Jayco-Heritage-30th-Anniversary-Pop-Top-Caravan-/320787797069?pt=AU_Caravans_RVs&hash=item4ab071544d#ht_1154wt_1848

I smell a scam as it is:
- Buy it now price way too cheap
- all the text appears to be an image rather than text (avoiding some sort of automatic Ebay filter?)
- he seems a bit excited about no one bidding before he can have a chat to you on his hotmail

The ad will probably get pulled before this thread is up for more than a day, so I have printed a PDF of how the ad is presented now. Happy for mods to delete the thread is the link to ebay becomes a dead link. Otherwise, I have hosted the PDF of the ad here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?8n8e3knfhyw8tse


What do you all think? Not sure how he gets to have good feedback if he is a scammer, but maybe it is all legit.

I am not interested in the van myself, just thought it would be good for conversation. Anyone want to email him to see what his story is ... I cbf.

Warren.






Title: Re: Cheap Jayco Van ..... I smell scam
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2011, 10:10:49 PM
Pure bullShit of the highest order...

(http://blogs.wavy.com/files/2011/07/toys-scam-alert.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Campfire on November 05, 2011, 10:23:50 PM
According my work email, I have a number of outstanding parking and speeding fines from New York City, and I must pay them now before I'm penalized with legal proceedings against me.

I get just as many of those emails as I do for Viagra advertisements.

I've never been to the US.

Campfire
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: barneys on November 05, 2011, 10:29:07 PM
camp fire  them council rangers get you anywhere
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: singo-26 on November 05, 2011, 10:46:20 PM

I get just as many of those emails as I do for Viagra advertisements.

Campfire

It's not the offer of viagra that worries me or the ones offering a drug to give me a bigger willy (how do they know), Its the constant offer of Russian brides. I'm already married and am generally in enough trouble with her, Why would I want another wife!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Crookedpete on November 06, 2011, 07:18:51 AM
Got phone call on Friday from an Indian call centre telling me that my computer had been infected and that if I gave them remote access to my computer they could fix it.

I told them I didn't have a computer and they hung up. Go figure.



Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Campfire on November 06, 2011, 07:19:45 AM
It's not the offer of viagra that worries me or the ones offering a drug to give me a bigger willy (how do they know), Its the constant offer of Russian brides. I'm already married and am generally in enough trouble with her, Why would I want another wife!

Might be a 2 for 1 special price deal, buy the Russia wives and the Viagra is thrown in for deal.

They drive a " hard " deal those Russians

Campfire

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2011, 07:25:05 AM
What do you all think? Not sure how he gets to have good feedback if he is a scammer, but maybe it is all legit.

If it sounds to good to be true it is. The scammers typically use stolen eBay accounts hence the feedback.
Title: Re: Cheap Jayco Van ..... I smell scam
Post by: Bird on November 07, 2011, 10:24:21 AM
I am not interested in the van myself, just thought it would be good for conversation. Anyone want to email him to see what his story is ... I cbf.

This listing (320787797069) has been removed, or this item is not available.

•Please check that you've entered the correct item number
•Listings that have ended 90 or more days ago will not be available for viewing



Now wazza, come on get those photos you emailed me up here :)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: cancan on March 09, 2012, 06:40:43 PM
WOOHOO

15 minutes after listing the car on the tradingpost and gumtree and I have it sold sight unseen and for $600 more than I asked for. The deal was done within 1 hour of listing.

The money has been sent to my paypal account and he has included an extra $2000 for his agent. Its a pity the post office is closed as I will have to wait until Monday before I can transfer the agents money but in the mean time someone else wants to buy it sight unseen.

I have told him that the other Nigerian wants to pay $600 above asking price, cant wait for his offer... if there is a lot of these guys I might end up selling it for more than I paid new...
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: cancan on March 09, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
Well they don't muck about.  here is most of the transcipts for the first scammer.

I let predictive text do its own thing, just so they get to understand what its like reading there crap.


The money will only reflect in your account until you reply back to the confirmation email you received from PayPal by sending the mtcn number of the $2,000 that is to be send to my pick up agent so that they can come for the pick up..if you have gone through the email you received from PayPal very well regarding the payment i made...you must have been notify about all this,And paypal will not allow me do cancel or refund my money back to me until this transaction is completed because it has been deducted from my account and they are doing this to protect both the seller and the buyer...
To make this issue very clear to you,just reply to the confirmation email paypal sent to you and ask them anything you want to ask cos it is easier and faster because i will like it to be pickedup on Tuseday morning...You will surely get the reply from paypal as soon as you have replied to the mail they sent to you..
Advice positively..
 
 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:45:11 -0800
From:
Subject: Re: Payment Sent
To: johnwestty@hotmail.com


 Sorry but the email is very hard to follow, your english is not the best.

I do have someone else interested now and they have offered more and they also will purchase it sight unseen and through an agent.

I think I will sell to them now.

Thank you anyhow
 
 
 

From: John West <johnwestty@hotmail.com>
To:
Sent: Friday, 9 March 2012 6:35 PM
Subject: RE: Payment Sent

But As per the e-mail paypal sent to me which is also similar to yours, you will have to make a payment of $2,000 via western union office at your post office to the address given to you, and you will be given the information requested which you will e-mail to paypal by replying to the confirmation mail sent from them regarding the details you have from western union...and you will receive the whole money in your account without any delay,so dont have any problem regarding the payment i made cos the money have been deducted from my account and willbe credited into your account immediately PayPal get the necesary information require from you so kindly read the mail sent to you very well...And you can arrange this tomorrow either
 
 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:34:10 -0800
From:
Subject: Re: Payment Sent
To: johnwestty@hotmail.com

Thanks for that

The post office is closed now so I will arrange this on Monday which will allow time for the funds to clear
 
Cheers
 

From: John West <johnwestty@hotmail.com>
To:
Sent: Friday, 9 March 2012 6:12 PM
Subject: Payment Sent

I just want to inform you that i have just completed the payment and i hope you must have been notified in your email about the payment i made through PayPal, you can check your e-mail for confirmation of payment, I have just make the payment of $54,800.,i have decided to add the amount of $2,200 which i paid through paypal,you can now send $2,000 to my pick up agent via western union so he can be able to come for the pick up and also PayPal said they won't release the funds until they get the western union information from you due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment i made.I will need you to send the $2,000 to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there) , i added extra $200 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $60-75 but just to be sure i added $200, Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer 
Agent's Info:Grant Wilson                           
Address:   181 Downing Rd,
            Dagenham,London.
            zip code: RM9 6LX
            United Kingdom..
 
 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 08:02:06 +0000
From:
To: johnwestty@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Problem About Payment

no problems

just add it to the price and as soon as i receive your pament i will forward the $2000 to your agent


Sent from Samsung Mobile


-------- Original message -------- Subject: Problem About Payment From: John West To:

 Oh,i got this from my agent now which I need to inform you about this,just received an email from my pick agent...am most sure i did not include that in my previous email,he said he won't come for the pick up unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time and my pick up agent Head Quarters is in the United Kingdom and all commission payment made for pick up from anywhere in the world is sent to their Head Quarters in the Uk and the only form of payment they accept is western union money transfer.
I have tried to pay online but i will need a credit card which i didn't bring aboard the ship,and there is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most post offices) or any western union agent on sea! so i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $2,000 they charged to pick it up and take it my home(1st class treatment),to the payment i will send through PayPal, after i have made the payment.
I will need you to help me send the $2,000 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www.westernunion.com (http://www.westernunion.com) .I will be making the payment shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done.
 
 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:47:35 +0000
From:
To: johnwestty@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Audi advert

iy is email address.com


Sent from Samsung Mobile

-------- Original message -------- Subject: RE: Audi advert From: John West To:

 Ok all i just need you to do is to mail me your PayPal email so that i can arrange payment now
 
 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:42:14 +0000
From:
To: johnwestty@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Audi advert

thanks john

i will keep the advert going until i have received payment.

i do havery a papal account so np issues there.
what details do you need for payment

Calvin


Sent from Samsung Mobile


-------- Original message -------- Subject: RE: Audi advert From: John West To:

 Thanks for your reply asap over my request,im also willing to offer you $52,600 as my offer cos i ve so much interest in it,i will be very glad if it can be sell to me and my offer been considered,any offer comes after just tell/inform them that it has been sold.i will not be able to come for an inspection as ive my private pick-up agent who will be coming for the pick-up and inspection of it cos im a very busy type who work long hours everyday,ive gone through the advert,im ok and satisfied with it,so i think that shouldnt be a problem so you dont have to be worried about that.
Sorry i will be paying you via the fastest,secure and easier way to pay online{paypal}If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com (http://www.paypal.com) and sign up. its very easy....so after payment have been completed you can release it as my agent will be coming for pickup ..so no shipping included...
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: cancan on March 09, 2012, 07:11:53 PM
The paypal email was well done:
 had paypal logo and scam defence logo with a passed spiel
 
Message flagged
Friday, 9 March 2012 6:11 PM


 

Dear
This email confirms that a payment confirmation e-mail you recently received as regards a payments of $54,800.00 AUD sent to you by John West is Originated from PayPal® Service, and as soon as you have e-mailed the necessary western union details for a transferred sum of $2,000.00 AUD to the address you were provided with the in the payment confirmation e-mail sent to you earlier, a sum of $54,800.00 AUD will be credited into your account.

The transfer can be done via Western Union Money Transfer Post Office. Click this link for nearest western union office section at your post office.

Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested . It should either be sent in JPG format or send type details as: Sender's Name; Receiver's Name; MTCN; Amount Sent.

Please, understand that this is a security measure to help protect both the Buyer and the Seller. Therefore, we apologize for the inconvenience that we may have caused you.
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: For any inquiries, you can contact our customer care service by replying directly to this e-mail directly, as this transaction was done via e-mail, all inquiries should be directed to this e-mail address only and any inquiries about this transaction directed to our phone service section will be returned as null and void.
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Scam Defence
This transaction is safe and secured, the buyer does not access to cancel the transaction under our new Secured Station Service(SSS) and this not a "Scam". You Safe And Protected With PayPal® Service, you don't have to call lawyer just send the money.

                    Thank you for using PayPal Security !

Copyright © 1999-2012 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved.
 PayPal Australia Pty Limited ABN 93 111 195 389 (AFSL 304962). Any general financial product advice provided in this site has not taken into account your objectives, financial situations or needs. PayPal Email ID PP1525
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: cancan on March 09, 2012, 07:18:12 PM
second scammer and just got an email from a third scammer, well the ATO but just as bad.


Yes just get back to me..



Hi Steve

Sorry but the car has been sold.

I have just transfered the other buyers agents money and waiting for paypal to pay me.

I have told them if the agent does not pick the car up in 7 days I will keep the money and re sell it.

can I contact you if this happens

 
 
 

From: Steve Hansel <steanseld34@gmail.com>
To:
Sent: Friday, 9 March 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: A reply to your ad "2009 Audi Q5 2lt TFSI" "2009 Audi Q5 2lt TFSI"

I will offer you $53k for it just get back to me with your PayPal email address so that i can make the payment.



Thanks for the swift response,please advice on  the present condition of the vehicle with the service history as well, am buying this as a surprise gift for my dad for his birthday so i wont let him know, until it been delivered to him.But due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday off shore  oil rig department,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it., i am sure he will be more than happy with it.I can only pay with PayPal here, i will need you to give me your PayPal email address so i can make the payments asap and please if you don't have PayPal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com.au (http://www.paypal.com.au) and get it set up , after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with PayPal so as to put the money through. note well: Pick up agent will come for the pick up as soon as i have made the payments, i would have  loved to talk to you on phone but I work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, we can only communicate with our base for now.

Hansel
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Tjupurula on March 10, 2012, 01:10:19 AM
Hi Swaggers
I do not wish to seem naive about this issue, but is there any difference between "Scam" and the emails that go into the "Spam" which ask me if I want to be 3" bigger and all those ladies telling me they have just split from their boyfriends.
The wife keeps asking me why they are emailing me, and all I can say is the truth, "I don't know why".
Regards
Tjupurula
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Hairs on March 10, 2012, 07:11:17 AM
Hi Tjupurula,
There is a difference between a scam & spam.
Scammers, are out to fleece you of your hard earned and are giving the impression they are someone they are not and Spammers are out to entice your into giving your hard earned over willingly, for a produce that is dodgy.
They are both Scum.

Just the other day I got one of those Microsoft calls. This was the 2nd for the day.
He asked me what I could see on my computer,
I told him I was looking at porn, He ignored that and asked what was in the corner of my screen, I told him a lovely pair of Tits,
I asked him if he would like me to send him the link. It went quiet for a bit.
He then told my to close that, I told him if I could do a remote access, he could see it too, but I hoped he had virus protection cause the site has viruses that make your penis shrivel up.
He hung up.
No sense of humor some people.

I've given up asking them how and why they have rung me, now I have a bit of fun with them.
They(the mobs behind these calls) must make a bit for them to keep calling.
The only thing we can do is tell everyone about them, I you hear of someone getting a computer that isn't tech savy, tell them not to listen to these people., just hang up.

Tjupurula, I have a mate that that is really paranoid about this kind of stuff and very rarely turns his computer on anymore, he freaks out every time he gets one of these spam emails  "how did they get my email address, why do they want to know that, I didn't ask them to email me"

I forward all my email through Gmails servers, than have my email client fetch it from there. once a fortnight clean out the spam and trash from Gmail. It is pretty good at picking up the scams & spam.
A little program I use is POP Peeper (http://www.poppeeper.com/)
You can see what emails are at your server without having to download the emaisl, you can delete them using Pop Peeper.
It notifies you of email that has arrived.
Hope this helps guys.

 :cheers:

 
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: tagman on March 10, 2012, 08:24:49 AM
Hi all
I have a small online sales business. We sell electrical test tags - narrow market, Australia, New Zealand customers.
I regularly get inquiries from Indonesia, Malaysia, and South America.
At first I was rather excited...... But then started looking into the business buyers - no web sites for them. Most business have web sites now days.... Started looking a bit sus.
Now we state up front to the buyers that all purchases must be paid via PayPal. If the overpay me, it is their loss and my gain. We will not send any product without payment.
We also post everything by registered mail, so we can track arrival.

I think we have covered all bases - but I am a bit open to extra safeguards we can take....
We have so far sent product to a few countries without a problem.

Butter give the business a plug www.tags2u.com.au (http://www.tags2u.com.au)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Tjupurula on March 10, 2012, 02:23:38 PM
Thankyou Hairs for that explanation.  I have now learned how to quickly select all those emails and delete them.  I will show my wife your post when she gets home, and that should settle her concerns.  I do have the basic Yahoo email address, but I also have my business email address, which is via my website which is dmbboilermaking.com.au.  I don't get any silly emails there as it is checked by the ISP (hopefully correct) that host my website for me.
Regards
Tjupurula
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Hairs on March 10, 2012, 02:30:50 PM
Hi Tjupurula,
Glad to be of some help.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: briann532 on March 10, 2012, 03:43:59 PM
I got scammed big time................ :'( :'( :'(

Promises of love, happiness. joy and a wonderful life..............
So I married her :-[ :-[ :-[

Jeez, I got scammed..................

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Just kidding...........

Love the misses and kids, wouldn't swap them even for a new glamper!!! ;D

But I did have an episode where the roles were reversed.

I emailed an ebayer about a bike I wanted, with a speel about not being able to get to look at it, but interested.
Could I send father in law to have a look for me. (He lives nearby)
Can pay etc etc.........
I basically got told to poq.....which I guess is fair enough. The bloke is probably sick of scammers.

I then tried it again on a bloke in Mudgee. Gave my speel on not being able to look or pick up till later as I have work committments in Sydney etc etc.
He couldn't help me enough.
Great bloke, helpful, bike was in mint condition and really great price.
He even delivered it to my inlaws for me.

Sometimes some crazy excuse is just what it is. No lies or deception, just circumstance.
Unfortunately these scammers ruin it for everyone.
I know I find it very hard to trust people these days and its very sad. >:(

There are still heaps of good folk out there, but lets give these scammers hell while we can. :police: :police: :police:

Cheers
Brian
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete_R on March 14, 2012, 08:43:57 PM
If you aren't sure about an email address, just Google it as in most cases if it is fake then something will show up. For example, Google results for the email address in Cancan's post above show the following :
http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sugexp=llsin&gs_nf=1&cp=21&gs_id=7&xhr=t&q=steanseld34%40gmail.com&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=steanseld34%40gmail.com&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=e325bd1c2d99c923&biw=1600&bih=728 (http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sugexp=llsin&gs_nf=1&cp=21&gs_id=7&xhr=t&q=steanseld34%40gmail.com&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=steanseld34%40gmail.com&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=e325bd1c2d99c923&biw=1600&bih=728)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: baldheadedgit on March 15, 2012, 06:33:43 AM
Hi Tjupurula,
There is a difference between a scam & spam.
Scammers, are out to fleece you of your hard earned and are giving the impression they are someone they are not and Spammers are out to entice your into giving your hard earned over willingly, for a produce that is dodgy.
They are both Scum.

Just the other day I got one of those Microsoft calls. This was the 2nd for the day.
He asked me what I could see on my computer,
I told him I was looking at porn, He ignored that and asked what was in the corner of my screen, I told him a lovely pair of Tits,
I asked him if he would like me to send him the link. It went quiet for a bit.
He then told my to close that, I told him if I could do a remote access, he could see it too, but I hoped he had virus protection cause the site has viruses that make your penis shrivel up.
He hung up.
No sense of humor some people.I've given up asking them how and why they have rung me, now I have a bit of fun with them.
They(the mobs behind these calls) must make a bit for them to keep calling.
The only thing we can do is tell everyone about them, I you hear of someone getting a computer that isn't tech savy, tell them not to listen to these people., just hang up.

Tjupurula, I have a mate that that is really paranoid about this kind of stuff and very rarely turns his computer on anymore, he freaks out every time he gets one of these spam emails  "how did they get my email address, why do they want to know that, I didn't ask them to email me"

I forward all my email through Gmails servers, than have my email client fetch it from there. once a fortnight clean out the spam and trash from Gmail. It is pretty good at picking up the scams & spam.
A little program I use is POP Peeper (http://www.poppeeper.com/)
You can see what emails are at your server without having to download the emaisl, you can delete them using Pop Peeper.
It notifies you of email that has arrived.
Hope this helps guys.

 :cheers:
LMAO,, i used that yesterday, got one of those calls........it gave me more pleasure spinning that yarn than hanging up on them,,, good one mate.   :cheers:

BHG
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: NatGav on March 15, 2012, 08:36:43 AM
Trying to sell my car on Carsales before our big trip around australia, got a sms from someone asking me to email them if the car was still for sale. Emailed them, then wrote back the below:

http://www.carsales.com.au/car/brand%20new/dealer/demo/private?eapi=2&sort=default&vertical=Car&silo=Stock&base=1216&Range=Price:Min,Max~0.5&find=XCE897 (http://www.carsales.com.au/car/brand%20new/dealer/demo/private?eapi=2&sort=default&vertical=Car&silo=Stock&base=1216&Range=Price:Min,Max~0.5&find=XCE897)|CarAll&keyword=XCE897

"Thanks, i will be paying $25,500 (PayPal fees included) since i am interested in the immediate purchase for my Uncle who recently moved to Malaysia, also i will be using a shipping company to have this picked up from you and have it delivered to him. Further arrangements will be made with you in regards to the pick up once the payment has been completed.

I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) since i won't be be able to view it in person. What's the PayPal email to send funds to?"

I wrote back saying that i'd be happy with an international funds transfer, and he continue to insist that i email him my paypal details or set up and account and he will send me the money.....

NO THANKS.......next day got another text from same number different email address.......F*#K off.....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: bobnrob on March 15, 2012, 09:02:42 AM
I refuse any dealings if they require paypal.
Agents are welcome, but item(s) not released till FULL amount is deposited in MY bank account, or cash is sitting in my hand. Simple rules :)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Big Nath on May 28, 2012, 01:19:29 PM
Just had my first call. OMG so excited.  ;D

Now i must apploogise, its my computer thats slowwing the worlds internet down (sorry to those with the NBN)  >:D >:D. this bloke was called peter, he even give me his employee number, god love him.

So long story short, its my computer causing issues all over the world. after 35mins (im a stay at home dad, i had nothing better to do) i ask to speak to his boss and advised him i was going to charge him for my time so i will need a paypal transfur and or CC details. As it turns out, his boss is Mr Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep.

Twas fun ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: fuji on May 28, 2012, 07:11:43 PM
Hi Swaggers
I do not wish to seem naive about this issue, but is there any difference between "Scam" and the emails that go into the "Spam" which ask me if I want to be 3" bigger and all those ladies telling me they have just split from their boyfriends.
The wife keeps asking me why they are emailing me, and all I can say is the truth, "I don't know why".
Regards
Tjupurula

Yes i have been getting alot of spam lately. Just started recently.
Wayne
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Hairs on June 26, 2012, 09:12:30 PM
That is the funniest,
Having an Indian woman calling on behalf of Microsoft calling me a 'Mudder****er'
ROTFLMAO (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/roflmao.gif)
All I said to her was, "Hey honey, I'm a wake up to you Elephant washers and so are a lot of Aussies"
She answered with, "You are a Mudder ****er"
And hung up on me
Pure Gold
 ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2013, 12:39:35 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Just the other day I got one of those Microsoft calls. This was the 2nd for the day.
He asked me what I could see on my computer,
I told him I was looking at porn, He ignored that and asked what was in the corner of my screen, I told him a lovely pair of Tits,



This is interesting... Most people I've spoken to today are also Optus customers who have had these calls...
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/can-phone-scammers-see-your-isp-bills-20130821-2sa7o.html (http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/can-phone-scammers-see-your-isp-bills-20130821-2sa7o.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Hairs on August 21, 2013, 12:47:19 PM
Funny thing is, since I started to use Voip and moved to ADSL+2,  I haven't had a call from the Elephant Washers..
 ;D
Title: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: CGS on August 21, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
I had one ring talking about hosting and websites. I confused the bloke so much that after 20mins I told him what I thought.

Took him 5 mins to explain the web was the Internet and not cobwebs inside my computer :)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bunyip on August 22, 2013, 10:10:06 AM
When we got our new phone connected we got 4 to 5 calls per day from a mob "in Melbourne", sometimes caller ID would show a 03 number, sometimes international.

They kept saying they were calling about my Telstra phone line, I immediately asked them if they were calling from Telstra. One lady tried to duck the question, most at that point just gave up. They did get in that they were not trying to sell me anything, then one guy also got in that Telstra were charging me daily blah blah blah.

In the end I had to yell at one of them that if they truely were based in Melbourne, as I had asked them each call to remove me from their list that I would be reporting them for harrasement. Calls stopped after that.

Bunyip
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: fuji on September 20, 2013, 05:58:46 PM
BEWARE!
You may have already received this email, its  about three failed attempts at logging into your Westpac Bank Account. Open the form and fill it in etc. We don't even have a Westpac Account. So beware!!!!
fuji
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on September 20, 2013, 09:04:14 PM
l am SOOOOOO Upset at the moment , Some S@#$ H@#$ tried to SCAM me because he could . lt all seemed so intercept to start off with , then as it went on it became a little more complex . After that the whole thing got down right nasty .
Send many Slabs Of  V B cans to me  & l will fully explain how it works  ;D ;D ;D















well it might work                                                            >:D                                           you got this far  :cheers:
Title: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Ynot on September 20, 2013, 09:11:11 PM
l am SOOOOOO Upset at the moment , Some S@#$ H@#$ tried to SCAM me because he could . lt all seemed so intercept to start off with , then as it went on it became a little more complex . After that the whole thing got down right nasty .
Send many Slabs Of  V B cans to me  & l will fully explain how it works  ;D ;D ;D

well it might work                                                            >:D                                           you got this far  :cheers:
This one must be a scam, no fair dinkum person would drink VB

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Title: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on September 20, 2013, 10:06:17 PM
l am SOOOOOO Upset at the moment , Some S@#$ H@#$ tried to SCAM me because he could . lt all seemed so intercept to start off with , then as it went on it became a little more complex . After that the whole thing got down right nasty .
Send many Slabs Of  V B cans to me  & l will fully explain how it works  ;D ;D ;D















well it might work                                                            >:D                                           you got this far  :cheers:
couldn't find slabs this late at night. Will something on tap be ok?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on September 21, 2013, 08:42:27 AM
Coming to a catch up near you  >:D       :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: cruisindub on September 21, 2013, 08:58:01 AM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-X-one-direction-tickets-sydney-Friday-25th-October-/171129708772 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-X-one-direction-tickets-sydney-Friday-25th-October-/171129708772)

Surely that's a scam?

Right?

Who in their right mind would buy that.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jasjul on September 21, 2013, 09:45:36 AM
BEWARE!
You may have already received this email, its  about three failed attempts at logging into your Westpac Bank Account. Open the form and fill it in etc. We don't even have a Westpac Account. So beware!!!!
fuji

Be careful with this one.  I've also received it, again no Westpac account so immediately deleted it, but my internet security informed me that it had tried to infect my computer anyway.   >:(
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on September 21, 2013, 12:09:50 PM
Sounds as though you haven't met Black Diamond ,, you lucky bloke    >:D
There are advantages to being stashed away in far flung towns in the west  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Morto on November 03, 2013, 08:10:29 AM

The SCAM is back on Gumtree 2010 Jayco swan $13,000 I have reported to scam watch, good old Sgt Major from Darwin RAAF is back with a different name - Carolyn Gorrey this time, they sent me the exact same e-mail as they have done for others..I have been messing with these maggots for the last week giving them false hopes of cash,giving them the run around and basically wasting their time..I hope no one has fallin for this, the amazon paymet e-mail looked quite convincing...If anyone else has recieved this "quote" from them do not save to your computer as they requested there is a trojan contained within to steal personal info..

Tight Lines..Morto

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Qlandr on February 15, 2014, 09:14:09 AM
Following on from Morto's thread,
SGM Carolyn Gorrey is still listing the Jayco,
here's a message i received,

Hi again,

Thank you for your email. The total price included the delivery will be $14.000. I've told you, at this moment I am in Darwin NT in a military base, getting ready for TAS (I hope for the last time). I am doing a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The delivery will take 2 to 3 days depending on your location. Because it is a large transaction, we will complete the deal only using an authorized third part like Amazon Checkout Service coz I already prearranged the whole process with them, using their Amazon Checkout Service (bank-to-bank wire transfer).

The money will be sent to Amazon Checkout Service, before you will receive the camper trailer. So, you will deposit the payment directly into the Amazon Checkout Service bank account, either online or at most banks and they will hold and secure your money during the entire transaction. I repeat, they will hold and insure your money until receipt of the camper trailer in good condition and will release the funds to us only after you decide to keep the camper trailer and register it, into your name. If by any reason (the camper trailer has any hidden damages or is not like I describe it) you can reject the deal,in this case Amazon Checkout Service will refund you totally.

Let me know your details (full name, full address and home phone number) so I can open a transaction case with Amazon Checkout Service and declare you as buyer, they will contact you with more details, and explain better the whole process.
You must know that Amazon Checkout Service will contact you without any obligation to buy or to pay some fees.

I am looking forward to hear from you.
Regards,

SGM Carolyn Gorey
Royal Australian Air Force

PS: If need please find the swan details below.

VIN  6AM000000A1M13123
Rego 513QRN
Rego Expiry on 08/03/2014
No finance over the camper trailer

Also please find attached the copy of PPSR Certificate.

The camper will be delivered with our RAAF trailer that have transport insurance.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: BBwilly on February 15, 2014, 03:06:41 PM
Funny thing is, since I started to use Voip and moved to ADSL+2,  I haven't had a call from the Elephant Washers..
 ;D

Used Voip for many years, one of the first with MNF anyway the only calls I got were on my telstra line I just handed them to my one year old at the time soon stopped but he enjoyed the calls :-).





 
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: BBwilly on February 15, 2014, 03:25:11 PM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-X-one-direction-tickets-sydney-Friday-25th-October-/171129708772 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-X-one-direction-tickets-sydney-Friday-25th-October-/171129708772)

Surely that's a scam?

Right?

Who in their right mind would buy that.


I think i just spewed a little
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: briann532 on February 15, 2014, 08:06:54 PM
I think i just spewed a little

Shouldn't this be in the funnies section????
 ;D ;D ;D

LOL.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on February 16, 2014, 03:51:57 PM
l have heard about a scammer that asks for no money at all ,&  will explain how the scam works . Just send cold slabs of VB to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,












Well it might work .. there must be somebody silly enough to fall for it  >:D    :cup:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Brumbypt on February 26, 2014, 07:49:28 PM
I just got this in the email today..

-----------------------------------------------
You done a payment of $841.48 AUD to Freeman Rock.



It may take a few seconds for this transfer to show up in yourtransactions history.
Seller
Freeman.Rock@yahoo.com
Instructions to merchant
You haven't entered any instructions.
Shipping address - confirmed
Hendrerit Rd
Manlius NC 35169-4709
United States
Shipping details
The seller hasn't provided any shipping details yet.
Description   Qty.   Amount
NEW AUTHENTIC COACH LILAC LEATHER TRAVEL PICTURE FRAME
Item# 621935766671   88   $841.48 USD
Shipping and handling   $24.59 USD
Insurance - not offered   ----
Total   $841.48 USD
Payment   $841.48 USD

Payment sent to Freeman Rock   

Receipt ID: C-F306JR30313H3T1TU





Firstly, who buys a picture frame for $842, why would you buy a leather frame, and why would you need a travelling frame?

Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.6 using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Mobi on February 26, 2014, 08:28:32 PM
X2

Note the purchase date.
Also got a westpac email that still had the prompts for name etc still showing.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: fuji on February 27, 2014, 04:56:37 AM
Not a scam however just as bad, probably worse. I am on night shift this week as well as SWMBO. Anyway a witness has come forward about a sus vehicle in my neck of the woods. They report that this vehicle was loitering around the Comm bank ATM. Local van goes out as well as the Sarge and they discover a strip of plastic with computer type cabling, camera etc above the ATM. Rip it out and sure enough it's a skimmer. SO BEWARE AND CHECK ALL ATMS BEFORE WITHDRAWING .
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Rusty on February 27, 2014, 06:28:20 AM
Got this email today

Have checked ebay and checked my paypal account (not through there link in email that i have changed a bit) and no payments sent or nothing bought on ebay


 24 February 2014 01:14:48 AEDT
Transaction ID: 2U4293202T5478186



You sent a payment of $87.4 AUD to eBay International AG
(AU-AdCommerce-EOM@ebay.com)

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in the Recent Activity list in your Account Overview.


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Merchant
eBay International AG
AU-AdCommerce-EOM@ebay.com
+61 61282880000 Instructions to merchant
You haven't entered any instructions.

 
 
Description Unit price Qty Amount

 $87.4 AUD 1 $87.4 AUD
Subtotal $87.4 AUD
Total $87.4 AUD
Payment $87.4 AUD
Payment sent to AU-AdCommerce-EOM@ebay.com 
 
Invoice ID: 710290112
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On the next page, please complete the required details, then press the 'Cancel Payment' button to confirm. Your payment will be cancelled and the funds returned to your PayPal account.

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: evans52 on March 18, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac168/evans052/Meanwhile-somewhere-in-Nigeria_zps3087ba0c.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/evans052/media/Meanwhile-somewhere-in-Nigeria_zps3087ba0c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: oldmate on May 12, 2014, 09:09:41 PM
Just got this one

First my apology, for intruding into your email address; Being for the fact that we do not know or have meet each other before. I plead with you to patiently read through my proposal before making a decision, whether or not to partake in this business opportunity or not.
I am a staff of the Department of Public Works of the Government of South Africa. I got your contact E-mail address from a directory provided to our department by your country consulate here in my country; and I am writing you in my quest to find a neutral person from your country, on whom I can repose confidence for a transaction of this nature.
After over my Fifteen years (15yrs) working with the South African Government and receiving salaries that do not quite meet up with my bills; I finally now have the privilege and opportunity, just as many of my former colleagues had; to receive money I negotiated off a contract sum, awarded to a foreign contractor from your country, who has been paid currently of is original contract amount. As a result of the contract payment made; the amount that I negotiated off the original contract sum from the Foreign Contractor, is pending for payment with the South African offshore payment centre and fund manager's in the United Kingdom, with no beneficiary name to the funds; and virtue of my position as a staff of the government, I cannot claim these funds legally in my name or in the names of companies here in South Africa; but only with the beneficiary name of a non-residence of South Africa or a foreign company from your Country, then can I acquire the funds. Hence, that is why I have contacted you for assistance.
I need your assistance as a residence from the same Country of the original contractor to Claim the amount of US$25.5M (Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) I negotiated off the original Contract sum; pending for payment at the South Africa Offshore Payment fund managers in the United Kingdom.
My choice of you for this transaction is basically hanged on urgency and limitation on my part as a staff of the South African Government and I hope you will not let me down? If you can genuinely assist me claim and receive the funds in question as beneficiary to it? Kindly reply to this email address: replymanselm@gmail.com stating your interest to assist me and I shall send you details on how we may proceed to claim and receive the funds and what you shall benefit for your assistance. Note: I have sent this proposal to other individuals from your country; but they did not believe me; due to lots of false business proposal on the internet today. So I kindly ask that you have a positive mindset about this business opportunity and I promise that you will not regret your involvement; as in every fake out there, there is an original of it.
I await your response.
Best Regards
Mansel Mbeki
Phone: +27737192146 Fax: +27866089621
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: krisandkev on May 28, 2014, 01:14:45 PM
Just had a call from a Telstra Technician telling me my computer has a virus that will close down my internet connection!  OMG.....  Well I had him of the phone for about 15 minutes while I took him and then his supervisor on a merry road of untruths.  Finally he got a bit upset with me but he was able to describe my mother’s anatomy and what she has been up to, I had no idea she was like that and what I should do to her and then he told me that I had a face like a donkey.  I thought he ort he ort he ort not call me that. I just lost it then and could not stop laughing at him as he continued his rage at me. He then hung up. I have not had that much fun for a while.  So when you get these calls, don’t hang up have some fun.   ;D  Kevin
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: lino6 on May 28, 2014, 01:41:25 PM
Apparently there has been some dodgy people in a white van running around Victoria trying to sell re-badged electrical goods. They said on the radio that they had been spotted around Shepparton over the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: staghornflat on May 28, 2014, 04:27:40 PM
Apparently there has been some dodgy people in a white van running around Victoria trying to sell re-badged electrical goods. They said on the radio that they had been spotted around Shepparton over the last couple of days.
Had the same thing in bunnings car park in Wodonga last week. They were trying to sell "home theatre system" to anyone that would listen.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DaveR on May 28, 2014, 04:34:24 PM
Had the same thing in bunnings car park in Wodonga last week. They were trying to sell "home theatre system" to anyone that would listen.
Had a white van selling me a home theater system in Oxenford Bunnings car park about 2 months ago.
I said I'd give him 5 bucks and notin else.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: SJindustries on May 28, 2014, 04:46:19 PM
Apparently there has been some dodgy people in a white van running around Victoria trying to sell re-badged electrical goods. They said on the radio that they had been spotted around Shepparton over the last couple of days.
That's not far from Nagambie. ;D
Lino and scarps, who do we know that's from Nagambie ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on May 28, 2014, 05:09:29 PM

That's not far from Nagambie. ;D
Lino and scarps, who do we know that's from Nagambie ;D
yep, ya gotta wonder. Probably selling one of his old toasters:-)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: SJindustries on May 28, 2014, 05:11:39 PM
yep, ya gotta wonder. Probably selling one of his old toasters:-)
or the chair
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 28, 2014, 07:10:56 PM
l was saddened today when a bloke rang me with the news that he wasn't trying to sell me anything . Clearly he been into my bank account only to discover theres nothing there . Funeral insurance is his go . l Demanded that he tell me of my test results , clearly they weren't good as why would l need a funeral just yet . l know nobody gets out of this gig alive  but its a bit too early to arrange the wank as l have just layed in another 10 slabs  ( on  special )
 l had this grekin on the line pleading to be told was l going to die or not  . He hung up on me so from that l can only deduce l will live forever      ,,,,,,,,, & have to pay tax  . Such is Life  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on May 28, 2014, 07:16:45 PM

l was saddened today when a bloke rang me with the news that he wasn't trying to sell me anything . Clearly he been into my bank account only to discover theres nothing there . Funeral insurance is his go . l Demanded that he tell me of my test results , clearly they weren't good as why would l need a funeral just yet . l know nobody gets out of this gig alive  but its a bit too early to arrange the wank as l have just layed in another 10 slabs  ( on  special )
 l had this grekin on the line pleading to be told was l going to die or not  . He hung up on me so from that l can only deduce l will live forever      ,,,,,,,,, & have to pay tax  . Such is Life  :cheers:
well that's great news. So when's the unwake?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Spada on May 28, 2014, 07:57:36 PM
l know nobody gets out of this gig alive  but its a bit too early to arrange the wank as l have just layed in another 10 slabs  ( on  special )

might struggle with that after 10 slabs
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: lino6 on May 28, 2014, 08:35:51 PM
might struggle with that after 10 slabs

Yep more dodgy stuff there!
That's not far from Nagambie. ;D
Lino and scarps, who do we know that's from Nagambie ;D

What colour is his rig again??
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on May 28, 2014, 08:49:08 PM

What colour is his rig again??
last time I saw it - white smoke!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: lino6 on May 28, 2014, 08:54:30 PM
last time I saw it - white smoke!

Might ring the radio station then!
Had the same thing in bunnings car park in Wodonga last week. They were trying to sell "home theatre system" to anyone that would listen.

A few of the boys at work said they had heard they were about too. They better not have been shopping at Bunnings though!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on June 04, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
On the ABC, must be true
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Mobi on June 04, 2014, 10:04:45 PM
On the ABC, must be true
Received a few calls for this say I've won $100 voucher for a recent flight and asked to press 1 to continue. No recent flights so hung up
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scarps on October 08, 2014, 01:53:51 PM
This one just hit my inbox. It's from God so it must be true!!!!!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: MDS69 on October 08, 2014, 02:02:55 PM
I don't know what exactly the scam is but the wife got a call yesterday with a lady with a sub continent accent asking about being involved in a car accident. She hung up on her but the wife did say to me she had heard of this scam happening to others....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on October 08, 2014, 03:05:25 PM
I don't know what exactly the scam is but the wife got a call yesterday with a lady with a sub continent accent asking about being involved in a car accident. She hung up on her but the wife did say to me she had heard of this scam happening to others....
cant figure this one out... what would they say next even if you said yes....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2014, 08:23:05 PM
The wife got a SMS the other day about a car crash, gave a lot of detailed info about insurance claim numbers etc etc. Told us to make contact so we could pay the premium.
Funny thing is,we're on a beach when the prang apparently happened, so we deleted it
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: D4D on July 03, 2016, 10:14:49 AM
One down, 10 million scammers to go...
http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/10566-police-arrest-gumtree-scammer.html (http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/10566-police-arrest-gumtree-scammer.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on July 03, 2016, 01:58:57 PM
One down, 10 million scammers to go...
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: rockrat on July 03, 2016, 04:19:24 PM
Surely the latest scam is the "Medicare" text sent out yesterday which apparently came from the QLD Labor party.  Now we face another 3 years of di%$head independents controlling the country.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DaveR on July 05, 2016, 01:56:22 PM
Got an add going for the old mans car on gumtree.
Of-course the 1st contact is a scammer.
Now that I got the email address for the idiot, how can I sign them up for a heap of offensive rubbish, any clues?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Hairs on July 05, 2016, 02:27:28 PM
Got an add going for the old mans car on gumtree.
Of-course the 1st contact is a scammer.
Now that I got the email address for the idiot, how can I sign them up for a heap of offensive rubbish, any clues?

 ;D
Let us know how ya go with it  :cup:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DaveR on October 15, 2016, 05:57:20 AM
How is this for a page of scams.... ;D
Check the blue chopped 80 series, $8000 ??


http://www.quicksales.com.au/SearchResults?Offset=30&SortBy=Price&Limit=30&Query=(((((Category1%3d%5bAutomotive%5d)%7b%26%7d((Category2%3d%5bCars%5d)%7b%26%7d((Category3%3d%5bToyota%5d)%7b%26%7d(Category4%3d%5bLandcruiser%5d))))%26(Fuel+Type%3d%5bDiesel%5d))%26(Transmission%3d%5bManual%5d))%26((((((((((((Year%3d%5b1990+-+1999%5d)%7c(Year%3d%5b2000%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2001%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2002%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2003%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2004%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2005%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2006%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2007%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2008%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2009%5d)))) (http://www.quicksales.com.au/SearchResults?Offset=30&SortBy=Price&Limit=30&Query=(((((Category1%3d%5bAutomotive%5d)%7b%26%7d((Category2%3d%5bCars%5d)%7b%26%7d((Category3%3d%5bToyota%5d)%7b%26%7d(Category4%3d%5bLandcruiser%5d))))%26(Fuel+Type%3d%5bDiesel%5d))%26(Transmission%3d%5bManual%5d))%26((((((((((((Year%3d%5b1990+-+1999%5d)%7c(Year%3d%5b2000%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2001%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2002%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2003%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2004%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2005%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2006%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2007%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2008%5d))%7c(Year%3d%5b2009%5d)))))
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 25, 2017, 02:25:30 PM
Hmm, should I reply?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: crappsy on May 25, 2017, 04:35:20 PM
Powerball Numbers June 22nd 2013 Powerball› Numbers› June 22nd 2013
Displayed below are the results for the Powerball draw took place on Saturday June 22nd 2013 at 10.59pm EST and the numbers drawn were:

Draw Date: 06/22/2013
13   19   23   33   57   28   1

Prize Breakdown
Prize:                             Per Winner Amount   Winners   Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 plus Powerball:      $131,500,000               1           $131,500,000
The winning ticket was bought in Pennsylvania by Patricia Chandler. She collected a cash payout of $77,412,904.79.

Just sayin
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 25, 2017, 04:49:08 PM
Powerball Numbers June 22nd 2013 Powerball› Numbers› June 22nd 2013
Displayed below are the results for the Powerball draw took place on Saturday June 22nd 2013 at 10.59pm EST and the numbers drawn were:

Draw Date: 06/22/2013
13   19   23   33   57   28   1

Prize Breakdown
Prize:                             Per Winner Amount   Winners   Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 plus Powerball:      $131,500,000               1           $131,500,000
The winning ticket was bought in Pennsylvania by Patricia Chandler. She collected a cash payout of $77,412,904.79.

Just sayin
feel free to reply, but in the words of Dirty Harry, "are ya feeling lucky, well are ya?" 😂😂😂
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: tryagain on May 25, 2017, 10:23:24 PM
M favourite scam was from years (13) ago where they managed to nicely scam the scammer.
After they figured out a scammer was wanting to "buy" his computer he decided to agree to the sale, except instead of sending the actual computer they sent a folder with some old computer keys stuck to it, the forum he was on that got involved all chipped in a few $$$ for the shipping but then they put the full value of the real computer on the box, the scammer then had to pay about $600AUD in import duties to get it. And through the wonder of the internet, there were people on the other side of the world who were also on the forum who managed to be there when he picked it up and opened it.

Here is the original forum topic in all it's 80 pages of glory, was a worthwhile read from memory

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=1016390&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1 (https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=1016390&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1) 

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Steffo1 on May 26, 2017, 10:06:53 AM
I got this on Wed. The funny thing is that on Mon I got a message that my Apple account had been used, in Russia.
Steve

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Thank you for buying   BILLED TO
Apple Store   TOTAL
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INVOICE DATE
23 May 2017
   
ORDER ID
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Cancel Order   Purchase In-App   iPhone   $69,99   
TOTAL      $69,99   
   
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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Steffo1 on May 26, 2017, 10:12:15 AM
Found it. I changed my email address. Can't be too careful on here ,ay! ;D
Steve


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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: JRABS on May 30, 2017, 01:47:52 PM
A work colleague recently listed a car on gumtree and must have displayed the number plates in the photos. He had a visit from the police the other day inquiring if his car had been involved in fuel stealing drive offs  and numerous traffic offences in Brisbane (1000 km away).
It seems people are now printing labels from details found on the net that have matching cars and sticking them onto the number plates of said cars so make sure you block out any rego details when posting photos of vehicles.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: achjimmy on May 30, 2017, 03:59:59 PM
A work colleague recently listed a car on gumtree and must have displayed the number plates in the photos. He had a visit from the police the other day inquiring if his car had been involved in fuel stealing drive offs  and numerous traffic offences in Brisbane (1000 km away).
It seems people are now printing labels from details found on the net that have matching cars and sticking them onto the number plates of said cars so make sure you block out any rego details when posting photos of vehicles.

Jeez there always at it aren't they? Be tough cause most car sales sites want your rego number don't they?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2017, 04:09:17 PM
Quote from: achjimmy
Jeez there always at it aren't they? Be tough cause most car sales sites want your rego number don't they?
I thought by law you needed VIN and Rego in an ad?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Goshen on May 30, 2017, 05:37:53 PM
Well its been good while it lasted but the ATO has finally caught up with me for serious tax avoidance and tax evasion ..........or so it seems.
I found a message on my answerphone from a James Anderson of the ATO  today offering me the opportunity to call them back before they escalated it to the Commonwealth Court or issued a warrant for my arrest but whatever I do I must not disregard this warning.
He even left a number  - 02 88800263.

How does this one work ... are they trying to get personal details or remote access to my PC or what ???

Cheers

G
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: austastar on May 30, 2017, 05:53:58 PM
Hi,
 Probably get you to send  money to Western Union or similar.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: oldmate on May 30, 2017, 05:58:56 PM
Well its been good while it lasted but the ATO has finally caught up with me for serious tax avoidance and tax evasion ..........or so it seems.
I found a message on my answerphone from a James Anderson of the ATO  today offering me the opportunity to call them back before they escalated it to the Commonwealth Court or issued a warrant for my arrest but whatever I do I must not disregard this warning.
He even left a number  - 02 88800263.

How does this one work ... are they trying to get personal details or remote access to my PC or what ???

Cheers

G

Give him a call and find out.

i just did

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: barnray on May 30, 2017, 06:05:57 PM
You should Know better!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Goshen on May 30, 2017, 06:31:29 PM
Give him a call and find out.

i just did

Er well thanks - I did think of that but decided against it. When do you expect to go to prison then ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: IanS on May 30, 2017, 10:39:56 PM
I must be a bad person as I've had at least four calls from them, apparently the trick they use is to get you to buy ITunes cards and send to them as payment for your misdemeanors, heard on the news a while ago that a shop assistant had an elderly customer who wanted several hundred dollars worth of cards, when she questioned the customer as to why she needed so many was told the story. Luckily she told the customer that the Tax office don't accept ITune cards and pointed her in the direction of Consumer Affairs.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete79 on May 31, 2017, 07:26:25 AM
And the actual ATO guy that really did bust me was in Adelaide.... ;)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 31, 2017, 11:05:20 AM
The ATO scam is probably as prolific as the traffic accident scam.

A bit of info here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/online-services/identity-security/verify-or-report-a-scam/ (https://www.ato.gov.au/general/online-services/identity-security/verify-or-report-a-scam/)
https://www.ato.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/don-t-get-played-by-itunes-scammers/ (https://www.ato.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/don-t-get-played-by-itunes-scammers/)

Quote
The ATO will never:

    threaten you with immediate arrest
    ask you to pay money to receive a refund or payment from us
    ask you to pay a debt via iTunes vouchers, or pre-paid credit card or store gift cards
    ask you to provide personal information, such as your tax file number (TFN) or credit card number, via email or SMS
    ask you to pay money into a personal bank account
    direct you to download files from the internet, or open attachments in unsolicited emails.

They won't even tell you that they are taking it to court, over the phone like that.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on May 31, 2017, 08:01:50 PM
lf the ATO cant find me then the smell of me Cooking The Books isn't strong enough .      Bring it   ON      :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Rocky and Bullwinkle on June 01, 2017, 01:49:03 PM
 A few years ago my wife got an Email, that was so well presented that you would swear that it came from the ATO. It looked so genuine, the give away was in the address line for the web page was something like cz.co and some other crap. Instead of ato.gov.au, go to the second page and it wanted all your details address, dob, passport no, banking details etc etc. So I forwarded it onto the ATO. Let them sort it out, but for an older or gullible person it would seem very genuine. It was for a supposed refund. Plus any correspondence from the ATO to us goes via our accountant.

Greg
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fox67 on June 01, 2017, 04:50:54 PM
ASIC business name renewals are being targeted at the moment, the content is almost faultless except for the email address.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: MDS69 on June 03, 2017, 04:50:46 PM
So I got the Insurance car accident phone call today. After confirming I was in a no fault accident and that I had 8 passengers in a Suzuki Mighty Boy and they all died along with the at fault driver I got escalated to a supervisor. I had to go through the spiel again. What pissed me off after they hung up on me was that I said yes around half a dozen times and the thing that came to me immediately was tha scam about getting the person to say yes and record it for other phone banking scams however they didn't ask for my name so it might be all good.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: MDS69 on July 12, 2017, 12:19:47 PM
So just had another cold call this time for insurance from a Victorian number. I learnt a lesson after the post above and resisted saying the word yes despite the ladies best intentions of getting me to say it. She tried real hard with loaded questions but managed to avoid it.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: loanrangie on July 12, 2017, 01:25:34 PM
A new one to me is a call coming from a sub-continent based female with the name of Anne Williams (yeah right) where they say they are calling from Telstra and that they need to turn your internet off for 6 months. Wife tells me the same woman calls almost every day so when i got the call i told them to F off in no uncertain terms and also that we have never had a Telstra account.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2017, 02:03:24 PM
I've been getting Shit loads lately... some from weird numbers like +6161421172727 which to me is too many numbers.... ???
Shit loads from Mobile phones
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 12, 2017, 02:57:45 PM
I updated my phone a month a go to the S8 with Telstra. One of its features is that it can pick out scam phone numbers and peoples names who are not in my contacts. Has been great as I no longer get to talk to a call center.

GG
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Mark120 on July 12, 2017, 03:40:52 PM
Telstra phoned me to today as overseas hackers were accessing my internet connection.

"Very very bad and you must do everything I say" she said. "I'm from the Telstra technical department and you have to trust me"

Ok who are you ringing I asked.... scary thing was she had my name and address correct.

Next question stumped her and she hung up "what type of plan do I have?"

Bugger I wanted to play some more   :D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: plusnq on July 12, 2017, 04:28:51 PM
We've just been had. Someone spoofed one of the kids iPad sims and used it overseas to rack up $1500 worth of data charges. Currently in negotiations with Optus
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Steffo1 on July 12, 2017, 04:52:53 PM
Is this a scam then?
Starting yesterday I have had 15-20 calls on my mobile, most from different numbers, asking to speak to a "Wendy". Apparently "Wendy" partook in an online survey & ticked a box that she wanted info from several companies involved in the survey. It seems that she made an error in typing her mobile number & came up with mine!
Each person who has phoned me (Aussies) has apologized & has told me that they have placed me on their "Do not call" registers.
It could happen I suppose!
Steve
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: austastar on July 12, 2017, 05:13:13 PM



Next question stumped her and she hung up "what type of plan do I have?"


Hi,

Also.... What is my account number?
..............What amount was my last payment?
...............So what is the name and IP address of this computer that you say is infected?
............But I have 3 computers, which one is infected?

Or...But my windows have just been cleaned!

Cheers


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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Mark120 on July 12, 2017, 05:32:05 PM

Or...But my windows have just been cleaned!



I will use that next time someone from the  Microsoft Technical Department calls wanting access to the computer.  Cheers



Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: kylarama on July 12, 2017, 06:03:55 PM


Is this a scam then?

Depends.  Does Wendy work on an oil rig, or remote military base with no telephone communication?



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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: briann532 on July 12, 2017, 06:17:23 PM
I know of someone who got scammed using a recorded voice of theirs to purchase mobile phones and credit.

It does happen and apparently it's quite easy to do.........

I fell victim to identity theft a few years ago, but it amounted to not a lot. Just some crim trying to use my id to get a passport.
Police sorted it out quick smart for me.

These days when I get a call from someone I don't recognise I just ignore it or answer saying " Jobs done, but what do you want me do with the body?"
After a few try's to get me to listen to them, I get agitated and say "Seriously I don't have time, I have to do something with this body"
They then usually hang up.

It amuses me for a while and pees them right off.
Since I've been doing it the volume of calls seem to have dropped off. Just hope ASIO don't get wind of it >:D >:D >:D
I could have some explaining to do.......... :-[

Just don't say "yes" to anything over the phone and if they have to scam it or sell it, you don't want it.

Cheers, Brian
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bill on July 13, 2017, 06:46:53 AM

With the number of scams out there SWMBO and I simply don't answer any calls from numbers not in our contacts on our mobile phones or on our caller id on the home phone.
If it's a legit call I reckon they will leave a message.
Bill
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: tryagain on July 13, 2017, 11:53:42 AM
Is this a scam then?
Starting yesterday I have had 15-20 calls on my mobile, most from different numbers, asking to speak to a "Wendy". Apparently "Wendy" partook in an online survey & ticked a box that she wanted info from several companies involved in the survey. It seems that she made an error in typing her mobile number & came up with mine!
Each person who has phoned me (Aussies) has apologized & has told me that they have placed me on their "Do not call" registers.
It could happen I suppose!
Steve

I'd also be looking around at co-workers/friends whenever your phone rang to see if any have a cheeky smile on their face.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Steffo1 on July 13, 2017, 12:41:12 PM
I'd also be looking around at co-workers/friends whenever your phone rang to see if any have a cheeky smile on their face.

I can imagine that being played out by people but I'm "Retired" so have no co-workers (and even less friends!)
Can't be neighbours either as nearest visible neighbours are 2 klm away.

Steve
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2017, 03:38:28 PM
Quote from: briann532
I know of someone who got scammed using a recorded voice of theirs to purchase mobile phones and credit.

It does happen and apparently it's quite easy to do.........
so once again "technology" is ****ing us over.. we aren't moving forward at all... Much harder to get scammed when you have to walk into a business in person to do your dealings. 
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: rossm on July 13, 2017, 08:46:41 PM
My elderly mother has been on the "do not call" register for years (not that it stops the overseas callers, charities and political parties).

She had a call tonight from a guy wanting to "check her registration" for the do not call list.

She might be 93 but she is still pretty alert and after a few questions she just hung up.

He rang back.

He wouldn't say where he was from, give a number I could call to check or accept her offer to write a letter.

So she hung up on him again.

Dunno what this might be about. Perhaps to remove her from the register?

Anybody heard of this one?

Cheers
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 14, 2017, 01:30:56 AM
so once again "technology" is ****ing us over.. we aren't moving forward at all... Much harder to get scammed when you have to walk into a business in person to do your dealings.

Speaking of this, I was watching TV tonight when I get a message on the screen... "Samsung J1 (2016) wants to connect to your TV"
Not really a big deal I thought at first, just the neighbour having a play with his phone and found my TV pop up on his TV-phone mirror app. But then I remembered the show I watched last night about this bloke who examines all the exploits possible through wifi connected things. He connected to a wifi connected kettle (yeah, why would you need that), and fair enough, all he could do to it was turn it on. But, the other very handy thing he could find out, via the connection, was the un-encrypted passkey to the wifi network it was connected to. That opens up a lot of possibilities for a smart crook.

As for my TV (Samsung 6000 series), you can't switch off the direct wifi connection facility, you can only deny connection for each device that tries to connect. TV has no camera or mike, which was what the big concern was when it was found out you could hack into Samsung TVs, but I wonder how secure your network details and login and password (required for ABC? catchup TV) are?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on July 14, 2017, 07:04:04 AM
What happened to The  TV providing boring programs to us & not entertaining the Nerds out there . ???         
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Raym on July 14, 2017, 07:27:28 AM
I was invited to sit in on a webinar for a great new healthy product yesterday. I didn't watch the spiel on this product but did some  research on a product linked to the name of the webinar folks "ASEA water". SCAM!!!!!!. Here is a link to a reputable group exposing it. There are plenty of discussions on the web about it.

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/asea-another-expensive-way-to-buy-water/

The ASEA water is salt water that has been "altered" &  cures coughs, colds & sore holes, makes athletes into super beings, blah blah blah.

This product has been around for a while but it looks like a fresh assault is being made in Aus to fleece the unwary.   

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: loanrangie on July 19, 2017, 07:13:01 PM
And they keep coming, got an email today supposedly from DOT WA. A payment receipt apparently but not sure why i would pay something to DOT WA when i'm in Vic.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: KingBilly on July 19, 2017, 07:14:35 PM
And they keep coming, got an email today supposedly from DOT WA. A payment receipt apparently but not sure why i would pay something to DOT WA when i'm in Vic.

Got one too  ;D

KB
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 19, 2017, 09:16:43 PM
Send em back, ask 'em for a refund because it'd been paid by mistake.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: BaseCamp on July 25, 2017, 10:49:42 AM
Something else to watch out for..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/0724d50375ad6eb76d40edd56c365b48.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: trinityalyce on July 25, 2017, 11:15:28 AM
My elderly mother has been on the "do not call" register for years (not that it stops the overseas callers, charities and political parties).

She had a call tonight from a guy wanting to "check her registration" for the do not call list.

She might be 93 but she is still pretty alert and after a few questions she just hung up.

He rang back.

He wouldn't say where he was from, give a number I could call to check or accept her offer to write a letter.

So she hung up on him again.

Dunno what this might be about. Perhaps to remove her from the register?

Anybody heard of this one?

Cheers

Not heard of this one but geez it bugged me how many people would call my father despite him being on the Do Not Call registry. Like your mother he was pretty alert for his age right up til the end, so he'd get sick of them and bail them up on the phone asking them where they were from, usually getting promptly hung up on because of cause they were in violation for calling him and he could report them, LOL.

He would have regular cold callers knock at the front door trying to sell him all sorts of things too. Some of it legit, some of it not so much.


Speaking of this, I was watching TV tonight when I get a message on the screen... "Samsung J1 (2016) wants to connect to your TV"
Not really a big deal I thought at first, just the neighbour having a play with his phone and found my TV pop up on his TV-phone mirror app. But then I remembered the show I watched last night about this bloke who examines all the exploits possible through wifi connected things. He connected to a wifi connected kettle (yeah, why would you need that), and fair enough, all he could do to it was turn it on. But, the other very handy thing he could find out, via the connection, was the un-encrypted passkey to the wifi network it was connected to. That opens up a lot of possibilities for a smart crook.

As for my TV (Samsung 6000 series), you can't switch off the direct wifi connection facility, you can only deny connection for each device that tries to connect. TV has no camera or mike, which was what the big concern was when it was found out you could hack into Samsung TVs, but I wonder how secure your network details and login and password (required for ABC? catchup TV) are?

Its actually scary how inept a lot of "smart" IoT devices are at encrypting and protecting your information. With a lot of these connected devices, security is pretty woeful. I really love the concept of having things connected (though like you mentioned... a smart kettle, really?) but until security is better, I'm out.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: kylarama on August 20, 2017, 01:56:49 PM
Anyone looking for a cheap outboard or BBQ.  Steer clear of these to scam sites.

https://www.topmarineoutboards.com.au

https://www.barbecuecity.com.au

A mate sent me a link to a very cheap 4 stroke outboard.  The old saying "if it looks to good to be true, then it probably is." had me wary.

The site looked suspect and 2 minutes of googling confirmed that, along with an almost identical BBQ site. A few people on FB have admitted to losing a few grand to this site.



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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on August 20, 2017, 03:37:36 PM
Anyone looking for a cheap outboard or BBQ.  Steer clear of these to scam sites.

https://www.topmarineoutboards.com.au (https://www.topmarineoutboards.com.au)

https://www.barbecuecity.com.au (https://www.barbecuecity.com.au)

A mate sent me a link to a very cheap 4 stroke outboard.  The old saying "if it looks to good to be true, then it probably is." had me wary.

The site looked suspect and 2 minutes of googling confirmed that, along with an almost identical BBQ site. A few people on FB have admitted to losing a few grand to this site.
https://ausregistry.com.au/whois (https://ausregistry.com.au/whois) - no surprise
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on August 21, 2017, 07:59:25 AM
I thought they (or someone similar ???) actually got busted only a few weeks ago? :police:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: trinityalyce on August 21, 2017, 09:48:53 AM
The BBQ City one DOES have an ACN associated with the domain, but its for a company located in SA, not NSW. At least the business names appear to match...

Top Outboard Motors... is also concerning. There is an ABN associated with their domain, but that ABN seems to be for a DIFFERENT Marine company (entirely different name!) located in the NT... Hm.

Wonder if the owners of the ACN's/ABN's know their details are getting used for other websites... Pays to check the details behind any suspect website I guess!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: trinityalyce on August 23, 2017, 07:57:02 AM
Hats off to the ACCC for having a sense of humour and producing this gem:

https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/online-shopping/shopping-online#internet-shopping-explained-in-memes- (https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/online-shopping/shopping-online#internet-shopping-explained-in-memes-)

I don't know that it would actually help you avoid traps online, but hey, its amusing to watch.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: scrubber on August 23, 2017, 11:35:06 AM
I thought they (or someone similar ???) actually got busted only a few weeks ago? :police:

Something similiar - too similiar for my liking...
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/latvian-pair-charged-over-dozens-of-scam-websites-20170627-gx01ar.html (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/latvian-pair-charged-over-dozens-of-scam-websites-20170627-gx01ar.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on August 24, 2017, 07:49:02 AM
That's the ones, thanks Scrubber.

As you say, way to similar to be a coincidence - another couple of sites the cops hadn't found yet, or partners ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Spada on September 07, 2017, 06:54:43 AM
Work has distributed this info to check if your Email address has been published on a spam server - https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online (https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online)

That site has a link that you can use to check your details.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on September 07, 2017, 08:13:29 AM
Thanks Spada.

Just had a look & found my eldest son's Yahoo address listed :'(

Have already suggested to him that he dump Yahoo
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: trinityalyce on September 12, 2017, 02:24:17 PM
Work has distributed this info to check if your Email address has been published on a spam server - https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online (https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online)

That site has a link that you can use to check your details.

Unsurprisingly my "spam" account is on the list. Hence why I have a spam account in the first place.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on September 12, 2017, 05:05:10 PM
Quote from: Spada
Work has distributed this info to check if your Email address has been published on a spam server - https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online (https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/125-million-australian-email-accounts-leaked-online)

That site has a link that you can use to check your details.

I find the URL they send you to interesting...
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ (https://haveibeenpwned.com/)

Looks more like a phishing URL/site than much else to me
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: paceman on September 12, 2017, 05:14:12 PM
I find the URL they send you to interesting...
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ (https://haveibeenpwned.com/)

Looks more like a phishing URL/site than much else to me

That site is legitimate.  Run by a bloke called Troy Hunt.   Google him and the site for verification.


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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on September 12, 2017, 08:00:17 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/i-ve-been-done-over-more-aussies-caught-by-barbecue-scam-sites-20170912-p4yvvn.html' (http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/i-ve-been-done-over-more-aussies-caught-by-barbecue-scam-sites-20170912-p4yvvn.html')

The BBQ scam continues!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on November 02, 2017, 01:34:08 PM
one of my users just had the "ATO" automated call saying court proceedings etc...

https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/0280067069 (https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/0280067069)  looking at the dates, its been extremely busy in last few days.. scared to think how many old people are getting ****ed over by this.


Gotta love the comments
"The bottom of the toilet bowl has produced yet another foul smelling piece of human faecal matter, in the form of this useless and ( no doubt ) Asian based scam group! If you are of the liberal and caring fraternity of souls, the fact they are all underendowed in the genital dept and attempting to fund their progression into uglier the ugly Ladyboys, you may feel the need to answer their pathetic message -- if not, simply flush quick!"
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bookleaf on December 21, 2017, 11:16:23 PM
Well, came upon another one today that I had not heard of before.
My sister-in-law - aged 85- lives alone and does not have internet access or a computer/tablet/mobile. Details are time approximate as at it all happened over the 2 weeks before advised to me and last contact and theft to her was 4 days ago. She had several phone calls over several days selling solar. She got increasingly frustrated and said so on last call. With-in 24hrs, she had a call from "Telstra Help Desk" saying they believed she had been having scam calls and they can help. Seemed they had some personal details to help convince authenticity of Telstra. Not sure how it went but caller advised they can send a device to put on the phone line to stop spam calls. Also asked to CONFIRM HER 16 DIGIT VISA CARD NUMBERS WERE XXXXX, which she had to go and get to confirm. Caller did not ask for, or confirmed, expiry date or CVV. Caller said they would be sending the device out. Caller said if any problems, call 02 8103 2090 and his name was Peter Bardon and made reference to the company "Sword Smart". Upon hearing all this tonight, we made immediate contact to VISA (too late for bank) and found a on-line debit of $171 on Monday 18th had been made (4 days ago). She has never made any on-line transaction - ever. VISA cancelled her card immediately. Bank will be visited in the morning. Other phone numbers from her handset history seem to be 0043878712 and 02358924323 and 004701683.
She will not be answering any calls that are not identified with caller NAMES from her handset caller list from now on nor confirming or denying personal details to any cold caller if she does answer.!!! (I hope).
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on December 22, 2017, 07:49:25 AM
Quote from: Bookleaf
Other phone numbers from her handset history seem to be 0043878712 and 02358924323 and 004701683.
https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/02358924323 (https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/02358924323) - Seems its been calling a few people asking if they had been getting telemarketing calls.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on December 22, 2017, 08:40:46 AM
Also asked to CONFIRM HER 16 DIGIT VISA CARD NUMBERS WERE XXXXX,

How the hell did they already have her card number ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: moeite on December 22, 2017, 09:04:27 AM
I reckon that the biggest scam getting around is the NBN (Nationally Broken Network, No Bloody Network, etc.) I pay for a 50Mbps connection and get a MAX of 12.5 when it's working at all. >:( Phone calls, e-mails and registered letters all result in finger pointing and nothing else.

And I reckon that if I had taken up all the offers for penis enhancement and weight loss pills I'd have a penis 1 kilometre long and I'd weigh about 1.2 grams...  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bookleaf on December 22, 2017, 11:09:41 AM
Yes
Seems the method of operation is to spam call phone numbers until they get one that continually answers and the user gets rely angry. Then come in with the white night "Telstra Help Line" advising they believe the user has been having hassle calls and they can fix that by supplying a magic device.  They then charge for the device and (no doubt) never deliver it.  If ever caught and challenged they no doubt have as a defence that the user read out their CC number and hence gave authority to charge against it.  Of course, there was never any mention of charging or of the cost at any time by the white night.
And may use it again since the scam went over undetected/challenged/cancelled the first time.

The scary thing is that the white night knows the users' CC number in the first place.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on December 22, 2017, 11:47:22 AM
Quote from: Bookleaf
The scary thing is that the white night knows the users' CC number in the first place.
With all the hacking going on globally with all these big corp's - that never admit a problem for 12 months after it happened, all our card numbers are probably in the wrong hands already.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on December 22, 2017, 02:00:59 PM
These last few days my wife's mobile has been getting hammered with solar energy offers & so on >:(

Have never had a problem on it till now, & she doesn't list her mobile for online forms etc, but, strangely enough, just last weekend I sorted her phone out to sync with her g-mail contacts & now all of a sudden... >:(

Is there something you're not telling us, Mr Google ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on December 22, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
These last few days my wife's mobile has been getting hammered with solar energy offers & so on >:(
I've had 1 number call me 32 times this week - my work phone that the number doesn't get handed out anywhere... only about 10-15 to my personal phone.... starting at lunchtime through to 7pm... never answered once. but google shows its parasites calling.

its like junk mail, then we had spam emails, now its spam calls.. what next?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: rossm on December 22, 2017, 08:29:56 PM
The boys from Windows technical department are really hammering me.

I usually hang up when there is silence but the last few days have stayed on to find out who is hassling me. I have had four calls this week.

Does anybody still fall for this stuff? I guess they do otherwise the call centres would give up.

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: austastar on December 23, 2017, 09:53:57 AM
The boys from Windows technical department are really hammering me.

I usually hang up when there is silence but the last few days have stayed on to find out who is hassling me. I have had four calls this week.

Does anybody still fall for this stuff? I guess they do otherwise the call centres would give up.
Hi,
     Once they have a victim engaged, they are passed up the line to an 'expert' who leads them through the 'fix'.
This involves installing remote access software which enables covert surveillance for saleable data such as PINS or passwords etc.
A friend allowed him self to be 'led' through the process as far as he wanted to go, just to see the process.
Scarily, the last person he spoke to in the experiment had an Australian accent.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: slave on December 23, 2017, 11:16:22 AM
Pretty sure I had one yesterday from multi prizes . com/074 giving me a final reminder to claim my iphoneX i had one or they would give it to someone else, I feel so sad I missed it ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DrewXT on December 23, 2017, 03:52:09 PM
Hi,
     Once they have a victim engaged, they are passed up the line to an 'expert' who leads them through the 'fix'.
This involves installing remote access software which enables covert surveillance for saleable data such as PINS or passwords etc.
A friend allowed him self to be 'led' through the process as far as he wanted to go, just to see the process.
Scarily, the last person he spoke to in the experiment had an Australian accent.
Cheers

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I've got a sacrificial virtual machine I waste their time with...  Great fun!

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 23, 2017, 04:39:41 PM
I had my card scammed last year.

After they saw my bank account, they sent me $50.00 and a couple of Coles vouchers. I pays to be a poor lawn mower man.

Now, if they'd have tried digging around my back yard, well... ya just never know... do ya.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: gordo350 on December 23, 2017, 05:52:47 PM
I'm coming up to buy your van. I'll pay you with what I find with the shovel 😎
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 24, 2017, 03:29:53 AM
I'm coming up to buy your van. I'll pay you with what I find with the shovel 😎

The spots are marked out in the shape of a swimming pool to fool people.

Dig away, 6 feet deep on one end and 3 feet on the other please.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 24, 2017, 11:44:44 AM
What if he gets it mixed up Jeepers?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: gordo350 on December 24, 2017, 07:13:47 PM
What if he gets it mixed up Jeepers?
Aw come on. I'm not that silly that I'd bury the van and steal the clean fill. On the other hand 💡
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2017, 05:40:00 AM
Yeah Gordo, I've seen some of your posts...its possible.  :D

C'mon, get up here and grab the van... its gotto go. ;D

Good scam, until they got busted.
I was reading the other day, in the States, one of the scams is to steal a high end car, something like a rare Yenko Camaro, Shelby Mustangs, Cadillac Eldo convertible's and then the bad guys, would take them back to shed, strip the things down and then dump the body shell where it would be found.

The car is found, the Insurance company pays out and then try's to auction off the almost bare shell.
The bad guys, then buy the shell back and receive a clear title for the car and get the thing back to their shed/barn.

Here, they reassemble car and stick it back out for sale for healthy profit.

A cop,(good guy) noticed on one of the shells, nothing was cut, all the wiring had been unplugged.
All the brake lines were undone rather than hacked etc. Someone had taken some care pulling it down.

So he followed them after the purchase of a shell and found a huge barn with a heap of cars in either assembly or disassembly stages.
The story went, they were putting out a couple of cars every couple of months.

From theft to a saleable car again was around a 6 to 8 month turn around. 
 
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: kylarama on December 25, 2017, 09:11:36 AM
Yeah Gordo, I've seen some of your posts...its possible.  :D

C'mon, get up here and grab the van... its gotto go. ;D

Good scam, until they got busted.
I was reading the other day, in the States, one of the scams is to steal a high end car, something like a rare Yenko Camaro, Shelby Mustangs, Cadillac Eldo convertible's and then the bad guys, would take them back to shed, strip the things down and then dump the body shell where it would be found.

The car is found, the Insurance company pays out and then try's to auction off the almost bare shell.
The bad guys, then buy the shell back and receive a clear title for the car and get the thing back to their shed/barn.

Here, they reassemble car and stick it back out for sale for healthy profit.

A cop,(good guy) noticed on one of the shells, nothing was cut, all the wiring had been unplugged.
All the brake lines were undone rather than hacked etc. Someone had taken some care pulling it down.

So he followed them after the purchase of a shell and found a huge barn with a heap of cars in either assembly or disassembly stages.
The story went, they were putting out a couple of cars every couple of months.

From theft to a saleable car again was around a 6 to 8 month turn around.
Same thing was going on in VIC with HSV's and the like in the late 90's.  Guys were rebirthing 6 month old Clubsports for as little as 3K.

Hence why Vicroads now have a stolen and written off register. Those mint bare shells can no longer be re-registered.

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 25, 2017, 05:40:47 PM
Aw come on. I'm not that silly that I'd bury the van and steal the clean fill. On the other hand 💡

I was just thinking you'd get excited and dig a round pool with the ends the opposite of what Jeepers wanted. >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2017, 05:53:06 PM
Or dig the hole upside down.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 25, 2017, 06:03:32 PM
Or dig the hole upside down.


I wasn't game to mention that, just in case it happened.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: gordo350 on December 25, 2017, 07:14:18 PM
Isn't an inverse pool called a raised shed site? Win win
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on December 26, 2017, 08:48:57 AM
Or you could always get Speewa to put in a load of PDFPs & that way you wouldn't have to dig the pool out ;D >:D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on January 09, 2018, 03:26:34 PM
New style scam mate just got the email on... LOL! Just as pathetic as the last 10000 efforts..


Quote
I'm afraid you dont know me but thats not the point of this email, i am contacting you regarding an urgent issue that requires your immediate  attention
 
I am a member of Elite Black Group and we setup a very aggressive malvware inside a porn website with adult videos
 
You accesed the website to watch videos and have some fun (you know what I mean, no problem with that, you have a good taste, lol)
 
While you were watching the video our virus started to work and setup your computer as a Remote Desktop. When this happened i had full control of your computer screen and your camera (yes i could see what you were watching along with your face and actions by your cam). We also collected all your contacts from Messengers, Social Networks, Emails.
 
So what i did next? Well, i started to record an live double-screen video (first part your screen sharing, second part your camera while watching porn)
 
You dont need to freak out, there is an easy way to fix all this mess and you will not have your privacy exposed:
 
All you have to do is pay me U$450 i think this is a fair value to keep our little secret safe.
 
You will make this payment by Bitcoin (if you dont know what is Bitcoin or  how to use it, just search "How to buy bitcoin" on internet, its easy). The wallet address you will send the money to is: _________Lots of numbers and letters_____________
 
You have only 24h from the time you read this email to make my payment
(i setup a tracking pixel in this message and i will know when you read it).
 
If i dont receive my Bitcoins i will send your video to all contacts that i collected from you.
 
If i receive my money all the evidence will be destroyed and you will never hear from me again.
 
 Now its up to you, will you be smart enough or the joke of your family and friends forever
?


I asked if he'd been to any porn sites lol.. he said no ;)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: krisandkev on January 09, 2018, 03:34:48 PM
Well I hope they realise they will be in so much trouble. Not allowed to use the term 'black' in their name, 'Elite Black Group'.  Yep, that will teach them.  ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on January 09, 2018, 04:27:41 PM
The boys from Windows technical department are really hammering me.

I usually hang up when there is silence but the last few days have stayed on to find out who is hassling me. I have had four calls this week.

Does anybody still fall for this stuff? I guess they do otherwise the call centres would give up.
Get a sports whistle and blow it down the phone, they soon F.... ..ff!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: terravista on January 10, 2018, 08:49:05 AM
Been getting these notifications for a few days now.
Never had a Bitcoin and never Googled them, but the email is from
Outpayment <nieuwsbrief@mails.nedrlndnieuws4.com>

 and has this message

"This is an automated message
regarding your balance in
the Bitcoin Code.
 
Your payment is ready !

Thank you for your interest in our Bitcoin program.
We want to inform you that your Bitcoin bonus is now ready to be paid.
 


Account information
#5470eBTC:
Country: Australia
Balance in Bitcoins: $ 7380,67

Account expires: 10/01/2018"

Looks scammy, especially a value with a comma instead of a full stop between the dollars and cents, but I could use the $7380 if it was real.


Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2018, 07:01:26 AM
Dream up something improbable , like it enough times on the Web , give it a perceived value . Then release it to the either & let it rip  . There has to be  " Silly Over Cashed Folk  " out there that will snap it up . Given enough momentum it will roll itself along nicely .
l want a slab of cans so l can go think up another slant on  an old scam   >:D   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bigfish on January 13, 2018, 07:33:35 AM
Dream up something improbable , like it enough times on the Web , give it a perceived value . Then release it to the either & let it rip  . There has to be  " Silly Over Cashed Folk  " out there that will snap it up . Given enough momentum it will roll itself along nicely .
l want a slab of cans so l can go think up another slant on  an old scam   >:D   :cheers:

Ya dont need a scam to make money...Invest in the Bigfish Benevolent Society and I can make you a small fortune.......Of course you would have started with a large fortune... :angel:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on January 15, 2018, 06:23:37 AM
Sooooooo some Bigfish is trying  " scam you " lm sure he is  >:D
Never forget that MyScam  is the Best ,,,,,, Hang on that didn't come out right did  it     ???

                                              ::)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: hawks667 on January 15, 2018, 08:18:28 AM
Further to the post i made about the eBay scam on the 2013 Jayco, turns out the name they are using is a real person in Qld & the scammers sent a copy of her DL which she had provided to them a couple of months ago..I tracked her down through Facebook & messaged her...i let her know what's going on & I'm the 4th person this week who has messaged her about this. ouch, talk about Identity theft....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2018, 08:23:55 AM
Quote from: hawks667
... sent a copy of her DL which she had provided to them a couple of months ago.
??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: hawks667 on January 15, 2018, 08:30:23 AM
??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Yep, thats what i said....
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 15, 2018, 03:42:47 PM
I think I understand, but not really sure as it could be a scam or not, but is it

SPEEWA’S BIRTHDAY TODAY.

How old are you old man
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on January 15, 2018, 06:02:40 PM
I think I understand, but not really sure as it could be a scam or not, but is it

SPEEWA’S BIRTHDAY TODAY.

How old are you old man
No response so I'll go with Happy Birthday Speewa.  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: richo9923 on January 15, 2018, 06:24:06 PM
Not a scam as such, but

Last thursday the combank app on my phone alerted me to a $5 transaction on my credit card to the smith family in Sydney, so whilst I'm looking up what it is the app tells me that I've just spent $399 at David Jones in Sydney umm nope not me so hit the block card function on the app straight away.

Ring combank and explain that the $5 and $399 are not me, and that they need to cancel the card straight away, guy at the other end of the phone is great and does what needs to be done, whilst talking to him he asks " did you just use your card for Myers online?" umm No and then he says "well I'm guessing you haven't just tried to set up a new paypal either then" um no

Anyway I made a note of the transaction numbers as they showed on the app and after a phone call to Myers and David Jones I now know what the gifts I bought myself are and where they are getting delivered!!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 15, 2018, 06:40:52 PM
Really good, Richo.
Now you know where to send the coppers.
Well done.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: richo9923 on January 15, 2018, 07:01:44 PM
Really good, Richo.
Now you know where to send the coppers.
Well done.

Ill let Combank send the boys and girls in blue, if i send anyone it will be the boys and girls in the jumpsuits
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2018, 07:03:04 PM
Really good, Richo.
Now you know where to send the coppers.
Well done.
you'll find its an empty house that's forsale and nobody will be there until the parcel is delivered.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: richo9923 on January 15, 2018, 07:08:07 PM
you'll find its an empty house that's forsale and nobody will be there until the parcel is delivered.

Im a patient man who is will to send more gifts!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: JohnT on January 16, 2018, 06:22:29 AM
Hi richo9923

Could you please report this event to Acorn?

https://www.acorn.gov.au/ (https://www.acorn.gov.au/)

The Federal Police etc will look in to it as well and share information with other government agencies who might be looking at the perps.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on January 16, 2018, 08:03:18 AM
SPEEWA’S BIRTHDAY TODAY.

Happy Birthday for yesterday Speewa

Don't tell me, let me guess - VB ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: MadMarv on January 16, 2018, 03:35:45 PM
Dam i must be doing something wrong .... i dont think ive ever had a suspect phone call or email .... i do however delete any suspect emails before even opening them not that i get many emails anyway .... and only had my own phone for last couple off years and we have no house phone
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on January 23, 2018, 04:45:31 PM
Just got this through the Police feed

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/victims-scammed-via-western-union-may-get-refund (https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/victims-scammed-via-western-union-may-get-refund)

If anybody lost money through being scammed via Western Union, they can apply for compo.

So, if anybody knows anybody, please pass it on
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Moya on January 23, 2018, 08:18:26 PM
This morning at 6:00am I went to a carwash and put $1 of my hard earned into the vac machine to clean up my Ute.......... It ate my money and gave me nothing.

I have learnt my lesson from this scam..... Sleep in and don't get up early & leave the Ute dirty
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 23, 2018, 09:26:58 PM
This morning at 6:00am I went to a carwash and put $1 of my hard earned into the vac machine to clean up my Ute.......... It ate my money and gave me nothing.

I have learnt my lesson from this scam..... Sleep in and don't get up early & leave the Ute dirty

That really sucks eh? Ummm well no it didn't I guess....  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
Three phone calls this week advising that we were involved in a minor car accident and they are investigating the deatails and we will be liable for an excess payment , if we don't pay the excess we will have to pay all retired costs.
When we have asked what vehicle, accident details etc, they hang up.

The supposed Telstra tecnhnicians and problems with your computer are now giving telstras phone number if you ask where their calling from. Trying to legitimise their scam
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: rockrat on January 24, 2018, 08:02:00 PM
Not a scam as such, but

Last thursday the combank app on my phone alerted me to a $5 transaction on my credit card to the smith family in Sydney, so whilst I'm looking up what it is the app tells me that I've just spent $399 at David Jones in Sydney umm nope not me so hit the block card function on the app straight away.

Ring combank and explain that the $5 and $399 are not me, and that they need to cancel the card straight away, guy at the other end of the phone is great and does what needs to be done, whilst talking to him he asks " did you just use your card for Myers online?" umm No and then he says "well I'm guessing you haven't just tried to set up a new paypal either then" um no

Anyway I made a note of the transaction numbers as they showed on the app and after a phone call to Myers and David Jones I now know what the gifts I bought myself are and where they are getting delivered!!

Have had similar things happen twice now. First time, somebody got my credit card details via wotif when we stayed at Port Douglas. This woman booked accommodation, flights and then decided to order a bunch of applicances and electronics from Harvey Norman. All up over $10k. Rang the hotel and they were able to tell me her name and the address she used to make the booking. Passed all this onto to westpac, they refunded my money and probably sent the boys in blue to check out her new stuff.

2nd time it started as a few small transactions I probably wouldn’t have noticed but then they got greedy and again spent up to the card limit which is when I noticed. Again westpac were very helpful and sorted it quickly.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on January 24, 2018, 09:14:56 PM
Happy Birthday for yesterday Speewa

Don't tell me, let me guess - VB ???

Sorry but at  " Rehab   " its hard to get a message out . Anyway  Rehab is for Quitters & that's not me . l was supposed to be at meeting to tell other Pi55pots l was 1 2    :cheers:
No lm out & back  & looking for just 1 more  :cheers: or so .
My Dr  told me to only have 2 standard drinks a night so l have taken the advise  to heart .
Mind you l am at present taking the advise of 7 Dr,s , as l do get thirsty    :cup:   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2018, 08:45:15 AM
My Dr  told me to only have 2 standard drinks a night so l have taken the advise  to heart .

But isn't a standard drink an 18 gallon keg ??? >:D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete79 on February 19, 2018, 02:43:26 PM
Was just cleaning up the inbox on my "if I really must give you an email address, you can have this one that is full of junk and I rarely check it" email.
I generally don't read anything with Apple on it, they have nothing I want and all their emails go straight into the junk folder, but this one caught my eye.

Perhaps because it is "URGENTS"..... ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/OxbDuro.jpg)

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2018, 03:07:25 PM
Wow

Quote
An elderly man walked into a Commonwealth Bank in Sydney and transferred $171,000 to a UK account.

Staff noticed the transaction was unusual, and asked him what the money was for.

Confused, the man said he'd received an email asking for payment for computer parts and repairs.

Men over 50 are the most likely to be victims of scams, according to new data.

Bank staff quickly suspected he was the victim of a scam, and cancelled the transfer.

According to Commonwealth Bank data to be released at the National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney on Monday, people over 50 are three times more likely than younger generations to be victims of these kinds of scams.

Those over 50 accounted for 76 per cent of victims in reported scams.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/man-who-transferred-171-000-to-the-uk-one-of-many-older-scam-victims-20180218-p4z0ql.html (https://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/man-who-transferred-171-000-to-the-uk-one-of-many-older-scam-victims-20180218-p4z0ql.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 19, 2018, 03:16:21 PM
I sold a Jeep on the week-end to a guy over 50.... does that count.  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2018, 03:49:53 PM
I sold a Jeep on the week-end to a guy over 50.... does that count.  ;D
(https://i.imgflip.com/gedup.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: #jonesy on February 20, 2018, 10:55:35 AM
Was just cleaning up the inbox on my "if I really must give you an email address, you can have this one that is full of junk and I rarely check it" email.
I generally don't read anything with Apple on it, they have nothing I want and all their emails go straight into the junk folder, but this one caught my eye.

Perhaps because it is "URGENTS"..... ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/OxbDuro.jpg)
Did you click the link so you can
 Co to iTunes

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bigfish on February 20, 2018, 11:30:18 AM
Had a bloke reply to my Harley for sale on Gumtree.  Surprise, surprise...he works on an offshore oil rig in the Timor seas and would organise mates to pick bike up after paypal was used..  I wished him many cancers and a long slow death.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 20, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
I check out Gumtree for vintage stereo gear, so am often searching through the electronics section. What annoys me is the amount of scammers trying to flog off "white van" speakers and home theatre gear. Makes me wonder if they actually suck anyone in these days, but I suppose there is always someone who can't resist a "bargain". Had a bit of fun with one of them yesterday:

Gee that's a really cheap price $300 for a new set of speakers with a MSRP of $2,999? Why are they so cheap?
  I'm selling them for my Pop.
Did you tell him he shouldn't buy stuff from seedy characters out the back of a white van?
  What do you mean about a white van?
Unscrupulous people that try to sell junk at ridiculously inflated prices, to unsuspecting people, from the back of a white van.
  They aren't junk... they're worth $2,999. I don't sell stuff from a van...
I got bored with it here and hit the message thread delete button. But he wasn't as bad as the bloke trying to sell a piece of junk projector for $1,000, that you can get under various brand names from the likes of Aliexpress, for under $150
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on February 20, 2018, 12:18:23 PM
Quote from: Troopy_03
But he wasn't as bad as the bloke trying to sell a piece of junk projector for $1,000, that you can get under various brand names from the likes of Aliexpress, for under $150
Could be a 4wd magazine competition prize :D  :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on February 20, 2018, 01:14:35 PM
Could be a 4wd magazine competition prize :D  :cup: :cup:

Cynical bugger  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on February 25, 2018, 12:49:00 PM
Just rec an email from Dun&Bradstreet asking for payment of $51 outstanding on a power bill from an energy company I've never used.

Close but no cigar, got my name wrong, left an n off Dunn&Bradstreet  and acc no showed an error.

Nice try!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Spada on May 11, 2018, 10:52:05 AM
new one to look out for - http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b (http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b)
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: UmJamila on May 11, 2018, 11:11:54 AM
What can you do to prevent this one? Why do they call you first?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2018, 11:13:50 AM
new one to look out for - http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b (http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b)
its bullShit how easy it is for this stuff to happen.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Spada on May 11, 2018, 01:23:04 PM
What can you do to prevent this one? Why do they call you first?

Once they have your name and address from your letterbox/stolen mail/social media acoounnt, a little bit of digging to find your mobile number and a quick call to confirm.

Once they know your details, they port your phone number to a new phone that that all of those password reset SMS's go to them instead of you. That lets them potentially change all of your passwords for paypal, net banking, etc.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: loanrangie on May 11, 2018, 01:50:04 PM
Told my wife we need a bigger house so we can fit all the new cars and phones she has apparently won, its a constant barrage of email scams.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on May 11, 2018, 03:01:42 PM
Just got off the phone again with an Indian gent from the Windows technical dept, he says I have a problem, I offered to let him fix it if he gave me his bank details etc, strangely enough he hung up on me.
Ungrateful sod!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DrewXT on May 11, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
What can you do to prevent this one? Why do they call you first?
I just answer the phone "hello" if I don't have the number saved...

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bill on May 11, 2018, 07:36:07 PM
I won’t answer my mobile or the Home phone if it isn’t a number in the contacts list.
If it is a ligitamate call they will leave a message...
Bill
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2018, 07:54:34 PM
Quote from: Bill
I won’t answer my mobile or the Home phone if it isn’t a number in the contacts list.
If it is a ligitamate call they will leave a message...
this is the  best advice.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on May 12, 2018, 09:55:27 AM
new one to look out for - http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b (http://www.news.com.au/technology/consumer-issues/these-people-are-professionals-mobile-porting-a-potential-gold-mine-for-fraudsters/news-story/8ef4c78af21192a9a8c3a30a9b5a935b)


The bit I don't get from that article:

"After stealing her number, hackers were able to gain access to her e-mails and from there collect personal details of her contacts and begin hacking their accounts, causing friends to have thousands pilfered from their bank accounts."

OK, you've broken into my phone & got my contact list, with phone numbers & e-mails for my friends - how does that enable you to get into their bank accounts ???
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2018, 10:27:45 AM
The bit I don't get from that article:

"After stealing her number, hackers were able to gain access to her e-mails and from there collect personal details of her contacts and begin hacking their accounts, causing friends to have thousands pilfered from their bank accounts."

OK, you've broken into my phone & got my contact list, with phone numbers & e-mails for my friends - how does that enable you to get into their bank accounts ???
do you have to log into banking apps? I dont use em.. or saved passwords?
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 12, 2018, 11:20:00 AM
do you have to log into banking apps? I dont use em.. or saved passwords?

Yes you do, and I never have saved passwords either.... which is getting a bit harder now I'm old  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: macca on May 12, 2018, 09:39:00 PM
I won’t answer my mobile or the Home phone if it isn’t a number in the contacts list.
If it is a ligitamate call they will leave a message...
Bill
Me too Bill, wish I could get my wife to do the same

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bill on May 14, 2018, 05:16:36 PM
Me too Bill, wish I could get my wife to do the same

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Ya well, when you figure it out let me know.
I’ve given up on it...
Bill
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 10:24:13 AM
Got a mystery text message today

I won a 3000 travel shopping spree LMAO
confirmation AU9.CO
expires 3pm today
call 0290524985

aren't I the lucky bastard!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 15, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
Apparently i have a package in the diplomatic bag at the Sydney Consulate for the Peoples Republic of China if anyone can swing by that way to pick it up for me
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on June 15, 2018, 03:22:29 PM
Hey, good idea Chester! :cup:

That's one way of getting around the new GST on imports rule :D >:D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2018, 03:33:51 PM
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pottsy on June 15, 2018, 03:42:14 PM
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.

They come out of the woodwork when you post on gumtree.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: spadge on June 15, 2018, 04:22:54 PM
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 04:25:23 PM
Quote from: spadge
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
isnt that every site?
$5000 item - unused, still in original packaging...
For quick sale advertise for $2500 get offers of $750 and Shit like that.
Should play them, when they turn up with the 1100, say "Oh thought you meant deposit"
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2018, 05:20:54 PM
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.

Yep, tell 'em you'll take it and give the local 1% bikies clubhouse address.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: hainess on June 15, 2018, 05:28:44 PM
Apparently my home phone and internet is about to be turned off because I haven't taken up the NBN offer.
Just have to press 1 to speak to a technician.

Ain't no Nbn in this suburb yet. ;D

Rod
.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Rumpig on June 15, 2018, 06:30:46 PM
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
all i get is people asking if It's still for sale right after the ad is posted, and telling me they'll pay me full price for it...just gotta email them back  ::) ::) the minute I see a email address I hit delete
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DrewXT on June 16, 2018, 11:22:21 PM
Got three phone calls today telling me that Optus are going to disconnect our NBN service unless I let them fix my computer.

Area isn't NBN enabled and we're with Telstra... But I played with him for a while then used his remote control software to send a virus to his computer from mine :)

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 17, 2018, 12:30:04 AM
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DrewXT on June 17, 2018, 10:07:13 AM
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
It won't replicate outside of their network...

This is the mob who specialise in ripping off pensioners by getting them to install remote control software, then showing you that you have a "virus" a on your machine, whilst in the background dropping a crypto locker on your PC, taking computers ransom in the process... They tried it on the computer I let them remote into, before they got their own back ...

They shouldn't try hacking a hacker :) (white hat not black hat)

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete79 on July 14, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
Here's an email address that you can use for all of your dodgy websites and promotions:
cheri@vital-data.com

Cheri emailed me this morning trying to sell me peoples email addresses so they can get spamed.
That fact that Cheri has my email address says to me that my email address is also for sale.

So Cheri, I'm off to find a bunch of super creepy websites to sign you up to some mailing lists. I hope you enjoy all of the spam that's on it's way to your inbox......  :cheers:


Quote
Hi Peter,

I am Cheri Smith working for a company that specializes in the provision of B2B database and I am keen to know if there are any possibilities for us to work with your company.

We are offering pre-package lists wherein you can acquire 300,000 Australian business contacts against your investment of $749. Please find the attached sample for your review.

The list includes the contacts of Director Level, C-level, VP level, Managers and non-manager contacts within Marketing, sales, Procurement, HR, IT, operations and many other functions across a variety of business sectors.

All of these contacts will have the basic business information i.e., company name, Job title, email address, contact number, contact Name, URL, mailing address, Employee size, revenue size, SIC code and Industry classification are 100% populated in the database.

We have similar lists for other countries as well (USA, UK, Middle East, Singapore etc.) Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing such contacts from any other countries, accordingly I would be happy to update you on the size of the database along with the price.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest Regards,
Cheri Smith | Marketing Executive
Database Reach: USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, ASIA Pacific etc.
E-mail Append| Custom Lists | Specialty Lists | Pre-packaged Lists | Internet Marketing |
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: stabicraft on July 14, 2018, 05:06:52 PM
I was watching y.ou tube the other day.
There was this guy who was being scammed by one of, shall we say, less than poor English.
When the scammer connected with the guys computer, he also allowed the guy to send the scammer a rather nasty package.

The scammer went off when his computer locked up and was now under the control of the guy he was trying to scam.

It would 've nice if it happened more often, but scammers are getting careful not to pick the ones who can do it to them.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Fizzie on July 20, 2018, 03:21:06 PM
Have had 3 calls today >:(

Not quite a robot voice, but not normal human either - almost as if they're talking into a speech changer thingie ???

"Hi this is Nicole from the Australian National Broadband Network. We have been trying but unable to get in contact with you. This is to advise that your internet & telephone will be disconnected withing 24 hours so you can be transferred to the NBN. Please press 1 to speak to the technician involved. Thank you"

Sorry, Nicole (who was Australian btw), but we've been on the NBN for almost 12 months now! >:D

I had no trouble at all resisting any urge to push one to speak to the technician ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: austastar on July 20, 2018, 08:44:19 PM
Hi,
    Any body who calls from 'Telstra' now gets asked for our account number and the amount of the last bill if they wish this conversation to continue.
They hang up very quickly.
Yes, I have memorised the number.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on July 20, 2018, 09:16:15 PM
Have had 3 calls today >:(

Not quite a robot voice, but not normal human either - almost as if they're talking into a speech changer thingie ???

"Hi this is Nicole from the Australian National Broadband Network. We have been trying but unable to get in contact with you. This is to advise that your internet & telephone will be disconnected withing 24 hours so you can be transferred to the NBN. Please press 1 to speak to the technician involved. Thank you"

Sorry, Nicole (who was Australian btw), but we've been on the NBN for almost 12 months now! >:D

I had no trouble at all resisting any urge to push one to speak to the technician ;D
mate who was just here has had that one too... he missed the call though
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: DrewXT on July 20, 2018, 10:32:24 PM
mate who was just here has had that one too... he missed the call though
I had one today who I RAT'd and SYSKEY'd just after he ran the file he copied from my "Infected PC" called "login to online banking"...

Been watching a guy in YouTube lately who will take down every PC in the office the scammers connect to him from... 

The sad thing is I don't believe half the people misrepresenting Telstra, NBN, Optus, etc believe they are doing anything bad, because they have been told by their superior that it's an honorable job to help others

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Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2018, 09:08:03 AM
Here's an email address that you can use for all of your dodgy websites and promotions:
cheri@vital-data.com

Cheri emailed me this morning trying to sell me peoples email addresses so they can get spamed.
That fact that Cheri has my email address says to me that my email address is also for sale.

So Cheri, I'm off to find a bunch of super creepy websites to sign you up to some mailing lists. I hope you enjoy all of the spam that's on it's way to your inbox......  :cheers:
I got one today from
Subject:    CVS Health Contact List
From:    spohia.keller@ittechbusiness.com

CVS Health
Contact List with emails and complete contact information.
Specialties: eClinicalWorks, McKesson, Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Nextgen, Kareo users ……. And many more.
Please fill the complete Criteria below: 

Target Audience:
Target Geography:
Target Job Title:
Please let me know your thoughts,
Spohia Keller
Demand Generation

'Powered by GSM. Free mail merge and email marketing software for Gmail.'


Sophia is going to get some emails too :D
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 10, 2018, 12:51:58 PM
I got one today from



Sophia is going to get some emails too :D

sign them up to 4wdaction, they will get sick of the multiple emails daily  ;D

GG
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 10, 2018, 01:24:37 PM
sign them up to 4wdaction, they will get sick of the multiple emails daily  ;D

GG

4WD superstore too.
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2018, 01:53:45 PM
4WD superstore too.
X ELEVENTY!
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete79 on August 27, 2018, 03:03:25 PM
(https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2018/08/jb-scam.jpg)

Earlier this year fake PayPal and Optus texts and emails were being used to scam unsuspecting Australians, and now it looks like it's JB Hi-Fi's turn. A text message has been circulating from 'JBHiFi' that is definitely not from the retailer. Here's what you need to know.

The body of the SMS addresses the reader by name, stating that it is looking for testers in their local city and has signed them up. It is also accompanied by a link.

The retailer took to social media earlier today to warn people about the scam.
If you do receive a scam email or SMS from 'JB Hi-Fi' or a similar sounding suspect source, report it to Scamwatch and don't click on any unknown links. The site also offers advice and resources to those who have been victims of a scam.

Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: #jonesy on September 03, 2018, 06:59:24 AM
WOW. MyGov worked out a tax refund for me.
Pity the ATO have already paid my refund.

Email looked Okay except -
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: rossm on December 12, 2018, 04:17:30 PM
Had a call with a recorded message from the Australian Broadband Network, whatever that is, telling me that my landline will be disconnected in 24 hours and to press one to speak to a technician.
My landline was disconnected six months ago.
Dunno what the scam is but I am not wasting my time to find outl
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: speewa158 on December 12, 2018, 07:58:52 PM
l heard about a bloke that was trying to  selling PDFPs to Swaggers .
The PDFP is a Pre Dug Fire Pit  , before you go to a camp site you need a fire pit there  .
All you need to do is send me the dimensions of the fire pit required & it can be Predug for you .
 This is a time saving camp accessories that allows more drinking time .in a chair with beverages .
As a PreXmass Warmer l will throw in a huge quantity of PLFW  , a real Hot item  .
PLFW  Per Lit  Fire  Wood  a really Hot item  for your camp site  .
Sit back  , sniff smoke , watch flames dance , drain cans/stubbies/wine glasses  .
Email me mullite slabs of VB  Cans to my Engal fridge per PDFP & PLFW requirements . Price on application , depending on state /territories
                              Be quick for Xmas                       :cup:               :cheers:
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Pete79 on November 07, 2019, 09:43:28 AM
Just received confirmation that Sophia Carter would like to be signed up for every spam email site that you can find.
That's;
sophia_carter@dbnow.net


She was kind enough to offer to sell me a full contact list of Autodesk users in Australia.
Considering that I am our Autodesk contract manager and Sophia has my email address, one would assume that my contact details are also up for sale.

Enjoy the spam Sophia.......
Title: Re: The Daily Scam Thread
Post by: Moggy on November 07, 2019, 05:00:18 PM
Just received confirmation that Sophia Carter would like to be signed up for every spam email site that you can find.
That's;
sophia_carter@dbnow.net


She was kind enough to offer to sell me a full contact list of Autodesk users in Australia.
Considering that I am our Autodesk contract manager and Sophia has my email address, one would assume that my contact details are also up for sale.

Enjoy the spam Sophia.......
How do you do that? I constantly get about 5 emails a day from nobs trying to sell me web pages etc, cos I have domain name.
The Shit thing about all this is that I only just recently renewed all my domain & hosting and crazy domains tried to upsell me some spam filtering add on, I declined & now I'm getting heaps more than I did before. I'd love to send some of these arseholes a Shitloads of spam back

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