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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #200 on: February 19, 2018, 03:07:25 PM »
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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
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #201 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
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #202 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
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #203 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


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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #204 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.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #205 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?
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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
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #206 on: February 20, 2018, 12:18:23 PM »
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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:
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« Reply #207 on: February 20, 2018, 01:14:35 PM »
Could be a 4wd magazine competition prize :D  :cup: :cup:

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #208 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.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #210 on: May 11, 2018, 11:11:54 AM »
What can you do to prevent this one? Why do they call you first?

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #212 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.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #213 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.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #214 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
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #215 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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« Reply #216 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...
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #217 on: May 11, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
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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.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #218 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


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 ???
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« Reply #219 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?
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #220 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  :'(
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« Reply #221 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...
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Me too Bill, wish I could get my wife to do the same

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« Reply #222 on: May 14, 2018, 05:16:36 PM »
Me too Bill, wish I could get my wife to do the same

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #223 on: June 15, 2018, 10:24:13 AM »
Got a mystery text message today

I won a 3000 travel shopping spree LMAO
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #224 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
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