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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 20.04.19 at 10:05:55 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The latest scam
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47988270
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Be aware
 on: 27.02.19 at 09:11:43 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Copied from Facebook.
 
Received a phone call from BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill.. He demanded payment immediately of 31.00 or it would be 118.00 to re-connect at a later date. The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental! I asked the guy's name - he gave me the very 'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent - & phone number -0800 0800 152. Obviously the fellow realized I didn't believe his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone - he would disconnect my phone to prevent this. AND HE DID !! My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again. Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said credit card, there & then. I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT. He hung up. I dialed 1471 -number withheld I phoned his fictitious 0800 number - not recognized. So I phoned the police to let them know. I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently, but it is escalating. Their advice was to let as many people as possible know of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it's real, so please make as many friends & family aware of this. How is it done? This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been 0800 800 152 which takes you through to BT Business. The cutting off of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear you trying. (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it). When you stop trying he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool many. By the way this is not about getting the cash as this would not get past merchant services - it is all about getting the credit card details which include the security number, to be used for larger purchases. Please Copy And Paste....... THIS IS A PHONE SCAM THAT IS GOING ROUND. PLEASE ALERT YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES TO IT
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Industrial Illness Disablement Benefit
 on: 31.01.19 at 17:48:56 
Started by cheekychick | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Probably depends if you can prove that it is, in fact, an industrial injury.   I think we've had some nurses claim it and win.
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Industrial Illness Disablement Benefit
 on: 30.01.19 at 14:34:41 
Started by cheekychick | Post by cheekychick
Hi has anyone ever claimed this? Just interested to know at what level people with Type 1 allergies would receive.
 
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / This morning
 on: 29.12.18 at 11:59:48 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
I had an email, purportedly from Facebook, saying, 'Say hello to your new Facebook friend Karen Ellis'.   We have a member called Karen Ellis and I have been in touch with the her in the past so I clicked on the link.   It wiped out my Facebook page and replaced it with another page.   It took me several hours to sort it out.   If you get a message from Facebook in a similar vein, be very careful.
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Another scam
 on: 08.10.18 at 18:30:47 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Yet another scam purporting to come from Tesco.
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / A matter of interest
 on: 29.09.18 at 08:58:03 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45667480
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Another fraudster
 on: 26.09.18 at 22:42:45 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
I've copied this from someone else.   Please be aware of fraudsters:
 
Somebody called me with this phone number 07060714545 telling me he was doing some registration online and he mistakenly put my number on what he was registering, that my number is similar to his number and that the password of what he was registering was sent to my phone which I actually saw as 6310.
He was now appealing to me to give him the reset code that was sent to my phone so that he could finish his registration. I told him to call me with the number he claimed was similar to mine so that I could verify his claim, he told me he didn't have credit in that line.
I got online to find out more, only to discover he was actually trying to reset my bank online/yahoomail password and that he is a fraudster, an account hacker and also a 419er. If I had given him the code which was sent to my phone, he would have used it to reset my bank online/mobile app account.
Please let us be careful and vigilant. Fraudsters are devising new ways every day.
 
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This is a new way of defrauding people...
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Please be aware of pension scams
 on: 14.08.18 at 08:55:04 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45170408
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Scam 6
 on: 24.07.18 at 20:59:15 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The latest scam to surface. All looks very nice until they want your bank details so that you can pay the fee, as they put it, "An issue fee (22,50 ) for preparation and delivery of the voucher by post to an indicated address shall be charged. The only and complete cost of the stay with a voucher is the catering fee paid upon arrival."
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