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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 26.04.21 at 17:00:20 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just had this in an email:  
 
'Your Amazon Prime membership is set to renew on 26 May 2021. However, we've noticed that the card associated with your Prime membership is no longer valid. To update the default payment method for your membership, click here to log-in to your account.'
 
It's a scam.
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Covid Testing
 on: 20.02.21 at 13:26:00 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Anyone who is Type 1 that has to go for a Covid Test should ask for assisted testing and state that they are allergic to latex.   Apparently the test kit comes in two bags and the outer bag is sealed with a latex based glue.   Anyone allergic should not open the bag.   Assisted testing is done by a nurse and she opens the bag and then changes her gloves.
 
Stay safe everyone.
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 03.02.21 at 12:36:57 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just got a call from my banks fraud prevention unit.  Nice fella called Lukas. Kind enough to send me through a text under my banks umbrella text number to prove he was genuine and legitimate.  Told me how my account was being frequently used in Birmingham and confirmed the last 4 digits of my account number.  Reiterated that he didn't need my full account number or pin as he was going to cancel my card, for my own safety.  I'd get a new card out in 3 days.  As I said, very nice, very genuine sounding and very convincing..  All he needed me to do was call out the code sent to my phone.
If I had've called out the code, which my actual bank had sent me as a warning that someone was trying to authorise a large purchase through my account, that code would have allowed him to proceed with the transaction and I would have been up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
As such, when I told him I'd ring him back, he became much more insistent, saying that he hadn't asked me for my full account number or pin and was in fact helping me.
I reiterated that I would ring him back and eventually he hung up the phone very abruptly
Checked with my bank who confirmed it was indeed a scam.
Be careful folks.  Be on your guard.
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 06.01.21 at 15:11:51 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Be warned that the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received evidence of fraudulent messages being sent to the public informing them a new dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
 
People are being sent a text message claiming to be from the NHS which informs the recipient that, "we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine." The message ends with a link to a website mocked up to look like a legitimate NHS platform. The website requests personal details, including name and address and banking details.   The NHS will not ask for banking details.
 
The CTSI has said “this is the latest in a series of scams themed around the pandemic in circulation since last March. With the UK vaccine rollout underway, scammers have modified their scam to consider this new development.”
 
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 19.12.20 at 12:52:55 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Do not open any link you might receive from mark.w.raineyz@thedishwashersson.com.   There is no such email address and the link will direct you to a scam.
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / A new latex glove
 on: 22.11.20 at 22:36:01 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
A new 'non- allergenic' type of latex glove is being produced.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-55023413
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 18.11.20 at 13:02:34 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Had a message on my phone this morning purporting to be from O2 saying that they hadn't been able to process my latest payment.   In order to avoid fees click on a link.   Strange that as I don't use O2.
 
Be aware
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Ocado delivery
 on: 18.09.20 at 16:19:16 
Started by ChristineH | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The health and safety executive have declared latex to be a dangerous substance and only to be used when absolutely necessary.   You might point that out to Ocado.   Also if one of their delivery drivers has an attack or become sensitised due to wearing those gloves then they will be actionable.
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Ocado delivery
 on: 18.09.20 at 11:33:20 
Started by ChristineH | Post by ChristineH
Be aware . Some Ocado delivery people are using Powdered latex gloves . I contacted them to ask if they could ensure a delivery to me was  with latex free gloves but although he could add a message on my delivery option he couldn’t guarantee  it .  
Does anyone know of a supermarket who support latex free gloves ?
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 17.09.20 at 13:38:34 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
And so it begins!.
‘Good Morning (At 1:30am)  I'm called from the NHS track and trace service, Sorry to wake you !!According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'
'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'
'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'
'Right. Um... so ....'
'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'
'Ok (gives address)'
I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'
'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'
'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'
'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'
'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'
Puts the phone down.
This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people will fall for it.”
Don't fall for it.
 
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