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#1 Saint Billinge

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Just received an email from John West at Virgin Media asking for my equipment back as I have disconnected my service. I have now telephoned Virgin Media who say it is a scam. Anyone else had this email?

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#2 John Rhino

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

John West's middle cut eh !

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#3 longboard

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Sounds fishy. Somefin wrong I think.

#4 Shadow

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:10 AM

Call his bluff, he'll soon change his tuna
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

phishing :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

I get a tun a these a day
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#7 Johnoco

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

He's just throwing you a line hoping you'll bite.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

This thread ought to be canned.

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#9 Shadow

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

I'm not sure. I'd like to hear the opinion of salmon else.
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#10 Johnoco

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

These puns are poor. Real skid roe stuff.

#11 Saint Billinge

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

You lot are having a Whale of a time on this thread! :D

I still cannot fathom out how people of sound mind fall for scams that ask for money upfront? One scam highlighted on TV recently involved people buying goods prior to receiving their cheque for thousands of pounds, in a competition they hadn't entered! One person was a retired police officer.

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#12 longboard

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

Look you lot, just stop the carping. :blush:

#13 Griff9of13

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

You lot are having a Whale of a time on this thread! :D

I still cannot fathom out how people of sound mind fall for scams that ask for money upfront? One scam highlighted on TV recently involved people buying goods prior to receiving their cheque for thousands of pounds, in a competition they hadn't entered! One person was a retired police officer.


Simple answer: greed.

I look at these scams as a tax on the stupid and greedy. if people weren't so willing to try and get something for nothing these scams wouldn't exist.
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#14 Johnoco

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

They must feel eely daft when they realise they have been hadd (ock).

It must have looked like an easy way to make a few squid.

#15 WearyRhino

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

OMC!

#16 longboard

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

OMC!


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#17 longboard

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Simple answer: greed.


Is that the sole reason?

#18 Old Frightful

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

OMC!

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#19 West Country Eagle

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

On another tip, I had a scam call from some call centre types yesterday saying they were from Virgin Media tech support, and that they were going to help me sort out my computer which had been running slow. I told them I didn't own a computer and hung up. Phoned Virgin to complain and they confirmed it was a scam. Apparently they con people into letting them take control of your computer remotely, install some software (or tell you they are) and demand £200. I wonder how many people have actually been caught out like that.
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#20 longboard

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

On another tip, I had a scam call from some call centre types yesterday saying they were from Virgin Media tech support, and that they were going to help me sort out my computer which had been running slow. I told them I didn't own a computer and hung up. Phoned Virgin to complain and they confirmed it was a scam. Apparently they con people into letting them take control of your computer remotely, install some software (or tell you they are) and demand £200. I wonder how many people have actually been caught out like that.


Quite a few from the reports that have been around for the last couple of years. There are some sharks out there.




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