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Mon 14-Feb-11
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Toffeeapple
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I thought I'd put this up, just in case you forgot yourselves and gave out all your bank and credit card details to anyone who phones or e-mails you.


LINKY

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Feb-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I thought I'd put this up, just in case you forgot yourselves and gave out all your bank and credit card details to anyone who phones or e-mails you.


LINKY


 As if...and don't you try it again TA...what's mine is mine and not for sharing....OK    big_laughbig_laugh

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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big_laugh  Darn it - been rumbled!

Sticky 'post' finger Elsa?

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Feb-11
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If someone comes to your door and tells you they are a health inspector and tells you to take allyour clothesoff and put your hands in the air and jog on the spot DON'T DO IT. IT IS A SCAM! They just want to see you nekkid! eeek

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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Rae Mond said:

If someone comes to your door and tells you they are a health inspector and tells you to take allyour clothesoff and put your hands in the air and jog on the spot DON'T DO IT. IT IS A SCAM! They just want to see you nekkid! eeek


 

OK I'll keep them on and I can put my hands in the air and stiill jog on the spot......buggar the scam....I'll just enjoy the company....but will they be shocked by my latex outer garments....big_laughbig_laugh

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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wave  Hi Shelley.  How are things going with you?

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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are we getting somewhere near a new subject for photographs, we have Rae in her fetsh gear and now Elsa in latex. Ladies you have the men salivating !!

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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The closest thing I get to latex is rubber gloves for washing up...go take a cold shower....big_laughbig_laugh

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Think someone needs a cold shower big_laugh

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JoannaS said:

Think someone needs a cold shower big_laugh


 And it's not me Joanna...bit like you it's cold in them there hills....eeekeeek

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Your telling me! eeek

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Ahem¦ taking this thread back on topic¦. tongue

My son and I had an hilarious hour today, while he played dumb to a telephone scammer. The scam is that you get a call to say your computer has a virus and not to worry they will fix it for you. They also claim to be from "Windows" and have an Indian accent but a western name. 

Now this chap rang three times, with a different name each time. First time, C said "oh dear our electric is off so I can't turn the computer on". C asked him to call back and went off to get his laptop, with an evil grin on his face. Second time C hadn't arrived back so I asked him to ring back again. By the time he rang for the third time C had his laptop set up ready. He'd created a virtual computer on his laptop which runs on Linux. The scam only works on Microsoft Windows, and C knows what he's doing.

Now we had a great laugh as C (who is into amateur dramatics) played a bumbling computer illiterate who couldn't read the numbers on his credit card, then his computer "crashed" (so he could disconnect the internet and prevent anything further being done) and after pretending to turn the computer off and on and check all the cables (with accompanying bumps and crashes as he scrambled about under the desk), eventually "accidentally" pulled out the telephone connection from the socket " "I wonder what will happen if I do this?" big_laugh 

BUT this is serious. If you get a call like this, hang up. First they use your ignorance against you, showing you files on your pc that are completely innocent and telling you they are viruses and malware. Then they get you to download a file allowing them remote access to your computer. They can access all your files and you won't see them doing it. Finally they want your money. You may willingly pay their fee if you are taken in, they may also empty your bank account.

C has detailed records of everything that was said and done. He's traced the website owner and the parent company. Tomorrow he intends handing it over to the police. They might (but only might) shut this guy down, but there are many more out there.

Don't get taken in. dalek

 

whoops edited for spelling!

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Wed 6-Apr-11
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NICELY DONE RUTH'S SON!!!!!

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Well done Ruth, or rather, son. More power to you!

These phone calls are far too frequent - when in the UK we get 2 or 3 each week. I am never rude, but each time they start their spiel, I interrupt them, and say, "Thankyou for calling me, but I don't want to speak to you. Thankyou again." Then I put the phone down, without giving them a chance to argue, or pursue their plan.

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