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As if lockdown is not bad enough,scammers abound.

secrets22 profile image
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Every day i get calls saying Amazon are going to take £79 from my account,and another says its from the post office saying until delivery charge is paid we cannot deliver your goods,and now i just had a call asking if i had ordered a lot of electrical goods from Amazon,and would i confirm.And then another from DHF saying i owe for electricity,Its all a scam,and how these lowlife are getting away with this i do not know,and i do worry about folk who do fall for this.

Do take care all of you as robbers are everywhere.

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springcross profile image

Scammers abound indeed secrets. This was mentioned on here a few weeks ago. These scammers need a good lesson taught them, problem is I don't know what it could be. We have a phone with a call-guard so don't get the problem but as you say, the vulnerable fall for this and get stung, it's so wicked.

Veteran250 profile image

If you get such calls, take the trouble to telephone the company mentioned, or go on their website if you have a computer......better that, than getting scammed!

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If I suspect its a scam I put the phone down!

Thanks secrets22, a timely warning to always be careful and not to panic when you find you apparently owe a large sum of money, or have come into a fortune and 1001 other things now which attempt to part us from our cash! My daughter and I once scammed an online scammer and it was great fun, but the major thing is not to be taken in and take a deep breath and check, before falling for these cunning and unscrupulous people!

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I've had texts saying check your PayPal account I don't even have PayPal my mas had a recent text too about the bank and my uncle they are getting worst ☹️😊🌻🙀think mouse gone mam's in panic now tho 🤯

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Years ago we had a mouse when I lived in my old flat and I chased it out!

Niao profile image

Me too, no end of the blasted things at the moment! Hideous excuses for human beings!

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focused1Reading Rabbits

Pretty sad for me as those are the only voices I am hearing the most of . Mine is usually £60 from Amazon you must be in more debt than me . I am getting so used to them now but need my landline as my sister who has serious depression likes to ring me so this line so I tend to leap up and 9/10 times just slam it down.

On Friday I had a scam text from Lloyd's bank claiming that I had made a payment to someone and I have nothing to do with them so I deleted the text and thought that they can get stuffed!

waitingame7 profile image

Yes I get recorded messages from Amazon Prime but immediately put the phone down. Some days it verges on harrassment. Also had emails from saying I'd bought items +++ in USA . Checked the cards I use for online purchases and nothing showed up thank goodness, but yes it's a real problem.Hope it they give up on you soon and leave you in peace.

S11m profile image

I get scam "from Amazon"... but, in my last bank statement, there was an £8 transaction from Amazon which I did not remember (it might have been some dietary supplement).I have the Amazon app - so, if I thought someone was ordering on my account, I could check my account.

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MadBunny in reply to S11m

I would take that up with the bank asap. I had some scammed transactions on my credit card once and the bank dealt with it very quickly.

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S11m in reply to MadBunny

Fortunately, the credit card I used on Amazon has now expired!

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MadBunny in reply to S11m

That's fortunate.

lonestray profile image

I use to receive a number of scam calls. One outfit I answered and decided to kept them on the line for some length of time, leading them on. Finally their response was: "O! go to hell". My reply: " Could you kindly direct me, as I'm sure you can provide the. directions?" It was the last of those calls. Now I receive the odd call from Amazon to which I don't speak and just put the phone down. Should they call in the future I intend to speak to them Gaelic Irish as I'm still fluent in it's use.

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MidoriVisually impaired

Are you registered with the Telephone Preference Service? You can register your landlines and mobiles with them. It only takes a couple of minutes online. It's also free.

I've been registered with them for years, and It definitely stops most of them, although ones using a recorded message get through, also foreign ones.

It takes about 28 days to get maximum protection , and if you report particularly common ones there is a pretty hefty fine for ignoring the TPS.

If you are unsure about a number, you can also try Who Called Me?, another website where you can check if it's a scam or genuine, and leave a report about it and mark it as dangerous or Harrassing.

Cheers, Midori

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secrets22 in reply to Midori

Many thanks,i will take a look.

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