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 Energy scam
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 11:19

The number on my phone is +447 542 360 152.

The message says, `GOVUK.You are eligible for a discounted energy bill under the Energy Bills Support Scheme. You can apply here. energy.bill-rebate.com`

I nearly did but hesitated because I thought it was automatic. Checked online. Definite scam. The rebate is automatic. Millions could be scammed it says.

https://grahamcluley.com/energy-bill-rebate-scams-spread-via-sms-and-email/


I said to my wife, they should send the scammers to Afghanistan, for the Taliban to practice on.



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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 11:56

These people should be locked away for good

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 12:22

You rarely hear about scammers being prosecuted which is a bit of a worry.

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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 13:27

Quote:

wee eck, Sun 25 Sep 12:22

You rarely hear about scammers being prosecuted which is a bit of a worry.


It’s virtually impossible to track them down eck most of the ones set up in the uk use pay as you go mobiles for telephone scams and vpn’s for web based scams and the ones set up in the likes of India for example work in shifts with virtually and endless supply of phone numbers to work from add to that the fact that most are in the pocket of the local police

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 13:40

Even where closely linked to regulated services it is often more difficult than it is worth.

The company should really be a lot better at sorting this out if it is generated in this country or holding those to account that are allowing it to get in.
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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 15:37

Speak for yourselves....
I wired £1000 to a Nigerian prince who`s going to send me back 1.4 million soon.
I was sceptical at first... But he assures me its all legit and above board.
After all... He`s a prince.
🤔

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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 15:44

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back oh the net, Sun 25 Sep 13:27

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wee eck, Sun 25 Sep 12:22

You rarely hear about scammers being prosecuted which is a bit of a worry.


It’s virtually impossible to track them down eck most of the ones set up in the uk use pay as you go mobiles for telephone scams and vpn’s for web based scams and the ones set up in the likes of India for example work in shifts with virtually and endless supply of phone numbers to work from add to that the fact that most are in the pocket of the local police


I think you meant the local polis are in the scammers pockets, bud. 🙂



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 18:39

Quote:

widtink, Sun 25 Sep 15:37

Speak for yourselves....
I wired £1000 to a Nigerian prince who`s going to send me back 1.4 million soon.
I was sceptical at first... But he assures me its all legit and above board.
After all... He`s a prince.
🤔


I went to University with an African Prince. He was a real gem of a guy. Funniest thing was the first time he bought an umbrella and then proceeded to open it up then closed it around his head. Always thought he was a bit flush.
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 Re: Energy scam
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 18:50

Heard a story that an independent journalist had investigated a scam involving the DWP that were going to move their IT operations to India.

He went out to Goa and found numerous Brits that basically lived out there living off UK benefits.

They had houses(some local authority/housing association) in UK that they rented out and lived the life in Goa due to the cheaper cost of living.

The story came to a head when Grenfell happened and numbers in some properties couldn`t be confirmed.

He has offered the story to various outlets with no takers.
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