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    My wife fell for one.
    On face book they were selling CVD oil.
    Free sample just pay postage .
    Along came the sample and a cream
    On the Visa bill was this funny withdrawal
    As she could not remember I held back.
    At the time she was buying plants , plants ,plants. so on the visa bill I noticed 65 and 69 .
    Next month same again so we got on to Barkley Card.
    The man cancelled our cards and issued new ones.
    Then told me that they would send me a form fill it in and when sent back
    they would look into it
    Three days later I got e mail stating they have given me a credit of 268.
    Seems this scam was run from a food shop in London.
    Now Mary Berry the tv presenter says they have been using her profile to advertise this stuff with her not knowing .
    So full marks for Barkley Card.
    In Uk the law state's that anything your receive thro post you did not order and posted to you personally is treated as a gift. Therefore you need not pay, but keep it
    The same stuff on Amazon is only 20.
    My sister in Canada tells me that this cam is rife over there and Feds are working on it f
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    I had this one this week, guy said your homeserve insurance is due for renewal, and because you have not had a claim this year your premium reduced from 21 to 14, you can renew now, yea i bet, we do not have that insurance. If i had been mug enough to give him my card number, he would have been well pleased, and straight in., kt
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    Keith,
    I have had dealings with that mob just recently, concerning a very elderly aunt. They target elderly people and rely on their memories being poor.
    They dress it up to look like a renewal so the target thinks they have dealt with them previously. My aunt has alzheimers but at the moment it is mainly memory that is patchy. It skates very close to being criminal and their phone operators are real sleaze bags.
    I told her you don't need it, never had it anyway, as I bought her a new washing machine and cooker in the last 12 months.
    However they wheedled a bank account number out of her but fortunately it was for a savings account which would not accept direct debits.
    I have given her a "Pockit" card which I can put cash on and all she does is tap it on the card reader, she cannot spend anymore than what is on there and there is no route for the scammers to get back to her bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    I have been getting calls regarding my internet connection will be shut down tomorrow stuff. Given I don't have an internet connection, I am prepaid on a dongle I have been deleting this call. Telstra say that if you check the incoming calls they put up a fake number that almost looks legit but isn't. Their advice is delete, delete so that's what I do.
    Vick, This seems to be the latest fad with these scammers i was warned twice last week that my connection would be turned of they go on to say press 1 to speak with your provider or press 9 to speak to technical support its very important to simply put the phone down and block the number not that it will stop them once they have your number they have 100s of phones at there disposal, But never press either 1 or 9 or any other number just ignore it. Terry.
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    One received not more than 20 mins ago, dear amazon customer, regarding your order of an Apple iPhone 11, you must be bloody joking, i cannot use the one i have got properly !!!. I have heard of some clever person who scammed the scammers out of a large amount of money, if true, brilliant, thieving from thieves , sounds good to me, kt
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    #15 Robin Hood no less good for him!

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    #14 I usually just let it go. I answer my mobile a bit as we have all our family in lockdown in Melbourne so that's necessary, unfortunately I have a cheap mobile which doesn't show incoming numbers. ( $9 from Woolies...come on it does take photos and you can get scratchy videos and recording what more do you want??) This is also prepaid so no accounts to think about. When we get messages on the mobile Telstra passes on any message in text form at no expense to me ...some hilarious messages when people don't talk clearly. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    I use Paypal and have no problems. When I set it up I had to register it with my bank account which I did to the number one account. Also had to give credit card number which I did. I then cancelled that credit card and got a new one with new number. Kept getting requests to update my credit card number to them for about six months. They gave up on that so now Paypal is only linked to an account that has nothing in it. So when I make a purchase I make sure that I transfer the said amount into the number one account. Been doing this for years now and confident that if a scam artist cons me they will get bugger all out of Paypal for sure. Do not know if this of any use to members but it is out there now for anyone thinking along these lines.
    Certainly makes sense Les. I only use pay pal for online purchases it is a safe outfit of that i have no doubt but its certainly worth bearing you advise good thinking partner Terry,
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    Thanks for that RLT it has worked for me for years now. Being carful of scammers can work out being more costly but well worth I reckon. Example of this? Got a phone call from someone saying that they where from NRMA (roadside assist similar to AA) and that my membership was due for renewal and did I want to renew now. Said that I would go onto the website and do it online as did not want to give out particulars over a phone call that I did not initiate. Was then told that if I renewed over the phone that they would reduce the payment by a substantial amount. Yep told them that I would do it on line and pay the full amount. Not sure if the call was kosher or not and that I had lost on a good deal but feel safer doing it the way I did.

    On another topic but still a big con is that they have detained another ship here in Newcastle NSW. A bulk carrier Unison Jasper because the crew (11) have not been paid correctly and have been on her for fourteen months straight plus 9 officers. First paragraph in todays paper. The alumina ship detained in Newcastle be federal government agency for non-payment of wages and other breaches was "the tip of the iceberg", the international Transport Workers Federation (ITF) said yesterday.
    The federations Australian co-ordinator, Dean Summers, said that between 300,000 and 400,000 seaman were trapped at sea oon more than 15,000 vessels unable to get off because of COVID-19 restrictions in every port.

    Sorry about changing the thread but being dedicated ludditt have lost how to start a new thread but just goes to prove to all those that where so anti union what they have done to the shipping trade. So bloody glad that I got my time at sea signing on under the protection of a seamans union (UK) that even if weak did have some muscle until the sixties strike buggered it all up.
    Last edited by Les Woodard; 3rd August 2020 at 12:28 AM. Reason: Ships name is Unision Jasper not Union Jasper
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    I have always maintained that the working man has to have a union for protection. All anti-union rhetoric is just
    that ...rhetoric , so if they aren’t covered and land in strife,they only have themselves to blame. JS
    PS. The last thing the NUS. Was fighting for in the. 60s was Captive time anyone know what happened to it , or was it blown away after 1966. JS
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