[BCAB] Scam Warning

Les Smithson lsmithso57 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 13:12:42 BST 2019


That just sent my tea up my nose!

David Reynolds writes:
 > Les,
 > 
 > I had several similar calls telling me my IP address had been compromised,
 > and that I might be arrested if I didn't speak to a BT technical officer.
 > I'm certain that telecoms could do a lot more than they actually do about
 > such calls,
 > 
 > David.
 > 
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Les Smithson <lsmithso57 at gmail.com> 
 > Sent: 14 June 2019 10:50
 > To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
 > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Scam Warning
 > 
 > 
 > I recently received a robot voice mail allegedly from HMRC threatening a
 > prosecution for an unpaid tax bill. In this day and age I fail to see how
 > anyone could possibly fall for that kind of scam.
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > Richard Godfrey-McKay via Bcab
 > writes: > I received a phishing email recently, and forwarded it to >
 > phishing at hmrc.gsi.gov.uk > HMRC requests that all suspected scams are
 > reported to that address, and > such requests are acknowledged.
 >  >
 >  >
 >  > All the best,
 >  > Richard
 >  > Richard Godfrey-McKay
 >  > Telephone: 01738-445-880
 >  > if you haven't called before you may be asked to identify yourself by the
 > > Truecall call screening service
 >  > Mobile: 07791 452 593	
 >  >
 >  > -----Original Message-----
 >  > From: Accessible Computer [mailto:accessiblecomputer at outlook.com]
 >  > Sent: 14 June 2019 09:57
 >  > To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>  > Subject: [BCAB] Scam
 > Warning  >  > Hi,  > I have just received in my imbox a scam message which
 > is worth mentioned  > just because looks very genuine.
 >  > It is contain a reference number, and all other things which makes you to
 > > think is coming from HMRC for tax return.
 >  > It is clameing to answer for a tax return, which in my case was 450GBP.
 >  > What made me concerned?
 >  > A too short term to clame your money back.
 >  > Investigating further I have discovered in the e-mail details the sender
 > > being an e-mail from Canada which not make any sence with HMRC uk
 > together.
 >  > Pay attention to such messages and double check all details before
 > clicking  > any link and filling any form with your tax details.
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  > Best Regards,
 >  > Adrian Tamasan
 >  > Assistive Technology Trainer
 >  > Accessible Computer
 >  > M: 07788241125
 >  > W: https://www.accessiblecomputer.co.uk
 >  > Skype ID: accessible.computer
 >  > TW: @AccessibleCompu
 >  > FB: http://www.facebook.com/AccessibleComputerTraining
 >  >
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 > Les Smithson
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Les Smithson



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