Delivery failed...

Started by klondike, June 20, 2022, 08:30:09 PM

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klondike

Got a delivery notification for tomorrow from UPS. It isn't something I ordered but I know my son is having something delivered to me and the reported shipper sells the type of things he is getting. It all looks cosher but he says he thought it was coming by Yodel.

The only reason I mention that one is because I got a failed delivery notification from UPS which is an obvious pfishing attempt. I marked it spam and then looked in my spam folder. There are other failed delivery notifications from other couriers which Gmail picked up as rubbish and just moved there without me seeing them. It seems this is a current tactic in use along with overdue account notices of which I see several.

One rather annoying mail has been picked up by tracking my browsing as it offers free something I was searching for on eBay, eventually bought from Amazon and is arriving tomorrow.

It's a jungle out there. Take care.

It's good to moan.

GrannyMac

It is klondike.  I've had a couple of those. So many scams and criminal online activities, we have to be ultra careful what we respond to.
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

Diasi

I get them from Royal Mail, UPS & DPD on a regular basis.

I also get the HMRC scam texts & phone calls.

I work on the basis of ignoring everything.

My favourite programmes are the ones where people have been scammed & the presenters tactfully tells the victim that they're not stupid as anyone could fall for the scam.

I have enough intelligence to be not 'anyone' as you have to be stupid to fall for a scam.
Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

klondike

I route all my email addresses through gmail and that has a pretty good spam filter so I don't see most of the crud. Of course it does mean google could (and probably do) track everything I buy  but they probably know that anyway from my search history and other clandestine snooping.

It's good to moan.

Scrumpy

I often get emails telling me that a delivery is being held by someone or other..
Like Diasi , I ignore all.. 
If you stick to the  DON'T TRUST ANYONE theory , you can't go far wrong..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

Thank you for the days, the days you gave me
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Scrumpy

Brian!!  Brian is of my imagination and does not exist..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Diasi

There are three series of programmes that I recorded & am now watching, one's called For Love or Money, one's called Scam Interceptors & one's called Dirty Rotten Scammers & each one is hilarious to watch.

For Love or Money features, mainly, women in their late 60's 70's & even 80's who go on dating websites & get chatted-up by 40-yr-old George Clooney lookalikes who, afer a couple of weeks, declare their undying love for these women before scamming them out of their life saving, & often their homes, with the most ludicrous & unbelievable stories you can imagine.

For god's sake, to realise it's a scam the women would only need to look in a mirror!!!!!

Scan Interceptors is where an ethical hacker hacks into an Indian scam call centre & BBC reporters, led by Rav Wilding, can see what the scammers are doing in real time.

The scams all revolve around a phone call where the receipient is told, by an Indian scammer, there has been fraudulent activity on their account & it's " velly, velly important" that they transfer all their money to a safe account that the
scammer has set up for them.

The team usually manage to contact the victim before the money is transferred & tell them that they're being scammed, something of which the victim was totally unaware.

Dirty Rotten Scammers feature a wider range of scams such as email hacking where people send a house deposit money to what they think is the new bank account of their solicitor when in fact it's the scammer's account.

What all three programmes have in common is victim participants who are stupid.
Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

Scrumpy

They won't get me because I don't understand a bloody word they are saying..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

the 'oh my goodness' syndrome
Mike
Thank you for the days, the days you gave me
[email protected]

Raven

I had the bank scam phone call this very afternoon. Told me exactly what you said, I had to move funds to a safe account. I said thank you for the call and I would deal with it shortly as I was actually on my way to the bank and they only just caught me, I asked for his name so I could see him in person at the bank. The phone went dead, 😳 do you think it was something I said. :hmm: