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  • #53627

    Saxon1
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    Received in the post today (18th) a letter from the INTERNATIONAL FIFA WORLD CUP ONLINE LOTTERY. It’s quite obviously a scam but on checking via t’internet this letter did the rounds in Wrexham in 2010 – when it was reported some unsuspecting people followed through and provided bank details – losing thousands.
    Have nothing to do with this letter either report it to trading standards or file it in the bin.
    Let’s warn Wrexham – our hard earned money is precious enough without these b’stards trying to take it.

    #56497

    justjojo2011
    Participant

    Thanks for the warning.

    #56490

    KKOB
    Member

    Sorry, but if anyone’s stupid enough to fall for this, or any other scam, they deserve to lose thier money.

    #56494

    paul bearer
    Participant

    @kkob 1279 wrote:

    Sorry, but if anyone’s stupid enough to fall for this, or any other scam, they deserve to lose thier money.

    My thoughts exactly.

    #56489

    Simon
    Participant

    My Dad was plagued by a nuscience telephone caller who claimed to be representing the FIFA Lottery.
    He said my dad had won and needed an administration fee of £221 and bank details before he could release an £800,000 win.

    #56501

    Andy
    Participant

    The answer should always be “Then deduct it from my winnings and send me the money!”

    Some Wrexham residents have reported scam calls from people claiming to be Microsoft and that viruses have been detected on your PC. They then direct you to a remote access website and then have contol of your PC.

    #56488
    Chris
    Chris
    Participant

    @kkob 1279 wrote:

    Sorry, but if anyone’s stupid enough to fall for this, or any other scam, they deserve to lose thier money.

    Unfortunately there are people who are vunerable to these scams. Is it reallly thier fault.

    A relative of mine has been the victim of a distraction burgalry. Was that his fault for being so STUPID to let the crook in.

    #56491

    KKOB
    Member

    There’s a bit of a difference between a scamming letter and a distraction burglary isn’t there ?

    However, if someone receives a letter or an email telling them that they’ve won a lottery which they haven’t entered, then it can only be greed that motivates them to reply. That’s what the orginators of these scams rely on.

    #56492

    KKOB
    Member

    Apparently a resident of Overton has just realised that they’ve been scammed.

    They were contacted by an individual working for a company called FairTrading or something similar, and invited to invest £200 which would soon be returned together with a bonus of £4800.

    Not only did they fall for it but they greedily decided to “invest” £600 which would give them a total return of £15000.

    #56498

    justjojo2011
    Participant

    @kkob 1279 wrote:

    Sorry, but if anyone’s stupid enough to fall for this, or any other scam, they deserve to lose thier money.

    That’s a tad generalised and a wee bit condesending.

    What about vulnerable people who get these letters and phone calls? Just because you know it’s a scam doesn’t mean the rest of the planet does.

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