Scams

Latest Scams

This page will be dedicated to Scams and other problem “mails/web pages/hacks /rip-offs/you name it” type parting you and yours from hard earned cash, etc. Some may not be applicable to you (like the AOL scam below), but family or friends may be at risk so pass those that apply onto them.

You will find all the latest scams on this Home Trading Standards website. Please check it out regularly as that’s the only way we’re going to make sure we’re up to date on the latest scams.
In case you didn’t know, the guy who (tries to) keep our website up to date was scammed out of £1,600 a few years ago. And yes, I thought they’ll never get me.

Gents, please note that I’ve given some website pages very short names. I’ve done this when the web address is very long, just in case you want to type that web address into your web browsers input bar, or to send it to one of your friends. You’ll note that once you enter the shortened name it doesn’t stay there very long – the actual web page name appears as normal once the page is opened.

To keep this page relevant and up to date please send Wally Burnett anything you think is worth posting for other shedders to see, or be aware of, but again, please check Home Trading Standards websiteregularly

Enjoy the web, but stay safe.

We have a document from Police Scotland which covers quite a number of spams and hacks.
We also have another scam, obtained from a computer magazine. It is about fake websites, etc., being set up to closely resemble the real websites for pension and investment management, and thus getting you to input personal data, bank details, passwords, etc.:
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