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This was a scam text, wasn't it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quartz, 21 Oct 2021.

  1. thenewoc


    Joined: 9 Mar 2012

    Posts: 8,357

    Location: West Sussex, England

    Yes the old subdomain credibility scam.
  2. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,394

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    I'd like to know this too.
  3. Werewolf


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,167

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    Probably asked to either enter a load of personal details or your CC to pay for a redelivery, the former is great for improving future scams/committing fraud elsewhere, the latter is the instant fraud route.
  4. Delvis


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,640

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    You'll get taken to a payment portal essentially
  5. Diddums


    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 21,116

    Location: London

    No, what the hell gave you that idea? :confused:

    It even says in the title that it's a discussion forum for overlockers:


    I quite like the Janome 9200D, nice and portable with all the features of the larger models. A bit less sturdy than a Singer but for the price you can't grumble.
  6. nine_tails

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2015

    Posts: 1,004

    err.... nice sewing machine.
  7. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 78,424

    Strangely I always seem to get these when I'm actually expecting a delivery and rarely if ever at other times...

    Though these should be glaringly obvious to anyone it is a good idea none the less to get in the habit of going directly to the source i.e. legit site rather than follow links in texts or emails where possible - occasionally I have seen very convincing ones where for instance a capital I has been used instead of a lower case l in the domain name and so on.
  8. theone8181


    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 6,342

    I'm still trying to work out the link between a sewing machine and this thread.
  9. Simon


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,383

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Overlocker is a type of sewing machine
  10. Dirk Diggler


    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,555

  11. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,829

    some seem to forget that we as tech enthusiasts find this very silly.

    BUT, there are people out there, id go as far as saying 75% of the general populous, who DONT know how it all works. hence they fall for the scams. #

    Its easy to forget how little people know about technology.
  12. Dirk Diggler


    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,555

    18,000 SIMS blocked due to fraud from 1 operator (EE) in the space of 3 months is mental. It must be a huge criminal organisation that's behind something of that scale and they wouldn't be doing it if they weren't making money - therefore lots of people are falling for the scams.
  13. d_brennen


    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 16,731

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    I have loads of these in my spam folder, and you have a voicemail type thing. Don't know if it's to try and evade the filters but lots of them have really bad spelling E.G:

    +You have received a ngw vqicemail: https <URL removed to protect the click-happy>