Monday, 24 May 2010

BE CAREFUL

Today, I came across this place

Sounds good, doesn't it. But it does sound a bit Americanish for someone who claims to have lived in Wigan for some years (easy to track back on IP numbers and instantly adjust text according to where your IP mumber is ... so whoever or whatever is responsible for that has probably not even heard of Wigan, never mind lived here).

Anyhow, I followed a couple of the links in that blog And in each case this is where I ended up.

Sounds great doesn't it? Hmmm - good job I'm in a grumpy mood today. Try reading that and look at the imprint on the cheque picture (Our government tends to use Giro). Nah, something not quite kosher about this lot.It all sounds too good to be true. I mean, who gives away free money that easily? I know we've had that appalling government for the past thirteen years ... but ... nah, can't be right.

Look what I found.(also scroll down and sample the comments).

And this too.

It gets stranger and stranger. Definitely an American use of language - But look where you end up if you search a bit on the company name provided.

Definitely something to steer well clear of - nothing more than a phishing site trying to get hold of your financial details so they can rip money out of your credit card or bank account. The internet is heaving with people like this... most of them don't set the scam up quite this cleverly though. If they weren't so pig-ignorant about English language, currency etc.  they might have pulled a few suckers here.

Be careful of anything on the internet that offers you money for nothing. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is (definitely is in this case). Got to admit, if I was new to computers I might have been sucked in by it.

Do not enter any info, and don't follow any of the deeper links.

Scams aren't all by email. y'know.

Scams like this can also be used to insert Trojans into your machine and suck out any personal info you might have in there - for later use in plundering your bank account.

Morg
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3 comments:

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Morg, thanks for posting this.
I'm afraid to even click on the links!

I'm glad you warned us. So many internet criminals
out there. Have a good week.

marcoscu said...

hanks for the tip off.

thelunaticarms said...

Cannot stand computers in that sense. Always had the feeling the thirst for digitising our airwaves was to make monitoring easier for the powers that be, and with the internet in the equation.

With scammers, all I can say is good luck ripping me off, I'm poorer than dirt on paper (tax reasons).

yaz