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    Received a letter today from "PayPal Credit" telling me that me account is £1200 in arrears - I do have a PayPal account but not PayPal Credit. Did a quick search of the "0800" number quoted in the letter - looks like this is a scam. Thought I would post as a warning to others.


    I will report this to PayPal and ActionFraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normie View Post
    I will report this to PayPal and ActionFraud.
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    For thems that know what's going on with their paypal account, it'll be suitably ignored. Silly people, like my parents, are less likely to twig. My mum believed that Microsoft had spotted she was having problems with her PC (even though it was her broadband on the blink) and that they really wanted to help fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    For thems that know what's going on with their paypal account, it'll be suitably ignored. Silly people, like my parents, are less likely to twig. My mum believed that Microsoft had spotted she was having problems with her PC (even though it was her broadband on the blink) and that they really wanted to help fix it.
    I was gigging at M$ when my mother got one of these. She rang me up to see if I knew who the guy was who was calling her and could I tell him she didn't need any help.


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    I got Dave Shawadiwadi ringing my parents with the usual Microsoft problem, I think I managed to keep him on the line for around 45 minutes trying 'fix' my macbook pro... where is that windows key again Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipTheJab View Post
    I got Dave Shawadiwadi ringing my parents with the usual Microsoft problem, I think I managed to keep him on the line for around 45 minutes trying 'fix' my macbook pro... where is that windows key again Dave?
    My ex did something similar. Videoed it too. He got some entertaining swears from the chap. I think he put it on youtube

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    My ex did something similar. Videoed it too. He got some entertaining swears from the chap. I think he put it on youtube
    Scum. Linky?

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    I keep falling for that scam where a busty lady wearing a crop top and no bra, jiggles her norks in my face, whilst an accomplice steals tenners from my wallet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipTheJab View Post
    I got Dave Shawadiwadi ringing my parents with the usual Microsoft problem, I think I managed to keep him on the line for around 45 minutes trying 'fix' my macbook pro... where is that windows key again Dave?
    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    My ex did something similar. Videoed it too. He got some entertaining swears from the chap. I think he put it on youtube
    i do this when i'm bored and get a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Normie View Post
    Received a letter today from "PayPal Credit" telling me that me account is £1200 in arrears - I do have a PayPal account but not PayPal Credit. Did a quick search of the "0800" number quoted in the letter - looks like this is a scam. Thought I would post as a warning to others.


    I will report this to PayPal and ActionFraud.
    PM me your PayPal account details and I will check it hasn't been compromised.
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