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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    I got scammed a year ago, but its out of date now. I was just putting my shopping trolley back when some lowlife offered what seemed a pound for the trolley.
    When I emptied my change out later discovered it was a euro coin
    And you wonder why people want all the European'ers out of the country hey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    I got scammed a year ago, but its out of date now. I was just putting my shopping trolley back when some lowlife offered what seemed a pound for the trolley.
    When I emptied my change out later discovered it was a euro coin
    I hope you've kept it. It'll be worth more than your £1 very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    I got scammed a year ago, but its out of date now. I was just putting my shopping trolley back when some lowlife offered what seemed a pound for the trolley.
    When I emptied my change out later discovered it was a euro coin
    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    And you wonder why people want all the European'ers out of the country hey.
    Gibbon was scammed by a middle class Englishman, who'd just returned from a holiday in Tuscany.
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    An easy way to avoid land line phone scams is to have a phone which displays the number calling. I guess you will also have to have a contract with your supplier to enable this feature. I only answer those numbers that I recognise, or are from a mobile. Many calls are listed as INTERNATIONAL, or are preceded by 00. Some have the number withheld, Clearly I don't answer any of these. However, I've noticed recently that scam callers have started using mobile numbers, so that approach doesn't always work.

    I almost fell for an Email scam which appeared to come from Paypal. By co-incidence, just shortly before the mail, I'd had an issue with Paypal which turned out to have been genuine. So the Email claiming that my account had been compromised initially looked genuine. I twigged it wasn't genuine just before I clicked on the link.

    But as other commentators here have seen, it can be easy to fall foul of a scam, so we must be ever vigilant.

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    The IP scammers are using spoofing software to look like they are dialling from somewhere close. The last time I heard an accent that broad on the last attempt was when I was in Bangalore, the call said Bolton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    The IP scammers are using spoofing software to look like they are dialling from somewhere close. The last time I heard an accent that broad on the last attempt was when I was in Bangalore, the call said Bolton.
    I hang up as soon as I hear a foreign accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post

    I twigged it wasn't genuine just before I clicked on the link. ..
    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use Ajax to send the server values of every value as it is entered and before you actually submit the form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use Ajax to send the server values of every value as it is entered and before you actually submit the form.
    so Ajax is the Achilles heel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    I hang up as soon as I hear a foreign accent.
    We live in a diverse, multicultural society. I'm assuming you'd hang up if you heard a Norfolk accent?

    Having said that, I probably would as well...

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