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    I offer from 50 to 100 pounds for sending a letter from Royal Mail (only for UK residents)

    Hi! My name is <snip>. I'm from Russia. If you are a UK resident, I have an interesting offer for you. You just need to have your address in the Royal Mail database. I will order a letter to your address, and you will forward it to my address in Russia. For this, I will pay you from 50 to 100 pounds (individually). It is not possible to order directly from England to my address. That's why I'm here. For more information: Telegram - <snip> (beware of fakes)
    OK, it could be AtW opening another revenue stream - but how does this scam work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    OK, it could be AtW opening another revenue stream - but how does this scam work.
    Step 1 will be that you'll need to give them your bank details so they can pay you. And they've established you have to have a pucker address so they can check you're on the Electoral Register.

    Probably then some phishing?
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    Well, how do they propose to pay you and when?

    Perhaps it's simply a ploy to get name+address?
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    What’s in the envelope ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Step 1 will be that you'll need to give them your bank details so they can pay you. And they've established you have to have a pucker address so they can check you're on the Electoral Register.

    Probably then some phishing?
    I wonder if having your name, address and some bank details is enough to commit fraud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I wonder if having your name, address and some bank details is enough to commit fraud?
    Phone number is handy as then you can phone up pretending to be the bank responding to a security breach and trick some other banking info off them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I wonder if having your name, address and some bank details is enough to commit fraud?

    Apparently just an address is enough for some payday loan scumbags to lend to someone apparently at that address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Apparently just an address is enough for some payday loan scumbags to lend to someone apparently at that address.
    A few years back, when living in the UK, I found a negative entry or whatever on my credit report. Somebody had used my name with incorrect DoB and wrong address (but same postal district) to get a Next account set up. And then obviously not paid the bill. IIRC I had to complain to the Information Commissioner to sort it out.
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