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Who knows about internet scams?

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puffling Sat 16-Jun-07 12:08:17

I got an e mail telling me that Bill Gates will send me a cheque for forwarding the email on.
How does this scam work? it's not as if it's asking me for money.

mears Sat 16-Jun-07 12:12:21

I have received loads of e-mails about free marks and spencer vouchers in association with persimmon homes if you pass it on. Has anyone seen that? I haven't passed any on because I think it is too good to be true and i could be passing on a virus.

PinkMartini Sat 16-Jun-07 12:18:15

You're not passing on a virus you're passing on email addresses which can then be used to encourage people to buy viagra, cialis, xenical all that crap.

puffling - are you puff the make up queen? cod was looking for her.

puffling Sat 16-Jun-07 12:18:41

perhaps they ask for your bank details in order to pay you.

mears Sat 16-Jun-07 12:18:56

I see. A scam anyway then

puffling Sat 16-Jun-07 12:19:37

I don't believe I'm a make up queen, although I did once ask about good foundation.

UnquietDad Sat 16-Jun-07 12:20:52

They just use them to harvest email addresses.

Cmaxy53 Wed 01-Feb-17 17:04:07

A word of warning about a web site that looks like Hobbs but isn't, it's a cheap Chinese rip off, silly me I didn't take time to research and got sent the most rubbish t shirt dress that looks nothing like the Coast dress it was supposed to be, can't believe I was had!! Web site is www.hobbsdressukshop.com/contacts/index/. DO NOT ORDER AYTHING FROM THEM

Steve1970 Sun 19-Feb-17 03:35:05

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OnHold Sun 19-Feb-17 03:38:45

Oh dear Steve.

BitOfFun Sun 19-Feb-17 03:40:54

Haha @ Steve

EyeStye Sun 19-Feb-17 03:44:46

Haha Steve hope you can also time travel!

wombattoo Sun 19-Feb-17 04:05:46

Yes of course Steve. I'm sure you'll understand why I have reported you

GreyStars Sun 19-Feb-17 04:18:38

Is it just me that's interested in the foundation and who is this mystery puff the make up queen?

even if this was originally posted in 2007

Steve1970 Sun 19-Feb-17 04:19:15

Wobattoo . Not sure if you are serious.:'/

wombattoo Sun 19-Feb-17 16:34:11

Sorry Steve. I was reading through a wine fog blush

Steve1970 Sun 19-Feb-17 19:48:07

;-) no worries

Glossolalia Sun 19-Feb-17 20:04:39

Steve I would like to pay you for this service, please send me your bank account details wink

Steve1970 Sun 19-Feb-17 20:11:30

grin

Steve1971 Mon 20-Feb-17 04:21:39

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