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Seems to be a new style of text scams going around 12:19 - Jan 18 with 1567 viewsJuzzie

Recently I've be getting a few texts such as;

"Table for four booked on 24/02/2024 at the Touchal Arms.
Please click on this link www.xxxxxxx.com for more details or reply STOP if you don't want any updates"

Well, I've not booked a table for dinner so it's easy to reply STOP but this then confirms your phone number is live.

Clicking on the web link would be even worse I presume.

The more sophisticated they become, the more aware and vigilant we have to be.





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Seems to be a new style of text scams going around on 12:25 - Jan 18 with 1525 viewsstevec

My guess is it’s a porn site, and with that many x’s, pretty hard core at that.
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Seems to be a new style of text scams going around on 13:24 - Jan 18 with 1339 viewsslmrstid

I always get the parcel delivery ones on my phone.

On work email its quite frequently spoofed addresses from the directors asking how much transaction fees are for same day payments.

On personal email its just about everything, although I got one telling me I won a lottery the other day where my email address had been selected from hundreds of thousands of business databases who were doing it as part of their social obligations, and to claim my prize I just needed to reply to the email answering the questions with just about every piece of personal data you could possibly imagine (including passport numbers even!)

Bloody thing didn't even tell me how much I'd won, disgraceful.

As an aside I'm seeing lots of people all doing the "WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE AS A VIKING" thing on Facebook at the minute. Apart from the fact they all look the bloody same I can't believe people don't realise its a huge data farming exercise to train AI on facial recognition.
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Seems to be a new style of text scams going around on 15:19 - Jan 18 with 1184 viewsJuzzie

Seems to be a new style of text scams going around on 13:24 - Jan 18 by slmrstid

I always get the parcel delivery ones on my phone.

On work email its quite frequently spoofed addresses from the directors asking how much transaction fees are for same day payments.

On personal email its just about everything, although I got one telling me I won a lottery the other day where my email address had been selected from hundreds of thousands of business databases who were doing it as part of their social obligations, and to claim my prize I just needed to reply to the email answering the questions with just about every piece of personal data you could possibly imagine (including passport numbers even!)

Bloody thing didn't even tell me how much I'd won, disgraceful.

As an aside I'm seeing lots of people all doing the "WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE AS A VIKING" thing on Facebook at the minute. Apart from the fact they all look the bloody same I can't believe people don't realise its a huge data farming exercise to train AI on facial recognition.


Yeah, that last one is crazy. These crop up every year in diffrent forms and people can't seem to realise they are, at best, data farming but at worst could be a lot more dangerous. Some have emanated from rather suspect countries so that tells you all you need to know.

Same can be said of all the posts clearly created to cause deliberate response/disagreements etc.... data harvesting.

Just don't do them.
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