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Very clever scam - I fell for it. 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:16 am Reply with quote
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Reading the newspapers online on Saturday I found an article in the Guardian which was also on the BBC website stating that some Cypriots were being given a new iPhone X as part of an advertising campaign for only 5 euros. They said it was to boost the low sales figures in Cyprus. I clicked on the link and got the real iPhone X website together with the conventional application form requiring card details exactly as found for real purchases. There was also a digital clock with a countdown. Entering my name, the system itself wrote my details which I only had to click on and then add my Visa card details. Sent it off and sure enough, an SMS from the bank showed my 5.66 euros were deducted.
Last evening I got an SMS saying a further 99.49 had been deducted from my Visa account. OK, so I'd been scammed. I immediately phoned 1bank and got my card blocked. At the BOC this morning their system shows this payment is "on hold".
We'll see what happens next. Twisted Evil

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:25 am Reply with quote
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again its because people think they are getting something for nothing!no one not even a company as rich as apple is giving you a phone for 5 euro!
as the saying goes if it looks to good to be true !!!
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Jascat wrote:
http://world-news.space/iphonex/?ref=uprealtime.com&action=view&encrypt=p4b7NR4ghSalSUssYkqbwkKzcZFsULpPzwhSalSF071qYChSalS7Er5Pj4&c=22381&site=WEBmulti_Northern%20&%20Shell_Express%20(Express%20Newspapers%20Ltd)_Express_00021b8240a87962ee5a31f3fa2b1bd7c6_


My antivirus software identifies that site as potentially dangerous!

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It is via the UK Daily Express newspaper.
No warnings from my Avast virus system.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 am Reply with quote
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Jascat wrote:
It is via the UK Daily Express newspaper.
No warnings from my Avast virus system.

Jascat: My computer expert advised me to delete Avast! because it no longer protects and does more harm than good ;(
He says install Microsoft Security Essentials. It is also free.

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