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kittylester Tue 21-Apr-20 18:38:38

Today, I had a very authentic looking email telling me that I hadn't paid my car tax and to do so, go to......

I gave so I didnt but I wouldn't like anyone else to get caught!

GNHQ would it be a good idea to have SCAM as a heading?

kittylester Tue 21-Apr-20 18:40:48

*have not gave!

vampirequeen Wed 22-Apr-20 08:54:01

I've had that one too. It looks very realistic. There is also one doing the rounds purporting to come from TV licensing.

BradfordLass73 Thu 23-Apr-20 01:49:00

If you're using a PC with a cursor, hovver it over the email address.

Then anything which looks authentic "BarclaysBank.co.uk" will show up its true origins . For instance "BarclaysBanks. icanscamu.ru"

On other devices, tapping the finger on an email address should show it.

Try it on the ones you're aware of already and you'll see.

welbeck Thu 23-Apr-20 03:32:14

thanks for that tip Bradford, i am barely computerate, and went to try the hovering, whereby i discovered an important email that i'd not noticed as the sender was similar to lot i'm getting from a free course i don't really want to do.
how things down there. are you north or south.

Toadinthehole Thu 23-Apr-20 10:13:14

Yes, we had the tv licensing one. Not sure how they would have ‘ cut us off, ‘ but I’m sure they’ve thought it through!🤪

timetogo2016 Thu 23-Apr-20 10:17:09

If it doesn`t come through the post it will be a scam.
Iv`e had lots of scam material on-line and just ignore them.
I did however phone HMRC about two i had and gave them the numbers/ information i had.