2 New Scams
“A card was put through my door about the second week in October saying that they had been unable to deliver a parcel, would I please ring them to arrange a time for delivery. As I was not expecting a parcel I was puzzled, also my husband was home and said no one had knocked on the door. I decided it was a mistake and that they had the wrong house number and thankfully I had a gut feeling something wasn’t right. If I had rung that number and started to hear a recorded message I would have already been billed £315 for the phone call.”
Email spam doing the rounds
Purporting to be a Notice of Intended Prosecutions (NIP) from Greater Manchester Police where by the recipient has been named by the registered keeper as the driver at the time of the speeding offence. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS within the email and preferably DO NOT OPEN the email – these things contain malware, spyware and ransomware and are used to hack into your computer and attach viruses to it.
A real NIP will be sent by police in the post and not by email.
The clue that it is spam is in the sender’s email address (see below) – clearly NOT a police email!
From: “Paul Martineau” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Speed Fine Notification
Date: 3 November 2017 at 11:50:02
More scams can be found here.