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Beware 070 and 076 Numbers

Beware 070 and 076 numbers.  Most people make the mistake of thinking these are mobile numbers but they are actually premium rate numbers.  Calling those numbers could cost you up to £1.50 per minute. 77 more words


Microsoft vows to clean away misleading apps from its Windows Store

Microsoft is vowing to clean up its Windows Store, after a survey of the app store found many scam apps for sale that were deceptively labeled with logos and names of legitimate apps. 695 more words


Courier Fraud

Police and consumer programmes are warning of an increasingly prevalent Courier Scam (not to be confused with the Parcel Delivery Scam).

In particular, the elderly or vulnerable tend to be targeted but this can happen to anyone. 561 more words


A blast from the past-- Russian dating scams

I just got back from a long trip yesterday afternoon, opened my email and there in the “junk” folder I saw an email from someone named “Agnes” (bet that’s not “her” real name). 619 more words

Of Coffee Cups and Pyramids


The message came from a high school classmate I have not talked to in years. “Free ka ba ng Monday?” she typed. Thinking it was a message meant for another person I replied, “Wrong send… 719 more words

Not-So-Random Musings

Official Warns Of Driveway Paving Scams To Residents

COLUMBUS,Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says residents should be on the lookout for driveway paving and contractor scams.

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office reports it has received more than 60 complaints involving asphalt, concrete or paving since June. 96 more words