Saturday, 27 April 2019
Penalty Charge Notification and Cyber Crime Agency!
I always look in my Spam folder because there is always something interesting and amusing.
This week I received a Penalty Charge notification dated on my birthday in a place I was at least 400 miles away from! None of the vehicles are connected to an email account at the DVLA so how did they get my email and which vehicle did it relate to and and and..
The other one was from some kind of Cyber Crime agency that was going to reward me compensation because I had recently been scammed! The compensation was some astronomical amount which I would receive once they had my processing fee of 450, I cant remember whether it was US$, GPB or Euros. It matters not! It was a scam! The upfront charges are a dead give away.
I did not get the other email, the one that had video of me and proved it by supplying an out of date password. (My webcam on the laptop is covered when I'm not actively using it and my desktop does not have one!!) Still, I felt a bit left out!
Ask the simple questions when you receive these kind of emails: is what they are suggesting really a possibility.
Just laugh at them, delete them and move on!
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