Posts Tagged ‘scams’

Scamnesty

February 20, 2012

This month Portsmouth City Council are promoting Scamnesty, a campaign to make people aware of the various scams that take place through the post, e-mail, door-to-door, etc. There is a stall at the Library, too.

http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/yourcouncil/20694_23747.html

Scamnesty

February 15, 2010

Consumer Direct are running what they call a Scamnesty – Between the 1-26 February 2010, Scamnesty bins will be placed around the country in public places so you can bin those pesky scam letters you have received in the post.

As well as letters and mailers some scammers send emails, text messages or will call you at your home. Now you can report these phone calls and forward your suspected scam emails and websites and help us beat the scammers!

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/scamnesty

There are 4 bins close to the University Library at

  • Southsea Community Centre , PO5 4EE
  • Central Library , PO1 2DX
  • Civic Offices, PO1 2AL
  • John Pounds Centre , PO1 3HN
  • Snopes.com

    October 22, 2008

    Following on from yesterday’s scam site, impossible to over-recommned:

    www.snopes.com

    for finding out if the latest email you’ve been sent is genuine or not.

    Either browse or use the search box on some keywords from the email:
    e.g. ‘craig shergold’
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/shergold.asp

    ‘nigerian scam’
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeria.asp

    ‘gorsky’
    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/mrgorsky.asp

    Watch out – scams

    October 21, 2008

    TOTD readers are probably far too astute to fall the usual scams doing the rounds, but should you wish to direct friends to help on the subject because you’re fed up with them passing them onto you, try:

    http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/watch_out/scams/

    which gives advice on spotting and avoiding all sorts of scams.