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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 17:59
I think I just got scammed. I needed to renew the address on my driving license.

So I was told you can do it online. I googled and went to the first website that came on top of page on google search.

Drivinglicenseonlineuk.com

Not realising that was an advertised website.

Anyways the application was all dugital application was all official looking.

So I filled out my details including my passport number and direct debit on my bank account they asked for a fee of £35.

It was only when I had filled in my details that I realised. And pressed submit that I had been scammed.

So I phoned my bank they stated all though the payment had not left my bank account. But it was still pending and they could not stop it because I had authorised it. Only thing they could do. Was cancel my card and send out a new one. And that once payment had been made I could dispute it.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 18:03
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Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilhaihi Rajioon. Recite it as much as possible. Also recite durood endlessly.

Haste makes waste.

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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 20:10
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 21:54
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 22:39
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Are you consoling yourself by saying that?

Anyway! May Allah replace better with what you have lost. After all, this dunia and it's things are not eternal
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 23:07
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Ameen.

I am not consoling myself by saying that ...Trying to make others aware
incase they get scammed.

Financially the fee I was charged is not much so I am not worried about that either ..Also informed my bank so no further withdrawals can be made from my bank account.

But the worry is I gave all my details so that potentially puts me at risk of identity fraud. With scamsters assuming my identity and commuting fraud using my name.

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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd July 2019 23:12
If your with hsbc is you can do a charge back. I did it when i got involved with traffic monsoon and once when i bought tickets for umrah.travel agent sent me 9hr stopover in Riyadh which is not wot they advertised.

Anyway back to charge back u just say u paid for a service n good u didnt get. That's what I did both occasions n alhamdulilah hsbc sent money bk immediately pending investigation and both times the other sides didn't dispute
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 24th July 2019 11:55
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Don't know whether to like for the action or dislike for the HSBC... I'll go with informative
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 24th July 2019 13:25
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If you're still with HSBC, you should boycott them ASAP!

Yes, they are all the same. Barclay's also caused issues for UWT but there are other banks that have not targeted individuals like myself and everyone in my family, with the exception of my wife. She boycotted them before they took any action!

HSBC Anti Muslim stance!

UWT Vs HSBC
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 26th July 2019 20:52
Alhamdulillah got my money back.

E-mailed website told them I had been in touch with cyber Fraud Police website.

www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

They returned my money and said they would remove all my personal details from their website.

Checked with my bank they said money had been returned to my account.

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 26th July 2019 21:39
Alhamdulilah. I almost got caught out myself. Bbc wer going to refund me for license and I got fake email sayin send my details as I'm due a refund. It happened day after i spoke to bbc guys but cos they sent it to my other email add which is it not one i registered with i realised it was a scam
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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 1st December 2019 23:58
iTunes tend to send fake emails which thank you for purchasing an app and there is a link which you can click on for support if you feel somebody else has accessed your account to purchase the app. This was a long time ago so I don't remember exactly. So you click on the link and then type in your username and password and it will then take you to an 'apple' page where it asks you for refunds on purchases and you will put your bank details there so you can have your refund. Alhamdulillah before I did any of that it clicked in my head that the email address Apple sent the email to was not the email I had with my Apple account. So went back to the email and clicked on the link. For my password I just put random letters in and it still put me through to the Apple website. I realised then there was something dodgy.
In the UK you also get a lot of fake emails from Amazon and PayPal which thank you for your order and state they will be taking money from your account for the item you have purchased when in fact you have not bought anything. I just ignore them as they tend to be sent from a dodgy email address and check my bank account to make sure nothing has been taken.

Fake TV licensing and HMRC are sent saying you are entitled to a refund.
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd December 2019 00:04
I think the best one I received was when the Libyan uprising happened I 'received' an email from Colonel Gaddafi's daughter Aisha who wanted to transfer a few million into my account until it had all settled down in Libya.
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd December 2019 09:57
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Doesn't beat my email from Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde, who has been stranded on a secret space station for over a decade and wants to come home, back to Earth. Accumulated 15 million USD and I'm being offered 20%.

Unfortunately I've been a bit busy so if anyone wants 3 million USD (20%) for helping the stranded Nigerian astranaut please email greed.destroys@dunya.net
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd December 2019 10:28

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I used to think that only non-technical people can get scammed. A friend of mine yesterday almost bought fake Umrah VISAS for his family and he is technical and highly competent.

Right before putting his credit card details, he thought that the fees was a bit too high and cancelled.


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