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  1. We are getting reports of people receiving spam emails to their email addresses whcih they have used to sign up to the CAG. We are checking but it seems that our email database may have been hacked. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to you. You should always be very careful when opening emails - and especially be careful about clicking links contained in them. We'll report back here as we find out any more.
  2. I have been received loads of emails that say Amazon orders have been canceled, which is funny as i have not ordered anything from Amazon for ages. Thought it was SPAM, but checked online for reports just in case. http://www.hoax-slayer.net/amazon-canceled-order-spam-emails/
  3. Hi CAG, hope this doesn't come across as too trivial. I have a pet hate about unwanted marketing emails / messages etc, particularly from companies I use, when I've expressly asked not to receive these. It's the reason why I've had the same email and mobile number for over 10 years with little-to-no junk. On the occasions I do get something, I usually pick it up with the company directly to sort it. However, First Utility seems to have crossed a line this time - in the last week or so, I've had a postal letter, 2 texts and an email. However, these aren't strictly from First Util
  4. My motor insurance due for renewal next month, and today received a spam email (BISL) encouraging me to renew direct, using the highly attractive offer of a £5 Greggs gift voucher! I phoned them and asked why I should take up their kind offer bearing in mind the fact that renewing direct might well cost over £100 more than buying exactly the same cover online. Other than some pointless waffle obviously from a well practised script, no real answer to my question. Thing is here though is they are offering an incentive to customers to renew direct, which is going to cost them more
  5. Hey! , Just come across this forum in google and seen a bulk of posts about CRS who i have received a email from and just wanted to post my my situation and any advice on this would be much appreciated Its Fairly brief i have had the below email come through to my Spam account - this is the first and only time i have had any correspondence from them Hello XXXXXXX Following our recent e-mail, we note that you still have an outstanding balance £204.42. We want to help you resolve this as soon as possible. We can set up a payment plan or look at a settlement figure to resolv
  6. Vodafone customers in the UK can apparently expect a significant reduction in spam calls, after the mobile operator installed new barring technology across its network. During pre-release tests, Vodafone claimed it had blocked 425,000 nuisance and [problem] calls in a single day, while over the course of a week-long trial, nuisance call attempts to its customers dropped to under a thousand. The perpetrators, Vodafone said, "realised their calls could not enter the network." http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/09/vodafone-blocks-majority-of-spam-calls-across-its-network/
  7. The largest-ever fine for cold-calling has been handed down by the Information Commissioner's Office. Brighton-based company Prodial was fined £350,000 for generating more than 46 million spam calls. More than 1,000 people complained to the ICO about the automated message calls they had received from the company, which related to PPI claims. Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said: "This is one of the worst cases of cold calling we have ever come across. "The volume of calls made in just a few months was staggering. "This was a company t
  8. Hello out there to anyone who can help. I currently have a thread running in legal issues http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/legal-issues/192275-ccj-interest-debt.html and as the advice I've been given has made me lift my head out of the sand a little more I thought I'd try and tackle my issues with Barclaycard. I had accounts with Goldfish and Morgan Stanley(probably around 7-10 years old) which unfortunately ran into difficulty. I arranged payments with both these accounts on an interest free basis and all was running smoothly. Since last year Barclaycard have take over both
  9. I received the following but can't quit work out if she wants me to build something or is being dirty? "Good Afternoon, We have acquired a render from you for the sum of £ 2669. Please would you provide me with a remittance, in order for me to align the statement. I will be sending on you a statement of outstanding invoices tomorrow, the aggregate amount of outstanding is £ 3195 less the 1 total acquired making a aggregate outstanding of £ 526. We would very much appreciate settlement of this. As previously referred we switched to a limited company on 1st December
  10. New Which? research has revealed a startlingly low awareness of the 7726 text service that enables you to report spam texts for free. A whopping 90% of people said they have never heard of this number to report spam text messages to their mobile phone provider. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is now warning of an imminent increase in spam text messages following the changes to pension rules coming into force on 6 April. You can report spam texts directly to your mobile phone provider. All operators now use 7726 - with the exception of Vodafone who uses 87726 -
  11. Netflix have confirmed that an email I received from secure @ netflix.co.uk asking for updated billing details is not from them. Luckily I don't have a Netflix account so it was pretty obvious to me, but perhaps not to everyone.
  12. Just received this message. Strangely it's not an old account. Possibly hacked?
  13. I use different email addresses for different sites (e.g. for this one it's consumeractiongroup@*****.plus.com) so I can identify, if spammed, where my address has been harvested from. Look what I received today:- Yes folks, it looks like the email address list of CAG may have been harvested by spammers and sc ammers, because I doubt they'd just happen across that address by accident.
  14. I use an e-mail address specifically for CAG, and have never given it out other than as part of my CAG registration . I've just been spammed on it. The (probably faked) "sender" was mark.white@urlpp.com , while the subject line was "It's not magic it's a method to make lots of money." It promises me untold riches via playing roulette, and has a clickable link that goes back to urlpp.com (? A redirection site?) Is this a spam using CAG ' s e-mail list (has anyone else had the same?) Is this (rather than a "leak" of CAG 's email list) just spammers "guessing" valid email combinatio
  15. Man who successfully claimed against unwanted telephone calls, now also wins judgment and compensation award re unwanted emails. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346248/Man-took-email-spam-pests--won-750-compensation-wasted-time.html
  16. Several posters over on MSE have reported receiving this text today:- "To prevent bailiffs calling tomorrow visit www.bailiffs-gov.co.uk and enter PRN********* AND PIN ****" This is the experience of one poster:- I visited the website and it informed me that I owed £80 for an unpaid parking fine, broken down into £60 for the fine and £20 for fees. I no longer own the vehicle in question but I did when the alleged offence took place which was 22nd March 2012!! The whole thing smells iffy if you ask me for the following reasons: I don't remember receiving a not
  17. How can We prevent being spammed from journalist Martin Lewis if We follow the Twitter feed for CAG ? If I want Professional Financial Advice, I visit a Professionally Trained Financial Advisor. But, for anyone who does know about Icesave and the other Icelandic Banks which failed, the following Channel 4 news with journalist Martin Lewis will be quite illuminating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx-ySEKUURI
  18. I recently received a text from 84433 which is a company called Mediaburst. They seem to be real and respond to emails. The text was marketing some financial service. I googled 84433 and it took me to Mediaburst's website where it said that I could unsubscribe by sending "stop" to the number. I did this and then emailed the company to find out where they got my number from. Unsurprisingly I was told that another company had used their service to send the text. I asked for and was given their details and again, unsurprisingly, this turned out to be a marketing company. I have yet to
  19. Hi all have just got a new car through Motability lease and within 2 weeks have had at least 50 spam e-mails for all types of logbook loans. Love to know where these gutter scrapers get the info from had none before I got this car. dpick
  20. I have received a text from the phone number : 07500580617 saying "Records passed to us show you're entitled to a refund approximately £2130 in compensation from mis-selling of PPI on your credit card or loan. Reply INFO or STOP" It is a Vodaphone number. How do I find out who owns the number? If I make a complaint to Vodaphone and the number keeps spamming me or I receive further similar texts can I recover time and costs etc from Vodaphone associated with delaing with this spam if I am unable to find out ( Or Vodaphone are unable to tell me ) who owns the number?
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