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am i being scammed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Van Hellseek, 23 May 2006.

  1. Van Hellseek

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    i just got this email...

    The band seem legitimate, but i have never heard of them and i certainly havnt ordered any cd's.
    the adress and telephone number in the email are not mine.

    is this anything i should be worried about?
     
    Last edited: 23 May 2006
  2. SidewinderINC

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    Location: Dartford, Kent

    call them up and ask?! thats the first thing i'd do.
     
  3. Van Hellseek

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    no phone. :(
     
  4. SexyBetty

    Mobster

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    If you have to ask, yes, you're probably being scammed :p
     
  5. SidewinderINC

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  6. Van Hellseek

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    me, unfortunately.
     
  7. Sparky__H

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    check if any money has left your account
     
  8. SaBBz

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    Phone box tbh.
     
  9. Van Hellseek

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    to america??? would be a short call...
     
  10. Mellownatts

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    Are there any bank details attached, ie, Yours ?
     
  11. SidewinderINC

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    where is there an american number?
     
  12. Van Hellseek

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    no, nothing... which makes me think it may not be anything to worry about (but i'm still concerned nonetheless).
     
  13. Van Hellseek

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    oops, i just assumed it was usa, sorry. still... would rather not have to chase this up in a phone box. may have to though... :(
     
  14. squiffy

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    ignore it. contact visa and ask if any anything as gone through
     
  15. SaBBz

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    Yeah, it's obviously going to be an American phone number with an address like this.

    On-Line Sales
    Black Dyke Band (1855) Ltd.
    BANDROOM
    Sandbeds
    QUEENSBURY
    Bradford
    BD13 1AB
    UK
     
  16. kaiowas

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    Is your email address the sort where someone might have a similar one that they may have typed into the order form incorrectly?

    As far as I can tell the email addy is the only thing that ties this to you.
     
  17. Kol

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    LOL has no body actually received these kind of emails before? It's a fake email (well, mine have been)... I've received emails from a handful of companies thanking me for my purchase and saying if I didn't order it, click here. Clicking here confirms my email address and I get bombarded with spam. I bet the ORDER STATUS link is the link they want you to click.

    Similarly, I had one last week from 'paypal' saying thank you for payment of this $400 phone. It said in big large letters, if you want to dispute this transaction click here. I didn't as closer inspection showed it was a random link with some affilliation number and the email headers weren't from paypal. Checking my paypal account, no transaction had taken place.
     
  18. Mellownatts

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    I would check with your bank, if nothing has come out i would discard it.
     
  19. Magic_x_uk

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    Black Dyke Mills brass band, now that takes me back to school days, about 20 years ago, I used to be ina lot of brass bands and did a hell of a lot of competitions, They were and still are one of the best UK Brass bands out there.

    Oh how that takes me down memory lane
     
  20. Feek

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    Yes, it's a fake email. Delete it. Move on with your life.

    K.