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Old 6th December 2018, 10:35   #1
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Exclamation DVLA Scam.

Had an e-mail this morning from dvla? That they owe me £48. Deleted.
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Old 6th December 2018, 12:39   #2
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Had an e-mail this morning from dvla? That they owe me £48. Deleted.
We’ve had three phone calls - obviously from another part of the world entirely- saying they are from BT or Openreach and that they are contacting me to sort out a problem with my router.

Initially I just told them to bu99er off but today I wound them up by making out I was doing as they asked. They were not happy!!

Interesting that they are coming through on various U.K. numbers - one of them was 01725 area code that is very local to us.

Any tech guys on here able to shed light on how they are doing this?
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Old 6th December 2018, 13:12   #3
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Yes also had this email. I forwarded it to dvla phising team
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Old 6th December 2018, 13:50   #4
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Old 6th December 2018, 14:52   #5
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Got one from the inland revenue yesterday asking for my credit card details to refund tax lol
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Old 6th December 2018, 15:16   #6
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We’ve had three phone calls - obviously from another part of the world entirely- saying they are from BT or Openreach and that they are contacting me to sort out a problem with my router.

Initially I just told them to bu99er off but today I wound them up by making out I was doing as they asked. They were not happy!!

Interesting that they are coming through on various U.K. numbers - one of them was 01725 area code that is very local to us.

Any tech guys on here able to shed light on how they are doing this?
With a small amount of tech, you can 'spoof' a number to make it look like it's coming from somewhere else..... or they have a VOIP (Voice over IP) setup for each area code they want to have a go at.

It's the same with emails, a little bit of work by a tech-savvy bod, and you can make it look like the email is coming from someone else.
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Old 6th December 2018, 16:25   #7
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I thought that your original heading was referring to Road Tax.
No need for them to scam they are already making enough from us.
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Old 6th December 2018, 21:57   #8
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I thought that your original heading was referring to Road Tax.
haha makes you wonder who the real thieves are
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