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Post by thefsg » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:37 pm
Long time since my last post - seem to have been buried in work...

Anyway a couple of weeks ago I received two text messages from very similar numbers *numbers deleted* with the same message content "Wipe off your debts! Begin your application today and start to wipe off debt with a New Government Settlement Order from April 2010, reply YES to find out more".

Needless to say, the temptation to reply "YES" wasn't that great. I've never heard of a "New Government Settlement Order" and, as far as I can tell, neither has Google!

Anyone heard of these before, and any comments?
Debt problems, what debt problems? I'm not in De Thames, I'm in De Nile.
 
 

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Post by rayb » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:12 pm
Hi,

No never heard of them but you are right not to reply. The chances are it could be one of those scam numbers and you get charged a ridiculous amount by your provider and the scammer gets some money
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:30 pm
Wouldn't touch anything like this with a ten foot barge pole.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
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Post by vickymeldrew » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:00 pm
I received an identical text message a few days ago, and was immediately suspicious about the sender/number/content. Looked up the sender's mobile number on http://www.whocallsme.com - numerous people have been receiving these messages.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:34 pm
That is an excellent site, I use it all the time.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley.
http://kallis3.blogs.iva.co.uk
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