“It’s me” Fraud

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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:34 pm

What? Another one?
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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:11 am

Today I received a call from a cyber-crime unit of the Osaka police department. It seems that three years ago my IP address was used in an internet banking fraud – withdrawing monies from the bank account of a man in Osaka Japan. They have agreed to come see me, look at our PCs, the WIFI router, and service documents in order to obtain a lead on the perpetrator. They say that they do not suspect me, but who knows, right? Anyway, I am squeaky clean in all areas. But there is a bit of a problem. Since the crime was committed in January of 2014, my PC from that time is long gone, having had a power serge meltdown. I do have a receipt for its disposal. And our WIFI router has been replaced too.

But come they will – 5 of them, flying up from Osaka and renting a car to drive out my way. They will need to spend the night – no doubt at an onsen-hotel, with good sake, I suspect.

They will look at devices, ask questions, apply electric shock, hang me from my ankles, tickle me into confession, etc., etc. Just to be sure, I asked them to meet me at the local police station, so that I get proof positive that they are actually police, and not a fraud group looking to score another sucker.

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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:07 am

Now I'm being to wonder if it really is me. :bag:
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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:33 pm

TJrandom wrote:They say that they do not suspect me, but who knows, right?

Hell, I suspect you.
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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 am

My mother was very good at spotting "it's me" scams. When I was young, I'd often stand in front of my mother and ask for my lunch money for school and she would say "Who are you?" I'd say "it's me Matthew" and she would sensibly ask for some sort of identification papers or my drivers licence or passport, which I could not produce. :D

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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby fromthehills » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:27 am

TJrandom wrote: Just to be sure, I asked them to meet me at the local police station, so that I get proof positive that they are actually police, and not a fraud group looking to score another sucker.


Good idea

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Re: “It’s me” Fraud

Postby OlegTheBatty » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:05 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:My mother was very good at spotting "it's me" scams. When I was young, I'd often stand in front of my mother and ask for my lunch money for school and she would say "Who are you?" I'd say "it's me Matthew" and she would sensibly ask for some sort of identification papers or my drivers licence or passport, which I could not produce. :D


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