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  1. weevilward
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    weevilward Regular EF Member

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    United Kingdom
    just received an email that got my spider-sense tingling. The wording is odd, and there is nothing specific in the email like, where they live, or a phone number, or who recommended me.
    I’ve had mailshots before thanks to being listed on CPS websites and ESR, but never one like this. See what you think :



    “Hello

    I would like to get a quote for a full electrical job at my property and was wondering if you would be available to replace the fuse box and maybe just check the electrics for me? I may need a few sockets installed as well and also carry out some major renovation works there.



    We are looking to change and fix in new LED Lights, Storage Heaters, Lighting, Cable, Consumer Units, Sockets & Switches.



    Kindly get back to me so i can send you pics of the property and see if you are available to carry out the work.



    Best regards”
     
  2. weevilward
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    weevilward Regular EF Member

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    Oops - just seen a similar thread was posted 3 minutes before mine....

    Yes - I have had the same scam mail. !
     
  3. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
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    F.H. Electrical
    I have had this also. Eventually they get back and you have to go to dropbox and input your email and password! Did I do it? Dear reader I did not!
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I have had two so far , tom dick.and now waiting for harry to semd one
     
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  5. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    Gloucestershire
    I've just had this from [email protected]

    "Hello

    I would like to get a quote for a full electrical job at my property and was wondering if you would be available to replace the fuse box and maybe just check the electrics for me? I may need a few sockets installed as well and also carry out some major renovation works there.

    We are looking to change and fix in new LED Lights, Storage Heaters, Lighting, Cable, Consumer Units, Sockets & Switches.

    Kindly get back to me so i can send you pics of the property and see if you are available to carry out the work."

    It's certainly one of the more convincing ones! Scary, as someone will fall for it. Unless of course it's real and we've all lost out on a big job!





    Best regards
     
  6. weevilward
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    weevilward Regular EF Member

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    United Kingdom
    What a bunch of bar stewards.
    But also, what a bunch of rookies - at least make the scams more believable! I could do a much better job, if i was that way inclined.
    In fact, after crawling around in a dusty itchy loft for the last 5 days, cyber crime is starting to look like a more attractive career choice...
     
  7. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    Portsmouth
    19AA6A23-37C3-4866-9599-C49A8D6B3925.png E66F7FB1-077E-42AB-9973-B5BD6E54C00A.png 60E3FB80-3B38-47A7-B0FE-8ABD79B01D15.png 56226241-4406-4E74-BE58-940040EB0720.png 19AA6A23-37C3-4866-9599-C49A8D6B3925.png E66F7FB1-077E-42AB-9973-B5BD6E54C00A.png 60E3FB80-3B38-47A7-B0FE-8ABD79B01D15.png 56226241-4406-4E74-BE58-940040EB0720.png Got this one today....
     
  8. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Forum Mentor

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  9. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    Portsmouth
    Yep think it’s another twist on it,CBA to ring the number but I’m sure someone on here will lol......
    Just wanted to let people know they out there keep em peeled...
     
  10. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Forum Mentor

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    bananas???? oops.might just have woken GMES.
     
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  11. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    Portsmouth
    Ha ha ha
     
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