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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    At least this one is a bit different..
    Just got this:

    Westminster Pay by Phone Parking Receipt

    Location: 4476
    License: 23FNIWT

    Description: St Barnabas Street

    Start Parking: 2011/11/05 12:20pm
    Stop Parking: 2011/11/05 01:20pm
    Cost: 33.30 including Service Charge

    You can access a full list of all your parking transactions in the attached file

    Thank you for using Westminster City Council's Pay by Phone parking
    service
     
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    So what were you doing in St Barnabas Street on the 5th planning to blow up parliament.:Smile:
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    If I was planning to blow up parliament you would have heard about it !! LOL!!

    BTW, forget to say, if you DO get this mail do not under any circumstances download the attached zip file !!
     
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    John

    I have had a lot of these and others all with Zipped files attached...
     
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    Yup.. I get about 10+ a day mate.. One of the downsides of having ( literally ) hundreds of e-mail address's !!

    Anything with a zipped file attached ( unless coming from a known source AND is expected ) goes straight to the 'report spam' folder, exactly the same as any mail with a link to ebay. paypal, etc etc ( which of course are NOT links to ebay etc, but links to a copycat site used to collect your password and user name )

    It still shocks me how many times I see people complain about having their account 'hacked'

    No one is going to bother hacking an ebay or PayPal account as it is too time consuming..
    In every single case I have been involved in in the past 9 years, the mess has been tracked back to the victim ( read plonker... sorry.. there has been MORE than enough warnings over the years about clicking on email links ) GIVING the scammers their passwords by clicking on an emailed link
     
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    If you hear someone breaking your door down in the middle of the night you'll know Bletchley Park has been monitoring your posts.
    If you don't you'll know they ain't doing their job properly:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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