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Old 19-02-2013, 4:21 PM
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Thanks Lilias tried the number and it was genuine apparently they did not have the house number and wanted to check. Just if the e-mail had said from what company I would have not been so suspicious thanks again
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:45 AM
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1000-vouchers.co.uk


This is ascam website saying you won but you have to fill in another comp, then you get spamed and you get signed up to costly text service.

sorry i have to be quick as late for work!
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Old 16-03-2013, 9:00 PM
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Default Hayes Contracts dodgy ipad comp?

Ended now but lot's of comments saying it was a friend of the owner that won. I didn't enter just putting it up for entertainment value.

http://www.facebook.com/hayescontrac...41651029248684

One supporter says:-
When you make a competition in Facebook, let everyone you've ever known that they cannot enter incase they win, or you will receive abuse from habitual competition enters with no interest in you or your business...!!!

Do they mean US by any chance ouch

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Old 19-03-2013, 6:56 PM
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So Just received a phonecall from someone saying he was from the '12 Lottery'. Apparently I entered a competition for an Ipad 3 (which is more than likely at some stage), and I had now been put forward to the next stage (?).

The bloke then went on for around 5 minutes talking about the '12 Lottery' (can't find anything on google about it) and how I could have a years worth of lottery tickets for free, but first I had to have an ID check which required me to submit my credit or debit card details...at which point I made it quite clear that wasn't going to happen. Then the guy hung up.

Scam?
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Old 02-04-2013, 9:58 PM
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i have heard about this one
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:04 PM
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So Just received a phonecall from someone saying he was from the '12 Lottery'. Apparently I entered a competition for an Ipad 3 (which is more than likely at some stage), and I had now been put forward to the next stage (?).

The bloke then went on for around 5 minutes talking about the '12 Lottery' (can't find anything on google about it) and how I could have a years worth of lottery tickets for free, but first I had to have an ID check which required me to submit my credit or debit card details...at which point I made it quite clear that wasn't going to happen. Then the guy hung up.

Scam?
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Old 05-04-2013, 4:55 PM
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Emists Facebook iPad comp looks iffy.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Mists/236513816495522

The number on their website leads to a PPI claims company here http://ppiclaimshelp.org/

Both use 0800 054 2007 and both gave it top o their sites http://e-mists.co.uk/ uses it

It's possible people could spend money here...which could be dodgier than trying to win a fictionaal iPad.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:43 PM
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Emists Facebook iPad comp looks iffy.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Mists/236513816495522

The number on their website leads to a PPI claims company here http://ppiclaimshelp.org/

Both use 0800 054 2007 and both gave it top o their sites http://e-mists.co.uk/ uses it

It's possible people could spend money here...which could be dodgier than trying to win a fictionaal iPad.
All negative comment are now being removed, I think they're gonna be busy today

There's a couple of interesting posts at the end of this thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ighlight=mists

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...36513816495522

Posted 7 April 10:30

Unfortunately due to Facebook rules the last competition was void as pointed out by many users.

Therefore our competition will return next week under exact rules set out by Facebook. Thank you.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:32 AM
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All negative comment are now being removed, I think they're gonna be busy today

There's a couple of interesting posts at the end of this thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ighlight=mists

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...36513816495522

Posted 7 April 10:30

Unfortunately due to Facebook rules the last competition was void as pointed out by many users.

Therefore our competition will return next week under exact rules set out by Facebook. Thank you.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Mist...522?ref=stream

All the L&S posts have been removed from their page along with any negative posts...

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:41 AM
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They are now saying, to enter the competition you need to make a purchase. I will unlike the page as they were trying it on, they never had 5 to give away and I doubt the first winner was genuine. I did think it funny that they never acknowledged their win the page. I was going to report the page but they have deleted all the old posts concerning the competition!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:27 PM
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http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...the+kings+toys

End date kept changing posted as extended to 15th April but comp tab says 10th April no winner announced...
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:33 AM
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And they are back

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...36513816495522

they had about 2000 likes last time I looked and they now have over 15000

They stopped the last comp because they said it broke facebook rules but they are now back with another one
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Old 23-04-2013, 4:15 PM
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Just found this con on FB. http://www.dr-drebeats.info/uk.php?offer=16. Who do I report it to?
[URL="https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=244174802388632&id=244174 239055355"]Its coming from the Dr. Dre Beats FB page which starts by saying "We have 3,459 pairs of beats that can't be sold because they're unsealed so we are giving them away for free to 3,459 lucky people..

Want one? Just share & like this photo. Then go here http://on.fb.me/15CKiPO to get your pair!"

When you follow the link it tells you that you MUST fill in one survey. If you give them your details, you will be authorising them to send you texts at a cost of 1.50 per text. JUST DON'T DO IT.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:08 AM
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I just read almost the whole forum of scams. I've had a few aka you have won a car. I don't drive and don't plan too so wouldnt have applied to win a car. But I did have one that isnt here unsure how they got my details though.

It was from Gumtree they had seen my very very old advert and messaged via that. But gumtree doesnt show your details(if you click the box not too) you can only contact someone via gumtree not straight to your email address so found that dodgy straight away.

Anyway I was contacted by someone who said I had applied for a job and it was for cleaning for 15 per hour in a house up from me. He even sent over the address in email and went on to describe what was also in the house (this is from someone who has no idea who I am) I could have been a robber. I googled the house it didnt exist.

Next minute I know there is a 1378 pound cheque in the post for me via lloyds but by a DR Ian summat. Unusual amount. This guy was claiming he was a DR and was abroad helping sick children and that I was in charge of cleaning his house and looking after his 4 year old daughter (never asked for police checks or anything) infact he didnt even mention who was looking after his kid! His wife was also dead.
I would get 300 a week for a few hours once a day.

Here was the snag: I'm to pop that cheque in my bank and whilst its cashing I'm to withdraw that amount of money from my own savings and send him 1000 out of what is waiting to be cleared. Then when the cheque clears I get an extra 378.

Me being a bit smart and knowing I didn't give my details to any 'cleaning' job mainly because I actually had found a job and hadnt looked for any during the week he claimed I did. I popped that cheque to lloyds and asked them to deal with it. I later found out that it was a fake and its a scam.

Apparently the latest scams are for properties to rent and you've to deposit money to VIEW the property but you never get it back and boy the photos of this property are convincing.
Another is you will be paid in travellers cheques but you've to send back half in two weeks. Before its even cleared (takes 5 days to clear and two weeks to bounce you see)

And the one this guy thought I'd fall for was sending a huge amount out wanting me to cash it then send him money back. My first thoughts were 'If you have a bank account which you clearly do why don't you just draw your own money out?' that was enough for me to know it was a scam and the odd numbers of cash on the cheque.

The job ones are popular for scams that work. So many people are desperate for work that they are willing to do anything. Sadly if you put a cheque of a huge amount in your bank then #spend' it before its bounced you can get done for fraude and end up in jail. Whether you knew the cheque would bounce or not. (I had informed police of this cheque I had and they told me the details)
I was smart and knew no one would give me anything just willingly.
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Old 22-05-2013, 8:02 AM
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Anyone seen the1poundholiday site on facebook? Genuine or scam?
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Anyone seen the1poundholiday site on facebook? Genuine or scam?
Can you post a link?

Is it the same as the win a holiday for a 1 that has been posted on here where you bid to win?
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Old 22-05-2013, 3:03 PM
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yes moneybot-that's the one. Is it genuine?
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Old 22-05-2013, 3:08 PM
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Just saw this posted on their site today

The 1 Pound Holiday LTD are a new company, a sister organisation of The 1 Pound Car LTD that have been in many large Magazines and Publications. If you are worried about texting in or feel you would like... to know more about any of our companies please do check us out on the many Company Check sites found on Google, here is the main one http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/

Here is a list of our companies and there registration number:
The 1 Pound Holiday LTD 08377146
The 1 Pound Car LTD 07986048
The 1 Pound Motorbike LTD 08367931
The 1 Pound Mountain Bike LTD 08367882
The 1 Pound Gadgets LTD 08367809

Here are links to all of our Facebook pages:
The1poundholiday
the1poundcar
The1poundmountainbike
The1poundmotorbike
The1poundgadgets

So far we have given away 9 Cars, 4 Holidays, 2 Mountainbikes, 1 Motorbike, 1 Apple iPad and some Car Show tickets!

http://the1poundcar.com/previous-winners.html

We have filters in place that delete slanderous comments and ban the users so if your comments have any of these keywords in, that will be why you have been banned. Fake, scam, con. We are an up and coming organisation that are doing the very best we can in a global recession. To give people the chance to win Holidays and Cars etc for only 1 is a great feeling, lets grow together! We will be giving profits to UK based charities as soon as we are into profit, but at start up the outlay is absolutely huge. Good Luck everyone that decides to enter any of our competitions! I genuinely hope this helps and answers a few questions you may of had. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to private message any of our Facebook pages or email md@the1poundcar.com or call the office on 08002300911. Thank you for your time.
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I don't think they are genuine judging from what I've read in the facebook group "CONNED BY COMPS ?".
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Had a look at the last competition winner for the 1 holiday and it turns out he is friends with Darren Andrews the director of the company

Darren's facebook

https://www.facebook.com/darren.andr...on=friends_tab

Winner facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jazz.beavis...ODU2MDExNTM%3D

post on 1 holiday

Big Congratulations to Jarrad Beavis from Hampshire for Winning the All Inclusive Holiday to Kefalonia for only 1! Well done and enjoy!

I would imagine if anybody had pointed that out on facebook their comment would have been deleted

Edit just looked at one of the 1 car winners

Michael Ford

https://www.facebook.com/michael.ford.1428/friends

also friends with Darren Andrews hmmm
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