• John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 2mo

    Another wondrous plug-in box - not!

    When surfing the web, you will see adverts for wondrous devices that will do things that your energy supplier/ internet provider does not want you to know about! One that you may know about, is the magical plug-in box that will save up to 95% of your electricity bill! This one will speed up your Internet (Internet suppliers don't want you buying one!). Attached is the advert for this product. Here is the sales pitch website: https://bit.ly/3B8KtFE
    Here is an extract:
    “You didn’t get this from me, man,” he said. “It’s a WiFiBlast. It reconnects the split channels from your router and blasts it across the house. Trust me, man, you’re not gonna have any troubles with speed anymore.”
    Nearly speechless because of this internet angel, I thanked Barry for his amazing gift. He only had one thing to say:
    “Thanks for the beer, man.”

    This leads you to the website where you can purchase the device: 'Stock is extremely limited: Sell Out Risk: HIGH', and you can get up to 50% off! Wonder of wonders, a window with a countdown pops (see attached image) up offering you, as one of 5 lucky people this week, even more money off!

    The website selling the product has the usual box popping up bottom left of the screen, telling you who has just bought one, and where they live: https://bit.ly/3d1JD5H

    Whenever you see something like this, just google the product, including scam in the search.

Scams of any type.

Post scams of any type. If it is not from personal experience, check its veracity if you can; Snopes.com is a good reference. I shall be posting IT scams as I become aware of them, and you of course, can do the same.