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Scam-Door to Door Delivery Scam-Credit Card Payment Fraud

Following is a recently received message.

This is from a Bank friend of mine about "door to door delivery scam", pls take a bit of time to read it: An eye-opener, indeed...

This scam is actually very cleverly worked out that you will not suspect of anything wrong:

The following is an account of the incident.

《Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from a company called: "Express Couriers," He asked if I was going to be home because there was a package for me that required a signature .

The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. Sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up
with a parcel and a bottle of wine. I was very surprised since there was no special occasion, and I certainly didn't expect anything like it. Intrigued, I inquired as to who the sender was.
The courier replied, "I don't know, I'm only delivering the package."
Apparently, he said the sender would want to give you a surprise and a card would be sent separately... , it happened that my birthday was on the way also, so we thought could be from a distant friend. There was also a consignment note with the gift.

He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a Rs 257.50 "delivery/ verification charge," providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult (of legal drinking age), and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor.

This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the
delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so
that everything is properly accounted for.
He added  they also don't carry cash to avoid loss or likely targets for

My wife, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled out her credit card, gave to him to swipe the card on a small mobile card machine with a small screen and keypad and asked to key in the verification code.

Frankly at this point we never suspected anything abnormal  and a receipt was printed out and given to us, he then wished us good day and went off as normal,

To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday,  Rs 50,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit account at various ATM machines.

Apparently the "mobile credit card machine," which the delivery man carried had all the info necessary to create a "dummy"  card with all our card details, of course with the verification code.

Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank to stop payment, but already too late.

We went to make a Police report, and was confirmed quite a number of households had been similarly hit.

WARNING: Beware of accepting any "surprise gift or package," which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any  kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also never accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper
identification of who the sender is.

Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!

PLEASE Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled. 😳

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Chain Message-We got to change ourselves

Following is a Chain Message.


_*A very humble request to all Indians. Send this message at least to five persons and ask them to further send to five persons and keep the chain going*_

🔖 *1. Don't throw garbage on the roads/streets*

🔖 *2. Don't spit on roads and walls*

🔖 *3. Don't write on walls and currency notes*

🔖 *4. Don't abuse and insult others*

🔖 *5. Save water and electricity*

🔖 *6. Plant a tree*

🔖 *7. Follow traffic rules*

🔖 *8. Take care of your parents n grand parents, take their blessings & always respect them*

🔖 *9. Respect women*

🔖 *10. Give way to ambulance*

📣 *We got to change ourselves and not the country. Once we change ourselves the country will automatically change*

🔊 *If we want our kids to live in a clean and safe environment then pledge to follow these in your everyday life.*

🎙 *Whether it's Modi or Gandhi or Kejriwal no person or leader can change the country alone, it's you & me who can change our beloved nation by changing ourselves*

* Kindly forward this important message to every single Friend or Group so that reaches to every citizen of India.
Thanks. *

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Hoax-Boy got infected with AIDS by eating Pineapple in Bangalore

The following is a hoax message received via WhatsApp!
Very imp please read -

Dear All,

It's in India - Karnataka - Bangalore
A 10 year old boy, had eaten Pineapple about 15 days back, and fell sick, from the day he had eaten. Later when he had his Health check done...... doctors diagnosed that he had AIDS.
His parents couldn't believe it...Then the entire family under went a checkup... none of them suffered from Aids. So the doctors checked again with the boy if he had eaten out.....The boy said 'Yes'. He had pineapple that evening. Immediately a group from the hospital went to the pineapple vendor to check. They found the pineapple seller had a cut on his finger while cutting the pineapple; his blood had spread into the fruit.
When they had his blood checked...the guy was suffering from AIDS...but he himself was NOT aware. Unfortunately the boy is now suffering from it.
Please take care while u eat on the road side (particularly tasty Vadapav & Paani Puri) and pls fwd this mail to your dear one's..
Take Care
Please Forward This Mail To All The Persons You Know As Your Message May Save One's life💞

Dr Sushant jadhav,
CMO, Civil Hospital
This message📮 is from a group of Doctors in India:
(forwarded in public interest)


ഇത് സത്യമെങ്കിൽ ഹോട്ടൽ / ബേക്കറി ഭക്ഷണത്തിൽ പെടുന്ന വേവിക്കാത്ത ഭക്ഷണ സാധനങ്ങൾ, പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് സാലഡുകൾ,  ചമ്മന്തി തുടങ്ങിയവ അപകടകാരികളാകാമെന്നോർക്കുക.  വേവിക്കാത്ത ഭക്ഷണങ്ങൾ പുറത്തു നിന്ന് കഴിക്കുന്നത് ഒഴിവാക്കുക. ആരോഗ്യത്തിനും ശുചിത്തത്തിനും അർഹമായ പ്രാധാന്യം കൽപിക്കാത്തവരാണ് മിക്ക ഭക്ഷണശാലകളിലും ഉള്ളത്😞

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