Scam Advice lines

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spectre
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Scam Advice lines

Post by spectre » Tue May 12, 2009 12:11 pm

The BBC's Watchdog program exposed 2 sites offering telephone advice lines that charge people £1.50/min for info that is freely available elsewhere. Several people claiming child benefit have been charged up to £28 for these phonecalls, and Wacthdog are struggling to get the sites closed down.. Can we help them by marking the 2 sites below red please.

child-benefit.org.uk ( child benefit advice)
ukpi.org ( passport advice)

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2009/05/digital_select.html

cotojo
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Rated All

Post by cotojo » Tue May 12, 2009 1:26 pm

And will add them to my blacklist of growing domains :-)

Colin
http://freepcsecurity.co.uk
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it" - Winston Churchill

Guest

+1

Post by Guest » Tue May 12, 2009 2:17 pm

Rated and agreed to comment.(G.O.M.with Honours).

Guest

"Dead" links?

Post by Guest » Tue May 12, 2009 2:21 pm

Just curious Colin . , . didn't see those "dead" links on those sites. The only link I saw was an identity theft link . . . is that what you were referring to, or did I miss something?

BTW, this has nothing to do with the lack of virtue to the sites or the poor behavior shown . . . as I said, I'm just curious.

cotojo
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Links

Post by cotojo » Tue May 12, 2009 2:26 pm

The links on the home page are brown, and with the genuine site lead to further information, on these two sites they are not linked as they should be :-)

Example of genuine site:
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/childbenefit/index.htm

Colin
http://freepcsecurity.co.uk
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it" - Winston Churchill

Guest

OK

Post by Guest » Tue May 12, 2009 2:39 pm

Thanks . . . I see what you mean now. I was looking for something clickable that led nowhere.

MysteryFCM
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Couple more sites

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue May 12, 2009 3:53 pm

soldiersailorairmanroyalmarinescommando.co.uk
housing-benefits.org

Edited to add;

csa-l.com

Just the usual parked page crap there atm though.

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Steven Burn
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