Yet another scam has developed in Bali where when you use an ATM machine at a mini-mart, the machine immediately swallows your card. When you go in and report it to the mini-mart operator, they advise you to enter your pin number and the card will be returned. You can imagine what happens, as soon as you enter your pin, all the money in the […]
I received the following email from a broker this morning; Hi Allan, Hope your well and keep the blogs coming. I thought this may be something that you may find interesting. Please find attached a notice of Intention to sue that was sent to my friend. I think there maybe something wrong with the whole situation. To put you in the picture my friend […]
On the one hand as LMI builds our brand in the UK, I am being inundated by emails regarding the UK Legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over their personal data (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) and at the same time I am getting hit daily with emails pro-porting to be from legitimate companies such as Microsoft asking for me to change or confirm my password. This […]
I recently received an email warning about a new credit card scam. Read below so you don’t get stung. The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The name could be any courier company) He asked if I was going to […]
I could just about start a separate blog for scam alerts there are so many different forms of email and phone scams of late. Here is just one to be wary of.
On the back of my post yesterday, I do not want anyone to think that I am in any way in favour of insurance fraud. I have in fact spent my entire working life fighting insurance fraud. It was therefore with great interest that I read the article [link removed] from the Boxing Day edition (26 December 2016) of The Age following the case against […]
Scammers are using social media sites to research you and your company, but there are ways to fight back. Melbourne-based insurance claims expert Allan Manning was out of town recently when his wife received an unexpected email that appeared to come from him. A project needed to be funded and “could she please process a payment urgently?” As financial controller of Manning’s company LMI Group, […]
They have always been around in many forms, however the influx of scams via all communication methods lately has been overwhelming. I reported not long ago, shortly after an aggravated burglary at our Melbourne office of an email scam directed at our financial controller, since then we have also had other employees targeted with similar email scams as well as bank account skimming to another […]