Basingstoke hospital warning over 'raffle' scam

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RESIDENTS are being warned to beware of falling victim to a scam where a telephone caller says they have won a raffle, organised by Basingstoke hospital, and asks for bank details to pay the prize.

Hospital trust chief executive Mary Edwards said: “We have no connection to these phone calls and I am disappointed to hear that our name is being used in this way, particularly at this time of year. I urge anyone who receives a call like this not to give any details and to report it to the police.”

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2:32pm Wed 2 Jan 13

robertspet8 says...

stoptheamwaytoolscam
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Another scam everyone should be aware of is the Amway Tool Scam. Google "Stop The Amway Tool Scam Wordpress" for more information, and forward this to every non-Distributor/IBO you know, so they don't get scammed.
Is this the same Amway which was selling household cleaning projects in the 80's? I was approached by friends to become a distributor but I declined because it seemed to me to be a pyramid selling scheme. I think it was rigged to avoid being illegal but it must have sailed very close to the wind.
On the lead story - when are people going to learn that you do not ever divulge information which will give others access to your bank accounts?
[quote][p][bold]stoptheamwaytoolscam @yahoo.com[/bold] wrote: Another scam everyone should be aware of is the Amway Tool Scam. Google "Stop The Amway Tool Scam Wordpress" for more information, and forward this to every non-Distributor/IBO you know, so they don't get scammed.[/p][/quote]Is this the same Amway which was selling household cleaning projects in the 80's? I was approached by friends to become a distributor but I declined because it seemed to me to be a pyramid selling scheme. I think it was rigged to avoid being illegal but it must have sailed very close to the wind. On the lead story - when are people going to learn that you do not ever divulge information which will give others access to your bank accounts? robertspet8
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