Useful links for fact-checking possible scams/windups

My sister-in-law regularly sends me stuff which has her worried… and I use several sites to checkout the facts… if I can… hopefully to calm her fears or … on the other hand… to confirm her fears :crazy_face:

One of my favourite sites is

or

in fact there are lots of sites and everyone will have his/her favourite…

so, which is your preferred site ??? the more the merrier… :slight_smile:

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scambusters.org

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Money Transfer Scams

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On this subject, I just came across this one :slight_smile:

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I find the gov’t site about scams has useful info

https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/infos-arnaques

And there’s also a page to register scams

https://www.internet-signalement.gouv.fr/PortailWeb/planets/Accueil!input.action

And for current concerns I like the WHO site

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

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Hoaxbuster and slate.fr are not bad

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Email from EDF:
Some malicious people are taking advantage of the current situation to try scams by email, by phone, or even at your home. Their purpose is often to recover your personal data, a RIB or a credit card number, to extract money from you.
Have you received a questionable email? Do you want to make sure that EDF is writing to you?

Find all the useful information on our “Scams and Phishing” page:
EDF page

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cheers Graham

““Some malicious people are taking advantage of the current situation to try scams by email, by phone, or even at your home. Their purpose is often to recover your personal data, a RIB or a credit card number, to extract money from you.
Have you received a questionable email?””

These words from EDF are echoed across many main supplier/bank websites… and with good reason… they are warning us against giving out details… warning us to be sensible.

So, please folks… think twice…then think again… and then say NO !!! keep your personal data etc safe from the scoundrels who are trying to rob you… :zipper_mouth_face:

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