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Hampshire Constabulary is warning residents of the latest spree of scam messages currently doing their rounds – the latest being from scammers pretending to be Argos.

Police are saying the criminals are sending text messages, emails and social media messages purporting to be from Argos.

As with most scam messages, you are asked to click on a link which will take you to a parody website that is controlled by criminals, set up to steal your personal and financial information.

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Remember, if you are in any doubt, search for ‘Argos’ in your web browser and look on the official website for the gift card offer.

Do not use the link within the message.

If you are still unsure whether an email or offer is legitimate, contact the retailer they are pretending to be for them to clarify.

These numbers can be found on the official website of the business the criminals are impersonating.

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A friend told me they (scammers) have also been known to telephone customers to change the pre-arranged and legitimate delivery date – best check the caller’s telephone number at once.

Zack Zuck

That stock photo really glamourises programming/hacking in general.
In reality it’s a lot of shouting and swearing at why the code won’t run!

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