So I think some dude was trying to scam me out of £8,000 earlier. I got some unsolicited email earlier about joining an union panel for work. I looked it up online and they had a website and what not - just a cursory glance around to see whether I would be arsed to click a link. Seemed ok at a glance so I get out my burner phone and click the link, again, seems legit, and I put in some details anyone could find out about me on the internet and leave my burner number.
I get a phone call.
The chap seems knowledgable about my industry and recent happenings and, he doesn’t want any money to refer me some work. At first. Then he starts talking about making a donation to the union. Hmmm. How do I feel about £8,000? Hmmm. I’m non-committal but he’s emails me some paperwork that, again, looks...ok. So I email him and say “ok, get me on this panel then” just to see what happens. Then I get this email:
We can now move forward and secure you a position for PI on the panel.
As discussed, to sit on our panel we require a little information for our panel setup team. Could you therefore complete the following form in order to assist in setting up your account. https://www.theworkersunion.com/ptc
Once completed click “join panel now” button at the bottom of the page. As we move forward you can change your initial requirements as needed. As our membership grows. we can adapt our relationship to assist your controlled growth strategy.
Once your panel position is secured, my finance/panel team will be notified and a remittance advice notice will be generated and emailed to you as per what we agreed. Once this reaches us testing of the communication systems will commence immediately. It will take approximately a week or so to switch your panel position to live. Going forward, after the first year we will look at performance to ensure both you and our members are happy. Thereafter a further offer of two years panel membership could be presented to PI Support.
I hope this accurately reflects our discussion.
The Worker’s Union
Union House, 111 Union Street, Coventry CV1 2NT
Tel: 02477 981194 Email: [email protected]
Visit website: theworkersunion.com
So it seems he wants me to click the link and fill in some details (what’s the betting that he wants a password too) and then he’ll send an invoice for £8000 AND THEN he’ll send me some work.
It all seems a bit suss. Is there anyone more tech savvy than me (cause I’m shit) that can do some Mr Robot on this shit and see if it’s bullshit? I mean, it all sounds bullshit anyway and I’d never send a single penny but I’m just interested if anyone knows anything about this kinda stuff.