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Is convicted ex accountant Darren Upton practicing?

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  • cojak
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    Or even just contacting them separately.

    I did consider that it might have been a scam before letting it through, but a quick check showed that there is a URL with that name.

    Justice.gov.uk

    I expect people here to perform their due diligence - we tell them often enough...

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  • LondonManc
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    Originally posted by velcro View Post
    Fair enough. I'd still be cautious before giving any bank details though, to be on the safe side.
    Just get them to send a cheque then. Or tell them you'll pop in - got to be worth the journey given the sum involved?

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  • velcro
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    Fair enough. I'd still be cautious before giving any bank details though, to be on the safe side.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    The salient part is "if" - how to be sure that it is a real gov dept. Although a cursory google does show that justice.gov.uk is a valid domain name for that dept of the government.
    If there is a gov.uk domain that isn't a proper Government department or local council there are far bigger issues to worry about. I know National Parks and other Quangos that don't pass the criteria for getting one ands if there is a problem they can literally be taken down in 10 minutes once the correct people are notified.

    If the email address is @department.gov.uk it will be safe and that justice address looks 100% correct for the distribution of proceedings of crime from a case in West Yorkshire.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    If it’s from a government department then it’s not a scam
    The salient part is "if" - how to be sure that it is a real gov dept. Although a cursory google does show that justice.gov.uk is a valid domain name for that dept of the government.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by velcro View Post
    I get calls from people at HMRC with stories like that. They are all scams. I would beware contacting that email address!

    Mods??
    If it’s from a government department then it’s not a scam

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  • velcro
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    I get calls from people at HMRC with stories like that. They are all scams. I would beware contacting that email address!

    Mods??

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  • VDB74
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    I was contacted last week by the HMRC confiscation unit to advise that that was a chunk of money waiting for me.
    The chap I spoke to advised that there was money allocated to a number of victims available, but as some of the victims had closed their companies/changed their addresses he was struggling to find them to return the monies.

    If anyone here is affected email WY-NE-ConfiscationUnit@justice.gov.uk. Reference 'Darren Upton' Case.

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  • Fred Bloggs
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    Originally posted by saptastic View Post
    I do think does Darren still read this forum?

    Or more to the point who is his sockie?
    He strikes me as a fairly vain individual from what I have seen in the media. I would think it pretty likely he looks in from time to time.

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  • saptastic
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    I do think does Darren still read this forum?

    Or more to the point who is his sockie?

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