“Please be informed that you have been selected for a Grant of Two Million US Dollars from The United States Agency for International Development.” This is a simple 419 scam email. The scammer wants to know my name, address etc. as obviously I have been chosen to receive International Development aid without anybody knowing my name. Also strange considering that such aid is for countries and their development agencies – not individuals in rich countries. Pathetic rubbish.
An email claims to be from Shell Gas Station which is a little odd but it’s actually from 205ml8971-00oopr21-90 @ brimatech9.com so is obviously a scammer’s message. The title is Hurry up – the number of prizes is limited” so it’s a fake prize scam. The message goes on about newest models and big prizes and I haver to click the ‘confirm’ box to receive my gift. No doubt the confirm box would lead to a scam website that would try to get my confidential information and probably download malware to my computer. No thanks.
An email from Corbett Software promises email addresses guaranteed to be 100% accurate. For any country in the world. Does that include North Korea I wonder or The Vatican. Spam lists are never very accurate – as it’s not worth the scammers effort to get accurate data and who’s going to complain when the list turns out to be mostly made-up or out date data? The message says $250 per million email addresses. Not for us.
“Henrymog” tells us that the easiest way to make money is to turn $1 into $100 using the “financial robot”. Just a scammer’s ruse to get you to click a link which could be anything at all and certainly not a way to turn $1 into $100 except through crime. No thanks
“I’m getting in touch about the invoice 284 for £491.07”. from a Brazilian email address. “Lisa Evans” wants us to pay up immediately and the final invoice is attached. Nope. Just a typical scam message. We won’t open the attachment and wont pay the bill as we have never had any dealings with “Lisa Evans” of UK Global Logistics that cannot afford a UK email address.
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