One of the scammer’s stock weapons is to frighten people into doing what they want them to.
Sometimes that takes the form of claiming there is a conspiracy but they can tell you the secret to avoid it and people with a disposition to listen to conspiracy theories may fall for this.
There are many such conspiracy theory messages, adverts, websites etc. created by scammers.
The typical message screams at you that there is a huge disaster coming and you have to be prepared, you need to buy disaster kits or bags, dig a bunker in your back yard, plant a survival garden, buy weapons, invest in free power generation, stockpile medicine etc.
Whatever rubbish the scammers think of – they put in the warning messages.
This latest message starts with “There’s something in the air… you’ve probably felt it but just cannot put your finger on it”.
“A serious and deadly threat right under our noses.”
“Your family is in imminent danger”.
“The government has covered this up to avoid mass panic”.
“Powerful organisation want to stop you finding out the truth”.
And so it goes on.
Not that it ever specifies anything – the timescale involved, who is at risk or any idea of what the threat is.
The scammer wants you to watch a video that will explain all.
No. The scammer wants you to watch a video because she gets paid for every moron that clicks on the link – it’s as simple as that.
Don’t be caught in such paranoia and never click on links in emails from people you don’t know.
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