The email claims to be from Maxine Snead which may be a real name but is more likely to be a random made up name.
Whoever the scammer is, they are pretty stupid as the message is full of very basic mistakes.
- The message shows a list of dozens of people that the message has been sent to. Experienced scammers hide this list by using the “BCC” line rather than the “To” line when sending.
- The message is about an account balance claimed to belong to me and it contains a figure which is supposedly the value of the balance. However the programming code used to add in a random number to represent the balance shows in the message rather than just the intended number.
- There are two instances that are intended to show the same balance value but the code is different hence the values shown would be different.
- The message says “Please get your money” – not exactly official bank language.
- There is no attempt to make the message look professional and it starts with “Hi” rather than a formal greeting.
Ridiculous message from a scammer who doesn’t understand how to make the programming code insert values.
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