The Ketone diet is very popular and large numbers of scammers have their own version of the scam offering magical products or supplements or exercises to put you in the state of Ketosis whereby your body will burn fat. The principle is very simple and has been proven – if you are not eating sufficient carbohydrate then your body will start to burn fat instead. As with any diet it is difficult to maintain and means avoiding anything sweet so this latest scam describes a miracle supplement that you can drink and it will magically make your body burn fats instead of carbohydrates regardless of how much carbohydrate you eat. Nope – just the imagination of an evil greedy scammer.
Buying spam email addresses is sadly getting even cheaper. Latest offer is for 250 million email addressees of business people from across the world on sale for just $500. That’s $2 per million email addresses. It costs almost nothing to send out the emails so you can see why there are billions of spam email messages sent out everyday.
More emails from eToro which is a trading platform trying its best to cash in on uninformed “investors” of cyber currencies. It now claims over 10 million registered users but industry statistics show at least two thirds of non professionals who try this will lose money.
Some scammers go to great lengths to make their messages look authentic – like duplicating messages from a well know bank or famous organisation etc. and write a long story to draw in the victims. But some go for the opposite approach. A latest scam message just says the word Surprise and it’s a link to who knows what. I don’t want to find out.
The message says “Ciao! We make offer for you”. Sounds like someone has translated into English not so goodly. It is in fact an offer by someone wanting to send out billions of spam emails on our behalf at a cost of only $49 per million. No thanks – there’s enough crap in the online world without us adding to it.
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