I have been personally selected to participate in a new annual visitor survey and for my participation I have a chance to win a new Samsung smart phone. That may sound reasonable. However, if I had been personally selected then the sender would know my name but the email is addressed to “Congratulations”. The email contains various links – to the survey, to help, to contact details, to terms and conditions but they all point to exactly the same scammers page. Lazy scammer. Most likely, the web page is a phishing site after your personal information.
Another email says the author has found my website through diligent searching and offers to pay me to post his articles on my site. These are supposedly articles written by a top team of American writers. He wants to know how much I charge per post. People can only afford to pay random web sites to have their articles posted online if they are scam messages or illegal. No thanks.
Yet another ludicrous story of someone losing tons of weight just when they were at death’s door. This one stars Peter who was warned by doctors he would die if he didn’t lose weight, but he had tried every possible method and failed. Then he learned one ‘shocking’ trick and lost 84 pounds. Maybe he had his legs and arms removed – who knows? Losing weight is simple in principle – eat less and exercise more. The hard bit is the will power to actually do it and no magic trick is going to do that for anyone.
A slightly different take on weight loss as this scam message focuses on a fatty liver. “Professors predicted my fatty liver will kill me”. Couldn’t she find a doctor? – so took advice from a college professor. Maybe he was teaching maths or geography and wanted to be a part time doctor. Anyway, the message claims it can show you the secret of fixing your fatty liver and losing as much weight as you want and looking years younger. Yeah! Right!
A reminder from TV Licensing that I need to update my details. Click the button to start. But the message is from maha-china .com so is fake and it was sent to undisclosed recipients meaning it’s gone to probably millions of random people.
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