Most scammers choose to offer something unrealistically good – a huge inheritance, a lockbox stuffed with cash, an investment that will double your money in 30 days, a cure for Alzheimer’s, a magic ingredient that will make you lose 10 Ibs in weight every week with no effort and so on.
But others try offering what seems to be a sensible and needed service with no unrealistic claims.
The radio station receives about a dozen emails every week offering photo solutions, image editing, image correction, photo retouching etc.
This is all the same thing under a slightly different label.
These are services typically offered by genuine companies but these emails stand out as scams because
- The email ‘from address’ is obviously fake e g. royalmail.co.uk
- The ‘from address’ contains a first name such as Shon but bottom of the email is signed off with something different e.g. Sam
- The emails are sent to addresses that are on spam email lists
- There is no company name
- There are far too many emails for it to be genuine
- The emails have an assortment of names on them – typical of large scale scammers.
Unusually these emails are reasonably well written i.e. not full of the usual spelling or grammatical errors.
But they are just a simple scam – never reply to unsolicited offers.
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