Mike Gregg claims to be the Auditor General for Royal Bank of Scotland. And he has just completed an audit. In that work he found an account belonging to the ex chief of Enron and it contains 9.8 million dollars and it can be mine as long as I share it with him. Yup – if I wanted to commit a criminal act I would definitely approach thousands of unknown people by spam email to announce the fact. A typical Advance Fee scam.
Lloyds Bank Fraud Protection Services contact me to determine whether I have made all of the recent transactions on my account. However, the email is from billing @andrewwakefild.com which is not Lloyds bank, plus the sender doesn’t know my name or account number and I don’t actually have an account at Lloyds. Unusually this email doesn’t have a link to click or an attached file – just two phone numbers to call. No doubt the calls will go to a criminal’s call centre to be answered and the caller asked for their login, password, account number etc. so the criminals can empty the account and also sell the details to other criminals.
Message tells us that we have 6 pending emails waiting to be downloaded and we should click the link to release them. No thanks. The message is from testry.tk which I have never heard of and certainly don’t have an email account with.
An email tells us we must watch a video otherwise someone else will be paid $100 for watching it rather than us. No-one would pay $100 for a random person to watch a video unless that person was a celebrity. No chance.
Detective Alessandro Signorino is Chief Airport Security for some unnamed airport or so he claims. He wants me to confirm that an inheritance consignment destined for me is being rerouted as per my instruction. If not then I must tell him immediately so he arrange for proper delivery to me. Nope – just a typical advance fee scam. I have never heard of a box in airport security being called an inheritance consignment.
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