An email warns me that my email address expires today unless I take action immediately. But the email address concerned was deleted 5 years ago and the emails to it are caught as spam, so there is no problem. Just a scammer who bought a very old spam email address list.
“Is Alzheimer’s really incurable?” is the title of yet another scam message offering a cure for this degenerative disease. The message tells you that the diseases is the 6th largest cause of death in the United States. That is true and it does kill more than 100,000 people per year in America. But then the message goes on to claim that a transcript of an ancient Chinese healing secret shows how to prevent and to cure Alzheimer’s. No. All lies.
The email title is “Internet Providers Scared: This Device Boosts Your Home Wi-Fi into Another Dimension”. People who work in Marketing are known for ‘exaggerating’ the truth, but this is a simple scam. The message is actually about wi-fi boosters on the market that you plug into mains sockets around the house wherever the wi-fi signal is inadequate. This scammer wont actually sell you such a booster (but Walmart or any electronics retailer will) – the email address is expericnnash which is obviously made-up and the domain name is “.xyz” which is never used by reputable retailers. The scammer claims far too much which points it out as a scam.
Weight loss scams are very very common and this latest one is about a magical drink you take each morning and it results in massive weight loss. It evens burns more calories than a morning jog in cold weather. Your body burns calories in order to power your muscles. Jogging uses up calories but sitting around having a drink does not. The message also claims “Put this in your mug tomorrow morning and burn 3 lbs from your belly”. It is impossible to drink anything that only affects stomach fat. Total rubbish.
Mr Neil informs me that I still haven’t collected the £750,000 waiting for me as the last known heir of a deceased client of Heir Hunter’s Debt Recovery Unit. I think this scammer has been watching the Heir Hunters series on the BBC which highlight the work of the companies that chase down heirs when people die without leaving a will and the government has no easy way to find relatives. Sadly, there isn’t a rich dead relative who’s left me a stack of cash.
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