Ms Reem Binty Ebahim Al Hashimy who says she is a cabinet minister and Minister of State for International Cooperation in the United Arab Emirates found my email address on an email database and wants to send me a large sum of money to invest in whatever I choose. That’s a nice thought but remarkedly ridiculous and hard to believe anyone would be dumb enough to reply.
“A breakthrough study has shown this odd vegetable reverses diabetes”. It is claimed to be 475% more powerful than exercise, 552% more effective than any diet and 820% more powerful than any medications. This scammer clearly believes people are morons as she has simply made up stupid claims that make no sense whatsoever. Many people are desperate for help in combatting diabetes but should stick to medical advice not that of a scammer.
Another standard unpaid invoice scam arrives in the email. I am kindly urged to pay the outstanding amount to avoid legal action. The message, as is usual, is full of spelling and grammatical errors. This is to exclude anyone with an IQ above their shoe size from replying. Many scammers want to attract only the dumbest of the dumb. It’s very sad that these criminals continue.
A standard phishing scam email arrives – pretending to be from Barclays bank and the scammer has spoofed the senders email address so it does actually look like it came from Barclays.co.uk but it didn’t. There is a link to click to ‘keep my account active’ and it goes to a website at btsa.co.id which is not Barclays. Never click on links in unsolicited emails.
There are many many scams involving supposed cures for diabetes and some try to use fear to hook people e.g. claiming that diabetes is caused by a common green vegetable. Then the message gives a list of green vegetables and urges you to pick which one it is or to click the link to see a video that reveals all. It is pathetic and sadly very common.
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