Some scammers put a lot of effort into their messages but some are just lazy and dumb. An email claims to be from Western Union but is in fact from a Gmail account. It has just one line in it “we write to inform you that you’re listed among the recipients of the ongoing scam victims compensation”. A pathetic lie. The sender just wants a reply so she will another ‘fish’ on the line.
An email claims that the ancient Chinese never suffered from diabetes because they had a remedy that reversed diabetes. And it’s to do with a strange morning ritual they practiced. China has the world’s biggest problem with diabetes so don’t you think if the country already had a diabetes cure they would have avoided that problem. All wishful thinking by a greedy scammer.
419 scams – that is the advance fee scam whereby someone promises you a fortune in return for something simple e.g. processing their money through your bank account, are very common. This latest one is a belt and braces job. The email is a sob story about suffering from Leukaemia and losing her wealthy husband to cancer etc. The sender includes a PDF of the same content and a jpg picture of the same again. She seems determined to get her scam message through. She claims to be Anna Cooper from Australia but her email sender’s address is actually kellyzang so some identity crisis there. It’s just a simple scam to catch out the greedy.
“The 10 second after dinner dementia trick” is the title of a latest email scam. There are many of these about dementia and usually involve some magic potion. A supposed 10 second trick to boost your memory by 90% and also make you lose 63 pounds in weight. This scammer is hedging her best by offering a magic cure for dementia combined with weight loss. No thanks. I’ll stick to reality.
An email arrives claiming to be from 3 separate email addresses at the same time and that’s not easy. It contains an “rar” file and those are used for compressing archives, not for invoices. The scammers use these compressed file formats in an attempt to evade malware scanners used by the email service provides. The actual message claims we have hired equipment from a shipping company in Shanghai. Why send such an email to a .co.uk address when it cannot possibly be true? That’s weird.
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