An email claims to have an IT3B certificate attached from Standard bank. These are tax certificates used in Southern Africa so you expect the scammer to only send such an email to South African email addresses, but no – she sent it to random email addresses regardless of their country. Dumb and very wasteful.
“Compliments to you and your family. Please confirm your email is still active. You have a donation of 2,500,000 Euros from the Gazprom Global Foundations.” Obviously rubbish, the scammer is just trying to find active email addresses for morons who reply to such pathetic messages. As is often the case with scam emails, the reply to address is different to the sender’s address and both are private email addresses rather than business ones.
The email promises 100% valid email addresses available for any country at a cost of $250 per million. Sold by a criminal with a Brazilian email address but through Whatsapp – if you buy and the emails turn out to be largely rubbish (as is typical with spam lists) then you cannot exactly go to the Police about it. Tough luck.
John D. Gillard whose email address doesn’t match his name, wants to conduct a business deal with me despite not even knowing my name or recognising that the email address he’s sent the message to is an admin address not a person. Lazy lazy scammers.
Another lazy scammer sent out messages with just a title ‘TRANSIT: NUMBER #KLP(AFRW!£”” with an attached PDF file and one line “Dear” followed by the recipients email address. That is so blatantly a scam as to be ridiculous.
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