An email from Home Depot tells me I have won a Dewalt Extreme Drill. Congratulations to me! It’s not true of course – the email is from [email protected]… which is obviously made-up rubbish from a scammer, plus the sender doesn’t know my name plus most of the email is actually copied from a report about a National Forest. The scammer was trying to get the message through the email senders scam check. All rubbish as usual.
Esam Mouly sent me an email saying he has a business proposal for me. Why would someone who doesn’t know me and doesn’t even know my name have a business proposal for me? The proposal is that he wants to con me into paying him money for some fake or non existent thing. I can do without that.
The Bill and Melinda Foundation have spent billions of dollars helping the fight against Covid and now apparently they want to gift me $1.5 million for no apparent reason – just that my email address was randomly selected. I am supposed to reply with my details to cheapnet.it which is definitely not Bill and Melinda Gates. They would certainly not be dumb enough to randomly hand out cash to people they don’t know. There’s no chance of that happening.
Every company gets floods of email offers to build websites, SEO, social media management etc. Many of these are from genuine small businesses or individuals chasing work but most are simple scams. You pay and you get nothing. A latest one is from electricalwire.xyz which should put anyone off. No website business would call itself electricalwire and the only people who use the .xyz domains are either scammers or people with unusual businesses that don’t fit other more common domains.
TransferWise tell me my account has been restricted for my own protection. This is because I haven’t verified my phone number. The email is from pei.sympatico.ca which is obviously not a business called TransferWise. I don’t have an account with TransferWise so no problem.
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