A “Mr Anthony” who is a BMW delivery agent at “the United Embassy from the government of USA in the White house Washington DC” tells me that I have won a BMW X6 car and a cheque for $8.5 million. These are ready to be shipped to me as soon as I return the email with my contact details and ID information. The sender makes no effort to make the email look genuine or fake his sender’s email address which is a personal Gmail account. Quite pathetic to think that anyone could reply to such an obvious scam.
Lots of scammers uses Bill Gate’s name as he is famous and his foundation does a lot of good in the world. This latest one claims to be from the “Bill and Gates” Foundation and my email address has been randomly selected to receive $1.5 million. I just have to return my contact and personal details to the sender. The real foundation is named “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” and they certainly do not give away millions of dollars to random strangers for no reason. They use their money to fight poverty and eradicate disease.
More emails arrive at the radio station claiming an email address mailbox is full and needs to be sorted out as it is now disabled. However that email address is just a forwarder – meaning there is no mailbox so it cannot be full up. I wont be clicking on the Fix It link.
A strange email claims that a controversial liquid will end all pain in 54 seconds. But, it is banned in America due to the drug companies wanting to make more money. Even mad conspiracy theorists must have a limit of the ridiculous stories they are willing to believe, based on no evidence. 54 seconds is a remarkably precise figure which means it’s a lie but then the only substance I can think of that ends pain that fast is cyanide. All rubbish from scammers after your money.
Almost everyone in the developed countries gave up using faxes many years ago. But scammers still to scam people over supposed faxes. This latest one says there is a fax waiting for me that is a new contract document (but its name is “invoice”) and I must download it immediately. No thanks. I can do without scam documents.
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