Yet another offer of a free £500 Ryanair voucher arrives. But Ryanair doesn’t make such vouchers available to anyone – they don’t exist so it’s an obvious fake. It claims that Emma Richardson and Stephen Taylor and an email address at the radio station have between them won the voucher and we just need to reply then the final choice will be made. All pathetic rubbish. Never believe such things, as companies do not give away such value to random people who are not already its customers.
Supposedly, Harvard have a new memory loss breakthrough and the proof is that a 70 year old man who could seldom remember even his own name is now able to remember everything and has laser like concentration. People who suffer from diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s lose brain cells and no wonder drug can remake them. Then the email switches to the usual conspiracy rubbish about big pharma losing billions when this almost instant cure is made available to all. Nope – sadly there is no cure.
The next stupid email scam is about magic dieting. Just half a teaspoon of a new extract will boost your metabolism by 728% so it claims. If there was any truth in that then you’d need to sit in an ice bath when taking the product to stop your self overheating and endangering your life. The email then claims the extract is actually lemon juice and sea salt. Very stupid.
A billing receipt arrives from a Gmail account and that tells me it’s just a scam. Any business would have a business email address not a personal one like Gmail, especially for sending out invoices. The scammer in this case is very lazy as the message just contains the purchase order number and nothing else. Lazy and stupid.
“The government has been hiding this from you” is an opening line in a scam email – it’s intended to catch your attention but also tells most readers that it’s a rubbish email. It goes on about a miracle liquid that can turn your body’s pain switch off in less than a minute and has no side effects. You are supposed to use it to stop any nerve pain, arthritis pain or any other form of pain. But pain is the body’s natural reactions to something damaging so turning off all pain is dangerous. People suffering from long term pain may desperately want something to stop that pain and hence fall for this stupid email, but I hope not.
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