Elvira Mortoon tells me that she is shipping the free Keto diet book to me, that I asked for and she only has a few left as they are so popular. I didn’t ask for any such book and have no interest in Keto diets, but you can see this is intended to catch people who may be interested and may then return a message asking for such a copy. The book is called “The Wicked Good Keto Diet Cookbook”. Most of the message is about how quickly the books are disappearing but make no difference as she is a scammer and there is no such book. Of course, the bookshops are full of Keto diets so similar books are easy to get legitimately.
“You have a simple bathroom habit that is killing thousands – it increases your risk of sudden death by 530%” is the overly dramatic opening for a scammer’s email. These dramatic emails are always from scammers as messages from honest people are tempered by reality. It’s just made-up rubbish and the point is to get you to click a link to watch a random video clip that is likely little to do with bathroom habits. No thanks.
Jane Cunningham claims on email that she has written to me several times about an outstanding amount of £424.15 for invoice number #10982566213/4. The email is signed by Jane Williams and the sender’s email address is max.jones so the scammer seems very confused on who she is. Not that it matters of course as it’s all just a scam – she hopes that some recipients will be dumb enough to reply to the message and then pay up. Most scammers include a link to click but perhaps she is too stupid to do that or doesn’t understand the game she is playing.
Dongliang Caol Michael wants to place a trial order for our products having seen them online. So, he asks for a price list and delivery times and payment terms. But he sent this to the radio station so there are no products to sell. Why do scammers send out these meaningless messages? Usually it’s just to check the email addresses they bought are valid not simply made-up and then to see if the owner of the email address is stupid enough to reply to such an obviously fake message. If you reply, your details go on to a scammers list to be sold to other scammers and spammers. Never reply to such messages
Anstey Omar wants to interest me in buying a CBT Mail Extractor – that is a piece of software that reads websites, social media posts, business directories etc. and picks out any email addresses. This isn’t illegal but it is a nasty way to get email addresses to sell to punters. The owners of the websites, social media accounts don’t want or expect their email addresses to be copied in this manner but it is difficult to stop. Bear Tech Software – get lost.
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