A 419 scam email i.e. trying to interest me in a supposed fortune stuck in Somalia which can be retrieved with a little help from me and then I get to share the loot. No thanks – the scammer hooks the victim then changes the story so that a few minor payments are needed to release the valuables, but they don’t exist and eventually even the most greedy stupid victim will realise this and stop paying.
DMSL wants to tell me all about a new video that has gone viral and my boss will hate it because it will explain why I don’t need to work at my job any longer. Usual scammer codswallop with a video they want people to watch (probably they get paid for the number of people who click to watch it).
Benjamin Boi says he got my email address from the Chamber of Commerce and is contacting me on behalf of the former President of Taiwan who humbly requests my assistance. Of course he does – Presidents and ex-Presidents from around the world keep contacting me all the time, especially ones I’ve never met or even heard of.
General Investment say they have a client interested in investing in my country in a joint venture proposal. Yeah Sure! The best way to find a reliable business partner is to send out millions of emails to random people whose names you don’t even know.
The Holiday Ornament Shop want to sell ornaments personalised by me. But their email address is healthrate.bid which means it’s a scam as healthrate does not match someone selling ornaments and “.bid” domains are a favourite with scammers as anyone can buy them in bulk very cheaply.
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