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>Do People Scam You, Too?

>Have The email Scammers Got Your Number?
I received so much scam mail I started to keep tract. In three weeks this summer I received 115 scams where I had won prodigious amounts of cash or someone had died and the widow wanted me to act as go-between to get the money into the U.S.–act as money launderer– and all I had to do was click, prove I was who I was and receive the money.

WRONG! A while back I checked it out, just to see how much personal detail you needed to give up to get the cash. Came to find out there was no winnings or cash and you had to tell them personal identity stuff like credit card number, social security number, home phone, and address, where you worked, where you went to school, parents’ names and ad infinitum…

This is written to alert you to not give them anything. Here are some typical come-on language.

1) YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY 1.2MILLION POUNDS

2) Urgent appointment. Somebody died and there’s 40% of $5.5 million for me for doing practically nothing (except selling my soul).

3) File Your Claims or Call +44-7024038390

From:

info@winnersalert.net

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ONLINE NOTIFICATION:
Contact:Dr. Williams Spencer (dr.williams_spencer.dept@hotmail.co.uk) for the claim of which you have won in IRISH-PROMO.

4) Your E-mail Have Won the Sum Of 1,000,000.00 Pounds***Contact Us Via Email: mark_anderson010@live.com

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:38 PM From:

undisclosed-recipients

5) Contact Mr.George Cutts (geocuttsoffice@gala.net) Tele: 00447031964476 for a lump sum pay out of £2.5 000 000 pounds sterlings.Provide him with the information below: 1.Full Name: 2.Full Address:3.sex.4.Occupation.5.Phone/Fax:6.Age.7.Country.

Oh, if it were really that simple. If only they just wanted the above information. But if someone responds to these phony emails he will find they get a lot more personal than that.

The above represents five of 115 emails and they are probably representative of what I and you receive every three weeks, or 4.35 percent. Adding up the offers above amounts to almost $402 million dollars. That’s just in three weeks. If that is representative of what I will get all year, and I think it is, and if I executed each offer, I would end up in one year with almost $7 billion dollars, all IRS tax free–until they caught up to me. Then it would be the rest of my life wearing stripes, carrying a ball and chain.

Most of the offers were in English pounds, so I assume most were from Great Britain or Nigeria, or some such country that uses British currency. But in reality, all of these could be coming from Brooklyn, New York or Chicago–home of U.S. scams. Or from some kid’s bedroom in a respectable neighborhood of Hartford, Connecticut. The kid might be a peach of a boy to his teachers in secondary school, but to the bigger scam artists he’s just some scumbag kid who will take fifty bucks to bugger up some unsuspecting widow’s life.

Don’t go near this stuff. Delete it from your computer as soon as it arrives. If it bothers you, trash your current email and get a new one, like Yahoo G-Mail that advertises it is more “scam resistant.”

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blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, and British overseas territories