Re:branding registry…

What a load of ridiculous rubbish. You haven’t been chosen for anything. I’m not sure what the scam is here. My online alter-ego has filled in the form. The main information asked for is your phone number. Sadly my alter-ego has a little trouble remembering any real phone numbers, so equally sadly the scammer can’t ...
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Annual report

There seems to be an outbreak of fake reports and invoices.  All sent as either infected Word documents or, as in this case, as a .zip attachment.  DO NOT OPEN the attachment it will contain an infection.  NEVER open a .zip file unless you are certain that you know who sent it and you are ...
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STOP CONTACTING THOSE PEOPLE!!!

This scammer doesn’t beat about the bush – s/he tells you that s/he wants you to pay $570.  Of course, if you are daft enough to pay, the scammer will simply ask you for more money.  And keep on asking for as long as you are prepared to pay.  Ignore him or her. Attn: My ...
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Re:GOD NEWS

This scammer seems to think he is acting on behalf of a higher authority as he wishes to tell me some “God” news. Actually, I have news for him.  I don’t think that God is very keen on scammers. At least this scammer is up front – he tells you to send him $90.  If ...
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FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension

How do I know this email is a scam?  First – it doesn’t address you by your registered eBay username.  Second – if you hover a mouse over the link in the email and don’t click, you will see that the web address displayed is not ebay.  This is a scammer who is after your credit ...
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Re:

This scammer offers me “Greetings” and can’t even be bothered to give his/her email a proper subject.  Does that sound like hte work of someone who wants to send you money?  Of course it doesn’t.  It’s the work of someone who wants to take money – from you.  Ignore them. Greetings to you, We have ...
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Case 88552211130

This scammer gets straight to the point, doesn’t he.  “Please give me all your credit card details, including your verified by Visa password, and your passport or driving licence details.” NEVER reconfirm the details of ANY account via a link in an email.  No legitimate company will ever ask you to do that.  ALWAYS go ...
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Invoice from

Notice this scammer (who claims to be called Kairen Varker) doesn’t even tell you which site she claims to have made changes to.  As it happens, this particular site is already mobile ready. Don’t open the attached invoice as it almost certainly contains an infected macro. I have made the changes need and the site ...
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hi

Whoever “Elena” is, he or she is definitely not a beginner on the internet.  S/he didn’t find you on “this site” and any photos s/he sends you will be fake ones stolen from the internet.  The only thing this scammer is after is your money.  Ignore him or her. Good afternoon my dear friend! I ...
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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

OK – let me get this right.  The IMF, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, are writing to me from a gmail.com address.  Does that sound right to you?  Should the IMF have large amounts of money for you (which they don’t) I would imagine that there would be a long running, ...
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