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“Barrister” Baker writes from Nigeria to tell me he is an “attorney at law” (an American title) in London (in the UK) where Barristers operate from chambers not from Solicotors’ offices.  He’s either forgotten which country he is really in, or he’s a scammer.  No prizes for guessing which is correct.  Just delete the email ...
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NatWest Five Question Program

A sneaky one this.  The scammer asks for your customers number, password and pin number.  Then, rather than being asked five questions you are sent directly to the real NatWest website.  NEVER click on a link in a bank email.  Click on the “Bank Scams” tab on the menu bar at the top of this ...
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Cahoot Online Account

Now it’s the Cahoot Bank that are having trouble.  The scammers just want me to log in and give them all my details.  I did what you shouldn’t – clicked on the link.  These scam websites are usually closed down within minutes – as soon as someone reports them to the webhost.  I clicked as ...
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Act Accordingly ….

These guys area trying a different approach.  Instead of just telling me I’ve won, they tell me “the transfer arrangement have changed”.  Apparently their offices in the UK are closer to my country so I will “avoid problem of obtaining visa to the United Kingdom”.  Shouldn’t be too much of a problem, I live in the UK!! ...
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Error in Your Billing Information

I wasn’t going to add any more bank scams for a while, but I had to make an exception for this one because of the quaint phrase “due to slightly problem”.  For some reason, I couldn’t resist it. It is a scam.  Don’t click on the link, just delete the email. Dear Halifax Customer During ...
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Mr Brian Casey 2

Ladies and Gentlemen – fanfare here please – we have a winner.   Yes – the shortest scam email!  (Do you suppose there are many people called “Brian Casey” in Abidjan?) It’s a scam, so delete it and don’t reply BRIAN CASEY FROM ABIDJAN,I HAVE INHERITANCE I WANT YOU TO HANDLE. GET BACK TO ME ...
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$6 in your paypal over and over

This sounds to me like a pyramid scheme.  You aren’t going to earn huge $$$$.  If you’re daft enough to fall for this you will just lose $6.  And don’t follow the advise and post this rubbish on forums.  You will get banned. Hi, I found your address while browsing online forums and message boards. ...
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Attention – Read Carefully!

DON’T click on the link in this email.  According to my antivirus software the page it takes you to contains a Trojan.  Just delete the email. If you accidentally access the page and think the trojan might have infected your computer, download and scan your computer with Malwarebytes. There are two versions of malwarebytes.   A ...
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Transfer: You Have Being Dealing With The Wrong Offices.

Thanks to a reader for this one – it contains almost as many names as the phone book!!! From: Mrs Farida Waziri Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:30:32 AM Subject: Transfer: You Have Being Dealing With The Wrong Offices. NIGERIAN FOREIGN PAYMENT INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT RE: FRAUD ALERT/FINAL!!! ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY The Economic Financial Crimes Commission {EFCC}, ...
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Official Grant Information

This scam was sent to me by a Professor from an American University with this comment: “Of course, I’d love to think that I’m special enough to be awarded a grant I hadn’t applied for,  but somehow this makes me a little suspicious….” Dear Awardee, Transnational Grant Program held today January 29th, 2009 has picked ...
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