Votre facture internet de Aout 2009

I haven’t studied French since I was at school, so I can’t be certain of the exact meaning of the text.  I do know it’s a scam and the link in the email ISN’T a link to Orange. If you think there might be a problem with your Orange account, enter the address of the ...
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EMAIL AWARD ACCULOTTO.COM

If you click on the link in this scam email, you will see that Acculotto DON’T hold draws.  They provide you with a system for choosing numbers for other lotteries. If you make the mistake of replying to this email you will find a scammer hoping to take money from you by charging you fees. ...
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Tax Refund

This scam was sent to me by a US reader.  It contains a fake email address – hmrc@ tax-revenue.uk.  This is not the address of the Inland Revenue’s website – the real website address is www.hmrc.gov. uk If you really are due to get a refund from the Inland Revenue you will receive a letter ...
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Merschmann Ruffer 1

This scam was fordwarded to me by a reader.  Another “take” on the usual scam requiring financial representatives.  Yes -it is a scam.  The giveaway?  Mr Ruffer claims he lives in the UK, yet he says he “majored in art in high school” – a totally American phrase. Mr Ruffer doesn’t want anyone to handle ...
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AWARD WINNING NOTICE 1

Mr Danny Blind writes to tell me I’ve won a non-existent cyber draw.  Why would he tell me that?  Because he’s a scammer and he hopes I might think I really have won$2.5m for no reason at all.  If I make the mistake of falling for this fake win, Mr Blind will start trying to ...
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Matter that needs your attention?

This scammer claims he is an employee of HSBC in Malaysia.  He tells me it would be  “hard for you to believe, we stand to gain 7.2 million USD between us in a matter of days.”  Strange though this may seem to him, I get emails every day telling me I am going to be sent ...
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Please Acknowledge!!! 2

For some reason “Mrs. Inna Gudavadze.” thinks it will come “as a surprise” that she tells me she is a) rich, b) widowed and c) just needs my help to move her money.  No, that’s not a surprise, it’s one of the most common scams. Yes, it’s a scam.  “Mrs. Inna Gudavadze.” isn’t rich, she ...
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Warning 2

A reader sent me this gem from hoaxland.  It contains no less than THREE hoax warnings, all rolled into one email. They contain the usual give away for hoaxes:  Forward this to every one you know, it happened a few weeks ago (no date given), shock horror language etc. NEVER forward a scare story to ...
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Reservation

It’s been a while since I’ve been sent a hotel scam.  I posted a selection in November last year on my original spam blog (before this one started).  The scam works like this: You reply to the scammer saying you have rooms available.  They reply with some complicated story along the lines of  – they ...
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Courier services (7/27/2009) 6

I’ve read this one three times and I still don’t understand it!  Whatever it means, it’s a scam.  I’m sure that if you make the mistake of phoning “Liz Monteroso” you will find yourself being asked for money.  If it isn’t a scam, it’s certainly spam. [Edit]  It’s definitely a scam.  I just received the ...
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