As I’ve said many times on this blog – no organisation anywhere ever holds random email draws.  They are all scams.  You cannot win a draw or lottery that you have not entered. This is a scammer, who is hoping to start taking money from you by charging you “fees”.  Delete the email. Attention please. ...
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ACH Payment 6133306 Canceled 1

I don’t even know who ACH are.  DON’T click on the link as it will take you to a page where the scammer is asking you for your credit card details.  Just delete these emails.  If there is ever a genuine problem with a financial transaction you should log directly into your account and NEVER ...
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[carol@youremail.com :: LAST CHANCE re: Your CLAIM]

I don’t have a compensation claim waiting to be delivered.  The links in this email all go to http://beauty.boostclear.com/index.aspx?37101265-1012375635-56609172.  Definitely NOT a legitimate “legal claims department” website. Ignore this scammer. Hello, This is Mary from the Legal Claims Department. I was trying to reach regarding the delivery of your Compensation Claim #963-17521 offer The Injured on ...
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Re:

Whoever Elina is, she (or he) isn’t a 26 year old looking for a “man to start a big friendship” with.  He or she is looking for a victim.  One who will fall for her fake charms and then start sending her money when he or she starts telling you that money is needed for ...
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Security Measures

My sister forwarded me this Paypal scam.  The “attached” form asks for your credit card details. Paypal will NEVER ask you to confirm your details by filling in a form attached to an email.  They will NEVER address you as “Dear PayPal user”. NEVER click on a link in an email that claims to come ...
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PayPal UK – Security Center !

Why do scammers end their fake security warnings with an exclamation mark?  Do they think I’m more likely to believe their rubbish if they do? Paypal NEVER address you as “dear paypal customer”.  NEVER click on a link in a Paypal email – ALWAYS enter the address of the paypal website directly into your browser. ...
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Your Brand Name

A reader forwarded me this scam.  This scammer is hoping you will panic and reply asking him to register the domain name for you – at a hugely inflated price.  Goodness knows if the registration company that they use will be legitimate. There is no “applicant” wanting to register the domain, just a scammer hoping ...
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NACHA security nitification 6

I love this one.  The scammer forgot to proofread the subject line and apparently wants to send me “nits”.  Yuk. DON’T open the attachment.  It’s a zip file and I’d be willing to bet that it contains a trojan or other malware. Dear Valued Client, We strongly believe that your account may have been compromised. ...
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You have a new Private Message 1

I don’t even now who ABSA are.  NEVER click on a link in a bank email.  No bank will EVER ask you to reconfirm your details in an email. ALWAYS enter the address of your bank directly into your browser.  The link in this email goes to a fake site http://www.lochesentouraine.com/ane/eb.servs/es.messages/c/ins.hom/im.cust.php  I’m sure you can see ...
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CONTACT ME

I can’t be bothered to read this long rambling, fictitious tale of loads of cash just languishing in a bank. You know as well as I do that this is a scammer, whose only interest in money is in your money.  This scammer wants you to start sending him money to pay for “fees”.  Ignore ...
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