Thank you for activating paid services 1

This is a very odd email.  It’s fake – you haven’t activated anything.  The only link in the email goes to accountingweb, which appears to be a legitimate site.  In fact they even warn you about this email on their contact page. Usually emails like this contain a fake unsubscribe link – with the scammer ...
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http://ppirelief.com 50

Thanks go to someone who left a comment on another thread for alerting me to this website.  www.ppirelief.com was registered on 3 Oct 2012 via the same domain company in Malaysia as our old friends ppinomore and youhaveppi. http://keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/2012/10/httpyouhaveppi-com/ The text that my commenter was sent is the same as that sent to everyone else – ...
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PPI Spammers 2

PPI Spammers
I recently added a post about PPI scammers.  PPI = payment protection insurance and it’s a hot topic in the UK, apparently.  It was mis-sold to several people and it seems that claiming it back has become a very lucrative business.  To the extent that unscrupulous scammers and, in this case, spammers are prepared to ...
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Lisa Gauthier

I love it when the scammers come to this blog and leave their ridiculous scams as comments – on a blog about scams.  As I’ve said many times before, clearly the ability to read isn’t high on most scammers’ list of priorities. This sob story was left as a comment on a post about a ...
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Alert: A Payment Was Received 1

I haven’t clicked on any of the links in this email, but I’ll take bets that they go do sites infected with a Trojan.  There are several links at the bottom of the email, all go to different sites and none go to American Express. This scam artist is hoping you the thought of a ...
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Check your account,

This scammer is after your bank account details.  He or she  tells you that “two small deposits” have been made into your account.  They are hoping this will be trick you into handing over your details. NEVER click on a link in a bank email, even if it does appear to come from your bank. ...
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Your Order

A sneaky one this.  You haven’t ordered from QuickBooks – neither have I. DO NOT click on the link – it takes you to a site infected with a Trojan.  If you hover your mouse over any of those links, you will see that none of them goes to Intuit.  They all go to different ...
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Offer : Marks & Spencer

“Rick Turner” must think I was born yesterday.  I can’t imagine why M&S would want to send me the “whopping sum” of £1m for no good reason.  I don’t think they’d use a yahoo email address either.  Ignore this scammer who, no doubt, wants to charge you “fees” for the delivery of your non-existent cheque. ...
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CARGO AND STORAGE UNIT.

I’m beginning to wonder about Scammers.  Why do so many talk of “boxes” stuffed with cash? This seems to be especially the case with scams claiming to come from Nigeria/Benin/Cotes d’Ivoire – ie anywhere in Africa.  There must be a reason why so many scammers talk about “boxes” full of millions of dollars. In the ...
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http://youhaveppi.com. 312

Goodness – these guys are fast workers.  Today someone left a comment on the ppinomore thread to say the website had been taken down.  Just a few hours later, someone left another comment saying they got the same text, claiming there were owed £3350, but the website has changed to http://youhaveppi.com.  This site was registered on ...
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