You Just Won (£ 5,000,000,00)

There is no such thing as the “T-MOBILE AWARD UK END OF YEAR PROMO”.  This is a scammer who is hoping to get his or her hands on your money.  If you make the mistake of replying the scammer will start asking you for money. Congratulations, We hereby wish to inform you, you are in ...
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A cautionary tale – from the Daily Mail.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253989/The-internet-present-ruined-family-Christmas-Tony-Rennell-thought-dream-gift-son-conned-money-fraudulent-website.html This poor man thought he would surprise his son with tickets for a Chelsea football match.  When he couldn’t purchase tickets from the club, he thought he would look on the internet. Nothing wrong with that – except that you NEED to do your homework before ...
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CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON FROM FBI!!

A reader sent me this scam.  The second fake Shell Lottery today.  I’m not quite sure why the FBI would write and tell anyone they’ve won a prize draw! Ignore this scammer – who wants to take your money. SHELL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL. PAYMENT CENTER. WORLD LOTTERY. Ticket number:00869575733664. CGPN:7-22-71-00-66-12. Serial numbers:BTD/8070447706/06. Ref: SHL/9420X2/68 Batch: 074/05/ZY369. ...
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CONGRATULATIONS! KINDLY OPEN YOUR ATTACHMENT AND CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT IMMEDIATELY

As I often say on this blog – no organisation anywhere ever holds random email draws.  They don’t exist.  They are all scams.  The scammer is hoping to get his or her hands on your money. SHELL PETROLEUM LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION IN COLLARBORATION WITH SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY {SPDC} AND BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO C OMPANY. ...
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CONGRATULATION!!!

What a load of rubbish.  Why on earth would the UN decided to give me millions of pounds just because I happen to have an email address!  Ignore this scammer – he wants your money. FILL OUT REQUIRED DETAILS AND RETURN Congratulations Beneficiary, your email has been selected by the United Nations(UN) for a cash ...
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Credit limit increase

Do NOT click on the link  in this email.  It doesn’t take you to the Littlewoods website, it takes you to a copy of the site, where the scammer asks for your account username and password. If you think you have accidentally given your account details to a scammer, log-in immediately and change your password. ...
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19/12/12

Nobody, however rich they are, is going to randomly give money to someone they’ve never met and know nothing about.   The “Google Management Team” aren’t going to hand out random emails. This is a scammer – who is hoping to get his hands on your cash. My wife and I won the biggest Euro ...
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Your Fund is in our Airport already 1

A reader sent me this little gem.  They received an email claiming to come from an inspector an Atlanta Airport and claiming that there was money in a consignment box ready for delivery to the receiver.  Clearly this is a scam, so my reader decided to have a bit of fun and sent “Dr O’Brien” ...
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INVESTMENT LETTER

Do you really think that the “personal secretary” to the “richest man in Russia” would send random emails to people she’s never heard of, offering to send them her boss’s money?  Of course she wouldn’t, even if he had been arrested for political reasons. All this person wants is your money.  She or he is ...
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Phone Call – Your Card Has Been Used

I have just finished reading this article in the Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249752/A-999-credit-card-scam-cost-thousands.html It’s a salutory lesson.  The Police DO NOT phone you if your card details have been stolen/cloned.  I know, because it happened to me.  Two years ago my own card details were stolen.  Not the card, I still had that, just the details. ...
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