Invoice INV-728 from Church Street Dental Practice

Apparently I owe my dentist just over £9k.  I hope that was a good set of teeth they provided, cos that’s might expensive for a regular check-up visit. Someone is using the website of a legitimate organisation to host malware (I’ve emailed xero.com to let them know). I haven’t clicked on the link, but I’ll ...
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Fake HSBC – http://www.hsb-ionline.com/uk

This little gem was left by the scammer as a comment on this site.  It simply said: Contact this bank now with your evidence of being scammed and claim your scam compensation http://www.hsb-ionline.com/uk Notice the web address – hsb-ionline.  When you go to that website it is a copy of the HSBC bank website.  At ...
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ID Has Been Locked !

ID Has Been Locked !
I received this little gem this morning.  Have you noticed how many scammers believe, for some strange reason, that adding an exclamation mark makes their scam emails look legit? The email this was sent from is appleservice.mailnew@afrihost.com – a very legit sounding (not) email for Apple to use. Dear Client We’ve noticed that some of ...
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CONGRATULATIONS FROM BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT

Because obviously BMW are going to hold a draw from a bunch of random emails and send me a shiny new car and a whole stack of cash. Or maybe they aren’t. One wonders why the “BM” Lottery Department” who are allegedly based in Los Angeles in the USA would hold a lottery that is ...
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Michael Brian 3

This response was posted on a Facebook group that I belong to.  I don’t know where the original job advert was posted, nor do I know what it said. This is clearly a scam, so my online alter ego is going to email and see what response is received. I’m suspecting that the scammer will ...
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NOTIFICATION: TREAT AS URGENT.

Did you notice the email address that this ridiculous bit of spam came from? info @ troyer.org Now you’d think such an impressive firm of solicitors as “D-Troyer & Gani Fawhemi Co” would have an equally impressive website, wouldn’t you?  It’s awesome – not.  It doesn’t exist – they don’t have a website. Why not?  ...
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Like making money and giving to a well-deserved charity?

This is NOT a charity.  It is an illegal pyramid scheme.  Your “donation” is not being given to charity, it is being given back to other suckers who paid in – and that’s assuming that draws are ever held. The “prizes” are funded by fellow members, the classic pyramid scheme. Nowhere in all this ridiculous ...
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PURCHASE ORDER

I you click on “reply” to this email – look who it is really going to – disticaret@carlaverde-tr.com. This email did NOT come from the address it claims to come from – the sender address has been “spoofed”.  Ie, the sender address is fake.  In fact that happened to me just a few days ago.  ...
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Wowcher, Groupon

Wowcher, Groupon
For some time I’ve noticed that the, so called, bargains promoted on sites such as Wowcher and Groupon are often anything but bargains. If you are tempted, do your research.  The prices they claim to be discounted from are often fake. A few months ago a very tempting deal was offered on a memory foam ...
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New notice to Appear in Court

Ooh look, I have to appear in court.  No mention of which court, or why. NEVER open a .zip attachment unless you are 100% certain that you are expecting someone to send you a file in that format.  They almost invariably contain a trojan or other malware. Just delete this. Dear <My name>, You have ...
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