URGENT RESPOND

Mr Karimu Amadu writes from India to tell me he is the “Exchange Manager” for the Bank of Africa.  Unlikely?  In the make believe world of scammers anything is possible.  He can apparently get his hands on $22.5m and he will give me 40%.  Does that also sound unlikely?  Yes – you’re right.  It is ...
,

Current news affecting our Business Banking

This scammer tells me to be alert for phishing emails.  It tells me that I should “not provide any of your personal information and banking details”.  Ok – and if I click on the link in the scammer’s email, what do you suppose I’m asked for?  Yup – you got it in one – my ...
,

Union Bank Compensation Unit

The Union Bank has decided to compensate anyone who has been scammed to the tune of $500k.  They’ve been meeting for 7 months to decide this.  They must be suffering from sleep deprivation.  Give the poor things a few days solid sleep before replying.  Better still, don’t reply at all.  It’s all a load of ...
,

Post your resume!!

The Tokyu Corporation are so desperate to emply little old me that they are sending out random emails worldwide.  Sound odd?  Of course it does?  What do they want you to do?  Just spend a little time browsing online?  Sound too good to be true?  You know the old saying – if it sounds too ...
,

Statement Information

A variation on a theme here.  No failure of the bank software, no warning about illegal attempts to access my account, no – just a statement.  Note the complete absence of information – opening balance = ****, closing balance = ****.  Just visit the scammer’s fake site, input your personal information and hey presto – ...
,

You've received A Hallmark E-Card! 1

If you’ve been following this blog, you might have read the entry titled “A postcard from Hallmark”.  This contains a hoax virus warning – warning about a dreadful virus that will do horrible things.  That email is a hoax. Today though, I’ve received a “real” piece of malware in an email title “you’ve received a ...
,

Mcdonalds wishes you Merry Christmas! 1

 This email comes with an attachment.  It isn’t a McDonald’s discount voucher – it’s malware.  I don’t know which piece of malware, because I didn’t open the attachment.  I know it’s malware because my antivirus software leapt into action and warned me of an infected attachment.  If McDonalds are really offering discounts, I’m sure you’ll ...
,

National Westminster Bank has been receiving complaints from our customers

Now it’s the NatWest who are receiving complaints – about unauthorised use of accounts.  All you have to do is click on the link, go to the scammers’ website, fill in your details and they too can make unauthorised use of your account.  NEVER click on the link in an email from a bank – even if it ...
,

Current news affecting our Business Banking. 2

The Alliance and Leicester write to warn me about suspicious emails phishing for card numbers and passwords.  What do you suppose is the scammers solution to this problem. Yes, you’ve guessed it.  Send me an email asking for my username and password.  Now how does that work, I wonder??? I hope you realise this is a ...
,

CONTACT ME PERSONALLY///PRIVATELY 5

Mr Dean tells me he can guarantee that I will win on the Euro Lottery.  All I have to do is register online and he will send me 75% of £4.528m.  You’d think with all these offers of vast amounts of money I’ve been receiving lately that I would be sitting on a private beach ...
,