Xmas Notification

Lucky me – I’ve won the National Lottery.  Problem is – have I won £1m or £100m??  Maybe I can choose?  Of course, there’s only one way to win the UK National Lottery and that is to buy a ticket.  You haven’t won anything and neither have I.  Just delete the email and don’t reply.  ...
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Secure Message from Alliance & Liecester 1

It’s the Alliance and Leicester.  All I have to do is click the link, give the scammers my account details and hey presto – bye bye money. It’s a scam, of course, so just delete it.  Don’t click on the link, especially if you are an A&L customer. Dear Valued Customer, You have a new ...
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INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY/COMPANY

Mrs Mezimba wants my “estemmed” help for a proposition of mutual “enefit”.  She’s got a stack of cash to giveaway and tells me to contact her son.  She doesn’t tell me who her son is or how I should contact him.  Ok – I guess some scammers are just better at it than others.  Mr ...
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FINAL NOFICATION

Oooh, lucky me.  I’ve won £500 grand from Microsoft in a random draw.  Sound likely?  No, you’re right, probably not.  And it’s only 500 grand.  I expect at least a few million these days.  Not that I’m high maintenance you understand, or greedy. It’s balderdash and piffle (bet you’ve not heard that one before) – ...
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Important Reminder! Secure Your Savings With Cahoot

Now there’s a funny thing.  Cahoot Bank are having the same difficulties as HSBC.  They’ve also limited access to my account until I give the scammers all my log on details. On yer bike mate. Just delete the email.  The link the Log In button points to is bigfriend.net – nothing to do with Cahoot ...
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e-Banking Service: Restore your online banking access.

This scammer writes to tell me that the HSBC have restricted access to my account because of unauthorised use.  Obviously this is a cause of concern to the scammers.  If access has been restricted how will they get their sticky hands on my cash?  They’ve got the answer though.  All I have to do is ...
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End of Year Winner

This morning brought the news that I’m a winner.  No attempt to tell me why, or who I’m supposed to have won money from.  Nothing.  Oh well, who needs all that dosh anyway!  It’s a scam of course, so just delete the email and don’t reply. £891,934.00pounds has been won by yourE-MAIL Address in our ...
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Ministry Reservation Enquiry 1

If you run a hotel or bed & breakfast you have a whole world of phishy emails just to yourselves.  Today it’s Pastor John Ray who craves “your sense of honesty and sincerity “.  Surely a minister of the cloth isn’t implying that you would tell lies about your room rates.  Or maybe he thinks ...
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Postcard from Hallmark Hoax

[ad] This is an “old friend” in hoax virus warning land. It’s been doing the rounds for many years.  The email is designed to frighten you and turn you into a spammer, telling you to send it to all your friends. DON’T. NEVER forward a warning to anyone without checking it on the internet first. ...
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