Lloyds Bank – Pendeford Securities – Please Read Action Required/PI Documents/ Region code East 2/ 6191698/

NEVER open a .zip attachment unless you are 110% certain that you know who it is from and you know you were expecting to receive it.  Even your friend’s email accounts can be hacked. There are some nasty trojans doing the rounds, and they all come as .zip attachments. My online alter ego might try ...
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Fake scam compensation email

Fake scam compensation email
Around a month ago a scammer left this as a comment: get your cash back if you have been scammed.email at shangeorge49@gmail.com My internet alter ego loves winding up scammers, so using an email address reserved for emailing scammers, my alter ego contacted him to say she’d been scammed out of £250 that she’d sent to ...
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YOUR ATM VISA CARD PAYMENT FOR CASH

Another day, another dollar.  2.5 million of them to exact.  Because, obviously someone who doesn’t even know my name is going to suddenly send me $2.5m aren’t they?  Or are they?  Come to think of it, they probably aren’t. They aren’t going to send you any money either.  But if you make the mistake of ...
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Telephone call from “Google” – asking for payment

Two of my clients have told me in the last few days that they have received several phone calls from someone claiming to be calling from Google.  They are told that they paid last year and that they need to pay again otherwise their site will no longer be on the first page of Google. ...
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Re:branding registry…

Re:branding registry...
What a load of ridiculous rubbish. You haven’t been chosen for anything. I’m not sure what the scam is here. My online alter-ego has filled in the form. The main information asked for is your phone number. Sadly my alter-ego has a little trouble remembering any real phone numbers, so equally sadly the scammer can’t ...
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Annual report

There seems to be an outbreak of fake reports and invoices.  All sent as either infected Word documents or, as in this case, as a .zip attachment.  DO NOT OPEN the attachment it will contain an infection.  NEVER open a .zip file unless you are certain that you know who sent it and you are ...
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STOP CONTACTING THOSE PEOPLE!!!

This scammer doesn’t beat about the bush – s/he tells you that s/he wants you to pay $570.  Of course, if you are daft enough to pay, the scammer will simply ask you for more money.  And keep on asking for as long as you are prepared to pay.  Ignore him or her. Attn: My ...
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Re:GOD NEWS

This scammer seems to think he is acting on behalf of a higher authority as he wishes to tell me some “God” news. Actually, I have news for him.  I don’t think that God is very keen on scammers. At least this scammer is up front – he tells you to send him $90.  If ...
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FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension

FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension
How do I know this email is a scam?  First – it doesn’t address you by your registered eBay username.  Second – if you hover a mouse over the link in the email and don’t click, you will see that the web address displayed is not ebay.  This is a scammer who is after your credit ...
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Re:

This scammer offers me “Greetings” and can’t even be bothered to give his/her email a proper subject.  Does that sound like hte work of someone who wants to send you money?  Of course it doesn’t.  It’s the work of someone who wants to take money – from you.  Ignore them. Greetings to you, We have ...
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