Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Watch out!

 I have been receiving strange emails from someone whom I don't know. I did this post to warn you guys! Its is very important to be safe than being scammed....


Kind of scams and what to do's:
Email Lottery Scams - International Lottery Scam Information

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery. This is a common Internet scam. There is no lottery and no prize. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed "winnings". They may also become the victims of identity theft. 

"Nigerian letters"
The so-called "Nigerian letters" (also known as Code 419 scams, after the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud) can also originate in other countries in West Africa, as well as South Africa, Spain and the Netherlands. These are email scams from someone purporting to be the accountant of deposed royalty or a politician, or alternatively a bank employee who knows of a terminally ill wealthy person with no relatives or a wealthy foreigner who had deposited money in the bank just before dying in a plane crash (leaving no will or known next of kin), a U.S. soldier who has stumbled upon a hidden cache of gold in Iraq, a business being audited by the government, a disgruntled worker or corrupt government official who has embezzled funds, a refugee, and similar characters. They offer you a share in a huge fortune (25/30% of $20/30 million) in return for using your bank account to transfer the money out of the country. The scammer will use any bank details given to empty your bank account.


Free Holiday Promotions
Beware of 'free' holiday promotions that may be offered to you via scratch cards, cold calling or direct mailings. You will be told you have won a free holiday, be it a cruise or a holiday in the sun. You will have to pay some money upfront to secure your 'free' holiday, maybe for a second person to join you and maybe an administration fee. You will find that no holiday materialises. Some 'free' holidays will require you to go to another destination for departure and may require you to pay for accommodation etc.



What to do if you receive Email Lottery Scams
If you receive one of these scam emails, it is important that you do not respond to it in any way. The scammers are likely to act upon any response from those they see as potential victims. Although it can be educational and even entertaining to "bait" these scammers, such endeavours should only be attempted under controlled conditions. The people who run these scams are criminals and could even resort to violence and intimidation to meet their aims. You should delete the email without replying. 

General Advice
If you have already sent money, do not send any more. If you have sent bank details, notify your bank and close your account. If you get an unsolicited phone call, remember:
  • Beware - if you have doubts about a caller, hang up
  • Never send any money in order to receive a prize
  • Don't give out personal financial information, such as your bank account details
  • Canada doesn't have a national lottery like Ireland
  • Spanish lottery winnings are not taxed

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I have received two kinds of email scams. My bad! I was so pissed when I read the email that I deleted it right away....If I haven't, I  would like to show the letter so that you will know what it tells. It is very tempting....What I remember is that he is an accountant of a wealthy person, who is about to die or dead already and they are looking for someone to share its wealth all I have to do is to submit all of my scanned credentials, such as: passport,valid id's, and all......Guys don't believe those things ok....! Be aware that there are no such things like that....! A friend of mine had been scammed years ago someone sent her a message that she won a raffle promo worth 50,000 (fifty thousand).....she kept it from us all of a sudden she told us that she sent 10,000 pesos to that scammer so that she can claim her prize....! My goodness! If only she had told us earlier she wouldn't be scammed.............


Lets go back to that rule that our parents always tell us back when we were young....


"DONT TALK TO STRANGERS" 

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