Category Archives for "Personal Scams"
I've reported this scam before, but it keeps reappearing in new clothing.
This is the one I got today:
Yes, folks, that was the actual subject matter of the email. Where does "chopped" come from? Is it a literal translation from a foreign language? Who knows.
Hi! As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account. This means that I have full access to your devices and accounts. I've been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited. If you are not familiar with this, I will explain. Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device. This means that I can see
I got this email today:
It was headed Build&Own Electricity <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and it said
Rumours say Trump called a secret emergency meeting at
the White House after learning about this weirdo device.
Electric companies have already gathered an army of lawyers
to take it down.
I'm not sure if you aware or not... but the information on
this website I'm about to share with you today
will change American lives forever:
>> WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY <<
Never again pay a single cent to the big energy moguls
with this simple, yet efficient "gizmo"... and be among the
select 2% of the population that has already stepped
into the new free energy era.
James Albert Canuy
P.S. I really recommend you stop what you're doing right now
and watch this short presentation. I don't know how much
longer they can leave it up."
When I started The Scam Warrior, I had one aim in mind.
That was to review third party products in the internet marketing world, expose the ones that were scams and recommend the ones that were good or simply to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision. In fact, I'm about to review one such product, called Snowball Traffic.
But I've been asked to also cover personal scams, as there are so many of them and they cost so many people anxiety, dignity and of course money.
It can be difficult to understand how anyone can fall for some of these, as they seem so obvious. But clearly it's a numbers game. If the scammer sends out millions of emails and gets just a 1% response, they can derive a substantial income.
Here's the email I received from Vigilancia: