March 23, 2019

List of Email Scams: How They Try to Get Your Money

This List of Email Scams Shows They Are Pretty Obvious

Email Scammers After Your Credit Card

I have a fairly large number of websites, with most of them having their own email address.

This means I get a lot of scam emails.

Once you've seen a few, they become pretty obvious and it takes a fraction of a second to just delete them.

They follow a handful of patterns.

I've reproduced a list of email scams just from the past week or so here, so that you can recognize them easily.

Who they're (supposedly) from is interesting too. For example, I get a lot of sex scam emails from "Stormy Daniels". It would be laughable if so many people didn't fall for them!

Email Scam from "Trump"


Attention Sir!

Someone pinged your account!

>> Click here for more information

Claim your commissions before 2pm


Ashley Taylor

If you "click here for more information" it leads you to a sales page for an internet marketing product. It's fairly unlikely that it's actually recommended by Donald Trump.

Email Scam from "Ashley Taylor"


Your account is blocked.

>> Click here for more information

Activate now.


If you "click here for more information" it leads you to a sales page for the same internet marketing product as the one from "Trump", which you'll notice is signed off by the same "Ashley Taylor".

Email Scam from "Payment Support"

Scam Emails Sent All Over the World


You have received a brand new refund.

=> CLAIM Your Refund TODAY NOW

Please claim this refund within
the next 24 hours.

If you don't claim we will donate
your refund to charity

=> CLAIM Your Refund TODAY NOW

Head Support

Needless to say, there is no refund to claim. It's another scam.

[DENIED*] Your Amazon Purchase Has Been Revoked*


Your purchase has been denied.

=> Confirm your eBay purchase here.

Please confirm your purchase by 1pm.

See you there,

Bazza B - Head Support

Naturally, the link has nothing to do with eBay. Just another attempt to sell you something you don't need.

This One's from the IRS - Yeah, Right


You have received a new IRS
notification, please activate
the link below:

=> Activate This Link Here For Your Refund


Your refund will be sent within
the next 24 hours.


What a pity they forgot to fill in the amount. How likely are you to be tempted by an IRS claim for XXX.XXXX?

Another One. [IRS] You Have Received 4,169,200 In Refunds...

Scam Emails Can Contain a Virus

Hi Sir,

You have received a new IRS
notification, please activate
the link below:

=> Activate This Link Here For Your Refund


Your refund will be sent within
the next 24 hours.


Kathy Flair

Now that's a bit more like it. The IRS wants to refund me over 4 million dollars! To an account with XXXX in it. Hmm... could that be a warning, I wonder?

I mean, what happens when someone clicks that link? Do they think "Ah well, no $4 million, so I'll just buy this useless product instead?"

Oh No, My Webcam Was Hacked!

And finally, this classic:

This account was recently hacked! It will be good idea to change your password right away!

You may not know anything about me and you may be certainly surprised for what reason you're reading this letter, is it right?

I am ahacker who crackedyour emailand all devicesa few months ago.

You should not try out to get in touch with me or try to find me, in fact it's hopeless, since I forwarded you a letter from YOUR account that I've hacked.

I have created spyware on the adult videos (porno) site and guess you visited this website to enjoy it (you know what I mean).

When you have been taking a look at films, your internet browser started out functioning like a RDP (Remote Control) with a keylogger that provided me permission to access your screen and webcam.

Consequently, my applicationstoleall info.

You have wrote passcodes on the web services you visited, I sniffed all of them.

Without a doubt, you can change them, or possibly already modified them.

But it does not matter, my spyware updates information every time.

What actually I have done?

I got a reserve copy of every your device. Of all files and personal contacts.

I have managed to create dual-screen videofile. The 1 screen shows the video that you were observing (you have an interesting taste, wow...), and the 2nd screen demonstrates the tape from your own camera.

What exactly should you do?

Well, in my view, 1000 USD is basically a good amount of money for this very little secret. You will make the deposit by bitcoins (if you don't recognize this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in any search engine).

My bitcoin wallet address:


(It is cAsE sensitive, so just copy and paste it).


You will have 48 hours to make the payment. (I built in an unique pixel to this e-mail, and at the moment I know that you've read this email).

To monitorthe reading of a letterand the actionsinside it, I usea Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (Anything thatcan be usedfor the authorities can helpus.)

If I do not get bitcoins, I will certainly give your video to each of your contacts, such as relatives, co-workers, etc?

Ignore Them All

The creators of the emails that appear in this list of email scams are scum. They will do anything to separate you from your hard earned cash. The only way to deal with them is to delete them immediately.

Phil Lancaster

I created this site with two things in mind. One is to expose some of the many scams that abound in Internet Marketing. And also to review those that, strictly speaking, aren't scams, but over promise and under deliver. Many of these are directed at beginners, who have no chance of implementing the system that they are sold. The other aim is to review and recommend products that I believe will be helpful to either the new or experienced internet marketer and to provide additional information that may spell the difference between failure and success.