What To Do With Your Scam Emails

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I got this email today and I would like to highlight it to all my readers as a typical BS scam email. This is most likely one of many fraudulent emails that are currently hitting inboxes and is most likely a Nigerian scam messages.

Usually this type of message generally claims that your help is needed to access a large sum of money and they normally insinuate that it involves millions of dollars. Usually these morons will play on the recipient’s greed, sympathy and stupidity because the truth is that this money doesn’t even exist.

Unlike the ‘phishing’ tactic, that I mentioned in the previous post, the scammer wants you to reply to the message and that is when it starts to get serious. Once you reply, you’ve taken the bait and they will try to reel you in and they usually will ask for some fees to help push the deal along. It’s surprising how many people fall for this being blinded by the dollar signs floating in front of their eyes.

Some people know that it is a scam, and even think that they will string these people along just for a joke. Don’t as these people are dangerous criminal and it could turn ugly? Anyway this is the latest one that I received.

From:Mrs Hassan.
Attn:The Managing Director
Before I proceed, may I humbly introduce myself to your goodself, My Name is Mrs. Amina hassan, an Iraqi refugee ,my husband was until recently, one of the personal aid to the president of Iraq who was formerly overthrown out of power by American Government .
Prior to this last serious crisis that is still ravaging in my country,which recently led to misfortune of our government and my late husband position as the personal aid to the president, my son was able to cross over in Thailand ,we inherited the sum of US$11 million.The funds were originally gotten from my late husband proceeds. My late husband was able to safe guard the fund with a very good diplomatic contact from my Country.
I have decided to contact you because I am interested in investing in your country which is investment friendly. Please kindly guide and assist me in making the right investment since I am also interested in buying a residential property as I will be moving my family over there as soon as every thing regarding technical and logictics details is worked out and ascertained to our respective satisfaction. In view of your participation,I am ready to give you a good negotiable percentage for your assistance,or better still commit it into viable Joint venture projects,be assured that you stand no risk of any kind as the funds belong to me and my only survived son. As soon as I get your consent, we will quickly move this fund to your country for investment .
However, upon your acceptance to work as my partner, you can contact me with my private e-mail for more details,mrsamina_hassan07@yahoo.co.uk,
I strongly believe that associating with you to embark on this and other business ventures will derive a huge success here after, please include you private contact telephone number and private e-mail when replying.
Yours Sincerely.
Mrs.Amina Hassan.

What A Load Of Bullshit

If you get it the best thing to do is not to reply and instead forward the email to the FraudWatch International website who look into all types of fraudulent emails.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Grafikgirl

    I got one yesturday saying that i had won eight hundred and fifty thousand pounds and that they needed assistance in delivering the cheque via carrier. I emailed back for more info. The carrier, after converting into USD, wanted $700 to deliver the envelope with the check. I just laughed…Are you kidding me….to deliver an envelope. You are right on target with this article.

  2. BS Artist

    You’re lucky that they haven’t pestered you with more emails.

  3. Trish

    thanks for this advice – much better than ignoring it maybe the authorities can track them down.. stop others more vulnerable being scammed.

  4. BS Artist

    That is true, a lot better to report it than to get sucked in by it.

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