Thursday, April 23, 2009

Email Scam continues

Posted By: Jason - 7:39 PM
Hey folks!

The email scam on my previous post continues below...


Let me give you another example of an email scam. This time the email you receive from an unknown person claims that either he is the manager of some foreign bank or an attorney himself. He says that, one of his client has deposited some millions of dollars in his bank, but is no more alive to withdraw those funds. Moreover, there's no one else in his family to claim these funds. All have died in some accident or the other. Now he would request you to act as the next of kin to his late client. He would ask you to open a bank account in your country in your name, so that the funds could be transferred. After the funds are transferred successfully, he would give you an offer to share it 50-50 or 75-25 or something like that.


So, if you are interested then, reply to him with your personal details, so that he can file a claim in your name. Now, again if you provide him with your personal details, then you are trapped once again. Now, he would ask you to pay some dollars either to wire transfer the money to your account or pay some money to the security company whom that bank has authorized to transfer the money.

What do they get out of this???
  • Your personal information. This is what they want. They sell your personal information to the illegal bodies around the world and get a good pay for that. Additionally, they also benefit a few hundred dollars from you if they succeed in befooling you. In turn, now these illegal bodies utilise your information to create fake passports or other identification proofs and then indulge into several criminal activities in your name. In cyber language, this is termed as "IDENTIFICATION THEFT"
 How to Identify Such Scams???

There are many possible ways to identify such scams. Few of them are as follows:
  • They are often found in your junk/spam mailbox. This proves that the same mail has been sent to several others at the same time.
  • The email is never sent from a company's email address. For example, if the email says you won the lottery at www.onlinelotto.com , then you must receive that email from xyz@onlinelotto.com , instead you can see that the email you received is from free email service providers like yahoo.com or hotmail.com, etc.
How to Avoid such scams???
  • Never give your personal information to such emails, which claim that you have won phenomenal wealth all of a sudden.
  • Remember, every lottery system asks you to play the game by spending some money for buying tickets. If you don't play the game, then you are no way entitled to claim the winnings too.
  • Apply your common sense. If the lottery system does not ask anyone to pay, then how is it going to fund the winnings? It cannot distribute wealth from its own pocket.
  • Again, the "next of kin" emails are absolute scam. Don't follow them.

About Jason

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