I get a lot of scam emails to my gmail address. I do like to read them every now and then, mainly to laugh at the horrible grammar and spelling. But I’ve noticed that the letters are slowly evolving and becoming a little more sophisticated. People must still be falling for these scams, why else would they still be doing it?
For those that don’t know, what you get is a mail stating that you are to receive on confirmation a large sum of money. If you were gullible enough to reply, they make it all very official, but then the catch comes. You need to pay over a certain amount of money to them before they will release your funds. They call it a release fee, insurance fee or some other plausible sounding cost that is for your account. And since it is usually such a small amount compared to what you will be receiving you pay it, only to be requested for another payment at a later stage for some other cost that is delaying the process.
Bottom line, if you have to pay money to get money it’s a scam. Run.
Here’s the latest one I received this morning. Evidently all I have to do is confirm that I’m not dead and the money will be wired to me:
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
DEPT: WORLD DEBT RECONCILIATION AGENCIES.
ADVISE: YOUR OUTSTANDING PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
A power of attorney was forwarded to our office this morning by two gentle men, one of them is an American national and he is MR DAVID DEANE by name while the other person is MR… JACK MORGAN by name a CANADIAN national.
This gentlemen claimed to be your representative, and this power of attorney stated that you are dead, they brought an account to replace your information in other to claim your fund of $12.5 Million Usd which is now lying DORMANT and UNCLAIMED, below is the new account they have submitted:
ACCOUNT NO. 2984-0008-66
Be further informed that this power of attorney also stated that you suffered and died of throat cancer. You are therefore given 24hrs to confirm the truth in this information, If you are still alive, You are to contact us back immediately, Because we work 24 hrs just to ensure that we monitor all the activities going on in regards to the transfer of beneficiaries inheritance and contract payment.
You are to call this office +919654662169 immediately for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24 hrs to speak with you and give you the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your payment is wired to you immediately.
Just also be informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we would not be held responsible of wrong payment.
Mr George Osborne
International Monetary Funds Agents
I wonder if that is a real bank account?
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