Beware of new spam emails

Last Update: September 21, 2019

Just today I received another email spam this time asking for more personal details.

Those of you who already know what not to do with such spams great but there are many here who may not have seen such blantant spams and to warn you not to take further action in repling to them or opening any link.

This is the full details I received today so you know what such spams message are like.

Do Not respond, do not click any links and do not give any personal in fact any information back to them.

Too many innocent people have been ripped off over the years so don't be one of them.

Thanks

Andre



Frank Wilson <f_wil.son861@.yahoo.com>21 Sep at 3:53 pm

Attention Beneficiary.

THis is to inform you that after the meeting held in my office yesterday which consist between the United States Embassy and the United Nations, African ECO-WAS, we have concluded that you will be compensated with all the money you have loosed in the hands of Africans and most especially NIGERIA precisely.

We have deposited the cheque of your fund ($4.800`000`00USD) through Western Union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact Western Union director Dr.Desmond Great via E-mail (.westernuniontranstuf00@/gmail.com) Tel:+7234754590243691

, He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

1. Your Full name....................
2. Your home Address.................
3. Your telephone number.............
4. A copy of your ID.................
5. Your age/sex......................
6. Your occupation...................
7. Your country......................

Though,Mr.Frank Wilson has sent $5000 in your name today so contact Dr.Desmond Great or you call him Tel:+72347545902436919, as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund,

Yours sincerely
Western Union Team

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JKulk1 Premium
The spammers seem to be having a field day lately. I hope people are wise enough to delete them. Jim
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apache1 Premium
I hope so too as they are many around the world taken for a ride I just hope many newbies and not so newbies who are not aware of such merchants to know what to expect.
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EdwinBernard Premium
It is ironic that they are using Western Union as the vehicle for this scam. When you use Western Union to send money, they go through great lengths to make sure you are not sending money to strangers. Or people in distress. They warn you about scams just like this.

People, do what Andre tells you. Glad to see you posting again!

Edwin
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apache1 Premium
I doubt there are worried about western union they want the personal information that is why they are asking for that in the email. Once they have that they don't need Western Union for anything that is just a front.
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EdwinBernard Premium
I agree. The point I wanted to make was if anyone receives a message from Western Union to send money, it is 100% a scam and should be ignored. The scammer is just trying to convey a feeling of legitimacy.

I often get Email messages from Apple, Microsoft, Google etc. telling me that my account was compromised and that I need to reset my information by clicking the link shown.

It is amazing how many people will respond because the Email loos so legit. However, if one expands the Email address the part after the @ looks like gibberish!

Sadly these scams work and that is why they are done so often.

Thanks for alerting us Andre!

Edwin
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apache1 Premium
Most welcome Edwin and agree the guise of using a well-known name along with making it look convincing such as the ones you mention above is a worry. I too have had these and reported them to the various phishing dept concerned.

The unfortunate part is many who are not aware can and do fall into the trap losing much in life including their hard-earned saving and more

We need to help out where we can to let others know.

Blessings my friend

Andre
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Linda103 Premium
A good reminder Andre, although the appalling grammar and spelling is a giveaway on that one.
People should beware also of PayPal and in the UK, tax office ones. Some are really good.
As long as you keep in mind that none of these companies, the real ones, would ever for your details via email or phone.
The phone ones very common here and they even give out the correct address and phone numbers.
Not sure about other countries but in the UK you can sign up to your local council to receive emails about any fraud/scams going on in your area. Such as dodgy traders, scam emails and phone calls. Also have contact details to pass on any that you receive or hear about.
Knowledge is power.
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apache1 Premium
Yes, Linda, there are places to report such scams in Australia too, but you will find unless they are copying major organizations like PayPal, Apple, tax office for example not much is done except recorded.

I agree that there are obvious telltale signs of scams but for many of us here we have become aware of such. Yet there are many who do not know and fall into the trap hence the continuance of such scams because they have been working for those unaware.


However where you can report such scams to the organizations in your country please do so.
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Linda103 Premium
There are many who have no idea about these scams, I agree Andrej. I have often shared such things on social media to make people more aware. Sadly many still get caught out.
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Twack Premium
A great reminder Andre. It's incredible to think that these types of scams are still doing the rounds. I have had similar ones that have had legitimate processing numbers so that if you 'check' the details, on face value they seem above board.
As tempting as these propositions sound they should be avoided at all cost. Heartache, stress and pain are the only things you will recieve from these emails.
Hope you are well.
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apache1 Premium
Thank you Twack and most welcome. Yes it is incredible that these losers still try and true some are very talented with new versions that may look exact to other groups.
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Ahimbe Premium
Thank you Andrej for sharing actual email spam. This gives good guidance on what we should avoid.
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