Beware of Emails-"I sent you $225!"

Last Update: Nov 1, 2013

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I don't know if any of you have been sent an email from someone at this email address: support@superaffacademy.com (please don't click on it). I have received more than one from an Emma stating that money was sent to me and I had to click on a link to claim it (that is a red flag right there). I have been sending them to the spam folder. Does anyone else have an experience with this type of email? I'd be interested in hearing from the members.

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G'day, Michael - yes, that email has arrived and been deleted. As have ones asking for my home address and phone number - because something I haven't ordered needs to be delivered. Millions of dollars and pounds have been sent to me by unknown benefactors, I've won lotteries I've not entered, I'm entitled to insurance payouts for accidents I've not had (especially since I'm in Australia and the Co. is in the UK!).

"Your information/email address will not be shared with anyone! We hate spam!" It seems that all the spammers have lists which they exchange with each other. Even if you subscribe to what seems an interesting newsletter relevant to your interests, you'll still end up appearing on someone's list somewhere. The nature of the internet beast.

What a load of rubbish is sent around the world daily on the net! Yet, sadly, there are those who will click on it to claim what Emma has sent them. My spam folder runneth over! Yet, as everyone keeps trumpeting: "The Money is in the List!"

:) george

Thank you very much for commenting. Sometimes its hard to tell if they are really from an affiliate I am working with. Appreciate your taking the time to respond.

Recently a friend of mine got what looked like a request to open a link on google plus, and he thought it had logged him into his account and was then asking as a an additional security measure to enter his password. That established someone using an AOL account to log in twice and get some of his email addresses, and then they proceeded to pretend they were him and sent out emails with the same method of operation to get the log ins of his friends. I'm not sure what exactly they wanted -- but it is a good reminder not to ever put in the content of your emails any personal data such as passwords for other accounts you use. I don't even like it when I sign up and a site will email me back confirmation with my user name and password -- that breaks security in my opinion. Anyway it's not JUST offers for bogus money, sometimes it is a bogus file you are supposed are asked to click on. And if you have emails sitting around with user names and passwords -- get rid of them (keep them in a password storage application not left inside your emails).

Thanks for the great advice. Appreciate the comments.

I get them constantly every day. I never open them.

Thx Judy.The address is from superaffacademy, which looks like super affiliate academy. My first thought was I earned something from an affiliate…that's probably what they want you to think in order for me to follow through. Thanks for responding.

I get a ton a day of these sorts of emails. They are to be ignored. But they do make for good blog material.

thanks Mike. I was curious about the sender. The address is from superaffacademy, which looks like super affiliate academy. My first thought was I earned something from an affiliate…that's probably what they want you to think in order for me to follow through. Thanks for responding.

Haven't gotten anything like this, but thank you for the warning.

Now that we are dealing with affiliates, increasing our contacts, and creating all kinds of internet communications, I guess the chances are greater that we will run into those kinds of spam. Be careful

Avoid opening anything re a windfall from someone you've never heard of. The email you received is probably hoax number 3 523 117. I think the hoax Nigerian emails and those from other areas of Africa take up the the first 3 200 000. By the way that number is me kidding around!

Thanks AnnieB. It just didn't feel right.

It'd the newest email marketing ploy yo get people to watch there internet gurus get rich quick schemes. I use it against them by creating a review of the Internet product that they are promoting and posting it on my Wealthy Affiliate promo website and get people to join our wonderful community here.
Have a great holloween
Tommy

Thx Tommy...great idea. I'm afraid to open the email to find out what the product is. I might get a virus!

I have not gotten one yet. Hackers that create viruses use more complex ways yo get them out they have graduated from email. Besides that you can scan it before opening with most email providers.

Hello Michael, if an email title has a dollar sign in it, delete it...lol. No one is out there waiting or wanting to give you, or me, or anybody money, so that title is a dead giveaway to its true nature. It never ceases to amaze me that some people believe otherwise. One of my referrals once said to me, "but it must be true, he is wealthy, he can afford to give money away". Hello --- the wealthy are the least likely to give money to anyone. That is why they are wealthy! ~Jude

Good insight...thx Jude

Happens all the time. The dollar amount varies. The most common part that tips me off is when they say I'll have to check my paypal for instructions to get it. What it leads to (all the time) is a video, of a guy (same one) who is pulling his newish car, up to a big house (that has never been dirty) and talking with his gorgeous wife (HA!) and this is all preluded by FINALLY. Someone in YOUR AREA is taking orders! Click here! Well, I tired it -once and was so disgusted! The idea (have a viral advertising site) was valid but the ads they sent to it for drawing people (or suckers) were SO awful and trashy! I thought if I saw THAT ad, you bet I would NOT buy!

Like you, they now go to a filtered area :)

Exactly...thanks for following up on this request. I appreciate you taking the time.

Oh, but wouldn't it be great if all of those "I sent you.." really DID? :p

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