Blog internet scam

Published on October 6th, 2010 | by Ruby Skye

5

Dear Beloved

If you think you’ve never gotten a “Nigerian” scam email, check your spam box.  You’ll find one.

They aren’t necessarily from Nigeria, although some are.  These emails tell you a story and ask you to help get millions of dollars out of a country.  The real owners of the money are supposedly dead and because of that the money is going to end up in the hands of someone evil.  But if you help out, the money can be used for something good and best of all, you’ll get several million for doing very little.

Of course, that’s not what happens.  The thieves tell you an elaborate story in order to get you to give them personal information — like your bank account numbers.  And then they take money out of your account.

Or they say they need your money to pay bribes or tax collectors.

In the end, they end up with your money and not the other way around.

Tags: , ,


About the Author

Observant, curious, stubborn and in need of a good sidekick.



5 Responses to Dear Beloved

  1. Kerry says:

    I get at least 3 or 4 of these a day in my spam folder. It’s the ones about puppies that make me look twice though.

  2. T says:

    I can’t believe she fell for that :O!

  3. Liz says:

    I was “…..THIS….” close to falling for one!

  4. Jill says:

    Really? What stopped you?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑
  • Our Other Sites

  • Play Sharp Eyes Bingo, Sharp Ear Bingo or Super Sleuth Bingo