I received some interesting scams this week but didn’t reply.
The new social site, BeBee, gets lots of profiles with pictures but no information about the person. A couple of “no info in profile” guys followed my profile. Like a dummy, I followed back. I need to stop that.
The first follow netted me a reply through the site which required me to email them at the given address because they have a job for me processing payment for their company. I passed on that because I didn’t want to give them my email address. And the job offer is roundabout ways to drain you dry by getting your bank account information.
I chuckled at the come on, after I followed the other guy without a complete profile. He claimed I could make 9 million dollars taking part in a business proposition if I’d just reply using the email address he provided. Wow, 9 million! I didn’t bother to email to find out how much he wanted me to invest because 9 million just screams scam. And obviously, any money you send him is like flushing it down the toilet. You will never see it again.
I like inventive scammers and they’re lackluster lately. No fun to be had trying to figure out the scam.
A look through the spam on my email account turned up the 2 most used scam lures, sex, and money. Unfaithful, Naughty and Cheat wants you to click on the link provided so you have a good time. No way am I clicking that link to see a good time. It’s a phishing scheme but gets points for the imaginative email address. MaxCarLoan wants to know if I need extra spending money for the holidays. Yes, I do but what does holiday spending have to do with car loans? Max gets minus points for the poor link between email handle and phishing subject. Penny Stock Tips says You CAN make money on penny stocks. According to an Internet search, you actually can. But only if you’re very, very careful and don’t click on Penny Stock Tips. The rest relate to enhancing your body parts or hooking up with cougars or pretty girls from Russia. Do people really believe this stuff? They must as it keeps arriving in my inbox.