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Can you help me out my friendly hubbers please

  1. tlcs profile image78
    tlcsposted 19 months ago

    I have just received an odd email, can anyone tell me please what vta commissions are? This e-mail is well odd, stating a huge some of money! I haven't opened the e-mail yet, but am tempted! Any of my fellow hubbers know what this is?

    1. SheilaMilne profile image90
      SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      vta appears to be Valley Transportation Authority so either it's been sent to you in error or it's a phishing scam, though I can't find any evidence of that being used anywhere else.  Either way, I'd delete it

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      If I remember correctly, VTA refers to income adjustments related to non US sources. None of this makes any sense, so I would just delete the email.

    3. brakel2 profile image88
      brakel2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I would suggest you never open such emails. People have been duped into sending money in order to receive larger sums of money. The elderly sometimes comply and lose a lot of money that way. I delete emails when I am unfamiliar with the sender. If someone verifies your email address, they can wreak havoc on your computer. Thanks for asking for advice and have a great day.

    4. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It should be a virus email. Don't open unless you want to format your hard drive

  2. Neil S Hall profile image87
    Neil S Hallposted 19 months ago

    Hi tics. I've never heard of "vta commissions", and if you're being offered a huge amount of money then I would suggest you view the whole thing as thoroughly suspicious. If you are entitled to a large amount of money then you will be informed about it in a more formal way, not by an incomprehensible email. I would suggest that you delete it unopened.

  3. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 19 months ago

    Sounds like a scam to me; scams often offer huge sums of money. Especially if you get an email like that out of the blue from an unknown source. Although scammer will masquerade as a known source too. I'd be very cautious, I'd even be hesitant to open it; definitely wouldn't click on any links.

    Also if you Google something about the email, like "vta commissions", you will likely find forum threads and articles about it being a scam. That's what I usually do with an unusual email.

  4. tlcs profile image78
    tlcsposted 19 months ago

    Thanks everyone, decided to delete it.

  5. souvikm16 profile image83
    souvikm16posted 19 months ago

    This is a scam for sure. You would first me promised a huge sum of money. In the next step you would be asked to deposit a certain amount of money to a designated bank account for the so-called 'Processing fees'. Once that's done, you would again receive a mail after a few days citing problems with processing due to certain laws pertaining to your country because of which you would again be asked to deposit a certain amount to overcome these fresh obstacles. This would go on for a few days and by the time you realize,  you would have been siphoned off of your hard-earned money. These kind of scams have been around for a long long time now. My suggestion would be to boost up the scam filters of your e-mail, so that next time you receive such a mail, it would automatically go to your Spam folder and get deleted.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      You're very correct that these scams have existed for a long time; even long before there was an Internet; just took different forms; even done through snail mail.

      Google "green goods scam" to learn about an old scam run via flyers. The confidence game is an old one, for sure.

  6. tlcs profile image78
    tlcsposted 19 months ago

    Dont worry guys and gals, I did delete the message without opening it, that said, would have been nice if the amount he had mentioned was in my account! Thanks again.