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Email scams

Updated on May 10, 2007

There is a specific email scam I would like to write about because I think it is a very serious issue and alot of people could or have fallen victim to it. Have you ever received an email that starts off my a person introducing themselves as a certain person with a large sum of money but they can not deposit the money because of the place they live in and than they want to deposit it into your bank account, well that is a scam. Maybe you have seen the one where the woman says she is a widow and she has a large sum of money because of her husband passing away and asks for your bank account number and ID or maybe you have seen the one where it is from a so called doctor and again he would like to deposit money in your bank and than there is a new one that is disguised as a lottery but again they want to deposit the money into your bank and want personal information.

These are only a few and usually the deposits they want to put in your bank are six figures and believe me they will probably try to deposit it to your account. It is a sophiscated scam where they basically put the money into your account and asks for it back and in most country's that is called money laundering, you know, cleaning dirty money. I think it is funny because who ever is behind these scams do not keep track of who they are trying to scam because they will say anything but they will always ask for an account number. The best way to deal with this is to contact the authorities or just keep deleting the emails because if you are caught emailing them back and forth or calling them than you will probably be considered an accessory.


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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      Many of these drop into my bulk folder every day. I suspect that they might not even give the victim any money, but somehow get the bank details to access the victim's money. You know how greed defeats intelligence in these matters!