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Beware Of Scam Emails

By on September 22, 2012

I used to get scam emails about they have been robbed and need money to go back to their country and etc and i will delete it but today I've got an email stated that I have ordered a TV from amazon.com that they are sending the TV to my address. From the screen they have typed in the correct email address but not the shipping adress because I'm not from USA. The whole purposes of the scammers sending such email is to trick you to click on the links that have provided. Scammers nowadays will use all kind of ways to trick their victims. They will design such a way that is very convincing.  If you move your mouse to point on the links instead showing www.amazon.com it will show some other URL. If you click on the link, your computer histories information could be secretly send to them without you knowing it. Worst, virus program can be channeled to your computer.

The moral of the story here is to let you know that if you are unsure of the purpose of the email just delete it. It is safe better than sorry later. I'm not sure what kind of scam emails that you have got and if you have, please do leave a comment so that other readers will be aware of it and not get cheated.

 

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13 Comments

  1. Waleed Rishmawi

    September 22, 2012 at 3:08 am

    i get a lot of emails like that. two days ago, I got an email from someone who claims that he was attracted to my last name and he said that he needs my address, my full name and bank account so he can transfer a lot of money to me.
    sometimes I get some names from my contact list with actual correct emails address and they are asking me for me becaues they were stuck some where in the world and can not get back to their home country. it was clear to me that these actual names were stolen and they are using that to get money.
     

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 22, 2012 at 3:34 am

      Hi Waleed,

      That was the common email about someone that had stuck in somewhere and need money. They are using the same modus operandi.

      Jestine

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  2. Roberto S.

    September 22, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Ehi Jestine, I thought you lived in Malaysia and not in the United States... 🙂 LOL

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Hi Roberto,

      Yes I'm from Malaysia. If you read my post again I mentioned that "I'm not from USA".

      Jestine

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  3. Roberto S.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Yes, I know you live in Malaysia. I wrote from United States only for joke 🙂

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  4. zed

    September 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Yes I received a lot of this kind of email. So don't  be attract to their offer, they are bogus. Don't give them time. Just delete their email or spam them.
    Zed

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 22, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Hi Zed,

      Thanks. I used to do that but I just want to warn my members so that they won't fall into the scam.

      Jestine

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  5. philip odhiambo

    September 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for this very important issue.It happens even with phone messaging.They trick to access airtime and m-banking.We better watch out .Allways we strugle for survival and not to get them freely.

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Philip,

      Yes even phone call can be a fake telling you who and who already been kidnapped and demand a ransom.

      Jestine

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  6. WM Yan

    October 1, 2012 at 3:19 am

    HI Jestine Yong, thanks for the info. I do received scam mail about 2 to 3 everyday. Most of it are the money are in the bank and they could not retrieve and want you to give detail about yourself. Just give ti a try and lastly they ask me to send few thousand dollars to them for processing fees. I told them I was jobless and did not have any money, they stop responding to me.

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 1, 2012 at 4:19 am

      Hi WM,

      Thanks for sharing.

      Jestine

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  7. Mhambi Cele

    October 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Hi, Jesty
    Such messages are commom. My sister sometime back did receive such a message telling her that her late husband had left a handsome money which need to be deposited to her account, so they need the banking details. When she enquired from me about way forward, I adviced her to open just an account incase its bogus. Guess what? That few bucks was gone. My advice is expect money that is due to you. Not a jackpot.
     
    Mhambi (Swaziland)

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Mhambi,

      You were right. Money won't just come in like that. It takes hard work.

      Jestine

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