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E-mail Scamming Entice Internet-Users via Fresh Tricks

The Consumer Affairs Unit of TDCI is advising clients for remaining vigilant about e-mails, which summon recipients to answer a survey in exchange of an online gift card, reported Lawrenceburg NOW dated September 14, 2011.

Unfortunately, if anyone answers the survey, he'll get inundated with phone-calls from telemarketers rather than receive the card.

Actually, the e-mail fraudsters are dispatching a message carrying certain queries regarding personal information within the set-up of a consult. Appearing as lawful, the message contains the logo of a company as well as prominent fast food outlets' and retail chains' copyrights.

Director of Consumer Affairs Gary Cordell stated that scammers pretending to be fast food outlets or retail chains were enticing Internet-users with fake pledges about a freely obtainable greeting card. Electronic mails imitating genuine communication from the said businesses had resulted in consumers to trust they'd get a reward following their completion of a survey, he explained. Lawrenceburg published this.

According to security specialists, it's extremely simple for enticing consumers with promises of something interesting. Recently this month (September 2011), scammers compromised an e-mail account of a woman and attempted at so deceiving her contacts that they transferred cash from their banks to one particular financial account.

The scamsters had e-mailed messages to all the ids within her address book, informing the owners that she'd been mugged while on vacation at Spain and that she required funds transferred to certain bank account.

The woman, Mrs. Hansen, seemingly writes that she's in tears as she narrates how thieves stole her money, cell-phone, credit cards, as also passport. She had approached the police and the embassy in Spain but they didn't at all assist her regarding the problems, while her flight isn't even 3-hrs ahead and also she has to pay the hotel bills where she's lodged. Currently she's totally freaked out, and needs help, the e-mail claims.

Specialists state that following the hacking incidence, Mrs. Hansen has lost touch with the Internet, as also can't access her computer-files.

According to them, there's a day-to-day expansion of e-mail scamming in various formats, hence end-users require being wary about suspicious e-mails.

Related article: E-Crime Reporting Format To Be Launched in July

» SPAMfighter News - 28-09-2011

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