Gifted Scam Alert for Glen Eira
An e-mail scam purporting in the bayside area arriving from the African refugee constitutes a huge amount of money ($ 6 Million) and requires a foreigner's account to receive the money, as reported in the news published in Moorabbin Leader on January 25, 2012.
According to Michael White, Kingston Proactive Policing Unit Sergeant early and usual scam where people receives an e-mail from someone overseas badly requiring money and asking them to send money are getting old for which on some occasions, these kind of scams sounds to be legitimate also though they are generally not.
According to David Borgenicht, author of the "worst case scenario handbook series" email scam continued to be a curse to everyone despite of being a internet-savvy. Anyone can become a victim of scammer's trick during the moment of panic. No matter how compelling the message is, do not click on the link or open any attachment even if it came from any company or government officer or any friend, according to the news published in TechNewsDaily dated January 24, 2012. \\Server1\F\Staff\Tulika\2012\January\30\copyscape\Circular for winter Nov'2011 .doc
Further David explained that scammers are usually opportunistic. There is no coincidence in this that the shipping scam was released during busiest time of the year of post office. Further immediately after the holidays, millions gets an email scam for those who had iphones and ipads, asking them to submit their credit card information for new iTunes account.
Recently Nola Ramsay, a well known Bathurst resident was targeted in the recent round of scam emails which claim to come from financial institution. In this case it was a genuine email from the commonwealth bank recommending that her term deposit had been opened and now available on line. Nola said that she didn't dream of opening it, it was so practical that she could see how people might be duped, according to the news published in western advocate on January 21, 2012.
Moreover, according to Sgt, e-mail scams were often propelled to be from genuine organization along with websites and contact numbers. He said in a report of Moorabbin Leader of January 25, 2012 that one should be instantly concerned if contacted by someone unknown for money or even for someone, who is urged to provide money.
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