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Old 2020-11-24, 14:22   #375
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Latest trick: using google forms (highlight is mine.)
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Dear Partner,

I have lost your contact and i had to search your name on the internet and i got your email address .I am happy to inform you about my success in getting that inheritance fund under the co-operation of a new partner from China Mr Young Lee. I'm in China with the partner for some projects with the inheritance fund.But i have compensated you for your effort with the sum of $2,550,000.00 US

Your Total share of the money is $2,550,000.00 US. I have left your check with Mr Charles Obi. You can contact her immediately.Email Address :
agentdiplomat5671@yahoo.com

Mail him right now for your check of $2,550,000.00 USd. thank you and God bless you.

Best Regards,

Mr Prince Ajibola
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Old 2021-01-11, 10:53   #376
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Just received this:

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Česká pošta
Vážený zákazníku,

děkujeme, že používáte českou poštu, váš balíček na vás čeká.
Musíte dokončit platbu ve výši (52,00 czk).

Co bych měl dělat?
Kliknutím na níže uvedený bezpečný odkaz dokončíte platbu svých přepravních poplatků

S pozdravem.
Péče o zákazníky českou poštu.
Zaplať teď


© 2021 Česká pošta Information line 420 954 292 103 info@cpost.cz
My very first Czech scam in something over 11 years exposure to the country. I wonder why they bother for such a piffling amount. CZK 52 is EUR 1.95, GBP 1.76 or USD 2.37.

I did not click on the link, which leads to https: //cutt.ly/... to see whether I was supposed send banking login information.

For the benefit of those too lazy to use Google Translate, here is what that thinks it says in English:

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Czech Post
Dear customer,

Thank you for using Czech Post, your package is waiting for you.
You must complete the payment of (52.00 CZK).

What should I do?
Click on the secure link below to complete payment of your shipping charges

Regards.
Customer care Czech Post.
Pay now


© 2021 Czech Post Information line 420 954 292 103 info@cpost.cz
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Old 2021-01-11, 14:43   #377
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Just received this:
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My very first Czech scam in something over 11 years exposure to the country. I wonder why they bother for such a piffling amount. CZK 52 is EUR 1.95, GBP 1.76 or USD 2.37.

I did not click on the link, which leads to https: //cutt.ly/... to see whether I was supposed send banking login information.

For the benefit of those too lazy to use Google Translate, here is what that thinks it says in English:
<snip>
That reminds me - I recently got a phone call from someone purporting to be a supervisor (even giving his name, though somehow forgetting to mention my name...) at a UPS center holding a "prize" they were unable to deliver to me. I wasn't home when the call came, so it went to my answering machine.

Before deleting the recorded message (which was obviously bogus) and the incoming call log (to guard against me accidentally calling them back), I noted a few things:

1) I had not entered any contest, raffle, etc which might garner me a prize that would be delivered by UPS.

2) How the heck would UPS know the phone number (but, apparently, not the name) of someone they're trying to deliver a package to?

3) If UPS is unable to deliver a package (e.g. if it requires a signature and nobody's home), they stick a notice on the door.

4) The area code of the incoming call was not familiar. If UPS were holding a package for me, it would be at the nearest UPS center, which is in my area code.

5) The area code of the number they told me to call back did not match the area code of the incoming call, and was not a toll-free area code.

When it occurred to me to check details days later, I could not remember the order of the last two digits of the return call area code. I checked both possibilities. Both were for locales over a thousand miles from where I live.
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Old 2021-01-19, 16:10   #378
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Got a call from "Amazon" today claiming that $300 had been charged to my credit card. Obviously not Amazon and there are no mysterious charges on my credit card.
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Old 2021-01-20, 21:42   #379
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Anyone else get this?

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Dear Friend,

How  are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this  mail meets you in a perfect condition. I am using this opportunity to  thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into  your account due to one reason or the other best known to you.

But  I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the  Check  out of the company to someone else who was capable of assisting  me in  this great venture Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust  worthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to  compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum $250,000.00  (two hundred  Fifty thousand united states Dollars)in addition to your  lottery winnings of $500 thousand now amounting to $750,000.00(seven  hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars).

My  dear friend I will like you to contact the finance house for the  collection of this international certified bank draft. The name and   contact address of the Person with your Check is Mr. Alfred Morris, is  as follows.


COMPENSATION AND FINANCE HOUSE HEAD OFFICE


CONTACT AGENT: MR.ALFRED MORRIS.


Email: (mscarlpointe@gmail.com)


At  the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects   which myself and my new partner are having at hand. Finally, remember   that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on your behalf   to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact them without   delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as   this is from the bottom of my heart.


Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon.

My  sincere advice to you as a christian is that you should endeavor to pay  your tithe to a bible believing church when you get the prize.



Best Regards,

Mrs. Sherry Williams
Some words are unnecessarily capitalized (Check), while others should be (they forgot to capitalize Bible). Also, missing/incorrect punctuation. Clearly a scam, and googling the e-mail proves it. It's the first one I've ever received.

Last fiddled with by retina on 2021-01-20 at 23:27 Reason: Neuter email link
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Old 2021-01-20, 23:16   #380
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Could you please un-hyperlink that email (i.e. put spaces in it)?
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Old 2021-01-20, 23:53   #381
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Could you please un-hyperlink that email (i.e. put spaces in it)?
If it is to a scammer, why not leave it? That way spammers can spam it.
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Old 2021-01-21, 08:27   #382
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If it is to a scammer, why not leave it? That way spammers can spam it.
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Old 2021-01-21, 08:37   #383
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If it is to a scammer, why not leave it? That way spammers can spam it.
I unlinked at the posters request, but left it intact (no spaces or funny stuff) so the normal spammer page scrapers can still recognise it.

But would a scammer fall for the penile enlargement scams? Somehow I doubt it. Recognising one's own tradecraft should be quite easy to do.
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