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Email scams move to a new height of depravity

Friday, June 3, 2011
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1x1.trans Email scams move to a new height of depravityI recently read on Cyprus 44 of yet another online scam. No doubt most of you, like me, find yourself emptying your spam box without reading the e mails when the sender has a name you do not recognise. If like me you are a Luddite and worry about viruses, you feel the need to be safe not sorry.

I have opened one or two and the funniest (to date) by far was an e mail I received from someone calling herself Miss Ban Ki Moon. She told me that, as a victim of a property scam, the United Nations had compensated me to the tune of several millions of Euros. I know, I thought the same, how did she know? You have guessed the rest, to facilitate the transfer of this money she would need certain details including my Bank details. Imagine my disappointment to realise it was yet another scam. This is where I take my tongue out of my cheek.

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting a member of the Stop the Blackmail in North Cyprus Facebook group, a prominent British Turkish Cypriot on holiday here in the TRNC. The group is fortunate to number amongst its members so many British Turkish Cypriots who, like us, are disgusted with what is going on in the Property Market here in the TRNC and indeed some being victims themselves.

I now return to the scam I read about on Cyprus 44. It appears that some low lives are hacking into email address providers and getting members confidential details then using them to email the friends of their victims and claiming that the same friend has met with an accident or been subjected to some sort of attack and needs their immediate help. Now, you will not be surprised that the help turns out to be monetary help. You can imagine, the friends of the ‘mark’ are upset at his/her misfortune and just as the perpetrator intends, money is sent. I now find that the gentleman I met on Tuesday has become the victim of such a scam. Fortunately, his friends knew he was not in Spain, the country where the perpetrator claimed the misfortune occurred. Hopefully, no harm has been done.

I am somewhat naive but, in my naivety, I do have to wonder why these villains do not apply their skill in doing something honest, I think if they applied the same time and effort into honest endeavours they would make a good living without the risks involved in their dishonest activities.

I recently read on Cyprus 44 of yet another online scam. No doubt most of you, like me, find yourself emptying your spam box without reading the e mails when the sender has a name you do not recognise. If like me you are a Luddite and worry about viruses, you feel the need to be safe not sorry.

I have opened one or two and the funniest (to date) by far was an e mail I received from someone calling herself Miss Ban Ki Moon. She told me that, as a victim of a property scam, the United Nations had compensated me to the tune of several millions of Euros. I know, I thought the same, how did she know? You have guessed the rest, to facilitate the transfer of this money she would need certain details including my Bank details. Imagine my disappointment to realise it was yet another scam. This is where I take my tongue out of my cheek.

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting a member of the Stop the Blackmail in North Cyprus Facebook group, a prominent British Turkish Cypriot on holiday here in the TRNC. The group is fortunate to number amongst its members so many British Turkish Cypriots who, like us, are disgusted with what is going on in the Property Market here in the TRNC and indeed some being victims themselves.

I now return to the scam I read about on Cyprus 44. It appears that some low lives are hacking into email address providers and getting members confidential details then using them to email the friends of their victims and claiming that the same friend has met with an accident or been subjected to some sort of attack and needs their immediate help. Now, you will not be surprised that the help turns out to be monetary help. You can imagine, the friends of the ‘mark’ are upset at his/her misfortune and just as the perpetrator intends, money is sent. I now find that the gentleman I met on Tuesday has become the victim of such a scam. Fortunately, his friends knew he was not in Spain, the country where the perpetrator claimed the misfortune occurred. Hopefully, no harm has been done.

I am somewhat naive but, in my naivety, I do have to wonder why these villains do not apply their skill in doing something honest, I think if they applied the same time and effort into honest endeavours they would make a good living without the risks involved in their dishonest activities.

1x1.trans Email scams move to a new height of depravity
1x1.trans Email scams move to a new height of depravity

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