Google+ Email scams move to a new height of depravity

Email scams move to a new height of depravity

Friday, June 3, 2011
- by Name & Address Supplied

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

Comments are closed.

UK Deals

Whittards Tea | up to 30% off | whittard.co.uk
Whittards Tea with up to 30% off at whittard.co.uk There is now a Whittards Tea sale on with up to 30% off! Have a...
Holiday in Gozo Malta | HB £329pp | mercury-direct.co.uk
Holiday in Gozo Malta - HB £329pp at mercury-direct.co.uk Take a Holiday in Gozo Malta because a 7 day 4* Half Board...
Marks and Spencer Swimwear | 30% off | marksandspencer.com
Marks and Spencer Swimwear 30% off at marksandspencer.com There is a Marks and Spencer Swimwear sale running with 30%...
Look Fantastic Discount Code | lookfantastic.com
Look Fantastic Discount Code at lookfantastic.com Use this Look Fantastic Discount Code in order to cut the cost of...
Pet Supermarket Discount Code | £5 off | pet-supermarket.co.uk
Pet Supermarket Discount Code - £5 off plus Free Delivery at pet-supermarket.co.uk This Pet Supermarket Discount Code...
Cheap Holiday in Malta | mercury-direct.co.uk
Cheap Holiday in Malta - 1 week 4* HB £329pp at mercury-direct.co.uk This Cheap Holiday in Malta really is a bargain...

Recent Comments

  • Miltiades { this looks to me as if the pseudo government is about to conn the cheapskates out of more money, a bit like the emails received... } – Jul 28, 7:23 PM
  • Polly Marples { Which is exactly what Pauline has been saying. I cannot see anything other than at best, the purchasers being expected to shell out all the... } – Jul 28, 5:49 PM
  • The £eagle { It should be noted that whilst Robb was the seller of the land (and I imagine he has been paid in full) the building contract... } – Jul 28, 4:19 PM
  • Dominic Freeman { "The Government will take control, hand over the properties to the rightful owners" clearly contradicts what it says in Cyprus Today where it says "unfinished... } – Jul 28, 1:12 PM
  • Malcolm Channing { dj, it would be interested to see the original document that this is a translation of. It is obviously not the same one Cyprus Today... } – Jul 28, 1:10 PM
  • Polly Marples { That does sound good on the face of it, however words need to be put into deeds (title deeds). From which date will the 6... } – Jul 28, 12:56 PM

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin