A Scam Again

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  • #83861
    bettyh Vic
    bettyh Vic
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    Actually I think this is an old type scam but arrived today.  My husband came  in laughing and said, guess what, I just got a email from supposedly  a bank manager in a Toronto bank saying there is $12 million in an account in my name ( husbands name) that if I contact him they will see if they can sort it out.  As If!!!!!

    I thought those particular scams had finished and  they were into more   sophisticated scams now?

     

     

     

    #83867

    Salina
    Participant

    I guess they will try anything.  Especially if one type of scam has proved successful.

    #83871
    malmather
    malmather
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    I’ve won a Toyota Kugar several times,  but i haven’t got round to collecting it yet.  unfortunately there are some people who fall for these things

    #83872
    Jen
    Jen
    Participant

    I’ve had a rash of emails this week offering me everything from large inheritances and free trips to luxury vehicles and household appliances. Also seems I have a myriad of packages awaiting a delivery payment to have them arrive LOL.

    You’re right Mal, unfortunately some people do fall for the promises.

    In its annual report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) found that those over the age of 55 are the most susceptible when it comes to scams, in particular fake investment opportunities and online dating tricks.

    Aussies reported an astonishing $340 million worth of losses to scams in 2017, which is an increase of 13 per cent on the previous year.

    Source.

    #83876
    Abbey NSW
    Abbey NSW
    Participant

    Gosh, those statistics Jen, explains why they keep the scam tricks going.

    #83880
    bettyh Vic
    bettyh Vic
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    I find it astonishing that over 55’s would fall for scams. My thinking is that being an older person you would be well aware of people trying to fleece you and it would be the unaware young  that fall for these stupid schemes.

    Oh well we all live and learn I guess, regardless of age.

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