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?
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.
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.