for suspect emails

@spalladino (17921)
United States
May 18, 2008 11:15am CST
There are many attempts to scam you out of your money or identity coming through the internet in the form of from home processing checks for foreign card offers that are too good to be true...requests to update your bank, internet service or paypal accounts, and more. My favorite are the ones that come from someone who has a terminal illness or is the only remaining family member of someone murdered by evil forces who are after the millions that are being held in secret and, in both cases, they want to ship the money to me (for a nominal fee) so that I can invest it for them and keep a percentage. These scammers are very well organized and, unfortunately, too many people fall for their lies. If you receive an email that concerns you, you can check out the forums on There's a search box in the upper right hand corner where you can enter your term ("paypal") and see if there have been discussions that fit your situation. It's best not to respond to these scams since that tags your email address as an active one and you end up on a list that's passed around among the various groups who do this.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
18 May 08
I'm trying to figure out why these people keep doing this. Are there actually people out there who are falling for their lines? If I had to guess, by the emails that I receive everyday, I probably win/inherent about 3 billion a day...LOL
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
19 May 08
Unfortunately there are people who do fall for these scams, especially the check cashing ones, and they find themselves responsible for hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of bad checks. There's a fairly well organized criminal organization behind these usually laughable attempts to separate you from your money. These people used forged documents, false identification papers and pre-paid cell phones. If ony these things were for real...I'd be super wealthy by now! :-)