Saturday, September 25, 2004

Bogus Email Part 2:

Email Scam Warning!

They all start out the same way…

URGENT FROM:

Government Lower's Interest Rates AGAIN

Dear Sir or Madam,

Enter with a chance to win tickets...

Congratulations you have been selected as the winner in the XYZ lottery.

We are pleased to inform you…

Your email address was selected…

You have been selected as a winner to…

You’re the lucky winner…

Public Service Announcement
International Lottery Scams

"Congratulations!
You may receive a certified check for up to $400,000 U.S. CASH!
One Lump sum! Tax free! Your odds to WIN are 1-6."

"Hundreds of U.S. citizens win every week using our secret system!
You can win as much as you want!"

Sound great? It's a fraud.

I wrote about this in a previous blog but this type of activity is climbing at an alarming rate. The place to put these is in the Email Junk Mail Trash Heap.

Also, contact the various authorities.

To report telemarketing fraud of any kind, contact your state Attorney General.

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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