I'm calling these crooks scumbuckets and here's why. According to the Urban Dictionary this is the definition of a scumbucket: A person with the moral fiber of a gnat and all the class of a sweaty armpit. In my opinion, criminals who prey upon the disabled are just that.
Gloria Williamson told me about this one from the USA Deaf Lottery. It claims you've won $3.5 million dollars ... all you need to turn over is enough information for the crooks to steal your identity! The email is loaded with spelling and grammatical errors. It's supposedly sent by the lottery manager in New Britain, Connecticut. Later the manager claims the office is in California. Bottom line, the crooks will ask you to wire money to cover fees... which is always a dead giveaway that you're hearing from a scam artist/scumbucket.
Those who are hearing impaired who receive such garbage should toss it! Thanks Gloria for telling me about this one. Another consumer reporter who does this kind of work is Richard Roehm with the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center in Irvine, California. Don't let any scumbucket take advantage of you!
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