Crooks Now Using Scare Tactics to Get Your Cash!

Thanks to Linda of Fountain who told me about a new twist on the lottery scam. You won't believe this one... she was told she'd be arrested if she didn't comply with the criminals!

The latest lottery scam is an email which congratulates you for winning $800,000 in a lottery.  The congratulations comes from... surprise... the FBI Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division.  (Yeah, right! What planet are these guys from?)

Anyway, if like Linda you respond to the email... you get a second email that is downright nasty and scary!    It says you better pay $520 (for an ATM card with $500,000... how bizarre!) or you will be arrested and go to prison for dealing with fraudsters!!!  Linda was told she could only talk to a Mrs. Stacey Fischer with Citibank.  (Yeah that makes sense...not!)

LInda immediately blocked these knuckleheads from emailing her again and guess what...she started getting similar emails from the United Kingdom, Nigeria, and China.  She's learned it's better to simply hit delete then respond to any of these crooks and that's good advice for all of us.

  Remember, you can't win a foreign lottery unless you're in that country at the time and purchased a ticket there.  You know if you've participated in a foreign lottery... so don't give these idiots the time of day.  Crooks will say all kinds of things to get your attention... even scare you!  I think of them as clever guys who would probably be good at putting together television ads if they were legit.

 

 

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