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 Fraudsters pose as MPs (email scam)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Anyone seen one yet ?

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=502601&in_page_id=1770

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Fraudsters are posing as senior MPs, including former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, to make unsuspecting victims hand over their bank details.

Police are investigating a series of emails claiming to be from various politicians, which offer to donate 17.5million dollars "to be invested into any charity organisation". <Snip>

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've received one each from "Patricia Hewitt" and from "Diane Abbott". I treated them as regular 419s (the Hewitt one was talking about a fee of 8,750); the first simply stopped writing even before banking details were discussed, while the second has gone quiet.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Mail on Sunday wrote:
A spokesman for Miss Abbott said: "The police have traced the messages back to someone in Mexico and on to Hong Kong, but it has been virtually impossible to identify who is behind this."


If anyone(s) has a copy of one of these "MP's" mails, I'd be interested to see one posted with the headers.

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