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Old No. 7
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In a rather ironic turn-up for the book, considering my latest hobby, today my partner received a letter from Spain (Malaga) containing a photocopied letter purporting to come from a Euro lottery saying that they'd won!

It read just like the usual lotto email, complete with reference numbers and a phone number to call, but it said that, as the entry had been made on my partner's behalf by a company we'd never heard of (and neither will have the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, I'll bet), this nominating company would require 10% of the winnings, which we need to send them once the check has cleared in our account.

Sound familiar? No mention of WU at this stage, but I'd be willing it would come up in the phone conversation. I can hear the check presses humming across an ocean.

I'll probably drop this round to the police to let them know that there's a postage scam on in their area. It was a bit spooky, though, and I had to reassure my partner that it's nothing to do with Eater - someone had just harvested a database that had their name and address on.

Still, it's good to know that the traditional skills have not died out amongst the lads. The letter even came in an envelope with the address on a label and complete with a stamp - no low-rent franking here. So this is an expensive operation, by comparison.

Anyone collect Spanish stamps? It looks to me like a really rare one, and I'll take payment by WU for it. Smile

[Edit - a bit of gender munging]

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Buster Hyman
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They have to cover the typing, editing, printing and mailing. Some will even use the services of a graphic designer. Definitely an expansive operation in comparison.

Unfortunately, that's the reason why too many have the mindset that it must be legit. After all, no scammer would go through that much trouble Rolling Eyes
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GomerPyle
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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...............this nominating company would require 10% of the winnings, which we need to send them once the check has cleared in our account.......


It's a hybrid Lotto scam that develops into a cheque mule scam. You deposit the cheque they send you - you order champagne and send them 90% by WU - then the cheque bounces and you have to repay 100% to the bank and maybe face charges for depositing a fake cheque.

You can't bait it directly as they have your real life address - in case you thought of it.

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miggydude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I mean every now is totally aware of crap that you get through your email. And believes that its all rubbish. But to receive somethiing in hte post now must have an effect. yes it costs them more, but if it looks genuine enough then I would bet they would have a better response now than perhaps what they would have done 10 years ago before the masses were online. Scams come through email now, not the post.
So yeah beware of that one!

Still might be worth baiting if you can get hold of them online!
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Old No. 7
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

@ Gomer. Thats exactly how I read it. And no, I realize I couldn't bait it, which is why I mentioned the LEO. But thanks for the warning.

@miggydude. There is absolutely no way that I'm going to go anywhere near a criminal who has any RL details, particularly my partner's, unless I'm carrying something large calibre and loaded. This one is definitely going to get dropped, as my paranoia would kick in and nag that they could somehow work out who was doing it.

Rule #1 of fight club? Don't talk about fight club.

Rule #1 of Eater? Bait safe.

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