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GotGotti
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A letter arrived at work addressed to one of the young kids I work with, he showed it me, clearly a scam. Typical bank manager searching for a next of kin, will split money.
Originated in Hong Kong.
Never heard of letter scams before.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They're rare these days as it is far more efficient and cost free for a scammer to use email, but sending the scam mail by post was the original way 419 type scams were run, evolving to fax in the 80s and then email.

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GotGotti
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you. This is just begging to be baited. He wants me to reply via email.
I will hang on till I get a mentor as this feels like its gonna be a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

As the letter was addressed to a innocent third party don't reply with anything that could be traced back, remember the scammer already has the kids address.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There is a thought, the letter was sent to my work address, addressed to the kid.
Il chop this one, leave it a few days and reply from my email as if I got the letter.
Must have been a mass mail out as it came in a prepaid envelope.
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