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General Discussion Boards => Technology => Topic started by: Local Walker on April 16, 2016, 07:48:26 pm

Title: Glory Kabore scam
Post by: Local Walker on April 16, 2016, 07:48:26 pm
I suppose I am stating the obvious but please still read this. Do not trust this as it is the latest scam to get a lot of your personal information. The title of the e-mail is "I look forward to your earliest reply" or something similar.
 
For more information

http://antifraudintl.org/threads/mrs-glory-kabore-bank-of-africa.104257/ (http://antifraudintl.org/threads/mrs-glory-kabore-bank-of-africa.104257/)
Title: Re: Glory Kabore scam
Post by: sasquartch on April 17, 2016, 12:32:29 pm
There are  thousands of these type of email scams mostly purporting to be from bank officials in Africa offering a share of a large sum of money

Hopefully everyone is aware of these by now

A full description of all the various techniques is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_scam

There are even people who take these people on at their own game, http://www.419eater.com/ is an amusing read if you're interested.

Always remember, if something looks too good to be true, it almost definitely is.