Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sophisticated Scam

Recently I was (falsely) notified that I had received a large bequest. I was doubtful, but on the face of it everything checked out, and a great deal of detail was in place: names, signatures, fingerprints, letterheads, rubber stamps, landlines, websites, and so on! I first suspected something when I noticed three letters missing from a UK government e-mail address. I sent samples of the documentation to an editor friend in the UK, who is regarded as an authority in such matters. He spotted one incorrect letter on a UK government stamp. After this, there was more. OBSERVATION: These scammers were seriously invested in this. They gained nothing from it.

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