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Jun 11, 2021 03:30:28   #
GARGLEBLASTER Loc: Spain
 
R eceived this in my mail today:

Hello I'm MR RACHID JOE the New Manager of Standard Chartered Bank, I
want to let you know that we receive an email from a young woman
called Mrs. Marston Dale she said that you died in coronavirus last
week and before you died in the hospital you gave her the power of
attorney to inherit your fund worth the sum of $2.5 million dollars in
our bank and she agreed to pay the Tax Clearance charge for us to hand
over the fund to her, and we need a confirmation from you as soon as
you receive my email before we give her the access to your fund but if
we didn't hear from you till next three working days, then we are
going to take the action by handing her over the fund. Remember to
reconfirm your Full information to us for Mutual understanding :

Your Name_______________
Address: ________________
Occupation: ____________
Phone Number: _____________
Age and Gender___________________

Best Regard
Mrs. Marston Dale

Mrs Marston Dale seems to be the one who is claiming my money and also the sender of this e-mail.

Why is it that scammers always ask for your occupation, age and gender?

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Jun 11, 2021 05:16:02   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
As has been pointed out in the past, scammers want to save time and effort by interacting ONLY with the most gullible respondents. So, bad writing and logical flaws are part of the screening process. As for the questions, my guess is that they are the precursor to more detailed issues. Has anyone ever responded to one of these to see what is next?

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Jun 11, 2021 05:19:53   #
MSW
 
because it's a good basis to get around security questions... on the rare occasions that i bother to respond, i assume the role of a prisoner doing serious time in a supermax facility for the gristly murder of someone who defrauded me ... i tell the scammer that my associates must meet with them in person, and would the be kind enough to tell me about all of their relatives so that i can have them well cared for...

no doubt i'm on some list of psychopathic hyper violent nutcases ... but really i'm just some eccentric guy with a camera...

;)

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Jun 11, 2021 07:18:07   #
nanaval Loc: Cornwall
 
Now how can you reply if you are dead?

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Jun 11, 2021 07:21:33   #
GARGLEBLASTER Loc: Spain
 
nanaval wrote:
Now how can you reply if you are dead?


Exactly

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Jun 11, 2021 08:08:58   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
nanaval wrote:
Now how can you reply if you are dead?


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Jun 11, 2021 12:52:42   #
MadMikeOne Loc: Southern New Jersey Shore
 
nanaval wrote:
Now how can you reply if you are dead?


That was the very FIRST thing that jumped out me.

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Jun 11, 2021 17:58:13   #
nanaval Loc: Cornwall
 
MadMikeOne wrote:
That was the very FIRST thing that jumped out me.


Me too...

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Jun 12, 2021 05:36:25   #
rlv567 Loc: Philippines
 
nanaval wrote:
Now how can you reply if you are dead?


The assumption is that you are NOT dead, and will hurry to reply so Mrs. Marston Dale will not get the money which is rightfully yours! Creating a sense of urgency is intended to make you forget everything but "I've got to get the money before she does"!!!

Loren - in Beautiful Baguio City

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Jun 12, 2021 08:51:26   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I wonder if these ridiculous emails are classroom assignments given to 8-year old foreign kids.

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Jun 12, 2021 08:53:01   #
goofybruce
 
If you have died from coronavirus, how are you supposed to respond????!!!!

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Jun 12, 2021 08:57:43   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
goofybruce wrote:
If you have died from coronavirus, how are you supposed to respond????!!!!


Posthumously, of course. That's why they invented that word.

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Jun 12, 2021 10:11:09   #
rlv567 Loc: Philippines
 
goofybruce wrote:
If you have died from coronavirus, how are you supposed to respond????!!!!


To repeat: the assumption is that you are NOT dead, and because of the implied urgency, will respond without thinking!!! That is the reason for the message being written in that manner!!!

Loren - in Beautiful Baguio City

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Jun 12, 2021 10:43:15   #
rlv567 Loc: Philippines
 
rlv567 wrote:
To repeat: the assumption is that you are NOT dead, and because of the implied urgency, will respond without thinking!!! That is the reason for the message being written in that manner!!!

Loren - in Beautiful Baguio City


Some interesting and pertinent information just today from komando.com.***

“The Better Business Bureau says people lost more money to these schemes during the pandemic than in the previous three years. The FTC says people are now losing over 35% more money to prize scams.

If you’re older, you’re especially high-risk. Get this:

• People ages 55 and up submitted 72% of the BBB Scam Tracker’s fraud reports.

• Even worse, 91% of those older consumers lost money! Folks over 55 lost an average of $978.

• In contrast, folks ages 18 to 54 lost an average of $279.”

***Kim Komando’s free daily emails have loads of excellent technical (computer oriented) information. I’ve been a subscriber for probably 15 years or more. She’s extremely well-informed and knowledgeable as well as interesting. If interested, you can access her at https://www.komando.com/referral?mwr=59bfb348. Before I moved to the Philippines, I listened to her 3 hour Saturday radio program every week on KFYI in Phoenix; it’s on more than 450 US stations, with over 6.5 million listeners.

Loren – in Beautiful Baguio City

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Jun 12, 2021 10:47:29   #
dpfoto Loc: Cape Coral, FL
 
Your Name: Koslow Gefiltefisch
Address: 1234 56th Ave
Occupation: FBI Agent
Phone Number: (123) 456-7890
Age and Gender: 104, Male

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