Saturday, March 13, 2010

No, I don't have cash waiting, it's a scam

First of all, any message about money — whether it's lottery prizes or hidden wealth from war zones — that is sent out to a bcc list is a scam. Second of all, nobody is going to send you money that you don't know. Third of all, why would a company called (which is a real company) send you to a third-party hosting site to "claim" your money?

This particular email seems to have entered the Internet via an SMTP server at, a hosting service in South Korea.

Don't reply, don't be fooled, by scams like this.

From: ""
Date: March 9, 2010 1:07:35 PM PST
Subject: Money Received

You've got cash

Greetings from! We would like to inform you that you have received a payment from

Payment details

Amount: USD 275.00
ID: 20505502
Subject: You must use the link below to accept the payment.


Your money is waiting for you :

We hope you enjoy your cash.Use this link to accept the payment :

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  2. rates an F -

    I also received a scam email from them with a spoofed email address. I had never heard of them before, but the spoofed email address tipped me off and a subsequent internet search brought me here to share this.

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    Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:37 PM
    Subject: Tax Refund Notice

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