The crudest scams are more effective

A Microsoft researcher has recently published a study on scams attempts by emails. The most outlandish stories are more effective and produce better results!

The bigger, the better it works! One could say that this is the conclusion in one sentence of the study made by Cormac Herley. This study, very mathematical, says that e-mails written in broken English and looking obviously to a scam are yet more effective.

money effective trapIf scammers refine their e-mail traps by taking care of spelling and reporting a less complicated story, they probably would affect more people in the first phase. But the work that awaits them would be increased tenfold. So that ultimately many attempts will revealed to be unsuccessful because the persons receiving these e-mails would have guessed the scam meanwhile.

With stories riddled with spelling mistakes and promising incredible heritage or huge gains in a lottery on the internet, scammers receive little answers. But those answers are more likely to lead to a scam. In this way, they avoid having to deal with many answers and can focus their efforts on the curious people who answered.

Scammers do not have time to waste and efficiency is a desirable goal! Only the most interested internet users respond to these emails. For a crook, an Internet user who answers has already one foot into the scam. Scammers have “only” to conclude the scam with some well-crafted speech, and this is domain where they are the masters.

Again, we have been saying it on our site for a long time, inheritances coming from unknown person or Internet lottery winnings are scams! Never send money to someone you met on the net. Whether it is to help or to advance expense. These are scams! ANd you will definitely regret it if think you can get money from an unknown person on the internet

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    CurtisLeb

    February 2, 2017 at 10:58am

    This one is so obvious a scam

    MEGA CHAMBER AND HEAD OF CHAMBERS
    BARR KEVIN CHIKE ERIC
    (NOTICE/NOTICE)
    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS COMMUNICATION IS CONFIDENTIAL, MAY-BE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGED, MAY CONSTITUTE INSIDE INFORMATION AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE ADDRESSE/S, ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE, DISCLOSURE OR COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND MAY BE UNLAWFUL. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER AT:
    Plot 11 /G/9 Cité Vie Nouvelle
    Cotonou, République du Bénin.
    Email:
    Tel.
    (ATTORNEY AT LAW LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND ADVOCATES, FINANCIAL ACCREDITED GOV’T/ BANK ATTORNEY SINCE 1994)

    Valued Attention:
    Re: INHERITANCE CLAIM ASSISTANCE.
    The above subject matter refers,
    This chamber has received your message and contents well noted.
    I have verified the authenticity of your message and confirmed that you are required to come to the bank to sign some legal documents or alternatively look for the assistance of a legal practitioner to sign the documents on your behalf for the payment of your inheritance funds.
    Furthermore; I understand that it has to be done fast for the transfer to be made to your bank account, that’s why I gave urgent attention to your message,.
    Thanks for according me the opportunity and honor to assist you in securing your funds from Bank of Africa Benin but am surprised that you did not call me in order to inform me that you have sent an e-mail to me.
    However, I shall be glad to render this service to you with total commitment but we have a procedure of working here.
    You have to pay a consultation fee of only $500.00 (Five Hundred US Dollars) to enable us move forward immediately with your work.
    I will appreciate it better if you send the fee today so I can receive it and proceed with your job first thing tomorrow morning to sign and submit to the bank urgently for the payment of your funds.
    Be informed that immediately I received this amount, I will proceed to the bank for the needful.
    This is how you will send the fee via Western Union money transfer Or Money Gram transfer which are the fastest ways we receive money from our foreign clients, and make sure you send the fee in my name so I can pick it to proceed with your job at once.
    Use this information while sending the fee and inform me as soon as you forward the money transfer information to my e-mail box.
    Sender’s Name: ………
    Receiver’s Name: Kevin Chike Eric
    Amount: $500.00
    Destination Country: BENIN
    City: COTONOU
    The money transfer control number: ……….
    Thanks for your cooperation and inform us as soon as you send the fee.
    I assure you the best of service.
    Yours Faithfully,
    Barr Kevin Chike Eric, Esq.
    LLM, BL, MBA, JP, KSM.
    Mega-Chamber and Head of Chambers

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