E-mail scams appeared together with e-mails
The best known e-mail scams are inheritance scam and lottery scam. But variations of these scams are multiple. Note also the donation scams and scams following e-mail boxes hacking. All these unexpected e-mails are sent by people who don’t want to offer you money. In reality they want you to give them money !
In all cases, the scams begin with an e-mail sent to your attention and turn in a request for money sooner or later.
- On lottery scams or inheritance scams, you will be required to pay fees or to give your credit card information before you hit the jackpot. But then, once the fees paid, you will never get any news of your contact !
- In the case of donation scams, it is not money that they want to offer you, but a vehicle or a valuable object that the donor unfortunately can no longer afford. Again, you will be requested to pay an unexpected fee or whatsoever before you get the object.
- Regarding scams following e-mail boxes hacking, it is not an unknown person that will send you an e-mail. This is one of your relatives. But unfortunately, it’s a crook behind the identity of someone you know. The scammer will pretend to be your friend and will ask you to send money urgently. You think you will just help a friend in a difficult time but in reality your friend has never been in trouble.
- Some e-mails pretend to be a notice to appear in court. We will be asked to open a attachment with a computer virus inside
All these e-mails fallen from the sky are just scams
Be careful when you receive an e-mail from a stranger or relative who supposedly needs money urgently. Do not believe stories with money fallen from heaven. Unfortunately, it is indeed highly unlikely that an unknown bequeath you millions of dollars. Or that you have earned the same amount in a lottery that you did not participate.