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E-Mail scam...


#1
A few days ago I got an e-mail from a very charming and unfortunate woman called Helen Drakov that was offering to give me money. All I have to do is store $5 million in my bank so her uncle cannot get hold of the money before she can collect it.

It sounds like a typical scam does it not? So I emailed her back...

Helen Drakov will make me rich!
 
#4
Levi said:
does anyone else think the identity card is a photoshop just by looking at it?
Definitely, it looks like a catwalk model to me. I've got no idea about that kind of thing but I'm trying to find out, so if anyone has any idea's let me know.
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#5
You forgot to hide your email in the second and third post like you did in the first.
And to me this looks more like an attempt at identity theft, rather than it being about any money.

And the ID card is a total fake. Here is a fake one, which is probably the closest you'll get to a real id card.
 
#6
Onartis said:
You forgot to hide your email in the second and third post like you did in the first.
And to me this looks more like an attempt at identity theft, rather than it being about any money.

And the ID card is a total fake. Here is a fake one, which is probably the closest you'll get to a real id card.
I didn't forget, the sender sent it to multiple unknown recipients, and hid them in the first email. I'm not too fussed about this email address being known, and they approached me at this email address anyway.

I did a little research on the email address and person they claim to be and they're a known scammer. They work using something known as an Orphan/Murdered Businessman scam: There's some information here: 419 Scam – The "murdered businessman" scam
 

tim

Senior Member
#7
loving the freak sex accident quotes in there- and then the fake ass picture at the bottom.

you should totally get a photo of someone off google images who's weird looking, and do a very fake photoshop ID too :p