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    Be wary ... Dodgy scams - now coming through the letterbox

    Just thought I would share a (recent) phonomenon of the dodgy nigerian/chinese sourced scams which usually come to your email inbox are now being sent in a hardcopy to your door, just received two letters addressed to a previous OAP (not sure if thats the intended target type?) resident.

    Letter reads 'I have asking a friend who go to United Kingdom to post this letter on my behalf , due to the fact that our appointed Heir Tracers have reached a dead end on the matter. I am get in touchwith you regard the estate of a deceased client...He infor us he have a financial portfolio of $17.370 million United States Dollars etc. etc

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    Banned

    OP if you're not going to cash in on this great opportunity then pass the details onto me. I could do with a boost to my bank balance.

    Muchos appreciated.

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    maxim24

    OP if you're not going to cash in on this great opportunity then pass the … OP if you're not going to cash in on this great opportunity then pass the details onto me. I could do with a boost to my bank balance. Muchos appreciated.



    You can have half, for sure.
    Edited by: "davewave" 1st Dec 2014

    This has been going on for a long time too. We used to get them at work addressed to the owners from "wealthy Chinese Businessmen's estates". This was some 4 years ago or so.
    Edited by: "RossD89" 1st Dec 2014

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    RossD89

    This has been going on for a long time too. We used to get them at work … This has been going on for a long time too. We used to get them at work addressed to the owners from "wealthy Chinese Businessmen's estates".



    Didn't know that, they are addressed with just the email address, I am sure some desperate or vulnerable people could be taken in.

    before the internet they were always delivered by snail mail then they went to fax
    these scams date back to middle ages at least
    email just made it cheaper to do in bulk
    Edited by: "mattmerch" 1st Dec 2014

    How much, wow! İ'm in!oO

    You opened someone else's mail?

    Banned

    has been happening for well over ten or so years now. hardly a 'recent' phenomenon

    davelfc

    You opened someone else's mail?



    lol, I was thinking that.

    financial portfolio of $17.370 million


    They would stand more chance by saying something like $13,000.... works for me oO

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    davelfc

    You opened someone else's mail?



    The lady had died so honestly don't feel too bad.

    Another mail scam is parcel delivery note left through your door... PDS,

    You ring the number, Scam ! £315.00 billed to your phone.

    actionfraud.police.uk/hoa…v12

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    logie31

    Another mail scam is parcel delivery note left through your door... … Another mail scam is parcel delivery note left through your door... PDS,You ring the number, Scam ! £315.00 billed to your phone.http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/hoax-email-from-pds-parcel-delivery-service-nov12



    That is really shocking, wow! Thanks for sharing

    davewave

    The lady had died so honestly don't feel too bad.




    Did you just step over her or call an ambulance?

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    transit

    Did you just step over her or call an ambulance?



    Noooooo, her heirs sold me the property after she had passed away.

    davewave

    Noooooo, her heirs sold me the property after she had passed away.



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