I recently talked about some of the latest phishing scams that are appearing in email inboxes these days that are designed to trick you and steal your hard-earned money or even your identity. Some of the phishing scams have to do with fake invoice scams, email account upgrades, advance-fees and more. I talked about how to spot them and what to do if you receive anyone of these scams. Today though I want to talk about another type of scam happening out there that involves people losing hard-earned money through the theft of a newer asset class that you can invest in. That asset class is cryptocurrency and you may be asking yourself what is cryptocurrency and what is a cryptocurrency scam?
Email scams are continuing to circulate out there. I know it has been some time since I’ve last talked about them, but phishing scams are continuing to enter millions of peoples inboxes daily and scammers hope that as many people as possible will fall for them. I for one don’t like to see anyone become a victim of these scams as I don’t want anyone to become a victim of identity theft or lose their hard-earned money.
I recently spoke to a seniors group at a church about scams and how to avoid them especially when it comes to email scams and so I went over some of the latest email scams out there as well as how to spot them and even how they can be reported so that the can hopefully be removed. I did also talk about scams over the phone, dating scams, IRS scams, phishing websites, and more.
It has been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but I thought it was time to get back into talking about phishing scams, especially since I’ve been getting a number of Netflix Phishing Scams in my inbox lately. It means the scammers are active and are trying to scam people into giving them their credentials so they can do some financial damage.
Not to worry though, I’m here to show you how to spot these nasty Netflix scam emails by showing you the red flags to look for so that you and others will never become a victim of the scammers that create these fake emails claiming to be from Netflix.
I got an interesting email the other day that says the New York State Supreme Court discovered a transaction that happened between myself and the United Bank of Africa Benin Republic Cotonou Unit and upon investigation, the court has decided that I’m the real beneficiary. $4.5 million was forwarded to the NY Supreme Court after an investigation by the FBI as well as Homeland Securities, and DC Police and they have all mandated that the court will pay me the funds and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be responsible for the transfer of funds from bank to bank. Wow, how exciting is this?! This must be legitimate right?!
There are no shortage of scams these days and my spam box is filling up with them, but thankfully most of these scams are ending up there rather than in my main email inbox. One thing I’ve noticed recently is I received emails talking about an ATM Mastercard.
I of course became very curious about them and decided to give them all a read. Needless to say they were pretty easy to tell that they were scams, at least to me. I do know what signs and red flags to look for, but more importantly, I don’t let my emotions get the best of me in these cases because if I didn’t do that, I could easily fall for these scams thinking I would be getting easy money which is simply not the case.