Beware of Phishing Scams in ChinesePod
I've just subscribed to the guided course, and shortly after that I received the following message, which is obviously a phishing scam of the same type as the infamous Nigerian scams that have been going on for years.
Here is the text that I received:
//PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS PRIVATE EMAIL email@example.com I know that this mail may come to you as surprise ,I am Mrs Helen Edward the wife to Dr Joe Edward the former director general of Sierra-leone Gold and diamond corporation who was assasinated by the rebels loyal to Foday Sankoh the (R U F)leader. I managed to escape my country with my son Mack. It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son (Mack)intend to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life. There is this huge amount of Fifteen million U.S dollars($15,000,000.00) which my late Husband kept for us with a Fiduciary Fund Holder in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire before he was assasinated by the Rebels in a one Metallic Trunk Box. Now I and my Son have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough for security and political reasons. We want you to help us claim and retrieve this box from the Fiduciary Fund Holders and transfer it into your personal account in your country for investment purposes in any areas. Now permit me to ask these few questions:- 1. Can you honestly help me as your Sister? 2. Can I completely trust you? If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% Of the total fund. I await your soonest response. Respectfully yours, Mrs Helen Edward PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS PRIVATE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org please my dear call my son mack on this line for more details +22507598653//
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