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Top 3 Current Email Scams You Should Know About

We all know what scams are. They have been going on for centuries all over the world in various forms. When emails started becoming publicly used, scammers found one more stage to ply their trades on. Today I will be taking you through the top 3 current email scams that are going on now.

1.The Bank

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What you see above is quite believable, is it not? If all of you were sent this exact email, most of you would have followed the instructions given in it word for word without a second thought. Are you wondering why this cannot be from an actual bank? Because when opening a bank account, you are already providing ALL the information the bank might EVER need. Why would they contact you to ask for your information again? And if they really need you to verify your information, why would they not just ask you to come down to the bank since they know very well that one never knows who is the real face behind an email?

You bank will NEVER send you emails asking for your valuable information. The only thing you will do by answering to such mails is open the gates to the scammers to steal all your money.

2.Nigerian Inheritance

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This is an evergreen one and has been going on for many years now. The story keeps evolving with time, but the basic idea is either someone rich dies and some bank manager wants to transfer all money (millions) to your account or some rich guy wants to escape from the war-torn area and need your help in moving his money. As you keep talking to them, they pump your dream balloon more and more.
and, just before the transaction is supposed to take place, they ask you to send them a few thousand dollars to take care of some expenses regarding the procedure. You, being the nice person you are, send them the money and poof! They vanish into the deep abyss of the internet.

3.Virus Emails

These are relatively new and are more innocent in disguise and yet the most dangerous. In this one, you are not the putting yourself at risk, but also thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of other people at risk. So, how does something so dangerous work? The scammer creates a spy program that will send him your bank details as soon as you use any online financial service. Then they will latch it onto some funny viral picture or video and send it to as many people as possible.
Now comes your part. You get the email and enjoy it so much that you want to share it with your friends, family and colleagues, who then also do the same. Basically, your one share creates a network of infected computers and allowing the scammer to potentially get the information of a massive number of people in mere hours.

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