We buy cars, shop at clothing stores, use our cellphones and pay medical bills.These transactions, more often than not, take place with legitimate businesses and without problems.
Scammers like Andreas persist because every now and again someone takes the bait.How they work: Scammers use online dating sites to form relationships with people who are looking for love.I am Andreas Peterson, the Chief Auditor of Lloyds Financial Services Ltd, United Kingdom.” Sound familiar?Most of us are wise to the opening ploy of a scam letter.When recipients clicked on the link, it launched spyware on their computer.
But more scammers are using social media sites to spread malware and phish for information.
In this instance, “Andreas” has stumbled upon .5m in an account belonging to a deceased customer.
He’s willing to share the windfall with you, provided you help him transfer the money overseas.
Consumers must be vigilant and cautious when presented with an offer that sounds too good to be true.
“I write to you in good faith and trust that you will take a moment to consider the contents of this letter.
How to avoid them: How they work: One online trading scam targets people selling items such as cars via auction.