View Single Post
  #2  
Old 17.04.2020, 06:28
Chuff Chuff is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13,373
Groaned at 1,238 Times in 821 Posts
Thanked 19,388 Times in 7,504 Posts
Chuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus scammers are out there - be warned

Quote:
View Post
Got this poor attempt at a scam today

"From: Tedros Adhanom <jlz9988@windstream.net>
Subject: Humanitarian Gesture
Reply to: tedrosadhanom@ indiamail.hu
To: Recipients <jlz9988@windstream.net>

Hello,

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments, organizations and individuals from across industries and sectors are c o m i n g together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. Everyone can now support directly the response coordinated by WHO. People and organizations who want to help fight the pandemic and support WHO and partners can now donate through the COVID-Solidarity Response Fund for WHO at the secure Bitcoin digital currency address below:

You can also scan the bar code below to make your goodwill donation towards this global effort at finding an effective vaccine for the virus.

Any amount donated is significant and will go a long way to save lives.

Thank you for your donation.
Tedros Adhanom"

No Bitcoin address or bar code - Oops!

But be warned folks, there are a lot of people being taken in by scammers over this virus.
If people are naive enough to fall for obvious scam emails like this then I think that they can consider it a learning experience because there are tons of variations of this kind of thing going around and have been for years.

Never respond to any email asking you for money, especially any that mention "donation" or "charity". Never respond to any email asking you to click a link to enter or update your account details unless you are 100% sure it is legit and if in doubt call the institution it claims to be.

Last edited by Chuff; 17.04.2020 at 06:42.
This user groans at Chuff for this post: