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Old 18.04.2020, 18:53
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Re: Coronavirus scammers are out there - be warned

I help run a website and the news pages have comments. The same Russian spammers try every day to post comments with embedded links to viagra for sale websites years now but an anti-spam filter diverts them to the bin automatically before they're posted online. For the last month it's been chloroquine instead, all to the bin too.

On the "please send money" email scams, whether the WHO or a Nigerian Prince or a previously unknown millionaire aunt you might often notice spelling mistakes and other obvious errors. These can be deliberate placed in the text because it filters out people who spot these things so only the only people who fall for it are less alert, not so literate etc.