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New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

I just now recieved an email from a friends address purporting to be a whatsApp voicemail, it didn't look right so I got me a googlin and it's a scam, be warned.

Seems it's been going from 2013, this is the first time I've seen it, perhaps a new wave of them, or my friend just fell for it.

http://www.mailcleaner.net/blog/spam...email-message/
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Old 05.05.2015, 13:24
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

I am not going to click on a link that is clearly spam and that you have said is clearly spam.
Could you tell us the contents instead?
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Old 05.05.2015, 13:35
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I am not going to click on a link that is clearly spam and that you have said is clearly spam.
Could you tell us the contents instead?
He wasn't stupid enough to post the link in the email, but instead a link to a site which explains the scam. it's safe.
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Old 05.05.2015, 13:41
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I am not going to click on a link that is clearly spam and that you have said is clearly spam.
Could you tell us the contents instead?
I just clicked on it and it looks plausible.
I accepted the offer and have an appointment with a Nigerian business man next week.
I just transferred $10k for his flight so that he can bring the cash amount to Switzerland.
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Old 05.05.2015, 13:47
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

That reminds me, I had a text last week saying I have won £950,000 (yeh!).
Must get round to replying.
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Old 05.05.2015, 13:56
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

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Must get round to replying.
Darn.. I never have such luck.. most I've won till now was a free iPhone for being the 1.000.000th visitor on a webpage..
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

That's funny, I am in touch with a Nigerian gentleman too. I think yours is a scam though, because mine didnt even ask for any money upfront. I just gave him my bank account details so that he can transfer the 34 million USD he inherited from his uncle the president straight into my account.

I'm handing in my notice tomorrow!
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Old 09.05.2015, 19:38
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

Well here a quote from OP TodayOnly

"What annoys me about this sort of post is the veiled insult that people think we need to bew alerted of such scams, that we are too stupid to see for ourselves that it's a scam.

We all know it goes on, we all know not to give any details out, we all know to look at the email address to see if there is even a hint of BS, yet people still think it's necessary to propegate and fill up our in boxes with such crap, implying we are too stupid to see for ourselves."
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I just now recieved an email from a friends address purporting to be a whatsApp voicemail, it didn't look right so I got me a googlin and it's a scam, be warned.

Seems it's been going from 2013, this is the first time I've seen it, perhaps a new wave of them, or my friend just fell for it.

http://www.mailcleaner.net/blog/spam...email-message/
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Old 28.05.2017, 06:43
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

Here's another new one. Getting at least 4 a day at the moment. Supposed to be from Amazon

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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

There are scams that are targetting people (grandson tricks) and which are dangerous.

And there is this crap..
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

Stop using WhatsApp.
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Old 28.05.2017, 17:35
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heres another new one. Getting at least 4 a day at the moment. Supposed to be from Amazon
Did you want to give away your real identity? If not, I'd delete the screen shot quickly
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heres another new one. Getting at least 4 a day at the moment. Supposed to be from Amazon
I got one of those the other day. As I hadn't ordered anything I knew it was a scam.

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Stop using WhatsApp.
Never used it. Doesn't stop me getting the odd e-mail supposedly from WhatsApp.
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Old 28.05.2017, 19:21
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Stop using WhatsApp.
Better still, stop using the internet...
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Did you want to give away your real identity? If not, I'd delete the screen shot quickly
It might not be the real name. You can get emails to your email address that are addressed to another email address in the 'to' field.
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Stop using WhatsApp.
Why? It won't stop you getting spam emails supposedly from them.
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Old 28.05.2017, 21:44
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Better still, start using viber...
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

Yes. Please delete . Thanks!
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heres another new one. Getting at least 4 a day at the moment. Supposed to be from Amazon
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Re: New Scam, fake whatsApp Email

Suddenly there is a surge of Scam mails supposedly from Amazon. 6 a day
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