A friend of mine recently disclosed that he has been scammed on Facebook in the amount of P 30,000.00. He transacted with a certain person whose Facebook name is “Aco sy michelle.” He has done a lot of online transactions before and after doing preliminary business in Facebook, he usually meets in person to finalize the transaction.
My friend who works in our company asked me one afternoon to check out an item he is about to purchase. He said he is reluctant to send the money because what is involved is a very big amount. What he was buying was not some cheap items like a box cutter. He was buying a very expensive item. He wanted my opinion on whether the transaction he is about to enter into is a scam or not.
I received another Paypal Phishing email. This time, I have been informed that I need to update my records.
I’ve received this kind of email from scammers before and I have blogged about it in the post entitled “Online fraud.” Click on the link if you want to more about what Phishing is.
I’ve been alarmed over the emails that I received for the past two weeks; it seems that online scam artists are doubling their efforts.
I used to get only about 2 or 3 emails a month from scam artists and they are usually from somebody who wants you to help them “hide” their money from a terrorist government or somebody who wants to entrust you with huge amount of fortune they received. I’ve also received emails selling black market medicines.