Scam? Of course

Found this on my inbox. Anyone else get this? Appears to be a bot.

Hello,
I hope you are doing great.
I saw your page and I decided to inform you about the project I have at hand and I would like you to be a part. It is of great profit and I know you will not regret taking part in the project.

Please reply to my private email (miradstyle@gmail.com) for full details.

Regards,
Mira Donovan.
 
Found this on my inbox. Anyone else get this? Appears to be a bot.
11 "I" and "you" words out of the total 50, that's 20%+ of content is personalizing. Impersonal. No name. No nickname. No contractions, as in "that's". No Americanisms. No cryptic, short cut clauses we use. Incentivizing, enticement words. There's more and I know we all instinctively see it. I have to analyze stuff like this. Carries with it the tone of Chinese hackers. Not Nigerian, not Ukrainian, not Indian, not N. K. Chinese. Styles vary from one culture's hacker to another's. They each have their own. This one is the empathetic, do not be afraid, submissive, excuse please, reaching hand style.

I will not hurt you. We make money together.

Think HAL 9000 in 2001. Or Peter Lorre in Maltese Falcon/Casablanca style. It can be fun to play with them for awhile, if you like that sort of thing, but juuust more than a little dangerous.

Just do not ever take their physical check, cashiers check, wire transfer into your bank for evaluation to see if its legit, before you deposit it. If you hand it over for the clerk or officer/manager to review first, your account(s) WILL be terminated inside of 2 days and that banking chain will never, ever open another account for you or any business you own. They will not praise you for doing due diligence.

They see you as an international target for many things. Internal system wide marching orders will flag you instantly as persona non grata, no matter how well you know the manager, no matter how long you have run millions of legit business or trust dollars through them or loans you've taken and timely paid off.
 
These days, unless I recognise the senders e-mail address, I never read them, let alone, answer them
I've had two e-mails recently telling me my TV licence was due for renewal, one address was in Canada, the other in China.
They must think we're daft, sadly some people are.
 
My favorite is the fake invoice from some order you never ordered, usually a iPhone or something common. Got one of those yesterday.
 
My favorite is the fake invoice from some order you never ordered, usually a iPhone or something common. Got one of those yesterday.
I've had a rash of receipts and/or invoices lately. All are so poorly written, or in a foreign language, that it's blatantly obvious they are spam.

Yet enough suckers out there open these things. 🤷‍♂️
 
Neither eBay nor PayPal buyer protection are reliable safety against scams. I bought a streamer through eBay and paid with PayPal. The "seller" sent a carton to my zip code (not my address), which was delivered, providing proof of delivery that both eBay and PayPal used to deny my claim even though my postman confirmed that no such package was delivered to my address. It took a fair bit of effort, but I was able to eventually escalate the eBay claim and get a refund. Apparently this scam is much more prevalent than is generally recognized. Be careful out there!
 
Neither eBay nor PayPal buyer protection are reliable safety against scams. I bought a streamer through eBay and paid with PayPal. The "seller" sent a carton to my zip code (not my address), which was delivered, providing proof of delivery that both eBay and PayPal used to deny my claim even though my postman confirmed that no such package was delivered to my address. It took a fair bit of effort, but I was able to eventually escalate the eBay claim and get a refund. Apparently this scam is much more prevalent than is generally recognized. Be careful out there!
I'll remember that one.
I tend buy a lot from ebay, although not big audio purchases.
 
This deal had every indication that it wasn't on the up-and-up (new seller, not answering messages, wanting to send delicate electronics USPS, somewhat underpriced listing) but I figured Buyer Protection would take care of me. I'm grateful that they finally did, as I would've lost a considerable amount of money. It was enough that it might have forced me to get off the upgrade hamster wheel and just enjoy the wonderful system that I've already got!
 
It was enough that it might have forced me to get off the upgrade hamster wheel and just enjoy the wonderful system that I've already got!
this is a brilliant insight of the lemonade that particular lemon might have ended up making.
 
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