Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts
This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Physician and Philanthropists Mr. George Brumley internet email scam
The Scam makes no sense as why would someone you don't know leave you money? Why would a Solicitor (attorney) email you and not call? Why don't they even know your name? You are in the will, but no name? Makes no sense, but I am still worried someone will fall for this scam.
The email comes from email@example.com but they want you reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you not think an attorney firm would have their own email account / domain? Just silly at best.
Hope no one falls for it!
We are solicitors to the great Atlanta Physician and Philanthropists Mr.George Brumley.
I wish to notify you that he made you one of the beneficiaries of his estate.
You were nominated to him in his vision to expand his charity work, please respond with your names,contact address and telephone numbers.
Please get back to me via: email@example.com