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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Craigslist Email Winner iPad Scam > My name is Jim, Ceo of Craigslist


Can anyone fall fall this?  Just check some of the highlights (Yellow)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Spurling <>
Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Attention Medium Office Size,

My name is Jim, Ceo of Craigslist. Weve recently joined up with Apple company regarding a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away complimentary Ipad 2 to randomly selected folks who have published an advert living in #CSVFIELD(4)# that use Craigslist. You've been selected as one of our newest winners for today. We randomly select numbers to match up with ads on Craig's list and your advertisement matched with our latest drawing.   I quit...  there is more, but I am amazed at this crap.  You can find the rest of the bad writing below.

We have partnered up with Apple inc to promote their most popular product yet, the Apple Ipad 2. Once again, were running this promotion for one-day only. All you need to do is  #CSVFIELD(4)#, #CSVFIELD(5)# to go to our site generated for this promotion and enter your email to recieve yours for free. Simply make sure you enter your email so we can locate our records to guarantee that we have reserved one for you. That is it!

Congrats on winning a free Apple Ipad 2 (valued at $399). If you might have any question or issues, feel free to e-mail me back. However, you need to claim your free Ipad 2 first and if your not living at  #CSVFIELD(4)#, #CSVFIELD(5)# anymore please update that to make sure one will be reserved for you personally before the deadline ends. We do understand that you may well not receive this e-mail until after the deadline, however, we suggest you check the web site and enter your email to see if we still have yours on hold, which we often-times do because others haven't claimed theirs in time.


CEO, Craig's list

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