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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

CL Craigslist iPad Scam > Harold Bates

We had to hire a replacement programmer and got his SPAM in reply on CL. 

CL does not give anything away except the ability to post. 

Always a Scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Harold Bates <>
Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: Programmer Needed ASAP for PHP / MySQL Linux Project (Albany OR)

Dear Cl User,

My name is Harold Bates, Chief executive officer of Craigslist. We have recently partnered up with Apple for a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away complimentary Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected individuals who have published an ad on C-list. You have been chosen as one of our latest winners for today. We randomly select numbers to match up with ads on Craigslist and your ad matched with our latest drawing.

We have partnered up with Apple to advertise their most popular product yet, the Apple iPhone and iPad. Once yet again, we are running this campaign for one-day only. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to go to our website made for this promotion and fill out the short survey to get yours for free. Just make sure you enter your email so we may locate our records to ensure that we have reserved one for you. That's it!

Congrats on winning a free Apple iPhone4 and iPad2. In case you have any query or concerns, feel free to email me back. However, you should claim your free iPhone and iPad first to ensure one will be reserved for you before the deadline ends. We do understand that you may well not receive this e-mail until after the deadline, but, we advise you check out the website and enter your email to see if we still have got yours on hold, which we often-times do because others have not claimed theirs in time.

Harold Bates
CEO, C-list

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