While many believe that email scams are something they would never fall for, they do exist for a reason.
Someone must be falling for them.
Someone must be losing money to them or scammers wouldn't be attempting to steal money and/or identities in the first place.
In fact, according to Ultrascan AGI, nearly $13 billion was taken from individuals just from the well-known Nigerian scam emails in 2013 alone. There are many other internet fraud schemes out there as well that account for billions more.
While I have never lost money to an email scam, I did almost fall for one around five years ago (see #3 below). I also witnessed many scam emails when we were trying to find a rental home recently, which you can read in my post Craigslist Scams I Encountered When Looking For A Rental Plus Real Scam Emails.
Below are several different scam emails that many are currently falling for. Continue reading at the end to learn about how to not become a victim of internet fraud as well. [Read more…]