Monday, October 12, 2009

Fit FactorY. 419 Scams - Beware!

This has nothing to do with health and fitness but I felt compelled to post about this because an acquaintance of mine recently got fooled by the 419 scam, and I just realized that there are still people who get tricked, even in this day and age when so many announcements have been made warning of this devious deception.

It starts with an email that makes you think that you are, perhaps, the luckiest person on the planet to have been chosen to receive such easy money. This is a misconception. These people send out emails to every address they can get a hand on. The ratio of people fooled vs those who ignore the email is very slim, much slimmer esp. now that Yahoo! Mail, GMail, etc. are wide-alert about these frauds, but the point is someone still gets fooled. Out of, say, a million of people who get an email, a small ratio of even 1% is still 10,000 people - that's a lot!

I'd like to post this so that hopefully I can do my part in decreasing that ratio.

To find out more about the scam, visit this site:

Just remember: If it seems to good to be true, then it might not be true! So, research about the email you received. Type in a few words from the email on Google and see if results show up giving complaints related to that email.

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