Successful scammers are good at grooming you; they ask lots of questions about what you want in your life.They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.Mark receives an email with the subject line: ‘Somebody just put up these pictures of Mark drunk at this wild party!
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She has more savings but can’t access it right now; it will be available next month. After a few payments his daughter gets suspicious, she calls Netsafe and they confirm this was a scam. Cieran just received an urgent request from one of her close friends who ‘lost his wallet on vacation and needs some cash to get home’.
She sends some money right away, following his instructions.
But there’s a problem: Your friend never sent this request. His computer had a virus which grabbed all of his contacts and forwarded the fake email to his contacts.