New Scam Alert

A new scam system being used by the ill-intentioned scammers, is sending users an email of Congratulations. This informs the receiver that they have won a motor- vehicle to commemorate an anniversary of operation. The scammers then instruct the receivers to call a number to redeem their dispatched prize. The message typically looks like this:

Congratulation, you have won Audi Q5 car from junk mail motor mail. We are happy to celebrate 60 years of active service to the nation. Contact our dispatch centre on phone for claiming confirmation/delivery requirements Mr.Perterson @ 0813891222

 Notice that the grammar is clumsy, the offer seems too good to be true and the scammer is obviously trying to relate an easy follow-up system for the potential victim.

Also important to note is that scammers try to use email addresses and business names close to Junk  Mail or Job Mail. If the email address does not carry a domain name e.g. @junkmail or @jobmail – Then it is a scammer trying to affiliate with our brand. Please be vigilant of these details. If you think you don’t deserve to be winning a prize, without proper affiliation to the source then it’s probably a SCAM. If you wonder why you have attained something too easily and the source is asking for your details then be alert, this is probably a SCAM.

Scammers often try to manipulate their victims by showing that they have their personal details and just need a little more so they can process the promised or supposed prize. Whatever the prize or offer from a buyer or seller, be careful, be smart and be productive.

By Zaheer Carrim

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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4 Responses

  1. T King says:

    4×4 trailer, 16inch wheels plus spare, braai grid, inverter, tent, microwave, radio, electronic safe, awning, two side panels, bed 2.1×2.1, pump,150L water tanks, kitchen, mini bar, 8 crates, gas bottle holders, jerry can holders, battery, fridge slider, charger, wired for tow charging, excellent condition as good as new. R28000.00 highly neg Calls himself Karl Simpson. He gives you a false address and took a sum of R3000 deposit!

  2. T Akecare says:

    Too good to be true,

    R28,000.00 2010 Jurgens Exclusive Caravan

    http://www.junkmail.co.za/motoring/caravans-and-campers/national/2010-jurgens-exclusive-caravan-36431837

    Scammer henkbez@hotmail.com (using name Henderik Bezuidenhout) claim to have moved to the UK with his family, caravan is left behind in the very, very, very remote town of Port Nolloth, Northern Cape. It will be delivered free of charge to the buyer, once the buyer has paid the seller through a fake UK eBay site (buy.ebay.co.uk-item-css…..mantei5sabin.de) with a strange URL ending in the matei5sabin.de domain. This URL then directs the victim to pay the money to eBay who will allegedly hold the money until the buyer has inspected the caravan and approve of before the money is released to the seller. Only problem is, payment to eBay’ trust account is to be effected by transferring Moneygram funds at your local bank to a Max Willer of address: 155 Regents Park Rd, London, United Kingdom (probably a fake address and name as well – as is sometimes obtained from victims of identity fraud, applying for fake online jobs – having to send identity documents and proof of address to the scammer’s network).

    Take Care.

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