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Charity Purpose From Mrs Susan Morgan‏ — scam alert

Immediately delete (unopened) any e-mail from “Susan Morgan”.

It is just a variant on the Nigerian scam with a “good Christian” twist.

[update: this is making the rounds (again) with the name “Jean Brown”.]

August 17, 2008 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, security, spam and junk mail | , , , , , ,

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  2. Great, i’ll look out for it, normally i get scam mails almost on a daily basis. Don’t think there is a problem with opening it and reading it. But most of those emails are so easy to spot. I mean a few days ago i had an email of someone who had to make an online transaction of 18miljon £ . And if i helped out, i would earn 40% of it…..i mean how can i help with an online transaction, it’s just a few clicks away. And right…he’ll give me 9 mil £ for clicking a few buttons…:p

    It’s still sad that there are people out there trying this stupid kinds of phishing . :(

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    Comment by coration | August 18, 2008 | Reply

  3. Yes, you’re right, it is sad. And it is stupid.

    It is typically estimated that 90-95% of all traffic traveling accross the wires is this garbage.

    It is being generated by OUR computers– your’s and mine and your neighbor’s– that have been infected by malware and turned into bots (usually unknown to us).

    Why? Because it works.. sometimes. I’m not going to say people are stupid, but I will quote a famous quote– there’s a sucker born every minute.
    Wouldn’t a quick and easy 9 mil be awesome?

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    Comment by techpaul | August 18, 2008 | Reply

  4. I got this Susan Morgan email and decided to search the web to see if it was a scam. Thanks.

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    Comment by Rodolfo | December 6, 2008 | Reply

    • I commend you on doing your homework, and checking up on this thing.

      In today’s world, you should view every e-mail with a critical eye!

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      Comment by techpaul | December 6, 2008 | Reply

  5. I also just got this email but it is going around stating that a pastor named “Larry Morgan” needs money sent to Nigeria…

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    Comment by k | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thanks a lot, I got the scam letter from Susan Billy Morgan from Ghana. This time added Billy to the name and from Ghana.

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    Comment by Rosey | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Rosey,
      I am glad you found my article useful, and thank you for the update. These e-mails are called “forms” (for obvious reasons) and the scammers sell them to each other.

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      Comment by techpaul | February 18, 2010 | Reply

  7. I was just checking out for Mrs Susan Morgan who claims to be donating money for Charity and have out that t is a cheat. Many questions have been posed by me to that Susan but she or he goes on persuading me to give my details. What would she or she do with my details if I gave it?
    Thanks for your Support here.
    John

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    Comment by John | November 29, 2015 | Reply

    • John,
      I am rather surprised to see this question at this stage in the game. Email scams have been around for 20 years now; and everybody knows you NEVER open an email from an unknown sender.
      Period.
      (You can’t even trust all emails that look like they came from someone you know, either.)

      Don’t waste any more time fooling with a criminal. They are trying to rob you and/or steal your identity. Please google the word “phishing”.

      And no, nothing can be done to hunt them down and stop them. There is no Internet Police.

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      Comment by techpaul | November 29, 2015 | Reply


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