Desperate For Credit / Loan – It Can Be Opportune Moments for Internet Fraudsters, Watch Out
Situations where a common man in financial crisis needs Credit / Loan is becoming more upheaval. This situation causes a lot of disturbance in the minds of the people. People who have lost their money and jobs, and many more who are looking for alternatives to secure their financial futures, normally look forward for loans / credits.
This situation has also created opportune moments for scammers and fraudsters. Generally when there is a problem, people look for support and for openings to regain confidence.
This human nature also creates a lot of loopholes, which can be used by the cheaters for exploiting them. During this point of time in ones life, they fall pray to the new evil schemes internet fraudsters have come up with. They send spam e-mails regarding loans, Credit cards of fake banks to people, who are already caught up in the turmoil of financial crisis in life.
One most common, such kind of plan is that they claim as representatives of a fraud bank and offer loan with less interest rate and offer Credit cards for nominal charge. People facing the financial crisis will be tempted and pay the nominal onetime starting amount. It is nothing but a trap to lure people into paying them.
So beware, if you have got such emails, paste the source and content here, we’ll help you verify if it’s from a legitimate source .
The internet is a happy hunting ground for con men. They peddle scams ranging from Nigerian oil bonds to free iPods and trips to Tahiti. folks we contemptuously call stupid fall for these, and give out such details as their credit card numbers and whether they like to be whipped during sex. This one scam caught our attention becuase the man in question almost lost his life. A sad one, this.
A misguided Australian farmer was surfing on the net and he seems to have hooked up with a chik in, of all places, Mali (somewhere deep down in Africa).The “lady” was willing to marry, and she also seemed rich, ready with a dowry of gold bars worth $85,000 (comes up to around 35 lakh). Not to miss up on the chance, our boy from down under went to Make to formalize the nuptials. All went well until the prospective groom found himself shepherded into a room where two machete-wielding goons robbed him of his cash and credit cards, thrashed him, and threatened to hack his limbs off unless he gave them that $85,000 as the price for his life. Talk about the shoe being on the other foot…
To cut a long story short, the shaken man got off without serious harm when Australian and Malian police lured the kidnappers into the Canadian embassy and arrested them. And escorted the farmer, probably swearing bachelorhood for life, back to Sythe Australia. Someone said in a Dave Barry book – “Look man, I don’t trust anybody on the internet, man! Heck, no my mother! Not even myself1” Now that’s what is called a lesson!
Sanjit Nair pointed out another interesting post in hot pursuit with a spammer, which is worth a read.
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