They are OK in the SPAM section but what will you do if you win millions or maybe even more than that twice or thrice a day.As a normal blogger, I've left my email address at countless places causing automated messages to be sent directly into the inbox.You cannot do anything instead of reporting as Spam but that won't be much effective as such SPAMMERS can riddle the basic algorithm
Basic Characteristics of Such Emails
- Text would be bold and capitalized
- Urgent Claim required
- Fake Email IDs
- Reply to different email address than the one which actually sent that message
- Your information such as Name,Address,Age,Contact Number,Age,Occupation,Nationality required
I took up the challenge and did as directed.Not to mention, I gave all false information.Then their Email came saying that my money is in ***** Bank with **** Account number.As a security, they would be requiring some money (they asked for 4,000$) for smooth transaction.Their intentions were clear.They had just found a fish in a trap but I was smart enough to deal with the situation.I said, I first wanted to meet them somewhere in my country where I will give all cash.They haven't replied yet nor I'm expecting it.
A fooled fish
In my daily newspaper,Times Of India, I read about person who assumed that he had one a million $ lottery and did as directed.He also deposited the amount required in the bank.But he never received his lottery.
Fortunately, he acted at the right time and involved the judiciary in it and the Spammer who is a Nigerian is behind the bars now.
The best option when you receive such emails is to simple ignore them and remember at no cost give them your private info.(I wonder how these many people are running after money blindly)
Hold on, I just won 170,000$, how about a trip to space? :)