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Ever get the feeling somebody is watching you?

I frequently blog about spam email I get and that obviously involves clicking on it …. after these two articles, I wont be doing that again EVER.

He challenged the hackers to investigate his life and see what they could find out. And here is how they went about it. 

We all leave some footprint online, lets think about it and be more conscious about what we share and what we don’t. Like in my blogging, I am curious to know what my readers know about me, that I am not aware of sharing. So do share! Also, what sort of stuff would people pick up about you/ what measures have you made to limit this kind of contact?

 

17: Dear Ben ….

You know I don’t suffer scammers right? So imagine me receiving this text this morning!

CONGRATULATION! YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON YOU ONE MILLION RANDS IN COCA-COLA PROMO AWARD IN UK WITH WINNING NO 621 TO CLAIM CALL MR BEN ON +27823640886

Consider this your heads up if you would like to claim this money!

West Africa is not A country!

READ AND GET BACK TO ME

I want you to patiently read this offer. I am Mrs.Aminata Abdullahi, the wife to the deceased former Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa. My husband was the linkman between the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries – OPEC and the petroleum sector in a West African country. He also attend OPEC meetings constantly in Geneva before his death caused by cardiac arrest in our home town.

Through the sale of our allocated oil quota in OPEC, he was able to make S$8.million.(EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS)I want you to assist me to claim this money as i cannot claim it directly because he made the deposit as a fund belonging to his business associate in order not to raise eyebrow since he was a civil servant during that time, and the code of conduct bureau forbids him or his wife to acquire such amount of money.
It is on this basis that I am contacting you for assistance, if you will be interested, claim documents will been processed and sent to you. The documents with which the fund is deposited will be amended to reflect you as the beneficiary so that you will be eligible to collect the fund as his business associate.
You shall be entitled to 30% of the total funds while the rest will be given to me on arrival in your country for the up keeping of my only son and for further investment under your kind control there in your country as I can not be able to do any investment here in West Africa due to the origin of the said fund.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is risk free and doesn’t have any negative implication. You should not entertain any fear as all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund have been finalized. If you can conveniently assure me of your ability to keep this business very secret and confidential, you can write back to me for further details.
Expecting your urgent response.
Best regards,
Mrs.Aminata Abdullahi

I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE

Good Day,

How are you and your family? I hope all is well, It’s just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for assistance. I am a banker by profession in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.

I have the opportunity of transferring the left over funds ($11.5 million) of one of our bank clients who died in crash since seven years ago and none of his family member or relation has come for the claim, and now the bank is planning how to confiscate the fund since no one has come for the claim. Please with out wasting time I need your honest and humanity to execute this transaction under your kind control for the benefit of our both families.

Hence, I am inviting you for this deal I will offer you 40% of the amount mentioned above as my patina and the rest will be for me, please if you are sure that you are capable to handle this transaction and you are ready to assist me to execute this business with trust and honest than the further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail,have a great day.

For more clarification reply me back and please note that the claims is 100% free.

Thanks.