Just when you think you have seen every scam, here’s a new one. Please watch out and be vigilante. Remember: When you get a spam email, do not reply. Hit the delete key:
THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS:
A report came in to this office regarding a fund transfer which you are supposed to receive from COTONOU, UBA BANK. Investigation has been made and we had discovered that the bank manager Mr. Yusuf was behind of all the delays and plans to divert this funds to his personal banking account.
The report was made from the State Finance Commission yesterday that your funds have not be released to you. The police took actions and we tracked this BANK. The bank manager was arrested, he is now in jail for attempting a fraud act to seize a fund $2.5 Million a compensation which was made approved by the State Government to you as beneficiary.
The State Finance Commission had given order to the bank authorities to issue a Certified Cashier’s check and send it to your home address. So we are sending you this notice, to know if you would prefer the $2.5 Million paid to you by Cashier’s check or crediting the $2.5 Million into an ATM VISA CARD?
Waiting on your urgent response.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. ZAKI NDUDI
INSPECTOR GENERAL STATE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Fake travel agencies
I have received several emails regarding fake travel agencies that are popping up in our county. People are paying for trips and when they to to pick up the tickets, there are none. Here’s some advice from the Isabel Perez-Suarez of the Florida Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services:
Good morning, Carmen
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services handles the Travel Agency/Seller portion.
They can contact our department at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832) in Spanish. They can visit our website, www.FreshFromFlorida.com.
Carmen Caldwell is executive director of Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade. Send feedback and news for this column to email@example.com, or call her at 305-470-1670.