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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Woolwich, Greenwich, United Kingdom
|+1 Untitled Identity Theft , ref:1093 |
you get an email stating you have \'definatley\' won one of the above prizes, which are: \"free maybeliynne makeup\"
then it takes you to a page to fill in ur details for shipping address where they want Eveythin from ur mobile number to bank details...
The most worrying email i have personally received is one that states it has been sent from my own email addy....\'firstname.lastname@example.org\'
similar msgs via email and these also take you to \'same\' personal detail page, so are maybe connected they begin:
\'Thank You Please Review\' from
\'Message for Estelle\' from
HOPE THIS HELPS I HAVE OPENED ALLL THE ABOVE ONLINE AND MADE SURE I WAS 100% PROTECTED BY MY SECURITY SOFTWARE. NEVER OPEN THESE EMAILS IN YOUR EMAIL BOX!!!
|J (Somewhere in United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-30 17:09:50|
It's part of a scam run by a German company called Planet49. In January 2010, they ran an advert for an IQ test, which I clicked on, and it promised you the chance to win prizes if you filled in your details. So I did the test and filled in my details. I received an email from Jane@selected-winner.co.uk saying my results would be due shortly. Well, I never received those IQ test results, but I did get tons of spam which I'm still receiving to this day. Requests to remove my details from their database have gone ignored. If you go to Planet49.com, you'll see they are targeting people across the world with the promise of prizes like iPads. With luck, all they're doing with our data is selling it to advertisers (the advertisers might not know how Planet49 get our info). At worst our data could be going to identity thieves, though I've not noticed any problems in this regard since I took their "IQ test". The best way to prevent being scammed like this is to use ad-blockers. There should be one available for all well-known browsers - for Firefox I can recommend Adblock Plus.