Mr. Pinball's Blacklist--Index of Scammers--Individual Email for Scammer--"COCA COLA UK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Scammer email posted Thu Mar 15 21:00:52 2012
Subject: Congratulations (YOUR EMAIL ID HAS WON 500, 000 GBP FROM COCA COLA
Date: Thursday 15 March 2012
From: "COCA COLA UK" , firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN THE ATTACH AND READ FOR YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!
The above is the actual scammer email received. It has been scrubbed of recipient information.
If you received an email like this you have several choices.
Ignore the scammer. Do not respond to emails. Just delete them.
Respond, but only to lead the scammer on--to get a counterfeit check, to report stolen credit card numbers, and to waste the scammer's time. Time spent trying to scam you is time not spent scamming someone else.
Report the scammer to us and we'll post their emails so others will know about that scammer.
Whichever option you choose make sure you do the following:
DO NOT educate the scammer in any way. Educating a scammer makes them better at scamming the next person.
DO NOT let the scammer know that YOU KNOW they are a scammer. The scammer will always be nice to you if they think there's a chance they may still be able to scam you. If they know they've been discovered they will often threaten you. Their threats are empty, but are scary to some people.
DO NOT give the scammer any personal information that they cannot find in a phone book (name, address, and phone.) Feel free to give them lots of incorrect information.