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Old 9th February 2009, 03:13 PM
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This probably won't come as a surprise, but the Office of Fair Trading is today reporting a huge rise in email scams. In a survey conducted as part of its Scams Awareness Month, it has found that 23 per cent...

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Mike Haley, OFT Director of Consumer Protection, said: "Using the internet can be safe and easy but we are urging the public to be vigilant to the dangers of ever more sophisticated online scams. Never respond to offers promising vast lottery wins or 'get rich quick' opportunities and never disclose personal details to people you don't know."
I'm sorry but when did an e-mail telling you that you have won trillions of pounds on a lottery you never entered become sophisticated - anybody who falls for that garbage doesn't deserve to own a computer let alone access the internet!!!!!

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Sophistication is all relative and depends upon the recipient, if you know what I mean. I think most people are not as savvy as us ; ).

He is still talking tosh though, the conversion rate is 1 in a million for these spam and scam e-mails, but they can overcome this by sending hundreds of millions of them. They can then be sure that they can reach a potential Darwin Awards winner - The Darwin Awards

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