Scam Alert

Scam Alert!

If you receive any letter through the post, ‘supposedly’ from a clairvoyant or psychic that asks you to send money-BIN IT! These people are criminals-Not psychics. scammer
These letters may be saying that you have won money, they may claim they can remove curses, or guarantee that they can ensure you have good luck or protect you or loved ones from harm. They are not, I repeat NOT from genuine psychics or clairvoyants, they are often from foreign addresses (mostly Europe) with little or no contact information supplied. These letters are in fact sent from people who are 100% Scammers, not psychics. Do yourself a huge favour and throw them in the bin.

Don't get scammed

Don't get scammed

Should you send off your £$10-$£100, they will place you on what they call their ‘suckers list‘. You will then receive an avalanche of scam mails for months. No real psychic is going to send you letters touting for money or claiming they can help you win the lottery. Some of these letters may look quite convincing but- don’t be fooled.  Never, ever give them the name and address details of anyone else either. My Advice Is-Bin Them!

Do not to respond, don’t be tempted, before you do anything, ring Consumer Direct or Trading Standards for advice. If you think a mail might be misleading, you can contact the Advertising Standards Authority. You can also register with the Mail Preference Service to stop some  junk mail.

Above all, remember not to be intimidated by any threats in the letter. There is nothing they can do to harm you and I fully believe ‘karma’ will catch up with these people.

What To Do If You’re Already A Victim

If you’ve paid, there’s very little anyone can do to retrieve your money. If you’re dissatisfied with what you receive (if you even receive anything at all), get in touch with the agencies such as – Consumer Direct and the ASA. They can follow up and attempt to find the scammers.

After the above, the most important thing you should do is, forget it. Do not dwell on any silly threats or promises made. They are not personal or in any way accurate. These letters are printed and sent out to thousands of people.

The same applies if you get scam emails. Either delete them or report them to the mail server they are using. E.G if the scam email comes to you via Hotmail, complain to Hotmail direct. Never open any attatchments (they are most likely a virus that will wreck your computer) Never click the email to view images, criminals use these images to load your computer with cookies via your browser.

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Off topic but relevant. Remember: You have no relatives in Darkest Peru who have left you a legacy, and that The President of Zimbabwe does not need your bank details so he can pay his 26million in to your account for safe keeping either. Never reply to such emails, never give these criminals any of your personal or banking information!