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Warning – Can you tell a scammer by poor grammar?

There are so many scams around – especially e-mail scams where you are encouraged to click on certain links.

word nerd CU

I just got an e-mail with this message that “looked” as if it came from Australia Post:

A courier have not redeem the parcel to your home for the reason: you were away.
Print out information label and go to post office to pick up the packing.

The poor English made me suspect this was NOT from Australia Post – then again, maybe it WAS from Australia Post – and I am overly suspicious.

Usually messages where you have won a prize are obvious enough – but a message about a mail delivery seems fairly routine.

Still, there were danger signs for me:

The packing?

Have not redeem the parcel?

Anyway, I also encourage you to look at the e-mail address of who sends the message to you. Often the addresses are similar too but NOT from the proper address.

Maybe I’m just a suspicious and cautious type. I encourage you when you read a message to “feel” if the message sounds real and authentic (the writing and spelling and grammar correctness can give you clues).

Stay safe. Stay cautious.

Cheers,

Tony

One comment on “Warning – Can you tell a scammer by poor grammar?

  1. efangelist
    February 15, 2016

    Reblogged this on efangelist.

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