Thank You Message

How the scam works:

This scam is targeted at naive people who might think they hit the jackpot. Hopefully you are not one of them.

An email or letter comes to the victims from somebody living in London or Amsterdam. There is a “thank you” note from this somebody who used to live in a poor country, such as Ivory Coast or India, but not anymore.

“Thank you for the help with starting the business. I have been a happy person since I moved to London, and that's all because of you. Without your huge help with your connections, I would have never made it. As a token of my appreciation, I would like to pay you back a little something. I hope you'll accept it”.

Victims do know they had nothing whatsoever to do with the success of this person's life, but many of them would gladly accept the gift. Unfortunately, people give away their bank account number for apparent funds to be transferred, which – of course – will happen only the other way around.

How to avoid the Thank You Email scam:

Ignore the message; if you don't know the person, you shouldn't be receiving anything.

How to report the Thank You Email scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also post the name of the sender of the email in the Comments section below.

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