ATLANTA (CBS46) — A Kennesaw couple building their retirement home in the North Georgia mountains were recently scammed out of $17K. Better Call Harry explains how it happened. Craig Seabolt and his wife didn’t think twice about an email that turned out to be a scam.
The couple are building a lakefront retirement home in Blairsville. Not long after groundbreaking, the first $17,000 payment was due. The Seabolts mailed a check to their builder. A few days later they received an email that said that the bank was having a problem processing the check. The email contained wire instructions.
Seabolt’s wife sent the money without asking any questions because she believed it came from their builder. A month later when the scammers made another wire request, Seabolt started asking questions.
The FBI was able to track the wire transfer to St. Petersburg, Russia, but the money is gone.
There were clues in the emails, including a grammatical error and spelling error.
The builder was able to fix their account and the home will be done early next year. However, the Seabolts want others to know that if you receive an email that appear to be from someone you know but they ask for something unusual, you should check it out before taking action.
It is very much essential to know that if there is any claim regarding any celebrity death through mail or social media, be careful without knowing the truth. There arises scam mail which circulates some wrong information. Some rumors have been circulated via social media claim that wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has been died. This kind of death messages are scams used to trick users so that they provide their personal information. If you receive any of these fake messages, do not click on any of the links.
The scam message was being dispatched stating that Hulk died due to deadly head shot that took place in revenge. This sort of false scam messages are used to trick users into spamming their friends with the same false information. If any users click on that link the page may be redirected to one of the page providing details of the users. Once if they give their personal details like phone number, mail id, age, account number etc they may be told to click an online survey where they will be allowed to go in a draw for various prizes.
It’s one of the easiest ways for scammers to earn money as by subscribing these fake schemes each time users will be willing to participate in an online survey again and again so that they can get some prizes. The fact is that till last users will be sharing and clicking the link but at the end there won’t be any video showing death clippings or no prize winners. Make sure that before believing in any rumors search with google and all media sources so that next time you may not be a victim of scam.
Scam news was being circulated saying that 16 members of Japanese whaling crew have been killed by killer whale. The report claiming such an incident in world news website appeared to be fictitious. In the crew report claimed stating that after an on-board panic caused by a gas leak on the MV Nisshin Maru, a number of crew members jumped overboard where they were seriously attacked by the killer whales.
Japan is being reflected in the history of whaling wherein it is being criticized worldly. The news reported in Satire World News Daily Report website. The news depicts an Australian customs boat beside the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru in January 2008.
Before believing through any facts and fictions that comes via social media or emails it’s better to check through various news sources. In recent months the site was responsible for circulating stories which had to be false and fake. Many readers believed that the stories mentioned in this news site were true to their knowledge.
In Aberdeen city, one of the victims had been applied for a vacancy which offered online training courses for the offshore oil and gas industry. The website was being named by“First Oil Energy”, which presented it as a fastest growing company located in Aberdeen.With the promise of a future career, the victim handed over money for an online training course through the website.
Scammers told the victim that after completion of training course the victim would be part of the firm. For training course an amount was paid but then the scammers informed the victim that there is some hike in fees. The fraudsters charged some $1000 to the victim. This oil and gas industry website was being developed and registered by some individuals. They were identified as non-trading UK individuals. These kinds of websites appear to be part of scam.
Be careful when applying any online courses or jobs that request for money transactions. Check for all the terms and conditions before payment as well as be aware of all kinds of scams.
The scammer gives assurance to a victim to access others facebook account by just following some simple steps. The victim is being instructed to open his facebook page in a browser and go to the person whom they need to hack the account.Special instructions are being narrated by the scammers so that the victim’s come to their track. For e.g. right click on the victim’s facebook page, one pop-up menu displays select inspect element from it.HTML editor opens, the scammers instruct to copy a block of code and paste it into browser.
As per the scammers claim, the code has nothing to do with hackers account rather the victim is being scammed by his own account. Scammers can have full control and access of your own account. They can make you as a target and get information of many other victims. They can post some fake information as well as even scam other victims by launching any fraud plans. If this sort of any activity takes place just you need to change the email id, password and any personal details including bank account no, phone no etc.
If a victim is being scammed by some scammer or fraudsters, the first thing you can do is file a complaint or can report it to any federal organizations or agencies. Being a victim you can share your views so as to bring awareness among several viewers. Please be aware of all kinds of scams. Take necessary steps to avoid all scams or fraudulent activities.