Lately I’ve been getting quite a few e-mails telling me that I’ve won the lottery in the UK, or from "individuals" who claim they have access to large sums of money, but for some reason or another can’t withdrawn the money from their banks unless it goes through an American bank. They all have the same bottom line. If I follow the "instructions" they outline I could end up with a boatload of money. All of those e-mails are nothing but scams of one kind or another and I end up just reporting them as SPAM.
What bothers me most about that type of e-mail is that even with SPAM blockers, some of they still are able to filter through the system and end up in my e-mail box, and then I have to go through the procedure of having to waste time deleting them. And it’s become more than just a bit annoying. (more…)