More scams to watch out for in 2014

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2014 is just around the corner. No doubt, you’ve made plans to become a better person, help the needy and see the world. It doesn’t take a prophet with a rod to figure that out! But it does take a scammer to make you think that your dreams might come true, and then leave you high and dry. That’s why here at Glamtech, we want to let you know some more tricks scammers have up their sleeves for 2014.
The Syria Stunt
If you want to send aid for humanitarian purposes, check and double check. Truth be told, help is much needed in Syria as a result of the political crisis in the area. But for every real venture, there is a counterfeit. And the email below confirms.
Donate to the emergency appeal for Syria
From: New Zealand Red Cros [mailto:help @ redcross org nz]
As humanitarian needs in Syria reach unprecedented levels, your donation will help ensure vital supplies and medical aid get to those who need it most and will help protect the lives of those delivering these essential services.
DONATE NOW -its people like you that make our work possible – DONATE NOW
Last year we sent 37 aid workers overseas, to over 20 countries, supporting 48 missions.
We help communities affected by emergencies and conflicts all over the world. As we often say, disasters don’t discriminate – neither do we.
New Zealand Red Cross.
 

NOTE: Please do not fall for this, visit the Red Cross’ official web page to find legitimate ways to help people in need.
The FIFA-Brazil scam
Online fraudsters can be mean. Who would want to miss out on a trip to Brazil to watch the FIFA world cup live in 2014?. But no one would like to be stripped off  his savings simply because of a FIFA-Brazil Scam. So here’s how to recognize one if you see it.
“Congratulations! This is to inform you that your Email Address emerged as a winner of an amount of Five Hundred Thousand British pounds (£500,000.00) which is equivalent to Eight Hundred & Ten Thousand United States Dollars ($810,000.00) in the FIFA BRAZIL 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP PROMOTION Draw held in Johannesburg, South Africa (THE PAST SUCCESSFUL HOST OF THIS FIFA EVENT) through an Open Computer Ballot JAVA System.
All participants email ID was automatically entered in the draw as Microsoft collected all valid and active email users GLOBALLY for this promotion.
Your email ID attached to Reference Number: WCD80010011 was luckily drawn to win you the prize in the Category “A”. Therefore a pin number has been issued for you to claim your prize. PIN CODE 00357721.
stated below re your winning identification numbers to facilitate your payment: Batch number: BR/14/FIFAJULY43658. Reference number: WCD80010011
PIN Code: 00357721 (Please keep them confidential)
To File Claim, Kindly send an email to the Appointed Claim Agent in South Africa; send your details in accordance as stated below and your winning numbers to Email Address: Victor @ claimsagents net
FIFA Prize Claim Processing Agent: VICTOR MANDELA\
Claims Office Address: 812 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
E-Mail: Victor @ claimsagents net .Tel: +27 (814) 413751 – Fax: +27 86 602 1610
Please note that this letter and the email it was sent from is for notification only, you should only contact the above mentioned agent (VICTOR MANDELA) whom shall direct you on how to receive your prize money. Please keep your winning confidential to avoid double claim. Congratulations once again.”
NOTE: Please don’t get duped this way. If you can’t get to Brazil, stick to your television. It’s safer.

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