Dear fraud victim

So I got this message on Facebook from someone i don’t know talking about fraud, prison and weird stuff then mid way he is asking me for these stuff

if you have lost money to fraudsters in the past, please do get back to me immediately with the following information:

1. Your Full name and contact Address.
2. The total amount you lost.
3. Your direct Phone number
4. Your photo identification

Don’t know what to tell him really so i thought to post it here and get some thoughts, is this a new way for fraud? or has it been around for a while?

The sender’s profile received from this Abdullahi Umaru , I’ll have to assume that his profile was probably hacked 🙂 just to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Dear fraud victim - Facebook scam message

Unexpected E-mail from Amazon?

Did you receive unexpected E-mail from Amazon? If you received an e-mail regarding an order that you don’t remember or recognise, please check Your Orders in Your Account, do not click on any links in the email or open any attachments, just log on the Amazon website you joined and check your orders there directly. If you can’t find a matching order then the e-mail you received wasn’t from etc …. Amazon recommend that you delete the e-mail, without opening any attachments. There’s no need to report it to them.

To fight e-mail spam there are few good resources out there that will help you out.

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We provide lists of spammers that persist in abusing forums and blogs with their scams, ripoffs, exploits and other annoyances*. We provide these lists so that you don’t have to endure the never ending job of having to moderate, filter and delete their rubbish.

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The reason I’m writing about this cause earlier on today i got an email claiming to be from Amazon UK for an order that i did not order, Below is a snapshot of how does it look like.

Spam email from Amazon

Not that it doesn’t look like the Amazon typical email, and it doesn’t state my name nor anything from what you are used for from Amazon.

Hope it helps everyone out there!