Coming in at #1 with a significant lead is the “free gift card scam” made popular with fake giftcard offers from the likes of Walmart and Best Buy, followed by the ever popular “iPad/iPhone giveaway scam”. You see the full list below.
In my opinion, these are all pretty tame compared to the recent text message scam being sent to Australians saying “Sum1 paid me to kill you. get spared, 48hrs to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, death is promised E-mail me now:killerking247@ yahoo.com.” You have to give these scammers a little credit for coming up an email address that would make most other people in this line of work jealous.
Other Interesting Facts from the Report:
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