|Published:||Apr 24, 2013 4:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 24, 2013 5:45 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Whether it comes to your mailbox, your phone or your email inbox, a scam is most likely on its way to you soon. There's no good way to prevent them from coming to you but you can prevent being taken advantage of.
We receive hundreds of emails in our WINK News inboxes every day but a few caught our eye recently with one email offering us a chance to get our hands on $10 million.
Some red flags to keep an eye out for. It involves foreigners, it sounds too good to be true, it's poorly written with lots of grammatical errors and the email is asking for your contact information. It's all a scam. Don't respond, don't click on the link included in the email, delete it immediately.
Another email might claim to be from someone who went on an impromptu trip overseas, lots their wallet and passport and were being held by the hotel management until they got a short term loan from you. Again, it's poorly written. The difference is this type of email usually comes from someone you don't know who most likely got their email hacked.
If you respond, it's the hacker that writes you back, not the person you know. Trash the email immediately and then pick up the phone and reach out to your friend.