Miscellaneous SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a (8 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “Linda Langtree”

Please remember, the quotations below are from the SCAM letter of “Linda Langtree” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 1 

“You were selected to receive the

“‘Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package’
“And perhaps $4,000 per month, Forever.

Image of Linda Langtree

“My Dear First_Name,

Red Flag  # 2  “In ten days, you will have delivered to you a “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package, which may produce a new income every month, for the rest of your life. With this “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package you may apply for the following:

1. A Lifetime Guaranteed monthly payout of $4,000 per month forever.
2. Immediate $300,000 Life Annuity.
3. Instant checking account with $20,000 cash in it. (Learn how to open it in 7 days.)
4. Lost "Insurance Policy" for $500,000, payable at $4,000 a month

(Learn how to apply and perhaps start using this income next week.)

“All of the ABOVE may happen to you, faster than you ever thought possible. In Exactly 24 hours after you receive your “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package, your relatives, and especially friends close to you will start to see you as a very special person. They will realize how wealthy you may become.

Red Flag  # 3  “Your life may change on this day, October 15, 2011 and put you on a new path, a new journey of endless joy, great wealth and a guilt free life of happiness. The moment you take a step out your front door on October 15, 2011 you will start to experience one of the most enjoyable times of Your life. Starting now, you may receive money that you can use for anything you desire. (But, more about your exciting fitture life, later. Let’s talk about next week now.)

First_Name Last_Name with your Ready-to-Use “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package a sensational change in your life will come over you. You may have (a Lucky Life) from now on. Good Luck will flow into your mind from an unexplainable “Intellectual Force”. This new luck of yours may give you the wisdom, allowing you to pick the “WINNING NUMBERS” that are going to be drawn in the next LOTTERY IN YOUR STATE.

Please remember, the quotations above and below are from the SCAM letter of “Linda Langtree” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

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Red Flag  # 4  “All the signs are pointing to your Lucky Time Period. Please send for your “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package today! I Have a Strong Feeling You may win The Lottery IN THREE WEEKS. Also, I feel you may be able to win a large jackpot when playing The Big Game, Power Ball, Lotto, or Slot Machines. Some people say, using this “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package is like having new and unlimited money and wealth. (Open the package when you receive it, and pick out the monthly check you desire!)

“Please understand, First_Name Last_Name, an opportunity to receive this “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package, doesn’t happen very often. I have just learned the near poverty level you have been living on, for all these years, and that’s why you have been hand-picked to receive this Ready-to-Use “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package I sense there may be a great deal of money, coming to you and I am deeply troubled you may miss out on a Large Jackpot that may be on its way to you, or a $40 Million Dollar Lottery Win, (one lady just won the “Mega Millions” Lottery for $15 million). If I could have located you sooner, that could have been you. That’s why I would like to finish preparing your “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package - so you can enjoy the powerful psychic force that comes with this package. It may make you a millionaire!

“My name is Linda Langtree and I am getting psychic visions from your home. These have led me to you, the person who needs me the most. Out of 1,000 visions I received in the last 60 days, you are the one who needs the most help. That’s why I am contacting you. I am here to offer you my “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package. It may bring you an abundance of checks, cash and lost insurance policies that you can put into your new savings account, that may turn you into America’s newest Millionaire.

Red Flag  # 5 First_Name Last_Name, you must have the “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Packagein your hands right away for it to work. PLEASE WRITE BACK TO ME, RIGHT AWAY. TODAY. Because on October 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM your time period for perhaps receiving a “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package starts, please be ready. If I don’t hear back from you in the next 96 hours (that’s four days), no later than 6 days your special time period to activate your Ready-to-Use “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package may detach itself from your life and be gone forever. (Please hurry. Don’t miss out on this wondetful moment in your.”

Please remember, the quotations above and below are from the SCAM letter of “Linda Langtree” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

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First_Name Last_Name, when you start using your “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package it may change your life. So stop Worrying! You don’t have to worry about MONEY anymore. Just think of the nice things you are going to do for yourself and your loved ones. Take a moment and dream of the fun things your are going to do with your old friends and the new friends your are going to meet. That’s right! You are going to meet exciting new friends who are going to love you and love being with you. Take them on some fun vacation anywhere in the USA. Like I said, Don’t worry, you can afford it. (Write to me today, change your life this very minute.)

Red Flag  # 6 Place your order today, or within the next 96 hours and I’ll include the following Bonus gifts:


BONUS Gift # 1. When you order, I will include: “Langtree System” for WINNING THE LOTTERY! Use my System to perhaps Win Big. It’s an incredible number system that you can use to perhaps pick the correct numbers in the next Mega Million lottery or win a huge jackpot in your next state lottery. This unique system is easy to use, and has remarkable results. I know you’ll be very pleased with it. This system ...for some weird reason...is the secret to perhaps picking numbers that win big...in all state Lotteries, Power Ball and other games of chance.

BONUS Gift # 2. First_Name Last_Name, every once in a while you run into someone, who really has something of value. That’s what happened to me in Berlin, Germany. I met this man, I thought he was a beggar from the streets. Soon after I talked to him, I found he was intelligent, honest and sincere. He told me he found a small book in East Berlin, hidden under the floor of an old house that was being torn down. He said he wanted 50 Euro. I bought it from him, and I can tell you, it’s by far the Greatest Purchase I have Ever made. Place your order Today and I will include a copy called “1000 year Miracle Prayer” How to receive all your desires, especially the ones reserved in your name. It’s an amazing magical book, that may turn your desires into reality.

“PLEASE WRITE BACK TO ME RIGHT NOW. IMMEDIATELY... TODAY!!! Because on October 15, 2011 your time period starts. If I don’t hear back from you in the next 96 hours (that’s four days), no later than 6 days your special time period to activate the “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package may disappear and be gone for all time.

“Cordially yours,

Supposed signature 
				of Linda Langtree

“Linda Langtree

“P.S. Please don’t wait another minute. I am receiving a strong visual sensation from your home, right now!

Please remember, the quotations above and below are from the SCAM letter of “Linda Langtree” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

“Order Form

“(Cut here and mail in the enclosed envelope.)

Yes! Dear Linda, please RUSH my:
‘Guaranteed Extra Income for Life Package.’
“Make sure to include the following in my package:
BONUS GIFT # 1. “Langtree System To Winning The Lottery.”
BONUS GIFT # 2. “The 1000 Year Miracle Prayer”
Red Flag  # 7  “Enclosed is $24.95 for all of the above. I prefer Priority Service. I have enclosed $4.00 Extra for Priority RUSH Service (total $28.95).
Make check payable to: Linda Langtree
071 8C01

Mail To:
“Linda Langtree

“The Langtree House
“P.O . Box 12345
“Santa Ana, CA 54321

Red Flag  # 8 This order comes with a Twelve Month 100% Money Back Guarantee.
“(You be the judge.) Give my “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package a try. If you’re unhappy, at any time, for any reason, every cent of your money will be immediately sent back to you, even if ifs twelve months from now. P.S. The (2) Two BONUS Gifts are yours to keep NO MATTER WHAT!! Even if you decide to return my “Guaranteed Extra Income For Life Package, the two gifts are yours to keep.”

Please remember, the quotations above are from the SCAM letter of “Linda Langtree” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 1 “Selected” may (to use a favorite word of “Linda Langtree”) not be the way you and I use that term. In this case, the more correct word would be “purchased”, as in, your name and address have been purchased in a mailing list that is used to merge with a word processing document to generate these SCAM letters. I suppose, one could stretch the meaning of “selected” to cover that usage.

In fact, this is the fifth SCAM letter that has been prepared with the same document. Makes one wonder if someone is selling it for anyone to use or if the letters are actually from the same person who simply makes up a new name and finds another generic image to use. The other four letters are also on this site:Conners,Kendall,Stevens,andSummers. One of them has some minor edits but the other three even use the same three ‘extra checks’ list with slightly different amounts. They also each have three ‘Bonus Gifts’. Well, “Linda Langtree” only ‘gives’ you two, but “Laura Summers” adds one. So they all five have an average of three ‘gifts’ and all of them use the first two, but with different names. (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2 I have marked every instance of the use of the two favorite words in all these letters: “may” and “perhaps”. T hat’s why you see the words in bold red with a dotted underline. Notice there is not a single paragraph, in this SCAM, without at least one of those two words! (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3 Because this letter, like the majority of the others on this site, are generated by a computer using a purchased mailing list, the ‘author’ has no idea about the recipient (you, for example). They certainly have no idea that many of the SCAM letters sent to my aunt, which eventually ended up in my mailbox, where sent to a person no longer alive; she passed away in early 2010! That should make you think twice about trusting anything these SCAMmers claim or promise. The methods they use guarantees that they don’t and can’t know anything about you. (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4 In the next three paragraphs, “Linda Langtree” will be trying to convince you to think she is more concerned about you than practically anyone you can imagine. She is so ‘concerned’ that she explains all the money she thinks you have coming and why you are so worthy of getting it. My question is; why does she require you to pay $24.95 before she tells you how to receive these great benefits? She wants you to trust her with your money but does not seem ready to trust that you would ever send her some of the great amounts you should be receiving. It would seem to me that she should be more concerned about your needs, since she claims to have such detailed and unlimited powers to know so much you need this cash. I think it should be obvious that the only concern this SCAMmer has is getting your money. (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5 Here is the standard “Act-immediately-before-you-think” scheme. It is in every SCAM, including every one on this site. It’s a well-worn attempt to get you to act immediately without considering how outlandish or vague the claims or promises might be. It is also a blatant attempt to keep you from talking to anyone, especially your trusted friends and family, about the SCAM. The SCAMmers greatest fear is that you will see these letters for what they truly are; pure SCAMs. Please take some time to think about any of these letters and then talk about them with anyone you trust, including your Pastor, your parents, adult children, your local Postmaster! (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6 One more plea to “Act Immediately”, but think about the second part of that sentence; “within the next 96 hours and I’ll include the following Bonus gifts”. First, how would “Ms. Langtree” know when you mail your reply? She doesn’t even know when you get this letter.

Second, she states things differently in the paragraphs describing the two “BONUS Gifts”. In the ‘gift #1’, she says you will get it simply “When you order...” nothing about any time limit. In ‘gift #2’, she states, “Place your order Today”, much more limiting than ‘96 hours’.

I recommend you take all the time you want, please. Take enough time to find out why this letter is a SCAM. No matter when you reply, you will get the same thing... nothing of any real value. (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 7  At last the true reason for this SCAM letter! This SCAMmer wants your money, just like all the others! I hope you are not surprised. If you are, you must not have read any of the other SCAMs listed on this site. Absolutely every single SCAM requires you to send them money, eventually, if not immediately. That’s how they pay for the mailing lists, envelopes, letter printing costs, etc. You can also expect to get even more requests for even more money, if you send any kind of reply. (return to # 7 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 8  I’ll simply repeat my comments about these ‘guarantees’, I’ve yet to hear of any guarantees that has been honored. I’m still waiting for someone, anyone, to tell me they managed to get any of their money back from any SCAM mentioned on my site. Learn from others mistakes; don’t send any money to this SCAM! (return to # 8 Red Flag above)

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