Miscellaneous SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

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A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a (9 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “Barbara D. Stevens”

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter from “Barbara D. Stevens” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 1 

“OH! I forgot!

Image of Barbara D. Stevens

“My Dear First_Name,

Red Flag  # 2  “When you wake up on February 14, 2010, you will have waiting for you, at your breakfast table, your very own “Powerful Cash Package” which may produce a Free Check Every Month for the rest of your life. With your “Powerful Cash Package” you may receive $15,000 a month for 20 years.

Good Luck, new income and endless blessings come to those who believe. It can be yours, by simply following their Magical Words. Have you ever watched the news where someone had just uncovered a rare piece of art in the attic of an old house worth millions? Or have you opened the newspaper and read that someone had found precious jewelry in the basement of an old house they recently purchased? (Now it’s your turn. You too can perhaps start cashing the checks, in seven days.) $9,000, $10,000, $15,000, $24,000, $29,000, $54,000.

“With your New “Powerful Cash Package” you may be able to go on a journey that will lead you to a new life of lasting joy, great riches and perhaps freedom from ALL your debts. From the moment you sit down at your breakfast table on February 14, 2010 you will start to experience one of the most enjoyable times of your life. In the next month, you may start to receive new monthly checks that have been waiting just for you. (But, more about your exciting 20 year time period later. Let’s talk about twelve days from now.)

Red Flag  # 3  “Please understand First_Name Last_Name, you are very special. To be given the opportunity to activate your “Powerful Cash Package”, is a very special gift. You have received this gift because I have discovered the misery and pain you have suffered all these years, and that’s why you have been hand-picked First, out of all the people in your state. I sense there may be money, a lot of money coming to you and I am deeply concerned. If you delay you may miss out on a Monthly Annuity that may be sitting in a BANK, waiting to be mailed to you. (One man, perhaps last week, started receiving monthly checks of $15,000). That could have been you. That’s why I would like to send you the “Powerful Cash Package” and finish preparing your instructions for perhaps receiving extra checks every month.

In addition, You may hit The Lottery for $75 Million. Using one of the Free Gifts inside your “Powerful Cash Package”, you may have amazing things happen to you, that you never thought possible. For example, next Friday you may have whispered in your ear the winning numbers for your state lottery. Or you may be given the secret the very privileged use to accumulate great wealth and riches from the stock market. Some people say, using this “Powerful Cash package” is like having the power for unlimited wealth. (Give it a try in twelve days and see how your life changes!)

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter from “Barbara D. Stevens” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 4  “My name is Barbara D. Stevens and I am getting powerful Pictures from your home. Something Wonderful is going to Happen. As I rub my hands across a Picture of Your Hometown, I get strong visions in my mind and warm feelings in my hands, that have lead me to you, First_Name Last_Name the person who needs my help the most.

Red Flag  # 5 Why we picked you: Barbara D. Stevens has an unusual command over psychic transfer. Along with her amazing “Powerful Cash Package” she is able help anyone who was chosen to receive this letter. She has a rare gift helping people achieve great personal wealth. Those who are fortunate enough to have their future changed by Ms. Barbara Stevens experience a sudden new rich and rewarding way of life. LET HER “Powerful Cash Package” work for you. You are about to travel into an exciting new world, and I want to prepare you for what may lie on your journey. As she expressed in this letter, very few people are ever given a chance to obtain a copy of the “Powerful Cash Package”. You are among the very few, because of your name and your vibrations. Soon, you will be graced with your individual time period. Once you begin your journey, there may be no end to the marvelous wealth and riches which may come to you.

“Maybe buy yourself a new place to live. Maybe you would like a new Condo in a big city, or a large House overlooking a busy river in Florida, with lots of boats passing by your front window.

“To try out your new “Windfall Lottery Guide” (Included FREE in your package) then let’s go to Las Vegas. Try your hand at keno, or the slots. If you would rather stay at home, then try your state Lottery. You’ll be amazed how your Luck has changed.

“You were picked out of 400,000 people in your state who need help. You were picked first, the one who needs my help the most. That’s why I am contacting you. I am here to offer you my “Powerful Cash package”. It may bring you an abundance of Annuities, Monthly Checks, and a Lifetime of Cash Payments that you can put into your checking or savings account.

Red Flag  # 6 First_Name Last_Name, this is crucial. You must have the “Powerful Cash Package” in your hands right away for it to work. PLEASE WRITE BACK TO ME, VERY SOON. TODAY. Because on February 14, 2010 at 12:00PM (noon) the “Powerful Cash Package” starts. Please be ready. If I don’t hear back from you in the next 72 hours (that’s three days), no later than 5 days your special time period to activate your “Powerful Cash Package” may be lost and gone forever.”

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter from “Barbara D. Stevens” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

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“Wouldn’t your life be a little nicer with perhaps $15,000 a month being put into your new bank account every month? That’s why I would like to send your “Powerful Cash Package” out as soon as possible. Order today, and enjoy the wealth and happiness this package has to offer you. It may make you one of the richest people living in America.

Three FREE Gifts:”

FREE Gift # 1. A System called the “The Windfall Lottery Guide” for WINNING BIG EVERY TIME YOU PLAY! You =may win the TOP Prize in next week’s LOTTERY. With our system you may pick the right numbers in the next Multi-Million Dollar Lottery. (One man and his mother just won $25 Million Dollars). For some unknown reason people win using our “The Windfall Lottery Guide”, at lotteries, bingo, sweepstakes, at Las Vegas and many other Casinos across America.”

FREE Gift # 2. I will include a special booklet “How To Attract True Love”, so you can experiment attracting True Love from that special person you have a strong desire to meet. Or let’s experiment attracting true love from someone you just saw walk down the street. Or a person you saw on TV. (Within a few miles or clear across the country, “How To Attract True Love” works like Magic.) Men and women, just like you, have been using “How To Attract True Love” to attract anyone they want. Once the person you have picked out gets hit with your “How To Attract True Love” secrets, that person may fall in love with you. (I urge you to try it the same day you receive it. I guarantee you’ll be surprised and shocked at how fast it works.)

Red Flag  # 7 FREE Gift # 3. First_Name Last_Name Order Today and I will include, “Direct Line To God”. This is the Secret To Having everything you want. Use this Unique Secret immediately. It may make you very, very RICH. Using “Direct Line To God” may make it possible for you to walk into any town or city across America and have people, you never met before, perhaps shower you with expensive gifts, homes, cars, cash and diamonds. (People are saying this is truly a Modern Day Miracle. Clients of mine ask me every day “Why Does this Work?” And I tell them, there’s a hidden power inside this magic booklet called: “Direct Line To God” (that may bring wealth and happiness to you very quickly). Give it a try the same day you receive your package.

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter from “Barbara D. Stevens” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

“PLEASE WRITE BACK TO ME RIGHT NOW. IMMEDIATELY TODAY!!! Because on February 14, 2010 your time period starts. If I don’t hear back from you in the next 72 hours (that’s three days), no later than 5 days your special time period to activate the “Powerful Cash Package” may disappear and be gone for all time.

“Cordially yours,

Supposed signature 
				of Barbara D. Stevens

“Barbara D. Stevens

“PS. Please send for your Package, right now. I am receiving a powerful signal from your home.

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

“Order Form

Yes! Dear Barbara, please RUSH my:
“Powerful Cash Package”
“Make sure to include the following in my package:
FREE GIFT # 1. “The Windfall Lottery Guide.”
FREE GIFT # 2. “How To Attract True Love.”
FREE GIFT # 3. “Direct Line To God.”
Red Flag  # 8  “Enclosed is $22.95 for all of the above. I prefer Priority Service. I have enclosed $4.00 Extra for Priority RUSH Service (total $26.95).
Make check payable to: Barbara D. Stevens

Mail To:
“Barbara D. Stevens

“P.O. Box 123456
“Las Vegas, NV 78901-2345

This order is protected by a Twelve Month 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Red Flag  # 9  “Your payment is fully backed by a 12-month, money-back guarantee. I am prepared to show you how to bring in an extra monthly check each and every month, that will perhaps make your life very comfortable. Therefore, I guarantee that you must see a major change in your monthly income or I will refund every cent you send me anytime you request it, no questions asked. This is my heartfelt and genuine promise to you.”

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter from “Barbara D. Stevens” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 1 Does this sound familiar? Perhaps it is because this is the third SCAMmer to ask the same, basic question while admitting to making an error. If you have viewed theKaren M. Conners,theLaura Summers,or theLaura Summerspages on this site, you will immediately recognize the similarities. Each has a ‘check a month plan’ for 20 years, a ‘paid vacation’, a large sum of money to pay off bills or a house, and a similarly large sum for a new car. “Ms. Stevens” leaves out those last two items and doesn’t get too specific about how much those ‘monthly checks’ will be, but she still uses the 20 year schedule.

Each of these SCAMs also include three other “Free or Bonus” gifts. The first always tells you how to win lotteries. The second covers any ‘true love’ concerns. The last gift involves more cash.

Honestly, do these ‘people’ not realize how silly they look using the same document with only minor edits? I think it is simply another indication that the majority of these letters come from the same person or organization. (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2 More of that bold red with a dotted underline text. “Ms. Stevens” uses those two words 28 times in her letter. All four of these ‘ladies’ may have perhaps had the same idea? They may think that adding these specific words will avoid the possibility of having to return anything because of their ‘100% guarantee’. Perhaps the wisest plan would be to never send them any money, in the first place! Whatever the reason, it simply makes the letters a bit funny to read... if it weren’t for the thousands of dollars they are stealing from those who send them their money. (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3 A standard pattern in most SCAMs is to make the recipient feel they are special or deserving of financial help. The SCAMmer will even claim that the recipient is struggling financially since many people will always feel they can use more money. The recipient is usually told they have been ‘hand-picked’. The problem with all these claims and promises is that the SCAMmer has absolutely no knowledge of the financial state of any of their recipients. If they were truly ‘psychic’ or ‘clairvoyant’, of course, we would know it when they made correct statements about us. What the SCAMmers are doing, however, is playing into many people’s desire to have more money which helps to convince themselves that they are going to get ‘something for nothing’. (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4 At least that’s the name being used in the letter. The point is, we really don’t know what the name of the person might be. Even if we knew, they would still be a complete stranger. It is dangerous and often harmful to give cash or checks to complete strangers. (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5 You were no more ‘picked’ than any of the thousands of others who got this SCAM letter. You are simply on the purchased mailing list that is used to insert names and addresses into the word processing template that is used to create these letters. If you have ever filled out a form for a contest or subscribed to a magazine or joined a Nation-wide club or organization, your information could easily have been collected and compiled into one of thousands of commercially available mailing lists. That is probably the biggest expense for any SCAMmer.

You will probably notice that the postage paid is only the ‘bulk mail rate’, usually less than 10 cents per letter. That’s another indicator that these letters are not personal. The senders are not ‘psychic’, they do not even know if you actually live at the mailing address they used. If you reply, in any way, you will be doing them a favor by confirming you and the address are still valid. That will simply make your name and address more valuable to this and other SCAMmers. (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6 Here is another standard trait in these SCAM letters; it’s the “Act-immediately-before-you-think” scheme. This letter uses the same, contradictory time limit seen in many others. You are told you must reply “in the next 72 hours”, followed by “no later than 5 days”. It does not say ‘three and five days’, which would still be strangely worded; and what would happen if your reply arrived in just two days?! Would you still get all the “free gifts”? Just remember, even if your reply falls into the correct time limits, “Ms. Stevens” only promises that you “may” get your “Powerful Cash Package”. Avoid the worries about the time limits; just don’t reply at all! (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 7 We already have a “Direct Line To God”! It’s called prayer! However, I completely disagree with the ‘author’ of this letter that this ‘direct line’ is for our use to request to be rich! This ‘direct line’ is to be used to help change our attitude and direction in life to what God wants us to do and be. He does answer our prayers, but we must accept that “No” is an answer. Don’t be fooled by the current crop of people claiming that God wants everyone to be financially rich. You may notice that all those ‘preachers’ are driving expensive cars and living in expensive, even lavish, houses. That is hardly the way Jesus lived. God says He will supply all our needs. Our problem is confusing ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. All these SCAMmers want is for us to supply their needs for more money. They couldn’t care less about any of our wants, much less our needs. (return to # 7 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 8 The one thing every single SCAM letter does; The infamous, ‘send me some money’ action. This letter pre-dates the others I mentioned earlier. This later letters show the increasing costs of doing business; they all raised the fee by two dollars from “Ms. Stevens’” $22.95! I can tell you how to save even more; Don’t send even the lower fee to “Ms. Stevens”! Save your money or donate it to a trustworthy cause in your area. (return to # 8 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 9 Once again, I repeat what I’ve said in so many of the pages on my site. I have never, ever seen or heard of anyone getting a refund from any of these SCAMs, no matter how many times they claim their ‘guarantee’ is ‘100% money-back’, ‘no-questions-asked’, ‘heartfelt’ or ‘genuine’! It just never happens, no ifs, ands or perhaps about it! (return to # 9 Red Flag above)

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