I have read with great interest all of the scams that are posted here and at other sites. I seem to be on the list all over the world as a person that would participate in these. To be honest, I came very close to falling for the secret shopper scam. The check that they sent to me was from my home state and I happened to call the bank. These crooks are very sneaky though, the phone number on the check was answered Bank of ...., may I help you. Even had different options to push, but it didn't matter what option you hit, or if you played the game asking for the loan department for a car loan. I however, looked the phone number up and called the bank. The check I received looked so real and legitimate.
I reported this to the post office and other officials, but they told me there was little to nothing they could do about it. Since most of them involve wire transfers or western unions, do the people that work for these companies advise people making transfers of such scams, or do they just not even questions big transfers to foreign countries. It seems that these types of scams could be investigated and stopped. It really makes me crazy to think that I almost fell for it. With the economy the way it is, people are even more vulnerable to making a quick buck, only to find themselves deeper in debt as a result.
I started this email to ask for suggestions as to how to get off the scam email list. I really hate to have to change my email address. I have gotten stuff from lotteries, secret shoppers, which I had been looking into secret shopper jobs, being a mule, taking care of dying wishes, you name it I have gotten it. Please advise.