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#110666 13-Oct-2012 21:46
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We've all had the 100's of emails promising us millions of dollars but on Friday I got a posted letter pretty much saying the same thing as the emails do, printed on a bad injet printer.

It had my full postal address with 'Nueva Zelanda'.
Very strange getting a posted letter! Cool stamps on the envelope for any stamp collectors out there.

Anyone else had one?

I'll try and upload a pic of the letter later on.

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  #700771 13-Oct-2012 21:56
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A friend of mine sent me a scan of a similar letter.

Their family had died in a car accident...etc...etc. In this case though, it was printed on heavy think legal type paper, looked official and was quite nice looking. If I get his permission, I will upload it for all to see.

Odd that people start getting letters now though. I've never heard of it before in the past!


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  #700774 13-Oct-2012 22:11
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I've had three in the last month or so - another just yesterday.  Can't even remember where it was from - just a quick glance to ascertain what it was and then straight into the bin along with the others!!

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  #700797 13-Oct-2012 23:00
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Not new at all. Before email that's how they targeted people. It seems they are back on that...

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  #700931 14-Oct-2012 12:10
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I've found in my travels that those are for the most part used to reach elderly people nowadays - once the scammers catch on that you're a "little old lady living home alone" they will absolutely bombard you with that sort of crap. My grandmother fills up a "Patient Property" hospital bag every two weeks with the stuff.

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  #700948 14-Oct-2012 12:51
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This is older than email

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