I received two postcards in the mail today. Both were addressed to the same wrong first name, but the correct last name and house address. Both read something like the following.
I heard you’ve been collecting payments on a private loan or “note.” I would love to give you cash right now so you don’t have to worry about collecting payments anymore.
They varied slightly in word choice, but both were careful to use the quotation marks around the word note. Have phishing attacks using e-mail lost their effectiveness? Are scam artists turning to the old postal mail standby?
One of the postcards listed a web site, a classic “turn key” business site, where hundreds or thousands of users will have their own URI and a standard template, such as www.scams-r-us.com/dirt-bag. I’m sure the parent site takes their cut, too.
Anyway, I loaded the main site (http://www.cash4cashflows.com/) and it looks like every other scam out there. Some dirt bag scrapes web sites or purchases address lists, then he hands them out to everyone who signs up for the site. Of course, everyone who signs up gets the same set of leads, but that’s the best way to make money off a single lead more than once.