Rita Harry Email Scam

The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Carolina is warning about an email scam from a person going by the name of Rita Harry. The email begins, "It is by the grace of God I write you." The email tells you how Rita is a widow, claiming her late husband deposited millions of British pounds into a financial house is Europe. The email explains how she is sick in a Russian hospital but wants to use her money to help others. Rita asks for your bank account information, so she can transfer money to your account. But the BBB warns, once you give your bank account information to Rita, the scam artist steals your money.


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  • by Melisa Location: NC on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:32 AM
    I cannot count the number of times I have received an email like this one. You would think it was the same person only that he/she changes the information but always the same "cry for help" in doing what is right! How this is so wrong. If you are a genuine person who seeks to do good toward others, at first glance you may think this is a sincere person. But do not be deceived no matter how heartfelt a letter such as this sounds. I was really interested in becoming the way that others could be helped and through this letter, at first became a gift from God in order to do so. But when given the info on her "so called" physical problem, I was interested in knowing what it was, so I typed in the diagnoses and wha-la, I was directed to to a site in which this letter had previously been written, revised, and resent only to be found out a scam. I was amazed and then thanked My God that He led me to the truth before I did something I would regret. Do good unto others, but be cautious.
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