Saturday, 26 January 2013

Should you judge a book by its cover?

Sometimes you can judge a potential "investment scheme" by the way it looks. You just can.

Is that him or just
a picture stolen from
 the web somewhere?
In comes a spam email from "Willie R Burke" saying:
"Now here is the best thing out there to grow your money !
I Am Embarrased Get To Tell You Again and Again about ProSun
I am sending this to Non-Profits That-WE-Care so much for today!"
So much for spelling, grammar and syntax. Clearly this is a Ponzi scheme of some sort, all the clues are there, but let's just be terribly superficial and judge the claims by the way they look, not their content.

The email goes on:
"You are Invited to Join: ProSun-PRI.VATE INVESTMENT PLAN Pri.vate Plan GROUP of Non-Profits,Charities, and Churches),

Changing lives together: We Believe in a Better Living Every Day. As a Non-Profit within the Christian Community, the we shares our Resources to Work to Rebuild the American Dream,One Day at a Time!

ProSun: An investment/lender to small businesses of hard asset loans with a certain rate of return and little cha.nce of default. Although various investments (for example, savings accounts or blue chip stocks) meet these requirements), a Treasury bill is the most common example of a risk less investment.

Our low risk investments have a low level of risk. Our Secure Company, Pays 2.15% Compounded every Business Day."
Clearly someone has keyboard issues.

The email give a link to the "Profitable Sunrise" web site that looks like this:

Which I'm sure you'll agree is just horrible.

Included on the site are images such as this:

and claims such as these:

Ask yourself. Would you trust this organisation with your money?

Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover, you really can.

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