Scam Watch - June 9

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• An email has been doing the rounds with a PDF claiming to be from the United States Lottery Board, in conjunction with President Barack Obama's campaign team, telling people they have won US$920,000. But recipients are told their winning number falls within an "Afro booklet representative office" in Africa, so all dealings have to be done through South Africa's American Express. This is best avoided.

• Scammers are targeting Facebook "buy/sell/swap" pages offering bogus loans and products that seem too good to be true. Users are advised to do all deals face-to-face and loans should never be organised via Facebook message.

- Herald on Sunday

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