Contact (scam alert)

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This is the ultimate mystery scam message — just two words: “contact me.”

(See more examples of mystery scam messages.)

But how can you tell it’s a scam? Well, no legitimate correspondent that doesn’t know you would send a message like that, would they? And note that the “From” and “Reply-To” addresses are completely different, and one is from Ecuador (that’s what the .ec domain name stand for):

Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015
From: mitchell

contact me

Here at The Scam Hunter website we see all kinds of tricky messages, but we rarely see ones that are this short. But if they didn’t sometimes work and help the scammers pick people’s pockets, you can be sure they wouldn’t be in circulation.