For the past few weeks, I have been getting very similar emails. It comes from a woman's name- Donna, Kimberley, or Jennifer. If asks if I remember them from some place I had never heard of and maybe it does not even exist. Always trying to be alert about scam emails, I block the address. My email program then says me an alert saying do I really want to block this email address. The address always has a Russian male name: Alexei, Yuri, or something like that.I am sure that if I said no I am not the person you were looking for, I would be hacked. So I put the messages in my spam folder and block them from sending me more messages.
Usually such messages go into my spam folder. My email provider automatically sends most suspicious messages to my spam folder. About once a week I clear out my spam. I never look closely at the subject matter of these spam messages, but the ones I do see are things for online casinos, various adult things, sales pitches from whoever. They have been sent to whoever and they are just hope someone clicks on them and says yes. I happily delete these things. Very, very rarely, a legitimate email for me gets sent into my spam folder and I might accidentally erase it. But I figure if it is really important the person will call or email me again.
I also get some scam calls. Oh maybe not as many as some people but they do come. I heard a statistic on CBC radio recently that one in four phone calls is a spam call. I handle all calls in this way. I give very little information as I speak to the caller. I tell them I do not conduct financial affairs over the phone but if they would be willing to send me the informatiohn to my home, I would look at it. I do not give them my address.
I also think about some simple wisdom that I was given by a wise sage:
if it seems to good to be true, it is
keep close tabs on bank accounts, credit card statements. if it does not look right- phone your financial institution
tell others about scams people have either attempted or managed to fool you with. Don't be embarrassed. You might save them from being tempted by a scammer.
never get too cocky in believing that a scam can't happen to you. There are always new ways the scammers are coming up with to part you from your money.