Letter To Loot Re Leafletting Scams

The letter below was published in the September 26, 1986 issue of Loot, page 26, on the NOTICEBOARD. I saw the advertisement asking for replies to be addressed to Department 9 in a newsagent’s window. At the time of writing - May 2009 - these sort of scams have all but vanished from shop windows and newspapers, and doubtless in a year or two they will have disappeared entirely. That’s the good news; the bad news is that now almost the entire population is on-line, they have migrated to cyberspace where the sophistication of some, especially phishing scams, beggars belief.

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