Just imagine your luck when Laure Athol sends you a personal cheque declaring you the grand winner of $22,250, “the sole grand winner” plucked from the 20 million plus population of Australia.
A coloured cheque with the grand amount that would have the most serious of bank tellers in a fit of the giggles is your proof of your fantastic luck.
To add to your stroke of luck Ms Athol, who appears as a smiling grey haired woman with well coiffed hair is an authentic clairvoyant who specialises in desperate cases.
The fine print reveals the photo of Ms Athol is “not contractually binding” ie she doesn’t exist.
Not only is Ms Athol about to hand over the $22,250 cheque to you, the luckiest person in Australia but she also generously includes a voucher for exceptional global help which entitles you for the tiny sum of $50 to a great secret wish amplifier called Divinor.
But wait there’s more because she also promises you a fabulous magic necklace.
This scam is almost identical to another self-declared clairvoyant Amanda Kane.
The magic necklace comes with an instructional guide to explain what occasions you should team it up with your favourite outfit to wield its magic charm.
But there’s still more promises – Ms Athol is ever so generous in wanting to send you absolutely free of charge a lucky necklace valued at $151 as a gift, which she describes as a real gift of friendship.
WA ScamNet doesn’t have a crystal ball or psychic powers but believes it is quite plain to see the cheque for $22,250 Ms Athol promises she has written out for you is non-existent.
Ms Athol alludes to as much in the fine printed conditions where it states the winner will receive ten instalments of $2,225 over a ten month period OR a piece of valuable jewellery.
The fine print also states the clear aim of the game is to promote the sales of an esoteric product.
You may get your magic necklace and of course your invaluable lucky necklace but the $22,250 cheque will probably get lost in the mail.
So don’t send off your hard earned cash (even though Ms Athol says it is perfectly alright to send banknotes just not coins through the mail) or your credit card details.
If you do the scammer is likely to peddle your name and confirmed address and name, along with your credit card details to another scammer or even worse an organised crime group.