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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Diana’s name used in scam Reply with quote

Diana’s name used in scam
Daily Express
20 Feb 2006

By Graham Hiscott Consumer Editor

CONMEN are using Princess Diana’s memory to defraud the public of tens of thousands of pounds.


Criminals have been sending emails claiming to be from worthy charities setup in her name, but the messages are nothing more than a trick to steal money from unsuspecting victims.


Genuine charity workers for the late Princess are dismayed by the scam and have issued an urgent warning to try to prevent people bring duped.


The fraud came to light earlier this year when emails started to arrive from a bogus outfit calling itself “The Diana Memorial Foundation”.


Messages claimed recipients had been selected at random for a grant of almost £2.6million and asked them to make contact by email.


Those who did were told to send bank account details or a fee of about £2,500 in order to release the “grant” money. But the tactic was merely a ploy by the criminals to steal personal information or cash.


More recently, the same gang have been sending emails in the name of the “Lady Diana Charity Foundation” claiming the recipient has been awarded an even bigger grant of £3.5million.


One woman who replied out of curiosity said: “I knew straight away it was a con but it was tempting to follow it up because they had used Princess Diana’s name.


“I thought that using her name was astounding and very wrong as her legacy is at stake.”


The woman, who declined to be named, was asked to pay £2,598.00 “in administration charges”.


Organisers at The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund – the official charity set up after her death – are furious. Therese Lyras, spokeswoman for the charity, said: “We are aware of this scam and have been in contact with the police.”


The fraudsters even copied the charity’s website to further dupe their victims.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally disrespectful of doing such thing and also disrespectful to the dead. Why are there such people in the world? How can they sleep at night, i wondered?! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know some people are just heartless Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It make me very angry that scams use Princess Diana's name and her memory. It is disguising and very disgrading. They have no remorse and I have no respect for people like them who have no respect diana's memory. Its totally unacceptable. Mad
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