The Office of Fair Trading has launched a campaign to help stupid people that respond to obvious email scams and dodgy lottery. You know the sort. The emails that come from a Prince in Nigeria who cannot spell Nigeria and says that if you send him £20,000 he'll give you £600 million - because it sounds so believable doesn't it?
I suppose there will be lots of people who think this is worthy campaign to have, but you can bet your bottom dollar the leaflet is on expensive glossy paper and god knows how much they spent on the radio advert. According to the press release they will be mailing thousands of these leaflets out across the country.
You have to wonder how stupid the people who fall for these scams really are though. After all the OFT has felt the need to define the word "scam" for them as well, just in case they don't understand."A scam is a scheme designed to con you out of your cash." Never! They lie!
Frankly, anyone who falls for these things deserves it. I think its called social darwinism.