Welcome, dear reader, to a world of strange and unusual scams. A world where people try to trick you out of your money and personal information. A world where you have to be constantly on guard against scammers and their clever tricks.

This list will take you on a journey through some of the weirdest, most outlandish email and direct message scams out there. From fake emails pretending to be from antivirus and security companies, to phishing scams from Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle, to a scam pretending to be from Crypto.com that collected over $32,000, we’ve got it all.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to be amazed as we take you through 13 of the strangest email and direct message scams out there. You’ll learn how to recognize them, how to protect yourself, and how to report them if you think you’ve been scammed. So let’s get started. Enjoy!

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