Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Scam Emails : FW: Your Notice by

This email below, turns into the scam below that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Email []
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:32 PM
Subject: Your Notice

Due to our large network of customers...we require assistance on some very
important issues.We are looking for Regional Representative thats: - Very
sharp and a quick learner. - A go-getter and non quitter. - Strong minded
with great communication skills. - Long term friend thats interested in
learning from the company skills and experience. This will be for a part
time job. You will mainly be helping with finance, accounting and recording
of sales and keeping records online. Let me know if you need to know more
about this opportunity... Interested candidate should contact us for further
details about the position.


Dalston Mill Fabrics
69-73 Ridley Road
Dalston, London
E8 3NP

Would you like to work online from home or office and get paid immediately?
Dalston Mill Fabrics was established in 1982. Our company, Dalston Mill
Fabrics has a long history of supplying fabrics for prestigious,
international 5-star hotels such as (The Lanes borough, The Bristol,
Peninsula Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Hotels and Ritz Carlton Hotels).

We have since strive to become a reliable and varied stockist of low cost
and high quality fabric products from all over the World. Our company
Dalston Mill Fabrics, is a company based in United Kingdom, and we are
specialist in textile and fabric materials such as Silk Dupion, Dress net,
Cationic Satin, Silk, Organza, Organza, Sequin, CrepeBack, Satin, Organdy
with Bead, Duchess Satin, Tulle with Sequin, Embroidery, Cationic Yorgo
Chiffon Georgette, Crushed Velor.

The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in U.K
is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%.

There is no sense for us to work this way, while tax for international money
transfer made by a private individual is 7%. That's why we need you! We need
agents to receive payment for our Fabrics order (in Money Orders, Check or
Wire transfers) from our clients in the US and to send the money to our
affiliates via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer. This brings our
quest to employ credible and trustworthy individuals as our representatives
to handle our transactions. Due to high demand and usage of our products in
United States, Canada and United Kingdom and around the world coupled with
our strategies to fit each individual market segment, we are advertising for
the position of representatives within the United States and Canada.

Please indicate if you are interested and reply to (
promptly with the following Requirements:

* 18 years or older
* Must be trustworthy and have the ability to communicate well in English
* Reliable and honest.
* Responsible and have no Criminal Record.
* Ready to work 10-15 Hours Per Week.
* E-mail and internet experience (minimal)

Thanks for your time and anticipation to work with Dalston Mill Fabrics.

Best Regards,
Max Bill
Recruitment Manager.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nigerian Scam > Reply urgently

Variation on the Nigerian Scam, badly formatted.

-----Original Message-----
From: leland hoa []
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:30 AM
Subject: Reply urgently

VIA E-mail

Dear Madam/Sir:

I send this letter to you in confidence hoping that I will solicit your
assistance and partnership.
My name is John Wright Esq. I am a Solicitor (Lawyer) here in the United
Kingdom . I am the executor of the last will of
a certain wealthy client from the Far East (name withheld) who died in a
tragic accident in Iraq. I have acted for this
client in my capacity as his Solicitor for the past 16 years; 10 of which
was as a law partner with his only child, David
who died of Leukemia in 2001 without any seed of his own. The wife passed
since 1999.
In the coming days I will present to the High Court of Justice, Chancery
Division all documents necessary to obtain the
grant of probate as the executor of the will. I am required to submit a
complete list of all assets and particularly the
documented debts of the deceased to facilitate the grant of the probate. As
the Solicitor and Executor, I am the only
person conversant with the financial affairs of the said testator. The Court
of Chancery and Her Majesty’s Revenue and
Customs (HM Revenue & Customs) will rely on my submissions in granting
probate. Once probate is granted it is my duty to
disburse funds to pay all debts and pay all beneficiaries.

The opportunity and proposal therefore is to designate you as a next of kin
or your company as a creditor, to enable me
authorize the payment to you the sum of Ј8,500,000.00(GBP) from the
estate of the testator. All documentation necessary
to prove this claim have been arranged by my self. Upon your indication to
receive this sum, I will immediately complete
the probate work with the information you will provide to me. Upon
completion, I will immediately direct that the monies
be transferred to a bank account you will designate. You will hold the funds
in trust for our mutual benefits.
If this proposal is agreeable to you I would appreciate your expeditious
response by email to begin the process
forthwith. I estimate that it will take up to two (2) weeks to accomplish.

Finally, I assure you that, despite the circumstances of this proposal and
the amount involved; there will not be any
cost (financially or otherwise) to you only to the extent that you will
designate the account to receive the funds. There
are ample funds to defray all costs, taxes and fees associated with the

I await your positive response

Yours truly,

John Wright Esq.


Just another bad lottery scam!

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:25 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:


Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice the result of ONCE
PROMO 2008 promotions .We are happy to inform you that your email
address have emerged a winner of One Million Euro (1,000,000.00)Euros.

NOTE: to file for your claim, please contact the claim department
below on email as well as on phone

Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember
to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent
PROMOTION DATE: 15th OF Mar 2008.
1.Name in full
9.Present Country
10.Amount won.

Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for
believing on email communication and also for being part of our
promotion program.

Sincerely Yours,


Sunday, March 23, 2008


Another bad lottery Scam

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM

Uk National Lottery
Ref: L/200-26937
Batch: 2007MJL-08


Dear Winner

We are pleased to inform you of the January, 2008 result of the winners of

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545188 with Serial
number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 4-12-14-20-46-49(bonus No. 24), which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £500.000.00
(Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file

To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent;


Provide her with the following informations:

Full Name:

Telephone Number:


Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this UK NATIONAL


Brant Hunt

Saturday, March 22, 2008

SCAM > Greetings Please help me

Common Scam, but Bulgaria is a nice touch.


From: Bala Sade []
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:47 PM
Subject: Greetings Please help me


This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so i decided to contact you through this medium.
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Bala Sade, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe if i have a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends and Schools in the UAE. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, England and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is the huge cash that I deposit in a bank in England Uk.
I want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I Bala Sade that is making this generous donation.
I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed in England where I wait for my time to come. If you are interested to help me i will give you more information about this like the amount that i deposited in the bank and Contact of the bank so you can contact them. I will also send you pictures of my self when in the hospital.
Note that you will take 20% out of the funds and give 80% to the charity organizations. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me with good heart God be with you.
If you can help respond back to me on my private email:

Bala Sade





PHISH > IMPORTANT - Your WU account may be victim of fradulent activity!

Wow, not even a good, who would have a Western Union account, and if they did, why would they call it a WU.  The link to the .asp page is removed for safety. Total Phish


From: Secure Team WU []
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:56 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT - Your WU account may be victim of fradulent activity!

It has come to our attention that your WesternUnion account has been accessed by a third party, meaning that an unauthorized person has logged into your account.
We require that you login to your account and update your billing information and security questions, so that furter third party access can be prevented.

Faillure to update your billing information and security questions before 72 hours may ressult in suspension of your account.

To proceed in updating your billing information and security questions, please click Here. (removed for safety)

The Western Union Security Team


 1,000,000% Total Scam, always avoid at all costs, these are quick money losers as they want "taxes" up front or they want you to "cash a check" and then wire the money back to them to cover taxes.  You lose everything gain nothing.


Ps.. love that you have to respond to their "Co-ordinator"


From: organize office []
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:22 AM


Yahoo!! International Lottery Organization 

Bangkok Branch Office

Address: 3 Rajdamnern Avenue

Bangkok 10200 Thailand


Yahoo! Mail announces you as one of the 25 lucky winners in the on going 12 Years Yahoo lottery Award  of the New Year Held on 7th the January 2008.


All 25 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international emails each from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually, consequently, you have been approved for a total pay out of ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ( $1, 000. 000.000 USD)


This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.

Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our  Bangkok representative office in Bangkok Thailand,  as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of ( $1, 000.000.00USD) will be released to you from this regional branch office in Bangkok Thailand.


Your fund is now deposited with our Bank/Security Company Bangkok Thailand  and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed, and your winning Cheque have being sent to you or remitted to your account, as this is part of our security protocol, to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking of advantage of this program by participants, as has happened in the past.

These are your identification numbers.

Ticket number.....................085-12876077-09

Serial number.......................51390-0

Lucky number...................03-05-12-14-28-38

Ref number...................N.EGS/3662367114/13

To begin your lottery claims, Please contact our Yahoo Lottery Co-ordinator as follows,



Phone Number:+(66)814833597

Name:Mr Kane Iva co-odinator


You are to send the completed verification form below to the co-ordinator whose email address is given above so that you will be advised on what to do to get your prize money. Congratulations once more!!

1.FULL NAME..........................................

2.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN........................

3.PRESENT ADRESS............................


5.DATE OF BIRTH....................................



8.TELEPHONE NUMBER........................

9.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY)..........................

10.MARITAL STATUS.................................



Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 30th of March 2008. Any claim not made by this date will be returned to HER MAJESTYS DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (THE PROMOTIONS COMPANY). Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery in your name. 

Note also that this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize, because the money is insured in your name already.


NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with us, Furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform our Co-ordinator as soon as possible. Yahoo lottery is a free  service  that  does  not  require  you to be a Yahoo! Registered user.

An original copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by Administrative  Remittance Operation Manager of Siam City Bank Bangkok Thailand. 


CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of our International Promotions program.

Congratulations once more!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

SCAM / Fraud > Choke your account with $20 Bills!!

Classic internet fraud, do not fall for it. You will at best loose a couple
thousand dollars, at worse 10's of thousands of dollars. Avoid this fraud
at all costs.

-----Original Message-----
From: payforever []
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:30 PM
Subject: Choke your account with $20 Bills!!


Over and Over... PAID INSTANTLY AND DIRECTLY to Your PayPal or
StormPay account!

There's no 'Company' that accepts payments, takes a profit,
then sends you a percentage.

For more info email:
In the subject line write "tell me more"

Make $100 a day, $500 a day and even more,
This program can do it for you...NO KIDDING!
No need to be a heavy hitter with PaysForever.
Just a few sales will start your Profit lines, and you'll make
an INSTANT $20 Cash for EVERY First Sale Made by
ANYONE in those Profit lines...FOREVER!

Have a look at our website and lock in your spot today!

For more info email:
In the subject line write "tell me more"


Please never forward this on to anyone, it is 1-Milliion % Fake. It is actually one of the oldest internet hoaxes known.  Besides being a totally impossible to ever happen because there is no such technology to track such emails, it floods servers, slows down the internet, interrupts business and allows people / scammers to gather email addresses.  If I was looking to commit fraud / phishing scams I would now have all of your email addresses and know they are valid and be able to flood you phishes and malware in hopes to take over your computers / passwords / bank accounts / credit cards and more. 

This is a total hoax, please do not forward it to anyone else.

Craig S, Scambusters

Please visit our site to avoid other scams / hoaxes / frauds  






To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages,

But this is from my friend Pearlas Sandborn and she really is

an attorney.

If she says that this will work - It will work. After all, what have

you got to lose?


attorney, And I know the law. This thing is for real. Rest assured

AOL and  Intel will follow through with their promises for

fear of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit similar to the one

filed by PepsiCo against General Electric not too long ago.

Dear Friends: Please do not take this for a junk letter.

Bill Gates sharing his fortune. If you ignore this, You will repent


Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies

and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the

most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail

beta test.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will

track it (If you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week

time period.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay

you $245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on,

Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives

it, You will be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact

you for your address and then send you a check.

Regards. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations

1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX 292-1085

Thought this was a scam myself, But two weeks after receiving this

e-mail and forwarding it on. Microsoft contacted me for my address and

within days, I received a check for $24, 800.00. You need to respond

before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this, Bill gates is the


It's all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many

people as possible. You are bound to get at least $10, 000.00

We're not going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without

getting a little something for our time. My brother's girlfriend got in

on this a few months ago. When I went to visit him for the Baylor/UT

game, she showed me her check.  It was for the sum of $4, 324.44 and

was stamped 'Paid In Full'.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Well at least they get credit for one of the longer rambling paragraphs

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelley & Associates []
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 11:11 PM


Kelley & Associates
Kelley Chambers Barristers & Solicitors
527 Lea Bridge Road, London E10 6AJ


This e-mail message from the law firm of Chris & Associates Chris Chambers
Barristers & Solicitors is for the sole use of the intended recipient and
may contain confidential and privileged information. Any review,
use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you are
not the intended recipient (or authorized to receive for the
recipient),please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies
of this message.

It is my pleasure contacting you now, as I have longed to get in touch with
anybody who knew Engr.Robert . This email is coming to you as unofficial
because of the urgency of the matter.I am Chris Leed ,Principal attorney
with Chris & associates law firm UK and a personal attorney to Engr.Robert ,
who died along with his family on Egypt Air Flight 990,which crashed into
the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 1999.

This was really a loss. Since then, several enquiries to locate any of my
client's extended relatives have also proved abortive. Hence,after these
several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the
Internet to locate any member of his family, hence I
contacted you. I have contacted you to see if I can have you as my best
option to assist in repatriating the fund and property left behind by my
client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the finance
firm here in UK where this huge deposit was lodged. The finance firm where
the deceased had an account valued at $6 million dollars just issued me the
last notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated
within the next twenty one official working days. The first note was issued
to me after their end of the year's review mandate.For so long now, I have
been unsuccessful in locating the relatives over years now, so I seek your
consent to sort things out with me to see if I could have you as my best
option in presenting you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the
proceeds of this account valued at U.S $6 million dollars can be paid to you
and then I will have my percentage back here from you. 80% to me and 20% to
you. This percentage is as a result of people in my chambers that have to
also be settled at the end of this gesture. I think it is alright for me and
better than loosing the whole fund. I will provide all necessary legal
documents that can be used to backup any claim in this.I have secured from
the probate registry an order of Mandamus to locate any of the deceased
beneficiaries. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see
this roceeding through. we need to reach a better agreement so I can proceed
on this. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. The very
issue in it all is that, the transfer department of the finance firm where
this fund was deposited will not accept another last name in thisinstead of
my clients'. I will explain more after your reply to this.This whole idea of
connecting people of his last name was an advise from the manager in the
finance firm.I have taken this advise and also ready and willing to take a

I need to get a little contact of yours' then get to interview you for a
while and see if you can be the best option for me on this Let us give this
a shot.

N.B If this proposal is acceptable by you, endeavour to give me an
immediate reply with this email ( but if
not,please disregard this email.

May we have the strength to follow our days.
Best regards,
Kelley kenneths Esq.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Scam / Malware? > Audit/Account Department

New twist, this came to me through my Google Calendar direct to my personal / office email as an appointment.  It attached into Outlook and my Outlook Calendar.  I have removed all the links / Outlook information, but this may also have an ability to create viruses.  I will have to scan my system tonight, this popped up as an appointment due.


Keep an eye out for scams like this and possible malware.


-----Original Appointment-----
From: anthony bruce On Behalf Of anthony bruce
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 7:18 PM
To: anthony bruce;
Subject: From: Audit/Account department
When: Monday, March 17, 2008 6:30 AM-7:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Sensitivity: Private




From: Audit/Account department



Mon Mar 17 3:30am – 4:30am
(Timezone: Hawaii Time)



From: Audit/Account department
38 Corporation Road, RotherhamS60 1NH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 703 191 2998

Thank you for your reply and Compliments of the day, It is my humble wish to solicit and crave your indulgence to make this request for a joint business transaction which I hope will come to you as a surprise, hence I apologies for disturbing your attention as I plead for your pardon.

Due to the numerous fraudulent activities of some government officials here, the presidency directed that long over due payment now be finally settled through this newly inaugurated special payment scheme. In this payment scheme, payment is to be programmed into a Nat west Bank - Visa Card Account; this new working relationship was put in place to curb incidents of bank fraud. In this said arrangement, payment shall be uploaded into a NATWESTBANK VISA CARD that will enable you either to download the funds at any ATM machine or into your bank account.

However, after a successful completion of payments to beneficiaries, I discovered that, we have an excess of $16 million dollars left unclaimed, this amount accrued from over invoicing and the death of a contractors, Mr. Morris Thompson. You can view the link for yourself and confirm: And when I discussed this issue with other close colleagues of mine, we decided to keep the money and seek your cooperation so that this fund can be processed and programmed to your name as one of the beneficiaries listed for payment.

When this is done, the {$1.6 million dollars] will be transferred to any bank account of your choice that you are the sole signatory, from were you are to make disbursements according to the agreed percentage. I am ready to share the money with you for your assistance in the following ration; 60% for me and my colleagues, 30% for you and the remaining 10% will be used to settle any undue unforeseen contingencies.

This is my proposal and I hope you will be carefully giving it the required attention as I await your urgent response. Thank you and best regards.

Yours sincerely
Mr. Anthony Bruce smith




Persistant Scammers!


From: []
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 4:13 PM




Dear One,


I am very sorry to had infringe into your privacy without permission but please with all humility i solicit your attention to hear me out. I am Madam Laarni Enriquez, a Philipino by Nationality. I would like to have a  confidant relationship with you, possibly entrusting my life time fortune into your possession,as now I am broken hearted though have to move on without remembering my past and forsaken experiences from the Government, close confidants and family. 


Let me brief you of my autobiography. I was previledged to be mistress of  ex-President (Joseph Estrada) and during his tenure in office, I Fronted to depositing some of his funds Abroad, although, the fracas I had with his wife, Madam Loi and her son, Jude,caused me some embarrasement here in Manila, Philippines. 
Afterwards, I got arrested and detained together with his wife and son, in connection with the 27th July, 2003, failed coup,which I did not have anything to do with, but was alleged that I have been habouring some of the dessident and arms in one of the Villas,  However, I have been released but vigilantly watched and  monitored.
I am furious and  dissapointed of family members and close confidants as I was left all alone in this time of difficulty,


Dear, I want you to assist me make claims of some funds I deposited in  West Africa, as the other deposits documents have been confiscated and seized by the government of Madam Gloria, the President.
This, is hovever, the only one they could not get at as, its documents was kept more confidential. The amount being deposited is much,  $20.2 million. This was part of other deposited funds, the ex-President (Joseph Estrada) planed utilising in acquiring some assets after his tenure in office. 


I demand  honesty and sincerity  as soon as this Deposit is claimed I will look for a way out of Philippines, So we can go into a  partnership if you desire. 


I wait your respond;


Madam Laarni E. Enriquez.

SCAM > Contact Me Asap !

-----Original Message-----
From: Mr William mark []
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 5:09 PM
Subject: Contact Me Asap !

Dear friend,

greetings to you in the name of our heavenly God.

This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as
unserious could come into your mind; but please, consider it a divine wish
and accept it with a deep sense of humility. My name is William Mark I,m a
55 years old man. I am British living in Dubai (United Arab Emirate). I was
a merchant and owned two businesses in Dubai.

I was also married with two children. My wife and two children died in a car
accident six years ago. Before this happened my business and concern for
making money was all I lived for. I never really cared about other values in
life. But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist
helpless families. I have been helping orphans in orphanage/ motherless
homes. I have donated some money to orphans in Sudan, South Africa,
Cameroon, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Germany and some Asian countries. Before I
became ill, I kept $4.5 Million in a long-term deposit account in a
finance/security company .

Presently, I,m in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for
oesophageal cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have
told me that I have only a few months to live. It is my last wish to see
this money distributed to charity organizations. Because relatives and
friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live
with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them.

Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit and the
interest accrued from the company and distributes it amongst charity
organizations. your share of will be 30% of the total money for your help
and for any cost you incur during the process of collecting and
distributing the money to charity organizations.

I,m willing to offer you a reward If you are willing to help please
reply as soon as you can. May the good Lord bless you and your family.


William mark

Friday, March 14, 2008


Hahaha.. what a hoot! What a bad scam!

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 5:29 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:


I have been waiting for you since to contact
me for your Confirm able Bank Draft of
$1,350,000.00 United States Dollars which
i promised you,but I did not hear from
you since that time. Then I went and
deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER
SERVICE, West Africa, I will travel out
of thecountry for a Month Course and
I will not come back till end of March.

What you have to do now is to contact
possible to know when they will deliver
your package to you because of the
expiring date.For your information,
I have paid for the delivering Charge,
Insurance premium and Clearance
Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing
that it is not a Drug Money or meant
to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.

The only money you will send to the
FED EX COURIER SERVICE to delivery your
Draft direct to your postal Address in
your country is ($450.00US)Dollars
only being Security Keeping Fee of
the Courier Company so far.Again,don't be
deceived by anybody to pay any other
money except $450.00US Dollars.I would have
paid that but they said no because they
don't know when you will contact them
and in case of demurrage.You have to
contact the FED EX COURIER SERVICE now
for the delivery of your Draft with this

information bellow;
Contact Person: Mr. Daniel J.scott
Email Address:
Telephone:+234 806 386 1298

Finally,make sure that you reconfirm
your Postal address and Direct telephone
number to them again to avoid any mistake
on the Delivery.Let me repeat again,
try to contact them as soon as you receive
this mail to avoid any further delay and
remember to pay them their Security
Keeping fee of $450.00 US Dollars for
their immediate action.You should also
let me know through email as soon
as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs Vanessa Fuller

Thursday, March 13, 2008

SCAM > St James's Roman Catholic Church (WORK FOR THE LORD)

Speaks for itself, what a sad state of affairs to title a scam "Work for the

-----Original Message-----
From: Rev. Fr. Mathew Caudill []
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 11:31 PM
Subject: St James's Roman Catholic Church (WORK FOR THE LORD)

To the glory of God,I have made donations to orphanages in Sudan, South
Africa, Cameroon, Mozambique and Liberia, Nigeria Both in kind or Cash.
Before my present state of health,which made me to contact you in a bid to
keep this worthy course alive as a good fellow. My 45yrs missionary
experience here has proved to me that none African is worth leaving this
project at his mercy or else it will turn to a family thing.But sadly it
will be imperative to let you know that my health has deteriorated badly
lately. I have been going through series of illness from auditory (hearing),
multiple sclerosis and cancer of the liver.

I require your absolute trust and sincerity and lets us both work for the
lord and make couple of less privillege happy before going to heaven. All
you have to do is just please be my associate in this lord's course as i
have solicited for support and fund raising within the usa and i have alot
of christian brothers/sisters, companies and multinational industries that
have decided to give out fund and donate to support this project.

AS my partner, donation within USA would be made to you ranging from $3000
upwards/Non Americans $2500 upwards.There are several listed churches and
charity organisations and NGO's in Africa that i have listed as
beneficiaries of the donations. Immediately you get such fund donated
through you.

I will provide Pastors and directors of motherless homes in africa which you
will send the money to after you have deducted your 20% compensation .Also
note that you are entitled to 20% on every payment made to you.If you are
interested kindly provide the below information for immediate commencement
of the project.

1.Full name
2. Current Residence Address
3.Telephone/ Fax
4.Marital Status/5.Date of Birth

I will be going to the hospital anytime soon for a major operations. Except
it pleases God, the chance of my survival is slim. I have been led by the
spirit to contact you having the hope that you will handle this project well
to the glory of God.I wait for your response to accept this offer to show
tenderness,love and mercy to the less previlleged people in your country &
other places around the globe as directed by the spirit of God in you.
''Our God is Good all the time...and all the time our God is good''You will
find fullfillment in doing this as there is joy in doing a worthy course as
this,While I await your response,

May the peace of God abide with you and your family,through Jesus Christ our
lord! Amen.

Stay Blessed.

Fr. Mathew Caudill

Monday, March 10, 2008


From the late "my rear end" another scam... Keep in mind the best you can
lose on this scam is a little money, the next best is a lot of money, the
worst is your life. Remember people have died or disappeared by falling for
nigerian scams. Beware!  

-----Original Message-----
From: Mrs Ann Ibe []
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 12:06 PM


It is my humble pleasure to write this letter irrespective of the fact that
you do not know me. However, I came to know of you in my private search for
a reliable and trustworthy person that can handle a confidential transaction
of this nature in respect to our investment plans in Real Estate.

I am Mrs Ann Ibe, the personal accounting officer to late (Mr Micheal
Douglas),a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Development
Company a Civil Engineer/Oil Merchant with the Federal Government of
Nigerian and also into Crude Oil deals called "Oil Bunckering" here in west
Africa after he was referred to me as my costomer in our bank, until his
death three years ago with his family in involved in a Air Crash along Iissa
Ifo Local Gov Area Ogun State in Bellview Airline. All occupants of the
Flight unfortunately lost there lives into swarmp, banked with us here at
the Union Bank Nigerian PLC, Lagos. He had a closing balance of $15.5Million
( Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the
bank now unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available
foreign next of kin.

The management under the influence of our Chairman and Board of Directors,
are making arrangement for the fund to be declared "UNCLAIMABLE " I do not
want this funds to go into the hands of Our Corrupt Government Officials,who
have Embezzled Our National Funds all these year.In order to avert this
negative development. I diccided to contact you to seek for your permission
to have you stand as my late customer's next of kin, So that the
fund,$15.5Million would be subsequently transferred and paid into your bank
account as the beneficiary next of kin.

I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim
we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this
deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Best Regards.

Mrs Ann Ibe

Sunday, March 09, 2008


One of the sadder scams when they use death, charity, Religious beliefs, and of course tell us this is NOT as Scam!  Oh, ok, not a scam, let’s go ahead and trust someone who does not know our name, our info, sends the email to an undisclosed list, the email on the “from” does not match the return email and of course just the insanity of believing anyone needs to email someone in a country they don’t know to move $15M to a good cause.


Just a blatant scam.


From: Mrs Rosemary C King []
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 8:04 PM

Dear Friend,

My name is Mrs. Rosemary C King I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to charity through you.You may be wondering why I chose you. But someone has to be chosen.

I am 59 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago,after the death of my husband who had left me everything he worked for.I have been touched by the Lord to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to charity through you for the good work of humanity,rather than allow my relatives to use my husband's hard earned funds inappropriately.

I have asked the Lord to forgive me all my sins and I believe he has,because He is merciful. I will be going in for an operation,and I pray that I survive the operation. I have decided to WILL/Donate the sum of $ 15milliom (Fifteen Million Dollars)to charity through you for the good work of the Lord, and to help the motherless,less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls, due to the fact that my relatives are around me and I have been restricted by my doctor from taking telephone calls because I deserve all the rest I can get.

Presently,I have informed my consultant about my decision in WILLING this fund to charity through you. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. If you are interested in carrying out this task,i will inform my consultant, so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. I know i have never met you but my mind tells me to do this,and I hope you act sincerely.

I decided that 35% of this money should be taken by you from the total sum upon the sucess  release of this fund, because I am now too weak and frigile to do things myself because of my cancer.

NB: I sincerely know that a lot has been written about some SCAM coming out of the world,but I assure you that this will never in any way associated with that as you will be given the right to verify this directly with the the finance company where the fund was deposited.

I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished,as I don't want anything that will Jeopardize my last wish, due to the fact that I do not want relatives or family members standing in the way of my last wish.  kindly reply to this email address below: (

Your sincerely,
Mrs Rosemary C King

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Nigerian Scam #1million and six > FW: From: Mr.Mark Howard.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mr.Mark Howard []
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 6:10 AM
Subject: From: Mr.Mark Howard.

From: Mr.Mark Howard.
Earl Road
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 6QG Cheadle
P.O. Box 4
United Kingdom

RE-TRANSFER OF £62,654,000.00 {Sixty Two Million Six
Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand British Pounds

Good day.

I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional
approach to starting a relationship. I am Mr.Mark
Howard,the personal account officer to the great late
diseased who has an account in one of the top banks
here in London, United Kingdom.

The account was opened in 2002 and he died in 2004
without a written or oral WILL and since 2004 nobody
has operated on this account again hence the money is
floating, and if I do not remit this money out
urgently it will be forfeited for nothing, and
Government of United Kingdom will confiscate the funds
for their personal use which I personally don't want
such incident to happen being that this is a great
opportunity in my life.

My contact is for you to please assist me to transfer
the fund {£62,654,000.00} from a Cooperate Bank here
in UK to an oversea account. First, I must solicit
your strictest confidence in this transaction.

This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly
confidential. I am sure and have confidence of your
ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of
this great magnitude. I solicit your assistance to
enable us transfer the said amount into your safe
account for onward investment.

You can either provide us with an existing account or
to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive
this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive
this money, as long as you will remain honest to me
till the end of this important business, trusting in
you and believing in God that you will never let me
down in future because this business is my life.

The owner of this account is a foreigner and no other
person knows about this account or anything concerning
it, the account has no other beneficiary and until his
death he was the manager of the company. My
investigation through the National immigration
department and Ministries here proved to me as well
that he was single as at the time of his entry into
the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, I have
decided to transfer this fund abroad for investment.

Your assistance as a foreigner is necessary because
the management of the bank will welcome any foreigner
who has correct information to this account which I
will give to you immediately, We will start the first
transfer with Forty Million {£40,000,000.00}.

Upon successful transfer without any disappointment
from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of
the remaining balance of {£22, 654,000.00} Million to
your account. I am only contacting you as a foreigner
because this money cannot be approved to a local
person here due to law in United Kingdom.

If you are interested, please forward the following
information as below:

{1} Your Name/company's name and full address,
{2} Bank Name:............ ..........
{3} Bank Address.....................
{4} Account No:......................
{5} Swift Code...{if any}
{6} Account Holder's Name: ....................
{7} Your telephone Number.both Home, Office &
Cell/Mobile and fax Numbers.........................
{8} Your Occupation..............
{9} Your Valid ID ...................

Upon the receipt of the above details, payment will be
activated by the feeding of your data into payment
system, followed by a signal that will be sent to the
paying bank to remit the funds into your nominated
bank account within 7 official working days of receipt
of the above information.

Best Regards,
Mr.Mark Howard.

Saturday, March 01, 2008



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 3:49 PM

Pardon the abruptness of this letter; it is due to its exigency. I am a government functionary in my country. I represent a locally effective caucus in dire need of your assistance.

Several funds that have been on hold due to logistic problems might be returned to the Federal Government Treasury by the end of next quarter of the year following directives from the Ministry of Finance to WRITE OFF all such unclaimed foreign debt. I sincerely know what the mutual benefit we will enjoy if such funds are put in your care. I am a civil servant in the Federal Ministry of Mineral and Energy and an official member of the Contract Review Panel. We have a particular contract sum worth millions of dollars which has been negotiated to my committee, that we can claim title to (based on previous arrangements and documents we will obtain but has been unable to claim due to our limitations. This money can be credited to a bank account of our choice. The key issue is to solicit your collaboration in this matter, and the subsequent investment (if you may) of the contract sum.
We will however work out a compensation package payable immediately after the money is credited to your account.

The source of the money is legal and authoritative.

Please note that I do not intend to waste my time and yours. We may not have met but I decided to take advantage of this new medium that is still very new in my country (please excuse my intruding). The Internet is still a fascination to me. Sometimes one needs to take chances. However I shall ensure that I receive my share by holding on to the support documents. You can reach me immediately via e-mail for us to commence dialogue on the modus operandi entailed.

I wish that you took the essence of this letter in strict confidence.

Best regards,
Mr.Rosek lumando