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.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have another one just like it.:

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:43 PM
Subject: Personal Charity/Donation

This is a personal email directed to you.My wife Violet and I Allen Large won a Jackpot Lottery of $11.3 million in July. We have decided to donate $500,000.00 USD to you as part of our own charity project. You have to contact our private email for more information(