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, June 29, 2008

PayPal Phish, Fake Email, Phish, Fraud

As mentioned dozens of times PayPal if sending you an email will have your info, name, account info and more. If you ever think there is an issue with your PayPal account, go to and login to PayPal from their website and if there is an issue there will be a notice when you login. Never click on links from bad emails like the one below. Links removed for safety.

Besides all of the above, PayPal does not "regularly screen activity in the
Pay Pal system"


from Pay|Pal []

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
Pay Pal system. During a recent screening, we noticed an issue regarding
your account.

For your protection, we have limited access to your account until
additional security measures can be completed. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal
used to make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the
Resolution Center.
Resolution Center: Your account access has been limited.
Click here to resolve the problem.

PayPal Email ID: PP 543

Extreme MotorSports SCAM - Pump & Dump

Classic Pump & Dump we have spoke about many times. Emails go to millions trying to get people to bid on a penny stock. The OP owns 10's of thous if not millions of shares, hopes people bite and buy, the price rises, he sells out and the stock crashes to zero. Not only a scam, but illegal.


Rising Star Stock report.

Add Extreme MotorSports To you Radar
Tick: EMOC
This stock is flying under the eyes of the wall street hounds after some stunning PR

About the Company
Xtreme Motorsports is a publicly traded corporation, traded on the pinksheet level of the stock market. Xtreme Motorsports was formally known as CM Custom. CM Custom was opened in 1983. Throughout the last 20+ years, the McCaa family has been building sandrails and off road vehicles. Xtreme Motorsports has stepped outside the box when it comes to sandcars and sandcar manufacturing to make the sport of sand duning available to all despite their budget.

Their latest PR confirms what we have believed in for a long time

- Extreme Motorsports Quotations Department Goes Crazy!
Monday May 5, 8:00 am ET

Despite the shorts the company is holding itself and its only a matter of time before the big boys come in to play

This is an easy 300% or more profit company.

Get in before everyone is in the know

Fake Microsoft Scam Fake Fraud Email - Lottery / Sweepstakes

One massive run on fake / scam email. One of the longest running scams / hoaxes on the internet a "email sweepstakes"

Bad formed email, typos like (6) Your Preffered (preferred) and just the lunacy of believing that MS is sending people money is reason enough to run.

My favorite is although this is a Microsoft Contest, the email comes from MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT (UK). [] a Yahoo email address. Right!

Avoid at all cost.

Microsoft Corporations: Customer Service Wrights Lane, Kensington London W85SP, England UNITED KINGDOM FILE REF: HL/5564/06/07/MICS BATCH: MC11/834/5PDH /EU OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION. It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held this may 2008,in London UK. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of £650.000.00 (six Hundred and Fifty Thousand pounds sterling) Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below: These are your identification numbers:MCS-26799/097 CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES 1st. 2 £ 850,000.00 pounds each 2nd. 8 £ 650.000.00 pounds each 3rd. 13 £ 250,000.00 pounds each 4th. 27 £ 170,000.00 pounds each We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it. (1) Award numbers: NL 56/7766 (2) Email ticket numbers: EAASL-130877 (3) Batch numbers: MC11/834/8PDH /EU (4) The file reference numbers: HL/5574/41/07/MICS {5} Serial Numbers: McST/006/NL46560 For verification purpose be sure to include note that you ar to include all the data below when contacting the payment transfer manager, (1) Your contact address. (2) Your Tel/Fax numbers. (3) Your Nationality/Country. {4} Your Full Names. (5) Occupation. (6) Your Preffered Method Of Receiving Your Price(From Below) Mode Of Price Remittance. (1)Cash Pick-Up (You coming Down to Uk Personally to Pick Your Price). (2)Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and other Winning Documents safely to you. To file for your claim, Please contact your Validating Officer for VALIDATION of your winning within Twenty-nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within Twenty-nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable the Agent validate your winning. CONTACT: FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER MR BROWNIE JAMES. MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT (UK). MOBILE +44 704 576 5467 The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS! Sincerely, MRS. JUNE WALTER. M.S.PRO. ZONAL COORDINATOR.

Classic overpayment scam for antique car / wire fraud.

Sent to me from a friend, this is a classic overpayment scam, they buy an item for X number of dollars, send you a cashiers check (fake) for 2x the amount, ask you to cash it and wire the difference to someone (themselves) for whatever bogus reason. You lose the money you wired and are also on the hook for 100% plus fees to your bank.

This one tries to make it seem "nice" but using words like Reverend and Evangelical to make it seem OK.

I love this line "Right now am on a business trip in England , but i based in Seattle WA ."


From: barry douglas []
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:10 PM
To: (removed)

Dial the phone number this way(011)44-703-197-0107

Thanks for the frequent response in this transaction. After proper
evaluation of your vehicle, my client has accepted your price
and the vehicle payment will be sent to you as soon as possible;
my client said that the funds will be in form of a certified cashier's check of
$5,000usd, which will cover all the expenses that concerns this transaction.
He instructed that when the payment get to you, that you are to cash it
right away and deduct the cost of your vehicle which is $2,195usd then
send the remaining $2,805usd to the shipping/pickup agent, their information
will be forwarded to you on the receipt of payment. They will use these
funds to settle all the expenses that concerns the transportation of the
vehicle from the present location to my client place which is Montreal
Canada and also as their payment for the services they are to render in this transaction.
After payment has reached you and balance sent to shipper, the shipper's agent
will come for inspection with a copy of the BILL OF SALE for the pickup
(of vehicle & signing of title papers) and
drive to a prepaid shipper to be shipped to my (client) and also conclude other necessary shipping arrangements.
NB;Before Pastor, David (my client) traveled to Rome today for Evangelical
purposes, he explained to me that why the funds will be on the above amount $5,000usd is because its a donation made by one Christian organization to the church so the
church members now decided to purchase this your vehicle with the money for him.
So this is how we intend completing this transaction smoothly.
In conclusion if it's acceptable to you, forward to me the following below
payment information's for us to proceed with the transaction immediately.


My Client's information:
Rev.Pastor David Douglas
Church of St Cuthbert, St Hilda and St Luke
6341 rue de Lorimier
Montréal, QC H2G 2P5

This is my information:
Name: Barry Douglas

My UK Phone number: +44-703-197-0107
(dial the number as its and you will reach me immediately).
Right now am on a business trip in England ,
but i based in Seattle WA .

I hope hearing from you today with the required payment information.
Thank you and God bless you

Fake Amazon UK Suspension Email / Phishing & Malware

Same as with eBay and PayPal phishing. If you have any questions about your account go to the website directly (not following links) log in and check to see if any emails or notices are placed on your account. Do not follow links, especially ones from badly formed emails like the one below.




Thank you for writing to us at Marketplace.

Having researched your account, I am able to verify that your account
has been suspended by our Sentinel department on March 3rd. Therefore,
it will be necessary for you to contact our Sentinel department
directly regarding the status of your account. You can contact them
through the contact-us pages

https:// (removed) -- really going to (sub directories removed)

In the subject bar choose the option "Respond to Sentinel".

Our Sentinel department wil l review your account and respond as soon
as possible regarding your request.

Thank you for you r interest in

To contact us again about this issue, please use the Contact Us form
in Seller Central using the following link:

http:// (removed) -- really going to (sub directories removed)

Best regard s,

Robert Schoeberl Technical Account Management

Paulson Eric Nigerian Bank Fraud / email Scam

Another scam asking us for money $125 so they can send me my share of $1.5m. What a deal (NOT).


Hello once Again

I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $1.5m United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or getting near to expire and Dr. Wilson the Director of Africa Development Bank told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire also many Foreign banks are reluctant to honor Bank Draft usually come from Africa,so he decided that it would be better that he convert the Bank Draft into cash and packaged your funds of USD1.5 Million in form of Personal Diplomatic Package and send it to you via special diplomatic means and you will receive your funds in your Country. So I told him to cash the $1.5m USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds since Foreign banks are reluctant to honor Bank Draft that comes from Africa as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of September 2008.

What you have to do now is to contact R. M. Wanlida Courier Company as soon as 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.

The only money you will send to the Courier Company to deliver your Package direct to your postal Address in your country is ($125.00 US) One Hundred & Five United States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far, 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 are advice to contact R. M. Wanlida Courier Company now for the delivery of your fund with your deposie SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/;

Directors Name: Dr. Thompson Kuruma
Company Name: R. M. Wanlida Courier Company
Email Address: ( )
Tel: +233 248 881 564

You Are To Forward The Following Informations To Them;


Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail on this email ( ) to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $125.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.

Note this. The Courier Company doesn't know the contents of the Package. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents were money. This is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don't let them know that box contents money ok.

Thanks and God bless you and your family.

Paulson Eric

Pete Belding International Money Fraud / Scam

1. United State of American Citizen? "Labour"
2. Investing in my country?

If he is a US Citizen, would he not be investing in his own country, even if he is currently not in the USA? Not even a good try at a scam.

provid???? Would you trust someone who can't spell Provide?


return address BELDING PETE []

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Mr Pete Belding. A United state of America Citizen, i am working under the United Nation as one of the Chief Contractor of World Food Program in United kingdom. I got your contact from your countries business directory in the internet, I am contacting you in request to assisting me in Investing in your Country Stock Exchange,Real Estate,Hotel and other good business.

You are to advise me on the Best investment in your country as well as providing the feasibility study,Labour cost,construction
cost,Taxes,Income Per capital gross etc.I will be waiting for your urgent response so as to proceed.
Reply to E-mail:

When you replay, kindly provid me with the following information.

1. Full Names

2. Country/Nationality

3. House/Office Addresses

4. Phone/Fax Numbers

5. Occupation

6. Age

7. Marital Statues


Pete Belding


FAKE Wachovia Bank Phishing / ID Fraud email.

Dear Wachovia customer,

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Wachovia Online Banking account may have been accessed from an unauthorized computer. This may be due to changes in your IP address or location. Protecting the security of your account and of the Wachovia network is our primary concern.

We are asking you to immediately login and report any unnoticed password changes, unauthorized withdrawals or deposits, and check you account profile to make sure no changes have been made.

To protect your account please follow the instructions below:



We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintaining the integrity of the entire Wachovia system. Please login as soon as possible.

Click here to resolve the problem
Thank you,
Wachovia Corporation Security Advisor.

fake site linked to: (directory removed)

NATWEST BANK PLC email scam / fraud

Welcome to bad math

60% they keep
30% we keep
10% goes to expense
Balance for charity (balance?)

Why does the chief of a bank need to contact me, and why do they need to use to send their email and Yahoo in Hong Hong to receive email.

Plus what kind of first name is WILLAMS

How do people fall for such a transparent scam?



Mail originated from

P.O.BOX 3038 ,

Dear Friend,

Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as MR. BEN DESMOND COLE, the Chief Auditor with NATWEST BANK PLC, LONDON-UK. One of our accounts, with holding balance of £12.5 (Twelve Million Five Hundred thousand pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated for years ago. From my investigations, the owner of the said account, Is a foreigner by name MR. JOHN SHUMEJDA who died along with his entire family in crash at Birmingham Airport on 4th Jan, 2002. View this website for verification: (removed)

Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money, as he has no family member that has any knowledge as to the existence of either the account or the funds; I have confidently discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with.

My proposition to you, is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, So that the proceeds of this account valued a huge sum shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage of 30% for you, While 60% for me and others involved, 10% shall be used for miscellaneous expenses while the remainder shall be given to a reputable charity home because the money is owned by a deceased person.

This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act, funds will be released to you after necessary processes have been followed. Let me hear from you as soon as you get this message, so we can proceed. Reply through my private email address.

Best regards,
Mr.Ben Desmond Cole


What does his age have to do with anything? Maybe the scammer assumes a 50 y/o man does not scam people? WTH is that? Luckymail my butt.

Total scam, not sure what scam yet, money scam, wire scam, id theft, but it is a scam, 100000% guaranteed.


sent by Return-path:







Compliment of the season, to be precise I got your data from the e-mail site member directory in my search for a competent business personalities who is willing and able to be my friend and partner, to liaise with me in order to execute a project . I have developed the interest in having a business investment outside Belgium. Hence I contacted you for friendship and business relationship. I will like us to invest in your business or in any business that you think will be profitable in your country. I was sick for some years ago but now am fit enough to travel and do some work but I can not do it on my own since I am still going for treatment in the Hospital. This is why I need your help so that I can use you or your company to process the release of the fund as if you are receiving a payment of an executed contract,so that we can commence with the business plans.
All you need to send immediately is your Full Name and contact details that will enable me facilitate the Normalization process. Please write back if only you know you are capable enough to execute this project with me. Please this transaction requires utmost confidentiality. Looking forward for your co-operation.
Reply to the above email address.
Yours faithfully,

ECO BANK GH. PLC - email scam / bank scam.

1. Bank using a Hotmail account?
2. If the bank has info on us, why re-ask the same info they have?
3. What banks keep email addresses for people
4. Age and Marital status? Why? Because they want to see if you are valid to be scammed, they are looking for older, single people.

Fraud Fraud Fraud

email came from




Good Day ,

This is to inform you of your Long overdue Payment outstanding in our Banking records over here . I saw your name in the Central Computer among list of unpaid inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information's through this email contact for your immediate confirmation response back to my office.

Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$20.5 Million and it has been approved already for payment months ago by the Federal Ministry of Finance .

We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or still alive.

Please , in your reply confirmation to my office the following
re-confirmation information's thus below for your immediate transfer payment of your approved fund to your position account or issue certified International Bank Draft to your receiving urgently -;

1. Your Address (Current Address)
2. Your Telephone Number ( Cell Phone )
3. Your Occupation & Position Held
4. Your Age & Marital Status

With these your re-confirmation information's indicated above when acknowledged receipts by this unit International Monetary Fund ,we will exp edict action immediately on your behalf to release transfer total amount effectively to your receiving position without further delay within 5 Bank working days We sincerely apologies for all your past inconveniences delayed in paying your fund to your account.

Kindly reply back to this our office email address

Yours Faithfully

Mr. Michel James,

DT-systems Ltd - Money & Wire Transfer Scam

Wow, another big import / export company using gmail for their corporate email. Amazing and unbelievable (really). I guess $14.95 for domain name and $50 a year for hosting is too much for a big international import / export company... no wonder they need our help.

Obviously a total fraud, you would lose the money, you are cashing bogus checks and you are on the hook. Not only is it risky, but depending on how they do this scam you can be arrested for fraud and theft.



REGIONAL PAYMENT RECEIVING AGENT NEEDED DT-systems Ltd. is based in Lithuania. We specialize in exportation and importation.

We export our products to North America, South America, Eastern and Western Europe and Southern Asia.
We are looking for a payment representative in UK, USA and Canada. Salary is 10% of every payment you receive on our behalf.
All charges such as tax and fe_es will be deducted from the balance 90%.

For this job position you have to provide with your bank account information.
Note: Even if you have a real job, you can be part of our business anyway as your regular and part-time job can be easily combined, your work for our company will not disturb your regular work.

If you are interested in this opportuni1y please send out your contact information to our company email:
1)Your Full names:
2)Your Address.
3)Postal code:
4)Home/office phone number:
5)cell phone number
Your address should be correct and complete (including your state and country) because you will also be receiving cheques to your address.

Attention ! Please write only to this email : Managers of our company will come in contact with you as soon as possible.
Having received the information, we will give you a contract, in which the responsibility of both sides is fixed.

HR manager
Jonas Varnas

U.K ONLINE LOTTERY Internet Scam / email Scam

There are dozens of lottery scams, I have written about many of them below, so not much more I can say except avoid!

The return path for this scam is: Return-path:


The Marina Offices,
St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1HX England

(Customer Services)


This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of #500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand (British
Pounds) held on the 1St of June,2008 in London UK. The selection process was carried out through random selection in Our computerized email selection system (ess) from a database of over 21,000 e-mail addresses drawn from which you were selected.

Contact our fiduciary agent for claims with:

Name:Mr.Scott Campbell
Tell: +44 702 401 4563
+44 703 194 8289

TICKET NO: 8603775966738
REF NO: UK 200-26937
BATCH NO: 2007MJL-01

Fill the below:
1. Name: 2.Address . 3. Marital Status: 4. Occupation: 5. Age:
6. Sex: 7. Nationality: 8. Country of Residence: 9. Telephone Number:

Sincerely,Publish Post
Mrs.Anna Marthin
original return path

Badly written, using sentances like "Don?t let themknow that box contents money okay." is a dead giveaway even if you don't have a clue about scams this should shout FRAUD to anyone getting the email.

Just avoid


Good day!!!

We have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of £18 Million (Eighteen Million Pounds sterling) but I did not hear from you since for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or getting near to expire and World Bank told us that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire.

So we told him to cash the £18 Million (Eighteen Million Pounds sterling) to cash payment to avoid losing this fund under expiration as we will be out of the country.

What you have to do now is to contact FED EX COURIER SERVICES as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your cheque to you because of the expiring date.You can contact FED EX COURIER SERVICES if the funds belong to you.

Controller: Mrs.Mary Williams
Email Address:
Phone No: +447024080684
Contact Address:99 Gresham Street London EC2V 7NG.

Finally make sure that you send your contact address,phone number and country so that your funds can be delivered to you as soon as possible.

Let me repeat again try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay.

Don?t let themknow that box contents money okay.

Thanks as you contact them today.

Yours Faithfully

Mrs Mary Williams

United Nations Home Equity Relief - Scheme / Scam

Nice of them to say right in the description that it is scheme, not their intent I am sure, but it is there never the less "first ever global Home Equity assistance scheme".

Regardless, this is a scam, of course the United Nations has nothing better to do with their time, especially now when the world is at peace than to give away money to help other with their homes, equity and income.

They basically tell you in the email that they will scam money by giving you x.xx dollars and then you wire the balance back, of course the check is fake and after you send the funds you will lose the funds you sent and owe your bank the full value.

email came from


United Nations Home Equity Relief
309 Hay's Lane
London SE1 2HB

Dear Friend,

My name is Mrs. Sarah Hills, the Director of the United Nations Home Equity Relief. Our global head office is located as mentioned above.

The United Nations Home Equity Relief in conjunction with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is embarking on its first ever global Home Equity assistance scheme; a risk free financial windfall for interested participants who currently own a house.

You MUST be a home owner who currently has a Home Equity Line of Credit Account with any reputable institution in America. Being a home owner alone will qualify you to participate as you are expected to have a Home Equity Line of Credit current at this moment.

We are looking for interested participants who will help receive payments on our behalf from our teaming individual and corporate sponsors who are about to start funding our global charitable activities.

If you are interested in participating, we shall inform any of individual or cooperate sponsors/donors to make payments to us through your account. You will be required to take 20% of each deposit and send the rest (the remaining 80%) to any of our authorized agent's account. It will be a tax-free transaction.

Please if you are not a home owner with a current Home Equity Line of Credit Account, do NOT reply this mail. Note that this is not a lottery and no fees will be required from you. Note also that a mortgage account, checking, savings or money market account is not required. It must be a Home Equity Line of Credit Account.

Reply with your full names and your contact number so that our seasoned coordinator in New York can contact for more guide.

Thanks for your anticipated participation.


Mrs Sarah Hills

NORTON & COUNSELORS AT LAW / FedEx Email and Money Scam

At least this scam tells you right away you will lose $72 so I give them credit for that. However you could lose more, as if you are gullible enough to send the $72 then they can put you on the hook for more in hopes of the big payout.

Of course all FedEx people use a address for their email as FedEx can't afford their own domain (sarcasm) Also (Confirmable) ???

The email originated Return-path:



My Dear Good Friend,

Greetings to you & your Family. I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of ($500.000.00) United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time, Then I went and deposited the Draft with ApEx Courier Delivery Company, Cotonou Benin Republic, before I traveled out of the country for a short Course and I will not come back till end of next Month. What you have to do now is to contact the ApEx Courier Delivery Company as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date of the cheque. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charges, Insurance fee and Clearance Certificate fee of the Cheque, showing that it is not a Drug Money nor to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.

The only money you will send to the ApExCourier Company to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($72dollars) only being their Safety Security Keeping of the Draft for you so far. Again, Do not be deceive by anybody to pay any other money except $72.00, 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 ApEx Courier Delivery Company now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow.

E-mail: (
Registration Reference No; FDXB/xxx/100
Code Number:xxxKP/229B

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery. Please remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $72 for their immediate action. You should also let me know through this email; (
)as soon as you receive your Draft.

Note. ApEx courier Delivery Company does not know the contents of the parcel. I registered it as my photograph (pix) being sent to a friend overseas. They do not know that it contains a bank draft of such a huge amount of money. This is to avoid them tempering with the package. Do not let them know the contents. I am waiting to hear the good news from you.

Barrister Norton.David

CAPITAL ONE Bank Fraud / Scam / Phish

Scam link actually takes you to a fake Capitol One page on website. The website contains both phishing requests as well as malware, so a dangerous site (actual sub directories / links removed for safety).

The email is just badly formed, bad info, not even a good attempt, but still dangerous.



A critical update is available to remove unacceptable symbols from the wire submission page that is included with Capital One Bank Treasury Optimizer.

Critical Updates are intended to fix potential security risks in Business Objects Capital One Bank products.

These updates are highly recommended to ensure the security of Capital One Bank products.

For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows, click the following link to view the article in the Capital One Update Base:

To start update press NEXT>> (removed)

2008 Capital One Services, Inc.

eBay Collections Scam - Fraud - Phish

Fake email / Phish with a fake eBay site coming from website and a user sub directory (links removed). The email came to an email address not associated with any of our eBay accounts. All valid eBay emails will include your full name, your user ID and other details. If ever you question account issues, go to direct and log into your account. There will be an alert in your "my messages". That is a valid eBay message, not the garbage below.

eBay sent this alert notice to resolve your account suspension due to non-payment.
This is an automatically generated email. Responses sent using email will not be received.

We are writing to alert you that your monthly eBay fees have not been paid because your credit/debit card declined eBay's 2nd attempt to automatically deduct the amount due.

You have been indefinitely suspended from eBay because our records indicate your account was involved in activities that violate our policy governing payment of eBay fees. Because you are delinquent in paying your fees, we have suspended your eBay account. Your current listings have been ended and you are no longer a member of the eBay Community.

This account has been restricted and you will not be able to bid or list on eBay. To be considered for reinstatement of this account, click here and follow the instructions for updating your payment method to pay your outstanding balance in full.
As a reminder, past due accounts has been restricted from buying or selling until payment is received. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

Thank you,
eBay Global Collections
________________________________________Reference #: 10226.427.1


What a month for lottery scams, they never end, just dozens and dozens a month, different countries, different stories, but esentially all the same. Give us a ton of your info, send us money for the processing fee or taxes (or cash a bad check and wire the the funds) and then we will send you nothing, keep your money and maybe steal your ID. STAY AWAY FROM LOTTERY SCAMS.



REF Nº:575061725
BATCH Nº:8056490902/188


National Australian Lottery Incorprated wishes to inform you the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Australia held on 31th MAY 2008. Your email account have been picked as a winner of ($200,000) TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY.

All email addresses were selected through a computer ballot system in which your email address was selected as one of the lucky winners. Your lucky number is:- .and bonus ball number .
Be adviced to keep your winning information confidential {VERY SECRET} until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by fraudulent and scammers.
All winning must be claimed not later than 29/JULY/2008. After this date all unclaimed funds will be returned to australia as unclaimed. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.
You are therefore advised to contact your claim OFFICER in our regional branch in LONDON

for the processing of your winning immediately.
Congratulations from the staff and thank you for being part of email account users program.

Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam,Holland,as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of (US$200,000) will be released to you from the regional branch office in LONDON.
We hope with part of your prize,you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

Simply contact your claims agent,THOMAS ALFRED
to file for your claim .

Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name,
address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.For security reasons,
we advice all winners to keep this information confidential(VERY SECRET) from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements,equally to guard against nonparticipant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this programme.

Note that,all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 29th OF JULY 2008);otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

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DE CASINO OESINE - International Lottery Scam

Another typical lottery scam. Of course all major lottery companies do their business online and use addresses to assure authenticity. What a clear and bad scam. Avoid all online lottery scams at all costs.

Your email address have won you ($800.000) Dollars in DE CASINO OESINE INT S.L EURO MILLION PROMOTION To claim your winning fund, contact your assigned claim agent: Mr.Mikel Lukas on the contact details below:
Tel: +34-626-606-929
Fax: +34-911-414-227
Please note these information: (1) Ticket Nr: 6460DGH-----(2)Sr Nr: 0909AOB09
Ms.Walter Jones
Ms.Walter Jones



Although Lottolore is a real site, this email is not. Even directly from the Lottolore website it states clearly that they never email anyone about winnings, there are no emails, no contests, no international lottery. Totally a scam to get information, steal ID's and steal your money.

plus what does INCOPERATION mean? In cooperation? inc., Operation? Dont' know, not even a good try!

(Registration Z720633X)

This form is valid for only those who have won the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY. Fill in the required fields in the space provided below. No field should be left blank, because your particulars are needed for record purposes.


Please fill in the appropriate information in the space below:
First Name.: [ ]*
Middle Name.: [ ]
Last Name.: [ ]*

Gender.: [ \/]

Month Of Birth.: [ \/] Day: [ \/] Year: [ ]

Marital Status.: [ \/]
Nationality.: [ ]*
Religion.: [ ]
Occupation.: [ ]

Address 1.: [ ]*
Address 2.: [ ]
City.: [ ]*
State/Province.: [ ]*
Zip Code.: [ ] *

Mobile phone No.: [ ]*
House Phone No.: [ ]*
Fax No.: [ ]
Email Address.: [ ]* eg.

Contact e-mail:
Contact Phone: +60142643827
23 bukit Jalan,kuala lumpur,



Nigerian Scam from Nana Mensah

Very typical Nigerian Scam, easy to avoid by remembering that no one is contacting you by email, phone or smoke signals or any other method to give you 30% of millions of dollars they are hiding in an account.


From:Nana Mensah.
The Manager Standard Chartered Bank,
First Light Branch
Accra Ghana.


I got your contact during my search for a reliable, honest and a
trustworthy person to entrust this huge transfer project with.
My name is Mr.Nana Mensah. I am the manager of the Standard Chartered
Bank, First Light Branch, Accra Ghana . I am a Ghanaian, married with
two kids.

I am writing to solicit for your assistance in the transfer of funds
valued at $5,620,000.00 (five million six hundred and twenty thousand
United States Dollars.)

This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the Manager
made as profit during the last annual audition. I have already
submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2007 to my
head office in Accra here and they will never know of this excess. I
have since then, placed this amount of value $5,620,000.00 USD in a
suspense escrow account without a beneficiary.

As an officer of the bank, I cannot directly be connected to this
money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive
this Money into your bank account. I intend to part 30% of this fund
to you as compensation while 70% shall be for me. I do stress that
there are practically no risk involved in this. It is going to be a
bank- to -bank transfer. All I need from is to stand as the original
depositor of the fund.

If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response.

Yours Sincerely,
Nana Mensah.