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
Classic overpayment scam for antique car / wire fraud.
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 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:10 PM
Subject: RESPOND WITH PAYMENT INFORMATION
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.
YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME:
YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS OR WHERE THE CHECK WILL BE SENT TO:
YOUR PHONE NUMBERS:
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
Address:22 BERKELEY STREET, LONDON, W1J 8NE
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