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, February 08, 2009
Quick List of Internet Email Scams #2
**WINNER'S FROM 6TH SEPTEMBER ONLY**.
This email confirms that you have been notified by the POWERBALL INTER LOTTO BV THE NETHERLANDS of your email lottery winning for 2008 Powerball Lotto - Wheel E-game held on 6th of September 2008.
Very Important E-mail From Mr. Kane
Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as Mr.Kane Cole, a staff in the Private Clients Section of a well known bank, here in U K.
One of our accounts, with holding balance of £15,000,000 (Fifteen Million Pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated three years ago. From my investigations and confirmation, the owner of the said account, a foreigner by name Ed Swingle died on the 5th of January 2002 in a plane crash in Birmingham; you can view this CNN website
HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED??
Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J. Edgar. Hoover Building, Washington D.C Telephone Number : ( 202 ) 324-3001
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, none officials of Zenith Bank and some impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation agents. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
MR. PAUL SMITH
job point here
Our company is looking for dynamic individuals (in USA) to be responsible for the area of transaction operations, customer service. This job requires punctuality, good organizational skills and some computer skills with Microsoft office programs.
We have started recruitment of new sales representatives whose work includes distribution of funds received for sold items and paying fees to the suppliers. Many customers prefer to receive money for the product we purchase from them through fast payment systems using their empowered person's assistance so our representative's work requires receiving and sending send such payments.
Am buying your item for sale!!!
JUST WANNA KNOW IF THIS ITEM IS STILL AVAILABLE AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FINANCIAL ASKING PRICE AND THE CONDITION AND AM OUT OF STATE TO PUEOTO RICO...
From Miss Ruth Kabbah
From Ruth Kabbah .
Permit me to introduce you into a lucrative business venture that i intend to establish over there in your country for safety reasons because of my situation, i certainly know that we have not meet before but i believe i can rely on you base on this after viewing your profile on internet i decided to contact you privately.
NINGBO AOLE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE CO.,Ltd
We at Ningbo Aole global office likes to officially congratulate you for the draw that was just held by our company which featured you as the second place winner.
Our company holds promotions each year just to promote our global publicity and reputations as we plan to exploit more corners of the globe with our highly valued products line.This promotion is just one of various ways we are presently using to achieve this global vision of ours.
New temporary/part-time positions available now
VACANCY: Transactions Analyst / Senior Transactions Analyst
GROUP: Finance & Operations
COUNTRY: USA only
EMPLOYER: RAI Capital, Ltd.
INDUSTRY: Financial Services
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: NO
AVG PAY: $2,000 - $5,000 / mo
AVAILABLE FROM: August 1st, 2008
VACANCY CODE: SA/S2008
Lila Maloney [firstname.lastname@example.org]
There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $800,000:00 USD directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308, at the owner of this email address. The INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code. They said that they choose to send it to an email address instead of a name. We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an email address, so we require some more information in order to complete this transfer.
You have (1) New Message
American National Bank of Texas [email@example.com]
American National Bank Of Texas is aware of new phishing e-mails that are circulating.
These e-mails request consumers to click a link due to a compromise of a
credit card account. You should not respond to this message.
Due to unusual levels of fraud we have had to suspend any future authorizations
being conducted with your ANBT Card.
For your security we have deactivate your card.
How to re-activate your card ?
You may stop by your branch or call our Card Department at (714)-243-0223
From Mr. Shin Yuu.
My name is Mr. Shin Yuu a contractor from Japan . The world statistics shows that the economy of your country is great. I am interested to invest in your country through you. I am in Hong Kong now with the Sum of sixteen million five Hundred Thousand US Dollars which I would like to invest in your country if possible.
European World Oline Lottery [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Congratulations to you. You have been approved for a lump sum of (€1,200,000.00) One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Euros in the recently organised European World Online Lottery. Your email address has made you lucky. To claim your prize, please contact
It is with hope I write to seek your co-operation in my desire to invest in your country. I saw your contact when I was doing research on internet. Briefly, I am an old man and due to retirement at any moment from now after putting many years in civil service, And during my past years in the office I was able to secure huge amount of Money from over-invoiced Government Contract Bills, through the advantage of my position in the office.
Mr. David Lee [email@example.com]
Get back to me.
FROM: Hon. MR Nana Omaih DESIGNATION: Foreign affairs Minister ESTABLISHMENT: Ghana Ministry of Foreign affairs, ADDRESS: No: 104 Presidential Castle Accra-Ghana,Attention: Payment Confirmation;I am Ambassador Akwasi Osei Adjei, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ghana; my office monitors and controls the affairs of all banks and financial institutions in Ghana concerned with foreign contract payments. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreign contracts settlement.I have before me list of funds, which could not be transferred to some nominated account as these accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc. Your name was among the list of beneficiary expecting the funds to be transfer into your designated account, on this note; I wish to have a deal with you as regards to your unpaid funds. I have your file jacket before me and hope your data's are correct and un-tampered unless you re-confirm otherwise we cannot proceed with the transfer. As it is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the Government
SARAH RESEARCH AND STAFFING AGENCY UK
UNIT 8-10 QUAYSIDE LODGE
WILLIAM MORRIS WAY, LONDON UK SW6 2UZ
We are research and staffing agency base in the united kingdom.We are contracted by China Resources Retail (Group) Co., Ltd to recruit qualified and trust worthy individuals who will love to represent the company in your region.
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com