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 #3
Name John Michael
I am John Michael, staff of International Private Banking at HSBC Bank. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks management three years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail.
financial manager position
This letter contains an offer of the distant job. Main requirements: - Age from 18 to 60 years - Basic computer - UK citizenship or UK permanent residency - Mobile connection - The account in any bank - Accuracy, responsibility and making tasks in a short space of time - 1-2 hours of free time during working day - Desired Education Level: High School or Equivalent --- The description of the job: Our firm has been already working for 4 years in the Net market of transactions, we have worked out our own scheme of financial transactions for the third World, for all less economically developed countries and we involve employees from well-to-do countries like United Kingdom. You can work at constant job or be unemployed, but you should always have an opportunity to visit the bank, the Western Union office, the office of our company in Ottawa, Canada. You don't need to have any kind ...
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL REMMITANCE DEPARTMENT,
FROM DR DAVID NORMAN [email@example.com]
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT(MRS ANITA KAKOU) WHO HAD TRANSFERED HER MONEY
($14.000.000.00USD) INTO OUR BANK HERE IN USA THROUGH OUR CORRESPONDING(BANK OF AFRICA)FOR THE USE OF THE NEED ONCE LIKE DEAF PEOPLE IN THE WORLDAS SHE IS ONE OF THEM,AM DR DAVID FROM USA HERE, WORKING IN THIS BANK,THEREASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU IS THAT I WANT US TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE, MEANS THAT I WANT YOU TO RECIEVE THIS MONEY INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT,OR THROGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER,SO ONCE THIS MONEY IS TRANSFER INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT,YOU WILL SEND FOR ME TO COME AND VISIT YOU SO THAT WE WILL KNOW HOW TO USE THIS MONEY TO THE GLORY OF OUR LORD.
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL REMMITANCE DEPARTMENT, WELLS FARGO BANK, MAC P642-011, WA 98037, LYNNWOOD, USA.
YOUR SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
It was Resolved and Agreed upon that your Inheritance/Contract Funds would be released to you on a special method of payment which tag"SWIFT CREDIT CARD".You are Adviced to Re-comfirm YOUR NAME,ADDRESS,NEXT OF KIN.PHONE AND FAX NUMBER TO CLAIM YOUR FUND. THANKS.
DR JOHN AYO
YOU JUST WON THE CANADIAN LOTTERY
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer Balloting .This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Game in which email addresses were used.All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses from all over the world. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it and on that regards,the Canadian Lottery Board wishes to inform you that your email address have won the sum of $820,000.00USD (Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars) in cash credited to file with:
We find your resume on Career Builder
Planet Company is specialized in producing and selling of different kinds of office and home furniture. Our product answers to all requirements of taste and price. Planet Company was started in 2004. Since that time we have provided high quality and modern technologies of our goods and achieved world popularity in furniture industry
From Monica f luma
From Monica f luma
Dear friend see the attachment
of my proposal.
I greet you to seek help.
The bank advise for a reliable bank account from your country so that my funds could be transferred without stress of the ecb and your contact came to me after an intensive search. Sheikh Mohammed Maher is my name , i live in Karachi Pakistan as a business man who deals on currency trading. My wife Shahira and our only kid?s a boy and a girl named Mohammed and Afiyah lost their lives in a fatal car accident September 29th last year when traveling to visit her relatives in a nearby town. after that great lost to my entire life, i decided to relocate by having a dwelling in UK, been impatient to leave and making plans on how to buy a house in UK, i unluckily met with this Nigerian crook named Robert Stephens who based in UK and claimed on the web to be estate agent on built-up buildings. We made arrangement for a flat of 3 bed rooms in Cheshire Greater
s m maher
The Direct Finance and Loans, is a certified loan lender that offers loan to individuals and co-operate bodies. Are you a business man or woman ? Are you in any financial mess or do you need funds to start up your own business? Do you need loan to settle your debt or pay off your bills or start a nice business?
Re: Secret Shopper [$950/week]
Thank you for your interest in the Mystery Shopper position. Our company conducts surveys and evaluates other companies in order to help them achieve their performance goals. We offer an integrated suite of business solutions that enables corporations to achieve tangible results in the marketplace. We get hired by other companies and act like customers to find out how they are handling their services in relation to their customers
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
I am John Fletcher Mambo, 17years old and son of late Sir Mambo Koko, a reputable businessman who passed away in a hospital on 12th, February 2007. His sudden death was masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him during his business trip.
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Good Day To You
My name is Mr.Peter T.S Wong i am the director of operation in Hang Seng Bank Hong Kong.I have a business proposal in the tune of 125,750,000.00 USD,after the successful transfer,we shall share in ratio of 35% for you and65% for me Should you be interested please contact me through my private email(firstname.lastname@example.org)so we can commence all arrangements and I will give your more information on how we would handle this project.
From: David Anoma
Chairman; Contract Review/Award Committee Ministry of Agriculture Ivory Coast.
We have not had any formal discussion or correspondences previously, but I hope you would give this letter due attention. My name is Mr. David Anoma, Chairman of the Contract Review and Award Committee in the Ivory Coast Ministry of Agriculture. This committee was set up in response to the recent food crises being experienced around the world. The objectives of this committee is to review existing contracts, pay outstanding debts and award new contracts for food importation and farming projects.
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org