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 #4
Your E-Mail Address Has Won: £500,000.00
You won 500,000.00 thousand pound from the NOKIA N'SERIES END OF YEAR PROMOTION Sweepstakes. Contact,
Part time job for you
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INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
CALLE CASTELLANA 10,
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We Need Your Help?
Our Greetings To You and your family in the name of God,though its a sad and long story but we will cut it short for your quick and easy understanding and I and my junior brother is writing to you based on trust and wish that you will give me back the trust we have given to you. we are not looking for anything else but for someone with the fear of God' Well let me start by introducing my self.
Ms Gift Melitus
Thank you and may God richly bless you and your family.
As we wait for your urgent reply.
Ms Gift & Daniel Melitus
This is Mrs. Okbanka,I am the boss lady of the West Africa Fraud Control Unit (NFCU)
Recently, we succeeded in arresting a syndicate of internet fraudsters, who defrauded a number of people. Their mode of operation is varying, and their main aim is obtaining money under false pretense through dead bank customer scams, online bank transfer scams, lottery scams, NNPC Contract Scams, CBN Contract Scams, Job Employment Scams, Fraudulent Checks and Postal Money Orders e.t.c. They have been convicted due to overwhelming evidence, and sentenced to jail.
Congratulations, You w@n 300 Euros casi no chips! Wwidy
First Casino [email@example.com]
URGENT MESSAGE REPLY ME NOW
Attn I am Mr William Achums,I write to request your co- operation in my desire to find a foreign partner who will assist me in the relocation and investment of the sum of £ 25,000,000, 00 which is presently available and in my possessionPresently, I am a serving government functionary in my Country United Kingdom. The money was realised from gratification/kickbacks which was received from foreign contractors who executed contracts for my country in the last 3 years.I am unable to travell out now,so i shall be glad if you can stand as beneficiary to receive this money abroad,and also nominate a good investment facility in your country where the fund will be placed,for profits making. The fund was deposited is sum of £25, 745, 000,00Million Pounds Sterlings in a swift security firm whose name is with held for now.Our sharing ratio will be 65% for me:30% for you and 5% is for both of us Assistance when the transaction is moving on.The entire plan and documents of this transaction will be forwarded
Congratulations!!! Contact Your Agent For Your Winnings Now
Volkswagen Group Promotions,
Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes
MK14 5AN, United Kingdom
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) and a brand new Volkswagen Car, International programs held for the month of November,
2008 in London, The United Kingdom.
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH WORLD BANK
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATION. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$1,800.000.00each. This includes every foreign contractors/Inheritance that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
PLS KINDLY READ CAREFULLY
It's my pleasure to proposed to you this my proposal for a joint venture arrangement, I know my mail will comes to you as a surprise package, the reason i contacted you is for an assitance and as the impending transaction involve for you to stand as my Advisor/Trustee in respect or references to the wire transfer of $11.5 Million US Dollars to your account, mearnt for proposed investment entity (Foundation projects and Real Estates Developers) in your country.
Hello My Friend, Am by name Mr.Paul Kofi, one of the managing director of Global security company here in Ghana, there have been a fund here in our company since 2001 that was deposited by one of the native of this country, but since then no one have come to clear it, the amount is $5,250 million dollars, the money is under my own personal office, I would have taken it out since but I have a problem, the rule is that The money was kept base on the own must take it with a foreign Pattern accompanying him or her.As I seek how the money was deposited to know the origin of the money, I learnt that it was deposited by a man from zumara that is a diamond dealer, so there, why I wrote you is for you to read and help me get the money out okay.
Beneficiary Contractor/Next of Kin
Welcome to Western Union Send Money Worldwide iNTEREST APPROVAL Attn:Beneficiary Contractor/Next of Kin, REWARD FOR INTEREST ON CONTRACT FUNDe informed of the fact that we have as at today being jan 2th 2009, started processing your full contract payment. he Federal Government of Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria has resolved to urgently and first of all pay you the interest on your contract sum amounting to US$13, 345.00 while your full contract payment is under processing and will be transfered to you by telegraphic transfer soonest.e have decided to send the interest of US$13,345.00 to you by western union urgently at first. provide the following:(a) Your name as the receiver.(b) city, state.hile we provide you with the following:(a) MTCN Western union control number for US$13,345.0b) Sender's name and countr(c) Test Question and Answer.
YOU WON >>>>> GMAIL " NEW YEAR " LOTTERY AWARD.
We are happy to inform you that your email address have emerged winner of (DOLLARS $500,000) in GMAIL AWARD PROMOTION held in London, UK. The online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 500,000.00 email addresses of individuals, corporate bodies, Students and staff email addresses picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web.
Mr. Timothy Green (Award coordinator).
I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
FROM LINDA DAVID
ZONE46 RUE PAUL LANGEVA
10BP 1893 ABJDAN10
COTE D IVOIRE ABIDJAN
WEST AFRICA COUNTRY
I am Linda David age of 23 yrs the first daugther of Bally David of mende tribe in LIBERIA.On the 16th June, 2004 my father was murdered by some rebel group on the accusation that he is a great sponsor and in support to restore the democratically elected President of Charles Taylor.
MY MESSAGE, URGENT REPLY NEEDED.
I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody like me, whom you does not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation of my life. You should please consider the project on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before.
Your Beloved Sonia Gilbert,,
I am Sonia Gilbert the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Seydou Gilbert My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip . My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.
From Miss Rita Gnanzi
I will introduce myself first to you, My name is Miss Rita Gnanzi, I lost my Father, my hero and my lord Mr. Paul Gnanzi years ago. He was poisioned to death by his associate in business. He formed a company by one Mr. Philip Brown who poisioned him only to take benefit of the multi million venture. He was arrested immedaitely my Father died and he entered an agreement with my father's brothers that I and the immedaite younger brother of my father will represent my father's interest in the company.
PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP
Good day and which i believe you will be of great assistants to me that will make the beginning of family relationship. I hope that this letter will not be an inconvenience or embarrassment to you. I must not hesitate to confide in you this simple and sincere business.
nancy martins [email@example.com]
From Mis Linda and Ben Moreh
We know this is not the right place for us to contact you on business such as this but due to the condition we found ourself now. I'm Miss Linda and my brother Benson Moreh Kokou From South Africa (Twins and 21 yrs old) wer'e 2 children of late Dr. Harberth Moreh a former president South Africa Farmers Association Town Community Leader Traditional Chief, also the Director Alpha Oil Group of Companies South Africa, before he was killed by Government Soldiers after he was wrongfully accused of supporting one Movement democratic party of South Africa (P.D.C.S.A) which his oponent party Chairman Dr.Henry Konan Bedie was responsible to be acoused our father, However before the death of our father he deposited US$11.5millions with a Financial Institution . He actually made my brother Benson his next of kin. Since he was little boy and too young to control our father wealth.
Can I trust You?
From:Mrs Belisma Washburn
Hello I want to drop you a quick note because I did not hear back from you concerning the information I sent you the other day.In case you did not receive the letter introducing my intent. Beneath is what I intended to champion out with you.
Belisma Washburn [firstname.lastname@example.org]
frank Wen [email@example.com]
Good day We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of $6,500,000.00 Dollars in the intent of the deceased. We contacted you because you bear the surname which is now withheld and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there is no written will.Our legal services aim to provide our private clients with a complete service. We are happy to prepare Wills, set-up and administer Trusts, carry out the Administration Of Estates and prepare and administer Powers Of Attorney.
From Mr Richard Kwame
I anticipate that you read this mail quickly and let me know your opinion or willingness on this classified information that I will release to you. Firstly,My name is Mr Richard Kwame,the branch manager of the Eco Bank Of Ghana Limited, Silver Rd Branch Accra. I am writing to solicit your assistance in the transfer of five million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars (5,750.000.00) .This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the manager made as profit during the last three years. I have already submitted an approved End of the Year report to my Head Office here in Accra and they will never know of this Excess. I have since then , placed this amount of [5,750.000.00) On a SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without a beneficiary.