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 #5
UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION,
The World Bank Group, Fact Finding & Special Duties office In conjunction
with the United Nations Organization, has received part of your pending
payment with reference number (LM-05-371) amounting to US$55 Million (Fifty
Five Million United State Dollars) out of your contractual/inheritance funds
from our ordering contractor Bank quoting reference to UNO/WBF LM 05-371,
the said payment is been arranged in a Security-proof box weighing 55kg
padded with synthetic nylon. According to information gathered from the bank
security computer we were notified that you have waited for so long to
receive this payment without success, we also confirmed that you have not
met all statutory requirements in respect of your pending payment.
Dr. Stephen Iwuji
Urgent and Confidential
This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL REMMITANCE DEPARTMENT,
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT(MRS ANITA KAKOU) WHO HAD TRANSFERED HER MONEY($14.000.000.00USD) INTO OUR BANK HERE IN LONDON THROUGH OUR CORRESPONDING (BANK OF AFRICA)FOR THE USE OF THE NEED ONCE LIKE DEAF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AS SHE IS ONE OF THEM,AM DR DAVID NORMAN FROM LONDON,WORKING IN THIS
BANK,THE REASON 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 IT CAN BE SHIP TO YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS THROUGH SHIPPING COURIE COMPANY HERE IN OUR COUNTRY TO YOUR CONTANCT ADDRESS.
FROM CPT.NELSON DAVID U.S MILITARY BASE IKRIT-IRAQ.HELLO MY NAME IS CPT.NELSON DAVID,A UNITED STATES SOLDIER CURRENTLY SEVING IN THE MILITARY OF THE FIRST ARMOURED DIVISION IN IRAQ.OUR STORY IS AV ERY PATHETIC ONE AND I APOLOGISE FOR TAKING YOUR TIME.AS YOU MAY KNOW,WE ARE BEIGN ATTACKED BY INSURGENTS EVERYDAY AND PAINFULLY MOST OF OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES ESPECIALLY IN CAR BOMBS,RECENTLY,WHILE GOING ON A REGULAR PATROL CHECK TWO OF MY COLLEAUGES WITH THEIR NAMES HARRISON CORNWELL AND JOHNATHAN BRUCE WHO ARE ALSO A UNITED STATES SOLDIERS DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED TRUNK BOX HIDDEN IN AN EXIT TUNNEL FROM THE SADDAM HUSSEINS FAMILY MANSION.ON OPENING THE BOX CAREFULLY,WHICH WE INITIALLY THOUGHT WAS A BOMB.WE .DISCOVERED THAT THE BOX HAS IN ITS CONTENT US$13.1 MILLION IN CASH
REASEGUROS AGENCY S. A .
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer Balloting .This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Games 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.
From:Miss Rosemary Kumudam
Greetings and How are you today, I am Miss Rosemary Kumudam I would like you to permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest with you in your country.
I have a substantial capital I honorably Inherited from my late father late Mr. G Kumudam, who the Epmgigo rebels killed recently in poltical crisis in our country that have resulted to war since this past two years.
URGENT PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT/FROM Mrs Fanta Branco
Dear Beloved,Greeting.I am Hon:Mrs Fanta Branco,Sao Tome & Principe. I am the Former minister of education and National Development Unit,under the Government of President Fradique de Menezes.Acting in my capacity,I awarded a number of large Government Building/Construction contract to a German Construction firm(PHILIP HOLZMAN AG INFRANKFURT),Worth Hundreds of Millions of dollars.In the execution of this Project,the German firm discover a clossal amount of Preciou s stones in one of the Sites.I collaborated with this firm in a mutual agreement as regard the proceeds of which I have recieved my own share of exactly $18.000.000 usdollars.I cannot introduce or circulate this amount into Mauritian Banking system,considering my proffesional duty as a minister,also earning more than $1000 equivalent of Mauritian Rupee(our currency)
USA GOVERNMENT,WORLD BANK,UN APPROVAL PAYMENT $8.3M
ATTENTION: DEAR BENEFICIARY, KINDLY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING CONTACT PERSON WITH YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT CODE (201) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/TRANSFER OF YOUR UN APPROVED FUND VALUED AT USD8.3MILLION, OFFICER: MR. OLIVER OWEN, POSITION:DIRECTOR,INT L,REMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON, U.K, TELEPHONE +44 70457 48342 EMAIL: email@example.com. BEST REGARDS, MRS. ROSE PARK CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINING PAYMENT UNITED NATION AND USA GOVERNMENT
UNITED NATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Corporate Headquarters,91 Station Road,
West Drayton United Kingdom.
The UNITED NATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of DEVELOPMENT BOARD as the full recipient of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational,Working and business development TO receive the sum of 1,000,000.00 ONE MILLION POUNDS
Mr. Dan Cole
CBN NOTICFICATION( (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR CONTRACT/ INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU=2 0HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT.
FROM SOLOMON & RITA JOHNSON
I am Solomon Johnson. I am 20years old while my younger sister Rita Johnson is 18years old.We are the only children of Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson Our late father David Johnson , died and left us and our mother Mrs Rosemary Johnson who waslater killed. My late father Chief David Johnson was the former Director of Sierra Leone Mining Corporation and owns many properties before he died which he left to my mother Mrs Rosemary Johnson for us his children.
YOUR WILLINGNESS IS APPRECIATED
We wish to notify you again that you are listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of 10,600,000.00GBP (Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in the council and last testament of the deceased. (Name now withheld since this is our second letter to you). We contacted you because you a good name to the society and therefore we can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance.
Mark Bruce Handerson
Thank very much for your lovely reply mail to me.It gives me alot of joy and happiness when i read your reply.However, hope all is well with you together with your family. As its, i really love your kind reply mail to me it gives me much confident despite the fact that we have not yet see our self face to face but i consider you as a person of wisdom. but as we all know that sincerelity is the most thing.and it pleases me so much to have you as my partner for rest of my life age does not matter in relationship because what i see as a pilars or fundations of relationship is honest, understanding and wisdom.indeed, i call you a person of wisdom because from your reply email i read you possesed the qualities.
US Citizen Grants
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