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.

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Barr.Ben A. Simon / MR. JAMES IBORI / Internet Email Fraud / Scam

Very common people are using links to real stories to "bulk up" their scam. It is a good idea for the scammer, but bad for the gullible people receiving the email as they put more credence into the scam.


DEAR Sir/Madam,

I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster to reach you than the e-mail. My name is Barr.Ben .A. Simon, I am the Lawyer of the ex governor of Delta-State, one of the Oil richest State in Nigeria. And to the best of my knowledge i have discharge my duty with equity. I had a client who was once a governor called MR. JAMES IBORI, but he was arrested by METROPOLITAN POLICE,he is now under investigation.

However,his properties wot of 35million pounds have been confiscated by METROPOLITAN POLICE LONDON,pending when the prosecution is over. As a matter of fact he deposited the sum of 25m.5usd with Horse Bank Plc. Meanwhile, all the necessary documents will be made available for us to put up our claim.

Finally, you hear by advice to respond to this mail with the following information: (1. YOUR PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER PREFERABLE CELL, FAX NUMBER, AND YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS. REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP THIS DEAL TOP SECRET.Nevertheless, you will also invest the said fund for my client.

Barr.Ben A. Simon.
Alternative email benarchison@yahoo,com

My phone is 234-70-3195-3254

Mr.Thompson Edward Inheritance Fraud / Scam Email

Attn: ____________ they forgot?

Common email fraud.



With due Respect, i crave your indulgence as i contacted you in such a surprising manner, but I respectfully insist that you read this letter carefully as I am optimistic it will open doors for unimaginable financial rewards for both of us. I got your contact from a directory data, and hoping that you are a reliable and honest person that will assist in championing this transaction.

In a brief introduction, I am Mr.Thompson Edward, an internal auditor with a financial institution here in Lome-Togo. With due respect and regard, I am contacting you on a business transaction that will be beneficial to both parties at the end.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum in an account that belongs to an expatriate oil consultant who died along with his wife and their only daughter in an airline crash while coming back from cultural festival .More info can be found in this link- Upon Maturity of the deposit, the fund was confined to a dormant status where upon we made this discovery, and further inquiries by me revealed that no next of kin was stated in his file with our bank.

It is standard practice that after the expiration of a specified period, the funds will be declared as an "unclaimed asset resource" and the account closed. My contacting you is to allow your particulars to be forwarded to this institution as the family member or next of Kin to our deceased customer for the purpose of benefiting the content of the account. All the arrangement to put claim over this fund has been perfected by me and i will assist you on steps to follow. Every necessary document shall be obtained on your behalf to back-up this claim. Needless to say that the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return we demand your complete honesty and trust.

Remember that with my support, this transaction is risk free and will be done under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law while we hope to conclude this transaction within a short period of time if you accord us your unalloyed support and co- operation. I am assuring you that with my position in the bank, this money will hit your account successfully before 9 official bank working days.

As soon as you accept this condition and finally indicate your interest in this deal the first thing is to send your telephone number for voice to voice communication and further establishment of trust, this I will then guide you on other steps to follow.

All other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you.

Best Regards,
Mr.Thompson Edward

Mrs Joy Michael, Christian, Ivory Coast, Email MOney Scam

West Aferica.??? Really she does not know how to spell Africa and she lives there? Comeo one people this is not a tough word like Potatoe (sic).


Mrs joy michael
Avu 7 Rue 14 zone 3
Abidjan Cote D'ivoire
West Aferica.

My greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I am michael from South Africa.I am married to Archdeacon michael, whom untill his death served as an archdeacon in the St.Michael's archdeaconry in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2006. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.

Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $6.5.Million under suspense account in one of the famous bank here in Abidjan capital of Cote d'Ivoire for safe keeping.

Presently,my Doctor confirmed to me that I have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.Haven known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages,helping the widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that givethEI took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peaceE I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I will give you the contact of the bank here in Abidjan. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another church or individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply. Due to present condition of my health,I was warned by my doctor to avoid receiving or making any call.

Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs joy michael

MUSTAFA YOUSF LAW CHAMBERS Internet Email Nigerian Fraud / Inheritance Scam

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See, they send out so many they forgot to put a name in.. fake or not, it is bad protocol to send out an mail with ??????????????????????

Return-path: yousofmustafagd@CHAMBERS.COM


DIRECT LINE+ 60146211782

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Your e-mail address came up in a random draw conducted by our law firm; YOUSF MUSTAFA Law Chambers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia My name is YOUSF MUSTAFA.

A personal Attorney to our late client Mr. TAN SRI LIM GOH TONG who built a hilltop casino in Malaysia (Genting Highland), Mr. TAN SRI LIM GOH TONG a well known Philanthropist, before he died, he made a Will in our law firm stating that $3M (Three Million U.S. dollars only) should be donated to any Philanthropist of our choice out side Malaysia{Overseas.}

We have made a random draw and your name and e-mail address was picked as the beneficiary to this Will. I am particularly interested in securing this money from the Bank, because they have issued a notice instructing us to produce the beneficiary of this Will within two weeks which happens to be you or else the money will be credited to the Government treasury as per law here.

It is my utmost desire to execute the Will of our late client. You are required to contact me immediately to start the process of transferring this money to any of your designated official account. I urge you to contact me immediately for further details bearing in mind that the Bank has given us a date limit.






Melissa Annamh 18 y/o with 9Million Dollars To Invest Fraud / Email Fraud



Dearest one,

My name is Melissa Annamh 18 years old and a student. I have a preposition important that I will like to discuss with you. I write to inform you that I need your help in a financial transaction. I have Nine Million dollars ($9.000.0000.00) I want to invest in your country with your very help after going through your profile. This amount is an inheritance funds from my late father as the only child. I will need your assistance to provide a good bank account where the bank here can transfer the whole amount for a profitable business project in your country until I am able to secure a better financial education that will enable me not to make poor money decision later in life that might take years to over come.

May I ask you this question?

Can I trust in you?

Please I need you assurance because I believe that we will have many things common in life after the whole money has been transferred into the new account you will provide on my behalf.

Kindly reply me through my private email address at ( for more details if you are very serious to assist me.

Awaits your urgent response.

Thanks and God bless.


Melissa Annamh.

Hewlett Packard Company Lottery Win Email Scam / Fraud

Typical Lottery Scam, there is no lottery, there is no money, just you paying "Taxes or Duties".

Original > Return-path:


Hewlett Packard Company,
Customer Service Department,
26 Lower Mall, Hammersmith,
London W6 9DJ
United Kingdom,

Reference No: HPC/L/W-1221908.
Batch No: HPC/L-653-2009
Winning No: HPC/L/W- 1221908/07

Good day Sir/Madam,

Lottery notification

This is to inform you that you are winner from the just concluded Hawlett Packard (HP) Company lottery in way of saying thank you for your patronage and in promotion of our hardware and software product.

Kindly note that this lottery is approved by the British Lottery Board BLDA, any mail without this approval code (BLDP) Meaning British lottery board approved.

No ticket were sold but it was done my a randomly selected email database from all email service providers and with the help of Microsoft incorporated, to this you have been declared a winner of 2,000,000.00 Great British Pounds sterling and One HP Pavilion laptop from the just announce result with Reference No: HPC/L/W-1221908.and Batch No: HPC/L-653-2009.

You are to fill the verification form below and forward to your claim processor for proper entirely into the British lottery book of the year and for accurate delivery of prize to you. you can call him if need be.
On behalf of the entire staff of HP company we say congratulations.


{1} Your Full Names:...............
{2} Contact Address:................
{3} Telephone Number:...........................
{4} Fax numbers(optional):...............
(5} Nationality/Country:...............
{6} Date of Birth:.........................................
{7} Age/Sex:............................
8} Occupation:............................................................
{9} Scan a copy of your international passport and your personal photograph.
How would you want to get your prize? ................

{A} Come down to United Kingdom to pick up your Cheque & 1 hp Pavilion laptops.

{B} Courier delivery of your winning cheque and 1 hp Pavilion laptops to your doorsteps.
(3) Bank transfer to your desired account any where in the world.

Hewlett Packard Promotion Processing Department, Mr. Rick Bowen Tel : +447045756005
Phone: +447045743006

Note that your reference number and batch no and all other details concerning this lottery should not be disclosed until prize is delivered, this is to avoid double claim and delivery of prize to the wrong person.

Once a again I say congratulation,
Yours truly,

Mr. Philip Omar
Public relations officer.
Hewlett Packard computer company

Senator Ahmed Bello Petroleum Technology Development Internet Email Fraud

Hurts too much to read this email!



Dear Sir,

My name is Senator. Ahmed Bello, chairman ad-hoc committee for the investigation of gross mis-application, mis-appropriation and embezzlement of Petroleum Technology Development funds (PTDF) created for the financing of contracts and other projects. After six months of thorough investigations our findings were perfect, painstaking and sustained.Between 2001-06 various contracts were awarded to both foreign and local contractors, duly approved by the presidency.

Our committee found as fact that: 1. On July 16, 2003, the sum of USDA500million was placed by the PTDF with Trans Atlantic Bank(TIB).2. On December 24, 2004, the sum of USDA70 million was placed by the PTDF with the African Development Bank(ADB).3. On October 20, 2007 TIB advanced a loan of USDA400million to NDTV, a business concern promoted by a local businessman, Otunba Fasawe.4. On October 22, 2003, TIB again advanced a loan of USDA96.8million to Mofas shipping company, another business concern promoted by Otunba Fasawe.5. On October 23, 2003, TIB advanced a loan of USDA330 million to Transvari services limited, a business concern promoted by an American, Johnson Hilton .

These funds were grossly mis-applicated and mis-appropriated by a top Government officials in the presidency(names with-held for security reasons) and his collaborators of which Otunba Fasawe happens to be one of them.

Though some contractors were paid for contracts executed from the USDA500 million placed in the TIB, while some are yet to be paid. The USDA250 million placed in the ADB, accrued to no contractor, but simply kept so that it could end up in the private pockets of this top Government officials and his collaborators whom are all under our investigation and they all denied the knowledge of this funds.

Viewing this as a time of opportunity, i and two members of the committee have decided to keep the knowledge and existence of this funds to ourselves, but have revealed it to you based on the premise that you will keep it to yourself and not reveal it to someone else in order not to scuttle our careful scheming and planning thus far.

With the powers conferred on this committee, we have decided with your consent to forward your names through official protocol to the ADB as the rightful beneficiary to this funds(USDA250million) upon which it shall be transferred to your bank account abroad. At this juncture i seek your honest and sincere co-operation before i forward your names to the bank by you providing the following as contained below:

1. Your full names,2. Nationality,3. Home address,4. Telephone number,5. Date of birth,6. Profession. If eventually we succeed in getting this funds transferred to your bank account, we shall be traveling down to your country to pick our own share of the funds and proceed to preferred destinations abroad.

Be informed, top most secrecy must be observed through out this transaction for security reasons.

The agreed sharing ratio goes thus 70% for me and my colleagues, 25% for you and 5% for expenses incurred during the course of this transaction. Note that all risk involvement were carefully taken care of before contacting you and only your matured co-operation and honesty will help us to attain our set objective, i can also be contacted through my email.

I anticipate your earnest response.

Yours faithfully,

Senator.Ahmed Bello

Mr James C. Brown - Internet Money - Invesment Email Scam

ecumbrances = encumbrances, but otherwise not a bad email. Totally fake / fraud, but otherwise not bad. Can't figure what method they will use to ask for money, as if he has the funds, he won't need money for a flight, so unsure, but still am positive that it is fraud.

email came from


I will make necessary arrangement to come over to meet you with some large sum of money for an investment into any viable business you can handle.

The money if of clean origin and is free from liens and all ecumbrances.

I will be flying in few days as soon as i hear from you.

However, I do not know any investor or conditions of investing huge money overseas . I am also worried with so many things such as tax, and security of the funds , your capablities to handle such large sum of money.

I am thinking of the best place to invest money in this period of Economic down turn without loosing my money.

Could you asist me, please indicate your interest to work with me for this purpose? Let me know the area of business you can handle and how to avoid huge taxes on the funds by your government.

Although, I am in need of your response to this arrangement to enable me find out the situation regarding the amount someone can bring into the country.

Please get back to me as soon as possible for us to discuss further.

Please note that i must compensate you for your effort towards getting a reliable business where i can invest the money.

Mr James .C. Brown

Major C. Downs - Internet / email Money Fraud - Scam

Total Scam using a real link for fraudulent proposes.
initiated from:


I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you
before. My name is Major C. Downs, a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC
Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in Iraq.

I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my
personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career
serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in

Though, I would like to hold back certain information for security reasons for
now until you have find the time to visit the BBC website stated below to
enable you have insight as to what I'm intending to share with you,
believing that it would be of your desired interest one-way or the other.

Also, could you get back to me having visiting the above website to enable us
discuss in a more clarifying manner to the best of your understanding. I must
say that I'm very uncomfortable sending this message to you without knowing
truly if you would misconstrue the importance and decides to go public. In
this regards, I will not hold back to say that the essence of this message is
strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and nothing more.

I will be vivid and coherent in my next message in this regards, meanwhile,
could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and that you have
understood my intentions? I will await your thoughts via my personal

Best Regards
Major C. Downs

Benjamin Nyarko Nigerian Money Scam - Fraud - Email Scam

Typical Basic Nigerian Scam

Benjamin Nyarko []
Initiated from:


My Dear,

Before you proceed reading this mail,this is true and not one of those mails you see on the internet,i am about to retire and here in Africa service is not adequately rewarded i tell you the truth,hence do not blame me on this,i only need you to help me so that we can smile in future,I presume this mail will not be a surprise to you.

I am an accountant in the mineral commission department of Ministry of Mines and Energy Ghana and also a member of contracts awarding committee of this ministry under Ghana government. I got your full information from Chamber of Commerce and industry on foreign business relations here in Accra-Ghana.And i beleived you must be trustworthy and honest main looking at your profile.Some years ago, Ghana government asked this committee to awards contracts to foreign firms, which I and my colleague happed to be the head of this committee. With our good position, this contract was over invoiced and as a deal to be benefited by me and my colleague.

Now the contracts value has been paid off to the actual contractors that executed these jobs, all we want now is a trusted foreign partner like you that we shall front with his banking account number to Claim the over inflated sum.The said funds will be shared within us when it is confirmed into your provided Account in your country by the paying Bank.

NOTE: I know there may junk mails flying here and there on the internet but certainly, this is not one. Please do not fail to understand that in spite of all that, opportunities of this kind still abound. If you have ever wished or prayed for something good to come your way, now I urge you to take this message seriously and with an open mind.

So please give it a benefit of doubt,and with good faith and trust join me and I am assuring you now that you will never be disappointed.Now our questions are:Can you handle this project? Can I give you this trust? Mail with phone and Fax number,respond back to me.


Mr.Benjamin Nyarko
Mines and Energy Ghana

Gerry Robert World Bank Scam Compensation Email Scam

Nice a scam that is scam compensating you for scams... talk about picture in picture...

Email came from Mexico:




This email is to all the people that has been scammed in any part of the world, THE WORLD BANK GROUP, Have agreed to compensate them with the sum of (USD)$500,000.00(Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)

The World Bank and its partners (IEG), the ever-present test is to deliver results-to lift people out of poverty and promote sustainable development. Achieving such success in any individual country is increasingly intertwined with making progress on shared global challenges.


This includes every foreign contractor that may have not received their contract sum, And people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses in Africa, Asia, Europe and USA.That failed due to Government problems etc. You are advised to contact Mr.Gerry Robert of UNITED KINGDOM, as he is our representative in United Kingdom, all outstanding compensation payments Will be structured through (WIRE TRANSFER) to your bank account.

This is Mr.Gerry Robert contact email address: (

You should therefore immediately contact Mr.Gerry Robert for your compensation funds.

Person to Contact,
Mr.Gerry Robert email address: (

Yours Faithfully.
Secretary (INDEPENDENT EVALUATION GROUP) Making the world a better place.
United Kingdom secretary (Mr.Gerry Robert)

Fake Microsoft / Microword Lottery Prize Win Scam - Promotions Dept

Right, Microsoft employees use AOL and Gmail for their correspondence, of course they can't afford their own email servers.. sad, there is Bill with 67 Billion in personal assets and they can't spring for a mail server!


email came from (spoofed I assume)



48, 28230 las Rozas,
BATCH NO: MSFT-2008- GM-0221


Welcome to Microword Corporaton end of year promotions, We are pleased to inform you of the released results of Sweepstakes Promotion organized by Corporations, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of software products, held this May 11th 2009, here in Madrid-Spain.

Your email address emerged as one of the on-line Winning emails, in the 1st category and therefore You have been approved for a cash award €500,000,00 euros (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO) this is from a total cash prize of FIVE MILLION EUROS Shared among the ten International winners in the 1st category.

To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Accredited agent: Foreign Transfer Manager MICROWORD CORPORATIONS.
Mr. Eric Manfred.
TEL +34-634-059-412

NOTE: This Email Lottery is sponsored by Corporation, And all the members of Spanish MSFT Word Resource Consortium Software Promotion Companies.

Remember your winning must be claimed not later than (23-05-09) after this date funds might be returned to the MICROWORD RESOURCE MADRID This internet E-mail draw is held periodically,

And is organized to encourage the use of the Internet users, And to promote computer literacy worldwide.


Mrs. Roselyn Bermudez.
Promotions Manager.

MR .ROBERT S. Garrity, III FBI Money / Nigerian Fraud Email Scam

Wow.. so many things wrong with this email I can't even start, it would take up pages on why this is a fraud.

email initiated from


Robert J. Garrity,Deputy Asst.Director,Records Management Division FBI
Before the House of Representatives, Subcommittee on International Terrorism
and Human Rights Los Angeles, California

Attn: Honourable Beneficiary.

We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI Honolulu) United States Of America
have discovered through our intelligent monitoring network that you have a
transaction going on as either inheritance payment,Lottery or contract payment
in a tone of Millions of United States Dollars which have been approved but
have not been settled.

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract,Lottery /
inheritance file after close monitoring and found out why you have not received
your payment,both on your part and on the part of your debtors.

Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the non
officials in the bank who are attempting to secure the release of your fund to
you. We wish to advise you that this is illegal and you should stop further
communication with them forthwith because such an illegal act like this can
lead to cancellation of your fund.

we have been having so
many complains from people who have been scammed arround
the world hence,after concluding in a meeting with members of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF),and all the presidents in africa concerning these, we came
to a conclusion that every payment will be made through the Union Bank of
Africa in the Republic Of NIGERIA. We also concluded on the use of ELECTRONIC
ATM PAYMENT SYSTEM as the only direct means to pay all beneficiaries.

This is to inform you that we have just pass a NOTIFICATION to the Central Bank
Of Nigeria,to pay you an accumulated deposited funds of US$8,300,000.00 through
Union Bank of Africa.

By this method,your funds will be loaded in two batches into an ATM card, and
sent to you, from this card you can withdraw a maximum of us$15,000 per day
from any ATM machine worldwide,BUT from the financial houses there is no
limit.So if you would like to receive your funds in this way please
send your
following information to the paying bank.

Due to delay in your payment,and the

1. Full name
2. Full address (P.O box not acceptable)
3. Phone and fax #
4. Your age, sex and current occupation

We immediately instruct you to contact Mr Idris Idowu with the email contact
below.Below are the contact details of the PAYING BANK(Union Bank of Africa) in
the Republic Of Nigeria to whom you will send your information for the
processing of the ATM card as soon as possible:

CONTACT Dr.Idris Idowu,
370 Queens STREET,Island,

The DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION has been mandated to issue out your payments for
this fiscal year 2009. Also for your information, you have to stop any further
office(s) who claim to be established
agents using it to defraud innocent people worldwide.This is to avoid any
hitches in receiving your payment.


Yours, Faithfully

MR .ROBERT S. Garrity, III
Los Angeles, California

Mrs. Glory Frankline Internet Nigerian Money Scam

Christians, God, Bible Belt, Tug at Heart Strings = Good Scam, especially for older people.


Dearest In The Lord:

I am Mrs. Glory Frankline from Iran. I married
to late Dr. Joshua Frankline who worked with Iran
embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died
in the year 2004.We were married for eleven years with
out a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted
for only four days.

Before his death we were both born again Christian.
Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a
child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is
against. When my late husban was alive he deposited a
box containing the sum of five Million two hundred thausand Dollars in one
of the security company here in Abidjan.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having
known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a
church that will utilize this money the way I am going
to instruct herein.

I want a church or Individual that will use this fund
for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God
and to endeavor the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that "Blessed is the
hand that giveth". I took this decision because I
don't have any child that will inherit this money and
my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't
want my husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers.

I don't want a situation where this money will be used
in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this
decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where
I am going.. I know that I am going to be in the bosom
of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that "the lord will
fight my case and I shall hold my peace.

I don't need any telephone communication in this
regard because of my health hence the presence of my
husband's relatives around me always. I don't want
them to know about this development.

With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive
your reply I shall give you the contact of the
security company. I will also issue you an
authorisation letter that will prove you the present
beneficiary of this fund.

I want you and the church to always pray for me
because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that
I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that
Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and

Please always continue your prayers upon me.Contact
me on this email address any delay in your reply will
give me room in sourcing another church for this same
purpose. Please assure me that you will act
accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Glory Frankline.

Mr.White John email investment scam

Big Typo's... "nvesting = investing" and "sri = sir" and "reply.coutant = ?" so it is pretty clear he is not a business consulate (sic) oops consultant.

email reply
email came from (obviously not getting an edu :) )

Dear Sri,

I am a business consultant in UK One of my clients is interested in nvesting in your country and he is interested in investing with your company .

kindly forward all your companys profile to me for immediate decision on how the investment funds will be handed over to you.

Total amount to be invested=$75,000,000,00.usd............Cash investment Immediately I receives your details, I will inform you the next step for the release of the investment funds.

Anticipating your immediate reply.coutant me in my private E-mail:

Best regard
Mr.White John

Less Privilege and Homeles (sic) Sr. Francisco De Manuel Mateus email fraud

Reply goes to: Sr. Francisco De Manuel Mateus, they ask to email to (close but different) and email comes from


Hello, Please contact me through my private e-mail ( )

My Name is Sr. Francisco De Manuel Mateus, I am from Portugal I have been diagnosed with cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business.

Though I am very rich, I was never generous,I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.I Would want to have a Personal and Trustworthy Relationship with you, as I intend and willing to empower the change of ownership for the transfer of my Deposits to your personal possession for further Investment and Charity Disbursement to the Less Privilege and Homeles write me via my mail:

I will send you the photos of me and my very hopeless and selfish family members, including my wife, who I learnt is getting married to my personal friend and attorney, Thank you for your due consideration. God be with you.You can reach me through my private email address at

Sr. Francisco De Manuel Mateus.

Engineer Timothy Brown Internet Fraud - Scam Email

Wow, God & Money, always a good mix, but in reality a bad scam.


From: Engineer Timothy Brown
Date: 03-06-09

>>>> Actually From:

To: My good friend,

SUBJECT: Your Lottery / Inheritance Payment

My name is Engineer Timothy Brown; I am a US citizen from Washington DC. I am a next of kin to an inheritance from Nigeria in the year 2008 and up till three months ago, I fought to receive my due inheritance payment without success. I did not know that all these months of my struggle, I was been swindled and mishandled by corrupt government officials claiming to help me actualize my goal not knowing they were only enriching their pockets with my hard earned money that I sent to Nigeria for one reason or the other.

Not until I was directed to the United Nations zonal office in London by a US senator in the US three month ago.. He directed me to contact the zonal representative of the United Nations in London and I did contact him for assistance and advice on what to do to receive my due inheritance payment into my bank account. It was this good and God fearing man you with his contact details.

When you contact him, give him an elaborate detail of your problem e.g..Lottery, Contract or Inheritance even Investment and he is going to advice you on what to do and how to go about it. Find his contact details below and contact him at once, man is God to man, I have realized this fact. Feel free to ask the man any question; he?s going to be your eyes to see for you..

Contact: Ambassador Nelson Clark
UN Zonal Office London
Tel: 44 709 284 2631

Lastly, least I forget, the united nations office in London supplied me withyour contact details that I should give you the good news that they are doing all within their power to clean the system.

Engineer Timothy Brown.
Tim Brown Electric Inc.
Private Company, Headquarters Location
3088 Winkle Ave. Ste. B, Santa Cruz, CA, United States Primary SIC: Electrical Work, Primary NAICS: Electrical Contractors
Description: Construction: Electrical