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.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

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

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