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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Hyundai Chairman Charity Donation Scam

Hyundai Group,
United Kingdom.

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the seven-member committee to fulfill Chairman Chung Mong-koo's promise to donate One trillion won (US$1.1 billion) to charity, contingent to a suspension early this month of his three-year prison sentence for embezzlement and breach of trust.The ruling meant that the 69-year-old chairman will not be thrown back into jail as long as he remains clean during the next five years.. In suspending the prison sentence, the Seoul High Court ordered Chung to fulfill the pledge of donations.Chung, want this money used for the protection of the environment and to build art and cultural facilities..

click below for further information.
(Removed For Safety)

As one of the final recipients of this Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal,education and business development. The Hyundai Company is the world's largest shipbuilder and 6th largest automaker and owns Hyundai Group,the parent company for all Hyundai Motor. The company has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this donation.Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers(ISP) and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from Hyundai Group.

You are required to expeditiously Contact the head of committee (HOC) below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims,from Monday through Sunday. On contact with head of committee (HOC),You'll be given your payment pin number which you will use in collecting the funds.Please endeavor to quote your pin number QN(HM-145-5611) in all discussions.
Head of committee: Mrs. Teoh Zabedah
Email: (Removed For Safety)


On behalf of the seven-member committee kindly accept our warmest congratulations
Yours Sincerely,
Mr Ji-Qui
(Comittee President)


Common scam... the recipient will be asked to contact the head of the committee (comittee sic) and eventually asked to send money to cover fees or taxes before receiving your funds. Of course you will need to wire transfer the funds, and you will never see the funds again, nor the prize. In order to make these scams sound more real, the scammer will use real news reports, and links to real sites/companies or events. Avoid all prizes / wins that come via email, they are all scams.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I received such a email from the
chairman of the committee and everything look official. I continue to email the necessary people and it is just like you said. They are asking for funds for the courier to deliver the cash grant. I kept looking on the internet for information on this article because I knew it had to be a scam.