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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I took all the photos out of this one, just pictures of money and people holding large checks.  They even misspelled Incorporation on the first line.  That should be the biggest hint of all.  Plus MSN is now BING and they certainly are not in partnership with Yahoo.  On top of it, if you won a prize, why don't they know who you are?  There are more typos and grammar issues throughout.  A spell check may have helped this scammer, but not much, it is way to obvious.



            PO BOX 10080 BANGKOK,

              L70 1NL THAILAND


The Msn/Yahoo Lottery Incorporation

PO Box 10080 Bangkok,

L70 1NL, Thailand.


File REF No: UKL/74-A0802742009,

BATCH No: 2009UKL-01.

Ticket No: 22-1356-4096-988,


Dear Lucky Winner,


This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Britain pounds (Ј750,000.00 pounds  sterling's) for the 3rd quarter 2010 Lottery promotion which is organized by MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INCLIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS.MSN / YAHOO WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed  to Yahoo, Hotmail and various Microsoft window users, we only select five people as our winners, through electronic balloting System. Without the winner applying.


Msn/Yahoo Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 4 days from the date of this Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.


Our Event Manager will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program, Please be warned.


Attached here is the claim verification and funds release form. You are expected to fill and submit to the Event manager.  




1. FULL NAMES: ____________________,

2. NATIONALITY: ___________________,

3. SEX: ___________________________,

4. CONTACT ADDRESS: _______________,

5. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ______________,


COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL: _______________,


8. WINNING NUMBERS: ________________,

9. TOTAL AMOUNT WON: ______________.


Endeavour to immediately send me your full names, winning numbers, email/billing address, telephone and fax numbers via the same (winning email). You are therefore requested to contact immediately our Claims Department below quoting winning number: LOTTERY NUMBER: 05-08-10-18-20-46-{43}.



Dr. Koram Pinit



Foreign Services Manager,

Processing Department,


Tel:  +66-886547612


Once again congratulations...

(Msn/Yahoo Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator.)

Copyright (c) 1995-2010

The Msn/Yahoo Lottery Inc.

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