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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry (sic) Unit / Scam

If they can't get it right in the title, I am a bit worried.

Reply email address was cute though (

Overall, a nice job, well thought out, sounds professional and very "Royal"

Gotta run, tea with the Queen you know!

Also a scam!


From: HM Treasury []
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:52 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: International Compensation On Foreign Payment (FILE CODE - HM/IMF/7890/121)



HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit

From The Office of Rt Hon George Osborne MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer

HM Treasury

Horse Guards Road

London SW1A 2HQ

Tel: +44-077 0003 6878

Fax: +44-020 7270 4861


Friday, October 29, 2010



Your ref: HM/IMF/7890/121



                                       INTERNATIONAL COMPENSATION ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (FILE CODE - HM/IMF/7890/121).


HM Treasury, in full Her Majesty's Treasury, informally The Treasury, is the United Kingdom government department responsible for developing and executing the British government's public finance policy and economic policy. The Treasury maintains the Combined Online Information System (COINS) containing a detailed analysis of departmental spending under thousands of category headings.

We have taken time to review your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most international lottery/contract award winning organizations, and other foreign banks. We wish to let you know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banking institutions that withheld most international payments to individual accounts so as to find out why these funds were withheld, the source of the funds and a final solution to this problem. Although you are reading from us for the first time, we have been working very hard to resolve this issue and making progress on our research on why international banks has failed to completely credit funds to international owners/beneficiaries account even after the funds are approved for payment.


Conclusively, we discovered that most withheld and/or unpaid funds which originated from lottery organizations, international trading company's awarded contract funds and deceased personals where not properly filed for international fund payment to its beneficiary account by the fund beneficiary approved to receive such funds.


Such transfer suspension was placed on these funds because majority of these international fund remittance/transfer of over the total sum of $500,000 and above to private European/Non European residence accounts abroad, usually carried out by foreign Banks, Private or Commercial Courier Companies were never properly recorded by the paying institution for future file reference/assessment by the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Services Authority.


In joint alliance with the European Financial Service Commission & the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resolve this issue, we wish to let you know that we have been approved to release only the total sum of Three Million Great British Pounds Sterling (3,000,000.00 GBP =  4,704,406.46 USD) to enable you start up your own business.


In response to this decision, we got the International Finance Auditors to apply backward in time so that you can use the violation of the existing law to get your approved funds on time. We were able to gain an approval authorization letter from the Court Service which stated that these funds will be released to its beneficiary's account on proper confirmation of its claim.


You need to properly apply for your awarded fund payment by sending us your personal information below along with a scanned copy of your international passport or drivers license so that we will forward it for verification and payment.




1. Your Full Name, Nationality & Current Location.

2. Your Age & Current Occupation.

3. Your Phone & Fax Number.

4.  Your ID Number (or Attach Identification Documents).


By the virtue of the provision of the law which confer on us powers to advocate, adjudicate suspend and authorize an immediate transfer of your funds internationally, we hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that should there be any information that may succeed your application for unclaimed awarded fund release that are currently deposited in most foreign banks in Europe, Asia and in Africa, please do not hesitate to provide us the information so that we will know how to help you receive your funds.


Important Notice: Your inability to make this clarification for fund transfer will continue to suspend your chances of receiving any international fund payment directed to your local bank account from any existing foreign bank until this clarification is made.


Failure to properly apply for the fund release within 20 days of this message notification will nullify your chances of receiving your unpaid international funds, and these funds will be confiscated and made to be forfeited under the Money Laundering and Other Financial Crime Prohibition Act of 2003.


For inquiries;
Post: HM Treasury. Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ.
Call:  +44-(77) 0003 6878


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Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rt Hon George Osborne MP (Conservative)

HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit.


Questions about this information should be directed to

Chancellor of the Exchequer. Telephone: +44-77 0003 6878

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I got the same email today. Nice to know it's a scam!!