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.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Surprised as you don't see many scams coming from AOL emails anymore, so someone must have hijacked someones account and is using it for now.  I am sure it is short lived, but in the meantime they can use this scam to get your information, charge any starter fees, and/or send you items they purchase with a stolen card for you to send on to other people before you get arrested for credit card fraud or postal fraud.  Either way, you lose, they win.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. Dalton William <>
Date: 2011/1/3


We are currently Looking for someone who can handle Personal and business errands at  his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me the following services
below :
* Receive your mail/packages
* Mail out mail/packages through UPS
*Receive  item purchase list (clothing and electronics)
*Shop for and purchase items (clothing and electronics)
* Mail out items (clothing and electronics) through  UPS and earn nothing less than $350 weekly pay.

Must be able to work with ease.
Must be neat and time cautious.
Must be able to shop for gift, bill payments and other business and personal
errands. Must be honest and reliable with good motivational skills. if interested contact me  for more details about the vacancy position

If you are interested kindly send me the details below for assessment and registration to: { }

Full Legal Name :
Address ( NO P.O BOX ):
City :
State :
Zip code :
Home and Cell # :
Present Email:

Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position Thanks for your anticipated action. And kindly get back to us if you are interested or not, as
we hope to hear back from you soon.


Dr Dalton William.


Ralph said...

great service to the internet community!

I just received a very similar ad:>>>

Join the list of our successful Errands Rep. today and make $1000 in every 2weeks.


Job description and payment terms.
Small office needs an errand runner to support the office. We are looking for someone with a "can-do" attitude and reliable internet access.
If you are extremely dependable, and looking for a rewarding job with less stress, email us today for more information.

Salary terms.
You will receive $1000 in every 2weeks and will be paid in CASH via western union or money gram.

If interested reply with the follwing details below.

Full name:
Zip Code:
Cell number:
Phone number:
Email address:
Current Occupation:

Thanks in this regards
Larry Kibler

<<< not quite the same but same scam I'm guessing.

Ralph M. Deal

Anonymous said...

I had this happen to me and I received the check what do I do?????