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.
Friday, January 21, 2011
US Postal Inspector Impersonator - SCAM
Wow, it takes a certain type of stupidity to impersonate a US Postal Inspector, it is safer to impersonate an FBI agent. The Postal inspectors don't play around.
The are using a hacked email @post.com
I can't believe this scam, such a bad scam, a three leg blind dog would see through this scam.
UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
PO BOX 555, NEW YORK NY 10116-0555
This is to notify you that we have intercepted your parcel from UPS COURIER SERVICE is making the delivery and we have stopped the delivery process for some security reasons stated below:
Our scanning system has detected that your parcel contains a confirmable CARD to the tune of US$1,500,000.00 USD.Such parcel coming from African /Europe/Asia is been verified by the postal inspection service.
Also for the Delivery of the Parcel to continue, you are in obligation to obtain from Spain, a Duly Sworn Affidavit from Spanish High Court which will back up the Origin of Fund. This is in line with the Anti-Terrorist Campaign which the USA Government has embarked on recently to protect our Territory from future attacks. You should therefore contact the sender of the CARD or the UPS Courier Agent in Madrid Spain to get the Sworn Affidavit for you while we wait to receive from you the Affidavit File Number to enable us forward your CARD to your address.
Below is his contact information. Note that the cost of the Affidavit is US$130 and do not hesitate to remit the amount to him.
Name: Mr Michael Kitzinger
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 011 34672809778
We shall then forward the CARD to you and you will be sure of a genuine CARD that is coming to you. We are doing this for your interest considering the rate which fraudulent and stolen checks/CARD are been sent to our innocent citizen that most times put them in problem. Always send your correspondence to our secure email: email@example.com
Your urgent action on this notice will be appreciated.
Chief Postal Inspector
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:53:16 -0600
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