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.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Email Scam > Nigeria > Immediate Relese Of Your Fund

Wow... Immediate "Relese" (sic)... if that is not the main giveaway of this being a scam, I can't imagine what could be.. oh, maybe it is that the UN is using HOTMAIL to send emails and they want you to contact someone in Nigeria at a bluemail email address. 

OMG the SCAMs are getting more and more unbelievable.

Plus... (my favorite) is they will be sending you an ATM Visa card where is says you can remove $10M from any ATM in the world.  I have seen the Quick Cash $40 but have not seen the 10-Mil Quick Cash on any ATM.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/2/20
Subject: Re: Immediate Relese Of Your Fund

United Nation Organization
Information Section.
760 United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017, USA.
Attention: Sir/Madam,
We wish to inform you that your payment of USD$10 Million from the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been released and ready to be paid to you via ATM VISA CARD which you will use to withdraw the US$10 Million from any ATM Machine in any part of the world.
We have mandated the Intercontinental Bank Nigeria Plc, to issue an ATM VISA CARD and PIN# which you will use to withdraw the fund from any ATM machine in any part of the world but the maximum amount you can withdraw per day is US$20,000.00. You are strongly advice immediately to contact MR. DANIEL AMUSAN the Manager of Intercontinental Bank Nigeria Plc, via his email address: and send him your information such as:
1) Your Full Name.
2) Your Contact Address.
3) Your Home Phone, Mobile/Cell Phone and fax Number.
The ATM VISA CARD approval in your name has been sent to MR. DANIEL AMUSAN and he is waiting for your above information to enable him process and send you the CARD and PIN number without any delay. So make sure you contact him right now with your information and tell him that you received a message from the UNITED NATION, Instructing you to contact him for immediate release of your fund via ATM VISA CARD.
Contact FBI via this email: if you did not receive this ATM VISA CARD after 72hours you contacted him. You are warned to disregard other contact or any communication you have with other offices.
Please we are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past. Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept out congratulations!
Yours Sincerely,
MR. Kiyotaka Akasaka
Public Information Officer.

1 comment:

brendagjimenez said...

I just receive this e-mail (Puerto Rico)and thought these people are plain stupid but always someone falls for it. Shame!!