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, March 30, 2011

SCAM > Mrs.Joan Rodriquez > Congratulations Unpaid Beneficiary !!!!!!

Fighting a 9-hour headache today, so please just trust me, this is a scam..

Comes from China.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mrs.Joan Rodriquez <>
Date: 2011/3/26
Subject: Congratulations Unpaid Beneficiary !!!!!!

Congratulations Unpaid Beneficiary,

It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $1.2million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the releasing of your fund.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes(NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROON AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria.

We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Spammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is being directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria and with the information gathered from this Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much money and have decided to compensate you with a little token to recover the lost of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current acting president of Nigeria his Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes.

Now how would you like to receive your payment? via a certified bank draft or by ATM card?
To effect the release of your fund valued at $1.2million, you are advised to contact the director of payment via his email address with the information below,

Dr. Michael Thomas.

On contacting him do provide him with the following informations:

Your full Name...
Your Address:.................
Home/Cell Phone:...................
Preferred Payment Method (ATM/certified bank draft):.................

This morning our local time I sent a fax to the office of the president Dr Goodluck Jonathan who issued a mandate to compensate scam victim like you through your prefered method of payment that will be shipped to you alongside the documents to back them up, the fax I sent to him was to let him know, who will be responsible for the Insurance document and Federal tax document on his response to me through same fax he said he will talk to the head of the ministry offices where this documents are procured.

You are therefore advice not to toy with this developments as a mandate was also issued to terminate the fund immediately if you fail to claim your fund soonest.I have done my best as a clergy drafted newly to this position to assist people like you the rest is left for you. urgent response will enable me forge ahead towards the onwards delivery of your payment to your residential address.

I await your response to this email so we forge ahead with your payment delivery.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Elinor Brown David.
Financial Crimes Commission
CC: National Central Bureau of Interpol

Information contained in this email is confidential and intended for the addresses only. Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication without prior permission from the addressee is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this communication, please delete it permanently without copying,disclosing or otherwise using its contents, and notify the sender immediately.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bad Lottery Scam

Uh, NO! Bad Bad Bad!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean Ashford []
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:11 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:

Prize Details

Attention To The Owner Of This Email Address

We are happy to inform you that your e-mail have won an Award Sum of
$950.580.00 in Dutch Zerman Lotto held in Rotterdam In Netherland's. Winners
were picked by computerized system, drawn from electronic online world wide
web. You can rich our Foreign Financial Office for your payment with your
winning information by phone Batch Number NPL300711/FV, Ref:NWL/4226-BN505,
TICKET Num.PLC9131/604,

Note: No ticket was sold in this prize award but winners were randomly
selected from over 52,000,000 companies and individuals e-mail addresses
worldwide web.

Contact: Dr. Van Dhr Ivan Pittevils.
Tel: +31-684-874-123

Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Marrith Driker (Dept Sec.)

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Not bad, only asking for $98, but of course once they have your $98 and know you are a sucker, then other fees will show up that were "unforeseen"


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Terry Hanshaw <>
Date: 2011/3/24



This is to inform that your funds was transferred this evening through
the help of Mr. Philip Swanson, we were unable to send the whole of
$700,000USD. Western Union says that the maximum transfer per day is
$10,000USD and that is what we sent so as to continue the rest of the
transfer tomorrow, Also Western Union demanded that we must pay for
the remittance of the check before the release of the pick up
information of $10,000USD to you. And this is $98USD which has to be
paid through Mr. Philip Swanson,

They requested that you should write Mr. Swanson with the below email
id for both the pick up information and direction on how to send the
remittance fee of $98USD.

Here is Mr. Swanson
Or call him at +447045798052.

Thank you.
Terry Hanshaw

Scam >> : Scammed Victim 0096324.

Scam trying to save you from a modification of the actual scam.  Fees are involved and the scammer disappears. 

Very Old and done to death.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/3/18
Subject: Re: Scammed Victim 0096324.


Email ;
AMOUNT ;$200,000.00 USD.

I write to bring to your notice that I am one of the official delegate from the United Nations To BARCLAY'S BANK to pay 1,000 (One Thousand) scam victims $200,000.00 USD (Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid this amount as compensation.

As a result of this laudable recommendations, it is imperative to bring to your notice that during the last U.N. meetings held at New York, United States of America by all the Minister Of Finance Of All Countries, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image of each country, the Secretary General of the U.N has ordered the payment of $200,000.00 USD each to the affected victims in pursuance with the U.N. recommendations.

Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in some banks in United Kingdom, the payments are to be made by BARCLAY'S BANK PLC.

According to the number of applicants at hand, 639 Beneficiaries has been paid, 60% of the victims are from the United States, while about 40% are from other parts of the world. We still have more than 47% left to be paid the compensations of $200,000.00 USD each.

Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested in Lagos as one of their victims of the operations, After proper investigations and research at Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram office to know if you have truly sent money to the scam Syndicates through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, your name was found in Western Union Money Transfer database amongst those that have sent money through Western Union Money Transfer to them and this proves that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real, right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union and Interpol to track every fraudsters down, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him or to anybody for any reason what so ever as The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (Motto: No Body is Above the Law) have combined effort with the United Nat
 ion Anti-crime

Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.

Many Banks, Universal firms, Companies and individuals have been in bankruptcy today due to the activities of these hoodlums. However, a thorough investigation have revealed that these people have dropped Millions Of victims across the world, after collecting their money falsely, many as a result of this have committed suicide, while others are now living in abject poverty.

As regards these ongoing developmental strive, we have over 780 suspects at hand, Many in prisons. While many are awaiting trial, we are still in search of others, who think they are wise, and hope that you will assist by giving any vital information that could lead to the apprehension of these hoodlums.

You would be receiving your compensation via ATM CARD as the U.N approved $200,000.00 USD for you, to which has been reprogrammed in to the ATM CARD prepared on your name.

All that is needed from you now to receive the ATM FUND CARD is the diplomatic courier services charges, Which is (Ј145.00 GBP) One Hundred and Forty Five Great Britain Pounds Sterlings only. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except Ј145.00 GB Pounds. The ATM FUND CARD will be insured for it not lost in transit to your home address.

I, an official delegate of BARCLAY'S BANK PLC /UNITED NATIONS SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS will call you as soon as the card is been ready for the courier service to send to you .I want you to know that immediately we receive your information your ATM SWIFT CARD has started been programmed and it will take 3working days for us to get every thing ready and we will inform you when the courier service will dispatch it to you.

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you're hereby advised only to be in contact with Perry Williams Mr. at of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

However, you are required to reconfirm your details.

The needed information is asked below:-


Congratulation in advance.

We Await Your Urgent Response.

Best Regards,
Ms. Victoria Ashley



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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Worse Scam Ever > Bryan Gold = Fwd: SECRET SHOPPER...

Really, one line? 

Required detail #1 = You're a loser and too lazy to even send out an acceptable scam. 

My new TV Pilot based on this scam... 

Set up.. two people share a table at a coffee shop and strike up a conversation.

Person:  "So what do you do for a living?"
Scammer:  "I am an internet Scam Artist"
Person" "So are you making a living"
Scammer "No"

End of story.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bryan Gold <>
Date: 2011/3/26

Reply With The Required Details..

SCAM: Mrs. Joan Rodriquez > MY WILL IS FOR CHARITY !!!!!!!

Joan, maybe I did not respond to your previous email because you don't know who I am...  (is how I would reply if I actually replied).

SCAM... old scam, Nigerian scam, over and over again.

Comes from gmail, wants a reply to

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mrs. Joan Rodriquez <>
Date: 2011/3/21
Subject: MY WILL IS FOR CHARITY !!!!!!!

Dear Friend,

I bring you greetings in the name of God, I really do not know why you did not respond to my previous e mail to you about my predicament I therefore had to send you this reminder.

My name is Joan Rodriquez from United Kingdom but hospitalized in Netherlands for now due to ill health that has eaten deep on me for over 2 years ,I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast coupled with very high blood pressure and Asthma ,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that I may not live for the next six months according to the expertise test carried on me,this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage that there is nothing else they can do medically to save me.

I was married to my husband Mr Louis Rodriquez for twelve years though he is deceased now as a result of liver malfunctions and my only son who would have taken the position of the Next of kin/Heir died one month ago because he was a sickle cell patient from birth .
My husband was working in a an oil company company in Saudi Arabia as an Engineer before he won a contract with the shell company in Netherlands before died as a result of the liver problem.

Since his death I have never known peace because my late husband's brother are after what he left behind which he sincerely WILLED to me , because of the unknown hence my health has so much deteriorated to a hopeless condition I decided to sale all my inherited belongings including funds and deposited all which came up to the sum of 10 million dollars with a bank in London.

Presently, I am in Netherlands and this money is still with the bank in London.
Recently the management of the bank notified me to come forward and claim my funds because it has overstayed or rather issue a Letter of Authorization to someone I trust to receive it on my behalf since I cannot come over because of my illness or the Government of United Kingdom will likely confiscate according to their laws.

Presently and fortunately I have access to a laptop which belongs to one of the Medical Doctors handling my health case in Netherlands which made it possible to reach you for this co-operations .

.In view of this and not knowing what could happen tomorrow I am afraid of leaving this funds in the hands of my husbands wicked relations hence It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your choice with Muslim or Christian affiliation and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babies home.

Having perceived that you are a God fearing person after praying to God to direct me to a trust worthy person , I want you also use this money to fund orphanages and widows, I took this decision, before I rest in peace because my time will soon be up.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank in London for the process of this transfer. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

In your response please send the following Full Names_____,Contact telephone number__Contact Address_.___Age___Occupation______ marital status_Single____

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Waiting for your reply.

Mrs.Joan Rodriquez.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nigerian Money Scam: Jack Ruben. / YOUR ATTENTION REQUEST

Typical, very very typical scam, reported here over and over. Just new words and a different email.


However to give this one credit, it was so long I stopped reading about ½ way through. 


Received: from [] (


Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:33 PM




I am Jack Ruben of Standard Bank Plc, United Kingdom. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks management three years ago, and I would respectfully request that you keep thecontents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I am contacting you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this

communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you


In the year 2004, the subjects matter; came to our bank to engage in businessdiscussions. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of Eight Millionthree hundred and seventy Thousand  British Pounds Sterling, which he wished to have us turn over(invest) on his behalf.


I decided to treat his case personally; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief Intermediary Sales department of the

bank, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with primeratings. The favoured route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over One million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.


In November 2005, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Finland . Where he said,he is investing with a Firm that is building a housing estate outside Helsinki for the government of Finland . He directed that I liquidate the investment and deposit the funds with a security firm. I informed him that Standard Bank Plc would have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us.


Cash movement across boarders has become especially strict since the incidentsof 9/11. I contacted my affiliate and made the funds available to a security firm. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited with the security firm


The Security Firm is a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with instructions, the money was deposited with the security firm. The Customer told me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last communication we had, this transpired around 25th February 2006.In June last year, we got a  call from the security firm informing us about the inactivity of that  particular portfolio.


This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit at the security firm, and I could not understand why the Customer had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate the Customer. I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of Standard Bank Plc Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently our client was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in canne, in Southern part of France . The body was identified and the cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert them about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. <


In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence,

accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also

usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; the deceased diedwithout a t estate. In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. It is this investigation that resulted in my being furnished with your details as a possible relative of the deceased.


My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation

What this means, after investigating the last batch of names forwarded to us as possible relatives, we have come to the conclusion that Our dear late

fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in

relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit.


According to practice, The Security Firm will by the end of this year broadcast a request for statements of claim to Standard Bank Plc, failing to

receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to Standard Bank Plc. This will result in the money entering the Standard Bank

Plc accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division.


This will not happen if I have my way. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those that occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is Eight Million three hundred and seventy Thousand British Pounds Sterling deposited in a security firm,

I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this depositfor as far as Standard Bank Plc is concerned.


The transaction with our late customer concluded when I sent the funds to the security firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The security Firm has no single idea of what's the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that come forward. This is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man's family; they have investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end.


My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct the security Firm to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relative. Upon receipt of the deposit I am prepared to share the money with you. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you and share the proceeds with you in a percentage we will arrive at taking into consideration our individual level commitment. I would have gone ahead to ask that the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. But presenting you as a relative with the right to claim the deposit as a next of kin will mask my involvement and participation in diverting the deposit for personal use. You will get all the documents needed to effect this claim immediately you notify me of your acceptance to claim this deposit for our mutual benefit.


I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days.I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to the deceased. I will then officially communicate with The Security Firm and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have The Security Firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from The Security Company. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions. I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive.


If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you.


Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable  situations run the whole private banking sector.


I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.


I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a luck that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let's share the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this email account. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you and also through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you and myself. My official lines are not secured lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Managemen



Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray

my confidence.


Jack Ruben.












Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SCAM > Dr. Sarah Lindsey : You need to read this

Wow, so nice of them to contact me since they "found my name" on some documents, however the email does not even have my name... the TO: field is blank.  Don't they know people will find this obvious? 

If you do a google search on you will find this scam an variations on this same scam, same doctors name etc...

Not a badly written scam, but one never the less.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarah Lindsey <>
Date: 2011/3/23
Subject: FYA: You need to read this

Good day,

I am Dr. Sarah Lindsey, I am a US citizen, 48 years Old.  I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail. So I decided to travel over to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, and I was directed to meet Mr. Michael Craig, who is a member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake. He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment.

Right now  I have received my compensation funds of $1,500,000.00 Moreover, Mr. Michael Craig, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries, and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you.

I will advise you to contact Mr. Michael Craig directly through the below information.

Name: Mr. Michael Craig
Phone:  +234-708-737-1330

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing. The only money I paid after I met Mr. Michael Craig was just $420 for the paper works, take note of that.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Dr. Sarah Lindsey

Trustee/Treasurer, Green Wood Foundation  Inc.
New York, NY 10004

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


When scams don't even try anymore...  why not just put up a Post It, saying send me money?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM

This is to inform you that your FUND valued at
US$500,000 is
ready for Transfer,therfore send all your info:
(1)Your name:(2)
Phone number:

More Craigslist Phishing / Comcast : CL account status: temporarily suspended.

Keeps Coming, this one forwards to this PHISHING SITE on Comcast (DO NOT LOG INTO THIS SITE IT IS FAKE)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM
Subject: CL account status: temporarily suspended.

Hello, This is a very important CL notice, so we highly suggest you to read it carefully and to take action as described below. We must inform you that due to several unauthorized attempts to log into your CL account (that were made today, March 22nd), we took the decision to temporarily suspend your account. Please click on the following link and login with your CL username and password:


By doing this, we will restore your account in full and you will be able to continue your activity on our website.

Craigslist Phishing: Your CL account "xxxx" is on hold ! Case ID: #337328473289Y7

Post on CL and have an email in your post, you will get a dozen or more of these a day. I posted looking for Wii stuff, as we got our first Wii (Yes at age nearly 50 I got my first Wii so I can bowl and play tennis at home) and I am getting bombarded with this Phishing requests, they just don't stop.

As always if you think there is an issue with your account, do NOT follow links, go to the site directly and login.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:45 AM
Subject: Your CL account "xxx" is on hold ! Case ID: #337328473289Y7

Dear "xxx",

Your CL account is temporarily on hold because your post ( "Wanted Wii Stuff - Games & Fitness, etc.. - $1 (SW Albany)" )
listed on "3/21/2011 4:41:00 PM", contains a link or URL to a commercial website or auction.

Please follow the link below to remove limitation of your account:
(Redirects Overseas - Link Removed)
Thank you,

Monday, March 21, 2011

Huge Mess of a Scam: FedEx Delivery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huge mess, comes from China, lot of garble in it, what a disaster of a FedEx scam.  Awful.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mrs.Rose Wills <>
Date: 2011/3/18
Subject: FedEx Delivery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have been waiting for you to contact me on your international certified bank draft of $800,000.00, cashable anywhere in the world,but I did not hear from you since then.

I went and I left your Bank Draft with FedEx International - Express Delivery, Courier, West Africa. At the moment, I'm very busy, I travelled out of the country for 3 Months Course and won't be back till end of September. You are to get in contact with with FedEx International, West Africa quickly for the collection of your international certified bank draft and details when they will deliver your package because of the expiring date.

For your information, I paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the bank draft showing that, it is not Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country except the security keeping fee which will be paid by you.

The only money you will send to the FedEx International, West Africa to deliver your Bank Draft direct to your delivery Address is ($135 USD) only,been Security Keeping Fee of the Company so far. I have to let you pay this personally because i don't know when you will contact them and in case of demur-rage.

Contact the FedEx International, West Africa now for the delivery with this information bellow:

FedEx Contact Person: Rev. Banky Kanmi.
Email :
Contact Telephone Number: +2347026042798

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm:

1. Full Name & Address:
3. Occupation:
4. Age:
5. Sex:
6. Telephone Number:
7. Nationality:
8. Place of Residence:

Details on how to send and where To Send The Security Keeping Fee $135 to FedEx accountant Mr. David Ebo, via Western Union Money Transfer or MoneyGram Unit.

Sender's Name:
Sender's Address:
Receivers Name: DAVID EBO
Destination: ABUJA
Text Question: Colour
Text Answer: Blue
Amount Sent: $135

After your payment of $135 To avoid any mistake on your Delivery, Request the shipment details. Which includes your tracking number to enable you track your package. clearly again, contact them NOW to avoid delays and remember Your Payment of $135 for their immediate action on the Secure Keeping of your international certified bank draft. Give keep me posted through email once Bank Draft is cleared and remember the less privileged.


Mrs. Rose Wills
Former Director Presidential Library & Museum
International On-line Lottery Co-ordinator.(c) 2010

Re: your posting

Len! Nice try Phishing...  post to Scambusters

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM, <> wrote:
i will report you cuz you have posted your item on my account.   (Warning "LINK IS A PHISHING SITE) Do not Follow


PHISHING: Craigslist Account Blocked!

Phishing, redirected to steal your login information.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 9:59 AM
Subject: Account Blocked!

Due to the large number of scammers your account is now suspended.

Follow the link to update. (redirected to a comcast site / link removed)

Thank you for using Craigslist!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Job Scam > : Mystery Shopper Assignment In Your Area

99.9999999% of job offers are scams, as is this one.  Companies do not solicit through blind emails, that ask for your name, occupation, etc.  These are worse then normal scams, because what you will be doing is illegal, using stolen money and stolen credit cards. Not only will you lose money, but you will (may) lose your freedom.  Be very caution about all job offers, most are fake and illegal.  Check all companies out at the BBB and through the Attorney General's office. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Betty Palmar <shoppersguide112@(removed).com>
Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM
Subject: Mystery Shopper Assignment In Your Area


Here is another opportunity for all Wal-Mart/other stores fans and customer. We are a company that conduct surveys and estimate other companies. We get hired to go to other companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers. Once we have a contract to do you would be directed to the company or outlet and you would be given the funds you need to do the job (either purchase things or require services) after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience.

we have a Grocery shopping opportunities throughout the United States. If you are a reliable, articulate, observant person,you can take in for this. No special skills or experience is required.

Its fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

You will be required to interact with the shop clerk. You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple. The assignment will pay $200.00 per duty.

If you are Still interested do send us the required information below to : shoppersguide115(removed).com

Your Full Name:
Your Residence address:
Zip Code:
Home and mobile Phone numbers:
Current Occupation:

We await your urgent response. And look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be needed for your payments.

We look forward to working with you.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

SCAM > possible winner of an iMac, iPhone or iPad - Congratulations! > FW: Congratulations, taresa pflueger

Who is taresa pflueger ?? Why does this scammer think I am taresa pflueger?
Will the real taresa pflueger please stand up!

Scam / Links to sites that may contain spyware, Trojans and/or links to
payment sites, or phishing sites. At best they are sending you to sites to
their own self promotion and points they need to win a project getting you
involved in spamming you friends and paying for services that are worthless.

Oh, I think WRM media stands for Worm!

-----Original Message-----
From: WRM []
Sent: None
To: (removed)
Subject: Congratulations, taresa pflueger

Dear taresa,

Your email address (removed) has just been chosen to be a possible winner of
an iMac, iPhone or iPad - Congratulations!

Take a look here: (removed)

Just solve the puzzle and you could be a possible winner of a brand new
iMac, iPhone or iPad!

Click here: (removed)

Good luck!

Your Free-Choice Team

If you wish to unsubscribe from all future promotional offers,

please click the link below:


WRM Media

Limited Company No 5704941
Registered Office: 19 Appleton Court, Wakefield, WF2 7AR

Microsoft Lottery Scam > Fraud > FW: Your Batch No: 2011/19803/CMT

Once again, there are NO internet lotteries, not before, not now, not in the
future, 100% scams 100% of the time. If you want to know why it is a scam,
please feel free to email or comment. I have covered these scams 100 times.

Came from Brazil - Received: from

-----Original Message-----
From: Microsoft Office []
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:10 AM
Subject: Your Batch No: 2011/19803/CMT

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion,
Customer Service.
Your Batch No: 2011/19803/CMT
Your Reference No: SHK/SMO/0829


We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of
Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction
this March 2011, in London. Where in your email address emerged as one of
the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash
award of 550,000.00 Pounds (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds
Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of
your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager:

Agent Name: Mr. Allan Fred
Tel: +44 702 401 1150
Tel: +44 702 401 0355
Fax: +44 844 774 7220

The Microsoft Internet E-mail Promotion Awards is sponsored by former
CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies.
The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies.
The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to
encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

Mrs. Rose Patrick
Co-ordinator Microsoft Promotion.


To (No one) Greetings (Fellow) Just a mess... ignore, mark as spam and move on. 


< >
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gen. A. A. BIN-ZAFAR <>
Date: 2011/3/18

Greetings fellow.

I am General Ahmed Abdullahi Bin-Zafar of the Libyan Military. I am sorry I have to put this story short because of time. I have watched the incumbent president stash away over US$140billion through relatives and few friends abroad, please watch  or  other media telecast covering the invents and present happening in Libya. With my position I need not to be told that I have to use this opportunity to secure my own future. I am contacting you to assist me because I came in to one of the west African country through the diplomatic channel with a consignment worth of US$45Million which I want you to take hold of in your country as I will soon resign from this work and war going on in Libya because I am not in support of Gaddafi's action to his fellow countrymen but since I can not change his ideas, I have to find my own way.

Contact me immediate by email so that I can introduce/link you to my attorney who knows where I deposited the consignment funds because I have to leave for Libya as soon as possible. The attorney will guard you through all the legal process and to protect our both financial interest. You shall be entitled 20% of these funds on completion of transfer to your bank account.

Be rest assured that this communication is totally free from all risks. Above all I want you to keep this highly confidential, if you feel you can't do it please delete this letter for good.

Allah Bless You.
General Ahmed Abdullahi Bin-Zafar

SCAM: escroqueries

I can't even read French, at least according to my Jr. High French teacher.   The only reason I took the class was that I had a crush on the teacher, now I can't even remember her name.  Regardless, there is enough in the email below I can read to know it is a scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: noël marquez <>
Date: 2011/3/19
Subject: escroqueries

je vous demande de me faire savoir si la   U N E C F  DIPLOMATS   EXISTE BIEN




MAIS ILS DEMANDES LA SOMME DE 700 Euros pour frais

je vous demande votre aide pour savoir la vérité sur tout cela

salut cord   njm

Friday, March 18, 2011


I replied to an existing SCAM and here is the reply I received.   Of  course a massive scam. 

I love how they said they "Got My Information from..." and then they don't know any of my information. 

Avoid Avoid Avoid.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM, JACOB OPERANDI <> wrote:
Many thanks for your prompt reply to my letter. I received your E-mail and information. In fact, I want to tell you that project of this magnitude has procedures that must be followed, but I want to assure you this is not going to take us more than 14 official working days following your day of application which should take effect, tommorrow, Monday. And like I told you in my previous letter for the understanding of this project, I will like you to go through this detailed clarification, so as to have a solid background and knowledge in this transaction. Take your time and go through the details for you to know the reason for this transaction. I am assuring you that this transaction is 100% legal and risk free both now and after the claim. I am here as the personal lawyer of the deceased to ensure that we have a successfully claim. Remember that I am part of the proceed and for your information, I have every documentations and information relating to this deposit as entrusted on me by my late client before his death as his personal Attorney on financial matters and that is why I will stake all within my powers to ensure that we have a hitch free transaction. so my dear, do not be afraid about this relationship.
In a nut shell, I will like to briefly summarize what I was saying in my first proposal to you; My deceased Client, Late. Mr. Geoff Bundchen was a big customer of GUARANTY TRUST BANK (U.K). He operated a coded account and died on the deadly Tsunami disaster. He was a Civil Engineer and Contractor who had handled so many projects here in the United Kingdom. He had a wife and Son of course all of them were involved in the Tsunami Accident. He has a registered company here in London where he made the deposit but folded up after his demise.
Dear David, you actually may or may not be closely related to Late Mr. Geoff Bundchen but Specifically, I got your information from my country's chambers of commerce during my search for a trust worthy partner who will stand as the Next of kin to my late client before the Bank so that this fund shall be released and transferred to you. Over the years now, I have been searching for his close relative and have made contacts to your embassy but my attempts proved futile. While hasting to meet the Bank's stipulated deadline to make this provision which will lead to confiscation upon my failure to comply in relevance to law provission for such unclaimed fund exceeding the Six years stipulation by Law after the demise of my late client until I found your Contact details. It was not by mistake because I did my thorough research before I contacted you. I will like to hear directly from you orally over the telephone so as to increasing my confidence in you in an assurance for mutual trust, promising not to deny me of my own share soonest this fund is transferred to your custody.
Late Mr. Geoff Bundchen has no will but the Next of kin was his only Son who died alongside with him and that is why I am mandated by law as his personal lawyer to provide the nearest relation / next of kin which the Bank Board of Directors demands that I provide a foreign next of kin to my late client as enshrined to his deposit Agreement. The law of inheritance here in the United Kingdom does not make provision for estate management / agreement, rather the right is given to the approved heir / beneficiary. And this is why I contacted you to stand as the next of kin to my deceased client so that you will be approved the heir / beneficiary in accordance with the law.
You will watch and see what is going to happen within the next 14 official working days from the day we submits a claim application to the Bank which should take effect as soon as I receive your Affirmation to this project. Every legal protocols will be observed. Please, do not sound so skeptical over this business. This is Real and not a joke. Repose your confidence on me, watch and see what is going to happen. Give me your word of assurance if only I can trust you, assuring me that you will not cheat me and then go ahead and re-confirm to me your personal information as stated below.
Bear in mind that you are going to go through normal and legal inheritance claim procedure so that the claim will be fully legalized and/or notarized. This is why I have to guide you appropriately till we finally have the fund wired into any account of your choice for our sharing.
I will have to let you know that we need to confidentially and maturedly handle this project because of the amount involved. The amount can easily elicit eyebrow from anybody and that is why it must be handled between us.
The funds will then be transferred to you as the beneficiary and be shared according to a proposed sharing ratio of 65:35, i.e. 65%  for me and 35% for you. I will provide all the necessary legally procured documents to back up any claim we make regarding this process, and will just require your understanding and co-operation as well as maintaining a very high sense of confidentiality until we confirm our fund transfer into your nominated Bank account to enable us achieve success within a legitimate arrangement, eliminating any liability resulting from any breach of the prevalent laws.
As soon as I have your sincere assurance to keep my share on trust without denying me of my share as soon as this fund is transferred to you. My dear, With your provided data, I shall complete and submit a text of application for claim in your Name to the Bank, putting claims for the release and transfer of the said fund to you. Thereafter, I shall avail to meet you in your country for my share and my investment over there in some profitable business your shall recommend to me.
So my dear, I request that you confirm to me with the information required below, to enable me submit an application letter to the bank here on your behalf for the transfer of the fund and also to increase my confidence on you.
CAN I GIVE YOU TRUST?...........................
Your Full Name.............................
Your Age......................................
Your Marital Status..........................
Your Occupation............................
Your Residence Address........................
Your Telephone Number..............................
I will appreciate your swift response or call so that we can commence this project officially.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With Kind Regards,
Senior Advocate, International Legal Practitioner
Chamber Address: 21 Madu Blvd, Victoria Gardens, London - United Kingdom.
Tel: +44(0)702-406-2001, 44(0)766-737-385

SCAM: ***Congratulations**** You Won for Yourself £750, 000.00 Pounds

There are NO internet lotteries, not now, not ever, no matter what they say. 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kenneth Gram <>
Date: 2011/3/18
Subject: ***Congratulations**** You Won for Yourself £750, 000.00 Pounds


You have been awarded  ?750,000 Pounds in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite Software email
Lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website, your email address was amongst those
Chosen this year for the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promotional program
is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO organization.

Your email address attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial 10,
and consequently won the lottery in the "A" Category. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of  ?750,000 Pounds. Number 1979-12 drew the lucky
Numbers 101979-12 drew the lucky Numbers please note that you are lucky winning
number falls within our UK Booklet representative. In View of this, your winning
prize will be released to you by our fiduciary agent located In our AFFILIATED OFFICE U.K .Our UK agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release
of your winning funds as soon as you Contact them.

This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to
keep your winning details confidential till your claims is processed and your
Winning funds remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your
prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Mr. David Barnet Bradley


Tel: +44-702-404-7538

Provide him with the informations as stated below:
(1) Name:
(2) Address:
(3) Marital:
(4) Age:
(5) Sex:
(6) Nationality:
(7) Country of Residence:
(8) Occupation:
(9) Telephone Number:
(10)Fax Number:
(11)Draw Number above:

These details facilitate the due process and the release of winnings to avoid
Unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your Winnings.
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
Mr. Kenneth Gram
Online Games Director


Says it is from, but it is replying to a MSN address at, so that is the most obvious.  Well normally it would be but the "speling misteaks r numerose" (sic) I have highlighted a few.  Just a huge mess, they should redo this scam.  I actually replied to them, saying I was elderly and can't wire the funds, where do I mail a check, but I have not heard back. 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/3/17

Good day:

I am MR.AUTHUR SMITH FROM Dhl EXpress delivery Service

I have since been in custody of a parcel that contains an ATM CARD wort 1.5million united states dollars,that belongs to you.

The parcel was delivered to the DHL BRANCH OFFICE were i work as the manager,this parcel was on its way to your destination and it was been sent from ABUJA NIGERIA,the reason why the delivery of the parcel was not been completed to your destination was that ,the parcel has been ordered from the head office DHL NIGERIA AND ALSO LONDON to be stoped due to the reason that the tax CLEARANCE fees has not yet been settled by the SENDER AND all our effort to locate him or her has been in vain,so we reasoned that it will be better to contact you the receiver,since your sender left with us your information and also your email address to be in contact with you on delivery of the parcel to you,So the parcel was stoped because according to the dhl office in nigeria that any funds leaving there country that is above 200,000.00usd must have the tax clearance fees settled otherwise it will be taged as illegal funds.

But i have been instructed not to proceed with the delivery as at yet because you will need to settle the TAX CLEARANCE FEES ,that will be submited to the TAX CLEARANCE HEAD OFFICE IN ABUJA NIGERIA before the parcel can be released from my office to you.

So before your parcel will proceed from canada to your destination ,you have been asked to send to them the total of 200usd ,in other for them to help acquire the form for the tax clearance and also have it submited  and afterwords you will have your parcel forwarded to you again.

You are required to send the total of 200usd to them in nigeria,as soon as you see this email to the information below via western union.


As soon as you have the Tax clearance fees SENT you are adviced to fill out the bellow western union details and email them the details to me on my personal email address (   or call them dirrectly on +2348039284683 to provide the bellow information to them.

SENDERS NAME...............
SENDER COUNTRY...............

As soon as your payment has been comfirmed you will receive your tracking number so you can mornitor your parcel until it arrives your destination but take note that it will only take 24hrs for us to deliver your ATM CARD to you,do not forget to send along your full mailing address.

If we do not receive your TAX CLEARANCE FEES IN 48HRS after this mail has been sent then the parcel will be forwarded to the FBI as unclaimed.




I would think an Attorney would be able to spell better then the email below.  However my last attorney who was supposed to be helping us, is suspended and may be disbarred, so anything is possible.  Regardless, this is a very obvious scam.  Avoid.

>>> <<
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Diamond Bank Plc., ATM International credit Settlement <>
Date: 2011/3/16

Diamond Bank Plc.
ATM International credit Settlement.
Directorate of International Payment.
This is to officially notify you about your Fund that was suppose to be rendered to you via numerous ways i.e,Courier Companies,Western Union Money Transfers and Banks.Due to this lost of Funds of your's which was suppose to be given to you but failed to.So in this case,a beneficial meeting was held on the 15th of October 2010 at the World Bank in Switzerland,which top officials and Central Bank Governors from different countries in the world were present at the meeting.Which they discussed on how your Fund can be given to you without any loss at this time,which you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your ATM payment.In conclusion at the meeting,The President of World Bank Mr.Robert B.Zoellick has strictly authorized 6 Banks in the World to deliver all Funds through courier companies.Fund which is truly $2.8 Million Us Dollars to all beneficiaries in various countries in the world as an ATM SWIFT C ARD Below
Caja De Madrid/Madrid/Spain.
Lloyds Bank/Hitashi/Malaysia.
Diamond Bank Plc/Lagos/Nigeria.
Banco di Santo Spirito/Rome/Italy.
Bank of NewYork Mellon Corp/NewYork/USA.
Each of this Banks are to distribute 350 ATM SWIFT CARDS to every beneficiaries in the World that are to receive their compensation ATM CARD,so this Bank(Intercontinental Bank Plc) will send you your ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world,but the maximum withrawal is $50,000 Usd per day while minimum withrawal is $5,000 Usd per day.
Note that this ATM CARD of your's have been activated and a security pin code number will be issued to you from this Bank as soon as you receive your ATM CARD for a safer withdrawal.
Please contact the ATM CARD payment department Manager  Barrister Tony Morgan by sending your informations to him for an immediate response.
Contacts of Barrister Tony Morgan are as below;
Name:                          Barrister Tony Morgan
Office Telephone Line:   +2348169141759
Your Full Name:...............
Country/Your Address:.................
Contact Home/Cell Phone:...................
Please be notified that this are the charges you have to pay for the Shipping of your ATM CARD as they are charged Below;
Shipping fee: $300                                    Shipping fee:$250                          Shipping fee:$200
(1 day delivery)                                           (2 days delivery)                             (3 days delivery)
For oral discussion,you can reach Barrister Tony Morgan on email or call his office telephone line given to you above as soon as you receive this important message for further directions and also update him on any development from the above mentioned office.
Note that is because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (DATM) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
Sincerely Your's,
Barrister Tony Morgan
Chief Remittance Officer,
Diamond Bank Plc Nigeria,
And In Respect of The WorldBank,Switzerland

Monday, March 14, 2011

Internet Money Scam : Attn: Call +234 809 506 6017

Huge Money Scam... sorry no time to type now.. just believe me when I say it is a SCAM.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/3/14
Subject: Attn:::Call +234 809 506 6017.

Metro Plaza,Plot991/992
Zakari Maimalari Street
Cadastral Zone AO,
Central Business District, Abuja.
TEL: +234 809 506 6017

 The BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Bokinafaso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia,Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensed you due to meeting held with Four countries Government and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens

Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU).A compensation has been issued out in ATM DEBIT CARD to all the affected victims and has been already in distribution to all the bearers. Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as at last Friday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the Committee to make sure you receives your ATM CARD immediately for your usage.

 We advise that you do the needful to make sure the NFIU dispatches your recompense on Friday. You are assured of the safety of your ATM CARD and availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration scammed you. Call me at:    +234 809 506 6017. immediately to check if the delivery date suits you.

Your Full Name:......................
Your Delivery Address....................
Your phone Number......................
Your occupation ........................

Yours in Service,
Agent:John Simmons
Phone: +234 809 506 6017.

Nigerian 419 Scam 3/14/11 > VERY URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

Bank of African (B.O.A)  = Bank of African?  Really? Come on people!  Really? 


There are so many mistakes in this, I am surprised the person bothered to send it out.


Marital Statuses = In case you're married to a few extra people?




Return-path: <>


-----Original Message-----
From: Dr.Ibrahim Zongo []
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:53 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:



                                                        TOP SECRET

                 REMITTANCE OF US$15,200,000.00, CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE.


                                                  ATTIN PLEASE

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never met before. I am the Director in charge of Auditing section of Bank of African (B.O.A), I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of Fifteen Millions, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$15.200, 000.00) immediately to your account.

The fund has been dormant (in-active) for years in our Bank here without any body coming for it. I want you to apply for release of the fund to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer Mr. Joseph f.grillo from Atlanta America (the owner of the account) who died along with his supposed next of kin in 2001 American attack. I don't want the fund to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the fund to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you the application form you will fill and send to the bank for transfer of the fund into your bank account and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business. And also 10% had been mapped out for you for the expense you will make in this transaction and 50% is for me. I need your information's so that I will send you the application form.

                                                           YOUR FULL INFORMATIONS Your Full Name  Age Marital Statuses Privet Phone Number Country  Occupation



  Photo or Local Identity

I am looking forward to hear from you.

Best Regards,

Mr.Ibrahim Zongo


+226 74 18 36 14


PHISHING SCAM = FW: Alert messages from Twitter

                Do not ever click on twitter alerts in email, there are no twitter alerts.


Return email path (odd) Return-path: <>


From: Twitter
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:50 AM
Subject: Alert messages from Twitter


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Nigerian Scam > FW: €600.000.PROJET (Kinda Funny)

So typical… very basic old fashioned 419 Nigerian Scam.


Always Avoid


Btw, what is a "projet" anyway?  Jet's for professional pilots?  Amateur pilots need not apply?  


I have a special reason why i decided to contact you = To: undisclosed recipients: (Right!)


to an Italian experts ?? What?


money in a bank at Burkina Faso Republic = American for "You're Screwed Bank & No Trust"


if you will stand help me out from this bondage situation = Wow.. a bit Kinky, can't we be in a sitting situation, does it have to be standing?


From: Zube Kabe []
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:34 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: €600.000.PROJET.


Complement of the day,    


Please Note; due to poor internet connectivity in our country, you may receive this proposal in your SPAM folder, kindly forward this proposal into your INBOX folder before responding back to me. 


Dear human fellow Almighty Creator, i am contacting you with tears full my eyes, please i know this mail will come to you as a surprise since we haven't discuses it before, but kindly bear with me at this moment.   


I have a special reason why i decided to contact you, my situation at hand is miserable but i believe you will be of help to me.   


My name is Miss. Zube Kabe. medical female student i am 22years old girl and i held from republic of sudan , the daughter of Late Chief. Wattam Kabe. the owner GOLD DEALER COMPANY, at the Khartoum in Sudan Republic .   


My late father Chief. Wattam Kabe. Was our town Chief. He was killed alongside with my beloved mother and our family house burnt down by the rebels during the last crisis in my country Sudan, when Janjaweed militias came to our house, saying that my late father eats the money paid annually into his account from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and chevron Oil Company operating in our locality for the compensation of youth and community development in our jurisdiction.


Now after the burial of my late father, my uncle conspired and wanted to take over all my late father properties' he went and sold my late father rubber plantation farm land to an Italian experts at cheep rate, infract, my uncle anger grow against me wonted to Silences me it was there i discovered, that my uncle was the brain behind the massacring of my parents for him to get ride to our family, luckily to me this faithful morning as i was cleaning my father office i opened my father briefcase and found some documents on his file which one of them indicated that he deposited a reasonable amount of money in a bank at Burkina Faso Republic with my name as his only lovely daughter fixed succeed account.


So that is while i manage to escape from my country Sudan to burkina-faso republic. government provided charity missionary refugee camp, which i don't know anybody there just for me to stay there and claim my late father left deposited money with my succeed account name under the bcb bank reservoir here.


Please for your information, my late father of blessed memory deposited the sum of € 600.000. 00. with my name as his only lovely daughter succeed account name Miss. Zube Kabe, before his incident death.


I had contacted the bank to clear the deposit but the branch manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation. 


However, the bcb bank payment money accountant manager here, advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf for claiming the money out.   


I had wanted to inform my step mother about this my late Father deposited money, but i am afraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money into her receiving position.   


Therefore, i decide to seek for your help in transferring this money into your receiving position on my behalf investment the money growth over there in your country please.   


While i will relocate to your country and settle down with you for my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as i have no any idea about foreign investment.   


Please i will wait for your respond mail, if you will stand help me out from this bondage situation,    


Yours Sincerely

Miss. Zube Kabe.