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.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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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