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, March 08, 2011

SCAM > Your Urgent Attention Is Needed For Your Unclaimed Consignment.

Common scam, was just on TV the other night, a Chris Hanson thing...  There is a trunk of money waiting to be delivered, but you have to send money to get trunk. Once you pay one fee, there is another fee, then a different fee, then a storage fee, then a customs fee, and a fee fee, it never ends until you stop paying, then the disappear.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From James Sherry <>
date Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:45 AM
subject Your Urgent Attention Is Needed For Your Unclaimed

From: James Sherry <>
Date: 2011/3/8
Subject: Your Urgent Attention Is Needed For Your Unclaimed Consignment.

Attn: Beneficiary .

An abandoned shipment from iship forwarder was brought to our facility today and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing approximately 110kg. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather personal effect to avoid diversion by the iship delivery Agent.

The consignment left storage house yesterday through a registered shipping Company, Courier Dispatch Service Limited a division of Tran guard LTD. The Consignment is a metal box with weight of about 110kg (Internal dimension:  W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)Approximately,

The details of the consignment are tagged on the Metal Trunk box.

Provide your email address, Phone Number and other details or disregard. You can send the required details to me through e-mail for onward delivery.
All communication must be held extremely confidential.

Once we are through, it is recommended that you deploy the services of a secured shipping Company geared to provide the security it needs to your doorstep. Note that you shall pay for the demurrage waiver fee for the time the consignment has been in our possession, this will not cost much. This is why we are giving you a waiver.  Act fast to claim your abandoned consignment with millions of dollars from inheritance or  lotto sent to you from either Europe or Africa.

Office of Homeland Security
State of New York
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY

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