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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HUGE Scam / FRAUD > : Job Opportuniity !!! Edward Scott

Money Laundering / Stolen Credit Cards / Fake Money Orders & Cashiers Checks = You going to jail.  Do I need to say more? 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Edward Scott <>
Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM
Subject: Job Opportuniity !!!


I am sending you this job offer,because I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant.My name is Edward Scott and Mr Wimi Jonx use to be my personal assistant and he just travelled back to his country (China) on an emergency.I would have loved to meet up with you to talk about this job,but I am currently away on business trip.I am currently in Australia so there will be no interview,till I get back to the States in June,then we can meet and talk more about the future of the job. All you need to do is follow instructions......I am an Artist.I just started my own art gallery here in Australia, I buy ideas and materials from ancient cities and I have got so many clients as companies, individuals and government and private museums.

I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer the services listed on the advert on craigslist such as receiving calls and reporting back to me what information you got from clients, replying emails and printing invitation for exhibitions, shopping for gifts and materials, paying bills as well as receiving payments from clients when am not around.

You will work on the average of about 5-10hrs per week and I will start by paying you $250 per week which will rise to $400 depending on how effective you are, the job will start from the moment you start running errands. This job is temporary and could possibly be a permanent one for you based on how you deliver your duties, we will talk more when am back and you can take part more in my successfully growing business.

I will email you the list and samples of pictures of what to shop for when I need you to shop for me and will be precise on what and where, funds will be giving upfront and the shopping must be reported in detailed manner. No heavy packages is involved! You  can do the shopping at any nearest stores. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.

Please provide the following information of you, (no mistakes in name as it will appear on payments):

Full Name:
Full Address:
Apartment number:
Phone Number:
Current Occupation:

Once you send all this information,i will make a back ground check on your details and will get back to you within 48hrs to let you know if you get the job.

Thank you!

Edward Scott.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Boring Scam > : Prize Winner!!!

Wow.. not much here folks...  boring scam.

Sad it is going back to a .edu address though.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: enriquedelgado <>
Date: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 3:32 AM
Subject: Prize Winner!!!

Send your details for the claim of £1,000,000 Pounds.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Toothache today, no real time.. below = Spam, same spam, fraud, ripping you off, con-job, fake, Nigerian Scam, Nigerian 419 Scam etc.. etc.. etc.. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BEN DAVID <>
Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM



How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you.
We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 4 days ago with the former secretary to the UNITED NATIONS in person of Mr. Kofi Anan.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 900,000,00 This includes every foreign contractors, fraud/fund delays/interrupted funds Payments and to also Settle foreign debts/fraud victims/Un-paid beneficiaries to satisfactory in other to maintain peace in the world at large that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
You are advised to contact us the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, as we are having your compensation funds here in our custody, contact us immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 900,000,00 This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so we will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send us your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

We shall dispatch your check to you through the FedEx Courier Express so the condition of delivery is as follows:

Below are the options:

Courier Express....$105 (24 hours delivery)
Courier Regular....$85 (2-3 days delivery)
Courier Economy..$68 (3-4 days delivery)

You have to make your choice and send the fee to us via western union money transfer or Money Gram Transfer to enable us proceed with the delivery of your package. Note that all the necessary documentation has been sealed with your check ready for dispatch. Use the following receiver's Information to send the fee to us.

TEXT ANSWER---------------Yellow.
AMOUNT TO BE PAID---------usd
MTCN NUMBER.------------(Ten digit number to be given to you at the Western
union office).

Thanks and God bless you and your family.Hoping to hear from you as soonest.

Making the world a better place

Mr Ben David.
Managing Director (UNION BANK).

Sunday, April 24, 2011

SCAM >>> Fwd: Re: Medium Office Size?

Really the CEO of Craiglist ( They spelled it Craig's List) uses a Hotmail address... REALLY!  OMG what a waste of an email.

The click here was a link to a site that gives this person credit for getting people to the site and signing up for crap they don't need so can get his free stuff.  I dislike this type of bait/switch and it makes me angry. 

Avoid these scams and don't even click on the links to give them even one point towards their free product.  They should be banned from these sites for violating their TOS.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angel Thomas <>
Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Medium Office Size?

Attention Craigslist User,

My name is Angel Thomas, Ceo of Craigslist. We have recently joined up with Apple mackintosh for a one-time promotional event today, we are giving away no cost Apple MacBooks to randomly selected individuals who have published an advert on Craigslist. You have been chosen as one of our latest winners for today. We randomly select numbers to match up with ads on C-list and your advertisement matched with our latest drawing.

We have partnered up with Apple inc to advertise their most popular product yet, the Apple MacBook. Once again, we are running this campaign for one-day only. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to go to our website made for this promotion and enter your email to obtain yours for free. Simply make sure you enter your email so we may locate our records to make certain that we have reserved one for you. That is it!

Congratulations on winning a free Apple MacBook (valued at $800). In case you have any query or concerns, feel free to e-mail me back. However, you should claim your free MacBook first to ensure one will be reserved for you before the deadline ends. We do understand that you may possibly not receive this e-mail until after the deadline, but, we suggest you check the web site and enter your email to see if we still have got yours on hold, which we often-times do because others haven't claimed theirs in time.

Angel Thomas

CEO, Craig's list

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SCAM - Lottery - >> Confirm Notification 23-04-2011

Wow... FREE Lottery for them, Loss of Money for you...

Not sure how they got into where they want you to repspond
too, but they need to get their firewall in order quickly.

>>>>>>>>>>>>> Reply-To: <>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> From: "Administrator"<>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Email :
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tel : +44 (703) 189 2971

-----Original Message-----
From: Administrator []
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:52 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re : Confirm Notification 23-04-2011


REF: IPL/4249859609/WP1
BATCH: GL/91663/A

We happily announce to you the draw of the Happy Home Lottery International
programs held on the 22nd of April, 2011 in Roma, Italy. Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 3 88 606 with Serial number EU/AS-04/0202-UHI
drew the lucky
numbers: 0328904411,which subsequently won you the lottery in the category

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of One million United
States Dollars in cash credited to file No.21300/07.This is from a total
cash prize of US Ten Million dollars, shared among the first Ten (10) lucky
winners in this category (A). Please note that your lucky winning number
falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as
indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your One million United
States Dollars would be released to you by our security firm in EUROPE HOME
AGENT .UNITED KINGDON , Our European agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money 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 someunscrupulous elements. Please be warned.

For you to collect your prizes, kindly fill the verification form below and
send it to our claims department Agent, confirming the receipt of this

Email :
Tel : +44 (703) 189 2971



INFORMATION (Decree Law No. 196/03)
We guarantee the respect in the processing of personal data, under art. 13
D. Legislative Decree 196/03.

The above information shall be forwarded to our paying Office for
verification and immedaite release of your fund to you .

Congratulations once more, and keep trust in us..

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Rosemary Amundsen

Online coordinator for EUROPEN NATIONAL HOME LOTTERY Sweepstakes
Program @2011 NOTE N.B. Any breach of
confidentiality on the part of the winners will result in disqualification
and any winner below the age of 18years is automatically disqualified.
Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your Claims agent immediately.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Right in the title... INTERCONTINENTAIL (TAIL) come on people!

Email from Brazil with a return in China, yea... totally safe! (FAIL)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Terry Hanshaw <>
Date: 2011/4/22



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: Confidential Matter - Mike Mcmullen

I blocked the email address, as I think the real Mike McMullen's house was hacked, I don't think he is sending the SPAM and I did send him an email just in case. 

Regardless of who sent it, we know why they sent it.  They want to steal your money!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Mcmullen <info@--->>> blocked <<<<
Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 5:15 AM
Subject: Confidential Matter

Dear sir/madam

I am Mr Mike Mcmullen I need your services in a confidential matter regarding money transfer.

This requires a private arrangement though the details of the transaction will be furnish to you if you indicate your interest in this proposal.

We have all the legal documents to back up the transaction, besides we have worked out the modalities to ensure smooth and risky free transfer. I am willing to offer you 40% of the money, the fund in question is quite large.

All correspondences will be via email and telephone for now. I am expecting to hear from you, if you are willing to do the business with us,your private phone number is needed.

Please let me hear from you immediately only in my private Waiting to hear from you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr Mike Mcmullen

Thursday, April 21, 2011

SCAM: Dear Partnership / general bartels Kweku

Sing the Spam song from Monty Python and just subsitute the word SCAM
instead of SPAM and you will get the idea... but that may not work as some
people love SPAM, but Scams and Spam is sorta of the same thing. I kinda
love them, I find sarcastic humor in their bad attempts to scam people. I
also love the fact I get emails now and then from people that were falling
for a scam until they read my site or heard me on the radio (back when) and
it saved them. That is the best feeling of all.

Oh, the below is a huge scam.

-----Original Message-----
From: general bartels []
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:51 AM
Subject: Dear Partnership

Dear Partnership

My name is General Bartels Kweku working in Iraq for peace keeping and there
is a contractor Dr.Mohammed Abdul that was killed which received an
allocation for a contract to supply Product though our Project Contracting
Office (PCO) some Multi Million Dollars worth of international supplies to
Iraq .Construction projects include the building and renovation of power and
water systems , schools an d hospitals, oil infrastructure, Iraq's fire,
police and military services, and the modernization of communications
systems, roads and airports. Non-construction activities include equipment
supplies and training in all sectors.but i discover the fund that was given
as payment to him to start the contract before he was kill we discover on
area of our operation $45Million dollars and i have fly with cargo Airline
to Ghana and i will be going back to Iraq in few week and i want this fund
to be delivery to your directly with my position but i will like us to keep
it secret for security reasons and as soon as you receive the fund i will
come over and meet with your face to face and i will like you to provide
your complete information where this fund can be delivery by Airforce Cargo
Line and attach my internation passport copy and waiting for you complete
information to order the Cargo to move or you can open an account here in
Ghana where the fund will be lodged for onward transfer to your bank account
within six bank working days..
please keep this confidential cooperation and participation in this
transaction and i am looking forward to receive your reply .

Best Regards
General Bartels Kweku

SCAM: Can you be trusted?? Reply Urgently

Can I be trusted, HA!  And you're pulling the scam.  Send it to 100 addresses at once and using the old shotgun effect.  Shoot a shotgun into the air over and over again and eventually you will hit a duck.  Sorry... bad scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lt.Stanly Clark <>
Date: Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Can you be trusted?? Reply Urgently
To: (huge list of email names here in alphabetical order)

Hello dear

I am Lt.Stanly Clark, an officer of the U.S Army.
I am on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left and have some items I will need to ship to you.
Can you be trusted??
please communicate to me immediately through my private email address (

God Bless America
Lt.Stanly Clark

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SCAM: Current Open Position : (id - F13033054852).

Work from home scam, either moving stolen goods or stolen money or something along those lines. These are the worst type of scams to fall for, as they can not only leave you broke, but can also leave you in jail.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ali Blanchard <>
Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM
Subject: Current Open Position : (id - F13033054852).


"B International" - an engraving and design company who has worked in the field of design, encrusting and engraving for over 10 years, is pleased to offer you a job as a Product Manager on a part-time basis.
We trust that your skills, experience and knowledge will be among our most valuable assets.

Should you accept this job offer, per company's policy you'll be eligible to receive the following beginning on your hire date.

Salary: Annual gross starting salary of $30,000, paid in monthly installments by your choice of check or direct deposit.
Performance Bonuses: Up to three percent of your annual gross salary, paid quarterly by your choice of check or direct deposit.

Benefits: full benefit package available after first two months of work.

- High School Diploma
- Steady Employment History
- Solid financial background
- Basic Computer Skills (Word, Excel)
- Dedicated People with Leadership Skills
- Credit score over 700

Short description of vacancie:
- work in the field of Product Management;
- part-time position (approximately 15 hrs./per week);
- position available in all states.

At the moment we organize employment process in our temporary spot for Project Supervisors in Nevada.
If you are searching for the stable work and career growth opportunity
and would like to join us in our goals, then please reply with copy of updated resume or contact information.
In the subject box please write in - "Product Manager Position".
Our managers will be contacting you as soon as possible to discuss terms of employment.

B International.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Damn, I believed them up until the misspelling of the word guidelines (guidlines).  I was already making plans for my cool 1mil.  Pay off the house, new cars, cruises, oh well, back to collecting cans... :(

Typical scam, nothing new here folks.

From: (Spoof) <> / Reply to

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/4/15


FROM: Joseph Scott & Co. Solicitors,
323 Green Lane,
N4 2ES London, England.
Telephone +447024080484
Email :

Dear Beneficiary,

We are London based solicitors working as representative solicitors to the United Nations. In the course of a recently concluded 2010 investigations and subsequent arrests of suspected fraudsters and scammers in Africa rejoin/Europe, in collaboration of the present governments of Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkinafaso and South Africa, the UN security operatives have so far arrested and prosecuted over 300 government and banking officials and arrest is still going on.

So far, the UN security operative has also recovered about $5.1 Billion from both cash in accounts and properties and assets confiscated. It is from the address books of the arrested officials that your email address was recovered.

Right now, the United Nations (UN) and their Africa Union (AU) counterpart is paying a $1,000,000.00 compensation to those whose emails addresses and other personal data are recovered from these arrested officials, and also paying full contract or inheritance and wining amounts to those with provable information qualifying them as genuine contractors and beneficiaries of funds in the affected African countries.

Which Category do you fall? Have you been getting emails for payments from these countries? OR are you a legitimate contractor and fund beneficiary in any of the affected African country?

Please, indicate clearly as you get back to me for proper guidlines and details on how to receive this compensation OR your full payment.


Barrister Chris Williams Esq.,
Joseph Scott & Co. Solicitors,
323 Green Lane,
N4 2ES London, England.

Monday, April 11, 2011

(406) 224-9079 Credit Card Rate SCAM

If you get a call from this number, don't answer or dump it into voicemail, it is just a 3rd party credit card scam about lowering your interest rates.  They start the call off, that I am calling you back from last week and we found the rate you are asking for, so we can help etc... however it is just garbage telemarketing. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Subject: You have received a new voicemail message

Date: Apr 11 2011 11:45:39 AM
From: 114062249079
To  : Craig Solomon (15412235354)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Lottery Scam > : UKNL-L/

Basic Lottery Scam / Nothing New Here.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nthowela, Chancy []
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2011 9:49 AM
Subject: Ref: UKNL-L/

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of
£800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand (British Pounds) in the just concluded new
year final draws of UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY programs held 2011. The
online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 250,000
e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the Internet, no tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of
three lucky winners in the category \"D\" with the following winning
Ref: UKNL-L/200-26937
Batch: 2011CATH/D/-001
Serial No: S/N-00168
Please note: You are hereby advice to send the assign Fiduciary Agent,
Mr.David Brown details below
4.Marital Status
Anna Martin Online Coordinator

Thursday, April 07, 2011


They have been trying to reach me for days... but they don't know who I am...  I have not moved in 12 years, it must be legit, as there are always Blackberry Lotteries giving away money from Korea.  Very nice of them as I have an iPhone and not a Blackberry. 

Nice touch, the status on Western Union does say picked up, so I wonder what happens if you actually call Western Union.  Not worth time to find out, but interesting.    I am also interested why on the actual western union site they misspell "recipient" and spell it receipient?

Status :    Picked up

If you completed an Overnight Home Delivery money transfer your transaction is in the process of being delivered to your receipient.To check on the delivery status call 1-888-215-6772

Regardless / Scam

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: western union Office <>
Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:29 AM
Subject: Payment Sent!!!!

I write to inform you that we have transferred USD$300,000 dollars.
I called to give you the information through
phone but we could not reach you even this
morning.So,I decided to email you the
MTCN and sender name so that you can pick
start cashing your money in USD5000.00 daily installment with the same
MTCN and sender's name which will be valid for
20 days until you cash the full $300,000.00usd
as it automatically activates for use for 60 days
after the first reactivation.

The money is available for pick up which was deposited
for transfer to you by one MR Bernard Harry from
BLACKBERRY MOBILE LOTTERY. The money is available
for pick up by receiver(you) but when you track it, it
will display PICKED UP due to the fact that it has been
deactivated from our head office for security reason
because it has stayed too long in the air as we have been trying
to reach you on the phone for some days now but it was not reachable,
so it was blocked. therefore you can not cash it out
in any western union office due to its restriction
from our head office,which was a security measure
because the money has been in the air for three days
now and maybe in danger, hence the mtcn has to be
reactivated to enable you cash out the money
in any western union office in your area, the
reactivation of the MTCN will cost you a  token of $85,
once this is paid, our head office will release the fund on
hold to enable you cash it.To be sure of this please
log on to   and click on track to
and enter the sender's info and mtcn below.

Sender's Fist name: Perry
Sender's Last Name: Poston
MTCN: 0341153617
Question: Who Is Great
Answer: God
Amount: $5000.00USD
Total Amount To be cashed:$300,000usd

 With due respect please get back to me urgently after
tracking the money online so i can instruct you on how
to send the $85 to us for the reactivation of the MTCN.
it may interest you to know that the $85 activation
fee you are asked to pay is a refundable fee which will be
accredited to your first payment of $5000, instead of
receiving $5000 at first, you will receive $5085, the
fee is only needed to activate the MTCN, so therefore,
the fee is lost but will be refunded back to you.

Please reconfirm the following

1.Mode of identification:
2.Direct mobile number:

Call:+2348052886069 for more information

Best Regards
Mr.Phoenix Mcferrin.
phone number: +2348062601511
western union Office,
Western Union® Money Transfer

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Worst Scam Ever!: Send Details To Claim Nine hundred and fifty thousand great british pounds in BT Promo. Send:

This is it.. see below.  Really, is this it?  Something?  Even a photo of a sad puppy would have been more effective.  Wow...  this deserves one of those "E!" Network Talk Soup Awards. 

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Catherine Maritza Sepulveda Rios <> wrote:


SCAM > Barrister Zainur Bin Zakaria <

If the client has the same last name as mine, why don't they know my name, why is the TO: field blank?  Hmmmm...


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barrister Zainur Bin Zakaria <>
Date: 2011/4/6
Subject: Urgent Response !!!

I am Zainur Bin Zakaria,an attorney at law a deceased client of mine that shares  the same last name as yours died in a heart-related condition in 2005,due to  Sumatra Indonesia earthquake 2004 that took all the family members.
I contacted you to assist in distributing Five Million, Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$5.6 Million).left by my client.

Get back to me for more details via my private Email:

Best regards,
Zainur Bin Zakaria,
Attorney at Law.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Oh, great, another chance to retire with the income..... if it were only true! 

I keep pretty good spam records, and don't recall the initial letter that I did not respond to, could they lie?  I would think not! 

Actually I thought by the subject, I was offered to be married, wonder if my wife approves?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melvin clifford <>
Date: 2011/4/5
Subject: PROPOSAL!!!

Sequel to your non response of our earlier letter to you on behalf of the Trustees & Executors to the Will of our late client.I wish to notify you that you were listed as a heir to the sum of 4,500, 000.00Euro(Four million Five Hundred Thousand Euros). I therefore reckoned that you can receive this funds as you are qualified by your name identity.For more details on legal explanations in regards to the procedure of claiming this inheritance, you are advise to contact the deceased Solicitor with the e-mail address below.

melvin clifford

Monday, April 04, 2011

SCAM > : As-salaam Alaikum from Ms Aisha.

As-salaam Alaikum, peace be to you as well, thank you for taking the time to try to defraud me, and steal what little money I have.  I know how Liberian widows are, the first thing they do after their husbands die, is to find a patsy and hope they send you money.  Being that I am Jewish and have been since I was born, I doubt I am a good fit for this.  Regardless I know of someone who will be interested in your offer, you can see his photo here, I know he could use the money


Have fun with your SCAM


Signed, lonely Jew on Christmas!



From: Aisha Mohammed []
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 11:22 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: As-salaam Alaikum from Ms Aisha.


As-salaam Alaikum,
I am Mrs. Aisha Mohammed from Liberia; I am married to Mr. Jean Mohammed who worked with our Liberian Embassy here in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2009. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $7.5 Million in a prime Bank here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire. Presently this money is still with the Bank. Recently My Doctor told me that I would not last for the next few months due to my cancer problem (cancer of the lever and stroke).

Having known my condition. I decided to donate this fund to an Imam or any faithful Islamic brother or sister that will utilize this fund the way I am going to instruct here in. I want somebody that will use this fund according to my Late Husbands Dream to help the orphanages, widows, propagating the good news of Allah and to endeavor that the Mosque of Allah is maintained and to help Lessprivilaged people in our Islamic World. The Quran made us to know that blessed is the hand that gives. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Muslim's,
I don't want my husband's efforts to be used against his will. I don't want in away where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision to hand you over this Fund. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the hand of Allah because he says in the Holy Quran that he is going to fight my battle and I shall hold my peace.

I don't need any telephone communication in this regards because of my health and the presence of my husbands relatives are around me always. I want you and the Mosque to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Muslim Mom. Whoever that wants to serve Allah must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Write back as soon as possible, any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your Urgent and Positive response.
Yours Sister in Islam.
Mrs. Aisha Mohammed
Allah Hafiz.
As Salam Alaikum!!!



Sorry, doing Algebra homework, but wanted to forward on this very typical Nigerian Scam with a twist. 

Here is some info from the REAL Central Bank of Nigeria, about these scam emails.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 2011/4/4


   This letter will definitely be amazing to you because of its realistic value. Sorry for the inconveniences that as rendered to you in line with your Payment transaction with some African/Nigerian Officials some while ago.

   I will like to introduce myself formally as Secretary to the New Executive Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria. My civic obligation is to detect fraud/fund, delay/interrupted funds and transfer funds to un-paid beneficiaries as mandated by The Federal Government of Nigeria after Scheduled meeting with affected countries amongst are the Asia,Europe and America as major affected area.

   The US/World governing bodies hence will be implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This will be handled by the Central Bank of Nigeria. For a proper check on the Recovery act, feel free to click this link for your perusal

   Over the years, we have paid the likes of (Mr. Donny Peterson, Mrs. Kami Turner, and Mr. George Ewing etc). Your Funds were returned to the Federal Government Treasury some while ago because you did not finalize your claim for it, through the right procedure. Few days ago, the release of the total sum of US$ 2.5 Million was approved but to my greatest surprise your representatives Mr. Richard Gozney and Mr.Gorge Williams came to our office claiming you sent them to collect this Funds on your behalf. I am not happy that you have to send representatives without calling me on phone or probably send an e-mail or call His Excellency, executive Governor of CBN for proper identification.

   Anyway, since you sent your representatives to us, kindly give us the authority to transfer your Funds into their secret Account in the Middle East.

   In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to contact directly the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria Dr.Sanusi Lamodi via his private e-mail account

   Call me immediately to confirm the receipt of this e-mail via +234 8062457530. Make sure you contact His Excellency to precede the transfer to your representative account after the complete the process here.

   In Service,
    Henry Steven.
   International Remittance office
   Central Bank of Nigeria.


Been a slow Scam Week, not sure why? Spring Scam Break?

Basic, typical Nigerian 419 Scam, nothing special here, nothing to see
folks, move on!

-----Original Message-----
From: Mr. Yeo Philip []
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:30 AM


My name is Mr. Yeo Liat Kok Philip. I work as an external auditor for the
United Overseas Bank (UOB) Hong Kong. Working as part of a bigger team, that
covers the entire Asia region. I have taken pains to find your contact
through personal endeavours. On routine audit check last month, I discovered
an investment account that has been dormant for the last five (5) years. The
account belongs to a single holder with monies totalling ($27.1 Million
United States Dollars). This set of facts is my reason for writing and
making the following proposal to you.

The investor died in 2004 the exact time the account was last operated, I
can confirm with certainty that the said investor died intestat and none of
his next-of-kin was found or has come forward all these years. I am of the
settled conviction that using my insider leverage and working with you can
secure the funds in the account for the both of us and can be used for
charity purposes, helping the needy instead of allowing it pass through as
an unclaimed fund for the Authorities to share within themselves. This is
100% possible as you bear the same LAST NAME to the late investor and can
stand as his extended relative. This exactly is why I need your
participation and co-operation in this matter.

I have seized all relevant documents (Legal and Banking) that will
facilitate my putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds
and ultimately transfer the money to any account nominated by you any where
in the World.
Your SHARE for this claim will be 30% from the total fund for your
I shall however leave out the details of this transaction till I receive an
affirmation of your desire to participate with me. Be assured that I am on
top of the situation. There will be NO risk involved whatsoever if you agree
to come on board.

This should be kept as UTMOST CONFIDENTIAL between us.
I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of law.
To affirm your willingness and cooperation to my proposal please contact me
through fax or email stating the followings:

(1) Full Name (2) Telephone, Fax and Cell Phone Numbers (3) Postal
Address(4) Occupation. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Mr. Yeo Liat Kok Philip