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.

Monday, April 04, 2011


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

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