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, May 15, 2011

Bank Scam / Money Scam : / Accept in Good faith

Check out and see if you believe this is a bank? 

Why is reply to


Bad Scam

2011/5/14 Ursel Stauffer <>
May the peace of the Lord be unto you, I am Mrs. Ursel Stauffer, 89 Years old woman and the wife of Late Peter Stauffer who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information.

We (my husband and I) have the sum of 800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling's) with Halifax Bank PLC UK; I have not made any transaction with my account for over a year now because of my illness and the doctor said I have few months to live. Right now I want to give you the said sum for you to help the less privileged in your country and for your own personal use.

You have to contact Halifax Bank Plc now for the transfer of the funds to your personal account with this information below;

Contact Person: Dr. Wilson Cole.
Email Address:

Fax:  +448715039971

I also want to let you know that I have prepared the change of ownership affidavit, power of attorney and the insurance bond, so please, do not pay for any of this documents I just mentioned, you will be given the said documents as soon as you contact the bank.

Send the below information to the bank.

Full Legal Name:
Residential Address:
Telephone Number:

When contacting the bank, also include this code number: (4033/spce/9ty) for verification.

the only money you are expected to pay is the account activation, i have not used the account for a long time, so the Bank might ask you to pay for the account activation.

I know all this may sound surprising g to you, I do not know you, but I want to trust you will use this fund to help the less privilege and for your own personal use, please if you know you cannot be able to carry out this transaction, discard this email.

Yours Faithfully,
Ursel Stauffer

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