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 22, 2011

SCAM - London Police > Ms. Alisa Beaton > SECOND BATCH PAYMENT SCHEDULE!!!!

Wow, a new scam, how exciting, I have not got this one before.  Something to look forward to every day, something new in my mailbox to cheat me out of the little money we have. is not even a real website, just a portal page.  

I feel bad for Ms. Alisa Beaton whose name was stolen for this scam.  They do show her real page on the website and of course you don't email her there, but to a address. 

Very simple scam, you wire money to get money, but the money you sent is gone, and your money never shows up.  Could get worse if you fall for it and they bilk you out of more money saying there were additional fees that were "unexpected".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Metropolitan Police Headquaters <>
Date: 2011/5/20

Scotland Yard
8-10 Broadway, London SW1H 0BG,
United Kingdom.
Ms. Ailsa Beaton,
Position: Director of Information,
Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard.
Date: 20th of May, 2011.
We are pleased to inform you that the Second Batch Payment Schedule Approval Committee recently inaugurated by the International Banks for reconciliation and development (World Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based on series of petitions received from International bodies such as cooperate bodies and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) on the inability of most Government of different Countries in the world, Commercial Banks, Probate Offices and World Lottery Organization to settle their Clients Contract Debt, Inheritance and Winning Prize Fund.
After an extensive close door meeting between the boards of directors, it was resolved and agreed upon, that this body; the Second Batch Payment Schedule Approval Committee, comprised of selected intelligence officers from the Metropolitan Police, EFCC and FBI will work extensively to ensure that your Unclaimed Funds will be paid to you without any hitch and delay through the World Bank and IMF Insurance Body as agreed.
The total sum of $585,000.00 (Five Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand US Dollars) as initial payment has been endorsed and approved for payment to you. Being the second batch of payment issued to various individuals, Companies, and Organizations, we will delight in following the procedures in the course of payment for our first batch receivers. To safe-guard enlisted/qualified Clients/Beneficiaries from further extortion of unnecessary payments of any kind whatsoever, we have appointed, accredited and endorsed an attorney to work under our care in this regards, he is a well known activist, a human rights lawyer and knowledgeable in various fields.
Be informed that your payment will come in either of the forms below:
This payment order will be in a Certified Bank Draft in that amount and can be repurchased from any bank in the world. This means is advised for those who can handle and manage such huge sums of money.
This payment order will be in an ATM Visa or Master Card in that amount programmed to dispense a maximum of $6000.00USD for each use and can be used for a maximum of 4 times in a day after each 6 hours hence it can dispense a total of $24,000.00USD in a day.
Instructions have been given to the endorsed paying bank in Nigeria to issue either a Certified Bank Draft or an ATM Visa/Master Card in that amount in your favour upon your receipt of your option.
The reason why we have used Nigeria as the claims center is because of the reduced tendency and involvement of the Nigerian Government in the sponsorship of terrorism related activities and the stability of the Country despite the fact that there are some bad eggs which are also seen in other countries in the World.
We advice that you establish contact with our attorney, a human rights lawyer who will render free legal services to all beneficiaries who have been listed on our second batch payment schedule. In other words, the body will take care of his flight fees, service charges and other contingencies throughout his one week stay in Nigeria until we confirm that you have received and confirmed your payments, Hence he requires no fee or charges from you the beneficiary to ensure that you are on the right track to receive your funds without being misled apart from the official delivery charges which is to be paid to the delivery company for the delivery of your parcel. He is very much conversant with the delivery and all international law and will perfectly guide you through under our supervision.
By Speed Post - $220.00USD
Estimated Time of Arrival (ETI) = Maximum of 48 hours after shipment
By Normal Delivery - $155.00USD
Estimated Time of Arrival (ETI) = between 5 - 7days after shipment.
The only fee you will have to pay is either $220.00USD (For Speed Post) or $155.00USD (For Normal Delivery).
You are to reconfirm to our attorney Barrister Ray Foster the following details of yours as listed below:
Full Name:
Current/Valid Residential Address:
Nominated Delivery Address:
Home Cell Number:
Direct Mobile Number:
Scan Copy of your Identification
You are also to indicate the means of delivery you want between the two listed above.
Note: It is important that you attach scan copy of your identification card as it will be used as basis of identification by the delivery company on getting to your nominated delivery address before releasing your parcel.
As soon as you establish contact with him, he will give you the details which you will use to effect the payment of either $220.00USD or $155.00USD as the case may be. Also note that either $220.00USD or $155.00USD is what it will cost to get your parcel to your nominated delivery address and that is the only fee you will ever have to pay.
You can email our attorney at:
Name: Barr Ray Foster (Esq.)
Make sure that you call him immediately on the number above to notify him that you got the email and have responded to the email to enable him check his email and get back to you immediately so that you can conclude the delivery process within the one week mapped out for this issue.
Please request for a scan copy either the ATM card or the Certified Bank Draft and your shipment details which will include your tracking number from the Attorney immediately he has received your payment and shipped your parcel.
Yours faithfully,
Ms. Ailsa Beaton,
Director of Information,
Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard.
Warning: This is only meant for beneficiaries whose names are listed as second batch receivers in this payment schedule, we will not entertain another person coming forward for claim of the fund meant for another in this payment schedule unless there is a valid power of attorney presented, You are also advised not to reply to this email if you have received your funds in the past as this email is specifically meant for those who have not yet gotten their prize funds within the past 5-7 years. You will be prosecuted and made to face the wrath of law if it is discovered that you have submitted any false information in this course.

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