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, May 05, 2011

SCAM > Mrs Anna Gates My Dear Friend, gate200@blumail.org

Dear Anna, the last friend that screwed me over... well I plead the 5th.  Also seems like you need a shave, if Anna is indeed your real name.

Huge SCAM of course...

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ps.. if she is my "Dear Friend" why does she not know my name? 

Oh, and I think I breached her confidentiality agreement!  Oh well.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: From Mrs Anna Gates <admin@linewell.com>
Date: 2011/5/5
Subject: My Dear Friend,
To:


My Dear Friend,

Let me  inform you, I got your email address from a mail Directory and decided to mail you for a permission to go ahead. I am Mrs. Anna Gates from United Kingdom, married to Dr. Harry R. Gates who worked with Texaco Oil Company in Malaysia before he died in a ghastly motor accident on his way to a board meeting. My husband and I were married but without any child.  Since his death, I decided not to re-marry and presently I am 69 Years old. When my late husband was Alive he deposited the sum of $15.5M. (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) with a Bank.

Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather issue a letter of authority to somebody to receive it on my behalf.  I am presently in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment  for Cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live.   So I think the best thing to do is to use the money for charity purposes.
 I want a person who has the fear of God and trustworthy, whom I can make the beneficiary of my late husband's fund deposited with the bank, so that the person can get the money and utilize 70% of this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around the world.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact details of the bank. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as  stated herein and keep this contact confidential till such a time this fund gets to your custody. This is to ensure that nothing jeopardizes my last wish on Earth.

I await your urgent reply.

Regards,
Mrs Anna Gates

From Mrs Anna Gates

2 comments:

Locke said...

this is the so called Mrs.Anna Gates latest offering it includes an attachment that i refuse to download.

Let me first of all inform you, I got your email address from a mail Directory and decided to mail you for a permission to go ahead. I am Mrs. Anna Gates from United Kingdom, married to Dr. Harry R. Gates who worked with Texaco Oil Company in Malaysia before he died in a ghastly motor accident on his way to a Board meeting.

View attached message for more details

Joanna Georgieva said...

She wrote to me, too!!!
What i supposed to do?