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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

MR.TONY MIKE --- Western Union Scam --- VERY IMPORTANT

Bad Western Union Scam, the code below does show that a WU has been picked up, so they got a real number, but they could have sent a test $10 to show it is a real code.  Also the code shows picked up, so if anyone bothered to check they would see the WU was already gone.  On top of all this they have a ton of typos in the email below.  They also ask for a lot of unneeded personal info that would not have anything to do with picking up a WU.

Plus it came from CHINA

Avoid these scams.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Hello Dear ,

How are you today? I write to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00 usd dollars through Westernunion as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of $2.7Million USD,via western union by this government.Now,I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up the $5000.00 usd to enable us send another $5000.00 usd today as you know we will be sending you only $5000.00 usd per day.and it was agreed that you will pay the sum of $200 u.s.d before they will release the payment to you.

Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the $5000.00 usd and call Director of Opration Mr.Mack John because he is the person incharge of your payment so that he can send you another payment today, phone line +2347033929295,( email Him once you picked up the $5000.00 USD today.Here is the western union information to pick up the $5000.00; which you will be receiving your payment $5000.00 Us Dollars immediately you sent them their transfer charge of $200 u.s.d and it will serve as re-confirmation of your file payment from the office in charge.

So you are to re-confirm to them the below information,
Your. Receiver----------
Your. Country-------
Your. City-----------
Your. Tel----------
Your. Test question------
Your. Answer-----------
Your.. Passport-----------
Your. Country of Residence----
Your. Full Names-----

Here Is The Payment information of your first payment that has been transfer but it's still on hold till you send the transfer charge so you can track it now and confirm that it's available for pick up then once you send the transfer charge today, we will release it immediately to enable you pick it today.

Senders First Name:Robert
Senders Last Name:Asante
Test Question:Howlong
Answer:Two hours
Amount :$5,000

And We Are Waitng For You To Send The $200 u.s.d Today

Answer: Service
Country: Lagos Nigeria
Sender Name:---------

Be advise that the $200 U.S.D is acompulsory as they told me that is  only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely I am waiting for your call once you pick up this $5000.00 usd,Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment for thein formations..


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