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, August 01, 2011

Lottery Scam Stratos.Victor You have won 850,000.00GBP

Once again, there are NO online lotteries.  

Also, no bank is going to notify you by email. 

Also, a bank would not use bluemail. as a return address. 

Also, the bank would know your information, your name, your email. 

Also, Also, Also...


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stratos.Victor <>
Date: Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 2:44 PM
Subject: You have won 850,000.00GBP

Attention:Lucky Winner,

We are happy to announce that you amoung the 4 winners of the UK National Lottery Sweeptstakes
We are happy to announce that you are amoung the 4 winners to share 3.6 Million Pounds Sterling. Which means you are entitled to £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling. Hope you Contact Mr. Edwin Winco for the release of your Funds.Contact Fiduciary by Email:, Tell:+44 701 004 6057.

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Congratulations once again.

Yours Faithfully,
Dr.Calvin Smith.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just received a letter from Laurie Dippenaar, a director with RMB Private bank wanting to share a dormant account worth $35M with me as they cannot find a dead man's family. No letterhead of bank, no return address on air mail envelope and my first name on the letter has only my initial (or maybe it is for my husband with same initial?). Cost $6.50 to mail it to Canada. How many have been sent out? And does this Dippenaar guy know? He appears to be legit according to Whos Who. I expect they just need me to deposit $10K in a bank account and 44% of $35MM will be mine. Ha ha....