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, September 08, 2011

Agent Donald E. Oswald - Fund Release - Email Money Scam

I am always amazed at the amount of Fake FBI emails I get a week.  This email comes to (What in the name of J. Edgar Hoover is that?) 

Emails is a freaking mess! 

Avoid these scams

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Agent Donald E. Oswald <>
Date: 2011/9/7

NW WASHINGTON, DC 20535, 0001.

Attn: Beneficiary

We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, phone call or a face-to-face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the security information involve. In the quest to cushion the effect of the global financial crisis, American government through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3) has signed an agreement with Australia for an immediate release of all overdue funds presently logged in their treasury and ensure it is disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries in any part of the world. If you the beneficiary would adhere to this notification it will help stabilize the various economies of the world and reduce the effect of this depressing recession. Prior to this agreement our team of security experts has swung into action for transparency and accountability of this periodic project. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Global Intelligence, Cyber Division) saddled with the responsibility of monitoring activities going on over the internet have discovered your name in the list of unpaid contractors and it might interest you to know that we have conducted a comprehensive investigation on this discovery as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have confirmed that the inheritance fund was endorsed in your favor and it is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facets. You have the lawful right to contact the appropriate authority to claim your payment without further delay. Further findings revealed that some corrupt ex- government officials are conniving with some officials of  Australia Department of Finance to change your account and transfer your inheritance funds From The Bank in SCOTLAND, RBS BANK  to a strange account in canada through a man by the name Mr. Francis Svenkeson who purported to be your cousin, he presented some necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed by you for to the release of your contract fund valued USD $2,500,000.00 (Two Million Five hundred thousand United States dollars).

Mr. Francis Svenkeson bank details:
Scotia Bank
314 Harwood ave. s unit
Hpo5 Ajax, ont. l1s 2ji, Canada.
Account Number: 321020072923
Account Name:Francis Svenkeson

As a matter of urgency, you are requested to contact the Remittance Director of RBS BANK SCOTLAND to confirm that Mr.Francis Svenkeson is your true representative, so that RBS BANK SCOTLAND will disburse the inheritance fund to the bank account above and update their payment record but if this Mr Francis Svenkeson is not your cousin/representative ensure you send a disclaimer to the Remittance Director of RBS BANK and instruct him to remit your fund to you without delay through an Online transfer which is the most secured way to receive fund of such magnitude. Below is the email address of the RBS BANK SCOTLAND.

Name: Dr. Patrick Pam
 Remittance Director ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

We advise that you go ahead in dealing with the RBS BANK with the address above and be assured that we are monitoring all their activities as well as your correspondence at all level. If you are presently dealing with any financial institution(s) or person(s) claiming to have relevance to the payment of your overdue funds out-side the above financial institution you are warned in your own interest to stop further communication.
Be informed that any delay in reaction to this letter will be assumed that Mr. Francis Svenkeson is your true representative and the funds will be remitted into the nominated bank account that he has provided. RBS BANK  scotland will not be held responsible for any wrong transfer made due to your inability to furnish them with proper/correct information. If you need further assistance and direction, contact us via our free domain network email

Yours Faithfully,
Agent Donald E. Oswald
Secretary for State for Diplomatic Security,FBI .

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