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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

CONFIDENTIAL.....

Oakhill House
130 Tonbridge Road
Hildenborough Tonbridge
Kent TN11 9DZ

ATTN:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: READ AND DIGEST:

I am Mr. John Fisher, I work as the Fund Executive Manager with Fidelity Investment UK, the world leading Investment & Fund Management Institution based in UK/Channel Island.

I have an investor under my portfolio with a closing balance of Forty Two Million, Eight Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars ($42.870m), as his first initial deposit. This investor died three years ago leaving no WILL or AUTHORIZATION for Re-transfer of his investment and its proceeds to the NEXT OF KIN.I have personally carried out an investigation on the subject matter that took me 12 months to finalize and was made to understand that the family or relatives of the investor knows nothing about his investment with fidelity and none have any records of all his deposits and investment with us, there by creating an avenue for claiming of the said funds with its accrued interest on presentation of a trustworthy person that can stand as the NEXT OF KIN to the deceased.

If you are interested I can present you as the NEXT OF KIN with proper documentation that will qualify you to have the funds claimed and on doing this, our establishment will not question the release of the funds to you as I will make sure that we comply with the banking laws and ethics of claiming the investment in our establishment.

Our sharing ratio will be 50:50. Please contact me for more details if interested.

Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely.

Mr. John Fisher.
Executive Manager.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Urgent Attention

My name is Hussain Biyari,an executive with the International Institute of Finance,Inc (RUSD) bank malaysia.I have a legitimate prospect in my office that will be of great benefit to us,All i require is your honest co-operation,dedication and trust for the success of this deal.

I'll send you details of the proposal if you are interested and any other requirements you desire to confirm the authenticity of this proposal.

Sincerely,
Hussain Biyari

Sunday, December 02, 2012

CONFIDENTIAL...

Oakhill House
130 Tonbridge Road
Hildenborough Tonbridge
Kent TN11 9DZ


I am Mr John Fisher,I work as the Fund Executive Manager with Fidelity Investment UK, the world leading Investment & Fund

Management Institution based in UK/Channel Island.

I have an investor under my portfolio with a closing balance of Forty Two Million, Eight Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars

($42.870m), as his first initial deposit.This investor died three years ago leaving no WILL or AUTHORIZATION for Re-transfer

of his investment and its proceeds to the NEXT OF KIN.I have personally carried out an investigation on the subject matter

that took me 12 months to finalize and was made to understand that the family or relatives of the investor knows nothing

about his investment with fidelity and none have any records of all his deposits and investment with us,there by creating an

avenue for claiming of the said funds with its accrued interest on presentation of a trustworthy person that can stand as the

NEXT OF KIN to the deceased.

If you are interested i can present you as the NEXT OF KIN with proper documentation that will qualify you to have the funds

claimed and on doing this,our establishment will not question the release of the funds to you as i will make sure that we

comply with the banking laws and ethics of claiming the investment in our establishment.

Our sharing ratio will be 50:50.Please contact me for more details if interested.

Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely.

Mr. John Fisher.
Executive Manager

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Urgent Information

Greeting to you.

My name is Mr. Sven Brustner. I work in a bank in the United
Kingdom. I will need your assistance in a very urgent business transaction.
I would need your assistance in applying for the next of kin to my Late
customer, who died of a kidney failure after years of struggling with the
disease.

He was a wealthy Business man who deposited a huge amount in our bank.
He died without any registered next of kin as he was a divorcee and had no
child. On your confirmation of this message and indicating your interest, I
will furnish you with more details. I was moved to do something about this
and urgently transfer this fund out of my bank as my bank is planning to move the fund
to a Redundant Funds Foundation where it will be misapplied into arms production and
funding Crude Oil bunkering in Africa. Note that I am in full control of the account and
all instruments that we may need to perfect the complete transfer of the funds into your bank account.
All I need is your full co-operation.
Please endeavor to provide me the following in your reply:

1. Your Full Name:
2.Your Contact Address:
3.Your Profession:
4.Your Age:
5.Your Phone:

I urgently hope to get your response via sa_fco@yahoo.com.
You may also call me directly on tel. no. +44 7924012845

Yours Sincerely,

Sven Brustner.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Direct Logistics Tracking Ref:8004z709500

Dear Recipient ,
 
THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EMAIL FROM DIRECT LOGISTICS- PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO IT.  CONTACT DETAILS ARE PROVIDED BELOW.
 
A collection was made on 4-Sep-2012 09:16 for delivery to you, via Overnight service, by Direct Logistics on behalf of 1605.
 
The delivery deadline time is set for 10-Sep-2012 16:00
 
The description is: GENERAL GOODS
 
If you have a query regarding this email please contact 1605 - 123456 Quoting Reference 205047 or Consignment Number 2979939 or Unique Ref: 8004z709500
 
You can use the following link to track this order
 

Direct Logistics Tracking Ref:8004z709500

Dear Recipient ,
 
THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EMAIL FROM DIRECT LOGISTICS- PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO IT.  CONTACT DETAILS ARE PROVIDED BELOW.
 
A collection was made on 4-Sep-2012 09:16 for delivery to you, via Overnight service, by Direct Logistics on behalf of 1605.
 
The delivery deadline time is set for 10-Sep-2012 16:00
 
The description is: GENERAL GOODS
 
If you have a query regarding this email please contact 1605 - 123456 Quoting Reference 205047 or Consignment Number 2979939 or Unique Ref: 8004z709500
 
You can use the following link to track this order
 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Paul the Car $$$ Scammer via Fake PayPal = jballx3@gmail.com = Common.

Hey Scambusters, sorry I have not been posting much..  here is a fun one. 

Been playing around with this guy for a while...  a friend contacted me about a car she has for sale on CL, so I asked for the email to play the game.  The  jballx3@gmail.com  email is already out there and well known as a scammer (easy to find, just google it) and I wanted to play for a bit.  Nice thing is we got a contact name in NJ who will pick up the funds, so NJ Authorities have been notified via eBay / PayPal and they will hopefully catch someone at some point.  Remember you NEVER send money back on an overpayment.  You never release goods without payment clearing. 

Paul Robinson jballx3@gmail.com



I have just made the payments now and i expect paypal to have emailed by now, i sent $8,000 in all, To XXXX i added $1,000 meant for pick up and delivery and the western union fee also, they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $900 to my pick up agent via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $8,000 into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra 100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $100 Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money
sent through western union money transfer:

Name: Tonya Dortch
Address:641 Tremont Ave, 
City: Orange
State: NJ 
Zipcode:07050
Country: United State.

I will need the details of the transfer once you have sent fund . . .
1.The MTCN number that is the 10  digits number on the Western Union  receipt
2.Sender's name and address used in sending the money
3.Actual amount sent

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I just checked my PayPal account and I don't see a payment there....   I double checked the account and don't see an attempt at any transaction there.   Why is PayPal not showing the transaction?

Craig

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From Paul 

You will not receive the payment now because its Pending by PayPal so as to verify that you are a Legitimate seller ofthe purchased item...so they are temporarily holding the money until the Western Union details (Actual Amount Sent,10-Digits MTCN#,Sender name and Sender Address) has been sent to PayPal Customer Care Email as regardsthe payment. this is to secure us both....PayPal is Holding the money and waiting on you to send the Western union information(Actual Amount Sent,10-Digits MTCN#,Sender name and Sender Address) to PayPal Customer Care Emailso that they can verify it and confirm that you have truly sent the Pick-Up fee via western union money transfer beforethe accreditation can take place...so i implore you to send the money through western union money transfer and get back to them so that they can credit your account ASAP.

Thanks and get that done


Regards.

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All transactions even pending ones show up, but show as on hold or not cleared.   You said PayPal is waiting for the 10-Digit MTCN# but if it is not showing in my account where do I enter the #?

Craig


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From Paul (Think he is getting angry now)

IT SEEMS YOU DONT UNDERSTAND AT ALL...YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION WITH THE SUM OF 900USD CASH IN YOUR HAND AND SEND IT TO THE COURIER AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS THAT PAYPAL SENT TO YOU AND ONCE YOU HAVE GET THE MONEY SENT JUST GET BACK TO PAYPAL WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT THEY USE TO SEND THE PAYMENT CONFIRMATION TO YOU SO THAT THEY CAN VERIFY IT AND THEY WILL GET YOUR ACCOUNT CREDITED IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT ANY DELAY

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From me: Sorry I guess I am confused, maybe I should call PayPal and have them call you too, what is your phone number?  

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Both of us... (I think I am being too obvious now) 

So Paul, an unrelated company to PayPal located in Poland is the one I send the number to, not to PayPal?  But you said to contact PayPal with the number so they can release our funds.  How can this company update my PayPal account to release the funds?  Should I not email PayPal the number?

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Paul Robinson <jballx3@gmail.com> wrote:
THAT IS HOW THEY USE TO CONTACT ME AS WELL..SO KINDLY EMAIL THEM

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Craig Solomon invited you to Dropbox

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Fwd: Vacancies available - id - (Y90667460919)..



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: gay abela <abela1kr6d@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM
Subject: Vacancies available - id - (Y90667460919)..
To: "houseonahill@aol.com" <houseonahill@aol.com>
Cc: "craig.solomon@gmail.com" <craig.solomon@gmail.com>


Company offering a vacancy.

Opened vacancy (job) at USAFORWARDING Co. With 3-4 working hours per day you can earn up to 3200$ per month in our company, job positions are opened at the moment.

Brief job position info: 1. Company is located in US  2. Signing of contract is necessary 3. No fee required from you  4. High monthly salary.

We will be waiting for your reply.

Regards



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Monday, February 06, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Angela Dawes Euro Millions Jackpot Lottery Scam

Please start following Scambusters on our new site at http://craigsolomon.com/blog/

We will stop publishing here in a couple months...

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Well of course, how silly of me, someone I don't know is willing to send me £1mil just because I am one heck of a nice guy.  Of course the email is to "unknown" but I still feel special right?

 

lottery scam

Hello There!
This is a personal email directed to you. My wife and I won an Euro Millions Jackpot Lottery of £101m million (Pounds) on October 11, 2011 and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of £1,000,000.00 Pounds to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of 20 lucky individuals all over the world.

If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is get back to us so that we can send your details to the payout bank.

You can verify this by visiting the web page below;
>>> Links removed!
Regards

Dave and Angela Dawes

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from:  Angela Dawes alex_morgandesk11@hotmail.co.uk
reply-to:  dav101231@one.co.il

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