Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scam Job Yunnan Copper

A friend of mine was contacted a couple of months ago from a scammer pretending to be from a company called Yunnan Copper which is a legit company out of China. They said that his job was going to be to contact customers of theirs to collect past due balances. They said he would be paid a percentage of what he collects along with $4100 a month salary. He sent me copies of these documents that they sent to him and they all looked very legit and professional so this was a scammer that knew what they were doing.

The contact email he had for them was ycl.recruit@yunancopper.com. Now www.yunnancopper.com is the legit company website that was created back in 2007. This domain email that the scammer used was www.yunancopper.com which is a fake website that was a clone of the real one but when I did a whois on them I noticed it was just created February of 2016. The website has since been taken down. This is a scam that most people can fall for since the email address was just missing one n and that can be overlooked very easily.

They gave him a name of a "customer" to contact about an outstanding balance and the customer seemed very willing to send the payment. They wanted my friend to have the customer send the check to his personal name and he was to deposit the money and then keep 5% for himself and wire them the rest. He told them that he was going to wait 2 weeks until the payment cleared and they seemed ok with that. While he was waiting for the check to clear he asked about the base monthly salary and they told him he would be paid when it was due and just blew him off. He found out that the check was fraudulent and when he contacted them about it they never got back to him.

This is a very common scam when people think that they have a legit work from home job. The scammers will send you a check for a large amount of money and have you deposit it in your account. Most of the time the check will be available the next day because it looks like a legit check and most banks will credit your account before the check actually clears to make it convenient for their customers instead of having them waiting 2 weeks. Then once the bank discovers the check is fake your responsible for it and not the scammers and the money you wired them is long gone. Stay clear from this and any other company that wants you to put a check into your account for more then they owe you and wire them the rest. No legit business will do this.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Honorable Barrister Paul Williams (419 Scam)

This email came from jovia.03@gmail.com with a reply to email of baristerpaulwilliams0@gmail.com


Attn: Sir/Madam

I am Honorable Barrister Paul Williams the personal resident Attorney
here in Burkina Faso to Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar
AL-Gaddafi of Libya c. 1942 – 20 October 2011.

Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi c. 1942 – 20 October
2011, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan former head of
state, revolutionary and a politician, who died on 20 October 2011,
was my client here in Burkina Faso Africa.

My client Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar AL-Gaddafi c. 1942 – 20
October 2011, was having a deposit sum of {thirty million four Hundred
thousand united state dollars} only ($30.4M USD) with a security
finance firm affiliated with African development bank here in Burkina
Faso.

With the above explanation’s I want to move this money from Burkina
Faso to your country, affidavit on your name, but note that this is a
deal between me and you and should not be related to anybody until the
deal is over for security reasons, please if interested reply as soon
as possible.

Thanks,
Honorable Barrister Paul Williams.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Transaction WUMT-MYR791126 (419 scam)



This is an email that I received pretending to be from Western Union. This email was interesting in the sense that it is a picture instead of any text being typed into the body. That is why I could not just copy and paste it so I had to attach this photo. What I am hoping is that if someone is questioning whether or not to send these people money they will do a reverse image search and find this. The email address associated with this email is unwumtcenter@my.com and the phone number is +601126433169.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shoppingbywm.com Secret Shopper Scam

I came across a recent secret shopper scam that I wanted to let everyone know about. It looks like they have several different websites but the 2 I found out about are www.limitedmallsinc.com and more recently www.shoppingbywm.com. This scam company is looking for people to do secret shopper jobs. Then they are sent a check of around $1900+ and told to keep a certain amount and withdraw the rest and western union it. ANY LEGIT COMPANY WILL NEVER HAVE YOU DO THIS. The check then bounces and leaves the victim responsible.

This seems to be a common scam that has went on for years. If you are involved with a company that asks you to do this get out immediately and do not deposit the check. Peoples bank accounts have been frozen by these checks leaving them not able to access their money. The phone number associated with this scam is 205-598-1005 which seems to be linked to both of those websites. If you go to those websites you will see the same generic login page. If you call the phone number it is just a automated system that is a dead end. Don't be a victim and stay away from this.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Restore Your Account (Phishing Email)

I just got this one in my email and wanted to post it to let everyone know this is a scam. This is a phishing email trying to get your information by inserting a link that I have removed into this email and you fill out your information thinking its legit but its really going to the scammers.


We've noticed that some of your account information appears to be missing or incorrect. We need to verify your account information in order to continue using your Amazon account.
Please follow Link Removed

Once opened, you will be provided with steps to avoid blocking of your account. Failing to do so will be considered a denial of our terms and conditions and your account will be permanently closed.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure your account safety.

Copyright © 1996-2016 Amazon Inc. All rights reserved.                             

Palm Beach Research Group

So I was looking online the other day for potential scam companies to investigate and I came across a company out of Florida (not surprising) called Palm Beach Research Group www.palmbeachgroup.com. This is a company that offers people subscriptions to various publications they have starting at $199 all the way up to $3,000. In my opinion these publications aren't worth any money. They are just out there to try and entice people to sign up with them and look very gimmicky.

This company has several complaints from people saying that they signed up for the service and cancelled during their money back guarantee period only to have the company charge them anyways. This is typical for companies like this. No legit company is going to charge this amount of money for some stupid articles that pitch other products in them with no useful information. A company that is based out of Florida is just another red flag since Florida seems to be a haven for scammers. If scammers are sued in the state of Florida and get a judgment on them Florida has an unlimited homestead exemption meaning that someone can own a 10 million dollar home and a judgment creditor can not touch it. Good deal for scammers, raw deal for victims.

My advice to everyone is not to sign up for them. There is plenty of useful information on the internet for free. This is a company that is charging people for complete nonsense and its disgusting with how they are getting away with it.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Your ATM CARD worth $1.5MILLION (419 Scam)

From Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
World Bank Headquarters 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
 
 
Attn: ATM Master Card Beneficiary.
 
Dear Beneficiary.
 
This is to inform your officially that your ATM CARD worth $1.5M (One Million And Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) is dispatched from World Bank since Thusday  June 9th ,2016 through our Diplomat Office  in United States of America which is in Belton Missouri.We took this step because is the only person we can trust in United States to deliver.
 
You must immediately contact Dr Richard Lord immediately so that your ATM CARD will be delivered to you immediately and he will direct you on the final step of claiming your card.We took this step to avoid fraud or delays in delivery of your card.
 
Contact Person:Dr Richard Lord
Diplomatic Officer in charge Of Delivery
Office Address :Belton Missouri, United States
Mobile.+1-732-852-4512 CALL+1-816-476-3607
Email::richard_lord3@aol.com
 
Update my office as soon as you must have obtain your ATM CARD from Dr Richard Lord  in MISSOURI as instructed above to enable us erase your name from the file of unpaid contractor.
 
Sincerely.
Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer