Thursday, October 12, 2017

National Lottery Draw Scam

This was a .doc file in an email that I received. The word document contained different colors and fonts. Here is the plain text version of this document telling me I won the lottery. This was sent to me by a "Dr. Nelsen Roberts" email address Additional emails of this or these scammers are found in the message below.

                                                        NATIONAL LOTTERY   DRAW         

                                     UK-LOTTERY/ EMAIL DRAW 2017
          UK Office No 47 Se1 7na – Balking London United Kingdom

WINNING NUNBERS: 2, 5,24,34,41 Bonus 10                                   

Attn: Winner,

We happily announce to you the draw of UK National Lottery, the UK online Sweepstakes International program held for the year 2017. 

You have won GBP₤2, 000,000.00 (Two Million British Pounds Sterling Only) from UK lottery draw 2017. Your Email ID was one of the selected emails all over the World Wide Web sites in the online lottery draw in which your email emerged as a winning email with the lucky winning numbers above. Please note that your lucky winning numbers falls within our Afro booklet representative office as indicated in our database here. In view of this, your GBP₤2,000,000.00 (Two Million British Pounds Sterling Only) would be released to you by our nominated paying bank, Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Co-operation London (HSBC BANK).

In order to process your winning for transfer, you are advice to contact your Claim agent with the details below for your payment.
Name: Mr. Nelsen Robert.
Tel: +44 7418427437
 You are advised to send the following information to your Claim Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.

1. Full Names:
2. Country:
3. Contact Address:     
4. Telephone Number:
5. Fax Number:
6. My Date of birth:
7. Occupation:
8. Sex:
9. Marital Status:
10. Winning numbers:
11. Winning Email:

                                                                              Congratulations!! Once again.
Yours sincerely,
Regan Matt.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Work at home freelance jobs paying less than $1 an hour

There are companies out there that hire people to work from home. These jobs appeal to a lot of people because they are non phone jobs. However, they pay per task and the tasks are very low paying as low as $.01 a task! The task takes a minute or more to do so we are talking $.60 an hour. This is extremely low and should be against the law to pay this. Even in another country this wage isn't enough to live off of. I looked at the wages in the Philippines where the wages are much lower and a call center job with no experience or education even pays $1.95 an hour. 

People that are doing the work from home are the backbone of the companies and to pay people making your business a lot of money nowhere near minimum wage is horrible. There needs to be some kind of law in place that prevents this. There are people out there that are doing these very very low paying jobs because they are desperate. They need something to be able to get some food or get some gas so they can apply for a job that pays more. You can make more money going out on the street and holding a sign. 

Lets all try and make a point with these companies and not do work for them. Eventually they are either going to go out of business or need to increase their pay. I can mention several companies that pay this low but I won't because this is about companies as a whole not targeting 1 or 2. The only people who would defend them for paying this low are the ones that say this is only meant for extra change and not to live off of. The problem is in the society we are in right now people are doing this for some kind of living because they can't find anything else or they can't work a brick and mortar job.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ATTN: Sir /Madam, Please do reply now .... (419 Scam)

The email address associated with this message is

Tel : 234-1-7774535

ATTN: Sir /Madam

I know this will come to you as a surprise but never mind, I got your Contact in my search for a reputable and trust worthy person/Company,Who can stand confidently with me in this successful business Arrangement. Before I proceed, I will like to introduce my humble self To you.

I am the Auditor General of a Government Accredited Oil Company here in Nigeria. Certainly, the prompting of this letter to you is anchored on my strong desire to solicit your sincere understanding and co-operation in this Transaction that would certainly boost the financial stand of both parties involved when completed. As a matter of fact, we want to transfer to overseas (US$52,000.000.00 USD) fifty two million Unite States Dollars) from the Oil Company's operating Bank account here in Africa, I want you to quietly Look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to Provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank A/C Immediately to receive this money, even an empty account can serve to Receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end Of this important transaction, trusting in you and believing in God That you will Never let me down either now or in the near future.

In all honesty, during the course of our auditing I discovered a Floating fund of the above mentioned amount in account opened with the Bank in 1990 and since then; nobody has operated on this account again, After going through some old files in the records I discovered that the Money in the account was mapped out for the refurbishment of the Oil Company's Machineries. Meanwhile, Mr. Magnus Leon, the President of the Oil company was the Only signatory to the account, but unfortunately he died after a brief Illness in 1993. And no other person knows about this account or any Thing concerning it, and the account has no other beneficiary. And my investigation proved to me that Mr. Magnus Leon, until his death Had wanted to siphoned that money into his personal account in New York Hence he did not disclose the operating devises of the account to the Board of Trustees.

I am only contacting you in this regard, based on the fact that you are A foreigner because, this money can only be approved to any foreigner Who can present all documents that will prove that he/she is the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to the account base on the fact that Mr. Magnus Leon The owner of this account is a foreigner, and the money can only be approved into a foreign bank Account. Therefore, if you are capable of handling this transaction with me, lets Make the necessary arrangement for the hitch-free transfer of this Money to any safe bank account that you may nominate, on a share Percentage bases. However, we shall sign a binding agreement, to bind us Together as partners in this regard.

I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let Me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I Am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently and indicate Your sincere interest, so that I can inform you on the modalities Already mapped out for the hitch-free transfer of the money out of Africa here.I will require your direct phone and fax number for easy contacting you I need your full co-operation to make this work adequately. Upon your Positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and Willing to meet up with the instructions of the top bank official that is deeply involved with me in this business, I shall commence actions Immediately to process the payment of the money in your favor as the Beneficiary With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer This money to any reliable foreign bank account, which you can provide.

I am looking forward in anticipation to hearing from you soon as Possible.
Yours truly,


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Peace be unto you,

With the believe in me that there are still good people who can make a different in the world despite the ungodly things happening in this world, I found your email address during my private research online and decided that it is pertinent to contact you for the purpose of working collectively towards reaching out to the poor people.

I am Rev. Sister Zeynep  Younan, served at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Istanbul Turkey, I am 63 years old suffering from chronic urinary tract cancer. From all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that i may not live more than two months after my next surgery in scheduled to be held in UK which My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than 2 months and I am so scared about it. I have no child of mine since my spiritual obligation does not permit me to marry.

But through this wonderful Bible verses, Psalms 119:116 ….Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Psalms 138: 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou will revive me......psalms 41:1 Blessed is he that considered the poor, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

Two of my favorite verses: Philippians 2:27: For indeed he was sick nigh unto death, but God had mercy on him & that on him only, but on me also, less I should have sorrow upon sorrow.( I always say this in
my mind)

So, I now decide to donate all my life savings, which turns out to be at the sum of  $8,150,000.00USD . (eight million and one hundred and fifty thousand dollar) to you, use 45% of this fund for your personal needs and the remaining 55% for humanitarian purpose by establishing a foundation in your country under my name, so as to immortalize my name.

This money is deposited in a reliable bank in Turkey, Presently, I have informed my Attorney, about my decision in WILLING this fund to you, you are to get back to me immediately if you are interested in carrying out this task, so that I will instruct you on how to get in contact with my attorney and my account officer.

Lastly, I know I have never meet you, but in other to fulfill this which borders me most, I prayed and fasted with my spiritual adviser, Rev. Fr. Ediz Derya and choose your address and my mind tells me to inform you about this, Itis also good to let you know that I shall bear the cost of transferring this fund to you, and I hope you act sincerely, please get back to me immediately via my private email address
( with the following information.

YOUR  NAME:………………?

NOTE: I shall bear the cost of transferring this money to you; all I need is your sincerity. God bless you.

Rev. Sr.  Zeynep  Younan.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Reply to email address is



It is my modest obligation to write you this letter in regards to the authorization of your owned payment through our most trusted financial institution Department of Treasury Direct Account (DOTDA)

I am DR. DOUGLAS RICHARD, the Director Foreign Remittance Unit Department of Treasury Direct Account. The Nigerian Government, in conjunction with the British Government, United States GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK/IMF and the UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION on foreign payment matters, has empowered our bank after much consultation and consideration, to handle all foreign fund payments and release them to their appropriate beneficiaries account with the help of a representative from Federal Reserve Bank.

As the newly appointed/accredited International Paying Bank, we have been instructed by the World Governing Bodies, together with the Committee on International Debts and the Board of Foreign Winnings, Inheritance and Contract Review Panel, to release your overdue funds with immediate effect. With this exclusive Vide Transaction No: WHA/NIG/2015 and Transfer Allocation No: ICBPLC/X44/701LN/UBA/0X6, Password: 339001, Pin Code: 78789, Certificate of Merit No: 113, Release Code No: 0809; Immediate Department of Treasury Direct Account Telex Confirmation No: -110568: Secret Code: XXTN012. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment with the United Nations immediately within the next 48hrs.

Be informed that we have verified your payment file as directed to us, and your File is next on the list of our outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment before the end of this second term of the year 2017. Be advised that because of too many funds beneficiaries due for payment at this second quarter of the year, you are entitled to receive the sum of Twenty Million five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$20.5M) only and to facilitate the process of this transaction, please kindly re-confirm the following information below:

1) Your full Name:
2) Your Full Address:
3) Phones, Fax and Mobile No:
4) Profession, Age and Marital Status:
5) Copy of any valid form of your Identification:
6) Your banking details where you want Director of Telex and Wire Department to transfer your approved fund.

Upon the receipt of the above mentioned information, your payment will be processed and released to you without delays. Be also informed that you are required to discontinue further communication with any other person(s), office(s), Ministry or any financial institution to avoid complication which may lead to suspend your fund transfer. You are required to provide the above information for the transfer to take place through Bank to Bank Remittance directly from our BANK. Your prompt response to the above directive is highly imperative and indicates if you want your fund to program into ATM MASTER CARD in case if you do not want Bank to Bank Wire Transfer {KTT}.

Yours Faithfully,


Equifax Breach- Need legal advice

I am sure most people have heard about the Equifax breach. So I checked on the website see if I was affected link. I entered my last name and the last 6 of my social security number and it came up as I was potentially affected by this. I clicked to sign up for trustedID which they are giving people a free 1 year membership to monitor their credit. Only problem is I have not received any sign up email after I put in my information to register.

Then I learned they were allowing free credit freezes so I decided to do that. I put in my information for the credit freeze 3 or 4 different times and they came up as they need additional information or the site just froze altogether. I called their 800 to sign up and learned that one of the credit freeze requests went through. Problem is I have NO PIN to unfreeze this. I called up their 800 number that they set up for this incident and found that the person who answered couldn't even understand what I was talking about.

They kept telling me about the trustedID membership and I kept telling them I am not talking about that! I gave them the website to sign up for the credit freeze and the guy had no idea what I was talking about. I also gave him the number I called for the credit freeze and he says "I am sorry sir but I do not know of that number". Then he proceeded to tell me about the trustedID thing again talking about some email. Eventually I just ended the call because I was getting nowhere. So now I have a freeze on my Equifax credit report that I have no way to remove unless I send a written request and $10. To make a change each time in the state of NH is $10. Well I never received a pin to unfreeze it in the first place!

I really don't know what to do about this. I heard about a class action lawsuit but I have no idea if they are going to apply for everyone nationally or just for the state they are filed in? I have no money to file a lawsuit. If you are an attorney that wants to give me advice or be willing to help me out you can contact me at

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Re: Details (macro virus)

This is an email I got that has a virus disguised as a doc file. When you open that file it takes you to a word document that says you need to click enable at the top. Once you do that it seems like nothing happens but then you find out you have a trojan horse virus in on your computer. If you did this please disconnect from the internet and run your antivirus program immediately. File is in a zip folder This came from TWO PESOS at


I sent this earlier with my regular email but no reply from you.

Kindly crosscheck the account details in the attached due invoice to see if it matches with yours.

Payment will be released this week.

Very truly yours,
Two Pesos
606 Shinn StreetNew York, NY 10011
Tel 631-232-2576
fax 631-232-2611