Monday, June 20, 2011

419 Scams

Email 1:

First, I must apologize for intruding into your private email address, but I humbly ask that you take due consideration of the importance and immense benefit that this communication brings to you. However strange and surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not met personally or hand any dealings with you in the past.

My names are Hans Rudolf Tommer from Switzerland and I am a legal consultant/Broker. I am representing some members of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), Switzerland. (ICEP) is in charge with the responsibility of finding accounts in Switzerland belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since World War II. For more information please kindly check:

My clients and close associates who are members of (ICEP) discovered a dormant account with the sum of Forty Eight Million United States Dollars ($48M) including accumulated interests. My associates required my assistance in find best possible ways to legally transfer the funds with my supervision as an experienced legal consultant/broker. Due to this opportunity, my clients at (ICEP) have confided in me to help search for a foreign partner that will assisting putting the funds into the banking system and also assist in investing part of the funds into profitable business ventures for mutual benefits.

Because my associates at (ICEP), Switzerland have mandated me to search for a foreign partners, hence my aim for contacting you. Please do not despair because I got your email contact from a business search engine on the internet before deciding to contact you. I have known my associates for almost more than 15 years and I do not wish to fail them on this project due to my responsibility and capacity as their legal consultant.

I and my associates have well established contacts with the Claims Resolutions Tribunal (CRT) responsible for handling and processing of all claims on accounts due to non-Swiss citizens. The claims for this project will be processed under an expedited procedure due to the uncomplicated nature of the claims.

I have also made contacts with the Legal Escrow Company responsible for the Dormant Account Recovery (DAR) in the United Kingdom since the original beneficiary of the funds in question is domiciled in the UK. I and my associates have finalized arrangements with the Legal Escrow Company to take over the funds by the new beneficiary legally which you will be representing.

I and my associates are willing to offer you as much as 20% (USD $9.6M) of the entire funds plus investments after the completion of the project. There is no legal risk involved in this project and all process of administrative claims will be legally achieved to transfer the funds to your name as the new beneficiary without any hitch.

In conclusion, if you are willing and ready to assist I and my associates claim the dormant account smoothly, please kindly indicate in your return reply to: and I will furnish you with comprehensive details on how the project will be completed including my direct contact telephone number so that you can call me for questions and clarifications where necessary.

I and my associates look forward to doing more deals with you.

Best regards,

Hans R. Tommer

Email 2:
International Agent in charge of debt reconciliation

Plaza de Santa Ana , 14, Madrid , 28012 Espa?a

Tel: 0011 34 672 902 424, Fax 0011 34911820316

Dear Beneficiary,

We have been charged by American transparency international group to
monitor and reconcile debts owed to individuals, companies and agencies
through our monitoring excise of foreign payment transactions. We advise
you to quit from your present and past dealings / communication with those
promising to release your funds either by ATM, Wire transfer, and
diplomatic delivery, Compensation ETC. it is our duty to detect good or
bad payment release contacts and issue you with payment advice after
thorough cross-examination of your transactions. have you for once as ask
yourself why after so much demand of fees nothing was release to you
rather you will continue paying until when you are financially exhausted
then you will be abandon by them for another victim capable of paying
them. Our agency was inaugurated just to reconcile and process beneficiary
fund release without fraud/scam infection. Don?? be scared rather do
yourself the favor to stop answering sweat convincing mails, you will
receive your funds without

We have the international responsibility to detect good and fraudulent
transactions, many beneficiaries has received there funds through the help
of our agency, yours will not be different if only you will talk to
yourself. There is no debt reconciliation payment release without the
approval of our agency here in Madrid Spain . Those people causes
artificial obstructions in other to extort more money from you, they have
credit cards to secure international numbers online in other to convince
you further. You need to find out the truth or you will keep fooling
yourself till the end of time. More insights and conviction will be shared
with you as soon as you find it fit to respond to this message. Don??
forward this message to them because they will still make you believe is
not true so desist from communicating with them for the mean time. The
keep using names of existing banks to dupe you and abandon you to suffer
in penury, I am waiting for your urgent reply.

You will be further detail when you respond positively


Mr John Carlos

Coordinating Officer

Tel: 0011 34 672 902 424, Fax 0011 34911820316

Email 3:
Date: 18th June, 2011
Tickets No. lotto/2010/ATM

Dear Lucky Winner,

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which was conducted on the 18th June, 2011 through an
electronical selection of member exclusive list of 100,000,000 Email user
addresses on our data base ,You have won US$ 1,000,000
Million Dollars ATM Card From The Free Internet lotteries, Which your
e-mail address have been Chosen today on the 18th June, 2011, To
free lotto Tickets No. lotto/2010/ATM.

Please contact your Release Agent(Mr. Mark Rollins) with the require
Mr. Mark Rollins
Tel: +234-81-8467-4364

1. Full Name:
2. Address:
3. Occupation:
4. Country:
5. Telephone:
6. Sex:
7. Age:
8. How Do You Feel As A Winner:

All Prizes must be claimed within 2 weeks of draw results. only one claim
submission will be required. Successful claims will be honored
within 21 days of claim

Sir David Jonathan
Free Internet Lottery Inc Zonal Co-coordinator.
Copyright ? 1996-2011 The Free Internet Lottery Inc.

Monday, June 13, 2011

5 new 419 scam e-mails

Email 1:

Pick up Your payment (MTCN):7402292932

My Dear Friend,

How are you today? I write to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00 usd dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of $800,000USD,via western union by this governemnt.I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone but you did not pick up my calls through out that yesterday even this morning.Now,I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up the $5000.00 usd to enable us send another $5000.00 usd today as you know we will be sending you only $5000.00 usd per day.and it was agreed that you will pay the sum of $105 before they will realease the payment to you.Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the $5000.00 usd and call Director of Opration Mr.Onuorah Ignetius because he is the person incharge for your payment so that he can send you another payment today,phone line+22998913791,Email:( ) email Him once you picked

Contact him now on this
Contact person Onuorah Ignetius,
E-mail address: ( )

So you are to re-confirm to them the below information,
Your. Receiver----------
Your. Country-------
Your. City-----------
Your. Tel----------
Your. Test question------
Your. Answer-----------
Your.. Passport-----------

Here Is The Payment information of your first payment that has been transfer but it's still on hold till you send the transfer charge so you can track it now and confirm that it's available for pick up then once you send the transfer charge today, we will release it immediately to enable you pick it today.

hear is the payment information that we send you today,

Amount ::::::::::$5000.00
Senders First Name: george
Senders Last Name:uzoma
Question:In God
Answer:We trust

You can login to western union website with this link to check out your transfer


RECEIVER-------------Onuorah Ignetius
COUNTRY---------Benin Republic

Be advise that the $105 is a compulsory as they told me that is only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely I am waiting for your call once you pick up this $5000.00 usd,Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment to informations again..

Email 2:

{Switzerland} the Head Quarters of the CITI GROUP INTERNATIONAL
today after the raffle draw has given out Two million united states
dollars to individuals active users of the where lucky
to be one of the active users who emerged as a below email. Mr.
Stephane Sandro Head of Events at the Grant Center. Email:

Email 3:

Good Day!

My name is Mrs. Elizabeth Young a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to charity through any thoughtful and selfless someone, I got your information while browsing through the internet, although I am not comfortable using this medium knowing to the unsolicited emails everywhere but someone has to be used to save this transaction. So, I honestly crave your indulgence to digest and do what I have to say, please.
I am a woman who was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago, after the death of my husband who had left me everything he worked for. I have decided to donate from what I have inherited from him for charity through you since I cannot do it all by myself considering my condition.

I have WILLED the sum of USD$5million to you for the less privileged rather than allow my greedy relatives to use my husband's hard earned funds inappropriately.
I will be going for an operation tomorrow morning and at the moment I cannot take any telephone calls, however, I have adjusted my WILL and my Executor is aware. Please, you and he should arrange the transfer of the funds from my Bank to your humble self, wherever you are. Please contact him with his private E-mail:
Phone: +234-807-698-0731
With your full names, phone/fax numbers and or your contact address and tell him you are the one that I have WILLED the sum of $5million Dollars to, for specific and good work. I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I do not want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. I will try and be in contact with you at any given opportunity.

I wish you all the best and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
Mrs. Elizabeth Young.

Note: Dr.Luthessa Williams is my personal doctor and I am sending you this mail through her email:

Dr.Luthessa Williams
Radiology, Diagnostic
Clinical Interests:
Biopsy; Breast Conditions, Breast MRI.

Email 4:

Congratulations, you have emerged winner in the ongoing Chevron Texaco Lottery of 800,000,00 USD price. For more info,contact Email:

Email 5:

Royal Dutch Shell Group
Shell headquarters
Carel van Bylandtlaan 16, 2596 HR The Hague, The Netherlands

Postal address:
PO box 162, 2501 AN The Hague, The Netherlands


We happily announce to you the Lotto Winning of the Royal Dutch Shell
Lottery, online promo held in June 2011. Your email address match
with Ticket Numbers: 7673899373ST with Serial Number: 779937/SN which
subsequently won you in the Lottery promo.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $5,000,000.00
(Five Million USD) in cash.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
Royal Dutch Shell Database worldwide, Royal Dutch Shell must have had
your contact from the purchase you have made or the entry of your data
on the masterlist relating to Shell or it's Petroleum/Gas Products.

Our European Agent will immediately commence the processing to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to
you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part
of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program.


To file for your claims, please contact the Fiduciary Agent:
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson

Provide her with the below details for payment processing:
FULL NAMES:....................
AMOUNT WON:....................

Your Sincerely,
Online Co-ordinator ROYAL DUTCH SHELL LOTTERY International Sweepstakes.

Craigslist Scam

I saw an ad on Craigslist to work at home. I responded to the ad and here is the e-mail that I received.


Thank you for your interest in this position.

Here is what we offer:
- Work from home full or part-time.
- Complete on-line training included.
- You are paid for every response you send.
- Work at your convenience.

Here is what you need:
- A computer with internet connection.
- A valid e-mail address and paypal account.
- Able to type at least 10 words per minute.
- The desire to learn and reach new goals.

We are only looking for highly motivated individuals with the desire to work placing Internet Ads. As we’ve mentioned before, no previous experience is required. With the help of your internet connection and your computer, you will be asked to fill out applications that are sent to you. Everything will be explained in your training guide which will be sent to you by e-mail. There is no contract to sign and the number of applications you fill out is entirely up to you. However, you will need to fill them out quickly.

You will receive payment for every application, via Paypal. There is a one time fee of $5.00, NON REFUNDABLE. With just the first application, you’ll have already made your money back! This is a very small fee which helps to protect us from people who are not really serious about this opportunity or not really right for the job. If you find this outrageous or are not able to come up with this small fee, please take no notice of this email.
You will be able to start immediately.
If you do not have a Paypal account, click on the link below to open one, completely free.
This will enable you to get paid and buy the training material. Please contact us when the payment has been made so we can send you everything you need as soon as possible. is completely free and safe service.

Please send your Paypal payment to our e-mail address: *************

You will receive your training guide within 24 hours of your payment and e-mailing us that you have made payment.

Thank you.

Now this looks extremely shady. They don't tell me the name of the company and want me to send $5.00 through Paypal to an e-mail address before they will give me any information. This posting was flagged and removed.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Companies that don't pay

I did a blog on this topic in 2010 but figured on doing it again cause it is a real issue. There are soo many companies out there that do not pay their employees or if they do pay its less then what the employee is owed. These companies are getting away with it more and more because of the currently economical state of the country. Years ago people who stay far away from shady looking companies but now people will take anything that is given to them. Yes these companies are pretty easy to get into but if they don't pay its useless. If you report them to the labor board all they will do is need to pay a fine. In order to actually get a company shut down is a very long process and appeals are always brought in. Also the company will just make things right with the plaintiff(s) so they don't need to get shut down. After that though they will go back to not paying their employee's wages owed. I shouldn't say employee's cause that implies that they still work there. These are people that have worked there but no longer do. I don't blame them, I wouldn't work for a company that doesn't pay me. I know that I have mentioned Craigslist several times are far as shady companies go but they are everywhere, not just on Craigslist. Hell, I wasn't paid from a company that seemed to be extremely legit and they posted on, which you need to pay for. Most people like myself don't bother with going through the process to get wages owed anyways. It is long and very time consuming. I think that there needs to be an easier way to get wages owed to you if in fact you are screwed out of wages by an employer. My advice to everyone who is owed money from a past employer is to go through the process with the labor board. Even though it can be a very long process like I just mentioned it is worth it. Unfortunately for the companies I haven't been paid by it is too late for me. Doing this process will put a bad mark on the employers record and that can lead to them being shut down with enough complaints. I just think that there are too many people out there like myself that have just stayed quiet and have never said anything. If you need to and if you have the funds available you should even retain an attorney. If you need to take it to court you can also get back the attorneys fee's as well as other fee's deemed appropriate by law.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Craigslist Scams

So a lot of people know about Craigslist and how a lot of the jobs posted on their are scams. Especially the areas where employers don't need to pay a fee to list. There is a new type of scam that is out there now. Before "employers" were telling people to pay for a background check, credit report, etc. Now what "employers" are doing is asking people for their personal information telling them to send their social security number as well as other personal info to them through an e-mail. They are then using it to steal identities. Another scam that I heard about recently is this "personal assistant" position that has been plastered all over Craigslist. What these people will end up doing is having people posting ad's on Craigslist for positions that do not exist and not paying the people that are posting these ad's. The ad's they want them to post is so people will respond and they can get personal information from the applicants. These scammers are getting very good now and I encourage everyone to do their homework on these companies before you take part in any thing that they offer. You use to be able to tell it was a scam when they didn't list a city and just the state. Now they are actually listing cities as well. Please be careful everyone. I cannot stress this enough. Remember the famous line "if it seems to good to be true it probably is". That is very true in life and especially on Craigslist. These "employers" will offer unusually high pay for positions that are entry level.