Monday, December 17, 2012

419 Scam

Good Day Friend,

I am Mr.Chan Yu-tung the Head of Accounting Audit Department of BANK OF
CHINA in Hong Kong.In my department, I discovered a sum of $17.3 Million In
an account that belongs to one of our foreign deceased customers, Our late
client named Mr.Masum Suhaim made a fixed deposit of a huge amount, he did
not declare any next of kin in any of his paper work.

And nobody has come forth to our bank for the funds claims since 2006. My
Good friend I want to let you know that I have all the legal document for us
to win this transaction if you Provide me the following information Below to
show your interested. This is very URGENT PLEASE. 

: Your Full Names
: Complete Address
: Direct Phone
: Age/Occupation
 
Please on your confirmation of this message and indicating your interest, I
will furnish you with more information on this business transaction,once i
get fill back from you.

Regards
Mr.Chan Yu-tung

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

419 Scam

Good day My Dear,

I am Mr. Peter Dantata, From Takoradi Ghana staff of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana,I have A business proposal of (US$7,650,000.00), for you from my Bank.Finally if you are interested I shall provide you with more details.

which I need your co-operation as my partner to transfer this Money to your bank account within Five (5) working days. This transaction is legal without any problem and it is bank to bank transfer and 100% risk free.

As soon as the Seven Million Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollar [$7,650.000.00]is transferred to your bank account, you shall take 40%, while I take 60%. If you are interesteed to work with me reply my email so I can send you more details. And I can provide any needed document during the transfer.


Please send me your phone number.

My Best Regards,

Mr.  Peter Dantata

Friday, November 30, 2012

BestBuy's store pickup

BestBuy's store pickup service is nothing but a joke. The things that they have on their website that supposedly have in the store is not true. I ordered a ps3 value pack with the console and 2 games and put the option to pick it up in the store. I was sent an email saying that they received my order and it would take usually less then 45 minutes for them to get it ready.

An hour goes by and I still didn't receive an email and my fiance needed the car to go to work so I went there with her. I get to the store and there is a massive line which is usual for this time of year. So I waited a good 20 minutes and then when I get up to the counter and give them my information my order not only hadn't been picked yet but they didn't even have the product. I am waiting around while the employee gets the information about where the product is. It turns out this ps3 bundle pack will not be available until several days later!!!! I needed to leave quickly so I told them to just cancel my order and they did. No apologies, nothing for wasting my time. These employees didn't look like they knew what was going on. They acted like I was inconveniencing them.

So the next day I went online and thought about making another purchase at BestBuy even though I was pretty upset with how they handled the situation the night before. I decided to just go there instead of using their online system. It turns out yet again they have items that they claim they have even though they do not such as a ps3 console. They only have the bundle packs left.

I would not recommend using BestBuy's store pickup unless you are 100% sure that the item is there. You can't tell by what it says online so you will need to call the store. I would say to just go to the store and see what they have there. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

419 Scam

This was an attachment file that I received. It was from tonnnybrowwwn2@gmail.com.



5 Bisalla Ave.
Ind. Layout,
Enugu, Enugu State,
Nigeria.
Tel: +2348024489296


I am contacting you believing you are a honest and trustworthy person. I believe you will not betray the confidence I have in you to have contacted you even though we've not met before. Besides, I only got your address through the internet. 

I am Mr Tony Brown Eastern Regional Head, Operations and Co-ordination, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. There is a dormant account which has not been operational for many years now. The account has a net balance of US$7,948, 500.00(SEVEN MILLION, NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS) only! The owner of this account was Engr. Smith B. Andreas, a Briton and manager of Petro-Technical Support Services .On investigation I discovered that the account owner is deceased. He died over Ten years ago. I also discovered that neither his company nor anybody was named a beneficiary of the fund. If the money is not claimed and the bank discovers this lapse, the money would be forfeited. All I want you to do is to collaborate with me by standing in as the beneficiary because Management is ready to approve the remittance of the money to any foreigner who has correct information of this account. Besides, I would use my position to facilitate prompt remittance of the fund. You will be expected to provide a bank account of any bank of your choice where you want the money to be transferred.

If for any reason you think you're incapable of this transaction, you may recommend anybody whose integrity is not in doubt. I shall however provide you with directives on what to do as we proceed. Contact me on my private telephone number above or through my email address with information about your full contact addresses including personal telephone & fax numbers and Bank information immediately if you are interested. 

Also, I need little information about yourself and what you do for living as well as a strong assurance that you can guarantee the safety of the money when it gets into your account.

At the conclusion of this business, I shall travel to your country for sharing. I have mapped out 35% of the total amount for you for assisting me,5% to take care of all expenses from both parties and the remaining for me.

I look forward for prompt reply from you.

Best Regards.
Tony Brown


419 Scam

 This email was from madrianzen69@gmail.com. The Reply-To address is madrianzen69@fsmail.net.




Hello

My name is  Miguel Adrianzen from Peru, a Peruvian Gold Merchant age 69 years presently residing in london .I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer .It has
defied all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well according to God's will though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and my
business  was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the
money in the world. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and  assets to my immediate and extended family members as
well as a few close friends.


I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth.  Now that my health has
deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I
have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore. I want you
to help me claim  a huge cash deposit of Twelve million dollars US$12,000,000 deposited in a Finance Company before my illness  and dispatche it to charity
organizations.


Get back to me through my private email

I have set aside 30% for you and for your time.

God be with you.

Miguel Adrianzen

419 Scam


Hello Sir/Madam


I came across your contact on the web and I wish to use this opportunity to introduce to you a Funding Source that shares the desire to engage in high-risk, high-return potential practice of “investment financing".

We provide capital to entrepreneurial companies and serious individuals who seek to make investments in the area of infrastructure, construction and development such as Road & Bridge Construction, Mega city development, alternative power, waste-management (waste to wealth), Real Estate, Oil, Mining, Trading etc anywhere in the world.

We have designated two categories for investors we seek to help finance their project ideas. (1) Type A (2) Type B.

Types (A) are investors whose budgeted project plan is between $100 to $50Billion USD

Types (B) are investors whose budgeted project plan is between $5 to $100million USD 

If your venture idea fits into any of the above category and have solid background and idea of making good profit in any of the mentioned business or any other business in your country, please forward your profile to my email address: kenpmccullough101@yahoo.com

Possible 100% loan, No JV partnerships.


I look forward to your reply,


Ken McCullough (Mr.)

419 Scam

I received this email from henrykanda00@hotmail.fr. The Reply-To address is hkanda51@hotmail.fr.


Hello,


My name is Mr. Henry Kanda the principal treasury officer with one of the prime banks in Cote d’Ivoire. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I discovered your email through comprehensive web email search on directory so I decided to contact you. I know this might sound like scam to you because of a lot of activities going on in the internet today. But I assure you that this is real.

I am the personal accounts manager to one of our late client, a national of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Cote d’Ivoire, the late client made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at €8,200,000.00 (Eight Million Two Hundred Thousand European Euros) in my branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.

After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, PETRO-CI Corporation that my client died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a will and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that the deceased person did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork.

This sum of (€8,200,000.00) is still sitting in the bank and the interest is rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the law of Cote d’Ivoire, at the expiration of 5{five} years, the money will l revert to the ownership of the Cote d’Ivoire government if nobody claims the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to deceased person for the fact that you have same last name with him so that this money will not be reverted by the government. If this request matches with your inward intention for success and greatness, then you are urged to make a quick response indicating your interest and readiness to participate and work with me to make this successful.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. In your return mail, please do forward your information as listed below if you are willing to complete this deal with me, to enable me put the total fund in your name for claim as the next of kin to the deceased person:

Your full name:
Your contact address:
Occupation;
Your phone number:
Date of Birth:

I wait for your urgent reply.

Best Regards,

Mr Henry Kanda
Rue 18 Avenue 11 Angre
Cocody-BP 982 Abidjan 01
Abidjan-Ivory Coast.

419 Scam

This is an email I received from d56778h@hotmail.fr. The Reply-To address is o_a11191@ymail.com.


Dearest One,

We are the children of late Minister Desire tagro, My father was one of the ministers during Laurent Gbagbo regime.He was murdered along with my mother by the Alassane-Ouattara rebels when they were moving from the capital city to the village where they relocated during Cote D'ivoire political crises. I and my junior sister are contacting you to be our Partner in investment projects in your country under your management and control with the Sum of(US$8,500,000.00 UNITED STATES DOLLARS ) we inherited from our Late Father while we continue our education which stopped due to the death of our father.

Due to our age, We cannot invest this money by ourself because we have no investment experience.Please send us your details about your business and contacts us if you are interested and we will send to you a more detailed explanation.

Yours Respectfully,
Dominic & Edwide.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

419 Scam

This is yet another email that contains links in it talking about real people. As usual I will remove these links because I do not want it to be associated with a scam. I received this email with an attached file called HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD.doc. The title of this email was YOU CHOOSEN BY THE LORD/ View the attached file Pls.?? It was from a Mrs. Esther Boateng mrs.eth19@rediffmail.com. The Reply-To address is estherb01@globomail.com. I looked at the links in the email and it was a completely different person so obviously these scammers are not very smart.



HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD.
I AM MRS. ESTHER BOATENG, FROM REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, BORN IN THE STATE OF OHIO USA. I AM LEGALLY MARRIED TO MR. JOHN BOATENG, A SOUTH AFRICA CITIZEN BORN BROUGHT UP IN SWITZERLAND, I LIVE IN SWITZERLAND WITH MY HUSBAND FOR 32 YEARS BEFORE WE MOVE DOWN TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 1985 AFTER MY HUSBAND RETIREMENT IN 1974, I AM 71 YEARS OLD BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM A NEW CHRISTIAN CONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST.
ALL INDICATION FROM MY DOCTOR THAT MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WOULDN’T LIVE MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS AND IN ALL INDICATION REGARDS TO MEDICAL ANALYSIS.THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANCER DISEASE HAS GOTTEN TO A VERY BAD STAGE THAT NO HOPE FOR ME TO BE A LIVING PERSON AGAIN. MY DEAR HUSBAND WAS INVOLVED WITH THE JANUARY 2000 KENYA AIRWAYS PLANE CRASHED AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE NEWS LINE WEB SITE.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6627485.stm )

40 YEARS PERIOD OF MARRIAGE LIFE, STILL WE COULD NOT PRODUCE ANY CHILD, MY LATE HUSBAND WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED SOME PART OF HIS BUSINESS AND MONEY IN THE BANK. THE DOCTORS HAS ADVISED ME THAT I MAY NOT LIVE FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTHS AND 2 WEEKS AND WARN ME TO DECEASE FROM THINKING OVER WHO IS GOING TO INHERIT ME, TODAY I HAVE DECIDED TO DONATE CONTRIBUTE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGES, CHARITY AND  ORPHANAGE HOMES. I MADE THIS DECISION AFTER LISTING TO THE NEWS LINE ABOUT 100 YEARS OLD WOMAN WHO SECRETLY DONATE HER FORTUNE UPON HER DEATH,
 
I CHOOSE YOU AFTER VIEWING YOUR PROFILE AND I HAVE CONFIDENT IN YOU BECAUSE I HAVE PRAYED. I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE SUM OF $20.5MILLION U.S DOLLARS, TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. PLEASE I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT THIS FUND IS STILL IN THE BANK WHERE MY HUSBAND DEPOSITED IT. I AM GOING TO ADVICE MY LAWYER TO CHANGE MY LAST WILL TO YOUR NAME AND FILE IN AN APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY IN YOUR NAME. LASTLY, I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHEN TRANSFERRED WILL BE USED FOR THE SAID PURPOSE EVEN THOUGH I AM LATE THEN OR ALIVE, BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT GOD IS VANITY ACCORDING TO THE WISEST KING IN ISRAEL KING SOLOMON, AND I MADE THE PROMISE TO GOD THAT THE FUND WILL BE USE TO HELP THE NEEDY AND THE LESS PRIVILEGE,.

MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,

I AWAIT URGENT REPLY.

REMAIN BLESSED,

MRS.ESTHER BOATENG



419 Scam

This is an email that I received yesterday from supposedly a Christy Walton. This email contained a couple of links, one was broken and the other one was to a real profile from someone so I will not post it. These scammers just love to use other peoples names and emails to make them sound legit. They won't get away with it from me though! This email was from time-dream@u01.gate01.com and the Reply-To address was christywalton_2@hotmail.com.


My Dearest,

My name is Mrs. Christy Walton, a widow and businesswoman, an American Citizen.I have recently been diagnosed with Colorectal cancer and a rare Heart Disease, which has defiled all medical treatment. Expert diagnosis has shown that I have few months to live.

The intention of this email is to employ the expertise of a Charity minded individual, who can identify a viable and guarantee reasonable distribution of my wealth to the needy. I cannot rely on family and closest relatives any more, as they did not show responsible behavior when I entrusted part of my wealth to them to distribute to charitable organizations but instead used the money for their personal needs.

To prevent any more mishaps, my attorney will act as a check, monitoring every aspect of the Charity Organizations. I have a huge cash deposit of Nine Billion Dollars with a finance House abroad. If you could be trusted, I will want you to help me collect this deposit and distribute it to charity organizations that you know. You will take out 25% of the funds for your assistance.

Please reply me back with your below details to enable us proceed further and please keep this confidential.

Name........................
Addresses...................
Mobile.....................
Number......................
Occupation..................


Email:christywalton_2@hotmail.com

Kind regards

Mrs.Christy Walton




Fake Job Scam

So the other day I received a "job offer" that I never applied for. This went to my spam folder from a Mr. Etao Yo Ching web37738372x@att.net. The Reply-To address is etaoyo@consultant.com. The email consisted of an attached .rtf file with a job description. Usually what will happen is they will send you a fake check that looks real, it will go through right away with your bank but then a week or 2 later it will bounce. You will have overdrawn your account because they tell you to take money out of your account from the check and send it to them via Western Union.


Hello, Business  has temporarily taken me out of United States to my home country, China, where I hope to establish my offices and put up a management team before coming back to the United States within 24 months. Meanwhile, I have numerous payees (suppliers/credi tors/billers/other clients) in United States that I need to continually pay for services and products to keep my business

I need someone who will assist me in sending funds to payees and other billers. Internet here is highly restrictive and insecure. Qualified personnel in the USA will given access to Petty Cash via through direct to manage my payees. Among other alternatives, remittances via PayPal, Western Union, online bill payment solutions or by any other means


without leaving the comfort of your home. Salary: $2,000 monthly. Position: Bill Pay Assistant (part time). Please send me your resume or other necessary information about yourself and I will evaluate your capability. Thank you

Mr.ETao Yo Ching
http://www.etaoyo.com



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

419 Scam

This email came from feliciajohnson000000@gmail.com.




MISS FELICIA JOHNSON


AUDITOR GENERAL

DEAR,

RE: TRANSFER OF US$15.200.000 00 MILLION TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business.



Though this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication.


However, this correspondence is private, and it should be treated in strict confidence.


At first I will like to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties, In order to transfer out
FIFTEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, (US$15.200 000 00) from our bank here in Burkina Faso The fund for transfer is of clean origin.

The owner of the fund is a foreigner, a program leader who was believed to acquire the fund through his secret Crude Oil deal with the Former IRAQ government.

The deceased died with all the members of his family in an auto-accident in June 23, 2001 without a WILL.



The amount involved is US$15,200,000.00 and I want to transfer this money into your account as the foreign beneficiary of the fund.

I know that this letter will come to you as a  surprise as we don't know ourselves before, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS.


I CONTACT YOU BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NOT LET ME DOWN ONCE THE FUND GOES INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.




Let me hear from you. 



Regards



Felicia



Scam Job Offer

Yesterday I received an email from mariele.carrilho@ig.com.br and the Reply-To address was highunter_1@hotmail.com. This probably means that the mariele.carrilho address was highjacked. This has happened to myself and several other people I know. The red flags in this email are the amount that they are claiming to pay. $1,800 for 10-12 hours a week, I did the math and that would be over $37 an hour. Not bad for a position that doesn't require any type of college education. Also, the fact that they will not say where they found my resume. They also claim to take care of all your taxes. If it sounds too good to be true then it is.


Date : 22 October 2012
Time : 21:30
Sender : Larita Brierly Logistics Manager of  ILG



Good Day Derek Gray,
Your CV was found at one of the job offering sites.
We invite you to work as a transportation manager. The income will consist of  $1,800 monthly and the working hours will be some 10-12 hours every week. We are one of the leading firms  offering Logistic Services. We also handle the needs of  Heavy Equipment like Crain, Waste water tanks, Chemical tanks and others. Our business operations are fulfilled by experienced workers. We have a well-structured business concept to provide customers with comprehensive international cargo logistics services. Our friendly and dedicated team let us satisfy all requirements of customers and to provide them utmost contentment.

Qualifications: 
21 years or older
Fast response to all messages received from  your personal administrator
Ability to receive parcels directly to your home address (not P.O. Box)
Be available on the mobile and fixed phone within the daytime
no previous conviction. good reputation
a personal mobile phone
basic computer skills
permanent Internet access within the daytime


Working place:
the positionis mostly home-based, but you have to be able to get in contact with delivery couriers and delivery services.
having phone access and having a printer is necessary


Documents:
The contract between the employer and the employee.
A scanned copy of your ID (passport or driver’s license)

As soon as the agreement is signed by both parties, you will be informed and guided through the whole process.
Transportation manager is responsible for a wide range of duties and supports our clients. The main duties are coordination and synchronization of the load activities by means of getting in touch with customers, and USPS, UPS, and FedEx carriers to guarantee that all product is received on time. Transportation manager is a direct contact between supplier, carrier and receiver as he/she will take care of the client’s satisfaction by keeping in touch with carriers and clients through the whole process of transaction. Transportation manager must provide prompt delivery. You will obtain detailed data about every item you will have to get it and resend.
The most wide-spread goods are golden and silver wares, watches, electronic appliances, and collectibles. We guarantee a 2 week paid vacation twice a year and the first holidays can be after 5 months. All the taxes stated in your tax returns will be covered by our firm. To get more details, reply to this  email.

Friday, October 19, 2012

419 Scam

So here is an email I received from supposedly Bank of Africa infoboabflotdept@yahoo.com. The title of it was "Invitation: Confirm your 1,000,000.00 Euros winning.". It just had 2 attachments in it meeting.ics and invite.ics. These are files that add invitations to your calendar. Then you accept them or deny them. Here is what the invitation on my calendar said....


DEAR LUCKY WINNER
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT AFTER THE 31ST OF OCTOBER 2012 THE 1,000.000.00 ONE MILLION EUROS WHICH YOUR EMAIL HAS WON WILL BE RETURNED TO THE DONOR UK NATIONAL LOTTERY AS UNCLAIMED FUND.

YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT
Mr. RIWEM Douda
EMAIL:  info.boa.bf@voila.fr
                                                                         
IMMEDIETLLY WITH THE REQUAMENTS BELOW FOR THE IMMEDIETE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND.
                 
 PERSONAL DETAILS

(1)YOUR FULL NAME : 
(2)CONTACT ADDRESS :
(3)SEX :
(4)AGE :
(5) MARITAL STATUS :                                                     
(6)OCCUPATION:
(7)NATIONALITY :
(8)PHONE NUMBER :
            
FUNDS TRANSFER DETAILS

(0) A/C Title:
(1) BANK NAME:
(2) BANK ADDRESS:
(3) BANK SWIFT CODE:  
(4) ACCOUNT NUMBER:  
(5) SCAN COPY OF INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD

N.B : FOR YOUR SECURITY REASONS YOU ARE ADVICED TO KEEP THIS MATTER CONFIDENTIAL TILL YOUR FUND IS TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.
ANNOUNCER
Dr Mrs .KAREN TRAORE OUDLI
ONLINE CO ODINATOR BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA FASO.

Fake UPS Email

This is a fake UPS email that I received. If you received this email you will be able to click on the picture and it will take you to a site that tries to get you to download a file called Copy_of_UPS_Label.zip. Do not download this as it is probably not good for your computer. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fake Intuit GoPayment Email

This is a fake email that I just received from supposedly from Intuit Payment Solutions. This email is a fake and the links in it are not legit.  When I clicked on them they just took me back to Google (I do not recommend clicking on them). As you can see it uses your email address right on the message so it appears to be legit. There are spelling errors on this email as well. This email was sent from hussein@lsinter.net.
       
New Respective Client!
Your GoPayment™ statement for HOUSING PRINTING, LIMITED has been accepted.
Intuit GoPayment
Account #:     XXXXXXXXXXXXXX86
Email Address:    dgraynh@aol.com
WARNING :
Additional charges for this service may happen.
Next step: Access to confirm your Access ID

This is Very Important lets you:
Review your payment service in the Payments Center
Review payments
Log In to other Intuit products you may use, like TurboTax, Quicken, and Intuit Payroll

The good news is we found an existing Intuit account for your email address, You can use this ID for your payment service too, or enter a new one.

Verify AccesID
Get started:

Step 1: If you haven't already, download the Intuit programm.

Step 2: Run the GoPayment app and sign in with the AccesID (your email address) and Password you setup.

Easily Control Your GoPayment Account
The Intuit GoPayment Merchant Service Center is the web site where you can learn more about GoPayment features, customize your sales receipt and add GoPayment users. You can also review transactions, deposits and fees. Visit this link and log in with your GoPayment AccesID (your email address) and Password.
For useful information on how to get started using Intuit GoPayment Merchant, including tutorials, FAQs and other resources, visit the Service Center at this web site.
Please DO NOT reply to this message. automative notification system not configured to accept incoming email.
Merchant Terms & Agreements    © 2008-2012 Intuit, Llc All rights reserved.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fake American Express e-mail

This is a fake American Express email that I received. This is one of the smarter looking emails I have received. It shows that its from AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com and when you click to reply to the email that is who it replies to. However legit emails from American Express address you by your full name and not "American Express cardholder". I am not 100% sure HOWEVER aside from the "Click here to get started" link in this email the other links appear to be legit. I do not recommend clicking on them though. When I clicked on the "Click here to get started" link it took me to a free website that had been locked out. Do not be fooled by this email.





American Express                   

Dear American Express cardholder,

Due to concerns for the safety and integrity of your online account we have issued this warning message. It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.

We ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation on customers data.
Click here to get started

One small way to help the environment - get paperless statements

View billing statement Make a payment Update alert settings

Thank you for your Cardmembership.

Sincerely,
American Express Customer Service

If for any reason you want to stop receiving this alert simply click here.

Was this e-mail helpful? Please click here to give us your feedback.       


Friday, October 12, 2012

419 Scam

Another please help me scam.


Hello,

Am dying of breast cancer and I need your assistance to help me carry out my dream charity work with my funds US$2.8M with a Security firm, if you are interested please reach me for more details on this email: frau.maria@rediffmail.com

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Maria Bristow

419 Scam

This is a please help me scam. This person pretends to be dying and needs you to help donate her money to charity. This email's reply to address is  mrs.christywalton70@yahoo.com.hk. 



My Dearest,

Greeting to you my dear Brothers and Sisters the good people of this planet earth i am writing you this email not to disturb you but to ask for your assistant based on my personality and my present condition in life and in particular what i intend doing for CHARITY.

I am Mrs. Christy Walton the 2nd Richest Woman in the world am a great citizen of United States of America, am bringing to you a proposal which i want you to assist me with, i worth $22.5 billion Dollars which rates me as the 2nd Richest Woman in the World.

As the going says Money is not every thing on earth, is painful now to let the world now know my present condition as a cry for help,I
have been suffering from a Heart disease for the pass 22years,just few
weeks ago my Doctors in America just told me now that is time for me to die, and my Will which is with my Lawyer which my Family is fully aware about, but nobody have knowledge of the 40% of my savings in Bank deposit which is Worth $9,000,000,000(Nine Billion United State Dollars).

I intend to give to CHARITY because I have not seen anybody from my Family, Relations and Friends whom i trust that can help me out, because i always have this DREAM to help CHARITY and i have always
promise myself that i most give this amount at my end time to CHARITY, can i please trust you to help me give to CHARITY this enormous amount of Money because i have just 2 Months left to die, as I write to you now am full of Tears as I await my death.

Please reply me back with your below details to enable us proceed further and please keep this confidential.

NAME..........................
..
ADDRESSES..................
MOBILE:..........................
NUMBER..........................

God Bless You.

419 Scam

So this is what you call a lottery scam. Its when scammers send out emails saying that they are from a lottery commission and that you have won a whole bunch of money. Once you contact them they say that there will be a fee involved for you to get your money. They even placed a couple of legit links in the email to make it really look like they are legit. I will take out the links since they are from a legit company. This email tries to fool you and make it look like it was sent from admin@national-lottery.co.uk which is a legit email. However, it is really sent from Mgoodnews1D@lily.ocn.ne.jp and the reply to email is wsters@e-mail.ua. 


 
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1N
UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/09/ZY369
 
 
 
FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:
 
 
 
Dear Lucky Winner,
 
 
 
RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
 
 
 
 
We are pleased to notify you the Draw (#1738) of the NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on Saturday, 18th August, 2012. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a  pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions program conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots. The result of our computer draw (#1738) which took place on Saturday, 18th August, 2012 selected email address attached to an e-ticket number56475600545 188 with Serial number (5627635368/10) drew the  lucky numbers:  21 27 38 42 44 46(bonus no. 41), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category to the sum of Ł2,159,664 (Two Million, one hundred and fifty-nine thousand, six hund
Your prize award has been insured in your email address and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 7 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim  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. Please be warned. You may want to go through our online web result checker
This promotion takes place twice weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Spain as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your funds would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Spain. Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail to the agent with the particulars presented below sending the batch and reference numbers and these information below for quick verifications and release of funds between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Sunday.
Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary Agent One
Name: Mr. Webster Stephen Alexander
Email: ( stewebalex@e-mail.ua  )
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
1. FULL NAMES: __________________________________
2. FULL ADDRESS:
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: ________________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
Make sure this Verification and Funds Release Form is sent to the Fiduciary agent for quick verification and funds release purpose. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be  further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part ofour precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
At your disposal, we remain.
Very Truly Yours,
David Edward
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
UNITED KINGDOM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Occasionally, some programs and free email providers, including Hotmail and Yahoo wrongly identify our emails as spam. If you cannot find our subsequent email in your inbox, please check the location used to store junk mail and spam messages.
 




419 Scam

Hello Readers,

I would like to thank all of you for your comments on the ADP scam email that I posted. Obviously a lot of these emails went out over the past couple of days. I am glad I could help everyone by telling them this email was a scam. I went through one of my email accounts spam folders today and found a series of 419 scam emails. I will be posting them one entry at a time. Enjoy!


Jasper Gregor jgregor@chem.fsu.edu
Oct 8 (4 days ago)

to undisclosed recipients
Good day;

I am Jasper Gregor,British citizen and Principal Assurance Manager for the HSBC in London. A staff of Yokozona Consultancy Firm got in touch with me regarding an Estate of Late Philip Smith; and an investment placed under our Bank Management 3 years ago. I contact you independent of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I will bring you the complete picture of this transaction as soon as i hear back from you. Kindly reply if interested for further information and instructions.

Regards,

Jasper Gregor

------------------------------
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 Sent via webmail for Chemistry & Biochemistry @ Florida State University
 https://webmail.chem.fsu.edu
Now from what it looks like this scammer has a legit University email address. Only thing is when you go to reply to this email it has you replying to jaspergregor@aol.com. Very cleaver!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Temporary Agencies

For the avid readers of my blog you know how much I dislike temp agencies. From their deceptive advertising on job board to their attitudes. My fiance has been looking for a job for several months she tries to stay away from temp agencies but some of the postings that these agencies make are very deceptive. They act like they are the client company so people will apply. Then once they receive resumes they call people up and get them in for an interview. Then they will most likely tell you that the position they posted was already "filled" but they have other stuff available. The stuff that they have available is nothing like what you originally applied for. This is just one big scam for these recruiters to meet their quota.

The receptionists that work for these agencies are usually bottom of the barrel people. They are trained to say that these recruiters "just stepped out" when people who have met with them before are checking in trying to get some work. I got a temp job through an agency once and when I called to speak with my recruiter you wouldn't believe the amount of screening questions this receptionist asked me. Then when I looked up this place on the web it turns out that they were asking all these questions for a reason. For people that they are not able to find a job for the recruiters are always not available. I guess if you have a current assignment they are able to speak with you. If you don't they don't want anything to do with you.

My experience with temp agencies went all the way back to 2004. I worked for this company trying to get my foot in the door called Pomerantz Staffing (now called CoWorx Staffing). I will admit, this temp agency did find me an assignment fast. It was in a plastics manufacturing facility.

Now the recruiters will probably say that its the job market right now that's bad. However, when you positions on job boards that were filled and try to get people to sign up with you anyways that's really shitty. People are out there looking for jobs and have better things to do then fill out a 10 page application for a temp agency that most likely will not help them out. From what I am told TPI Staffing Group is like that. I heard that Masiello Employment Group is good but from my first hand experience with them they were useless.

The Leddy Group is complete crap. I applied for a position back in 2007 for a company called Centronics. I was contacted by Leddy Group saying that the company uses them to hire so I had to go through them if I wanted the position. I went in for an interview and they put me through all this qualification crap. Then I went back and they told me that they were going to put me on board with them and help me find a job. They said that Centronics wants people with experience so basically there was a good chance that they wouldn't hire me. The Leddy Group would call me almost daily with new opportunities. First off, I specifically asked for temp to hire. All of the jobs that they called me about were only temp. They would get mad at me if I denied an assignment even though they were calling me for jobs that I clearly did not want. I finally had enough of them so I told them I was no longer in the market.

The worst temp agency I ever dealt with was Balance Staffing located in Salem NH. I applied for a job on Craigslist and got a call from them. They said that this position was beginning immediately and it was a temp-hire job. So I went in for an interview the same day. I get there and I am waiting in the waiting room for the recruiter to come and get me. I am sitting there and all of a sudden I hear this worker slam the phone down and yell out "WHAT THE FUCK"! She starts bitching about a person looking for a job keeps calling her up. Then another person calls in and the recruiter who I am going to be speaking with tells her that there is nothing available for her at the time. She gets off the phone with her and starts talking shit about her with everyone. Saying that she's fed up with her because she keeps calling in even though she failed a drug test and that places can't use her because of her intellectual skills. Clearly I wanted nothing to do with this place so I never followed up with them on this job.

All in all temp agencies are nothing but a waste of time. Unless you want these 1-2 week assignments stay away from them. The unprofessionalism of these places is unbelievable. The deception that these recruiters use just so they can meet their quota is horrible.

419 Scam

Now I thought that these 419 scammers have gotten smarter when it comes to asking for a fee? A lot of the times they will not ask you for a fee until you have gained their trust. Well this person gets straight to the point.......



 Your Attention Is Needed!

The first $4500.00 was sent today.
My working partner has helped me to send the first $4,500.00 to you through our Western Union Department Office. So Contact Western Union Agent And ask Him how Much Charge Fee you need to send before you will pick up your first $4,500 now:

Contact person: Mr. John C. West
TEL: +229-97368564
E-mail:(westernunion1995@yahoo.com.ph)

Ask him to give you the m t c n, sender's name, to pick the $4,500.00. I told him to keep sending you $4,500.00 daily till the payment of $950,000.00 is completed. Again forward him your Full Name, Telephone number and Address so that he will be sure.

Then Contact Him With Your Full Information:
Thanks, Mr. Frank  Mark
From Government Office Payment

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The United States Postal Service

First off I would like to point out that this post does NOT apply to all USPS workers. There are some (including my mail lady) workers that are terrific and go the extra miles to help you out. However, many of them simply do not care!

The USPS overpays their employees for what? To get horrible customer service? Half the time mail gets lost in the shuffle. Then when you go to your local post office to ask about it they are rude and tell you that they can't do anything about it. Then if your mail gets damaged they put it in this plastic bag with the words "Because we care", its more like "Because we don't give a shit".

I didn't realize how bad the post office was until I moved out to Jaffrey NH for over a year. My mail was always getting lost and I was always getting my neighbors mail. Its amazing because Jaffrey is such a small town (about 7,500 people) so you would think that the mail service would be better. Packages would come from California within 2 days but sometimes it would take 2 weeks.

I had to go to that post office all the time to find out about lost mail. There was this one guy there who was a complete asshole. He wouldn't even greet you when you came up to the counter. I would bring up slips from my PO Box that I had a package to be picked up. The first time I brought it up to the counter I gave it to the guy and he let out a sigh and said very rudely "WHICH NUMBER"? As if I am suppose to know you need to say it before they need to ask you.

Another time when it took almost 2 weeks to receive a priority mail flat rate box I went up to the counter to ask about the package. It was the same asshole who tells me that they are not responsible for it. If they aren't responsible who the fuck is? I was happy that it at least finally came! With priority mail you pay for your package to be delivered within 3-5 days. Of course though the post office always says that they cannot guarantee delivery within that time frame. I have also paid for next day delivery which never happened either. So I had wasted all this money when I could have just paid for standard shipping and received it at the same time.

No wonder why the post office is in so much debt. No one uses them anymore when whenever possible. I pay most of my bills online cause I know that they will get my payments. I do thank the postal workers that do work hard though. They are few and far between but at least there are some.

Fake Sprint e-mail

This is a FAKE Sprint e-mail. All of the links in it are phishing for information. As you can see this looks real and it will fool a lot of unsuspecting victims.

Friday, October 5, 2012

419 Scam

The other day I received this 419 scam email that is suppose to be for a job opportunity with Ferguson Plumbing Supplies Company. This is a real big legit company but obviously it is not really from them. This is what a lot of these scammers do. They send out emails pretending to be from a legit company so you agree to work for them. The way it usually works is they will send you a check for a certain amount. You then deposit the check into your bank account and you are required to take out a certain amount and send it to someone through Western Union. The check you put in your bank account looks real and it even clears the next day usually. However, once it is discovered to be fraudulent you will be responsible to repaying the bank that money. The address at the top of this email does not appear to be a real Ferguson address even though they have a location in this city. THIS EMAIL IS NOT FROM FERGUSON PLUMBING SUPPLIES COMPANY.

Ferguson Plumbing Supplies Company
150 Allen Lane,
Paducah, KY. 42001,
USA .


Pleasant day,
  If you have access to a computer, and have up to three hours spare time per-week. you can get paid, would you like to work part or full time online, and get paid  weekly? If yes,then please read carefully.
_____________________________________________________________________
ABOUT US
______________________________________________________________________
Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked as the largest plumbing wholesaler in North America. Ferguson is also the industry's second largest distributor of pipes, valves and fittings, waterworks, and heating and cooling equipment in North America.
______________________________________________________________________
JOB POSITION
_______________________________________________________________________
We are currently seeking part or full time employees for our ever-growing accounts receivable department.  Through extensive demographic research, we have discovered a wealth of untapped human resources that, for one reason or another, need the freedom to work from home.  If this sounds like you, please read on, and consider becoming part of our company family.
As part of our ongoing Multi Level Marketing Network,we seek capable individuals to work for us as our representative.You can easily make $700-$2000 or more in a week by working for us as Sub-contractor in your geographical location, you will be in charge of collecting payment on behalf of our affiliates and Small business organizations that are registered under us. Does it sounds like your dream job? Well, it certainly for 10,000+current members who are making $700- $2,000 weekly online with this system.

Note that no form of investment of is needed from you and this job will take only 1-3 hours of your time per week.
______________________________________________________________________
JOB RESPONSIBILITY
_______________________________________________________________________
The position of Accounts Receivable officer entails the following duties:  co-ordinate payments from our clients, receive payments which come in form of certified checks or Cash(wire transfer), process payments at your local bank, and forward 95% of funds received to the proper branch office, as instructed.  The remaining 5% is your wage.  Since this position is need-based, you will have plenty of free time while enjoying a good income.
___________________________________________________________
REMUNERATION
___________________________________________________________
Every assignment in form of payment received from clients, you're entitled to 10% which excludes the cost of processing to any regional office accountant.

Also you get a monthly salary of $1,500 which comes at the end of every month, plus other incentives and benefits that accrue, which includes tax holidays.
________________________________________________________________________
INTERESTED APPLICANTS (HOW TO APPLY)
___________________________________________________________
Interested applicants should reply with FULL NAMES,RESISDENTIAL ADDESS,PHONE NUMBERS,MARITAL STATUS, AGE so that one of our Human Resource Managers can contact you through email, with an approval letter if the management decides you are a successful candidate.  Please specify the best way to contact you in your reply email.Below is the Email required to contact the HR Department

Email :   hrdept-fergoson@live.com   


We appreciate your interest in Ferguson Plumbing Supplies Company.


David Miller
Human Resources Department,
Ferguson Enterprises,
150 Allen Lane
Paducah, KY 42001-9141,
USA.



Notice the email address? They can't even spell the company name right! Remember, the from email address may show that it is from a legit company. However the reply to address and any email address they give in the body of the email goes to them, the scammer (hrdept-fergoson@live.com).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

419 Scam

I received this email from "Sanusi Lamido Sanusi" with the email address hb0190551@hotmail.com. This was one of those emails that has an attached doc file on it. These scammers are trying to get through the filters!


Dear Beneficiary,
We are to notify you that after  we met  today with the President, Accountant General of the Federation, Office of the Senate House, and House of Representatives we came to a conclusion that we have to pay you the sum of $9.4M as your inheritance entitlement. The payment will come to you by bank to bank wire transfer, therefore you are to re-confirm the following;(1) Full Name (2) Address (3) Phone no# (4)Bank information's (5) Occupation. Your immediate
respond is urgently needed.
Best Regards,
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
Executive Governor,

Fake QuickBooks tax return email

So I received the following email today. The title of it was SERVICE NOTICE: Your Tax Return was Rejected. It was from the email address quickbooks_payroll_service@intuit.com. It also was sent to 3 other people with similar email addresses to mine. However the links in it were all going to a website that wasn't QuickBooks and it was most likely a phishing link. Here is what this email said.....

RE: QuickBooks Tracking Number: 65469555

Your tax return IRS-941-FILING for EIN *****2621 has been Rejected by the IRS agency. For your reference, the Agency Acknowledgement Number for this filing, if one is provided by the agency, is: 6845817327P2012-10-03.

You can also see this Rejected e-filing in your E-filing History.

Thank you for using Intuit QuickBooks Payroll to process your payroll tax forms.

Regards, TheIntuit QuickBooks Payroll Service Team http://payroll.com/support/enhanced

This notification is being sent to inform you of a critical matter. This notification is not intended to supplement, modify, or extend the Intuit software license agreement between you and Intuit for any Intuit product or service. Please note that if you have chosen not to receive marketing messages from Intuit, that choice applies only to promotional materials. You will continue to receive critical notifications that could affect your service. Please do not reply to this email. This notification service is not designed to accept or respond to email inquiries.


DO NOT click on any of the links and just delete this email. It is fake.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

419 Scam

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE
INTERNATIONAL WIRE TRANSFER UNIT
WORLD BANK AUDITORS RELEASE
LAGOS NIGERIA

OUR REF:UN/WR/011.4XXVX/100
YOUR REF;CBN/WBA/345-BS/2012


SUBJECT: FUND RELEASE THROUGH ATM VISA CARD.

The above subject refers.
This Friday morning the 28th of Sept 2012, confirmation of payment was forwarded to us for the immediate release of your Fund through inter bank ATM VISA CARD process of the United Nations, World bank and the Interbank Payments.

Please confirm your mailing address for delivery of your fund via ATM VISA CARD.
YOUR FULL NAME:
YOUR FULL ADDRESS:
YOUR MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER:
Once more congratulations and do get back to us without delay.

Yours in Service
Thomas Wilson
For International payment,
United Nations/World Bank group.

419 Scam

Dear Beloved ,

Greetings in the name of God, Please let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year. I prayed and got your email id from your country's guest book which I have been with my late husband and liked to visit once more if God will in his Infinite mercies.


I am Mrs. Maria Morgan From London 58 years old, am suffering from a long Time cancer of the lungs which also affected my brain, from all indication my Conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to My doctors they have advised me that I may not live for the next two months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.I was brought up from a motherless babies home was married to my late husband For twenty years without a child, my husband died in a fatal motor accident before his death we were true Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of (10 Million dollars) with a First Inland Bank.


Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confiscated. Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital in Switzerland where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs.My doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live. It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babys home. I want you as God fearing person, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows, I took this decision, before I rest in peace because my time will so on be up.


As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the First Inland Bank. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. You are requested to send to me the following information to enable me use it to write a Letter of Authorization on your behalf to the bank so that they will release the money to you as my new next of kin.

SEND THE INFORMATION IN THIS ORDER:

(1) Your Full Names:_________________

(2)Personal or Official Contact Address:_________________

(3)Home or Office Phone#:Cell Phone#:_________________

(4)Your Age:_________________

(5)Occupation:_________________

(6)Sex/Marital Status:_________________

(7)Your Private E-Mail Address:_________________

Please reply me through this my private email

Address: mrs.mariamorgan@yahoo.com.ph



Your Friend In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Morgan

(London, UK)

Monday, October 1, 2012

419 Scam

DEAR BENEFICIARY:
An ATM With drawers card worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been credited in your
favor, Provide to us the info below for claims:
Name:
Address:
Country:
Age:
Sex:
Direct Phn No:
Occupation:
Send the above information to immediately:
TEL NO:+234-809-282-7612
REGARDS
SENATOR PHIL WILSON
ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lahey Clinic Hospital Billing

As all of you probably know the cost of healthcare is extremely expensive. My insurance usually covers 80% of the cost and I am responsible for the other 20% which is fine. I had to have some benign lesions removed from my ears called Keloids. Keloids are an overgrowth of skin that cause large size lumps from trauma such as piercings. I have had several procedures done to remove these. I have always made monthly payments and they have never given me a problem until recently......

Lahey Clinic has 2 separate billing departments, Hospital and Physician. I have made a payment arrangement with both of them for $25 a month. The physician department gave me no problem with that. However, the hospital department did.....

So I kept receiving bills from the hospital billing department and everytime you do you need to call them and add it to your payment plan. I called up to add them and the billing department woman told me that I needed to pay at least double that amount or it would go to collections. I explained to her my situation and she really didn't care. I gave her a choice that they can either accept payment or if they send it to collections I would NEVER pay them.

I received a "Final Notice' letter from them a couple weeks ago saying that if I didn't pay at least $90 a month for a $500 balance that they would send it to collections. I sent them a very firm letter back stating that I spoke to someone and I told them I could only pay $25 a month each to the hospital and physician billing department. I cannot pay anymore. I have no assets or money for them to take (which I stated in the letter). I also said that any collection agency that contacts me will have a Cease and Desist letter sent to them (remember that people, if you have a collection agency contact you just send one of those to them and they are breaking the law if they contact you again). I have been in the collections industry for years so I know what can and cannot be done (I said that in my letter as well).

So anyways, I have not received a response from them yet but these collection efforts from Lahey Clinic need to stop. You do not ask to have medical problems so with that worry plus the worry of them coming down hard on you to pay something that you don't have really pisses me off.

Lahey Clinic has EXCELLENT doctors and nurses so I cannot say anything bad about my treatment. I think I will need to look for another hospital to go to though....

419 Scam

This is your classic 419 scam.....


Name:Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes
Email:honesekyi@yahoo.co.jp

This is Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes, former speaker of the house of parliament Ghana.
I am in need of a reliable Trustee to help me receive my 2 boxes of consignments containing 86MILLION GBP in London and another box containing 11M USD under the custody of the British embassy in Tokyo Japan.

This present Ghana government is an opposition party, they trying to accuse me of looting government treasury during my time in office and this is the reason why I need a dependable and reliable partner to receive the funds as my trustee to avoid any trace.
I am prepared to give you 30% of the total fund if you can help me receive it without any trace.

All we have to do is to ask my attorney to issue you a Power of Attorney and Change of Ownership certificate in your name while he will also handle other processes which he will explain to you.



Send me your passport copy and pictures so that I can know you better.

Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes
Email:honesekyi@yahoo.co.jp

419 Scam

Hello Everyone!

I see that I am getting a lot of attention on my blog so thank you to all my viewers! So here is an attached file that I received this morning. A lot of these scammers use attached files in their emails because their emails with all the information in it are getting filtered out by the service providers. Here is the information that I received.......

From: hb0190551@hotmail.com

Reply-To: info.centralbankng@mynet.com

Title: Dear Beneficiary, Your Payment Has Been Approved.

The attachment was Dear Beneficiary, Your payment has been approved.docx

Please note that email addresses and the attachment files may change names when you receive it. Scammers use several different email addresses. Here is what the attachment said.....


Dear Beneficiary,

We are to notify you that after  we met  today with the President, Accountant General of the Federation, Office of the Senate House, and House of Representatives we came to a conclusion that we have to pay you the sum of $9.4M as your inheritance entitlement. The payment will come to you by bank to bank wire transfer, therefore you are to re-confirm the following;(1) Full Name (2) Address (3) Phone no# (4)Bank information's (5) Occupation. Your immediate
respond is urgently needed.
Best Regards,
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
Executive Governor,
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

419 (please help me) Scam

Ahhh another one of these please help me emails. This is when someone emails you saying that they are going to die in a few months and that their husband deposited a large amount of money in a bank account. In order to get access to the bank account you need to pay a fee and then you are suppose to get a large amount of money for doing that.


My Dearest,

My name is Mrs. Christy Walton, a widow and businesswoman, an American Citizen.I have recently been diagnosed with Colorectal cancer and a rare Heart Disease, which has defiled all medical treatment. Expert diagnosis has shown that I have few months to live.

The intention of this email is to employ the expertise of a Charity minded individual, who can identify a viable and guarantee reasonable distribution of my wealth to the needy. I cannot rely on family and closest relatives any more, as they did not show responsible behavior when I entrusted part of my wealth to them to distribute to charitable organizations but instead used the money for their personal needs.

To prevent any more mishaps, my attorney will act as a check, monitoring every aspect of the Charity Organizations. I have a huge cash deposit of Nine Billion Dollars with a finance House abroad. If you could be trusted, I will want you to help me collect this deposit and distribute it to charity organizations that you know. You will take out 25% of the funds for your assistance.

Please reply me back with your below details to enable us proceed further and please keep this confidential.

Name........................
Addresses...................
Mobile.....................
Number......................
Occupation..................


Email:mrs.christ_walton2012@hotmail.com

Kind regards

Mrs.Christy Walton
http://www.facesofphilanthropy.com/christy-walton/
http://wwforbes.com/profile/christy-waltons

419 FBI Scam

So this is an attachment I received in an email that shows its from the FBI. The email itself is f.fbioffice@aol.com and the reply-to address is directorrobertmueller@aol.com. The title of the email was "KINDLY VIEW THE ATTACHED MESSAGE FOR MORE DETAILS TO AVOID ARREST" (I am soo scared now!) The attachment name was FBI NOTICE.txt and it stated as followed:

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Fbi Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
Website: www.fbi.gov


Attention Beneficiary

This is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to you?.


We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment details below,then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account until you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by the FBI,CIA and other enforcement agency. We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get you fired until we are through with our investigations because a suspect is not suppose to be working for the government or any private organization.

Your ID which we have in our database have been sent to all the crimes agencies in America for them to inset you in their website as an internet fraudsters and to warn people from having any deals with you. This would have been solved all this while if you had gotten the CERTIFICATE SIGNED,ENDORSED AND STAMPED as you where instructed in the e-mail below. This is the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) am writing in response to the e-mail you sent to us and am using this medium to inform you that there is no more time left to waste because you have been given a mandate. As stated earlier to have the document endorsed, signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have arrested and jailed you for life and all your properties confiscated.



You failed to comply with our directives/instruction and that was the reason why we didn't hear from you, as our director has already been notified about you get the process completed yesterday and right now the WARRANT OF ARREST has been signed against you and it will be carried out in the next 48hours as strictly signed by the FBI director. We have investigated and found out that you didn't have any idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your information's/identity and right now if you ID is placed on our website as a wanted person, I believe you know that it will be a shame to you and your entire family because after then it will be announce in all the local channels that you are wanted by the FBI.


As a good Christian and a Honest man, I decided to see how i could be of help to you because i would not be happy to see you end up in jail and all your properties confiscated all because your information's was used to carry out a fraudulent transactions, i called the EFCC and they directed me to a private attorney who could help you get the process done and he stated that he will endorse, sign and stamp the document at the sum of $98 usd only and i believe this process is cheaper for you.


You need to do every possible thing today and tomorrow to get this process done because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of arrest has been signed against you and once it has been approved, then the arrest will be carried out, and from our investigations we learnt that you were the person that forwarded your identity to one impostor/fraudsters in Nigeria when he had a deal with you about the transfer of some illegal funds into your bank account which is valued at the sum of $10.500,000.00 usd.


I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till 9/18/2012 so that you could get this process done because i learnt that you were sent several e-mail without getting a response from you, Bear it in mind that this is the only way that i can be able to help you at this moment or you would have to face the law and its consequences once it has befall on you. You would make the payment through western union money transfer with the below details.


RECEIVER'S NAME: OBI JACOB

ADDRESS:  LAGOS NIGERIA

TEXT QUESTION: IN GOD

ANSWER:  WE TRUST ( I put this in bold because Chris Hanson did a report on 419 scammers and he had to say that code word when he spoke to them. How stupid can these guys be?

AMOUNT: $98

Senders Full Name:

Sender Full Address:

MTCN:


Send the payment details to me which are senders name and address, mtcn number, text question and answer used and the amount sent. Make sure that you didn't hesitate making the payment down to the agency by today so that they could have the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped immediately without any further delay. After all this process has been carried out, then we would have to proceed to the bank for the transfer of your compensation funds which is valued at the sum of $10.500,000.00 usd which was suppose to have been transferred to you all this while.


Note all the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and we shall trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You are given a grace today to make the payment for the document after which your failure to do that will attract a maximum arrest and finally you will be appearing in court for act of terrorism,money laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned not to try any thing funny because you are been watched.


THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

ROBERT S. MUELLER III
FBI DIRECTOR


The FBI would never send you an email trying to extort money from you. I have never been contacted by the FBI but I would think that they wouldn't send you an email threatening to arrest you. This email doesn't even say what my name is!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

419 Scam

BARRISTER MARY JANE CHAMBERS,
LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND PUBLIC NOTARY &
HIGH COURT REPRESENTATIVE
SUITE 202 OMEGA PLAZA, APAPA
LAGOS - NIGERIA.

TELL: +234-8179-606-785

Atten;Sir/Ma,

It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise. This is because we have not met before but i am inspired to sending you this email by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to the two of us.

However, I am Mary Jane, the personal Attorney to the late Engr.Steve Moore may his soul rest in Perfect piece. He used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2003,my client, his wife And their son were involved in a car accident along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, Since then I have made several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail. Then I have to contact you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about US$27.Million has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin/ relatives so that the fund left will be transferred/release or the account will be confiscated within the next twenty official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for some years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$27.Million can be paid to you and then you and I can share this money. 55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your Government may require.

All I require is your honest and co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

I will want you to send to me on your return email the following information for the transfer in your favour.


1, Your full Name,


2, Your contact Address ,


3, Your private phone ,Mobile and fax numbers for easy communicating.


4,Your occupation ,


5, Your age.

I await for your kind response, Please if you are interested and capable in handling this deal with me, Due get back to me Asap with the information's. through my alternative mailbox only for security reasons which (maryjane4456@gmail.com) for further discurtion,

Best Regards,
BARRISTER MARY JANE.(Esq)

419 Scam

Hello,

I know I have never met you, but my mind
instincts me to do this,
I believe everything happens for a reason!
People change so you
can learn to let go,Things go wrong so that
you can appreciate
them when they're right.

I am a dying woman who has decided to donate
what I have to you.
For charitable goals.

I am 57 years old and was diagnosed for
cancer about 4 years ago,
kindly Contact my lawyer through this email
address or you can call
his private Lin :(+855-93251362)
(barrister_phuong@mail.mn) if you are
interested in carrying out this task, so that
he can arrange the release
of the funds ($10,500,000.00) to you.Thank
you and God bless you.

Please make sure you contact my lawyer
because i will not be avialable to
respond to your mail.

NOTE: keep this confidential for your record,
because of 7.01% Tax on the Funds.

I HAVE NO CHILDREN, PLEASE FORGET ABOUT MY
FAMILY MEMBERS IN THIS,
IT IS A LONG STORY.

Mrs.Caro Hu

Friday, August 24, 2012

419 Scam - Sent to my WORK email!

Dear Gray,
I will like to seek your help in a business proposal, which although is sensitive by nature and not
what I should discuss with someone I don’t know and have not met using a medium such as this
but I do not have a choice .
I am Mr. Michael Kijana, personal account manager of late Dr. Edward Gray, who died of a
cardiac arrest a few years ago leaving behind a large sum of money with a commercial bank in
the Island of Seychelles which is a tax free zone, a place where plenty of rich people tend to hide
away funds not ready to be used or invested, I am also the Client Service manager of the Kenyan
branch. I will not mention the amount of money which runs into several millions in United States
Dollars and name of bank presently until we have agreed to deal. I trust you will understand the
need for such precautions.
So far, valuable efforts has been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known
relatives more because he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank and he
has no known relative. Due to this development the bank has been expecting someone to come
forward as a close relative to claim the funds otherwise as the Seychelles national laws would
have it, any dormant account for five years will be declared unclaimed and then paid into the
government purse.
To avert this negative development my colleagues and I have decided to look for a reputable
person to act as the next of kin to late Dr. Edward Gray so that the funds could be processed and
released into his next of kin, which is where you come in. We shall make arrangements with a
qualified and a reliable attorney to represent you locally to avoid any inconveniency of you
coming down to claim the funds
All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the
deceased will be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 30% of the total sum which
I would disclose in my next email Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard
this letter if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you.
I wait anxiously for your response. Please also include your phone number in your response.
Yours Faithfully,
Michael Kijana.

419 Scam

Office Of The U.S. Secretary Of State
Committee On Foreign Payment
Resolution Panel On Payment
Washington Dc
 
Attention: Beneficiary


I wish to use this medium and my office to inform you that your CONTRACT WINNING LOTTERY/INHERITANCE Payment of USD10,500,000.00 only from PRESIDENCY OFFICE has been RELEASED and APPROVED for onward transfer to you via ATM CARD which you will use in withdrawing your funds in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$10,000 Only.

The United States government has mandated the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER. Therefore You are advised to contact the Head of ATM CARD Department of the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA for further instructions on how to dispatch your ATM CARD to you.

Name: REV FR MARTINS UZOR
DIRECTOR ATM DEPARTMENT OF CBN
Email: revfathermartinsuzor11@priest.com

CC: mshillaryclinton@secretary.net

NOTE: Inform REV FR MARTINS UZOR ( DIRECTOR ATM DEPARTMENT OF CBN) that you received a message from OFFICE OF THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use in withdrawing your funds.

Please make sure you send him your direct phone number and Full name and mailing address where you want him to send the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER. Be advised that you will have to take care of the shipment charges for the delivery of your Atm card to your doorstep/address which will cost you ONLY DELIVERY FEE according to what he told us when i asked him about the charges. Most importantly, i will like you to understand that the charges cannot be deducted from your fund because it had been endorsed by Nigerian and American government. SO do not expect them or even ask them to conduct any kind of deduction.

I am very sorry for the delay you have gone through in the past years. This office was obliged to intervene in this matter after receiving a notice from the logistics department of the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA regarding the irregularities on the release of your funds to you.

Thanks for adhering strictly to these instruction and once again accept my congratulations.

Best Regards,

Mrs.Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Secretary Of State

419 Scam



GOOD DAY,

I AM MR. MUSA DURU THE BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO I HAVE AN URGENT AND VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSITION FOR YOU. THAT WILL HELP YOU AND ME.

I DISCOVERED A DORMANT ACCOUNT DURING OUR ANNUAL AUDITING EXERCISE IN MY OFFICE, AND MY FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THIS ACCOUNT HAS NOT BEEN OPERATED ON FOR QUITE A LONG TIME. IT WILL BE IN MY INTEREST TO TRANSFER THIS FUND WORTH OF US$8,500,000 MILLION INTO AN ACCOUNT OFFSHORE.

I THEREFORE MADE FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND DISCOVERED THAT IN THE BANK FORM FOR NEXT OF KIN, THERE IS NOBODY INDICATED TO CLAIM THE FUND AS NEXT OF KIN, SO THAT IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU AND PROPOSED IT AS A DEAL, AND TO SEEK FOR YOUR PERMISSION AS A FOREIGNER TO STAND AS THE NEXT OF KIN.

THERE IS NO RISK AT ALL AS ALL THE PAPERWORK FOR THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE DONE ACCORDINGLY AND WITH MY POSITION AS THE BILL AND EXCHANGE GUARANTEES THE SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF THIS TRANSACTION, NECESSARY MODALITIES WILL BE WORKED OUT TO ENABLE US CARRY OUT THE FUND CLAIM UNDER A LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT, NOTE 40% OF THE TOTAL FUND WILL BE YOUR SHARE.

THEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE REPLY IMMEDIATELY SO THAT I WILL INSTRUCT YOU ON WHAT TO DO NEXT.
 
ANXIOUSLY I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

MY SINCERE REGARDS,
MR.MUSA DURU

Monday, August 20, 2012

419 Scam

UNITED NATIONS
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMMED)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
870 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA
20-A NEW YORK NY 10017
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT U NIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX027,
ATTN: Beneficiary,
We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed UN secretary general,and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS monetary unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay of your inheritance fund, recommended and approve in your favour. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your money into their private accounts, to for estall this,security for your funds Was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD this will enable only you have direct Control over this fund, we will handle this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank.
We obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment from the presidency.we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/instructions; your Entire Inheritances fund has been credited in your favor through ATM card. You are therefore advice to send your contact details to GARY NASH International Audit unit, United Nations Liaison Office London EMAIL:(revad2222@gmail.com ) to collect your original payment slip with your ATM card.
They will issue you an ATM card that you can use to withdraw money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Ten Thousand dollars per a day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means kindly let us know by contacting the card payment center and also send the following information as stated below to them
as directed above.
1 Full Name
2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD
TO (P.O BOX NOT ACCEPTABLE)
4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
5. Home Equity {YES OR NO}.
6. Identity/Sex.
NOTE: YOU ARE ADVICED TO FURNISH REV. PETER CLARK WITH YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS.AND ALSO BE INFORMED THAT THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID NOW IS $8.3 MILLION THE REST WILL BE PAID TO YOU IN A LATER DATE. We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with Capt. Dahlin Martin as directed to avoid further delay.
CONGRATULATIONS.
CAPT. JAMES WILLIAMS
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK

ZeekRewards Shut Down

So I learned that the other day ZeekRewards was shut down by the SEC. ZeekRewards was an affiliate program for the penny auction site Zeekler.com. This does not surprise me at all when I read that this company was worth $600 Million in the year and a half they have been around. The owners would preach up and down on the conference calls that its not a Ponzi scheme because you need to do all this stuff to make the money. That was a scam to get people to sign up for their Co-op program. You also needed to pay for the VIP Bids, whatever those were. ZeekRewards was free to try but in order for you to get company profits you needed to sign up for a monthly payment which was $10-$99. Many people were spending 100's of dollars a month at least. You were encouraged to put more money into the company by having your daily profits go right towards purchasing VIP Bids. That's why the company grew so fast because people were putting all kinds of money into it! I put a little bit of money into this program but quit because something didn't feel right. I guess my instinct was right again! I even wrote an article about this company saying that it didn't appear to be a Ponzi scheme but you needed to put a lot of money into it to see good results. I was wrong about the Ponzi scheme but they fooled A LOT of people. The SEC froze a couple hundred million from the companies account and assets to make sure that the investors get paid. Paul Burkes the owner of ZeekRewards needed to pay a $4 Million penalty and relinquish his interest in the company. You can view more information on this here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

419 Scam

WELCOME TO FINANCIAL FRAUD ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
FROM ROBB ADKINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FINANCIAL FRAUD ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
U.S.A
Website: http://www.stopfraud.gov/

ATTENTION:

FINAL NOTICE OF YOUR PACKAGE WITH REG. #: SA335493RDK.

IN VIEW OF YOUR INABILITY TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE REG. #: SA335493RDK ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY AN AGENCY, FOREIGN PAYMENT SERVICE, NEW YORK. THIS PACKAGE IN A GOLDEN METAL BOX VALUED $5,316,000USD (FIVE MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS) ARRIVED AT CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 5 VIA UNITED AIRWAYS FLIGHT NO.991 FROM MURITALA MOHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LAGOS, NIGERIA.
PERMIT ME TO SAY THAT A  STAFF FROM FOREIGN PAYMENT SERVICE NEW YORK CAME AND APPLIED FOR THE RELEASE OF THIS PACKAGE/CONSIGNMENT WHICH ORIGINATED FROM NIGERIA AS INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUND ON YOUR BEHALF  FOR DELIVERY TO YOUR ADDRESS BUT HAS SINCE NOT SHOWN UP. I AM WRITING TO INFORM YOU THAT THE DAY OF GRACE HAS EXPIRED AND WE SHALL BEGIN TO CHARGE THE STORAGE FEE OF $10USD DAILY AFTER 42 HOURS FROM THE TODAY.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE RELEASE OF THIS PACKAGE AND DELIVER IT TO YOU DIRECTLY.  MEANWHILE, PLEASE RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION:
1. YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS.
2. YOUR PHONE NUMBER.
3. NEAREST AIRPORT.
  FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
NOTE THAT THIS NOTICE SERVES AS OUR LAST RECOVERY NOTICE TO YOU AS OUR DEPARTMENT WILL BE COMPELLED TO LIST YOUR PACKAGE AS AN UNCLAIMED, AND MAYBE FORFEITED.
BEST REGARDS,
FROM ROBB ADKINS,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
FINANCIAL FRAUD ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
U.S.A