Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fake ADP Email

Today when I checked my email I got a message looking like it was from ADP a well known payroll company. It even looked like it came from Here is what it said....

Your Transaction Report(s) have been uploaded to the web site:

Please note that your bank account will be debited within one banking

business day for the amount(s) shown on the report(s).

Please do not respond or reply to this automated e-mail. If you have any

questions or comments, please Contact your ADP Benefits Specialist.

Thank You,

ADP Benefit Services

Now the links in the email look like they came from one place but if you over your cursor over them they do not go to that website when you click on it. Also, they had cc'd this email to several people with an AOL account (this was my AOL email address). With all of that in place this email is a scam and get rid of it. DO NOT click on any of those links as they appear to be phishing for information.

Friday, June 22, 2012

419 Scam

didAttn:  Category "A" Beneficiary
Dear Sir,

How are you today? I hope and believe that you are fine and in good conditions of health.

We write to bring to your urgent attention that the incumbent President of this Country acting on the strict instruction from the World Bank Group,United Nations Organization (UNO),the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has directed us to investigate the reasons associated with the unnecessary delay to the release of your outstanding payment and effect your transfer from government reserve account immediately.The appointment of Debt Managements Office to correct all the anomalies and delay surrounding your payment was further authenticated and endorsed by United Nations Organization (UNO secretary General when he visited this country early this year in order to find a lasting solution associated with the release of foreign payment.

During the course of our investigations, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily delayed by some dubious and corrupt officials in the government THAT ARE TRYING TO DIVERT YOUR FUNDS INTO THEIR PRIVATE ACCOUNTS FOR SELFISH REASONS BY IMPOSITION OF NON-EXISTENCE TAXES. In telegraphic transfers all over the world, what the remitting bank does is to deduct all charges from the beneficiary's principle sum and remit the balance and you have been warned for your own interest to stop all your correspondences with any other party,office or individual because authority to effect transfer has been withdrawn from them.

Before we proceed to transfer the above sum into your Bank Account, we would like you to re-confirm once again your Authentic Bank information.This measure adopted by the Debt Managements Office appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and World Bank delegates is not to hurt you but is to guard against payment to a wrong beneficiary or transfer of fund into a wrong account because one lawyer came here last week with a bank account in Korea claiming that you sent him but the managements of this office were surprised because he did not provide a letter of consent from you.We are going to expedite action on the remittance of your total sum by Swift Telegraphic Transfer immediately we hear from you.

Thanks while we look forward to the pleasure of hearing from you soonest.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr. Abraham Nwankwo
Director General, Debt Managements Office
Federal Republic of Nigeria