Thursday, March 29, 2012

Phishing Email

A phishing email is one that tries to get you to click on a link and provide information. The scammers make it look like the email is from a bank or somewhere else important. Then when you enter your private information your information is forwarded onto the scammer and not the company you thought the email was from. Here is a perfect example of one claiming to be from the BBB.


Valued business manager,

We have received several reports via the Better Business Bureau online complaint center concerning several unauthorized transaction from a number of checking bank accounts to your corporate account. You can view the complaints in our online complaint center using the following link: http://trade.lawnservicemesaaz.net/main.php?page=79517303f67f5c68 Your login data: Complaint ID: #14360 Password: 10770: The Better Business Bureau acts as an intermediary between US and Canadian consumers and business, and provides assistance in resolving consumer-related issues as an impartial third-party service. In special cases The Better Business Bureau has the right to initiate a formal investigation of a business involved in seemingly.

Sincerely,

Dispute Resolution Officer. Zane Salinas Council of Better Business Bureaus 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201

Friday, March 16, 2012

Another BS 419 Scammer

Dear Esteem Beneficiary, I am Mrs Lorie Hall, I am a US citizen ,62 years Old. I reside here in New York. My residential address is as 267 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $43,000 while in the United States of America, trying to get my payment all to no avail. So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mr Jones Moore, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE with the UNITED NATIONS, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake. He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $3,500,000.00 Moreover, Mr Jones Moore, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries, and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mr Jones Moore.You have to contact him directly on this information below. UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION Name : Mr Jones Moore Email: jones.moore@barid.com You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.The only money I paid after I met Mr Jones Moore was just $250 for the paper works, take note of that. Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Mr Jones Moore so that he can help you to Transfer your Fund into your account, instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction. Thank You. Mrs Lorie Hall.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

419 Scams

Email 1:

This email will look like they are really from the FBI. It shows up as from FBI@gov.net but the reply to comes up as "kingsleyjo1.yahoo.cn" this could be someones email that has been hacked. This email even has the Federal Bureau of Investigation emblem on it. This is not hard to obtain! Anyways here is what was written.

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $850,000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2015. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via FedEx. Because we have signed a contract with FedEx Express which should expire by the end of this month, you will only need to pay $135 instead of $420 saving you $285 So if you pay before the end of this month you save $285 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $135.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hours after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $135.

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $420 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $420 to $135 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!

To effect the release of your fund valued at $850,000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer Kingsley Jo with the information below,

Name: Kingsley Jo
Email: kingsleyjo@yahoo.cn

You are advised to contact him with the information?'s as stated below:

Your full Name..
Your Address:..............
Home/Cell Phone:..............
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)

Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hours after you have made the payment for shipping.

Yours sincerely,

NICHOLAS STORY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (206) 309-0312
FAX: (202) 666-5283

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Kingsley Jo of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.




Email 2:
This next email I received is from a Mr. Willie Stephen Alexander (probably not). It is supposedly from a guy who works at the Barclay bank in the UK. Now what scammers like to do as you saw above is show that the email is from someone with a reputable email address. Just like the fbi.gov e-mail address from above. It is not hard to show that you are from a legit company. They don't even need to have a password to get into the email account. Anyways this e-mail shows that it is from a steph@barclays.co.uk even though it is not. The reply to email is alexander3@blumail.org. Now this scammer was smarter then some of the others because the reply to email has the name alexander which is what his supposed last name Mr. Willie Stephen Alexander. It is not smart enough to scam me though. Here is what was written.

Good Day,

I am Mr. Willie Stephen Alexander, I am 52 years old and I work with a
reputable bank in the UNITED KINGDOM(UK) called BARCLAYS BANK .I have been
with the bank for 20 years and I am in search of a honest partner to do
business with , as I do have access of dormant account and I am handling over
300 personal account with huge funds inside , some of this people are dead and
do not have any next of kin, I am willing to do business with you base on a
good percentage to transfer the funds into your checking, current or saving
account anywhere in the world without any trace.

As you know to every business there are process and protocol that need to be
meant that is why I have partner with a Financier in the state that will
assist us with any funds we need, I will be open to you my friend there are
documents that we need to submit to the bank as you being the next of kin and
the bank does not need to know i am with you but i will be your eye in the bank
, as for the funds we need, the Financier in the states is willing to assist us
as much funds we need but only to a CREDIT CARD, so depending on how much your
limit is on your credit card will depend on how much money can be transfer
from BARCLAYS BANK UK to your personal account in the states within 1 week, the
total funds in my possession is over 80MILLION POUNDS.

Like i said you do not need to spend your money all you need is to have a
credit card available and your trust and when you get back to me on how much
your credit limit then I will let you know how much can be transferred into
your account and how much % will be yours but be rest assured my friend your %
will be more than 30% of the funds which will be transferred into your
account, also even if you owe on your credit card or have a balance, the
financier will clear all your outstanding Credit you owe and make out available
credit for you , this is a one in a life time opportunity make good use of it.

Kindly send your response in this regard by stating the below information:

1) Limit on your Credit Card.
2) Full Names
3) Tel. & Cell Number for easy communication.

SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS:

Thanks for your co-operation

Mr. Willie Stephen Alexander
BARCLAYS BANK UK.