Monday, August 29, 2016

VACANCY POSITION!!!! (Fake Job Email)

Here is an email I received from a random person for a job that I never showed interest in. This is the #1 way to tell if this is a scam. If you never filled out an application or put your resume on a job board but all of a sudden receive an email like this. Oh and the crazy amount of pay that they are offering is another sign. This "job" is a mystery shopper, they tell you to do a job that requires almost no work and then they send you a check. They tell you that you need to put the check into your account and then wire them some money back from it. The check usually clears by the next day because it looks like a legit payroll check. Same thing as all these scams jobs is the check is found to be a fraud after a couple of weeks and you are then responsible for that money. 

Hello Ma/Sir,

My name is Paul Richard, A representative of Global Concepts Inc,This is an 

awareness to let the public know that we have a vacancy position of a mystery 

shopper in our company and we would like to know your interest in working for 

Apex consult Co, Inc As a mystery shopper. You will work and shop together for 

pleasure and the pay is $300 weekly on Part time basis, you only work 2-3hours, 

twice in a week.

Kindly provide the below information for assessment and registration of the 

company. Kindly send the requested information to (

Full Legal Name:-




Zip code:-

and Home and Cell #:-

I await your immediate responce.

Paul Richard.

Friday, August 26, 2016


Here's a scam email I received from email address


My name is Mr.George Gumel. I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described here-under for our both mutual benefit and I hope you will keep it a top secret because of the nature of the transaction, During the course of our bank year auditing, I discovered an unclaimed/abandoned fund, sum total of {US$19.3 Million United State Dollars} in the bank account that belongs to a Saudi Arabia businessman Who unfortunately lost his life and entire family in a Motor Accident.

Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that. I personally has been unsuccessful in locating any of the relatives, now, I sincerely seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at {US$19.3 Million United State Dollars} can be paid to you, which we will share in these percentages ratio, 60% to me and 40% to you. All I request is your utmost sincere co-operation; trust and maximum confidentiality to achieve this project successfully. I have carefully mapped out the moralities for execution of this transaction under a legitimate arrangement to protect you from any breach of the law both in your country and here in Burkina Faso when the fund is being transferred to your bank account.

I will have to provide all the relevant document that will be requested to indicate that you are the rightful beneficiary of this legacy and our bank will release the fund to you without any further delay, upon your consideration and acceptance of this offer, please send me the following information as stated below so we can proceed and get this fund transferred to your designated bank account immediately.

-Your Full Name:
-Your Contact Address:
-Your direct Mobile telephone Number:
-Your Date of Birth:
-Your occupation:

I await your swift response and re-assurance so we commence this transaction immediately.

Best regards,
Mr.George Gumel.

Monday, August 22, 2016


So this is an example of a 419 scam. This is an email that I got from someone telling me to contact DHL which is a legit shipping company with an email address that is linked to the scammer. This DHL company that you will email is a fraud. They will tell you to wire over some money for taxes and fees. Then they will keep asking you for more and more money until finally you are broke. Do not fall for this. NEVER send any money to someone that is telling you they will give you more money as soon as you do that. It will never happen.

Dear Friend,

This is to bring to your notice that I have been able to pay the
re-activation fee and the delivery of your ATM Card. I paid it because
the ATM Card worth of $4.8M USD has less than Seven days to expire and
when it expires, the money will lost to the Government treasury
account . With that I decided to help you pay off the money so that
the ATM Card will not expire, because I trust that when you receive
your ATM Card definitely you must pay me back my expenditure and even
compensate me for helping you.

Now i want you to contact DHL Express with your physical address your
prefer the delivery so that they can deliver your Card to your
designated address without any delay. Like i stated earlier, The
delivery charges has been paid but i did not pay their official
keeping fees since they refused. They refused and the reason is that
they do not know when you are going to contact them and the demurr age
might have increased.

They told me that their keeping fee is $58 per day as i made the
deposit yesterday, So you are advised to contact them immediately to
avoid the security keeping charge increase.

Below is their Contact Information's, Contact Person: Mr. Robert
Williams. DHL Express Email: (
Tel:+229 68827435 Contact them Today to avoid increase of their
keeping fees and let me know once you receive your card.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Mary Johnson.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fake Credit Union Email (419 Scam)

Here's an email that I got from someone pretending to be from a legitimate credit union in North Carolina. Email address associated with this email is

Private Cell # (720) 502-9007


My name is Lisa Betty from Allegiance Federal Credit Union North Carolina United state,
This is to inform you about the New Compensation development to all awaiting Inheritance/compensation beneficiaries that has been waiting for their compensation/Inheritance fund from Africa/Europe, that their awaiting fund has been channel down here in NC United state and we have been instructed by United Nation, I.M.F and World Bank To compensate all awaiting beneficiaries with the sum of $450,000.00 (Four Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars) as a compensation fund and you are listed as one of the beneficiaries to be compensated And you can receive your fund through the means of our Online Bank Transfer to any bank of your choice World Wide or Via our ATM Card Debit Card Delivery to your address of your choice world wide (with a daily withdrawal or $3.000) Or we send your a Certified Cashier Check worth of $450,000 to your address.

So please get back to me on how you want to receive your fund including the below information,

(Full Receivers name )...........
(Your Country)..................
( Address)..................
(Phone Number).......................
(Your Age)..................
(OCCUPATION )......................

Lisa Betty
Customer Care Service
Allegiance Credit Union
(720) 502-9007
Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Congratulations! (Lottery Scam)

This is another attachment email I received. File name is Euro-Million Lottery.pdf and it looks very official when you open it with watermarks and everything. However, I never entered any lottery and the email address in this email is associated with scams. The way this works is you contact them to claim your winnings and they tell you that you need to send them an upfront fee for some taxes. Once you send that to them they tell you that you need to send more money. They will keep doing this until you don't have anymore money to send. Email address that sent this file to me is

Attn: Email Account Holder,
Congratulations!! We happily announce to you the draw (#926) of the Euro-Millions, online Sweepstakes promotion held in London-United
Kingdom. Your active e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated ticket number: B7607545 4139 with reference number
EAAL/JA2C110P7 and Serial number UK5365/3, Batch number ZA87-2PY, drew the Lucky Numbers: 16 19 24 35 37 Lucky Stars 02 07. This
subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers as jackpot prize. You have therefore been allocated to claim a
total sum of £650,000.00 (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds) in cash is credited to Millionaire Raffle DSJ166259. This is from
A total cash prize of £3,900,000.00 Shared amongst the (6) lucky winners in "1st" category.
Draw 926, | Draw Machine: 11 | Ball set: 03 | Friday 05 August, 2016 | Lotto -Jackpot for this draw £20,140,295
No. of matches No. of winners £s per winner Prize fund
Match 5 + 1 Stars 3 £302,680.50 £302,680.50
Match 5 9 £33,631.10 £100,893.30
Match 4 + 2 Stars 59 £2,565.00 £46,170.00
Match 4 + 1 Stars 867 £152.70 £37,869.60
Match 4 1,571 £84.20 £41,426.40
Totals 2,098,972 £4,010,256.90
Additional information Jackpot winner(s) Lucky Dip winners Machine used for draw Ball set used
This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses in the World
Wide Web Draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website
collaboration with internet companies like eBay, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google whom also built their systems and based their membership
registration identity on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted email addresses from over 100,000 unions,
associations, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online. This Online
promotion takes place via virtual ticket balloting and it is done Bi-annually.
Please note that you’re lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our African booklet representative office in Johannesburg South Africa, as
indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your (£650,000.00) would be released to you by our payment department in South Africa.
Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details below.
1. Full Name:
2. Age:
3. Sex:
4. Address:
5. Occupation:
6. Email Address:
7. Country of origin:
8. Country of resident:
9. Telephone:
10. Fax Numbers:
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 choice you want to claim your prize. Precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program are in place.
Please be warned!!! To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide her with your winning email and details.
Euro-Million Lottery Fiduciary Agents:
(Mrs. Mary Hanks)
Foreign Service Manager (FSM)
#14 Rissik Street, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa…
Tel: +27 71 915 0387
Fax: +27 86 402 7590
"Please do not reply back to the senders address or the source email address, this notification is sent automatically via computer virtual notification
to winning email addresses and a response will not be attended by Human but computer" contact the fiduciary agents above "
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Dianne Thompson. Online co-coordinator.
Copyright (c) 1994-2016 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline.


I got this message as an attachment file called From Mrs.docx. I don't recommend you open any attachments from people you don't know but since it was a document file I figured I was safe. Plus I have really good antivirus programs.

From Mrs. Linah Mohohlo
The Governor of the Bank of Botswana.

My Dearest in Christ,
Firstly I would like to introduce myself; my name is Mrs. Linah Mohohlo from Botswana. I am the governor of the Bank of Botswana you can view the profile on the panel members at( ) and read about me.  Please I know this may come to you as a surprise, because you did not know me. I sincerely need your assistance discretely because of my high business associations, which is the reason why I write to you on a personal level and through divine direction. It is my desire to have a genuinely personal relationship with you.

I deposited the sum of USD$10.5M (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S.Dollars) with Finance/bank presently. These funds emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract which I executed with the Bank of Botswana. Though I am the person who approved this contract but I
honestly never knew at the time that it had been over invoiced. I am now afraid that the government of Botswana might start to investigate on contracts I awarded; presently this money is still with the bank here in South Africa. I suffer from cancer and recently my Doctor informed me that due to my poor health condition I would not be able to stay alive past the next three months due to the cancer. None the less what disturbs me mostly is the stroke I suffered. Having known my condition I decided to donate these funds to a church or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.
I want an individual person or church organization that will use the funds for churches, orphanages, research centers and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God ismaintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that gives, I took this decision because I have a child that will inherit this money but my son cannot carry out this work alone. I therefore decided to use some of the money to work for God and live some for my son to have
a better future. My only son is only just 15 year old now and having to grow up without a father he has a low maturity, hence the reason for me taking this bold decision to ask for your assistance. I am not afraid of death hence I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.
I would like you to understand that me contacting you is a divine direction from God; As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact information of the Finance/bank.Any delay in your reply
will give me room in sourcing for a church or Christian individual for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here and Please I will like you to contact me immediately you receive this mail so that I will instruct the Finance/bank to transfer this fund into your account.

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Mrs. Linah Mohohlo and only Son Favor. (
God’s favor is sufficient for me

Monday, August 15, 2016


Here is an email I received from This is one of those please help me scam emails. Once you reply to this email the scammer will ask you to wire money before they can send anything because you need to pay "taxes" on it. If you get one of these types of emails just delete it. Its a complete scam and no random person is going to email saying they will give you millions of dollars. This scammer wants this email to be a secret, well its no longer going to be.

Good Day My Beloved in Christ,

I Thank God almighty that I finally got you, let sincerity be our bond, my name is Mrs. Janet Ann, I am a dying woman who had decided to
donate what I have to you for the help of the poor people around you. I am 60 years old and was diagnosed of cancer about 2 years ago. I was
touched by the holy spirit to take this decision, rather than allow my greedy uncle to use my husband’s hard earned fund Ungodly, I will be
undergoing an operation in London to correct the damages coursed by the cancerous disease in my lungs, and I pray that I survive the

This money when added with my personal savings is around $17,250,000.00usd(seventeen million two hundred and fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only), I deposited it in one of the secured bank
in Turkey more  priority should be given to  the good work of the lord, especially the orphanage, the needy and to help the motherless.

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

I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to
others should in case I did not survive this major operation I am about to go through now, but all I need now is prayers.
If you are willing to handle this fund for the purpose mentioned above, get back to me with the below details to enable me prepare my
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN YOUR NAME as my next of kin and the rightful beneficiary to the fund.

Your full name...........
Your mobile number............
Your age.......................
Your sex...........................
Your identification proof....................
Your occupation...............................
Your country and city.......................

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality and trust in this matter to accomplish my heart desire, as I don't want anything that
will jeopardize my last wish.

God bless you.

Mrs.  Janet Ann

ShareASale Review

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Merchants can use this service as well. You can list your company on this website and then other people will promote your company's products/services on their blog or website. This is a great way to drive traffic and sales to your website. You can even choose whether or not to approve affiliates that request to promote your company.

If you interested in learning more about ShareASale visit their website at

MTurk Requesters

So I have been scrolling through some MTurk hits trying to find some good ones. The surveys available right now I don't qualify for or I have already completed so those are out. So I looked through the most available ones and I see a lot of these 1 cent hits. Now I don't have an issue with 1 cent hits if they go real quick (30 seconds max). However, I was looking through some of these and they are going to take 5+ minutes to do each!

These requesters need to understand that even though we are working from home and not using gas, we still need to be able to make some extra money. Some people use MTurk to eat and pay bills and there is no way they are going to do that with this little money. Now I know that some of these requesters offer bonuses for people who do tons of hits with them with very little errors. That's nice of them but to pay so little in the first place is a real punch in the face. I really wish that the requester who had us do the voice recordings which took 10 seconds for 5 cents each would come back!

So it looks like today is going to be a Humanatic day. Humanatic pays you to listen to recorded phone calls and mark them accordingly. This takes 30 second to do, maybe a little longer when you first join. If any of you would like to learn more about and join go to,

Friday, August 12, 2016

Employment Opportunity (Fake Job Scam)

So this right here is an email I got from a scammer just sending out emails to random people. This person is offering a "job" as a package manager. This involves being involved with criminal activities such as receiving stolen property and then re-boxing them and shipping them off to the scammers who are most likely overseas. You may need to pay yourself to ship these packages off to them with the "promise" that you will be reimbursed (which you never will be). They may send you money ahead of time and if the check isn't fake then consider yourself lucky. Instead of you wasting money and being arrested you will just be arrested for receiving stolen property and shipping it off to the thieves. If you receive an email like this, delete it. Email address listed as a reply to with this email was If you got this email its a very good chance that there's different email addresses associated with it.


Our company is happy to propose this new great vacancy of “Package Manager”.

This position is designed exclusively for caretakers. If you are able to be home from 9am through 5pm, this job is designed especially for you.

You will have to work with parcels. You will have to receive parcels, repack them and send them to the end addressee. This job is very simple and it is ideally suited for caretakers
, elderly and others who either work from home or are at home during daytime hours.
There will be no heavy packages. Most packages contain toys and clothes.

Enrollment requires no money. You will not have to spend any of your money making a living with us. All work-related expenses are on us.
To work for our company you will have to have a Internet ready computer
, a cellular phone and a printer to print necessary documents.

The amount of money you will be earning depends on the quantity of parcels you will be processing.
During the probationary period people which are employed by us make up to $150/week.

If you are interested, please contact us via email.

P.S. To qualify, all you have to do is to stay at home from 9am to 5pm. If you can’t fulfill this condition, this job is not for you.

Car Dealership Service Department

Unless your car is under warranty or has a problem that only a dealership can take care of DO NOT send it to the dealership for issues. First off most of the time you have to leave your car for a couple of days for something that can be taken care of in a few hours. Second of all the expense you will occur with taking your car to the dealership is 2 to 3 times the expense you would have at an honest garage. Third thing is plain and simple they lie.

I had a recall on my car and took it to the dealership to be done. After it was done they told me my car needed several things and would cost several hundred dollars to do this. I took it to my mechanic and it turned out this was total BS. They got me to come into the dealership for the recall and they wanted me to spend all kinds of money doing stuff that my car did not need. If this happens to you tell them you will have your regular mechanic look at your vehicle, don't agree to have these services done.

It seems to me that car dealerships feel like they have the right to keep your car and give you the slowest service possible. If a regular garage mechanic did this then they would be out of business real quick. Give it to a honest mechanic that can get your work done in a reasonable time. If you are looking for local mechanic check you can visit websites like to search for them and for reviews. You can also just ask around, the best places are sometimes found by word of mouth.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Here is an email that I received earlier this morning. The email body tells you to contact another email address that isn't a sent from or a reply to one. The from email address is hijacked from a legit company so I am not going to post that. However the reply-to email I suspect is the scammer and it is

Notification from GOOGLE TEAM


YOU Have been successfully selected among this year winners of the Google online Promotion. Your e-mail account has won the sum of €1000000 ( one million euros) we ran an online e-mail test, in which you ran your e-mail address was chosen among the 10 winners of the sum of €1000000 ( one million euros). You were chosen for using our Google services such as Google search engine, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Play Store e.t.c. The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, “no tickets were sold” but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 250,000 emails addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.This Award is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This Promotion is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

Your winning details are

*Code number: GUK / 3554749405GK
*Ticket No: GUK / 1008272745GK
*winning number: GUK / 99334353734GK

kindly click on this link in order for your winning document to be processed and your winnings remitted to you, you will have to fill and submit the form included in the link sent

For more information on how to begin your claims and how to receive your prize money, please contact our Google Payment Coordinator via Email:

Mr. David Drummond

Congratulations from the Google Team

CO Founder


Here's an email I found in my spam box from 2 days ago. The email addresses associated with this email are and a reply-to address of This is a typical lottery scam email aka 419 scam. If you reply to this they will tell you in order to get the money you must wire "taxes" or "fees" to someone via western union. Once they get your money they will keep asking for more and more until your completely broke. Then they will move onto the next victim. 

BMW Lottery Department
4011 20th Street E
Tacoma, WA 98424
United States Of America.

Dear Winner.

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2015 Model BMW 7 Series Car and a Check of $1.500, 000.00 United States Dollars from international programs held on the 1st section 2015/2016 in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected.

The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to claim your prize.

Officer in Charge
Name: Dr Edwin Thompson

Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW: 0011185003/25.

You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible: 

1. Name in full.
2. Address.
3. Nationality.
4. Age.
5. Occupation.
6. Phone/Fax.
7. Present Country.
8. Email address.
9. Pin code Number BMW:0011185003/25

10. Any Identity Card

Best Regards,

Mrs. Dominica Debbra.
The Director Promotions
Bmw Lottery Department
United States Of America

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Donation From Mr. Warren Buffet (419 Scam)

This is an email from a scammer that want you to send money to receive this donation. They usually call it "taxes" or "fees". The email address that this message came from is a legitimate professional email address from someone in education that has been hijacked by this scammer so I am not going to post this. Just know that if you receive this message it is a scam and just delete it.


My name is Warren E. Buffett an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. am the most successful investor in the world. I believe strongly in‘giving while living’ I had one idea that never changed in my mind ? that you should use your wealth to help people and i have decided to give {$1,500,000.00} One Million Five Hundred Thousand United Dollars, to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid.

Send your reply to ( ) to enable me give you more details about this Donation.

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Warren Buffett .

To God Be All The Glory.
Mr Warren Buffett Billionaire investor
E-MAIL Me Back ( )