Thursday, March 31, 2016

You have won 1,000,000 Pounds (419 Scam)

I received this as an attachment from a Mrs. Susan Davies. It was just a .doc file so I figured it was safe, plus I have a good antivirus program installed. In it was a document that was meant to look official with what looks like a watermark in the background and a signature. Here is what the text of this document said.

2016 MICROSOFT YAHOO ANNIVERSARY AWARD NOTIFICATION                            
 This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million British Pounds (£1,000,000.00) for 2016Prize promotion which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & WINDOWS LIVE, MSN this 2016, YAHOO and MICRO SOFT collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.                                                      
                                                      PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM.

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. The Prize Award must be claimed no later than 28th days, from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. Stated below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: MFI/16/APA-43657, REFERENCE NUMBER: 2016234522, PIN:  1208 WINNING NUMBER: 04 11 18 28 41 44 And Bonus 08, These numbers fall within the Johannesburg Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
NAME: MR. DAVID SOLOMON
E-Mail:  davidsolomond@hotmail.com
TEL: + 27 73 073 5666.
Fax:  + 27 86 560 1778.

You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.

1. Full Name ………………………………..
2. Country     …………………………………
3. Contact Address………………………….    
4. Cell Number ……………………………….
5. Tel Number………………Fax Number………….
6.  Sex: …………………..Age……………..
7. Occupation ……………………………
8. Marital Status ……………………….
9. Alternative email address…………………..
                                                                              Congratulations!! Once again.
 Yours in service,                              
 

Dr. Susan Davies (coordinator)
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned!!!!!

Here is a screenshot of what the actual document looked like.



You have been scammed (419 Scam)

I love the subject line on this email. These scammers are now pretending that you will get money for being scammed. Of course when you contact them they will eventually mention a fee to get your money. That's when the classic 419 scam takes place. 


FROM THE UNITED NATIONS POLICE (UNPOL)
REGARDING RECOVERY OF YOUR LOST MONEY.
 
Attn: Fund beneficiary
 
We hereby inform you that the Scotland Yard Police, Interpol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) United States of America, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria and all the African Crime fighter leaders have come together to stop scam/internet fraud in Nigeria and all round Africa. We have recovered over US$2.6 Billion United State Dollars from the people we have behind bars.
 
Listed below are the name of fraudsters and banks behind the non release of your funds.
 
1) Sanusi Lamido
2) Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
2) Micheal Edward
3) Chief Joseph Sanusi
3) Dr Godwin Emefiele
4) Mrs. Sherry Williams
5) Robert S. Mueller, III
6) Barrister David Scott
7) Mr. James B. Comey Jr
8 ) Barrister Ucheuzo Williams
9) Dr. Patrick Aziza Deputy Governor - Policy / Board Member
10) Mr. Dan Rochas (I.M.F)
11) Mrs. Tanner Williams
12) Mr Wilson Norman
13) Dr. Godwin Oboh: Director Union Bank Of Nigeria.
14) Mr. John Collins: Global Diplomat Director.
15) Foreign fund diplomatic courier
16) Mrs. Jennifer Saldana
17) Mr Jim Ovia: Zenith Bank Plc In Nigeria
 
Our duty is to make sure we stop internet scam and money laundering. As for today we have put a lot of fraudsters in jail. We go all over Africa to pick this internet rats, We have over 8,273 of them in our jail around Africa and we are still looking for more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived mostly Americans and lost their hard earn money to these fraudsters after promising them percentages in their letters/e-mails for their impending help to move funds out Africa, Europe, Asia and America including fake lottery winning notification and at the end of the day, they will collect thousands of dollars from you without a successful end. It was agreed that to retain the good image of our country and the rest of the countries, all the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves will be compensated with just US$5,000,000,00 (Five Million United State Dollars).
 
As a result of this development, verification conducted by credit department in conjunction with the Debt Verification Panel on your contract/inheritance fund, your file has been endorsed for immediate payment awaiting your confirmations. Meanwhile, three men came to my office few days ago with a letter, claiming to be your true representative. They were two CANADIANS and a BRITISH BARRISTER and they introduced themselves as Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Roland Gulf and the Barrister's name David Hayfield.
 
Below is the account information they presented to my office for the payment to be made.
 
BANK NAME: BANK OF AMERICA
BENEFICIARY OF THE ACCOUNT: MR.ROLAND GULF BANK ACCOUNT: 250880939815 SWIFT CODE: USBKUS44IMT ACCOUNT ROUTING NUMBER: 104000029
 
As the Finance Director of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release your Funds to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first. Due to the Nature of my job, I would not want to make any mistake in releasing your Funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognized Beneficiary to these Funds. Please we would like you to confirm to this office immediately if these men are truly from you or not, so that our bank will not be held responsible for paying into wrong account.
 
You are also requested to fill and forward the information below for verification purposes so that your fund valued US$5,000,000,00 (Five Million United State Dollars) will be remitted into your nominated bank account or through ATM Master Card payment. Your payment has been scheduled for payment into the account which you will reconfirm to us in your next mail or via ATM CARD delivery to your address to avoid mistake during the transfer of your funds or your ATM Delivery.
 
FULL NAME:
YOUR ADDRESS:
BANK NAME :
ACCOUNT NO. :
ACCOUNT NAME :
BANK ADDRESS :
BANK PHONE:
 
As soon as we receive the above requested information, we will proceed with the formalities of remitting your funds into your bank account/ ATM Delivery. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of this fund might have caused you. We are waiting for your urgent response in regards to this notification.
 
Making the world a better place!
kind regards,
GOD BLESS US.
REGARDS.
Mrs. Sonia Dill
Finance Director
Email: finance.deptoffice@yahoo.com

Monday, March 21, 2016

419 Scam

HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD.
MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS: kmrs.lindiwe@outlook.com

I AM MRS. LINDIWE   KUMBUKANI FROM REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, BORN IN THE STATE OF OHIO USA. I AM LEGALLY MARRIED TO MR. KUMBUKANI, 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 1984, 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,
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/dpps/news/dpgoh-woman-donates-secret-millions-upon-her-death-fc-20100305_6410207 \http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8o-e-iLsUM
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, Reply me through this email: kmrs.lindiwe@outlook.com

MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, PLEASE FURTHER DISCUSSION CONTACT ME WITH MY EMAIL ADDRESS:
 
I AWAIT URGENT REPLY: kmrs.lindiwe@outlook.com

REMAINS BLESSED
MRS. LINDIWE   KUMBUKANI

Friday, March 18, 2016

419 Scam

So I just received this email. This entire message was in the subject section of the email. This person obviously wanted to avoid spam detectors by doing this. Kinda lame though. This is one of the shittier looking scam emails I have seen. I doubt anyone will fall for this.

£1.5 Million Pounds Has Been Granted To You as donation click http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19254228 send name add And phone No Contact Us On Bayford101@cableone.net

As you can see they are using some news story to pretend to be associated with winning 148 million pounds.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

ATP Payment! (419 Scam)

Hello,

We write to inform you officially that the Board of Directors of the Debt Reconciliation Committee, in conjunction with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Finance and The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the scam victims with the sum of $980,000.00, and your e-mail address was found in the scam victim's list. The IMF office has mandated ministry of finance to transfer your compensation to you via ATM CARD which will cost you only mailing fees of $120 .In line with the above directives, We need your information as where we will send the ATM card.

Receiver's Full Names:
Residential Address:
Country:
Phone number:
Your Age:
Your Sex:
Your Occupation

Note that your payment file will be returned to the (IMF) within a maximum of seven (7) days if we did not hear from you. This was the instruction given to us by the (IMF).
Please get back to me through this Email address;nguahuno@yahoo.com.ph

Thanks,

Mr. Ngua Huno

Monday, March 14, 2016

NH ACTUAL Penalties for Possession of Weed

I am a strong supporter for marijuana legalization. NH is the only New England state that doesn't have marijuana being decriminalized on the law books. What people fail to realize though is the NH marijuana law on the books is old and outdated by far. NO ONE who gets caught with a small amount of weed is going to get a $2000 fine and a year in jail. Hell, I know people who were caught dealing and ended up getting a class A misdemeanor (on the books its a felony) with a $620 ($500 plus 24% penalty assessment) fine and a 20 day jail sentence. Even someone who went through their trial for several counts of dealing got a 1 year jail sentence when they could have gotten 20+ years.

In the state of NH cops don't give a damn about the stuff. Cops in this state will not pursue it unless you put it in their face. If you blow smoke in a cops face then chances are good they will arrest you. If your driving around smoking it and your caught they will arrest you. If you do it discreetly or in your own home or a friends house its almost a 100% chance you will never be caught. Hell I know people who have been caught with it and the cops either just take it away or make them dump it out on the side of the road. Every year on 4/20 people gather at the statehouse to light up and no one has ever been bothered.

Even if you are arrested for possession of marijuana if you plead guilty and have no priors its a $350 fine and a violation offense, this means not criminal. If you want to take it to court and your found guilty it will be a $350 fine and a class B misdemeanor (no jail time) for your first offense. After that its a $500 fine. Even if your arrested and charged with a class A misdemeanor for possession it will be reduced once it hits court.

If your stupid enough to be caught with it 20 times then you will be looking at a class A misdemeanor but that's your own fault. In many states if your caught with it several times you'll be looking at a felony and a mandatory minimum sentence. NH does not have MMS for marijuana so the judges can use their discretion and most judges in this state are very fair. They really don't want to put away people for such a low level crime.

Yes decriminalization would be good on the books in this state and lets see if the senate will be able to pass the current bill that has just passed the house (again). But its not something that is live or die like these marijuana reform groups are making it out to be. Most of these groups the people don't even live in NH and have no idea how our court system works. The ones that do live in NH and say that are just full of shit and they want to scare people.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Amazon Mechanical Turk aka MTurk

Over the years I have done reviews on Humanatic, ClixSense, MTurk, and many other work at home opportunities. I would like to share with you the 1 work at home pay per task opportunity that I am sticking with and that is MTurk by Amazon. MTurk is a pay per task website that allows you to complete tasks such as transcribing, data entry, surveys, research, and much more. You are paid per task that you do and the pay can range from 1 cent all the way up to over $100. This is all depending on the difficulty and the time it will take.

The tasks that I do are the research ones and the surveys. These usually pay at least $1 a task and only take a few minutes to do. Usually with the surveys you can only do 1 of them and that is it. The researching and data entry tasks you can do multiple hits. Hits refers to the number of tasks that are available for each assignment. For each hit you successfully complete you are paid for.

MTurk has 2 options of getting paid. The first one is through a gift card. If you choose this option your money will be added to your Amazon account (which is what you use to log into MTurk) instantly and then you can use it to buy anything available on Amazon.com. The second option is having the money transferred into your bank account. You need to have a minimum of just $1 to transfer the money into your bank account. You can do this at anytime and it takes a few days to show up in your bank account.

If you want to sign up visit www.mturk.com. You will need to enter your tax information so it can be verified. This is an independent contractor position where you can work as little or as much as you want. I really enjoy MTurk and a lot of other people enjoy it as well. Its a good way to make some money to pay bills or even extra spending cash.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fake Publishers Clearing House Email

Dear E-mail User

This is to inform you that you have won prize money of One Million United States Dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD) for the month of March 2016 Lottery promotion which is organized by PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE In conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS.

This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows. Hence we do believe with your winnings prize it will give you and many other people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Note that we collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo/Aol and various Microsoft window users, we only select FOUR people every year as our winners beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites or a shop's cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from.

We congratulate you for being one of the FOUR persons selected you are to contact the events manager for claim these are your identification Numbers

Winnings Number: 7-1-4-8-7-3
Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75

However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager contact email: infvv@outlook.com

1. Full Name
2. House Address
3. Occupation
4. Sex
5. Age
6. Direct Phone Number
7. State
8. Country
9. Email
10. Have You Won Before? (Yes/NO)

Contact Publishers Remittance Department Name Mr. Ken Moore E-mail: infvv@outlook.com    

Yours Sincerely,
Publishers Service Terms
All Right Reserved Terms of Service-Guideline

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

USAA Phishing E-Mails

I have been receiving several emails claiming to be from USAA trying to get me to enter my account information for various reasons. One email said that its because of technical difficulties. Another email said that I have new documents available for view. Another one said that my online banking access is restricted.

All of these emails are fake first off because I do not have an account with them. Another reason is because if you look at the link it wants to take you to is not to the USAA website. Also, these emails either don't address me at all or say Dear User. Legit emails from companies will normally address you by your name. Be on the lookout for these as they seem to be sending out a bunch of these fake emails. Here is an example of one that I received. I took out the links of course.

Another IP address may have logged in your usaa.com. Log on to update and secure.


LOG ON


No action is necessary unless this activity occurred without your knowledge or permission. Please call 1-800-759-8733 to report unauthorized changes.
To learn how USAA protects your information, visit our Security Center on usaa.com. We value your business and are committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe and secure.
Thank you,
USAA