Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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13.6.07

I AM THE MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT OF OUR BANK

MR. BUHARI TIJANI
THE MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY DEPT.
BANK OF AFRICA BOA
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA-FASO.

( READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP SECRET)

GREETING, AND HOW ARE YOU DOING? I HOPE FINE.PLEASE LET THIS MY MESSAGE DO NOT BE A SURPRISE TO YOU BECAUSE I GOT YOUR INFORMATION AND LAY TRUST IN YOU BEFORE I CONTACTED YOU.I AM THE MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT OF OUR BANK AND I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU OVER THIS FINANCIAL TRANSACTION WORTH THE SUM OF TWENTY TWO MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($22,300,000.00). THIS IS AN ABANDONED FUND THAT BELONGS TO THE ONE OF OUR BANK FOREIGN CUSTOMERS WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS COMPLETELY FAMILY ON 25TH OCT, 2002 IN A PLANE CRASH DISASTER.

I WAS VERY FORTUNE TO CAME ACROOS THE DECEASED FILE WHEN I WAS ARRANGING THE OLD AND ABANDONED CUSTOMERS FILES OF 2003-2004 IN OTHER TO SUBMIT TO THE BANK MANAGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY FOR DOCUMENTATION PURPOSES.IT IS CLEARLY STATED IN OUR BANKING FOREIGN POLICY AND SIGNED LAWFULLY THAT IF SUCH FUND REMAINS UNCLAIMED BY THE NEXT OF KIN TILL THE PERIOD OF SIX (6) YEARS STARTING FROM THE DATE WHEN THE BENEFICIARY DIED, THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS AN UNCLAIMED FUND.BESIDES, IT IS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE LAW GUIDING OUR BANK FOR A CITIZEN OF BURKINA FASO TO MAKE THE CLAIM OF THE FUND.

SO THE REQUEST OF YOU AS A FOREIGNER IS NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THE CLAIM AND TRANSFER OF THE FUND SMOOTHLY INTO YOUR RELIABLE BANK ACCOUNT AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED.WHEN THE FUND IS TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, FOURTY PERCENT (40%) WILL BE FOR YOU IN AN ASSISTANCE AND IN PROVISION OF THE BANK ACCOUNT, WHILE SIXTY PERCENT (60%) WILL BE FOR ME. IF YOU ARE REALLY SURE OF YOUR INTEGERITY, TRUSTWORTHY AND CONFIDENTIALITY, REPLY WITH YOUR CONTACT NECESSARY FOR THE TRANSFER AND CALL ME AS YOU SO THAT I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE STEPS TO FOLLOW IN ORDER TO FINALIZE THIS TRANSACTION IMMEDIATELY.I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY.

MY. REGARDS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,

MR. BUHARI TIJANI

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Another Scam from Africa

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Eurolottory Winner!?

CONFIRMATION FOR YOUR Email Ticket Number: TL4460/06/52!!!

DEAR WINNER,

Following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic Online Sweepstakes organized by the Eurolottory corporation, the Slide circular award and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.), held on the 1st of June, 2007, in Bruxelles, Belgium, Wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category, hence your email address was attracted to a cash award of 1,000,000.00 Dallars (One million Dallars only), We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information was released today the 12th of June 2007, with the following particulars attached to it.

(I) Award numbers: TL 41/53542
(ii) Email ticket numbers: TL4460/06/52
(iii) BATCH NUMBER: 45/093/91951/INL
(iv) The file REFERENCE NUMBER:: BE/47830/55/09
(v)Serial number:HL457/30/458
(vi)Lucky number:4-13-25-27-39
(vii)Prize Claim Number:NL.DE.BE.EU.32

Your Full Name & Telephone Number.
Note, all winning must be claim not later than 30TH of JUNE 2007.
Please contact the claim agents: FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
MR. STEVEN VAN PUTTE OF EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY AGENCY
CITY/ COUNTRY Bruxelles Belgium.
TEL: 0032-485-715-589
Email: infoeuromillion8@yahoo.de

Congratulations!!!
Sincerely,

Mrs. Kathleen Rudoulph

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WARNING: Another bogus email above.

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10.6.07

WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF $10 MILLION

FROM DR AHMED SALIF, BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.

DEAR FRIEND,

I AM THE MANAGER OF BILL AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF BANK OF AFRICA(B.O.A) HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA FASO. IN MY DEPARTMENT WE DISCOVERD AN ABANDONED SUM OF$10 MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS(TEN MILLION US DOLLARS IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGE TO ONE OF OUR FORIEGN CUSTOMER(MR ENGR. STEVEN MOORE, AUSTRALIA) WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN JULY 2000 IN A PLANE SINCE WE GOT THE INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH, WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND CLAIM HIS MONEY BECAUSE WE CANNOT RELEASE IT,UNLESS SOMEBODY APPPLIES FOR THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDLING AND LAW BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE LEARNT THAT HIS NEXT OF KIN DIED ALONG WITH HIM IN THE PLANE CRASH.

THE BANKER GUIDLINE HERE A RESPONSABLE PERSON, AND WHO THE BANK CAN INTROSSTED THIS TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND.THE RESQUEST OF FORIEGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN HIS BUSINESS IS OCCASSIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND A BURKINABLE CANNOT STAND AS NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.

I AGREE THAT 30% OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS A RESPECT TO THE PROVISION OF A FOREIGN ACCOUNT,10% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE BUSINESS AND 60% WOULD BE FOR ME, THEREAFTER, I WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE INDICATED THEREFORE, TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND TO YOU AS ARRANGED, YOU MUST APPLY FIRST TO THE BANK AS RELATION OR NEXT OF KIN OF THE DECEASED INDICATING YOUR BANK NAME, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND YOUR FAX NUMBER FOR EASY AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND LOCATION WHERE IN THE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED.

UPON RECEPIT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL SEND TO YOU BY FAX OR EMAIL THE TEXT OF APPLICATION.I WILL NOT FAIL TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THIS TRANSACTION IS HITCH-FREE AND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT ENTERTAIN ANY ATOM OF FEAR AS ALL REQUIRD ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE TRANSFER. YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER.

TRUSTING TO HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY.

YOUR's FAITHFULLY,

DR AHMED SALIF,

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Another Email Scam above.

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Be my Trustee and Manage my inherited fund...

Dear,

My name is Felix Lamine, I am 19 years old boy from Sierra Leone. I am writing you to request you to be my Trustee and Manage my inherited fund while I continue and complete my education in your country.

Please let me know your opinion regarding this offer so that I can detail you accordingly to enable you have access to the fund.

I am waiting to hear from you.

Best regard.

Felix Lamine.

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The email above is a scam.

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4.6.07

SHELL WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!

From: SHELL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Subject: SHELL WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!

SHELL WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!

We are pleased to inform you today 6th April 2007 of the result of the winners of the SHELL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on Friday the 30th March 2007. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United State Dollars), in cash credited to file XYL/26510460037/06. To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent:

Shell Award Department
Contact Name: Mr. Johnson Cole
Email: foreignremittance.department@yahoo.co.uk

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Yours Truly,

Mr. Michael David

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The above email is a scam.


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How Web Applications Are Attacked



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Mike Andrews is a senior consultant who specializes in software security and leads the web application security assessments and Ultimate Web Hacking classes for Foundstone.

ABSTRACT: It all started out as a place to share physics documents, but has grown into potentially mankind's largest and most complex creation. The World Wide Web is a lot of things - a soapbox for everyone, a giant shopping mall, an application platform, and unfortunately a hacker's playground.

As more applications get "web-ified" moving from the desktop or legacy systems onto the web, attackers follow the vulnerabilities. Without sophisticated tools or "1337 5x1llz", web applications are now the most attacked technology, with the majority of attacks categorized as "easily exploitable".

So, before your application is placed out into one of the most hostile environments, how do you stop your software from being "0wn3d" by the 14 year old in their blacked-out bedroom, or being used by a Russian crime cartel?

In this TechTalk, Mike Andrews will look at how web applications are attacked, walk through a testing framework for evaluating the security of an application and take some deep-dives into a few interesting and common vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited.

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3.6.07

Hey! I just won £1,000,000.00.

BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS UNITED KINGDOM.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcements today of Winners of the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS. Your company or personal e-mail address, is attached to a Ticket number 123-765-90, with a serial number 42243-98-01 drew the Lucky Winning Numbers 06-14-17-28-30-41.

You have therefore been awarded the total lump sum pay out of £1,000,000.00 credited to File Ref No: BCLP/ 24-FB-4234243/007UK.

You must contact the claims department by e-mail:

Name: Mr. Gray Anderson
E-mail: grayanderson_claimsdept@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: +447045713759.

Congratulations once again from all our staff for being a part of our Promotions program.

Mrs. Stacy Queens McLellan

The society lotteries are managed by Sisson Marketing International Limited, certified by the Gambling Commission ELM Certification 180/3/2.

© Charities Lottery 2007

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The email above is a scam.

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