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

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29.11.07

FROM THE DESK OF: MR. DANLANDI KARIM

Another Scam Below:
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FROM THE DESK OF:MR.DANLANDI KARIM,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A.)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO,
WEST AFRICA.
Dear Friend,

(PRIVATE/CONFIDENTIAL).
I am Danlandi Karim.the Manager in charge of Auditing section Bank of Africa(B.O.A.)Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso in West Africa. Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise. AS IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW, I GOT YOUR IMPRESSIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET SEARCH HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO. I FASTED AND PRAYED FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE I
CONTACT YOU TO BE MY PARTNER. I have decided to contact you on a project that will be very beneficial to both of us. During our auditing in this Bank,I came across some amount of money belonging to a deceased foreigner Mr.Andras Schranner died with his wife and their only daughter on July 31,2000 in a plane crash.The fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody from his relation before my discovery to this development. . The said amount is U.S $15.5.00(FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). I want you to know that I never master minded the death of the deceased fellow. Their death was occured Naturally. Please View this website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

FOR YOUR INFORMATION BEEN YOU NOT A TAIWANESE WILL NOT POSE ANY PROBLEM FOR THE SUCESSFUL TRANSFER ON THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. All the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the Bonafide next of kin to the deceased has been put in place and directives will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity. In this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request. Our Banking law stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after six years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin. I dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. Be assured this transaction is 100% risk free.
On conclusion of this Project, you will be entitled to 40% of the total sum as gratification,while 60% will be for me.Please you have been adviced to keep "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you. I will fly down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment will be discussed. On your acceptance to be my partner, please email for a brief discussion before we proceed. Please keep this proposal secret, even if you dont want to assist me. I look forward to receive your urgent reply.
Yours faithfully,
Mr.Danlandi Karim

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OPS Scam Watchers

13.11.07

YOUR E-MAIL JUST WON FOR YOU £1,350,000.00

Another scam--


11 G Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland.
P O Box 1010.


ATTENTION: YOUR E-MAIL JUST WON FOR YOU £1,350,000.00

We are pleased to inform you today 12 ,November, 2007 of the resultof
the
winners of the IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on
10
November 2007,ticketnumber:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02,
this are your lucky numbers:06, 17, 24, 26, 36, 44, Bonus 37, You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £1,350,000 (One
million, three hundred and fifty thousand, pounds sterling) in cash.

To file your claims contact our fiduciary agent for claims:

Mr Edward Brown
Email: williams_spencer007@hotmail.com
Tel: (+44)-7024066880
Tel: (+44) 701113 7597

Provide him with the information below:
1.Full Name:...................
2.Full Address:................
3.Marital Status:..............
4.Occupation:..................
5.Age:.........................
6.Sex:.........................
7.Nationality:.................
8.Country Of Residence:........
9.Telephone Number:............

Congratulations once more.
Sincerely,
Sir.kolyn parkins
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY
Sweepstakes

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OPS Scam Watchers

12.11.07

I am Barrister IDDRIS HASSANE IDDRIS...

Another scam below--


FROM:BARRISTER.IDDRIS HASSANE IDDRIS.
IDDRIS & IDDRIS ASSOCIATE.(NOTARY PUBLIC)

Dear Friend.
With great pleasure I am writing this proposal on behalf of my associates,I apologize for any inconveniences.But However, your address was secured through my search in the internet for a reliable and capable hand to handle a transaction of this magnitude. I obtained your profile from ICQ business website and became aware of your credibility and integrity. due to the sensitivity of this transaction and my commitment as anattorney.

I am Barrister IDDRIS HASSANE IDDRIS personal Attorney to William Barnes, a foreigner, Geologist by profession and The owner of cadbury manufacturing Company here in Burkina Faso, he died since 1999, in an EgyptAir Flight 990, on the 31st October along with other passengers on board. For your perusal,you can confirm this from the website below :-http://www.s-t.com/daily/11-99/11-02-99/d08ho174.htm
Before his death, he has a huge sum of $9,500.000.00 (nine million five hundred thousand USD) which no other person know about.Consequently the management team of the Central Bank (BCEAO),Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso,West Africa. has recently issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the investment deposits confiscated by the end of this quarter in their financial calendar of 2007.

The request of foreigner as next of Kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
This is why I have contacted you to render assistance in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client, before they will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by this Bank. As his personal Attorney, I am in possession of all legal documents, which shows the entire transaction between him and the bank of africa in relation to this fund deposit.

I want to first transfer $5,000.000.00 (nine million five hundred thousand USD) from this money into a safe account abroad, after which we will transfer the remaining (4.500M) but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here.
My constraint is to be able to source a foreign partiner who is honest and trustworthy individual, that will act as trustee and willing to assist me in this transaction, your share as compensation will be (35%) while (5%) for tax and other miscellaneous expenses.
This transaction is 100% risk free provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality.I guarantee you that the entire transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law, as all documents that will be required by the Bank Of Africa.

My intention of writing you through email is because I believe it is very confidential.Hoping that you will understand and assist effectively for the success of this transaction and looking forward to hear from you.
Though this approach appears desperate, I can assure you that whatever questions you would need to ask or any other thing you will need to know regarding this proposal will be adequately answered to give you a clearer understanding of it, so as to arrive at a successful conclusion.

N.B: Please reply me on my private email address:
iddris_hassane01@myway.com

Best Regards,
Barrister IDDRIS HASSANE IDDRIS (esq)
Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso.

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OPS Scam Watchers

6.11.07

Eurolottory

Another scam below--
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From: euro_mill_notice67@voila.fr
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 18:48:35 +0100 (CET)
Subject: CONFIRMATION ON Email Ticket Number:FDH/33/16/14/22.

CONFIRMATION ON Email Ticket Number:FDH/33/16/14/22.

DEAR WINNER,

Following official publication 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 26th of October, 2007,in Brussels 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 (One million United States Dollars), 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 verificat ion, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.

It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.
The file REFERENCE NUMBER:: TL/47830/96/06
Batch number:PGK/55/29/58
Lucky number:40-3-15-7-39
Seril Number:2314521MK
Email Ticket Number:FDH/33/16/14/22
Your Full Name & Telephone Number.
Note, all winning must be claimed not later than 29th of November 2007 Please contact the claim agents: FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
Contact Person: Garry Jenkins
TEL: +32-484-664.381 or +1132-484-664.381
E-mail: euromillioninfo5@netscape.net
Congratulations!!!
Sincerely.
Luciana Bellavia
Promotions Coordinator
Contact Person: Garry Jenkins
TEL: +32-484-664.381 or +1132-484-664.381
E-mail: euromillioninfo5@netscape.net

OPS Scam Watch

3.11.07

IRISH LOTTERY BOARD

Another scam below-------------------------------------------------------------------

REFERENCE NUMBER:UK/9420X2/68
Batch Number: 074/05/ZY369
PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
60 Merriman Road Blackheath London SE3 8RZ England.

BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of £1,350,000(One million, three hundred and fifty thousand, pounds sterling) held on the wednesday 24 oct 2007 The selection process was carried out through random selection in ourcomputerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were selected. your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in thecategory \\\"A\\\" with the following winning information:

To file for your claim, please contact the processing agent;

Mr. Benard Wolds,
Email: irish_customerdept01@hotmail.com
Tel :+44 70457 36906
Tel :( +44)-7045726069

Claims Requirements:
Full Legal Name:...
Age:.........................
Gender:..................
Occupation:...........
phone:...................
Address:................
Country:...............

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Lewis Braxton,
Executive (International Sweepstakes).
IRISH LOTTERY BOARD

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OPS scam watch...

2.11.07

Grameen Foundation

Another scam below------------------------------------------------------------------

Grameen Foundation Winners G-007-6747, F-007-56


Grameen Foundation
50 F Street NW , 8th Floor
Washington , DC 20001
USA


Attention: Recipient,

Grameen Foundation would like to notify you that you have been chosen
by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of our 10
years anniversary Grant/Donation cash aid of US$600,000.00 (Six
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from
the Grameen Foundation.

Grameen Foundation's mission is to empower the world's poorest people
to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to
financial services and to information.

With tiny loans, financial services and technology, we help the poor,
mostly women, men and young people start self-sustaining businesses to
escape poverty.

Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of
Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our global network of microfinance
partners reaches over 3.6 million families in 22 countries.

How ever you will have to fill and submit the below form to the office
Annex in London for verification & direction on how you can claim your
fund.

Note that this Grant is non-refundable as it gained sponsorship from
United Nation Organization (UNO), Economic Community of West African
States (ECOWAS), European Union Government (EU) to mark our 10 years
anniversary in United Kingdom .

You are to contact our office annex in London for the processing of
your tiny loan as this will ensure efficiency in our services.

Meanwhile you will be given your loan pin number and payment-release-
order-form, which you will use in collecting the funds. Please
endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (G-007-6747, F-007-56) in
all discussions.

Name:..............................
Sex:...............................
Occupation:.......................
Country:............................
Phone:.............................

CONTACT DETIALS BELOW:
CONTACT NAME: Mr. Ken Fox.
EMAIL: grameenfoundation26@yahoo.com

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Jennifer Bowen
(Foundation officer)

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