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

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30.12.08

Another Scam: "I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate..."

Dearest One,

I am glad to write given the opportunity now. Hope you are fine. Mine is boring here.
Sorry for delaying my reply.I thank God for you.Your message was a bit relief for me. May God protect you for me.

In this camp we are only allowed to go out from the camp only on Mondays and Fridays of the weeks.Its just like one staying in the prison and I hope by Gods grace I and with your help will come out here soon.I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all our relatives ran away in the middle of the war.

The only person I have now is Rev. Steven Adams who is the Reverend Minister in charge of the church in this camp ( CHRIST DE SAVIOR MISSION).The pastors e-mail address is (revstevenadams1@yahoo.com)

He has been very nice to me since I came here but I am not living with him rather I am living in the women's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women.The Pastors Tel number is (00221-777339829) Feel free to call me through his number. If you call, tell him that you want to speak with me, he will send for me in the hostel.

As a refugee here I don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.

Please listen to this,I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in London which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $5.3m(Five Million three Hundred Thousand US Dollars).

So I will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it I can travel to meet you and live there with you. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me.

So in the light of above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember I am giving you all these information due to the trust I deposed on you.I like honest, understanding and God fearing people,truthful and a man of vision, and hardworking.

My favorite language is English. Meanwhile I will like you to call me like I said I have a lot to tell you.

Have a nice day and think about me.

Awaiting to hear from you soonest

Thanks and remain blessed

Yours in love,

Safiu

Online Parent Support

Another Scam: Chase Bank

Dear Chase Online customer,


During our regualry scheduled accounts maintenance and verification procedures,
we have detected a slight error regarding your Chase Online Account.

This might be due to one of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information (i.e. address changing)
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
4. Multiple failed logins in your personal account.
3. An inabillity to accurately verify your selected option of payment due
to an internal error within our system.

Please update and verify your information by clicking the following link:

Continue To Chase Online Update Form

*If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be restricted.

Thank you,
Chase Online , Billing Department.

Online Parent Support

29.12.08

Another Scam: "I am Miss SAFIU WANGA..."


My dear

How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site.I am Miss SAFIU WANGA Age 22 ft 5/6 wt 59.I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA from Sudan in Africa,who died as a result of the war in my country .My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of Wanga minerals (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning.

But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country,(Dakar) the capital of (Senegal) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee.

Meanwhile,I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!.

I will like to know what you do for a living,remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time.Here is one of my pictures i came here with,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!

from my heart .

Safiu

Online Parent Support

6.12.08

Another Scam: "Urgent Business Proposal"

Greetings!

Hang-Seng-URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL......

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because
you do not know me, Please forgive this unusual manner to contact you, but
this particular letter/email is of exceptional and very private nature,as by
virtue of my vantage position in Hang Seng Bank Ltd -Hong Kong i have a
lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you.There is no
way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty
to write and reach out to you,TRUSTING that you will give this proposal a
positive consideration.

I am Mr.P. Lee a South Korean,54 years old and happily married with
children, and i am a Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd,in charge of the
International Remittance department.I will need you to assist me in
executing a business project from our bank worth US$25.5 Million.These funds
were deposited with our bank by a customer of our bank who is a
national{citizen} of your country,who unfortunately died in the December
2004 Asia Tsunami disaster .

For more on this natural disaster click on these links:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4530000/newsid_4537600/4537601.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4381395.stm

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/international/worldspecial4/30quake.html?
_r=1&scp=10&sq=2004%20tsunami&st=cse&oref=slogin

http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/andaman-us.htm

The deceased account has been declared dormants since 2006 and these funds
will be confiscated/declared unserviceable and turned over to the Hong Kong
government if the deceased business associates or next-of-kin did not claim
this money;since all efforts to trace any living relative of the deceased
proved abortive,i have decided that i will have you claim this money as the
deceased business associate/or next-of-kin,since you are from the same
country and perhaps have some similarities in certain areas.Everything
concerning this transaction shall be LEGALLY done without hitch,as i was
the deceased account Officer and all the relevant documents of this deposit
were kept under my care.

Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning
this issue,as i hope that you are a sincere,honest,matured person and above
all TRUSTWORTHY.Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your
account, we shall share it in a ratio of 30% for you,65% for me and my
assocaites in the bank and the reminder 5% to take care of contingencies.

I will prefer you reach me on my private email address
below:{ptchunglee@aim.com) and finally after that I shall furnish you with
more information about this operation.I am counting on your anticipated
co-operation for a successful and hitch free business transaction between
us,that will be mutually beneficial,for a start oblige me these
information:-

1.Your Full name{s}:-

2.Current contact address:-

3.Your present Occupation:-

4.Your age:-

5.Contact phone numbers{Office and Mobile{cell}:-

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hurt me
because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this
venture.Although nothing ventured is nothing gained,as it is said,the taste
of the pudding is in the eating,do give this proposal SERIOUS AND POSITIVE
CONSIDERATION.

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mr.Pt. Lee
Hang Seng Bank Limited
Hong Kong.{Asia}
www.hangseng.com
Tel/Fax:-852-3017 6607

Email:-ptchunglee@aim.com ////// ptchunglee@aim.com

PS:---PLEASE SEND YOUR REPLY TO US STRICTLY THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR
SECURITY/PRIVACY REASONS:---ptchunglee@aim.com

Online Parent Support

17.10.08

Another Scam: Business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account...

FROM: MR. GARUBA BUHAR
AUDITING / ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR
BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)
BURKINA-FASO WEST AFRICA.

My dear I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of
money from a deceased account. ThoughI know that a transaction of this magnitude
will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be
well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you
due to the urgency of this transaction.

PROPOSITION! I discovered an abandant sum of $11.2M(Five Million Two Hundred
thousand United states Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign
customers MR ANDREAS SCHRANNER who died along with his entire family web site :
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm). Since his death, none of his
next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir.
I cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the
next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.

Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin
to the deceasedas all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for the
funds $11.2M(Five Million Two Hundred thousand United states Dollars) to be
released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to
note that I have secured from the probate an order of madamus to locate any of
deceased beneficiaries.

Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of my mutual
business endeavour by
furnishing me with the following;
1. Your Full Names and Address.
2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers.

These requirements will enable me file a letter of claim to the appropriate
departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be
made. I shall be compensating you with $2.2 Million Dollars on final conclusion of
this project, while the rest $3 Million shall be for me.

Your share stays with you while the rest shall be for me for investment purposes
in your country. If this proposalis acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage
of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your urgent email.

Regards,
Mr. Garuba

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10.10.08

This transaction is genuine...

My name is Mr. David Coleman, credit unit officer, HSBC Paris France ,24 Rue
de champs elysee 75001 . this is to bring to your notice that this office has
received your payment coordinates from the Financial institutions within the
African sub-region and a notification from HSBC bank London, no. 8 Canada
square, London, we have thoroughly scrutinised and verified the
payment process
and found out that you have met all the statutory requirements for effective
remittance of your payment.

Quite frankly, we are amazed that despite this, your payment has remained
unclaimed, I have decided to look into this payment procedure with a view to
ascertaining the reason for the non-payment of this contract, Please
understand
that I am doing this only in my magnanimity to assist you achieve this
protracted payment difficulty.

However, if you are not interested in claiming this money any longer, do keep
this to yourself as I would not want you to disclose this as I am still in
active service here in the bank, this explains why I am using my private email
address. This bank has resolved that the best alternative to adopt is
to upload
your payment into an ATM visa card as this has shown to be very effective and
cheaper to process, you will therefore receive this fund through this process,
at the end of the exercise, this card will be sent to your nominated address
via courier company, a tracking number will be sent to you alongside
the airway
bill.

There are scam related activities all over the place, please note that the
essence of enclosing my ID is to demonstrate that this transaction is genuine

I look forward to hearing from you.Thanks.

Mr. David Coleman
Credtit unit officer
HSBC bank Paris France ,
24 Rue de champs elysee
75001 Paris
Email: david_coleman2008@live.com
Phone Tel: +447023011858
+23-480-53273991
0033 637835319

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6.10.08

l discovered the sum of Twenty Two million and five hundred thousand United States Dollars (USD22.5M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank...

(PRIVATE/CONFIDENTIAL)
FROM THE DESK OF DR ADAD AMAD .
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA.
OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA FASO.

TOP SECRET

Dear Friend,

I am Dr Adad Amad . the bill and exchange manager at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA.

I got your contact from the internet ,while seaching for an honest and trust worthy person, who will assist me to implement this transfer.

l discovered the sum of Twenty Two million and five hundred thousand United States Dollars (USD22.5M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank. The fund has been lying in a suspence account without anybody coming to put claim over the money since the account owner late Mr Salla khatif from Lebanese , who was involved in the December 25th 2003 Benin plane crash. Here is the air crash website on cnn = http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html
The said fund is now ready for transfer to a foriegn account whose owner will be portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer of the bank.

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next if kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidlines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I therefore soliciting for your assistance to come forward as the next of kin.

I have agreed that 40% of this money will be for you as the beneficiary in respect of the provision of your Account and services rendered, 55% would be for me while 5% will be for expencses incured during the cause of thIS transaction If the money is transferred to your Account from BANK OF AFRICA, I and my family in this transaction will proceed immediately to your country for our own share of the money.

I expect you to keep this business strictly confidential and secret as you may wish to know that I am Bank official and please do not forget to send the following information to me for easy contact,
Your Full name.....
Your address.......
Your phone no......
Your occupation....
Your age...........
Your Sex...........

Be rest assured that this business is 100% risk free on both side and every arrangement to transfer this money to the Account you are going to provide have been concluded provided we maintain the confidentiality and secreceirity involved. Contact me on my email address I am looking forward for your prompt response.
Yours faithfully,

Dr Adad Amad .

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4.10.08

Another Scam: Citibank

Citibank Online Service

show details Oct 3 (1 day ago)
Reply

Important Information Regarding Your Citibank Credit Card

Dear CitiBank Client ,

This is your official notification that the service(s) listed below
will be deactivated and deleted if not renewed immediately.
Previous notifications have been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to this account.
As the Primary Contact, you must renew the service(s) listed below.

SERVICE: CITIBANK CREDIT CARD
Expiration: October 03 , 2008

To renew your Online Banking Services click on the following link:

http://ccfs-rpn.com/citibank_service/ID810/renew_CC.php

- Go to Account Login
- Update/Verify Your Information

Note: We will be upgrading our SSL EncryptedServer to prevent fraudulent activity.
© 2008 Citigroup . All rights reserved.

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29.9.08

Another Scam: Bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina-faso

FROM: DR.Zombre Immanuel
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
BANK OF AFRICA. (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO
Telephone 00226 7048-0622

Dear friend,
(TOP SECRET)
I am Dr.Zombre Immanuel ,the director in charge of auditing and accounting section Bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina-faso in West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.

At the bank's last accounts/auditing evaluations, my staff came across an old account which was being maintained by a foreign client who we learnt was among the deceased passengers of a motor accident on November,2003 and the deceased has been unable to run his account since his death. The account has remained dormant without the knowledge of his family since it was put in a safe deposit account in the bank for future investment by the beneficiary.

Although personally,I keep this information secret within myself and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was U.S $19.3M (ninetheen million three hundred United States dollars). As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through the Bukinab chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here in Ouaga. Burkina-faso.

Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I have decided the sharing as follows:I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to {39%}being (US$7,527,000.00)will be your share in respect of the account provision and your assistance rendered during the transfer of the fund into your bank account,{ 52% } being (US$10,036,000.00) will be my share being the codinator and the pillar of the transaction while the rest { 9% } being (US$1,737,000.00) will be shared to the respectable Organisations Centers such as Charity Organisation, Motherless Babies homes, and helpless disabled people in the World.

I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you.

And i want you to assure me solemnly that you are a trsutwothy,reliable,honest and capable to avoid cheating me in this business.If you are really sure of your integerity, Reply through my private email
( zombreimmanuel1000@yahoo.com ) immediatelly you receive this mail for more detailed information on how to process the transfer of the fund into your account will be.Am looking forward hearing from you.
I look forward to receive your phone number and email so that I get back to you.
Yours faithfully,
Dr.Zombre Immanuel

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18.9.08

The floating sum of US$15,000,000...

FROM DR.SHAKE WADRAGO,

ATTN: FRIEND,
A CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL TREAT AS URGENT

Good day and compliment of the season.I deem it vital to contact you for a
business proposal based on my position as the accountant General of the bank of
Africa Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso .

During my QUATTERLY AUDITING/ACCOUNTING ,I discovered in a DOMICILIARY ACCOUNT
favouring a foreign customer , the floating sum of US$15,000,000 (fifteen million
Us dollars).

During my investigations on the abandoned sum, I discovered the owner as a GERMAN
citizen named Mr.ANDREAS SCHRANNER who died in a plane crash with his entire
family and subsequently there is no next of kin to his account .Visit the web-
site as posted dated . http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

Based on these factual statements, plus the available facts and figures in the
bank archive ,we stand on a vantage point to putting up a claim on the fund.
This providential mission is hinged on the fact that, it is only a foreigner that
can successfully claim this fund since the late depositor was a foreigner
himself.

What you are required to do implicitly is to put up an application to the bank as
his nominated next of kin by his extended family in GERMANY which is a workable
approach because you will stand by the power of such nomination as his cousin
resident in where you are today to claim this fund into your account for both of
us.

Any question, information that may Be required by the bank during the process of
the reclamation will be forwarded to you on demand as to ensure that this venture
is successful. It is highly confidential and risk free by virtue of my position as
an insider in the bank.

Finally, I shall give you 30% in respect of your assistance to get transferred
this fund into your account oversea.I will release to you a detailed information
covering the abandoned fund on your urgent reply.

DR SHAKE WADRAGO

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16.9.08

I have a lucrative business proposal...

FROM: MR. Patrick K. W. Chan
(Executive Director & Chief financial Officer)
Hang Seng Bank Limited
83 Des Voeux Road, Central
Hong Kong SAR

FOR YOUR SPECIAL ATTENTION

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because
you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual
interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone
who suits my proposed business relationship.

I am Mr. Patrick K. W. Chan Executive Director & Chief financial Officer of
Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business suggestion for you. I will
need you to assist me in executing a business project from Hong Kong to your
country. It involves the transfer of a large sum of money. Everything
concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please
endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account, we
shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us

I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below
(kwchan_patrick@yahoo.com.hk or patrickchanhsb@gmail.com) and finally after
that I shall furnish you with more information's about this operation.

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hunt me
because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this
venture. Although nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Patrick K. W.Chan

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14.9.08

Another Scam: Chase

Dear Chase Online customer,


During our regualry scheduled accounts maintenance and verification procedures,
we have detected a slight error regarding your Chase Online Account.

This might be due to one of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information (i.e. address changing)
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
4. Multiple failed logins in your personal account.
3. An inabillity to accurately verify your selected option of payment due
to an internal error within our system.

Please update and verify your information by clicking the following link:

Continue To Chase Online Update Form

*If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be restricted.

Thank you,
Chase Online , Billing Department.

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4.9.08

Your help will be appreciated with 20% of the total sum (US$6,400,000)...

From the desk of Roy Smith

Client Service Manager Capital Trust Bank Lagos

Nigeria desk.

Dear Partner,

I will like to solicit your help in a business proposition, which is by nature very confidential and a Top Secret. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one worried and apprehensive but I am assuring you not to worry, as all will be well at the end of this endeavor.

I am Mr. Roy Smith, Client Service Manager of Capital Trust Bank Plc Lagos Nigeria, My partners and I have decided to seek your help in transfer of some amount of money requiring maximum confidence from my bank. A foreigner, Late Dr. Edward who was an oil merchant and contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria until his death onboard the ill fated Kenyan Airways bus {A310300} was our customer here at Capital Trust Bank and had a balance of US$32 million which the bank now expects his next of kin to claim as the beneficiary.

So far, valuable efforts has been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known relatives more because he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank and he has no known relatives. Due to this development our management and the board of directors are making arrangements for the funds to be declared unclaimed, and subsequently paid into the federal government purse. Usually, funds of this nature end up in the greedy pockets of some politicians due to our corrupt society.

To avert this negative development my colleagues and I have decided to look for a reputable person to act as the next of kin to late Dr. Edward so that the funds could be processed and released into his account, which is where you come in. We shall make arrangement with a qualified and reliable attorney that will represent you in liaising with my bank for inconveniency of you coming to my country.

All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 20% of the total sum (US$6,400,000). Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this letter if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you. Thank you very much for your time.

I wait anxiously for your response.

Yours faithfully

Roy Smith

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1.9.08

Your email address have emerged winner of €615,810.00 Euros in SPANISH INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL AWARD PROMOTION PROGRAM 2008.

INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
Plaza Romano N°19 Planta 5,
28011, MADRID, SPAIN.

Dear Lucky Winner,

We are happy to inform you that your email address have emerged winner of 615,810.00 Euros in SPANISH INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL AWARD PROMOTION PROGRAM 2008.
The online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 500,000 email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. Your email address is attached to Ref No: ESE/WIN/008/02/10/MA & Batch No:EULO/1007/444/606/08; Serial No: 6594; and PROMOTION DATE: 28th August ,2008.

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Your prize award has been insured with your email address and will be transferred to you upon meeting the requirement
of the gaming board authority which includes your statutory obligations.
Best Regards,
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Note: All Won Prize must Be claimed/Cleared not later than 12th of September 2008.After this date, all other winnings will considered as UNCLAIMED and returned to ministerio de Economia Y Hacienda

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31.8.08

Another Scam: Chase

Dear Chase Online customer,

During our regualry scheduled accounts maintenance and verification procedures,
we have detected a slight error regarding your Chase Online Account.

This might be due to one of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information (i.e. address changing)
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
4. Multiple failed logins in your personal account.
3. An inabillity to accurately verify your selected option of payment due
to an internal error within our system.

Please update and verify your information by clicking the following link:

Continue To Chase Online Update Form

*If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be restricted.

Thank you,
Chase Online , Billing Department.


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30.8.08

Another Scam: "I will give you every details about the bank here for the transfer to carry on to your account..."

GOOD DAY ,

I hope that I am not embarrssing you with this mail because you did not expect it or know me before . but kindly rest asured that I have irresistible urge to write it believe me , the mail is an indication of love for you and happiness I shall always wish you .I am Miss Odance Nkotti. 19 years old and the only Daughter of late Mr and Mrs Nkotti Osu the former president of Cote Ivoire chambers of Cocoa & Coffee Dealers Association .

My late father was very wealthy cocoa & coffee dealer my mother died ten years ago and my father was poisoned to death by his political members .before his death my father told me that he made the next of kin of a fund, he deposited the sum of $2.5million us dollars only .
In the bank here, I went to the bank and confirm that my father really make me the next kin of this money , Now I want to transfer the money into your account in your country because the people that killied my father is after my life now to make sure that our family are drastically wipped off.infact as I am writing to you now I am in hidding here .please if you can help to save my life and transfer the this fund to your account .

I am deeply intrested to offer to you 15% from the total money that is involved for transfering it into your own designeted account again i will hand this money over to you to invest it for me wisely ,as you know , this is the highest confidence and trust any person can repose on the other especially when it is considered that we did not know ourselves before then you are expected to display high degree of maturity , reposponsibility , and understanding in handling this information so that our family enemies will not know that I am arround .In getting me through your information .

I will give you every details about the bank here for the transfer to carry on to your account. after you have indicated your intrest and willingness to help me out of this problem to secure the money for a proper investmebt in your country .write to me as fast as to acknowledge this mail and thanks in anticipation . For the confidentiality of this transaction please strictly reply me
Remain Bless In The Lord.
Best Regards
Miss Odance Nkotti

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24.8.08

Google Adwords Scam

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16.8.08

Another Scam: 130 BANK ANTHONY WAY IKEJA GRA LAGOS

CHRISTAIN GROUPS & ASSOCIATE

130 BANK ANTHONY WAY IKEJA GRA LAGOS

Dear Partner,

Good day, firstly, I apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a Certified mail/Post-mail. This is due to the urgency and importance of the information. This project is based on Trust,confidentiality and sincerity of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the minds. I am a fifty two(52)years old established lawyer. My name is Christain Bell,a legal personal attorney to an expatriate and a consultant with an American Oil company,PENNZOIL (Now deceased) He died in the Tsunami disaster on 26th december 2004 while on vacation in Thailand.

Six years ago, My Client successfully executed a contract for the Federal Government of Nigerian {FGN} worth US$18.3 million dollars. A part payment of USD9.million dollars was paid to my client, while the balance of USD9.3 million Dollars was still unpaid before my client died in the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. However, all my efforts to locate the possible next of kin proved abortive. Untill his sudden demise, He was not married and was 44years old.

NOW THE CRUX OF THIS E-LETTER is that the new elected Government Of Nigerian is fully paying all foreign contractors who have successfully executed their contracts and my client is among those benefited in this first quarter payment schedule which has already been deposited in his bank. As his personal attorney/Adviser, his bank has officially notified and instructed me to forward particulars of my client's next of kin within the next 14 official working days so that he/she can be paid the outstanding USD9.3 Million dollars otherwise his payment will be diverted to the government coffers account as uncliamed bill.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of his relatives, I decided to contact you for a deal so that we can work together as a team to remit the money to your account as my client next of kin since I do not want to seat and watch my client hard earned entittlement to go astray,it will be easy for us to achieve because you are of the same name and country like him. Although I know that a transaction of this magnitude might make anyone apprehensive but I would like to assure you that I am proposing this project to you with the best of intensions. As a lawyer, I have the power to secure all the necessary legal documents that will be used for this claim. All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a Legitimate banking arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Upon successful conclusion of this project,you will be compensated with 40% of the total fund,whi le 60% will be for me.

If you are interested to work with me in this deal then kindly reply strictly with your personal Telephone /fax number for effective communication and oral clarification on how to proceed next.

Sincerely yours,

Mr.Christain Bell

{Legal Adviser}

OPS Scam Watch

Another Scam: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Dear Friend,
Compliments of the season. It is indeed my pleasure to write to you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise, as we are both complete strangers.

I am Mr. Huang Chow, the manager, credit and foreign bills, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank with account number is 1194-255-28004 who perished in Egyptian Air Flight with the whole passengers aboard on 31st Oct 1999 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/502503.stm Since the demise of this our customer, I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of USD$6Million Dollars which has been with my branch for a very long time.

On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin as no one has come up as his relation. And the country law here does not allow such money to stay more than Ten years, for the money will be recalled to the government treasury as unclaimed after this period. Upon the receipt of your response, I will send to you the application, bank's contact and the next step to follow.

I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch free and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund transfer can be finalized within 14 banking days, after you apply to the bank as a relation to the deceased. Immediately you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your decision, Including your private Tel and Fax numbers for quick communication. I will be very happy if you can treat this business with the utmost secrecy it demands because of my position in this bank.

Hoping for a very successful business relationship with you.
Respectfully submitted,
Mr. Huang Chow
Manager Credit and Foreign Bills.
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (ICBC).

OPS Scam Watch

14.8.08

Another Scam: The Bank of Scotland

Attn;
My name is Mrs. Elvra Kane and I am employed in the Bank of Scotland. My job entails dealing on behalf of clients with packaging and courier services in my department. I live in England. After going through your profile and doing a little research, I have seen that you seem like an honest and trustworthy person who can handle confidential business with me. What I am about to disclose to you is highly confidential and I trust that you will keep my confidence.

A sum of US$10 600 000.00 was supposed to be moved from my bank to a certain client through a courier services company. After doing all the processes to move the funds the package containing the money was returned to me a couple of times, reason being the recipient did not turn up to receive or claim it. I have kept this money deposited with a security Company here in England under my close monitoring for a very long time now and this issue has been bothering a lot.

The reason for contacting you is; I have decided to retire and resettle in your country and now want the money to be moved out of England to your country, where you will receive it and keep it safe for me until I come over to meet with you there. I need a business partner and friend who will advise me on proper investments in your country and how I can live comfortably. What I need is someone trustworthy to receive the money for me and I think you might fit that profile.

I have made all the arrangements and plans to enable me to move the money from England to a country of my choice without hindrance. For your assistance and help in receiving and investing the money, you will benefit a reasonable part of the total money.

Please reply this message as soon as you read it to let me know your mind on this proposition. If I am convinced that you are totally willing to cooperate with me on this assignment; I will give you my full contact details in England and I would appreciate it very much if you give me yours including your phone number where I can reach you.
Once again, I would appreciate your regard of this matter as highly confidential.

Best regards,
Elvra Kane.

OPS Scam Watch

13.8.08

Scammers take Internet vigilantes' bait—

Scammers take Internet vigilantes' bait—

A group of Internet vigilantes make sport of turning the tables on people who make their living robbing vulnerable people with elaborate e-mail scams.

The website www.419Eater.com - devoted to "scambaiting" or scamming the scammers - gives tips on how to beat scammers at their own game.

Most scambaiters begin by posting their e-mail address on legitimate web site guest books or respond to e-mail spam.

Within hours of posting their addresses or replying to an offer they begin receiving e-mails in broken English offering to transfer millions of dollars into their accounts, or from a dying person asking for help donating cash to charity.

Scambaiters lead the scammers on, seemingly buying into their schemes in an effort to waste as much of the scammer's time and resources as possible.

They give the scammer fictitious bank account information and phoney names.

There's a forum where scambaiters share insults and threats frustrated scammers have thrown at them and they encourage each other to bait the more egregious ones.

"I've found a scamming, scum-sucking ... lad. This one exploits children and legitimate children's charities," a poster wrote.

"I am baiting this vermin ... in order to minimize his exposure to potential victims."

The site warns new scambaiters to expect to receive a lot of abuse from scammers.

"The madder we get them, then the better we are doing our job."

OPS Scam Watch

Another Nigerian Scam

FROM: MR. ALAN GUMBI
AUDIT DEPARTMENT,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
SOUTH AFRICA.
EMAIL: alangumbi@hotmail.com


Good Day,

I am Mr.Alan Gumbi, a banker with First National Bank Of South Africa(FNB). I have decided to send this proposal to you after some due deliberation. kindly permit me of my desire to inform you about the fund transfer of US$18,500,000.00(Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into your reliable bank account as the sole NEXT OF KIN to my client, Dr.George Brumley Jr, foreign deceased customer of our bank and a renowned/retired medical doctor/surgeon from Atlanta USA. He opened a fixed deposit account,under my professional guidance which he desire to fall back no all through his retirement. He was killed with his entire family in a PLANE CRASH in Nairobi Kenya on monday 21st July 2003.Click the website below and find out what happened to the Dr. George Brumley Jr and his entire family:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html

After further investigation, l also discovered that Dr. George Brumley did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. l remember he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank.Right now, Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars is still lying in our bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the financial policy of my country, at the expiration of a numbers of years, this funds will revert to the ownership of the South African Government as unclaimed funds if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Dr. George Brumley so that you will be able to receive his funds. Should you be interested please send me your full names, brief description of your occupation,direct telephone and fax Numbers and I will prefer you to reply me on my personal e-mail address:(alangumbi@hotmail.com) I shall provide you with more details of this transaction. Please also note that I am willing to offer you 35% of the total money for your asssitance. Your earliest response to this proposal will be appreciated.

Every plan concerning this transaction has been completed. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free but requires trust and confidentiality. Keep well and
God Bless.



Kind Regards,
Mr.Alan Gumbi

OPS Scam Watch

14.7.08

Could you please consider helping me to relocate this sum of twelve million, three hundred thousand dollars...

For your kind attention.

Could you please consider helping me to relocate this sum of twelve
million, three hundred thousand dollars (us$12.3m) to your country for our own benefit.

The said 12.3 million dollars was deposited in our bank by mrs Joyce lake an American citizen who died in a plane crash in 2000.we have tried to contact his immediate family to come forward for claims but could not succeed.

We discovered that the late American died along side with her husband and children who are supposed to be her next of kin.
Click here ( http://www.cnn.com/2000/us/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/).

I will give you all vital information concerning the American and the 12.3million dollars in our custody so that you will contact our bank for them to release the money to you as the next of kin.

You can come here in person or you can request the bank to ship the
funds to you in your country diplomatically.
I am a manager in this bank, i will play a role to make sure that the 12.3 million dollars is released to you, and i will visit you in your country immediately you receive the fund for joint venture.

As soon as i receive your reply, i will give you a draft application
which you will forward to our bank. Reply and let me know your
fullname, age, address, occupation, your telephone and fax numbers if available.

I await your urgent reply.
Mr.Timo LEE.

OPS Scam Watch

THE ACCOUNT HOLDER DIED ON JULY 2005 WHEN HE TRAVELED TO RESCUE HIS FAMILY DURING AMERICA AND IRAQ CONFLICT.

FROM kARRIM AHMED


DEAR SIR/MADAM,


I AM KARRIM AHMED.

I WORKED WITH THE ISLAMIC BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA FASO, AS THE CONTROLLER OF FISCAL AND MONETARY TRANSACTION.

THERE IS AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGED TO AN INSIDER DURING IRAQ OIL FOR FOODS PROGRAM.

THE ACCOUNT WAS DEPOSITED WITH THE SUM (($18.5 MILLION DOLLARS)).

THE ACCOUNT HOLDER DIED ON JULY 2005 WHEN HE TRAVELED TO RESCUE HIS FAMILY DURING AMERICA AND IRAQ CONFLICT.

AFTER OUR INVESTIGATION, WE DISCOVERED THAT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY WAS EVICTED.

ACCORDING TO OUR BANKING RULES AND REGULATION, IF AN ACCOUNT HOLDER INVOLVES IN SUCH VICTIM, OUR BANK DO GIVE THREE 3 YEARS TO ANY OF THE DECEASED RELATION OR BUSINESS PARTNER THAT HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION OF THE LATE AND THE ACCOUNT TO COME AND HAVE THE FUND.

THEREAFTER 3 YEARS, THE BANK WHERE SUCH EVENT HAPPENS IS LIABLE AND JUSTIFIES FOR CLAIMING OF THE FUNDS IN THAT ACCOUNT.

IS UPON THIS REASON THAT I DECIDE AND CONTACT YOU TO TAKE A POSITION AS A BUSINESS PARTNER TO THE DECEASED.


I HAVE TO BACK YOU WITH EVERY OF HIS INFORMATION TO ENABLE THE MANAGEMENT BELEIVE AND TRANSFER THE ABOVE FUND TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN.

I CONTACT YOU FOR A PARTNERSHIP TO HELP ME IN THIS EFFECT BY QUIETLY LOOK FOR A RELIABLE AND HONEST PERSON THAT WILL BE CAPABLE TO PROVIDE EITHER AN EXISTING BANK ACCOUNT OR TO SET UP A NEW BANK A/C IMMEDIATELY TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY, EVEN AN EMPTY A/C CAN SERVE AS FAR AS IT CAN RECEIVE MONEY.

THIS FUND CAN ONLY BE APPROVED AND TRANSFERRED TO A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THE FORMER OWNER OF THE A/C IS A FOREIGNER THAT'S WHY I NEED YOUR FULL CO-OPERATION AND HONESTY.

IF YOU'RE WILLING REPLY BACK OR CALL ME IMMEDIATELY AT + 226 78784625 TO INFORM YOU THE DETIALS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLAIM.

SINCERELY

YOURS BROTHERLY IN ISLAM

KARRIM AHMED
+226 78784625.

OPS Scam Watch

9.7.08

I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business...

MISS FELICIA JOHNSON
AUDITOR GENERAL

DEAR,

RE: TRANSFER OF US$15.200.000 00 MILLION TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business. Though this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is private, and it should be treated in strict confidence.

At first I will like to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties, In order to transfer out FIFTEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, (US$15.200 000 00) from our bank here in Burkina Faso .

The fund for transfer is of clean origin. The owner of the fund is a foreigner, a program leader who was believed to acquire the fund through his secret Crude Oil deal with the Former IRAQ government. The deceased died with all the members of his family in an auto-accident in June 23, 2001 without a WILL. The amount involved is US$15,200,000.00

I want to transfer this money into your account as the foreign beneficiary of the fund. I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS. I CONTACT YOU BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NOT LET ME DOWN ONCE THE FUND GOES INTO YOUR ACCOU NT.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME WITH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS


johnsonfelicia@myway.com


Let me hear from you.


Thanks
Felicia

OPS Scam Watch

There is no risk involve as it will pass through international banking laws...

Attn:

I work as the auditor with African Development Bank Ouagadougou Burkina Faso,I have an Investor under my portfolio with a closing balance of $30 million his first initial deposit.

This Investor died 31 july 2000 leaving no WILL or AUTHORIZATION for re-transfer of his Investment and its proceeds to the INHERITOR and because of the laws here in Burkina Faso.

I have personally carried out an Investigation on the subject matter that takes me 9 months to finalize and was made to understand that the Family or Relatives of the Investor knows nothing about his Investment
and none have any records of all his deposits and investment with us leaving an avenue for claiming of the said funds with its accrued interest on presentation of a trustworthy person that can stand as the INHERITOR to the deceased.

Like I said before there is no risk involve as it will pass through international banking laws and all the necessary information will be given to you in later.I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man, I have wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon.

I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you,delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.

If you are interested, I can present you as the INHERITOR with all the relevant informations and proper documentation that will qualify you to have the funds claimed and on doing this, our establishment will not question the release of the funds to you as I will make sure that we comply with the laid down rules and laws of claiming the Investment of a deceased Investor in our Establishment. Our sharing ratio will be 60:30 while 10% will be set aside for any kind of expenses along the line.Please contact me for more details breakdown if interested by sending me along with all these information's bellow,

1}Your full name
2}Home and office address
3}Full phone and fax number
4}Marital status
5}Age
6}Nationality
7)Occupation

Thanks.

ALI KONE

OPS Scam Watch

8.7.08

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both you and I...

From: Mr.David Natamo

Dear Friend,

My name is David Natamo I am the regional manager of Bank of Africa(BOA) burkina faso (bobo dioulasso branch in the western region of burkina faso). I got your information when i was searching for an oversea partner among other names. I write you this proposal in good faith; I am 46 years old married with two lovely kids. I am a devoted Christian and a man of peace.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both you and I, as the regional manager of Bank of Africa (BOA). it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Ouaga at the end of each business year. On the course of the last year 2007 business report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager, made three million six hundred united state dollars (3.6m)usd which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have placed this funds on what we call escrow call account with no beneficiary.

As an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to assist me receive this money in your bank account and get 30% of the total funds as commission.

There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank-to-bank transfer, and all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of these funds, If you accept to work with me I will appreciate it very much. email me with the above email address so that we can go over the details and i will give you the full informations about this account and the pin code to release the fund. Remember there is no risk involved that i promise.

Thank you in advance and May God bless you and your family.
Yours truly
Mr.David Natamo

OPS Scam Watch

2.7.08

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (€350,000.00 ) Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro,only, in cash credited to file EAASL/941

Date:02nd July,2008
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
AN CRANNCHUR NAISIUNTA
An Post National Lottery Company.
Dear Winner,
We happily announce to you the Draw for Lotto Results of Wednesday April 30th 2008,of the National Lottery held recently.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:5-4-3-2-1-0 with Serial number
2113-05 drew the lucky numbers (11)(14)(19)(24)(36)(38)(35) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category(i.e:)Top prize.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (€350,000.00 ) Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro,only, in cash credited to file EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer automatic e-mail finder ballot system from over 100,000 Unions, Associations,Corporate bodies and Individual's e-mails that are listed online as part of our international promotion program which we conduct many times every year.
Your fund is now available for claim due to the mix up of some numbers and email address,we request you to quote your Reference and Batch numbers.We also advise you to keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim is processed.
To begin your claim please contact your claim's agent:
Mr.Morris Cole,
Claim's Agent Asia District
Bangkok Thailand.
Tel: 66-84-6702567.
Your claim's agent will assist you in the processing for the remittance of your prize funds pending on your choice of payment.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than one month,after this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please endeavor to quote your Ref. numbwers (TNL/776/05/EGS) and Batch numbers (02/01/0078) in every correspondence with your agent.
Furthermore,should there be any change in your address, do inform your claim's agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotion program.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Hannah Pauline Morgan,
(Promotions Manager National Lottery)
Our First Quarter Winner Mr.Wiltord Bailay from Australia receiving his winning cheque also on the picture are his friends rejoicing with him.

OPS Scam Watch

1.7.08

I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you...

From: Mr. Chan P. K. W
Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer
Hang Seng Bank Limited
83 Des Voeux Road, Central
Hong Kong SAR

FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because
you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual
interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone
who suits my proposed business relationship.

I am Mr. Chan P. K. W. Executive Director & Chief financial Officer of Hang
Seng Bank Ltd. I have a profitable business suggestion for you. I will need
you to assist me in executing a business project from Hong Kong to your
country. It involves the transfer of a large sum of money. Everything
concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please
endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account, we
shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us.

I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below:
(chanchanpkw@yahoo.com.hk) and finally after that I shall furnish you with
more information about this operation. Should you be interested, please
forward the following to me urgently:

1. Full names
2. Occupation
3. Private phone number
4. Current contact address

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hunt me
because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this
venture. Although nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mr. Patrick Chan
chanchanpkw@yahoo.com.hk

OPS Scam Watch

29.6.08

Bank of America Scam

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Bank of America Internet Banking account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the Bank Of America network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, your profile has been locked due to inactivity or because of too many failed login attempts.

To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:

1. You can unlock your profile online with your ATM/Visa Check Card number and PIN by following the link bellow.

To get started, please click the link below:
https://sitekey.bankofamerica.com/sas/unlockAccountScreen.do?state=

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire Bank of America system. Thank you for attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

The Bank of America Team

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your Bank of America account and choose the "Help" link in the header of any page.

OPS Scam Watch

27.6.08

This message might meet you in utmost surprise...

Dear Friend,

This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.I have the opportunity of transfering the left over funds ($2.5million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 31 july 2000 in a plane crash.You can confirm the genuiness of the deceased death by clicking on this web site http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 50/50 If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail. have a great day.
yours,
Mr Adams jean

OPS Scam Watch

21.6.08

Citibank Scam

Email Security Zone:

Dear Customer,

We're pleased to let you know that Citibank® has upgraded new security measure against
online fradulent activities. Due to this, We have limit access to your Citibank® account and your
account is no longer active. As part of new Citibank® security upgrade, we advice you to go through
Citibank® security measure by following the link below to avoid unlikely event of unauthorized transactions in your account.

Citibank® Online - Sign On | New Citibank SafeWeb®

Enjoy peace of mind with SafeWeb online fraud protection

SafeWeb® is a free online fraud protection service that you get automatically when you pass through our SafeWeb® .
It protects you in the unlikely event of unauthorized transactions in your account.

Email Security Zone
At the top of this message, you'll see an E-mail Security Zone. Its purpose is to help you verify that the e-mail was indeed sent by Citibank.
If you have questions, please call 1-800-CITIBANK. To learn more about fraud visit Citibank® Security Zone.

ABOUT THIS MESSAGE
Please do not reply to this customer service e-mail. For account specific inquiries, kindly call 1-800-CITIBANK .

You can also direct any inquiries to:

Citibank Service Center
Attn: E-mail/Internet Services
100 Citibank Drive
Building 3, 1st Floor
San Antonio, TX 78245

Citibank, N.A. Member FDIC.
Copyright © 2008 Citigroup Inc.

OPS Scam Watch

20.6.08

I AM JAMES SAKATO, BILL AND EXCHANGE OFFICER IN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

FROM, MR JAMES SAKATO
BILL AND EXCHANGE OFFICER,
AFRICAN, DEVELOPMENT BANK
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.

DEAR FRIEND,
HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FAMILY? HOPE FINE, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION ANDUNDERSTAND MY REASON OF CONTACTING YOU TODAY THROUGH THIS EMAIL, I AM JAMES SAKATO, BILL AND EXCHANGE OFFICER IN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND DURING THE AUDITING OF THE YEAR 2006, I DISCOVERED ANABOUNDED SUM OF $10.5M THAT BELONGS TO OUR LATE (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER FROM MUNICH, GERMANY) WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN JULLY 2000 IN A PLANE CRASH


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THIS SITE BELLOW
HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/1/HI/WORLD/EUROPE/859479.STM

I DESPERATELY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE TO SECURE AND MOVE THIS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY LEFT BEHIND BY MY LATE CLIENT TO THE TUNE OF $10.5M, (TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) OUT FROM BANK TO YOUR OWN ACCOUNT, HE EXECUTED CONTRACT THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND HOUSING HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO AND THE MENTIONED MONEY ABOVE IS HIS MONEY LEFT IN OUR BANK BEFORE HIS DEATH.

I HAVE PERFECTED EVERYTHING FOR THE SMOOTHNESS OF THIS TRANSACTION, I WILL PAY YOU 35% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED AND CAPABLE TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION, COME UP WITH THE INFORMATION'S SHOWED BELOW:-

1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. YOUR CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBER:
3. YOUR AGE:
4. YOUR SEX:
5. YOUR OCCUPATIONS:
6. YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY:

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ALL THESE INFORMATION'S IS SUBMITTED TO ME, I WILL
IMMEDIATELY DRAFT AN APPLICATION FORM WITH ALL YOUR INFORMATION'S AND SEND BACK TO YOU, SO THAT YOU WILL PROCEED WITH THE TRANSACTION BY SENDING THE FORM TO BOA BANK FOR THE TRANSFERRING OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,
JAMES SAKATO

OPS Scam Watch

19.6.08

Powerball Lotto Scam

POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game 2008
Cumberland House 80 Scrubs Lane
London NW10 6RF
United Kingdom.
Date: 19th June 2008
Ref Nr: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear Consolation Prize Winner

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
balloting sweepstake held on the 19th June 2008 Your email ID
identified with coupon No.PBL2348974321.

You have been approved for the star prize of 63,000:00 (Sixty Three
Thousand Great British Pounds).Please contact the due process unite
officer DPU Mr William Simon.

Claims Requirements:

1. Full names:
2. Residential address:
3. Phone number:
4. Fax number:
5. Occupation:
6. Sex:
7. Age:
8. Nationality:
9. Present Country:
10.Next of kin name/address:
11.Passport Photograph or any form of legal
identification: Driver's
License etc.

Contact E-mail: williamsimon07@hotmail.com
Mr William Simon
Fiduciary Agent
+447011140945
+447011147298

Once again congratulations from all our staffs on your consolation
prize
winning.

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(Coordinator)