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

These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. Please forward any scams you receive to Mark Hutten: mbhutten@yahoo.com. They will be posted on this site without your email address.

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Email: mbhutten@gmail.com with a description of how the scam worked (i.e., what happened exactly), and we will try to (a) locate the scam artist(s), (b) work with law enforcement to expedite prosecution, and (c) help you get some - or all - of your money back.

31.7.09

Another Scam: "We organize crime dictactive here in south Africa government..."

Attn: Sir/Madam.

This is to notify you that, We organize crime dictactive here in south Africa government, have recovered all the money you was defrauded by scammer’s here in south Africa, but we need to confirm that you are the original person that was defrauded.

In this case, we need to confirm the particular amount of money you was defrauded by criminals here in South Africa. We need to know the year and month the business last with them, we also need the names and phone numbers, which you use to communicate with them during the time they defrauded you.

We need those information’s from you to enable us confirm that you are the real person, as you know that we have all the information with us, but we need to confirm from you first before we can made the payment to you , as you know that people use another person information and collect money from our officer, so try and furnish us the requirements above to enable us believe that you are the very person we have his/her information in our payer office.

We have this information through our detective computer that dictated criminals, as you know that we are near to host the world cup 2010 in our country South Africa, that is more reason why we want to show the world what we are up to, and also for the world to know that our country don't hide criminal's.

We recovered too much huge amount of money from the scammer’s and we have paid about 15thousand victims, so hurry up and send us the information above to enable you collect your fund which we recovered from the scammers, and must of the Scammer's are from West Africa been Nigeria and others.
Thanks

Mr Martin Mandela

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22.7.09

Another Scam: "western union money transfer..."

congratulation

This is to notify you that I have deposited your fund ($550,000.00)with the western union money transfer to be tranfered/send to you.They told me that they will be sending the sum of $5,000.00us to you everyday untill the total sum is completed.

Below is the information to your first payment of the $5,000.00us you can track it and confirm the MTCN ready to pick up by clicking on (www.westernunion.com).
Sender`s first name: William
Sender's last name:Agwumezie
Text Question: Boy
Text Answer: Girl
MTCN: 5740631685
Once, you pick it you should try to let them know so that they can send you another payment.Contact the western union on;
Name;Ahmed Mamoud (Foreign Operation Manager)
Email;westernuniion@maktoob.com)
And you should not hesitate to let me know when ever you recieves your fund,
Regards.
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs Nduka Udoka

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18.7.09

Another Scam: "I am a banker by profession in BURKINA FASO , WEST AFRICA..."

Attention: Please,

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 got your contact from chambers of commerce search while I was searching for a foreign partner. I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity when I prayed about you.

I am a banker by profession in BURKINA FASO , WEST AFRICA and currently holding the post of manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of Bank of Africa (BOA). I have the opportunity to meet unclaimed funds of ($7.5 Million Dollars) belong to our deceased customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1815680.stm

Hence; I am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/40 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.as you knows, every bank have their process for transfer, and you shall be assisting me in expenses during the course of the transfer, for documentation clearance with the bank.

Please indicate your willingness by sending your information for more clarification and easy communication, Your full name, Your telephone and fax numbers, enable me process the application form which I will send to you, bearing the deceased customers informations, which you will be glad to have.

Trusting to hear from you immediately.Reply me on this E-mail Address if you are interested: malakimazen@voila.fr

Thanks.
Best Regards,
Mr.Malaki Mazen.

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17.7.09

ANOTHER DR.WANGA SCAM.....


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Favor Wanga <favor_wanga@yahoo.com>
To: Ken Wanyama <ken_wanyama@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 7:14:18 PM
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU

My darling
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 Favor Wanga Age 23 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 Favor
am waiting you reply

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16.7.09

Another Googe Scam: "Google Promotions "

Google Promotions

Your e-mail has emerged as a winner of £500,000.00 GBP (Five hundred thousand
British Pounds) in our on-going Google Promotion. Your Winning details are as
follows: Computer Generated Profile Numbers (CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12, Ticket
number: 00869575733664, Serial numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky numbers:
12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact Mr Grahams Benfield, for more details through
the contact below:

Mr Grahams Benfield,
Email: mr.grahams.benfield002@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Ms. Natalie Jones

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15.7.09

Another Scam: "From: Rosemary Wanga..."

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rosemary Wanga
Date: Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU
To: sirisaacs@gmail.com


My darling
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 Rosemary Wanga Age 23 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 Rosemary
am waiting you reply

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11.7.09

Scam Correspondence: From "Grace Johnson"

From OPS Scam Watch--

We played along with this scam to see how far it would go (our correspondence is in bold type below):


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Hello Dear.
Good morning, and how are you today ?i hope fine. sorry for my late reply it because i really take time to think about this before telling you because its not quit long i know you through Internet , I know this email will look strange and surprising telling somebody i don't know about my life but there is need for that in as much as my own family wants me dead so telling somebody i don't know my life might save my life, please bear with me.i will Really like to have a good relationship with you, and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here,I am Miss ''Grace Zeazie'' 23 years old girl from Liberia, the daughter of Late Dr. mathing Zeazie the former vice president of the Republic of Liberia and standard bearer of the Liberian National Union , My father was died by car crash on Wednesday night, November 24,2004 while he was travelling from Jackson, Michigan to Ohio (USA). . I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I, am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe but she hide away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents..

Luckily she did not discover where I kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylumUnited Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Dakar, Republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country,My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$3,500, 000.00 in the Bank with my name as the next of kin. But meanwhile you should not allow any other person to know about the contents of the money.

However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for Helping me to transfer this money to your account for me to start coming over to your country and investment of the fund.As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 1st year in the university,when the crisis started. It is my intention to compensate you with 10% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you.
Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message in this my privet email address indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. you can not call me on phone because i have no phone here but if you will like to speak to me on phone i will plead with some one who will give me a phone number in the camp. it is the Reverend priest Number here in the camp, call and tell him that you want to speak with me,he will sent for me because i am staying at the female hostel. Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please i beg you not to disclose it till i come over once the fund has been transferred.
Yours Sincerely,Grace.

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What do you need me to do?

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Hello Dear.
I wish you could help me out from this disgusting environment ,i will greatly treasure your help to me ,it is not a thing of joy living with my experience ,Having a happy home today and tomorrow ,than a sad home and becoming a refugee ,i know the sadness it send through my spine writing to you about any thing that recalls the memories of my parents. My Father had a two wives before he demised ,my mother was the second ,the first one couldn't raise him an issue after four years of their marriage that emerged in him the idea of getting a second wife that happened to be my late mother as i was told ,After the marriage of my mother ,she turned hostile and aggressive till the extent my father had to sent her packing and rented an apartment for her in the town. She came back with her things after the news of my parents death ,she has been more or less hostile to me and want to deny me of all my fathers asset ,i am just like being in a wicked circle that nothing in the house pleases ,hence my decision to leave all the assets to her and came to this refugee camp where i am currently staying .All my plead to you is your assistance please.i came out with the certificates that my father was issued to when he made a deposit with one of the Bank ,and i have confirmed from the Bank about my statue as the next of kin being my parent's only daughter. they ad viced me to come with the certificates of which my father deposited the Money with.

but due to my inability and lack of resources ,i decided to contact you for a help please ,i will be very glad if you should consider to help me please ,there is no other hope i have for a survival apart from this ,my step mother has taken possession of all my parent hard earned asset without considering me , please take into consideration to help me.Firstly I thank you for your indication of helping me now, because I so much love to complete my education in your country, You will be managing the funds for me while I will go back to school,I want to go straight to the point, I am mailing you from the office of the Rev.Father in the camp, I have confide on him, I did explained a bit about my situation to him but not everything, He gave me the access to his computer twice a day just to help me because I told him that I want to get out from camp as soon as possible, But firstly I must get the funds transferred into an account abroad, Since I don't have any body abroad I decided to contact you, Only if you will be honest and kind to my situation and assist me with all sincerity in your heart. This is Rev.Fathers reception office telephone number (+221767472900) his name is Rev father mathin When you call tell him that you want to speak with miss Grace Zeazie. the Liberian girl, Tell the Rev.Father that you will like to speak with me. i have no access of income here to make call, i will like you to send to me your full data such
(1) your Home address---------------
(2) your full name --------------------------------------
(3) your phone number---------------------------------
(4) your fax number------------------------------
(5)your Country of residence--------------------------
on receipt of this email i will forward to you all the contact of the Bank where this Money is deposited by my late father for you to make contact with them and ask them the possibility of releasing the money to your account, i am looking forward to read from you.
regards yours sincerely
Grace

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Home address:
1222 W. 54th St.
Indianapolis, IN 47089


Full name:
Mark Richweld


Phone number:
765-635-9090


Fax number:
NA


Country of residence:

Marion


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My Dearest,
how are you to day? hope fine and in best of health now. Thank you for your mail and concern so far happy to hear from you i really appreciate helot. now i have 100 percent trust and full confidence in you for the sake of God, please help me out and claim this money out from the bank. i am given you the bank full contact address and phone numbers please contact them on my behalf, tell them that you are my foreign partner overseas how you can transfer my late father's money from there bank to your bank account. please keep this a top secret for security reasons let it just be between both of us because of my condition here in Senegal as a refuge.the deposit information and the bank information as follows;

Name of depositor: Late Dr mathing Zeazie
Amount: 3.500,000.00 ( $ 3.5 Million dorllas )
Account No: 307865967
Next of kin: Grace Zeazie

HSB BANK LONDON
ADDRESS:10QUEEN STREET PLACE
THAMES EXCHAGE LONDON ER CBQ
TEL: +44-702-4035335,+44-702-4031033
FAX: 44-703 040 15 07 / 44-870 130 90
EMAIL: acchsbbl@uko2.co.uk
EMAIL: transferhsbbl@uko2.co.uk
CONTACT PERSON: MR LAVELLE GARETH

My dear l am glad that God has brought you to help me out from this situation and l promise to be kind and will equally need you in every area of my life plus investing this money since l am still too young to manage it,until I finish everything concerning my education.Please make sure that you contact the bank today for more information.I also sent the bank letter that you are my foreign partner and that they should transfer the money to your account in your country.l am waiting to hear from you soonest!.
I remain yours Sincerely.
Miss Grace


9.7.09

Gmail Scam

Dear Account User,
This Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are
sending it to every Gmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety.We are having
congestions due to the anonymous registration of Yahoo accounts so we are
shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be
deleted.We are sending you this email to so that you can verify and let us know
if you still want to use this account.If you are still interested please confirm
your account by filling the space below.Your User name,password,secret
question,secret answer,date of birth and your country information would be
needed to verify your account. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo users and
removal of all unused Accounts, Gmail will be shutting down all unused Accounts,
You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below
after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24
hours for security reasons.

* YOUR NAME:

*USER NAME:

*E-MAIL ID:

*PASSWORD:

*VERIFY PASSWORD:

*SECRET QUESTION:

*SECRET ANSWER:

*ALTERNATE EMAIL ADDRESS:

*DATE OF BIRTH:

*COUNTRY/TERRITORY:

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks
of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently. We
apologize.
Gmail Account Service
Team Admin....

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