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

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24.8.09

Another Scam: "I will like you to help me transfer this money to your account..."

Dearest darling
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 (rev.stevenadams@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 $5.3(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 favourite language is English. Meanwhile I will like you to call me like I said I have alot to tell you.
Have a nice day and think about me.
Awaiting to hear from you soonest
Thanks and remain blesse
Yours in love
SUZAN

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Another Scam: "I am Miss Suzan 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 Suzan 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 Suzan

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15.8.09

Another Scam: "This fund will be save when transfered into your account..."

From: Soumaila Sorgho <asorgho@hotmail.fr>
Date: 2009/8/14
Subject: Awaiting to hear from you
To: helloliuwei@gmail.com


I am doing this business with you on trust.For this reason you have to assure me that this fund will be save when transfered into your account and that you, are not going to betray me in this business. In the first instance what I want you to do in this transaction is to stand as the bonofide next of kin or heir to the deceased Mr.Mohammad Mortazavi.

We are going to do all the paper work to show that you, are the next of kin to the decease because the man in question (Mr. Mortazavi) did not write any will before he died in the plain crash.For this reason the bank is ready to wellcome any person who will come up as the next of kin to the deceased by showing some proof like his account number with us , the amount involve,the name of the flight that had the accident , his age ,the flight number , the date the accident occur.I am going to furnish you with all this vital information.Your country of origin does not really matter because I will be here to take care of things till this fund is confirmed into your account.

We can transfer this money in two or three installments to avoid any question from your bank.I want to assure you that there is no risk involve in this business all the under ground work has been neatly done.

This business will take us 7 to 14 banking working days to complet .I want you to mentain the confidential aspect of this transaction.You have to keep it to your self( secret) because I am still a civil servant working under the government so I would not like any thing that will lead me to any sack till this fund is confirmed in your account then I resign immedaitely.I have make an arrangement to destroy all papers related documents we will use in this business to avoid trace.

1) I want to know if you can mentain the top secreat ?
2) I want you to assure me that you will not seat on my own share of this money 60% when it gets to your account.
3) Also to be sure as am still working with the bank that no one will know or hear that i have hand with you.
As soon as i see all this requestment answerd i will then advice you on how to proceed as you knows that i have programmed how the transfer will be. Awaiting to hear from you as soon as possible because the fund in the bank is long overdue there.

Sincerely,
Mr. Soumaila Sorgho.
Auditing And Accounting Section
Bank of Africa.
Home Address: :#288 Quezin Ferdinand Avenue
Ouaga. Burkina-Faso.
Date of birth :10TH OF MARCH 1955(10/03/66)
Personal phone:+226 78268321 My 24Hours Tel.

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14.8.09

Another Scam: "PLEASE CONTACT THIS BANK FOR THE TRANSFER..."

From: Cecilia Wanga <cecilia_wanga@yahoo.com>
To: eric ocampo <enocampo0425@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:11:40 PM
Subject: PLEASE CONTACT THIS BANK FOR THE TRANSFER.

My Darling ,
How are you i hope all is well with you, if so may Glory be to God . First i must say thank you very much for your concern toward my present condition here in the Refugee Camp. Dear the money is in the BANK in LONDON i am in the refugee camp in Senegal.. My late father deposited he money for me as his NEXT of KIN, Now that my parents are no more and i am in the refugee camp surfering..

My Dear You have made me to be happy since i finished reading your mail, for that reason i promise to be yours and yours forever. I promise to make you a happy man ones i am with you in your house and i believed that this money will be enough for both of us to start our own lofe.

My dear, since i dont have any body the help me i want you to stand as my foreing partner to contact the BANK for the transfer of my money to your account. Please my dear i would to know more about you. after the bank reply you plaese get back to me.
Below is the letter you will write to the bank:

Respected Sir,

I, Mr.. ................a permanent resident of ................... phone..................wants to put forth the following few lines for your kind favour and quick necessary action at your end. That Miss cecilia wanga daugther of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA now living in Dakar Senegal, in a refugee status. I am her foreign partner and will stand on her behalf. She is the only next of kin to her late father who has an account in your bank where he had deposited some amount of money for her beloved daughter.

That I want to know the possibilities of assisting her to transfer the deposited amount of her late father of which she is the next of kin to my account in my country.. After receiving a reply from you, I will be able to know the procedure and probability of transfer of the amount from your bank to my account.

Expecting an early reply, with regards,

Yours faithfully.

Nordea bank PLC
18TH FLOOR CITY PLACE HOUSE.
55BASING HALL STREET
LONDON EC2V 5NB
E-mail:(nbp_customerservices@inMail24.com)
Telephone Number----+447031852967
Fax Number----+44870 974 9912
Information about the deposit code are as follows.
Name of depositor:Dr WAZIRI WANGA
Nationality: SUDAN
Next of Kin:CECILIA WANGA
Amount deposited: $5.3M
Account Number: NBUK/587965432178/99/QA

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13.8.09

Another Scam: "I like you help me transfer the money into your account..."


From: Cecilia Wanga <cecilia_wanga@yahoo.com>
To: eric ocampo <enocampo0425@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:31:39 PM
Subject: THIS IS MY LIFE SITUATION NOW PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP.

Dear darling
I am pleased to have the opportunity to write now. Hope it was boring fine.Mine here.
Sorry for my late reply.I thank God for you.Your message was a little 'of relief for me. May God protect you for me.
In this area there are only allowed to leave the camp only on Mondays and Fridays of weeks.Its only as a stay in prison and I hope that I and by the grace of God, with your help will be here soon.I don ' t have relatives who now can go to all our relatives ran away in the midst of war.
The only person that 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 (rev.stevenadams @ yahoo.com)
It 'been very good to me since I came here, but I do not live with him and not the women who live in a hostel because the camp have two hostels one for the other men women.The Pastors Tel number is (00221-777339829) Feel free to call me through his number. If you call, tell him you want to talk to me, he will send for me in the hostel.
As a refugee here I do not have any right or privilege to any thing this is money or anything else, 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 accident that lead to my being in this situation took place today.
Please listen to this, I have my late father in the statement of account and death certificate here with me I will send to you latter, because when he was alive he deposited a sum of money in a bank in London, which has used my name as closely related, the amount involved is $ 5.3 (five million three hundred thousand U.S. dollars).
So I like you help me transfer the money into your account and from it I can not travel to meet with you and I live with you. I kept this secret to people in here the only person who knows is the Reverend because he is like a father to me.
So, in light of the above I like to keep you and not tell anyone for I am afraid of losing my life and money, if people come to know. Remember I am giving you all the information because of the trust I deposed on you.I like honest, understanding and fear of God, people, truthful and a man of vision, and hard.
My preferred language is English .. In the meantime I like to call me as I have said I have a lot to say.
Waiting to hear from you It Now
Thanks and remain blessé
Your love CECILIA.

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Another Scam: "I am Miss cecilia Wanga... "


From: Cecilia Wanga <cecilia_wanga@yahoo.com>
To: eric ocampo <enocampo0425@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:44:58 PM
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU.

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 cecilia 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 .. CECILIA.

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8.8.09

Another Scam: "E-Lotto Internet Promotional Draws Jackpot..."

ADMON DE LOTERIA N° 2
C/ CERVANTES 32, 03400 VILLENA
MADRID ESPANA
TEL +34-693-565-805

REF NO: ROEUSP7775553
BATCH NO: X–8007891324–Z,


YOU HAVE WON

We are pleased to inform you on the release of E-Lotto Internet Promotional Draws Jackpot held in Madrid Spain on the 4th of March of 2009. Your e-mail address , attached to the ticket number 357–0146744–224, with the serial number 51228-07, drew the lucky numbers of 1-M-M-0-0-M+1-0 which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.

All email addresses entered for these promotional draws were randomly inputted from an internet resource database using the Synchronized Random Selection System (SRSS).

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of Ђ1,500,000.00 (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) in cash credited to your file with the REF.NO:ROEUSP7775553 AND BATCH.NO: X–8007891324–Z, to be paid through BANK TRANSFER or CHEQUE

Your winning prize is now deposited with a BANK insured with your REF.NO:ROEUSP7775553 for security reasons and will be released for payment by the order of the LOTTERY BOARD after the datas have been verified. We ask you to keep this award confidential and away from public notice until your claim has been processed and your cash remitted to you.
The beneficiary is responsible for the remittance charge of the prize to his/her country.

To claim your prize, please contact your claims agent below, and demand for your lottery claiming form.

MRS ANA SANCHEZ
BANCCAIXA ESPANA
AVDA. GENERALITAT,14
003560 EL CAMPELLO
ALICANTE VALENCIA
TEL: 0034.693.548.407
e-mail: bancaixaspain@terra.es



SINCERELY
JUAN FERNANDO HERNБNDEZ
(PRESIDENT)

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Another Scam: "i am in the refugee camp in Senegal... "

I READ THIS EMAIL THAT I RECIEVED AND I FIND OUT THE SAME STORIES WITH OTHER PEOPLE, HOW TO STOP THIS KIND OF SCAM ?


Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 02:05:44 -0700
From: cecilia_wanga@yahoo.com
Subject: PLEASE CONTACT THIS BANK FOR THE TRANSFER.
To: robertgabayno@hotmail.com

My Darling ,

How are you i hope all is well with you, if so may Glory be to God . First i must say thank you very much for your concern toward my present condition here in the Refugee Camp. Dear the money is in the BANK in LONDON i am in the refugee camp in Senegal.. My late father deposited he money for me as his NEXT of KIN, Now that my parents are no more and i am in the refugee camp surfering..

My Dear You have made me to be happy since i finished reading your mail, for that reason i promise to be yours and yours forever. I promise to make you a happy man ones i am with you in your house and i believed that this money will be enough for both of us to start our own lofe.

My dear, since i dont have any body the help me i want you to stand as my foreing partner to contact the BANK for the transfer of my money to your account. Please my dear i would to know more about you. after the bank reply you plaese get back to me.
Below is the letter you will write to the bank:

Respected Sir,

I, Mr.. ................a permanent resident of ................... phone..................wants to put forth the following few lines for your kind favour and quick necessary action at your end. That Miss cecilia wanga daugther of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA now living in Dakar Senegal, in a refugee status. I am her foreign partner and will stand on her behalf. She is the only next of kin to her late father who has an account in your bank where he had deposited some amount of money for her beloved daughter.

That I want to know the possibilities of assisting her to transfer the deposited amount of her late father of which she is the next of kin to my account in my country.. After receiving a reply from you, I will be able to know the procedure and probability of transfer of the amount from your bank to my account.

Expecting an early reply, with regards,

Yours faithfully.

Nordea bank PLC
18TH FLOOR CITY PLACE HOUSE.
55BASING HALL STREET
LONDON EC2V 5NB
E-mail:(nbp_customerservices@inMail24.com)
Telephone Number----+447031852967
Fax Number----+44870 974 9912
Information about the deposit code are as follows.
Name of depositor:Dr WAZIRI WANGA
Nationality: SUDAN
Next of Kin:CECILIA WANGA
Amount deposited: $5.3M
Account Number: NBUK/587965432178/99/QA

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2.8.09

Another Scam: "Interswitch"

Dear cardholder,

Interswitch has acquired your banking information from your official bank and we suggest, you re-confirm your ATM Card details.

From this moment on, your account has been temporary restricted from all transactions.

You are hereby authorized to Re-Confirm your ATM card details, by clicking the link below :
click on class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1241871930_1"> https://webpay.interswitchng.com/webpay/Re-Confirm
>

If you do not upgrade your account details within 48 hrs, you will be restricted from all transactions.


Note: Card Number (printed on card issued by bank) and Pin are numeric. Refer to your Debit and/or Cash Cards.

Thank you for choosing, Interswitch.

*

Affiliated Banks(GTBank,UBA, Skybank, BankPHB,Zenith, Access Bank,Intercontinental Bank PLC, Diamond Bank,Stanbic IBTC Bank,Africa Bank PLC,Oceanic Bank, Unity Bank, Wema Bank)


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Another Scam: "I am an investment consultant working with Bank UBS AG Zurich..."

UBS AGPostfach
8098 Z$(?'Qich Switzerland
Swiss Clearing Number: 230
Postal Account: 80-2-2S
WIFT: UBSW CH ZH 80A
Web site: www.ubs.com

I am an investment consultant working with Bank UBS AG Zurich at their
offshore department Zurich Switzerland . I will be happy to work this deal
out with you if you have a corporate or personal Bank Account and if you
are capable to keep TOP SECRET. I need strong Assurance that you will never
let me down, if I transfer this money to your account.
During one of our periodic auditing I discovered a dormant accounts with
holding balance of US$ 232,000.000.00 {Two hundred and Thirty Two million
US Dollars only}

Sometimes a person will open a bank account, deposit money, and then
disappear into the tin air. Banks are not always able to find out what has
become of these silent customers, or to know whether they should follow up
on requests from people who claim to be heirs to the accounts. The main
problem is that the customer resides abroad and, due to bank secrecy, the
bank cannot publish notices in the international press to locate the
depositaries. This has led the majority of Swiss banks to refrain from
opening small-deposit accounts for foreign customers; for fear that they
will forget that the account exists.

It has happened in the past, however, that customers pass away and their
heirs can neither prove the death, nor their heir ship. This was a frequent
occurrence during the wartime periods, and the banks have now set up a
simple, rapid resolution procedure operating to their
customersEadvantage. Dormant assets are defined as any assets
deposited with a bank (i.e. an account, a custody account or a
safety-deposit box) for which there has been no contact with the customer
in the bank files for the last ten years or more. If you believe
you have claim to a Swiss bank account for which the holder (e.g. an
ancestor) has not been in contact with the bank for over ten years, there
is a fairly simple procedure to follow, depending on the date the account
was opened this account has not been operated for the past years. As at
this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this business
until your response is received. If you are not familiar with Swiss Dormant
Accounts and profile, please take a moment of your very busy schedules to
read about Swiss dormant accounts:

website;http://www.crt-ii.org/2001_list/publication_list1_A.phtm
If you know that you are capable to handle large or small amount on trust
and can keep secret and ready to take 40% of any amount I transfer to your
account from the dormant account and I will take 60%, send the following
information by return mail:
Beneficiary Bank name...........?
Bank address..................
Account no.....................
Swift code....................
Account name.................
Beneficiary address...........
Your phone no................
Your Occupation..................??
AgeEEEE.

Tell me more about yourself, while I look forward to receive the above
information. I want to re-assure you that this business is risk free and
you can send an empty account to receive the funds, provided that the
account is capable to receive incoming funds.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Warmest regards
Mr:Wilfrid Laurier

EMAIL:{mrwilfrid56@yahoo.co.jp

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