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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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30.9.09

Another Scam: "Unclaimed funds..."

Attn:Funds Owner,

It is our great interest to notify you that we discover an unclaimed funds which has been in our bank account number 78990008654 for long without any claim and the account is on your name, that is why we are contacting you to co-operate with us and claim the funds., the amount of the funds is $800,000.00USD (Five hundred thousand US dollars only). We will give you the directive to claim the funds once we hear from you.

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely
OPERATION MANAGER
Mr.James Peters
Email email :bcclsbnkplcph@gmail.com
Barclay's Bank PLC, Philippines

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29.9.09

Another Scam: "I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA ..."



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 Amina 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 Amina
am waiting you reply.
Your new darling,
Amina.

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24.9.09

Another Gmail Scam

Dear Account User,

This Email is from Gmail customer care and we are sending it to every Gmail accounts owner for safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you 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, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused Gmail Accounts. Gmail would 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.

* User name: ....................

* Password: ......................

* Date of Birth: ....................

* Country Or Territory: ....................

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Thank you for using Gmail !

The Gmail Team


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12.9.09

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

From: suzzy Wanga <wangasuzzy@yahoo.com>
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU
To: "amr amr" <amrelrefaay@yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 11:39 AM

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 Suzy 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 my picture in the camp,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!
from my heart Suzy

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3.9.09

Another Scam: Gmail Users

Dear Account User,
This Email is from Gmail customer care and we are sending it to every Gmail accounts owner for safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you 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, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.
Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused Gmail Accounts. Gmail would 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.

* User name: ............................

* Password: ................................

* Date of Birth: ............................

* Country Or Territory: ....................


Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Thank you for using Gmail !

The Gmail Team


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