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

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19.2.10

Another Scam: "9.5 MILLION DOLLARS WAS DEPOSITED IN OUR BANK BY MRS JOYCE LAKE..."

FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION.

COULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER TO HELP ME TO RELOCATE THIS SUM OF NINE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS(US$9.5m) TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR ESTABLISHING A MEDIUM SIZE INDUSTRY IN YOUR COUNTRY.

THE SAID 9.5 MILLION DOLLARS WAS DEPOSITED IN OUR BANK BY MRS JOYCE LAKE AN AMERICA CITIZEN  WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH IN 2000.WE HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT HER IMMEDIATE FAMILY TO COME FORWARD FOR CLAIMS BUT COULD NOT SUCCEED.

WE DISCORVERED THAT THE LATE AMERICAN  DIED ALONG SIDE WITH HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HER NEXT OF KIN.

CLICKHERE(http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/).

I WILL GIVE YOU ALL VITAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE AMERICAN AND THE 9.5MILLION DOLLARS IN OUR CUSTODY SO THAT YOU WILL CONTACT MY BANK
FOR THEM TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU.

YOU CAN COME HERE IN PERSON OR YOU CAN REQUEST THE BANK TO GIVE YOU THE CONTACT OF THE BANK LAWYER'S WHO CAN REPRESENT YOUR INTREST IN THE TRANSFER PROCESS.

I AM ONE OF THE BANK DIRECTORS, I WILL PLAY A ROLE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE 9.5 MILLION DOLLARS IS RELEASED TO YOU.

AS SOON AS I RECIEVE YOUR REPLY, I WILL GIVE YOU AN INSTRUCTION ON WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.

REPLY AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FULL NAME,AGE,ADDRESS,OCCUPATION,
AND YOUR TELEPHONE  NUMBERS  IF AVALIABLE.

MR. ZONGO ALI
 

17.2.10

Another Scam: From "Miss Elizbeth Gandhi"

From: elizbethgah@hotmail.com
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:21:44 +0000

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 Elizbeth Gandhi Age 23 ft 5/6 wt 59. I am the only daughter of Late Dr malik gandhi 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 gandhi industry  (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 Elizbeth.



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4.2.10

Another Scam: From the "OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE"

OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
Your Ref.

THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT.

SECONDLY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE NONE OFFICIALS IN THE BANK YOUR ENTIRE ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE FUND TO YOU. WE WISH TO ADVISE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT LIKE THESE HAVE TO STOP IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING A SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC THAT IS THE LATEST INSTRUCTION FROM MR. PRESIDENT, UMARU YAR'ADUA (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND FBI.

THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER DAY, SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND THIS WAY PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CONTACTING THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS DEPARTMENT CARD PAYMENT CENTER.AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:TO ATMSWIFTCARD REMITTANCE CENTER MR. MCFERRIN PHOENIX FOR CLAIMS

1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER:
3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD:
4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
5.YOU COUNTRY
ATM SWIFT CARD REMITTANCE CENTER
MR. MCFERRIN PHOENIX

EMAIL ADDRESS; atmcardoffice231@yahoo.com.hk

THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT {USD 1.6MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS} AS ART PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR 2010. ALSO FOR YOUR INFORMATION,YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(S) TO AVOID ANY HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.FOR ORAL DISCUSSION, EMAIL ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE OR FURTHER DIRECTION AND ALSO UPDATE ME ON ANY DEVELOPMENT FROM THE ABOVE-MENTIONED OFFICE.NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (ATM-822) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT.

KINDEST REGARDS,
MR.DAVID MARK.
SENATE PRESIDENT

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