Internet Scams Exposed

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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27.12.10

Another Internet Scam: WESTERN UNION TRANSFER

We have been trying to reach you since the past few days,
as my associate has helped me to send your first payment
of $7,500 USD to you as instructed by Mr. David Cameron
the United Kingdom prime minister after the last G20
meeting that was held in United Kingdom, making you one
of the beneficiaries. Here is the information below.

MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER: 0224873876
SENDER NAME: Jame Barry
AMOUNT: $7,500 USD

I told him to keep sending you $7,500 USD twice a week
until the FULL payment of ($360.000 United State Dollars)
is completed.

Note a certificate will be made to change the Receiver Name as
stated by the British prime minister, send your Full Names
and your direct phone contact via Email to: Mr Gary Moore

The money will not reflect until the clearance certificate is
issue to you by the G20 committee.

contact Mr. Gary Moore for your clearance certificate.

Mr Gary Moore
E-mail:western_uniontransfer06@pkuit.com
D/L: +447024044997

26.12.10

Another Internet Scam: Gmail - Warning

Dear User,

Your account has been selected by our verification office to confirm. This precautionary step is taken as a security measure to defend you, our valued customer, from online predators and identity theft. To substantiate this account, please take a few moments to verify account holder's identification by verifying your account manually. These actions are not intended to implicate involvement in spurious  activities. Providing the requested documentation ensures the integrity that your account is preserved through substantial validation.

Your -Username:--------------------

Your -Password::-------------------
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Your -Date Of Birth:-------------------------
Your -Occupation:---------------------------
Your Country Of Residence:----------------

Your information is safe with us! Your documentation will be safely delivered directly to our Fraud Prevention experts and handled in a secure environment.

If there are reservations regarding the security of personal information, please refer to our published Privacy Policy.

You have a period of 48 hours to complete the confirmation of your personal information. After this period, your account will be deleted without notice and without recourse for damages.

Sincerely,
Gmail Team

23.12.10

Another Internet Scam: From John Douglas

From: John Douglas <johndouglas1@voila.fr>
Subject: MY GOOD FRIEND
To:
Date: Thursday, 23 December, 2010, 10:26



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 ($15.5 million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on december 2003 in a plane crash. Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where by this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/40 and 60 for me while 40 is for you .

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 Faithfully MR.JOHN DOUGLAS NB, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THIS TRANSACTION AS YOUR TOP SECRECT AND MAKE IT CONFIDENTIAL TILL WE RECEIVES THE FUND INTO THE ACCOUNT THAT YOU WILL PROVIDE TO THE BANK. DONT DISCLOSE IT TO ANY BODY IN YOUR COUNTRY "PLEASE", BECAUSE THE SECRECY OF THIS TRANSACTION IS AS WELL AS THE SUCCESS OF IT

REGARDS
MR.JOHN DOUGLAS

22.12.10

Another Internet Scam: From Dina Kipkalya Kones

Dear Singh,

Wherever you are, Sir, you can help me over this matter if you could
just find the time and patience to read through this and understand
the contents as well. A certain incident happened in this link below
which changed the course of events in my life:

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/06/10/kenya.crash/index.html

I am Miss Dina Kipkalya Kones, 24 yrs old, female and i hail from
Kenya. My father was the former Road Minister who was killed together
with the Assistant Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Loma Laboso when a
Cessna 210 on its way to Kericho crashed in the remote area of
Kajong'a in western Kenya. This happened on the 10th of June 2008.

Immediately after the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle
started selling my father's property and keeping the proceeds to
themselves. They didn't even consider it fit to continue paying my
tuition fees as i was in 2nd year of a four-year programme training to
become a nurse. As luck would have it, i stumbled into certain files
of my father where i found out that he deposited huge sum of money in
my name in a foreign bank. I applied to withdraw the money but the
bank Director in charge of Transfer told me that I won't be able as my
father while making these deposits, left behind specific instructions
which must be respected before i claim this money. One of these says
that it must have been after his death, that i must be married and
provide a trustee which i can vouch for and would be willing to guide
me in investing this money in some worthwhile venture overseas.

While trying to fulfil these conditiions so as to claim this money, my
stepmum got wind of this and have been after my life since. I
attempted to run away to the USA but they seized my international
passport and other valuable travelling documents. I knew if i remained
in Kenya some harm might come to me, so i manage to run away to
another distant African country with all the necessary documents
concerning  my claims. As i write to you now, i am in Dakar, Senegal
seeking an assylum in a United Nations High Commision for Refugees.

I think you are trustworthy and responsible, that is why i am telling
you all these so as to assist me to generally meet my fathers
condition especially in the area of marriage. You could help me
arrange a "contract marriage" with anyone, that is if you are unable
to fill the role yourself and fill the role of my trustee. For your
services, you will have to keep 20% of the entire fund of
(US$5.800,000) and will rely on you to guide me on how to invest the
remaining 80% of my inheritance.

Please, if you find it in your heart to sincerely assist me, I'd want
you to reply me immediately so as to forward to you all the necessary
paperwork that will qualify you as my nominated next-of-kin so that
you can transfer the funds to your personal account until i join you
in Asia or wherever you chose for the disbursement of the funds.

Thanks again for your patience and may God bless you!!!

Just me,

Dina Kipkalya Kones

20.12.10

Another Internet Scam: Google 12th Anniversary Awards Centre

Google 12th Anniversary Awards Centre,
Belgrave House, Buckingham Palace Rd.
London SW1W 9TQ, United Kingdom

Congratulations!!

We are pleased to inform you that your email address attached to file No: G12/B-1/2010 with award reference no: GGL2010/114/M-12 has been selected to receive an award of Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (£ 500,000.00) first batch of Google 12th Anniversary Awards as organized by the Anniversary Centre of Google Inc., held on September 7th, 2010 in the United Kingdom.

Google Inc randomly selected 12 email addresses through a computer ballot system to receive £ 500,000.00 prize money each as a part of their for-profit philanthropic wing (GOOGLE.ORG) promotion. The prize won MUST be claimed by the email owner ONLY, not later than 21 days from the date of notification.

Send your complete personal information with your award ref. and file no. to enable us process your claim;

1. Full name:
2. Country :
3. Contact Address:
4. Telephone or Mobile:
5. Marital Status:
6. Occupation:
7. Sex:
8. Age:
9. Email:

Director of Operations: Dr. Cenon Gate
E-Mail: googleclaims10@hotmail.com
Tel: +44 7017037331
Fax: +44 87049 56313

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address.

Congratulations!! Sincerely Yours

Google Management
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Founders of Google Inc.) committed 1% of Google’s equity, 1% of profits, employee time, and in-kind giving of products and services to doing good. Keep your award information confidential to avoid double claims.

16.12.10

Another Internet Scam: From MRS.Safiétou Boulama

FROM MRS. Safiétou Boulama
Controller General,
BANK OF AFRICA- (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.


Hello My Dear,

I know that this message will meet you as a surprise, I am the Controller General at the BANK OF

Africa (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I hope that you will not expose or betray this

Trust and confidence that I want to build in you for this business issue. I am about to repose on you for profit. I'd really like that after this whole business transaction, I may likely,

Leave my country to get someone as a wood-be, for the main time, before getting involve on marriage issue.

 Now, let us come to the conference table, Pls i need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($10.2) Million US Dollars, to any account of your choice, in your country, any country of your choice.
 This fund has been dormant for years in our Bank without any claim.



I wish to inform you that, we are Francophone speaking country and our national language we speak here is French.

 But, as for me, I studies both French and English that is the main reason why I have decided to send you this e- mail in English to enable you to understand the purpose of this message.
I want our bank to release this fund in question to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer who
 Died in an plane crash, since  August 23, 2000 in Gulf Air, which is almost (10)blood years ago, and up to now, no Bonifay person has come for the claim of this said fund still in question in our bank.

Flight 72 with Airbus A320 crashed off, killing all 143 people on board and you can view the site for
More details:
http://wwwtech.mit.edu/V120/N32/gulfair.32w.html.I doesn’t want the fund to go into the government
Treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I am contacting you so that, our bank
can release this said fund to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.
 Please I would like you to keep this proposal top secret as long as we have started this whole transaction,
Please, if you are ready to render me this assistance, then you should keep this information into your mail box. Then, if Its happen that I receive a generous respond from your side,, I will then give you the full
Details on how this whole business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above
Mention, if only you have agree to handle this business with me.
 I will expecting your generous response as soon as you receive this wonderful and bless full message.
 Thanks,

MRS.Safiétou Boulama

Top 40 Scam Websites

1. Compliance Building
http://www.compliancebuilding.com/
4. A Dawn Journal
http://adawnjournal.com/
6. Concurring Opinions
http://www.concurringopinions.com/
7. Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog
http://www.investmentfraudlawyerblog.com/
8. The Personal Finance Program
http://www.thepersonalfinanceprogram.com/
9. Finance Advices
http://financeadvices.com/
12. Business
http://pssucai.info/
13. Capital Conservator Scam
http://capitalconservatorscam.com/
14. Debt Settlement Scams
http://www.debtsettlementscams.info/
15. Financial Web
http://www.finweb.com/
17. Jeffrey Darren Gordon Who’s Who
http://www.jeffrey-darren-gordon.com/wordpress/
19. Corporate Financial Weekly Digest
http://www.corporatefinancialweeklydigest.com/
21. Investment Fraud Info Center
http://www.investmentfraudinfocenter.com/
22. Internet Scams Watch
http://www.internetscamswatch.com/
23. Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer
http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
25. About Broker Fraud
http://www.aboutbrokerfraud.com/
26. Denver Securities Fraud Attorney
http://www.denversecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
29. Mortgage Fraud Blog
http://www.mortgagefraudblog.com/
32. Gold Investing Advice
http://goldinvestingadvice.org/
33. Investor Claims
http://www.investorclaims.com/
34. Learn Today Trade Forex
http://www.learntodaytradeforex.org/
37. Payment Industry News
http://pindebit.blogspot.com/
38. Stock Broker Fraud Blog
http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com
39. Utah Securities Fraud
http://utahsecuritiesfraud.com/
40. Wealth Management Tips
http://www.wealth-management-tips.com/

Another Internet Scam: ATM CARD REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT

Dear Esteemed Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that ATM card worth Two Million US Dollars($2 Million USD) has been credited to you.please contact your claim officer Senator David Mark On:atmcard0007@gmail.com
Tel:+234-8054-5794-99  with the following for proper verification and claim processing.

Full Name........
Delivery Address.
Country..........
Occupation.......
Mobile Number.....
Phone Number.......
Age..............
Sex..............
Marital Status..........

Once Again Congratulation.
Regards
Jagtenberg, Louise
Online Co-ordinator
ATM CARD REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.

9.12.10

Another Internet Scam: From Amina 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