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: They will be posted on this site without your email address.

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Another Internet Scam: From National Geographic Society

A scam received Fyi. Kindly post to forwarn others.          

> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:06:31 +0000
> From:
> Subject: Notification Date: 27/06/2011

> Winning No: NatGeo/010/2011
> Email Ref No: NatGeo/24/2011
> This is to notify you that you have won £750,000.00 Pounds Sterling (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling) in this year edition which is organized by the National Geographic International, UNITED KINGDOM. We collect email addresses of people that are active online, among the Billions that subscribed to email addresses worldwide, such as, AOL, Hotmail, Optusnet, Bigpond, Yahoo, Gmail, Google and including private domain users and also being a Microsoft user, your email qualify you in entering the draw. Ten email addresses are selected in every quarter of the year through an electronic balloting system without the winners applying or purchasing ticket for this draw.
> You are to contact verification department manager with immediate effect to facilitate the protocol of your winning prize before the deadline date of claim and provide the below requirements to process your winning.
> Name: Ms. Gloria Beach
> Email :
> Phone : 00447031809630
> Full Names:
> Sex:
> Date of Birth:
> Marital Status:
> Occupation:
> Address:
> City:
> Country Of Residence:
> Nationality:
> Telephone Number(s):
> Fax:
> Note: National Geographic International Lottery prize must be claim not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
> Sincerely,
> National Geographic Society.
> All rights reserved 2011.

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