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.

What To Do If You Have Been Scammed

Have you lost money due to a scam?

Email: mbhutten@gmail.com with a description of how the scam worked (i.e., what happened exactly), and we will try to (a) locate the scam artist(s), (b) work with law enforcement to expedite prosecution, and (c) help you get some - or all - of your money back.

28.2.11

Internet Scams: News for 2/28/11

News9 new results for internet scams
 
FBI crime report highlights trends in Internet fraud
TG Daily
According to the joint FBI/National White Collar Crime Center's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), it received more than 300000 complaints about these particular Internet scams and more. The majority of the filings came from US males between the ...
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Phishing Scams Rise Across Malaysia Following Escalated Internet-Banking Users
SPAMfighter News
The HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad has reported that there's a growing number of Malaysians adopting Internet banking, nevertheless, owing to this, there's also a growing number of Internet frauds like phishing in the country. Thestar.com.my reported this ...
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Fraud Alert Targets The 419 Scam Spammers
eWEEK Europe UK
A scam-email reporting site has been opened by Fraud Alert to help the UK government's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, run by the police, to track down the confidence tricksters that continue to proliferate across the Internet. ...
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eWEEK Europe UK
Grafton Lion's host Internet Safety Presentation
Mountain Statesman
West Virginia State Auditor Glen B. Gainer, III, is committed to informing citizens about the latest in Internet scams designed to steal money, identity and personal information by exploring the tools and strategies used by online predators. ...
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Guernsey teen faces jail for £12 million scam
Channel Television
A public schoolboy from Guernsey is facing a future behind bars today for masterminding a £12 million bank fraud on the internet. Nick Webber - the 19-year-old son of former Guernsey politician Tony Webber - set up the GhostMarket. ...
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Soldier impersonators target women in web scams
Sydney Morning Herald
The scam artists use untraceable e-mail addresses, route accounts through international locations, and use pay-per-hour Internet cyber-cafes that also make it difficult to trace them, Grey said. The Army encourages anyone who suspects they are being ...
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Scams have many faces
Regina Leader-Post
As Internet use grows, so too do the amount of scams, although some still rely on the phone or mail to reel in victims. Commercial money transfers are often the favoured method of payment for the cons. "We really strongly advise people that if you're ...
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Need a Source? Online fraud accounts for 41 per cent of all funds lost to fraud
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
An understanding of some of the protections that exist to keep consumers safe when shopping and sending money over the Internet. PayPal's fraud models and verification techniques are recognized as some of the strongest in the industry and, ...
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Would YOU fall for this war hero on a dating website? Elana did, iit cost her ...
Daily Mail
Elana then contacted Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting centre, and investigators told her the payments she had made went to internet scammers in Nigeria and the UK. By then, the fraudsters were long gone, along with any hope she would get any ...
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Daily Mail

Blogs1 new result for internet scams
 
Online fraud reports drop, but scams still prevalent in region ...
By Emily Babay
Reports of online scams dropped less in the region than they did nationwide last year, and experts say Internet fraud remains a pervasive problem.
Examiner Crime & Punishment RSS - http://washingtonexaminer.com/feeds/86/rss.xml

Another Scam: From Mrs Vivian Salem

Greetings

It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a
surprise to you as we have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have in

any manner disturbed your privacy. Please forgive this unusual manner of
contacting you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private
nature.

There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in
respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have
taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby
making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class persons

to get attention and recognition. There is no way for me to know whether I will

be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you.

My name is Mrs.Vivian Salem, wife of late Salem Nasim in Iraq, some years ago,
I lost my husband Nasim and three children -Husam, 15 years old,Wasim, 12 years

old and Merna, 6years old, this Happened when a Combatant Military Tank shelled

our car as my family attempted to flee heavy fighting in Baghdad, View the
Website below for detail Story of how I lost my family.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/04/vivians_story/html/1.stm

Before my husband and my Children was killed, he Deposited the sum of $31.6
million ( Thirty one million six hundred thousand Dollars ) with a Security &
Finance company in Europe. I had contacted a Diplomat who was attached to the
United Nation Peace keeping forces in Europe and had assured me of assisting me

to move the Boxes through Diplomatic Cargo,ONLY if I had a PARTNER to receive
it on my behalf.

All I need from you is to receive the Fund as my husband business Associates
and Invest the fund into any

Lucrative Investment in your country.I will remunerate you with 40 % at the
end,but most of all is that I solicit your trust in this transaction and will
not want you to betray me at the end Please in your reply to this my private
email (mrsviviansalem@hotmail.co.uk) include your Mobile number Home telephone
number and your residential or company address for easy Communication.

Thank you,
Mrs Vivian Salem

Another Scam: From Kennedy Gardner

From: kennedy.gardner02@sbcglobal.net
Subject: LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU PICK UP THE MONEY
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 22:08:18 -0800



--Forwarded Message Attachment--

Good Day, I have been trying to reach you all to no avail so I have contacted western union to help out with a secure delivery of funds to you associating your email as my only sure source of contact with you. I can not risk a loss of funds on transit so western union is protecting the MTCN and will only make it available to you alone with their secure delivery service. At the moment, a total of Twenty Million USD is owed to you by the United Kingdom Treasury and I have decided to send you an accumulated interest of $150,000 by western union, $5,000 at a time until the whole amount is received. This follows the Paying Banks resolve to have the accumulated interest paid out to you this 1st Quarter while the Principal Fund valued at Twenty Million USD will be paid out by the 3rd Quarter of this year. I have just sent the first $5000 to you via Western Union Money Transfer, find below the payment information that will enable you go to any nearby Western Union Store to have money picked up. For security reasons and as directed by Western Union, click the link below and confirm your information with Western Union in order to get the rest of the information.

Sender: Kennedy Gardner
Address: 116 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, UK
MTCN:  208-897-XXXX  (click on the western union link to get the rest of the MTCN)
Amount: $5000

Click the western union link that follows and log in to get the rest of the 10 Digit MTCN information so to pick the money. Click Here: westernunion.com/mtcn-confirmation/last4digit

Please inform me as soon as you pick up the money so I can send the next $5000.

Thanks.
Kennedy Gardner.
Chairman, Committee on Foreign Debt, RBS.

Another Scam: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

> From: rosaliajacques@co.kern.ca.us
> Subject: [GSN Suspected Spam] THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER:
> Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:49:56 -0800
>
> Hello,
> I write to confess what you are presently going through with my Boss. I was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Local and Foreign Debt attached to the World Bank office in Washington, DC, USA. I resigned my official duty when I discovered the activities of my colleagues during a private investigation I carried out. I suspected some kind of foul play in their act which they would never inform me because they know I would never be a party to such as a Christian.
>
> I discovered that my Boss was conniving with some top officials of the World Bank to divert funds approved to settle Lottery winners, International contractors and Inheritance. The World Bank has already given approval for the payment of your fund while they are deliberately delaying your payment. They continue to issue one fee or the other from different quarters. I wonder why you haven't noticed all this while. I can assure you this will keep happening if you do not do away with those officers.
>
> Well I just hope you believe me, because if you don't, your fund is gone. Your fund is currently authorized to be paid to you from a financial consultant in the UK or US, approved by the World Bank with a Key Tested Reference/CLAIMS CODE Number, which was supposed to have been issued to you, but they have decided to divert your attention by telling you that they have something to do with one committee or the other especially here in UK or Africa and making you believe that the fund will be transferred into your account - FALSE!
>
> The reason why I am giving you this information is because of the fact that I was aware of it and my doctrine does not permit me to withhold such information. The only help you can get from me now, is the actual link to your payment, please do not give this information to my boss as it may lead to them influencing a total blockage to your payment, so you have to be very careful with this information.
>
> Upon your response to this message, I shall give you all you need to contact the affiliate Payment Office in UK or US. BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
>
> Yours truly,
>
> Ms. Rosalia J.Ramos

27.2.11

Internet Scams: News for 2/27/11

News3 new results for internet scams
 
The Top Internet Scams for 2010
The Inquisitr
According the the report just out (pdf) from the FBI/National White Collar Crime Center's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this past year, 2010, was no different as they saw a total of 303809 complaints. This averages out at 25000 per month and ...
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Poloncarz Warns Of New Telephone Scam
WKBW-TV
If you have Internet account access, periodically review activity online to catch suspicious activity. If you believe you have given personal information to an illegitimate source, you should contact your financial institution and credit reporting ...
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Beware of IRS scams
Tbo.com
According to the Internet resource provider WHOIS, the IRS.com domain name was registered in 1999 by the seemingly legitimate Banks.com, Inc. The banner headline on the homepage suggests an official association: "US Tax Center — Tax Information You ...
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Web3 new results for internet scams
 
Scam online pharmacy - 419 Legal - Internet Fraud and Online Scam ...
OUR ONLINE PHARMA offers its customers a huge number of ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS. Among them you will find: - extremely attractive prices that make any.
www.419legal.org/.../100429-scam-online-pharmacy.html
“A Back Passage From India”. Internet Scams. - City-Data Forum
Just the other day, I received a phone call from some fellow that sounded to be half way round the other side of the world. I was told that my.
www.city-data.com/.../1207971-back-passage-india-internet-sc...
Report e-mail scams, National Fraud Authority urges - Internet ...
Report e-mail scams, National Fraud Authority urges News.
www.internet-love-scams.org/forums/showthread.php?t...

Another Scam: Cadillac Motors

Attention,

With reference to result of the CADILLAC Email promotional awards, your
email has fall as the second category winning sum of 850, 000 GBP.

Your email address has been submitted to us as the beneficiary of the
following transaction references;

1 ticket number CAD-M010331-M10-UK

Amount 850,000 GBP

draw number M4G4-010

For further clarifications and/or enquiry, please contact our customer
service unit
Mr. David Mark
Phone:+44 703 188 2240
Email: cadillac.motors@linuxmail.org

You are to call or email the assigned agent whose information is above
and comfirm from him when and how you are going to receive your prize
money, you are to provide to your agents the below under listed
information as soon as possible:

1. NAME IN FULL:
2. ADDRESS IN FULL :
3. NATIONALITY:
4. AGE:
5. SEX
6. OCCUPATION POSITION HELD :
7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER

Yours in service,
Ms Saloona Young
Programs & Events .

Material Copyright © 2011 The CADILLAC Co. Ltd

Another Scam: COCA-COLA COMPANY PLC

Congratulations Beneficiary

We wish to congratulate you on your sucess,your email have been selected
for a cash PRIZE of £ 365.000 Great Britain Pounds

and a Nokia N93 mobile phone in COCA COLA UK Anniversary,2011.
For claims Contact

Mr. Graham Collins (Esq)
Tel: +447024020747
Email: gcollinsatcocacolawins@live.
com

Kindly Fill Out Payment Processing Form
Full Name:............
Age:..................
Sex:..................
Address:..............
State:................
Country:..............
Occupation:...........
Mobile Number:........
Email:................

Yours Sincerely,
Award Notification Team
Coca'Cola Anniversary © 2011

Another Scam: MONEY GRAM TRANSFER

My working partner in relationship with
HSBC London has concluded that our working
partner has helped us to send you first payment of US$5,000 to you as
instructed by Malaysia government and will
keep sending you $5000 twice a week until
the payment of (US$820,000 ) is completed
within six months and here is the information


MONEY TRANSFER REFERENCE:2116-3297

SENDER'S NAME: Mike Marx
AMOUNT: US$5000
To track your funds forward money gram
Transfer agent Mr Allan Davis

Your Name._________________________
_
Phone number __________________________

Contact Allan Davis for the funds clearance
certificate necessary for the realise of your funds

E-mail:allendavis_transfe01@yahoo.co.jp
D/L: Tel:+601-635-44376

Please direct all enquiring to:
Allan Davis

moneygram_26@yahoo.com.hk

Best Regards,
Mr Allan Davis

26.2.11

Internet Scams: News for 2/26/11

News8 new results for internet scams
 
Identify Theft, Financial Scams Top Internet Crimes List
InformationWeek
The report also includes information about alerts the IC3 put on in 2010 around specific Internet scams people reported. One concerned online apartment- and house-rental scams, while another used denial-of-service attacks on cell phones and landlines ...
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Internet scams a growing global concern
Regina Leader-Post
Because of the personal information people post about themselves online, the Internet opens up many technological options to crooks -and has created some new words for the dictionary, such as phishing (scams conducted through e-mail or text messages). ...
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Nigerian sentenced for email lottery scam
Charlotte Observer
But sometimes, the federal government says, recipients fall victim to an Internet scam. A man found guilty of authoring those e-mails, a Nigerian national, was sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Charlotte for being part of a two-man team that ...
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2 Lee County residents report Internet scams on car sales, including a Ferrari
Naples Daily News
By VALLI FINNEY Two Lee County residents have reported being scammed out of thousands of dollars in connection with Internet vehicle sales — one involving a Ferrari Spyder. Heather Anderson, 26, of the 3300 block of Country Club Boulevard, Cape Coral, ...
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Vatican warns of scams
Chicago Tribune
But officials became concerned after hearing about "unauthorized offers by some tour operators, especially on the Internet," asking people to pay fees for access to the event, the Catholic News Service reported. No tickets are required for the ...
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Identity theft: Check credit card fraud and misuse
GulfNews
Educating customers about card protection, providing them tips to ward off fraudsters, and orienting them about phishing scams is being implemented as well. "While customers are now better protected against card-related fraud, security continues to be ...
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GulfNews
FBI: Facebook Is A 'Fraduster's Dream'
fox4kc.com
The FBI says the number of people who fall victim to internet crimes continues to rise. Identity theft and scams continue to be the biggest problems reported to the FBI's internet crime complaint center. Internet crimes in Missouri resulted in more ...
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IRS again focus of scams
Joplin Independent
To help shut down scam sites, you can forward suspicious e-mails that claim to come from the IRS to a special mailbox here. You can forward the message as received or provide the Internet header of the e-mail. The Internet header has additional ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
 
Internet Fraud Declined in 2010 - NYTimes.com
By By RIVA RICHMOND
Consumer online-fraud complaints dipped nearly 10% in 2010, according to a recently released annual report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Gadgetwise - http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/

Web1 new result for internet scams
 
Peter Thompson - Internet Love Scams
Internet Love Scams > Welcome to Internet-Love-Scams. ... Scammers, on the other hand, seem to think otherwise, hence the story you were given. ...
www.internet-love-scams.org/forums/showthread.php?t...

Another Scam: From Mrs. Juliet Adams - Yours in Christ

ATTN:Greetings

Dearest in Christ,
PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
I am Mrs Mrs.Juliet Adams from kuwait. I am married to Dr.Emmeunal who worked with Kuwait embassy in cote d'ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2004.
We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians.Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 4.5Million U.S. Dollars) in cote d'ivoire.Presently, this money is still in cote d'ivoire. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would notlast for the next three months due to cancer problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better still a christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a church that will use this to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.
I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.

I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health,because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact informations in ivory coast for you to cantact them.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived alife of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth.Please always be prayerful all through your life.and any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for a church or christian individual for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hearing from you. Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Yours in Christ.
Mrs.Juliet Adams

25.2.11

Internet Scams: News for 2/25/11

News9 new results for internet scams
 
Top Internet scams from 2010: The Real Deal
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
East Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Many of the same internet scams that our viewers ask about are the same outlined by the FBI on their list of the top scams from 2010. The FBI tracks internet fraud in say they took an average of 25000 complaints each month ...
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Internet sales scams lead list of complaints to IC3: Plain Dealing
Plain Dealer
That peek at emerging scams was included in the Internet Computer Crime Center's latest report of internet crimes. IC3 collects consumer complaints about internet scams, analyzes them and alerts local, state and federal agencies. ...
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Fraud fears make B.C. residents less likely to give to charities
Vancouver Sun
By Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun February 24, 2011 The aftershocks had barely settled in the Christchurch earthquake before the online charity scams started appearing on the Internet and in people's email inboxes. Such high-profile online scams are ...
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Beware Of Telephone Scams
WMFD.com
The other scam involves internet chats between men and women. After the chat becomes sexual in nature, someone claiming to be a detective for a local police department calls the man and says he has been talking to an underage girl. ...
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Office of Fair Trading urge people to bin scam mail
Birmingham Mail
But if you have fallen victim to a mass-market scam – which arrive by post, email, text, phone or the internet and aim to con people into parting with their cash – then you're not alone. Figures released by the OFT this month reveal the shocking extent ...
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Safe Surfing Tool Web of Trust Sued over Community Warnings
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
However, it's better for the scammers to lose money instead of our users being scammed," says Vesa Perälä. Web of Trust (WOT) is a community-powered surfing tool that boosts trust on the Internet, by using authentic user experiences to help web users ...
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Mansfield police warn of 2 current scams
Mansfield News Journal
The second involves Internet exchanges that, after several conversations, take on a sexual tone. The defrauder, posing as a local detective, will call the victim and say the conversation was with a juvenile and they are in violation of the law. ...
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135 Year Old Technology Delivers Sales Boost To Internet Based Companies
Press Media Wire
The Internet, it seems, has created savvy users who are well aware of the potential scams and inaccuracy of claims made by companies online as fast as it inspired the companies who leverage it. More and more, Internet users are looking for signs of ...
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2691 Treasure Coast residents lodge identity theft complaints with the FTC ...
TCPalm
Along with credit card theft, Carr's been a victim of Internet fraud, when someone hacked into his private e-mail account. The hacker then sent a letter to Carr's friends and family asking for money stating he was stranded without money in a foreign ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
 
Slim Fast Diet Claims Diet Scams are Like A Virus on the internet.
Slim Fast Diet Claims Diet Scams are Like A Virus on the internet. In The 21 Century, People's way of life is becoming more complicated than it was before. A lot of fast foods are unhealthy and yet most people can't live without it.
Weight Loss - Latest News - http://www.prlog.org/tag/weight-loss/

Web2 new results for internet scams
 
Houma woman charged in African Internet scam | wwltv.com | Local News
A 46-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for her alleged role in an African Internet scam.
www.wwltv.com/.../Houma-woman-charged-in-African-Intern...
Grandkids Scam Ring Busted - Telephone, internet scams AARP Bulletin
Officials shut down a "massive" operation behind the "Grandkids Scam" that has targeted AARP members and others for years.
www.aarp.org/money/.../grandkids_scam_ring_busted.html

Another Scam: From Miss preciuse Kipkalya Kones

Hello' This Message Is Respectfully Yours!,
       

    I am writing this mail to you with tears and sorrow from my heart. With due respect , trust and humanity, i appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter,  I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country so i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkable profile, honestly i am writing this email to you with pains, tears and sorrow from my heart, i will really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, i decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation, My name is Miss  preciuse Kipkalya Kones, 23yrs old female and I held from Kenya in East Africa. My father was the former Kenyan road Minister. He and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya. The plane crashed on the Tuesday 10th, June, 2008.


You can read more about the crash through the below site:
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/06/10/kenya.crash/index.html

After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspired and sold my father's property to an Italian Expert rate which the shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me. I am constrained to contact you because of the abuse I am receiving from my wicked stepmother and uncle. They planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile i wanted to escape to the USA but they hide away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckily they did not discover where i kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where i am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso.

One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents which he has deposited huge amount of money in bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my father's instruction/will to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas. I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister.

Although, you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convince Ed me that you may be the true person to help me. More so, my father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (US$11.500, 000) Dollars in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and statement of the fund in your country. As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 1year in the university when my beloved father died. It is my intention to compensate you with 30% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above. I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

AWAITING YOUR URGENT AND POSITIVE RESPONSE, Please do keep this only to your self for now un till the bank will transfer the fund. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my wicked stepmother who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone ,I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my father deposited the money with my name as the next of Kin. I have the documents for the claim. 

Yours Sincerely
preciuse Kipkalya Kones.

Another Scam: From Mr Salif Zongo

FROM THE DESK OF: Mr SALIF ZONGO.
AUDITS & ACCOUNTS DEPT
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (A.D.B)
Ouagaduoguo Burkina Faso.
Private Phone Number+22678534867
E-mail mrsalif_zongo@9.cn
 
Attention: Please
 
I am Mr Salif Zongo.. the manager Audit & Accounts dept. in the african developmnet bank Burkina Faso (ADB). I am writing to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $10.500.000.00 (Ten million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts.
 
The above sum belongs to our deceased customer late Mr Jose D. Sau from Peru who died along with his entire family in the Benin plane crash 2003 and since then the fund has been in a suspense account.
 
After my further investigation, I discovered that Mr Jose D. Sau died with his next of kin and according to the laws and constitution guiding this banking institution stated that after the expiration of (9) Nine years, if no body or person comes for the claim as the next of kin, the fund will be channel into national treasury as unclaimed fund. Because of the static of this transaction I want you to stand as the next of kin so that our bank will accord you the recognition and have the fund transfer to your account.
 
The total sum will be shared as follows: 60% for me, 40% for you and expenses incidental occur during the transfer will be incur by both of us.
 
The transfer is risk free on both sides hence you are going to follow my instruction till the fund transfer to your account.
More details information with the text of application form will be forwarded to you to breakdown explaining comprehensively what require of you.
 
Your Full Name.............................
Your Sex..................................
Your Age..................
Your Country...........
Passport / driving license.......
Marital Status...................
Your Occupation...............
Your Personal Mobile Number................
Your Personal Fax Number.....................
 
Thanks
Mr Salif Zongo.
Audits & Accounts Manager
+22678534867

Another Scam: From Mr ZONGO DAWA

INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL

WATING FOR YOUR RESPOND? CALL ME +226 74504482

Dear Friend,

My name is Mr ZONGO DAWA .I work as an AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) ,working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire African region,i had taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavors,On routine audit check last month,I discovered some investment Accounts that had been dormant for the last seven years.

All the accounts belong to a single holder (NAME WITH HELD) with monies totaling a little above $15.5 million United States Dollars plus interest,We need a trust-worthy partner to assist us in recieving this funds for further investment in your country,You will be required to:
(1) Assist us in the recieving of this sum in your Country.

(2) Advise on areas for potential future investment in your country.

(3) Assist us in carrying a feasibility study before actual investment.If you decide to render your service to us in this regard,you will be entitledto a percentage that will be agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foriegn account , 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me.

1. Full Names. ghader akbari
2. Full contact Address (Not P.O Box). 26 kemshall way maddington wa australia 6109
3. Phone number(s). 0432630033
4. Age.18
5. Details of past work experiences. ascot Mcdonalds
Thank you and regards.

MR ZONGO DAWA
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA(B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU-BURKINA FASO.
WEST AFRICA.

Another Scam: From Mr Kabore William

Dear friend,

I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the computerized search. My name is Mr Kabore William. I am the Bill and Exchange (assistant) Manager of Bank of Africa Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of thirteen million five hundred thousand United State of American dollars (13.5 MILLION USA DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr Kurt Kuhle from Alexandra Egypt who died along with his family in Siber airline that crashed into sea at Isreal on 4th October 2001.

Since I got information about his death I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the plane crash
leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want the money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

Am contacting you because our deceased customer is a foreigner and a Burkinabecan not stand as a next of kin to a foreign customer. The banking guidelines stipulate that the fund should be transferred into the bank treasury after 9 years if nobody is coming for the claim. I have agreed that 33% of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of your account for the transfer, 2% will be set aside for expenses that might occurred during the business and 65% would be for me, after which I shall visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.

Please I would like you to keep this transaction confidential and as a top secret as you may wish to know that I am a bank official.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Kabore William.

Another Scam: From Mr. Jonas Nuru

FROM: MR. JONAS NURU
FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO

Dear Friend,

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never meet before. I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER of B.O.A Bank of Africa, I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($9.4M) Nine Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars immediately into your account. The money has been dormant (in-active) for some years in our Bank here without any body coming for it.

I want to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer Mr. Khalifa Salem Abdulla from Libya the owner of the account who died a long with his supposed next of kin in plane crash since 2003. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the money to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon the receipt of your reply I will send you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business.

I want you to assure me your capability of handling this transaction with trust by giving me the following information details:

(1)NAME..............
(2)AGE:................
(3)SEX:.....................
(4)PHONE NUMBER:.................
(5)OCCUPATION :.....................
(6)YOUR COUNTRY:.....................

Thanks and waiting for your urgent response

Best Regards
Mr. Jonas Nuru

Another Scam: From Mr. Karim Hadad Abbas

Greetings,

I need your cooperation to put claim over this funds, the amount involve is €10.5m,(Ten million five hundred thousand Euro),I am the Assistant Director of Burkina Commercial Bank (BCB); Ouagadougou . There is no doubt about your eligibility as the legal next of kin to our deceased customer with the following reasons.(ONE) there is no next of kin attached on the funds (TWO) I have all the deceased bank information’s to make the claim reality.

Late Dir.Tetsuya Lee was an engineer, based in Burkina Faso, the funds was transferred into his bank account within 7 days before his death, the government does not know if he has withdrawn the funds or not before his death; upon this seeks for your full cooperation to put claim over the funds immediately for the betterment of our families. I am inviting you for this business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of (50/40) i.e. 50% is for me, and 40% is for you, While 10% is for outstanding expenses during the transferring of the funds.

I don't want the bank to know my involvement on this transaction, Here is my residential address: No.105avenue 01 bp 5256 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, You are free to come down to my office in the bank if possible before we commence, As soon as the funds is transferred into your bank account, I will come over to your country for the share of the funds according to the percentage. Therefore i will like to be reassured of the manner of person whom I am dealing with; for confidentiality I have to get certain necessary facts about you are as follows:

(1)Your full name......................
(2)Your occupation.................
(3)Your Country.......................
(4)Your full residential address................
(5)Your Private phone number for easy communication.................
(6)Your Age.............
(7)Scan any of your identification ID card and send to me through mail for my personal recognitions; I need your urgent respond, these transactions have to be completed within a week if only you will act as advice at the accurate time.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OFFICE (BCB).

FL.025.Fl 15.A.S.D.door.bf.
Mr.Karim Hadad Abbas

Another Scam: From Homan John

Dear friend,

Weneed your urgent assistance in transferring thesum of $11millionimmediately into your account.The money has beendormant for years inour Bank here without any body coming for it.Iknow that this mail willcome to you as a surprise.I am the bill andexchange manager in BANK OFAFRICA BURKINA FASO IN WEST AFRICA,

IHopedthat you will not expose or betray this trust and confident thati amabout to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our bothfamilies.Wewant to release the money to you as the nearest person toour deceasedcustomer (the owner of the account)who died a long withhis supposednext of kin in an air crash since AJuly 2003.We i don'twant the moneyto go into our Bank treasuryas an abandoned fund.So thisis the reasonwhy i contacted you,so that we can release the money toyou as thenearest person to the deceased cutomer,

Pleasewe would like you to keep thisproposal as a top secret and delete ifyou are not interested.Uponreceipt of your reply,i will send you fulldetails on how the businesswill be executed and also note that you willhave 40% of the abovementioned sum if you agree to transact thebusiness with us.BANK OFAFRICA (BOA).,Burkina Faso-WestAfrica.

MY NAME IS DR homan john

 

Another Scam: From Barrister Giorgio Salvatore

Dear Friend,

My name is Barr. Giorgio Salvatore of Salvatore Studio Legale in Rome. I
actually got your contact email address through the worldwide email
database. My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds
left behind by my late client(Late Mr. Richard Lyman), to avoid it being
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this fund valued
9,500,000.00 (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros) deposited by my
client before his death.

I wish to point out that I want 20% of this money to be shared among the
Charity Organizations, while the remaining 80% is shared equally between
us. If you are interested, please contact me via E-mail:
studiolegale@lawyer.com or abogadossegura1@aol.com, I shall
provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you
understand this transaction vividly.

If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back
to me with your interest for further explanations.

Kindest Regards

Barrister Giorgio Salvatore.

Another Scam: From Mr. Ben Woyongo

Dear Friend,                               
Guess you are doing well with your family.
My name is Mr. Ben Woyongo. I am a career banker, working with the one of the famous banks in Burkina Faso. With due respect, trust and accountability, I need your assistance to execute an urgent lucrative deal worth of US$13,000,000.00 million within 10-working days without any trouble or risk. Note that a foreigner made this temporary deposit with our bank for years now, unfortunately he died with his family months later. Currently, the account is dormant and I need your help to move the funds into your account so that none of our directors will discover the status of the account and divert the funds for their private use because no one will come for the claim. If you are interested, get back to me immediately so that I will guide you how this deal will be executed. PLEASE KEEP THIS SECRET.
I am waiting for your response.
Sincerely,
Mr. Ben Woyongo

Another Scam: The DOVE Foundation

The DOVE Foundation.
69 Chapel Street,
London W1B 4DA.
United Kingdom.
Dear Recipient,

RE: Grant Notification.

This is an official notification to you by the board of trustees of The
DOVE Foundation as one of the recipients of cash Grant Award for your
personal business and community development. The DOVE Foundation was
founded 29/03/92 by the Multi-Million groups and companies in Europe
having their corporate Head Quarters in Belgium (Brussels) and was
conceived with the objective of humanitarian growth and community
development. To celebrate the 18th anniversary program, The DOVE
Foundation is giving out a cash donation of 1,200,000.00 (One Million and
Two Hundred Thousand British Pounds) each to 8 lucky recipients.

Grant Award Validation form will be sent to you to fill and returned as
soon as you've acknowledged this notification email with your interest in
receiving the Grant. You are to contact the 17th Anniversary Secretary
with your information given below:
******************************
****
Name:
Address:
Tel:
Email:
Ref. No: DF0/024/991146612.
**********************************
NOTE: All Notification email with your interest should be sent to:
Name: Sir Peter Anderson.
Email:dove_foundation1@yahoo.co.uk

Another Scam: From Mr. Jackson Bala

Greetings From Mr.Jackson Bala,

Dear Sir/Madam

I understand that through Internet is not the best way to link up with you
because of the confidentiality which my proposaldemands.

However, I have already sent you this same letter one month ago,but I am not
sure if it did get to you since I have not heard from you, hence i am
constrain to reach you through the Internet which has been abused over the
years.

I am Mr.Jackson Bala, the personal account officer to a great late
diseased who has an account in one of our banks here in Burkina Faso . The
account was opened in 2001 and he died in 2004without a written or oral WILL
and since 2004 nobody has operatedon this account again hence the money is
floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited
for nothing and Government of Burkina Faso will confiscate the funds for
their personal use which I personally don't want such incident to happen being
that this is a great opportunity for me and you.

My contact is for you to please assist me to transfer
thefund($13,500.000.00 USD) Thirteen Million Five Hundred ThousandUnited
State Dollars from African Development Bank here in Burkina Faso to an
overseas account. First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this
transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential. I
am sure and have confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a
transaction of this great magnitude.

Please indicate your interest immediately for us to proceed.I shall feed
you with full details of this transaction upon receipt of your reply towards
this proposal.

All the legal papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your
acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to us your letter
of acceptance;

1. Full name
2: Your private telephone and Fax numbers.
3. Occupations and Nationality.
4. Date Of Birth
5. Present Location
6. E-mail Address

To enable us file necessary documents at our high courtprobate division for
the release of this sum of money.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Mr.Jackson Bala

Another Scam: From Cynthia Morris - Annoucer For BMW Automobile Promo

CUSTOMER SERVICE
REFNO.:BMW/75-A080332010
Batch: 174/05/ZY369

Dear E-mail Owner,

You are receiving this message because you are a Winner of (300,000.00 G.B.P)
from BMW Automobile new year promo Online Lottery game.
A random email balloting system selected your email address amongst a total of
five (5) winners without the sale of any tickets.

Confirm receipt by sending your Name: Address: Age: Nationality: Mobile Number:
and Occupation etc to Mr. Thomas Hillary on (bmwdpt211@shqiptar.eu) Telephone :
+4470359437491.

You will be furnished with details on how to receive your prize as soon as we
receive your response to this mail. Be sure to check all incoming mail folders
including your junk folder for subsequent mails from us.

NB: You are to reply directly to this email bmwdpt211@shqiptar.eu because any
mail sent to any other email address will not be attended to.

Cynthia Morris
Annoucer For BMW Automobile Promo.

Another Scam: From MR.ZONGO DAMANI

FROM THE DESK OF MR.ZONGO DAMANI.

AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION OF

BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA-FASO

WEST AFRICA 

GOOD DAY,  

I WISH TO KNOW IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO STAND AS THE BENEFICIARY TO A DECEASED CLIENT MR.EMMANUEL ETUKUDO WHO MADE SOME DEPOSIT SUM OF_ ($3.8million) THREE    MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS IN MY DEPARTMENT IN THE BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA-FASO, WEST AFRICA BEFORE HIS DEATH.

HE DIED ON THE 2ND MAY 2007 WITHOUT ANY REGISTERED NEXT OF KIN AND AS SUCH THE FUNDS NOW HAVE AN OPEN BENEFICIARY MANDATE. UPON YOUR REPLY I WILL GIVE YOU DETAILS ON HOW THE TRANSACTION WILL BE EXECUTED, AND I’AM ASSURING YOU THAT IT IS 100% RISK FREE HENCE YOU CO-OPERATE WITH ME.

BEST REGARDS AND EXPECTING YOUR RESPONSE.

MR.ZONGO DAMANI.