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31.3.11

Another Scam: From MRS.MIRI JONADA - BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER


MY NAME IS MRS.MIRI JONADA
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA- (BOA)

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.


        Dear Friend,

I am Mrs.Miri Jonada;the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance Department of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso . In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$26.2 Million dollars in an account that belongs to one of our foreign Customer (MR. PAUL LOUIS from Paris, France) who died along with His entire family in July 2003 in a plane crash.

Since we got information about his death we have been expecting his Next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it Unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the Deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

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

The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money Remained Unclaimed after eight to nine years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.

The request of foreigner as next of kin in this transfer is unquestionable
by the fact that the customer was a Foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as
next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a respect to the Provision of a foreign account, and 60% would be for me Thereafter, I Will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your Private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication And location where in the money will be remitted... Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application.

I will not fail to bring to your notice this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required Arrangements have been made for the transfer, please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and you should reply me immediately as soon as you receive this
letter.

Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Yours Faithfully,

MRS. MIRI JONADA.

Another Scam: From Mr. ISA AHMED - Bank of Africa

With Due Respect

I sourced your email from a human resource profile database in the chamber; my name is Mr. Isa Ahmed. Account officer to late Mr. Morris Thompson from America who is a gold merchant Agent here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso,

a well known Philanthropist before he died. He made a Will stating that $10.5Million dollars (Ten million five hundred thousand US) should be given to a citizen of our choice overseas. I have made a random draw and your e-mail address was picked as the beneficiary to this Will.

I am particularly interested in securing this money from the Bank because they have issued a notice instructing me been the account officer to produce the beneficiary of this before end of May 2011 else the money will be credited to the Government treasury as per law here. It is my utmost desire to execute the Will of my late client Mr. Morris Thompson since he is no more alive, both wife Thelma Thompson, and daughter Sheryl Thompson.

if you are interested, you are required to contact me immediately to start the documentation process with the help of a legal practitioner. I urge you to contact me immediately for further details bearing in mind that the Bank has given us a date limit, please act fast. I await your urgent response. If you are interested kindly contact me on my email address isaahmed002@gmail.com


Meanwhile I request on your return mail, kindly re-send me your date's information's:
1. Your Name in Full..................
2. You’re Address.................
3. Your Occupation................
4. Your Nationality.................
5. Your City.................
6. Your Telephone with..............
7. Mobile number............................
8. Your Age....................
9. Your Gender.................

However, feel free to ask me any question and I promise to clarify you on any doubts. Transaction with
Mr. ISA AHMED
Bank of Africa
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
West Africa

Internet Scams: News for 3/31/11

News9 new results for internet scams
 
Shaw Capital Management Scam Info: AG Warns of Internet Tax Scam
SBWire (press release)
Baton Rouge, LA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/29/2011 -- With the tax season upon us, it's a time many scammers look to take advantage of tax payers by getting their hands on personal information. Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans of a new electronic ...
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Counterfeit Check Scams
KBTX
The following tips were provided by the National Consumers League Internet Fraud Watch. If someone you don't know wants to pay you by check but wants you to wire some of the money back, beware! It's a scam that could cost you thousands of dollars. ...
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Facebook Scams Exploit Sleaziness
Mobiledia
Topping the list of scams in the survey by Internet security company BitDefender are so-called "stalker" offers, such as promises to let users see who has viewed their profile -- something that isn't possible on Facebook. "According to our statistics, ...
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Mobiledia
Travellers, Property Owners, Buyers and Renters Choose to Dispatch Agents for ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Many popular internet fraud schemes and scams include property for sale or rent due to the ease of sending deposits to untrackable accounts. WeGoLook will verify the property's location and existence for the customer. Even credible property for sale is ...
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FTC: Identity theft leads consumer complaints in 2010
e-wisdom.com
Debt collection was second on the list of consumer complaints for 2010, followed by complaints regarding Internet services. Imposter scams came in at number six on the list, marking the first time that this category has been included in the top ten. ...
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e-wisdom.com
Fake HSBC email scam warning in Runcorn and Widnes
Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
They may contain exaggerated warnings, often about internet viruses. If in doubt, delete such emails and do not open links or attachments. Anyone who thinks someone has taken their HSBC online security details should call HSBC immediately on 0845 600 ...
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Scammers hijacking CraigsList ads in scam to bilk consumers
WMC-TV
Massey says scams like this are all over the Internet and "you just need to have your guard up. I think a lot of people assume from the beginning that it's legit and then it goes down a path." In many cases, the emailers are hoping the potential renter ...
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Dating scam woman lost £3k
Swindon Advertiser
Det Cons Andrew Cook, of the Wiltshire Police Economic Crime Unit, said: “Unfortunately there have been many cases where people have lost thousands of pounds through these deliberate and cruel scams. “However, there are some warning signs that you can ...
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Township Police Report Two Attempted Phone Scams
Patch.com
Caller ID numbers can be manipulated by individuals who are familiar with computer and internet technology, noted police Detective Lt. Ted Reese. Police said a second, similar, incident was reported on Tuesday. However, in the second attempted scam, ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
 
Changes Made To HSBC Internet Banking - HSBC - 419 Legal ...
By 419legal
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Web2 new results for internet scams
 
Animals Petition: Stop Internet Puppy Scams | Change.org
The Better Business Bureau recently said they were unable to resolve more than half of the complaints lodged against dog breeders in Texas. One of the...
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Another Scam: From Dr. Mark Graham - Agency Director, Global Travelling Incorporated

Application for HSMP Tier2 Visa General / Work Permit. (Read Carefully).‏

From: GLOBAL TRAVELS <enquiry@global-travels.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Subject: Application for HSMP Tier2 Visa General / Work Permit. (Read Carefully).‏



295 Uttoxeter Road
Longton, Stoke
Staffordshire
United Kingdom
ST3 5LQ
Telephone; +44 704 577 4126, +44 793 393 2985.


Dear _____,


Thank you for contacting Global Travels Guide UK.
With more than 10yrs experience, we help immigrant find their rhythm
here in UK by making it easy for them to process their valid Great
Britain Paper's and also at a very affordable cost.

The hard copies of your employment files are already in  our custody and we
have gone through it thoroughly, kindly find below the details of the
various kinds of visa available for your situation with its
requirements, associated charges and mode of payments; note that the
Visa application form has been attached to this email and you are
required to fill it out properly and return it back to us via email
attachment.

(1) HSMP Tier2 VISA GENERAL (SINGLE ENTRY):

This will comprise the following Tier 2 VISA-GENERAL for 36 Months,
WORK PERMIT for 36 Months AND ENTRY CLEARANCE RESIDENCY PERMIT
for 36 Months.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Scanned Copy of your passport sized photograph.
-Scanned copies of the relevant pages of your valid international passport.
-Scanned copy of your duly filled out HSMP Tier 2 VISA GENERAL /
WORK PERMIT / CLEARANCE RESIDENCY PERMIT APPLICATION ticking
VISA GENERAL (SINGLE ENTRY).
-Scanned copy of your duly signed appointment letter.
-Scanned copy of your evidence of payment of the needed charges for processing.

CHARGES FOR PROCESSING: £625 GBP.

(2) HSMP FAMILY Tier2 VISA GENERAL (MULTIPLE ENTRY):

This will comprise the following HSMP FAMILY Tier2 VISA-GENERAL for 36
Months, TIER 1 WORK PERMIT for 36 Months AND ENTRY CLEARANCE RESIDENCY
PERMIT for 36 Months.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Scanned Copy of the passport sized photograph of all involved parties
(Family Members) yours inclusive.
-Scanned copies of the relevant pages of the international passport of
all involved parties once eighteen years and above, if someone under
eighteen years is involved, you should provide us with the person (s)
birth certificate.
-Scanned copy of your duly filled out HSMP Tier2 VISA GENERAL /
WORK PERMIT / CLEARANCE RESIDENCY PERMIT APPLICATION ticking
FAMILY VISA GENERAL (MULTIPLE ENTRY).
-Scanned copy of your duly signed appointment letter.
-Scanned copy of your evidence of payment of the needed charges for processing.

CHARGES FOR PROCESSING: £1,150 GBP.


(3). MODE OF PAYMENTS

All payments MUST be made through any of the following means;

- Web Money or Money Order.

- Payment via Money Brokers.
- International Wire Transfer.

On procurement of these documents for you, we shall dispatch all your
documents to your postal address once all necessary formalities for
the processing of all your UK valid papers have been observed. I have
attached a copy of the Visa entry Application form to this e-mail and
you are required to complete and return it to me via email attachment
 

Best Regards,


Dr. Mark Graham,
Agency Director,

Global Travelling Incorporated

Another Scam: From Michael Lalor

Please,

This is a personal email directed to you for
your consideration alone, I
request that it remain and be treated as such
only. I am a banker with
HSBC in Ireland. I have an interesting
business proposal for you that will
be of immense benefit to both of us. Although
this may be hard for you
to believe, we stand to gain 17.2 million USD
between us in a matter of
days.

Please grant me the benefit of doubt and hear
me out. I need you to
signify your interest by replying to this
email.Most importantly, I will need
you to promise to keep whatever you learn
from me between us even if you
decide not to go along with me. I will make
more details available to you
on receipt of a positive response from you.
Do contact me only at my
private email address:
Warm regards from Ireland.
Michael Lalor

Another Scam: From Li Ka Shing Foundation (HK)

Welcome On Board.


Dear Sir/Madam,

We are a non-profit organization located in Hong Kong, our sole aim is to
provide support for persons(especially children) afflicted with diseases,
like Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Parkinson Disease, Down Syndrome,
HIV/AIDS, etc. We also sponsor medical probes/researches to find possible
cure for these ailments. We are currently sourcing for Overseas Strategic
Liaison Partners/Members, who under instructions from the Management of Li
Ka Shing Foundation will co-ordinate Charity Donations and Projects being
undertaken by us within their designated locations in Asia, Europe and
North America.

This does not require any specific qualifications and will not interfere
with your present job or engagements. You are not just going to be helping
afflicted children in need, but you are also going to get a reasonable
token for any project, sponsorship/donation you facilitate as well as
become our member. You shall enjoy immediate Provisional Membership and
Co-ordinate Sponsorship and Donations and Projects on our behalf for an
initial period of; 3 months, subject to further review and extension. You
will not be required to pay any membership dues or source for donors at
anytime. We already have a list of donors, whose donations/projects you
are expected to co-ordinates if they fall within your designated region.

This call has become imperative due to the huge success and sponsorship we
recorded in Asia, Europe and North America in our recent workshop held in
December 2010. Just that the language and time difference between us and
the West, amongst others are posing huge limitations and challenges to our
collective interest. It will be best for us to have stationed members in
every region to keep in touch with our sponsors/donors in that region in
real time, hence you are being called upon. You are expected to commence
immediately upon receipt of your positive response.

Please indicate your interest by providing your names and contact
information, to our Foreign Resources Officer/Member, Melvin Reece [
melvinreece1@hotmail.co.uk] in London, United Kingdom for finalization:

Yours sincerely,

Marie Gou Pang
For: Li Ka Shing Foundation (HK)

30.3.11

Internet Scams: News for 3/30/11

News9 new results for internet scams
 
The Most Popular Facebook Scams
The Atlantic
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Consumer Agency warns of email phishing scam targeting internet bankers
The Sociable
In particular the NCA is warning consumers of a scam email puporting to be from AIB's accounts department which asks customers to follow a link to confirm their internet banking email address. The text of the emails may look like this, You are required ...
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The Sociable
How the Internet Age Impacts Adoption
KIMT
On one side things are getting done at a faster pace because of internet access and being able to see and meet couples on line. But it's also something to be cautious of. Scams are becoming more popular as information is more easily accessible. ...
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Facebook's Crackdown on Scammers Prompts Them to Move to Twitter
WalletPop
Internet scammers finding it harder to get away with the same old scheme on Facebook may be turning to easier and greener pastures on Twitter. Experts at security firms such as Sophos say they've seen the social network's security teams recently crack ...
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Cyveillance Report Identifies Shift in Phishing Evolution with Emphasis on New ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
... easily one of the top threats on the Internet. Specifically, the use of more sophisticated and targeted attacks result in greater success and lucrative opportunities for online criminals. Cyveillance identifies phishing as a social engineering scam ...
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Waikato Police Alerts of Job E-mail Frauds
SPAMfighter News
Unluckily, it's because of online employment frauds like the above which have lately resulted in a never-like-before rise in Internet employment frauds as well as money-laundering instances. Thus, security specialists advise online applicants seeking ...
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Wanted! A law to curb cyber crime
The Nation Newspaper
He noted that the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 only covers the regulation of Internet service providers and cybercaf├ęs but does not deal with the broad spectrum of computer misuse and cyber crimes as provided for under ...
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Wiltshire singles warned over online dating scam
This is Wiltshire.co.uk
Would-be suitors should also be cautious of any request for cash from e-mail contacts abroad, particularly in a new internet relationship. Anyone who wants to report a similar incident can contact Wiltshire Police on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on ...
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How to avoid tax scams
MSN Money
Be careful with your Internet connection, too. Don't work on your taxes on a public computer, which could have been loaded with a spyware program that lets someone else see everything you do on the PC. And don't send tax information through an insecure ...
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Web2 new results for internet scams
 
Internet Scams - DailyFinance
Scams targeting cash-strapped and unemployed Americans are on the rise, and the con artists are getting even more creative. Here's how to avoid becoming a ...
www.dailyfinance.com/tag/internet-scams/
Internet Scams | Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, ...
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Another Scam: From KARIUM AMADOU

FROM THE DESK OF KARIUM AMADOU.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING,
OCEANIC BANK PLC, OUAGADOUGOU,
BURKINA FASO.

CONFIDENTIAL TRUST BUSINESS DEAL

I KNEW THIS MESSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE. I AM INCHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION IN OCEANIC BANK PLC, OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. I HOPED THAT YOU WILL NOT EXPOSE OR BETRAY THIS TRUST AND CONFIDENT THAT I AM ABOUT TO IMPOSE ON YOU FOR THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF OUR FAMILIES.

I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF ( USD$22) MILLION DOLLARS TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 7 BANKING DAYS. THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR YEARS IN OUR BANK WITHOUT ANY BODY CLAIMING THE FUND.

I WANT THE BANK TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO OUR DECEASED CUSTOMER (THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT) BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER ( MR.HATEM KAMIL ABDUL FATAH WHOM UNFORTUNATELY LOST HIS LIFE BY SHOOTING FROM UNKNOWN PEOPLE IN IRAQ, YOU MAY READ MORE ABOUT THE INCIDENT ON VISITING THIS BBC NEWS

WEBSITE:http://news.bbc.co.uk/
go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/middle east/3970619.stm http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=6979

I DON'T WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO OUR BANK TREASURER ACCOUNT AS AN ABANDONED FUND. SO THIS IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU SO THAT THE BANK CAN RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN 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 RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL GIVE YOU FULL DETAILS ON HOW THE BUSINESS WILL BE EXECUTED AND ALSO NOTE THAT YOU WILL HAVE 40% OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED SUM IF YOU AGREE TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS WITH ME. AND 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT ARISES ON THE PROCESS BEFORE THE FUND GET INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT SUCH AS TELEPHONE CALLS BILLS (ETC).
REPLY AND CALL

THANK

KARIUM AMADOU

Another Scam: From JIM ATTAH

Attention: Beneficiary

I am the Director Documentation/statistic and Archive Office, Fact Finding and Special Duties,

As an intelligent officer trained to check fraud, I have made personal discovery from The Government payment Awarded Blue Print. The payment number your are pursuing is different from the number on your file.
Some high place bank officials has been coming asking me to change your name with their choice name and help them with documents to get this fund. I found out that they’re trying to loot this money away with the help of foreign partners.

Spurred by my discovery, a more critical vetting of the Document revealed that the fund in question is an over invoiced / inflated amount on a Contract. The original Executor of the said Contract has been fully paid through their nominated Bank Account Via Marine Midland Bank New York,.  Right now, I am the only Person aware of this fact, I am interested on this deal but I demand your cooperation. I want you to know that without me there is no other way you can receive this fund, also derogatory marks has been made on your file which means that we have to put in place an introductory letter purported to have been written by the Original Executors of the Contract whose name is Ms. G. J B Davis Construction England, Stating that they transferred ownership of this fund to you as the beneficiary. This letter has to be backdated and will be registered with the Federal Parastatals where the Contract emanated and has to tally with the date of Contract Completion and must be verifiab
 le in case the sponsors of the Co

With this introductory letter, we will have full access to obtain all relevant Documents and Contract Agreement that will justify your claims. This process is called, Affidavit of Transfer of Right –Normalization and Validation of Contract Payment (A.T.R.N.V.C.P) which will also include Resolution report from the Supreme Court, Federal Ministry of Justice of which the Originals Copies of all these Documents will be dispatch to your address because your signature is required on all the Original Documents.

If you’re interested to get this fund you must adhere strictly to my instructions. Before we start this process, you will send a promissory note with passport photograph or drivers license, that you will pay me %30 of the total money while 70% is for you. If you agreed on this term, kindly get back to me i will let you know how much it will cost to get this done, as the director Fact Finding and Special Duties, i will help you with all the paper work. It will only take us 14 days to conclude this. The Fund in question is $10.5Millions USD. Please do not tell any one about this transaction. You have to maintain
Uttermost confidentiality of this transaction.

Call me on my direct telephone +234 8056769236 on the receipt of this message.

Yours Sincerely


JIM ATTAH
THE DIRECTOR
FACT FINDING & SPECIAL DUTIES

Another Scam: From Mrs. Elham Farah

Peace be Upon You
 
I am glad to know you, but Allah knows you better and he knows why he has directed me to you at this point in time so do not be afraid. I saw your e-mail contact at Tunisian ministries of commerce and foreign trade departments . I am writing this mail to you with heavy sorrow in my heart, My Name is Elham Farah. And am contacting you from my country Tunisia I want to tell you this because I don’t have any other option than to tell you as I was touched to open up to you, I am married to Mr. Toyo Farah who worked with Tunisia embassy in Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days.

Since his death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 8.2m(Eight million two hundred thousand dollars)in a bank in Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso in west Africa Presently this money is still in bank. He made this money available for exportation of Gold from Burkina Faso mining. Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the period of seven months due to cancer problem. Whoever that wants to serve Allah must serve him in spirit and Truth because Allah is the Most High, Please always be prayerful all through your life.

The one that disturbs me most is my cancer sickness. Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity" people in the street and helping the orphanage.

I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not good not even good at all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my late husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death. I grew up as an Orphan and I don't have anybody as my family member, just to Endeavour that the name of Allah is maintained.... Am doing this so that Allah will forgive my sins and accept my soul because this sickness has suffered me so much.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Burkina Faso and I will send authority letter that will prove you as the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply

Yours Faithfully.
Mrs.Elham Farah

written from Hospital in Tunis
 

Another Scam: From Corinthia Hotels & SPA

Job Opening Corinthia Hotels !!!

Corinthia Hotels & SPA
Northumberland Avenue,
London, WC1N
United Kingdom.

 Your resume has been viewed in a job recruitment website; Corinthia Hotels is interested to employ individuals who excel in their area of expertise, in all areas of Catering /Hospitality, Engineering, Healthcare, I.T, Legal, Sales/Marketing & Sports/Ents, External Consultant, SBU Head /Profit Centre Head, Country Manager, finance managers.

International applicants (Expatriates) are preferred to complement local Personnel; As we have been mandated to recruit the same.

You are requested to send your application letter with recent passport also indicate the position been applied for while Submitting your updated resume.

1) Area of Expertise:
2) Full Names in Block:
3) Mobile Number:
4) Country of Origin:
5) What is your current basic salary?
6) Do you have a valid British Visa?
7) Can you relocate to U.K within a month?
8) What is the highest educational qualification that you have achieved?

Only Successful and Short-listed applicants will be contacted via email and Phone and invited for a Job position in The Corinthia Hotels.

Completed online interview is to be submitted to: careers@corinthiahotels-spa.com

Best Regards,

Rowland Hills
Sr. Recruiting Manager
Corinthia Hotels & Spa London.

29.3.11

Another Scam: From Mr. Dembele Kafana

 YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, PLEASE

Good Day To You,
Accept my sincere apology for contacting you in this manner over a transaction of this magnitude.
I am Mr. Dembele Kafana, I have discovered a deposited Fund valued US$8.5 Million, of a deceased client and ever since he died nobody come to our bank for the claim of his fund,
 Because the deceased customer died with his entire family; I agree that 40% of this money will be for you, and 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 55% would be for me.

This investment has matured and has been lying in our Bank reserve for the past years,and under the Burkina Faso banking laws,any time Investment unclaimed after ten years will be turned over to the Burkina Faso Government purse.

You should understand that as an insider in the bank i will do every thing possible to protect your interest and to make sure that i follow things up as soon as you are willing to work this out with me because i will not want this money to go into the government purse.

Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the Following information;
(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(4) Occupation:
(5) Age and Sex:
Thanks for your co-operations.
MR. Dembele Kafana

Internet Scams: News for 3/29/11

News6 new results for internet scams
 
App Watch: The Deadly Sins of Facebook Malware
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Internet security company BitDefender recently ran an analysis of Facebook scams to identify the top tricks that malware creators use to convince Facebook users to click and install bad apps. The company looked at the words and phrases that the apps ...
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Seven Ways To Spot A Scam Email
Consumer Affairs
But what better way to spread a scam than to have victims do it for you? The message suggests you will encounter bad luck if you fail to take some action? Nothing like scare tactics. The message warns of a dangerous virus circulating the Internet and ...
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Consumer Affairs
Charity scams continuing
Sherwood Park News
Similar scams via e-mail or over the Internet are also becoming a growing problem, according to Henry, who said people can be more easily fooled through certain manipulations that can be done by online scams. "If the criminal can manipulate the ...
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Top 5 Online Scams to Avoid This 2011 Tax Season
Infopackets
Finally, one of the newest scams on the Internet is associated with the popular social network Facebook. Likejacking, the act of tricking someone into clicking on a link and then approving the link (which is then shared with friends on their Facebook ...
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Fraud prevention month - protect yourself
CottageCountryNow.ca
The centre identifies the top three types of scams as service, prize and emergency. Service scams, including misleading promotion or solicitation of service, internet, medical, or insurance rates, and usually involve a third party making you offers. ...
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Con artists prey on trusting nature of older people
Omaha World-Herald
More and more seniors have gone digital and are susceptible to Internet scams, Lanza said. The Senior Line phone number is also incorporated into a bright red refrigerator magnet that is part of a safety program for seniors. ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
 
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Another Scam: From Madam Annick Ahmar

 
Dear Beloved,

  I am Mrs.Annick Ahmar  and i have been suffering from ovarian cancer disease and the doctor says that i have just two days to leave. i am from (eastern Province) Russian  but base in Africa Burkina Faso since eight years ago as a business woman dealing with gold exportation.

   Now that i am about to end the race like this, without any family members and no child. i have $3Million US Dollars in Africa Development Bank (ADB) Burkina Faso which i instructed the bank to give  it  to St Andrews Missionary Home in Burkina Faso .

   But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my computer beside my sick bed. i also have $4.5Million US Dollars at Ecobank here in Burkina Faso and i instructed the bank to transfer the money to the foreigner that will apply to the bank after i have gone that they should release the fund to you, but you will assure me that you will take 50% of the money and give 50% to the motherlessbabyhomes, charity homes. In your country for my heart to rest. You are to contact the bank through this email address:  (
ecobank226bf@aol.com)

Yours fairly friend
 Thanks from
Madam Annick Ahmar

Another Scam: The British National Lottery

The British National Lottery
P O Box 1010
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
Ticket number:56475600545 188
Lucky Numbers: 05,06,17,20,28,42(Bonus33)

WINNING NOTIFICATION:

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of cash prize
#1,000,000.00 (British Pounds) held on the 22nd March 2011
in London Uk.The selection process was carried out through random
selection in Our computerized email selection system (ess) from a
database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were
selected. And Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
05, 06, 17, 20, 28, 42 (Bonus 33) ,which subsequently won you the
lottery in the 1st category i.e match 5 plus bonus.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1 Million
Pounds,(One Million Pounds) in cash credited to fileKTU/ 9023118308/03.
This is from a total cash prize of 1000,000 Million Pounds,shared
amongst the (4)lucky winners in this category i.e Match 6 plus bonus.
For due processing of your winning claim,please contact the
FIDUCIARY AGENT Information Officer Mr. Fred Peters who has been
assigned to assist you. You are to contact him with the following
details for the release of your winnings.

Agent Name: Mr. Fred Peters
Tel:+447024051534
+447024013832
Email: mr.fredpetersclaimsagent012@
yahoo.com.hk

Contact him, please provide him with the following Requirements below:

Claims Requirements:
1.Name in full----------------------
2.Address---------------------------
3.Nationality-----------------------
4.Age-------------------------------
5.Occupation------------------------
6.Sex ------------------------------
7.Phone/Fax-------------------------
8.Present Country-------------------

If you do not contact your claims agent within 5 working days of this
Notification, your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to
keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid
Fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT) pending the prize claim by Winner.

*Winner under the age of 18 are automatically disqualified. *Staff of
the British Lottery are not to partake in this Lottery.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Regards
Mrs. Stella Ellis
(Group Coordinator
Note that you are not to reply to this E-mail,please contact your
claims officer directly to start the processing of your claims
application form.

Another Scam: From Dr. Harry BURNS

FROM MR.HARRY BURNS,
BILL AND EXCHANGE AUDITOR,
ECOBANK (GAHAN)PLC
ACCRA-GHANA.

Dear Friend,

Attention to this please.

I am Dr.Harry BURNS, from western regional part of Gold Coast Ghana,I am the personal Auditor to ENG.P.O.SANKOH, a national of your country, who Work with Shell Petroleum Company and have spent most of his life in my country (Ghana) Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the year 2003, my client, his wife and their only son were involved in a plane crash in a village called Adjarra near Porto Novou after take off from Cotonou in Benin Republic.For more on the plane crash log on to....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3348109.stm

All occupants of the plane crash unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquirers to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any Member of his family hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the assets and Capital valued at US$7,800.00 Million United States Dollars left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the management of the BANK, where these huge deposits were lodged declared as Family treasures of Gold Jewelry and personal precious effects.

The said Bank, has issued me a notice to provide the next of Kin or have the Consignment confiscated within the next 20 Official working days,since the Bank will be hosting their 2010/2011 audit.

Working with the ECO BANK Ghana here, as a regional Auditor, and had worked with this Bank as an auditor for good 18 years now,but as age is no longer at my side,and I am getting old now and will be retired any moment from now.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives to my late client for over 3 to 4 years now.

I, Dr.Harry Burns,personally humbly wish to seek your assistance to stand as my Foreign Partner or as Next Of Kin to this Deposit,so that, it could be transferred to your Local Bank Account in your Country for safety, before my arrival for sharing, according to the percentage ratio before,I can start investing my share in your Country through the good advice that,you may give me,or work with you as my Business Partner.

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim.

All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law.

Awaiting to hear from you.

Dr.Harry BURNS

Another Scam: Fedex Courier

YOUR PACKAGE IS WITH US

Nigeria Head Office
Email: martinswest.001@gmail.com
70 International Airport Road Mafoluku, Lagos.
Mobile:+234 805 556 5445

Greetings!
This mail is to inform you of your registered package.CONTENT: Bank Draft
of $750, 000.00 USD registered by an Official of the United Nation. The
Fund is  a donation to you from the U.N through e-mails balloting in
affiliation with commonwealth poverty eradication program.

For your information the VAT and COD have been paid and the only money you
will have to pay is the security keeping fee which is $125.00.Do contact
the Delivery Department Mr.Ojo Martins for shipment, Email:
martinswest.001@gmail.com
Tel: +234 805 556 5445
You are to send to the Delivery Agent the following information: Your
Name, Your Age, Telephone Number and your delivery address

Best Regards,

Mr. Bob Williams


Another Scam: From Sgt.Paul Gerrad - USA Army

Dear friend,
I am in need of assistance. My name is Sgt.paul gerrad USA Army.I am working under the Medical military unit here in the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Afghanistan against fighters and peace keeping,i am contacting you because of the deal we did with some of Iraq High Government when i was working in Iraq before i was transferred to Afghan that affected me some money, I have $3.7 Million US dollars that i successfully moved out of the country, it is proceed from oil business deal we had with an Iraqi citizens worth of $98 million US dollars, the $3.7 million stated is my share on the business and its legal. I need a good partner, someone i can trust.

The funds is temporary kept under the custody of a security company, the most important thing i need right now is someone that i can trust to assist me receive the money and secure it for me once the funds gets to you, and i have made up my mind to compensate you with 20% out of the total fund and you keep and save guard the remaining 80% for me pending when I am through with my military assignment in Iraq. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds would be kept.

My own part is sending it to you.If you are interested I will furnish you with more details. But the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times. I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I thank you in advance as I anticipate your co-operation,waiting for your urgent response.

My regards,
Sgt.paul gerrad
NB:you can contact me on my via mail: paulgerrad51@yahoo.com

Another Scam: From MR. DRISSA PASCAL

HELLO DEAR,

COULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER TO HELP ME TO RELOCATE THIS SUM OF SIX MILLION,SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS(US$6.7 m) TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR ESTABLISHING A MEDIUM SIZE INDUSTRY IN YOUR COUNTRY.

THE SAID $6.7 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.

I WILL GIVE YOU ALL VITAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE AMERICAN AND THE
$ 6.7 MILLION 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 $ 6.7 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.

YOUR SINCERELY,


MR. DRISSA PASCAL

Another Scam: Money Gram Malaysia

MONEY GRAM CUSTOMER CARE
21st Floor, Jalan Kampar, Plaza Permata,
50400, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

The G-20 Group in relationship with HSBC London has concluded that
our working partner (Money Gram Malaysia) has helped us to send your
first instalmental payment of US$5,000 as instructed by the Group of
Twenty (G-20) in conjuction with the Malaysia government and will keep
sending you $5000 twice a week until the full payment of (US$820,000 )
is fully remitted to you.

Here is the informations of the $5000.00 your first payout

MONEY TRANSFER REFERENCE:66-097-334
SENDER'S NAME: kelly Pedersen
AMOUNT: US$5000

To track your funds, You are to forward your name to our money gram agent
(Mr Allan Davis) via email:allendavis_transfe01@yahoo.co.jp

Your Name __________________________
Phone number _______________________

Contact Mr Ron Edwards for the funds clearance certificate necessary for
the release of your funds
E-mail:allendavis_transfe01@yahoo.co.jp

Best Regards,
Mrs Patricia Lee
Money Gram Malaysia.

28.3.11

Internet Scams: News for 3/28/11

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