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 Scam: "Your FaceBook profile address has won..."

Congratulations!!! Your FaceBook profile address has won $550,000.00 Dollars. 

For Claims contact: Mr Larry Wealth (

...or call +447045733129.           

Internet Scams: News for 5/31/11

News5 new results for internet scams
Seniors vulnerable to Internet scams
Dominican Today
By Jason Alderman We're forever warning teenagers to be careful online – don't reveal personal information to strangers, avoid scams, report bullying behavior. The same advice may be appropriate for grandma and grandpa as well. ...
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BBB Cautions Netizens against E-mail Scams
SPAMfighter News
BBB warned netizens and stated that, they should be wary of an e-mail scam making rounds on the internet. In this e-mail, the sender seems to be someone, whom the user knows. Cybercrooks are compromising into e-mail accounts, saying that they're alone ...
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Warning over online con men getting more inventive in Lincolnshire
This is Lincolnshire
TRADING standards officers in Lincolnshire have revealed the most common internet scams that county residents are falling for. The scam that has generated the most complaints to Lincolnshire Trading Standards is phone calls offering to fix or improve ...
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Ad scams prey on Horizon lot owners
El Paso Times
Internet crimes can be reported to the Internet Complaint Center of the FBI. Don't fall victim to a recovery scam. These scammers promise to get your money back. Cease all contact with the scammer immediately. Refrain from responding to emails, ...
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Taiwan steamed at Philippine court ruling on deportation issue
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The case stemmed from the arrests of 14 Taiwanese and 10 Chinese late last year in the Philippines for allegedly defrauding people in China through telephone and Internet scams. Manila agreed to Beijing's request to deport the suspects to China, ...
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UK Ltd Belgrave House 76,
Buckingham Palace Road,
London SW1W 9TQ,
United Kingdom.


Amount Won: £1,000,000.00 Great Britain Pound Sterling.

ATTN: Sumesh Shenoy

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being one of the 5 winners selected on this season. The ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP-2011 TEAM felicitate with you and your family and especially for being a citizen of the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP-2011 defending champion (*INDIA). This promotion was set-up to encourage the active fans and supporters of Cricket.
Having considered all possible measures to convey your cash prize, we resolve to use a special delivery courier company under Diplomatic Umbrella. We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize direct to your doorstep. Your name, phone number and address has been Received.

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP-2011 TEAM, Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is 
INR into the account which will be send to you by the diplomat for the clearing of your consignment from the custom duties in Indiaand any local V.A.T that may arise in INDIA before he proceed to your house.

The diplomat will personally present to you all the relevant documents to guide you against any India government queries. You are advice to make the required 
 INR available to the diplomat in India immediately he instructs you to do so, before you receive your prize of (£1,000,000.00 pounds.) From the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP-2011 to enable him clear your prize from the custom. Please you must keep secret of your winning until it arrives your doorstep for security reasons.

The delivery of your prize is currently on the way as it is passing through the British Security Screening. We realize recently that such procedures have been adopted on your consignment leaving UK for Asia. Find on this email a copy of your winning Certificate, please keep it safe. Also attached is the delivery diplomatic Agent id proof.

Due to the urgency needed in this delivery we are informing you that MR. Shawn Steven, Special Chief Diplomat will be leaving for INDIA to make delivery of your cash award prize through British Airways.

Departure Date/time:  
 May   30ST, 2011. 11:50:00 PM
Arrival Date/time:   JUNE 1ST, 2011. 09:25:00 AM

Please ensure that you co-operate with him and follow his instructions and directives to avoid any delay in handing over your cash award prize to you as he has little time to spend in INDIA. please make available to him the clearing charges immediately he call and provide you with the account details of the Custom Duties for you to deposit the clearance charges of 35
 INR for the clearance of your consignment. 

HE SHALL CALL YOU IMMEDIATELY HE ARRIVES INDIA AND SHALL INSTRUCT YOU on how to pay the clearance charges of ₤380 Pounds equivalent to 35,850 INR available to enable him clear your consignment from the custom and proceed to your address to make 100% safe delivery to you AFTER your payment is been confirmed and receipted by the INDIA CUSTOMS/THE FINANCIAL CRIME DIVISION OF INDIA.

You are to keep us updated with your readiness in receiving the special diplomat along with your Award Cash Prize. Upon your Agreement to this mail above, please send us email as to know if our Diplomat will depart to India or not. We await your reply to this mail.

Note: Kindly send also a Scanned Copy of any ID Card that can identify you.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Dennis Smith
Direct Line: 44 701 423 9511
The Claims Director/Event Manager.
Payment and Release Order Dept.
Mr. Louis Webb.
Lottery co-ordinator

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Another Scam: From Joy Cecily Solobiya

My Dearest one i trustee

Greetings my dearest one,my name is Joy Cecily Solobiya  i am 24 years old Girl from Southern sudan.I want to have a common relationship with you, I need to tell you more things, but first I need your help to Stand for me as a trustee.

My father Dr.Solobiya yak Arop was the former Minister for SPLA Affairs and Special Adviser to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for Decentralization. My father Dr.Solobiya Cecily, my mother including other top Militery officers and top government officials where on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02, 2008. You can read more about the crat
through the below site:

Some months after the burial of my father, my uncle conspired with my step mother and sold my father's properties to a Chinese Expatriate.  On a faithful morning I opened my father's briefcase and found out document which my beloved late father used and deposit money in a Bank in Burkina Faso , with my name as the next of kin. I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money so that I can start a better life and take care of myself. The Branch manager of the Bank whom I met in person told me that my present status does not permit me by the local law to clear money or make a transfer of money into an account, he advice me to provide a trustee who will help me and invest the money or I should wait till when I will get married it demand by their Authority......

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 blood sister and help me. Though you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well, I will say that my mind convinced me that you are the true person to help me. More so, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country because my uncle has threatened to assassinate me. The amount is $5.6 Million and I have confirmed from the bank in Burkina Faso . You will also help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in your Country.

However, you will help by recommending a nice University in your country so that I can complete my studies.  It is my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment As soon as I receive your interest in helping me, 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. Please do keep this only to your self. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my wicked uncle who has threatened to kill me.

Sincerely yours
Joy Cecily Solobiya


Internet Scams: News for 5/30/11

News3 new results for internet scams
TRADING standards officers in Lincolnshire have revealed the most common ...
This is Lincolnshire
"At Lincolnshire Trading Standards we offer an e-mail newsletter which gives information about the latest internet scams and tips to stay safe. "E-mail your name to safe& to sign up for the S@fe and Sm@rt newsletter. ...
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Fraud hits Southwest Florida hard
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The most common types of non-identity theft frauds involved debt collection, Internet services, prizes-sweepstakes-lotteries, shop-at-home and catalog sales and imposter scams. It is the first time imposter scams made the FTC's list of top consumer ...
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Desi take on Nigerian scams
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: A city-based trader, in his late 40s, was introduced to internet by his friends who did well using online services. In May, the trader received an email which claimed that he had filled up a form for an online lottery and he has won Rs 50 ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
Subsequent Steps to avoid Internet Fraud - Internet - Scams
Every side of development has it pros and cons. So the arrival of the internet must have its own distribute of disadvantages. Well-known among them, ...


1550 Princess Street Kingston, ON, Canada, K7M 9E3
Attn: Winner,
We have acknowledged your mail and  also wish to  announce to you once again that you have won USD1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars Only) from Canadian lottery draw .Your email address attached to the number of ticket:
56475600545 188 with serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7.For us to process your winning for transfer ,please contact our fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims.
Name: Mr. Maxwell Steer
1. Name (in Full):
2. Country:
3. Address:
4. Direct Telephone phone
5. Age:
6. Occupation:
Congratulations!! Once again.
Yours in service,
Gary Johnson.

Another Scam: From Mr. Delbert Cleavon

58 Colmore Row Birmingham
B3 2AS England DX: 13036 Birmingham-1 UK.

Dear Good Friend,

With due maximum respect, I crave your indulgence knowing that this my proposal will be a surprise to you. I am Barr. Delbert Cleavon, an attorney at law and the accredited legal representative to, who was herein referred as my late client. He died as a result of a heart related illness in December 2004.

I am asking for your consent to assist in the transferring of the funds left behind by my late client into your account before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank, and this deposit valued:(GBP13.628,000.00) Thirteen Million six Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand British Pounds Sterling. Since you are not from England and my late client is not from England, so the proceeds of these funds can be remitted into your account as a foreign partner.

The bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin or the account will be confiscated and so far all my efforts to get hold of someone related to my client has proved abortive.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent in presenting you as the next of kin or beneficiary to my late client's Estates, since you have the same last name. It is my assurance that this project will be successful and I will make sure that the project is done within the applicable laws to guarantee full legitimacy. Then we can both share the funds on a mutually agreed percentage.

All legal documentations to back up your claims as my late client's or next of kin will be issued to us. All i require is your absolute honesty, cooperation and total adherence to my instructions to enable us transfer this funds into your account smoothly.This project will be executed under a legitimate arrangement which will protect you from any infraction of the law.

If this proposition offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology. If on the contrary, indicate your interest. Note that I reserve the right to reject your acceptance on this proposal if I have reasons to believe that you may not be honest or discreet as it concerns this proposal. I will appreciate if you could contact me through my direct email:

A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this letter and early establishment of position will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Barr.Delbert Cleavon ESQ.
{LLB Hon.}

Another Scam: From Miss Aimee Dennis

Hi My Dear

I know this proposal may come to you as a surprise considering the fact that we have not had any formal acquaintance before, but all the same I would want you for the sake of God to give this request an immediate attention in view of the fact that the security of my life and possession is at stake.

 My name is Miss Aimee Dennis; I am from Daukro  in Cote d' Ivoire, West Africa. I became an orphan last year when my father and my mother were murdered in Daukro in the Western part of Cote d' Ivoire my home town as regard of the political crisis of the presidential election which we have on 28th November last year which have turn to our country to a situation to have a two president with two different office.

My dear I was in school when the rebel new force went on rampage and killed people in my home town suspected for supporting the government of Laurent Gbagbo the former civilian government. I was taken from school by a Good Samaritan to Abidjan where I am taking refuge. I am now staying with the old woman I call aunty who is 67 years old and she has been trying her best for me. I am confused as to what to do to claim my late father's deposit in a Security Company in Abidjan here. He deposited a sum of ($2.5m) which my late Father Mr.  Dennis Kadulah kept for me in one trunk box in a Security Company here in my country.

  This deposit was to be sent to his business partner in Europe but since the crisis they lost contact and I don't know about him and I don't know about their transaction before he died. I am just a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life, I am appealing to you in the name of God to help me, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards and your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

 I believe you are a reliable person that will not sit on the money and will provide a safe place where I can stay to continue my studies. Please send to me your telephone number and let me know if you can handle this arrangement so that I will give you more details of this transaction.

I wait to hear from you soon,
Yours faithfully,
Miss Aimee Dennis


Another Scam: From Mrs. Helen Cole

Dear Friend,

I have to thank God this moment for his direction as regards this mission. God want me to complete this mission hence, I got your contact.I know you maybe wondering how I got your contact email.

Actually when I heard from the doctor that my condition has become so critical, I had to reach out to a Christian sister, who assisted me in searching for your contact in order to help me utilize this wealth the way I am going to instruct herein, and even the sister that helped me in this regard doesn't know the purpose for which I intend to contact you. I have prayed about it and it has been revealed to me that you can make judicious use of the resources for its intended purpose.

I am currently sending you this mail from my sick bed in the hospital.My husband earned these funds (10,800,000.00 USD) but he died in a plane crash and left everything behind for me and I will join him soon due to my ill health. Due to my infertility resulting from medical problems I became barren. God has a reason for everything. I would want you to contact my lawyer; he will inform you on what to do.Contact him with the below details:

Barrister Morgan Owen

Ensure to use a greater portion of the funds for its purpose in fulfillment of my last wish.

You are Blessed.

Mrs. Helen Cole

Internet Scams: News for 5/27/11

News9 new results for internet scams
Seniors must beware of scammers on the Internet Don't get conned
Royal Gazette
More and more seniors are getting online, which unfortunately sometimes makes them the target of Internet scams. If you are a senior citizen you may have done everything to protect yourself including putting extra locks on the doors, shuttering the ...
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FBI Warns of Internet Scams Based on Current Events
As a result, the IC3 has been monitoring its complaint database for possible scams related to the recent death of Osama bin Laden. Various scams have been identified, however, many complainants are becoming more aware of such scams and not ...
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Nashoba Publishing
Nashoba Publishing
Internet scams reported in the area have been advance-fee type schemes. These are usually disguised to look like "work from home" job opportunities, inheritance claims, sweepstakes prizes and even romantic interest profiles. Often they are not. ...
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Trading Standards reveal top 5 Web scams
The Lincolnite
Lincolnshire Trading Standards have revealed the top tricks internet scammers use to rip off Web users in the county, in the hope people will not fall victim anymore. Trading Standards made the list to highlight the most common scams consumers in ...
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Facebook Scam Will Leave You Red in the Face
LOL,” and is accompanied by a thumbnail sure to coerce every 15 year old with an internet connection into clicking. Though scams like this have happened many times before, this one's been particularly effective because it redirects anxious clickers to ...
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Bank Negara watching out for online banking fraud
Malaysia Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara will remain vigilant for all financial scams, including Internet banking fraud. The central bank said that although there were frauds brought about by phishing via online banking, there was no evidence or case about any ...
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Safeguard your bank account against online scams
Daily News & Analysis
However, the internet does have its perils and we should know and learn to tackle online identity theft scams. Phishing scams: Phishing scammers send fraudulent emails disguised as an official email request from a bank to gain private and sensitive ...
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New scam targets small businesses
ENC Today
A “brazen” crowd of international con artists has taken a fresh approach to quick money, using stolen credit cards to buy merchandise in bulk and reselling the items on the Internet and black market, said Donovan Zeh, owner of NC Abrasives and Paint ...
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Police provide advice on how to avoid scams
New said on the Internet, many scams were initiated through "phishing." Criminals send thousands of e-mails out to try to get people's personal information. Some of the e-mails appeared to be from a bank, he said. The e-mails looked legitimate, ...
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Prisoners used for internet gaming scams in china! - Giant Bomb This is shocking news to me. I never purchase gaming currency anyway, ...

Another Scam: Bank of America

Your Online Banking is Blocked

Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on you account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security. Please click on sign in to Online Banking to continue to the verification process and ensure your account security. It is all about your security. Thank you. and visit the customer service section.
Want to get more alerts? Sign in to Bank of America Online Banking and click the "Manage Alerts" link in the "I want to..." box.

This alert is sent automatically. If you would like to make any changes to your Online Banking Alerts service, please sign in to Online Banking and click on the Customer Service Tab. The security and confidentiality of your personal information is important to us. Because E-Mail Is Not A Secure Form Of Communication, This E-Mail Box Is Not Equipped To Handle Replies.
If you are a Bank of America customer and have sensitive account-related questions, please call the phone number provided on your account statement or the appropriate phone number indicated in the following "Contact Us" link so we can properly verify your identity. For all other questions or comments, please use the Web forms available via Contact Us. We respect your privacy, and you can rest assured that we protect your information, including your email address, and will never sell or share it with marketers outside Bank of America.
To find out more, please read our Privacy Policy. Bank of America E-mail, 6th Floor, 101 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001


Internet Scams: News for 5/26/11

News9 new results for internet scams
Asian Internet Users on the Radar of Scammers
MyCompanyPR (press release)
Cybercriminals constantly evolve new techniques to defraud Internet users. In the recent times, scammers were swift in leveraging Tsunami in Japan, the Royal Wedding and death of Osama Bin Laden. Scammers seem to have their turned their focus on Asian ...
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Beware The Apple App Scam
Consumer Affairs
Everyone, it seems, loves Apple – including scammers. One of the latest scams to gain traction on the Internet is aimed at Apple App Store customers. Scammers are reportedly sending out messages telling consumers that a recent order at Apple's App ...
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Consumer Affairs
How banks use Twitter to combat fraud
Help Net Security
By using Twitter to publicize Internet security threats, banks can warn customers instantaneously, without sending them emails which could themselves be construed as malicious phishing attempts.” Crimeware, such as ZeuS, SpyEye, OddJob, ...
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8 ways to avoid getting conned
Social networking can be a great way to keep up with friends and family, but scammers have found the Internet a gold mine of opportunity. Most of us know not to click on links in emails from people we don't know or to acknowledge those silly ...
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Scam alert!
SCAMS, PHISHING, trolls… All language of the internet and all reminders of more opportunity, but they also increase threats. Scams have always existed but never in as much abundance as with the arrival of email. The ways they think of confusing, ...
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Service Alberta warns of Slave Lake scams
Cochrane Times
Berezowsky said Albertans should ensure that they ask door-to-door canvassers for identification or printed information about their charity and research the charity's name and background on the internet. He also stressed that donations made online ...
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Cybercrooks do not go on summer break: Experts
"Malware attacks increase during school vacations and crooks employ social engineering tactics that play upon human weaknesses and influence people into falling for scams, specially children," says Vinoo Thomas, technical product manager, McAfee Labs. ...
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Reno woman says three men scammed her, stole her puppies
Reno Gazette Journal
Goss said she and her friends are monitoring Internet classified ads and pets stores in hopes of finding clues to the puppies' whereabouts. Lt. Mohammad Rafaqat said police are asking the public to help find the three men who appeared at Goss's home ...
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Mac Defender: Pay attention but don't panic
We all face a massive, daily onslaught of Internet-based scams. The technical security of your computer isn't the most important factor—but your Mac is still the target. The bad guys are good. They spend all day, every day, trying to figure out ways ...
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Another Scam: "YOU HAVE WON £1 000,000.00 GBP"

Sent: Sat, 21 May, 2011 9:00:40 AM


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded promotion
draws held on the 8 MAY, 2011 by 02 TELECOMMUNICATION  Dash Out Your email
was among the 20 Lucky Beneficiary who won £1000,000.00GBP (ONE MILLION
POUNDS STERLINGS) each. However the results were released on the 20TH MAY,
2011 and your email was attached to ticket number 976XPBM/89176 and ballot
number TMR/675901/214. The online Dash Out was conducted by a random
selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 44,000 e-mail
addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet.

Ticket Number:976XPBM/89176
Ballot Number:TMR/675901/214

You are to contact the Dash Out supervisor immediately for payment. You
are to send you Ticket and ballot numbers to him via:

Filling this form below and send it to him to file for your


FULL NAME..................

DATE OF BIRTH.............









AMOUNT WON............


Name: Mr. Drake Williams

Another Scam: From William Troutt

Saturday May 21st
draw no. 1608
Dear Winner.

  Your e-mail has won you £500,000.00 GBP from the MALAYSIA SOUTH-EAST ASIA
UNITED NATION NATIONAL LOTTERY on our 2011 charity bonanza.
The draw no. 1608 brought out your e-mail address from a Data Base of
Internet Email Users and qualified you a bonafied winner of the stated
winning amount.

For claims; contact Mr. Clark Rivers. Via Email:
phone number: +60162834563
with the following details:

  1.Your Full Names:..
  2. Address:...
  3. Country/State:....
  4. Mobile No:.....
  5. Sex:....
  6. Age:...
  7. Occupation:....
  8. Email:....

  For confirmation of your winning numbers, please ensure you check your
winning details on our site given below:

Another Scam: From Nokia Promotion Dept

Your Email I.D was selected at random and you have therefore been awarded the
sum of GBP £ 850,000.00 (Eight
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) in the ongoing UK
NOKIA PROMOTION held on  Wednesday,
May 25, 2011 To claims your Prize contact:

Dr. Mason Graham.
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office.
TEL:+44-704 572 3142.

Reply as soon as possible for quick verification and claim.
Reply along with your names, mobile number, contact, occupation, address and
keep this winning information
confidential to avoid external claim.

                   Nokia Lotto 6/53 Jackpot

       Wednesday, May 25, 2011    £ 850,000.00

Deadline for Wednesday Drawing: 4:00 p.m. (EST) London Local Time

Best Regard,
(Mrs.) Jessica Knight.

Another Scam: From Miss Sarai El-Moiz Abunura

Hello My Dearest,

With deep sorrow and tears in my Eye, I know that this mail might come to you as a surprise because we have not met each other or see face to face before. I am Miss.Sarai El-Moiz Abunura, 23 years old an orphan, originated from South Sudan, East Africa, Female, tall, slim, and fair a very good looking girl that loves to be loved.

My father of blessed memory by name late Mr.El-Moiz Abunura who was the President and Chief Executive Officer in Sudan Petroleum Company, SUDAPET at the Block 9/10, Resident 22/1 Africa Street P.O. Box 13188 Al Khartoum 11111 Sudan, The brutal killing of my mother and my father, one kid sister and kid brother took place one early morning by the rebels as a result of the civil war that is going on until now in my country Sudan.

I am now writing you from Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso where I escaped through road, and now seeking asylum in a private charity organization under St Paul’s Catholic Church, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso, you can find more of my story through the following site on the net

BBC news

So I am now in search of an honest and reliable person who will help to relocate me for a better life and to continue my studies, I have chosen to contact you after going through your profile and I believe you are a reliable person who will not let me down or betray my trust I know you may wonder why I am so soon telling you about all this, even without seeing or knowing you fully well, really something in me tells me that you are a good person and I guess I am not wrong.

Briefly I will like to disclose little more about myself to you and see if you can help to relocate to your country so as to continue with my studies and have a new life, and please this is a little secrete and i plead with you to keep it to yourself alone until everything is properly arranged and executed, then i will come over to join you in your country

I have the sum of $9.4 Million as an inheritance from my late father whom I will like to invest in your country with your help, 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. the reason why I need your help is based on the instruction my late father given to the bank to release the fund to me only when I present a foreign trustee who can help me to invest the fund wisely, so the bank will not release the fund to me without the help of a foreigner as my father instructed the bank.

Honestly this fund was deposited by my late father in one of the banks here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and I am going to give you all the details / contact because I want the money to be transferred to your account before I come over to join you in your country, I need your urgent answer of your ability to handle this transaction for me so that I will tell you the next step to follow for you to received the fund into your account without any problem, I am really suffering since the death of my parents, it is too painful, but I hope with your help I will have the fund transferred into your account, and i will have a better life to live in your country.

As soon as I receive your interest in helping me, 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. Please do keep this only to your self. I beg you not to disclose it to anybody until the money transferred into your bank account and then I will come over to your country.

I am waiting to hear from you for more discussion,
Yours Sincerely,
Miss Sarai El-Moiz Abunura. 


Internet Scams: News for 5/25/11

News3 new results for internet scams
Phishing e-mails get sophisticated
Independent Online
By Karren Bowden and Leanne Jansen INTERNET banking scams, particularly phishing, are increasing. This was the official word from the SA Banking Risk Information Centre Internet banking scams, particularly phishing, are increasing. ...
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Independent Online
Banditry on the Internet
Business Today
Due to the speed at which the Internet and its capabilities are expanding, it is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with scams. Internet allows conmen to reach millions all over the world and make it almost impossible to track them down. ...
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Business Today
Nigerian Dating Scam Foiled
SexIs Magazine
Police were notified that Thelning was withdrawing money to send to a woman he met on the Internet and began an investigation. As it turned out, Mary Douglas was a man with a hankerin' to buy a car and ship it back to Africa. ...
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Internet Scams: News for 5/24/11

News7 new results for internet scams
Arrest made in Nigerian Internet scam
"It seems that Nigeria is the international Internet scam capital of the world." "Most people know these are scams and do not engage but there are still some trusting souls who fall prey," she said. "What is important here is that we actually got ...
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FTC Educates Consumers On ID Theft Through Games
Connecticut Watchdog
The FTC site,, uses games to teach consumers how to protect themselves against internet fraud and identity theft. This could be the difference in consumers' American Express, Visa or MasterCard information ending up in a thief's hands ...
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Gas Theft Scams: The Return of Tinfoil and Ladders
The Car Connection (blog)
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San Jose Mercury News
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Another Scam: From Mr Mark Toure

With All My Respect.

It is my Pleasure to write this Letter to you in order to request your partnership for the realization of this money to be transfer into your account which you will provide to the bank management if you accept my proposal.
I am Mr.Mark Toure, from Burkina Faso here in West Africa, I am married and bless with children’s, and currently I am working with BCB Bank. (Banque Commerciale Du Burkina here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
Working position;-Director of auditing and accounting.
Marital status; - Married.
Age;-47 yrs Old Male.
My Resident Address;-542 Avenue Yenenga 01BP Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.

Can you or your friend provide an account that can receive (€6,500,000 million euros) in your country without any problem? Please confirm with me so you can provide it and receive the above mentioned fund. For your kind information, the above mentioned fund was discovered in a dormant account of a deceased customer here in our bank.

This fund belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane clash. Since my bank got information about his death, the bank have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because my bank cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
This transaction will be concluded in fourteen banking days from the day that you submit the application which I will send to you immediately we conclude every arrangement and immediately you declare your interest to assist me in championing this transaction.
I must make you understand that, this is a deal and a deal remains a deal. But the most important part of this business deal is CO-OPERATION AND HONESTY. If we can be honest and sincere to each other, surely we will make the business a successful one.
Take note of this information: this transaction will require some expenses to be made by you before the fund can be transfer into your account in your country. There most be some expenses in the course of this transaction, but my promise to you is that this fund will be transfer to your account over there in your country, I am very sure of that.
I don't know exactly how much that the sum will be, but from experience as a banker am sure that the sum will not be much, but whatever the case may be, You and I will take care of any expenses that will come up in the course of this transaction so as to reduce the burden on only a single person.
I am making this known to you because I will not like you to disappoint me when you will be required to make payments for some stages. So take not of this. It is better you are aware now than for you to disappoint me in the middle of the transaction. You should be ready for this.
If you are willing to assist me in this transaction, your share will be 40% of the total amount transfer. We shall be considering several sectors with our main focus on government bonds, property development, loan and equity financing for small and medium sized companies.
Upon your reply I will send you full details on how the business will be executed. if your interested and capable for such transactional deal, indicate your genuineness and willingness by providing me your full information as listed below for self assurance of whom I am trusting so I can send you a simple note to send to the bank so the bank can tell you if there are some obligations that need to be done before the fund can be processed for transfer into your account: 
1) Name.......................... ....
2) Nationality..........................
3) Occupations............................
4) Residential addresses...................
5) Ages.......................... ...........
6) Private telephone numbers..................
7) Marital status.............................
8) Your scan International Passport or ID Card..

In addition the transaction needs a top secret, it is confidential, keep it away from any body around you until the  transfer is over, other wise they will leak the secret to the B.C.B-bank here that you are not the real legal of the said fund and by then problem has comes up. Business is a secret, I want only You, I and God to be aware of this transaction.
Please very urgent reply needed from you and indicate your genuine willingness and your urgent response.
Best regards.
Mr Mark Toure.