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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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helo, i know this guy from the internet and we decided to get married. we only know each other for about 2 months. He said he works for a shipping vessel as an engineer and we often communicate via sms/call. Then all of a sudden his ship were under pirates surveillance and forced him to drop off all of his valuable belongings to this company called Interglobal Handler. It is 150.000 poundsterling he put in a briefcase and put to this interglobal which later will forward it to me after i transfer 750 pounds for Malaysian tax. Below it he's email and Global Int'l Handler. If you done this my email please give me advise and reply my email thx you..
My Dearest Angel,

I must have to tell you that the situation here is getting worst and I need your urgent asistance. please be praying for us. 

What ever situation I found my self I always give Glory to God. The situation here is getting worst and we've done all we could to put the brain box of the ship in order but to no avail, and beside we just received information from the Signal house that there are sea pirates from Indonesia blocking the sea. They are about 312 KM away from us and the nearest place for this Ship to anchor is Labuan Island somewhere in Malaysia.

As it is now, we are no longer safe because we fear the pirates attack because the ship is very slow now. We have called for a rescue team but we are yet to get a response from our headquarter.The captains of the Ship have announced that all passengers should offload their goods for another means of transportation as the SHIP will duck here for another 15 days until its safe to continue sailing. Dear,my problem now is, my money (150,000 Pounds) which I kept in my cabin safe box. I do not want it stolen from me in the event of any attack. My plan was to use this money to buy Metal oil in drums from Australia and supply to a company in Mexico I already had contract agreement with as I told you before of which I have change my mind to invest it in your proposal. Dear, as the Director of Operation in this Ship, it’s not possible for me to move along with the passenger because I have to take care of this ship until all GOODS/PRODUCT are completely discharged.

Now there are so many security company stands at the sea shore here and I am thinking of what to do?and at this time I need you to stand by me .. I don't know what to do now; I want to quickly send you the money so that you can help me to secure it in your place until I have the chance to make my trip and meet you soonest.I know we have not met each other but I TRUST you and i know you will never disappoint or halt me.I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason.

I have discussed with one of the security company here.They will proceed delivery immediately I get a confirmation from you to assist me in receiving this money because there is no bank here and I don't want to loose the money to sea pirates because I know how I suffered for it. Dear,quickly forward to me your information as follows to enable me send the money to you immediately through INTER GLOBAL HANDLERS:-

Your Full Name:
Your Receiving Address:
Phone number:
Email Address:

Dear,this is very urgent. I am sitting by the sea shore now and waiting for your quick reply.Please I need your prayers this time because we are in a state of confusion praying that nothing happens to us.



Anonymous said...

The same the mail I received this letter
But the name of a person is only different
But all the details is the same story

Please help me because I made a transaction now
W/ this inter global handlers


Anonymous said...

Oh my god I'm shock
Because its the same story , it's happened to me
But only the name of a person is different

Now I made a transaction with inter global handler
In I pay 550dollar for the taxvat

Please help in guid me

Anonymous said...

sad to say this also happenned to my friend
here in hongkong
and thet are still bothering her do u have any idea
how to get these guys doing this scam luckiliy we advised our friend noy to enteetain this anymore same story but different name

Anonymous said...

all the details in my case the same story..oh my God different name.

i already made transaction with inter global handler and i paid through western union 750 dollars.

please help me.Sept.11,2012

Anonymous said...

Wow! The same thing just happened to me. Under a different name as well. I'm in Canada and it started off with a message on Facebook on Aug 24/12 & I just ended it by confronting the guy yesterday Sept 13/12. I didn't send any money but I made the person believe I was going to. I asked him if he had a conscience? The Malaysian Bank was asking me for $1,000.00 U.S. funds to cover taxes/shippiing for the luggage with money and jewellery for me in it.

Anonymous said...

Yep................I got the exact letter on FB. Sad to say I sent 600.00 for air line ticket. He says he is sitting in Spain...........wants me to open a Chase account to transfer money into. I'm a fool. I really developed feelings for this person. I'm the fool in this situation. I guess I will just have to take it as a lesson learned. This "relationship" is all I wanted.

Anonymous said...

yes. i did received the same letter under a different name only. same as what you said . it happened to me on so foolish to fall in love with the guy i haven't even met, thinking that he was really that serious. i was kind of vulnerable for i was looking up to that kind of relationship. i was just lucky and my sanity still intact when i call his mobile and somebody answered i know something is wrong. i searched for the courier he said and found this site. I thank the Lord for leading me the right way ...

Gloria Heins said...

And it is still going on.. I too was asked to take valuables with exact story listed here name of Kevin Glen which will change to another. When he asked me to send name and address and phone I looked up pirate/ document scams and found this. I just replied really kevin? this is a scam.. I have been completely disconnected from him. which is fine. I am lucky he did not deceive me but he is still out there. Did anyone else notice that he had a mutual friend? I contacted the mutual friend on my page asking about this Kevin Glen when he contacted me. I had no reply from mutual friend. Also when i discovered the scam I sent my mutual friend the link to the scam.. and warned her. Again no reply.. I find that rather fishy though no proof. I think the one mutual friend is to make you feel you can trust that name to be ok.. if you noticed the facebook page showed only the mutual friend no others.. you could not post to his page.. and he changed his stuff mid way from widowed to divorced.. there were many red flags.. I am lucky but dang that guy was real handsome and i figure that person has had his picture stolen.. wish i knew how to find the real man.. Sorry for everyones loss.. be wary and look up everything..