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.

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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.

3.9.12

Another Scam: from Dr. John Cheng


Hi Mark,

I first got an sms asking to respond to and then got this email today!  Please post as a warning that this is a scam!! I will appreciate if you delete my email address. Whow I wish I was the winner of One Million Pounds he heeeee!!!

Cheers
Sue

From: APPLE MOBILE PROMO
Sent: Friday, 31 August 2012 4:50 PM
Subject: VERIFICATION CONFIRMATION
Importance: High

Dear Sue, 
Congratulations, we the staffs of Apple Mobile Promotions congratulate you as one of the lucky winner in Apple Mobile Promotions. Your mobile number has been selected as a winner of One Million Great British Pounds in the ongoing mobile promo. In line with the commemorating event marking our 35th business anniversary we rolled out over $34,913,107 (Thirty Four Million Nine Hundred and Thirteen Thousand One Hundred and Seven United State Dollars) in cash Prize  for our 35th Anniversary. All mobile number were selected through a computer ballot system drawn form 25,000 company mobile numbers, and 30,000,000 individual mobile numbers from the 45 mobile networks from United states, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa irrespective of race, culture or religion as part of our International Promotions Program .
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ). All mobile numbers were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This Lottery is approved by the Swiss and British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.
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Find below your promotion Reference and Batch numbers
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(1) Ref No: AP383947382
(2) Batch No: AP/10/QB/CH
(3) Ticket No: 03-13-31.54-123
(4) Serial No: SLP/82536MANCH/UK
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You are advised to listen and follow our instructions religiously and in no time you will be in possession of your winnings. 
Following the above, you are expected to get back to us with the information's below for vetting process which is a standard practice and procedure just to ensure that we are dealing with the right individual and account. Also be rest assured that your personal information's are very safe and will not be used for any other purpose except processing your winnings.
1. Full Names: 
2. Residential Address (where winning cheque will be mailed to) :
3. Phone & Mobile Number:
4. Marital Status: 5. Occupation:
6. Sex:                    7. Age:
8. Nationality:      9. Next of Kin:
10. Passport, Driver's licence or National ID N0:
*DECLARATION: I HEREBY SEND MY DETAILS/INFORMATION HEREIN THIS MAIL TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS/CLAIM OF MY WON GRANT FROM APPLE MOBILE PROMOTIONS.
YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE FROM THE OPTION BELOW TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE CLAIMS.
I AGREE { } I DO NOT AGREE { }
Yours truly,
Dr. John Cheng
(Financial Claims Officer)


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