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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Scam Email from: Mr Ming Yang

Dear Friend,
  Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Ming Yang director of
  operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business
  suggestion for us. Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client Gen. Aadel Akgaal
  Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a
  numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty Four
  million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.
  Upon maturity, several notices was sent to him, even during the war which
  began in 2003. Again after the war, another notification was sent and
  still no response came from him. I later find out that the General along
  with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a
  bomb blast that hit their home.
  After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel
  Akgaal Bastaan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers
  including the paper work of his bank deposit. He also confided in me
  the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his
  deposit in my bank. Twenty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United
  State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will know of it.
  What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the
  expiration of 13years and 8 months the funds will revert to the ownership
  of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my
  suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the
  next of kin to Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to
  receive his funds.
  I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we
  shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the
  necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen. Aadel
  Akgaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to
  provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can
  commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney
  will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary
  approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds
  to an account that will be provided by you.
  There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt
  a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary
  documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters
  concerning this issue.
  Should you be interested please send me your full names, age, occupation, private
  phone/fax and current residential address and finally after that I shall
  provide you with more details of this operation.
  Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
  Kind Regards,
  Mr.Ming Yang.(Director Of Operations)


Scam by Bill Coleman and Jerry Harris

Dear sir,

I am emailing you from Zimbabwe, on your Internet Scam Forum i saw a post by someone stating that he had scamed by Bill Coleman and Jerry harris, I have copy and paste the post below;

"Dear Sir,

Regards to above said, herewith I would to shared with you on scam issued that I had gone
through. Its about on transaction of USD7.1 million to my account . The main actors
was  2 person name as Bill Coleman ( email address ) and
Jerry haris ( email address : )

The original owner of the fund was Jerry haris and Bill Coleman was appointed by Jerry as a finance consultant. Bill job was to look for so call investor who willing to take the fund on behalf of Jerry whereby the fund will be collected by the investor from the bank. As investor,he need to pay all the transaction fee or whatever expenses needed. To get this fund , it taken place at 2 places, first transaction taken place in Malaysia which I had paid USD18,000 but the transaction fail coz they as me to pay the insurance cost USD300,000
but I refuse to do that. Second transaction taken place in Dubai which I had paid USD18,000.00 and flight ticket/accomodation USD15,000.00. It also fail the reason was
there is not certificate of clearance. They call me to go for third transaction but I rejected because I noticed its a scam case."

I am a business broker based in Zimbabwe and i have my client a construction company  need funding for US$ 44 million, so i saw an advert for this guy Jerry Harris online and i submit my clients` application to him on this email on behalf of my clients and he approved the loan. 

He also said due high tax rates in UK , he moved the funds out of Uk to the financial institution in Malaysia. He said the financial institution is Noble Trust located in Uk but they do have office in Malaysia.

 He send me the contract agreement which i have attached in this email and also told me that i must sign and send it back to him after that, right now i am suppose to go to Malaysia to pay processing fee for that loan to be released.

I also noticed that this is a scam so if you need more information and you would like to trace this people i am more than willing to help because i hate scammers and time wasters. I think this guy should face charges for what he is doing. All i will do is to tell him to give me the directions of their fake offices in Malaysia and i will tell him that i want to pay the fee for my clients. And if he give me the address and other contact information i will then get back to you. You will use me to go there if you want only if you can provide is transport for me.

if you want to trace this guy i am aware to participate in this regard. 

Hoping to hear from you. Thank you very much for the work you are doing, be blessed.

Sincerely yours 

Munyaradzi Nyamurowa
First National Brokers
15501 Mabwe Road
Zengeza 5

Skype: firstnationalbrokers
phone: 00263 77 3238 270