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Old 03.03.2014, 17:07
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

I got this today:

My beloved.

Greetings in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. I am Mrs Linda Godwill
from Iraq, a widow to late sarak Godwill I am 52 years old, i am now a
new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, from
allindication my condition is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious
that iwon't live more than 2 months, according to my doctors, this is
because the cancer stage has gotten to a very worst stage.


My late husband and my only child died last years, his death was
politically motivated. My late husband was a very rich and wealthy
business man who was running his cocoa business in Cote dIvoire and after
his death; i inherited all his business and wealth. my doctors has advised
me that i may not live for more than 2 months, so i now decided to divide
the part of this wealth,
to contribute to the development of the church in Africa, America, Asia,
and Europe. i collected your email address during my desperate search on
the internet and i prayed over it.

I decided to donate the sum of $4,500,000.00 usd( Four million five
hundred thousand united states dollars) to the less privileged because i
cannot take this money to the grave. Please i want you to note that this
fund is lodged in a bank in Ivory Coast in West Africa .
Once i hear from you, i will forward to you all the informations you will
useto get this fund released from the bank and to be transferred to you. i
honestly pray that this money when transferred to you, will be sure for
the said purpose,because i have come to find out that wealth acquisition
without Christ is vanity. may the grace of our lord Jesus the love of God
and the fellowship of God be with you and your family.


Please contact me only in this my private e-mail id [removed]
so that i will give you all the details
Your beloved sister in Christ.
Mrs Linda Godwill.
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Old 03.03.2014, 17:38
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Truly WTF.

Surely you could include the email address in this case...
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Old 03.03.2014, 17:49
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No problem, just send me the remaining 10%.
Sorry, already spoken for in the letter and I quote: "10 percent, to share for beneficent purposes" whatever that means. Frankly, I'd much rather you had it 3Wishes.
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Old 04.03.2014, 11:02
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

OK this one took the biscuit:

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
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ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY

This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $2.4million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.

Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the world winded, so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $2.4million USD has been deposited with IMF.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos Nigerian. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following,

(1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE )
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)

The total amount for everything is $96.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Nicholas Smith ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:

CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr. Nicholas Smith
E-MAIL :
XXXX@yahoo.es (LOL really)
PHONE NUMBER:

You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:

You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $2.4million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY to Mr. Nicholas Smith via information in which he shall send to you,

Mr. Robert Mueller
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director
Robert S. Mueller, IIIRobert S. Mueller,
III Director Office of Public Affairs
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Old 04.03.2014, 12:25
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Got this obvious scam;

Dear son,

Your sister and I miss you terribly, but you just ignore our emails and telephone calls.

It's been a year since you last called, and so much has happened. Your sister got married and you now have a lovely neice (I've attached some photos).

Please call or send a mail, we worry about you.

I love you.

Mum
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I need to tweak my heuristic setting to keep crap like that out of my inbox.
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Old 04.03.2014, 12:33
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Loved those two Angela-74. Honestly, does anyone believe the US government would allow you to win $2.4mil without taking their share first? And as for the religious nut, surely being a newly converted Christian she knows of a church or two that could use the money? If she's got that much to just give away to you I can only think cocoa is the most expensive product in the world if her hubby has squirreled away that much loot. No wonder chocolate's so expensive!
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Old 04.03.2014, 14:58
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

I like how it's the money crimes unit that is telling you to claim the money.
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Old 16.03.2014, 23:31
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

This is a totally new one. Fake Prince Harry scams an Austrian floor fitter out of 27,000 euros, promising a 1 million euro contract (through a Facebook contact!) to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26603731
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Old 04.05.2014, 00:54
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Got this one today and it made me chuckle

"From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe.
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division.

My name is Ms. Carman L. Lapointe, from the United Nations. It is a distinct pleasure to write you again and as you are well aware many foreigners have invested thousands of United States Dollars into Nigeria transactions in Hopeless Dreams to have none of them become a reality.

Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr.Ban Ki-Moon, We have agreed with the Nigeria Government that US$100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) would be paid to you through the Western Union Money Transfer Via special arrangement as first installment.

This is to enable you have enough funds to pay for the Tax Clearance and bank charges before you will receive the balance of US$4.1M (Four Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only). Please take note that you will pay US$185 only, being Notarization fee and this is the only financial obligation that you will undertake to receive the US$100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) through the Western Union Money Transfer.

Lastly,i will like you to reconfirm your information to me such as your full name, address and telephone number so that I will proceed with your Western Union Money Transfer within the next 24 hrs and the transaction information will be released to you.

I await your response for further proceedings.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
E-mail: XXXXX
{Under-Secretary-General}"
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Old 04.05.2014, 10:06
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Got this one today and it made me chuckle

"From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe.
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division.

My name is Ms. Carman L. Lapointe, from the United Nations. It is a distinct pleasure to write you again and as you are well aware many foreigners have invested thousands of United States Dollars into Nigeria transactions in Hopeless Dreams to have none of them become a reality.

Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr.Ban Ki-Moon, We have agreed with the Nigeria Government that US$100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) would be paid to you through the Western Union Money Transfer Via special arrangement as first installment.

This is to enable you have enough funds to pay for the Tax Clearance and bank charges before you will receive the balance of US$4.1M (Four Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only). Please take note that you will pay US$185 only, being Notarization fee and this is the only financial obligation that you will undertake to receive the US$100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) through the Western Union Money Transfer.

Lastly,i will like you to reconfirm your information to me such as your full name, address and telephone number so that I will proceed with your Western Union Money Transfer within the next 24 hrs and the transaction information will be released to you.

I await your response for further proceedings.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
E-mail: XXXXX
{Under-Secretary-General}"
Oh god, that's so laughable. Deep Purple the main question is did she write to you before? If not, then that blows the whole thing before she even starts the rest of the blurb.
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This is a totally new one. Fake Prince Harry scams an Austrian floor fitter out of 27,000 euros, promising a 1 million euro contract (through a Facebook contact!) to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26603731
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Old 04.05.2014, 11:49
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Oh god, that's so laughable. Deep Purple the main question is did she write to you before? If not, then that blows the whole thing before she even starts the rest of the blurb.
I don't recall a previous email though it could have disappeared in the spam folder
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Old 22.05.2014, 14:56
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Bit of a change;-
I got a proper letter yesterday, nicely printed, on fine letter paper with the heading from a large and reputable Scottish lawyer.

I lost interest when it said they wanted me to contact them in Bucharest to agree how to divide the $41M they were planning to rob from some unclaimed legacy.

The only thing that spoilt it technically was the Hotmail email address supplied whereas the large and reputable Scottish lawyer have their own email.

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Old 02.07.2014, 13:30
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Got this one today offering to lend me money. I assume I would have to pay some "small charges" before they delivered the loan It is rather spoilt by the comical email addresses.
It was sent from an Austrian school network and I have to reply to what seems to be a Chinese forum.

Only copied part of it as it is in German, more or less.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Grüße Damen / Herren
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:38 +0200
From: LEX, Michael <mlex@tsn.at>



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Grüße Damen / Herren

Global Credit Acceptance bietet eine vollständige Palette von Darlehen Workout-und Kreditverwaltungsdienstleistungen für privat gehaltene Investmentfonds und Finanzinstitute einschließlich der Gemeinschaft Banken, Privatpersonen und kommerziellen Kreditgebern.

Haben Sie schon einmal gesucht für Darlehen, Finanzhilfen oder brauchen einen akkreditierten Kreditgeber zu helfen, Sie treffen sich mit Ihren Bedürfnissen und Anforderungen?..................

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Old 30.07.2014, 22:59
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

Got another comical one today!


***************************************
Dear,;/
I AM LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS BELOW

SUITS QUANTITY 100 Units

SHIRTS QUANTITY 300 Units

SHOES QUANTITY 100 Units


OR let me know the stock available because is urgent please


PLEASE COULD YOU, PLEASE SEND ME A OFFER
INCLUDING THE DELIVERY EXPRESS COST TO
UNITED KINGDOM.

Until soon);

Mr. Yaya Toure
Manchester City Football Club Section¨
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

scamwarners.com is a great website, and the scams are very interesting to read sometimes, especially where people have repeatedly fallen for different types of scam.

The 3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference website:
http://j-walk.com/other/conf/
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Old 28.05.2015, 13:30
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There is a certain amount of optimism in this one. (I have removed the contact/payment details)

Quote:
Kindly note that i can not scam you just for $69.00 because our activities are being monitored by the world securities and FBI including USA embassy Group and the Federal Government in conjunction with the Revenue & Customs - Recalculation of your tax refund! For this reason i promise you in confidence that we will not let you down.

You may have been scammed in the past while trying to claim your payment, this does not means that all internet transactions are all scam. I want to assure you 100% that this consignment box is legal and there is no risk involved because i will guide and protect you accordingly until your funds of $2.5M US dollars is successfully delivered to your address. You should give me benefit of the doubt this time and i assure you with utmost sincerity there will be no more charges or delay after this until the fund is delivered to your address by diplomat Agent Mr. Ambrose Nowkedi who is currently in USA as i am talking to you now.

You are hereby advised to do everything possible to pay the needed fee of $69.00 and Be rest assured that once this fee is being confirmed, i will legally depart immediately to your house ,then you will receive your packages with out any other charges again.

Finally, GO AHEAD AND SEND THE FEE OF $69.00 ONLY THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITH THIS BELLOW NAME:

........

THANKS
Now i urge you to hold me personally responsible if you pay the fee and you did not receive your package within 2hours as promised, this is my word and my word is my bond.
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Old 05.06.2015, 17:58
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day [Email Scams, Phishing, etc.]

This one could be Fail of the Day on so many counts

"We receive the shock news of a near fatal accident that left you with a broken spinal cord which impaired your ability to hear and speak. In order words, we have been officially informed that you are now invalid, deaf and dumb arising from a motor accident which damaged your spinal cord. This information is provided to us by your partner appointed to oversee your transaction.
Furthermore, your partner presents us a set of documents to portray that you have willed your funds to him and has given him a Power of Attorney to take over your transaction and claim your outstanding funds accordingly.
In view of the sympathetic and sensible nature of this report, we are obliged to confirm this from you before taking action in favour of your partner by wiring the funds to his chosen bank account as well as sympathize with you. Please confirm the validity of this report and state clearly whether you are invalid, deaf and dumb arising from your auto accident.
To further convince us that you are the very person, I would prefer you call me immediately you receive this message"
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A mail from "Amazon Costumer Services"

Sehr geehrter Herr aSwissInTheUS,

Eine Prüfung der unten stehenden Transaktion hat ergeben, dass sie möglicherweise nicht durch Sie autorisiert wurde. Daher wurde diese Transaktion zurückgerufen.

Um weiten Betrug zu verhindern, wurde Ihr Amazon-Konto bis auf weiteres eingeschränkt. Wir bitten Sie daher ihr Amazon-Konto mit nachfolgendem Link zu bestätigen um die Einschränkung Ihres Kontos aufzuheben.

Wenn es sich bei der Transaktion um einen von Ihnen gewollten Auftrag gehandelt hat, bitten wir Sie, diesen nach der Bestätigung erneut durchzuführen.

Klicken sie hier um ihre Daten zu bestätigen.

Bellow a delivery address and order number.
All in a nice layout. Not just text as here,


The disturbing fact, they used my real name.

The give aways:
Sent to a e-mail addres which was never used for Amazon.
E-Mail was sent from "Amazon Kundenservice" <test@ctn.cv.ua>
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JAMES B. COMEY, JR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET.



ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY,




The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in conjunction with other relevant Investigation Agencies here in the State have been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you have an on-going transaction with the Bank in African as regard to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favour. It might interest you to know that we have taken time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim without any further delay. We will further advise that you go ahead and deal with the wood forest national accordingly as we will be monitoring all their correspondence with you.


In addition, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive director of Wood Forest National Bank, along with some of the top officials of the ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally apply for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating.We were also made to understand that a lady with name of Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from CANADA has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$18,000,000.00 (Eighteen million united states dollars).



More so, we were advised to warn our dear citizens who must have been informed of their contract payment from Bank of African, to be very careful prior to the on-going internet irregularities, so that they would not fall victim of ugly circumstances. In case they are already dealing with anybody or office from the Bank of African are strictly advised to STOP further communication with them in their best interest and thereby contact the real Wood Forest National Bank via the below information:



NAME: MR. Timothy Hicks
OFFICE ADDRESS: Wood Forest National Bank Ohio
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone,OHIO
Email: woodnbankplc@qq.com



NOTE: In your best interest, you should ignore any message that does not come from the above email address and phone number for security reasons. Meanwhile, you are hereby advised to contact the Acountanr in charge of your fund.via above details immediately and request for instant attention to your payment files as directed herein, so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly.



To enable them attend to your payment files, you are required to reconfirm and authenticate your personal data/particulars as listed below for onward processing and release of you fund as we will not be held liable for any wrong payment.



FULL NAMES: __________________________________
CITY: _________________________
STATE: __________________________________
ZIP: ______________
COUNTRY________________________________
SEX: _______________
AGE: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________



Ensure you follow all due process as required by Account office in order to hasten up the whole procedures of your fund transfer to your designated account. Bear in mind,that the WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK equally has an operational operandi (payment protocol) in line with international banking policy. So, you should adhere to avoid any delay which maybe detriment your fund transfer.



Once again, we hereby advise you to contact them via the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you. All modalities have already been worked out and we will be monitoring all your dealings with the WFNB’s DIRECTOR in respect to your fund transfer. Thus, you have nothing to worry about as far as we the FBI is concerned.



Hence forth, you should always update us as to enable us be on track with you and the Wood Forest National Bank. Finally, we want you to contact them immediately via the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out. Should you need more information(s) in regard to this notification, feel free to get back to us on this email address so that we can put you through and as well guide you during and after your successful actualization of this project.



Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response regards to this matter.



Best Regards,
James B. Comey, Jr
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building.
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
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