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Imagepajonica
May 29, 2011 9:37 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
We all get them offering to deposit millions of $ into our bank accounts, Let's log them here, I will research them and verify that they are indeed scams, thousands of people are defrauded by these criminals, Help me fight back. Just post the scam. I know most people are not fooled but many are, let's see what we can do to help stop these criminals!
Together we can fight back, DIY style.
Fortune favors the brave.
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Imagebeckygardener
May 31, 2011 7:43 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Jon - I've gotten probably 20-30 of those particular scams over the past 5 years. From different countries and different titled people. LOL! The first one I ever got, I sure was interested, but the more I read, the more I realized it was a scam. If something sounds too good to be true ... it likely is! Unfortunately, I deleted all of mine after I read them. I'll post here if I get any more.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 1, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
HEAD OFFICE NO: 23 ADEBOYE ST,
APAPA LAGOS-NIGERIA.
PHONE NUMBER: 234-803-279-8019

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long over due payment due to excessive demand for money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies after which your fund remain unpaid to you.

I am Mr. Desmond Adam. a highly placed official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondences on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies Diplomat(s) across Europe to Africa and Asia London UK, and we have decided to put a STOP to that and that is why I was appointed to handle your transaction here in Nigeria.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental prostates, NGO's, Finance Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Diplomat(s) which have been in contact with you of late have been instructed to back up from your transaction and you have been advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the IMF is now directly in charge of your payment.

Your fund will be transferred to you directly from our source with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released. You can as well call me as soon as you send the e-mail so that you will be given an immediate response
I hope this is clear.

Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk. Respond to this e-mail on ([email protected]).

Regards,
Mr. Desmond Adam.
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Two today! Man I'm gonna be rich! Drooling


Attn:, Your $1.5 Million Dollars Compensation

Attn:,

I am Mrs Farida Waziri the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria. You are therefore being compensated with $1.5 Million Dollars. We have also arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which do not exist.

Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of $1.5 Million, we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center.

Feel free to contact the processing officer Mr Charles Bello The swift card has been specially prepared to enable you withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Five Thousand Dollars Only per day.

So you are advice to contact, processing officer Mr Charles Bello with your provided information’s required.

CONTACT PERSON: Mr Charles Bello
CONTACT ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER:+234-70-8479-3358 .

You have to call him as soon as you get this mail.

Provide the information bellow to enable him prepare your ATM Master Credit Card including your Pin to access it.

1)YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR RECEIVING ADDRESS.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR PROFESSION.
5)YOUR ID/AGE

Best Regard,
Mrs. Farida Waziri.
CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
(EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, NIGERIA PLC,
LAGOS-NIGERIA.
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denimangle
Jun 1, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I get these all the time ... I should be a billionaire by now Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagepajonica
Jun 1, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Me too Cheryl! The thing is some people DO fall for these scams so I'm trying to expose them. Even if I manage to prevent just one person from being scammed by these criminals it will worthwhile for me.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagebeckygardener
Jun 1, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
This is one I got today via email:

(INTERNATIONAL FUNDS TRANSFER / AUDIT UNIT)
UNITED NATIONS
(World Bank Assisted Programme)
Directorate of International Payment and Transfers
UN Plaza, DC2-2060, New York, 10017


Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that the International Community has received series Complaints from Beneficiaries who are yet to receive their outstanding Contract/Inheritance Funds. The International Community has investigated this matter and was dismayed by their discovery. It was discovered that some Corrupt Government Officials had the intension of diverting your Funds to their private Accounts prior to the intervention of the International Community.

The Team that carried out the investigation recovered some Payment Files which have not been approved for payment from the Offices of the Corrupt Government Officials which yours was inclusive. Your Payment File that was recovered contains a Letter purportedly written by you stating that you have willingly forfeited your Contract/Inheritance Funds.

To resolve this hopeless situation, the United Nations has been authorized to handle your Payment File and based on our recommendation, your Outstanding Contract/Inheritance Funds have been credited in our Paying Bank Escrow Account in your Favor.

You are hereby advised to respond to this e-mail addressing it to the Executive Director, United Nations U.K , Mr. Sam Daws via e-mail to confirm that you actually wrote that Letter forfeiting your Funds or to indicate your interest in receiving your long over due payment. More so, you are to furnish Mr. Sam Daws with the below information for the processing of your Payment:

(1) Full Name
(2) Residential Address
(3) Telephone Number (Mobile Number if any)
(4) Age and Marital Status
(5) Core Job or Occupation
(6) A valid form of identification.

You are advised to fully co-operate with Mr. Sam Daw to facilitate the immediate release of your Funds. Your response to this e-mail will be forwarded to him at once.

Congratulations!

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,

Secretary General,
United Nations, New York.
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Imagebeckygardener
Jun 1, 2011 9:40 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
I also got this one (in pdf format) from the "FBI"! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Thumb of 2011-06-02/beckygardener/654609
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Imagepajonica
Jun 1, 2011 9:43 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Thanks Becky! http://www.419legal.org/phishing-email-archive/60484-mr-ban-... heres the lowdown on that one.
Someones gonna fall for it!
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 1, 2011 10:04 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Becky, Please never open an attachment to these mails PDF or otherwise, you never know what they may contain! They can harm your computer, they gain knowledge of your I.P address. Never respond in anyway! Never open any attachment or you'll get zapped for sure!
Read the mail that's safe enough, post the scams here is okay.
These are cyber criminals and will stop at nothing to either scam us or destroy our computers.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageAguane
Jun 1, 2011 10:16 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
These are known as "The Nigerian Letter"(s). The scam has been with us for at least 10 years.

Yes, never open, never respond.

I used to work investigations for a financial institution. Never respond to any email or letter or anything that is sent TO you. Only "consider" responding to sites you initiate contact with... even then, be VERY careful.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 1, 2011 10:21 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Spot on Susie!
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Tickling is no laughing matter.
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JuneBug
Jun 2, 2011 1:01 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
I used to get lots of those until I signed up for gmail. They seem to have a really great filter for the scams...I don't even get any offering "enhancements" or other pharmaceuticals any more Big Grin I just looked at my spam folder and I only have places that I normally order from in it (Zazzel, Community Coffee,Coldwater Creek....)
How goes the job hunt for your Dear Wife? I am hoping and praying that she lands a great one that is close to home Smiling
Imagepajonica
Jun 3, 2011 5:47 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi June, No luck with a job just yet but early days and DW needs a rest!
Thanks.
More scams, This one is a little different.


Dearest,

Greetings. Please accept my apologies if this my request does not meet your personal ethics as it is not intended to cause you any embarrassment in what ever form. I got your contact from the internet directory and decided to contact you for this transaction that is based on trust and your outstanding reputation based on the information I got from my Countrys Chamber of Commerce.

My name is Madam. Maria Getrudis Alban; I am a citizen of Peru. I need your kind assistance to receive the sum of $10.5m.

If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apologies. However if you are willing and ready to handle this venture I shall be very grateful to hear from you for more information.

Please do get back to me as soon as you receive this mail for further information via my private mailbox:

Please if you are interested kindly respond by sending me your address,full names, and telephone numbers including your usiness/occupation to my lawyer privte email address [email protected] to enable me ascertain your capability of handling this business. Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Best regards,
Madam. Maria Getrudis Alban.

Then more scams!
Date: 1/06/2011
Ref: I1LP/HW 46704/03
Batch: 8056490902/188
Winning Numbers 1 2 26 30 40 21

AWARD NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE

Attn: Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the Australian International Lottery Programme result held on the 25th of March 2011 from the Australian International
Lottery programme. Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses. Your name was attached to ticket number;
65506172523564609102 Serial Number 67749137002. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 2-9-23-35-46 bonus number 14, which consequently won the lottery
in the second category. You are here approved a lump sum pay of USD $ 500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:
ILP/HW 46704/03 from the total cash prize shared amongst Eight lucky winners in this category.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money is
remitted to your nominated bank. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some participants.

All participants where selected through a computer/mail balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United
States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted
and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies and also the Australian Government as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in
the communities where they have operational base.

Further more your details (e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam, Holland, as indicated in your play coupon and your
prize of USD $500,000.00 will be released to you from our regional branch office in LONDON. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end
of year high stakes for USD $2.3 Million international draw.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact our claims agent
MR BENSON MILTON
E-MAIL: [email protected]

TEL: +447045710774

To file for your claim.
Please quote your Date of draw,Reference Number, Batch Number and Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message. Also, you
should give in the following Details to help locate your file easily.

*******************************************************
Name.....................................
Address................................
Country...............................
Date of birth.......................
Sex....................................
Amount won.....................
Occupations.......................
Cell phone number..........
Home phone number......
Fax number.......................
********************************************************

For security reasons,
we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize has been released to you and also
to the public.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or unofficial
personnel.

Congratulations once again on your winning!

BEST REGARDS
ROSE ADAMS (MRS)
(LOTTERY COORDINATOR)

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT :
MR BENSON MILTON
E-MAIL: [email protected]
TEL: +447045710774

ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON YOUR PART WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Guess thats me disqualified.





Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 5, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Scams and more scams.


Attn:, Your $1.5 Million Dollars Compensation

Attn:,

I am Mrs Farida Waziri the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria. You are therefore being compensated with $1.5 Million Dollars. We have also arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which do not exist.

Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of $1.5 Million, we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center.

Feel free to contact the processing officer Mr Charles Bello The swift card has been specially prepared to enable you withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Five Thousand Dollars Only per day.

So you are advice to contact, processing officer Mr Charles Bello with your provided information’s required.

CONTACT PERSON: Mr Charles Bello
CONTACT ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER:+234-70-8479-3358 .

You have to call him as soon as you get this mail.

Provide the information bellow to enable him prepare your ATM Master Credit Card including your Pin to access it.

1)YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR RECEIVING ADDRESS.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR PROFESSION.
5)YOUR ID/AGE

Best Regard,
Mrs. Farida Waziri.
CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
(EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, NIGERIA PLC,
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

A scam in Gods name! Discussing! GRRR!

I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment in London, England. The spirit of God has laid in my heart to donate part
of my late husband wealth to any God fearing person that will use this fund to provide help to the poor Kindly Contact me for more details
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Tickling is no laughing matter.
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JuneBug
Jun 6, 2011 3:28 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
I got one on my sprint/embarq account years ago that was so well written and for such a smallish amount of money (?$2 or 300) that it could have 'gotten' me. It was the one where someone you know is out of town and needs money immediately. I knew it was a scam from the first paragraph, since it had just been on the news and the gal that "was emailing" me has a great big family full of folks with jobs and she and I had just been laid off. That might not have stopped her from losing her purse &etc. in a foreign city, but she would have hit up one of her kids for the cash - not me. I read that it was also done using phone calls to people on 'geriatric' mailing lists stating that it was their grandson and they need the money to get home.
Imagepajonica
Jun 6, 2011 6:15 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Yes June any of us may be fooled by something sometime, that is why I decided to post these scams. The more I can inform people about these the better and who knows, maybe I can stop someone from becoming a victim of these criminals.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
http://cubits.org/DIYcomfortheserious/
Imagestarlight1153
Jun 6, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
What a neat idea for a cubit.

I have gotten them in emails and have even gotten them in my regular mailbox. here round town folks are getting these letters in the mail saying they have won some Canadian lottery and all they have to do is send so many dollars them to supposedly pay for Canadian taxes to claim their money.

The shame is that so many folks do fall for these scams and it even worse now that the economy is so bad. I know when I was younger, and got the first one of the e scams I almost fell for it, than thanks to somebody posting scam outfits on the computer, was able to search it and see it was a fake and turned over to the BBB.

One of the things I have always wondered is if just by opening one of them emails, can infect your computer. Some email places will show you where the email is coming from before you open it, but not all email type accounts do.

Imagepajonica
Jun 6, 2011 9:02 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi starlight, thanks for joining in here. Simply opening an email should not introduce a virus into your system, it's attachments that deliver the payload! Even an infected computer may attach a virus to an attachment in a seemingly innocent email from a friend.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
http://cubits.org/DIYcomfortheserious/
JuneBug
Jun 7, 2011 3:08 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Gosh! They come up with some doozeys! Here is one that I hadn't heard of until today: A gift card from a friend. Now I need to be really careful as my siblings and cousins and I like sending each other gift cards.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/06/07/gift-card-from-yo...
Imagebeckygardener
Jun 7, 2011 6:09 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
June - Thanks for the heads up on that one! I had no idea that a pdf file could infect a computer! I get pdf files sent to me all the time from friends. Ugh!
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