Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!

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Examples of the "Nigerian scam" that flood my email box everyday.

Monday, January 31, 2005

This scam email arrived in my inbox today.

The writer claims to have access to $18M, which of course she doesn't really.

She invokes God's name, yet in the same breath asks me to help her steal the non existent money from a dead man's account.

Some contradiction here surely?

She also points out that the transaction is legitimate, how can stealing be legitimate?

Avoid!

Greetings

How are you and your family I hope that you are all okay? I
want to ask you, If you are not capable to quietly look for
a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to
provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new
Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty
a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you
will remain honest to me till the end for this important
business trusting in you and believing in God that you will
never let me down either now or in future.

I am the Auditor in charge of international transaction in
one of the biggest bank here in South Africa. During the
course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an
account opened in the bank in 1996 and since 1998 nobody
has operated on this account again, after going through
some old files in the records I discovered that the owner
of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money
is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently
it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account
Mr. Victor Ratnavale a British, who unfortunately lost his
life in the plane crash of Swiss Air Flight Number 111
which crashed on 2nd September 1998, including his wife.
You shall readmore news about the crash on visiting this
site;
http:http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/swissbaysw.html.
No other person knows about this account or any thing
concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my
investigation proved to me as well that the account is a
secret account.

The total amount involve is Eighteen million Six Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars only [$18,600,000.00] and we
wish to transfer this money into a safe foreigners account
abroad. But I don't know any foreigner, I am only
contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be
approved to a local person here, but to a foreigner who has
information about the account, which I shall give to you
upon your positive response. I am revealing this to you
with believe in God that you will never let me down in this
business, you are the first and the only person that I
am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently
so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently.

I need your strong assurance that you will never let us
down, me and a key bank official who is deeply involved
with me in this business. I guarantee that this transaction
will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the
law. I will destroy all documents of transaction
immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any
place. I will use my position and influence to obtain all
legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your
account with appropriate clearance from the relevant
ministries and foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30%
of the total amount, 70% will be for us. Further details
awaits your earliest reply. PLEASE, TREAT THIS PROPOSAL AS
TOP SECRET. I expect your response of interest through my
private e mail address. This is a confidential and private.
I wait immediate response.

Best Regards,

Nellie Bosman

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Warning

There is an email going round purporting to be from PayPal, it is a phish.

If you receive on of these do not click on the link, the scammers are trying to steal your pass codes.

Dear PayPal Member,

Your account has been randomly flagged in our system as a part of our routine security measures. This is a must to ensure that only you have access and use of your PayPal account and to ensure a safe PayPal experience. We require all flagged accounts to verify their information on file with us. To verify your Information at this time, please visit our secure server webform by clicking the hyperlink below

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Another scam letter, from a particularly odious scum bag.

This person does not even bother trying to disguise the fact that the "deal" is "dodgy".

He claims that he has access to the bank account of a deceased person, which of course doesn't really exist.

However, let us pretend that this account does exist; the letter goes on to say that the deceased owner of the account wanted the money used for charitable purposes.

Our scammer friend happily tells me that he, and his associates, will steal 80% and only leave the remaining 20% for charity; they want me to help them steal it.

Now, anyone who falls for this deserves no sympathy whatsoever; they would have to be greedy, stupid and dishonest.

In fact, they would have to be as odious as the scammer who wrote this letter.

FROM Mr Bruno Williams
Continental Trust bank benin sarl
NO.25 Sarue de Bruno rd
Dantokpa cotonou
Republiqe du Benin
Tel

Dear Friend I am Bruno Williams a senior Manager at continental
trust bank, Benin Sarl
here in Cotonou RPB. Though we have not related in the
past, I am compelled
by the important nature of the opportunity at hand to
contact you so
that we can explore avenues for cooperation in this
mutually rewarding project.

A very wealthy deceased customer of our bank,
Mr.Talbot Camara - a Sierra
Leonean and one time minister for natural resources in
that country left
some large amount of money in a special domiciliary
account with our bank
since his death in 1998.
In his Will, which has just been made available to us
by his Lawyer and
family, he shared his other wealth located in some
other bank accounts judiciously
among his family members and local welfare
organizations, but requested
specifically
that the money in this account with our bank be
allocated 100% to a foreign
organization or individual trustee who will utilize it
strictly for charity.
In this Will also, he gave sole authority for the
nomination of this foreign
trustee to . So, the choice of a foreigner for this
project is in strict
compliance with the Will of the deceased account
holder who believes that
the fund will be better utilized by a foreign trustee
since there will be
no interference or manipulation by local authorities.
Due to the exigencies
of government legislation, there became the need to
acquire a Letter Of
Administration from the Cotonou Probate Registry to
give legal impetus to
the execution of this Will in Cotonou. For this
reason, the execution of
this WILL could not materialize until last month when
the court in Cotonou
issued the final Letters Of Administration. Having
secured this Letter Of
Administration from
the court, the authority for the appointment of an
administrator for this
fund now lies solely in my hands . In fact, we have
decided to utilize only
20% of this fund for charity while reserving the rest
for ourselves. After
deducting the overall cost (both
foreign and local) incurred in executing this project,
whatever balance
left from the outstanding 80% will be shared equally
between myself, and
the foreign partner who will assist us to receive this
money as the appointed
trustee. Also, the foreign partner will receive in
addition to his share,
the 20% earmarked for Charity under the strict
agreement that this part
must be spent for Charity through him/her or
organization in compliance
with the wish of the late customper . My reason for
contacting you therefore,
is to
solicit for your cooperation in this project so that
your name or that of
your company can be used as the appointed foreign
trustee to whose care
this money will be transferred. To complete the
necessary procedures, there
is absolutely no risk involved as we have the copy of
the Will and Letters
of Administration to back the transaction. But you
must also understand
that a transaction of this nature and magnitude
requires
absolute secrecy so that no one else hears about it
especially, our mutual
agreement to utilize and disburse this fund as stated
in the paragraph above.
If you accept to offer your cooperation for this
project, please reach me
urgently through my email address to enable me give
you the full schedule
of the transaction. You should also provide me with
your private telephone and fax numbers for prompt
communication.
Best Regards,
Bruno Williams
Te

Friday, January 28, 2005

The Royal Spanish Sweepstake Lottery wrote to me today, telling me that I have won 1 Million Euros in their lottery.

The only problem with this is, that there is no such organisation; also I didn't enter any lottery.

They advise me to keep details of my claim confidential, to avoid "abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements".

Quite!

Don't be fooled, this is a scam.

ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CALLE GRANVIA 32N 1C MADRID SPAIN
REF: RSSL/61-ILGI0509/45
BATCH:RSSL/15/096/WRCS
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION

Dear Winner,

WINNING NOTIFICATION

We happily announce to you the draw of the Royal spanish Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 14th December 2004 in Madrid Spain.Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number: 212005600545 188 with Serial number 4888/02 drew the lucky numbers: 41-6-76-13-45-8, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) in cash credited to file KPC/9080333308/03.This is from a total cash prize of Ten Million Euro(10 million Euro), shared amongst the first Tenth (10th) lucky winners in this category.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Madrid booklet representative office in Spain as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) would be released to you by our security firm in Madrid,Spain.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Mr Jeff Carlos

World Royal Consultancy And Security Madrid Spain.

Email: or
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.

Remember,You are to contact our agents by email and within a week of receiving this notice.After this date, all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Yours Sincerely,
Wilfred Alberto
Lottery Director.



Wednesday, January 19, 2005

An email from Nigeria

$30M

A dead body

100% risk free!

Yes it's a scam!

Dear Sir,

It is with trust and confidence that I write you this urgent business
Proposal. I was assigned by two of my colleagues to seek a foreign Partner
who will assist us in providing a convenient account in a Designated bank
over there for the transfer of US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million U.S Dollars)
pending our arrival in your country for
utilization and disbursement of the money. The Nigerian National
Petroleum corporation(NNPC) awarded a contract valued at US$150,000,000.00
(One Hundred and Fifty Million U.S. Dollars) to an expatriate company for
the supply and installation of some equipment at the Warri & Port Harcourt
refineries. The contract has been executed and US$120,000,000.00M payment
made to the contractor
leaving a balance of US$30 Million, which has not been paid to him by the
central bank of nigeria before his sudden death, this fund is presently
in a domant account since the death of the beneficiary.

Since we are originally involve in the award of this contract, we
have decided to seek an offshore account holder who will prepare to
work with us as the beneficiary of this fund. We will give him all
necessary information wish he will present to the Central Bank so as to
enabled the bank transfer this money successfully into your account. My
colleagues and I have agreed that if you or your company can act as the
beneficiary of this fund (US$30 Million), we will transfer it to your account
and you will retain 30% of the initial amount for the assistance while 60%
will be for us and the retaining 10% will be to off-set any official expenses
incurred by both parties during the process. I have enough contact to facilitate
this transfer, you have no problem at all, all I need is your
confirmation of interest and quick response to all correspondence from me
and the Central Bank of Nigeria We are requesting you to co-operate with
us and provide a convenient account number in a designated bank over there
for the transfer of these fund. We intend coming over there on the completion
of this transfer to secure our own share of the money. Please note that
we have been very careful and have made all arrangements toward the success
and smooth transfer of the fund to your account before contacting you. We
would therefore not want you to expose this proposal to anybody for the
purpose of security and it's confidential nature. We are putting so much
trust in you. We hopeyou are not going to betray us.

We also believe you won't sit on this money when it eventually gets
transferred into your account, as you will get your own 30% share.
Please be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free. If this
proposal is accepted, please contact us through the above stated email-address
above, by indicating your interest and sending to us the Name of your bank,
Account Number, Your fax number/Tel number, more details about this transaction
will be forwarded to you. Note that the particular nature of your company's
business is irrelevant to this transaction.

Please your reply is needed urgently.

Best Regards,

Dr Benson Osagie

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

This idiot seems to be under the impression that I will buy some oil from him.

I didn't think that it would be possible, but these scam letters are getting worse!

By the way, what on earth is "boncry"?

DEAR SIR,
AM SORRY TO BREAK INTO YOUR E-MAIL, BUT I MUST LET YOU KNOW
THAT AM PRINCE ADEOLA ADEOBA BY NAME FROM NIGERIA.
AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THERE IS ALL YOU NEED HERE IN
NIGEIA ABOUT OIL
SO THAT IS WHY I MUST LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS SOME GRUD ,A.G.O AND
L.P.F.O FOR SALE DIRECT FROM NNPC OF AUJA NIGERIA.
SO IF YOU NEED ANY F THIS OIL,PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CALL OR
MAIL ME SO THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT HOW YOU'LL COME AND PAY
THEN PICK UP YOUR PRODUCT, BUT I MUST LET YOU KNOW THAT I
DONT HAVE BONCRY.
I DO MY SALES FOWORD.
YOU CAN MAIL ME BACK WITH THIS E-MAIL
()
THANKS
PRINCE ADEOLA ADEOBA

Monday, January 17, 2005

Scams do not always come in the form of the ludicrous Nigerian emails, that litter your mailbox, sometimes the scam can seem more believable.

This one dropped into my mailbox today.

It claims to be from eBay, in fact it is a phish. It is designed to con me into accessing a seemingly legitimate website, and then revealing pass codes and account details.

No legitimate organisation will ever ask you for your pass codes. The website that it directs you to is a fake.

You have been warned!

We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be suspended if you don't re-update your account information. To resolve this problems please click here and re-enter your account information. If your problems could not be resolved your account will be suspended for a period of 24 hours, after this period your account will be terminated.

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay.


Regards, Safeharbor Department eBay, Inc
The eBay team.
This is an automatic message. Please do not reply
.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

The improbably named Mrs Comfort Whisky has written to me, yet again.

This time she offers me the chance to have 10% of $34M, which of course doesn't really exist.

The letter is even less plausible, than the other dross that I regularly receive, as she stupidly displayed the email addresses of the other people that she has sent it to.


Dear ,

With hope this mail reaches you in good condition of health.Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from a computerize data following my effort searching for a trustworthy person to assist us.
I am COMFORT WHISKY the wife of late CHIFE SERGE.G. WHISHY,
I am here with my only son, My late husband was a very wealthy bussiness merchant here in cotonou, the economic capital of Benin Repoblic before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business deal.

Before the death of my late husband on in a private hospital here in cotonou ,He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of thirthy four Million United States Dollars ($34 Million) deposited in a suspense account in one of the first class bank in Amsterdam HOLLAND.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth and some huge amount of money his business associates supposed to balance him from the deal they had that he was poisoned by his business associates, that we should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of our choice who can assist us in claiming this fund from the bank for investment purposes (such as real estate management).

But because of the way my late husband make the deposit that his associate will provide an account where the money will be transfered to, that was why we contacted you so that you can stand on behalf of my late husband associate in whos account the money will be transfered to.we want to transfer the money out of his account as a died person anything can happen as we don't know what might happen next.

We are honourably seeking your assistance to act as the foreign partner of my late husband by claiming this fund from the bank for further transfer and investment to your designated bank account abroad.
Moreover , I am willing to offer you 10% of the sum as compensation for effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your designated account in your country.

Anticipating to hear from you soon.
Thanks and God Bless.
MRS COMFORT WHISKY.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Some scammers sound almost credible, like this one I received today.

However, just ask yourself this, why doesn't she just go to the bank for a loan?

"I am looking for someone that would be interested in doing a personal loan and making money off of it. Would you happen to know anyone that can help me? My father has fallen ill and I need to be able to pay for transport to another hospital and I also need to pay for some of his medical bills. I can repay the loan with a lot of interest or any fees within 1 month's time. If you know anyone who is interested in helping me please have them email me."

Monday, January 10, 2005

I have won $1M in the SpinLotto draw, whatever that is.

In reality, I haven't won anything at all; it is a scam, don't fall for it.

SPINLOTTO

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.

REF Number: JFFL/987-LMG-917/05
BATCH No: YTLA/01/096/SPN
TICKET No: 305415-9876-7851
SERIAL No: 327-981-109
LUCKY No: 7-64-87-32-41-67

RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION

Sir, Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International
programs held on the 10th of JANUARY 2005 Your E-mail address attached to
Ticket number 305415-9876-7851 with Serial number 327-981-109 drew the lucky
numbers 7-64-87-32-41-67, which consequently won in the 1st category, you
have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One
Million United States Dollars). This is from a total cash prize of USD$10,000,000.00
Million shared amongst Ten International Lucky Winners in the Category A
+ (Plus).

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This lottery is a promotional program by SPINLOTTO, (Biggest lottery Organisation
in the Netherlands) to advertise to the world its existence. All participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 50,000 companies
and 2,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world,
as part of our international promotions program, which we conduct several
times a year.
Be informed that your documents have to pass our authority to obtain a clearance,
which shall be attached to your document in readiness of the subsequent
onward transfer into your nominated bank account with 24 hours of completion
of the authentication.
Due to the possibility of unscrupulous individuals filing a double claim,
we suggest that you keep this award strictly confidential until your claim
has been processed and notarized and your award certificate obtained. This
is in conformity with the lottery claim regulations by our Organization
& the Netherlands Gaming Control Board.
This is part of our security protocol measures to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants/non participants.

All winnings must be claimed not later than 25th JANUARY 2005. After this
date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Anybody under
the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

To file for your claim, please contact our /your processing agent
Mr. PAUL KRUM

Email:

NOTE: All winnings must be notarized and an award certificate must be obtained
from the Netherlands Gaming Control Board to complete the claims process,
this certificate can only be obtained through legal representation so winners
will be referred to a lawyer to assist in this process. Winners are to cover
the legal charges for the notarization of the claims form and the acquisition
of the award certificate not SPINLOTTO.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please do forward
your Tel/Fax number to your processing agent. So you are to act fast in
the claiming of your funds, for delays will compel us to disperse your funds,
in other words, we shall divert your funds as stated above. Kindly remember
to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our/your agent
as soon as possible.
Finally, we call on you to make sure that you note every letter clearly
as stated for we will not be held responsible should there be any complications
in this transaction due to laxity on your part.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program

Yours truly
Mrs. Kim Walters

Online Lottery Coordinator

FOR ENQUIRIES/SUPPORT CONTACT MR PAUL KRUM AT

Sunday, January 09, 2005

This splendidly badly written email, arrived in my mail box today.

The writer starts off by telling me that he hsa some lovely kids, a man of peace and doesn't want any problems, a most excellent sentiment!

He then goes on the explain that he has $1M held in a bank account, in escrow, which he wants to steal.

Needless to say he needs my help.

He assures me that there is practically no risk, ie there is some risk!

In fact, it is of course a scam; there is no money, he just wants to steal my bank details etc.

Don't fall for it.

That being said, if you are stupid enough and dishonest enough to fall for this then you deserve to get screwed.

ATTENTION SIR,

MY NAME IS MR.FRANCIS JIDE. I AM THE REGIONLA MANAGER OF CONTINENTAL TRUST
BANK.

I AM 43 YEARS OLD MARRIED WITH THREE LOVELY KIDS. I AM A MAN OF PEACE AMD
I DON?T WANT PROBLEMS, I ONLY HOPE YOU CAN ASSIST ME AND IF YOU DON?T WANT
THIS PROPOSAL CAN YOU FORGET I EVER CONTACTED YOU?

I HAVE PACKAGED A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU AND I, AS
THE REGIONAL MANAGER OF THE CONTINENTAL TRUST BANK,AND IT IS MY DUTY TO
SEND IN A FINANCIAL REPORT TO MY HEAD OFFICE IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF ABUJA
AT THE END OF EACH BUSINESS YEAR.

ON THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR 2003 BUSINESS REPORT. I DISCOVERED THAT MY
BRANCH IN WHICH I AM THE MANAGER MADE NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND UNITED
STATES DOLLARS ($980,000 USD) WHICH MY HEAD OFFICE ARE NOT AWARE OF AND
WILL NEVER BE AWARE OF. I HAVE PLACED THIS FUNDS ON WHAT WE CALL ESCROW
CALL ACCOUNT WITH NO BENEFICIARY. AS AN OFFICER OF THIS BANK I CANNOT BE
DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THIS MONEY, SO MY AIM OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO ASSIST
ME RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND GET 20% OF THE TOTAL FUNDS
AS COMMISSION.

THERE ARE PRACTICALLY NO RISK INVOLVED, IT WILL BE A BANK TO BANK TRANSFER,
ALL I NEED FROM YOU IS TO STAND CLAIM AS THE ORIGINAL DEPOSITOR OF THIS
FUNDS WHO MADE THE DEPOSIT WITH MY BRANCH SO THAT MY HEAD OFFICE CAN ORDER
THE TRANSFER TO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT. IF YOU ACCEPT TO WORK WITH
ME I WILL APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. KINDLY RESPOND ME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU
THINK WE CAN WORK TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN GO OVER THE DETAILS. THANK YOU
IN ADVANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

YOURS TRULY,

MR.FRANCIS JIDE

REGIONAL MANAGER

CONTINENTAL TRUST BANK

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Congo

$15M

Diplomatic bag

Dead body

Business opportunity

Keep it confidential

Badly written

Yes that's right, it's a Nigerian scam.

Same rules, don't be stupid don't fall for this contrick.

FROM: DULBWA MWANADA.
TEL:
E-mail ()
Dear Sir/Ma,
THE MANAGING DIRECTOR.
Good-day to you, I am Dulbwa Mwanada, the only son of late Major Kueme Mwanada, out of his six children.
My father was one of the Policy maker in the Congolese Army, in fact, he was the Presidential Adviser on National Security during the regime of President Laurent Kabila
During the regime of President Laurent Kabila, my father was assigned on a trade mission to source and purchase equipment for the Congolese Mining industry in abroad. However, the negotiation for the procurement of the equipment came to an abrupt end when he (my father) received the news of the demise of President Laurent Kabila. I wish to inform you that the sum of US$ 15.3M, which was meant for the purchase of the equipment was packed in a diplomatic case and deposited in a private security company in Europe.
My father went back home with the Government Delegation on the 27th January,2001. But on their arrival they were all arrested. My father was later prosecuted in the court and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. One year later, he was released and placed on house arrest because of his ailing health. He later died on the 28th February, 2003. Before the death of my father, he handed over to me all the documents related to the fund that he deposited in Europe. I left Congo shortly after the death of my father to Europe, with the assistance of our family lawyer. Now that I am in Europe, I am seeking for a foreign investor who can assist me to invest this fund into a viable project.
The would – be investor is bond to have a quarter of the total amount for whatever assistance rendered, and the remaining three quarter is for me and my family. In addition, you stand to gain from any investment you introduced to me after the conclusion of this transaction (based on agreement).
Please Keep this transaction strictly confidential for security reasons.
My E-mail Addree you can reach me:
Best Regards.
Dulbwa Mwanada

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The improbably named Mrs Comfort Jose informs me that I have won 1 million Euros, in the Euro Million Lottery International.

However, due to a mix up in the numbers etc etc..

It is a con, no genuine lottery would mix up the numbers; more importantly, how can I have won something that I didn't enter?

Don't be stupid, don't fall for this con.

EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
CALLE MOSTOLES 23C PISO 6G 28923 MADRID ESPANA?
DATE: JANUARY, 2005.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD...
BATCH: EGGS-541-623-782:
REFERENCE: 67/80/IPD
ATTENTION:AWARD NOTIFICATION.
This is to inform you of the release of the EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
held on the 24th of December 2004. The results was released on the 2nd of
January 2005.Your email address was attached to ticket number
653-908-321-675 with serial number 345-790-241-671 that drew the lucky
numbers of 34-32-90-43-32, which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump of 1,000.000.00(ONE MILLION EURO ONLY) cash credited to file with REF: NÂșEGS/321-789/443

This is from US 20,000.000.00 (TWENTY MILLION
EURO) in cash among the 20 participating finalist playing 6,000 full tickets.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your fund is now deposited with our Security Company and insured in
your name i.e. email address. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you
keep this award from public notice until your claims have been processed and
the money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid problems by participants as it has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and
South America, Middle East and Africa .This programme is sponsored by
EUROPEAN UNION/BILL GATES and WORLD INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENAHNCE the use of SOFT WARE IN THE GOBAL WORLD. We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent
programs. To begin your lottery claims, please contact your claims
agent, DR GRANT SCHOLES
Telephone number: , your information
to prove you are the user of this email address, either your country passport or any other identity is required.
Remember, all prize (money) must be processed not later than two weeks
from the day you receive this notification.
Any requirement not made before this date will be returned to the EUROPEAN
UNION MINISTRY OF FINANCE of such country. And also be informed that 10% of
your lottery winning belongs to the security company because they are the company
that bought your ticket and played the lottery on your name (email address), NOTE this 10% will be collected after you have received your winning prize because the money is insured in your name i.e email address already.
Remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every
correspondence with us or your claim agent. Further more, should there be any

change of address, please do inform your claim agent as soon as possible.
A copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to
you by your claim agent, DR GRANT SCHOLES, Once again from all members of our staff and CONGRATULATIONS for being a part of our International promotions program.
NOTE:winners below eighteen years ( below 18yrs ) are disqualified from this programme.
We wish you good fortunes.
Sincerely,
MRS,COMFORT JOSE.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Warning!

Last week's tsunami disaster has not gone unnoticed by the scammers.

There are reports of emails being sent, purporting to come from charities etc, asking for contributions to the tsunami relief effort.

Be very careful, if you receive a request for a donation; to play safe it would be better to donate directly to the charity of your choice, rather than to an anonymous email.

Monday, January 03, 2005

This email arrived in my in box today. It comes from someone who claims to have been guided by the hand to God to me, utter nonsense!

The writer claims to have $17M, and to be dying.

She says she wants me to use her money to help needy children.

The reality is that the writer is not dying, there is no money.

It is in fact a scam to steal peoples' bank details.

Do not be a fool and fall for this well worn con trick.

Dear friend,
I have to thank God this moment for his direction asregards
this mission. God wants me to complete this mission hence, I got your
contact, but I know you may be wondering how I got your contact email.
Actually you were introduced to me by a trusted contact in U.K. I was
informed by the doctor that my condition has become so bad, so I had to
reach out for a christian friend, that will utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct here in, which is the way my husband has always wanted the
money to be utilized. I want to beleive that you are a God fearing person
which will enable us conclude this deal on a good note. My husband earned
this funds(17.8million dollars) from his ministry but he died and left
everything behind and I will join him soon in Jesus name. I want you to
claim this funds which has already been transferred to a private finance
company abroad. My lawyer will prepare the paperwork and fax them to you in
your name as the beneficiary, you will receive it like a gift from God and
you will use it to bless other less fortunate christian believers and in
assisting the less privilegded children in the society, and also to build a
temple for Gods people to come and worship his majesty. So this funds you
will receive on my behalf as gift from a dying family cos due to my
infertility resulting from medical problems I became barren and as a result
have no children, God has a reason for everything. Furthermore, you will
never have any problem with the law as you will only pay some amount to the
government as tax and a minor percentage to settle the charges of the bank
and the most major part you will use to bless God's Children all over the
world. Kindly forward me your full name, address telephone & fax Remain blessed
in christ.
Mrs Hope Obi

Saturday, January 01, 2005

I received this email from someone claiming to be the Project Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Lagos, Nigeria, today.

Without any doubt, this is a scam.

He claims to have $45M arising from the overinvoicing of a contract; ie he claims to have stolen money.

Therefore if the money existed, which of course it doesn't, he is asking me to become an accomplice to a crime.

He then, rather disingenuously, goes on to say that he believes that I am reliable and honest.

I have to provide him with my bank details, but I must not tell my bank! Surely, by now, it is clear that this is a scam.

Unfortunately, some people are too stupid and greedy to see this; they fall for these scams, and lose a lot of money.

Don't let yourselves become one of these "mugs".

I AM MR. BERNARD OKEKE
PROJECT DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR)
IKOYI LAGOS- NIGERIA
E-MAIL:

DEAR SIR/MADAM
PROPOSAL FOR TRANSFER OF FORTY FIVE MILLION,US DOLLARS (US$45M) TO
YOUR ACCOUNT.
Your contact address got to me via export promotions council, your
reliability and trustworthiness in business transaction was the main
conviction that compelled me to solicit for your support in this deal.
I am the Project Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources
(DPR) Lagos, Nigeria and secretary to the Contract Award Committee of
my Ministry,In collaboration with my colleagues, we have agreed to
transfer out of the Country through Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) some
amount and we will later reinvest it abroad after the success of
this transaction.
The amount involved is Forty Five Million, USDollar (US$45,000,000.00).
This is as a result of over inflated amount of a contract,The contract
has been already executed and the original contractor had collected his
full and final payment.
Base on our status as senior government officials in top sensitive
position of trust, we cannot stand to claim this money ourselves,hence,
I decided to contact you.
Accordingly, I have consulted and held meetings with some key officials
of the corporation, Federal Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of
Nigeria and we decided to involve a gentle, honest trustworthy and
competent partner overseas who could provide two units of KTT
COMPUTERONIC DISKETTE SMDB 3000 STORAGE FACILITY, CAPACITOR 1190.
This is special in built diskette with its own software for transfering
money worldwide, This is not an ordinary floppy diskette, but made for
automatic machine for money transfer.
All modalities for this transfer have been fully worked out, we have
already secured a preliminary order to effect this payment.

We now require from you your BANKING PARTICULARS where this money will
be lodged into and the Beneficiaries name, It could be personal or
corporate,MOST CONFIDENTIAL FAX AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS,for smooth
transfer of this money into your bank account.
These information will enable us put APPLICATION OF CLAIM for the
release of this money from concerned Government Agencies and it will
last for 14-21 working days.
For your assistance we have agreed to give 20% to you, 70% for us and
10% for any miscellaneous expenses in getting the diskette.
The business is 100% safe on your part, but you have to keep it very
CONFIDENTIAL.
Do not inform your bankers yet unless instructed by us. also,
your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and
hope
that you will not dissapoint me. Please send reply to indicate your
willingness in assisting us so that I will direct you on what next to
do.Please do include your direct telephone/Fax numbers upon your
response.

Thanks for your anticipated assistance
Yours Sincerely,

Best regards
Mr. Bernard Okeke
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