Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Thursday, April 27, 2006

My thanks to one of my regular readers who sent me this scam that he recently received. The scammer attempts to pull on the heart strings by claiming to have cancer.

However, I am at somewhat of a loss to understand what "cancer of the plevics" is!

Needless to say, it is scam and should be thrown in the trash can.

My Dear ,

I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation.

You should please consider the transaction on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before. I need not dwell on how I came by your contact information because there are many such possibilities these days.

I would like to introduce myself as Mrs.zeynab Ibrahim Ali, of Repulic of Benin, widow to Late Mr. Usman Ali (for Consular of the benin embassy in Madrid, Spain. I have been recently been daigonosed of Cancer of the Pelvics. I am writing from my sick bed.

There is this USD$7.2M (seven million two hundred thousand american dollars)my husband has in an account with the Financial Bank, Benin of which I am the next of kin. With my health condition and because my husband and I have no children, I am looking for a credible person to whom I will pass the right of next of kin.

This person will apply to the bank and request for the transfer of the fund to his/her bank account. This is on the condition that you will take 25% of the fund for yourself, 5% used for expenses, while you will use the remaining 70% for the less previlege people in the society. This is in fulfilment of the last request of my husband that a substantial part of the fund be used to carter for the less previleged.

If this condition is acceptable to you, you should contact me immediately with your full names and contact information so that I will ask our family lawyer to prepare the authorization that will give you the right of next of kin to the account in the bank. I will also give you a text of the application you are to send to the bank.

I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time the fund will be transfered into your account, but you should please ensure that the fund is used as i have described above.I will prefer that you reach me via this email address:

I look forward to your response.

Best regards to you and your family,

Mrs .Zeynab Ibrahim Ali.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Another fake lottery scam folks.

Don't be a mug and fall for these.

From The Desk Of Vice President
Euro Millions Lottery.

Attn: Beneficiary.

We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 15th of April 2006. due to the mixture of e-mail addresses the result was released on the 25th April 2006. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in this year's Annual Euro Millones Lottery Draw.
Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of €750,000:00 ( Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only).The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:

(I) Batch No: WTWU/3030/INSD
(ii) Ticket No: 245-242-065
(iii) Lucky No: 06-19-25-39-44
(iv) Ref No: MGMT/1770/5800/EUES

The Euro Millones Lottery Program is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell computers, and a conglomeration of other international IT companies.
The Euro Millones Lottery Program internet draw is held Trice in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say that over 500 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings.


N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;

1.Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.

2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.

3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approved Legal Clearance Certificate from the Ministry of Justice here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Financial Commission Act 2004 on payment of International Lottery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this Fiduciary Agent.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to your account.

Once again congratulations!!!

Best regards,
Mrs.Rosemod Raul.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Another fake lottery scam is doing the rounds at the moment. This one claims that there has "been a mix up with the numbers".

How professional!

Indeed, the scammer seems to be a little bit muddled, as he sent me the same "winning" notification twice.

I wonder if that means that I can claim two sets of prizes?


BATCH:ESPU/8092/06 .


We are pleased to inform you of the result of 31st March,2006 of the Bonoloto Internacional promotions program held on 24th March,2006. Your name attach to ticket number :ESB/4373220 with serial number: EJB/8290192, Batch number: ESPU/8092/06 Reference number:ESDU/9201834/06 and drew lucky numbers 5-8-11-16-27-33 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €1.365.686,00(One Million,Three Hundred And Sixty Five Thousand,Six hundred and Eighty Six Euros Only, ).Which has been insured in a Security Company.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 50,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers.we hope with part of your winning,you will take part in our next year €30,000,000,00 (Thirty Million Euros) lnternational lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact your agent,

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of May,2006.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Note: 5%(five percent) of your winning prize is for your agent as your sole representative. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform your agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promocional program.

Sñr.Chrino Briano,
Bonoloto internacional

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Congratulations I have won a lottery!

Oh no I haven't!

This is just another worthless scam from a worthless cheating scumbag.

An Post National Lottery Company.

We are pleased to inform you of the result of The
National Lottery Email Program which has been released.Your
Email address attached to ticket number 5-4-3-2-1-0
with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 03
05 07 08 09 10 which consequently won the lottery in
the 1st category.
You have therefore been approved to recieve the sum
of €1,350,000.00 (One Million theer Hundred And Fifty thousand Euros)
in cash credited
to file EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN.
This is from a total cash prize of €55 Million Euros
shared amongst
the first fifty (41) lucky winners in thiscategory.
All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn from 25,000 names and email
addresses from all continent of the world as part of
our international promotions program which we conduct
twice every year
To begin your claim please contact your claims agent:
Claims Agent Asian District
Bangkok Thailand.
Phone: +66-16583292
Your claims agent will assist you in theprocessing
for the remittance of your prize funds pending on your
choice of payment.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later
than One month.
After this date all funds will be returned to the
unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,please endeavor to quote your Reference
(TNL/776/05/EGS) and Batch numbers (02/01/0078) in
every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore,
should there be any change in your address, do inform
yourclaims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once again from all members of our
staff and thanks for
being part of our promotions program.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Carol Hunter.
Promotions Manager

You may also contact our
lawyer's office in london.
Barr.Owen.Smith in this number

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

This scammer claims to be a doctor, yet the letter is pap.

Quite what a physibility study is I have no idea. The comments about sharing the joy leaves me somewhat cold too!

Dear Friend,

I am happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund released and transferred to Deutsche bank Germany, under the cooperation of a new partner from South Africa, Who is a citizen of United Kingdom.

Presently I am in Spain for a physibilty study and will soon leave for Germany, where he assisted to deposit the money in a DEUTSCHE BANK GERMANY.

I will in the nest two weeks, be in Germany for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring the fund despite the fact that we did not conclude it together.

Now contact my secretary, his name is Mr.John Fatiu, and his email address is,

Ask him to send you the total sum of Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand United States Dollars ($480.000.00) which I mapped out for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.

Note that already I have written a cashier cheque worth of that value in your name, I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touch with my secretary(Mr.John Fatiu), and instruct him where to send the cheque to you via Courier service.

Please, do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the pains and stress at that time, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which my new partner and I are having at hand.

finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to release the cashier cheque to you , so feel free to get in touch with him, and he will send the cheque to you without any delay, I am now a happy man in life.

Best regards.


- Dr.Fredrick Lawson

Friday, April 14, 2006


How many times have I won this fake lottery?

I have lost count!

Ref. No.- LSLUK/2031/8161/04

Staats loterij International has just concluded its final draws of it's
periodical promotional program.An exclusive list of email addresses of thousands
of individual and corporate bodies were picked by automated random computer
search from the internet with serial number 5772-54 drew the lucky numbers
3-4-17-28-35-44and consequently won in the First Category.

No tickets were sold. Your email address emerged as one of seven winners in the
silver stakes category"A" as email addresses were soughted, from a total number
of 1,000,000 addresses drawn from all over the globe. After an automated
computer ballot of our International Promotions Program, only SEVEN winners
emerged in this category and therefore each are to receive payouts of
$1,000,000.00 USD DOLLAR from the total of $7,000,000.00 USD DOLLAR SEVEN
However, every email address selected was accompanied by a reference and ticket
number,after the cyber lotto selection, the below ticket and reference numbers
emerged as one of the lucky winners in the above category.CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Reference number for your prize is:Ref. No.- LSLUK/2031/8161/04
ticket number 50941465206-529

For your prize claim processing, we have employed the service of an
lnternational Trust firm. They are to handle the transfer of your cash prize of
$1,000,000.00 Dollar in line with our procedures and upon your directions.Your
prize has been insured to its full value with your email address and will be
transferred to you under their professional service.
To immediately initiate the processing of your prize claim, please contact the
under-mentioned at our claims department;



Tel.: +31-626 498 038.

In your best interest(s), you must initiate contact within three weeks of
receipt of this Correspondence. Attorney/Fiduciary Agents, are to handle all
matters with regards to legalization of your winning documents.You are also
advised to send a copy of this email, to the Director of operations at the
claims department, Mr.Frank Vincent,when contacting him.
You may be required to provide any of the above information during the process
of collecting your prize. We congratulate you once again and it is our hope that
you participate in any of our international programs in the nearest future.

Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!.

Mrs.Kate Veldhuizen.
Promotions Manager,
Staats loterij international,

Thursday, April 13, 2006

It is fair to say that all the scammers who send these fake lottery wins and "dead men's" accounts letters are scum.

However, some are more scummy than others. The writer of this particular letter, which I received today, can be classified as the lowest of the low in terms of human scum bags.

He claims that he represents the estate of a dead man, and that he wants me to participate in theft by setting up a bank account to receive the non existent funds of this dead man.

However, to add "legitimacy" to his scam, the scammer claims the his "client" died in the July 7th London bombings in 2005.

Sick bastard, I hope the legal authorities catch up with this scumbag.

By the way, there is no such place as "Camber well"; the illiterate idiot means Camberwell!

From: Mr.Mr.Smith Alex
14, Cameroon House, Wyndham Road,
Camber well, S.
E. 5 OUJ. London UK.

I am Mr.Smith Alex
a British citizen and I am 63years of age. I am married with three
kids, I work with a Finance Company in London UK.I am the accounting
officer of Mr. Lee Harris who died on the recent bomb blast which
occurred in London on the 7th of July 2005.

Mr. Lee Harris who is our
Client with Account Number UBS 101-720-4 has left the sum of Eleven
Million one Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars ($11,120.000.00) for
deposit, this Amount is yet to be credited in his favour before he died
on the recent bomb blast in London.I want you to open an account with
my Bank so that I can credit this amount to you while you shall receive
40% of the fund I and my colleague will have 60%. If you are interested
in this transaction please fill the form below and return back to me to
enable me open an account on your behalf.All relevant information
pertaining to this transaction would be given to you when you contact
me on my private Email:
Treat with utmost

Yours sincerely,
Mr.Smith Alex.




Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Really, how stupid do these people think I am?

Mutual Agreement!!!

Dear friend

My name is Mrs. Larisa Sosnitskaya a
personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia
and owner of the following companies, Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian
Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable
financial institution with it’s Branches all over the world).


I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$48.5M, which I
seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded
with 10% of The total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner
on this?
My Boss got arrested for his Involvement in politics by
financing the leading And opposing political parties (the Union of
Right Forces,led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social
democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which poses treat to
President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.

View the
below website and learn more about this story:

All I
need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the Above quoted Sum
and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable The
European bank to remit the funds in question to you in your country. I
have decided to use this Sum to relocate to American continent and
never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. As
Soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me, I
Will provide you with the details. Please reach me through this email
address for further corresponding.

have a wonderful day as I await your immediate response.

Best Regards,

Mrs. L. Sosnitskaya.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I do wish that these scammers would learn to write English, it is immensely tiresome receiving a scam that is badly written.


Ref.No NLD/2300786008/06.
Batch No
Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you the result
of the computer random selection for the SELECT LOTTO/DE LOTTO NL
International program held on 3rd of January, 2006.Your personal or
company email address, attached to ticket number 205-11465886-629, with
serial number 3772-99 drew the lucky numbers 7-14-17-23-31-44, and
consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
The email
lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000.000 e-
mail addresses of individual, companies, and corporate bodies picked by
an advanced automated random computer search ballot system from the
Internet. All participants email addresses were extracted/selected
through a computer balloting system drawn from 900,000.000 email
addresses from all over the world as part of our International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. No tickets were sold.
It was a promotional program from our software department in promoting
the benefit of the Internet usage. ( NOT TICKET WERE SOLD)
have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (One Million
Untied Stated Dollars) $ in cash credited to file REF NO:
NLD/2300786008/06 and Batch No 10/044/SLN, This is from total prize
money of Two million Dollars shared among two international lucky
winners in this category.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your funds have now been
deposited and insured with our affiliate security firm for transfer
into your nominated bank account either by means of wire transfers
through any of our correspondent banks or any other means suitable to

We also advice that you keep your winning information very
confidential as our security policy demands to avoid double
claims/impersonation and unwarranted taking advantage of this program
by participants.

To begin your claims, you are urgently requested to
contact our claims agent (Textron Securities) Amsterdam-Netherlands
immediately with your telephone number and fax numbers, and make sure
you quote your, REF NO: NLD/2300786008/06,Batch No: 10/044/SLN your
name and contact details in all your correspondence with the finance

Your allocated claims agent details are as follows.
Company Name: Textron Securities Bv
Officer in Charge: Mr.Jeffery Bosch

all winnings must be claim not later than 5th of May 2006. After this
date all unclaimed funds will be return to the promotion company.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs.Noraly Mattews
(Claims Coordinator)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What a load of illiterate garbage!

If anyone can tell me what an "arphan" is, para 3, I would be greatly obliged:)

Suffice to say, this is a scam; throw it away if you get one.

Dear Sir
Your contact came to me through an internet resarch for
foreign contact,
I am Miss Mary Daniel, the daughter
of a respected politician in Gabon Central Africa, the
politician who died recently in Paris. Since
his death and even prior to the announcement, I have
been thrown into a state of confusion,
humiliation, Frustration and hopelessness by the
the Gabon Government
I have even been subjected to physical and
psychological torture. As an arphan that is so
traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in
the country at the moment. You must have heard over
the media reports on the discovery of some Fund in my
father's secret bank account and companies and the
Allegations Of some huge sums of money deposited by my
father in my Name of which I have refuses to disclose
or give up to the corrupt Gabon Government.
In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the
Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion
Dollars. And they are not relenting on their Effort to
make me poor for life. As the African community has no
regards for women, that is my desire for a foreign
assistance. I have deposited the sum of 14 million
dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is
withheld for now until we open communication.
I shall be Grateful if you could receive this fund
into your bank account or open an account for safekeeping
and any Investment opportunity.
This arrangement is known to you and my personal
Attorney. He might be Dealing with you directly for
security reasons as the case may be. In view of the
above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual
benefits, we Will have to negotiate on your Percentage
share of he $14,000,000 that will be Kept in your
position for a while and invested in your name for my
In case you don't accept please do not let me
out to the security and international media As I am
giving you this information in total trust and
confidence I will greatly Appreciate if you accept my
proposal in good faith.
Yours sincerely,
Engr Mary Daniel