Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Thursday, June 29, 2006

It is reported that PayPal has fixed a flaw in its website to block a sophisticated scam designed to obtain sensitive data from members.

Attackers were able to redirect people from a PayPal Web page to an online trap located in South Korea, a representative for the service said. The page actually has a real PayPal URL, but hosts malicious code that presents a message warning members that their account had been compromised. It then redirects them to a "phishing" Web site.

At the malicious, information-thieving website, people are asked for their PayPal login information, experts at Netcraft, an Internet monitoring company in England, said in an advisory. Subsequently, the scammers are urged to enter their Social Security number and credit card details.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


"Empting myself"?

Yes you've guessed it, this pile of old bollocks is another scam letter from a scumbag scammer.

Suffice to say, if you receive one, throw it in the bin.


I am delighted to write to you. My name is Mary Sandra Allen,
I am sorry if this mail will come to you as an embarrassment or a
surprise, IÂ just felt like empting myself to you, after reading your
profile ,I decided to confide in you, as am faced with total
frustration and hardship. My Ernest prayer is that you find this mail
in good health and blessings. I am presently residing in Abidjan,Cote
d'Ivoire.I left my country with my father after the death of my mother
during the war in our country and we came here because my father owned
a business here,(cocoa business), during the going political crisis
here which has turn out into a civil war since 2003,my father was
attacked and killed here at the hit of the crisis as the rebels were
killing prominent foreigners with the reason that they were
supporting the government against them and the rebels are
accusing the
government of doing the killing.
Presently, I am staying
camp assisted by the Red cross organisation, due to the
way which the
camp is securitized by united nations forces and after
the death of my
father, our house was set ablaze, I was unable to meet
my needs pay my
bills and accommodation and in my dilemma which was
another reason for
going to the camp, where I could not at least feed
and sleep as I did
not know anyone here.
I take permission to go to
the town where they
have internet access to enable me correspond with
Secondly, my
late father concealed some amount of money in a
trunk box and deposited
it in a safe keeping house to the turn of $8.5
million dollars which I
will want you to help me move out of this
country because of the war
here. But the safe keeping house does not
know the true content of the
trunk to be cash as my father declared
upon deposit as containing art
craft for export. My father confided so
much in me after the death of
my mother, we were so close that he
never did anything without my
knowledge and opinion.
All that I want
is your sincere and genuine help
in helping me safe guide this trunk
which means that you will have to
come here so that we can meet face
to face first before proceeding with
this claim, as we have to do the
claiming of the trunk which the money
is concealed claimed out of the
safe keeping house first and the money
moved out of this country as I
am the named next of kin to this
deposit. I cannot allow the money
remain here, why, because of the war
here which possess a great risk
to as my life and future solely lies on
it. If you have heard from the
news for the past few months now there
has been intense fighting and
bombing by the French troops which I will
like to live here as soon as
we have this money moved out of this
I will also like upon
your arrival here to open an account in
any of the international banks
of your choice here where this money
will be lodged into for transfer
to your country, I know that this is
our first mail, but I have
decided to confide in you from the choice of
your word on your
profile. I want you to know that for years now, I
have lived in
absolute frustration, tires and pains without any person
around me, no
parent, uncles or friend, but God had kept me until now,
which I
believe that I will smile once again.
Thirdly, I do not want to
myself to you out of desperation so that I do not get used
rather I
intend you helping me to claim this money as I intend living
for your
country to start an entire new life and complete my education,
as you
will have to help in the investment of this money. But I really
your help at this trial and difficult time of mine.
I am totally
frustrated that my whole mind for now lies on my survival which is
securing this money. Please I am confiding completely in you and I
really need your assistance at this point of my life as you alone
of this venture.
I have enclosed my copies of my personal
pictures and
my late father's pictures for your view while I will
expect to have
yours in return.
I wait to hear from you.
Thank you.E-
mail me

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I have lost count of the number of times that I have "won" this particular fake lottery.

How stupid do they think I am?

Euro Million loteria award 2006.
Pol.Lasao, Area Anardi
155, 28090 Madrid.
Spain Branch.

Ref. Nº: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
Batch. Nº: EULO/2907/444/908/06.


We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting sweepstake held on 19th June 2006. This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.Your email address attached to ticket star number (45407) with serial number 51622 drew the EUROMILLION lucky numbers 3-18-40-40-76 which consequently won the draw in the Second category. You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand Euros. Only)
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you. This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we have had cases like this before, please send your Full Name, Home and Office Tel & Fax Number, Mobile Tel Number and your winning ticket number, reference numbers and amount won information for processing of your winning fund to our registered claim agent in address below:
National trust Agency
Dr.Robert Daniel
Address: Avda .Del Petroleo 222 Polig
Madrid Spain.

Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear affidavits of lotto claim also remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 10th july, 2006. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Once again congratulations.
Best regard,
Mrs. Blanca Fernandez
Lottery coordinator.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Not helped by the fact that the subject line of the email said "pls cuntact me".

Utter garbage!

From;Dr Francis.F. Koffi B.Sc(Hons)
Credit&Account Dpt
Bank of Africa plc

Dear Sir,
Please do not be embarrased by this unusual email with the request I am about to make. Before going further let me introduce myself, I am Dr Francis.F. Koffi the credit and accountant of a prime leading bank in Abidjan the capital of Cote d'ivoire and accounts officer to Journalist Anderson Ernest Elwood who was covering the war in Cote d'ivoire,Sierra leone and liberia during these years of civil conflict in these above mentioned countries in west Africa. The subject of my request to you is.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Journalist Anderson Ernest Elwood who was posted to cover the U.S/Iraqi war and also a business man made a fixed deposit for 270 days, with a value of ($9.5 M)Nine million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my bank branch. Upon maturity several notices were sent to him, even during the war early two a years ago.
Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that the Journalist had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit his quater central Iraqi city.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Journalist Elwood did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, $9.5 Million is still lying in his bank account and no one will never come forward to claim it as his relations or next of kin.
What is most disturbing is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 3 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Cote d'ivore Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as
a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Journalist Elwood since you are a foreigner because Mr Elwood was also a foreigner too so that you will be able to receive this funds in your account.
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Journalist.Elwood, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job immediately. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the funds to be transferred to the account that will be provided by you.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you .
Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax
numbers for rapid communication and I will provide you with more details
of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated .
Kindest Regards
Dr Francis.F. Koffi B.Sc(Hons)

Friday, June 16, 2006

My response to this scumbag scammer is simple, learn to spell!


I work in CBN Nigeria in remittance department, I saw a file in respect of your
fund that has been abandoned amount in question $ 12.500.000.00 Million USD. I
suggest that I can assist you in getting this fund installmentally,what I need
from you is acceptance for me to go ahead and the end of the day 10% will be
given to me. If it is ok by you, I will advice you to get back to me so that I
will give you more details. and I will need your telephone number for further

Be rest assured that everything is alright.



nb reply to this box

Monday, June 12, 2006

This scammer claims that I have somehow helped him with a business deal. Needless to say, that is utter bollocks.

He claims that he has some money waiting for me as a reward. Now an honest and sensible person, such as myself, can easily see that this is a contrick. However, the scammer knows that a stupid, greedy individual will try to take advantage of the scammer's apparent "error" in sending the message to the wrong person.

Once ensnared, the witless greedy dishonest victim will find that there will be processing fees and that his bank account details/id will be stolen.

I don't have any sympathy for the people who fall for this, since they are working on the premise of dishonesty themselves.

Dear Friend,
Compliments of the day and God's blessings.
Iam glad to
inform you that I have successfully concluded the transaction,the money
has been transferred to London.It was done through the assistant of Mr
Howard Ferraro who is a London base business man.Currently I am in
London with him and my wife and children.

However,I did not forget you
because you are the source of my success,you made me what I am now
though you are not there to complete this project with me but I gave
all the credit and thanks to you.I know it is not your fault or rather
your wish to back off on me and the transaction,I understand it was
simply because of some circumstances you could not control.
appreciate of your assistance I have mapped out as a compensation and
wrote on your favor a certified bank draft worth of US$800,000.00.
(Eight Hundred Thousand, United States Dollar Only) I left the draft
with my Secretary Mr.Kerom Bruno on my departure to London.
I would
like you therefore,to contact him on the below info and instruct him
where to send the draft to you because i have instructed him on that

Attn: Mr. Kerom Bruno,

would have love to call you from London where I currently reside but
due to the business
negotiations and efforts in trying to organise my
business here,it makes me unavailable until i settle down.
Feel free to
contact my secretary so that he can release your bank draft to you.Then
get in touch with me once you receive your draft so that we will
rejoice over that together.

I will stop here. Once again,thank you
very much and remain blessed.

Mr. Mohammed sailas

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Another fake lottery "win" for me. This one, as so many do, claims that there has been a "mix up".

I wonder why, by claiming incompetence, the scammers think that this will make them seem any more credible in the eyes of their potential victims?

Dear Winner

We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 28th of April due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 5th June,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 the Euro Millones Lottery Draw.Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of US$950,000:00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only).The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
(I) Batch No: EAS/2006/ELA
(ii) Ticket No: 555-219-0015
(iii) Lucky No: 05-12-24-45-54
(iv) Ref No: TESU/PP09/8000/ROAG

To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:

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 Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Financial 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 you.

Once again congratulations!!!
Best regards,
Euro Millones Lottery.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Introducing "Jim Simbo" crook, con man and poor master of the English language.

Suffice to say, if you are stupid and greedy enough to fall for this tripe you really need to take a good look at your life!

Compliment of the day!
With the good reference made of your esteemed personal/office by the Chamber of commerce here in Dakar Senegal, I hereby wish to commence
talks with you on a high confidential level. I am Mr. Jim Simbo presently a political refugee in Dakar Senegal the son of the former MINISTER OF FINANCE of SIERRA LEONE, Mr. Mike Simbo a Gold dealer.

During the recent crisis in my country, my late father was captured and Killed by the rebels who accused him of miss-appropriation of funds and Embezzlement. Shortly after his death, I and the rest of the family escaped to Senegal West Africa region for safety.

He [my late father] left some document with me indicating consignment of money deposit here in Senegal before his death, which the content
US $10.5Million United States Dollars}.I and my family are soliciting for your personal assistance with top arrange and to receive this money
on behalf of my family and ensure that the money is utilized wisely in a country of stable Economy like your Country.

The purpose of the money will be for a viable investment after we have collected the money from the Company here. The money was deposited for
safe-keeping and your assistance is required because our status as political refugee does not permit us to handle large sum of money here, and you will also be accepted to provide us with information on investment opportunities in your country. We do not wish to contact any of my late father's business comrades/partner because we do not know who exactly caused his death.

I and my family reason of contacting you is for your co-operation for you to assist the family in the removing of the fund out of the Company inyour favour and ours as well. Moreover, to help us use the Fund carefully for investment. The entire necessary document is at my reach. With confidence in you as A trust-worthy person to act in good faith! I will introduce you to an attorney as my father's foreign partner who will assist you with legal proceedings.

Since your particulars will appear on every vital document as the owner of the fund this transaction will attract 30% for the assist you are rendering. Please reply to s

I look forward to your reply.

Best regards,

Mr Jim Simbo.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

This fake lottery claims to have the support of the Sultan of Brunei.

Right, and I'm the next pope!




BATCH:MIL 79157/101/2M/SPN

Attn: Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro Milliones International Lottery programs released on the 1st of June 2006.


Due to mix up of some names and numbers, your funds has been deposited and covered with insurance bond policy in a Finance bank awaiting remittance after all matters has been regularized.

We ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. 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 300,000 company and 150,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world, so luckily for you, your E-mail address attached to

lucky number 14 36 44 47 50 3 5

ticket number 642-390-444-90-8

Which consequently won in the 3rd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €600,000,.00. (Six Hundred Thousand Euro).

To begin your lottery claim, please contact the processing agent that have been appointed for the processing/remittance of your wining.MR JOSE LUIS SOTO,



For the processing and remittance of your winning prize money to a destination of your choice,all prize won should be claim in less than 14 days.

Furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Yours Sincerely,

Fernandez Torres.

Lottery Coordinator European International.

This promotional program takes place every year. This year lottery was promoted
and sponsored by THE MANAGEMENT OF THE STAATSLOTERIJ COMPANY B.V AND SULTAN OF BRUNEI, we hope with part of your winning you will take part on our next year €2 million international lottery.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fake lottery alert.

Don't touch this pile of garbage with a bargepole.

REF: DYK/82283922/769
BATCH: 11/621/2PDH

Dear Winner,

Following official publication of results of the E-
mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by the Bank giro loterij
corporation, the Slidecircuir award and the Heineken prizes in
conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,
(F.P.S.), held on the 26th of May , 2006, in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online
winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award
of 1,000,000 Euros (One million Euros only),

We write to officially
notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing
office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information
concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the
above prize to you.

It is important to note that your award
information was released today the 31th of May 2006 with the following
particulars attached to it.

(I) Award numbers: TL 22/15409
(ii) Email
ticket number: TL754/22/76
(iii) BATCH NUMBER: 75/011/INL
(iv) The file

Please contact the claim agents
within 5 working days to facilitate the release of your prize, You are
required to mention the above particulars of your award in every
correspondence addressed to the processing agents.

Reply Email:

Bank giro loterij Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software
promotion companies.

The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers,
Microsoft and other international companies.

The Bank giro loterij
internet draw is held periodically and is so organized to encourage the
use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

We are
proud to say that over 20 Million Euro are won annually in more than
150 countries worldwide.

Rememer, all winning must be claimed not
later than 15th June,2006.

Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary
delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and
batch number in all correspondence.

Once again on behalf of all our


MRS.Doris Cambell