Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Be warned, this "job offer" is nothing more than a money laundering and id theft scam.

Do not fall for it.

Dear Sir/Madam,

My Name is Mr.Silas Cowie, our company is currently looking for a representative in United States and Canada who will help us establish a new distributing network to get to our clients that bought goods from us and collect their outstanding bills which they owe company.

This Job is a part time job for you, to find out more about the job please reply me back via email.
Job Description:
1. To receive payments from the Clients.
2. Cash the Payments at your bank.
3. Deduct 11%, which will be your percentage/pay for your services to us.
4. Forward balance after deduction of your percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be directed to send the funds to us.

Please if you are interested forward to us your following details:
1. Full Names:
2. Contact address:
3. Telephone number/mobile and Fax:
4. Gender/Age:
5. Occupation:
NB: Please kindly respond to the following email for more info:
Thanks and we await your sooner response.
Mr. Silas Cowie, Account Manager,

Monday, July 30, 2007

Dr Jack writes to me today, offering me a scam that is "100% legal".

Oh dear, Dr Jack appears to have forgotten to include the "il" bit in front of the word "legal".

How very remiss of him!

Dear Sir,


Thank you for your reply to my first email. I needed to be very sure ofyou before I disclose my identity for confidentiality purpose.

Also let me assure you that this is 100% legal. Success is guaranteed if youfollow my instructions religiously.

Now that you have replied the correspondence with interest I will give you more information about the business and myself.My name is Mr Jack Sisano Director of Audit and Project Implementation inthe Department of Minerals & Energy South Africa.

I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in theexecution of the deal hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hopeyou will keep it confidential because of the nature of this business.

Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director ofAudit and Project Implementation and with the co-operation of two othertop officials, we have in our possession an overdue payment in US funds.

The said funds represent certain percentage of the total contract valueexecuted on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm, whichwe the officials over-invoiced to the amount of US$26.500, 000.00(Twenty-Six Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars).

Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor,leaving the excess balance unclaimed. Since the present elected Government is determined to pay foreigncontractors all debts owed, so as to maintain good relationship withforeign governments and non-government agencies, we included our bills forapprovals with the Department of Finance and the South Africa Reserve Bank(SARB).

We are seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the unclaimedfunds, since we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts details andchange of beneficiary information upon application for claim to reflectpayment and approvals will be secured on behalf of you/your Company.

I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you bewilling to assist us in this transaction your share as compensation Willbe US$6.625m (25%), while my colleagues and I receive US$17.225m (65%) andthe balance of US$2.650m (10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expensesincurred.

The business is completely safe and secure, provided you treat it withUtmost confidentiality. It does not matter whether you/your Companydoes contract projects, as a transfer of powers will be secured infavor of you/your Company. Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successfulexecution of this transaction.

I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will notdisappoint us. Thanks for your co-operation.

Best regards,

Dr. Jack Sisano


Thursday, July 26, 2007

My lucky day!!!


The scammer here asks me not to delete the message....OOPS!!

Dear Sir/Madam,

Lotteria Italia is happy to inform you that today is your lucky day!
Lotteria Italia is required to disburse the award of $ (One
Million United States Dollars) to the correct recipient, but we must
that you are the owner of the selected email address before we can send
money to you. This cash prize must be claimed not later than the 10th
of August
2007 . After this date all unclaimed prizes will be declared void.
must be over 20 years of age. All claims must abide by the claim rules
stated in our official page. Click here to view rules: or copy and
paste it
in your browser. You must read the rules and understand them before
responding.The link is active for 24hrs.

Country of residence:........
Tel number:..........
Ref Number:.........

To submit your claim for verification, contact your claim agent.
Contact person:
Enrico Mancini

Your Claim Ref Nr. 29MOFK099/2007 in conjunction with your email
address is
yours and yours alone, and has not been issued to any other person.
Quote it
when replying. You must act before the deadline date stated above or
claim will be void. You have received this message from Lotteria Italia
prize disbursement department because you have visited one of our
sites and have voluntarily given your email address to receive mails
their sponsors.
There is no cost to submit your claim, and no further obligation on
part to Lotteria Italia.
Prize Disbursement Department
Lotteria Italia.

We want to make sure that any user who wants to be removed from the
list is removed from our system immediately. To stop receiving mail,
our unsubscribe page for immediate removal. 2000-2007 Copyright.
Lotteriaitalia- Tutti i diritti riservati - E' vietata la copia.. We
respect your right to privacy.
************DO NOT DELETE THIS MESSAGE***********

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This scammer can't even be bothered to put together a convincing story, nor a convincing name.

You have won the final draws of COCA-COLA LOTTERY.

To claim a total sum of £450,000.


Mr.Jolly James

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mrs Cherry Rings!

Where do these scammers get their false id's from?

Dear Recipient,
We are happy to inform you that you have just emerged a winner in our July Draws held today. your Ref Number:JU/03/357856256/UK and Serial Number IL252/03/78 . Prize won by you is Fifteen Million Euros.You are to forward this notice to Mrs.Cherry Rings (fiduciary agent) email address below.
Mr. Williams Chester

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Where is "Frace"?

What does "inported" mean?

A poor attempt at a scam.


Greeting to you

My Dear in the Lord

With due resperct and humblelity. I am Mrs.SUZANA BENSON. from morocco but now undergoing medical treatment. I was married to MR. BENSON. he was a business man in FRACE EXPORT AND INPORTED for eleven years, before he died in the year 2003. We were both married for ten years without children.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $ 5.6, doller. million deposited in a bank here in Cote D' Ivoire. And he daposited it in my name I will send you the contact details of the bank as soon as you indicate your interest.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I will die soon due to my cancer illness. Having known my condition and believing the doctor I have decided to donate this fund to avoid total loss to church, Less privilege, or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

This money should be used to help churches, orphanages ,widows and propagating the Gospel and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. Please do not fail to spread the funds across the globe especially AFRICA as soon as you receive the money.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are fighting over the properties and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by their greedy attitude. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an UNGODLY manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision.i will give you all vital that documents covers the money in the bank ,and i will write letter of authaorisation in your behalf that will authorise you as my partner to make claims of the money on my behalf. please dear in the lord you can contact here trough my private email( for security reasons

God bless you.
Yours, Sincerely.
Mrs.Suzana. Benson.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Some advice to the scammer who sent me this.

It is not a "divine wish", as you so inelegantly put it, that I commit fraud.

Those that fall for this scam have only themselves to blame, for being dishonest and greedy.

Dear Sir,

This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignoreit as unserious could come into your mind; but please consider it adivine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.

I am Mr. Peter Wong director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have a obscured business suggestion for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Major Fadi Basem who was withthe Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty Four millions Five HundredThousand United State Dollars only in my branch.

Upon maturity severalnotices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Againafter the war another notification was sent and still no response came fromhim. We later find out that the Major and his family had been killedduring the war in bomb blast that hit their home.After further investigation it was also discovered that Major FadiBasem did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including thepaper work of his bank deposit.

And he also confided in me the lasttime he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Twenty Four millions Five Hundred Thousand United StateDollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claimit. What bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of mycountry at the expiration 3 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you asa foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Major Fadi Basem so that youwill be able to receive his funds.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE:I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that weshall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will preparethe necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin toMajor Fadi Basem , all that is required from you at this stage is for youto provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney cancommence his job.

After you have been made the next of kin, theattorney will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessaryapproval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the fundsto an account that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopta legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessarydocuments.

Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all mattersconcerning this issue.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account weshall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you .

Should you beinterested please send me:
Reply to:
Finally after that I shall provide you with more details of thisoperation.
Kind Regards
Mr.Peter Wong