Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Even by the low and miserable standard of the scammers, this scam stretches credibility beyond previous limits.

"Your transactions have been monitored by world internet police (Interpol) and copies of the file have been faxed to united nation headquarters, World Bank headquarters and the UK prime minister."

How stupid does this scammer think I am?

Atm card payment for fund beneficiaries!
The World BankInternational remittance department
Corporate head quarters
International credit settlementOffice of the director of operations
World Bank united state of America.
Attention beneficiary:

Your transactions have been monitored by world internet police (Interpol) and copies of the file have been faxed to united nation headquarters, World Bank headquarters and the UK prime minister. A repay and compensation agreement of 5.5Million USD to you have been made between the above offices and to everyone that have loose or lost money by the below means.

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract/inheritance/winning/loan file and found out that why you have not received your payment are because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your winning/loan/contract/inheritance payment.

Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with none officials nor illegal members in the bank all your attempt to secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advice you that such an illegal act like this have to be stop if you wish to receive your payment since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. The world bank have arranged a compensation payment for all beneficiaries who is having problems with any of the banks that are in control with the world bank and who have been victim of online lost.

This fund will be paid through our swift Debit Card payment center Asia pacific, which is the latest instruction by the new president Robert b. Zoellick a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of the U.S. state department, who was elected in July 2007, as the World Bank’s 11th president. For the payment of irrevocable beneficiaries loose fund through atm visa card, this money is to repay any fund loose or lost by any illegal means of transfer from any bank that was in control with the World Bank.

This card center will send you an atm card which you will use to withdraw your money in any atm machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is twenty thousand five hundred dollars per day, so if you wish to receive your fund this way please let us know by contacting the World Bank compensation payment center and also send the following Information:

Section A
1. Full name:
2. Full address to deliver the atm:
3. Phone or fax #:
4. Your age:
5. Gender:
6. Occupation:
7. Monthly Income:

Contact the UK payment department officer in charge, to pickup your own atm card CONTACT PERSON: BARR. KINGSLEY DOMINIC
TEL PHONE: +44 703 192 2027

The atm card payment center has been mandated to issue out $5,500,000.00 to beneficiary operating with the enroll banks of the World Bank as part payment for the fiscal year 2008. You are advice to contact Dr. Allen Ubah now that the new elected president has taken over the government for the release of your fund.

Also for your information you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s). This is to avoid any hitches in finalizing your payment. Note: that because of impostors, we hereby issue you our code of conduct, which is (Atm/pay/2008/012)-

So you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ah, a "secured business suggestion"...for that read "scam".

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Alexander .A. Flockhart Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a Secured business suggestion for you.

Should you be interested,please send me information below via my private email address: (
1. Full names and Age
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address.

And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this transaction.

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Alexander .A. Flockhart.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How refreshing, a good old fashioned Nigerian scam!

This one offers me the chance to commit fraud by passing myself off as next of kin. However, the scammer does assure me that "this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law."

So that's alright then!

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Isa Adamu a solicitor at law. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr.Daniel A.Overman, a National of your Country, who has lived in Nigeria for the past fifty years, and whom here in after shall be referred to as my client. In April 2004, my client, was involved in a fatal car accident.

All occupants of the vehicle lost their lives, my client was one of them.I have contacted you to assist in repatriating most specially, the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Standard Trust Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $14.7 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the Next of kin, or have the account confiscated.

I seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin of the deceased since you are a foreign person so that the proceeds of this account valued at $14.7 million dollars can be paid to you, as my clients Next of Kin, and then we can share the amount on a mutual agreed percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin, will be provided.

All I require is your honest and cooperation to enable us see this deal through. Indicate your interest by providing me the following information to enable us commence this transaction.
YOUR FULL NAME:....................
YOUR ADDRESS:......................
YOUR OCCUPATION:...................
YOUR AGE:..........................

Reply to this email address ( I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get back to me to enable us discuss further about this transaction.

Best Regards,

Isa Adamu.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ah £1M from UK Lotto, how nice!

It has been many weeks since I have "won" UK Lotto, I was beginning to worry that the spammer had forgotten about me.

UK-LOTTO Headquarters:
Customer Service
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369


We happily announce to you the draw of the UK-LOTTO Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 4th JUNE. 2008 in LEEDS UNITED-KINGDOM. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:19-6-26-17-35-7 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 (One Million Pound Sterling) in cash credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of £15 Million Pounds, shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category. You are advised to provide the agent below with the under listed information.
1.Name in full.
2.Address in full.
3.Nationality & Present Country.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:


Peter Shawn Ross
UK-LOTTO Co-ordinator

Monday, June 02, 2008

"Frederick Walter" is keen to con me, this is the fifth identical massage that I have had from him in two days.

RE: Mail From Mr. Frederick Walter,
HSBC Bank,
United Kingdom


Good Day,

My Name is Frederick Walter, the Audit Manager of a reputable bank here in London. Pardon me if the email does not conform to your moralstandards, I do not know you and you do not know me but for reasons which will become obvious to you as you read on, I obtained Your email address from an Internet address listing hoping and Believing God that you will be trustworthy, reliable and willing to assist Me.

Please Sir exercise some patience while you read through my message.I would like to strike a business deal with you if you would approve and consider it.There was a Non Resident Account opened in my Branch and for the past 8 years, this account has been dormant without operation and at the same time nobody has come to claim the money in the account.This made me to trace the source and origin of the funds and the beneficiary status starting since the year 2005 and today I have gathered every report confirming that the account owner was a Top Oil merchant in his country and now has passed away eight years ago leaving no legal inheritance instructions on the account.As at the last balance,the amount in the account is US$15,250,127.12

On further enquiries no family members exist and no one knows of the existence of this account and money because he died along with his entire family in an air crash, alaska airline flight 261 in 2000.Since his death,nobody has come for any claims as nobody knew of the account.

The name of our late customer is Mr.Morris Thompson, his wife's name Thelma Thompson, daughter's name Sheryl Thompson,the owner of Doyon Ltd, in Alaska.


We have been expecting his next of kin to come over and file for claims for his money as the heir, because we cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next of kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and that is the reason why I have contacted you to act as the next of kin.If nothing is done now, this account will be converted into the bank treasury bythe end of the last quarter of this year if no one comes forward for the claiming of the funds.

Therefore, I come to you to know if you will agree to this offer so that I will present you officially as the legal Next of Kin/beneficiary to claim the funds while official documents will be processed/secured and prepared by an attorney here in England to support our claims.

This is a straight and legitimate deal without any risk attached/associated with it as long as it will prosecuted legaly and official according and within the precepts of the monetary policies of the British Government.

Our sharing ratio will be 70:30 incase you are interested. Please confirm your direct telephone numbers, full name and address for further discussion of this offer in details.



Frederick Walter.