Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Urgent, urgent: Please fax us your bank details and signature

A creative bit of spam with PDF attachment. Don't be fooled, don't respond. Here's the email message:

Date: September 30, 2009 8:10:21 AM PDT
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: Urgent attention for all SA WINNER

Urgent attention for all SA WINNER we write to inform you that all the formal arrangement for the transfer of your wining lottery has been cancelled, you are therefore advised to stop any further communication with any body to avoid been scammed.

Please kindly fill the attached bank form and send to the paying bank, the Barclays bank for immediately transfer. 24hours service

Sir Kelvin Walter,
Co-coordinator (Online Promo Programmer)

The contents of the PDF is a form, on faux Barclay's Bank letterhead. The formatting is lost, but here's what it asked for -- just perfect for both identity theft and cleaning out your bank account:

Barclays Bank Plc, London
Private Banking Section
P.O.BOX 738, Eagle Court
75 King Street, Hammersmith
London, W6 9HY . U.K







Jonathan Britton.
Head, Financial Controller
Private Bank Dept.

Scam spam by Yahoo calendar invitation

Here's a new twist, at least for me: This spam came in the form of a Yahoo Calendar invitation. The pitch was embedded as the event address.

Don't click to "accept" such invitations, don't be fooled, don't respond.

You're invited to: Dear Friend,Compliment of the season

By your host: Jacob Lycama

Date: Wednesday September 30, 2009

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (GMT +09:00 Japan)

Street: Dear Friend,Compliment of the season and God's blessings from dr Jacob lycama, who contacted you long ago for assistance in an Inheritance claims of $250 million Dollar in our company. However I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting those fund transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Japan,Presently I'm in Japan for an investment projects. I have decided to compensate you with the sum of $1.500.000.00 dollar.( One million ,Five hundren thousand dollas )This is from my own share, I did this simply to show you that it is good to do good things and also to fulfil my my promise to you. Therefore you should contact my secretary,Here are his contact address:Name:Jane white ,Email: , I kept the money for your as compensation in her care and instructed that she send it to you immediately you contact her, however she will attend to you without any delay as she was duly instructed. Send your current contact info rmations to enable her know where to send you the money .1.Your Full Name...........................,2.Your Home or Offie Address...............,3.Your Telephone............,please do let me know immediately you receive the money so that we can share the joy together after all the suffering at that time. Thanks and may God Bless you.Yours Sincerely,Jacob

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A man of peace who wants a piece of the action

I'm glad that he has three lovely children, but he's a crook, whoever he really is. Don't be fooled, don't reply to messages like this.

The message came in from a Yahoo address; the reply-to address was at Hotmail. The message was sent to undisclosed recipients.

From: "Mr.Samuel Kofi"
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: Best regards!!

Best regards!!

My name is Mr. Samuel Kofi , I am the regional manager of the Zenith Bank Plc Tema Accra Ghana I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 52years of age and married with 3 lovely kids.

It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and don't want problem, I only hope we can assist each other. If you don't want this business offer kindly forget it, as I will not contact you again.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional manager of the Zenith Bank Plc (Ghana) it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each year. On the course of the last year 2008 end of year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made Seven million five hundred thousand dollars [US$7, 500.000.00] which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since place this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.

As an officer of the bank I can not be directly connected this money, so this informed my contacting you for us to work so that you can assist receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE. While you will have 40% of the total fund. I will appreciate it very much. As soon as I receive your response I will details you on how we can achieve it successfully.

Best regards,
Mr. Samuel Kofi
MOBILE: +233-2429-424-22.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No company will give you money as part of an online promotion

Variations of this scam have been floating around the Internet for years — and new ones keep coming. This one came formatted with a nice photo of Bill Gates in it. Trust me, no company is offering you money as part of an online award promotion or lottery. They are all scams, every single one of them. Do not reply, do not be fooled.

To: undisclosed recipients: ;

Microsoft Award Team
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
100 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL.


We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our winners selected at the First quarter of year 2009 Microsoft/Nokia/Aol Online award promotion. Microsoft & AOL in conjunction with Nokia Cell phone are currently running a beta test and for this had set out ₤450,000,000.00GBP for these winners. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows and use of Global system for mobile (GSM). Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Microsoft Windows. We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all on line winners.

A winning check/chegue will be issued in your name by Microsoft Corporation board or the fund transferred to your account. You have therefore won the entire sum of £1,000,000.00 {One Million Great British Pounds} with winning lucky number: 14 21 30 39 40 47 31. A certificate of prize claims will be sent to you as soon as your claim agent receive your personal details.Therefore, you are mandated to contact your claim agent immediately with the below needed information.

Tel: + 44 703 1741 821


(1) Your contact address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers:
(3) Your Nationality/Country:
(4) Your Full Names:
(5) sex:
{6} Age:
{7} Occupation/Profession:
(8) Email ID:
(9) Your Preferred Method Of Receiving Your Prize(From Below)

Mode Of Prize Remittance.

(1)Telegraphic wire Transfer (Account to Account transfer).

(2)Courier Delivery Of your bank certified Winning Cheque/Check and other Winning Documents safely to you.

The Microsoft Windows lottery has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Microsoft lottery has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the canceling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the interactive Lotteries board Commission and Mr. Gustavo Goranson from Sweden for being our Bonus winner!

Our gratitude goes to Bill Gates and his associates. We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune in this season.

Note: You have One week from the date of this publication to claim your prize or you may forfeit your winnings.

Thank you for being part of our commemorative beginning of year 2009 Microsoft Online Promotion Anniversary Draws.


Dr. Bryan McDonald
Microsoft Promotion Team

Note that this program is being sponsored by:


Act fast, urges the secretary general of Interpol

Nice detail on this message, which was received by a colleague. It spells out exactly what you'll have to pay… at least at first. Note the domain, It's a domain listed for sale. Don't respond, don't be fooled by such messages.

Date: 2009/9/16


Attn: Funds Beneficiary,


The British Prime Minister in conjunction with U.S.A GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAME, and UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION, do hereby give this irrevocable Order of payment with Release Code No: GNC/3425/02/22 in your favor to enable the remittance of contract /Inheritance entitlement payment with the UNITED NATION.Your new Payment is classified as follows, United nation Approval No:UN5685P,Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331, Pin Code No:55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103 with World Bank Released Code No: 0763.

In referance to the above information we have been informed officially through the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network such as the FBI,,CIA and the HOMELAND SECURITY, that one Mr. James Hill from Canada, has presented himself to claim your funds as your Next of Kin and we were also informed that you died in an auto crash some weeks ago. James Hill submitted an account information where he wants the money to be transferred. The account information is as follows:

Bank of Lebanon
A/c No: 890458984589.
Routing No: bl 275-79665.
Beneficiary: Mr. James Hill.

For our action on this matter therefore, You are requested to get back to us quickly to notify us if you are the person that sent this man because he is ready to pay for your Fund Approval Slip as the only thing keeping your payment. Also, during our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled all the official requirements given to you in respect of the release of your Payment. Also, you have been dealing with non officials of the bank, government and they have been extorting money from you because have been going through the back doors in the chase of your payment.

Therefore, we have contacted the UNITED NATION OFFICE LONDON on your behalf and a solution to your problem has been sorted out by coordinating your payment in the total amount of $10.5 Million USD which will be paid to you, but you will be expected to make your choice of payment from the list of payment options as stated below:

(2) ONLINE BANK TO BANK TRANSFER (through the Natwest bank of London).

Since our Intelligence Monitoring Network headed by the (INTERPOL) has stepped into this transaction,You are rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve all the payment beneficiaries and our citizens of the United States of America. However, you will be expected to contact the payment center via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Approval Slip Certificate which contains details on how you will receive your overdue Contract/Iheritance payment.

We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the said Approval Slip Certificate is $375.00 USD only and the fee should be paid directly to the PAYMENT OFFICER via Western Union Money transfer / Money Gram Money transfer.Below, is the contact detail of the payment officer who will process your transaction.


Contact Person: DR. JOHNSON SMITH.
Office of The International Payment Dept.
DIRECT TELEPHONE :+234-802-808-9023.
Email Address:

Contact DR. JOHNSON SMITH of the UNITED NATION payment Centre with the following information:


Once you have sent the required information to DR JOHNSON SMITH, he will contact you with instructions on how to make the payment of $375.00 USD only for the procurement of your Approval Slip Certificate to enable him expedite action on the processing and release of your payment without any further delay. You are hereby authorized and guaranteed by the united nation office to commence action towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip Certicate has been made to the United Nation authorized agent as directed.

Once you have completed payment of $375.00 USD only to the United Nation agent in charge of this transaction,you are advised to keep us posted to enable us follow up with the release of your payment.

Act fast.
RONALD K .NOBLE(INTERPOL) Secretary General.

Thank you, Sir Mike Ike from Benin, for saving us from micreants

Oh, no, I've given away the secret funds code! Darn. Silly me. Guess there's no longer any reason to send them $90 or $120. I hope they told the United State Bureau about the fraudsters and miscreants.

Don't respond, don't be fooled, by messages like this.

From: marah ngan
Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM
Subject: This Is given to you by the federal high court of Benin Republic(Be74678FGN)


This to acknowledge you that your e-mail address was found among the list of foreigner that have been scammed by Benin Fraudster. It might interest you to know that we have signed an agreement with the UNITED NATION SECRETARY MR BAN KI MOON during our first meeting this year on 31/08/2009 with our PRESIDENT Commander In-Chief Republic Du Benin, YAYI ABONY ALI and the FBI to fight against this and to return all contract funds that has been stolen and people who has been scammed too.A total sum of (150,000.USD) united state dollars in Cash has been set aside for your compensation which will be delivered to your door step by an accredited diplomatic courier, or bank to bank wire transfer.Note that the only office/chamber you are to contact prior to the delivery of your fund, is , which is currently been headed by the Barrister Sir MIKE IKE.

further advised to deal directly with him and do what so ever you are asked to do because that is the only way you will achieve the success in the wire of your funds to you as designated:Endeavor to contact the chamber in charges which is currently been headed by Barrister Sir MIKE IKE.You are further advised to deal directly with him and do what so ever you are asked to do because that is the only way you will achieve the success in the delivery of your funds to you as designated:

Name: Barrister Sir MIKE IKE.
Private E-mail Address:.(
Direct Telephone: (+229-98-46-48-58) (00229-98-46-48-58)
For more information on how to make sure your Bank Draft is delivered to you, get back with the below information:

Your home address........
Telephone number..........
Your occupation...........
Zip code....................
Any form of identification of yourself.......

Please we demand an urgent response prior to this matter and to work with us to enable track those Miscreants and send their information to the FBI to carry out actions in the US immediately because those Miscreants have some agent all over the country and we are now working with the internet operation such as YAHOOMAIL, HOTMAIL,AOL,the Benin police and also the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) so that the scam can be eradicated in this country, hence i want you to follow your Funds code which below, which is given to you by the high court of Benin(Be74678FGN). You are to keep this code for security purposes.

Note that every beneficiary will be responsible for shipping fees which cannot be deducted from the fund because there is a bond holding the consignment that stated that only the sole beneficiary of the fund is permitted to open it after it has been sealed by the foreign payment department. The shipping fee is only $90.00usd for courier charges, bank transfer $120usd CHOOSE ONE. Also note that the federal high Court here will alert the united state bureau and also your state police immediately your shipment leave the shore of Benin so as to avoid any restriction and problem when the fund get to its port of destination.

Best Regard.Mr.Adam John
Director Federal High Court Of Benin Republic.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The governor has gone through screaming about the fraudsters

This message came from a Gmail account, and is quite funny. Try reading it aloud. Don't respond, don't be fooled.

From: George Cotomali
Date: September 15, 2009 7:30:07 AM PDT
Subject: Mallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi Governor Central Bank (CBN)

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Address: Samuel Akintola Street,
Garki 11, P.M.B. 187, Garki, Abuja
234 802 921 2152

Attn: Dear Customer

I the governor of central bank of Nigeria CBN Mallam Aminu Lamido Sanusi. Hereby let you know tat I am contacting you based on your file with the power vested in me by the president of Nigeria and from the house of the senate ABUJA.

This letter is coming to you because of your over longed contract payment that has not been paid to you during to regime off Sani Abcha the former president of Nigeria now late. As a Muslim that I am, I felt concern about the cheat and fraudulent that I can see going on in the banking sector here in Nigeria both the CBN and the local banks in this country. As I have gone through screaming an gotten all the information and the names of the people trying to close the local banks in aspect of borrowing money without any collateral tendering down and without returning it back to the bank, this people are working together with bank directors both in the CBN and the local banks collecting the masses money together with the contract payment that the federal government have released from the central bank over many years now, and the former governor of central bank of Nigeria share this money together with the local bank director giving the federal government excuses that the contractors have been directed to be paid which is not showing sign of truth.

Now with my investigation I have found out that you have not been paid and the fraudsters have been arrested by the economic crimes and financial commission and the money lost has been recovered. So you are hereby advised by me to reply this letter if you are willing and send me the amount you are been owed together with your account number. For me to cross check if correspondent with the one on my table is. Because I longer trust any one of the banker anymore. And the attached following this letter is for you to take a look at the name of the people and the amount I discovered. Note that I am still investigating. I have taking it upon me that your contract payment will be released to you as soon as you respond to my mail.

Mallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Governor Central Bank (CBN)

Monday, September 14, 2009

My good friend, I'm am indeed surprised

These barristers and pastors always have my best interests at heart, which is why they bcc me on all their correspondence.

Don't reply, don't be fooled.

From: Eugene Robinson
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: 014/9/2009 SURPRISE! SURPRISE!! GUESS WHAT?

Hello good friend,

I am Barrister Simon Media and I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund transferred. Now I want you to contact my Pastor on his email address below and receive your compensation of $1.500.000.00USD dollars from him;

Name: Pastor Henry Philips
Phone: +229 98-39-12-58

Kindly reconfirm to him the following below information;
Your full name________________________
Your address__________________________
Your country__________________________
Your age______________________________
Your occupation_______________________
Your Phone number_____________________

Note that if you did not send him the above information complete, he will not release the cheque to you because he has to be sure that it is you. Ask him to send you your cheque.

Remain blessed,
Barrister Simon Media .

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The FBI isn't kidding, they don't have a sense of humor

The faux FBI may not be kidding, but I was laughing. This message came to a friend of mine. The FBI says that if you send $1200 within 72 hours you'll receive $10 million. Yeah, right.

The email's return address was given as the "" domain. Note that the date given is a month from now: October 13. Don't reply, don't be fooled.


Date: 2009/9/13


WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001

DATE: 10-13-2009

Attn: SIR

We got your mail, we are not kidding or joking as Federal Commission we are here to protect your interest and of all the United State citizens as well as World at large, so we are not joking or kidding. You have been investigated as the beneficiary of the said fund that is why you are in touch with the FBI for a solid proof before the fund will be release to you.

The said funds is now in U.S Bank in your name which has been placed embargo under the custody of the FBI for further verification and proof before releasing the fund to you. You do not have this document in your files; if you did the fund would not have been hold. We did not believe this at first, but when we saw the transfer we had no option than to contact you. We have gone through your Identification record and also the information’s received from you, we have verified a lot of things about you. It has come to the attention of our Money Trafficking Investigation Department (MTID) that you have some fund valued at U.S $10 Million to your name; the said payment is awaiting adjudication and crediting to Sasha Pinkard instead. This fund is from Inheritance 'willed ' from C.B.N Bank Nigeria precisely.

With full concern of The F.B.I and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wish to remind you of the consequences of remitting such huge sums of money without complying fully with the provisions of the Financial and Allied Matters Decree 5 as amended in sub-section C (6) of 2003, which stipulates that any monitory transaction been done in the United States Of America, must have proper records, which duly guarantees and covers the transaction as legitimate and legally acquired and not criminally or terrorist associated funds. This is due to ongoing terrorist activities/economic crimes and against the United Nation (UN).

Note that with the information's we have here, the fund in your name here was release from Federal Republic of Nigeria. To this regard you are to contact the EFCC Nigeria where the fund was release from so that they will issue you the required document because they are the only people that can issue you the document. Nobody else have the right or privilege to issue you this document unless the EFCC Nigeria. You are under an observational /Investigational in connection with money laundering. If your funds comes from a legitimate and legal source, the proper guidelines for you to recover the right of transaction is for you to provide the official monitory transaction release document so that your funds will be legally processed and recorded and accounted for and then finally released to you.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONEY LAUNDERING DEPARTMENT) is here to wipe out terrorism, and will stop at no length in doing our duty for the World. You have 72 hours to produce legal proof of the below frozen wired transaction number coded: SPinkard008 owned. You do not have any rights to receive this fund if the documented legal wire information is not complete.

For your own good and benefit, you are advice not to send your money to anybody accept the below person that will get the document for you. It has come to our notice that scammers are online looking who to devour regarding the present transaction, with the power imposed on us as a High Federal Commission, you are hereby warn and instruct to terminate your involvement with any body or individual contacting you regarding this present transaction. The said funds is now in our custody in your name as the beneficiary, your dealings should be channel to this office alone, if we find out you are still communicating with imposters we will not be responsible for any money to sent to them.

The very heart of FBI operations lies in our investigations--which serve, as our mission states, 'to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States.' So follow our instructions properly to avoid any action before you. We currently have jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of Federal Law. So you can see that we can track any incoming fund down through our Investigative programs. We have your address and the evidence and status of your wired funds.

You don’t have the required document on your possession, this document are only to be issue to you from the paying country Nigeria, to this regards you are advice to contact the EFCC Nigeria to obtain the document from them to enable the immediate release of the funds in your name.

We have done our verification on your FBI Identification Record with fund Security Number, the only document left is the required Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) which should be issue to you from the paying country of the said fund, you are to contact the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Nigeria to obtain the above required document, find below their contact information's:

Contact Person: REV DR PAUL ADAMS
Open phone number: +44 7024028664

Furthermore, be advice that according to the United State Law together with the United Nations (UN) rules and regulations, you are to obtain the document from the EFCC Nigeria where the fund was transfer from. Also Note that you are to take care of the Document to be issued to you right away, because due to the content of the document and how important and secured the document is, you are to take care of the document by sending to the EFCC Nigeria the sum of USD1,200 only for the issuing of the document right away and your $10 million will be release to you. That is the only way we can release your fund because the certificate from them is authentic and genuine.

You are here by advice to Contact them through the email address above to acquire from them on how you are going to send the fee to them. Note that you are to do this immediately if you really want your fund to be credited to your personal account and also if you don't want any action to be fall before you. We have already informed the EFCC Nigeria about the present situation, so go ahead and contact them immediately. Your fund is now on our custody and will not be release to you unless the required document is confirmed, after that the fund will be release to you immediately without any delay. Note: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes. If you are not satified with this mail, you are free to visit our head office in washington DC.

Warning: Failure to produce the above requirement in the next 72 hours, legal action will be taken immediately by confiscating your fund, justification and if found illegal, your fund will be confiscated for terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering is a serious problem in our World today. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracking down and prosecuting any criminal who indulge in this criminal act. Forward the document to us via email attachment as soon as you obtain it.

Your's Sincerely,

FBI Director.
Robert S. Mueller, III