Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Scammers now contacting via Facebook messages

A scam just arrived in my Facebook inbox. It was apparently sent from a Facebook account named Tofa Maxwell. It's unclear how to report such messages to Facebook in any meaningful way. My advice is to simply delete such messages without responding.

Subject: Attention,


We act as solicitors and our services were retained by late Alan C. Zeichick, a foreigner who used to work with Shell International Republic of Togo, here in after referred to as our client. We write to notify you that my late client made you a Beneficiary to the bequest sum of FIFTEEN Million one Hundred United States Dollars in the codicil to his will and last testament.

He died at the age of 65. This bequest is to support your activities, humanitarian services, help to the less-privileged and research work.

We are perfecting arrangements to complete the transfer of this inheritance to you. You are required to forward the following details of yours:

1. Full Name:
2. Telephone number:
3. Age:
4. Contact address/Country
5. Occupation:
6. Identification:
7: Email address:

For verification and re-confirmation. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter immediately. For further clarification you can always reach me on my direct phone number.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Upon your acceptance to this proposal, I expect your urgent response indicating your full interest in this great transaction to our both mutual trust.

Congratulations! Reply to chambers.guildhall@yahoo.com

Yours sincerely,
Tel: 00228-922-4588.

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