Wednesday, 31 December 2008

End of Year Award

How odd. I've won the "UK National Lottery" - but my "fiduciary agent" has a Hong Kong email address! I haven't won anything. The only way to win the UK Lottery is to buy a ticket.

It's all a scam. Just delete the email and don't reply.

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Dear Winner, This is to inform you that you have emerged winner of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Pounds Sterling)To file for your claim,Pleasecontact our fiduciary agent and Provide her with the information below so as to enable her process your claims: 1.Name:2.Address:3.Marital Status:4.Occupation: 5.Age:6.Sex:7.Nationality:8.Country Of Residence: 9.Telephone Number: Contact Mrs. Katrina Humph Sir. Richard K. Lloyd Online Co-ordinator UK National Lottery


Mr Sule claims to have made a "through study" of my business profile.  Obviously he passed straight through without stopping, as he didn't manage to learn my name - he just addresses me as "dear".

That minor anomoly doesn't seem to bother him.  He writes from Venezuela via Bolivia to tell me he lives in Cote D'Ivoire.  I'm sure by now you will have guessed that he has access to a large amount of money which he will share with me etc, etc, etc, etc...........

He doesn't have any money.  He's a scammer.  It's your money he wants - by way of fees.  Just delete the email and don't reply.

From;Rahman Sule
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
West Africa
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire
I am Rahman Sule the only Son of late former Director of Finance,Dr. Sule KAMARA
Sierra-Leone diamond and mining corporation. With regards to my through study of
your business profile,I decide to engage you in this proposal.

My late father kept this money meant for the procurement of some construction
equipment for my country before his surden death regards to this, A m 
presentely residing in Abidjan, Cote D'lvoire where I am residing under
political asylum;

I was helped by a good sammaritan to keep the money($10.2million USD)
in one of the prime local bank here in cote lvoire, I will be furnishing you as soonest I
hears from you all contractual details therein in the deeds of deposit with the
bank here, and i hope you will Treat this as urgent as a matter of secret as i
have the trusts and confidence in you as this money is the only hope of my life,
it is very important.

Please do contact me immediately you receive this message.fill free and make it
urgent, bear in mind that 16% of the total sum will be disbursed to your person
inform of compasation and in case of any other necessary expense you might
incure during this transaction.
NB :Try and negotiate for me some profitable blue chip insvestment project in
your country assoon the money transferred into your account. Personally I am
interested in estate management and hotel business, please advice me.

Pls don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible and a mate of urgency and make sure the details below supply to me for further co-operation and to proceed with the bank as the identify person.

Full Name
Home Address
Telephone No
Fax No
Account No
Company Details

Best regard,

Rahman Sule

Coupon No:TY8949 - euromillionlott

I had the day off yesterday - eating and sightseeing with friends.  The scammers remained hard at work, and here are the "fruits" of their labours.

My hard working email address has now won 950k Euros (note to self - must find the Euro sign on this keyboard).  

I hope you realise that we can't all have won that much money - it's a scam.  Just delete the email and don't reply

If you're fed up with spam invading your inbox, install Spam Bully. Works with Outlook Express, Outlook and Windows Mail (note - it doesn't mention WM on the Spam Bully website - but I know it works - I've used it).

Your Email address has won the sum of 950,000Euros in an International Email Sweepstakes Program Cooporation held on the 18Th of Dec  2008 in Holland.We write to officially notify you of this award and to advised you to contact your claim agent Mr,Willian Bouch , Tel:+:+31-651 -781-309.
(1)Coupon No:TY8949
(2)ticket No:9512EU
Mrs Janet jaam

Monday, 29 December 2008

Re: Attention

Goody - someone with the same surname as me has died. As we share the same surname I can claim the fortune, right down to the last 17pence. How nice.

This scammer couldn't even be bothered to make up an identiy for him/herself. They tell me the list of legal services they can offer, but they can't be bothered to tell me who they are (supposed to be). Ah well. Guess it's all a scam then, as usual.

Just delete the email and don't reply. You haven't inherited anything. The scammer just wants to get his/her hands on your money.

This is For your Attention:

We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary
to the total sum of Four million Two hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand
Seventeen Pence (British Pounds Sterling) in the intent of the deceased
(names now withheld since this is our second letter to you). We
contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore we
can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there was
no written will. Our legal services aim to provide our private clients
with a complete service. We are happy to prepare wills, set-up and
administer Trusts, carry out the administration of estates and
prepare and administer Powers of Attorney.
All the papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your
acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to this
Your letter of acceptance your current telephone and fax numbers
and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at
our High court probate division for the release of this sum of
money to you.

Yours faithfully,
Kelvin Smith.

Saturday, 27 December 2008


If you've been following this blog, I'm sure you'll be thrilled to know that my flu has gone and I am restored to full working order. As are the spammers. Right on cue I'm told I've won 550k Euros. All I need to do is give the scammers all my personal details, including my bank details. Nice try!!

Just delete the email - you haven't won anything.

Attn: Winner,Your Email Address has won ? 550,000.00 Euro Only) in the on going ONCE EMAIL PROMOTION To claim your winning prize, contact your appointed agent immediately with the following:REFRENCE NO: DDT/000 745 9015/03TICKET NO: 6784501OTHER INFORMATION:(a) Full Name: (b) E-mail: (c) Telephone: (d) Fax Number:(e ) Age: (f) Occpation (g) Contact address:(h) Bank information: (State if cheque is needed) (i) Country of origin:Contact person: Mr FRANK SANCHO Tel:34-608-829-852Fax: 34- 692- 346 -745Email: The Validity period of the winnings is for 15 working days hence you are expected to make your claims immediately, any claim not made before this date will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA.Once again congratulations !!!sincerely yours Mrs. Montana Loma (Lottery Coordinator ),,(once NATIONAL).

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Final Notice

My flu continues unabated.  I'm popping the pain killers and staring bleary eyed at the screen.  Clearly I'm not the only one who has nothing else to do on Christmas Eve.  The scammers are still hard at work.  Will anyone send me a scam email tomorrow, I wonder?

It is a scam.  Bill Gates is a generous man, but he and his wife have a charitable foundation to handle their giving.  Microsoft don't hold random draws and send out random amounts of money.

Just delete the email and don't reply.

Microsoft Department UK

Your email address was selected among Five (5) lucky winners and attached is
your Ref # BTD/610/08 with Batch #: 409978E which drew the Lucky Numbers 14-
21-25-39-40-47(5) and subsequently won you ?500,000.00GBP (Five Hundred
Thousand Great Britain Pound Sterling) as one of the jackpot winners in the 
Microsoft Online Sweepstakes 2008. You are advice to contact our claims agent
with your personal details inorder for your prize to be processed.
Name: Mr. Garry Stover
Telephone Number: +44 70457 33515
Microsoft Verification Form
1.Full Name.......................
2.Marital Status:..................
3.Occupation :..............
7.Tel:..............8.You Home Address...............
Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you
the best of luck.Thank you for being part of our promotional award program
and commemorative Anniversary Draws.
Dr.Chris Nick
Head Customercare Service
Microsoft Promotion
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this Microsoft Lotto

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (Good Day)

I was planning to go offline for a few days for a Christmas break. Bad idea!! I'm now laid up with flu and going nowhere. The mince pies are in my freezer - the rest of my family are 150 miles away. I'll have a glut of pies, they'll have none.

Mr Olu Benson isn't taking a break either. He also seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis. According to his incoming email he is called "Mandy". Do you suppose that's his cross-dressing alter ego? Are there many cross-dressers in Nigeria?

Apparently he has $450k for me. He tried phoning but couldn't get through. Not surprising really since he has no idea who I am and no idea what my phone number is. Nor does he know who you are or what your phone number is. Come to that, he doesn't have $450k to give you either. What he really wants is you to pay him - in the form of advance fees for a cheque that doesn't exist.

Just delete the email and don't reply.

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GOOD DAYI am Mr. Olu Benson, Transaction Services Officer Gauranty Trust Bank Plc, on the 22nd of last month I received an instruction from one Mr Bill Wilson,to remit a total sum of $450,000 US Dollars to you, I did tried contacting you on phone with the number he gave me, but it seems your phone numbers was out of service at the time I was calling or maybe the network here in Nigeria was really bad , The said cashier cheque has already been prepared and I am waiting for your response to provide me with the name in which you want to be shown on the cheque and your mailing address to which i am to send the cheque, I hope this contact do not sound embarrassing to you as I am only fulfilling my Obligation in getting my orders straitened up , I certainly hope this mail meets you in good condition and await your response via my personal Olu BensonTransaction Services Officer,Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.Edo-State, Nigeria.

Monday, 22 December 2008


Mr Teodoro Jr tells me he works for a bank. Nothing unusual there then. He has a large amount of money that he wants me to help him handle. Believe me, I'm awash with so much money that I'm having to order a whole new set of mattresses to stuff it all into. All my cupboards are stuffed with cash and I may need to buy a bigger house to fit it all in. (Note to Inland Revenue - that was a joke, honestly.)

Mr Teodoro is a scammer. He doesn't have any cash to give you, he wants to get his hands on your cash. Just delete the email and don't reply.

Dear Friend,My name is VARGAS RAMON TEODORO JR,CREDIT ACCOUNTS OFFICER EQUITABLE PCI BANK now (Banco De Oro). I have a Business Proposal of ($10.2m) for you to handle with me from my bank. I need to know if you will be able to handle this with me before I explain to you in details? Should you be interested please send me your full names and address to my private email address( Finally, after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. Thank you and God bless you.Regards,MR. VARGAS RAMON TEODORO JR. CREDIT ACCOUNTS OFFICER

Sunday, 21 December 2008


Goodness.  This email contains more names than the phone book.  Prof Charles Soludo, Patrick Aziza, Frank Nweke, Kelvin Young, Ibrahim Sule etc, etc.  A positive tour of the world.  And they're all "Puppy Scammers" - that's official FBI speak, apparently.

Whoever actually sent the email is a scammer, pure and simple.  It's an advance fee fraud - starting with the $250 asked for and increasing each time you are daft enough to pay.  There is no ATM card, with or without money.  Just delete the email and don't reply. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Attn: Beneficiary,
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated with the help of our  Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by cordinating your payment in total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $250.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.
Do contact Mr. Daniel Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your details:
So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment information’s which you'll use in making payment of $250.00 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay. We order you get back to this office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. Daniel Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

Let's share the blessing.

Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I'll begin.  Once upon a time there was a man called Zaohang Lin.  He lived in China.  He had a client.  A rich client.  

And I'm sure you can guess the rest, right down to the nasty accident and the lack of next of kin. Just ignore Mr Lin, he doesn't have any money to give you - he just wants to get his hands on your money.  Delete the email and don't reply. 

Dear Associate,

Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email to

I am presently the manager of the Bank of China, Shenzhen branch. Prior to
this position, I was attached to Private Banking services. I am contacting
you concerning an investment placed under our banks management 4 years
ago; you are contacted independently out of investigation in the bank. I
would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of
interest to you.

In the year 1998, a certain Mr. Robert Rice came to our bank to engage in
business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He
informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 30 million United States
dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf. I was the
officer assigned to his case; I then proceeded to provide numerous
suggestions and advise in line with my duties as the de-facto Chief
Operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially
given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on
numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him
to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in
my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 600 traditional
stocks and bond managers and alternative investments. Based on my advice,
we spun the money around various opportunities and made very attractive
profits margins during our first months of operation; the accrued profit
and interest at this point stood at over 34.5 million United States
dollars. He desired low risk and guaranteed returns on investments, and as
such we could not utilise the full potential of the funds.

On November 6, 2001, he requested disinvestments and directed that the
funds be deposited in a Fixed (Numbered) Deposit account in my branch for
12 calender months. His instructions were precisely followed to the latter
and all the funds recalled from the active market and deposited. Upon
maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from
his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation that he
died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out
that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of
kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not
declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This money is still sitting in my Bank
and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of
each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of
Republic of China, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will
revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if nobody applies to
claim the fund. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical
practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to
the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world
aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge
rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain
portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general
direction of what I am proposing. Consequently, my proposal is that I will
like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to the man so that
the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some
corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide
immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare
the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the
next of kin.

We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and tarization of
the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in
any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the
transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money
will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me
and 50% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be
done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the
successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please
reply immediately to this email:

I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no
interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I am not doing
anything against good conscience. I know that this may be hard for you to
understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this
move. Such opportunities only come once in a lifetime. I am a family man
and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There
is a reward for this project and it is a task worth undertaking. I have
evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to
work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this
situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you
into the center of relevance in my life. Let's share the blessing.

Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a
meeting, soon. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured
that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I
shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Thanks and regards.

Zaohang Lin.

New Security Alert Update

Another fake security alert.  I hope nobody falls for these, but I can't help thinking that somewhere, someone must or the scammers wouldn't continue sending them.  If you point your mouse at the link in this email (DON'T CLICK) and then take a look at the bottom left of your browser screen, what do you see?  You should see the address of the website that the link will take you to - it isn't the address of Lloyds TSB.

Don't click on any links and NEVER confirm/reconfirm your bank details.  If you use online banking, type the address of your bank directly into your browser.

Dear Customer,

You have received a new message from Lloyds TSB Bank technical department With Security Centre about the new security update.

We urgently request that you should take few minute from your online experience to upgrade
the new security.Click here to continue:

Thanks for your co-operation.

Fraud Prevention Unit
Legal Advisor
Lloyds TSB.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Your payment notice via: FedEx

My reader has been on the job again. Obviously they've had so much money now that they can't fit anymore into their brimming bank account, so they are sending the surplus to me.

It must have taken this scammer quite a while to write such a long email full of - well - rubbish. I think it wins a prize for the most rambling, incoherent scam. Like other scammers, the sender has realised there are, what they describe as "scam mails that are going all-over the world" and so they warn us to "be careful with their e-mails" so that the scammers don't put our parcel "in danger with their evil plans". The very idea. Because these people are such honest people - honestly. Or maybe not.

They aren't honest, of course. They're scammers. You haven't won some random amount that you know nothing about but just happens to be with Fedex. It's an advance fee fraud. They even tell you how much to send them for the first payment. Just delete the email and don't reply. 

If you're fed up with spam invading your inbox, install Spam Bully. Works with Outlook Express, Outlook and Windows Mail (note - it doesn't mention WM on the Spam Bully website - but I know it works - I've used it). Effective Byesian spam filter with features to allow you see the country of origin of mail and to report spam.

Tel: +44-704-575-6666
Attention: Beneficiary:
This is to notify you that your parcel is still in the possession of our shipping department in UK under our subsidiary "World-Tropic Courier Services", this parcel contains an International Cashier Bank Draft/Cheque worth the sum of U.S$800.000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) only and it is ready for delivery to your door step. Meanwhile, before the delivery or shipment will take place, you are advice to send to them the following details below for reconfirmation.
Fill this Form:
Name: Address: City: State: Postal Code: Country: Contact Phone Number:

The above requested information’s will enable them deliver your parcel correctly without any mistake or delivering your parcel to a wrong person. Furthermore, you might be asking yourself how come this email, cheque or draft. Anyway, your cheque was brought to the UK office by a Lottery Fiduciary Agent/Claim Agent, signifying that you are a rightful winner to their Lottery Award selected randomly from 10 lucky email addresses which your email address is one of the lucky email address.

FedEx Courier Service Company mailing you as per your parcel that was brought to our subsidiary courier company "World-Tropic Courier Services" to be delivered to you by lottery groups, along the delivery process that brought a misunderstanding between you and the lottery claim agent and in regards of their request as per their insurance certificate cost and tax fee which happened to be the course of your parcel being pending for the past months/one year.

Meanwhile we are hereby happy to inform you that FedEx Company has finalized everything with the British Insurance Commission (B.I.C) and the Internal Revenue office as the company has also listed 24 valuable parcel’s to be intact in their office after the released of the parcel’s from the insurance company and internal revenue office.

We are happy to inform you once again that your parcel that contains the sum of U.S$800.000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) is among the 24 parcel’s listed which is now in our office in UK and also with your name as the receiver despite that we lost your private residential address’s, which is an indication that you can now re-send your residential address, telephone as stated above back to our subsidiary courier company where your parcel can be delivered to you.

You are to send this details and replies to:


Meanwhile remember that the sender of this parcel to you that the fiduciary agent still owes this company the sum of ?150 (One Hundred & Fifty British Pounds) before the incident occurred, note that this company has spend out of their incomes in the process by recovery back your parcel’s dear customer we once again appreciate your patronage in our favor. That's the only money you are to pay.

Without hesitations you are to pay for just the balance left by your sender via western union and Money Gram so that your parcel can be delivered to your residential address before it accumulate a demurrage after one week only, as you know your parcel is not just an ordinary parcel but with a huge amount and I think you understand what I mean by accumulating a demurrage? Which you will not allow to happen to your recovery parcel that almost gone.

We assure you that your parcel will arrive at your doorstep within 48hours as soon as this company receives the balance left by your sender and the tracking number of your parcel will be sent to you via e-mail immediately so that you can start tracking your parcel until it arrives your address/door step.

And also the FedEx Courier Service Company is hereby to inform all their customers by eradicating all their communication with the scam mails that are going all-over the world be careful with their e-mails so that your parcel will not be in danger with their evil plans. FedEx and World-Tropic Couriers provides access to a growing global market place through a network of supply chain, transportation, business and related information Services.

You are to make the payment of the ?150 (One Hundred & Fifty British Pounds) to the details below through Western Union or Money Gram.


Please you have to send the full payment information including the MTCN Number for we to fully proceed on your delivery asap. After you make the payment, email back the details below:


FedEx and World-Tropic International is one of the world's great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of packages and information. In the past 30 years, we've grown up and grown into a diverse family of companies -a FedEx that's bigger, stronger, better than ever.

Mr. David B. Peters For: FedEx - World-Tropic Courier Services International Processing/Notification Officer:

UK National Lottery

My ever vigilant reader is a generous person. They don't claim all these winnings for themself. No, they send to me. Perhaps I should offer to share. You know the sort of thing, 50% to me, 40% to my reader, 10% for costs - oh yes, and as many advance fees as I can persuade them to send me. Sound fair?

Meanwhile, my email has won lots of dosh. It hasn't, of course. There's only one way to win the UK Lottery - and that is to buy a ticket. Don't reply tot his email, just delete it.

Dear Winner,Your email has just won the sum of One Million Six hundredAnd twenty eight Thousand,Three Hundred And Sixty Thousand Poundsin cash credited to a file in the just concluded LondonInternational Award Programme held 1st Dec 2008Your e-mail address attached to:Ticket Number: 8603775966738Batch: 013/05/8394369Reference Number: UK/776090X2/23.WINNING NUMBERS: 9, 18, 21, 24, 37, 48(BONUS.22) WINNING DATE: 1st Dec 2008For Claims,Contact:====================================Name: Barr. Oliver PageE-mail: Services Validation Officer=====================================Congratulations once more.Regards,Mr Adibah AdamFor LOTTO LONDON UK National Lottery

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

You Have 1 New Alert Message In Your HALIFAX Bank Account

The Halifax seem confused.  They don't seem to be able to decide if I have one message or two.  Not to worry, the whole thing is a fake.  There are no messages.  Just phishers wanting to get their hands on your bank login details.  Don't click on any links and don't give them your account details.

The Dear Valued Customer,

You have 2 new important message waiting in your inbox folder.

Due to Various Invalid Attempt to login to Your Account.

please supply all of the following information

Click here to read.

Best Regards

Halifax Bank Plc Security Department

*Please do not reply to this email as your reply will not be received*

CALL +234 805 844 88 43

Thanks to my ever vigilant reader for this.

I see that the "delivering charge" that the scammers are asking you to pay upfront is coming down. This time it is $100. Maybe the credit crunch is hitting the scammers too. Do you suppose they might be finding it harder to get victims? I do hope so. Nobody that you have never even heard of is suddenly going to send you $1m for no reason. These are all advance fee frauds. The scammers want you to send them increasing amounts of money by way of "advance fees" for a bank draft that doesn't exist. Don't get taken in and DON'T phone them. Just delete the email and don't reply.

FEDEX COURIER COMPANYNo 12 Air Port Road, Benin City.West Africa Nigeria,Telephone : +234 805 844 88 43 +234 80 673 498 20Good Day.I am Mrs Annabel Johnson Of the Fedex Courier Company,I have a Confirmable Bank Draft of $1,000.000.00 (One Million United StatesDollars), that i deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE,WestAfrica,I travelled out of the country for my hollidays and I will not reture back untill the end of December.I want you to try all your best and contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when you will get this package to you because of the expiring date.For your information, I have paid for the SecurityKeeping Fee,Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Chequeshowing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attackinyour Country.The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE todeliver yourDraftn direct to your postal Address in your country is $100.00 USD onlybeing Delivering Charge Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again,don't bedeceived by any person to pay any other money except$100.00 USD Dollars you are to pay the Delivering Charge .I would havepaid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contactthem and in case of demurrage. You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this below information.============================================Contact Person: Mr.James WaterEmail Address : : +234 805 844 88 43 +234 80 673 498 20===========================================Lastly, You are advice to send the below information to the Courier Company:Your Full Name: you must be kidding________________Postal address: ________________Direct telephone number:________Do send it to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address.

Monday, 15 December 2008


Ooooh - I've won. Question is what have I won - the second category or the third category? And in my quest for words according to the scammers, what do you suppose "companing" means? Who cares. It's all rubbish. There was no draw and you haven't won anything. Don't reply and DON'T phone. You will just get bullied into parting with your own cash by way of advance fees. Just delete the email.

CONGRATULATION! YOU HAVE WON.We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the Second Category of our promotion program. Winners were picked by computerized system,drawn from over 20,000,000 companies and individuals e-mail addresses worldwide. This draws were officially announced 9TH of December, 2008. Your email ID has won a lump sum of ?570.000.00(Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand euros) only in the Third category of our computer ballot prize award. Therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it. CONGRATULATIONS!!NOTE: to file for your claim, please contact the claim department below on email as well as on phone TRUST SECURITY COMPANING Reference and Batch number Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent,Mr.ROB VAN DEVAN.Emails: axafinancesec@aim.comEmails: nl2008national@aim.comTel:+31-643-860-690Reference No: NFP/.NL77355Batch No: PDS/HG87/NP401Ticket No:HAL/PGM36601Note: The Validity period of the winnings is for 15 working days hence you are expected to make your claims immediately, any claim not made before this date will be returned to the MINISTERY of ECONOMICS as unclaimed. And also be informed that 2% of your Lotto Winning will be paid to TRUST SECURITYCOMPANING, after you have received your money in your Account. Once again Congratulations !!!Best Regards,Mrs Elena Hans(Lotto Sec.)Dutch Lottery (SENS)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Settlement Funds

Thanks to my ever vigilant blog reader for another little gem. this time Dr Ibrahim has "been waiting" for for you to "pick up your funds" "but you din't show up". And why does the generous Dr Ibrahim want to give you £1m? In settlement for bad debts owed to your country (not you!!) and because he appreciates the relationship our countries have had for 50 years. How nice of him to compensate me for my country's bad debts. I wonder if our Prime Minister knows about this arrangement?

You don't suppose Dr Ibrahim could be having us on, do you? I guess he is. Actually, I know he is. Mr Ibrahim is a scammer. He doesn't want to pay of his country's bad debts, he wants to get his hands on your cash. Don't give him that opportunity. Delete the email and don't reply.

Attn; I have been waiting for you to come down here and pick your funds but you din't show up.Then I left behind the sum of Ј1,000,000.00 GBP (One Million Great British Pounds) with my secretary in africa,because I have been in Africa for business and i am back in Spain for official duties. I want you to contact my secretary and make arrangements to deliver your package.Contact her right away and enquire on methods of funds remittance:Mrs. Faridah DahlanE-mail; gave her your "delivery address" but you have to reconfirm it to her with your details and parcel ref # 08FMF/NIG/17ITR, to avoid any mistakes on the delivery as the draft contains a large amount. Let me know as soon as you receive your package.Note: You are receiving these funds (For your private/personal use and investment) as compensation from the Federal Ministry of Finance- Nigeria to your country in settlement of bad debts owed and appreciation of international relations for the past 50 years with your countryYours Faithfully,Dr. Aminu S. IbrahimFederal Ministry of Finance.

Urgent Respond

Mr Karimu is a desperate man. Desperate to get hold of me, that is. Earlier today he emailed me from It seems those rotten people at Yahoo, who clearly don't like scammers, have suspended his email address. Not to worry, he's got another email address, I wonder how long it will take Yahoo to suspend that one too? Not long, I guess. The email was the same both times. He's a bigwig at a big bank with big bucks to give away to little old me. Yeah, right. He's a scammer, of course and just wants to get his hands on your money by way of advance fees for his non-existent millions.

Just delete his email, how ever many times he sends it, and don't reply.

- Good Day,Please Read and get back to me for more details.I am (Mr karimu Amadu)The EXCHANGE MANAGER BANK OF AFRICA.(Ouagadougou) Burkina Faso.I have a business proposal in the tune of $22.5m, (Twenty Two million and five hundred thousand United States Dollars) after the successful transfer; we shall share in ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me. Should you be interested, please contact me so we can commence on all arrangements and I Will give you more information on how we would hand le this project.You can also contact me.Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the Following information.( (1) Full names,(2) Private phone number,(3) Current residential address,(4) Occupation,(5) Age and Sex,Regards,Mr.Karimu.

Statement Information

It's the Alliance and Leicester - wanting to give me information on my statement. Clearly the scammers are a bit limited about what statement information they can give me. For example, they quote my opening balance as **** and my closing balance as ****. If I click on a link in the email I can give the scammers all the information they need to find the real closing balance - and then they can help themselves to it.

NEVER click on a link in a bank email, even if it does appear to come from your bank. Just delete the email. If you want to check your account online, type the address of your bank's website directly into your browser.

Alliance & Leicester Business Banking Customer,
Statement Information
Download Balances:
1108 Current Account -01*******
Statement Number: 22
Opening Balance:****
Closing Balance:****
Download to:

Friday, 12 December 2008

One Security Message Reminder

Today it's the Abbey who have been receiving complaints about unauthorised use. The scammers have a cunning plan. Get hold of your account information and they too can make unauthorised use of your money. Sound like a good idea? No. So, delete the email and don't click on any links. Keep your money to yourself!

Dear Abbey's Internet Banking Holder,
Abbey National PLC has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of the Abbey Online accounts. As a result we periodically review Abbey Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vulnerable to the unauthorised use. Due to our recent upgrade of all online accounts,it is of utmost necessity for all Abbey Bank customers to confirm their Account Information Correctly. This is one of our varying methods of checking online fraud which seems to be on the increase.This message has been sent to you from Abbey because we have noticed invalid login attempts into your account, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the link below.
Abbey is committed to ensure the safeguard of each customer's personal information, making sure only authorised individuals have access to their accounts. It is all about your security.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Important Account Upgrade Required

It's the HSBC again. This time the scammers need me to confirm my identity. Then, I'm told, my account limitation will be removed. Completely removed. The scammers will help themselves to all my hard earned cash.

Ignore them and don't click on any links. Delete the email

HSBC Bank plc has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorized use of the HSBC Online accounts. As a result we periodically review HSBC Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vunerable to the unauthorized use.This message has been sent to you from HSBC Online Banking, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the link below.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

I have a business proposal

Mr Nakagawa writes to me from Taiwan with a proposal. He seems to work for a bank, but needs me to help him handle $21.5m. Today the scams seem to be short and sweet. Perhaps the scammers have realised their potential victims don't read long stories?? I doubt it! It is a scam, Mr Nakagawa doesn't need you to help him handle $21.5, he needs you to give him your cash. Ignore him and delete the email.

I am Mr. Takao Nakagawa, I have a business proposal of $21,500.000.00 for you to handle with me from my bank. If interested, please send me your full contact details and after that I shall provide you with more details of the business. Should you be interested please send me the required Information below.1, Full names,2, private phone number,3, current residential address;I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below: Regards,Takao Nakagawa

Contact Mr Marc Kenneth (E-mail

Thanks to a blog reader for this one. Short and sweet. You've won. That's it. No idea why, how or where from? Who cares. It's a scam anyway and at least it saves me having to read half a page of gobbledegook before I write it up here! As usual it's a scam. Just delete it.

You have won £2,696,385 in our Online World Promotions.For the Claim of your award forward Your Names: Address: Age: Occupation: Sex: to

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Euro Million Lottery, Ref. Number: T9Q/102/131/0035.

Today I've won half a million Euros. All I have to do is send Mr Ramon all my personal info and then he can phone me and start demanding money. Don't. Delete the email and don't reply. Mr Ramon doesn't want to send you money, he wants to take your money.

Ref. Number: T9Q/102/131/0035.FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY COORDINATOR,INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.Pol.Lasao, Area Anardi155, 28090 Madrid.Spain Branch. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held December 2008,your e-mail address attached to Ref Num.T9Q/102/0035, has just won you an award sum of 500,000.00 Euros,(Five Hundred Thousand Euros) In this category, You re require to stake your claim with this info: Ref. Number: T9Q/102/131/0035.Batch Number: 097/310-XL11 Name,Age,Sex.Address,Telephone NumberContact The Fiduciary Agent:Mr pabro ramon,Emailo donpabramon@aim.comTel: +34 634 017 829Fax: +34 917 919 173

Monday, 8 December 2008

Official Approved Payment Notification

Thanks once again to my reader for this one. It's the "Stars National Lottery Inc", locaed in no less a place than The Home Office. Somehow I think the Government has its work cut out keeping the country solvent, rather than giving away random amounts of money to random people. Apparently my reader has won £52k, or then again they might have won $1.314m or maybe that's £852k. Anyone got a calculator?

Of course there's always the possibly that they've won nothing. OK - you're right - they have won nothing. It's a scam, as usual. Just delete the email and don't reply.

STARS NATIONAL LOTTERY INC.HOME OFFICE: 165 FULHAM PALACE RD.W6 8JB UNITED KINGDOM.(Customer Services)Date:7-12-2008.Lottery License #256202This E-mail is to inform you that you emerged a winner of 52,000.00Pounds Sterling In $1,314,971.09 USD on our online draws which was playedon the 5th of December 2008. You have therefore been approved by the StarsLottery Corporation Payment Service to claim a total sum of (852,000.00Pounds Sterling only) in Cash/check credited to file KTU/9023118308/03 RefNo: PUK/069483N1/101, your particulars have been documented for record purposes. Please fill in the verification form provided below and submitit to the courier department:Claims Release Verification FormFull Name: ................ Marital Status: .......Sex: ..... Age: ....... Occupation: .............Full Address: .....................................Nationality: ....... Country of Residence: ........Tel No: ................ Fax No: ..................Please include your complete winning details/numbers.With regards to this, you are to send the filled copy of the aboveverification form to the LOTTERY APPROVED COURIER COMPANY for verificationpurpose by them before delivery commences. Below is the dispatch AgentName and Email Address appear below:COURIER COMPANY NAME: XPRESS PARCEL SERVICES LTD.Name of Dispatch Agent: Mr. Lil Wayne Tel: +44 70359 20332 Fax: +44 87047 17757Email: CONGRATULATIONS ONCE MORE FROM ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF HEAR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.Yours Truly,Sir. Richard K. Lloyd{Co-ordinator Online Promo Programmed} Copyright 1994-2008 Stars National Lottery Inc. All rights reserved. Terms


My congratulations to the HSBC for being the subject of the 100th entry on this blog! Probably not an accolade they will particularly cherish!
Apparently there are concerns about my account. All I have to do is give the scammers my account details and they can test out the security to their hearts concent - at least until they've emptied it of its contents.

Ignore the email. Delete it and don't click on any links. The links don't take you HSBC they redirect you to the scammers site.

Dear valued HSBC® member:
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the HSBCaccount we have issued this warning message.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before December 20th, 2008.
Once you have updated your account records your HSBC accountservice will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
To update your HSBC® records click on the following link:

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Oooh, don't tell me. No, no, let me guess. Does Mr Ben work for a bank? Did they have a rich client? I bet that client died in a nasty accident along with all his family. Well - how am I doing?? And does Mr Ben need my help to get his hands on the cash?

Goodness -was I right!!! All I have to do is give Mr Ben my phone number and he will talk me into giving him my bank details, personal details and hey presto, by by money (mine that is) and by by identity.

Ignore Mr Ben and delete his email. He's a scammer and a thief.

From Mr Jeo Ben, Cotonou republic of Benin Dear friend, I hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. We have never met before but I believe that we will know each other very soon.I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($5.5) million into your account. The money has been dormant for years in our bank here without any body coming for it. I want you to apply for the fund as the business partner/nearest person to our deceased customer (the owner of the account) who died a long with his supposed next of kin in an air crash few years ago.I don't want the money to go into our bank treasury as unclaimed fund. So this is the reason why I contacted you, so that we will release the money to you as the business partner to the deceased customer. Meanwhile, all the whole arrangement to make you the benefice next of kin to the deceased has been made and all his information in right in my office. the directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.I am the bill and exchange manager of Bank Of Africa here in Cotonou Benin republic. So, your interest will be highly protected in this bank as soon as you indicate your interest.Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to transact the business with me.I know you will not feel comfortable to release your contact as you don't know me in person but you don't have to fear for anything. Reply with you private telephone number so that i will call you to explain better to you. Thanks and hoping to hear from you. Call me on my private telephone number.00229 97 01 93 22. Mr Mr Jeo Ben, My EMAIL CONTACT HERE (

Saturday, 6 December 2008


Dr Momoh tells me he needs my assistant. Hands of, find your own assistant. I've just got mine trained.

Dr Momoh wants to send me 12% of $12.5m. His client, of course, died in a horrible accident. Part of the growing trend by the scammers to use real accidents to add a false air of authenticity to their nasty scams.

What/whoever Dr Momoh is he certainly isn't a "dear friend". He's a scammer and wants nothing better than to get his hands on your cash. Delete the email and don't reply.

Dear Friend,
I am Dr Tito Kwame Momoh the director of prime bank in west Africa i am contacting you base on the fund Twelve Million Five hundred Thousand US Dollars ($12.5M) that the owner Dr John Garang died in a helicopter crash in Uganda on 31st of July 2005. Do confirm more through this website .I am contacting to help me move this fund to your account which i am offering you 7% and 5% is to be covered all any expense that will occure in moving this fund to your account while i and my partners take 88% Always contact me
Thanks Dr Tito Kwame Momoh

The PowerBall Xmas Award Lottory promo

Now I'm the lucky winner of £850k. This embarrassment of riches has to stop. I know, I'll start sending out emails to random email addresses and see if I give some of it away. After all, a girl only needs so many luxury yachts, villas, gorgeous hunks, diamonds and jewels.

If you believe you've won the Powerball Xmas Award you really haven't been paying attention to this blog, have you? It's all a load of old hogwash. Just delete the email and don't reply.

The PowerBall Xmas Award Lottory promo 96 Old Allen Lane London, EC4A 1AG U.KREF Nº : PBLUK/67C-563MJ/KBATCH Nº : 5694KI/WIN FREESerial Nº : A069-07Winning Nº : 16 17 21 25 55 3 2008 XMAS/NEW YEAR LOTTERY BONANZA This email is to notify you that your email address was randomly selected and entered into our end of year lottery draws.You have subsequently emerged a winner and therefore entitled to a substantial amount of£850,000.00 pounds sterling).All participants were selected through our Power Ball computer ballot system drawn form 42,000,Names,6,000 names from each continentFor further information, kindly confirm receipt of this email, by forwarding Your Details as states below to our claims departmentContact Event ManagerMr.Carlton CraigheadTel: +44 703 198 0560 +44 703 196 3561Fax: +44 700 593 8766E-mail: carltoncraighead@live.comKINDLY FILL OUT THE PAYMENT PROCESSING FORMFULL NAME......................DATE OF BIRTH................ADDRESS....................COUNTRY...........................MOBILE NUMBER...................OCCUPATION.........................Sincerely,Mr.Richard P. Gabriel.Online Coordinator,Operator of The National Lottery.

Please contact him asap

Veronica Bill is a wicked, horrible woman. How do I know? She tells me so. She was hostile to people and only cared about her business. Her friends and family, wicked people that they are, only want to get their hands on her money. Mrs Bill is, of course, dying and rather than give her money to her friends she wants to give it to me. Yeah, right. Pull the other leg love!!

Mrs Bill is, as she says, a wicked horrible woman. She doesn't want to give you money, she wants to extract all your hard earned cash in make believe fees. Ignore the email, delete it and don't reply.

My name is Mrs. Veronica Bill, a business woman in London. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer which was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medication right now and I have only few hours left to live, according to medical experts. Ihave never particularly lived my life so well as I never really cared foranyone not even me but my business. Though I am very rich, but I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and I only focus on my business asthat was the only thing I cared for in my life. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believed when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life in a different way from how I have lived now,but now that God has called me through this way I willed most of my properties and access to my immediate and extended family and as well as few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so with that reason Idecided to give alms to CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS, as I want this to be one of thelast good deed I did on earth, so far I have distributed money to some Charity Organization in countries like India and Africa. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked my family members to close one of my accounts and distribute thefunds which I have there to CHARITY ORGANIZATION in Rwanda and Pakistan theyrefused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore,as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last ofthe funds which no one knows of, is the cash deposited in one of the bankshere. I want to know if you can be of good help to dispatch these funds toCHARITY organizations. I have set aside 20% of the total amount $1,500,000.00One million five hundred thousand dollars) for you and your time and patiencefor carrying out this duties. This means you will keep $300,000 (three hundredthousand dollars) for yourself and donate the rest to any charityorganization. May God be with you as you have decided to take a bold step toheal the world with me or even in my demise. I am going in for an operationnow, and I dont think I will make it and this hurts. If you can give me this assistance, you can then contact my lawyer He wouldguide you through receiving the funds.because I have already handed over allproceeds to the lawyer who will immediately file out the funds for you on mybehalf. Below is the lawyer contact.Name: Franklin BirchEmail: Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Veronica Bill CAN I TRUST YOU ? USE THIS FUND TO BLESS THE POOR Donation from Mrs. Veronica Bill

Friday, 5 December 2008

Barrister Teddy Williams,

Thanks again to my reader for this scam. It will come as no surprise to learn that Sir Gerald Johnson and his whole family perished in a nasty accident. As usual neither he nor his wife appear to have any surviving relatives anywhere. And Sir Gerald was, of course, rich. And you can have his money.

Oh yes - and I do like the odd word or too me. And this has the wonderful word particully in it. Another word that ought to have a meaning. Soon I'm going to compile an alternative dictionary. "English according to the scammers". Available at all good bookshops.

Good Day,I am Barrister Teddy Williams.I am the personal attorney to Sir GeraldJohnson,a British national,who used to work with shell development company in London.On May 2,2006,my client,his wife and their three children were involved in acar accident,All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost theirlives.Sincethen,I have made several enquirie to locate any of my clients`extendedrelatives.This has proved unsuccessful.After these unsuccessful attempts,I decided totrace his relatives over the internet,to locate any member of his familybut ofno avail.Hence I have to contact you.I have contacted you to assist inrepatriating themoney that belong to my client before it is confiscated or declaredunserviceable by thebank where this huge deposit were lodged.particully,the bank where thedeceased had anaccount valued at about £1 Million (One Million Great Britain Poundssterling)has issued mea notice to provide the next of kin or have account confiscated within thenext 2 weeks.Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over twoyears nowI seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased sothat theproceeds of this account valued at £1 Million (One Million Great BritainPounds sterling)can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money.50% to me and40% toyou, while 10% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require.I have the certificate of deposit that can be used to back up any claim wemaymake.All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement thatwillprotect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me through my below email to enable us discussfurther.E-mail:barr_teddywillaims@hotmail.comYours in Service,BARRISTER TEDDY WILLIAMS ESQ.I SEEK YOUR CONSENT.


Ooooh I'm going UP in the world. This award comes from a tower. I'm told I must spend my donation wisely on something that will last me a lifetime. What a cheek - I want to go on a wild spending spree and blow the lot!

It's all rubbish - as usual. You haven't won anything. Just delete the email and don't reply. If you do reply, you won't receive money - the scammers will start asking you for your hard earned cash.

UK NATIONAL LOTTERY TOWERLIVERPOOL, L70 1NLUNITED KINGDOMRef No: UK/9420X2/68Batch No: 074/05/ZY369********WINNING NOTIFICATION********We happily announce to you the draw (#1198) of the UK INTERNATIONAL EMAILDRAW;online International program held 1th Dec 2008.Your e-mail address withSerial number 5368/06 drew the lucky numbers: 17/33-45. Your email wonyou 1,500,000.00 Great British Pounds.The selection process was carried out through random selection in ourcomputerizedemail selection machine (TOPAZ). Also be informed that you will only be chosen to receive the donation once, which means that subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again. Take time and thought in spending the donation wisely on something that will last you a long time.TO FILE FOR YOUR CLAIM, DO CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT THE LOTTERY TOWER Mr.Pule Robert Head Winning Claims DeptEmail:pulerobert77@live.comYou are to provide the following which are needed to process your winningclaimTo your Claims Agent for verification.1. NAME................ 2. AGE/SEX.............3. ADDRESS.......... 4. OCCUPATION........5. PHONE NO........ 6. COUNTRY..............Regards Mike Vilasma

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Robert Schock

If you've been paying attention to this blog, it will come as no surprise to you to hear that Robert Schock had a client. His client died, along with his family, in an accident. I'm sure you know what's coming next? Yes - that's right - he had a stack of cash. £24.54m in fact. I bet you can guess what comes next too, can't you? Wrong - it's a miracle. His client and I had the same surname! Possibly. Obviously the scammer isn't daft enough to say what his client's surname was.

Enough rambling. It's all rubish of course - the email that is. Just delete it.

I am Mr. Robert Schock, I work with the Chartered National Bank as an account officer in the Treasury/Credit Control Unit. I was the accounting officer of a national of your country, who died with his wife and their only son, after they were involved in a car accident. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the assets and Capital valued at 24,540,000.000 Million Pounds left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the share holders of this Bank, so that they can share his funds as dividends amongst themselves. The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. Because as at the time of his demise I was his accounting officer, but have since been promoted to the position of Treasury/Credit Control Unit, ever since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for sometime now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss modalities for transfer. As soon as I recieve an acknowledgement of your acceptance, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities of the transaction. I assure you that this transcaction is 100% risk free, and as soon as we succeed in getting this funds to your account, The money will be shared on a 50, 50 basis............... I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I am waiting to hear from you soon. Best regards, Robert Schock.

Dear Winner

Thanks to a blog reader for this little gem. The scammers give me three options for getting my winnings.
1) Go to their "offices" in person - as in get kidnapped or worse
2) They'll post me a cheque - if I pay a postage fee of £450. There's inflation for you - last time l looked the cost of a first class stamp was around 36p.
3) Set up a new bank account at a cost of £2,500.

The real Jackpotjoy is a legitimate bingo and games site. You can see their site here.

JACKPOTJOY LOTTERY 175 Woodhill RoadKidbrooke,se3 9nnLondon,

Dear Winner,

You have received this email from JACKPOTJOY LOTTERY UK because your email address was randomly picked by our computer email balloting system. You have therefore won the prize sum of £250,000GBP Two Hundred & Fifty Thousand pounds sterling. Please note that no ticket was sold whatsoever and you did not enter into any lottery draw rather your email was luckily picked by out Electronic Balloting Machine.

Please note that payment shall be made through the following condition. The options together with their associate conditions are as stated below; Option #1: You will be required to come down to our office as stated above to have your cheque collected in person.The condition for choosing option #1 is that your presence will be required to handover your winning cheque to you. You will be required to come with a legal document to prove your personal identity to us before your cheque will be handed over to you. Option#2: Payment of your cheque through speedpost to your Residential address.The condition for option#2 is that a signed International Cashier Bank cheque of £250,000GBP will be sent to you from our account department and will attract a postage fees of about £450 including Value Added Tax (V.A.T) made payable by you. Option#3: Transferring your winnings into any nominated bank account of your choice in your country.The condition for option#3 is that you will be required to activate a temporary account with our transferring Bank from which your funds will be transferred to your nominated bank account. It is important I inform you our lucky winner that the temporary account activation fees (£2,500GBP) required for the transfer of your winnings to you in your country will be provided by you and it is refundable together with the total amount won by you in the online email sweepstake promotion.

Please read carefully the options together with their associates and choose the one that is most appropiate to you.

On behalf of members of the Board Of Directors of Jackpotjoy Lottery UK, I wish
you a hearty Congratulations!
Thanks for your cooperations.

For further enquiries Please call:
The Financial controller:Mr. Mel DonaldEmail: enquiries_of@hotmail.comphone no:+44-701-114-6895 :+44-703-192-7811

Xmas Notification

Today I've won the National Lottery. They can't decide if I've won One Million Pounds or £100,000,000. I'll take one hundred million please. Then I can have that luxury house with spa, pool, and loads of servants to attend to my every whim. I know - dream on.

There's only one way to win the UK Lottery - buy a ticket. They don't hand out random amounts of money to random email addresses.

Just delete the email and don't reply. They are after your identity and/or your money.

Operators of The National Lottery.3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,Antree, Liverpool , L30 1RDRef No: BTD/976/06Batch No: 401978GDear Lucky WinnerWINNING NOTIFICATION-------Ref No:BTD/976/06---Batch:401978GThe prestigious National Lottery has set out and successfully organized aSweepstakes,we rolled out over 100,000, 000.00 e-ticket for our MonthlyDraws.The selection was made through a computer draw system attachingpersonalized email addresses to ticket numbers.Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticketnumbers008995727495 with serial numbers SBTD/9080648302/06 and drew thelucky numbers14-21-25-40-40-47(21) which subsequently won you (£100,000,000.00)(One Million GreatBritain Pounds)as one of the jackpot winners in this draw.To begin the claim processing of your prize you are to send the belowinformation to your Claims/Fiduciary Agent.NAME:.....................SEX:.....................AGE:.....................DIRECT PHONE NUMBER..............ADDRESS:..................OCCUPATION:...............NATIONALITY:..............COUNTRY.................CHOOSE MEANS OF RECEIVING YOUR WINNINGS.1.COURIER DELIVERY2.BANK TRANSFERFile your winnings by sending the above information to our Claims/FiduciaryAgent by Email for the processing of your winnings.HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:Simply contact our Claims Officer/Pay Master,Mr Allen Scofield.Email:rmtdept@ymail.comTelephone:{+44}704 572 7706

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Barclays Customer Alert

I'm told that Barclays Bank "always look forward for the high security of our clients". Does this mean they haven't achieved it yet?? I'm sure they would say they have.

Of course it's not the security of your account that the scammers are concerned about, it's getting their hands on its contents.

Just delete the email and don't click on any links in it.

Dear Sir/Madam,Barclays Bank PLC. always look forward for the high security of our clients. Unfortunately, the settings that control which email notifications get sent to you were lost. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
To reset your email notification settings, go to:
*Important*We have asked few additional information which is going to be the part of secure login process. These additional information will be asked during your future login security so, please provide all these info completely and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to close your account temporarily.J. S. SmithSecurity AdvisorBarclays Bank PLC.


A reader of this blog sent me this one. Apparently my reader has won 800k Euros. I wonder if he'll split the winnings with me - I'll smile every so sweetly and see what happens.

So - if you get this email too, delete it. We saw it first. It's ours!!

Click here to see the real AccuLotto

Email Address Have Won
Thứ Ba, 25 tháng 11, 2008 01:51
Người gửi:
không tiết lộ người nhậnAttn,Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Accu-Online draws International Program Award.We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category "A", which is part of our promotional draws . Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 50,000 email addresses of individuals and companies was selected from world wide web as part of our Online International Promotions Program.Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number (1)Ticket Nr:18457SP(2)SerialNr:SPX56789:(3)Ref.Nr:5687SPL876;(4)Batch Nr:SPYU6868.and consequently won in the First Category.We request you to pay serious attention to this notification by contacting the claims Department immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of €800,000.00Euros (Eight Hunded Thousand Euros Only), which is the winning payout for First Category "A" winners. This is from the total prize money from ,4800.000.00 shared among the six winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with the paying -out Bank.Contact:Dr.Mark Mejiamail:
accuclaimdepart@sify.comTel:+34-634-174-204Fax:+34-911-814-124You are advised to provide the following information: (1)Your Name,& Nationality(2)Batch & Ref nr,(3)Tel & Fax nr if any(4)Sex,Age & Occupation.Yours Truly,Mrs. Maria Raul.


Maria Sabia writes to tell that she has a confirmable bank draft of $1m. If I pay her - woops I mean Fedex - $180 then I can have it. In fact she's so desperate to extract money from me - woops - I mean make sure I get my bank draft, that she has written to me twice!

Maria doesn't exist of course, nor does the bank draft - so just delete the email.

FEDEX COURIER COMPANYNo 12 Air Port Road, Benin City.West Africa Nigeria,Telphone :+234 703 007 3502Good Day.I am Mrs Maria Sabia Of the Fedex Courier Company,I have a Confirmable Bank Draft of $1,000.000.00 (One Million United States Dollars), that i deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE,West Africa,I travelled out of the country for my hollidays and I will not return back untill ending of October next year. I want you to try all your possible best and contact FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when you will get the package because of the expiring date.For your information, I have paid for the security Keeping Fee,Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attacking your Country.The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is $180.00 USD only Delivery Charges Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again,don't be deceived by any person to pay any other money except $180.00 USD Dollars you are to pay the Delivering Charge .I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage. Contact Person: Payment should be made via Western Union only for security purpose, payment details are listed below.Name: Endurance MichaelAddress: Benin City, Nigeria.Amount To Be Sent: $180.00 usd Only.Text Question To Be Used: Relationship?Text Answer To Be Used: friend.You have to send down the (Money Transfer control Number) and your complete postal address. Reconfirm your full name, address, country and most important your phone number.Get back to me with your payment details; we will have to send Moore williams Page mail that you have contacted us regarding the check he informed you about. Note that your tracking number would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been made and confirmed by us. Have a wonderful time. Please call me anytime you need any assistance +234 703 007 3502 Yours Faithfully,Mrs Maria Sabia.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Important Reminder! Secure Your Savings With Cahoot

This is a first. As in the first scam email I've received claiming to come from Cahoot Bank. Nothing else is different. The usual blah blah blah about unauthorised used. Just confirm your identity and give us all your bank details so we can nick all your cash - please. Not on your nelly mate.

As ever, delete the email. There's nothing wrong with your Cahoot Bank account - unless you answer the scammers - in which case there will be plenty wrong.

Cahoot Bank has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of the Cahoot Online accounts. As a result we periodically review Cahoot Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vunerable to the unauthorised use.This message has been sent to you from Cahoot Bank because we have noticed invalid login attempts into your account, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the link below.

Ministry Reservation Enquiry

Another phish from the hotel world. If you've read this blog before, you'll remember Pastor Lewis. He seems to have a colleague - Pastor Ray. Only 3 couples this time - who, of course, want to stay for 10 nights. My cyberfriend Annie has replied. I wonder what Pastor Ray wants her to pay for? Pastor Lewis wanted her to pay for airfares. I'll let you know!

If you run a hotel/B&B these are just phishing emails. The scammer is trying to get you send him money, not book anyone into your hotel. Just delete it.

Dear Sir/Ma,> We write to introduce our Ministry "John Ray"Our main importance of> sending this mail is to crave your sense of honesty and sincerity with> respect to this enquiry. We want to enquire from you if you can book an> accommodation for the Church team who will be arriving Evangelical > Program.> We would be most appreciative if you would be willing to do so.> Number of Guest:06> Date of Arrival: 20th Dec 2008> Date of Departure:30th Dec 2008> Type of Room: Double Bed> Persons Per Room: 2> Number of Rooms: 3> For prompt action, we would be very grateful, if you can send with the > total> cost for of the accommodation to effect the prepayment and the following> details:> 1. TOTAL COST FOR THE ACCOMMODATION (In $USD Currency)> 2. FULL MAILING/POSTAL ADDRESS OF HOTEL> 3. CONTACT NAME> 4. TELEPHONE NUMBER.> We would be expecting your prompt response so that we can forward our > Credit> Card Details for prepayment.> Thank you and God Bless,> Regard> Pastor John Ray

e-Banking Service: Restore your online banking access.

Apparently the HSBC have restricted access to my account until they have confirmed my identity. All I need to do is click on the link, go to the scammer's fake website and enter all my personal information, including my pass number, date of birth, card details, etc. Then, of course, the scammers can make as much unauthorized use of my account as they like!!

NEVER click on the link in a bank email, even if it does claim to come from your bank. Know the address of your real bank website and enter it directly in your browser. If you think there really is a problem with your account, phone your bank.

HSBC Bank plc has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorized use of the HSBC Online accounts. As a result we periodically review HSBC Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vunerable to the unauthorized use.This message has been sent to you from HSBC Online Banking because we have noticed invalid login attempts into your account, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the link below.

HSBC Bank plc is committed to ensure the safeguard of each customer's personal information, making sure only authorised individuals have access to their accounts. It is all about your security.

End of Year Winner

Short and to the point this one! You've won. End of story. No description of who is supposed to be making the award, no fake contact details, nothing.

Of course you haven't won anything!! Just delete this email and resign yourself to having to work for a living.

£891,934.00pounds has been won by yourE-MAIL Address in our UK AWARD 2008. Do get back to this oaffice with your requirement such to with yourNames :..................Address :.................Country :.................Phone No :...............Occupation:..............

Monday, 1 December 2008

my last wish!!

Mrs Rachel Davidson is a Born Again Christian. It will comes as no surprise to you to learn that her husband died, leaving her with untold millions and that she is now dying from cancer. She does of course need my help. She tells me that she "received Christ", "having known the truth". Clearly she's forgotten it again.

Whatever "Mrs Davidson" is, she isn't a Christian, Born Again or otherwise. She's a fraudster who wants to get her hands on your money. Just delete the email and don't reply.

Dear Beloved in Christ,It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, having known the truth; I had no choice than to do what is lawful and just in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God & His Mercies and glory upon my life.I am Mrs.Rachael Davidson,the wife of Mr.Robert Davidson,both of us arecitizens of the united state of America. my husband worked with theChevron/Texaco in Hong Kong for twenty years before he died in the year2003.We were married for ten years without a child. My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we both got born-again as dedicated Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is strongly against.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 7.5 Million Pounds (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) with a Bank in Europe.Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary that our account has been DORMANT and if I, as the beneficiary of the funds, do not re-activate the account; the funds will be CONFISCATED or I rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf (note that you need to activate this account) as I can not come over. Presently, I'm in a hospital in Hong Kong where I have been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations and NGO anywhere in the World in helping human race.Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank.I want a person that is God-fearing who will use this money to fund churches,orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.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 am not afraid of death since I know where I am going to. I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14: says that the Lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my soundless voice and presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development.I await your quick response to this mail as this is my last wish to see this funds transferred before my Death.Please my beloved for further communication on how we are going to conclude this,Remain Blessed.Your Sister in Christ,Mrs. Rachael Davidson.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Important Message Alert on Your Account, Halifax Bank plc

At least this scammer is a little more friendly than the one that wrote the Lloyds TSB scam, in the last entry on this blog. S/he starts by telling me I am a valued customer. I'm not, of course, as I don't have an account with the Halifax. The scammer is concerned that my account might have been accessed by a third party. Obviously the scammer needs to check this, as they'd hate to have been beaten to my riches by another scammer. They want it all for themselves. They'd weep into their breakfast cereal if they knew how little I keep in my current account!

Just delete the email. Your account hasn't been accessed - but it will be if you give the scammers the infor they ask for.

Dear Valued Customer,We recently reviewed your account, and suspected that your account have been accessed by an unauthorized third party.Due to this, you are requested to follow the provided steps and confirm your Online Banking details for the safety of your Accounts.Verify Your AccountHowever, Failure to do so may result in temporary account suspension.
Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporal hold on your funds.

Message alert on your online account

This Lloyds scammer sounds as if he is writing in the 1920s. I am "strictly advised to match your security details rightly". Or else?? What cher goin to do about it then - eh?

I'm not a Lloyds customer, but somehow I imagine they are nicer to their customers than that, otherwise I can't imagine they would have many customers.

Does anyone fall for these bank scams anymore? I get so many each day that I don't even bother to reproduce them on this blog.

Just delete it, even if you are a Lloyds TSB customer - or should I say, especially if you are a Lloyds TSB Customer.

Dear Lloyds TSB Customer,
Our Technical Service department has recently updated our online banking services, and due to this upgrade;
we sincerely call your attention to follow below link and reconfirm your online account details.
Please Click Here To Start
Failure to confirm the online banking details will suspend you from accessing your account online.
You are strictly advised to match your Security details rightly to avoid service denial.
Technical Support.