Tuesday, 13 July 2010

UPS Invoice No NR3851593/NR8018013/NR1466507, Delivery Problem No NR6567635/ NR1148409

As you can probably tell from the title, I've had a spate of scam UPS emails. All claim a parcel I sent on 28 April can't be delivered.

DO NOT OPEN the attachment - it contains a trojan that will infect your computer.

If you really have sent a parcel and think there might be a problem, contact your local UPS office directly. Don't reply to any of these emails.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


If I was due to get an inheritance or winning payment, why on earth would it be sent to the UN and why on earth would they be even remotely interested? They wouldn't be interested.

This is just a scammer - whose only interest is in taking your money. If you make the mistake of replying, you will quickly find that this scammer starts asking you to send money.

Your Urgent Attention Needed,

We wish to inform you that the United Nations Organization (UN) has taking over the Inheritance/Winning payment issue in which you presently have with your transaction agents or banks. Your funds was withdrawn by UN on your behalf based on the fact that you where subjected to too many process that will make you spend more money before receiving your funds.

Your Inheritance/Winning payment was paid out to the United Nations Organization, you are advice to ensure you get back to me with the below listed inforematon's for more update

Full Names**
Contact Address**
Telephone Number**

Make sure you reply back with the above information and more important be advice to stop replying mails promising you money in any form, note %99 of mails on the internet are Spammers email so be advice to stop communication now with who ever you have been dealing with regarding your payment.

Note you have just 24 hours to provide the needed information's for your own benefit i advice.

Yours truly
Mr Davidson Coleman
Tel:+66875573146 Fax:+66875573159
E-mail: dcole.off000@yahoo.com.hk
United Nations Organization (UN) BKK

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Hi, I'm Ms Sharon Wilfred, can we talk,

The only reason that "Sharon Wilfred" wants to "get to know you better" is so that she can start demanding money.  She (or he) is a romance scammer.  She will pretend she wants to marry you and then start asking for money for fares, sick relatives etc.  To see how these romance scams work, take a look at http://www.keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/romance-scams/

If you are interested in online dating, join a reputable online dating site such as Dating Direct and KEEP YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU.  There are lots of scammers about, even on legitimate dating sites.  NEVER send money to anyone you meet on a dating site – however legitimate they might sound.  Demands for money are an alarm bell warning you of a scammer.

I'm Ms Sharon Wilfred, can we talk,
i will want to get to know you better ,
Contact me with my private e mail address; sh_w231988@hotmail.com
I am an easygoing and understanding lady.
I see friendship as a gift we give to ourselves and i want you to be one
of such gifts to me.
Talk to u soon.
Nuova grafica e nuove funzionalità! Crea subito Gratis la tua nuova Casella di Posta

Dearest in the Lord.

A little used email address of mine seems to have been taken over by the scammers.  I'm tempted to get rid of the email address, but I'd lose a rich source of content for this blog and my other antiscam blog.  So here is one of today's crop.  From a scammer who wants to tell me the usual story of a dead, rich husband, no children, and surprise, surprise, loads of money - all of which I can have because she's dying.

Sister Marta tells me not to phone her.  Why?  Because I don't suppose she is a woman.  This is a male African scammer.  Ignore him, or you will find yourself being asked for money.

Dearest in the Lord.


I am Sister Marta Williams from Kuwait. I am married to Dr Edward Williams, who worked with Kuwait embassy in cote d'ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of FIVE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAS with one of the PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY here in Cote D Ivoire.Presently, this money is still with the SECURITY COMPANY. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my cancer problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a church that will use this 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 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 hence I know where I am going. 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 the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the SECURITY COMPENY in Cote'd Ivoire.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.

Who ever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth.Please always be prayerful all through your life. any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for a church or christian individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in

Hoping to hearing from you
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ.
Sister Marta Williams

Friday, 23 April 2010

Gold Offer

"Usman Ameno" doesn't want to sell you anything.  He doesn't have any gold. What he wants is to take your money.  At $15k for each kilogram of gold you order, he will be rubbing his hands in glee.  You will be thousands of dollars out of pocket - there will be no gold - and the scammer will laughing all the way to the bank - or his local Western Union or Moneygram office - or however he asks you send the money.

Ignore him.

We Promos - Gold Bamako, Republique of Mali, We are contacting you in respect of Gold dust and Gold bars which we have ready for sell, description as below...

1. Gold dust and gold bars.
2. Gold dust 315kgs , Gold bars 76kgs
3. 22.3carats / 96%fineness and better
4. origin of Republique of Mali.
5. Price: $15,000usd per kilogram.

The procedure for shipment of gold dust/dore bars, 22+carat, as follows.
1. Seller arrange shipment of the gold dust (first shipment 20kgs) direct to buyer's refinery.
2. Buyer will take care of the customs export duty (at goods country of origine) of the product which is 6.5% invoice price of goods.
3. Seller will pay the customs export duty, get all exportation documents, after that, seller will ship the goods direct to buyer's refinery based on the address given by buyer.
4. Buyer recieve the goods, refine and confirm the quality of the goods.
5. After refining of the goods, buyer will pay into the association accounts invoice price of gold based on net gold refined, buyer will deduct the customs export duty cost which he paid to enable exportation of goods. and payment should not exceed 72hours after reciept of assay report from the refinery.
6. After the first shipment is done, seller and buyer will sign a 12months supply contract of au dust, based on 50kgs shipment every month.

Contact :

Tell: +223 66050760

Kind Regards.
Usman Amenu

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Online Banking Security Team / Your Egg Messages

Today we have a two fake messages from the "Egg" online bank (yes - for those of you from overseas there really is an online bank in the UK called Egg!!)

The second scammer, at the bottom of the page, has used one of those "fill in the blanks" scam templates, and forgotten to change it all - so although the email claimed to come from Egg, the contents tell me about my Halifax bank account.  Note to scammer - must try harder.

NEVER click on a link in a bank email - even if it appears to come from your own bank.  ALWAYS enter the address of your bank directly into your web browser.

These scammers are after your bank account and credit card details.  If you think you have accidentally given your bank details to a scammer, contact your bank immediately.

Dear Valued Customer,
Financial institutions around the world have always been subject to attempts
by criminals to try and defraud money from them and their customers. These
attempts can occur in a number of ways (e.g. credit card fraud,
telephone banking or Internet scams).

As a part of our ongoing commitment to provide the "Best Possible" service
and Protection to all our Members in year "2010", we are now requiring each
member to validate their accounts using our new secure and safe SSL servers.
To validate your online banking account click on  
Log In To Online Banking . *This Email has being sent to all Egg Bank customers, and it is compulsory
to follow as failure to verify account details will lead to account suspension.*

Thank you.
Online Banking Security Team
Egg Bank Online
? 2010 All Rights Reserved Egg Bank United Kingdom

Egg Message CenterWelcome to "My Message" Service , A New message Of deposition has just been sent to your Halifax online Message Center and here is an alert to inform you that you have 1 new message from Halifax Plc Message Center.
Egg UK customers may use this service to contact us with enquiries regarding your accounts or the products and services we offer. From time to time, we will also use 'My messages' to contact you. This may be in relation to existing products and services which you have with us or to keep you informed of enhancements to our products and services. Be sure to check 'My messages' regularly for any new messages. 'My messages' will only retain 10 messages so you may want to delete those you do not need. Click to view 'My Message" to read your new messages now . 
Brand image of a tick

Thursday, 15 April 2010

No Subject

Does "Mr Santos" have any accreditations as a money lender?  Does have a proper company name and address you can visit?  Does he have a company email address?  Does he have a proper landline telephone number?

Of course he doesn't.  He's a scammer.  He doesn't want to lend you anything - he wants you to send him money.  He's a liar and a thief, ignore him.

My name is Mr JORGE SANTOS I have been arranging loans for many years. I have helped individuals and companies that are in need of loans and i am willing to arrange better loans for you. Working with me will be close and personal. I am available seven days a week to facilitate your loan request.I can arrange your loan at a better interest rate and lower cost than anyone else in town. Contact me today.... Phone: +44 702 409 9873

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Attention: Beneficiary,

Would you trust a scam that tells you it comes from Nigeria?  I don't think you would.  Especially one, like this, that tells you how  much money to send the scammer.

"MR. IBRAHIM MOMOH" isn't a doctor of anything and he certainly doesn't work for ECOWAS.  Chevron don't give out random "grant donation prize" payments.  This scammer can't even decide if his scam is for a donation, a grant or a prize.  Which I'm sure you know are three different things.

Just ignore this scammer.  If you reply you will find yourself being asked for money.

Attention: Beneficiary,

I have been informed by the CHEVRON/TEXACO COMPANY LTD to anticipate your message as this office has been assigned to handle the payment of your grant donation prize and also to alert you that your previous mail was received here on this office desk and content clearly documented.

I would advise you follow the instructions given to you and your Donation parcel will be sent to you fully sealed within the next 24hours. Acheque has been issued in your name and we have concluded the processing of all documents that will facilitate the clearance of the cheque in your Bank.

This documents includes the following:



These documents have been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you.Find below our delivery options which you are required to choose the one that is most convenient to you to enable the delivery of your parcel to the address which is sent by you to this office.

I want you to indicate once more your mode of delivery for the purpose of documentation in the ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE.

DHL Cost of deliveryMailing: US $100.00

Vat:US $10.00
Insurance:US $150.00

FEDEX Cost of deliveryMailing:US $50.00

VAT US $10.00
Insurance: US $150.00

UPS Cost of delivery

Mailing: US$7.00
VAT US$5.00
Insurance: US$160.00

All three options are 24hours delivery after shipment NB: THE INSURANCE FEE (US$150:00) IS ABSOLUTELY COMPULSORY, AND MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR PARCEL WHILE THE MAILING FEE SHOULD BEPAID TO THE DELIVERY AGENT THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR PARCEL TO YOUR DOORSTEP).Due to the diplomatic content of your parcel, it will be illegal to send itwithout being insured as it will violate the federal delivery rules governing diplomatic parcel delivery.This means payment for the insurancefee must be made before the parcel is sent to avoid risk.

This is because of some bad experience we had in the past. We can not afford to re-issue your cheque if anything goes wrong. In this case payment for the insurance fee is absolutely compulsory, while the mailing fee should be paid to any of the above listed delivery company you choose at the point of delivery.

Your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before remittance.This means that the above insurance charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your parcel is shipped.

This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect receipients and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

You have to contact PAYMENT STAFF AT THE ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE now with your information and choice of delivery company among the list above for the delivery of your package with this information bellow;

EMAIL ADRESS: Dr.jchristopher@hotmail.com

1, Full Name...........................
2, Address of Residence:.................
3, country from:..................
4, Telephone Number:..................
5, Occupation...................
6, Age:..................

Kindly mail back immediately you receive this mail .



Monday, 29 March 2010


"Barrister Marcus Hopkin" tells me he is a solicitor.  I think he'd better go back to law school.  I think lesson one would probably tell him the difference between a barrister and a solicitor (look it up on the internet if your country doesn't use the English/Welsh law system).

As a colleague of mine lost her sister and brother in law in the London bombings, I find this scam offensive - as are all scams which quote real disasters to add an air of fake authenticity.

This lowlife, scum bag of a scammer (apologies for language here folks) has no intention of sending you money.  He is just hoping you will fall for his scam and start sending him money.  Ignore him.

Good Day I am Barrister Marcus Hopkin & Co Solicitors(barrister.marcushopkin@gmail.com) who wish to present you as next of kin to my Client (PHILIP HOMES) who died on 7 July 2005 London bombings leaving (Eleven Million Pounds) in a Bank here in Europe and no next of kin to inherit the fund till now.Confirm this transaction at the BBC News website:(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4661059.stm ) as I await your update for further details. Regards Barrister Marcus Hopkin CEO-Barrister Marcus Hopkin & Co Solicitors LONDON.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

I am hoping

This scammer tells me the usual story:
1) they think "this letter may come to you as a surprise".  Wrong - I get scam letters every day.  They don't surprise me
2) they tell me the old, old tale of parents who died in horrible circumstances leaving millions of dollars

You get the idea, I'm sure.  "Miss Mgboli" is none of the things she claims.  She's a scammer - who is hoping you will fall for her story and start sending her money when she demands fees.

Just ignore her.

Dear Guardian,

    Good day to you over there, please permit me to inform you of my desire to go into this relationship with you. Though this letter may come to you as surprise, since you don't know me personally before, but please kindly open your mind to help me and treat me like your own daughter and family. It is by the special grace of God that I found your contact recently, because it is going to be very difficult for me to find a sincere person to entrust on this urgent request transaction and to help me out of my affliction today.  I am Miss. THERESA MGBOLI, the only daughter of late Mr. And Mrs. FRANCIS MGBOLI. My father was a Diamond merchant in most countries of Southern Africa and my home country Angola where he also was involved in sales of blood diamond for rebel soldiers who used the money for the purchasing of ammunitions during the war crisis in my country that lasted for 27 years. My mother died when I was a baby as i was been delivered and since then my father took me so special.
Before the death of my f

However that I should seek for a foreign partner in a overseas/foreign country where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management, hotel management or property buying. I am in sincere desire need of your humble assistance in this regards presently. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

(1)Can you help me for the retrievement of this fund on my behalf from the security custody and to help me to provide a bank account in which this fund would be transferred into in your country?
(2)Can you stand as my guardian since I am only 20 years old?
(3)Can you make an arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my Education and to secure a resident permit in your country?
(4) Can you honestly take me as your own and help me? 
(5) Can I completely trust you?
(6) What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?

Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible e-mail: tessmgboli@hotmail.co.za, so that i can forward the documents to you which are now in my possession, only after we have agreed on the conditions for your assistance. My life was not safe in Angola so decided to relocate to the said country which my father told me the consignment was been deposited and held for safe keeping. I need to be out of here as soon as possible because now that my father is dead and with me only as a female child, my uncles and other surviving relatives are seeking to kill me so that they can have all my fathers' properties. I really don't want to struggle anything with them in terms of properties but my presence will still be disturbing them. Thank God they are not aware of this fund in the security company. I am waiting for your urgent reply with your contact phone number, and then i can also give you the contact of the security company for you to contact them on my behalf as my guardian an
d the receiver of the con

I am hoping to hear from you, best regards and I remain yours respectful one.

Theresa Mgboli.     (tessmgboli@hotmail.co.za)

Sunday, 7 February 2010


"Mr Khumalo" didn't obtain your email from "your country business Directory".  He has no idea who you are.  He simply bought a list of millions of email addresses so he could send out his scam.  He doesn't want to invest in your country, he doesn't know where you are. 

He's a scammer, who wants to take money from you.  If you make the mistake of replying you will find yourself being asked to send money.  Ignore him.

From Mandla Khumalo (On behalf of my family)
                                      (URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE)
Dear Sir, Madam,
Having obtained your email from your country business Directory on my desperate search that you deserve trust, coupled with my deep interest to invest in your country, I decided to contact and solicit your Mutual assistance at all cost. 

Please accept my apology if this email is embarrassing you as you don't know me. My Mother and I are in need of urgent assistance. I am Mr. Mandla Khumalo the only son Of Late Sir. Joshua Sibanda Khumalo of
Zimbabwe. During the current crises against farmers in Zimbabwe and from the support of our president ROBERT MUGABE to claim all the white Owned Farms in our country.

All the white farmers where ordered to surrender their farms to his party members, My Father who was one of the best farmers in our country did not support his idea, And So the party members invaded my father's farms and burnt everything in the farm, and My father was beaten up by this evil men and made away with a lot of properties in My father's farm company and the tension was so much on him he was rushed to a SPECIALIT HOSPITAL in South Africa along with me and my mother, we moved out of Zimbabwe because our lives were in danger, and after much distress my beloved father Died here in South Africa..

But before then, my father handed over to my mother a proof of deposit
Slip/Agreement and some documents which were made between him and SECURITY/FINANCE COMPANY PTY LTD here in
South Africa on which he deposited the sum OF $26M (TWENTY SIX MILLION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOLLARS.  

This money was raised by his farmer's group for the purchasing of farming Equipments/machineries before the land dispute Rose.. So we decided to make contact With an overseas person, who will assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa, we want to be there in your country. We're here as refugee and our status doesn't allow us to stand for the fund for transfer, I want you to stand as my Father's beneficiary with the help of my father's friend who is a banker here for Fast and easy movement.

Note that for your time and help, 25% of this fund is yours and 5% of the fund is for any expenses that will be incurred both locally and internationally in the Course of this transfer and the remaining 70% is for my family to start up a Business in your country with your support. We're expecting to hear from you to offer the needed assistance, please endeavor to respond to us through my private email below. With your private Tel/Fax and Email ID for easy communication as soon as possible for more details, remember to keep this business straight confidential.
Mandla Khumalo (On behalf of my Family

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Yet another scammer who thinks his message will "come to you as a surprise".  I can't imagine why he would think that.  I get scam emails everyday from people wanting to take money from me.  This scammer can't even be bothered to make up a name for his/herself.

Just ignore this - there is no money - just a scammer wanting to take your money by charging you fees.


Dear  Friend,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am the Auditing and Accounting section manager with African Development Bank, Ouagadougou Burkina faso. 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.

I need your
urgent assistance in transferring the sum of (Fifteen Million US Dollars only) to your account within 10 or 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer late Mr.George Small who died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since 31st October 1999.

I don't want the money to go into government treasury as an abandoned fund. This is the reason why I am contacting you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will give 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 handle this business with me.

I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message.

Best Regard,
May God Bless You.

The INTERNET now has a personality. YOURS!
See your Yahoo! Homepage.