Reporting Scams

If you have ever wondered how and to whom can one report email scams, well you are not alone and the following offers just a few of the resources available to the everyday net user.
In general if the scam involves a spoofed site it is always a good idea to report it to the administrators of the actual site. All major banks and financial institutions have a link on their site for this purpose.
It is also a good idea to report the Internet Service Provider (ISP) used by the scammer, they in return will usually ban the user from their service. The following site gives you a good discription on how to report to the service providers any abuse http://www.419scam.org/419-freemail-abuse.htm
As well, search engines also have links on their main pages where you can report any type of spoofed site.
These being the two easiest ways. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and the numerous others, hate spoofed sites just as much if not more than we do and will act promptly to shut down fraudulent sites.
There are also a number of sites where one can report any type of scam. The FTC offers a service where one can simply email a copy of the scam or any spam for that matter. Take a look at their report published on their site.
If you you think you may be a victim of a scam you may want to report it to the legal authorities in your area and follow their suggestions.

REPORTING SCAMS:

Reporting to the FBI

Reporting to the RCMP in Canada

Spamcop.net

Fight Identity Theft Site

Think you are a victim?

There are numerous sites which offer assistance and information for victims. A good place to start is at Scam victims United. Naturally you should report the matter to the authorities without delay.
If you think you are a victim of identity theft this site offers some helpful hints.

Comments
  1. Griffin says:

    TO MY READERS:

    I am leaving this link here as an example of a site that talks about scams and tries to sell their beef at the same time. We try so hard to be honest and forth coming and we only have one goal and that is to disclose as many scams as possible. If webbers want to sell their goods please do not use this site!

    http://www.scmfreeonline.com/891.html

  2. Mario Ponce says:

    Donna Torring of Labogon has given 23,000 Pesos..the only money she in her savings to Aliyu Amos with Passport Number A1024563 by wiring to his bank.

  3. gariell says:

    Mario,
    Not sure if you are saying that Donna got scammed, but I hope not. Let us know and if Aliyu Amos is a scam artist well his name has been published.
    Cheers

  4. J Thompson says:

    below is a copy of a scam I just recieved
    Same thing diffrent twist

    Dear Friend,

    I have contacted my secretary to confirm if you have received the compensation draft cheque of (US$2.8millions) which I issued in your name, but he told me that he could not send it to you because of the courier charges. Now I have called my bank to cancel any payment regards to the draft cheque and then authorized them to transfer the payment into ATM CARD in your name which they did.

    As of now be informed that all charges has been paid and the ATM CARD is going to be in your name, but to reactivate the ATM Card you have to forward your current informations as requested below to the bank and the only money you will pay to the bank is US$99 for the ATM Card Reactification fee, then they will send you the ATM CARD for your immediate use.

    Here are the informations you have to forward to the bank:

    1. YOUR FULL NAMES:________________________________

    2. Postal ADDRESS:_________________________________

    3. PHONE NUMBER:___________________________________

    4. CELL NUMBERS:___________________________________

    5. EMAIL ADDRESS:__________________________________

    6. SEX:____________________________________________

    7. AGE:____________________________________________

    8. OCCUPATION:_____________________________________

    9. NATIONALITY:____________________________________

    10.YOU Country_____________________________________

    11.Zip Code________________________________________

    A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE_____________________________

    CONTACT PERSON: Mr UMU AZUNU

    Director, ATM Foreign Operation Dept.

    INTERCONTINENTAL Bank Cotonou, Benin Republic.

    call him for this unmber

    Email: info.intercontientalplc200@yahoo.fr

    Get back to me once you received the ATM CARD ok.

    Thanks and God bless you.

    Mr Peter Ike.

    ——————————————————————————–
    来给Ta发张卡片吧!
    *用搜狗拼音写邮件,体验更流畅 的中文输入>>

  5. Paul says:

    UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION – UK (WORLD DEVELOPING ASSISTED PROGRAMME) DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL AWARD PAYMENTS AND TRANSFERS.UNITED NATIONS LIASION OFFICELONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. Our Ref: TC/NN/UK/XX028 ATTENTION…………. This is to inform you that a random selection of individual wasconducted via E-mail addresses drawn from 250 Countries around theworld, whom will be awarded a contract worth of 9.2 Million GBP (Nine Million Two Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds ). This moneyis to be used to support humanitarian services/activities and to helpcarry out a selfless service to mankind e.g. helping the poor,building of Schools, Libraries, Care for the less privilege and aswell developing local communities around the world. It is on this note that I, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro the DeputySecretary-General UNITED NATIONS contact you, I once again try tonotify you as my earlier letter were returned undelivered. I herebyattempt to reach you again by this same email address stated here andI wish to notify you that you have been AWARDED this GREAT CONTRACTand a total sum of 9.2 Million GBP ( Nine Million Two HundredThousand Great British Pounds ) was reserved to you in a highlyconfidential account with an Assets Management Firm. Until today, we have helped many lives in developing countries,around the world, E.g. Vietnam, India, Ghana, South Africa, Malaysia,Indonesia and have also developed some charitable projects which havewon us numerous awards. Please if I reach you this time as I am hopeful, endeavor to contactour attorney in charge of remittance immediately and also provide thefollowing informations below: (1) Remittance Code (*KC11215#)(2) Full Name and Address (3) Telephone Number (4) Age(5) Occupation (6) Present Country ATORNEY’S CONTACT INFORMATION============================= BARRISTER KEITH RAPPER LAW FIRM Address: Mitre House, 160 Alders gate Street, London EC1A 4DD E-mail: unchambers@hotmail.comTEL: + (44)-704-574-8348Fax: + (44)-87-1251-8628 You are advised to contact BARRISTER KEITH RAPPER as soon as you getthis e-mail. Once again, I sincerely thank you for your good co-operation to helpbuild the nation and the world in general and I pray God gives youthe strength to establish this contract successfully. Best Regards,Dr. Asha-Rose MigiroDeputy Secretary-General UNITED NATIONS

  6. gariell says:

    Paul
    Job is done and thanks for you example.
    Gariell

  7. Joyce says:

    The above email is very similar to one I received a few days ago. from the United Nations Naional Lottery under the signature of ,first, a James Peterson, and then from Mr. John Henrry Summers Chambers via Yahoo.com. The information requested was not as lengthy, but in the same format in addition there were attachments which would not print as they looked like copies of FAXs. I called the telephone number provided and learned that they would like to receive 450 pounds to insure the ATM from WORLD BANK (also received a copy of ATM card for cash from WORLD BANK Phone No., and address from London, UK> Since Punds Sterling translates to more than US Dollars, it would be a nice hunk of cash to be sending. I’m supposed to call this guy to received instructions on forwarding the “Insurance Fee” for the card.
    If this were to be for real, why not pay the Insurance Fee out of the proceeds. I have been trying to find out something about the set-up suspecting scam, and feel outraged that they would use the UN programs as a front. I read that the UN has under study the idea of having a lottery to raise money for their various programs, but as the posting they had not voted or decided upon it. This is not a good idea for them as even wihout it, it would seem they are being abused and this whole thing is a bunch of bull. There are enough crooked government leaders that scam money from funds sent for disaster relief and starvation More – are not needed.

    Hope this is helpful and you can shed more light as to where this arm of the group originates.

    Cordially,
    Joyce

  8. gariell says:

    Joyce,
    Scammers always use the names of reputable organizations or businesses as a front for their scams. It grabs people’s attention and adds legitimacy to their scam. The best way to deal with the bottom feeders, is to simply flush their spam.
    They pay to have their email spammed out over the internet. If no one responds to their crap, they are the loosers.
    Cheers

  9. david says:

    Barristers’ ChambersDAVID SMITH & ASSOCIATESTel.:+44 704 570 8111E-mail:barrdavidsmith1@sify.comAddress:33 Bedford RowLondon WC1R 4JH,England Attention: On behalf of the Trustees and Executor ofthe estate of Late Engr.JÝrgen KrÝgger.I once again try to notify you as myearlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again bythis same email address on the WILL.I wish to notify you that late Engr.JÝrgen KrÝgger made you a beneficiaryto his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million,OneHundred Thousand Dollars(USD$30,100.000.00)to you in the Codicil and last testament tohis WILL. This may sound strange and unbelievable toyou,but it is real and true.Being a widelytraveled man,he must have been in contactwith you in the past or simply you werenominated to him by one of his numerousfriends abroad who wished you good. Engr.JÝrgen KrÝgger until his death wasa member of the Helicopter Society and theInstitute of Electronic & ElectricalEngineers.He was a very dedicated Christianwho loved to give out.His great philanthropyearned him numerous awards during his lifetime.Late Engr. Jurgen Krugger died onthe 13th day of December,2004 at the ageof 80 years,and his WILL is now ready forexecution. According to him this money is to supportyour humanitarian activities and to helpthe poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you as I am hopeful,endeavor to get back to me as soon aspossible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. I await your prompt response. Yours in Service, BARRISTER DAVID SMITH ESQ.PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang, Mr.JohnMarvey Esq, Mr. Jerry SmithEsq.

  10. Heather says:

    I need some help with a email I got and I am pretty sure it is a scam. Can anyone please help me
    thank you Heather

  11. gariell says:

    Heather,

    Read the identifying scams section, This should answer your doubts.

    Cheers

  12. I have received an email similar to Paul on June 2nd 2008. My mail was sent on the 4th of July 2008. Thank-you for confirming the thoughts of doubt I had. I appreciate the information and know this needs to be reported even further.

    THANX

  13. gariell says:

    Marama

    Thank you for your comment and we try to report as many as possible.

    Cheers

  14. irina says:

    Thanks for what you are trying to do.
    I just received the similar email- the one with ..30.100.000 usd and I said I don’t believe and they tried even more.
    I am curious where are they going to ?
    And they even ask actual and previous address to compare – to compare to ..what ? otherwise the money will not come.
    How can we lock all these ?
    Thakns again and ..keep looking.

  15. gariell says:

    Irina

    Unless you want to purchase expensive anti-spam ware, you just have to ignore the scams and delete the bums.

    Cheers

  16. Anonymous says:

    It seems David Smith is Now David Singer, same letter, different surname.

    DAVID SINGER & ASSOCIATES
    Phone: :+44 702 407 5335
    E-mail: david.singer161@hotmail.com
    Address:33 Bedford Row
    London WC1R 4JH, England
    DAVID SINGER & ASSOCIATES
    LONDON – UK.

    Attention:

    On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Jurgen
    Krugger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned
    undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email
    address on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Jurge Krugger made
    you a beneficiary in his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million, One
    Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30, 100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and
    last testament to his WILL.

    This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.
    Being a widely travelled man, he said he met you sometime in the past or
    simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who
    wished you good, I am not too sure again. Jurgen Krugger until his death
    was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic &
    Electrical Engineers and a German property magnate. He was a very
    dedicated christian who loved to give out alms to the poor,hungry and
    needy. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life
    time. Late Jurgen Krugger died on the 13th day of December, 2004 at the
    age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution after 4 years and
    thorough investigations.

    According to him, this money is to support your humanitarian/medical
    activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I
    reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible
    to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time.

    Note: You are advised to contact me with my personal email address below:
    E-mail: david.singer161@hotmail.com
    Phone: +44 702 407 5335

    I await your prompt response and please keep this very discrete and to
    yourself until the transfer of the funds to you is finalised.

    Yours in Service,

    BARRISTER David Singer.
    PRINCIPAL PARTNERS
    PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh, Markus Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq, Mr.
    Jerry Smith Esq

  17. ANONYMOUS says:

    I have also been scamed!!!!!!

    Read this: “The AUDITORS of PGMA CHARITY FOUNDATION would like to inform you that your CELFON # had won Php950,000.00 for the ELECTRONIC RAFFLE,drawn on July-30,2008.For info please call ATTY.jeff C. Tuazon.

    I wanna thank this page for warning, but those people should really be put into jail!

    A girl from Holland

  18. gariell says:

    Girl from Holland,

    If you were scammed by this bottom feeder, I suggest you report it by following the above instructions. We do our best to report scams but it is an endless task.
    Cheers

  19. Brian McGivney says:

    I have four different ones sat in my spam box at the moment, The grammar in them is terrible which made me very suspicious. Thank you for letting me know what to do with them.
    I must tell you about 1 I received a few weeks ago, I replied to the first E-mail, Not giving them my details but just asking them to confirm who they are.
    The following day I received another E-mail telling me that a cheque and certificate had been issued and was waiting with their couriers, TNT EXPRESS, they gave a genuine TNT address at Luton, England, was told the courier fee needs to be paid for and gave me a name and 2 contact numbers. The numbers were cleverly discuised mobile numbers, they put the international dialing code in front of them, ie; +4487654321. They also printer ‘Head Office’ next to the TNT address,
    Being an ex Security Inspector for TNT I know the head office is in Lancashire and not Luton, have been there many times.
    Obviously I contacted TNT who have a very good security team and were very interested in this.
    The mobile phones were disconnected but not before the police had triangulated the signals and I believe arrests are imminent as the Police have names and warrants issued.

    It’s always worth reporting something like this to any genuine company who’s name is being used. They want to protect their good name and normaly have the punch to get something done about it.

    Brian

  20. arnold says:

    I have received the scam email from David Smith as well, he is asking for current and past addresses, am not sending them but wanted to let you know.
    arnold

  21. Anonymous says:

    hi, please check outn these people ms. Tonia utoni, Mr. Akabor Sam and the united nation man Mr. Beyard Ryder and he one that contacted me is Mr. Martins Smith and until now still saying that there is money so please meet with the requirements asked and as it is i have given out alot of money….so how do i get me refund please advise in S$2800
    why do you not stop all these people as they come from your country you should get them behind bar and flash their names in all the newspaper in the world, please contact me on this email
    madows_kate@yahoo.com.will be waiting for your respons thanks.

  22. kathleen says:

    i have left my name and email address do contact me. thanks

  23. gariell says:

    Kathleen,

    Unfortunately, it seems that you are a victim of a scam that has been around for many years.
    As far as getting a refund that is highly unlikely since a majority of this type of scam originate in Nigeria.
    I suggest that you follow the instructions listed above and report this to the appropriate authorities. These people are criminals and can even be dangerous and it is very important that you cease all contact with these bottom feeders. Should they try to contact you, forward all correspondence you receive to the authorities.

    Gariell

  24. Dean Coleman says:

    Hi, Just Recieved this e-mail this morn- A simple one liner:
    Sender:-
    Bernard Louis [orcarlo@charter.net]
    This is to notify you of Inheritance of 1.2 million GBP left to you by my Late client, Atkins Rodham. Get back to me for more details. Bernard Louis. +447045771180

    The purpose of such an e-mail??
    Added to this – I’m based all the way here in South Africa. Hmph!

    Regards
    Dean

  25. gariell says:

    Dean,

    Read inheritance scams for some other examples and explainations of how these scams work.

    Cheers

  26. samuel ondoma says:

    Dear Garielle,

    I realy appreciate what you are doing for the public to prevent financial frauds.

    I request you if possible to investigate whether there exista an a BARRISTER called BINTOU DIOP in Dakar Senegal.He alleges his law firm islocated at CPI liberte,6 Angle,VDN,Villa no:34.Fax no:+22772316837.The barrister alleges i have in his possession certified bank draft worth USD 82,000 left by an old friend of mine.

    If it turns out to be scam i shall send you all the details.

    I would request in particular you to send me the list of all registered law firms and lawyers in dakar Senegal.

    Thank You.

    Samuel Ondoma

  27. gariell says:

    Samuel,

    Don’t waste your time with this. In fact the telephone number is from Niger, not Senegal. As far as the name of the Barster, it is probably fake. Do you know any baristers working in Niger working for a bank in Senegal, I sure don’t!.
    Sure smells like an advanced fees scam to me. Browse through the site and you can see numerous examples similar to yours.

    Gariell

  28. Christopher Robin says:

    The Latest from Peter T S Wong

    From: “Mr.Peter T S Wong”
    Reply to: mr_peterwongts01@strompost.net Subject: Compliments!
    Date: Tue, Aug 19, 2008, 7:54am (MDT+14)
    X-Originating
    IP: 195.166.237.254 (security)
    To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
    X-Brightmail:
    Message tested, results are inconclusive

    Please Read.
    My name is Mr.Peter T.S Wong i am the director of operation in Hang Seng Bank Hong Kong.I have a business proposal in the tune of 125,750,000.00 USD,after the successful transfer,we shall share in ratio of 35% for you and 65% for me Should you be interested please contact me through my private email(petertswong01@hotmail.com)so we can commence all arrangements and I will give your more information on how we would handle this project.
    Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the following.
    (1)Full names, (2)Private Phone number, (3)Current residential address, (4)Occupation, (5)Age and Profession.
    Kind Regards,
    Mr.Peter.T.S.Wong
    E-mail:petertswong01@hotmail.com

  29. Lee-Anne says:

    Well it is still going around. I received this one today

    Barristers’ Chambers:
    DAVID SMITH & ASSOCIATES
    Tel.:+44 701 112 1397.
    Fax:+44 709 289 8888.

    Address:33 Bedford Row
    London WC1R 4JH, England

    Engr. Jürgen Krügger was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Late Engr. Jürgen Krügger died on the 13th day of December, 2004 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society.

    We want to acknowledge the receipt of your email in this chamber and also want you to know that you have absolute right to reject this WILL as much as you have the right to accept it as well. If you wish to turn it down then let me know so I can send you a WILL rejection form to fill and revert back to this office. I am not going to impose it on you but just doing my job here.

    I can imagine that20the late Engr. Jürgen Krügger must have known that you will put the money to good use for the less privileged of which he was aware that you can achieve, that is why he selected you. Also, understand that I don’t know you neither have I met you before, but my contacting you is based on the recommendation of late Engr. Jürgen Krügger.

    Be further informed that these funds will not be released to you without some proper identification. I have never met you before like I said and to be able to carry out our duties effectively as sole executors of the WILL of late Engr. Jürgen Krügger, We must be convinced that you are who the testament says you are.

    And please re-confirm to us through the above stated fax or via email; your full contact details to include your full name and address telephone and fax number (if any) and if you have moved to a new address then indicate both the new and old one for my verification with what I have in my file. Any difference or discrepancies in the information provided by you will mean that I am contacting the wrong person and I will stop all communication with you out rightly.

    Your information would be taken to the probate division of the International Court of Justice for verification. After the confirmation, the probate division would now release your letter of administration for claims to this bequest/funds. This document as well as the Certificate of Deposit issued by the Deposit Bank to Engr. Jürgen Krügger when the funds were deposited by him will then be released to you, this will give you the legal backing to receiving these funds.

    We sincerely hope that the above requirement will be sent to us sooner than later for us to proceed with the documentation. And note that we cannot send any document to you until we are fully convinced that we have the true beneficiary,and that we also have a period of (14) working days to conclude this so I can move on to the next beneficiary on the WILL of my late client.

    I await your full details for verification.

    Yours in Service,

    BARRISTER DAVID SMITH ESQ.
    PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq, Mr. Jerry Smith Esq

  30. gariell says:

    Lee-Anne,
    This one seems to have no end. We have received thousands of views regarding these dudes. There must still be people falling for the scam. We have to keep the word out.
    Thanks

  31. Iris says:

    One of the biggest scams and very dangerous is the troubled teen industry or teen reform camps, therapeutic boarding school and the whole network they operate under. Parents be warned, they do not tell you what really goes on in these places. They will take your money instantly on a card and wisk your child away to a hellhole that many cannot even conceive of. Their websites are slick and they have operators standing by to get people to your home overnight. See the website CAICA.org for an eyeopening glimps into a very dark industry. Parents, no matter how desparate you are at the moment, do not put your child in the hands of these people. Their websites seem benign, but they are not.

  32. Jeri says:

    This si the one I just received…

    UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
    Internal Audit, Monitoring, Consulting And Investigations Division
    From: Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius

    Dear Beneficiary,

    Please don’t be embarrassed because we know you have had enough traumas from the scammers.

    How are you today,I hope all is well with you and your family? You may Not understand why this message came to you, but I implore you to take your time to go through it carefully,
    this email is for scammed people,

    We had several meetings for the past seven months which recemtly ended at our office (UNITED NATIONS) Head Quarters in New York,at the end a COMMUNIQUE was issued to compensate scammed victims. In the foregoing,your email address was amongst the addresses shortlisted to us through a database made possible by the Microsoft Company.

    The UNITED NATIONS in conjunction with the IMF (International Monetary Fund), MSC (Microsoft Company) and the EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) resolved to compensate you with the sum of US$ 200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). This covers every amount you paid to the scammers without proper documentations.

    As soon as you receive this message kindly respond to us now with your exact experience for further details.

    Regards,

    Mrs.Inga-Britt Ahlenius
    Deputy Secretary General UNOIOS

  33. Anonymous says:

    Received an e-mail to get compensated and the cashiers
    cheque is ready to be sent to me.
    Am I in for a scam?

  34. gariell says:

    Anonymous,

    What are you being compensated for? What are they going to charge you in order to get the said check? Read the Identifying Scams section it sure sounds like a scam to me.

    Gariell

  35. cecil says:

    i received an e-mail from ChrisMorgan@hotmail.com telling me that i have inherited millions of brithish pounds from a man who had died but he didn’t put that man’s name.so i found it very strange that my name was in somebody’s will and testemant.he asked me to forward all my personal information to his private e-mail Chrismorg@live.com,but i forwarded his message to the local authorities.i hope i did the right thing because i read about these scams on google

  36. gariell says:

    Cecil,

    Good job you did what we hope everyone should do. Report the bottom feeders.

    Cheers

  37. Donald Barnett says:

    After initial contact from Emelia Addo as follows: ” Please, I am honorably soliciting your kind assistance as follows.
    1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transfered into.

    2) To serve as the guardian of these fund ,since I am too young to handle such funds.

    3)To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational career and to procure me a residential permit in your country.Please I will be very happy if this transaction could be concluded with in seven (7) working days starting from now.I am expecting to hear from you as soon as possible

    Meanwhile, I will compensate with 30% of the total amount for your noble assistance effort after the successful transfer of the fund into your nominated overseas account.
    I am expecting to hear from you Immediately for more details. Thanks Emelia Addo.
    Sound familiar?
    After that I received forms to open an non-resident account with Emelia as a partner. Another form for an account (NRA Standard)

    If this is one of the many scams Please let me know.

  38. gariell says:

    Donald,

    Do you know this guy? Why would he trust you and anyone else for that matter to safe guard his funds? Would you? Why is the bottom feeder in such a rush, giving you 7 days to answer. Let me answer that one ; he doesn’t want you to have time to research the situation and realize that it is a cam.

    Gariell

  39. a chick from the US tired of these foreign scammers says:

    FROM: MR. LUWIS KARTSONABSA BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA PLCAUDIT DEPARTMENTJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICATEL: 27-787919754mrluwiskartson@gmail.com Attention: I am Mr. Luwis Kartson a staff of Absa Bank of South Africa Plc, I have urgent and very confidential business proposal for you. A Japanese Gold consultant/contractor with the South African Solid Gold Corporation, Mr. Lou Kawasaki made a numbered time Deposit for twenty calendar months, valued at $14,500,000,00 (Fourteen Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars) in my branch. 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 that Mr. Lou Kawasaki died in automobile accident in Johannesburg on 21 of May 2002, on further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Lou Kawasaki did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$14,500,000.00 is still sitting in our 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 South Africa at the expiration of 7(Seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of theSouth African Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Lou Kawasaki 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. 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 70% for me and 30% 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 a prominent official of Absa Bank guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone, fax numbers for easy communication. 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. I await your urgent reply. Best RegardsMr. Luwis Kartsonmrluwiskartson@gmail.com

  40. Anonymous says:

    From: MR. V H C CHENG.
    Email: mrvincheng31@yahoo.com.hk

    Good Day
    I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi Chuen, GBS, JP Chairman of the Hong Kong and
    Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

    Our Client, Gen Zaiki Taha Abdel, a businessman and also who was with the
    Iraqi forces, made a fixed deposit, of Twenty Four million Five Hundred
    Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch, a number of notices was
    sent to him, before the war which began in 2003 and also after the war
    but, no response came from him. We later found out that the General along
    with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb
    blast that hit their home.

    After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late Gen. did not
    declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of
    his bank deposit. What bothers me most is according to the laws of my
    country at the expiration of 6 years the funds will be revert to the
    ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody comes for the funds,
    Against this scenery, I have all the information needed to claim these
    funds and I want you to act as the beneficiary of the deposit, there is no
    risk involved in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legitimate method
    and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

    All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will
    be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any
    breach of the law. Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and
    disregard this email if you do not appreciate this proposition I have
    offered you.

    All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to
    you prior to your acceptance and as soon as I receive your return mail Via
    my email address mrvincheng31@yahoo.com.hk and I will let you know what is
    required of you.

    Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Mr. Vincent Cheng

  41. Wildroxy says:

    Another Scam
    THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
    In Conjunction with the International Monetary Fund
    WORLD BANK FACT-FINDING & SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICE
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

    Dear Sir/Ma

    The United Nations Security Council, hereby receives your payment with reference number #.MAV/UNO/WBO/LM-05-371 amounting to US$10,625,000.00 (Ten Million Six Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand United States Dollars) This council was set up to fight against scam and fraudulent activities worldwide,responsible for investigating the legitim

    This important notice is to let you know that your payment is ready to be moved by Swift Bank Transfer (Five working days) to your account or via diplomatic means of cash delivery (Two days) to your door step. Please note that your payment will be processed and released to you as soon as you respond to this confidential letter by reconfirming to us the following details:

    (1) Your Full Name:
    (2) Home Address:
    (3) Phone, Fax and Mobile Number:
    (4) Company Name/Occupation:
    (5) Home Address:
    (6) Payment option (Bank Transfer/Cash delivery):

    Immediately the above details are received and validated, your payment will be processed within 48hours.
    Yours Faithfully,

    REV. FATHER PETER DANIEL
    Director, Special Duties

  42. Merilyn Mera says:

    I have been a victim of scam too. These people from nigeria were using the name of the Saudi Royal Kingdom Holdings particularly Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud offering business partnership designating Chelsea Travels as their representative to process travel documents who will then asked for fee to be send to them in Nigeria thru western union. Please beware of someone who says that he is connected with Shell and has connection with the Saudi Royal family.

  43. gariell says:

    Merilyn’
    Thank you for the warning to our readers

    Cheers

  44. Goodfella says:

    Here is a new letter I have received. I have already contacted the real artist. Who says it’s a scam and is frustrated by it because there isn’t much he can do about it.

    On Tue, 12/2/08, Paul Williams wrote:
    From: Paul Williams
    Subject: p/t employment opportunity
    To:
    Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 3:43 PM
    Hello, I hope this email meets you in good condition of health, but I feel quitesafe dealing with you in this mutual beneficial transaction. Though, this medium(Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because isstill remains the fastest.I am Paul Williams and I draw and paint for a living, I am 33 years old andhave been drawing for 13 years. I am married with 2 kids.I have a vacancy in my company. As I am just setting up inthe USA I will be requiring Rep to work on a part timebasis. I sell Arts all over the world, have sold to galleries and to privatecollectors, I am always facing serious difficulties selling my art works toAmericans, they are always offering to pay with either Money orders/cashierscheck, which is difficult for me to cash here in United Kingdom.I just need some one that could help me, This positionwill not take up your time nor will you have to use yourown resources for the position.The job does not entail anything stress full, you can dothis while you still continue with your full time job orschool. All you need is to devote about 5 hours of your time in a week in agiven period of time.The payment will be sent to you via regular mail or FedEx.When you get this payment which are for my Art Works, you will cash it at yourbank, deduct 10% of the money for your effort and have the rest wired to me viawestern Union or money gram.Also you need to have a BANK ACCOUNT where check can becleared and most important you need to be HONEST with me, my painting startsfrom $2500USD and above and this contract will last for about 6 months till amfully established in the USA.Kindly let me know if you will be interested in the Job Offer Regards Paul Williams

  45. Samantha says:

    I just received this one and though you would like to know about it (i think its disgusting that they are using soldiers now)

    Hello.‏
    From: American soldier (gerrejoiner@embarqmail.com)
    Sent: December 6, 2008 5:20:11 AM
    To:

    Attention.
    Business Proposal,
    My name is Sgt DAVID DOVER, I am an American soldier.With a very desperate need for assistance,I need you to help me in Business Proposal contact email daviddoover11@hotmail.com
    God Bless You As You Help Out In This Transaction.
    Sgt David Doover.

  46. nicholas sanders says:

    i have been scammed by a person called diana aycock she claims to be from grensborough north carolina and was on a modeling assinment in nigeria and asked me to help her with money so i sent via western union. i was then contact by a mr albert on the telephone number 0023480888605478 that she had been arrested and detained a schipol airport in amsteram and he gave me the telephone number of the lawer he said he had contacted on her behalf which is 0031642777299 and i was asked to post 2500 bail for her realease but by some miracle this was paid and that she could then come to the uk to see me but up until now she still claims to be in amsterdam so i want to know if anybody knows what is the truth have i been scammed

  47. gariell says:

    Samantha
    Thank you so much for you comment and yes it is very despicable. Nothing is sacred among thieves and these low lives will do anything to try and scam honest people.

    Thanks and Cheers
    Gariell

  48. gariell says:

    Nicolas,

    Report this to the authorities ASAP. This is an on going scam and you should cease all further communication with these “people”.

    Gariell

  49. Lorna says:

    WILLIAMS JOHNSON LAW FIRM
    73 Grosvenor Square
    London, W1A 2LQ
    United Kingdom
    TEL: +(44)-704-577-1180

    Dear Friend,
    My name is Barrister Williams Johnson, I am assigned to contact you on behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Atkins Rodham. I wish to notify you that late Atkins Rodham made you beneficiary to his funds. He left the sum of One Million and Two Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds(1,200,000 GBP) to you in an account with a Bank here in london, UK.

    Until his death, he was an accomplished business merchant. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Atkins Rodham died on the 13th day of Feb. 2008 at the age of 80 years, and his Estate is now ready for execution. According to him, this money is to support humanitarian activities and to help the poor, the needy in our society and solve your needs too.

    >From my interaction with him before his death, he intimated me he lost
    >his
    parent at a very tender age. He was then adopted by his relative. However, he was ill treated by his relative and he ran away from home and changed his full name and acquired a new name, Atkin Rodham. He lost contact with his relative and started life afresh in London. He also told me that he shall will his Estate to unknown persons.
    Dear All,

    I got this email today. What is amazing is that I searched and got your contact details which confirms its another scam. We are a Charity that is run 100% by dedicated volunteers and it would be great that we were truely gifted with such funds however this is nothing but a bad joke.

    May those involved understand that what they are doing is not right and change their ways.

    Blessings
    Lorna

    Endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job so that we can proceed further with remittance to you.

    I hope to hear from you in no distant time.

    Yours in Service,
    Williams Johnson

  50. gariell says:

    Lorna

    Sad to say that there are individuals that can think of no other way to better their situation than to steal from others. These are the sorry souls that even God has a hard time with; humans non the less.
    Send the poor souls a prayer but nothing more.
    Gariell

  51. chopseymunter says:

    I seem to have been stupid enough to have fallen for the microsoft scam. I usually pride myself on not being that stupid and delete all such things, however on this occasion i did not. I received the mail saying i had won 500,000 british pounds from a chap called John Irvan and it requested my home address, sex age and e-mail address. i replied to that and received a further e-mail from him giving me contact details fro a courier service that will arrange delivery of my cheque, winners certificate etc. It said i would be responsible for paying the courier service. i mailed the courier service to ask how much this charge was and have not heard anything as yet. I realise now how silly i have been but am concerned as to whether they can do anything with the info i have already received. Please could you advise me on this. Yours apprecialtively-Barbara
    P.s i also called the number for a short period of time. Am i likely to get a phenomonal charge for this?

  52. shavawn says:

    It seems that david smith is now jerry morgan. But they seem to be using the same dead man poor thing.

  53. Roman,, says:

    Hallo Mr.Gabriell(sorry for my english) I am student from Czech Republic,..I got email from Canada lotery where is that I have won 800 000 US dollars and money are at ABSA BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA on acount,,They wont my personal details,,bank details,,can u help me??what is it,,is that true??or cheat..I think so,,is going about 2 persons Mike Powel and Ken Hillman whose are figure in this buisness..Thank you wery much for your help Mr.Gabriell..

  54. gariell says:

    Roman

    Don’t fall for this. It is a scam. Why would a Canadian Lottery deposit money in a south African bank? Did you buy a ticket? No, well how can you win. I repeat, it is a scam.

    Gariell

  55. Lolita says:

    Recibi un correo que me ponga en contacto con el señor Ken Hillman al correo kenhillman@absa-foreigndept.com para hacer efectivo un deposito que me hizo la Canada Lottery me dan un telefono 27842820804

    los comentarios que lei anteriormente me hicieron dudar..

    que puedo hacer al respecto…

    saludos

  56. max says:

    There ahould be a way that we could contact the banks to start with and have them put on their web site that they don’t charge upfront fees to offshore clients. This would be a help especially in Nigeria -whar do others think?
    cheers max

  57. cristina says:

    Here it goes another one I just recieved:

    ATTN: Winner,

    I am in receipt of your recent email regarding the claim of the just concluded Camelot Group Operator Of The United Kingdom National Lottery Email Online Promotion.Your application for claim of lottery winning prize is under process and full settlement will be made upon certification of your details.

    Be informed that we are in possession of your prize-winner certificate which will be sent to the financial institution to effect your payment when you have completed the form below and return it to us within 48 hrs of this email.

    Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate information in the spaces provided in the Claim Form to facilitate our immediate processing of your prize claim. Your funds have since been deposited with a Finance Company in The United Kingdomfor settlement of your winning. Once we receive the requested information, your claims file will be sent to the Firm for your settlement.. Please, you are advised to send along the filled form.

    THE BENEFICIARY/OWNER OF THE WINNING EMAIL OF THE FUNDS SHOULD COMPLETE THIS CLAIMS FORM.

    1.FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY:
    2.RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
    3.DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
    4.PHONE/FAX NUMBERS:
    5.AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN:
    6.SEX:
    7.OCCUPATION:
    8.MARITAL STATUS:
    9.NATIONALITY:
    10.REF NUMBER AND BATCH NUMBER: 12/25/0304
    11. AMOUNT WON:

    DECLARATION
    I (……………………………………) HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE, AND IN CASE OF ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM MY TOTAL WINNINGS.

    Once again Congratulations and remember to keep your winning information strictly confidential until your prize has been remitted to you in what ever way you deem fit.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Dr. Wrigth Smith,
    UK National Lottery Board
    http://www.national-lottery.co.uk
    Telephone: +44-703-595-2580

    Confidential and/ or privileged information may be contained in thise-mail and any attachments transmitted with it (‘Message’). If you are not the addressee indicated in this Message (or responsible for delivery of this Message to such person),you are hereby notified thatany dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this Message orany part there of is prohibited. Please delete this Message if received in error and advise the sender by return e-mail. Opinions, conclusionsand other information in this Message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by this company.

  58. cristina says:

    Unit 1 Quayside Lodge
    William Morris Way
    London
    SW6 2UZ
    ————————————————————————–
    Office Hours: 24 hours Courier Services
    Office Phone Numbers: +447031986659 or +447024045510

    WELCOME TO THE BCCP COURIER COMPANY.

    Customer,

    You are hereby required to proceed to the nearest Western Union Money Transfer facility and make the payment of 510 Pounds for the delivery of your award funds to you.

    You are to make the payment of 510 pounds in any Western Union office with the details of our account officer informations below:

    RECEIVERS NAME: WINIFRED COURAGE.

    RECEIVERS ADDRESS: 1 QUAYSIDE LODGE WILLAIM MOORIS WAY,
    LONDON UNITED KINGDOM.

    After making the payment, you are to send us the below informations in the payment receipt so that we can confirm your payment and dispatch your parcel to you.

    SENDERS NAME:
    RECEIVERS NAME:
    AMOUNT SENT:
    MTCN:

    NOTE: YOU ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO SCAN AND ATTACHED THE PAYMENT RECEIPT TO US VIA EMAIL.

    ONCE YOU PAY THE DELIVERY FEES, WE WILL DELIVERY YOUR AWARD FUNDS TO YOU AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF WINNERS AS FUNDS RECEIVED BY WINNER.

    We await your payment informations.

    Helen Johnson
    Bccp Courier Company.

  59. cristina says:

    To all: above the Hyundai Prize scam part 3 email and even if you want to give up, they came after you by phone, saying you must pay the courier.
    Don’t fall for it!

  60. rebecca says:

    Has anyone seen the below that was sent to a family member of mine?

    RE: Mrs. Adara Dahab Baraka’s Estate
    >
    > Thanks for you call I appreciate your effort very much.
    > My client ( Mrs. Adara Dahab Baraka ), told me of her intention to leave
    > her entire estate to you. My client is in a very bad shape so we need to
    > act fast.I do not know her reasons but I am in no position to question her
    > authority,I have to respect her decision.
    >
    > I must say here that you must have a credible profile to gain favor from
    > Mrs Adara Dahab Baraka. All my service days to her, I have never seen her
    > have so much belief in a person looking at all the life experiences which
    > she has gone through.
    >
    > It is obvious that her health is failing her and the decision to will her
    > wealth to you, I think is the best option looking at the lots of suffering
    > across the globe and all over the world that needs urgent help.
    >
    > Her health condition this afternoon is not encouraging. I doubt if she will
    > survive the sickness.
    >
    > She told me her decision to put you in charge of her funds and her proposed
    > charity works.
    > All I can say to you is to try your best to respect her wishes and NOT
    > deviate from the purpose of the funds when they get to you.
    >
    > Attached to this message is the license of my honorable office.
    >
    > Firstly, I need to establish a relationship between you and my chamber.
    > Attached to this letter is a legal representation form. Scan , fill and
    > return back as soon as possible by email.
    >
    > This will help me apply for to the bank for fund release.
    >
    >
    >
    > Best Regards,
    >
    > Barr. Yahya Othman.

  61. gariell says:

    Rebecca

    Just another scam, probably from our friends in Nigeria

    Gariell

  62. Bobby says:

    pls find below the e-mail I received from investigation@fbi.gov. I strongly belive it is scam/fraud. Pls take necessary action against them.

    FBI ALERTMonday, 18 May, 2009 4:04 PM
    From: “U.S. Dept. of Justice.” Add sender to ContactsTo: undisclosed-recipients
    Counterterrorism and Anti-Fraud Division
    FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
    Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
    Date: 18/05/2009,
    Website: http://www.fbi.gov

    Fund Beneficiary,

    We are writing in alliance with the report through the Security Unit from London, U.K, with regard to a case that is related to your Winning Fund which was abandoned in the UK Bank by you as a result of false fully demand of undue endless fees which they say will help you get your fund.

    This report further leads that your abandoned Fund was claimed by an unknown person with the help of an insider within the Bank who is presently in, but your Winning Fund had already been transferred to Africa by these imposters. To help you protect your right and a fight against FRAUD, we have already before now sent our delegates who already has made their trip to Africa to apprehend these imposters.

    The information reaching us today through our delegates sent to Africa has confirmed and apprehended the Fraudsters who took charge of your fund at the expense of your ignorance and had it sent to GHANA are now today in custody with the Mampong Divisional Police Commander of Ghana (Mr Edward Oduro Kwateng).

    Order as just been passed to The Ghanaian Mampong Police Divisional Head Quarters that the Fraudsters’ be released to the United Kingdom for due Justice along with the Bank insider who helped them with the Transfer of your fund to Africa. It was also confirmed through interrogation from the Fraudsters in detention that there are still some colleague of theirs in Nigeria, whom you are dealing with and are gradually demanding money from you. You have to STOP with every one of them! STOP. We advise you apprehend all of them for they are pest to the society and to the WORLD at large.

    During the process of investigation in Ghana through our delegates from the United States, we have Ordered the Ghanaian Monetary Body (GMB) to also carry out due investigation to help us detect how much is left of your fund with the Fraudsters so as to aid us through the recovery process without leaving any of your fund behind. So, you are expected to contact us if you have been contacted by the (GMB) for us to know if your fund has been paid to you or not.

    We also need your response in other to guide you through the right office you are to go through concerning the redemption process of your fund, which must be through Mampong Divisional Police Commander of Ghana (Mr Edward Oduro Kwateng) to help you get your fund that has been recovered.

    Sincerely,
    Michael J. Heimbach
    Assistant Director
    Counterterrorism & Anti-Fraud Division.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Accessibility | eRulemaking | Freedom of Information Act/Privacy | Legal Notices | Legal Policies and Disclaimers | Links
    Privacy Policy | USA.gov | White House
    FBI.gov is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice.

  63. gariell says:

    Bobby,

    Sure fire bottom feeder scam. I don’t think the real F.B.I. would be dumb enough to sent an email like this. It has been reported the the actual F.B.I. who are always glad to receive fraudlent emails.
    Thanks for your input

    Gariell

  64. Anonymous says:

    From: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:25:00 PM
    Subject: NOTICE

    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
    FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING935
    PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
    NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
    NOTIFICATION! NOTIFICATION!! NOTIFICATION!!!
    This is an official advice from the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI). It has come to our notice that some certain individuals have used your name as the beneficiary of funds worth Millions of United States Dollars from abroad. These individuals with their collaborating banks knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from any part of the world to your account, used what we know as a Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) as well as the ATM card system to pay this fund which has not been completed till this day.
    Direct transfers are difficult and Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) are not made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities and we ask why must your payment be made in secret transfer if your transaction is legitimate.We do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your account, so it is our duty as an International Commission to correct these little problems before this fund is credited into your personal account.
    However, due to the increased difficulty and security by the American authorities when funds come from outside of America and Europe. The F.B.I Bank Commission for Europe has stopped your transfer. We govern and oversee funds transfer for the World Bank and the rest of the world. We advice you to contact us immediately, as the funds have been stopped and are being held in our custody, until you are able to provide us with a Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) document within 3 days from the Country that authorized the transfer from where the funds was transferred from to certify that the funds that you are about to receive are terrorist/drug free or we shall have cause to impound the payment and subsequent prosecution. We shall release the funds immediately we receive this legal document and make sure that you get your payment without any further delay.
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    We decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the amount involved. Be informed that the funds are now with a top bank in the United State in your name and under the monitoring/custody of the FBI.
    At the moment, we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we instruct them to do so, this is to enable us carry out a comprehensive investigations first before releasing the fund to you. Hence, you are to forward the document to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you do not have it, let us know so that we will direct you where to obtain the document and send to us. Thereafter, we will ask the bank holding the funds, to go ahead and credit your account immediately. FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests, and in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.
    This Condition Is Valid until after 30 days upon receipt of this notice, thereafter we shall take actions on canceling the payment and then charge you for illegally moving funds out of the country under the
    jurisdiction of the United Nations.
    GUARANTEE: Funds will be released on confirmation of the
    document.
    ————————————————————————-
    Final Instruction;
    1. Credit payment instruction: Irrevocable credit guarantee.
    2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.
    3. Beneficiaries bank in U.S.A. can only release funds.
    4. Upon confirmation from the World Bank / United nations.
    5. Bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request.
    ————————————————————————-
    NOTE: We have asked for the Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) document to ensure the most complete and up-to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Documents to us, we will charge you and take appropriate action against you for not proving the legality of the funds. The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review.
    The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division processes these requests to check illegal activities in USA and beyond. An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country or receive funds from another country, i.e. Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history Background, etc.) We look forward to hearing from you. Be rest assured that your individual rights will be protected, while we ensure that you receive your funds. We are sorry for what you have gone through and we want to provide justice.
    Yours Sincerely
    FBI Director
    Robert S. Mueller, III

  65. Anonymous says:

    From: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
    Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:36:46 AM
    Subject: INSTRUCTIONAL PAYMENT ORDER (IPO)

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
    CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: CBN HOUSE TINUBU SQUARE,
    ELEKE CRESCENT-VICTORIA ISLAND,
    MARINA LAGOS NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA.
    P.O. BOX 55037 FALOMO IKOYI,MARINA LAGOS.
    TEL: +234 803 5526556
    EMAIL: proff_charlesng@yahoo.cn

    SUBJECT: INSTRUCTIONAL PAYMENT ORDER (IPO)
    DATE:27/05/2009.

    ATTENTION:FUNDS BENEFICIARY.

    THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE PAYMENT HAVE SUMMONED URGENT ATTENTION TO THE RELEASE OF THE ENTIRE FOREIGN PAYMENTS AND YOUR NAME IS NEXT ON THE LIST OF FOREIGN BENEFICIARIES THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED TO RECEIVE THEIR INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUNDS VIA KEY TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (KTT) DIRECT TO YOUR ACCOUNT FROM THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA OR ANY OF OUR CORRESPONDENT PAYMENT BANKS WORLDWIDE.MEANWHILE, MAY I INFORM YOU THAT A WOMAN CAME TO MY OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION, CLAIMING TO BE YOUR EPRESENTATIVE. HERE ARE HER INFORMATIONS FOR YOU TO CONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE IF THIS WOMAN IS TRULY FROM YOU OR NOT SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING TO A WRONG ACCOUNT.

    CLAIMS NAME: MRS.JANET WHITE.
    ACCOUNT NAME: MRS.JANET WHITE.
    BANK NAME: HSBC BANK USA.
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 5038094286.

    YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILL AND SEND YOUR INFORMATIONS AS STATED BELLOW TO ENABLE US ASCERTAIN THE TRUE NATURE OF YOUR PAYMENT VALUED US$7.5M (SEVEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) AND ALSO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS REMITTED INTO ANY OF YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT.INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOU IS AS FOLLOWS:

    (A) YOUR PERSONAL DATA
    1. YOUR NAMES:…………………….
    2. YOUR FULL ADDRESS:………………
    3. YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:………..
    4. FAX:…………………………..
    5. AGE:…………………………..
    6. SEX:…………………………..
    7. YOUR OCCUPATION:………………..
    8. ANY COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION:….

    (B) YOUR BANK DETAILS
    1) BANK NAME:……………………..
    2)BANK ADDRESS:……………………
    3)ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY NAME:…………
    4)ACCOUNT NUMBER:………………….
    5)SWIFT CODE:……………………..
    6) ROUTING NUMBERS:………………..

    AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THESE INFORMATIONS FROM YOU, WE SHALL COMMENCE WITH ALL NECESSARY PROCEDURES IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN THE NATURE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND REMIT THE MONEY INTO ANY OF YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT.THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF), THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE DIRECTORS CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUNDS HAS APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS REPUTABLE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE/FOREIGN OPERATIONS,TO HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUNDS IN THIS FISCAL YEAR 2008 SO TO SAY FOR YOUR INTEREST, YOU ARE ADVISED TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER OFFICE OR BANKS YOU HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH IN THE PAST.HOWEVER, WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MRS. JANET WHITE, IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT SEVEN WORKING DAYS FROM TODAY.FOR MORE INQUIRIES ON THIS DEVELOPMENT, CALL ME ON TEL: +234 803 5526556.

    YOURS IN SERVICE,
    PROFESSOR CHARLES.C.SOLUDO
    EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA(CBN)

  66. Anonymous says:

    From: Central Bank of Nigeria
    Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:47:01 AM
    Subject: Re:To whom it may concern

    STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

    I am Hon Dr James Okuku, House Committee Chairman Budget and Appropriation,House of Representatives in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria. I decided to contact you because of the prevailing security report reaching my office and the intense nature of polity in Nigeria.

    Security report reaching me reveals that some top officials within the Nation Civil Service ploy to resend initial agreement / documentation you have with my government. From what I learnt they indicated they contacted you to ship/transfer some funds on an agreed sharing ratio and you have send funds repeatedly to Nigeria to secure this “WHITE ELEPHANT” payment
    with no avail.

    The worse still; they have involved a Canadian firm, which they feel more comfortable dealing with in other to cut you off.

    As it is I don’t know exactly what to believe but I simply want to help you get this money and make sure you get paid as they will be requesting you to send more and more money in other to use it to finance this change and make you believe they are working for your interest. We are tired of this kind of cases and as such I want to help you by making sure you and only you get paid and it is left for you to compensate them if you want.

    I am telling you this for your own interest so that you don’t get deceived. They confirmed you spent some money too but you really pissed them off and they don’t want to work with you any more. I am sure this will surprise you. I felt concerned that is why I went this far in
    contacting you and I hope, you will understand and keep this confidential.

    What I simply want you to do is to first be strong about this by pretending you don’t know what is going on. I assure you with me you will get paid. To show you how important this is I had to type this letter to you personally so that no one reads it.

    I am ready to help you and without me they will simply use you because your file has being confiscated due to this development. I want to hear your side of the story before I move on as I have basic things you need to get this fund ASAP on every confidential level. Feel free to call me on Tel:234 8020710658 anytime or email.ditelexdeptcbn@gmail.com

    I have been approached by this firm to schedule a meeting with the Budget and Appropriation Unit of the House of representatives as a matter of National Security since he is the only one who can approve such a change,Help us fight Corruption in Nigeria and uplift our dented image internationally.

    Regards,

    Hon Dr James Okuku
    House Committee Chairman Budget and Appropriation
    House of Representatives

  67. Anonymous says:

    From: Lt. Col. William Bill Russell
    To: fortyfour_adam_44@yahoo.com
    Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 8:48:19 PM
    Subject: Greetings From:Lt. Col. William Bill Russell

    Hello Valuable Reader,

    My name is Lt.Col. William Bill Russell, of the US Military (MARINE)
    here in Ba’qubah in Iraq, and a citizen of the United States of America.
    Iraq. We are always targets of various attacks insurgents everyday and
    car bombs. When will this war end? No one can tell and that is why I am
    contacting you and I hope I can confide in you?

    We (Soldiers) managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family
    in 2003. The total amount is US$25Million in cash, mostly 100 dollar
    bills, this money has been kept somewhere outside Baghdad for sometime
    but with the speculated troop withdrawal by President BARRACK OBAMA, we
    are afraid that the money will be discover. Hence, we want to move this
    money to you for safe keeping and investment purpose pending when our
    assignment here is over.

    You can visit this weblink to read about events that took place
    :news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

    we are ready to compensate you with good percentage (20%) of the funds,
    No strings attached, just for you to help us move the money out of Iraq.
    Iraq is a war zone, so we plan on using Bank to Bank transfer or
    diplomatic means in shipping the money out as military cargo using
    diplomatic immunity.

    If you are interested, I will send you the full details, my job is to
    find a good partner that we can trust and assist us to invest the funds
    into some lucrative investments. Can
    I trust you? But I can assure you the whole process is simple and we
    need you to make it as a confidential matter.

    I am giving you all the trust and I believe that with the help of God,
    we will successfully transfer this money out of Iraq. Also I am
    optimistic of meeting with you soonest to
    solidify our relationship

    Please do not disclose this deal to anybody as to protect my duty with
    the US Marine; we must keep a low profile at all times. More details as
    regard the transfer I will get
    across to you as soon as I hear from you.

    I look forward to your reply and co-operation.

    Regards,

    Lt. Col. William Bill Russell

  68. Anna says:

    Hi, I received an identical email concerning Mrs. Adara Dahab Baraka’s estate and she contacted me through Tagged.com plus her so called attorney. I’m thankful I haven’t responded to the last email I found it very fishy, I have been winning so called lotery’s and would have been multi multi miljonaire. Once they asked for money and I told them I couldn’t pay the so called levy I never heard from them again nor does the email addresses exist anymore.
    Regards Anna

  69. Anonymous says:

    Mrs Adara Dahab Baraka Charity Project

    My client (Mrs Adara Dahab Baraka ), told me of her intention to leave her entire estate to you. My client is in a very bad shape so we need to act fast.I do not know her reasons but I am in no position to question her authority,I have to respect her decision.

    I must say here that you must have a credible profile to gain favor from Mrs Adara Dahab Baraka . All my service days to her, I have never seen her have so much belief in a person looking at all the life experiences which she has gone through.

    It is obvious that her health is failing her and the decision to will her wealth to you, I think is the best option looking at the lots of suffering across the globe and all over the world that needs urgent help.

    Her health condition this afternoon is not encouraging. I doubt if she will survive the sickness.

    She told me her decision to put you in charge of her funds and her proposed charity works.
    All I can say to you is to try your best to respect her wishes and NOT deviate from the purpose of the funds when they get to you.

    Attached to this message is the license of my honorable office.

    Firstly, I need to establish a relationship between you and my chamber.
    Attached to this letter is a legal representation form. Scan , fill and return back as soon as possible by email.

    This will help me apply for to the bank for fund release.

    Please confirm receipt of this mail and let me know if you can understand English

    Best Regards,

    Barr. Yahya Othman.

  70. Javier says:

    Just received this email:

    ——– Mensaje original ——–
    Asunto: Attn : Beneficiary: GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR UNPAID FUND!!!
    Fecha: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:58:21 -0400 (EDT)
    De: Zenith Bank Plc
    Responder a: tundeoni@zenithbankservice.com

    Attn : Beneficiary,

    I have received instructions to remit your funds to you immediately,but
    without wasting time, I want you to know that the easiest and fastest way
    for you to receive your funds is to open an ON-LINE/DOMICILIARY BANK
    ACCOUNT with our corresponding bank here in Nigeria which is Zenith Bank
    Plc.

    I want you to know that an ON-LINE BANK ACCOUNT will be activated in your
    name here in Nigeria and the funds will be deposited in this account.
    After this process, you will have access to your account here and
    information’s will be given to you on how to make direct on-line/wire
    transfers by your self into any account of your choice in any where on
    this earth. Is that not great?All I need is your full name, contact
    address, company’s name,occupation, telephone and fax numbers with a
    scanned copy of your identity. Provide a valid phone number for we shall
    call you.

    We await your response as soon as possible.

    Mr. Babatunde Oni
    Foreign Operations Manager
    Zenith Bank Plc
    +234-1-820-7165

  71. gariell says:

    Janvier,

    Thanks for your example and rest assured that it will not go unnoticed. The site is gathering momentum and hundreds of thousands of readers are now visiting the site. This is all thanks to examples like yours. The bottom feeders are starting to feel the pressure and we plan to open up more sites dealing with the subject.

    Smiles Janvier

  72. Rory Howe says:

    I get 20 to 30 scam email each day, I use incredimail to download my email and I use it to block and bounce the scam email

  73. I got an email from a friend of mine – someone had apparently stolen her email address + all her contacts and wrote in her name – that she was stuck in the UK, robbed, they took everything of hers and now she needed $1,800 as soon as possible to pay her hotel bill and leave the country. I wrote a friend in the UK who called the place where they wanted the money sent – a hotel of some sort. She wasn’t registered. Then I called her local cellphone and she answered. She can’t get into her email any longer. But she’s fine and well and hadn’t been robbed or even in the UK. Because they used her real name and email, I almost fell for it.

  74. gariell says:

    Jerusalemgypsy

    What a name! No pun intended. Be proud that you spotted the fraud. These types of schemes are not always easy to spot, but you did and many thanks from our readers.

    Cheers
    Gariell

  75. john daniels says:

    some one sent me a email that i was in the late Engr. Jargen kraggers will for the sum of $30,ioo.ooo.o0. whoo is this???. and what is this all about? can you tell me.

  76. FFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
    FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
    COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
    (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
    44 GARRICK LANE F.C.T ABUJA

    Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
    Your Ref.

    This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract/
    inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your payment is
    because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of
    your contract/inheritance payment. Secondly, we have been informed that you
    are still dealing with the none officials in the bank all your attempts to
    secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advise you that such an
    illegal act like this have to stop if you wish to receive your payment since
    we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have
    arranged your payment through our swift card payment center Asia pacific,
    that’s latest instruction from the new president,Alhaji Umar Musa Yaradua
    federal republic of Nigeria.

    This card center will send you an atm card which you will use to withdraw
    your money in any atm machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is
    ten thousand,five hundred United States dollars per day. So if you like to
    receive your funds in this way please let us know by contacting the atm
    payment department director and also send the following information as listed
    below.
    1. Full name
    2. Full Postal address (Not P.O.BOX)
    3. phone
    4. Your age
    5. Gender
    6. Occupation
    7. Country
    However, kindly find below the contact person
    Dr.Larry Jefferson
    Integrated payment department
    Email: senateatm26@yahoo.com.hk
    Phone: +234-703-366-4078

    The atm card payment center has been mandated to issue out $1,500,000.00 as
    part payment for this fiscal year 2009. Also your information, you have to
    stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s)to avoid
    any hitch in receiving your payment. Note that because of impostors,we hereby
    issue you our code of conduct, which is (ATM-822) so you have to indicate
    this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
    Congratulations!

    Mrs Bianca Larkins
    (HOUSE CO-ORDINATOR)

  77. Fred West says:

    I receive on average 1.46 of such scams every week from West Africa and mostly from Nigeria.

    The reason why so many in the UK are fooled but such scams is because a. they have been indoctrinated since stating school by the UK Liberal Elite “thought police” to believe that the distrust of a West Africa is nothing short of being a racist – a form of Adolf Hilter, and that only the evil white man is capable of such crimes. Just look at the UK immigration policy since year 2000 if you do not believe me on this issue!
    b. they could never have travlled to a place like Nigeria to work and as such have no idea what one big hell hole it is of total corruption, full of crooks that has no hope of redemption for a century or more.

  78. tHIS MASN VINCENT CHENG IS A SCAMMER, I HAVE BEING CHEATED BY HIM AND THOMAS HIGGINS OF THE NATWEST BANK.

    IF YOU HAE SO MANY REPORTS ABOUT THIS SCAMMER,HOW COULDNT YOU GET HIM A SO FAR.
    I WILL APRECIATE YOUR COMMNENTS ANDWHAT TO DO ABOUT
    THANK YOU

  79. wHAT SHOULD i DO ABOUT THIS VICENT CHENG AND THOMAS HIGGINS?
    THANK YOU

  80. gariell says:

    Maria Isabel,

    These thieves change email addresses and phone numbers all the time and are very hard to trace. We and many others try to report as many as possible, not very easy. What is important is that people should be aware.

    Cheers

  81. Fred says:

    I am a financial adviser whose company is based in New York, USA. For the protection of my clents, I will not say my company’s name and “Fred” is not my real name.

    Here is some free advice: As a general rule of thumb, if an email arrives in your inbox and it promises wealth and riches and it comes from a yahoo or a gmail or some other generic email provider that anyone can create, chances are it’s a scam.

    This rule of thumb is NOT 100% air-tight with no exceptions. There do exist a small number of people who are legitimate service providers or investors who use generic email address that are not attached to a legally recognized company’s email extension.

    However, it is a basic guide line for those who wish to protect themselves from scammers in the uncertain waters of the Internet.

    Rule: Email = fre@yahoo.com + offer to pay you money (or request for your money) = SCAM (MOST LIKELY).

    Thanks for your attention to this post and good luck out there.

    -“Fred”

  82. gariell says:

    “Fred”
    Yes this is an indication of a scam and thanks for schring.

    Cheers

  83. I get a email all the time that my account is blocked – I dod not why the follwing URL does not work properly. I do not know what to do.

    http://www.libertyreserve.com/en/customer/unblock.aspx?
    id=4781028172&s=HF30B23N4237&verify=1&action=unblock

    If I can be helped in some way I will be very grateful.

  84. gariell says:

    Hermann,

    You are lucky that the site is blocked. It is a spoofed site and a way that scammers use to steal your identity. Read about these Phishing site in the Protect yourself against scams section and numerous other examples are available in the category “Phishing and spoofing”

    Cheers

  85. Anonymous says:

    i respect the decision of lady adara dahab baraka .she is no more.many blessings to her. the charity fund are expired. a persone name anna and the bank director had done great job to not fullfill the dreams of mrs adara baraka. she is seeing every thigs.no one will stay in peace who had steal the charity fund.lady had told to use the money with poor childrens and persons surffering from cancer.

  86. david bock says:

    our legal department is try to contact you as webmaster of this strange blog site due there is our name involve without any logical reason or proof.
    considering it is just only blog and not website please indicate me person in charge. it is urgently!!!

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  87. Eric says:

    This is the base site for a PTR scheme aka fraud.
    Fraud ? Yes, you pay $20 to get pay out preference and of course despite their “guarantees” no pay outs.
    They also run several other PTR sites as well.
    Don’t try to contact them, no one ever answers . . . .
    Be warned most PTR’s are pure fraud, and those (very) few that do pay out make payments that are not worth the time involved.

  88. amita nundoo says:

    i have the proof that mrs adara baraka before her death had put all her charity in the name of one person. the barister othman is no more .the bank manager and one named anna was doing a greatdealing to keep all the money of mrs adara baraka.they had already steal all.thanks.

  89. anand jugessur says:

    sorry to inform that Mrs Adara Dahab Baraka was a very kind person.she had dream to built a cancer hospital for poor people.she had left us on 25 \69.every one in this reporting are trying to scams all her dreams.if sombody who ireally love this women are also nomore.the bariste othman had done all the possibility to transfer all the money from the bank.but unforfunately he also no more.someone name anna had call me to give the will which adara baraka had done. i did not accept her.i sincerly promise mrs adara for doing my best to built a hospital.when i call the bank, the bank manager had try to not give anything.i promise which people are trying to steal all the money not too many days. they must refund all with interest.i had already prepare all the documents to give the will in the name of UNIEF.and dont forget even 1 pounce whow had steal will have diease of cancer like mrs Adara baraka.thanks i hope u overtheir had understand every things.

  90. olle says:

    Hi! Here is a new one in poorly Swedish

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  91. Anonymous says:

    no news , from nigerian bank.the project of adara baraka is remaining a word. their had been no justice on behalf of malasian government.all projet are vanish in the sky.sorry to tell their is no justice on earth. thanks a lots for not telling rubish about mrs adara dahad daraka.
    .

  92. help pls..naloko po aq kahapon dq po alam kung onu q mkukuha ulit ung pera q

  93. Realist says:

    Hello there. I had received several of these so called “unclaimed lottery winnings” scam letters as well. There was even one from an entity called “international Lottery Foundation” which claimed my email was chosen at random and won $US10million. They wanted me to release my confidential information and a processing fee to transfer the winnings to a bank of my choice. They even had so called “past winner’s photos” to back their claims. As a computer expert I was onto their scam almost instantly. The “past winner’s photos” were cut and paste with Photoshop or other video and media software programs. The so called winning numbers did not match nor the dates of the drawings. These are just scammers searching and baiting potential victims to get money. Don’t fall for these traps.
    Real lottery winners are contacted through official channels where you will have the option of verifying and checking the source.

  94. PenPAL says:

    An inheritance scam is being done by Michael Ansah from Ghana, Africa. He is a real person with a Facebook page as Michael Ansah Lartey. Do not believe one word this person says to you in the name of God.

  95. I have been scammed 3 times recently. If I had taken the time to look at other sites and had found this one, I could have been better informed. Part of the problem I had with one scam was that this person claimed to contact the FBI here, and when I did, there was someone there who “verified” the information. Come to find out, this was an agent trying to earn money on the side, and was being paid by the scammers to use his name and BADGE NUMBER! Dumbass couldn’t understand that just because he helps prosecute fraud doesn’t mean that HE can’t be ONE OF THE ONES PROSECUTED?? Yahoo has been circulating my email address internationally. This has been my major problem. I’ve changed my email address 6 times, and now I just refuse to use them anymore. They are being paid to give out member’s email addresses. So, often these scams are much deeper than people realize. No matter how you try and keep your information safe, there are those who are willing to sell information–those people we think we can trust. DC in Michigan

  96. First I just want to say this blog is excellent and comes recommended I read a wide variety of Bulk Email Scams and hate to hear they STILL WORK on lots of unsuspecting people, here a non profit site setup to help consumers http://www.bulkemailscams.com

  97. Anonymous says:

    hey guys
    i received an SMS today from a number +27796563860 and it quote “congratulations you won R100000000. your number was selected amoung the lucky winners of the chevron world wide UK international South African lottory bonanza.
    ticket no:0404
    Batch no: 7777
    contact our fiduciary claim agent on this number (0796563860) to claim your prize contact Mr Mike Nkosi. or email chevronpaymentdept@gmail.com. T&C apply.” i called this mike person and he told me that they were apart of Vodacom and my number had been randomly selected and then he told me it was a government thing. he said that i must email my full neme and surname, ticket and batch number plus maximum percentage and that the money would be in my account in 2hrs (YA RIGHT!!!!) LOL. they said my first option is to come to the jhb offices or i can purchase a R1110 vodacom call time (pay as you go voucher) and SMS the voucher number to them and they will put the money in my account in 2hrs. This is a scam, obviously they will use the R1110 airtime! just thought id let you guys know.

  98. UK Residence says:

    NETMOVERS – A UK scam organisation purporting to help (low income/unemployed/homeless) people find accommodation is NETMOVERS. They are on most, if not all, property websites. They place false descriptions of properties on the websites. They ask a payment up front of £30 (or more) where you give them your card details and then they say that they will find you accommodation in the areas that you specify. They make one telephone call, if you are lucky two, to you stating that they are looking for accommodation on your behalf for a duration. The duration is not fully stipulated until you receive an email of their Terms & Conditions. The duration of two months is not relayed to you until after you have paid and then you receive a scant email of a Terms & Conditions which is weighted in their favour only. It is a ploy to ‘register’ with them and for them to renege on the agreement that they send to you AFTER they have received your money. Do NOT give your money away to this company.

    There are other organisations that can help you with finding accommodation without paying a ‘registration fee’.

  99. Karanja lawrence says:

    Need to send copy do c of the scam&fraud. Give the add

  100. Joanna says:

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – WILLIAM JONES LOAN LENDER (willamjones.loanlenders@gmail.com / willamjones.loanlenders@gmail.com )
    I have applied the Loan from this firm since Oct 2011, I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, Mr. William Jones will keep giving me empty promises and swearing, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts.
    He is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company.
    I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

    Mr. ONUWA IKENNA
    Mr. IDIALU MOSES
    Mr. WILLIAM JONES
    PLOT 22 COOK ROAD EDO STATE OF NIGERIA WEST AFRICA
    Phone Number: +234-805-560-6401

  101. Joanna says:

    SCAM BY CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM
    I had applied loan with CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM, phone number-+447024041358, and address-Holy Trinity Monastery, St.Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8LF. London, united kingdom. since May 2011, the Loan have so many hidden fees to be pay. I had spend more than usd8,000.00 but my loan still not able to be released and the company keep asking me for fees until today.
    Regretted for trusting the Idiot Priest and the two Bastard.
    REV .FR. MATINS BRUCE ========C.E.O
    WILLIAMS DAVIDSON========ASST C.E.O
    BRUCE PARKERSON =======M.D
    I hope you be aware of this company and be scam off and ripped off by them.

  102. Joanna says:

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – BISHOP FREDRICK PETERSON (fredrickpeterson.loanfirm@gmail.com)
    WARNING – please be careful with the below Loan lender .
    Mr. Fredrick Peterson
    PAROUMOUNT LOAN INVESTMENT,
    15,OYOMON UROMMI EDO STATE.
    08084174789
    phone number is +2348153295585.
    Home Address : 15 Palm Garden Avenue Plot 101 Itaba Road Edo State.
    Bishop Fredrick Peterson from Saint Benedit Church of God, Adekenle Ajacent Road, Uromi Edo State, Nigeria.

    The below is the Union Bank Accountant info.
    Mr Barda Francis
    Accountant/Transfer Director
    Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc. 125.Sapele Road, EKPOMA-City, KOGI State. Nigeria.

    I have applied the Loan from this firm since September 2011, I being assure that The Company Does Not Require me to pay any fees apart from The Registration Fee of usd155.00, from then on I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. Both of them is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company. I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

  103. Anonymous says:

    These reports forwarded to Scotland Yard. You need to file a criminal report with the Belgravia Police Station in London. You will never see your money again.

  104. Joanna - Malaysia says:

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – WILLIAM JONES LOAN LENDER (willamjones.loanlenders@gmail.com)
    I have applied the Loan from this firm since Oct 2011, I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, Mr. William Jones will keep giving me empty promises and swearing, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. He is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company.
    I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

    Mr. WILLIAM JONES
    Mr. ONUWA IKENNA
    Mr. IDIALU MOSES
    PLOT 22 COOK ROAD EDO STATE OF NIGERIA WEST AFRICA
    Phone Number:+234-805-560-6401

  105. Joanna - Malaysia says:

    SCAM OFF BY CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM
    I had applied loan with CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM, phone number-+447024041358, and address-Holy Trinity Monastery, St.Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8LF. London, united kingdom. since May 2011, the Loan have so many hidden fees to be pay. I had spend more than usd8,900.00 but my loan still not able to be released and the company keep asking me for fees until today.
    Regretted for trusting the Idiot Priest and the three Bastard.
    REV .FR. MATINS BRUCE ========C.E.O
    WILLIAMS DAVIDSON========ASST C.E.O
    BRUCE PARKERSON =======M.D
    SANDRA DAVIDSON sandrad187@gmail.com
    I hope you be aware of this company and be scam off and ripped off by them.

  106. Joanna - Malaysia says:

    SCAM OFF BADLY by Loan Lender – BISHOP FREDRICK PETERSON (fredrickpeterson.loanfirm@gmail.com)
    Mr. Fredrick Peterson
    PAROUMOUNT LOAN INVESTMENT,
    15,OYOMON UROMMI EDO STATE.
    08084174789
    phone number is +2348153295585.
    Home Address : 15 Palm Garden Avenue Plot 101 Itaba Road Edo State.
    Bishop Fredrick Peterson from Saint Benedit Church of God, Adekenle Ajacent Road, Uromi Edo State, Nigeria.

    The below is the Bank Accountant info.
    Mr Barda Francis – Union Bank, Accountant/Transfer Director
    Address – 125.Sapele Road, EKPOMA-City, KOGI State. Nigeria.
    Mr. David Brown – Bank Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Nigeria.
    Solomon Campbell the accountant

    I have applied the Loan from this firm since September 2011, I being assure that The Company Does Not Require me to pay any fees apart from The Registration Fee of usd155.00, from then on I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. Both of them is a real scammer, I lost $5,500 usd to this Company. I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

  107. tosyn says:

    is +221775914329 a number from senegal? the_royalbankofscotlandgroup@yahoo.co.uk does this email connets to the royal bank of scotland? Is there any mr paul leeds working with royal bank of scotland transfer department? Is there any lawyer named barrister williams amingo in senegal?

  108. Anonymous says:

    @tosyn — desist immediately. It is a scammer. The email is bogus.

  109. Grace says:

    SCAM OFFER, FROM $50,000 to 80million dollars,HE IS A SCAM HE IS ONE OF THOSE NIGERIAN SCAMMERS.PLEASE RUN FROM HIM

    DO you need a personal loan. The name of this company is Trust Wood Loan Private Lenders, We offer loans at 3% low rates and we offer any amount ranging from $50,000 to 80million dollars.Please to start up an application kindly fill the below;

    Full Name:
    Amount of Loan Needed:
    Loan Duration:
    Phone Numbers:
    Next Of kin:
    Address:
    Monthly income:
    Place Of Work:
    Use of Loan:
    Id Card(scanned Copy):

    Get back to us with the above informations about yourself and we can start loan processing as soon as possible.
    Contact us at trustwoodloans@w.cn

    My Name is mrs Grace from califonia U.S.A,I cape to report Mrs Luroson or whatever she call her self scammed me the sum of 3,000usd dollars and without giving me a loan,i applied for a loan 9,000usd and she told me to pay money which first which i paid and making the payment via western union she requested fro more money and thus scamming me more,when i searched his email in the google i foundd out that she is a big NIGERINA SCAM and does not give out any loan,so i you you guys that own this site to plaese do smothing about it and please get this Kenny and luroson arrested very soon.he does not eve have a registration number what a fake loan company and i am very sad that i fall for it so easily.

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  115. kim says:

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  119. GAA says:

    From: Chang Patrick
    To:
    Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:14 AM
    Subject: For Real.

    Mr.Chang Patrick
    HANG SENG BANK LTD,
    DES VOEUX RD.BRANCH
    CENTRAL HONG KONG
    HONG KONG.

    I am Mr.chang patrick, credit officer of Hang Seng Bank Ltd; I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.

    I honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude, but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium, sorry my English is not very good. Furthermore, due to this issue on my hands now, it became necessary for me to seek your assistance, and it is imperative for me to know your opinion.

    On February 4,2008 an American Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Petroleum and Chemical Corporation Mr. Richard Nault made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$28,000,000.00 (Twenty-eight Million Dollars only) in my branch.
    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 Petroleum and Chemical Corporation that Mr. Richard Nault 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 Mr. Richard Nault did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$28,000,000.00 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 Hong Kong, at the expiration of 5(five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.

    Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Richard Nault so that the fruits of this old man’s labour 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 notarisation of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 25% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction.

    There is no risk at all as the attorney will do all the paperwork for this transaction and with my position as the credit officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested please reply immediately to my private email address which is much preferred (changptk@yahoo.co.hk)

    Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.

    Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication,you should 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.
    Awaiting your urgent reply.

    Thanks and regards.
    Mr.chang patrick

  120. withheld says:

    This is the same as the criminal Vincent Cheng scam. “Chang” and “Cheng” are one and the same. Stay away.

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