Email Fraud – going back to basics

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  • Email Fraud – going back to basics
  • jota180
    Member

    I get my fair share of dodgy emails asking me to help the late Prince Nytrello’s son to claim his $50m inheritance by some route that won’t cost me a penny, lottery wins that I haven’t entered and my fair share of phising scams aimed at getting me to divulge bank details, but this morning’s just cuts straight to point.

    I wonder how often people actually send these crooks money on the strength of a sob story?

    CRAIG RAMOS zomarzi@btinternet.com
    I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Madrid, Spain for a program. The program was successful, but our journey has turned sour. we misplaced our wallet and cell phone on our way back to the hotel we lodge in after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables we had. Now, our passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when we make payment.

    I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a loan of €2,720 from you. this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest. Thanks so much.

    Craig

    don simon
    Member

    The poor little dude, I understand that €2,720 is a lot for one person to raise, so I think it would be better if we club together and send smaller amounts. I’ll email you my account details so you can make a withdrawal.

    Riofer
    Member

    I got the same email this morning, strange we both know Craig but have never met 🙂

    Rockhopper
    Member

    Unfortunately the fact that these emails keep coming shows that they must have some success. Its a huge business in some parts of the world (I hesitate to single out Nigeria but its a fact that most of these scams originate from there). Extensive networks are set up and as the scam progresses the “scamee” is passed further up the chain and deals with more and more dangerous and skilful people. The initial email will be sent by someone from an internet cafe and he will be working to a script provided to him by his boss.

    Premier Icon duckman
    Subscriber

    Does anybody remember the one from the old site, where they had convinced the scammer to get a tattoo?

    Rockhopper
    Member

    check out http://www.419eater.com for loads of that stuff.

    Premier Icon T666DOM
    Subscriber

    That email looks very dodgy this one I got this morning however must be legit… it’s from the FBI (Honolulu branch)!!!

    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    ROOM 4-230, KALANIANAOLE FOB
    300 ALA MOANA BOULEVARD HONOLULU,
    HAWAII 96850-0053.

    Attn:Beneficiary.

    We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI Honolulu) United States Of
    America have discovered through our intelligent monitoring network
    that you have a transaction n going on as either inheritance
    payment,Lottery or contract payment in a tone of Millions of United
    States Dollars which have been approved but have not been settled.

    This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract
    /inheritance file after close monitoring and found out why you have
    not received your payment,both on your part and on the part of your
    debtors.

    Secondly, we have been informed that you are still dealing with the
    non officials in the bank who are attempting to secure the release of
    your fund to you. We wish to advise you that this is illegal and you
    should stop further communication with them forthwith because such an
    illegal act like this can lead to cancellation of your fund.

    we have been having so many complains from people who have been
    scammed around the world hence, after concluding in a meeting with
    members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we came to a
    conclusion that every payment will be made through the SKYE BANK OF
    NIGERIA (SKYB). We also concluded on the use of ELECTRONIC ATM PAYMENT
    SYSTEM as the only direct means to pay all beneficiaries.

    By this method, your funds will be loaded in TWO BATCHES into an ATM
    card,and sent to you, from this card you can withdraw a maximum of
    us$10,000 per day from any ATM machine worldwide, BUT from the
    financial houses there is no limit.

    So if you would like to receive your funds in this way please send your
    following information to the paying bank.

    (1)Your Full Name: ______________________________
    ____________
    (2)Your Complete Address (Physical Address with Zip Code not
    P.O.BOX) : __________________________________________________
    (3)Name of City of Residence:________________________________
    (4)Country:_____________Direct Telephone Number:_____________
    (5)Mobile Number:___________________Fax Number:______________
    (6)Age:______Sex:______Occupation:___________________________
    (7)Working Identity Card/Int’l Passport:___________,

    Below are the contact details of the PAYING BANK(SKYE BANK OF NIGERIA
    PLC.) in the Federal Republic Of Nigeria to whom you will send your
    information for the processing of the ATM card as soon as possible:

    CONTACT PERSON: Rev Dr.Paul Smith,
    HEAD OF OPERATIONS,ATM CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
    DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION, SKYE BANK OF NIGERIA.(SKYB)
    EMAIL: ( skyebankofnigeriaplc@rocketmail.com )
    MOBILE +234-8181337403

    The DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION has been mandated to issue out your
    payment through Skye Bank (Authorized Bank). For your information, you
    have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or
    office(s) who claim that to be established agents using it to defraud
    innocent people worldwide.This is to avoid any hitches in receiving
    your payment.

    THANKS FOR LISTENING TO OUR ADVISED.

    Faithfully Yours,

    ROBERT S MUELLER,
    FOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI Honolulu)
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    £10k a day I’m rich I tell you, rich!!!!!1

    iDave
    Member

    I was going to send the chap in Madrid some, but I can’t find my wallet, if someone could just send £20 to me I’ll pass it on…..

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