- Email Fraud – going back to basics
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CraigPosted 8 years agoRockhopperMember
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.Posted 8 years agoT666DOMSubscriber
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,
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
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:______________
(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: ( email@example.com )
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
THANKS FOR LISTENING TO OUR ADVISED.
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!!!!!1Posted 8 years ago
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