Month: August 2009

YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION;MTCN: 6274634906

Yet another Western Union Email Scam with the subject “YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION;MTCN: 6274634906
From: johnson peter
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION;MTCN: 6274634906
To: undisclosed recipients: ;

My Dearest Friend,
My working partner has helped me to send the your first payment $9,500 to y=
ou .here is the information; MTCN: 6274634906

SENDER NAME

FIRST NAME: Rodri=
gue)

SECOND NAME… Hodonou

Make sure you track it now; www.westernunion.com then click tracking and pu=
t sender first name and second name then click check status to see that you=
r money is available for you.So=A0 I told him to keep sending you $9,500Usd=
daily untill the payment of $900.000.00Usd Dollars=A0 is completed.=20
Please if there is any problem again you contact the Western Union Office

 this informations below:
CONTACT PERSON:=A0 Mr. Maxwell Obumu
TEL: +229 98921-240
EMAIL:–( western_union_pa@hotmail.com) Here is the information they may ne=
ed from you for more confirmation.
Beneficiarey name——————-=20
Address——————————–
Country———————————
Tel phone——————————=20
From Central Bank Of Africa
Manager.Mr Charles Soludo

Microsoft:YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS!!!

Before responding to the “Microsoft:YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS!!!” email, read this now!

It is a scam email, so beware.  Here is acopy of the phishing email below.

Microsoft:YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS!!!
Microsoft Word Team!
REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L
BATCH: 4583JL/WIN

You have been approved GBP 5,500,000.00 POUNDS ($8,127,918.66 USD).

Name: Mr. Ray Sambolin
Director Microsoft Promotion Team.
Contact Email: raysambolin@gaiamail.com
Phone Number:+44 702 409 7718
+44 703 197 3129

Do email the above email addresses, all at once with.

Full Name:
Address:
Telephone:
Occupation:
Age:

Copyright © 1991-2009.

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION

Did you get a “ANTI TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION” email? If so there is one thing you should know!

The email is a scam.  the email is a fake FBI email.  Here is a copy of it below.

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
J. EDGAR. HOOVER BUILDING,
WASHINGTON D.C
ATTN: BENEFICIARY.
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigated with the help of our Intelligence monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal transaction with impostors claiming to be Mr.Sanusi Lamido of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, none officials of Oceanic Bank, none officials of Zenith Bank and some impostors from other part of the world claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation agents. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment. So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in the total amount of $5,000,000.00 USD which will be deposited into an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw fu nds anyw!
! ! ! here of the world. You no
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this transaction, you are now to be rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve citizens of the United States of America. All you have to do is immediately contact the ATM CARD CENTER via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Approval Slip which contains details on how to receive and activate your ATM CARD for immediate use to withdraw funds being paid to you.
We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Approval Slip will cost you a total of $196USD which will be paid directly to the ATM CARD CENTER agent via western union money transfer / money gram Money Transfer. Below, you shall find contact details of the Agent whom will process your transaction from Federal Minister of Finance: CONTACT INFORMATION FEDERAL MINISTER OF FINANCE.
ATM CARD CENTRE NAME: MR. JOHN SMITH
OFFICE LINE: +234-1475-7329
EMAIL: federalministry_atmcashcenter007@live.com
Immediately contact Mr. John Smith of the ATM Card Centre with the following information:
FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT PHONE NUMBER:
CURRENT OCCUPATION:
ANNUAL INCOME:
Once you have sent the required information to Mr. John Smith he will contact you with instructions on how to make the payment of $196 USD for the Approval Slip after which he will proceed towards delivery of the ATM CARD without any further delay. You have hereby been authorized/guaranteed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to commence towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip has been made to the authorized agent. Once you have completed payment of $196 to the agent in charge of this transaction, immediately contact us back for more investigation for conformation of your ATM card. Federal Bureau Investigation
Robert S. Mueller
Director, FBI

Jasmine Fiore death photo

See the Jasmine Fiore death photo, the photo which is circulating on TMZ has been removed by TMZ, but you can see it here.

This is the title we expect to see in emails and links on the internet, but be careful as with all highly searched photos, scammers will be trying to trick you into clicking on their Jasmine Fiore death photo links which may just be linked to malicous downloads.  These type of scams and viruses pop up like wild flowers and cause curious onseekers more harm than good.

landlord rental scam

Here is an example of a landlord rental scam that is really making its way around the internet.  And this is just one of serveral versions of this rental scam which is done through emails and UK Western Union that we have gotten in the last few days.  But they seem to mention paying through Western Union in the UK even if the rental unit is in another country. Don’t fall prey to this rental scam.  Here is an email we recieved from a possible victim.

“I was looking for a share accomodation in Hobart Austrailia on shareaccomadation.net. I got a reply from Rachel Peter(rachelpeterhb@yahoo.com). After several email communications and reviewing the lease aggreement and her sending me a copy of her passport I felt comfortable to send her my finacial obligations of the lease. This was sent to the Uk via Western Union as she said she was visiting there. She then said her lawyer advised her to have 2 months more in advance rent than the lease required. I said no and to return my money. I doubt I will see it. For a loss of $1200 AUD”

Your Payment Notice {102-IE}

I just got the “Your Payment Notice {102-IE} ” email promising me millions, so I quit my job, just knowing I have this money now.  I am just overjoyed that my ship has finally came in.  What you say? You got the same email?  How can that be, are we both getting the money? Oh nooooo! it was an email scam!  The best way to prove that an email is a scam to a friend or relative is to show them that others received the same email.  Here is a copy of the scam email below.

August 18, 2009
In regards to: My late Clients Asset Bequest to You.
Good Day

My name is Jeff Bryan Jr.; the Chief Solicitor in Bryan Group & Chambers “A Private legal Soliciting and Financial Consulting Firm.”. Currently my firm is carrying out a standard process financial review for the first quarter of 2009, in the cause of this exercise; I have come across our late client’s file that bears an agreement form he signed with an Investment Company placing you as the possible beneficiary in the next of kin column.
This file contains certificate for a convertible bond Deposit he made with an Investment Bank here in UK. This Bonded Investment has a surface value of 25Million Pounds that has long matured for payment with its accrued interest but for his absence has not be paid by the Investment Company who has confessed that he /anyone has not come for claims when I confrontation them in request for reasons this payment has not been made.
It is pertinent you note that; my client died intestate in Jan 2007, since this is his personal Investment Plan, you have legally been nominated as the only successor in title over this his investments with the Company. This is why it is vital at all times to specify next of Kin in all financial transactions that require forms, application or agreement.
Being the legal executor of this Financial Review and Auditing, I will see to the wish of my late client and process to place you in a position that I will instruct the Investment firm to release the deposit to you as the beneficiary of this Inheritance, due to the high priority surrounding this bequest in terms of its value. It is only fair that the Probate law which provides uncertainty of the original owner’s absence be transferred to his kin as the law provides.
You shall be nominated as the next of kin and through my office; I will have them release the deposit to you by carrying out the necessary legal procedures to transfer ownership of Inheritance to you. I assure you that the deposit and release of these Funds to you will be done within 5 bank working days.
You have to be aware of the need for confidentiality in this letter, owing to the fact that Inheritance information are highly secured to avoid wrong claimant or third party interest. Please do not be vindictive and destructive because of the privilege and Joy to have this information. It is pertinent that I protect this Asset and any information surrounding this claim till it gets to you completely. So avoid leakage of this message to any third party or the wrong person, since fortune has blessed and planted you into the center of relevance in life.
A convenient International money transfer medium that will protect you from breach of law will be initiated in line with Probate validation of ownership transfer to you.
Please send me your contact details, number and address in your response to this letter as I expect that you keep the contents of this mail private and respect the integrity of the information revealed to you herein.

Cordially,
Mr. Jeff Bryan Jr.
Chief Legal Officer
The Bryan Chambers Int’l
Legal Solicitors/Financial
Consultants/Asset Security
Phone #: +44 7005-930-945
Fax Number: +44 7005-921-545

CHEVRON AWARD

The Cheveron award email looks interesting, but …..

It’s an email scam, see it below.

Dear Winner,

we are writing to inform you that you have been selected in

the on-going Chevron/Texaco award held this
august 2009 and you are to claim the sum of $750,000 USD.

means you are one of the five(5) lucky winners.
Your verification number is: (CT-222-6747,FGN/P-900-56).

Contact Your Claims Agent Below: Name: Mr.Frank Akimbo
mail: chevrontexaco77@aol.com

You are to contact your claims agent with this details below:
NAME IN FULL:
DELIVERY ADDRESS:
AGE:NATIONALITY:
OCCUPATION:
PHONE:
SEX:

Success Alert…(Thanks for using Google)

Here are a couple of versions of the Google Promotion Scam.

Dear e-mail user,
Your e-mail has emerged as a winner of £500,000.00 GBP (Five hundred
thousand British Pounds) in our on-going Google Promotion. Your Winning
details are as follows: Computer Generated Profile Numbers
(CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12, Ticket number: 00869575733664, Serial
numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky numbers: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact
Mr Graham Benfield, for more details through the contact below:

Mr Graham Benfield,
Email: promo.online.winners03@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Mrs. Sophie William.

Here is another version of the Google scam email as well:

 

Google Online Promotions
reply-to mrg.benfield01@msn.com
to
date Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 7:47 AM
subject Congratulations!

hide details 7:47 AM (1 hour ago)

Dear Gmail user,
Your e-mail has emerged as a winner of £500,000.00 GBP (Five hundred
thousand British Pounds) in our on-going Google Promotion. Your Winning
details are as follows: Computer Generated Profile Numbers
(CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12, Ticket number: 00869575733664, Serial
numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky numbers: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact
Mr Graham Benfield, for more details through the contact below:
Mr Graham Benfield,

Email: promotion.online.winners01@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Mr. Thomas William.