Month: January 2011

Worst Case Scenario

Here is another need help while on vacation scam email. They customize to names attached to email addresses in the contacts of hacked email accounts, so they look real and can even pass reverse email lookups. The scam goes like this.

David and Roxanne

I’m writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to (Cardiff Wales) United Kingdom, for a shot vacation unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash,credit cards and cell were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.(David) was in the hospital now receiving treatment because he was beaten up by the mugger, we trying to locate a nearby church to see if we can get food and shelter till we get help.

I have been to the embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all and our flight leaves pretty soon from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills. your contribution will go along way here. Please be so kind to reply back so i can tell you what to do and how to get some cash to us…

Am freaked out at the moment.


Notification Mail From Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Be on the lookout for another version of the Notification Mail From Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email scam, it goes like this:


Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday To Saturday:
Attn:Mr —
84 Branch TPK#33 Concord N.H. 03301 USA

After series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $1,000,000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of
Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $7,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2014. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via Universal Parcel Services (UPS). Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire by April 2011 you will only need to pay $175 instead of $420 saving you $245 So if you pay before January 2011 you save $245 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $175.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $175.DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $420 but because UPS have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $420 to $175 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!To effect the release of your fund valued at $$1,000,000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer Mr. Scott Williams with the information below.

Contact Person:Scott Williams
Telephone: +234-1-7355-852
You are adviced to contact him with the informations as stated below:
Your full Name..
Your Address:…………..
Home/Cell Phone:…………..

Preferred Payment Method ( ATM / Cashier Check ).Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you did not receive the payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping,report to any United Nation near you.

Yours sincerely,
Mr.Robert R,Mueller

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. Scott Williams of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

People will fall for "Your Ref: SNT/ATM/822" Email Scam

This email scam looks official, so look out. This is a copy of the scam:

Mr. Harris Conklin


Your Ref: SNT/ATM/822

Good Day.

In line with the United Nations millennium development goal to eradicate
poverty and hunger by the year 2015. I am directed to inform you that your
payment verification and confirmations has been completed, therefore we
are happy to inform you that arrangements have been concluded to effect a
payment to you as soon as possible.

It is my pleasure to inform you that ATM Card Number: 5428050011004432
have been approved in your favor, the ATM Card Value is $500,000.00 USD
maximum withdrawal value of $5,000.00 USD is permitted on withdrawal per
day and are duly Inter Switch so you can make withdrawal at any location
and ATM Center of your choice, and we have concluded delivery arrangement
with the FedEx Express courier services.

Kindly be informed that you are to provide a delivery fee of $95.00 USD
for the effective delivery of your package to you, as the delivery will be
made to your address in 48 hours (2 days) after the confirmation of your
payment for delivery. Also, the delivery fee receipt will be attached to
your payment delivery documents to avoid any delays from the customs

Kindly provide the details below for delivery, and please do confirm
that you will take responsibility for the cost of delivery ($95).

1. Valid delivery address:
2. Country:
3. Name:
4. Phone Number:
5. Occupation:

Treat urgently and note that your ATM Card is ready and available for
dispatch to you.

Mr. Harris Conklin

Vacation Trip

Watchout for the vacation trip email scam from, here is a copy of the scam.


How are you doing ?I am writing you with tears my eyes.I’m stuck in London with my family, We got mugged at gun point last night, all cash,credit card and cell phone were stolen off us, Thank God we have our life and passport saved…We are having problem in settling the hotel bills I need you to loan me 920Pounds to sort out the hotel bills and also take a cab to the airport, You can wire the money to me through western union all you need is Name on my passport and location below i will appreciate any amount you can wire to my info below.

Name:Pamela Jensen
Location: 30 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LA, London United Kingdom
Amount: 920 Pounds

I will def refund your cash as soon as i get home.As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the western union transfer details.

With regards,



Here is another refund scam titled “your refund is available for picku up”, it is from and here is what the scam says.

U.S Bank Federal Reserve Board
Address: 33, Liberty Street, new York, NY 10038
Contract: fund credit from bank federal reserve board.
Attn: valued fund beneficiary,

This is officially to notify you personally, that we received a valued amount of funds to credit instruction from the federal government of Nigeria bank CBN to credit your account with your full inheritance fund sum of us$10.5million from the Nigerian federal reserve account with our bank federal reserve board in new York.
However, what we required from you is your full banking details where you want your fund to be transferred.

{1}. your full name and address:
{2}. your telephone or cell phone, and fax number
for easy communication:
{3). your bank name and address:
{4). your a/c name and numbers:
(5). your swift code / routing numbers:
(6). your occupation:
(7). your id or international passport copy.
(8). your alternative email:
Be informed that transfer will commence immediately we hear from you with the account information. Once more, bank federal reserve board will not hesitate to credit your account within 24hours in accordance with fund
Release order regulations.
Your immediate response is highly needed to enable us commence for the transfer.

Thanks for banking with Federal Reserve Bank while we looking forward to serving you better.
Congratulation to your inheritance fund!
Thanks and God Bless You.
Best regards,
Mr. Ben S. Bernanke
Federal Reserve Bank New York.