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KatmanDo

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2009 9:40:13 PM

Report here all of the suspected scams or shams that have arrived in either your mailbox, your email Inbox, your telephone or at your doorstep in order to warn all of our friends at Gasbuddy about what's recently making the rounds.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:20:32 PM

"Guess some people who live here don't know that in the USA that the United States Postal Service places the slip to take to the post office in the same place they put the rest of the snail mail."

It can be a rather complicated world today. So, the amount of important information which the average resident is in the dark about can be dismaying at times. Just consider the recent varying responses of the people in the street to the question "Where on this map of the world is Ukraine?" (Some even marked it as being in the USA...)

One more thing too many don't know
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:00:29 AM

The latest scam to arrive in my E-mail was an E-mail purporting to be from "USPS.COM" that a shipment couldn't be delivered and to click on this link to print out the slip to take to the post office. If you click on the link, you go to a Website in Poland.

Guess they don't know in Poland that the United States Postal Service places the slip to take to the post office in the same place they put the rest of your snail mail.

Guess some people who live here don't know that in the USA that the United States Postal Service places the slip to take to the post office in the same place they put the rest of the snail mail.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 4/12/2014 12:05:30 AM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 12:33:16 AM

"If after reading this email, you feel you cannot be of any help to me, please delete this message to avoid internet mongers pretending to be me."

Or, better yet, post it on the Internet in places where scams like his are discussed.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 1:14:09 PM

Dear Friend,

How are you today? Your first reaction to this mail will be total rejection, scare and may be unbelief, owing largely to the atrocities people commit these days. But this mail comes from a kind and good spirited person.

With due respect and apology if I am bothering you in any manner, I know the internet is not safe anymore, people have abused it so much that it is difficult to trust anyone, lies, deceit, impersonation and theft to name but few. So please, I am begging you to handle what I am about to say with a pure heart and utmost secrecy. If after reading this email, you feel you cannot be of any help to me, please delete this message to avoid internet mongers pretending to be me.

My name is Mr. Derek Josh Eric, an Executive Auditor and head of computing department here in United Kingdom. This mail is very confidential.

I want to transfer Fifteen Million Pounds Sterling (15,000,000.00 GBP), that belongs to my Late client; He is a Director and owner of Petrochemical Service. He died without a will. Base on my investigation, I found out that no one is aware of this account.

However, I need your assistance and cooperation towards this. I will like you to provide an empty bank account where the fund will be transferred.

Then after the transfer, I will immediately visit your country for the sharing. I will receive 60% of the total amount and you 35%, remaining 5% will be for any expenses incurred.

Can you partner with me?
Reply me only if you can be able to handle such a huge sum of money.

Thank you kindly,
Mr. Derek Josh
derek.josh@videobank.it
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:46:58 AM

"When I said "Hello" the voice on the other end of the line (a male with a heavy foreign accent) informed me that they were calling from Microsoft and my computer was infected with malware."

I got virtually the exact phone call just a few months ago. I told the caller that my computer was currently turned off and that I didn't have the time right then to boot it up, but that I'd call them back. (But it turned out that the entry on Caller ID was something like "(800) 000-0000", so I couldn't report their number.) I haven't heard from them since.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 9:22:54 PM

Got a phone call. Caller ID read out "520-0012." (That was a red flag right there. On Caller ID in Houston, all legitimate phone numbers display as ten digits. Metro Houston used to have Area Code 713 for the city center and Area Code 281 for the outlying areas. Then, they filled up those two area codes and they added 832. Then, they broke the firm division between 281, 713, and 832; a recently added number can be in any of the three area codes as they all overlay each other. Even after that, they're anticipating running out of numbers and Area Code 346 has been allocated but it's not yet in use.)

When I said "Hello" the voice on the other end of the line (a male with a heavy foreign accent) informed me that they were calling from Microsoft and my computer was infected with malware.

I replied something like:"Every media outlet in the country has been warning their listeners about people like you. Whether or not I have malware now, I'll be certain to have it when I go to the Website you are going to tell me to go to!"

"<click>"
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 8:00:10 PM

Attn: Beneficiary,

The United Nations in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Burkinafaso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia,Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Burkinafaso And Ghana have re-compensated you due to the meeting held with Four countries Governments and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens. Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit
(NFIU)

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL e.t.c) and they are in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria.

We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists.

The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State
Government have ordered the money recovered from these Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is being directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Ghana and with the information gardered from this Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much of your hard earn money and have decided to compensate you with this fund to recover the lost of your fund.

You are therefore being compensated with the total sum $2.5 Million Dollars to be transfered to you personally through an online banking system through our global banking system. We have also arrested all these scam artist who claim that they are Barristers,Bank officials,Lottery Agents who has money for you or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which does not exist.

Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made arrangement to register an Online Banking account through our Global Banking system, where you will have full access to your Online Banking Account to transfer your fund personally to your Private Bank Account at your convenient hours daily.

Feel free to contact your appointed processing officer MR Hansel Wilson, The online Banking account system is made much easier for you to transfer your fund to your private Bank Account personally and instalmetally, with a maximum transfer of $500,000usd daily until your total fund of $2.5million is completely paid to you.

So you are advice to contact, your processing officer MR Hansel Wilson, with a re-confirmation of your informations required for verification below.

Provide the information below to enable him start the processing of your Online Banking Account registration for immediate deposition of your total compensated fund to enable trnasfer.

1)YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR FULL ADDRESS/ COUNTRY.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR OCCUPATION.
5)YOUR IDENTITY.

CONTACT PERSON: MR Hansel Wilson
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: hanselwilson@gmail.com
CONTACT TELEPHONE: +233-279-498-637

Contact MR Hansel Wilson, with the above information required for verification to enable him start the processing of your Online Banking Account Registration.`

We guarantee you 100% safety and wish you the best of luck.

Best Regards,
Mr. JAMES FISHER
(UNITED NATION).
140 East 45th Street,
New York, NY 10017.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:13:29 PM

The Consumer Federation of America website offers some useful tips about how to avoid getting "hooked" by a "phishing" scheme:

Plenty of schnooks trying to pull a fast one
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:30:46 AM

Good day,

My name is Mr. Paul Henson, an External Auditor working with a Prime Bank here in the Barbados North America. during our last auditing for the bank, I discovered a dormant account. From my investigation, the owner of the said account, a foreigner by name Mr. Jeffrey Picower who died since October 25th 2009 for details visit http://rt.com/usa/news/billionaire-death-madoff-scandal/

After all this years, no one has come up with a letter of administration to lay claims for the funds hence myself and my insider in the bank have decided to move the funds to overseas with the help of a foreigner who will stand as the beneficiary to the late man in order to move the funds.

Upon the successful transfer of the funds to your account, we will discuss the sharing formula and areas of investment in your country. If you are interested, kindly get back to me as soon as possible so I can advice you on how to proceed for the successful transfer of the Funds into your account. Best Regards,

Mr. Paul Henson.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:10:38 AM

"THE INSURANCE FEE (US$150:00) IS ABSOLUTELY COMPULSORY, AND MUST BEPAID BEFORE THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR PARCEL WHILE THE MAILING FEE SHOULD BEPAID TO THE DELIVERY AGENT THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR PARCEL TO YOUR DOORSTEP). "

I can picture some folks reasoning that it might well be worth spending $150.00 in order to collect that promised $8,000,000. Some folks might also spend that much for Power Ball tickets once the jackpot has reached astronomical numbers.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 8:47:59 AM

Attention:Beneficiary

I have been informed by the CHEVRON/TEXACO COMPANY LTD to anticipate your message as this office has been assigned to handle the payment of your grant donation prize and also to alert you that your previous mail was received here on this office desk and content clearly documented. I would advise you follow the instructions given to you and your Donation parcel will be sent to you fully sealed within the next 24hours. A cheque has been issued in your name and we have concluded the processing of all documents that will facilitate the clearance of the cheque in your Bank.This document includes the following:

Directors Name: MR, MIKE COKER
Company’s Name: CHEVRON/TEXACO COMPANY LTD UK
E-mail: mgkagent@gmail.com

1.DONATION CHEQUE VALUED THE SUM OF US$8,000,000.00. 2. DONATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE CHEVRON/TEXACO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTIONCOMPANY LTD (CTEPC). 3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.) 4.LETTER OF AFFIDAVITS FROM THE NIGERIAN HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, STATING THAT THE DONATION WAS RECEIVED LEGALLY FROM THE UNIVERSAL DONATION PROGRAMME, ANDDULY SIGNED BY THE LEGAL ATTORNEY TO THE ECOWAS.

These documents have been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you. Find below our delivery options which you are required to choose the one that is most convenient to you to enable the delivery of your parcel to the address which is sent by you to this office.

I want you to indicate once more your mode of delivery for the purpose of documentation in the ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE.

DHL Cost of delivery
Mailing: US $100.00
Vat: US $10.00
Insurance: US $150.00
Total:260usd.

FEDEX Cost of delivery
Mailing: US $50.00
VAT US $10.00
Insurance: US $150.00
Total:$US210.00.

UPS Cost of delivery
Mailing: US$5.00
VAT US$5.00
Insurance: US$150.00
Total:$US185.00.

All three options are 24hours delivery after shipment.

NB: THE INSURANCE FEE (US$150:00) IS ABSOLUTELY COMPULSORY, AND MUST BEPAID BEFORE THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR PARCEL WHILE THE MAILING FEE SHOULD BEPAID TO THE DELIVERY AGENT THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR PARCEL TO YOUR DOORSTEP).

Due to the diplomatic content of your parcel, it will be illegal to send it without being insured as it will violate the federal deliveryrules governing diplomatic parcel delivery. This means payment for the insurance fee must be made before the parcel is sent to avoid risk.

This is because of some bad experience we had in the past.

We can not afford to re-issue your cheque if anything goes wrong. In this case payment for the insurance fee is absolutely compulsory, while the mailing fee should be paid to any of the above listed delivery company you choose at the point of delivery. Your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before remittance.

This means that the above insurance charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your parcel is shipped.

This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect receipients and to avoid misappropriation of funds. fill the information bellow;

1, Full Name...........................
2, Address of Residence:.................
3, country from:..................
4, Telephone Number:..................
5, Occupation...................
6, Age:..................

Kindly respond by sending us back an email immediately you receive this mail.

MRS. SARAH LOUIS.
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES
ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 1:55:56 AM

"The links don't point to anywhere you think they would!"

And here I expected your point to be that the claims made by the AshleyMadison organization couldn't possibly be true. LOL.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 9:42:48 PM

Dear ********,

If you're tired of playing the market for mediocre gains then you should read on. I'm Mike Statler. Some of you may know me from my last good stock tip (WPWR) which more than tripled within a short period of time (feel free to check it out). Now I have a brand new tip and I will think you will be pleased. This one should go up more than 6 times from current levels.

If you are interested in making a quick gain overnight, this is not for you, but if you're serious about buying my new tip PRFC and you are willing to hold a few weeks and see magic happen then you're definitely at the right place.

If you remember correctly I told you a few days ago about PRFC. I advised you to add it to your watch list but at the time I could not recommend that you buy it as I had not completed my due diligence.

I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that it is already up about 60% since I told you to add it to your watch list but the good news is that I think it still has a lot of room to go up and I expect to see PRFC trading at over 2 dollars before the end of the month or by the end of the 1st week of march at the absolute latest.

The company makes indispensable software that powers the backend of mobile gambling platforms. You can buy lottery on your smartphone, spin the roulette, enjoy blackjack or even play a game of poker. All this from your iphone or android phone. This is absolutely revolutionary and as we get closer to complete legalization of online gambling in America this little gem that is PRFC could soar dramatically.

PRFC (or Epcylon Technologies if you prefer) is going to work wonders for my subscribers' portfolios. I even bought $15,000 of it myself today. THAT'S how confident I am in it. I'm putting my money where my mouth is and I am telling you to BUY PRFC too if you believe in me, and if you don't it's too bad. You will be sending me an email two weeks from now saying how you regret not buying when I told you to do so.

Happy Trading,
I'm Mike Statler.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 9:38:13 PM

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The links don't point to anywhere you think they would!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:29:44 AM

"I await your urgent response.
Mr. ka-shing Wong"

It seems like any response would be much more urgent to Ka-shing Wong than to any of the recipients of his email.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 5:53:45 PM

I have received a few of these e-mails I don't trust them. I have been told that these are scam artists if you answer they can get info on you just remember nothing is free!:)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 2:03:48 PM

THIS IS NOT A SALES, SOLICITATION OR SPAM.
I want to discuss an important project issue with you, please let me know if this email is valid.
Please get back to me immediately via this secure email.

E-mail me on: ka-shingwong@outlook.com
I await your urgent response.
Mr. ka-shing Wong

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Your wrong, Mr. Wong! The last i looked, "outlook.com" is not secure E-mail!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 1:55:42 AM

"There is no free lunch."

Which is probably why they say "You can't cheat an honest person." We probably all know someone who has been snookered while trying to take advantage of a deal which turned out to be too good to be true.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 1:50:53 AM

"If you EVER get that type of phone call, hang up and call your bank at the number printed on the card! It indicates that the criminals already have your card number and the expiration date and they want the CVV2 so they can make "card not present" transactions."

Great advice!

Ideally, the scammer's call will leave a phone number and caller name on the target's Caller ID which authorities can then follow up on. (One might expect that the scammer wouldn't use a phone which could be traced back to them, but criminals in general aren't always the brightest of the bunch.)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:36:52 PM

On Feb 17, 2014 11:28:53 PM, KatmanDo wrote:

>I recently received an email purporting to be from a grade school
>classmate of mine but which reflects a totally unrelated email address

I get those purporting to be from everyone on the planet who knows my E-mail address. I'm surprised I don't get them from myself, given that I have multiple E-mail addresses.

From what I hear, they're porn sites.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:32:43 PM

Criminals are mailing out USB sticks with the name of their company on them. Not only did they rip off the company that printed the USB sticks by giving them stolen credit card numbers, the company has a Web site that just went up (and down when they were found out) and a mailing address that's a postal pickup store.

KHOU-TV (Channel 11, the CBS affiliate in Houston) did a little experiment: would people pick up USB sticks from an unknown source? They fixed up a local coffeehouse with a jar full of USB drives labeled "FREE!" that were loaded with fake malware that just displayed "GOTCHA!" and shut down harmlessly. Their reporters went through the coffeehouse and asked people why they stuck them in their computers without knowing where they came from. The people I saw interviewed were VERY sheepish.

There is no free lunch.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:11:54 PM

Criminal scammers are calling around Houston, saying they are from your bank, and asking for the CVV2 code on your credit card. That's the three digits on the back of a Discover, MasterCard, or VISA or the four digits on the front of an American Express card.

If you EVER get that type of phone call, hang up and call your bank at the number printed on the card! It indicates that the criminals already have your card number and the expiration date and they want the CVV2 so they can make "card not present" transactions. The real bank already knows your CVV2 code!

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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 12:28:53 AM

I recently received an email purporting to be from a grade school classmate of mine but which reflects a totally unrelated email address: [classmate's name] <caiv3658@bears.unco.xxx>. The body of the message includes only the following:

"Hey, Excellent site http://eraguna.com/modules/mod_araticlhess/hk/"

While the linked website might just try to sell me something (spam), I wouldn't be shocked if it contains malware. I won't find out, because I'm not about to check it out.

Apparently the real sender was able to get my email address from one of my friend's address books. I'm not sure a party would go to that much trouble merely to try to obtain some additional sales leads.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 12:12:57 AM

"The only thing I'm worried about is if the clueless script kiddies start getting smart and write platform-independent malware.

If the Mac share of the micro-computer market becomes large enough, that might happen. But until then, I can understand why the rogues who compose malware would want to get the biggest potential bang for their buck.

(Keep in mind that malware is no longer the sole province of disaffected teenage nerds. Organized crime has reportedly gotten into it, as have some national agencies of foreign governments. Their goal may not simply be to laugh about messing up your system, but to gain control of your system then use it as a tool for projects far more sinister than a mere prank.)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 10:22:32 AM

On Feb 14, 2014 12:57:10 AM, KatmanDo quoted me, then wrote:

>"If it didn't contain malware, I could just make snarky comments."

>I suspect that any such message which tries to get recipients to open
>an attachment probably contains malware.

I'm not on a PC, I'm on a Mac. Malware that assumes it's on a PC will rapidly fail on a Mac. But since the guts of it was a HTML file, I suspect it would open on a Mac. The only thing I'm worried about is if the clueless script kiddies start getting smart and write platform-independent malware.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 10:16:44 AM

As you can guess, the link to view E-mail points to a Web site that has nothing whatsoever to do with Google!

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Google

Delayed e-mail.

View e-mails

Respectfully
Google team
© Google Notifier.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 1:57:10 AM

"If it didn't contain malware, I could just make snarky comments."

I suspect that any such message which tries to get recipients to open an attachment probably contains malware. Obviously with no NatWest Online account, there's not going to be any real data of yours for you to confirm in the attachment.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:59:01 AM

I got only one ticket Wednesday, but I only got the free ticket as I didn't have enough points to get one with all 975 points you can get without using "Tell A Friend." Maybe I should tell some of the Nigerian 419 spammers about how you can get a $100 gas card from GasBuddy:

Dear Chief Mutumbo:

Can't get enough money from spamming to keep your tuk-tuk fueled? Enter the drawing for the $100 GasBuddy gift card and the gas you will get when you win will fuel your tuk-tuk for many pleasurable driving miles! You may have to move to the US to use the card but I bet the US is a lot nicer than Nigeria!

Sincerely yours,

Sir/Madam

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FWIW: A tuk-tuk is an Indian combination of a motorcycle and a rickshaw. I thought the term was cute enough to use it.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 2/14/2014 1:00:04 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 7:48:10 PM

Trouble reading this? Add security@security.natwest.com to your Address Book

This is your official notification that the service(s) listed below will be desactivated and deleted if your profile is not verified immediately.Previous notifications have been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to your account.

As the Primary Contact, you must renew the service(s) listed below:
SERVICE: NatWest Online banking and PhoneBank services.

What you need to do:

1. Download and open the verification document attached to this email.
2. Verify your personal records starting with your credit card services username (This is the username that you agreed with us when you registered for the service).
3. Fully verify the requested information from the document and your NatWest Online banking and PhoneBank services will be renewed.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please do not contact us directly as this issue is mainly processed by our Online Banking System.

PLEASE NOTE: This message is concerning your NatWest Credit Card. If you no longer have a Credit Card with us please disregard this alert.

Thank you for banking with us.

Greg Reed
Head of Credit Cards

<NatWest.html>

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Never had a NatWest Credit Card. Wonder what would happen if I opened the attachment. If it didn't contain malware, I could just make snarky comments. Like telling me my credit card number was "4567-0666-0666-0666" for example.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 3:06:55 PM

Strong Buy Alert For IMTC!

Fellow Investors,

I hope by now that you are convinced of IMTC monstrous gain potential. After yesterday’s blockbuster news there’s very little that can keep the stock from exploding.

You did catch the news, right? Well if you missed it, IMTC is working on a cutting edge mobile payments technology that will protect consumers from theft and other nasty occurrences when they do their shopping.
Once this mobile payment technology hits the in-demand market will allow consumers to travel without cash – all their shopping needs will be handled by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) equipped smartphone.

IMTC has been upgraded massively because of this news and one top investment portal (barchart.com) has given it the all-clear saying that IMTC is a “Strong Buy!”

IMTC has consolidated well in the .40s and is now poised to return to its 52-week high of .84 cents.

Not only are the fundamentals on IMTC strong but the technical setup looks almost perfect. IMTC looks to be in the midst of a classic head and shoulders setup. Right now with IMTC at the bottom of its current channel as well as entering the last leg of the head and shoulders formation now could be the perfect time to get involved.

Exploding volume tells me that the stock has near term momentum and I wouldn’t be surprised if IMTC sets a new 52-week high very soon.

A quick look at the chart shows why so many are bullish. IMTC is trading on a rising trend line and since the start of the year more than 2,000% has been added to lower valuations.

Drop everything you’ve got going at the moment and get a piece of IMTC; you won’t regret it.

In fact, the only regret you’ll have is watching the stock explode past its .84 cent high while you are still on the fence.

Make your move now!

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Explosive move on IMTC? IMHO, down 4% over the past four days doesn't qualify as an "explosive move!"
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BREAKING NEWS: Housewife earned $ 5,814 in just one month

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I never knew that CNN has taken to hosting their special reports on Web servers hosted in Russia (no, it wasn't "CNN.RU").
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From: OPEC Fund for International Development Program office

You have been nominated to receive the sum of 1,000,000.00 GBP (One Million British Pounds) in the 2014 OPEC Fund for International Development Program.

Your email address attached to secured file #: OPEC/762OFID/UK emerged as a beneficiary in Batch BT-XW-00-AMEA.

Forward the following information's (Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Age, and Batch Number) to your Fiduciary Agent at the below email:

Name: Mohamed Abdul
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(Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Age, and Batch Number).

Please include your file #: OPEC/762OFID/UK

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:27:45 AM

">All you have to do is to answer some easy questions about pizza
Probably including "What is the card number, expiration date, and CVV2 code for a credit card you use to order pizza?""

Hehehehe!
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"As soon as the above information are received, your payment will be Made available to you via (ATM MASTER CARD), which will be delivered to your doorstep for your confirmation."

Millions of dollars transferred via an ATM card??? I believe my ATM cards have a daily withdrawal limit of just a few hundred dollars. So, it seems like it would take quite a while to withdraw all of that money.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:41:44 AM

I didn't know that Verizon had a site in Russia! And real Verizon Wireless E-mail has part of your account number!

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 10:52:57 AM

On Feb 9, 2014 1:05:24 AM, I quoted a SPAMMER who wrote:

>All you have to do is to answer some easy questions about pizza

Probably including "What is the card number, expiration date, and CVV2 code for a credit card you use to order pizza?"
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 10:47:04 AM

If the clueless Nigerian spammers determined "your name is next on the list" then why do they ask for it? And NO, I have never done a contract with any foreign government! I did do one with the State of New Jersey, but they sent a check with their purchase order. Probably because it was only $10 and they didn't want to bother to send two mailings. I sent them their software, never heard anything further from them.

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NTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT CORPORATE
HEAD QUARTERS TINUBU SQUARE,
MARINA LAGOS.

Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CGX/NNPC/021/06

During the Third Quarter Payment Schedule of the financial records of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) it was discovered from the records of outstanding Foreign contractors due for payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria that your name is next on the list of Those who will receive their fund. I wish to officially notify you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter.Also once we receive the information's from you for the President of Federal Government of Nigeria will Approve it to enable us release the fund to your account. Note that from the record in our file, your outstanding contract payment is US D$12.5 M, 000000.00(Five Million United States Dollars). Kindly re-confirm to me if this is

re-confirm the information below to enable this office Proceed and finalize your fund remittance without further delays.

1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.

As soon as the above information are received, your payment will be Made available to you via (ATM MASTER CARD), which will be delivered to your doorstep for your confirmation. As soon as you receive this letter for further Discussion.We will give you the atm pin code(4) number to use withdraw as soon as it arrive in your house.

and more clarification contact me via this email:(atmpay23@hotmail.com)

YOURS SINCERELY,
EMMA
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 2/11/2014 10:46:59 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 1:42:23 AM

"All you have to do is to answer some easy questions about pizza, and then
relax and wait for the CARD to come."

Perhaps the scammer meant to write "some easy questions about your security settings, and then wait ... and wait ... and wait"?
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 2:05:24 AM

If you "Click Here" you go off to a Web site in Spain!

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Little Caesars Pizza is offering you a $100 Gift Card for
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 1:53:24 AM

"I basically make about $6,000-$8,000 a month online."

That may be true, for if scamming others was not very profitable the perps would most certainly use their energy on something else.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 8:45:07 PM

All but one of the links on this piece of questionable E-mail linked off to a site in Russia. It wasn't "foxnews.ru" either....

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I basically make about $6,000-$8,000 a month online. It's enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 10-13 hours a week from home.

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 6:40:33 AM

My Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings to you and your family I am happy to know you am writing this mail toyou with tears and sorrow from my heart, but God knows you better and he knows why he has directed me to you at this point in time so do not be afraid. I saw your e-mail contact at ministries of commerce and foreign trade departments. Iam writing this mail to you with heavy sorrow in my heart,

My name is Mrs. Evelyn LACCASIN .And am contacting you because I don't have anyother option than to tell you as I was touched to open up to you, I am married to Mr. Laccasin Nasri. Who worked with Libyan embassy in Burkina Faso for ten years before he died in the year 2005.

we were married for eleven years withouta child? He died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days. We are from (Paris) France but based in Africa Burkina Faso since eight years ago am abusiness woman.

Since his death I decided not to remarry again, when my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of us$ 5.5 m (Five Million Five hundred thousand dollars)in a Bank in OUAGADOUGOU the capital city of Burkina Faso in West-Africa presently this money is still in Bank. He made this money available for exportation of gold from Burkina Faso mining. Recently, my doctor told me that I would not last for the period of seven months due to cancer problem. Whoever that one wants to serve God must serve him in spirit and truth because God is the most high;please always be prayerful all through your life.

The one that disturbs me most is my cancer sickness. Having known my conditionI decided to hand you over this money and the gold to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 40 percent of the total money for yourpersonal use while 60% of the money will go to St Andrews Missionary Home)

I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not good not even good at all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my late husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death. I grew up as an orphan and I don't have anybody as my family member,just to Endeavor that the name of God is maintained... am doing this so that God will forgive my sins and accept my soul because this sickness has suffered me so much.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Burkina Faso and I will send authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of the money that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Also I will go to the bank manager one on one to meet them for the claim because I don't need any delay; if you are ready to claim the fund do let me know. Hoping to receive your reply.

THE REQUESTED INFORMATION'S BELOW

Your Full Name_______________________
Your Home Address____________________
Your Age ____________________
Your Handset Number____________________
Your Occupation _______________________
Your Country ____________________
Your International passport ____________________

Waiting for your urgent reply confidentially

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs. Evelyn LACCASIN.
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"We provide a concept that will allow anyone with sufficient work experience to obtain a fully verifiable Univesrity Dergee. Bcahelors, Dcotorate or Matsers."

Wonder if they issue degrees for the major of Spelling?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 1:18:28 AM

"Just got my Discover Card bill today. Complete with a FICO score. On my bill it's on the first page on the left side, just below the Account Summary."

We just opened a Discover It account a few weeks ago, so we haven't yet received our first statement. Thank you for the tip about where to find the Fair Isaac and Company (FICO) credit score! Of course, I suppose the issuer's consideration in including the credit score on its monthly statements is that they can now monitor the credit status of its account holders on an ongoing basis. (Traditionally, credit card issuers remained in the dark until an account became significantly delinquent.)
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 6:06:20 PM

Season Greetings,

I am Tain Chang, an account manager in Wing Hang Bank of Hong Kong, a licensed banks incorporated in Hong Kong,Asia. I am getting in touch with you regarding my late client who died here in Asia without a next of kin and an investment worth millions of dollars placed in our bank some years ago and you bear the same last name with the deceased.Kindly get back to me if you are interested in partnering with me on this project.

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 4:28:54 PM

On Dec 15, 2013 10:57:57 PM, KatmanDo quoted me, then wrote:

>"Discover Card has announced they are going to add FICO scores
>to their monthly bills in a short while."

>I hadn't heard that, so it's good to know for we use that card quite a bit.

Just got my Discover Card bill today. Complete with a FICO score. On my bill it's on the first page on the left side, just below the Account Summary.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 11:49:58 PM

"If you hover over the link, you conveniently discover that it points to a Web site somewhere in Iran!"

Now that sounds a bit misleading! LOL. I don't have an iTunes account that I use, so that would be a huge red flag for me. However, I seem to recall setting one up one time in connection with installing some program, possibly an Apple utility of some sort. I suppose enough folks do have accounts with them, so some of them might think the email is legit -- if they didn't bother to have their cursor hover over the link. Criminal minds always seem to be working to scam us somehow.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 2:44:38 PM

Dear iTunes Customer,This is an automatic message sent by our security system to let you know that you have 48 hours to confirm your account information.

Once you have updated your account records, we will try again to validate your information and your account suspension will be lifted.

This will help protect your account in the future. This process does not take more than 3 minutes.

To proceed to confirm your account details please click on the link http://www.apple.com/account/restore.aspx and follow the instructions.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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If you hover over the link, you conveniently discover that it points to a Web site somewhere in Iran!
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 12:42:16 PM

"The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
Please, read it thoroughly."

That's actually rather clever as far as scam attempts go. One can just picture a number of people clicking on the attachment to learn more details. So, let's be careful out there!
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