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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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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:04:19 PM

On Apr 13, 2015 7:20:15 PM, I wrote:

>Haven't gotten a pump and dump in quite a while, but here goes:

>CR-GP begins huge purchases ppc goes above 35%.
>Calissio Resources Group

>You should profit thousands next week if you trade it to $0.22.

Down to $0.07 a share! This pump and dump didn't pump much at all!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 11:39:03 PM

"The download doesn't go to the site where it looks like!"

That seems to be a common element in many of the apparent scam emails I've received in recent months. Some of them appear to resemble an authentic communication from the spoofed company, until the cursor hovers over the link and a totally unrelated URL gets displayed.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:17:54 PM

Dear customer,

Unfortunately we were not able to deliver the package sent to you on 29 Nov 2014 because your delivery address does not exist.
Please download and print out the following shipping invoice and collect your package at the nearest UPS office :
https://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/track.aspx?trk=39412471&action=download_pdf_invoice

Thank you for choosing UPS

* * * * * * * *

The download doesn't go to the site where it looks like!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:56:16 PM

"I would suspect the malware was in the attachment."

That would be my bet also. We periodically hear about denial of service attacks on various websites. Perhaps such email messages are one way the manipulators orchestrating such attacks are able to turn enough computers into drones at their beck and call.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 1:01:54 PM

Dear taxpayer,

You are receiving this notification because your tax refund request has been processed.
Please find attached a copy of the approved 1040A form you have submitted, containing your personal information and signature.
On the last page, you can also find the wire transfer confirmation from the bank.

Transaction type : Tax Refund
Payment method : Wire transfer
Amount : $7592
Status : Processed
Form : 1040A

Additional information regarding tax refunds can be found on our website: http://www.irs.gov/Refunds.
Please note that IRS will never ask you to disclose personal or payment information in an email.

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service
Address: 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224
Website: http://www.irs.gov
Phone: 1-800-829-1040

* * * * * * * *
I would suspect the malware was in the attachment. None of the links tried to go of to Yugoslavia (I looked but didn't click).

Other bugaboos:

Wrong name - the IRS would never address you as "Dear taxpayer." They know your name if they know anything.

E-mail address - the IRS doesn't ask for an E-mail address on a tax return, so how would they get it?

Payment method - IRS doesn't pay tax refunds by wire transfer. The two options are by a physical check or an ACH transfer.

Amount of payment - Not the same as my tax return had, and I got no letter from the IRS explaining why I figured incorrectly. Not the amount deposited in my bank BY ACH TRANSFER about two months ago!

Form - Wrong form listed, I had multiple reasons that meant I had to file a 1040.

In summary, only a fool would open an attachment in an E-mail (EVERYTHING can be spoofed). I had a computer tech tell me he makes a very comfortable living off of fools.

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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 8:20:15 PM

Haven't gotten a pump and dump in quite a while, but here goes:

* * * * * * * *

CR-GP begins huge purchases ppc goes above 35%.

Calissio Resources Group unrolls big headlines rightaway and more
impressive headlines launching on Monday. I predict estimated
shareprice of $1.60 anytime!!! You should profit thousands next week
if you trade it to $0.22.

Get CR-GP on Apr 13th!!!

* * * * * * * *

The only headlines I found were that it was an OTC Pink stock with No Information!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 11:12:00 PM

" I pointed out I lived in Manitoba, not Ontario, and was told it was okay because it was "government". Scammers unclear on the concept of geography, whodathunkit! "

Chances are that the scammers are located abroad, so neighboring provinces in Canada are close enough to suit them. I wonder if they speak French in case they happen to phone a Francophone in Quebec...

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 4/10/2015 11:13:59 PM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 11:06:59 PM

"The United Nations Foundation spells like Nigerian advance fee fraud spammers!"

I noticed that also. Maybe they've switched scams for now.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 11:04:58 PM

"You will also be required to send the below information to me so i can forward it to our financial manager to start processing the release of fund to you."

What, no Taxpayer ID Number or mother's maiden name??? I'm surprised.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 8:43:35 PM

Got a phone call yesterday offering an Ontario government program to put solar cells on my roof at no charge, and eliminate my electricity bill. With electric heat, that would be fair size collectors, battery storage, and inverter! I pointed out I lived in Manitoba, not Ontario, and was told it was okay because it was "government". Scammers unclear on the concept of geography, whodathunkit!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 7:30:13 PM

"United Nations Foundation gives out USD $5,000.000.00 (Five Million United State Dollars)"

"You will also be required to send the below information to me so i can forward it to our financial manager to start processing the release of fund to you."

The United Nations Foundation spells like Nigerian advance fee fraud spammers!


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 4/10/2015 7:32:28 PM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 7:28:14 PM

Hi,

This message is from the United Nations Foundation, When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks the UN to mobilize peacekeepers, oversee elections, and create stability. In the face of challenges such as climate change, disease or poverty, the United Nations provides the platform for international cooperation.

The United Nations is the one international organization with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems therefore every year the United Nations Foundation gives out USD $5,000.000.00 (Five Million United State Dollars) to a randomly selected individual to help start a business, grow an existing business or give someone out there a better life.

If you are reading this message you should count yourself lucky, this simply means that your email address has been selected as the 2015 winner of our annual social business support give away. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience so we can be sure your email address is still valid. You will also be required to send the below information to me so i can forward it to our financial manager to start processing the release of fund to you.

1. Your Full Name / Company Name
2. Your Residential Address
3. Your Direct Telephone / Cell Phone Number
4. Occupation
5. Age
6. Marital Status

I await your response so i can guide you how to receive the grant.

Congratulations.

Regards,
Richard S. Parnell
Chief Operating Officer
United Nations Foundation
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:49:50 AM

"I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file, after which I will run away from Nigeria to meet with you."

What are you wearing, Grace, and what will you be wearing when we meet? 8-)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 2:18:12 PM

y [sic] Dear,

I am Miss.Grace Okeke a Computer IT with central bank of Nigeria. I am 26 years old, just started work with C.B.N. I came across your file which was marked X and your released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that you have paid VIRTUALLY all fees and certificate but the fund has not been release to you.

The most annoying thing is that they cannot tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the fund to you, instead they let you spend money unnecessarily. I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can release this fund to you if you can certify me of my security, and how I can run away from this Nigeria if I do this, because if I don't run away from this country after i made the transfer, I will be seriously in trouble and my life will be in danger.

Please this is like a Mafia setting in Nigeria, you may not understand it because you are not a Nigerian. The only thing I will need to release this fund is a special HARD DISK we call it HD120 GIG. I will buy two of it, recopy your information, destroy the previous one, punch the computer to reflect in your bank within 48 banking hours. I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file, after which I will run away from Nigeria to meet with you. If you are interested. Do get in touch with me immediately,You should send to me your convenient tell/fax numbers for easy communications and also re confirm your banking details, so that there won't be any mistake.For phone conversation,please call me on +2347010886370

Regards,

Miss Grace Okeke
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 2:27:35 AM

"Complete Your Registration Today
Login Directly from this Email!"

Scammers do try to make their schemes convenient for the mark, don't they?
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:12:30 AM

Hey, Congratulations!

We'd like to thank you for being one
of our premium subscriber.

Download Bank Breaker!

You have earned access to The Bank Breaker!

Complete Your Registration Today

Login Directly from this Email!

Thanks again and see you inside.

Best,

The Bank Breaker Team
Munich, Germany
45th, VermoStreet

Unsubscribe me from this list
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:32:00 AM

There's also this alert about the health dangers of drinking some types of milk:

"Is it possible that Milk is worse than smoking?

From:
"Food Health News" <"Food HealthNews"@celestmax.com>

Can Milk be more hazardous to your health than smoking?

Dear concerned consumer,

Have you been informed, that according to a study from an extremely high esteemed medical school, some types of milk are connected to cancer and will do the same amount of damage to your health as consuming up to four packs of cigarettes a day?

Let that information sink in for a moment...

[SHOCKING VIDEO] - http://goo.gl/iHxS20

Smoking four packs a day is definitely going to cause an early, tragic death but according to recent research, a certain kind of milk could be much worse for our bodies.

Yet Id bet not one in a thousand people knows what type of milk this is.

Theres a horrifyingly large chance this milk could be in your refrigerator at this moment.

It was in mine, until I stumbled across this information Im passing to you.

Do what I did, and toss it out.

Click here to find out more about this shocking information: [VIDEO] - http://goo.gl/iHxS20

Stay healthy,
Doug Hill
Director, Laissez Faire Club"

Lucky thing I saw this warning prior to eating breakfast this morning! 8-)
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:22:24 AM

In addition to the cure for deafness addressed below, there are also offers for presumably a new, easy cure for blindness!

"Stevie Wonder sees for first time in his lifeThe Hollywood Reporter
Stevie Wonder is not blind anymore: What he did to see

Singer Stevie Wonder is able to see for the first time in his life and owes it all to this easy treatment he recently received.

READ MORE Watch Stevie Wonder See for First Time

Twitter: #SteveWondersCanSEE #ISeewhatyoudidthere #SteveWonderNotBlind"

"http://legs.mansetest.com/5850490570ffhex7672456told247595180 528 N Eden Rd .. // [ Hanna City ] IL 61536-9746"



[Edited by: KatmanDo at 3/1/2015 12:24:05 AM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:13:50 AM

Then there are confirmations for travel arrangements which the addressee didn't make:

"Last chance for weekend flight

Manage your flight

Upcoming travel
Check in Online
Check Flight Status
Flight Info For [Addressee]
Confirmation Number
Account ID : [xxyyzzww553]
#ERD-331-918777348
Departing Flights
Returning Flights
Sat, 28 Feb 15 | Flight 212
Fri, 06 Mar 15 | Flight 201
Booked By
Flight Status
PENDING
Your flight itinerary for the weekend is ready.

CONFIRM YOUR FLIGHT

To get away see this
http://nice.hookamalm.com/5847491122edconf6522230trip841249156 5512 E Windrose Dr || Scottsdale AZ 85254-4253"
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:04:46 AM

"?"

You're not alone, Gas. Plenty of others are also left puzzled by the scammers. Yours is not a rare reaction.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:57:54 AM

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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:26:11 AM

As well as a revolutionary treatment that completely restores hearing loss:

"Grammy winner Phil Collins can hear again

Phil Collins Receives Hearing Loss Cure
Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician Phil Collins has announced that he will return from self-imposed retirement due to severe hearing loss.

Something in the air: British musician Phil Collins has announced his return to music
In 2011, Collins revealed he had lost the hearing in his left ear, among with other health issues. But he came accross this revolutionary treatment that completely restores his hearing.

READ MORE AT
YAHOO.CO/MUSIC/PHILCOLLINS_RETURNS_THANKSTO"

As expected, the link to Yahoo above takes one to a non-Yahoo Web address.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:19:36 AM

And an unexpected bonus for purchases at Walgreens that one didn't make:

"Walgreens.com thanks you with these rewards

Start saving and score points with Balance Rewards. View offers ?
As a thank you for your support we have added 50 dollars to your account

YourWalgreens/account?174569833

Details Attached

We must hear from you by Tuesday night"

Of course, the "Details Attached" link takes one to a non-Walgreens web address.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:12:15 AM

Then there's the new magical breakthrough on treating diabetes:

"Researches [sic] put out cure to diabetes

Probiotic pill engineered to help treat diabetes

2 Hours Ago
Cornell scientists say have produced a probiotic to treat diabetes. In a novel study, researchers used a probiotic pill, combined with an insulin stimulating hormone that lowers blood sugar. Targeting bacteria in the gut instead of the pancreas means that a new diabetes treatment is now ready for people to use.

READ MORE: http://www.cnbc.tv/note/4hg32/"

Of course, the "cnbc" link above actually takes one to a completely different web address.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:36:45 AM

As well as some magical stuff which just rolls back the years like you wouldn't believe:

"Photos of my grannie online (she looks 36)

85 Year Old Grandma Busted
DOES SOMETHING CRAZY TO HER FACE AND NOW LOOKS 36
I walked in on her over the weekend and finally saw how she does it
She reveals how

It takes just 12 seconds a day - (8) uncensored photos attached
?"

The link takes one to some unfamiliar website.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:30:42 AM

And the unexpected commission check for work not performed:

"Commission check #642299859 for [Addressee]

Receive a 7,000 dollar deposit every month directly into your account.
Start by accepting this position here
We must hear from you by Thursday morning

Learn More Now"


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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:24:54 AM

There's also the magical new device for big savings on your electrical bill (where the links take one to an unexpected website):

"
Cnet | your tech place | Reviews | News | Video | How To | Download
But although the show operated within such a minimal framework, things were a bit more complicated behind the scenes.


Smart Home:
Plug Completely Ends Future 2015 Energy Bills
1,934,191 Have Used
[Addressee], it works like this immediately

Once you put this into your wall outlet, all your appliances, heating, television. and lighting costs will go away.

We confirm prices of energy are increasing
http://www.power.outlet.now/notice

Best product ever created
Here is everything you need to know"

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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 11:56:38 PM

Then there's the fake bonus thanking the addressee for a recent purchase which wasn't made. (Totally unrelated text seems to be thrown into the message for some reason.]:

"One of the men, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, of Kazakhstan was arrested early on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where authorities said he was attempting to board a flight to Turkey on his way to Syria...
[Addressee]
We appreciate you shopping with us recently
50 Prime Points have been added to your account as a thank you
Go to your account to accept

This must be used by (Wednesday) February 25th

YourAmazon/Card/1709487600"
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 11:48:51 PM

I've suddenly started receiving a virtual flood of scam emails in recent weeks after hardly receiving any at all for quite some time. Such recent arrivals seem to be variations on now familiar themes.

There have been a number of "memory cure" messages which focus on one celebrity or another. True to form, the provided links take one to an entirely different website than the one they purport to take one to:

"Jack Nicholson almost quit acting because of a bad memory

Jack Nicholson almost had to retire from acting at the age of 76 ? because he could not remember his lines.

The Hollywood star ? the most nominated leading man in Oscar history ? has starred in movies for the last 50 years.

But then the actor was given something that increased his memory and now he plans top continue his career beacuse his memory is better than ever thanks to this.

“Quite frankly, at 76, Jack had memory issues and can for a brief time no longer remembered the lines being asked of him.”

INTERVIEW:
nydaily.co/news/Jack..

TAGS: MEMORY LOSS, JACK NICHOLSON, CURE, HOW-TO"
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 12:53:47 AM

I received a variation on a theme recently in my Inbox: A request for additional information about a fraudulent purchase from Forbes. The information provided is uncharacteristically quite sketchy for a scam:

"From: "Josue Woodruff" <[zzwwuu$$]@meldssaga.com>

Subject: Your Forbes shipping status

Your order is almost complete [yyoo@@]!

Raise your IQ by 200
Expected delivery - Saturday
Confirm where we can send your shipment #465574896.
Details :
Order #: 6638526366191725806-OLAS"

(Ads for some magical substance which supposedly raises one's IQ are intermixed within the message.)


[Edited by: KatmanDo at 2/13/2015 12:55:27 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 6:34:18 PM

Another fake iTunes receipt wanting you to go to a phishing site!

* * * * * * * *

Order ID: MHDH6YM6KZ
Receipt Date: 12/02/2015
Order Total: GBP 22.99
Billed To: Credit Card

Item Category Type Unit Price

Space Qube
Write a Review Report a Problem Game iOS APP GBP 22.99

Order Total: GBP 22.99

If you initiated this download, you can disregard this email.
It was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself.
If you did not initiate this download, we recommend that you click on the link below to cancel this transaction and change your password. http://support.apple.com/gb/MHDH6YM6KZ/Cancel=?
Tips for protecting the security of your account for further assistance. How to resume Payment Cancellation Form iTunes Store downloads
Please retain for your records
Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order.

iTunes S.a r.l.
You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found at http://www.apple.com/uk/support/itunes/store/

Apple ID Summary ? Purchase History

Apple respects your privacy
Information regarding your personal information can be viewed at https://www.apple.com/uk/privacy/

This is not a VAT notice. Copyright Š 2015 iTunes S.a r.l. All rights reserved
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 11:41:18 PM

"Personally, I know you may be surprise of receiving an email from me, since both did not know each other before."

Surprised? Doesn't manna fall from Heaven if we wish hard enough?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 2:03:44 PM

THE GHANA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
Corporate Head Office: GNPC PMB, PETROLEUM HOUSE TEMA, GHANA.
From: Desk of Chief Executive & Director of Finance.
==============================================

YOUR URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED.
Sir,
Before going further, let me assure you that I will be available to cover all expense that will be required until the completion of this transaction, since this payment shall be conclude within my department here in GNPC.

Personally, I know you may be surprise of receiving an email from me, since both did not know each other before. But I will be saved and secured, when I am dealing with unknown person, secondly no top official will know my relationship with you toward this transaction.

I and my colleague (Minister of Petroleum) have concluded with necessary arrangement for the transfer of this US$36.5M (Thirty-Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) to the offshore account for our investment. This fund is the final contract balance of Late Engr. LUIS GONZALEZ, and has been approved for immediate release to deceased family/business associate.

Already Late Engr. GONZALEZ, left a clause (Last Testament) which stated upon demised, that Ministry of Petroleum (GNPC) shall released his final contract fund to his Relative/Business Associate whose identified him/herself with the documents that covered his final contract with the Ministry of Petroleum Resource.

All what I request is your cooperation to be present the next beneficiary, since deceased was an orphan and a widower. Secondly, I have all deceased contract documents as required, which you shall use to identify yourself a business associate to enable our Ministry released this fund to your favor.

I am soliciting for your assistance because deceased was a foreigner and you are a foreigner, and Ministry will honor you once I recommend you the next of kin, because I was deceased account officer before he passed away.

If you are interested to carry out this transaction with me, reply via my alternative email (comfort.anagyei@yahoo.fr) with information listed below for details.

1) Your Full Name and Address.
2) Your Contact telephone, Mobile numbers.
3) Your Age, Profession and office Position.
4) Copy of Your ID card (Passport or Driver’s License) for Identification.

The process starts immediately you respond to this mail and would be concluded within five working days. After payment you shall be given 20% of total sum, 15% goes to Motherless-Baby home, while 65% is for me and my colleague. Please call me through my security line +233-543611103, as soon as you sent an email to me.

Please Use ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (AS SUBJECT) In Your Response to this mail for your identification.

Regards,
MRS. COMFORT ANIAGYEI, (Director Finance & Corporate Planning)
FINANCE DEPARTMENT. GNPC: DL- LINE +233-543611103. Email: COMFORT.ANAGYEI@YAHOO.FR
GHANA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
REPUBLLIC OF GHANA
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 11:25:59 PM

"Irregular Card Activity
We detected irregular activity on your Halifax Card on 21/02/2015."

That's approximately one month from now -- so that truly is irregular!


"Please download the file attached to this email, fill out the information required to review your account and press continue."

Vishnu knows what else the scammer will download onto your system if you were to follow their instructions. Perhaps your system would become a drone in some Denial of Service scheme.
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 12:18:49 AM

Interesting... I have a number of credit cards but all of them are US-based...

* * ** * * * *

Irregular Card Activity

We detected irregular activity on your Halifax Card on 21/02/2015.

For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your card.

Please download the file attached to this email, fill out the information required to
review your account and press continue. We will review the activity on your account with
you and upon verification,we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

Want to get more alerts? Sign in to your internet banking account at Halifax Bank
and within the Accounts Overview page select the "Alerts" tab.

Because email is not a secure form of communication, this email box is not equipped to handle replies.

If you have any questions about your account or need assistance,
please call the phone number on your statement or go to Contact Us at http://www.halifax.co.uk
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 11:32:15 PM

I received a fraudulent phone call today which used an approach I hadn't encountered before: The robo-call blurb began with something like "This is an automated response to your recent request for new information about our TV ad...". It would be very rare indeed for anybody in our household to make such an inquiry, so I knew at that point that the call was yet another scam effort. However, my guess is that such an approach probably gets some bites for some households apparently do respond to some TV ads by asking for more information.

It's too bad the creativity of the scammers isn't put to a useful application.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 11:54:12 PM

"To good to be true its a SCAM!!! "

It's hard to argue with that.
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fury3
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 1:03:25 PM

To good to be true its a SCAM!!!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:44:13 PM

I heard about one on network TV news tonight that was new to me: The scammer telephones the target notifying them that an arrest warrant for them has been issued due to their failure to report for jury duty. When asked how the matter can be taken care of the scammer provides details for sending money via a cash card. (Once the verification code is provided to the scammer the money would be quickly gone.)
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:39:24 PM

"I, The Senate President ,Federal Republic of Nigeria"

It seems like Nigerian email scams have been notorious for so long now that virtually any target would see through them. However, the fact that they're still being circulated suggests that the scammers are making enough money from them to make it worth their while to continue.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 11:25:34 AM

(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY
ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)
SENATE HOUSE.

Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB Your ref: 674632

I, The Senate President ,Federal Republic of Nigeria , DR DAVID MARK (GCFR) and the Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria , Mr. Godwin Emefiele in Conjunction with the EFCC Director , MRS LAMORDE, held a meeting last week concerning contract payment , both foreign and local contractors and some inheritance funds.

Mr Lamorde has worked closely with other government law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Metropolitan Police, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), United States Secret Service, Internet Crime Complaints Centre (IC3), Dutch Police, German Police, South African Police, etc. He has supervised the prosecution of 522 Advance Fee Fraud related cases at various High Courts all over Nigeria between April 2003 and June 2008. 253 of the cases were successfully prosecuted and convictions secured, including the extradition of 3 fugitives to the United States. Mr. Lamorde being the pioneer Director of Operations of EFCC has greatly helped to change public perception of law enforcement, locally and internationally. He has also helped in fostering international law enforcement cooperation in the country.

Ongoing through contractors file yesterday after its 53 years of independence Anniversary, we discovered that your file was dumped untreated, so at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your contract payment and please stop communicating with any office now and attention to the appointed office below for you to receive your payment accordingly.

However, I wish to inform you now that your outstanding contract payment is $800,000,00. (Eight Hundred thousand United States dollars).

Now your new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , CBN Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telex confirmation No:-1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately within the next week.

We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance and have been inform that your payment totaling $800,000.00 USD we be release once we guarantee receipt of your payment.

This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared.

To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email to confirm their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval Payment and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order.

This will cost you $80 (Eighty United State Dollars) only and nothing more as everything elsehas been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $80.00 only for the endorsement.

The card center will send you an ATM Debit card which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM Center, Banks and Union Pay Credit outlets in the world, You are hereby selected as an honor for this payment approval, which you are to acknowledge the receipt of this mail in returning the required below to the Logistic Department by email listed below.

SEN. Gilbert Emeka (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Business District,
ATM Card Center Director SEN. Gilbert Emeka
Public Profile : http://kyg.nigeriagovernance.org/PersonsInOffices/view/1587
Email:malconint@163.com
Phone Number: +23 480 8827 3587

Do contact SEN. Gilbert Emeka of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:

1.FULL NAME...........
2.ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD...........
3.MOBILE PHONE NUMBER...........
4.FAX PHONE...............
5.YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION............
6.ATTACH COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION............

On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $80.00 via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee.

DR DAVID MARK (GCFR)
INTERNET FRAUD COMPLAINT CENTER (IFCC)
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
AFTER 53YRS ANNIVERSARY

Note: 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 Alex Rafael of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber-crime.

You are required to comply within 72 hours or we would take it that you do not want your parcel, and would move it to the treasury Also, you must not contact any other bank or any Agent for any payment, because your payment is here in care and will be released to you once you follow up the instructions stated to you.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 11:49:53 PM

I was woken up this morning by a robocall informing me that the IRS is in the process of filing a lawsuit against me. For more details I needed to call: 20 xyz-wwvv.

I live in the Detroit area and the call informing me of the lawsuit has an area code associated with far western New York.

Country code 20 is for Egypt.

I just hung up and tried to return to sleep. Such "news" might have really disturbed some recipients.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 11:41:49 PM

"you are required to kindly confirm your account by stating the details below:
* Domain\user name:
* Password:
This will prompt the upgrade of your account."

Providing the requested information will very likely prompt something, all right -- but not very likely the upgrading of the account.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 7:29:18 PM

Help Desk

Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Your account is in the process of being upgraded to a newest Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email interface inline with internet infrastructure Maintenance. The new servers will provide better anti-spam and anti-virus functions, along with IMAP Support for mobile devices to enhance your usage.

To ensure that your account is not disrupted but active during and after this upgrade, you are required to kindly confirm your account by stating the details below:

* Domain\user name:
* Password:

This will prompt the upgrade of your account.

Failure to acknowledge the receipt of this notification, might result to a temporary deactivation of your account from our database. Your account shall remain active upon your confirmation of your login details.

We do apologize for any inconveniences caused.

Sincerely,

Your Customer Care Team

(c) Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved.
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KatmanDo
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:57:40 PM

"Lighthouse Drive Springfield
Mo 65804
United States"

Yeah -- I always make sure to write "United States" on my outgoing mail so that the Postal Service doesn't send it to the wrong country.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:22:41 PM

My inheritance has arrived from Nigeria
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Sneakers55
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:45:50 AM

If you don't have something as simple
as this, you are never going to succeed
online

==> Details Here

All the "work" will be done for you.

Literally set and forget.

==>Details Here

Reards,
Nelson
Income Black Box
Lighthouse Drive Springfield
Mo 65804
United States
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All the links point to the same place, which I would bet does not have any good things about it.

Also, there is no Lighthouse Drive in Springfield, MO!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 4:54:42 AM

How are you today and business in your country?

I am Mr. Xiang Li,Manager of a bank in China.

I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this

mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information

you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you

independently of our
investigation and no one is informed of this communication.I

would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe

would be of interest to you.

I know you would be wondering why I am writing you with a

request such as this but I only urge you to read on.

In November 2007, a British Oil consultant/contractor with the

Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, made a numbered time (Fixed)

Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at some millions of

United States dollars in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a

routine notification to his forwarding address in America and
Britain but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and

finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese

Solid Minerals Corporation contractor died alongside his wife,

from an airplane crash.

The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible

surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to

come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with

private banking affairs, those who patronize our services

usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment

from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no

next of kin.

In the field of private banking, opening an account with us

means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely

held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the

accounts anonymous.

This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having their

mail sent to them or held at the bank itself,
ensuring that there are no traces of the account and as I said,

rarely do they nominate next of kin.
Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin

also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this

case; the British Oil consultant/contractor died interstate.

In line with our internal processes for account holders who have

passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith

to determine who should have right to claim the estate.
This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful.
We have scanned every continent and used our private

investigation affiliate companies to get to the root
of the problem. This money has since been sitting in my Bank and

the interest is being rolled over with the
principal sum at the end of each year.

No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to the Laws

of Republic of China, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the

money will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if

nobody applies to claim the funds. What I wish to relate to you

will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand

something.It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds

the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The

world of banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for

those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios.

This is the situation.
This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this

man\'s family; they have investigated for
months and have found no family. The investigation has come to

an end. Consequently, my proposal is that I
will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to

the deceased so that the fruits of this old man\'s labour will

not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.

A bank account in any part of the world that you then provide me

with will then facilitate the transfer of
this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will

be paid into your account for us to share 70/30.

I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if

you find no interest in this project that you
should discard this mail. I ask that do not be vindictive and

destructive. If my offer is of no
appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted

you.

Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my

proposal.
You may not know this but people like me who have made tidy sums

out of comparable situations run the whole
private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do

not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to

understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make

this move. Such opportunities only come ones\' way once in a

lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find

myself in total
control of my destiny.m I wish to inform you that should you

contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and

about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me

through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me

through my official email account.

Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you and

also through the email address I have
provided. My official lines are not secure lines as they are

periodically monitored to assess our level of
customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy.

Please observe this instruction religiously. In closing, please

observe utmost confidentiality, and
be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable

for both of us. Upon receiving your reply,
I will then furnish you with a more comprehensive detail of

this transaction, the amount involved and
what is required of you in order for us to achieve the success

of this business.
Awaiting your urgent reply, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO SEND ME

YOUR RESPONSE/REPLY TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL
ADDRESS: xiangliiiiiii@yahoo.com

It is very important that you note from this very onset that

all that I require from you is just your person, I will take

care of all expenses and what nots.

Yours Sincerely,

XIANG LI.
CHINA .P.R
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 12:40:47 AM

"link:http://ksweb.moy.su"

I wasn't familiar with the "su" country code prior to reading the posting of Sneakers55 below. Now I understand that the old Soviet Union country code is one of the favorites used by cyber criminals. That seems like a good place to avoid like the Plague.

".su" country code is a hotbed of cyber criminal activity.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 12:17:03 AM

Your E-mail Has Exceeded It Storage Limit As Set By Your
Administrator,And You
Will Not Be Able to Receive New Mails until You Re-Validate It. To
Re-Validate Click HERE
or copy and paste the link If it does not work then copy and past the
link:http://ksweb.moy.su/Exchange_Access_Outlook.htm
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:42:03 PM

Hello My Dear,

I am Giles Adam, I am an Australian citizen, 48 years Old. I reside in 49 Abercrombie St, Chippendale NSW. I'm thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I have paid over $65,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel to WASHINGTON D.C with all my compensation documents, And I was directed by the ( F B I) Director to contact Agent Ms Kimberly Mertz who is a representative of the (FBI) and a member of the COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE in Nigeria,and I contacted her and she explained everything to me. She said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

She took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $15 Million Us Dollars Moreover, Ms Kimberly Mertz, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments, and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries, and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Ms Kimberly.

You have to contact her directly on this information below.

COMPENSATION AWARD HOUSE

Name : Kimberly K Mertz

email: k.mertz@mail.com
phone: 214 935 8588

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your funds is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

The only money I paid after I met Ms Kimberly was just $400 for the paper works, take note of that.

Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Ms Kimberly Mertz so that she can help you to Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Remain Blessed.

Adam Giles.
49 Abercrombie St,
Chippendale NSW 2008
Australia
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