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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: Jul 28, 2014 10:59:16 PM

"Does every country use the same 7-year limit to have someone declared legally dead?"

The 7-year wait strikes me as applying to individuals who mysteriously vanish. I wouldn't be surprised if other arrangements are made in the case of a large commercial airliner which disappears along with all passengers and crew.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:53:54 PM

"{PLEASE THIS IS NO SCAM} ... I HAVE AGREED TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ASSISTING US REGARDS TO THIS TRANSACTION WITH 30% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT REMITTED. ... I HONESTLY ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE."

Yeah. A-huh. Somebody just picked your email address out of a directory and wants to send you several million dollars and there's no risk to you. I suppose the Tooth Fairy will guarantee that promise.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:02:05 PM

Sneakers, that is so low -- exploiting a recent tragedy just to scam people. And I'm sure that no funds will be dispersed from any passengers' funds for a long time. Does every country use the same 7-year limit to have someone declared legally dead? Just from thinking about all of the complications for a couple of minutes, I bet that lawyers will be the only ones making big money out of that horrible situation.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:47:31 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you very much for your time and effort to read my letter. I write due to the urgent need for a capable foreign partner required in this very lucrative and profitable transaction. I am a banker by profession working with (Absa bank based in Johannesburg) South Africa. I have the opportunity of being the personal accountant and control his (REAL ESTATE AND MINING BUSINESS) to the below under mentioned businessman I as well handled transferring the lump Sum of (37-Million-
Dollars; Thirty-Seven-Million- Dollars) that belongs to Late Mr. & Mrs. RODNEY BURROWS of Australia Citizen who both victims of the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH370 and were since then the fund has been in a suspense account awaiting any next of kin to claim the funds.

However, I kept this information confidential (SECRET) within my jurisdiction to enable us submit claims and transfer this fund through trustworthy person whom we shall present to our bank as the BONAFIDE "NEXT OF KIN" to the deceased. I intend to credit this fund into any of your nominated (designated) offshore bank account for investments. Meanwhile, all domestic arrangements for claims have been put in place awaiting your acceptance to participate. Kindly understand that I could not carry out this on my own as based on the simple facts that I'm a civil servant and excluded from operating foreign account and too, it will raise eyebrows on our side in terms of transfer being staff of the bank.

Hence, I am inviting you for a business deal where the money can be shared between us in the ratio of 50 percent for me and 50 percent for you. The transfer is risk free on both sides hence you are going to follow my instruction till the fund is transferred to your account. Further details of the transfer and text of application form will be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your return mail and you should contact me on +27-74-295-9705 or email (manfredmoyo@gmail.com).

Upon receipt of your reply e-mail or telephone call, I will be forwarding you the procedures and requirements for the transaction.

Trusting to hear from you promptly,

Sincerely Yours,

Manfred Moyo

Tel No: +27-74-295-9705
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:54:44 PM

DEAR FRIEND,

REQUEST FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION/ASSISTANCE {PLEASE THIS IS NO SCAM}

I AM ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) set up by the democratic Government in Nigeria, to review and make recommendations for payments on all outstanding foreign debts resulting from contracts executed for the Nigeria National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the past military dispensation.

During the course of my committees assignments, I discovered a deliberately over invoiced and unclaimed contract payment to the tune of US$15.5 Million(Fifteen Million, Five Hundred thousand United State Dollars).

This fund had been floating reluctantly unidentified in the vault of the central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ready for immediate transfer. I PLAN TO TRANSFER THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY FIFTEEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$15.5M) INTO AN OVERSEAS ACCOUNT BY AWARDING A NONE EXISTING CONTRACT FROM MY MINISTRY (NNPC).

TO THIS EFFECT I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AND ASK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. WHAT I NEED FROM YOU, IS YOUR TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER ANDMAILING ADDRESS FOR US TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT YOU,AND YOU CAN NOW OPEN AN EX-CREW ACCOUNT THAT THE TOTAL MONEY IN QUESTION WILL BE REMITTED TO.

I HAVE AGREED TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ASSISTING US REGARDS TO THIS TRANSACTION WITH 30% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT REMITTED. WE SHALL KEEP 60% AND REMAINING 10% RESERVED FOR TAXES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES.

PLEASE, KINDLY TREAT AS VERY URGENT AND STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, I HONESTLY ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.

I AM SORRY IF YOU ARE EMBARRASSED BY MY MAIL, I ONLY FOUND YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE WEB DIRECTORY AND DECIDED TO CONTACT
YOU.

PLEASE YOU CAN REPLY ME BACK TO: amimu.babakusa@gmail.com

BUT IF FOR ANY REASONS WHATSOEVER YOU FIND THIS MAIL OFFENSIVE, YOU CAN IGNORE IT AND PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY.

BEST REGARD
Aminu A. Babakusa

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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 11:58:12 PM

"Notice the interesting address... a British postal code for an address supposedly in the United States:"

More sloppy than usual for a scam. I suppose the "Lincs" in the address after "Idaho" is an abbreviation for Lincolnshire.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 4:22:51 PM

Notice the interesting address... a British postal code for an address supposedly in the United States:

* * * * * * * *

BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
Automobiles 22 Garden Close,
Idaho, Lincs, PE9 2YP,
United States Of America.

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new BMW 2013 Series Car and a Check of $500,000.00usd from international programs held on this early 2014 section in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected. The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to claim your prize.

Name: Mr. Ray Brian
Email: raybrian53@yahoo.com

Contact him by please providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:2551256003/23.

You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:

1. Name in full.
2. Address.
3. Nationality.
4. Age.
5. Phone/Fax.
6. Present Country.
7. Email address.

Mrs. Jenifer Mary
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:58:46 PM

"his camera proved that he was not moving at all, and they backed up at least 10 feet to ram him."

It sounds good that this intended target was able to document what actually happened in the parking lot. Other auto owners should be so lucky.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:56:02 PM

"SEE IF YOU QUALIFY HERE >> http://bit.do/GrantsCanada"

I see some of the scammers are getting more sophisticated with their messages. By using the URL shortener the target can't plainly see by hovering the cursor over the link that it (probably) actually points to some website totally unrelated to the Canadian government. Boo hiss!
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:57:55 PM

I did find the link to the dash-cam video. It was in Hamilton, around the corner of the lake from TO. The driver's main lesson was that his camera was well worth getting. Sounds like he has already more than made up for its cost with this one event.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:16:19 PM

I didn't save the link, but there was an interesting video a few days ago. Someone with a dashboard cam got rear-ended by two guys in a big truck. They deliberately backed into his car in a parking lot! Normally the person in the "following" car is deemed to be at fault, but his camera proved that he was not moving at all, and they backed up at least 10 feet to ram him. They took off, and the video footage blanked out their faces and licence #. No word from cops yet if they have arrested the two idiots yet.

This happened in a Timmy's parking lot in TO, as I recall.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:11:27 PM

Guess the Canadians want to SPAM Americans, too!

* * * * * * * *

Hi there,
If you are a Canadian citizen, you may be eligible to receive ten's of thousands of dollars in Federal, Provincial, and Private Foundation Grants. These grants do not require any collateral, credit checks, and best of all you Never Need To Repay Them.

SEE IF YOU QUALIFY HERE >> http://bit.do/GrantsCanada

Regards,
GRANTS CANADA
http://bit.do/GrantsCanada

You are receiving this email because you registered with one of our promotions. If this is a mistake, we sincerely apologise. To stop receiving our emails please unsubscribe by clicking HERE.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 11:44:45 PM

"2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open attachments from unknown or non-trustworthy sources."

Clearly the author is suggesting that the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Co. is trustworthy. (But, then, why isn't the download link to their own website? Sounds suspicious!)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 12:32:28 PM

Just what we need, an E-mail from an unknown source (in Poland, no less) that tells you not to open attachments from unknown sources! You have been warned!

* * * * * * * *

Sir/Madam,

Please download document from dropbox, payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.

Download link:

http://metro-term.beep.pl/css/document-128_712.zip

Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC

***************************************************************************

This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to this email will be disregarded.

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Security tips

1. Install virus detection software and personal firewall on your computer. This software needs to be updated regularly to ensure you have the latest protection.
2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open attachments from unknown or non-trustworthy sources.
3. If you discover any unusual activity, please contact the remitter of this payment as soon as possible.

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This e-mail is confidential. It may also be legally privileged. If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose
or use any part of it. If you have received this message in error, please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the
sender immediately by return e-mail.

Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely, secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability
for any errors or omissions.
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"SAVE PAPER - THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT!"
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 11:53:13 PM

"I've never lived in a place that had more than one cable company."

We've had two cable companies to choose from for about ten years now in some of Detroit's northern suburbs. Originally, TCI was one of them when, I think, AT&T built a competing fiber optic network. Today, the two choices are Comcast and Wow Cable (a rather small, regional system).
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 11:55:27 PM

Please click "show images"
Offers, Tips, Advice and Deals for:
Cable Service
Answers to FAQ's on how to save with Internet and cable bundles
START HERE »

* * * * * * * * * *

Points off to a very questionable place to go on the Internet. And I've never lived in a place that had more than one cable company. What part of "public utility" do those low-information cybercriminals not understand?
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2014 11:47:08 PM

"Help stop cyber crime."

Hehehehe! (The previous emails we sent you were fraudulent, but this time we're being legitimate. Honest!)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2014 4:28:59 PM

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
JAMES B. COMEY

Attention Beneficiary,

Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling,Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo/Mr.Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).

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 for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $250 Usd only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $250.00 only.

Lord Ruben (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Bank of Nigeria
Central Business District,
Cad astral Zone, federal
Capital Territory,Nigeria.
ATM Card Center Director Lord Ruben
Email:fbidesk.martinjonness@secretarias.com
Phone: +234-810-109-8678

Do contact Lord Ruben of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:

FULL NAMES: __________________________________
DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR ATM CARD: __________________
SEX: _______________
DATE OF BIRTH: __________________
OCCUPATION: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________

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 $250.00 via MoneyGram 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.

JAMES B. COMEY
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Phone Number: +1 (206) 317-3006

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 Lord Ruben 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.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 12:29:12 AM

"Upon your response i will advise you on how best to receive the total fund without making any un-necessary upfront payment."

Sounds like perhaps the scammer is aiming for identity theft rather a cash swindle. But, then again, the "without making any un-necessary upfront payment" aspect might merely be a bait and switch technique where the specified upfront payment does ultimately become necessary.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 6:21:47 PM

On May 2, 2014 4:10:52 PM, I wrote:

>On Apr 22, 2014 9:00:47 PM, KatmanDo quoted me, when I wrote:

>>"And, as to RCHA, it closed yesterday at 26.5¢ a share."

>RCHA closed at 21.18¢ a share today.

RCHA closed at 9¢ a share Friday. Guess the "pump and dump" cycle is in the "dump" phase.

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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 6:06:29 PM

I have been mandated by a special committee in the United Nations and the IMF/World Bank to bring your contract inheritance winning payment directly to you.

Upon your response i will advise you on how best to receive the total fund without making any un-necessary upfront payment.

Regards,
Dr Aureo Bazilio Nunes
TEL: 00 44 704 576 9387
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:42:48 PM

"RCHA closed at 21.18¢ a share today."

Perhaps the tipster meant to say that there's a profit potential for anybody who short sells RCHA @ 28 cents a share...
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 5:10:52 PM

On Apr 22, 2014 9:00:47 PM, KatmanDo quoted me, when I wrote:

>"And, as to RCHA, it closed yesterday at 26.5¢ a share."

RCHA closed at 21.18¢ a share today.

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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:00:47 PM

"And, as to RCHA, it closed yesterday at 26.5¢ a share."

So if one had purchased perhaps 10,000 shares based on the scam stock "tip" they'd be out over $100.00 as of yesterday's close. Maybe RCHA hasn't made it's big move yet...
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:13:20 AM

How was your easter? Mine was not bad.

The problem with easter is that there isn't enough gifting like during christmas for example, but luckily a friend of mine called me a few hours ago and told me that he heard that the stock RCHA is going to soar past a dollar in the coming weeks.

I just bought it for around 28 cents. If you move fast I think you can grab it for around the same price too.

The general markets have been really tough lately and I think this little biotech company will finally give us an edge to make a few bucks. Move fast though.

* * * * * * * *

I call up my Investment Counselor (and he calls me) from time to time about my IRA nest egg. One time, I got on the subject of "pump and dump" stocks. At that time, the pump and dump darling had ticker symbol "HAIR" (as you may be able to guess, it was a hair restoration company). I made the comment that their last three news releases said the CEO had been indicted by a grand jury, the medical director had quit, and the company shut down their Web site and fired their last employee.

And, as to RCHA, it closed yesterday at 26.5¢ a share.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 4/22/2014 4:15:12 AM EST]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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