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The following fax (facsimile) scams were reported to us and are listed below to help you avoid them.

Links to scam web pages have been removed and spaces have been added to email addresses to ensure they do not become hyperlinks.

You can report fax scams to us by emailing: fax@antispam.govt.nz

You may also post scams to:
Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit
Department of Internal Affairs

PO Box 805
Wellington 6140


Inheritance scam

Rayyan Law Firm & Associates (.PDF, 22KB)*

Inheritance Scam - Lim Ansara

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Ansara Law Firm & Associates

C-12-1. Megan Avenue 7
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Kuala Lumpur 50450
Malaysia.

Dear:,

My sincere apology for this unsolicited letter to you, I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but you will realize the need for my action. My name is Mr. Lim Ansara, of Ansara Law firm & Associates. Actually, I got your contact information through the world public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client Eng. who worked with (D.R.Congo Mining Company) in D.R.Congo, for twelve years, before he died along with his wife and two children during the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on Friday, 11 March 2011.

Before his death; he deposited the sum of USD$9.5(Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with an offshore bank, the bank has mandated me to present a member of his family (heir/inheritor) to make claims, before the fund gets confiscated and reverts to the state, as unclaimed. So 1 decided to search for any of my late client's relative which has been very difficult for me, as he did not declare any other person, ad dress, partner or relatives in the official paper for deposit.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you to stand as the next of kin . By virtue of my position as his personal Attorney; I will now place your name as the next of kin to my late client. I will prepare every relevant document that will assist your claims, and facilitate the release of the fund to you.

Note that this transaction is 100% risk free; there is no single risk connected to this business as I have worked out all modalities to complete the transaction successfully. Once the fund is released to you, we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you as your benefit. Reply via my personal email address or you can call for further clarifications. Please be kind to get back to me if you are not interested so that I can further my search for another partner

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Lim Ansara
Email : info @ ansaralfa-my.com
Private: ansara @ gmx.com
Telephone: + 601 436 22 714
Telefax: + 603 217 84 907
Date: 06-08-2015

Rafael Montesa Fiscal scam

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RAFAEL MONTESA FISCAL
Calle del General Diaz Parlier, 10 Pisa 1,28006 Madrid,Spain.
Tel:I Fax: +34-917-903-809
Email:rafmontesa @ net-c.es
Web:www .rafmontesa. esy.es

This fax contains important investigation information strictly for (name removed) Please be kind to hand it over to the mentioned person.

Dear,

RAFAEL MONTESA FISCAL is a full-service financial and investment management law firm based in Spain, with expertise in litigation and business law and a strong consumer focus in family wills and estate, and personal injury law. We provide legal services to prominent individuals and families in Spain and abroad, including leaders in banking and finance, political office holders and private international businessmen. We represent personnel in financing, corporate transactions and commercial litigation as well as in corporate reorganizations and bankruptcies.

While you read this message be calm and do not get over-excited, while strong privacy has to be maintained, since the essence of communicating with you is because of your personality, and to see if you can discuss with me on matters concerning Mr., who left behind some fund before his death. The fund is has been in intestacy and will soon be going away to the government if it is not claimed within a short given space of time as there is no WILL.

Because of its nature, this investigation requires high privacy. You can contact me by phone or email for further information on Mr., whom I believe from my investigations that you could be entitled to his fund.

Rafa

This message is only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain privileged. proprietary or otherwise private information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient. or the responsible for delivering the message to the Intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination. distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error. please notify RAFAEL MONTESA FISCAL immediately by replying through our E-Mail or by fax and discard this communication.

Cumaraswamy Law Firm & Associates scam

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Cumaraswamy Law Firm & Associates
Suite 9.03 (4nd Floor), Block C, No 49, Medan Setia Satu,Plaza Damansara,Bukit
Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Dear:,

My sincere apology for this unsolicited letter to you, 1 am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but you will realize the need for my action. My name is Mr. Rozlan Cumaraswamy, of Cumaraswamy Law firm & Associates. Actually, 1 got your contact information through the world public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client Eng. David who worked with (D.R.Congo Mining Company) in D.R.Congo, for twelve years, before he died along with his wife and two children during the Great East japan Earthquake, which occurred on Friday, 11 March 2011.

Before his death; he deposited the sum of USD$9.S (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with an offshore ban k, the bank has mandated me to present a member of his family (heir/inheritor) to make claims, before the fund gets confiscated and reverts to the state, as unclaimed. So 1 decided to search for any of my late client's relative which has been very difficult for me, as he did not declare any other person, address, partner or relatives in the official paper for deposit.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that 1 will like you to stand as the next of kin. By virtue of my position as his personal Attorney; 1 will now place your name as the next of kin to my late client. 1 will prepare every relevant document that will assist your claims, and facilitate the release of the fund to you.

Note that this transaction is 100% risk free; there is no single risk connected to this business as 1 have worked out all modalities to complete the transaction successfully. Once the fund is released to you, we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you as your benefit. Reply via my personal email address or you can call for further clarifications. Please be kind to get back to me if you are not interested so that I can further my search for another partner

Yours Sincerely,
Rozlan Cumaraswamy

Mr. Rozlan Cumaraswamy.
Email: info @ cumaraswam yl fa-m y.com
Private: rozlan @ gmx com
Telephone: + 601 436 22 714
Telefax: + 603 217 84 907
Date: 10-06-2015

    "IRD" IRT4 scam

    From: pensionidios @ gmail.com


    Please, complete Form IR4T 'attached" and send back to us as soon as possible through fax number +6444880285 or Email to enable us protect your New Zealand Tax exempt status. Return to us within 1 (one) week from the receipt of this letter by fax/email, to enable us update your records immediately. If your property tax status is not rectified in a timely manner, it will be subject to New Zealand tax reporting and back up witholding.

    We appreciate your cooperation in helping us protect your exempt status and also updating our records.

    Sincerely.

    Regards,
    Marcauley Sanders
    Property Tax Officer
    View the "IR4T" tax form (.PDF, 68KB)*

    Inheritance scam - Rafael Alcorta

    View the full inheritance faxed scam .pdf (96k)*
    RAFAEL ALCORTA & ABOGADOS
    Alda. Mazarredo, 8 - 48001
    BILBAO, BIZKAIA (SPAIN)
    Phone: +34-63-10-56*955
    Fax: +34-93-55-04*285
    Email: rafalabogados @ gmail.com

    My names are Barrister RAFAEL ALCORTA; of RAFAEL ALCORTA & ABOGADOS BILBAO, BIZKAIA (SPAIN), and a personal attorney to late Alex (last name removed), a business magnate who lived in Spain for over a decade before his death. He died along with his nuclear family in 29Th of December 2004.

    Propery Disclosure Return scam - "IRS"

    A number of Real Estate Agents have received a two page “Property disclosure return” document, purporting to be from Inland Revenue Service. These have been received by fax, and sent from a “Marcauley Sanders”. The document asks for personal information, as well as a copy of a passport or other identification. This is a scam and may be part of an identity fraud operation. The document is very similar to the “Inland Revenue Service” fax scam published in March (see below for a link to this). The only difference, is the new version is using the name and logo of Inland Revenue to appear more legitimate.

    Expo Guide scam

    "Hi, in August 2012 we received both and email and a fax from the Expo Guide requesting final payment of $1571 USD which we found has also been listed as a postal scam identified in July 2011 on this website. We of course ignored it but these chappies are very persistent and this week we have received the following faxes again demanding payment."


    From: Customer Service [ccss03 expoguideonline.com]
    Sent: Saturday, 4 August 2012 4:49 a.m.
    Subject: 351157 - Your order in Expo-Guide

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We hereby refer you to our e-mail dated 12.07.2012. However, we noticed that to date we have not received a payment from your side.
    If the payment has been enacted, please send us a payment proof so that our accounting department may identify it.

    We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

    Yours faithfully,
    Customer Services
    Expo-Guide
    View the Expo Guide Fax Scam .pdf (500k)*

    "Who's Who" scam

    This faxed scam is using the business name “Who’s Who in New Zealand” apparently operated by the Office of Public Affairs and sent by Profile Director Jessica Smith. There is also one operating in Australia and sent by Jennifer White (or Black or Brown).


    The hook is, once you fill in the form with your business information and fax it back to the 09 number, representatives in New York call and offer incentives such as a five-year listing and first class round the world plane tickets. They then obtain credit card information and within minutes have taken money from the account. A legitimate publication located in Nelson, The New Zealand Business Who's Who, has no connection with this scam.

    "Yellow Publishing" scam

    This fax scam purports to come from Yellow Publishing Limited encourages customers to supply their business information to be listed online. Those people who fax their information back are then charged $159 per month to have their information listed.


    Hints that it is a scam:
    • the company is Yellow Publishing Limited in Manchester
    • the logo is upside down on the faxed form
    • the web address is yellowpublishing.com not yellow.co.nz

    Other faxed scams

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