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Services › Anti-Spam › Email Scams - April 2015

The following email scams were reported to the Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit. Links to scam web pages have been removed and spaces have been added to email addresses to ensure they do not become hyperlinks.

Malicious attachments! 1080 - "MPI"

From: MPI
Subject: Re: Urgent

1080 in pest control found in your infant and other formula The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with Police to arrest any one involved. All staffs whos DOCUMENTS ARE ATTACHED to this email is STRONGLY adivsed to report to the agency latest by Friday. MPI Deputy Director-General Scott Gallacher Phone 0800 00 83 33 Email info @ Media 029 894 0328 media @

Malicious attachments!

From: Sophie [Sophie @]

Subject: Project List.

View the list of government released projects in your area, kindly find the encrypted file attached to the email. Send the requirement if interested in either of them.

Yours Sincerely,

Payment Receipt scam - "MoneyGram" DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT

From: MoneyGram Newzealand [moneygramnotification @]
Subject: Transaction Completed

Transaction of $5,275.00 NZD was successfully sent to you.

Transaction batch#: 86244134

Timestamp: 04.18.2015, 08:10

Please find the attach payment receipt and use at any MoneyGram location.

This email was sent automatically by MoneyGram eMoney Transfer.
© 2015 MoneyGram Corporation. All rights reserved.

Invoice scam - Attachment contains Cryptolocker Virus

From: King- Stone Trading Limited
Subject: Re: Payment Reference.
Reply-To: specializedelectronicservice @

Kia Ora,

This is with reference to the payment we made to your account and This is the second time i am contacting you on this issue without a single response from you!

For easy reference, we are attaching scan copies of the payment details is also attached in a zip folder

Kindly extract the payment details from the zip folder to your desktop and open to view the details as you may not be able to view it from the zip folder

Please don't forget to get back to me after collecting the money so i can tell you what to do next

Margaret C. Sykes
Sales/GM of Export

King- Stone Trading Limited | 105 Hanover Street | PO Box 5743 | Dunedin |
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 471 8730 Facsimile: 64 3 430 8771
Skype: mcsykes.nz101

SEO scam

From: Mark McConnan Page Port NZ Ltd <markmcconnan15 @>

Subject: www .gogo

Hi, my name’s Mark, and I’m emailing you from a Auckland based Online Advertising Agency that specialises in both SEO (Google Rankings) and creating Custom Designed and Developed Websites.

Our SEO and Web Services are legitimate, high quality, and most of all affordable. We also offer a written guarantee for our SEO services that you’ll appear on the 1st page of Google.

If we do not rank you on the first page of Google in 90 days, you can exit the agreement.

Please let me know if you are interested in improving your website’s ranking on Google.

Are you free this week to discuss?

Mark McConnan
Headquarters: Napier 4112, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Other Offices: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Scam potentially containing malware within the attachment

From: Mason <MasonGallegos @>

Subject: Resume Mason Gallegos

Good day, my name is Mason Gallegos

You are able to find my resume in the attachment to this message.

With respect,

Debt Collection scam - Menv Kusumo

From: meny kusumo:menykusumo777 @]

Subject: COLLECTION MATTER - first email


I need your assistance for a debt collection in your local area.

Please get back to me, if you are available

Meny Kusumo

Subject: Re: COLLECTION MATTER - second email

Dear Name removed

Thank you so much for your quick respond to my request.I am Ms Meny Kusumo.

I want you to help me receive outstanding debt from Abbey James Wilsoms on my behalf .He made commitment to pay the money

Debtor: Abbey James Wilsoms
Amount: $355,000.00
Amount Paid:$60,000
Balance $295,000.00 plus 5.55%. annual interest for 4years.

The fund is part of the loan he took from me .

The point of disagreement between the debtor and I is on the interest at 5.55%.

Due to the fact that he is ready to pay the principal with a downward negotiation of the interest gives me this assumption.

I am ready as it is now to negotiate a review of the interest. he assured me that he will pay a substantial part of the capital now then he will pay the balance install mentally as we may agree.

Find attached copies of Loan Contract.Please contact Mr Abbey via his Email abbeywilsoms @ for more details about the situation

My best regard,
Meny Kusumo
+62812 106 1966

"FedEx" scam

From: no-reply @

Subject: FedEx Shipment Notification

This tracking update has been requested by:
Name: Name removed
E-mail: Email address removed

Customer Service of EXERCISE ETC sent (name remove)1 FedEx Ground package(s).
This shipment is scheduled to be sent on 15/04/2015.

Status: Shipment information sent to FedEx

Tracking number: 924056116911 <%5C%22http :// bikehome .cz/js/sexylightbox/b4v8nmlf.php%5C%22>

To track the latest status of your shipment, click on the tracking number above, or visit us at

To learn more about FedEx Ground, please visit our website at

This tracking update has been sent to you by FedEx on the behalf of the Requestor noted above. FedEx does not validate the authenticity of the requestor and does not validate, guarantee or warrant the authenticity of the request, the requestor\'s message, or the accuracy of this tracking update. For tracking results and\'s terms of use, go to

Thank you for your business.

Bank Phishing - ANZ

From: ANZ Bank Online Banking
Subject: ANZ Bank - Online Banking Alert!

Action: Changes made in your Internet Banking Profile
Date: April 14 2015.

This is to inform that your profile data was changed by you or by someone logged in using your login and password on 14.04.2015 from IP

If you didn't change your profile data please visit: http :// www .nz/personal/go.ashx?ONLINE-LOGIN

This is an automated email - Please do not reply.
This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.
Copyright 2015 © ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited. All rights reserved.

"PayPal" scam

From: Account Service <service @>

Subject: We're investigating a paypaI payment reversaI (Case ID #PP-003-498-237-832)

Notice of Policy Updates
Dear Customer,

Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.

Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your pay pal account.

If you don't update your information within 37 days, we'll Iimit what you can do with your pay pal account.


If you need help logging in, go to our Help Center by clicking the Help link located in the upper right-hand corner of any pay pal page. .


pay pal

Opportunity scam "Bank of China"

From: info @


Reply-To: wkimbnk1 @


I am Wai Kim Chim; I work as a Business Relationship Manager with the Bank of China in Hong Kong.I am contacting you with regards to a discreet and somewhat sensitive business asset available to my knowledge by virtue of my position. I will furnish you with further exclusive and of course, confidential details once I receive your affirmatory response.

Note : You are to respond to my private email :wkimbnk1 @

Wai Kim Chim.
Business Relationship Manager,
Bank of China.

Bank Phishing - Kiwibank

From: Kiwibank Internet Banking <hartmut.lehmann @>

Subject: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kiwibank-Internet Banking Security Notice:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kiwibank-Internet Banking Security Notice:

Dear Kiwibank-Internet Banking Customer,

For your security, your login session has expired since no activity was performed for long now

Please login again and ensure that all login information is entered within 5 minutes.

Re - Update your Kiwibank-Internet Banking Details.

Click here to - Update Your Kiwibank-Internet Banking Details

N.B: We apologise for any inconviniency this may cause you.

Security Advisory eBanking Centre.

Kiwibank Internet Banking
Kiwibank - Banking New Zealand,
© 2015 Copyright Kiwibank Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Inheritance scam - Barrister Harris Aquereburu

From: "barristerharrisa @" <julietgeorge01 @>

Subject: Hello (name removed)

Dear (name removed)

Pardon my intrusion into your privacy. I am Barrister Harris Aquereburu, attorney to an Independent Contractor in Lome-Togo.I am going to explain in details why I contacted you. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit.

I am the personal attorney sole executor to Mr (name removed) from New Zealand who was an Independent Contractor in Lome-Togo.He was involved in a car crash with his family on vacation on the 1st of JUNE 2011,unfortunately he died in the crash and lost his whole family.He Left behind the sum US$5.5 Million dollars deposited in a Financial institution.

After the death of my client,The Financial institution where the funds was deposited issued me a notice as his attorney to provide The Next of kin or have his account confiscated.

I seek your consent to present you to the bank as the next of kin of my late client and beneficiary to his unclaimed fund for our financial benefit, since i have being unsuccessful in locating the relative of the deceased family.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity.

Contact me through this email address for more details:

barristerharrisa @
Harris Aquereburu

Job Enticement scam

From: Joan <support @>

Subject: I need your advice

Hi there,

I'm desperately seeking your advice on this new system I'm trying out. I should be making 1000+ a week and well I'm only making 897.

Do you mind checking this out to see if I'm on point?

See it here... (do not click the link)

I'm sure you will find it's as easy as it says.

But I just want to get over that hump. Let me know if you can see it.

Click Here to review...

Thanks for your advice!

Loan scam - Stacey Polakova

From: Financial Aid <tourismjp @>

Subject: Loan Service Controller

Dear Sir/Madam,

Have you ever searched for fund, loans, financial assistance or need an accredited lender to help you meet with your needs and demands, then you have no alternative than to get an instant and reliable service from our loaning Agency. We offer loans ranging from Ten thousand Rand, to Thirty Million Rand.

(R10, 000.00 – R30, 000,000.00). Loan duration is 1 to 20years (Maximum).

Kindly respond back to us via email,so we could reply back to you with the loan application form in other for you to complete and email back to us with your three months bank statement, pay slip and a copy of your id for proper verification,

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Stacey Polakova
Loan Service Controller,
Contact Email: polakova @

Job Opportunity scam


Subject: NOTICE

To whom it may concern.

My company is offering job positions for an online sales representative in USA, Canada, New Zealand & Poland with a monthly salary of 4,000.00 USD and a 5% commission on every sales made through you. If interested, kindly send your name / telephone number & country of residence to admin @ an a consultant will be glad to provide you with more information about this job position.

Note that this position is available to job seekers, already employed and even company owners as the task involved in this job position is very flexible.

Yours truly,
Donald Vacman.

New Zealand Employment License scam

From: Adrian Patrick <patrick.adrian @>

Subject: RE: New Zealand Labor Department of Employment License

To: Name removed,

NZLDE License is one of the major requirements in regards to NZ Working Permit, it is 100% compulsory. We have helped so many applicants to obtain such clearance and many other licenses, we have been helping International employees for the past 18 years. In order to obtain your NZLDE License, i will like you to fill up the attached services application form, select "NZLDE License" when filling up the form.

Return the below to us;
a) Completed services application form
b) Payment receipt of the invoiced amount
c) Identification (Passport, National ID or Drivers License copy)
d) Copy of any available previous medical test results (Optional/If any)

Once we receive the complete requirements, i will immediately finalize all the formalities and issue you an endorsed NZLDE License, the original will be sent directly to your employer, while the scanned copy will be emailed to you.

*Note: The applicant (name removed) will need to pay specifically for the services he/she is applying for, according to our process policy, payment of fees MUST come directly from the applicant, legal close relative or spouse. The processing time may take up to 1 month and few days, but express process is required on your application since your 1 week training in New Zealand is going to start on the 4th May 2015 before you resume your contract with MOTHERWELL INCORPORATED on the 11th May 2015.*

All the requirements will be needed urgently.


Mr. Adrian Patrick
Senior Consultant - Work Permit
Royal Immigration Agency
105 Loirston Road
Aberdeen AB15 7YJ, UK
Tel: +44 (702) 401 6641
Fax: +44 (702) 401 6642
eMail: adrian.patrick @
eMail: patrick.adrian @
Web: http :/ /

N/B: If you can not open our website due to foreign IP selection, we have attached our webpage to this message.

Monster Energy Drink Advertising Scam

Hi, I received an email offering me $400 a week just for having an ad for Monster Energy Drink plastered on my car. I thought it sounded dodgy so I contacted Monster Energy in New Zealand, their response and the email from the scammers is below:

"Thank you for taking the time to contact Monster Energy directly with your inquiry.

Monster Energy is aware that fraudulent emails and online scams have been sent to consumers, claiming to be from our company.

Monster Energy does not engage in any type of advertising on privately owned vehicles. Vehicles used at events and for promotions are owned by our company and are driven by Monster Energy employees.

The email you received is a scam and we urge you not to participate or respond."

This is the email I received:
Subject: Monster Energy® Drink | Unleash The Beast

Dear Applicant,

we have to collate all the interested parties emails and reach out to them together, that is why the response to you have been slow, your car has been chosen for the advertisement.

It is very easy and simple, no application fees required, this is how it works; the basic premise of the "paid to drive concept" Monster Energy Drink" seeks people, regular citizens, professional drivers, and all car owners above eighteen(18) years old,to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advertisement for "Monster Energy Drink" plastered on their cars.

The advertisements are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps" that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover some portion of your car's exterior surface.

What does the company gain from this type of advertisement strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness; the auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attracts lots of attention. Plus, it is a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can not take their eyes off the ad vehicle.

This program will last for three(3) months and the minimum period you can participate is one(1) month.

You will be compensated with Four hundred dollars per Week ($400/week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use your car.

Monster Energy Drink shall provide detailers that will handle the advert placement on your car, these detailers have been tested and confirmed perfect for the job in order not to leave any damage on your car after the end of the program.

There will be no fee for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart from your daily routine.

Please provide the following information so that we can confirm you for this posting and send you further information;
Full Name:
Address:(NOT PO Box)
City: State:
Zip code:
Make of car/year:
Do you have a driver's license?
Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
Email Address:

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information,Monster Energy Drink looks forward to working with you.

Hiring Manager.
John Lorenzo
Monster Energy Drink

Malaysia Airline flight 370 scam

From: Jayanti Setiawan [andrew @]


Jayanti Setiawan
Email: 2348141748622 @

The Malaysia Airline flight 370(MH370/MAS370) Boeing 777-200ER, with registration 9M-MRO with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board from Kuala Lumpuru International Airport going to Beijing capital international Airport China on Saturday, the 8th of March 2014, which disappeared up til now has brought a new phase in my life which has made me to be in the condition I found myself now. I have come to realize a lot of things concerning this world we live in. I wish every individual should at one time or the other take a moment of silence and ask himself/herself questions like, what is this life all about? Why are the rich and wealthy live in affluence and yet many more people in the world live in abject poverty? My names is Jayanti Setiawan , I am 76 years old from Indonesia and married to Mr. Andhika Setiawan who was one of the passengers in the Malaysia missing flight. We have been married for 36 years and we have a son Matigar.

My husband was a very successful business man dealing . He was a big merchant in Gold, Diamond and Precious stones. As a result of the missing flight, my health has deteriorated and I am suffering from stroke on my left arm and is gradually spreading all over my body. I know I will not make it because there is nothing to live for again having lost my only son and my husband. I am the sole custodian of my husband's wealth and fund. I am looking for people whom I do not know from anywhere, whom I can trust to grant my last wish on earth which is to give to charity and the needy and help people around him and not use the fund for selfish reasons or desire. I am looking for a man or woman of peace. My husband has about Sixteen Million and Eight hundred thousand Dollars (16,800,000,00) in the bank. I want this fund to be used for charity like I said because that is the only way I will rest in peace since my husband refused to help and show love.

I like to inform you that you are not the only recipient of this mail as it has been sent to a lot of people around the world as I intend to divide the fund into six (6) portions and will be given to six (6) people I will personally pick who appeals to my heart after making a random selection. Each of the six (6) people will come from the six (6) continents of the world which are, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Please be informed that it might take a little time for me to contact all the chosen people as I would wait to receive many entries from all the continents before making the random selection and if you are not contacted, then you know that you are not selected. I assure you that all your information to me remain secret and nobody else knows what I am doing for security reasons. Once I pick a person, I will then direct the person on what to do to have access to the fund as I have already liaised with my.

Jayanti Setiawan

Investment request scam - Micheal Nicolas

Hi, I recently start receiving emails from michealnicolas @ who said he is a soldier who needs some help investing over $3 million dollars...

How are you doing? I hope you are fine, do you live in Taiwan? are you from Taiwan?
I have something you will do for me if you are from Taiwan or if you live in Taiwan.
Thanks and let me hear from you so that I can give you more details.
Michael Nicolas.

Hi Micheal
I am from Taiwan. But I live in Auckland New Zealand at moment.

Thanks for your response to my message and it is nice to know that you are from Taiwan and now you live in Auckland New Zealand which is good and i guess you are doing well with your family over there.
I am a U.S citizen and also a soldier but I have investment plans which I want to do in Taiwan because Asian economy is growing and that was the reason I have contacted you but there is no problem as you are now living in Auckland New Zealand.
Are you living there with your family? how long have you been living in Auckland New Zealand? maybe we can partner together and invest in Auckland New Zealand which will be for our own good and I will come and meet you in Auckland New Zealand if we get to know each other better.
I believe you are fine today, have a nice day as I wait to hear from you.
Michael Nicolas.

Hi Michael
Yes I am with my family in Auckland. I don't know what I can do to help you. I can give some ideas to do business in Taiwan. Taiwan is the fifth trade country for the New Zealand, they are import lots of wood, meat , milk products and fruit from here. I am not sure what kind of business you want to do in Taiwan. Could you tell me more detail ? I am pleased to give you the information what I know.
Hope you have a happy East holiday.
Best Regards

Thanks for your message and also your clarifications and it is nice to know that you live in Auckland with your family which is good.
I have worked so many years as a soldier and I have sincerely paid my dues to humanity and I need a more peaceful life and also invest in my future and that is exactly what I want to do and I was thinking about doing that in Taiwan if I get in touch with some one I can really trust, I want to set up a factory and maybe a fruit processing factory, what do you think about it?
I have saved everything I want to use for this investment and I don't want to make any mistake about it as I have kept it away from the military camp here and I want to make sure I move it out and keep it a more secured place while I wait for my time to round up my service here by the end of this month of April or first week of May as I have told you.
This is my Facebook email address (mrniceguy000001 @ and you can see my pictures here and also know me better which is for our own good and also future investment together either in Auckland or Taiwan as you may advice and suggest.
Do you have any picture so that I can see you and also know you better, I just want to know you and also see your face as a friend and also a partner which is for our own good.
My Easter was fine and I hope you had a nice time with your family, thanks and let me hear from you.

Hi Michael
I suggest you think more carefully. you know whatever business you invest and you will get the risk of your money. That's take long time to save. I can give some idea as if we can be a friend.
But I don't want to involve in your business. In Chinese words: If you want to do any investment don't do it with friend. because it will hurt each other. so thinking before do it.

I have received your message and you are right about what you said, Yes I need to be careful when I am making decisions and I want you to know that my heart tells me that me and you can work things out sincerely because I think I can trust you.
I have also seen your picture on Facebook and you look nice, how is your family doing? I guess they are fine, there is no problem if you don't want to involve in my business and there is nothing to worry about it because there will be no problem and I mean no harm to you.
Letting me see your picture and telling me about your self shows trust and I will never let you down, people get Degrees in Education through the internet and use their certificates to get good jobs and earn a good living and people also do genuine business transactions through the internet where goods are paid and also sincerely delivered.
People also meet their loved ones through the internet and spend the rest of their lives together living as husband and wife and also have good children and meeting you here is divine and there will be no problem between me and you and we can build trust and sincerity which is very important and it is for our own good and also the future.
I really appreciate your advice and your concern for my investment and I thank you so much, again I have something you will do for me before my arrival in Auckland to meet you as required and I hope you can help me and handle it as I now trust you as a true friend.
Thanks and let me hear from you, my regards to your family.

Hi Michael
I am curious how can you find me? What I can help you?
I don't want to get any trouble.

You don't have to be curious and there will be no problem and I swear I will never do anything that will cause problem for you and believe me there will be no problem.
I have something you will do for me before my arrival in Auckland so that it will be easy for me to travel because of my job as a soldier and I hope you can handle it which is also for our own good.
I have saved something and I have kept it away from the military camp here and I want to have it delivered to you and you will receive it in Auckland and keep and wait for my arrival and this will not cause any problem for you and me.
It is a trunk box that contains $3.6 million dollars and that will be fine and also cover everything we might engage in Auckland and there will be no problem and this is for our own good, I will have it delivered to you through diplomatic means which simply means that a diplomat will come and deliver it to you in Auckland which is the safest way to move such funds out from here.
I will require your phone number and your address in Auckland which he will use and contact you as soon as he arrives and he will use your picture to identify you as I have your picture now which will make it easy for him upon arrival in Auckland and there will be no problem.
I will wait to hear from you so that I can give you more details as required, again do not be curious and there will be no problem.
Thanks and have a nice day, my regards to your family.

Booking at The Out NYC

From:"" <customer.service @>

Subject: Your booking at The Out NYC

Thanks, (name removed)! Your reservation is now confirmed.
The Out NYC Hotel info
Address: 510 West 42nd Street
Midtown West
New York (New York), NY 10036, United States of America
Phone: +12120472009
Getting there: Show directions
Booking number 255874642
PIN Code 0250

Your reservation 1 night, 2 dorm bed
Check-in Thursday, April 9, 2015 (from 4:00 PM)
Check-out Friday, April 10, 2015 (until 11:00 AM)
Booked by (name removed) (email address removed)
2 Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
14.75 % TAX is included.
US$ 3.50 City tax per night is included.
Total Price $284.97
Best Price Guaranteed

Please note: additional supplements (e.g. extra bed) are not added to this total.
The total price shown is the amount you will pay to the property. does not charge any reservation, administration or other fees.

The Out NYC
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This room features a 22-inch flat-screen TV, a storage cubby, and a shared bathroom. Please note, the room rate is for one single bed only and not for the entire room. Guests must be 18 years old or over to stay in this room.

Guest name (name removed)

Number of guests max. 2 persons.

Meal plan
No meal is included in this room rate.

The total price of the reservation may be charged anytime after booking.

Cancellation policy
Please note, if canceled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Any cancellation or modification fees are determined by the property. Additional costs will be paid to the property.
Cancellation cost From now on: $17 This reservation can't be canceled free of charge.

Important Information
You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Please note, guests must be 18 years old or over to stay in the dormitory rooms and 21 years old or over to stay in private rooms.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

You have now confirmed and guaranteed your reservation by credit card.
The total price of the reservation may be charged at any time after booking.
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
This property accepts the following forms of payment: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Discover

Booking Conditions
Guest parking Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is
needed) and charges apply.
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