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Services › Anti-Spam › Email Scams - March 2014

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.

Worgan Gill scammer

From: worgan gill [worgan_gills @]
Subject: welding works

Attn: construction Engineer/ Owner
This is Worgan Gills i will like to repair the hinges and the door lock of my diamond plate dog crate which is used for my dog business and i need a good expert to work on the cage,i will like you to get back to me if you can help me repair the cage and what type of credit card do you accept for payment.

To: worgan_gills @
Please could you send a photo so we can confirm if we can fix it.
Many thanks.

From: worgan gill
Thanks for the reply,
i am hearing impaired and i am at the hospital right now will undergo a surgery so this is the best way we can communicate. I just moved into your area.
The Removals company will be coming with the cage you will repair and i will like to construct 2 cage extra of the same type and size the removalist will be bringing to your workshop for i will like to get a rough estimate from you for the work done before i leave the hospital so i will be able to get my dog business done and better...
I want to know if you can handle that for me , also i will need a contact name and other necessary details of your company so i can forward them to the removalist and they can contact regarding their delivery to your workshop. I need those information now so i can send you my credit card details for you to have deposit charges to work on. please find the picture of the cage i want to make in attachment,are you the owner of the workshop
Await your respond soon

To: worgan_gills @
Thanks for the photo.
We will have a look at your cage and quote for the work you want done.
With thanks.

From:worgan_gills @]
Okay fine, I have inform the removalist that you will be repairing my aluminum diamond plate dog crate.....they will be coming with the cage you will repair the hinge and door i want you advice the best day you can carry out the job so i can arrange with them to move in my belongings that day with cage that will be dropped in your workshop..
Also I would be grateful if I can have this favor from you cos i have not paid the removalist bringing in my furniture and the diamond plate dog crate due to that they did not have credit card facilities for payment and due to my present condition beyond my reasonable control I wont be convenient for me to pay via other method that is why i want you to assist me.I would like you to add an extra $2500.00 to amount $500 i will make for deposit so that you can have all the sum charged on my credit card and you will have the $2500.00 send to the to Removalist for them to be able to move the diamond plate dog crate to your workshop. After meeting with them on you can do proper inspection on how you will get the proper measurement size and shape and height so you will be able to construct the 2 new diamond plate dog crate.
I so much wish to pay them directly but I am at the hospital right now and will undergo a surgery soon for my hear disabilities and I will want the cage ready for my business before I am discharge..
If you will agree to carry on with job I can email you my card details and also the Removals company details so you can agree on a date. I hope you well understand me by putting my condition into consideration and I am sorry if however it cause you inconvenience.
Await your response

Inheritance scam - Bryan D Ellis

Following is the response from the scammer, Bryan D Ellis, after being challenged by the recipient of the initial email communication

From: Lloyds Tsb Bank
Subject: Take Note

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc.
404 Bethnal Green Road,
Bethnal Green,
London, E2 0AH.
Tel: +(44) 704 5710 662
Fax:+(44) 870 974 7002
Working Hours

Our ref: UKLTSB/02-J/1065
Your ref: LTSBNS/46/47-0012

Name removed

Attn: Sir,

I believe that your present apprehensions is as a result of the popular Internet scam reports you read or you were told or from your own personal experience. I must reiterate however that you must not swallow hook, line and sinker all that you have read or been told because there are reasons behind them, which will never be made known to you, albeit, this does not rule out the existence of scams. I am aware of these INTERNET scams perpetrated by evil minded people mainly from Africa. The issue of scam is one issue you and I must relegate to the background if we ever wish to work together as partners. I do not know how these scammers work out their modalities to steal from their victims but as a person in the banking industry I know that this bad people tend to be privy of some salient information and use their knowledge of this real and existing scenario of what a genuine transaction would present to assemble up stories that would make their victims to fall prey. All I can say to you at this juncture is for you to be careful. I am not an Africa and I will never be a scammer, though I understand that there is scam everywhere. What do I stand to gain to steal from you? I am not a hungry person and do not need to steal money from someone else to feed. I am gainfully employed and I am very sound academically. I am well endowed in all ramification and do not need to tell a lie or steal to survive. I give God the glory for that. I am a true and practicing Christian and I hardly can stand and tell a lie. I love my family so very much and will not get myself involved in anything that would fail thereby jeopardizing their interest. Please take note. The whole money in the world would not make me to do anything that would put my family at risk.

My dear, the truth is that many people remain poor in life today by virtue of their ignorance of certain privileged information. This transaction information Mrs. Liliane Bettencourt have shared with you is real and nothing could be truer. You may choose to agree or disagree with the principles of the transaction, but I know fully that success is a sure course because I have gotten everything well planned out with the help of my attorney and all that is required for the process to be consummated is a partner in your capacity. A lot of people are ignorant of the above information and have unwittingly blown several privilege opportunities that have come their way because they lose to leave the veil over their face. Remember, the nature of my mail to you and the sensitive situation my family is in and I would not want to jeopardize your own interest as well since I do not know whom you have been talking to. Please I ask once again that you keep your knowledge of the funds and the existence of this transaction strictly private until we have taken full possession of the funds.

I think that your problem is that of fear, an almost all-consuming fear of the unknown, you are not so sure, you are afraid that something might go wrong and that this transaction might not be consummated or something of the sort, although I have given you assurances. In life, dreams and fears go hand in hand, so it is not out of place for you to be afraid. Even the most courageous men on earth have their own fears, but courage means being able to perform in the midst of your fear. It is said that an individual cannot discover new ocean until he has the courage to lose sight of the shores.

I advise you to be courageous in this transaction and and go ahead with this transaction. Everything will work out very well to our ultimate mutual advantage. Do not fear or despair, as our transaction has no bearing or any relation with scam, we presently have found ourselves (people of great hope and aspiration) in the most trying times where because of simple doubts, little minds in our heads tend to spite us, but there is a dawn of hope for me because I have toiled all night, I can not give in to human dissuasion, history has a place for minds of steel. When they first manufactured golf balls, they made the cover smooth. Then it was discovered that after a ball had been roughened up one could get more distance out of it. So they started manufacturing them with dimpled covers. So it is with life, it takes some rough spots in your life to make you go your farthest. Trust and believe in me and let us move on in securing this transaction. I give you my word and my word is my bond; I shall never depart from it. I am a Christian and I loathe swearing, but I will swear here; let the air I breathe, the water I drink and the food I eat go against me should I cause you any harm or fail you.

Acknowledge the receipt

Yours in service,
Bryan D. Ellis
Account Officer In Charge,
Direct line: ++44 704 5704 416

Purchasing scam

From: Kathy Smith [kat.kat001 @]

Subject: Re: Furniture

Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted. Regarding the payment, pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment, you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Await your reply.

Job Offer scam

From: Karol Ostrowski <BennyBalfeds @>

Subject: New Job n 923678

Work Address: New Zealand
Citizenship or Work-Visa: NZ
Required Education: High School/College
Employment Type: Part-Time
Basic Pay: 4,250 NZD/month
Bonus: Yes

Our firm has referring your application on job board website and we have found that you can be a suitable candidate for us. Our publicity agency, which carries out the orders for international company's associates, regional business and government establishments, would like to offer you the office of Service Manager. If you are interested in collaborating with a strong leadership team, developing our products and a team that looks more like close friends than colleagues than this is the job for you! Adaptable timetable available.

Position Requirements:
High School education necessary. Must have Computer and Internet, Microsoft Office or compatible. Must have strong writing and social skills.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please reply to this email with your contact details.

Julius Anderson

From: Julius Anderson <juliusa882 @>

Subject: Order

I am Julius Anderson , I came across your website and found your items interested, I will like to know if you do sale your items out of store because i will like to order it through email order and have the items shipped. Do you also accept Credit Cards Either Visa, Master or American Express Cards as your mode of International Payment?

Also note that the shipment of the items will be taking care of by my shipping agent. he will come to your store and pick up the goods and send them to me direct.

Please let me know with your website to pick your items or your items inventory that will be very easy for me to choose what i want to buy.

I wait your response as soon as possible.

Julius Anderson

Blackberry Mobile Promotion lottery scam

From: BlackBerry Mobile Promotion [jake.hernandez @]

Subject: WINNER NOTIFICATION view original email (PDF, 176KB)*

BlackBerry Mobile Promotion
295 Phillip Street
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3W8
+1 (731) 678 1041
Ref: CABB/2901X2/55
Batch: BBX/124/01/Y369

Dear Winner, This is to bring to your notice that you have been approved by BlackBerry Company to receive the payout sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) for this year 2014 lottery program.

Your e-mail address was attached to ticket number: BB014CA with Serial number 5219/02 drew, and a bonus number of (15) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) in cash credited to file BB/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of $900,000.00 shared amongst the (3) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 3 plus bonus.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Email Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate email that are listed online.

You are to contact our AFFILIATE CLAIM AGENT OFFICER with the following information for delivery of your winning amount sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars).

1. Full Name:
2. Contact Address:
3. Occupation:
4. Home Phone No:
5. Cell Phone No:
5. Age & Sex:

International Claim Agent Officer
Mr. Kenneth Hanks
+27 (0) 11 071 0851
Email: blackberry2014claim @

Congratulations once more from all the members and staffs of this program.
Yours Truly,
Mrs. Patricia Wood.
Online Co-Coordinator.


Investment Opportunity scam - Prof. Maurice M. Iwu

From: MM HH2 [hennim120 @]

Subject: New Zealand

I am Prof. Maurice M. Iwu, I am presently on compulsory terminal leave in UK, Years ago I stood for a contractor who bided for a contract of buying Oil/ Gas and supplying of oil-drilling equipment to our Energy corporation.

The contract was well executed and part payment of US$120,000,000 of the total amount has already been paid to the contractor since November 2011 before his death, leaving a large balance, and ever since, I have been negotiating the release of his balance with NNPC, that is now ready for payment.

I humbly request your gracious assistance towards your partnership in a mutual benefit project involving investing into your company the balance sum by acquiring and investing on properties e.g., Houses, Hotels, and landed properties and to be precise Estate Development or any other profitable venture of your great idea for our mutual benefit of Private Equity Market Investment skills.

I await your urgent response. Please, Feel free to ask questions via: henboth @

Prof. Maurice M. Iwu. {INEC.}

Investment Opportunity scam - Eric Bran

From: Eric Baden [eric.baden @]


From Eric Bran
Fidelity Investments International
Oak hill house, 130 Ton bridge,
Hildenborough.Kent TN119DZ,
United Kingdom


I am Dr. Eric Bran, Accounts Director with Fidelity Investment International Bank Plc. I decided to contact you directly to solicit your assistance and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of (£45,745,000,00) to your country through you.But at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable Business investment until I get your response by mail. Please take a moment of your very busy schedule today to reply this mail if you are interested. I will give you the full details as soon as I receive a positive reply indicating your interest in participating in this project.
Hoping to hear from you soonest.


Dr.Eric Bran.
Executive Fund Manager
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
e-Mail: eric1234.bran @
Tel: +447053847432
Mobile: +44-744-244-1353
www. fidelity.
www. fidelityworldwideinvestment .com

Mrs. Dorathy Lanch ATM card scam

From: Mrs. Dorathy Lanch

Subject: Attention: To This Urgent Message!

Attention: To This Urgent Message!

I have registered your ATM CARD of $3.8usd with DHL Express Courier Company with registration code of ( Shipment Code awb 37xzs). please Contact with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address and Your Telephone Number:

DHL Office:E-mail: (ivanwilliams51 @
(Name of director: Dr.Rufin Migan.)
(Tel:+229 68-75-30-75)

I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee.The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only.Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how much is their Security fee so that you can pay it.

Best Regards,
Mrs. Dorathy Lanch

Credit Union Phishing

From: "BankPlc Credit Union" <creditunion_b @>

Subject: Your quick response to Credit Union Bank Dear (name removed),

Re- Fund Transfer Amount $10,500,000.00 Dollars (Fund transfer advice)

Dear (name removed),

This is to advice your notice that your fund transfer file with this banking unit which was previously submitted on your favor behalf from this remittance banking department to US Treasury Department, United States, has been fully approved and authorized fund transfer payment to your beneficiary account name as per Financial American Treasury Government department instructions authority permits.

Upon these notifications, you are hereby advice and directed to contact this banking remittance department immediately with your personal / banking details information's without delay from you, this is to enable the US Treasury Department authorize transferring named bank JP Morgan Chase Bank, United States, to further carry out and affect your fund transfer payment immediately to your account name beneficiary without delay of more time.

If any further inquiry, kindly, contact my notice for more clarifications Okay. I wait your email reply and also re-confirming your personal / banking details information's as directed above herein your notice promptly.

My regards

Mr. Eric Johnson
Accounting Director / Remittance
Credit Union Bank Plc.

ANZ Phishing

From: ANZ ONLINE [banking @]

Subject: Anz secure alert

ANZ - Internet Banking

Dear Customer,

Enter your Internet Banking logon details to upgrade to our new system technology for your maximum protection.

By accessing the Bank's online services, you confirm you are an authorised user and have agreed to the application Conditions of Use (See Electronic Banking Conditions of Use). Unauthorised use may be referred to the appropriate authorities.

Security Information
  • Get double the protection with OnlineCode. A unique code is sent to your mobile phone and must be entered into Internet Banking to authorise certain transactions.Read more
  • Safe

View our Internet Banking Promise.

Helpful Links
  • About Internet Banking
  • Online Services
  • About Security
  • View Internet Banking Help

Copyright 2013 © ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited. All rights reserved. | Website Terms of Use

Loan scam


we offer loans at 3% interest rate contact us via email for more details: loanoffer212 @

Phishing attempt

From: "Mail Delivery System"


Dear Sir/Madam,

Here is the transfer copy slip of the payment which has been paid to your account.

kindly find the attachment slip of the payment,confirm your account balance and get back to us with original Copy as soon as possible.

Julius Anderson purchasing scam

From: Julius Anderson <juliusa882 @>

Subject: Order

I am Julius Anderson , I came across your website and found your items interested, I will like to know if you do sale your items out of store because i will like to order it through email order and have the items shipped. Do you also accept Credit Cards Either Visa, Master or American Express Cards as your mode of International Payment?

Also note that the shipment of the items will be taking care of by my shipping agent. he will come to your store and pick up the goods and send them to me direct.

Please let me know with your website to pick your items or your items inventory that will be very easy for me to choose what i want to buy.

I wait your response as soon as possible.

Julius Anderson

After the response from the business, Julius wrote:
Hello ,

Thanks for the total quote of my order.The total cost of my order is quite correct and okay by me and I'm ready to pay the bills . I shall inform my freight forwarder who will be coming to pick up the order to hold on and come immediately you inform me that the items are ready for pick up then i can give you a call on that day to get the items packed for pick up and they will call you on their arrival at your address.Also I want you to help me Charge another $1,000.00 from my card for the freight forwarder who will be coming to pick up my ordered items from you.

The $1,000.00 that will be sent to the freight forwarder is for the shipping of my order and other items i ordered from different part of the country which is to be picked up by him and should be deducted from my credit card.Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $100.00 for the transfer fee and for your efforts. Please note that i should have given the shipping agency my credit card for him to deduct the freight charges but he told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card , so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i want you to assist me in this measure, so i want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card is in your account,then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union or you can send them a check if possible..i will have love to do this my self but there are no western union here around me cos i am out of town to monitor my estate construction at a remote village,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:
Order Fee: $1,100
Agent fee: $1,000.00
Transfer Fee with shipping fare : $100.00
Total: $2,200

Note that my credit card will be charged for the amounts above.

Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can forward my credit card details to you, then you can charge the funds


Business Promotion Mobile Application Development Services

From: Jennifer [businesspromotion007 @]

Subject: Mobile Apps!! ( Growing your business )


I am Jennifer,

We are professionally specialized in development of iPhone and Android applications.

We have vast experience in developing iphone & Android applications. Every application is designed for its valuable customer to meet the requirement of the customer.

Mobile application development services include:
o Porting web applications for your mobile platform
o Internet apps
o Games as well as multimedia apps.
o Mobile client software
o Productivity apps, utilities as well as solutions
o Business software and excellent solutions for WM, Blackberry, iPad, Android, and iPhone.
o And some other Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPad, Android, and iPhone solutions that can boost your business.

We can help your business to grow more and provide High quality to the business.

We will be glad to assist you with our offering & services.

Let me know if you interested and I’ll present you with the best proposal that would not only improve your business but increase the brand of your product.

Business Developer ( iPhone,Android Apps Developer )

ASB phishing

From: ASB Internet Banking < @>

Subject: Security Notifications Banking

Dear customer,

Your ASB internet access is a secure, convenient and cost effective online banking in one service.

As part of our Security to protect your accounts information and transactions, we advise you to update your online access.

To update your ASB internet access Click here

© ASB Internet Banking, 2013. All rights reserved.

Assistance Required scam

From: [support @]

Subject: (Please Acknowledge Receipt)

Hello, I require your assistance in receiving my estate to set up a Foundation for the Homeless.

ASB phishing

From: ASB Bank [e-maintenance @]


Due to scheduled maintenance this weekend Internet Banking and Phone Banking services will be unavailable and we will need our customer to update their details by following the link below:

Thank You.
© 2014 ASB Bank Limited

Visa phishing

From: VISA <noreply @>

Subject: Verified by VISA Important Update.

Dear VISA Member,

It has come to our attention that your Visa Card information needs to be re-activated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your card and to reduce the instance of fraud.

Once you have re-activated your Visa Card records, your card service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To reactivate your Visa Card click on the following link

Click here to verify your VISA Card

Support Team
Verified by Visa © Copyright 2014, Visa. All Rights Reserved.

ANZ phishing

From: ANZ reward @

Subject: ANZ Reward Overview


For using your ANZ Debit and Cheque Card, you earn 10% back of your spending.

Download Attachment to activate your Rewards and it will reflect on your account every month end.

ANZ Rewards is a revolutionary loyalty programme that rewards you whenever you use your ANZ Debit, Cheque or Credit Card - up to 10% back - no matter where you shop. What's more, earn up to 10% Receive, review, pay and organize all your bills online.

Alert: (215934610)
Document Reference: (87906628)

Abdul Rahman inheritance scam

From: Abdul.,.Rahman, <mr_abdulilrahman @>

Subject: Exlusively For You

My name is Abdul Rahman,

I work with CIMB BANK I have I deal which I need your assistance to carry out, I am a Banker and I have a late customer in my Bank he deposited 5.3m (U.SD)in our Bank,i want to present you to my bank as the relative to our late customer to claim his fund in our custody and we will share it together,you can also tell me more about yourself too. i hope to hear from you soon. thank you.

Abdul Rahman,

Cadmans Solicitors inheritance scam

From: Tim Conroy <conroy @>

Subject: Private Email: (removed)

Dear (removed),

My name is Tim Conroy, sole legal counsel to the late Mr Alec D. (removed). Alec died on the 8th of November, 2003 in the United Kingdom. I was contacted by the Investment company where he held a monetary resource to contact his family members on his abandoned investment with them.

I endeavoured to locate possible relatives who will be the recipient of these abandoned investment, hence contacting you.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Conroy LLB
Senior Partner
Cadmans Solicitors
Churchill House, Northgate, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 3HH
Tel: 0792-455-1313

Patrick Grattan Award scam

From: AMERICAN LOTTERY <resultxusa @>




Attn: Sir/Madam

This to inform you officially that we have verified your contract /inheritance/Wining file and found out why you have not received your payment is because you are still dealing with expelled/sacked Bank Directors in respect of your contract / inheritance payment due to you and with the deviance behavior of the fired bank director handling your transfer, particularly during the first quarter of this year, so many individuals like you were victims of scam, characterized by confusion and due to fraudulent and corrupt Bank officials making you to go through untold hardship and pain

Our aim is to critically assess established approaches to the subject at the same time as demonstrating ways in which you might receive payment due to you within 48hrs from today

Realistically we have integrated your payment through the Ned credit bank office, which is the latest instruction by MINISTER OF FINANCE PRAVIN GORDHAN OF SOUTH AFRICA DURING BUDGET STATEMENT 2014 last Wednesday 26/2/14, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announces personal tax cuts totalling R9.3bn across all income brackets in the National Budget for the 2014/15 financial year., This compares with cuts totalling R7.0 bn in 2013/14‚ R9.5bn 2012/13 and R8.1bn in 2011/12.We here by authorize a payment of GBP£1,000,000.00) =17,881,615.97 ZAR to you with immediate effect

PRAVIN GORDHAN indicated that the Department of Finance - Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Would facilitate your payment within 48hrs from the time you send your details and you are entitled to ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS GBP£1,000,000.00) =17,881,615.97 ZAR due to you via ATM CARD

The ATM center will send an ATM card that would be used to withdraw money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, please contact the card payment center at NED CREDIT BANK and also send the following information:
1. Your full names
2. Phone and fax number
3. Address
4. A copy of your identity

Director ATM Swift Card Center
Tel: +27-712823442
EMAIL: patrickgrattanawards @

Note: Due to imposters, we request you present this reference code to the ATM Card officer BK/ATMSCXX0X5X9X3X14 when contacting him
Please make sure that your reply goes through any of the ATM Director email as stated above. We are sorry for PAIN you must have gone through.
On behalf of the Republic of South Africa

View original email (PDF, 256KB)*

"IRD" scam

From: Inland Revenue [dennis @]

Subject: Your 762.40 NZ Dollar Tax Refund Notification

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 762.40 NZ Dollar. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 4-5 working days in order to process it.

Click Here to submit your tax refund request.

Note: Tax refund can be delayed by a verity of reasons, for example submitting invalid details or applying after deadline.

Please do not reply to this automated email.

© Copyright 2014

Assistance Required scam

From: Cynthia Kipkaya <ckipkaya03 @>

Subject: Dear, please I really need your help.


My name is Cynthia Kipkalya Kones,I am writing this mail to you with tears and sorrow from my heart. With due respect,trust and umanity, i appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter, I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country so i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkable profile, honestly i am writing this email to you with pains, tears and sorrow from my heart, i will really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, i decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation, My name is Miss.Cynthia Kipkalya Kones, 21yrs old female and I held from Kenya in East Africa. My father was the former Kenyan road Minister. He and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya. The plane crashed on the Tuesday 10th June 2008.

You can read more about the crash through the below site:
http :// edition. cnn .com/2008 /WORLD /africa /06/ 10/kenya.crash/index .html

After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspired and sold my father's property to an Italian Expert rate which they shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me. I am constrained to contact you because of the abuse I am receiving from my wicked stepmother and uncle. They planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile i wanted to escape to the USA but they hide away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckily they did not discover where i kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where i am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso.

One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents which he has deposited huge amount of money in bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my father's instruction/will to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas. I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister.

Although, you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convince me that you may be the true person to help me. More so, my father of blessed memory deposited the sum of ($8,500.000.00 USD) Dollars in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and statement of the fund in your country. As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 1year in the university when my beloved father died. It is my intention to compensate you with 30% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above. I shall appreciate an urgent message on (ckipkalya @ indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

AWAITING YOUR URGENT AND POSITIVE RESPONSE, Please do keep this only to your self for now un till the bank will transfer the fund. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my wicked stepmother who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone. I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my father deposited the money with my name as the next of Kin. I have the documents for the claim. Please contact me here ckipkalya @
Yours Sincerely, Miss.Cynthia
Kipkalya Kones
ckipkalya @

Enticement scam

From: "Crepeau, Patricia" <Patricia.Crepeau @>

Subject: RE: Good News

Mrs. Gloria C. Mackenzie picked you, E-mail: (mrsgloriac_mackenzie @ for more details.

"FedEX" scam


Subject: Dear Customer,

Dear Customer,

This email is coming to you as a reminder concerning your pending package that has been with us for a long time. As you already know that this package is containing a Bank Draft Check in your name and in the amount of $2.850,000.00 Million USD.

This email is to let you know that our delivery team has finally carried out delivery to your residential address. The package left Lagos Nigeria on January 3rd 2013 and since on the 5th of January 2013 it has been at Memphis USA awaiting clearance.

To track your package, go to www. fedex. com under "Track a Shipment" insert the tracking number below "Then Click Track" to view delivery status.
www. fedex. com
Tracking Number: 800277347645

You are advised to get back to me as soon as possible so instructions can be given to you on how to clear the package. You are hereby advised to provide us with the below details so we can immediately have it sent out to our deliverymen in Memphis.

Reply to this email address:markbentley2013 @
Your name(In Full):
Your Delivery Address:
Your Direct telephone Number:

Having tracked your parcel, it confirmed the status of delivery been pending at Memphis TN awaiting clearance, all you need to do is to pay for the clearance charges and re-direction fee demanded by the Custom authorities and once it has been cleared, the parcel will be released and re-directed to your address.

The clearance charges have to be paid by you is $190 only.

You are advise to send the clearance fee of $190 through Western Union or Money Gram with our account officer name (Osagie Uwagboe) with the below details.
RECEIVER'S NAME: Osagie Uwagboe
ADDRESS: 9 Mohmmed avenue, Lagos State, Nigeria
MTCN: .........

Send me the Western Union 10 Digit MTCN numbers and the Sender's Name as soon as you have made the payment. Call me now on +234-7058956143 for more details.

This is important and as such your immediate response will do you Good.

Mr. Fillins Olamide
FedEx Online Management Team.
All rights reserved. 1995-2014 FedEx

Assistance Required scam

From: support @

Subject: (Please Acknowledge Receipt)

Hello, I require your assistance in receiving my estate to set up a Foundation for the Homeless.

Invoice scam - Exchange Department

From: espadana_exchange @

Subject: Fw:Re: Reconfirm Bank details

Dear sir/Madam,

With reference to the above subject and as per the requirements placed on us, we have attached herewith the Proforma Invoice for purchase made on the 17th of January 2014

You are kindly requested to reconfirm bank account details as we arrange for transfer of your payment. Your urgent attention in this matter will be highly appreciated.

Please confirm by return mail.
Thank you and kind Regards,
Laura Rehman
Asst. Accounts
Exchange Department
A-4, Sector 24, Noida 201 301, UP
Tel +91 120 4085468 Ext 5468
Direct +91 120 4085468
Fax +91 320 4085

Business Opportunity scam - Paul Elvis

From: paul Elvis [paulelvis1001 @]

Subject: hello

I am Mr Paul Elvis working as Banker and I was searching for an overseas partner to assist me of transferring the left over funds ($11.5m) Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars abandoned in one of the accounts in our bank for many years ago now which I discovered few days ago.

Hence, I am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be transfer to your account which we will shared between us in the ratio of 50% for me,50% for you and both of us will share any expenses that will come during the release/transfer from our bank, if you agree to my business proposal. Further details of this Fund release and transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your detail Mail.

(1)Your Full Names.
(2)Your country.
(3)Your Telephone
(4)Your Occupation .
(5)Your Age.
(6) Your full Address.

I will use these detail information's to fill a release/transfer form for your behalf in our bank here as the beneficiary owner of this fund abandoned in our bank.

Best regards
Paul Elvis

Job Offer scam

From: Nathan Blake <liamengineeringsolutions @>

Subject: Job Appointment Letter for recruitment in Liam Engineering Solutions.

Liam Engineering Solutions
Office Address Dunedin 9012 New Zealand
Tel: +6498010424

Welcome: (name removed) ,

This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications where found successful for the requirements of Liam Engineering Solutions New Zealand and to these effect only applicants who possess the Appointment / Offer Letter have been appointed.

Your eligibility to work in our company has been confirmed here in the office by the Company Management. So you are expected to get all your travelling documents ready with you through the Representative who will be waiting for your call in (Mumbai India).

NOTICE: All employees of Liam Engineering Solutions New Zealand must procure the New Zealand valid work/resident permit papers before they can be given first month salary, flight ticket and other monetary benefits which will enable them take care of their local expenses before they embark on their trip to New Zealand. It is the responsibility of all expatriates to bear the cost of procuring the valid New Zealand work/resident permit papers.

Note, any amount of money you spend on this paper works in New Zealand immigration there in India will be reimbursed after five working days once the valid work/resident permit paper is furnished to the employer.

Your documents have been submitted to the New Zealand High Commission Mumbai India through our Representative for further processing. Your file will be open by Company Representative in the New Zealand High Commission Office Mumbai on your behalf as the company authorized Representative as soon as you send this appointment letter to him.

Note: In this mail we attached Identity Card of our representative and letter of Guarantee from Liam Engineering Solutions to Visa Issuing Officer in New Zealand High Commission Mumbai India for your reference.

Here are the contact information’s of our Representative in Mumbai. Call him immediately as soon as you have sent the letter to the below given e-mail address. They will inform you the next step to take in processing of your travelling documents (Visa, Work/Resident Permit).

Dr. Hennry Alexander
Phone: +919833829137 @

Endeavour to contact me with the below phone numbers for any assistant during this process and also always update us regarding your documentation as soon as you started the process with the Representative.

Best Regards,
Dr.Nathan Blake (Resources Manager)
Tel: +6498010424
Email: liamengineeringsolutions @
Website: www . liamengineeringsolutions .com
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Business Opportunity scam - Dr Chris Douglas

From: Dr. Chris Douglas [chrisdo @]


Sorry for encroaching into your privacy here on this platform. I need an India Contact for a supply deal in my workplace. I work as a Lab Scientist with a Pharmaceutical firm here in UK. I run the supply prior before now in partnership with an Indian from Uttarakhand in northern part of India. But after the climatic flood disaster last year in the state, all effort to reach him via email and phone proved abortive.

I need a reliable and honest Partner to introduce to my company as the Seller for constant supply and after each deal is successfully completed and you get your payment then you send me my %share of the profit. Kindly revert back to get the TERMS AND CONDITION of the lucrative supply.

Dr. Chris Douglas

Business Opportunity scam - Vishun Zaibidi

From: vishnu zaibidi [vishunzaibidi1 @]

Subject: Hello

I am Mr Vishun Zaibidi I was searching for an overseas partner to assist. Please i will like to know your very well i hope to hear from you soon.

Again i will like to know where you from.

Thank you

Business Opportunity scam - Bernd Koch

From: contact @

Subject: Project Development Fund

Good day,

I sincerely hope this letter finds you in good health and since this is an introduction letter, I would be as brief as possible. I write to request for your partnership in investing some funds in your country.

I shall provide you with more information upon your response. I await your prompt response in order to commence immediately and secure the necessary legal document.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Bernd KOCH
Paris France

IRD IR4 scam

From: "ird4 @"

Subject: IR4 individual income tax return 2013 # 05/03/2014

Dear taxpayer (email address removed),

If you have received a letter from Inland Revenue with information about how to file your 2013 IR4 return electronically using a DLN number, please note that this process can be used bellow. After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity, we determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 600$ NZD or less. You will not require the DLN to file your return.

If you're: registered for online services and have been issued an IR4 you can file it online. The form will pre-populate with your personal details and earnings information. Go to "Refund Me Now".

If you don't usually file an IR4 return but need to for the 2013 income year, please use the link below.

Refund Me Now˝
Click on blue line to get a full refund

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Heineken prize scam

The Department received a call from DB Brewery advising us of the following scam email


Kindly View Attached File

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Recruitment scam

From: Recruit Department <job @>

Subject: Employment offer

Dear (name removed),

We have reviewed your CV at and would like to consider you as a candidate for the position of a Payment Protection Agent at (name of company removed.

Vacancy: Payment Protection Agent
Location: Australia
Status: Open
Job Type: Part-Time from home
Payment basis: salary and commission

Key responsibilities
1. Co-ordinate work-flow to ensure required availability
2. Manage payment instructions received by mail, fax or electronically in a timely and accurate manner
3. Process transfers according to the instructions
4. Send follow-up reports to the supervisor
5. Co-ordinate work-flow to ensure required availability

Salary & Benefits
1. Basic salary: 4650 AUD per month paid at the end of each corresponding month.
2. Commission: 5% of each transaction paid immediately after processing a transfer (Normally processed amounts vary from 2,000 to 10,000 AUD, but might be larger on special occasions).

1. Permanent AUS resident
2. Age 18 +
3. Good user ability to operate computer and email
4. Full-time access to email and phone
5. Excellent time management (ability to schedule working hours effectively)
6. Good communication skills
7. Energetic and active life position
8. Availability (1-4 hours per day)

Why we need Payment Protection Agents
When buying-selling operations via the Internet are concerned, the buyer and the seller do not know each other and are placed in different parts of the world. Therefore, it is important both to the buyer and the seller that their transaction is made safely. Payment Protection implies receiving funds regarding the transaction by a reliable, experienced, impartial person - our Payment Protection Agent, who will hold the funds until all the terms of the deal are satisfied and only then release them to the intended receiver.

By having a Payment Protection Agent in every country we can quickly transfer funds inside a country without wasting time on the international bank transfers and continue our rapid growth rather than overwhelming our own bank account with inbound and outbound transactions leading to severe hold times and possible service interruption. It is time that is of significant importance to our clients.

The main task of a Payment Protection Agent is receiving payment transactions from our clients to any bank account he/she would like to use for the purposes of this job; and then forwarding these transactions to the next party of the process according to our instructions. A Payment Protection Agent normally process approximately 2-3 transactions per week.

In order to find more information about the position and / or apply - please, reply to this email and our payment protection manager, Michael Lovell, will contact you regarding all further arrangements.

Please note that due to a high number of enquiries we may not be able to reply you immediately, but we will contact you at our earliest convenienve as long as the corresponding position is still open.
Recruit Department
(name of company removed)

New Zealand Post Phishing

From: New Zealand Post [shipping_notice @]

Subject: Shipping Notification

Dear valued Customer,

You have a parcel shipment which was scheduled to be delivered today. Please come with your merchant invoice and a government issued ID card or any valid form of identification for pickup.

You can download and print your merchant invoice and tracking here for collection.

New Zealand Post.

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. Replies to this e-mail will not be received. If you wish to submit an account-related question electronically, please send it securely by signing on to New Zealand Post and clicking Message Center - Send a Message

The source of this e-mail notice is New Zealand Post
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