This guy claims to represent the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, which surprisingly enough, to most Americans anyway, is a real foundation. Click Here. He says he's "an aide to Gaddafi's son," who really is the Chairman of the foundation, and he simply wishes to convince you that he's on the "up & up." No, he's neither one, he's just another Nigerian 419 scammer. For some reason, he pointed out the foundation's profile on webgaza.net, which is not the official website. Click Here.
Webgaza, however, happens to be an amazing Palestinian resource about her people, and I do thank him for pointing it out. But he's still trying to steal from people who are likely financially struggling themselves.
The scammer claims his "boss instructed him to urgently look" for an "international investment partner" to "assist with the transfer and investment" of $41.6 million, which, of course, does not really exist. For more of these 419 scam samples, and an ABC Documentary video, Click Here, and Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
Yes, Personal Assistants are Need LOL
This scammer is supposedly a businessman who travels a lot, and he'd like you to do his shopping for him, and mail his stuff to him. You would work less than 5 hours for $200 per week, or $40 an hour. Sounds like a great deal, right? Uh, no. This is similar to the mystery shopping scam. You would be sent personal or cashiers checks good enough to fool your bank, so the teller might give you the cash. My bank would not do that, and rightly so. There's no bank account attached to the scammer's phony checks. He wants you to send about 90 percent of the cash to him by Western Union, and you would get to keep the rest for yourself, as your "paycheck." Your bank would only find out later that the check was no good, you would be left on the hook for the money you sent the scammer, while he would get away scot-free, as he's probably in another country altogether. For more of these scam samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Job Scam Videos are Here. Thank You.
In these "ATM Card" scams, you can replace "ATM Card" with "BS Card." That's exactly what it is: Pure 24 carat BS.
This Nigerian 419 scammer is pretending to be with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is a pretty serious crime in itself. First of all, the IRS, and any other agency of the U.S. government for that matter, never contacts anyone by e-mail, secured or unsecured.
Secondly, the IRS is never in the habit of giving money away to anyone, except if it is a legitimate refund. Gotta keep all the sheep happy, after all the looting and stealing, right? :o) More of these scam samples, Click Here (Treasury) and Here (IRS). Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You
"Marine SSgt. Mark George" says he's serving in Iraq, patrolling Baghdad Province. He needs to "evacuate" $12.57 million, that was "left" by "former Iraqi leaders," and he wants your help. He'll give you a cut of the money, of course, and says he has "survived two suicide bomb attacks." These scammers are never members of the U.S. armed forces. No soldier would ever be bold or stupid enough to attempt anything like this. To see lots more of these Military scam samples, as well as a link to the real story, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
Many scammers love to pretend to be government officials in these 419 scams for some reason, trying to convince you that you have some money coming your way. Tell me, when's the last time you had millions of dollars delivered to your doorstep? This particular scammer is pretending to be the United Nations Secretary General, saying that nearly a billion dollars has been "made available to 27 nations, and 2 international organizations, to be 'distributed' to 370 'claimants,' and you are one of them." Oh, but there is a $350 "fee" to get your 1.5 million dollars, of course, and they will no doubt want you to pay by Western Union if you should ever contact them. If you pay them, you will never see the money again, and you will not get your $1.5 million, guaranteed. Do Not Try to Chase Them Down by flying over there unless you have a small army with you. People have been killed trying to get nonexistent money, after paying thousands in "fees." To see lots more of these "UN" scams, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
Scammers pretending to be from Yahoo, Microsoft, Nokia, and a number of other companies and corporations would like you to believe that you've won "lottery money" from them, because your e-mail address has been picked. They bulk mail these out to undisclosed recipient lists, however, trying to hook someone. No corporation has any "lottery." No one chooses "winners" by e-mail. If you didn't buy a lottery ticket yourself, you did not win. These are all scams, every single one of them. To see more Yahoo scam-mails, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
I swear, the lengths these scammers will go to. Check this out. This guy says you have a Western Union payment coming to you, totaling $700,000, and you can get it at a rate of $3,500 per day, but you only have 48 hours to "activate" it. Time is of the essence, of course. He doesn't want you to think too long or too hard that this might be a scam, which it is. The "fee" is $299, but you can pay any part of that to get your first $3,500. Once you get your first payment, which you won't, then you would have to pay the balance on the $299. If you don't, the "reference number" will be "deactivated," and all you would theoretically get is $3,500 instead of the $700K. "Give 'em an offer they can't refuse." LOL
These guys are getting craftier by the second. They know their credibility is running out in America. He sent the e-mail from a pop.com.br e-mail address, which offers free dial-up internet as well as 1GB of free e-mail service. He wants you to respond to a o2.pl e-mail address, which is free Polish e-mail that offers 10GB of space. None of it has a thing to do with Western Union, of course. To see more of these scam samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
"Muhammed Azeem" says he is 65, suffering and dying from cancer. He's in the hospital with a few months to live, undergoing treatment. He's also got $26 million to share with you. He says he cannot walk and is very weak, but Hallelujah! He can still type up this scam-mail ROFLMFAO.
He's not dying, he's lying. The ancient "dying" scam is yet another scourge that has survived the ages, only to make it onto the internet. To see lots more of these ridiculous scam samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
Wow this one is almost short enough for Twitter, so here it is, below, in darker green. This entry is longer than the scam-mail itself.
You have not, of course, won anything. Note that they want you to reply to a free e-mail address, which anyone in the world can sign up for. No bank has any kind of "award" unless they offer $100 for opening a checking account, or something like that. No company has any kind of "lottery," and no one chooses "winners" by e-mail address. If you didn't buy a paper lottery ticket, you didn't win. Click Here for more "World Bank" scams (or even "Wrold Bank"), and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
From: World Bank Award <Noreply@yahoo.com.hk>
Date: Sat, Apr 9, 2011
This is to notify you that your email have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mr. D. Arnold via: firstname.lastname@example.org (Due to be nuked very shortly).
Hello everyone, I've been busy for a few days. I should be able to make an entry or two every other day or so. I guess the upside is that I'll have no shortage of scam materials to process.
These scammers are pretending to be Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, and try to go to great lengths to convince you that they are. I'm sure you've seen many of them. Rest assured, they are not real. The FBI does not contact anyone by e-mail.
First of all, it was e-mailed through someone's ISP in Uruguay, which shares Brazil's southern border. They say that $8.3 million is to "bee delivery to your address." The name they have on the "fund" is: and then they don't say who it is. Just aside from wanting you to reply to a free e-mail address, there are way too many things wrong with their spelling and grammar. Don't help them though. Let them figure English out on their own. If you don't want to scambait them, just trash it. You can see more "Robert Mueller FBI" scam samples by Clicking Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.