I've never seen anyone pretending to be Hillary Clinton before. This is just another copy and paste though, with the English cleaned up a little bit. This website posting is located here. There's a lot more of these scam samples located at this link, and a couple of different Nigerian 419 scam videos here, including an ABC documentary. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I've got my own issues with the IRS, but never mind that. This one is important enough that I put it close to the top of my "IRS" page. These particular scammers have been sending out fake DHL, UPS, and FedEx "notifications," claiming that you have some package arriving in a few days. There is always malware attached in a zip file, usually called doc.zip, and they're hoping you'll open it. This had been going on for many months, and that's just what I know about. I'd been reporting them religiously to SpamCop, and all of a sudden they switched over to fake IRS notifications. I am continuing to report them, because once they have your e-mail address, they don't stop for anything. They're very abusive, aggressive, and their English is lousy. As with the fake delivery notifications, these fake IRS notices also have the same malware. Beware! Do not open the attachment! Click Here to see roughly what it looks like. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Here's another one from UN Secretary-General Ki Ban Moon, which, of course, it isn't. It's just like the one below, from "Farida Waziri." The stories to go along with the impersonations are a little bit different from one another, but the intended result is always the same: These are scammers who want to rip you off.
Here is what the real UNCC has to say about themselves: "The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) concluded the claims-processing exercise in 2005, and payments to individuals concluded in 2007. It is not possible anymore, no matter what the circumstances, to accept new claims or make corrections or changes to previous claims. All payments have already been made through respective Governments and UNCC will not make any further payment to any individual or company. The UNCC does not have any branches in any country and does not have any individual or bank as agent. The Commission communicates only with governments and cannot communicate directly with individual claimants, and will not respond directly to any enquiries."
Furthermore: "The UNCC was created in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council. Its mandate is to process claims and pay compensation for losses and damage suffered as a direct result of Iraq's unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait."
Last time good ol' Farida showed up was March 31, a few months ago. I'm guessing that in the meantime, the scammers have been busy crafting a new scam-mail to convince you that they are her. They're not, of course. They composed a fairly comprehensive history of her, available on the 'net. These 419 scams are just like the ones that claim to be from current FBI Director Robert Mueller, some relative of Moammar Ghadafi, the Pope, the Kings of Sweden or Spain, or whomever. They're never real, and there's never any money to be had, ever. This posting is located Here, and please see Video #2 Here, about the real EFCC taking down some scammers. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
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When storage space got really cheap, like around $75 for a 2TB hard drive, more and more companies have been able to offer their customers and clients free e-mail. I'm not blaming less expensive computer hardware, but ever since that time, with plentiful e-mail services being offered for nothing at all, the scammers in particular have been coming out of the woodwork, signing up for free e-mail addresses, and spinning their stories at us, trying to cheat us out of our money.
Whenever someone you don't know wants you to respond to a free e-mail address, none of the stories are ever true, not a single one of them. They could be offering you millions of dollars, or they'll send you a fraudulent check for a product that's written for more than you're asking for. They'll offer you a job, wanting you to do business with them, or work for them. My website doesn't even cover the romance scams. Some of those sites can be found here. And so on and so forth. If there's a free e-mail address and some kind of offer involved, their stories are not ever true, not one single time.
This posting is about loan scams again. There's several samples on this page in the upper left corner, and five different videos are located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
Never ever reply to spam that offers you any kind of loan. This especially applies to one that says "No Subject" in the subject line LOL. This particular one claims to have been e-mailed from a domain that does not even exist. It's "reply-to" is at a domain that does exist, but it says you can signup for a free e-mail address at it, with Squirrel Mail, which is part of a domain's CPanel service. Those of you who are webmasters or domain owners know what that means.
There is apparently no website associated with it, or if there is, there isn't any index.html file, which is commonly the default. Its FTP has a login and password to it, so I was not able to check for a website that way. There are several more Loan Scam samples linked here, and five different videos here. The top one is National Inflation Association's "College Conspiracy" video, about an hour long. It's worth a watch especially if you are attending college. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
No company or corporation anywhere in the world holds any lottery. No one chooses "winners" by e-mail address or phone number. I believe most countries whose governments allow lotteries run them nationally. That's not so in the United States, where each individual State has their own lotteries where permitted. Groups of States participate in Mega Millions and Powerball, and a few have both. The point here is that lotteries, where permitted, are run by governments, not corporations. Whenever big business gives away millions of dollars, it's not a lottery, it's known as philanthropy. More of these scam samples are linked Here, and a video is Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
[Scam]: YOUR DIPLOMAT HAS ARRIVE AT J.F.KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW YORK, CONTACT HIM NOW (firstname.lastname@example.org) 347- 838-3290
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's apparent given name is Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, born July 31, 1961. He is currently the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Click Here for his Wikipedia article.
Dr. Sanusi's name is commonly used by a lot of 419 Nigerian scam artists, who copy each other's scam-mails. They usually don't know English well enough to make up their own. If your e-mail address has been on their mailing lists for not much time at all, you've probably already seen the ones with Dr. Sanusi mentioned. The ones you get with his name are most definitely not from him, and you will notice that the scammers will always want you to respond to a free e-mail address, which almost anyone in the world can sign up for.
They have received no mandate and no instructions from anyone, especially not Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan. They have not collaborated with the EFCC, Interpol, the FBI, the CIA, or any other governmental or non-governmental agency at all. There is no "problem" with the IMF, the IRS, nor any "diplomatic courier service." The courier service is not offering them any method of delivery, because there is no delivery to be made, and there is no diplomat waiting for you at the airport. If there is a phone number to call, the scammer would answer it, eager to steal from you. There are no funds. There is no money. It never exists, ever, and there are never any exceptions. Period. These thieves are only attempting to scam you out of your money, and they also have no idea how much space millions of dollars in cash would take up or how much it would weigh. Give them some fake information if you want to, but otherwise don't help them to improve their poor techniques. Some people enjoy scambaiting them, but I'm honestly not very good at it.
There are a lot more of these 419 scams linked Here, and an ABC documentary video is Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
Here's a new little twist for the scammers, but a smart one -- for them. Someone actually took the time to rub two or more collective brain cells together for this one LOL. It's a unique way to spam you, scam you, and check to see if your e-mail address is active, almost at the same time. These guys actually purchased two different domains because they know there are gullible people out there who will fall for this.
Personally, I'm highly biased against HYIP programs because I got burned on one of them. In the end, they really are just scams; they're Ponzi schemes. I lost $500, and thousands of others each lost a lot more. If you'd like to participate, you can, but get in and then take your money out quick. Never spend more than you can afford to lose. Pay attention to what other members of the program are saying. When other people begin to say they're not being paid, or when search results begin to say it's a scam, it's time take your money and move on.
These guys are offering an HYIP program that costs only $5 to join. These are always Ponzi schemes, and they're not really legal. It depends upon your morality tolerance I suppose. This is why Bernie Madoff will be in prison for the rest of his life, but people usually don't go to jail unless they've scammed millions or billions like "Made-Off" did. Yet governments around the world do the very same thing, and call it social security. That's for another website, though.
If you should get involved with this, you might make some money for a little while, and then the program will fall apart. They always do. The scam artists disappear with your money and then setup another website somewhere else. The reason it's smart for them is that they want you to spend $5 to join, and then spend some more money for their "premium advertising." I suspect if they're dishonest enough to run a Ponzi scheme like this, then all they will do is collect your advertising money and then do nothing with it. You will get no advertising, other than what they do to spam people like me, because I was never on their e-mailing list.
There are some more HYIP scams posted on this page. To be fair, here is a video of a guy who tells both sides of the story. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
Hmm I haven't seen one of these in awhile. It appears as though the scammers are getting desperate. Apparently they can't make us believe we've won something from Microsoft, Blackberry, Coca-Cola, Yahoo, Shell (which you haven't), or any other corporation, so they're moving offshore. Rest assured, though, this is still a scam. No lottery and no company anywhere in the world chooses "winners" by e-mail address or phone number.
Coke has their promotion every now and then in which you can win free bottles of their products, for example. Shell might give away some free fuel every once in awhile. But no company anywhere in the world has "promotions" in which they give away millions of dollars to individual people. Such "promotions" are known as philanthropy, which is an acceptable advertising gimmick.
In other words, corporations are not going to give away money if they cannot make more money while they're at it. Why would they? They wouldn't; it doesn't make any sense.
In the United States, it is illegal to play foreign lotteries, according to U.S. Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell. Additionally, it is illegal in many jurisdictions to play their lotteries unless you are a resident of that jurisdiction, such as the United Kingdom. In short, if you did not go out, and drive down to your local store to buy your very own paper lottery ticket that you can hold in your hand, then you did not win. There are no exceptions. Period.
There's a few more of these Asian Lottery Scams posted Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
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.