Here's another elaborate type of 419 scam that claims to come from some security force, and in this case, it's Interpol, or the "International Criminal Police Organization," according to Wikipedia. You can usually believe them for that kind of stuff. Just as with the Pepsi "Lottery" scam below, the scammers go to great lengths trying to convince you that they are who they say they are. They most notably always give themselves away with the use of free e-mail addresses, which they have no choice but to use if they want a reply. In this one, it's a free e-mail service in Mongolia known as Skymail. I guess Mongolia is "Big Sky Country" or something (just kidding, Montana LOL). Also quite notable is the poor English and grammar. This posting is located on this page in the upper right hand corner, subject to be moved down in the future to make room for newer stuff. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Whew! It took a bit to pick this one apart. This is an elaborate Pepsi scam that claims you've won £1.28 million in their "lottery," and they went to great lengths in this one trying to prove it to you. They point to the fact that Pepsi is currently gearing up for another marketing campaign in light of the fact that Coca-Cola has been doing better than they are lately, so this one was written pretty recently. Oh gee, I do so hate to ruin their little scam for them! NOT! LOL! They even point to yet another site that has some lottery numbers on it, but it is not a lottery, it is simply a company that sells lottery software throughout the world. This posting is linked here, and is lengthy because it also includes part of a PDF file, page 2 of which was not included in the scam-mail. There are also two lottery scam videos on this page. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
"Attention and Greetings," says the "Benin Treasury Department." There's only a couple of things the matter with this, aside from the poor grammar and spelling. This 419 scammer claims to be with the "International Treasury Department," of which I believe there is no such thing, unless they're talking about the IMF, and the image provided is that of the Seal of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1789 LOL. Oh, and as always, they want you to respond to a free e-mail address. That one's always a given. Aside from all of that nonsense, you are to provide a $55 fee, always by Western Union, of course, so your nonexistent $2.5 million can be "released" to you. This posting is linked here in the upper right hand corner below the Treasury seal, and there is an ABC Nigerian 419 documentary located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
There has been one particularly nasty scam-mail going around, claiming to be from the "U.S. Internal Revenue 'Source.'" It's been going out every single day, multiple times a day, for months, from all over the world. In my opinion, these scammers should be banned from internet access altogether, but no one can seem to get rid of them for good. There is no website to go to, or anyone to contact. They only encourage you to open an attached zip file, usually called "doc.zip," and open the "document" contained within. In my experience with it, I have saved it to a flash drive and discovered that it's a trojan virus. I have no particular desire to find out what it does, but it would not be anything good. Some people have offline "junk" computers devoted to this purpose, but I am not one of them. In any event, for more details, go to this page, and see "Phishing Report Received" near the top. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I get these next-of-kin scams all the time, but I haven't posted one in awhile. I love these "first name - first name" pseudonyms, like James Edward, or Jim Scott. It keeps second or third language (or more) English speaking scammers from making more mistakes in English, such as "Johnson Greg." Anyway, "James" writes to us from a free e-mail address, and expects us to reply to him at a free e-mail address, and yet he also claims to represent "Ocean Fisheries" LOL. Someone "died" a few years back, and now he wants you to stand in as "next-of-kin," because you are apparently the "beneficiary" to the dead guy's "fortune" of $12.5 million. No, you're not. This entry is linked here, and listen to "Whackhead" piss off a Nigerian scam artist.
Here's another one of those "Compensation" Scams. They used to say "I'm Jane Doe, 38, a U.S. Citizen from Anytown, and I'm the happiest woman on Earth because I am now rich." Remember those? I have about a dozen of them in a text file. They haven't stopped, they're just worded differently now. They tell you how you can get your "millions" because they supposedly did it, too. No, they didn't. The goal is always the same: To steal from you. The most current posting is in the top right of this page. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Here's another one of those "Political Asylum" scams, or maybe it's more appropriately called expatriation. Heck I dunno lol. Anyway, these scammers often pretend to be women, but not always. In this one, "she" even says she wants you to pretend that she's your sister, so that you might think of her as "family."
I believe South Sudan now exists as an independent nation, and she's claiming that she's the daughter of its first leader, who was apparently killed in a helicopter accident. She's not his daughter. Now she wants your "help" to come to "your country" (because she doesn't know where you live, of course) to "finish her studies," but you must not say anything, or her "wicked uncle" will kill her.
In these scams, the claim made to the victim is that she wants to come to the U.S., or wherever you live, but there is always some "fee" that needs to be paid first, aside from cash supposedly meant for an airline ticket that was already paid by the victim. The ticket is never purchased, and the scammer simply keeps the cash. The "additional fee" is paid, and then she will claim that she got only so far before another "fee" came up. Meanwhile, she hasn't gone anywhere, and the victim will never see her. All she is doing is seeing how much money she can get out of her victim before s/he catches on to the scam.
The scammers will want you to wire the money by Western Union or MoneyGram. The agents at either place will warn a victim that s/he is about to wire money to a scammer, but they cannot refuse to take or send the victim's money. And once the money is picked up, it is not retrieveable. I have been to Western Union and asked them about this myself. There are more samples of these linked here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
You gotta wonder about these guys who supposedly have millions of dollars in high grade gold bars or dust for sale in Africa somewhere, and then they want you to reply to a free e-mail address. That's pretty pathetic. There are some more samples of these linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
[Scam]: Message from: ~>EMAIL PROCESSING JOB Earning $1000 Per Week Processing Emails From Home!!!
I usually do not post anymore of these "E-Mail Processing" Scams because they're all pretty much the same. This one is "different, powerful, big, the 'grandfather' of them all." LOL. No, it isn't. Furthermore, this particular scam-mail claims to come from "~@yahoo.com," which is an e-mail address that cannot exist. Real bright on the scammer's part, bright as a broken light bulb. You buy these things and quickly discover that you are supposed to try and sell the exact same thing that you signed up for. You get money only when someone else buys into the scam, and they're very likely going to want their money back, just as you should get yours back. These scams are far from worth any of it, and it's nothing but a waste of time. Click Here to see some more samples of them, including some of Elizabeth Jackson's stuff. There are four different videos about it linked 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.