We're disappointed that these guys can't be more original, and come up with their own scams, but it appears that they just copy and paste. Sometimes they mess up on pronouns and call Jennifer "him," for example. This one's just another rehash of the old "United Nations ATM Card." We call these "BS" cards or "BS SCAM" cards, because they don't exist, and they never do. This one claims that the scammers have $5.2 million for you, and they want to send you a BS Card. If these things were really true we'd have been trillionaires by now LOL. This entry was made here in the upper right hand corner, and here are some ATM Card "Skimming" videos, which is a real problem today. Carefully examine the ATM machine you put your card into, because it could have a skimmer attached! That goes for any ATM card reader, including at the fuel pump. Watch the videos, a total of about ten minutes, and you'll see what we mean. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
All we can say to this one is, "Wow." "Power Finance Investments Corporation" (PFIC) "specializes" in offering different kinds of loans to individuals and organizations. We can supposedly "borrow" from US$1,500 right on up to US$11.95 million. The problem? You would expect them to have a domain name, something like pfic.com, right? Well, no, they don't. They wrote to us from a free e-mail address, and they expect us to reply to a free e-mail address as well. This, of course, is an advance fee scam, similar to 4-1-9, and we wouldn't be surprised if it came from Nigeria. When you were approved for a loan at your bank last time, did they ask you for a fee? Of course not. You're either approved, or you're not, and there is no fee. These guys will ask for a fee in advance, with which they would disappear, because there is no loan. It doesn't exist, and it never does. This entry is linked here in the upper right hand corner, below "Advance Fee Fraud." There are also five different loan scam videos from YouTube linked here. The first one is an hour long, the rest are five minutes or less. Check out the Amazon books that we recommend on the left, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Not From: Sgt. William Moore email@example.com
Do Not Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a free e-mail address that nearly anyone in the world can sign up for. These scams are never from someone in any nation's military.
Date: Sun, Aug 28, 2011
Dear Sir / Madam (Intended Victim), I have a good business proposal for you. There are no risks involved and it is easy. Please reply for briefs and procedures. Best regards, Sgt. Williams Moore
We love these damn things. Well, sort of. Yes, U.S. troops do sometimes find money in the Middle East, and lots of it. The scammers are actually dumb enough to believe that any nations' troops would themselves be dumb enough to pull something like this. These are more or less targeted at civilian women, however, who might be tempted to send a soldier something because they're undergoing some extreme hardships. Don't ever believe these "military" scams, they're never real, and neither is the money. As always, the scammers want you to reply to a free e-mail address, and they are always trying to take your money. There are five different military scam YouTube videos linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
There are some legitimate data entry and mystery shopping companies out there, but none of them will ever spam you with misleading, deceptive information. However, a lot of people are giving these two industries in particular a bad name, hoping to make a buck off of you.
Data entry is supposed to be about placing ads, doing spreadsheet or database work, or perhaps preparing taxes and other documents for companies, and getting paid for it. You would typically go to work for such companies as an independent contractor, and do their work for them in your home. Transferring information from paper to computer is basically what data entry is, and it can be a good job to have.
That's not what the data entry scam is. First of all, you are not going to make $750 a day right from your first day with a real online job. As in the real world, you should never pay money up front for a job, just as you would not as an independent contractor. Also, if you were not looking for such a job, then why were you spammed? Finally, if it was this easy to make lots of money fast right out of the gate, don't you think everyone would be doing it?
The data entry scam is the old "stuffing envelopes" trick, where you would attempt to get people to fall for the same scam you did, trying to get them to buy the same thing you did. That's not data entry. They claim you can get relatively wealthy pretty quickly, making it appear attractive, and that's never true. As anyone who is in business for themselves on or offline knows, it takes awhile just to cover your startup costs, and then begin to earn a profit. It never works the way the scammers say it does because business never works like that.
Think about it this way: If you opened a store on Main St., trying to sell products that no one could use, how long would you be in business? Not very long.
You can see more "data entry" examples at this link. The current entry is in the upper right hand corner, below Web Colleagues, which we actually do recommend even though they charge a fee. There are also some YouTube videos about data entry scams here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Sigh. I don't know why the scammers even try to attempt this one. They've got to be relying on 100 percent pure greed is my guess. It's either that, or they are simply using blind stupidity in a desperate effort to make a buck. If you see any e-mail at all with an offer for a large sum of free money right out of the blue, it is always a scam, and they are hoping you will jump on it right away, without thinking about what you are doing. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but you can't think with your eyeballs, and this scam is much too quickly and easily picked apart. Please do not act rashly only to get ripped off.
They want you to wire a small amount of money to them, usually around $100, or in this case, £98, in exchange for a larger amount. If you just take time out to check up on this, you can quickly find out at Western Union's website that this MTCN doesn't even exist, without even picking up the phone or leaving your chair. The fact that they want you to respond to a free e-mail address, as always, is just another enormous red flag that it is, in fact, a scam. Do not wire them any money, for you will never get anything back, ever. This entry is located here. You can watch the Top Four Money Scam videos, including Western Union, linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Today's entry is linked here, under "Scam Victim Payment Notification 2011," in the upper left hand corner, which is another ATM Card compensation scam. You've seen them before. Someone has millions of dollars for you that doesn't exist, and they want to send it to you on an ATM card. Don't respond to these, either. All of them are just scams.
However, we want to direct people's attention most of all to the problem of ATM card skimming, in which thieves steal your card's information. In the first video, ADT recognizes the problem and is now helping the City of Boca Raton. Many more of ADT's new security devices are due to be installed, but until then, ATM card skimming is a serious problem. There are two more videos about it linked here, below the first. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
The scammers are getting more desperate to have us believe them. They are actually buying up domains now, without active websites, for the purpose of sending and receiving e-mail without using a free e-mail address, trying to fool us into thinking that they are who they say they are. This one has two domains attached to it, one with an active website, and one without. The active one attempts to deceive us into believing that they have something to do with the UK's National Lottery, but they do not. http://nat-lottplay.com/ claims to be the "home" of Lotto, EuroMillions, Instant Wins and more ... ROFL!
If you are not located within the United Kingdom, we think that you can technically play their lottery, but if you win, they won't pay you anything. If you are located within the U.S., playing a foreign lottery is illegal, according to the U.S. postal inspector. There is no lottery which "chooses winners" by e-mail address or mobile phone number. If you did not buy your very own paper lottery ticket that you can hold in your hand, then you did not win. This entry is located here at "Winning Notification" in the upper right hand corner, there are some lottery scam videos linked here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
We get kind of disappointed with these guys sometimes. They can't think of anything more original than the ancient "next-of-kin" scams that used to circulate in the postal mail and on fax machines before there was an internet. We picked this one because the "client's" name is so unusual. Qvortrup Sadou? Hmm. And yet that name apparently did show up in The Guardian article that's listed with this entry at "Urgency Needed" in the upper right hand column. Listen to "Whackhead" piss off a Nigerian scam artist in this video clip :o) Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Here's another butthead claiming that you've "won" the "Nokia Lottery." There isn't any such thing as a corporate lottery. Click Here and see for yourselves. The scam-mail claims to have been mailed out by "noika.com," which leads to some sort of search portal, and yet he wants you to respond to a free e-mail address, which almost anyone in the world can signup for. There's a few more Nokia scams here, including this posting, many more here, and some YouTube lottery scam examples linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Usually what these people say in these dying scams is that they were married for a long time and yet never had any children. This is a variation on that theme in which they claim that their only child died along with their spouse in some "accident" that really happened, which was reported in the media sometime in the past. They offer a link to that story in an attempt to show you that they are on the "up & up," as we say in America. In addition, this scammer identifies "herself" as "Mother Jennifer." I don't know much about the Catholic faith, but I'm pretty sure that all Catholic mothers, such as Mother Theresa, are nuns, and they are not permitted to marry or have children. Also, "Mother Jennifer" says she cannot "precisely say" why she has "chosen" you. She did not "choose" anyone, she simply spammed several hundred people. There are many more samples of these dying scams linked here, and a YouTube video is 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.