Wow, we'd say a scammer was actually attempting to get creative for once. A search for a "Karen Mangi" doesn't turn up a lot of results, but it appears that she really is a twenty-something year old student in South Africa. Her name appears on a couple other websites that warn about scams. This scammer is pretending to be her, for some reason, rather than some government official, and "she" wants to invest $9 million in "your country," because "she" had no idea where you live. Something about the Republican Party of Pennsylvania was brought into this, which becomes clear by the end of the scam-mail. If you can manage to contact her, or if you contact the Republicans in Harrisburg about this, they will have no idea what the heck you're talking about. And yet at the bottom of the scam-mail, it says "Paid for by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania." This is just flat illegal on so many levels, we don't even know where to begin LOL. This entry can be viewed here, in the upper left hand corner. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
This is about what is known as the "diploma mill scam." We've discovered that views about them actually do vary widely, but after all, why would these particular people, below, whose phone number never changes, be repeatedly spamming us? And yet, there are those who seem to think that certain diploma mills do have a certain amount of merit, for one reason or another. For now, we will call this illegal activity. The American government has no legislation against diploma mills, and neither do some of the 50 U.S. States. As a result, scammers take advantage of this to collect hundreds of dollars in exchange for an official looking document that buyers later discover is essentially worthless. To find out more about diploma mill scams, see this page, where there are a few more links available for your perusal. Below is an example of spam advertising for such a document, spam which we did not ask for.
Finding a job isn't a problem when you have a diploma. Call us now:
Inside U.S.A.: 1-845-709-8044
Outside U.S.A.: +1-845-709-8044
Leave your name and phone # (including your country code), they will call you back promptly. all countries
To anyone who is brand new to the internet, and its subculture of spams and scams: Each and every one of these "stories of riches" are always scams, they are never real. The person or people contacting you are never who they say they are. You will never, ever get millions of dollars in exchange for a small advanced fee. That is why this is known as "advanced fee fraud," and this is only one of many variations of it. The "millions" does not exist. It never existed, it does not exist, and it never will exist. These are always scams, 100 percent of the time, and there are no exceptions whatsoever.
This is just another scam where someone died, of course, but I speculate that this might indicate that they are catching on to the fact that the "next-of-kin" scams aren't working as well as they used to. After so many years of flooding the world with these stories, both before and after the internet came to be, I'm really surprised that people will still fall for these things. Apparently they do, though, or the scammers wouldn't be putting them out. Please do not be tempted by these scams. None of them are ever real, not one. This entry is linked here, in the upper right hand corner, and there are some inheritance scam videos from YouTube located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Many persistent spammers and scammers are actually located right here in North America. Overseas, though, more experienced foreign scammers whose first language is not English seem to be better with it than their peers, or that's the way it looks to me, anyway, but that's only a personal observation that isn't necessarily true. At the same time, I don't believe that I'm competely full of BS, either LOL. It's just really tough attempting to generalize without purposely stereotyping individual people. These experienced foreign scammers, according to my theory anyway, still make mistakes with English, though, and please do not help them. Scams appear in every language known to man, but English is "the language" that business seems to accept worldwide. And yet it is only the ninth or tenth most commonly spoken. MSN had an article about that.
I've noticed that today, these scammers also seem to be recognizing that using free "ordinary" western e-mail addresses largely does not work anymore, as I have been seeing a lot of strange looking free e-mail addresses these days. The free western addresses are those that the English speaking world is used to seeing everyday, although they do exist in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. I believe those are the "Big Three" languages in the Americas spoken other than English. These free e-mail services include ones offered by Microsoft Live, Google, and Yahoo in Qatar, India, China, Japan, or Mongolia, and a few others, so they use more esoteric (to Westerners, anyway) free e-mail address services based in the East, such as in Poland and others, where the websites do not appear in English. It's a good thing for us that Google came out with its free translator :o)
Anyway, nevermind me, I'm just rambling LOL. I'm just saying that the scammers are always improving themselves, trying to fool you, but I for one will not be fooled. You have to wake up pretty dang early in the morning to scam me. You can see more of these scam samples, linked here (see "Attention Beneficiary," top left), and some Western Union scam videos from YouTube located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Governments authorize lotteries and casinos to open and operate, after filling out a lot of paperwork. Everyone knows what a casino is. Assuming you're at least 21, you can go to a casino to gamble, no matter who you are or where you're from. Legislation is in place that prohibits people from winning any lotteries that are outside of their own national jurisdictions, however. They are somewhat similar to casinos, but they require outlets to sell their tickets, such as your local convenience, grocery, or liquor stores. It is simply a way for small businesses to make a little extra cash on the side.
Corporations are another matter, however. Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Shell, Cargill, Chevron/Texaco, Blackberry, and others make so much money that they don't even bother with lotteries. So, whenever you see spam that says you've won some "large corporate lottery," you know it's a bunch of BS. There's a few more "beverage" lottery scams linked here, a lot more of them here, and there are some lottery scam videos here, from YouTube. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
This is always a scam.
Don't Get Burned!
Here's another MoneyGram scam. MG has no such "award." Despite the faltering economy in the U.S., these scammers still want your money. They realize that people aren't doing so well anymore but they don't care. They'll bleed the rest of the world dry if they can, and not lose a wink of sleep over it. There are still new people coming onto the internet everyday, who are not familiar with these ubiquitous scams, and they will jump on most anything these days that promises them quick and easy cash, particularly if they are in debt. I'm sorry to say that there is no such thing as "easy money," except if you can manage to hit your local lottery jackpot. Claims of overseas lottery "winnings" are also scams. None of these scams are ever real, and there are no exceptions whatsoever. This entry is posted here, and a top four money scam YouTube video is linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Here's another proposal scam in which the "manager" of a bank in Ghana has supposedly made a few million in profit, but he hasn't filed any report, so the "head office" will never know about it. Well that makes sense, because the money doesn't exist anyway. The spam says right up front that it was mailed out by AT&T, and he wants you to respond to another free e-mail address as well, neither of which have anything to do with any bank. This Peter Mensah very likely is the manager of this bank, but if you contact him, he will not know anything of what you're talking about. His identity was simply stolen for this scam. This entry is linked here, in the upper left, and there are YouTube videos of top ten scams located here. You will love Judge Judy ripping an eBay scammer to pieces :o) Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Another compensation scam here is worded a little differently, promising to "compensate" you for whatever amount you were supposedly scammed out of, to be filled in. It's just like all the rest of them, though. The scammer is fraudulently claiming to be some government official who is "authorized" to "refund scam victims" on behalf of the Nigerian government. More samples of these scams are linked here, and YouTube videos of top ten scams are linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
This is another one of those scams that claims that someone said you are dead, and that someone else will get your "fund" if you are. They don't go into any details about what this "fund" is or where it came from. That's because it doesn't exist. Of course, you are supposed to be outraged that someone thinks you are dead, that this someone is attempting to get money that is due to you, and you're supposed to prove that you're still alive to get it. Don't be fooled by this BS, it's just another scam. There is no "fund," it does not exist, and it never did. This entry is linked here in the upper right hand corner, but don't be frightened by the skeleton. He's just a Halloween costume. Pretty effective, isn't it? LOL. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
The word "trust" in these things makes me want to laugh until I'm blue. The death of Nina Wang Kung four years ago is not widely known in the western world, which is why this scam has been making the rounds in North America, Western Europe, and Australia. Prior to her death, she was among the wealthiest Asians in the world. Tony Chan Chun-chuen was apparently a friend of hers, and this scammer is claiming to be him. He wants to be careful, though, and not claim that he's trying to share Ms Wang's entire fortune with you, he only claims to want to share a paltry $12 million. He proposes to transfer the fund to your bank account, and expects you to share your banking details with him. If you do so, you would shortly hear a large vacuuming sound coming from it. There is no money, and there never is. He only wants to steal from you. This entry is located in the upper righthand corner at this link, and 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.