Fortunately for us, about 99 percent of these scammers have the IQ of a grapefruit. You have to figure that even they can perform simple subtraction, but I guess you just never know for sure. Apparently, all of these scams are simply just cut and paste, with maybe a bit of name changing, and that's about it. How do I know? Check this out. This "Mr. Ross" claims he will send you your "ATM Card" or "Cashier's Check" for a fee of $150.99 by courier. In the real world, such charges never have any "retail price;" it is always a "delivery charge." Nevertheless, he says the "actual courier retail price" is $450.99. Do some real quick math in your head and you will come up with a difference of $300, but Mr. Ross says you get a "savings" of only $70. That's how I know, and like I said, "grapefruit" LOL. This entry is located here in the upper left hand corner, and there are some ATM card skimming videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Finally! I got a "loan offer" from a Jennifer Ebele, so I asked her to provide more detail about her little scam. She actually responded, claiming to be "government accredited," and so on, "under the protection" of such-and-such a "license," which is never the case. If these scammers have two nickels to rub together, they were both stolen. This entry is located here, and there are five different loan scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Wow, I haven't posted in a week. I'm getting lazy LOL. Here's another interesting banking / ATM Card scam. This one claims to come from some sort of company in Taiwan, which it didn't, of course. You don't even need to use Google Translate to ascertain that. They want you to respond to a John Mercury, at an e-mail address @chasebank-ny.com, which attempts to make this scam look real. In looking it up on Google, I also ran across another domain, where they also wanted you to respond to a John Mercury @chasebank-ebanking.com, a domain which no longer exists. I wonder why LOL. The chasebank-ny.com domain had to be paid for, there's no question about that, as did the other. But if you go to the active website, it says "VistaPrint: Make an impression. Website [sic] are FREE at vistaprint.com/ websites. Create Your Website in Minutes." It very obviously has nothing to do with JP Morgan Chase at all. Then if you go to the VistaPrint site, you can see that they offer to host websites with a month long free trial. This is a good way for VistaPrint to promote their business cards, but scammers are taking advantage of the trial offer in an attempt to scam us. This entry will be linked here in the upper left for awhile, and there are some ATM Card "skimming" videos located here. 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!
Spam that "informs" you that there is some "ATM Card in your name" that "contains millions of dollars" is always a scam. The "money" does not exist, it never does, and there are no exceptions, ever. We always refer to the "ATM" Card as a "BS" Card, or an "ATM Master" Card as a "BS Scam" Card. They will always tell you that it is "confirmable," they always want you to wire them some "fee" by Western Union, they always tell you how "urgent" it is that you do so, and there is always some "expiration date." They claim all of this so you won't take too long to think about what's really going on: They're trying to steal from you, and they will never send you anything. This entry is linked here in the upper left (next to the flashing "ATM Welcome Center" LOL), and a listing of top ten scam videos is here. Watch the "Judge Judy" vid! You'll love it! Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
"William" doesn't have much imagination, and calls his "business" the "Uk Art Store." It appears that he's not even located in the UK, which would not surprise me. This is similar to the mystery shopping scam, and works much the same way. "William" says you would get ten percent of every transaction, if you would be his "representative" in the U.S. or Canada. You would get a single cashiers check, or maybe a series of checks, to deposit into your bank account, and then you'd send him ninety percent of the sum back, keeping ten percent as your "paycheck." The checks would fool you and your bank because they are real checks, with "Original Document" on the back and everything else, and your bank might even cash them for the full amount. This is what "William" is counting on. He would of course want you to send him the cash by Western Union, and once it is picked up by him, it is too late. Western Union would warn you about this scam, but they cannot refuse to send money if you really want them to, because it's assumed that you know what you're doing. I have asked them about that personally. Your bank would shortly find that the checks were fraudulent, because they were not linked to any bank account, and neither your bank nor Western Union will accept responsibility. You would be on the hook for the money you sent, while "William" gets away scot free with your money in another country. This entry is linked here, and there are videos about these types of scams located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Banks are not in the habit of giving away millions of dollars, especially not the U.S. Treasury or the Federal Reserve. Other than a tax refund for maybe a few thousand dollars, when's the last time the IRS knocked on your door and handed you a big fat check for a hundred or a thousand times more than that? I'd say "never" is a pretty safe bet. This scammer doesn't say anything about any refund, and yet s/he's claiming that "in furtherance" to some "payment notification order," that you provide personal details about yourself, including your banking information, so that they can supposedly deposit your "fund" that doesn't exist. Notice they ask for a "driven license number." Don't help them. If you do this, you can shortly expect to hear a large vacuuming sound coming out of your bank account, or they may use your information to try to collect your legitimate IRS refund. This posting will be linked here for awhile, and there are some IRS scam videos here. The scammer also "advises" you to "stay away from the scammers!" LOL! 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.
The supposed originating domain on this one is pretty obscure, so I ran this scam-mail through SpamCop, which is a useful free service. At $15 for 2 years of use, it's very inexpensive and even better, but I'm not here to sell their service. This scam-mail originated with hinet.net, which appears in Mandarin, I believe. I am quite illiterate with oriental languages, so please forgive me if I am wrong about that. Another quick run through Google Translator makes Hinet out to be some sort of news portal, and not connected to any finance company at all. In addition, "John Phillip" wants you to respond to a free e-mail address, and claims to make loans of not up to one million, but of up to one billion dollars ROFLMFAO. This guy doesn't have two nickels to his name, and if he does, they were both stolen. There's a few more of these 419 Loan Scam samples linked Here, and several videos 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.