I wanted to blog this scam just because the English is so horrible. Don't help them though, let them figure it out on their own. It's a little different, because they're not actually asking for money - yet. They claim to have "arrested" three men who have supposedly scammed you out of a lot of money, and it sounds as if they'd like to return it to you out of the goodness of their hearts. They also ask that you not forward this scam-mail to anyone else, oh, like maybe the real Interpol LOL. This entry is linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Any spam you receive that claims you can get government grants or benefits for yourself alone are always scams, because the scammers always charge a small initial fee, maybe $2, to "access their materials." That's how they get access to credit card numbers. What they are hoping isn't noticed in the small print, is that afterward, they intend to charge anywhere from $30 to $80 every single month, or even more. They claim that this is to continue using their website, where they hope their "client" will continue to look for a grant they can't get.
Government benefits such as social security and food stamps are easy for individuals to get, as long as they're qualified, and they're always free to apply for. Scammers generally know that people understand that, so they don't bother trying to sell access to benefits. Government grants, on the other hand, are not so easy to get, and for individual people, it's just about impossible. Grants are similar to benefits in that they are both free to apply for, neither of them has to be paid back, government programs for each have to exist first, and I believe a certain amount of tax has to be paid on each of them as well.
The bottom line here is that if someone is actually trying to sell access to either benefits or grants, it's always a scam. They are both always free to apply for, you just need the required time to do so. My "grants" page is linked here, and there are three different grant scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
U.S. military personnel sometimes do find a great deal of money in the Middle East. If it is U.S. dollars, I don't believe they are allowed to keep any of it. It seems it's a different story with foreign currencies, however. I heard a story from a reserve soldier though, of another soldier, a friend of the reserve guy, who took home 400,000 Kuwaiti dinar when they were worth a dime each, before he was redeployed. Back when our boys kicked Iraq out and left, the dinar shot right back up to its older previous value, and beyond. When the soldier heard about it, he phoned back home and told his wife to deposit the money, and they made a cool $3 or $4 million bucks. The Kuwaiti dinar currently stands at US$3.63.
Whenever scammers see news in the media about U.S. soldiers finding money, they take advantage of it right away, and spin their stories about how you can get your hands on it, too. They aren't anywhere near the Middle East, of course, nor are they in the military, so they have no way of getting their hands on any of it. The money they supposedly have doesn't exist, and it never does. This entry is linked here, in the upper right hand corner for awhile, and five different military scam videos are located here. 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!
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!
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!
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!
Oh let's see here. This is a slightly new twist on the Nigerian 419 Delivery Scam. It looks like they're getting desperate, trying to get more people to believe their little scam stories. After all, the one and only reason the scammers send these things out is to scam you out of your money. Otherwise, they wouldn't be scammers. Yet now they're saying you can get your nonexistent "fund" without any delivery or insurance fees! Surely there's got to be a catch, and just as surely enough, there is. You're to pay a "government administrative" fee, as if these guys have anything to do with the Nigerian government. They do not, of course. Send them money, and you will never receive anything in return. That's how it always works, and there are no exceptions whatsoever. There are more FedEx scam samples linked Here, and there are three delivery scam videos linked Here. ABC made a mini-documentary about the Nigerian 419 scam artists; see it Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
What the heck do the death of bin Laden and this nonexistent "fund" have to do with each other? Oh, they were supposedly talking about the world's criminal mastermind and you personally in the same meeting, apparently. Right. Now, Sandra and Sahadev, who want you to reply to them at a free e-mail address, of course, are going to see that you "receive" your thrity-six [sic] million dollar "fund" that doesn't exist. It all has to do with "your country's" embassy, so you will get "your money" this time. I have a statue in New York Harbor to sell you, too LOL. A sampling of a few other 419 Interpol scams is available Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
Oh good, I got this idiot to respond to me. Hopefully he wrote all of this out himself, copied onto the webpage (below) and wasn't trying to scam anyone else in the meantime. These guys are not really U.S. soldiers. If they are, they're seriously risking a long time in Leavenworth Prison, and they know it. Here are four 419 Military Scam videos at this link, and more scam samples can be seen 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.