Most people assume that the Federal Reserve Bank is legitimate, but in reality, it isn't. They're bankers that create money out of paper and ink that they did not do one single second of labor for. Your local bank does the same thing when you're approved for a loan. They simply print a check that they didn't work for themselves, and yet you have to work to pay them back with interest, sometimes for as long as 30 years, with a mortgage. The whole financial industry is one enormous scam in itself, but they get away with it because it's "legal." If we try the very same thing in our basements, though, we go to prison. That's just my two cents though. Take it as you will.
How many people named "Jim Smith" are there in the world? This guy apparently thinks that the Nigerian Central Bank is going to be able to just slip $10.5 million, in your name no less, right on into the Federal Reserve Bank, and the IRS isn't going to bat an eye about it LOL. This is a pretty obvious 419 Phishing Scam, and you can see some videos about it at this link. "Jim" just wants your banking details so he can drain your account dry. He says, "Be informed that the transfer arrangement will commence immediately." Yes, it most certainly would, but in his direction, not yours. To see lots more of these scam samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
I imagine there really is someone named Kofi Ansah Frances, who really is the executive director at the Bank of Ghana. There's one little problem: that's not who this scammer is. These are most often Nigerian 419 scams, since a lot of them have a +229 telephone number attached, but with this it's hard to tell. It can be more or less pinpointed by mapping the IP number it came from, but it could have gone through a proxy server, too. It says it's from a free Russian e-mail address, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. You can go to mail.ru and sign up yourself. Anyway, I'm rambling; there's a few more of these from "Ghana," Click Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
This scam is pretty simple. The scammer is just saying that a "private organization" has deposited an ATM Card worth $1.5 million with them, with "your e-mail address" attached. This scam-mail was, of course, bulk mailed out to several e-mail addresses, probably several hundred. Oh, and you better hurry, because there's an "expiration date" attached LOL. More of these silly scam-mail samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
Wow this one is almost short enough for Twitter, so here it is, below, in darker green. This entry is longer than the scam-mail itself.
You have not, of course, won anything. Note that they want you to reply to a free e-mail address, which anyone in the world can sign up for. No bank has any kind of "award" unless they offer $100 for opening a checking account, or something like that. No company has any kind of "lottery," and no one chooses "winners" by e-mail address. If you didn't buy a paper lottery ticket, you didn't win. Click Here for more "World Bank" scams (or even "Wrold Bank"), and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
From: World Bank Award <Noreply@yahoo.com.hk>
Date: Sat, Apr 9, 2011
This is to notify you that your email have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mr. D. Arnold via: email@example.com (Due to be nuked very shortly).
These scammers say "this is the second time we are notifying you" about this. No, it's not. They are pretending to represent Barclays Bank in London, and say that you have an "inheritance file." The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Nigerian Finance Ministry have "contracted" the bank to make sure you get your "inheritance" of $28.5 million. They say that "fraudsters" have been preventing the release of your "fund," though, even though you've "paid all fees," and they claim that you don't have to pay anything else. They Are the Fraudsters. Never Doubt That. If you contact them, the claim that you don't have to pay anything else will change very quickly. They want you to obtain some "clearance form" with which your "fund" will be transferred to your account "within five working days," which, of course, will cost another "fee." Of course, and as always, they want you to respond to a free e-mail address LOL. Click Here for a few more 419 scams from London, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
Here is another type of 419 Scam where they say they have your money loaded onto an ATM card, and all they need to send it to you is some sort of fee, as always. In this case it's a "stamp duty." Click Here to see this entry, but there is only one there so far. You can Click Here for more 419 scam samples, and Click Here to see ABC's 419 Nigerian Scam Documentary. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
"Barrister George Lucky" writes to us from a free gmail account, and says he is the "Director of the Federal Ministry of Finance." Whose ministry of finance? Oh, he says he's been "instructed" by "President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria" about something, so it's safe to say he's talking about Nigeria's finance ministry.
Barristers are lawyers, basically, and "Barrister Lucky" wants to find out before the end of this "financial physical quarter" why our "inheritance claim" or "contract sum" has not been paid out yet. All of us know what he means by "physical," but don't help him. Just let "Scammer Lucky" figure it out for himself LOL.
Does he want us to reply back to his free gmail account? No, he doesn't. He wants us to reply back to his free Hong Kong Yahoo account ROFL. I love these scammers sometimes, they can make me laugh pretty hard. The 419 scams can be very dangerous, but also very humorous, too. For more 419 scam samples, Click Here. Please see this link for an ABC Documentary about 419, and follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
"Reverend James Ferguson" claims you've won £500,000.00 from "Blackberry." Corporations give away money to good causes. This method of giving is called philanthropy. People who own such corporations are called philanthropists. Examples are the Bill Gates Foundation or the Ford Foundation. Philanthropy is basically an advertising gimmick. They give money away through their foundations in order to make more money. Corporations, however, never give money away to individual people. Anytime you see spam that says Shell, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Microsoft, or any other corporation is going to personally give you money because you "won their lottery," it is a scam. They do not run lotteries. When's the last time you bought a lottery ticket from Pepsi? Every single spam you see that is promising you money is a scam. They are all scams, all day, all night, all the time, 100 percent of the time, 24/7/365. To see more of these scam samples, Click Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated.
I replied to this guy, asking him what his little scam was. I never got a response. I wonder why LOL. Hotmail.com and gala.net are, of course, free e-mail addresses, which is about the biggest red flag there is that screams "scam." The point to the spam below is that I didn't get any details about it.
Here's an interesting financial scam, similar to "next-of-kin," but instead you are being asked to stand in as an "investor." It's in the upper left column. The scammer identifies him or herself only as "OV," with a free e-mail address to respond to. Click Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated for news about more scams as I get them.
from: William <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: Mar 28, 2011
Good day to you my friend. I am William Cheung, a credit officer with a finance institution in Hong Kong. I am writting you because I want to ask for your partnership in a business project worth $44.5M. Please reply me back via my PRIVATE e-mail address for more information: email@example.com. When I get your reply, you will have more details from me. Best Regards, William Cheung
I'm no financial wizard, I'm better at math. I know what's going on here though. "Patrick John Grattan" of "HSBC Funds" wants you to accept "investor refunds" in your bank account, keep ten percent of it as your "pay," and then wire the rest to him by Western Union, in cash, of course. The checks and money orders appear to be good because the paper itself is good, but your bank will be unable to cash them. You will then be left on the hook for the cash you wired. For more examples of this scam, Click Here.
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.