Identity Theft : Internet Frauds and Scams
Identity Theft is quite common over the internet as number scam emails are sent on daily basis to trap and to defraud innocent internet users. Some on these scam emails are designed to steal your personal information. Always keep track of your credit history as this can also help you to find out if someone is using your identity. Never share your personal details with senders of suspicious emails. These email might include inheritance funds transfer, Bank transfer emails, lottery emails. In all these emails the sender will pretend that your email was randomly picked in a lucky draw or you can claim for inheritance. Do not send any funds to these scammers. Always remember when you have a doubt about the sender always search on Internet to find out if other people have received same kind of email. Someone might have posted on internet about this same email.
All scam emails mentioned here are exactly the way it were received.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
ATTN: BENEFICIARY: YOUR INHERITANCE PAYMENT FUND
It is highly recommended not to contact the sender of this email.
subject: ATTN: BENEFICIARY: YOUR INHERITANCE PAYMENT FUND
FROM THE DESK OF:
DR. BENSON AJANA
DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
Swift Code: BPH KPL PK,
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
ATTN: BENEFICIARY: YOUR INHERITANCE PAYMENT FUND
YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUND SUM OF US$10.5MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUND HAS BEEN GAZETTED AND AWAITING RELEASE, VIA ATM VISA CARD TO YOU BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE FUND PAYMENT.MEANWHILE,A WOMAN CAME TO MY OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER, CLAIMING TO BE YOUR TRUE REPRESENTATIVE.
HERE ARE HER INFORMATION'S:
NAME: MRS:JANET WHITE
BANK NAME: CITY BANK
USA. ACCOUNT Number: 6503809428
PLEASE,DO RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE ,AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS WOMAN IS FROM YOU SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING INTO THE WRONG ACCOUNT NAME. THE RESERVE BANK GOVERNOR,EXECUTIVE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVERDUE INHERITANCE FUND HAVE APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS REPUTABLE BANK WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE / FOREIGN OPERATIONS,TO HANDLE AND RELEASE ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS THIS FIRST PAYMENT BATCH OF THE YEAR.
HOWEVER,WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MRS.JANET WHITE, IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT THREE WORKING DAYS FROM TODAY.
DR. BENSON AJANA
DIRECTOR, ALL BANK GOVERNOR
(FOREIGN PAYMENT UNIT CBN)
from: FedEx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
to: Recipients <email@example.com>
date: Sat, May 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM
subject: Your Parcel
Greetings!! Your have unclaimed Confirmable Bank Draft worth 10,000,000 Great Britain Pounds with FedEx Couriers You have been given 5 working days to File for(claim) your unclaimed parcel. contact us with your Full name/Cell Phone No/Residential Address Contact Person:Mr.Edward
Lynn:+44-7031981138: Please Forward your information to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please note: Your Parcel Awaits An outstanding payment of $482.54USD only for the security keeping fee of your parcel in our custody.
Customer Care Desk FedEx Courier Service,United Kingdom.
from: Hon Brian G. Nichols <email@example.com>
date: Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:59 AM
subject: Beneficiary/Owner number 1661428
FEDERAL GOVERNEMNT OF THE UNITED STATES
Anti-Terrorist and Monitary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C .
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
(Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org )
Beneficiary/Owner number 1661428,
We write to inform you that your package with reference number 1661428 has been in GLOBAL MAX COURIER UNITED KINGDOM facility custody waiting for resolutions of the
clearance to further the delivery to your delivery address.. We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your consignment box which GLOBAL MAX COURIER
suppose to deliver to you which was on hold by US Department of State Bureau and requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the
consignment box before it will be released from London, United Kingdom.
After the meeting held with the Government of Benin Republic, it was resolved that the delivery of your consignment to you address must be complete within two (2)
working days upon your compliance to our directives; You should send the sum of $75.00.00 to obtain the needed clearance certificate from Benin Republic. The
clearance charges which was initially on the high price has been cut down by the US Embassy in Benin Republic considering the poor economic situations that make it
difficult for the middle class citizens to meet up with the clearance of their entitlement. We will upon the confirmation of your clearing charge assign our Diplomat
Agent (Prince Dickson) to travel to United Kingdom and collect your package and proceed with the delivery.
Meanwhile you are advice to reconfirm the below information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person.
1- Your Full Name
2- Your Delivery Address
3- Your Contact Telephone Number
4- Your Occupation
5- Your Identification (Passport number or ID Card number)
Once you notify us with the above information we will release your consignment to you.
Note that you are expected to pay only $75.00 for clearance certificate and you are to pay
as our accountant officer in Nigeria Send the $75.00 through western union once you receive this mail with the information below for immediately release of your
Receiver's name......OLA PETER
Address :............Lagos Nigeria
Tex question...........Who knows.
Once you send the money, try to notify us with the MTCN for easy pick up and for immediate action on the release of your consignment.
Note that any unclaimed consignment will be return to GLOBAL MAX COURIER Office in Benin after 7 days.
So you are urgently advised to comply with our directives so that we will release your consignment.
from: BANK OF AMERICA <email@example.com>
date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM
subject: ($15,500,000.00) Will be TRANSFER to your acc from BANK OF AMERICA, Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bank of America Corporate Office Headquarters
100 N.Tryon St Charlotte,NC 28255
United States of America
8 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT)
Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT)
Dear esteemed customer,
The Management of the Bank of America Corporate Office Headquarters here
in 100 N.Tryon St Charlotte,NC 28255 wishes to inform you that after a
brief meeting held by the Bank executives on,the 20th Day of January 2013
at precisely 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT), we deem it appropriate to
intimate you that your funds will be transferred into the United States
Treasury Account with the JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue
in New York according to the record we got from Africa due to your
inability to complete the transaction and your failure to meet up with a
minor payment obligation.The actual transfer of your funds($15,500,000.00)
into the government account comes up next week.
This is in line with the instructions of the USA Treasurer,Mrs.Rosa
Gumataotao Rios that all unclaimed funds be paid into the United States
Government Treasury Account as unserviceable funds in compliance to
section 3 subsection 1(a) of the United States Financial Law enacted in
2001 after an attack on our dear country on September 11,2001.
Find below the profile of the banking institution where your funds will be
transferred into following the government directive:,
Name of Bank: JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in New York.
JP Morgan Chase Official Bankers for the United States Treasury Department
AC NO: 68302345093
Account Name:United States Treasury Department,USA
Note that if you still wish to receive your funds do get back to us
immediately so that we will remove your funds transfer from the list of
those transactions to be seized by the United States Government.Also be
informed that we need only a DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL OF TRANSFER(DIST) to
complete the wire transfer.The fee to obtain the SEAL was reduced from$600
to $295 and no other fee is involved.You are required to send the fee of
$295.00 by WESTERN UNION or MONEY GRAM to the issuing officer at the bank
where your transaction originated as stated below:
Receivers Name:.. Chukwuemeka John O.
Country ...Benin Republic
Test Question.... Be Rest
AMOUNT to send:... $295.00
MTCN or REFERENCE Number.......
If we receive the MTCN today,we will transfer your funds ($15,500,000.00)
before we close office and the funds will reflect 3 hours after the
transfer.We will send you all the transfer documents to enable you start
making cash withdrawals from your account same day the funds are
transferred.We have waited for so long and we cannot continue to wait.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve your banking needs.
from: Hu, Ruimin <email@example.com>
date: Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Glo Connect Billion Promo Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
The information contained in this email may be confidential and/or legally privileged. It has been sent for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its content, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.
date: Sat, May 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM
subject: Fwd: UK-CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON GBP £1,000,000.00 (LONDON)
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON YOURSELF THE TOTAL SUM OF GBP£1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS ONLY) YOUR E-MAIL I.D. EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TEN FINAL RECIPIENTS OF A CASH GRANT/DONATION OF (GBP£1,000,000.00) POUNDS FROM THE FACEBOOK / YAHOO MESSENGER CHAT AWARDS PROMOTION ENGLAND U.K. E-MAIL DRAW, FOR THE CLAIM OF YOUR PRIZE YOU ARE TO CONTACT THE BELOW INFORMATION VIA E-MAIL WITH
YOUR REF.FB/968/09. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FILE FOR FURTHER STEP HOW TO CLAIM THE PRIZE. TEL: +44-703 174 7620 / +44-703 174 8924 / FAX: +44-872 331 6450, PLEASE EMAIL US HERE:firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK CLAIM AGENT
TEL:+44-871 996 8715
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 21:49:44 +0200
Subject: UK-CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON GBP £1,000,000.00 (LONDON)
Facebook / Yahoo Messenger Chat Executive! Prize Results, You won GBP£1,000,000.00! Facebook!
Mail congratulates you! Facebook! / Yahoo Messenger! Company announces you as one of the 10 lucky
winners in the ongoing facebook emails prize draw for the year 2013.
All 10 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000.000 international Emails
each from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania. As part of
our international promotions program which is conducted annually, consequently, you have been
approved for a total pay out of GBP£1,000,000.00 (One Million Great British Pounds Sterling) Only
This facebook and yahoo messenger chat promotion was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have
Further more your details (E-mail address) falls within our British representative office in United Kingdom, as
indicated in your email box and your prize money of GBP£1,000,000.00 Equivalent to ($1,600,481.27 USD)
will be released to You through our afflicted / corresponding assign payment bank.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
Contact Facebook / Yahoo messenger chat agent for notice of claims.
Contact Fiduciary Agent:
Facebook / Yahoo Messenger Chat Award Services Center England (U.K)
You’re instructed to send the completed verification form detail’s below to our agent in the United
Kingdom whose email address is given below so that you will be advised on what to do to get your prize
Money through our afflicted / corresponding payment bank here in England (United Kingdom).
Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
TEL :( +44) - 703 174 8924 / FAX :( +44)- 703 181 7995
FULL NAME:--------DATE OF BIRTH:----MARITAL STATUS----OCCUPATION:----HOME ADDRESS-----
ZIP CODE:-------COUNTRY:--- NATIONALITY:----CELL NO----TEL:NO------FAX:NO-------
YOU CAN AS WELL ATTACHED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAIL’S FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS.
For security reasons, we advice you as one of a winner to keep your winning information confidential from the
public until your claim is proceed and your prize money remitted to your designated bank account of your choice.
This is part of our Facebook / Yahoo messenger chat online security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-selected winner or unofficial personnel.
Rev. William Gerri (PHD) FACEBOOK Co-coordinator England.
The Facebook / Yahoo Messenger Chat Staff.
For inquiry} do contact this email address here: email@example.com
Facebook Price Results!
THIS FACEBOOK / YAHOO MESSENGER CHAT WAS SPONSORED BY THE BARCLAY’S PREMIER LEAGUE
LONDON ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM.
FACEBOOK SEVENTH YEARS ANNIVERSARY PROMOTIONS FOR 2013
2 Newton Close, Walsgrave, Coventry
West Midlands, England,
Tel: +44-703 174 7620
Fax: +44- 703 181 7995