Email Scams

Examples of Scams

I created this hub to keep people informed of the on going scams that are happening through email. I get them everyday, Americans are bilked out of millions per year from these operations.

I have always found it hard to believe that people would fall for such crap.

I added a few that I received today. The US government says that are tring to stop these spammers but truth is they will never stop spam. The only way to stop emailers from using your email to get your money is to stop buying stuff when you get a spam email.

Stop putting your personal infomation online.

I went to my space and 1000s of people put real information about themselfs.

Even their shoe size.

Lets get real people if you dont want to get ripped off dont use your real information online.

How smart can it be to publish your real name and address and school you went to with your picture on the internet?

I am wondering what the hell people are thinking.

The caption on the pic might as well read Hey I want to be scammed

CONTACT MY SECRETARY FOR YOUR COMPENSATION

Example of scam in case you cant recognize one.

Dear Friend,

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds

transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay.Presently

i'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total

sum. meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist

me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact my secretary in Cotonou Benin Republic his name is Benson

Kudos on ben.kudos@yahoo.fr phone number 229-9315-2599 ask him to send

you the total of $800.000.00 which i kept for your compensation for all

the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I

appreciated

your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touched

with my secretary Benson Kudos and instruct him where to send the amount

to you.

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share

the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, I’m very

busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new

partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded

instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free

to get in touch with Benson Kudos, he will send the amount to you

without any delay.

Regards,

Barr James Carlos

CONTACT THEM FOR YOUR ATM MASTER CREDIT CARD

ATTN: BENEFICIARY,

THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE

FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS

BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF

YOUR INHERITANCE PAYMENT.SECONDLY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE

STILL DEALING WITH THE NONE OFFICIALS IN THE BANK YOUR ENTIRE ATTEMPT TO

SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE FUND TO YOU.

WE WISH TO ADVISE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT LIKE THESE HAVE TO STOP

IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING A

SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH

OUR SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC THAT IS THE LATEST

INSTRUCTION FROM MR. PRESIDENT.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF BENIN. THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD

WORTH YOUR INHERITED FUND OF $950,000usd WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW

YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM

IS TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PER DAY, SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR

FUND THIS WAY PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CONTACTING THE PAYMASTER GENERAL CARD

PAYMENT CENTER.

MR.ERIC SAMUEL.

ON HER EMAIL ADDRESS:atmmaster_center@yahoo.fr

Direct Open Tel/fax: 23408034213899

AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

1. YOUR FULL NAME

2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER

3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD

4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION

5. PHOTO OR INT PASPORT

6. PLEASE THE ONLY MONEY YOU WILL PAY IS ACTIVATION FEE.

THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT $950,000

(uSd) PART PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR 2008. ALSO FOR YOUR

INFORMATION,YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR

OFFICE(S) TO AVOID ANY HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT. FOR ORAL

DISCUSSION, CALL AND EMAIL ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS IMPORTANT

MESSAGE FOR FURTHER DIRECTION AND ALSO UPDATE ME ON ANY DEVELOPMENT FROM

THE BOVE-MENTIONED OFFICE.

NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF

CONDUCT,WHICH IS (ATM-822) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN

CONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT.

REGARDS,

HON.DR.SANNI MOHAMMED

La carrera hacia la Casa Blanca, a un click de distancia

Comments 5 comments

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convrsionjunction 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

You are right, email scams are not going anywhere until we are better educated as what to look for in recognizing these scams. As a marketer it is even harder because you are always looking for ways and products to enhance your online presence....Great Hub!


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djtphn1 8 years ago from Riverside County, California

Yeah, I hate getting all those emails....I remember the first time, I thought it was REAL, and got all excited, but then I did a search (this was a long time ago, mind you, before these were popular) and I found out it was a huge SCAM.....I almost got taken...anyways, where have you been?


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dataminer 8 years ago from Ninety Six,SC

well done and informative hub

http://hubpages.com/money/Stop-Id-Theft


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coolbreeze 8 years ago from Hawaii Author

I am so tired of it Mr Marmalade, Did you know that they can put trackers in the emails to see all kinds of stuff. The type of computer you have etc. Scarey stuff


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Gee! Have only had two this week, On reading your advice of the situation, placed right into the bin.

Thanks

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