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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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:email@example.com Direct Open Tel/fax: 23408034213899AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:1. YOUR FULL NAME2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION5. PHOTO OR INT PASPORT6. 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 OFCONDUCT,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 MOHAMMEDLa carrera hacia la Casa Blanca, a un click de distancia