06 Sep 2011
Attention: Email Scam, Internet Fraud
There is a wave of bogus emails circulating requesting recipients to update their bank details, or to reply with your personal information to receive a monetary return such as an IRD rebate, etc.
Remember, NEVER send your personal details to anyone you don’t personally know. If you have any doubt - delete! Don’t even open the email up, that also can set a virus working within your computer.
Below there are some copies of the newest scam emails:
Scam email No1:
Compliments of the season, Courtesy of Business opportunity, I take liberty anchored on strong desire to solicit for your assistance on the issue, which I hope you will give urgently attension.I am Mr. Muhammed Muammar Al Gaaddafi the eldest son to the Libyan President as you know.
My country is at war at the moment and the opposition party and the other countries want my father to step down from his position as the president and it has been there for so long and you know that my father is a hard headed person and doesn’t want to step down and because of this, they have started freezing all my father bank accounts that he has outside my country and seizing all his assets as well and giving back to the Rebels. See links below for confirmation:
My father reveal to me that, there is a sum of $45.5 million, that he has deposited with one of the security company in Nigeria as family valuable, But my father did not disclose the content as funds, but as family valuable. We were not allowed to travel out of our country at this moment due to the present situation and travel warning. They only thing that I require from you is this regards, I need someone that can stand on my behalf and received this fund and invest it in any lucrative business that will be profitable, so that when the war is over and I can then come to your country and meet with you. I am willing to pay a generous management fees as well as appreciation for fewer questions asked. I have all the details and the fund in question is quite large. The fund is currently located in a safe place in Africa.
I will give 30% of the $45.5 million for your Assistance and support. While the remaining 70% of the $45.5 million will be mine.
I will expect a straightforward answer from you. If yes, then let’s work out the modalities, as I will arrange with the security company to contact you on how to ship this luggage to you. I await your urgent response and kindly send me your Information Immediately.
1. Your Complete Name;
2. Your Contact Address.
3. Your Personal Phone Number
4. A Scan Copy of Your Identification
Please email back on my Email
Scam email No2:
From : Samson William
Abidjan Ivory coast
Private email : firstname.lastname@example.org
APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.
Hope this mail meets you well, please permit me to introduce my self to you, my name is Samson William, I am 19 years old, the only Son of Late Mr. Emmanuel William who was a famous cocoa merchant based here in Abidjan , the Economic capital of Ivory Coast ( Cote D'ivoire).
I am seeking for your assistance to help me transfer the sum of ( $7,500,000.00 ) Seven Million Five hundred Thousand United State of American Dollars that I inherited from my late father to your bank account .
I am willing to offer you 15% of the total fund as a mode of compensation after the transfer for your time and effort.
If you agree on this proposal and ready to assist me please indicate by furnishing me with your phone and fax numbers including your full address to enable easy communication between me and you. Waiting for your cooperation.
Mr Samson William.
Private email : email@example.com
Scam email No3:
Good day to you and I hope this mail meets you and your family well today?
This message is a very unusual one but bearing in mind my limitations I decided to contact you.
My name is Mrs.Stacy Stanford Mack, I am terminally ill and bed ridden. Having accepted my condition I decided to entrust some fund I have (US$ 4.2 Million) deposited in Europe to either a philanthropic organization or devoted individual that will utilize this money for charitable activities.
30% of the money is allocated to you, to ensure that you are prepared for the task; the balance 70% of this money will be used by you in all sincerity to fund philanthropic organization, orphanages.
I am taking this decision because I don't have any child or devoted relations whose behavior has left much to be desired and above all I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an unGodly manner, hence my bold decision to contact you, a total stranger. Since my health is regressing by the minute, you will have to tell me a little about yourself, because I got your email address from the Internet.
With the information, I will make arrangement to prepare the Authorization through an Attorney for you to get possession of the Deposit. I will give you the name and contact of the bank where the money is lodged in Europe thereafter, so you can claim the funds.
Until I hear from you, I pray that this letter bring you and your family good tidings.
God be with you
Mrs.Stacy Stanford Mack.
Scam Email No4:
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
HEAD OFFICE SAMUEL ASABIA HOUSE
35 MARINA LAGOS NIGERIA
NOTIFICATION FOR RELEASE OF $10.5M
This letter is written to you in order to change your life from today. I am Rev.Dr.David Chukwu,the new director, international remittance department of this Bank.My boss Mr Jacob M Ajekigbe, the MD/ CEO of this Bank is now on compulsory leave and all power has been vested on me to make all international payment. Furthermore due to allegations of corrupt practices against other Nigeria Banks, the Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed this Bank to effect all foreign overdue payment.
Be informed that the Federal Government have Approved the release of $10.5M which has been in this Bank for many years UNCLAIMED. My boss in collaboration with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have refuse to tell you the truth on how to claim your fund.This is because they have been using the interest accumulated from your fund every year to enrich themselves without your knowledge. I want to help you PULL OUT this fund to your Bank account today using the easiest and quickest method which has not been known to you before. By this method a Domiciliary Account will be opened for you in our Bank.
A domiciliary account is a secure account which we will open for you in our Bank and Credit your payment of $10.5M for further credit into your account.The essence of this Domiciliary account is to secure and protect your payment from being diverted by fraudulent people or making payment to a foreign account which do not belong to you.The greatest advantage is that you can instruct us to credit your nominated account bit by bit with small amount thereby saving yourself from the trouble of Financial Authority in your country who monitor large transfer due to current trend of terrorism. Another beauty of the domiciliary account is that you can retain the balance left in your account in our Bank and can also instruct us to pay out money to any Bank of your choice i
I hope you now understand the advantages of a Domiciliary account and why you need this account to receive your payment of $10.5M now in our Bank..... You are advice to forward as a matter of urgency your full banking coordinate, direct telephone and Fax number and your contact address as we have started the process of the account for you. Call me on 234-8121829886 so that I will issue you a payment release code which must be given to you personally on telephone strictly for security reason. This code is very important and it is what you will use to confirm your payment.
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