A selection of the latest scam emails hitting inboxes (week beginning May 22nd 2017)
Sent from: Juan Carlos. Palacios Peñafiel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My name is Juan Carlos, the Secretary to Dr.Gertjan Vlieghe. I am writing to inform you that you have an inheritance of a deceased client, with whom you share the same surname, to claim.
Please contact Dr.Gertjan as soon as possible with the following details; Full Name, Phone Number, Age, Occupation and Address via his email: email@example.com
From: Augustina Samuel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Winner of Yahoo and Microsoft Promotion
You have to open attachment and contact your claim agent as soon as possible
Yours in Service,
Mrs. Augustina Samuel.
(Contains unsafe attachment titled WW National Lottery.pdf)
From: Mrs. Sarah Long <email@example.com>
Subject: Good Day
I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you, For charitable goals.
I am 67 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 4 years ago,Kindly Contact my lawyer through this email address: Barr. Garcia Henry Moya Esq (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are Interested in carrying out this task, so that he can arrange the release Of the funds ($16,800,000.00) to you.
Thank you and God bless you.
Please make sure you contact my lawyer because i will not be available to respond to your mail.
Mrs. Sarah Long.
From: Mrs Ivan Titiana <email@example.com>
Subject: God Bless
Greetings to You. My name is Mrs. Ivan Tatiana. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer two years ago. I will be going in for an operation later today. I decided to WILL/donate a huge amount to you for the good work of the lord please Contact my barrister with the Barrister Michael Lynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phone: (+44) 7024081731 (+44) 1865920365 Tell him that I have WILLED $14.258M to you by quoting my personal reference number (UKL/FBF1952). God Bless.
From: Mr William C Dudley <email@example.com>
Subject: Notification of credit from Federal Reserve Bank
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
( Serving The Second District And The Nation )
33 LIBERTY STREET NEW YORK, NY 10045. USA
NOTIFICATION OF CREDIT FROM BANK FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD NEW YORK.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: this is to notify you that Series of meetings have been held on over the past (1) Month now with the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization in United State of America, which ended today, It is now obvious that you still haven’t received your fund which is now in the amount of $11,000,000.00 USD (Eleven Million United States Dollars) as a compensation award to you, due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held your fund to themselves for their selfish reasons and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in attempt to swindle your fund which has led to unnecessary delay in the receipt and so many losses from your end.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI have successfully finalize to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to those who haven’t received their Compensation Awards.Now, how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two Method of payment which is by Cheque or by Visa ATM card.
Visa ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based Visa ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $5000.00 USD (Five Thousand Dollars) per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 3 years time which is 2020. Also with the Visa ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. Even if you do not have a bank account, the Visa ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it.
Cheque: A Cashier Cheque will be issued in your name and you will have to deposit it in your Bank for it to be cleared within three Working Days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option above and would be mailed to you via UPS, because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire (28TH) of JULY. 2017, And you will only have to pay the sum of $250.00 Dollars Only(Two Hundred And Fifty Dollars). Also take note that you will have to stop all communication with every other person if you have been in contact with anyone. And remember that all you will ever have to spend is $250 Dollars nothing more! Nothing less! And we Guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after confirmation receipt of UPS fee of $250 Dollars.
Note: Everything has been taken care of, including Tax, Custom Paper and Clearance Duty. So, all you will ever need to pay is $250 Dollars.
Kindly get back to us so that we shall send you our Agent payment informations and also be advice to reconfirm your full Delivery Address to avoid any Wrong Delivery of package.Apply Your Claims Promptly: For immediate release of your fund valued of $11,000,000.00 USD (Eleven Million United States Dollars) to you, you should contact our correspondent with the information’s below.
Your Full Name:_________________________ Your House Address:_________________________ Home/Cell/Phone Number:___________________ Choose ONE Preferable Payment Method (Visa ATM Card OR Cashier Cheque):_____________
Your package will be sent to you within 2 working days upon Confirmation receipt of UPS fee of $250.00 Dollars. We are so sure of everything and we are giving you a 100% Money back Guarantee if you do not receive payment / package within the next 48hrs after you have made the payment for shipping. We also Hereby Issued You Our Code Of Conduct, Which Is (FRBNYATM-2017) So You Have To Indicate This Code When replying back to us By Using It As Your Subject Because Of Impostors.
Thanks for Banking with Federal Reserve Bank New York while we looking forward to serving you better.
Thanks and God bless you
Yours in Service,
Mr. William C. Dudley
Director Federal Reserve Bank New York,
Leadership Bank Federal Reserve Board helps build strong communities by creating opportunities for people – including customers, shareholders and associates – to fulfill their dreams.
From: Santiago Diego Nicholas <SantiagoDiegoNicholas@gmail.com>
Subject: Urgent Attn From, Mr. SDN
Peace of the Lord be with you and family, I am Mr. Santiago Diego Nicholas a Spanish national based in United Kingdom, I have ($25M) twenty five Million united states dollars with a finance House in United State. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations. You will take out 30% of these funds for your assistance to help ME disburse this fund to charities. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible and treats with absolute confidentiality and sincerity.
Please write me through my private email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Santiago Diego Nicholas
#5 Catherine Pa, Westminster,
London SW1E 6DY, UK
Subject: BP E-Grant, As you have Requested.
This e-mail will inform you that you have been selected to receive the sum of £ 550,000.00 from BP’s electronic grant programme in South Africa. This is your E-Grant reference number (BPSA16 / 02003).
Just respond to start the claims.
Mr. Joshua Williams
BP e-Grant Center
From: Walker, Tawnya J. <email@example.com>
A donation was made to you. Contact ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more details.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: Confidential information, such as identifiable patient health information or business information, is subject to protection under state and federal law. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you may not disclose, print, copy or disseminate this information. If you have received this in error, please reply and notify the sender (only) and delete the message. Unauthorized interception of this e-mail is a violation of federal criminal law.
From: Frank Ozor <email@example.com>
Subject: From United States Former Ambassador to the Republic of Benin
This is Mr. Frank Ozor. the Former United States Ambassador to Republic of Benin, I came down here in Cotonou Benin Republic for an ECOWAS meeting and I was searching for some files that I left in this office before I left and found out that you have not received your fund, and I asked the present ambassador Ms. Lucy Tamlyn what happened that you have not receive your fund since 2 years now, and he said that you refused to pay the required fee for the delivery of your ATM CARD.
I’m contacting you this morning because the director of the ATM CARD center here in Benin Republic said that they will divert your ATM CARD to the Government Treasury just because that you cannot pay for the service fee of your ATM CARD which is $95.00 only according to them. But I told them to wait until I hear from you today so that I will know the reason why you rejected such amount of money $2.5m which will change your life just because of $95.00
I want your urgent response as soon as you receive this email and explain to me the reason why you have abandon your ATM CARD because of $95.00 But if you don’t need it then I can change your name to another person so that this Government will not claim this money but I know that you will love to have it. Please my dear I want to help you to receive this fund because it was a big shock to me that you have not receive your ATM CARD and withdraw your money since 2 years now and I’m very sorry for that and you will receive your fund before the end of this meeting which will take us 2 days and I will be here to monitor it until you receive your fund.
This is where you should send the fee today and don’t fail to do that as I have said.
Receiver Name=================LUKE ADEN
Country =====================Benin Republic City ======================Cotonou Text Question =============Urgent Answer ===================Today Amount =================$95.00 Sender Name ============ Mtcn ================== I will wait to hear from you today with the mtcn number.
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your full details.
1) FULL NAMES:
2) DELIVERY ADDRESS:
3) PHONE NUMBER
Call me +229_99931502
Mr. Frank Ozor
United States Former Ambassador to the Republic of Benin
From: Michael Woo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: INVESTMENT PROJECT
Dear Prospective Friend,
How are you and how is business in general?
I humbly request your assistance.An investment was placed under my management by Mr. Chen Shui-bian.the former President of Taiwan.
Mr.Chen Shui-bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of out of private account(withheld). More so, this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen Shui-bian. The sum is currently deposited in the name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be to:
. Act as the original beneficiary of the funds.
. Receive the funds into a business/private bank account.
. Invest/Manage the funds for a period of 25 years.
. Value of funds: US$49 Million Dollars.
Everything will be done legally to ensure the rights to the funds are transferred to you. If you agree to partner with Mr. Chen Shui-bian, he will compensate you with 20% of the total sum for your role as the beneficiary partner to the funds. Should you prefer I re-contact you with more express facts, you can send me your:
1] Full Names:
 Personal Profile:
 Daytime Telephone No:
Be advised to visit the following links to be better acquainted with Mr. Chen Shui-bian’s current profile and personality.
You can email me on (email@example.com) for further details, terms and agreement.
From: Mr Eldridge Klaus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dearest Beloved
My name is Mr. Eldridge Klaus .from Californla in the United states of America. I’m currently hospitalized in a private hospital here in Californla as a result of brain cancer. My purpose of writing you is because I was led by the spirit of God to offer you the money that I have in my private account in Abroad now that is clear that I’m approaching the last days of my life. I’m 62 year old and may not even need the money again for any thing. I’m offering you the sum of $5 Million us dollars as a donation for the work of God and charity.When I hear from you, I will direct you on how to receive the money.
Please pray that God will accept my soul even if I die today.
From: Mr. Simon Gaston Seiku <email@example.com>
Hello Good morning
Please I need your help in claiming an abandoned fund I discovered in our Bank.The account is dormant and non operational for 12 calendar years.We stand to gain immensely on the successful completion of this mutual undertaking. I have a business opportunity that Guarantee’s you 30% of ($3.5 Million USD Do get back to me for more information on this subject matter.
Thanks in anticipation for your response.
Mr.Simon Gaston Seiku
From: Google Incorporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: 2017 Google
76 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TQ, United Kingdom.
Winning No: GUK/877/798/2017
Ticket No: GUK/699/33/2017
GOOGLE ANNUAL PROMOTION
We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being part of our selected winners in our just concluded internal promotion draw this year 2017, this promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.
Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be an active patronage to the Google search engine and services. Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta draw which your email address won Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (?950,000.00). We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.
A winning check will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award; for the sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (?950,000.00) and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning check cashable at any bank.
You are advised to contact the assigned Google Program Administrator/Coordinator with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
(1) Your Contact Address/Private Email Address
(2) Your Tel/Fax Numbers
(3) Your Nationality/Country
(4) Your Full Name
(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
(8) Comments About Google
Ruth Porat – Google Senior Fellow (Program Administrator/Coordinator)
Note: Kindly fill and send your funds claims form to the claims officer via email: email@example.com
Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.
The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google Promotion Award Team has reached a decision from its headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, leading to a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lotteries Board Commission.
Chief Executive Officer of Google
From: Benson Mujuru <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: I have to write to you
You may be surprised to receive this message from me since you don’t know me in person, but for the purpose of introduction, I am Benson Mujuru a brother to Late General Solomon Mujuru a citizen of Zimbabwe and our country’s most decorated post-independence army general, who was blazed in his farm for a land dispute in ZIMBABWE.
My late brother was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the agent of the ruling government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party (MDC).
Before the death of my brother, he deposited the sum of (Twenty Five Million US Dollars Only) $25Million with one Security Company when he went to South Africa to purchase his farm machinery equipment, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
The money was documented and deposited as a consignment containing pre-history African artifacts to avoid any suspicion and security implications from government authorities here and also to avoid seized and much demurrage from the security organization.
The land problem arose when President R. MUGABE introduced a new land Act, which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the ‘MODUS OPERANDI’ adopted by the government.
This resulted to rampant killing and mob actions. I am currently staying in South Africa as a refugee asylum seeker, and on-behalf of our family, I have decided to transfer this money to a foreign country where I can invest it.
I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa because the financial law and Regulations of the Republic of South Africa do not permit us financial rights to such huge sum of money.
In view of this, I cannot invest the fund in Johannesburg, South Africa. Moreover, the South Africa monetary policy/law does not allow such investment by an asylum seeker or refugee. Also if you are willing to assist me, I have agreed to offer you 25% of the total money, while 75% will be for a joint business venture in your country.
Above all, I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not necessarily matter. Finally, you are to view the stories about President Mugabe’s brutal acts by visiting this website http://mg.co.za/article/2011- 08-16-zimbabwes-general- Solomon-mujuru-dies-in-fire.
Remember this is just a brief detail of it, if you are interested I will send more details to you for us to proceed with the transaction.
Please, this transaction is highly confidential for security purposes and your quick reply will be highly appreciated.
My private E-mail: email@example.com.
MR.BENSON MUJURU FOR THE FAMILY.
From: John Edward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hello Sir/Madam
HELLO SIR / MADAM
We have gone through your website and our company is interested in your products.
We want to make a large order for long term import.
Please provide us with the following information.
Please contact us EMAIL:[John22Edward@hotmail.com ]
- Handling Time
- Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
Thank You !
From: HSBC Bank California <email@example.com>
Subject: From the desk of Mr. Paul Thurston
From the desk of Mr. Paul Thurston
Of HSBC Bank Plc,
Address: 15315 Culver Dr #187, Irvine, CA 92604, United States
Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
We wish to contact you regarding the transferring of your fund $2.3 million which was deposited here in our bank since October last year, we also want to let you know that we are not going to hesitate to get this fund transferred into your personal bank account once we receive any form of identification from you, either International Passport, valid Driver’s License or a Valid National Identification Card and your other information.
This bank has a standard tradition to reasonably safeguard customer’s information from unauthorized intrusion, therefore as soon as we confirm your identity as requested above our online account opening portal will be sent to you for you to set up an online account with us which is where your fund will be deposited and made available for your transfer into your local bank account.
Your Transaction Identification Number: (BR N0. 332096528).
We look forward to your full cooperation and understanding towards this. Your satisfaction is our priority.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER