Thursday, July 30, 2009

$5 million from Hillary Clinton, Secetary of States? I think not!

Oh, this is a nice laugh on a Thursday morning. The sender is using the address infosecofstates (at) Sorry, that didn't convince me to shell out for the "little insurance and shipment fees" for a bogus ATM card. Don't reply, don't be fooled.



From The Desk Of The Secetary of States.

Subject: Immediate Release of Your FUNDS Via ATM CARD.


I wish to use this medium and my new office to inform you that your CONTRACT/INHERITANCE Payment of USD$5m (FIVE Million Dollars) from FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NEW YORK have been RELEASED and APPROVED for onward transfer to you via an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw all the USD$5m in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$6000 Only

The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA government have mandated Bank Of England, to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER with other relivant document from our government and british government and the united nation which you will use to withdraw all your USD$5 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$6,000.00 Only.

You are therefore advice to contact director and the Head of ATM CARD Department of Bank Of England

Contact Person: REV DR PAUL ADAMS
Open phone number: +44 7024028664

Tell REV DR .PAUL ADAMS that you received a message from the OFFICE OF THE SECETARY OF STATES UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER AND ALL THE DOCUMENT which you will use to withdraw your USD$5 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, also send him your direct phone number and contact address where you want him to send the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER to you BUT YOU WILL PAY FOR THE LITTLE INSURANCE AND SHIPMENT FEES FOR DELIVARY.

all the document regards to the release of the funds has been handed over to RAV DR PAUL ADAMS for delivary SO CONTACT HIM HOW FOR DELIVARY

We are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past years. Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept our congratulations.

Best Regards.


Monday, July 20, 2009

What is a 'parkage contact'?

It's hard to believe that someone would be taken in by this clumsy scam -- but you never can tell. Perhaps all the typos make the writer seem sincere enough that you'll turn over your bank account information. (They'll ask for it, sooner or later.) Then, goodbye, money!

The sender's email address is at an domain, which is Loyola Marymount University in California, and indeed the message came from their mail servers, which means either a naughty user, an open relay, or a compromised account. Tsk, tsk.

Don't respond, don't be fooled, to messages like this.

From: "Kukla, David Allan"
Subject: You Have A Parkage Contact (


I Guido Pitsi .i have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West Africa, I Travelled out of the country for a three Months Course and I will not come back till end of july. What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge,Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the cheque showing that itis not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country. The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($350.00 USD) Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;

Contact Person: Mr. Larry Smith
Tel: +234 8078263971

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address() and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and askthem to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $350 US Dollars for their immediate action.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Guido Pitsi

Hong Kong domain scammer wants your money

I received four identical versions of this message, targeting four separate domains — some of which were entirely unrelated. Don't be fooled, don't respond to these domain scams. Once you respond, they'll find ways to get money out of you, by selling you "services" that you don't need, or by registering your domains themselves, and then trying to selling them back to you.

I changed the domain in the message to MYDOMAIN.

From: Jack
Date: July 20, 2009 5:03:53 AM PDT
Subject: Internet copyright of MYDOMAIN (To Principal)

Dear President&CEO,

We are a professional intellectual property right consultant organization in Asia, who mainly deal with the global domain name registration and internet intellectual property right protection.

Right now we have an important issue to confirm with you. On July. 18, 2009, we formally received an application, one company named "Shasea International Holdings Ltd." applied for the brand keyword "MYDOMAIN" and following domain names:

with our organization.

During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names' keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Shasea company to register these domain names with us? Or is Shasea company your business partner or distributor in Asia? If you have no relationship with this company, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these domain names.

Currently, we have already postponed this company's application temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Thanks & Regards,
Jack Li

Tel: 00(852)-9566-0103
Fax: 00(852)-3019-7872
Mail: &

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Engineer Dube's message was short, sweet and scammy

I'm sure that Engineer Tony Dube is sincere — wanting to rip you off. Don't respond, don't be fooled, to pitches like this.

This email was sent to one of our info@ addresses as a BCC. The message originated from MSN, but had a return address at Gmail. It was flagged as having used a spoofed IP address.

From: dube tony
Date: July 15, 2009 9:57:47 AM PDT
Subject: (Transfer and Investment of US$28.5M)dhdfh


I got your contact email ID from the internet online. Hence I decided to contact you for assistance for the remittance of $28.5m. I am a south african. If you are willing to assist me, please reply to my alternate email address which is (ADDRESSDELETED) so that I would give you full explanation and your compensation.

Engr Tony Dube.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another domain scammer wants to protect my domain

This is a popular type of scam, which I call "domain scams." I get several of these scams every month, all offering a variation on the same offer. These scammers have not been approached by anyone to register any of your names. They're cold calling, and yes, they want to set up a business relationship. If you respond, they will register your name, and then charge a big fee to sell it back to you. The scammer will also demand a recurring fee to keep your domain safe... and that means handing over your credit-card number. You'll never hear the end of it. Just ignore these scams. Don't respond, don't be fooled. (I changed the domain name used in the this message to MYDOMAIN.)

From: "Tim"

Subject: About "MYDOMAIN" intellectual property rights( TO CEO&Principal )

Dear CEO & Principal

We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with the global companies' domain name registration and internet Intellectual property right protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

On Jul 3, 2009, we received an application formally. One company named "FYP Holdings Ltd" wanted to applied for the internet keyword "MYDOMAIN" and some domain names through our body.

Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and internet keyword is identical with your company's. So we have to confirm with you at two points:

1. If your company consign FYP Holdings to register these domain names and internet keyword, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.

2. If your company have nothing to do with FYP Holdings, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and internet keyword.

In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by email or telephone ASAP.

Best Regards,
Tim Hu
Auditing Department

Tel: +852-2297-9279
Fax: +852-2297-9209

Two metal trunks filled with fake funds? Ha!

Guess how much they'll charge in "fees," and how much banking data they'll con you out of, before you realize that there's no money, and this is a scam? The message originated from, and has a reply-to address in the domain. Don't reply, don't be fooled.

Date: July 5, 2009 9:56:03 AM PDT

World Bank Group
International Credit Settlement.

Payment Release Code: W-IMF/079A7.5MX


This is to inform you that your USD21Million have been released after the acknowledement of the USD560 from your lawyer, Due to the difficulties of transferring funds since September 11, we have opted for Diplomatic means of Cash by Cargo Delivery, you funds (USD21Million) are boxed and will be dispatched to Toronto Canada on receipt of your acceptance to pick it up after due identification as beneficiary in our Canada Office, Hence it is safer, faster and reliable. .

Registration Numbers: WB/1007.5M9A
Items: Two Metal Trunk Boxes
Sender: World Bank Groups.

Alternatively, if you have Corprate bank account, we can transfer the total sums into your nominated A/C; or valid Equity Line of Credit Account/ Credit Cards at no costs from your pockets. . Confirm Account details and your contact information on receipt of this message as soon as possible for prompt action, Finally, you are warned to keep your payment details to yourself, avoid enamies of progress, Feel free to ask for more details ASAP.


Yours Sincerely

Rev. John Wright
For; World Bank Groups

This email may contain information which is privileged and confidential. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and this office will not be held liable for your non-compliance to this mail.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sorry, Sarge, but you're lying

Do you think that there's a real Sgt. Sidley, trying to get someone he doesn't know to help him smuggled money out of Iraq? Uh-huh. Right. It's a confidence scam. The links are to real news stories; the scammer hopes that if you believe the news stories, you'll believe that his pitch is real. It's not. Don't reply, don't be fooled, to any variation on a message like this one.

The message was sent from an domain, and the return address, which I deleted, was a Hotmail address.

Subject: Strictly Confidential.‏

Good day,

My name is Sergeant Paul Sidley, I am an American soldier, I am serving in The military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq , as you know we are being Attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. We managed to move funds Belonging to Saddam Hussein's family in 2003.

The total amount is US$18 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills, this money has been kept Somewhere outside Baghdad for sometime but with the proposed troop Reduction by president Obama, we are afraid that the money will be Discovered hence we want to move this money to you for safe keeping pending The completion of our assignment here. You can go to this web link to read About events that took place then via this site: middle_east/2988455.stm

We are ready to compensate you with good percentage of the funds, No strings Attached, just for you to help us move it out of Iraq . Iraq is a war zone, so we plan on using diplomatic means in shipping the money out as military Cargo using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the Full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that Will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send

An e-mail to ADDRESSDELETED signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your Contact details.This is risk free and your interest will be well protected.

With regards from,

Sgt. Paul Sidley.