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Showing posts with label Advanced Fee Fraud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advanced Fee Fraud. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Scam? thejointventuregroup.com (The Joint Venture Group) and other domains

This slimy proposition plopped into my spamtrap:

From:     Lori Henderson [info@loriwiththejointventuregroup.com]
Date:     15 July 2014 02:11
Subject:     Attention Investors
Sailing list:     xkuqlvkqlvveull of 1541

Investment opportunities like the one I am about to share comes along once every twenty years. Companies that produce earnings of billions annually are not the norm. This proprietary product is that will do just that. We have already received letters of interest to purchase this unique product from:

Mercedes Benz

General Motors


Pep Boys

The U.S. Army, just to name a few.

If you are an accredited investor and would like to own a portion of with an estimated gross volume in the billions, then reply to this email and you will receive the details. Please be advised, this is a limited.


Haven Henderson


 To stop getting mails
The email originates from, an IP address in Arlington, Texas. The domain "loriwiththejointventuregroup.com" is registered with anonymous details. The same content is mirrored on several sites:


The site has been knocked together using a sitebuilding tool by a 12 year old (by the looks of it).

The site quotes a company name and address as follows:
The Joint Venture Group P.O. BOX 1063 CEDAR HILL TX 75106

..but I can find no verifiable proof about the existence of a firm of this name in Texas.

Perhaps a clue into the operation can be found on a page labelled "Consulting Position"

The Joint Venture Group is looking for self-motivated individuals who are experienced in marketing to project developers and business owners who need private funding.

    In addition to providing funding capital for project developers and business owners who cannot qualify for conventional bank financing, The Joint Venture Group also provides a safe investment opportunity to accredited investors. This private investment fund pays $2,500 in monthly commissions, for every client that is enrolled by the consultant into the fund. The commission percentage is based on a minimum investment of $1,000,000. Click here to learn more.

    If you are a motivated individual looking for a great opportunity to receive a consistent monthly income in the amount of $2,500  on every enrolled client, than fill out the application below and please name the consultant that referred you to this page. 

Let's have a look at that "handshake" picture more closely..

It says: "If you're not a part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem". Funny, yes. Something that a consulting firm would have on their site? Definitely not.

It could well be that Lori, Thom, Walter, Tiarra and Marva are real people who have fallen for this sham and the promise of easy riches.

So, it it a scam? My personal opinion that it is. "The Joint Venture" group offer easy money - loans for just about any project, a rate of return for investors that is unrealistic, and of course it is promoted via spam by a company that hides all its real contact details. It certainly looks scammy according to the duck test.

Perhaps a clue can be found on the "Procedures page".

Please be advise, there is a 100% REFUNDABLE deposit of $20K which is a Success Fee. The deposit will be returned when funding is arranged. The deposit is also refundable if The Joint Venture Group fails to arrange funding by the end of 365 days. Proof of funds are required on all funding submissions. There will be no exceptions made.
So, this is saying: you give us twenty thousand bucks and we'll sort out your finance. Honest. You can trust us. We have a domain name and everything.

The Joint Venture Group is comprised of pf private investors who will provide funding for a variety of commercial developments and business projects to those who do not qualify for traditional bank financing.  We also offer a safe investment fund to accredited investor which pays 12% annually, 1% each month. The minimum entry amount is $1M. The investment also provides funding for our clients that require funding. Our minimum funding amount is $1M with no maximum. You can review the details and funding procedures by clicking here.
Say after me.. one meelion dollars!

The Joint Venture Group claim to be a multibillion dollar outfit, but their web design (and spelling) is awful.

Well, OK I have seen the website for Berkshire Hathaway which is has nearly half a trillion dollars worth of assets but also has a website that looks like it was designed in 30 minutes in 1994. But at least Warren Buffett knows how to spell.

Nothing about The Joint Venture Group looks legitimate. I would give it a wide berth if I were you.

Friday, 13 June 2014

"Equity Investment Limited" lottery scam still around after more than a decade

Scammers can be really stupid. Take these guys who are running a non-existent UK National Lottery / FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup scam..

The scam is purportedly from a "Mrs Hilda Adams" references a fake company:

Equity Investment Limited
132 Blackburn Road
Tel: 00447924556231
Email: uklclaims@mail.com

Some key parts of the email are:
Reference: EKS255125600304
Ticket number: 034-1416-4612750

But search for "Equity Investment Limited" on just about any search engine and the first hit you will get is an article I wrote way back in 2003 about a lottery scam using a company of exactly the same name.

The email address is a throwaway free email account, the telephone number looks like it is British but in fact it a forwarding number provided by Cloud9  which could potentially forward calls to anywhere in the world. This type of "follow me anywhere" number is often abused by scammers. As for the address.. well, it's unlikely that whoever lives at that address is anything to do with this at all.

Luckily, most people who run lottery scams have the intelligence of a box of rocks. And it seems that quite a few of their victims have heard of a thing called a search engine..

Thursday, 10 April 2014

"CCAHC: Climate Change And Health Conference 2014" scam

This spam is a form of advanced fee fraud scam:

From:     CCAHC ccahc@live.com
Reply-To:     ccahc@e-mile.co.uk
Date:     10 April 2014 16:04
Subject:     Call for Poster

CCAHC: Climate Change And Health Conference 2014

Dear Colleague,
On behalf of the CCAHC Scientific Committee, you are cordially invited to attend the 14th Climate Change & Health Conference to be held in Ibis Garden Hotel, from 16th - 18th May, 2014. 
The CCAHC 2014 event promises unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for the general public. Invited speakers are experts from multiple sectors and disciplines. Case studies of successful collaborations of environment, nutrition and public health across a wide range of issues.
The main theme for this year's poster session is:  "Impacts of Climate Change in Health and Nutrition"
While this is the main theme for the poster session it is not exclusive and you are welcome to submit a poster outside of this theme.
CCAHC 2014 showcases yet another exceptional programme with the latest scientific and best practice consensus on sustainable environment, biometeorological adaptation, global warming, climate change, waste management, greenhouse gas, pollution control, heart health, obesity, weight management, diabetes, child health, gut health, food sensitivity, healthy living and many other hot topics.
Why Attend:
  • Receive current updates on a range of topics, from leaders and expert practitioners.
  • Understand the latest scientific research in detail and discover its implications for your work.
  • Explore and debate controversial topics, discuss what is best for your clients and patients.
  • Sponsorship of air ticket, travel insurance, visa fees and per diem.
  • Enhance your skill set and progress your career.
  • Network with hundreds of other professionals involved in diet, nutrition, environment, health and lifestyle.
  • Participate in the Exhibitor Trail and win prizes!
  • Present your research, project, product or campaign, attract attention and promote your achievements
  • Registration is free of charge for participants from developing countries.
Paper Submissions:
Fax or e-mail up to 300 words describing your proposed paper on or before 18th April 2014. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback on or before 25th April 2014. The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference.
Sincerely yours,
Professor Jon Lloyd
Conference Chair
Maple House, 37-45 City Road, London EC1Y 1AT, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)70 8764 2424 | +44 (0)70 2404 4920
Fax: +44 (0)843 562 2173
The email originates from (Airtel, Nigeria) via in Bangladesh. Note that the sender is using free email addresses rather than one that ties back to an identifiable organisation. The email was sent to a spamtrap.

According to this article at 419scam.org the sting is that there will be visa and hotel fees to pay before going to the conference, and once this money has been sent by Western Union then the scammers will vanish, taking their mythical conference with them.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

"African Development Humanitarian Council" (adhcouncil.org) scam

This spam promotes the non-existent African Development Humanitarian Council purportedly with a web address of adhcouncil.org:

From:     camara amadu [camaraamadu9@gmail.com]
To:     davisaentltd@rediffmail.com
Date:     10 November 2013 14:23
Signed by:     gmail.com

African Development Humanitarian Council
Is ready to purchase the listed bellow foodstuffs.


2. Beans

3. Milk

4. Sugar

5. Vegetable Oil

6. Onion

7. Cement

As an authorised foodstuffs agent. This is 2013 foodstuffs supply
contract project from African Development Humanitarian Council
The foodstuffs is for the sustenance of refugees of war affected
countries, Like Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudan, Liberia and others.

Payment has been made to be 100% full payment by Telegraphic swift
Transfer (T/T) after signing of the contract agreement with the
contract awarding board of directors in Mali.

If your Company can supply any of these products please reply me, then
I will help you to get the contract through my office. You will
receive the complete payment of the contract value before shipping
your goods. Port of destination is TOGO LOME Sea Port.

Best Regards,

Mr. Camara
Tel..........+223 71878900
The email solicits replies to camaraamadu9@gmail.com and was sent to a spam trap. The "African Development Humanitarian Council" does not exist (although there are many agencies with similar names) and the domain adhcouncil.org was registered in April with fake WHOIS details. Of course, the spammer might not be associated with the domain name, but in any case the whole lot is some sort of scam and should be avoided.

It's hard to say exactly what the scam is. Probably some sort of advanced fee fraud, but in any case you should ignore this particular solicitation.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

"You are a Mercedes-Benz winner !!!" spam

This is a slightly novel twist on an advanced fee fraud scam:

From:     Mercedes-Benz [desk_notification@yahoo.com]
Reply-To:     bmlot20137@live.com
Date:     27 October 2013 13:44
Subject:     You are a Mercedes-Benz winner !!!

Dear Recipient,

You have received a loyalty reward from Mercedes-Benz, Answer the Below question correctly and stand a chance of winning our Promotional Award Grand prize of $4,000,000USD and a Brand New 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic SUV Car. If you have never had a Mercedes-Benz Product, this is your chance to benefit from our company while if you have any of our products this is your opportunity of enjoying some of our benefits apart from the comfortability and efficiency of our products. Just answer the questions asked below and you could be a winner:


(1). What year was Mercedes-Benz found?
(a). 1946
(b). 1926
(c). 1936

(2). Who was the founder of Benz?
(a). Terry Benz
(b). Tom Benz
(c). Karl Benz

(3). In which country is the Benz Headquarter Located?
(a). Germany
(b). United Kingdom
(c). United State of America

Note that you are to send your answers along with your Full Name, Sex, Age, Phone Number, Country and Occupation.to our Fiduciary agent:

Mr.Richard Ashton
Email: bmlot20137@live.com
TEL: +44 703 590 2283
Fax: +44 871-247-6031

Our aims to support the abilities of the neediest groups to fulfill human dignity and social justice in cooperation with development partners in the world.

Kind Regards,
Mrs.Katherine Dooley
Mercedes-Benz,Online coordinator
The email was sent to a spamtrap address from which is in Lagos, Nigeria via a mail server in the US at (Embarq).

You might wonder what the scam is because it looks like a competition.. once you have answered the three trivially easy questions (we all know that Mercedes Benz was founded by Terry Benz in 1946 and is headquartered in the UK, after all) then you will find that you'll need to pay a stiff fee to get your prize.. which will never materialise.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Laughable advanced fee fraud scam promises $2.5

Two-and-a-half bucks? I think I'll pass.
From:     Mr Anthony Freed [johnewele12@cantv.net]
Reply-to:     dhlcorriadeliveryservice@live.com
Date:     20 August 2013 21:13
Subject:     Attention please!!!

Attention please!!!

We have registered your ATM CARD of (US $2.5) with DHL Express Courier Company with registration code of ( 9665776) please Contact with your delivery
Name Dr:Mark Jonson.
E-mail: dhlcorriadeliveryservice@live.com //officedhldelivery service
Tel:+229 98270349.

We have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee.The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only.Please indicate the registration Number of ( 22-82797457 )and ask Him how much is their Security fee so that you can pay it.
Best Regards.
Rev.Anthony Fred
I don't think I've seen an Advanced Fee Fraud spam so full of fail for a long time..

Friday, 16 August 2013

"California Human Right Foundation CHRF USA" scam email

It's hard to say whether or not this scam is simply a version of the advanced fee fraud (you can come to the conference, but there will be fees and hotel charges), or if the idea is that you go down to Senegal and get kidnapped. In any case, this is a scam send to an email address scraped from the web via a hijacked email account in Indonesia. Similar scams have been seen before. Avoid.

From:     Mrs Cira Jonas [dede@yongjin.co.id]
Reply-To:     cirajo101@blumail.org
Date:     16 August 2013 18:06

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of California Human Right Foundation CHRF USA, It is a great privilege for us to invite you to global Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor. The aims of the conference are to bring together researchers and practitioners in an effort to lay the ground work for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development as well as to educate social service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.

The global Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor is scheduled to take place from October 20th – 24th 203, in California the United States and in Dakar-Senegal, from October 26th – 30th 2013. The global congress is hosted by the Campaign against Child Labor Coalition and sponsored by (The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William J. Clinton Foundation and other benevolent donors worldwide.

Note that all interested delegates that requires entry visa to enter the United States to attend this meeting will be assisted by the organization, in obtaining the visa in their passport. Free air round trip tickets to attend this meeting will be provided to all participants. The Workshop welcomes paper presentation from any interested participants willing to present papers during the meeting.

For registration information you are to contact the conference secretariat via  Email: info.secretaryallissa@usa.com

Please share the information with your colleagues.

Mrs Cira Jonas
E-mail: cirajo101@blumail.org
(M.D) Activities Coordinator

Thursday, 7 June 2012

"[Confirm] 2012 Olympic Draw Note Attach" spam

Frankly I can be a curmudgeonly so-and-so when it comes to big events that I have to pay for out of my taxes, and the Olympics is one of them. But it's a bit late to hand it to the French I suppose, so I was quite pleased to get this email from the "British Olympic and United Kingdom National Lottery" saying that I had won £950,000



We will like to inform you that your e-mail address has won the sum of £950.000.00 from monthly British Olympic and United Kingdom National Lottery Promotion award held on 1st June, 2012. Your e-mail address was chosen for this promotion as one of the lucky e-mail address through our computer ballot system in British national lottery.


Ref: UK/9420X2/68.
Winning No: 01 06 2012: (05) (06) (34) (42) (45) (46) BB (22)

You are hereby advised to contact our authorized coordinator and provide the above information to avoid delays/mistake.

Payment Coordinator
Mr. Justin King
Email: uk.kingagency1@live.com OR inforwin1@games.com
Tel: +44-702-407-2224.


Full Names: ……………………………….
Contact Address: ………………………….
Nationality: ……………………………….
Country of Resident: ………………….......
Contact Number: ………………………….
Occupation: ……………………………….
Winning Email: …………………………...
Your Age: …………………………………
Sex: ………………………………………..
Ref. Number: ………………………………
Winning No: ………………………………
Beneficiary Amount: ………………………

Yours Faithfully,
Dr. Steve Heinderson
Director Customer Service/Claims Dept.

Of course, it's all a scam. The email originates from (EGIHosting / AFNCA) which claims to be based in the US, but I've seen this ISP so often with Advanced Fee Fraud emails that it may as well be in Lagos.

Friday, 29 July 2011

"Iranian" Advanced Fee Fraud

Claiming to come from Iran, but actually originating from in India, this allegedly Iranian scam is just a new twist on the Nigerian 419 scams that we are all familiar with.. in other words, this is an advanced fee fraud.

From: Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed
Reply-To: iranianhananehsadat@gawab.com
Date: 29 July 2011 07:55
Subject: FROM IRAN.....
         My name is Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed; I was born in Mashad, Iran on 05th March 1991 to Mr and Mrs G. Seyedhemed, who dead in the January 2011 plane crash in Iran that killed more than 80 people including my Father, Mother and younger brother Ali.

 My father was a retired nuclear scientist and has worked in different project in Iran and outside Iran but lately there was a spate of serial killings of Iranian nuclear scientist and my father knew about it and was making arrangement for our trip and relocation to a foreign country and me and my brother was issued international passport on 15th July 2010 in preparation for our relocation and my father also made a deposit in a foreign bank amounting to $24,500,000USD(Twenty Four Million Five Hundred United States Dollars) for the settling in another country.

 Since my father died i have been trying to get the funds because i have the deposit documents and contact of his Lawyer who i have spoken with just after my fathers death but as a single lady in Iran you just cannot do anything on your own, you are not allowed to travel out of Iran and moreover with no access to telephone or constant internet. My father’s family took all that my father had here in Iran and forced me into marrying my father’s Friend when i disagreed initially they beat me and said as a single girl i cannot stay alone so i had no choice than to marry him. My life is really miserable because i am not allowed to go out, have visitors or use the phone.I have lost my pride as a woman. Luckily for me, my husband has a daughter my age and she allows me use her computer when she is around actually not knowing what i do here.

 Please i am contacting you in the Name of Almighty Allah who i serve and who my family serve to help me in getting these funds. All you need to do is stand as my family member and be next of Kin because the Lawyer told me then to suggest anybody who can stand as the next of kin and he will prepare necessary document but i cannot bring anyone from my father’s family since all they want is to claim my father’s property.

 I will send you the deposit certificate and the Lawyers contact so that you can make urgent contact with him. I will also send you my ID or passport for Identification if you need that. You may wonder why i am contacting you, a complete stranger but i trust you more than my father’s brothers who has done no good but harm to me and i know that you will not disappoint me too because i have gone through nights of prayers just to locate a reliable person who can help me out of this problem.

 I will need you to reply me with your details as follows to (iranianhananehsadat@gawab.com)

Phone number........................

 As soon as the money is transferred to you. We shall share the total amount 60% for me and 30% for you and 10% for any expenses incurred during this transaction. I want to use my share to get out of Iran and invest in a foreign Country. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and may Allah bless you and your family.

Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Scam: "Your money has been recovered"

Originating from a government-owned IP address in China (, this slightly puzzling advanced fee fraud is deliberately vague about where this $7.6m comes from.. of course, there are no millions stashed away in Hong Kong, but instead you can expect that there will be a LOT of expensive and unexpected fees to pay instead.

From: Mark Edwin admin@ssing.ru
Reply-To: intldeptreconcom@consultant.com
Date: 18 May 2011 01:50
Subject: Your money has been recovered (5/18/2011)

International Debt Recovery and Reconciliation Hong Kong
6/F,Trade Service Center  ,388 Kwun Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 852-3015-1834  Fax: 852-3015-1834

Dear  Beneficiary

                                                                        Re Payment instruction
This is international debt recovery and reconciliation office Hong Kong, our mandate is to settle all outstanding debt owe to contractors and individuals all over the world, thus this debt must have been originated from awarded contracts, inheritance and sweepstakes lottery, If you fall into this category of contractors, individual or lottery winners we advise that you contact this office immediately.We presently recover your $7.6 Million United States Dollars

The directive came in line with the agreement reached in New York U.S.A with the International Moneytary Fund -IMF, World Bank London and Paris Club on creditors and overseas credit Commission for immediate settlements of all Intercontinental debts owed to you by various countries.

1.      Date of Approval: 22-11-2010
2.      Revised Remittance: Not endorsed.
3.      Fund Endorsement payment code No AG-000087GXY-2F-PASS 2001-2010
4.      Date of issue 19-01-2011
5.      Bank Effect payment of beneficiary fund
6.      International  payment: Certifнcate Code No:Not Endorsed

On receipt of your a responds to this fax/email message, please contact our north America payment clearing center bellow.

George Donald
Foreign Affair Officer
Tel: 1-226-556-3307
Fax: 1-866 964 3856.

However, I will advise that   update this office on a regular bases

Best regards,

Regional Coordinator
International Credit Commission Hong Kong

Friday, 22 October 2010


This one is from "MR.BANKY MOON" who is apparently the "UN SEC.GENERAL.", but for some reason he's using a free Gmail address and is sending this email from Argentina. And an ATM card loaded with seven million dollars? If your ATM withdrawal limit is $500 per day, then it will take you 14,000 days (or 38 years, 4 months and 9 days) to get it out of the cash machine..

From: UN AUDIT DEPT. <morriswilliams01@ciudad.com.ar>
Reply-To: atmswiftdeptm@gmail.com
Date: 23 October 2010 07:15
Subject: ATM-001 CODE

Attn: Beneficiary
We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, phone call or a  face-to-face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the security information involved. In the quest to cushion the effect of the global financial crisis, American government through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington  DC, United Nations and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3) has signed an agreement with Nigeria & EFCC for an immediate release of all overdue funds presently logged in their treasury and ensure it is disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries in any part of the world. If you the beneficiary would adhere to this notification it will help stabilize the various economies of the world and reduce the effect of this depressing recession.
Prior to this agreement our team of security experts has swung into action for transparency and accountability of this periodic project. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Global Intelligence, Cyber Division) saddled with the responsibility of monitoring activities going on over the internet have discovered your name in the list of unpaid beneficiaries and it might interest you to know that we have conducted a comprehensive investigation on this discovery as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have confirmed that the funds was endorsed in your favor and it is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facets. You have the lawful right to contact the appropriate authority to claim your payment without further delay.
Under the Joint Regulatory Commission,we have appointed a sole fiduciary member of CBN that will handle the transfer of your funds through ATM CARD Payment. This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM Machine located in your designation/any part of the world, the maximum amount to withdraw is three thousand dollars per day. Contact the below card payment centre for more details.
Contact person: Dr.Wilfred Bruce
Email: atmswiftdeptm@gmail.com
Tel: +2347037250822
Also send the below information to the above address to enable them start processing your ATM CARD.
1. Your full name
2. Phone number & fax
3. Address where you want them to send the ATM CARD
4. Your Age & Current Occupation
5. Attach copy of your Identification.
This ATM CARD payment centre has been mandated to issue out USD7, 000,000.00 as part payment for your Contract/Inheritance/Lottery Winnings for this fiscal year 2010. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person (s) / office (s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment. For oral discussion, call or email back as soon as you receive this important message for further direction and also update me with the developments from the above mentioned office.
Note that because of impostors,we hereby issued you our code of conduct which is (ATM-001) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card centre by using it as your subject.


Just silly really..

Friday, 13 August 2010

Weird scam mashup makes little sense

This is a weird mashup of an FBI scare scam and a lottery scam, spelling out very clearly that it is really an advanced fee fraud. It makes no sense.. why would the FBI be informing you that you had won the lottery in the UK anyway? Bin it.

From: Federal Bureau Of Investigation <soundsit@btconnect.com>
Date: 2010/8/13
Subject: *Alert*

Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division
601 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20535

Attn: Beneficiary


This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $850,000.00 US Dollars from a Lottery Organization in the United Kingdom. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the Lottery from an online balloting system and we have authorized this winning to be authentic and paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check. Normally, it will take up to 15 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully come to an agreement with this organization on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $850,000.00 US Dollars has been deposited with Chase Manhattan Bank.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Legitimate, Safe and 100% risk free of scams and frauds of any nature, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Chase Manhattan Bank you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the lottery claims agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located at the liaison office of the Lottery Organization in Washington, DC. According to our records, you are required to pay for the following:

(1) Deposit Fee's (Fee's paid by the organization for the deposit into Chase Manhattan Bank)
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee (Fee for converting the EFT into a Certified Cashier's Check)
(3) Shipping Fee's (The charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your nominated destination)

The total amount is $349.99 (Three Hundred & Fourty Nine United States Dollars & Ninety Nine Cents). We have tried our possible best to have the lottery organization deduct the $349.99 from your lottery winning but the funds have already been deposited at Chase Manhattan Bank and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner. Therefore you will be required to pay the needed funds to your lotto claims Agent in-charge of this transaction. The payment will NOT reflect at the Chase Manhattan Bank with the given transaction code (US8976-003) until you have covered the processing fees needed.

In order to proceed with this transaction, Click Here (ericaclain@gala.net) to contact your claims agent Mrs. Erica Molin .You may be required to call her for verbal verification and e-mail her with the following informations:


You will also be required to request details on how to pay up the required $349.99 in order to immediately ship your prize of $850,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Chase Manhattan Bank, Also include the following transaction code in order for her to immediately identify this transaction: US8976-003. This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $349.99 ONLY to your claims agent via the information in which she shall send to you upon your request, if you do not receive your winning prize of $850,000.00 US Dollars we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY by you (The Winner).

Robert Anderson, Jr.
Special Agent in Charge

NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mrs. Erica Molin (ericaclain@gala.net) via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $349.99 to information in which she will provide you.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

"Paul Badji: Treat As Urgent" email

Paul Badji is a real diplomat at the UN, this email is NOT from Paul Badji. The UN's name has been used this way before, notably with Ban Ki-moon's name attached. This email is probably the usual Advance Fee Fraud approach, using a couple of links to reputable websites to try to make it look more authentic. Avoid.

Unusually for what appears to be an African scam, the originating IP is in Romania.
From: PAUL BADJI <africacomittee@yahoo.gr>
Reply-To: paulbadji_africaunionworld2@yahoo.com.hk
Date: 24 July 2010 04:18
Subject: Treat As Urgent

Greeting to you, I am Mr. Paul Badji Chairman on human right Exercise  Committee (CHREC ) on the Inalienable Rights of the People a member of Africa Union Committee and Special Adviser to Mr. President. Sir, your file appears in my office four days ago Through FMS  Headquarter. that you are the beneficiary  to receive payment of fifteen million British pound on behalf of Late Mrs.Veronica Daniela from Ukraine, Europe, Former Managing Director of Mobile oil and Gas Company Nigeria Ltd. who died in plan crash on Sunday, Oct  22nd, 2005 .

when a Bellview Airline Boeing 737 crashed in the countryside shortly after takeoff from the commercial capital Lagos, 117 people died  .therefore the  Bellview Airline's  management and Mobile oil and Gas Company Nigeria Ltd, has deposited   fifteen million British pound at First Bank Nigeria Plc on behalf of Late Mrs.Veronica Daniela, Signed  approved by secretary of state on Friday 16 2nd July 2010, please confirm the accident  picture to find the true of these site click here: http://www.1001crash.com/index-page-description-accident-Bellview_B737-lg-2-crash-6.html

there for you are to receive this fund in your name as the next of kin which appear in the file, This is to notify you that  the Two companies  have agreed to pay fifteen million British pound to  you  in your name on behalf of Late Mrs.Veronica and to change the decease name to your name. This is regarding the draws organized lately to help individuals whom have lost their earnings in this act.  on Sunday, Oct  22nd, 2005 . . And to build true organizations so as to help the less privileged in the society. you are therefore advised to contact Correspondent paying Bank, First Bank Foreign Remittance Department Chief Director Operations & Services. Requirement is requested by your full Name including your home address, country. And your private telephone number to confirm the file here and to release the fund to you. For more information you are to contact  via Email below.

Thank you and God bless
Mr. Paul Badji
Special Adviser to Mr. President
Chairman, Committee on the Exercise
of the Inalienable Rights of the People.
Africa Union Committee (AU)
N:B website
Contact Email: badjipaul@rocketmail.com

Friday, 23 July 2010


A ridiculously long and horribly written scam email about winning a Toyota, email relayed through in Taiwan, but apparently soliciting replies to an email address in Hong Kong while claiming to be based in Thailand. It is (of course) some sort of Advanced Fee Fraud. Incidentally, the +(66)896734792 telephone number is Thailand and is well known for being connected with scams.

From: MR.PAUL WILTON <info@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: organizelottoint39l@yahoo.com.hk
Date: 23 July 2010 10:18
Toyota Car Lottery International Promotions Thailand,
Customer Service Department
Toyota Motor Corporations, Thailand.
92/48 Sathon Nua Rd.
Fl 17 Sathorn Thani 2 Bldg Silom,
Bang Rak,Silom, Bangkok 10500,

                                             TOYOTA  MOTORS CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL
                                             PRIZE NOTIFICATION 2010 NEW CARS PROMOTION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the IST OF January,2010  by Toyota Motor Company in conjunction with the Japan International Email Lottery Worldwide Promotion,your email address was among the 20 Lucky winners who won US$1,000,000.00 each on the Toyota Motors Company Email Promotion programme dated as stated above.This is from the total price of $20 million United State Dollars ($20,000,000.00usd)shared among the 20 lucky winners,you are therefore approved for a lump payment of US$1,000,000.00 Dollars,in cash ,including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners.

However the results were released and declared on the 5TH OF MAY 2010, and your email address attached to ticket number 4500542188(TMPWAYZ20051), with serial number  454-17 drew the lucky number 3,8,13,22, 5, 0,27,41 and bonus number 12,your Reference Number:FLS433/453L/GMSA. The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 35,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy to make sure the money reaches you.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Email Lottery Promotion is approved by the Japanese Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the general public about toyota motors 2010 new cars(Toyota motors 2010 latest cars).As indicated by the computerized selection machine,your lucky winning number falls within our Asia booklet representative office here in THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND as showed in the coupon.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential and private until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim the prize money and the toyota car your winning present.This is part of our precautionary and security measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.In other to claim your US$1,000,000.00 winning prize,which has been deposited with THE MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF UNITED TRUST BANK BANGKOK BRANCH THAILAND, Remember to indicate your reference Number (FLS433/453L/GMSA) to make sure the  winning  prize US$1,000,000.00 and the Toyota car reaches you intact and complete.

The toyota car shipping documents will be forwarded to you to claim ( A toyota car which is the winning present  for second category winners) in any port of your choice,once your winning amount US$1,000,000.00 processed and transfer to you.
However,you are required to fill the form below,together with the name of the port where your winning present a toyota car should be ship to and send it to the online promotion manager of THE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION for verification and then you will be directed to the paying bank above for immediate process and approval of your winning fund and shipping of your (TOYOTA CAR) where the sum of US$1,000,000.00 has already been deposited in your favor under your email address.

ADDRESS:(RESIDENT ADDRESS ONLY)...............................
YOUR OTHER EMAIL:....................................
AMOUNT WON........................
SHORT COMMENT ON OUR PRODUCTS .............................................

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your fund
NAME: Dr. Wong Lee
TELEPHONE: +(66)896734792


You are to keep all the winning information away from the general public especially your ticket number and ballot number.(this is important as a case of double claiming will not be entertained) Staff of Toyota Motor Company and the Japanese International Lottery Company are not to partake in this Lottery. Accept my hearty congratulations once again! for being selected among the 20 lucky winners .

Yours faithfully,

Monday, 14 June 2010

Terminally confused 419er

This is just a straight advanced fee fraud scam, but the scammer seems to want to through in the names of Yahoo, Nokia AND Microsoft into the same fraudulent pitch. Just to add overkill, it's from a "Reverend" too, which a bunch of email addresses which are frankly all over the shop. Oh yes, the originating IP is Argentina of all places.

From: CONGRATULATION FROM YAHOO COMPANY THAILAND <lotto_officethai2@btinternet.com>
Reply-to: revralphdelahay@w.cn
Date: 14 June 2010 13:28
Microsoft Award Team.
 108 SIAM ROAD.,
 BANGKOK, 10400,
 Batch: 12/25/0340

 Dear Winner

 This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of $2,000,000,00 (Two Million United state dollars) for the Edition 2010 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO  LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select ten people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we Congratulate you for being one of the people selected.


 You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to facilitate the protocol of your winning prize before the expiry date of Claim; Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. These are your identification numbers:

 Batch number....................12/25/0340
 Ref number.......................Ref: MSN-L/200-26937
 Winning number...................YM09788

 You are therefore advised to send the following information to  to this office so that we facilitate the claims of your prize to you.

 1. Full name.............
 2. Country..............
 3. Contact Address........
 4. Telephone Number.....
 5. Marital Status........
 6. Occupation.............
 7. Company...............
 8. Age.....................

 Please Note:
 Your Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

 Congratulations!! Once again.

 Yours in service,
 (Operation Manager)
 Yahoo International Promotion Center

 Email: thailand.lotto@yahoo.com
 Bangkok 10400
 Kingdom of Thailand