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A friend of mine became a victim of this and so I post this warning here.

The latest trick used by identity thieves consists of spam emails that warns the recipient that their credit union or bank or paypal account have been compromised. While typical phishing emails will direct the victim to a web site, there is no web address in these emails. Instead they provide a phone number to verify account details.

Once you call this phone number, the computer voice message says:

"Welcome to account verification. Please type your 16-digit card number."

Of course this computer voice will not mention your specific bank's/ credit union's name as it does not know anything about your identiy yet. Their goal is to get your credit card number.

What to do for your protection:

  • Never call any phone number that you found in a spam email. If you were too curious and still called, then certainly do not enter in any private information. If you want to call your bank, use their regular phone number which is probably printed on the back of your ATM card or credit card.
  • Never click on the link provided in an email you believe is fraudulent.
  • Do not open an attachment to an unsolicited email unless you have verified the source.
  • Do not be intimidated by an email or caller who suggest dire consequences if you do not immediately provide or verify information.
  • If you believe the contact is legitimate, go to the company's web site by typing in the site address directly or using a page you have previously book marked, instead of a link provided in the email.
  • Use the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) web site, www.onguardonline.gov. Consumers can take interactive quizzes designed to enlighten them about identity theft, phishing, spam and online-shopping scams. Elsewhere on the site, consumers can find detailed guidance on how to monitor their credit histories, use effective passwords and recover from identity theft.



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2008-07-22, 23:34:54
anonymous  
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This is confirming receipt of your correspondence and assuring you that you shall be treated with the best possible service within the abilities of this office.We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won the sum of €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) in the last email-lottery draw, organized by IPAD Lottery Promotion.

The said sum is now deposited in our suspense account in your favor waiting for the immediate remittance to you.

Be informed that your winning prize has a hardcover insurance policy that makes it impossible to make any deduction of any kind, until the sum is finally credited into your designated account.

This firm on behalf of IPAD Lottery Promotion will issue an Irrevocable Guarantee of Payment Bond (IGPB) in your favor, thereby securing the above prize money.

A copy of the IGPB will be forwarded to our paying bank for immediate action. However, our client (IPAD Lottery Promotion) has been notified of this development and the status of your claim.

Following the above, you are expected to fill the attached form and return back to this office along with a copy of your international passport or driver's license via email attachment or by fax for vetting process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing with the rightful owner of the winning email address.

This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our clients that all prize money should be claimed on or before the DEADLINE on your notice.
Once again accept our congratulations and if you require any further assistance in filling your claims form, do not hesitate to call my office.

Regards,

Mr. Peter Coppens
Tel: +31-649-304-315
Fax: +31 847 254 686
2008-09-17, 15:36:28
anonymous from United States  
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2008-10-01, 18:39:07
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2009-01-24, 05:46:23   (updated: 2009-01-24, 05:47:09)
anonymous from United Kingdom  
just fort i add this to the site as i have all ready sent 1 report on this person now he as a new email

You can now email me at: mr.salihu3@yahoo.com



- I decided to contact you through your mailbox due to the urgency of this transaction.This business requires maximum confidence and secrecy, so do not be apprehensive and do not hesitate to give me a response to this very business e-mail.I am Mr.Salihu Ahmed I work in B.O.A(Bank of Africa, Burkina Faso). I came to know of you in my private on-line search for a person to handle this confidential business which requires maximum confidence.A contractor and business commercialist who died in a plane crash,has a total sum of US$9.2M (Nine million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with our bank and since death occured of him for over 4years now, no next of kin has claimed his financial balance till date. It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of his relation, the management of our bank under the influence of the remittance office and the Board of Directors, are making arrangements for the funds to be declared 'UNCLAIMED BILL' so that the fund will be paid into the Federal Government treasury.In order to avert this negative development, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin so that the US$9.2M would be released and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary & relative next of kin to the deceased person. BENEFITS...On your reply of acceptance, I shall inform you on how to handle this business, we shall also discuss and agree on our individual shares/benefits as regards to the sharing of the US$9.2M. This is for your benefit and mine too, so I await your urgent response today. Sincerely,Mr.Salihu Ahmed
2009-02-02, 15:31:55
anonymous from Pakistan  
Attn: This is Spam email, do you think so?

This is confirming receipt of your correspondence and assuring you that you shall be treated with the best possible service within the abilities of this office.
We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won the sum of 2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in the last email-lottery draw, organized by Internationa Prize Award Dept. Netherlands.

The said sum is now deposited in our suspense account in your favor waiting for the immediate remittance to you.

Be informed that your winning prize has a hardcover insurance policy that makes it impossible to make deduction of any kind, until the sum is finally credited into your designated account.

This firm on behalf of Lottery Promotion will issue an Irrevocable Guarantee of Payment Bond (IGPB) in your favor, thereby securing the above prize money.

A copy of the IGPB will be forwarded to our paying bank for immediate action. However, our client (Internationa Prize Award Dept. Netherlands) has been notified of this development and the status of your claim.

Following the above, you are expected to fill the attached form and return back to this office along with a copy of your international passport or driver's license via email attachment or by fax for vetting process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing with the rightful owner of the winning email address.

This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our clients that all prize money should be claimed on or before the DEADLINE on your notice.

Once again accept our congratulations and if you require any further assistance in filling your claims form, do not hesitate to call my office.

Dino Vescan
Tel: +31-633 664 359
Fax: +31 84 746 0252
2009-05-02, 21:14:55   (updated: 2009-05-02, 21:17:22)
anonymous from United States  
You Won £ 750,000.00

Email irish.lottonews24@btinternet.com

Mr.MichaWilliam
______________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Sir/Madam
I wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of USD$11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million United states Dollars) in the codicil and last testament of the deceased (Name now withheld since this is my second letter to you). I contacted you because you bear the same surname identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance therein.
I therefore reckoned that you could receive this fund as you are qualified by your name and all the legal papers will be processed in your acceptance.
In your acceptance of this deal, I request that you kindly forward to me your letter of acceptance; your full name and occupation, current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable me file all the necessary documents at our high court probate division, for the release of this sum of money. Please get back to me ASAP so as to get this done immediately: PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS: williamhensonfile@uku.co.uk

Yours faithfully,
Barrister William Henson
______________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Sir/Madam
I wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of USD$11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million United states Dollars) in the codicil and last testament of the deceased (Name now withheld since this is my second letter to you). I contacted you because you bear the same surname identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance therein.
I therefore reckoned that you could receive this fund as you are qualified by your name and all the legal papers will be processed in your acceptance.
In your acceptance of this deal, I request that you kindly forward to me your letter of acceptance; your full name and occupation, current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable me file all the necessary documents at our high court probate division, for the release of this sum of money. Please get back to me ASAP so as to get this done immediately: PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS: williamhensonfile@uku.co.uk

Yours faithfully,
Barrister William Henson
____________________________________________________________________________________
How do they know my name it says dear Sir or Madam.What does anybody think of this I am in the U.S.A I do not have any family that lives oversea, at least that that i know of. This cames as a spam mail in my email box. I know this has to be some kind of scam. Just thought I share it with you all. Mr.Usa
2009-05-19, 07:27:14
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Dear Sir/Madam
I wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of USD$11,000,000.00
(Eleven Million United states Dollars) in the codicil and last testament of the deceased (Name now
withheld since this is my second letter to you). I contacted you because you bear the same surname
identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance therein.
I therefore reckoned that you could receive this fund as you are qualified by your name and all the legal
papers will be processed in your acceptance.
In your acceptance of this deal, I request that you kindly forward to me your letter of acceptance; your
full name and occupation, current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable me file
all the necessary documents at our high court probate division, for the release of this sum of money.
Please get back to me ASAP so as to get this done immediately: PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE
EMAIL ADDRESS: williamhensonfile@uku.co.uk


Yours faithfully,
Barrister William Henson




DO NOT CLICK!!!
2009-05-22, 07:55:49
anonymous from United States  
what do you mean do not click.Mr.Usa
2009-05-24, 10:15:57
wanwan from Japan  
Phishing !! Be careful !!


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2009-08-22, 12:28:28
anonymous from Pakistan  
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Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:37:47 +0800
Subject: ASSALAMUALAIKUM::MORE DETAILS TO FROM MOHD SAID ABDULLA
From: mabdulla95@gmail.com

FROM THE DESK OF
ADVOCATE MOHAMMED SAID ABDULLA
LEGAL SOLICITORS/PRIVATE
LAW 23 JIN JANG KEPONG FADASON
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
DIRECT LINE: +60166755803.

Assalamualaikum ,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email, as regards your philanthropic gesture fund that was bequeathed to you by my late client Mr. Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. I deem it most pertinent that I introduce myself and to let you know what this philanthropic gesture entails. My Name is ADVOCATE MOHAMMED SAID ABDULLA the owner of MOHAMMED SAID CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES with 12 intelligent lawyers working with my chamber. I have been in the legal field for more than 24yrs now. I am 54years old, married with two lovely daughters Anima and Yenta, and my wife Zamia is a doctorate degree holder in Economics in one of the prestigious university in my country thank you for having my profile.

I am very serious to see that our late client (WILL) is achieved so that the bank management will not take advantage of the fund for their own use or credit the money into the government treasury as per the law here in our country. So my dear get back to this office very urgent for the processing of your fund release.
Having said this, let me give you the picture of what this philanthropic gesture means, my late client Mr. Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong who used to work with shell oil serving company in my country when he was alive, before he died, he made a will of $4.7 million dollars with my chamber which he said should be donated to any philanthropist of our choice overseas. Since his death this chamber has tried their best to see that the (WILL) of our late client is implemented after fruitless efforts to contact a philanthropist as he stated in his (WILL) So we decided to conduct a random draw in which a little girl of 6years old was asked to pick names and email addresses extracted from the net and out of the wholesome of people whose names and email addresses appeared you came out as the luckiest person whose name was picked.

As a lawyer, I must tell you that (WILLING) ones property or money that has to do with philanthropic gesture does not mean that the person wants you to inherit the money, the money is supposed as stated in his (WILL) to be for the less privileged the homeless and the widows, to assist the orphanage homes. Though, the (WILL) stated that you will take 40% of these funds as the beneficiary of these philanthropic gesture , the remaining 60% will go for charity donation to the poor and the needy through out the facet of the globe. The reason for giving you the 40% is for you to have the mind to carry out this work without facing any problem, may be in your work place, this 40% will enable you to set up yourself and be independent so that you will be free to carry out this charity work perfectly.-

I am particularly interested in securing this money from the Bank, because they have issued a notice instructing us to produce the beneficiary of this (WILL) within two weeks or else the money will be credited to the Government treasury as per law here.
And I don't think it is strange if one (WILLS) out part of his property to people he has not seen or heard of before as it is prevalent here and in most part of the western countries, like in the case of TED TURNER of {CNN} AND BILL GATES of the {Microsoft word} and Bill Clinton erstwhile US president etc.
Who donate yearly millions of dollars to these same aforementioned people and institutions?

Kindly fill out your full details in the affidavit high court form, to enable me legalize the form in kuala Lumpur High court and obtain Approval Order from Ministry of Justice for your fund release from the Holding here in Malaysia.

Immediately I received the filled affidavit form containing your full details from you, I will legalize the affidavit form and Submit your full information's in Kuala Lumpur High court and Ministry of Justice to obtain final release order of your fund to enable the Holding Bank contact you for your fund final transfer to your nominated account.

I have as well attached my international passport for you to know who you are dealing with. As soon as you return the filled form i will forward you a copy of the will.
Regards
ADVOCATE MOHAMMED SAID ABDULLA (ESQ)
Attorney-at-Law
DIRECT LINE: +60166755803
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2009-09-20, 01:23:21
anonymous  
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Yahoo upgrade Scam!!
I have got this email.

'Dear Yahoo Email Account Owner
This message is from Yahoomail Upgrade Service Department Messaging Center to all yahoomail account users. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail center due to an unusual activities identified in our email system. We are deleting all un-upgraded accounts and your account from the conclusion of spam mails and Hacker. Confirming your yahoomail identity,this will prevent your email account from been closed during this exercise.In order to confirm your Yahoo E-mail identity, you are to provide the following data:
First Name:...............
Last Name:.................
Password:...............
Security Question:.............
Answer:........................
Alternate Email: ...............
Date of Birth:..................
Country or Territory:................

*Warning*
Please provide all these information completely and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to close your account permanently.Warning Code:VX2G992008
Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your Yahoo mail Account. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Regards,
Yahoo Email Team'
The email address is:upgrade_department@yahoo.com

It's a scam from Nigeria! Do not send your details to that address.Contact the real Yahoo team by logging to your yahoo account.
2009-11-03, 16:17:14
anonymous from Latvia  
Good joke about lottery.Ha.
2009-11-04, 03:53:52
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2008-09-17, 15:36:28
anonymous from United States
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2010-01-03, 02:37:27
anonymous from South Africa  
I have received the following sms stating that I have won R7 million rand. I know it is a scam so I would like to warn you.
Quote ( Happy new year and congratualations!! You have won the sum of R7000 000 (R7M), your cell number was among the lucky winners randomly selected in the SA Fifa 2010/ADfB/lottery award held in London UK. Your ref is: p32167410 UK. Pls call the claim agent, Mr Russell Greene on +447624190399 or emai;: rgreene@africandb.org to claim your prize fund. Standard terms and conditions apply.)

please be aware of this sms's !!
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