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Examples of Scam Emails

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Here are some examples of scam emails. If you receive an email like one of these, you should simply delete it. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. No one is going to give you a large sum of money for doing little to nothing to earn it.

From Scammer

Subject: KIND PROPOSAL(I. F.S British Columbia Canada.)

Hello,
My name is Mr.James Bruno; I work as a senior investment consultant for the International Financial Services, British Columbia Canada. I have taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavours.

Approximately five years ago, an investor who died five months ago, invested the sum of $9.5M Canadian dollars with my agency. With interest at today’s value the said invested fund is now worth about $19M Canadian dollars. The lawyer to the late investor, informed us about his death and he also expressed concern that the late investor (deceased) died without a will and he has officially asked us (The agency) to assist him through our records to see if we can find a next of kin to the late investors estate. As it stands there is no next of kin because his fiancée whom was the only next of kin died in the same motor accident with him. I have not informed the lawyer about my findings because if I do, corrupt Government officials whom are not better than any of us in benefiting from this once in a lifetime opportunity will confiscate the funds and used for their personal gains. Here I need your assistance by posing as a relative of the deceased. We have all the information and guidance to ensure that the money is paid to you. If you accept this offer, 30% of the funds will be allocated to you while 70% would be for me. Further details await your response.

Please note that in order to maintain the level of security to ensure this transaction come to a successful conclusion, I have intentionally left out some of the important details to also let you know that this should be treated with utmost confidentiality as I have evaluated the risk ratio as zero. If you are interested, which I think you should be, your Telephone numbers, Fax numbers and Full Names should be forwarded to me as soon as possible so as to ensure we establish concrete and secured communication.

Thank You,
James Bruno.

From Scammer

I am an auditor for PRIME BANK London, during my last auditing I realized an unclaimed Bank Draft of 8,528,000GBP (Eight Million Five Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand GBP).I need an honest person that I can present as the beneficiary to this funds, which would be transferred to you for the benefit of the two of us.The funds shall be shared 50/50 between the two of us at the completion of this transaction.Get back to me thru my private email at douglas_smith100@live.com

From Scammer

My name is vincent chan, Divorce I am presently in the canada here i
work as a project supervisor in my company.
The reason why i am contacting you is that my Son David will be
Celebrating His Wedding Party soon, precisely on the 12th of April
2008,please check your availability for this date because I will like
you to perform on that day.
The venue address of the event One Leicester Place
Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7BP.
We are expecting about 100-150 guest & its going to be an indoor party.
The party starts 10am-4pm according to our program of the event.
You are to start performing when it is 11am till the end of the party.
All expenses would be taken care of by me;Please I want the best
service from you, because he is my only Son & i love him so much.
So your best production is needed at this occasion.
P ls Let me know your CHARGES to work for 4 Hours on that day,10am-4pm
when the event will be ending,more so let me know how you plan to
move down here with your Equipment's?
I will want to put it to your notice that i will take care of your
hotel only if requested from you,please let me know how many of you
will be coming for this event?
I hope to read from you soon & also to have your service QUOTE
which will only include your travel,feeding, and your service fee.
I look forward to your response and also your price package so that i
can make quick arrangement of paying you a deposit payment so that
you can book my Son's event on your calendar.
Pls email me back asap.
Best Regards
vincent chan

From Scammer

Hi, I am looking to place a litter of 5 adorable bulldog puppies and also the parents, they belong to my late mother in law who I was really close to and she passed away unexpectedly, these puppies are so cute with correct conformation & excellent dispositions with shots and worming up to date. They do the funniest things. You just can't get enough of their playful antics. And they are growing so fast, contact me immediately if you are interested in them. Have a nice day,
Dorothy.

From Scammer

Hello,
The puppy is AKC Registered, has all shots upto date and he's vet checked. But unfortunately, he has just been adopted, some minutes ago by Mr. Richard, and i was just been contacted by one of my customer that i sold some puppies to who mailed me just now to inform me that they are looking for a caring person to adopt their puppies.

Her name is Evangelist Deborah Wesley, she called me that she has been transfered to West africa on a christian mission, due to her immediate relocation, she went with her husband, and also had her puppies with her overthere.

Her commitment to the work of God could not enable her to stay with the puppies often according to her, and that the climatic condition of the country is too harsh for the puppies health, so she needs a caring parent who can adopt the baby back to the United State of America as soon as possible.

she will provide the shipping agent to have the puppies shipped back to you and you will only be paying for the shipping fee. I suggest you contact her soon as possible Via Email:
dwesley97@yahoo.com

She will be very much delightfull to hear from you, so as to have this puppies shipped to you asap.

She requested, a caring and loving parent for her babies and i am so sure she will be so excited if she knows I directed you to her. Kindly notify me immediately the babies are adopted.

Best Regards

From Scammer

Mr.Patrick K.W. Chan
Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
Hong Kong.
Email:patrick_chan358@yahoo.com.hk

Good Day,

Greetings of the day to you, although you may be skeptical receiving this
email as we have not met before, I am Mr. Patrick K.W. Chan (Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer) of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.,nevertheless I have a business proposition involving the sum of 24,500,000.00 Million usd in my bank which I know we will be of mutual benefit to both of us, and I believe we can handle together, once we have a common understanding and mutual cooperation in the execution of the modalities.
Should you be interested, please forward the following to me:

  1. Full names,
  2. Occupation,
  3. Private phone number,
  4. Current residential address.

Via this email address: patrick_chan358@yahoo.com.hk

Your earliest response to this mail will be highly appreciated.

Patrick Chan

From Scammer

From: "Mr.Marvin K.T Cheung" <vemeyer@mail.usf.edu>
Date: January 27, 2008 7:33:35 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Private Message!
Reply-To: marvin_kt_cheung23@yahoo.com.hk

Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
Taikoo Shing Branch,
25 Taikoo Shing Road, Hong Kong.

Good Day,
I am Mr.Marvin K.T Cheung Executive Director and Chief Financial
Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a Secured business suggestion
for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan who was with
the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit
for 18 calendar months,with a value of Thirty million United State
Dollars ($30,000,000.00) only in my branch. Upon maturity several
notices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again
after the war another notification was sent and still no response came
from him. We later find out that Col. Hosam Hassan along with his wife
and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that
hit their home.What bothers me most is that according to the laws of
my country at the expiration 4 years the funds will revert to the
ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the
funds.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as
a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col. Hosam Hassan so that
you will be able to receive his funds. Please endeavor to observe
utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds
have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in
the ratio of 60% for me,35% for you and 5% for any expenses incurred
during the course of this operation.

Should you be interested please send the information?s below,

  1. Full names and Age..............
  2. Private phone number...............
  3. Current residential address...........

I will prefer you reach me on my private Email address below:

Email: {marvin_kt_cheung23@yahoo.com.hk}

And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this
transaction.

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Mr.Marvin K.T Cheung.

From Scammer

Attention;

Someone is down here in our bank and he summited a data of you and a different bank account stating below

Account Holder; Bruce Willy Brown
Account Number; 9873645243
1 TB. 325 East
Valparaiso, IN
United State

A person clam that you are dead and before your death, you odder that he should re-direct your fund transfer into the given bank details account. Knowing this, we decide to contact you to be sure of this, and if we did not here from you within four working days, we will transfer your fund direct to this account.

Your urgent response is needed

Mr. Patrick Williams ( MD)

From Scammer

Good Day,
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Patrick K.W. Chan (Executive
Director and Chief Financial Officer) of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an
obscured business suggestion for you.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Gen. Abbas Radhi Ismail who was with
the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18
calendar months, with a value of (Twenty Four million Five Hundred Thousand
United State
Dollars only) in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even
during the war which began in 2003. Again after the war has subsided, another
notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out
that the General along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during
the war in a bomb blast that hit their home.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Abbas Radhi Ismail
did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work
of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my
office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Twenty Four
million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars is still lying in my bank
and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that
according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 5 years the funds will
revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim
the funds.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen. Abbas Radhi Ismail so that you
will be able to receive his funds.
MODALITIES:
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come
out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document
that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen. Abbas Radhi Ismail, all that
is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full
Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have
been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your
behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor
for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.
There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going adopt a
legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this
issue.
Once the funds have been transferred to a nominated bank account we shall then
share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you. Should you be interested please
send me the following:

  1. Full names
  2. Private phone/fax
  3. Current residential address

and I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below and finally
after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Kind Regards
Mr. Patrick Chan.
E-mail: p.chanhsb@yahoo.com.hk

From Scammer

COMPENSATION FOR YOUR PAST EFFORT'S

Greeting!!!

Season Greetings To You and Your Family.

I am happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the

co-operation of a new partner from Belgium.

Presently I am in Belgium for investment projects with my own share of the
total sum.

Meanwhile, I did not forget your past efforts and attempts you made in getting
your winnings

sent to your delivery address,despite that it failed us somehow.

You Are Required To Contact My Person Assistant Who Is Presently In West
Africa On Official

Duty With The Below Details As He Will Guide You On How You Are Going To
Receive Your

Certified Bankers Check.

Below Is My Personal Assistant's Contact Details....So Kindly Contact Him
Immediately.

Contact Person:Mr.James Jonathan
E-mail: jamesjonathan01@yahoo.com

Ask him to send you a Check Of $550,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND
US DOLLARS) Certified bank check, which I raised in your favour for your
compensation for all the past efforts you have made in receiving your
winnings in this matter.

I appreciated your efforts at that time very much,So feel free and get in
touched with my

Personal Assistant and Furnish Him with Your Residential Address Where Your
Certify Bank

Check Will Be Sent To.

Please do let me know immediately you receive Your Check to enable us share
the joy after all the suffering at that time.

At the moment, I am very busy here In Belgium because of the investment
projects,which the

new partner and I are having at hand.

Finally,Remember that I have forwarded All Neccessary instruction to My
Personal Assist on

your behalf to receive Your money(Certified Bank Check).

So feel free and Get in touch with him (Mr.James Jonathan) without any Further
delay.

Best regards,
Mr.Fred Woods.
Fiduciary Agent

Pls Reply to jamesjonathan01@yahoo.com For More Details.

From Scammer

Xi, Hun & Zhang
Law Firm.
Main office
7th Floor,St. John Building
2 Ice House Street
Central, Hong Kong
email:xi.zhangh@yahoo.com.hk
Registered in Hong Kong No:5514879
VAT Registration No:867 1433 10

Dear Sir,
Xi, Hun & Zhang is a firm of Hong Kong-based Lawyers that specializes in
litigation, trademark and Intellectual Property law and divorce
proceedings, Banking and Property Law, Wills, Probate and Planning,
Property Finance and Commercial Conveyance using the best practice at all
times for both Hong Kong and China. Xi, Hun & Zhang works very closely
with associates in China and have experienced Chinese lawyers on their
team in Hong Kong. As such, we are able to offer a full range of legal
services in connection with China.

We have been mandated by an investor resident in Mainland China to seek
for your cooperation in building a Tourist Hotel or Real Estate projects
in your country. I am sorry if this is not in line with your business.
However We need an experienced person like you to assist us to set up and
develop the project. On the resumption of the project, you will be made a
Partner/Director for the role and the assistance you rendered. You will
also be entitled to a percentage agreed upon between me (as the
representative of the Investor) and you before the commencement of the
project.

Your immediate reply will be highly appreciated and I shall give you more
information on this project. Please contact me at my private e-mail
address: xi.zhangh@yahoo.com.hk

Thanks and God bless.

Yours faithfully
Xi Zhang PH.D
Managing Partner
Xi, Hun & Zhang
7th Floor,St. John Building
2 Ice House Street
Central, Hong Kong
xi.zhangh@yahoo.com.hk
====================================================
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Xi Zhang. B.Sc., LL.B., B.L., Hun Li, LL.B. (Hons),
B.L., Wang Q, LL.B. (Hons), Ph.d., Richard Hu, LL.B., B.L. , Ken Barnes
LL.B.,(Hons), Bob Cho LL.B. (Hons)., B.L.
IN CHAMBER: L. N. Stephens, Mrs. Yungwa C, B.Sc., B.L., Miss Linda H, LL.B.
Requesting Your Partnership

From Scammer

From peter wong:

I am Mr.peter wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
hong kong.
An Iraqi named farouk bassem,a business man made a numbered fixed
deposit for 12 calendar months, this is valued to Eight Million
United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war,
four years ago(2003).Again after the war another notification was sent
and still no response came from him.
We later found out that farouk bassem and his family had been killed
during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home at Mukaradeeb.
After further investigation it was also discovered that farouk bassem
did not declare any next of kin in his official paper s including the
paper work of his bank deposit. My proposal is to put you as next of
kin and have the funds released to you for us to share 50/50 for your
assistance.
Should you be interested in executing this with me; indicate your
interest by sending me Your response with your name,address,occupation
and phone number to reach me at my personal email address below:

peter_wong016@yahoo.com.hk

Sincerely,
Mr.peter wong

From Scammer

From peter wong:

I am Mr.peter wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
hong kong.
An Iraqi named farouk bassem,a business man made a numbered fixed
deposit for 12 calendar months, this is valued to Eight Million
United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war,
four years ago(2003).Again after the war another notification was sent
and still no response came from him.
We later found out that farouk bassem and his family had been killed
during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home at Mukaradeeb.
After further investigation it was also discovered that farouk bassem
did not declare any next of kin in his official paper s including the
paper work of his bank deposit. My proposal is to put you as next of
kin and have the funds released to you for us to share 50/50 for your
assistance.
Should you be interested in executing this with me; indicate your
interest by sending me Your response with your name,address,occupation
and phone number to reach me at my personal email address below:

peter_wong016@yahoo.com.hk

Sincerely,
Mr.peter wong

From Scammer

From the Desk Of:
Prof Charles Soludo
Executive Governor (CBN)
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
REF: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/06
[OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR]
DIRECT LINE : +234-8032523331

We have this on 19th day of January, 2008 received a payment credit instruction
from the federal Government of Nigeria to credit your account with your full
contract funds from the Nigerian reserve account with our bank.

This is to notify you that you funds has been programmed for immediate release
into your nominated account but we can not transfer this funds direct to your
nominated bank account, because we are having a little problem with
International Monetary Fund (IMF) so our method of payment is by Diplomatic Courier Service Be inform that every arrangement regarding your cash payment through diplomatic services has been made; note that your funds have been package like a consignment

Be informing that the Diplomatic Agency has to move down to your Country in
order to deliver the Consignment to your doorstep.

Note that as soon as the Diplomatic arrive to your Country they will give you a
call immediately to enable you help them to get (Yellow Tag Paper).

You have to help the diplomats to get (yellow Tag Paper) so that the customs
and immigration will not stop them in Airport, for security reason you are
advice to follow the rules and regulation of the diplomats for easy collection
of the consignment, you have to welcome the diplomatic agent, to enable them
deliver the Consignment to you immediately, be inform that as soon as the
diplomatic obtain the above name certificate they will deliver the Consignment
to your door step

To remind you that the diplomats has a transit to Poland and finally to arrive
at your Country as the last destination on their diplomatic travel route this
week, I want you to send your direct mobile phone and your home address to me
immediately, so that as soon as the diplomatic arrive in State they will call
you immediately to notify you. call me immediately.

YOURS SINCERELY,

Your Full Name: ______________________________
Your Complete Address (Physical Address with Zip Code not
P.O.BOX) : ______________________________

Name of City of Residence:_______________________________
Country:____________________________________
Direct Telephone Number:____________________________________
Mobile
Number:____________________________________
Number:___________________________________
Occupation:_______________________________

PROFESSOR CHARLES C. SOLUDO,
GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
NOTE: RESPONSE SHOULD BE MADE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE IT WILL BE TOO LATE FOR YOU.

From Scammer

Compliment.
How are you doing. Hope you have not forgotten me, I am Dr Faure
Clinton, the man who contacted you some time ago to assist me secure the
release of some money accrued from the over invoicing of a
contract/inheritance that was awarded by my government some time ago during the
military regime.Though you were not able to asist me conclude the
transaction, I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds
transffered under the assistance and cooperation of a new partner from
Brazil.Presently I'm in London-United Kingdom for official
assignment.meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assit me in
transffering those funds, I made sure you are not left out the benefit of
the transaction hence I kept aside for you sum of Eight Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars.($800,000.00)Draft.
I and my new partner agreed to compensate you with that amount for all
your past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I
appreciated your efforts at that time very much,so feel free and get in touch
with my secretary Rev. Alex Peters and instruct him on how to send the
Bank draft to you.Please do let me know immediately you receive the
Draft so that we can share the joy together after all the sufferness at
that time. In the moment, I'm very busy here with official assignment and
I do not know when I will be sent back to my country,finally,remembered that I had left instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him, he will send the Draft to you,so feel free to get intouch with MY SECRETARY NOW.

Below is the contact of my secretary:

Name: Rev. Alex Peters
E-mail: rev.alexpeter@mail.md

With Best Regards,
Dr. Faure Clinton