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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

From: Song Lile <>
Subject: Good day
Reply-To: Song Lile <>

I am the credit officer for Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong,during my last auditing I realized an unclaimed Bank Draft of $19.5m, I need an honest person that I can
present as the beneficiary to these 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.I await your response.

My life has changed. What about yours?
Log on to the new Indiatimes Mail and Live out of the Inbox!

From Scammer


I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirm able 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 FED EX COURIER
SERVICE, West Africa, I travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course
and I will not come back till end of February. What you have to do now is
to contact the FED EX 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 it is 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 ($180.00) US
Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.

Again, I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know
when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.You have to contact
the FED EX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this
information below:

Contact Person: Mr. Mark Gray
Email Address:
Telephone:+(234) 803 310 6390

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address() and Direct
telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and
ask them to 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 $180.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.

You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr Micheal Pletcher

From Scammer


Greetings of the day to you, although you may
be skeptical receiving this email as we have not met before, I am Mr.
Lile Song,(Deputy executive Director and Chief Financial Officer)
of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.

Nevertheless I have a business proposition involving
the sum of $24,500,000.00usd in my bank which I know 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:

Your earliest response to this mail will be highly appreciated.

Lile Song.

From Scammer



As you read this, I dont want you to feel sorry for me, because, I
believe everyone will die someday.

My name is Mr. Fidel Fernando, a merchant doing business in Asia and
Middle East . I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer, which was
discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has
defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about a few
months to live, according to edictal experts in a private clinic here in
London, where I am presently lying on my sick bed waiting for death.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared
for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I
was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my
business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all
this, as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have
or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I
will live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God
has called me, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets
to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close
friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I
have decided to give arms to charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria
, Indonesia , India and Malaysia Now that my health has deteriorated
so badly, I cannot do this myself any more. I once asked members of my
family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money, which I
have there to charity organization and to the less privileged in
Bulgaria and Pakistan ; they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence,
I do not trust them any more, as they seem not to be contented with
what I have left for them.

The last of my money, which no one knows of, is the huge cash deposit
of Fifty Six Million US Dollars that I have, deposited with a security
company in BRUSSELLS BELGIUM for safekeeping. I will want you to help me
collect this deposit and disburse it to some charity organizations and
to the less privileged.
But do not open up the content of the consignment to them, because the
consignment was deposited with them as CONFIDENTIAL FAMILY TREASURES,
not money for your information. Also mind you that the certificate of
deposit and the necessary document which will authorized them to open up
communication are with me.
Please send me a mail to indicate if you will assist me in this
disbursement. I have set aside 30% for you, for your time and patience. while
I wait to hear from you, may God is with you and your entire family.

Please note: I am sending you this message secretly against my doctors
advice to remain incommunicado with anyone, as this will deteriorate my
present condition.

Remain blessed.

Mr. Fidel Fernando

You Can Call Me On Tel: 00447024093273

From Scammer


How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand
why this mail came to you.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago
with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of
the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of
US$ 100,000. This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received
their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or
international businesses that failed due to Government probelms etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have
been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is
our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/
International Bank Draft of USD$ 100,000. This funds are in a Bank Draft for
security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank
of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct
mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Conatct Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Conatct Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:
Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Phone: +234 1 850 6325

Thanks and God bless you and your family.Hoping to hear from you as soon as you
cash your Bank Draft.

Making the world a better place

Mr. Kofi Annan
Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS)

From Scammer

Plot 1 johnson Ave
Victoria Garden City
I need your services in a confidential matter regarding money out of a family beneficiary deposit for investment in your country as such i decided to establish contact with you for assistance. This requires a private arrangement.You will receive these funds under legal claims; all legal
documents willbe carefully worked out to ensure a risky free transfer.and the total som of the money is,($21,300,000.00 UNITED STATES DOLLARS )

I am willing to pay a generous management fee as well as appreciation as soon as this transaction is completed.I have all the details. Allcorres pondences will be via email,for now. The funds in question are quite large,I will expect a straight answer from you. Please Kindly furnish me with your personal information which must include your full information,Please Send me an e-mail as soon as you receive this mail for further discussion and more clarification.please riply today for us to proceed.

  1. Your Full Name.............
  2. Your Age...................
  3. Marital Status.............
  4. Your Cell Phone Number.....
  5. Your Fax Number............
  6. Your Country...............
  7. Your Occupation............
  8. Sex........................
  9. Your Religion..............
  10. Your Private E-mail Adress........
  11. Internation Passrort or ID CARD.........

have a great day.

From Scammer

Subject: Re: Regarding Malti Poo

First email

You're lucky to have mailed at this time because the puppy has just been placed on adoption by one of my customers, who went on a Missionary transfer with the West African Missionaries to Nigeria, West Africa. He is giving the pup up for adoption for $300 because he can't take good care of the pup due to his busy and tight schedule at church and at his missionary work. All he wants is someone that's homely and with a good home to adopt this young and lovely human best friend.&quot; he will give the Puppy to you if you promise to take good care of the puppy. He needs a good and caring home for his puppy becuase he really wants the puppy to go to a good home. If you are willing to take the puppy contact Rev at

Second email

Thanks for your interest towards my puppy.May the peace of the Lord
be with you.I quite appreciate your great interest towards my
puppy.Angel is AKC registered 12wks presently,well trained and up
till date with all her shots,also vet checked and medically
certified.Good with kids and other pets.I am presently not in
states.I was recently transfered to Nigeria on a missionary trip.Due
to that its my first time of coming to nigeria,i needed someone to
keep me company.I came along with Angel to keep me company.Presently
my busy schedules and travels all over nigeria is not given me the
chance to take care of Angel.I am really not happy about adopting
Angel out and Angel is not happy but really have no choice.I have
prayed to God about this and i still waiting for the right person to
take perfect care of Angel for me..I will be giving Angel for $200
but $100 has to be paid for shipment which is a total of $300.You
will have to email me your full shipping information which
includes your full name and address,city,state,zip code,telephone
number and the nearest international airport to you if interested in
giving Angel a good home.Also give me a possibility and prove that
Angel will be care for.Hoping to hear from you.Meanwhile i want you to know i have attached angel recent pix for you to see how beautiful she look like.

May God Bless You
Rev Godwin

Third email


Thanks for your quick response,Well i quite understand you but i want you to know that everything is perfectly intact and also to let you know that i am no longer in the state presently i am in nigeria where i went for my missionary work so all you need to do now is to get back to me with your full shipping information which include your full name and address,city, state, zip code, phone number and your nearesta irport so that i can forward it down to my shipping agent for the shipping arrangement to commence immediately.Meanwhile i have attached her pix for you again so that you can see how beautiful she look like.i will appreciate your immediate reply.

God bless you
Remain blessed
Rev Godwin

Fourth Email Remember this is supposed to me a MALTIPOO it is a mixed breed dog

Thanks for your mail,Alright you can email me your airport so that i can ship the puppy to your nearest airport close to you and angel is AKC,NKC,CKC registered and she is up till date with all shots so email me ASAP

Fifth email

I quite appreciate your interests towards my puppy.I have gotten your full shipping information and have fowarded it to my shipping agent for shipping arrangements to commence immediately pending when payment is been made for the shipment.I will like you to know that is not the money that really matters to me but the care of Angel and i will like you to promise me that you will take very good care of her when you get her.Meanwhile payments will not be made to me but my shipping agent who will be taking care of the shipping.the only two payment methods he has the access to is either through westernunion or moneygram any one close to you.Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately and by 5.30 tomorrow evening,Angel will be at the Airport to be received by you. Meanwhile you will have to go immediately to make payments for shipment to commence.So below is the informations needed to make payments either through westernunion or money gram

ZIP CODE:23401


SENDERS NAME................?
SENDERS ADDRESS...............?

Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately.pls ensure to be at your airport before 5.30pm tomorrow evening to recieve Angel. Also i will be waiting to hear from you.You can also call me at 011-234-805-803-9541

Rev Godwin

Sixth email I asked why the ad was no longer online

Thanks for your quick response,Well i want you to know i ask the breeder to remove it i told him that i have found the person the person that will give my baby the love and care she deserve WHICH is you so what you need to do is to go and make the payment for her shipping fee so that her shipment will take place immediately and she will be at your airport for pick up by you so once more tell your friend that i told the breeder to remove it because of you and please promise me that you are going to take proper care of angel because that is what really matters most to me.Meanwhile i will like you to get back to me with your phone number so that i will be able to communicate with you time by time.i will be waiting to have the payment information that will be given to you byt he western union.


Western Union?

Welcome to Western Union

Send Money Worldwide
PHONE NUMBER:+ 44-7045769450
FAX NUMBER: + 44-7005981679
REF NO: 250-153

Dear Sir/Madam,

There is an issue with the Western Union Money Transfer in the amount of ?,000,000.00 POUNDS STERLING directed in cash credited to file KTU/ 9023118308/03, at the owner of this email address. The INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND contacted us for your compensations a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code.

We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an email address, so we require some more information in order to complete this transfer.

In order to effect this payment, please Contact the western union paying agent for more details, And send the information below to Chris Leach.

* AGE:

Name:Chris Leach

Tel:+44-704 576 9450


As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to you over the counter or wired to your nominated bank account directly from The Western Union Transferring Bank as soon as you comply with the requirements of western union charges. When calling or emailing, please use reference number 250-153 for our mutual convenience.

Best regards
John Orr

Western Union?
Welcome to Western Union
Send Money Worldwide

From Scammer

Douglas Clark Solicitors
7 Bolt Court,
London EC8A 5DQ
Tell: 44-7040128419
Tell: 44-7011121011
Fax: 44-87-1247-2209

For urgent reply email
Attn Sir/Madam,
I am Douglas Clark a solicitor and legal practitioner based in United Kingdom. I am the personal attorney to Dr. George Brumley who was a consultant with Shell UK LTD here in London, who shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of July 2003, my client Dr. George Brumley and his family were involved in a fatal plane crash in Nairobi Kenya, West Africa. Unfortunately my client Mr. George and his family lost their lives. Here is the website of the incident that struck on that faithful day. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has proved unsuccessful. After my several unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unclaimed by the security company where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, the finance company where the deceased had the said fund valued at USD20 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3 years, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20 Million Dollars can be paid to your account abroad, you will have 30% of the money for your role while I will have 60% and 10% for expenses that we may incur in the cause of processing the claim. I have access to all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please kindly get back to me through my email address or personal phone number for confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this transaction.

Best regards,
Douglas Clark (esq.)

This breeder knew this was a scam and decided to play along in hopes to gather info on their scam.

From Scammer

> Sender's name: Robert Beers
> Sender's email address:
> Sender's message:
> I I'm really Interested in Buying Your Cute Puppy Dog am Robert FROM
UNITED STATES, I got your advertisements ... I will Like to Buy it for My
Son In Canada Who is Married and Doesn't have Kids,,, I want Him to take
them has his Own Kids and children..... Will Like to know your Last Asking
price Best Offer.. and if You can make any Arrange for the Shipping .. Let
me know .. Please get back to me as soon as possible.
> Thank's
> Robert Beers
> God Bless

From Breeder

I would be happy to place a Boxer pup with you....for your Son, your looking
at $850 for puppy then sending to Canada

Good timing we have just had litter. 2 boys and 1 girl available.

What color sex are you wanting?

From Scammer

Thanks for your mail I am really okay with the asking price of the male i will like to buy the puppy . i really love this puppy and i am buying it ..My mode of payment is Bank Money Orders... Which You can easy get it cashed at your Bank Instantly .. Payment will Get 3 to 5 Business days Via Fed ex Courier Services.... As for the Shipping You don't have to Bother yourself My I have Make arrangement for a Special Professionals who is specialized in shipping of Pets and Auto's All Equipment he has For Shipping Pets So you don't need to be Worried...and for there not to be delay in the shipping i would be sending  both you and my shipping agent money together on the money orders that will be sent to you. I will Like you to do me a Favor I will be sending you Additional paymentsTotal Amount, when you have it cashed instantly in your bank you can then remove yours funds ,then send the rest Balance to the shipping agent to wherever he may be,thats when i must have locate him and let you know where he his so he can use the money to buy his flight ticket and take his flight down to your location to have the puppy here and also the used car i bought there in your location. Cause I wouldn't be Around to do that I am Going for a Christian Missionary Trip I will be Needing your Full Information Below.Full Name that will be written on money Orders ( Not PO box ) Address:- City;- State;- Zip code;- Private Phone Number Land and Mobile;-


From Breeder

It sounds like a perfect way to do it, I can meet/ talk to him once funds arrive. No problem in forwarding any money over my $850. Pickup can be anytime after September 15th, they will be 8 weeks.
Is this time good for you, also do you want male or female>?

From Scammer

thanks for your mail am so happy to hear from you...september is okay by me by then i should be back from my church trip, and i think i would prefer a male one i will be Needing your full Information Below. Full Name that will be Written on the money orders { Not PO Box} Address:- City;- State;- Zip code;- Private Phone Number Land and Mobile;-


From Breeder

I will let you know when it arrives...

(((Breeder Name)))
(((Breeder Street)))
(((Breeder City State Zip)))
(((Breeder Phone)))
Please advise me when it is on the way so I can look for it. look forward to getting you your pup

From Scammer

Please Sorry for Payment delay it will get to you before this week run's Out please bear with me my loved friend.

God Bless You
Stay Blessed.

From Scammer



Name:- Emili Chuks
Address:- 10 Ade Ojo St
City:- Ikorodu
State:- Lagos
Country:- Nigeria
Zipcode:- 23401

As soon You get cashed do send the Renaming of the Balance to My shipper information ... Cause My Shipper Just Contacted me that they are in African They Came to pick up some belonging's for some clinets .. On their way coming they will be coming Directly to your pick the things for some people Kindly send the information You use in sending the Funds at western union..
Enclose here are the Information's i will be needing from you.

Question:- what colour
Answer:- Red

10 Digit Number of western union Called the Transaction Code will be sent to me too so i can forward it to them as soon as possible
I hope to hear from you Thank's

God Bless You
Stay Blessed.

From Breeder

They have left package.....I will be off to my bank this morning

How are you today?

I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund Now, I want you to contact my secretary on the information below so he can send you the cheque.

NAME; Emeka Francis.


Ask him to send you the total sum of (850,000.00) Eight hundred and fifty thousand Dollars in A Certified Draft cheque, which I kept for the compensation please contact my secretary on this Email

Thanks for your co-operation anticipated.

Have a pleasant day.
Kind Regards,
Dr George Williams.