A Fraudsters’ Holiday Greeting to Suckers
A Fraudsters’ Holiday Greeting to Suckers
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Greetings, and a good day to you all.
With the coming of Black Friday, this is also the “LAUNCH” of Fraudsters Fest”, which lasts well-through January of next year.
People STILL ask us about offering they receive from people on-line, right in LinkedIn.Com, which is NOT exempt from alleged subscribers who are parasites looking for a sucker.
The bottom line is NO contact management system is exempt or immune from these Fraudsters; however there is a MAJOR lack of COMMON SENSE with the emails being sent to thousands upon thousands of people, if not millions.
Look at the email addresses.
Think about it – PLEASE.
There is no such thing as something for nothing.
There are NO millions of dollars for FREE.
Report these people when you can. Blocking them doesn’t do anything for the victim that bites the hook.
For us, we “almost” feel that ANYONE that would turn around and actually believe something this crazy/insane, should learn the hard way; however we, as a community, and us, as specialists in threat and fraud assessment for 35+ years have an obligation to be “proactive” to stop, or at least mitigate these Fraudsters as best as possible.
Let’s start with a few “excellent” examples, right in our own community. Remember, these are the REAL things. Look at the spelling. Look at the point of generation. Look at the email addresses. They are UNCHANGED and represent the EXACT emails received.
USE COMMON SENSE.
Here’s number 1:
Mrs.Faisal Vronique Khan
Attn: My Dear friend, My quest to locate a responsible friend and partner to bring my dreams to a reality, hence l took this bold step to contact you through this medium and i would not like you to take an offense that l am bothering you since you do not know me neither have we met before. I am Mrs.Faisal Vronique Khan from Jordan, I am married to Dr. Anthony Khan who worked with Jordan embassy in Republic of Benin for nine years,before he died in the year 2004. we were both married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both involved in charity services. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which is against my principle. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $5.5 million (Five million Five hundred thousand u.s.dollars) with a Bank in Republic of Benin. Presently, this money is still invested in this Bank in Republic of Benin. Recently, my doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition of health I have decided to donate this fund to charity, orphanage or an individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that will use these fund-to-fund charity,orphanages and widows and to ensure that these set of people are well maintained.I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are well of and I don’t want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused by them. As I do not want a situation whereby this money will be used in an ungodly manner,Hence the reasons for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death because l have lived a fulfilled life. As it is right now, I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and also due to the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always. I don’t want them to know about this development, As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank in Republic of Benin. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the original-beneficiary of this said fund. I want you to see to the need of the less privileged. My happiness is that I lived a fulfilled life and l dont have any regrets in life. Please note that any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another individual as I stated here in. Do get back at me to my private mail address: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more details to proceed Hoping to hear from you soonest and do notify your interest to help me assist charity.. Best regards. Mrs.Faisal Vronique Khan P.
Nice plucking of the heartstrings, but $5,500,000.00USD? Poor widow. How about the poor suckers (e.g. “Fish”, “Victims”, “Chumps”, “Marks”, “Fools”) that are going to respond to this Fraudster?
Let’s look at the next one:
God day , <email@example.com>
Good day, Please we need your current home address and telephone number etc. to enable us to start sending your $10.5USD fund to you as we were instructed by IMF to be sending you $5000.00 each day till the whole amount $10.5USD is completely transferred to you,Now we need your full name…………. Home Address………… Telephone number……………. Age/sex…………….. monthly salary….. Forward firstname.lastname@example.org Or call telephone +229-6875-9806 MTCN: 0211-0640 and was sent by money in minutes to the Name that you forwarded to me. Please contact me as soon as possible for any other information. THANKS Khalid musa.
Again, this was found on Linkedin.Com. This Fraudster is not working in millions of dollars, and yet has the best chance of success, just because it is a bit more “realistic” for the Marks to swallow (a smaller ckicken bone that may not get stuck in the throat the first time… if the Mark is lucky…).
Let’s look at the next one:
Mr.Philips Gibean Smith <email@example.com>
From: Mr.Philips Gibean Cotonou, Republique du Benin. I am Mr.Philips Gibean, working with BSIC Bank Benin as the senior supervisor in accounting / auditing department of our bank. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I know this might sound like scam to you because of a lot of activities going on in the internet today. But I assure you that this is real. I was the account officer to one of our late customer , a citizen of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Republique du Benin, the late customer made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for 8years, valued at us 18.6 million (eighteen million six hundred thousand euro) in my branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, Benin Oil Corporation that the customer died in an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a will and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that the late customer did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork. This sum of (18.6 million Euro) is still sitting in the bank and the interest is rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the Republique du Benin law, at the expiration of 8(Eight)years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin government if nobody applies to claim the funds. By the end of this month the account will be confiscated if no come to claim the fund. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to my share for investment in your country. in your return mail, please do forward me your following information if you are willing to complete this deal with me, to enable me put the total fund in your name for claim as the next of kin to the deceased person: Your full name: Your contact address: Your phone number: Your age: Profession: Private email account : Send it to my private email account ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Awaiting your urgent reply. Regards, Mr.Philips Gibean BSIC Bank Benin
Wow! We are back making “millions” again, and the person we are dealing with has a Yahoo account. Hmmmm… perhaps that should send up a red flag? Not to many suckers, errrr… victims. This Fraudster is using a bot to generate millions of emails.
He or she only has to get a few per month to make a pretty good living… STEALING.
Let’s look at the next one:
Lawal Walid ( Natwest Bank Plc) <email@example.com>
I am MR.LAWAL WALID.I am the manager Bill and Exchange department NATWEST BANK PLC (NBP) in Blackpool Annex,United Kingdom. I would like you to indicate your interest to claim the sum of $27.3Million sum.
I will like you to stand as the NEXT OF KIN to late whose account is presently dormant for years now and no traces to locate is relatives, for subsequent claim and transfer into your designated account for us to share the percentage ratio also I it will be clear to the Bank and Wire department since Late client bears thesame surname with you.
Kindly bear in mind that the bank will declare this funds National Teasure if they do not hear from my late client relatives to claim it.
(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(5) Age and Sex:
Bill & Exchange Manager.
FROM MR.LAWAL WALID
Ooooooo! Millions of dollars AGAIN, but this is a BANK and look at the address. Something doesn’t look quite right, but hey, getting something BIG for a little money is a safe bet… So it placing your life’s savings on the Lotto (which at least there is a “chance” of winning legally… maybe…).
Let’s look at the next one:
Mr. John Terry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attention :Consignment Owner:, We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC., believe you received the previous message we sent to you, prior to your dealings with the U.S Costume Authority at (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport New York as regards to your over-due contract payment consignment trunk boxes worth $5.8million,which was endorsed in your favor and like we stated earlier, we have dully screened through this project as stipulated on our protocols of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. This is to let you to bring to your notice that we have just been informed through secrete source that the the U.S Costume Authority at (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport New York are making arrangement to have your contract fund wired into the Bank account of Mrs Jane Frederick, the lady that contacted them, earlier and presented some documentations evidencing your claim purported to have being signed personally by you for the release of your contract fund to her, since you have chose to ignore their messages and refuse to pay the required $500 for Costume Clearance Certificate charges as imposed, despite the advise we gave to you. I want to personally assure you once again that you will have every course to smile and be happy upon conclusion of this project, as we will continue monitoring all your services with them at all level as well as your correspondence, until you have received your Metal Trunk Box accordingly. As an American citizen, we are here to protect your interest and that is the reason why we are doing all we can to make sure all goes well, this is a huge amount of money which we don’t wish for you to lose. We understand that the imposed fee might be too much for you to pay so to further make things easier for you, we have discussed with the U.S Custom Authority at (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport New York pleaded on your behalf for them to give you the grace of sending half of the charges $250 for now after which the Diplomatic Agent delivery your consignment trunk boxes to you then once you receive your fund, you can then pay the balance of $250. All we want you to do right now is to send the half of the money with the name listed below so we can forward it to Benin Republic Customs authority to help us obtain the Costume Clearance Certificate and the diplomat will make the delivery to your home address tomorrow morning. Receiver’s Data / information: Receivers Name: Mr. Francis Ototo City Location: Port Novo Country: Benin Republic Text Question: A Answer: B Sender s Name MTCN#… Contact us right away and let me when you send half of the charges as we discussed with them to enable them route your fund to you with immediate effect. This is a life time opportunity and we will advise you take advantage of it, before it is too late to do so. Also be informed that we came to an agreement with the U.S Costume Authority at (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport New York that you will be sending half of the fee, latest before the end of tomorrow so please we will advise that you send the fee right away because if you fail to do that, then they will have no other choice than to release your fund to Mrs Jane Frederick who is ready to work with them, and that am sure will be a very great loss to you as we will not be able to help you then, hence your fund will be lost forever. This is an official notification and we advise you treat it with utmost urgency, in your best interest. God bless you ! John Terry (DG) FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
This is SPECIAL! Look at who it is!
THE FBI! Well, this deal HAS to be legitimate!
5.8 Million! WOO-WEE!
Nice isn’t it. Just another fishhook baited with a “Suckers Dream” of wealth for FREE.
Here is the last one to look at:
Intercontinental Bank Plc email@example.com
My name is Elder (Dr) Sanni Adams former Foreign Remittance Director of the then Intercontinental Bank Plc and a personal account officer to the American Pilot, Late Mr. Peter Waxtan, 55years who died in an ill-fated Dana Air crash on Sunday, June 3, 2012; see details on website ( http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/world/africa/nigeria-plane-crash/index.html?hpt=iaf_c1 ); before he died, he had a fixed deposit of Twenty-Six Million Five Hundred United States Dollars (US$26,500,000.00) in my Bank (Intercontinental Bank Plc) now defunct; but before that, I had personally moved the funds to United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) since no one has come for it. Howbeit, while perusing his files with me, the record show that you are his close relative and as such can be presented as the bona fide Next of Kin; hence, I decided to contact you.
Furthermore, if these funds are not claimed before June 3, 2014, the funds will be returned to Government treasury, but I have secured the funds so that you can successfully claim your funds as the next of kin and funds will be legally transferred to you.
Send the details to Afeez Amodu,
the branch manager at
Your Full Name and Address:
Date of Birth:
List of Passengers on Board:
After receiving from you, I will give your further detail on the modalities. You can ask any question about this for further details.
Elder (Dr.) Sanni Adams
Former Director, IBPlc
$16,500,000.00! Back in the Millions… for FREE!!!!
The Fraudster waits patiently for the Fish to bite…
The bottom line is we literally have THOUSANDS of examples, from way-back in 1978 via letters, postcards and faxes throughout all the year until email unleashed to “ultimate” way to solicit for suckers.
All we ask is for all of you just to use common sense with these “offers”.
Again, there is NO FREE MONEY.
There are no millions to glean for a small fee.
Enjoy your turkeys if you have em.
Best regards from all of us at Research Solutions, Inc.<<< Back