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Friday, August 31, 2007

Sean Glen - Bank of Scotland


He's either being very naughty or it's a fake.

Another one out of five as it's a fake letter. Don't answer it.


Dear Friend,

Please do not be offended if I have invaded your privacy. I am Mr. Sean Glen, and I am contacting you on business transfer of a large sum of money from a deceased account. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.We came to know of you via the London. Global. Database.Center
(L.G.D.C.) Hence i am making this contact.

I was the account officer to Mr Salah Adam (deceased) one of our foreign customers. While he banked with us, we oversaw his accounts and other official obligations as my office demanded being his accounts officer. Unfortunately, he died together with his entire family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on board the Egyptian Airline 990 alongside other passengers. . You can confirm this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS:

Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated according to the law of your country.Most likely, if there are next of kin, they all get an equal share. If there are(mysteriously) no next of kin (claiming or otherwise), the money goes to the state.

Having made a very franatic and exhaustive search for any family member that would lay claim to this fund, I decided to take my chance with you. I now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased as I have all documentations including his Testament (Will) & last testament that will facilitate your stand as next of kin to him as he had a closing balance of £15,500,000.00 (Fifteen million, five hundred thousand pounds sterling) here in our bank in London. I also have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any member of deceased family to become beneficiary of this fund.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following, vial reply to my private E-mail:

1. Beneficiary name and address
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers

These requirements will enable me make some internal re-adjustments and file your name in form A2ag and other vital forms as next of kin which before now was left blank by the deceased upon opening of the account. Upon your reply, I will advice the way forward. I must assure you that if you are serious and follow my lead religiously, then this funds will be released to you within a seven-working-day period.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, I await your urgent mail.

Please reply to my private e-mail: Regards,

Mr. Sean Glen
Accounts Management Section.

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, constituted under an Act of Parliament dated 1695, Head Office: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ


North Island Credit Union


They can't even spell island.

What a bunch of anal-retentive tossers.

Nought out of five.


Dear Customer,

This is your official notification that the service(s) listed below will be deactivated and deleted if not renewed
immediately. Previous Notifications have been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to this account.

As the Primary Contact, you must renew the service(s) listed below.

SERVICE : North Island Credit Union Online Banking and services.
EXPIRATION : September 1st 2007

What you need to do:

It`s easy to renew your Online Banking Services :

- Go to MYISLAND Sign On
- Update your North Island Credit Union information immediately.

Thank you.
North Island Credit Union.

Copyright 1998-2007 North Island Credit Union. All rights reserved
Island Paradise artwork property of North Island Credit Union.


Video Scam


I've had a few of these. Don't click the link.

Hurricane Chris filmed the most amazing new video.

Be the first to see it. Go here to get the video:


Accept this Little Token from my Heart


Why are they always your friends? I choose mine carefully and it would never be crooks like these.

One out of five. Lynne Truss would have a field day on the punctuation.

Dear Friend,

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the compensation of a new partner from England.

Presently I am in England for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.meanwhile, i did not forget your past efforts and attempt to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us.

Now I want you to contact my Secretary in Nigeria with his email address and ask him to send you a Certified Bankers Draft of $880,000 (eight hundred and eighty thousand us dollars) only, which I kept for you as compensation for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me including the expenditures you incurred while the transaction lasted. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much, so feel free and get in touch with my secretary and ask him how you will receive the draft to your mailing address. I left this draft open in case you want to use any other name of your choice presently.

Please do let me know immediately when you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the ups and down at this time. Meanwhile, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and the new partners are having at hand which involves traveling to Asia countries etc.

finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my secretary on
your behalf about the draft, so feel free to get in touch with him to
send the draft to you without any further delay.

Name of my Secretary: John Williams

Best regards,


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

East Antiques


This is another of those money laundering scams, where you either lose all your money, get arrested or both.

As it's so old, I'll give it one out of five.

I am a recruiting manager of “EastAntiques”. Our organization provides commercial services for sellers of antiques from Eastern Europe and buyers from North America, Western Europe, Asia and Oceania. In other words our organization assists in locating possible buyers and connoisseur of antiques. EastAntiques deals with authentic antiques as well as rare subjects of the recent past.

EastAntiques will not deal with customers, which are looking for items older than the 17th century – as authenticity of such items cannot be fully verified, and religious attributes. Most of our clients are people from the former USSR. In most cases these people are not able to value their items at a correct price.

Our organization is registered in three countries Estonia, Russia and Ukraine. International wire transfers are usually delayed mainly due to the lack of accuracy of the banking system in these countries. This pushes us to search for foreign correspondents to receive payments and further shipments of rare items. The position of a correspondent requires a minimum of your time (1-2 hours per day). No investments are required. The duties of the correspondent involve accepting the payment to the correspondent’s bank account and further transfer to the associates via Western Union/ Money Gramm. The payments are usually done via wire transfers or Pay-Pal ( In order to apply for this position the following criteria must be met:

- You must be at least 21 years old.
- You should live in the countries of Western Europe, USA, Canada or Oceania.
- You must be a citizen of the country you are residing in.
- Internet Access.
- Bank Account with online access or Pay-Pal account.

If you want to receive funds via Pay-Pal, your account must be verified and have no withdrawal limits. To check the withdrawal limits of your Pay-Pal account you must login in and click ‘My Account”, than “View Limits” in balance window.

Your commission will be 10% per transaction that you will handle. Any banking fees that will be met during the process will be settled by “EastAntiques”. Most of our foreign correspondents are able to earn 800 – 1500 US dollars weekly.

If you are interested in our proposal please visit our web-site:


Software Scam


This is a fairly incidious scam that I got two of yesterday. Install the software and you get something very nasty on your computer.

So far I've found Home Reno Planner and Digital Kittens.

Would you help us with our new software Home Reno Planner

This beta testing will enable us to fine tune the software for public release. All beta testers will receive a free copy of the final version and free updates for life.

Simply download the software. Try it out for one week. Email us what you think of it. Here is your chance. Follow the link to our secure download center:


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Harvey Investment Company


Another fraud or more likely a scheme to get you to launder some load of ill gotten gain such as drug money.

Not all the weird characters at the end of the message, which are I suspect designed top get through spam filters.

One out of ten.

Join Harvey Investment Company team. Our customized employment solutions and personalized approach give job seekers access to great opportunities with competitive salaries. Our company offers comprehensive benefits that allow making good money, without spending too much time for that. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone; put it in the hands of a specialist. Launch or rejuvenate your career today with Harvey Investment Company and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers.
Today we are looking for customer service associates who share our command spirit and are looking to land an outstanding position with a company who has consistently been recognized on the national level for their work in the investment and securities area. We work tirelessly to build solid relationships with well-recognized organizations across the nation to learn about projects and opportunities.
Take a look at the job responsibilities and qualifications below and if you think you would be an asset to the team, we invite you to apply for the position.

Customer service associate is responsible for being in close touch with the staff from the head office, accepting customer payments to his bank account and making further calculations regarding them. The associate should deduct his 10% interest out of every transaction he is going to deal with, as well as all the related charges. The associate further makes a Western Union/MoneyGram transfer of the balance left to the company's regional department.
A position requires excellent customer service skills, employee's ability to manage time and accomplish duties with a minimum of supervision. Ideal candidate should possess 1-2 free hours a day, a bank account, available to be used for the company needs, should be outgoing, dedicated to meeting deadlines and objectives and able to follow procedures.
Whether you're interested in short-term temporary work or full-time permanent hire, we are confident that we have the right job for you. Apply today and let Harvey Investment Company help you realize your true potential.
For further, more detailed information, please visit our web site
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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Gassim Al-Jafari


What a sad story. Don't worry, I don't believe in any God, except the one in my head that tells me to behave nicely to everyone.

Not like this idiot.

He only scores one out of five.

Dear Friend,
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Gassim Al-Jafari a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. 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 focused 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 would 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 property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of fifteen million dollars $15,000,000 that I have with a Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit stashed in a diplomtic box and dispatche it to the less priviledged and hungry.I am failing in health and i have been restricted to a solitary life by the doctors till i die.
I have set aside 30% for your time and service and expenses.
N.B:dear friend, please do reply only to my alternate email address only:
, for a faster response
God be with you
Gassim Al-Jafari


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Online Voter Registration


Just renewed the Voter Registration online.


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Programming Specialists Required! Freelance Work!


Genuine? Judge for yourself. I had several copies yesterday.

WiSoft INC. is currently seeking outstanding people for freelance working to fill position of Software Development Team of a group of 6-10 developers. Free working graphic, stable payments, career growth, migration opportunity.

Position A: System modules and driver deveploer.

------- Successful candidates should correspond to the following required competencies / skills:
- C++/ASSEMBLER expert programming skills
- Expirience of programming TCP\IP-based applications.
- Average english language skills
- Deep knowledges of win32 systems structures
------- SALARY: Starting: 2.000$/Month

Position B: Web-developer.

------ Successful candidates should correspond to the following required competencies / skills:
- Average english language skills
- PHP(or Perl) & Mysql professional development skills
- Expirience of development large web-based project
----- SALARY: Starting from 1000$/Month

Interesting? Send us your CV now!
Contact e-mail:


Senior Railcard


I've just turned 60, so I've bought my first Senior Railcard, which gives me discounts on train travel.

I did it online and got the card the next day in the post.


YouTube Scam


I had fourteen e-mails like this yesterday.

Man you have got to tell me where you picked her up. I saw this on the web, it has to be you. here is where I found it...

It looks innocent enough, with a standard link to YouTube.

Goto the link in this topic and you'll get a message ferom YouTube saying that the video has not been uploaded.

But click the link in the e-mail and you will be taken to some disreputable site. I suspect, it's another version of the postcard, fake subscription scam.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

MoneyBookers System Reminder


This is an interesting attempt based on the web site, that has been setup to try and obtain your personal details.

Note what they are asking you to send them.

Payment details

Amount: USD 386.56
ID: 23455643
Subject: You must use the link below to accept the payment.

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are writing you this email in regards to your account with moneybookers.
In accordance with our terms and conditions, article 3.2., we would like
to kindly ask you to confirm your identity by doing the following:

1. Click the link below and update your account informations by filling the forms.
2. Send us copies of following documents:

- personal identification document (identity card or driving license or
international passport)
- a proof of the address submitted with our system (bank account
statement or utility bill)

You can send those scanned to our email address or faxed to +44 709 204 2001.
With best regards,
your moneybookers team

Moneybookers Security Reminders

Protect Your Password
Moneybookers and its representatives will NEVER ask you to reveal your password. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If anyone asks for your password by phone refuse and immediately report this to


Postcards Make a Comeback


Obviously, the fake subscriptions didn't work, so they've gone back to postcards.


Anthony Edwards


This idiot keeps sending me spam e-mails offering his search engine services.

There is no address, no contact me or any means of stopping them.

So fuck off Anthony Edwards.


Regional Representative


Another worthless job offer, badly targeted as it's for Austalia and I live in the UK

One out of five.

Our International Corporation has a variety of high-paid vacancies
available at the moment. We are proud to offer you an interesting,
respectable position in a field of Financial Services.

If you:
- Live in Australia;
- are over 21;
- have a personal computer with Internet access;
- are able to work 9 - 11 AM (your local time);
- have basic accounting skills (we will proved full training);
- are a good team player;
- have no criminal records.

Then you can apply for this position. Send your CV/enquiry on
and we will forward you the complete information about available
positions. We will provide full training and good salary plus bonuses
for right applicant.

William D. Miller
Management Department
Geneva Finance

Note :-

1. "we will proved full training" - Some mistake as should be provide.

2. "have no criminal records." - Does that include any singles by Des O'Connor?

3. The e-mail address is not one you'd expect for a respectable company.

4. And what respectable company doesn't provide a name.


Small Business and Entrepreneurship


I got this one yesterday and I suspect it's spam, as the web site name doesn't seem to work and the e-mail address is anaonymous.

But it may be related good. Treat carefully.

Small and Mobile Production (SMP) to resolve giant problem in developing regions

SMP developed a revolutionary production method that is self-contained, immediate, portable, competitive, accessible because it is so cost-effective and transportable by any means whatsoever: by land, sea, railroad or air with more than hundreds Small and Mobile Production systems. From a technological standpoint, it is an incontrovertible fact that this system is aimed at solving very serious problems, starting with that which is most basic: the survival of millions of human beings.

The SMP is the only system in the world that can provide up to six of the most essential products for basic sustenance for just one dollar per day. SMP will supply to countries and developing regions the technology and necessary support for these Small and Mobile Units.

If you are interested in being a partner in your country or region, you can send your CV to SMP Partners Program Marcia Anderson, Project Manager.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Another Crooked Barrister


He can't spell either.

One out of five.


Dear Friend,

How are you today? I am writing to inform you that due to your delaying in coming down here to pick up your Cashier Cheque worth of $1.850,000.00 which my Director left here on your behalf before he travelled out of this country, I went to the bank that issued this Bank Draft yesterday to confirm if the Cheque is still valid or it has expired or getting near to expire and the Director of African Development Bank (ADB) Dr.Bankole C.Williams told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire.

So I told him to cash the $$1.850,000.00 (One Million ,Eight Hundred And FIFTY Thousand United States Dollars) to cash payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the necessary arrangement of delivering the $1.850,000.00 UNITED STATES DOLLARS in cash was made with SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY.

Here in Cotonou Benin Republic,Dr.BankoleC.Williams the Director of (ADB) here in Cotonou has already packaged the total sum of $1.850,000.00 cashed the whole amount and it was Packaged in a Diplomatic Iron Box for delivery to your address, Then he also agreed to help me to Register the Consignment with SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY. a UK company with affiliate office here, Infact I'm happy that every thing goes normal that very yesterday.

As for our agreement with the SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY.they promised that your consignment will leave this Country on this weekend, but the Director of the SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY. said that they need your full contacts informations to enable their delivery agent locate you on his arrival with your box worth of your total sum of One Million,Eight Hundred And FIFTY Thousand United State Dollars.

Please write a letter of application to the given address below.
This is their Contact Address,
Director: shalom delivery company Benin Republic.
Phone number (+229-9366-1691)
Please, Send them your full contacts informations as demanded below to enable their delivery agent locate you immediately he arrive in your country with your BOX .This is what they need from you.

1.YOUR FULL NAME:___________________
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS:__________________
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:__________________ 4.YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ 5.YOUR DATE OF BIRTH:___________________________ 6.YOUR OCCUPATION:______________________________

Please make sure you send those needed infoïmations to the Director general of SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY, with their email address stated above.

Note.It is only their official charge,cost only $85.00 that you are to send to them and don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money ok, and mind you that SHALOM DELIVERY COMPANY,don't know the contents of the Box.
I registered it as a BOX of an African cloths. They don't know, it contains money. This is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let them know, that it is money that is in that Box.

You can even call the Director of the company with this line:(+229-9366-1691)

Thanks and Remain Blessed.

Barr. Daniel Mac


A Busy Lady


I got two adverts, one from BT and the other from EBuyer in the last couple of days. (I should say that they were not spam and I use both companies and have no complaints.)

It was interesting that they used the same picture.

Here's BT's girl in a white bikini.

BT Girl

And here's EBuyer's one.

EBuyer Girl

As Private Eye would say. Are they by any chance related?


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Meltdown - But No Let-up in Viagra Ads.


This letter from Richard Whitbread appeared in the FT.

Sir, Is it possible that one benefit of the meltdown of credit lending will be a reduction in the number of spam emails I receive telling me I have been pre-approved for some unimaginably large amount of borrowing in US dollars? I wish I could see a similar end to the enthusiasm for telling me about Viagra.

I replied as follows :-

Richard Whitbread is unlikely to see much of a drop in spam because of the problems in the financial system.

A year ago, spam to our spam trap and analysis system was running at about 2,000 messages a day. Now it is around 10,000 in every twenty four hours. Over that period loan offers in the trap have fluctuated to as high as 10% of the total and almost disappeared for some weeks. They now sit at around 6%. Even if loan offers stopped completely, their place would be taken with the endless rise in Viagra and other drug ads which have risen in the last year from about 40% to a figure yesterday of over 60%. There are also plenty of other scams coming on stream, including the latest one of fake subscriptions designed to sign your computer up as a spam-generator.

The only good news is that the so-called Pump and Dump scams promoting shares have fallen from about 40% to a few percent and almost nothing on certain days.

Why should this be so?

Because the SEC has taken strong action against companies that are mentioned in the scams and restricted trading in their shares. There’s no point pushing something you can’t buy and sell.

So this action by the SEC has been many times more successful, than the US Can-Spam Act (Often called the Shut Up and Eat Your Spam Act) and all the legislation enacted by the EU. We are fighting nuclear and chemical weapons with pea-shooters and tissues.

Something must be done soon, as if my five times increase in spam transposes to the whole Internet, we will all be in an Internet meltdown of immeasurable proportions.

It wasn't published.




WikiScanner is a concept that lets you see who edits the entries on WikiPedia.

Michael Linehan of has posted this in the LED Digest.

It's fun to play with WikiScanner, and you can find this search engine here:

That's the basic. Now for some points I have not verified.
Supposedly, among many revelations, some of the more interesting (and funny) ones are:

MSN Search is "a major competitor to Google". That's what MSN added to their page

Microsoft edits Apple entries, adding more negative comments about its rival

In the 9/11 Wikipedia article, the NRA added that "Iraq was involved in 9/11"

Exxon Mobil edits spillages and eco-system destruction from oil spillages article

FBI edits Guantanamo Bay, removing numerous pictures

Dell Computers deletes negative comments on customer services and removes a passage how the company outsources work to third world countries

Microsoft tried to cover up the XBOX 360 failure rate

DieBold, the company that controversially supplied computerised polling stations in the US elections, removes numerous paragraphs with negative comments


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fake Memberships - 3


This is the latest list.

Cat Lovers
Dog Lovers
Downloader Heaven
Entertaining Pros
Free Ringtones
Free Web Tools
Fun World
Game Connect
Internet Dating
Job Search Pros
Mobile Fun
Net Gambler
Office Antics
Online Hook-Up
Pet World
Poker World
Recipes Galore
Resume Hunters
Ringtone Heaven
Ringtone World
Web Cooking
Web Connects
Web Players
Wine Lovers


Global Trust Management


For real crap this one takes the biscuit. Where did he learn his English?

A real none out of five.

I am writing to inquire if you are interested in part-time position
in the of book-keeping/clerical services.
Management, Ltd., a major investment asset management
, is looking for chargeable and determined
to fill the specialist and associate positions within the Receivables department of
our Transactions/Finance group in the United Kingdom. As a specialist or associate,
you will be in charge of monitoring and processing transfers initiated by our UK clients
and reporting to the Receivables department manager.
We are looking for numerate who are also capable team-players,
with some education and/or previous /clerical .
Monthly gross : USD 1800-3600 per month
The career opportunity is completely home-based, and no relocation is required from the successful candidate.
This position does not involve any fixed working hours and is suitable for older citizens or self-employed individuals.
Please confirm if You are interested in becoming a part of our system and EMAIL US. We will reply You more information concerning the job of a /clerical services.

Thank You very much for You time and for Your wish to assist and joint support.


Another Nigerian Wanker


One out of five because he's using an Italian e-mail address and his curious spelling of Michael.


I, on behalf of my other colleagues from different Federal Government of Nigeria owned parastatals decided to solicit your assistance as regards the transfer of the above stated amount into your bank account. This fund arose from the over-invoicing of various contracts awarded in my parastatal to certain foreign contractors sometime ago.

We as holders of official positions in our various parastatals, were mandated by this new civilian government to scrutinize all payments made to certain foreign contractors by the past military government, and we discovered that some of the contracts they executed were grossly over-invoiced, either by omission or commission. Also, we discovered that the sum of $25,000,000.00 (Twenty-five million American Dollars only) was lying in a suspense account, although the foreign contractors were fully paid their entitlements after executing the said contracts.

We all agreed that the over-invoiced amount be transferred (for our own use) into a bank account provided by a foreign partner, as the code of conduct of the Federal civil service does not allow us to operate foreign accounts.

However, we have succeeded in transferring some of these monies, precisely US$5M (five million American Dollars only) into a foreign account in GENEVA
(SWITZERLAND) last week, but unfortunately the provider of the account has severed all forms of contacts with us as he has refused to adhere to our earlier mutual agreement insisting that the total amount be paid into his nominated bank account before disbursement will take effect. If for US$5.Million (Five million only) we are not compensated, how can one guarantee full compensation on remittance of the balance of US$20 million (Twenty million American dollars only).

We are therefore seeking your assistance based on the balance amount of US$10 Million which can be speedily processed and fully remitted into your nominated bank account. On successful remittance of the fund into your account, you will be compensated with 25% of the amount for assistance and services and 5% set aside for expenses contingency while 70% is for me and my colleagues

This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our SENSITIVE POSITION we cannot afford a slip, I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free. We will avail you with our identities as regards our respective offices when relationship is fully established and smooth operation commences.

I am at your disposition to entertain any question(s) from you in respect of this transaction, so, contact me immediately through my e-mail or my direct telephone number 234 - 703 - 786 - 9085 for further information on the requirements and procedure.

Please, note that this DEAL needs utmost confidentiality.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Micheal Stevens


Salvador Prata (Prat)


Another scam for a non-existent lottery from Salvador Prata.

The scam e-mail came from Portugal.

One out of five, marked with a must try harder.

TICKET NUMBER: 112-4540-525-106
DATE: 21/8/2007


This e-mail is to inform you that you have been selected as a winner for a cash prize of £750,000.00(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds) on our ONLINE SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION program which was held today, 21th of August, 2007 in London, United Kingdom. To file your claim, do contact our fiduciary agent assigned to your file via email as given in the contact details below providing your Full Name and Reference Number(UK/940X2/68) to commence the process ofreleasing your cash prize.

Contact Person: Mr. Fredrick Wells
Tel: +44 704 570 3554

Yours Truly,
Andre Walter(Online Coordinator)

It gets interesting if you look up who owns the domain registration.

Domain Name..........
Creation Date........ 2007-07-25
Registration Date.... 2007-07-25
Expiry Date.......... 2008-07-25
Organisation Name.... James Reid
Organisation Address. P.O Box 326
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. PAINTER
Organisation Address. 23420
Organisation Address. VA
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... James Reid
Admin Address........ P.O Box 326
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ PAINTER
Admin Address........ 23420
Admin Address........ VA
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email..........
Admin Phone.......... +1.7574427051
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ Microsoft Office Live
Tech Address......... One Microsoft Way
Tech Address.........
Tech Address......... Redmond
Tech Address......... 98052
Tech Address......... WA
Tech Address......... UNITED STATES
Tech Email...........
Tech Phone........... +1.8665915483
Tech Fax.............
Name Server..........
Name Server..........

Do you think someone ought to tell Microsoft?

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A Complete Film on Google


That's what it looks like.

Click here to have a look.

It's two hours though, but who knows how we will watch films in a few years.

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Mrs. Salad


What a name and what a crook!!!

Another one who's found God.

One out of five.

I am Mrs. Nura Salad. I am married to Late Engr Abdulkadir Salad of blessed memory who is an oil explorer in Libya and Kuwait for twelve years before he died in the year 2000.He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Since his death I too have been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems. When my late Husband was alive he deposited a Substantial amount of money in millions of dollars with a Finance firm overseas. Recently, my doctor told me that I have only six months to live due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a charity/orphanage home or devoted God fearing individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want this organization or individual to use this money in all sincerity to fund charity homes (motherless homes), orphanages, and widows. Took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are into radical organization and I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an unholy manner.Hence the reasons for this bold decision. Please, pray for me to recover as your prayers will go a long way in uplifting my spirit.

I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health, because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this transaction soon as I receive your reply. I shall give you further directives on what to do and how to go about actualizing this project. I will also issue a letter of authority to the Finance firm authorizing them that the said fund Have being willed to you and a copy of such authorization will be forwarded to you. I want you to always pray for me. Any delay in your reply will give room in sourcing for an organization or a devoted Individual for this same purpose. Until I hear from you by email my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders.




This one seems to be a genuine Nigerian 419 scam. But it's not as it has a Danish e-mail address.

Another one out of five.

JUSTICE& Co. Law Chambers
7th Floor,
St. Nicholas House,
Catholic Mission Street,
P. O. Box 80367,
Lafiaji Lagos, Nigeria


I am Barrister NLENANYA OKEREKE(SAN), a legal practitioner, I am the personal attorney to a deceased contractor,a nationale of your country, who used work with Chevron/Texaco Nigeria limited,here in Nigeria. On the 27th of January 2002, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in Ikeja bomb blast here in my country. My client and his family unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided and do some research in the internet, to locate any member of his family. Hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged.Particularly, the Gulf Bank of Nigeria Plc,Lagos Branch where my client deposited US$50.7milliondollars.The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the Account confiscated within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 Years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$45.7million dollars can be transferred to your account there in your country,then you and me can share the money. I have all necessary legal documents that back up the claim we may make. All I require is your honest co- operation to enable us see this dealthrough.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please indicate your readiness to assist me,so that all the informations about this funds will be passed to you immediately.You should send to me your full names and your private telephone numbers for easy communications.And also assure me of your trust and remember that the trust in business is confidentiality.So let it be only between me and you.If you give me your full coperation and this transaction is properly executed,I am prepared to give you 30% of the total sum for your kind assistance.50% will be for me and 10% percent will be for any expences we may incure along in this transaction.

Please get in touch with me by my private email below to enable us discuss further:-

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Best regards,

justice & Co. Law Chambers
7th Floor,
St. Nicholas House,
Catholic Mission Street,
P. O. Box 80367,
Lafiaji Lagos, Nigeria


Fake Memberships - 2


I got 33 yesterday to my main e-mail out of 479 spam e-mails.

That's 6.9%.

Incidentally my main spam trap, which contains all the made up e-mail addresses got 1150 out of 10124, which is 11.4%.

So it does seem that this group of spammers have a pretty useless database, as it contains more crap addresses than the average.

I have found a bit more about this spam and you can read it here on F-Secure's web Site.

They also seem to be inserting these messages in blogs, without the owner of the blog knowing. So check your block.


K I Bakri


I do hate these ones who've discovered God. What would she say, if she knew her name was being taken in vain?

But then we all know she doesn't exist.

Another one out of five.

To My Beloved Friend
I am writing you this mail after several internal battles in me, if i am doing the right thing, as i have gotten your email ever since but i have been hesitating to write you.
I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is K I Bakri , a widower and a former oil investor in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. This is a terminal illness that affects the lungs, it has no cure and i am destined to leave this world any moment from now. 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 focused 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 would 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 property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the Sudan,Indonesia,Norway,Netherland.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in United States of America, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of Eight Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars($8,500,000) that I have with a Security Company abroad.
What i want to do is to make you the next of Kin/Beneficiary of this diplomatic box kept with the security company and collect the money stashed in the diplomatic box , and thereafter distirbute the money to the less priviledged and hungry. MY health is failing and there is nothing much i can do towards achieving this last wish of mine,all by myself because of my bedridden state in the hospital.
I have set aside 30% for your time,service and expenses.
N.B:My beloved friend please if you can perform this task ,please do not hesitate to write me,telling me about your passion to help the less-fortunate.
for a faster response

God be with you
K I Bakri


Krasloten Lottery Agency


A typical lottery scam. Note that you can't win a lottery without entering and that why would someone from a Dutch lottery, use a Yahoo e-mail address in Germany.

A definite one out of one.


TICKET NO: KN/116/7631/11




TEL: +31-616-424-799.
FAX: +31-847-132-517



Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fake Memberships


So the postcards, e-cards etc. go and what do we get instead. Fake memberships.


Are you ready to have fun at Free Ringtones.

Member Number: 376845665434
Temp Login ID: user2762
Your Temp. Password ID: tb149

This Login Info will expire in 24 hours. Please Change it.

Follow this Link:

Membership Services
Free Ringtones

They all look the same and todays list includes; Job Search Pros, Free Ringtones, Web Cooking, Recipes Galore, Game Connect, Mobile Fun, Pet World, Cat Lovers, Net-Jokes, Poker World, Joke-A-Day, Office Antics, Online Hook-Up, Fun World and Ringtone Heaven.

Don't click the link.

By the way the IP address in this e-mail is supposedly in the US. It may be or it may be not. Take your pick.


Monday, August 20, 2007

John Williams of Coutts and Co.


From a London banker on a Spanish e-mail address, asking for a reply to Hotmail.

The man must be a complete tosser for him to expect me to fall for this one.

Two out of five.

I am John Williams,staff of Coutts & Co Private Bank London UK. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks management three years ago.I Would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail.I am contacting you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. In the year 2003, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.

I was the officer assigned to his case, I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the private banking sector then, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed.I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, We spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over Two million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.

In mid 2004, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Helsinki- Finland. He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security firm. I informed him that my Bank would have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to Coutts for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us.

Cash movement across boarders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate and made the funds available to the security firm. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited with the security firm. The Security Firm is a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with instructions, the money was deposited with the security firm. The deceased told me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last communication we had, this transpired around 25th of November 2005.
In June last year 2006, we got a call from the security firm informing us about the inactivity of that particular portfolio.This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit at the security firm, and I could not understand why the deceased had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate the deceased. I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of Coutts & Co Private Bank.Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently our client was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in canne, in Southern part of France.We were soon enough to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed.

The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous. This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there are no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of kin.

Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; the deceased died without a testate. In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. It is this investigation that resulted in my being furnished with your details as a possible relative of the deceased.

My present official capacity as the Head of Finance dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation. What this means,is that our dear late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit. According to practice, The Security Firm will by the end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to Coutts & Co Private Bank, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to Coutts & Co Private Bank.This will result in the money entering the Coutts & Co Private Bank accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division.

This will not happen if I have my way. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those that occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is Twelve Million five hundred thousand dollars. deposited in a security firm, I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as my Bank is concerned.
The transaction with our late customer concluded when I sent the funds to the security firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The security Firm has no single idea of what’s the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that come forward. This is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man’s family; they have investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end.

My proposal:I now seek your permission to present you as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked to make you the beneficiary to the funds $12.5m (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.) ; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct The security Firm to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit,I am prepared to share the money with you. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 60/40.I would have gone ahead to ask that the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit.I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days.

I will simply inform Coutts & Co Private Bank of the final closing of the file relating to the deceased. I will then officially communicate with The Security Firm and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have The Security Firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from The Security Company. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions am aware of the consequences of this proposal.I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you.

Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector.I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny.
These chances won’t pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a luck that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let’s share the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this email account. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion.
I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you and also through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you and myself. My official lines are not secured lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy.Please observe this instruction religiously.

Please, again, note that I am a family man, I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.
Send your response to my private email:
I await your response.

John Williams.
(Coutts & Co Private Bank London UK.).


Not Impressed With Monster


I put an advert up on Monster for my Search Engine Optimisation work. I said that I had experience of legal services, which is one of the industries I provide services to.

So what did I get?

A whole load of job offers from firms of lawyers in the States looking for lawyers.

What a monster waste of time.




I've not got much idea what this is about. Go to the web site and it doesn't say much, using the sort of bland words and rubbish that you get with most Internet scams. The only way to get more information seems to be to register.

It's just that I got this e-mail from someone local to me from a spammer, robot or something like that.

Do you wish to Play 4 Profits? It would be surprising if you didn’t – all of us want to create profits from our endeavours to enjoy the good things in life.

Created by an established British company with a great track record of innovation, expansion and pay-outs, both these featured businesses are set to be the front runners in the business Opportunity/MLM/Network Marketing sector.

For further information, please visit : - or

Good luck and best wishes

As I said the address was local and it didn't take me long to find out about the name and address given at the bottom of the e-mail.

So I sent them the following letter.


I don’t know what sort of scam you may be promoting by sending scam e-mails, but I thought I had better tell you, that I take invasions of my privacy by spam seriously.

I’ve enclosed the e-mail I received on Saturday.

You will notice that it is from, which is the sort of e-mail address generated by robots, spammers, criminals and crooks.

Can you please explain how your name is at the bottom?

If I do not receive a sensible explanation, the e-mail will be passed to the Information Commissioner, who take this type of abuse very seriously.

By the way, I did look at the website recommended in the e-mail. I couldn’t really understand it, but it seemed to have all the vague hallmarks of a scam to remove mugs from their money. I would not be stupid enough to join such a scheme and I have put the original e-mail and my reply on my blog.

James Miller

P.S. I do not use Remove at the bottom of e-mails, as this only confirms to the spammers, that I exist.

It'll be interesting to see what sort of response I get.




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Join using the box in the left column under Subscribe.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Job Scam Repository


Check out this site, if you think you've found a scam.

They seem to have most of them listed and documented.


E Cards Have Gone?


It would appear that the hideous postcards, ecards and messages that have been inflicted on Internet users have stopped. I certainly haven't had any since 16:34 on the 18th of August.

This is one of the first days they haven't turned up since the 2nd of July.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

George Weston Foods


Another piece of crap.

Say three out of five.

Mr. Geoff Starr
C E O,

GEORGE WESTON FOODS COMPANY AUSTRALIA sells bread and baking products, meat and dairy , cereals and ingredients , animal nutritions, hygiene solutions and food technology services.George Weston Foods is one of Australia's largest food manufacturers, with a proud history of growth. We produce and market some of Australia and New Zealand's best loved brands. George Weston Foods (GWF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc, one of the world's leading food companies.
GWF's principal operations are undertaken throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company also has joint ventures in the United States, the United Kingdom and Thailand.We have reached big sales volume in the european market and now are trying to penetrate the Northern American market. Quite soon we will open representative offices and authorized sales centers in North America and therefore we are currently looking for people who will assist us in establishing a new distribution network there. The fact that despite the Nothern America market is new for us we already have regular clients also speaks for itself.

The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in Australia is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%. That.s why we need you! We need agents to receive payment for our products in their locality and to resend the money to us. This way we will save money because of tax decreasing.

7%-9% from each sale/resale operation! For instance: you receive 1000 USD to your bank account. You will withdraw the money and keep $70 (7% from $1000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 7%, though later it will increase up to 9%!

You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $3000-4000 depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us.
If you are interested in our offer, please feel free to ask for the general provisions of the Contract.

Thank you for your time
Respectfully Submitted,
Mr.Geoff Starr



Friday, August 17, 2007

US-NMA is now The Pharmacy America Trusts


The US-NMA, that great source of rubbish has now changed itself to The Pharmacy America Trusts. It's still in China too.

Onlinemeds Store Founded in 1989, Onlinemeds is not only the nation's largest retail pharmacy chain, it is considered the leader in innovative drugstore retailing. Onlinemeds pioneered many modern store and pharmacy features, some of which have become standards in the industry.
We provide the most convenient access to healthcare services and consumer goods in America.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Getting Desperate


Usually the salary for getting ripped off is a couple of thousand pounds, euros, dollars a month. But in this scam it's gone up to seven. Perhaps the mugs need more to tempt them.

Our company is pleased to offer you the position of the financial specialist [Where's the full stop?]

Company's activity:
Our company was established in 1995 and is one of the leading companies in the field of consulting service and audit by now.
Our company invests our clients' money in the shares of various international companies.
We have branches in 3 countries, including the most important ones in Western Europe (Great Britain, France, Finland). [With due respect to the Finns, I wouldn't have thought they were the most important]

Every employee of our company gets the work he can perform at home.
That's the main advantage of working at our company.
Every year the number of our employees increases throughout the world.
We take care of every employee of our company and see to his or her carrier growth.
Our company's motto is friendly attitude and understanding.
The revenues of our company are steadily growing, and, according to the growing revenues of the company, the wages of every employee are growing too. [But by how much?]

Vacant position of "financial consultant":
The specialist is responsible for in-line processing of the private remittances cash flow. We offer high income and carrier growth depending on the profit performances.
When you start working at our company you will be able to earn 7000 euros a month + 5% from every amount of money you process. [7000 euros is getting desperate]

Working as a financial consultant you get:
- High wages of 7000 euros a month + 5% (later on you can earn up to 30 000 a month) [They are getting desperate, so they repeat it!]
- Contract (based on favorable cooperation terms)
- Freedom in your work scheduling
- Carrier growth and the growth of wages
- Opportunity to combine it with your main work
- Opportunity to work at home if you have Internet. [How would you get this without the Internet?]

Requirements for the candidate:
- Capability to schedule and organize his or her work
- Capability to work 3 hours a day
- Proficiency in PC, Internet, E-mail on the advanced user level -Full age. [I'm 60 on Thursday, so I must be full age.]

You can start your professional growth at the company as a financial specialist. If you venture to do it, you'll get the perspective of quick carrier growth and long shillings. Many employees of our company started their work as financial specialists. [What the fuck are long shillings?]

Remember that when you start working at our company you become an important link and a part of our crew...
The company is always happy to make advances to every employee. [In other words they screw everybody they employ.]
The main rule is work.
The more you work at our company - the sooner you will be noticed and promoted...


To get work at our company you should fill in the form with your personal data.

Form: [See website registration.]

After you fill in the form with your personal data the operator of our company will contact you within 10 hours hereafter by e-mail or the phone given in your form.

Be careful when filling in the form. [I wouldn't fill it in at all!]


Our company is growing steadily and has a demand of new employees [mugs] every year. We are always happy to get knew specialists.

Company management

It gets even wackier if you read the registration of the web site.

Record last updated at 2007-08-02 07:52:32
Record created on 2007/8/2
Record expired on 2008/8/2 [Why if they have been going since 1995 have they only just created the web site.]

Domain servers in listed order:

name: Joe Lee
mail: tel: +85.34245321
org: Lee

address: Tekinava 23
city: Shanhay
,province: Shanhay
,country: CHINA
postcode: 345032

Technical Contactor:
name: Joe Lee
mail: tel: +85.34245321 [Macao]
org: Lee

address: Tekinava 23
city: Shanhay
,province: Shanhay
,country: CHINA
postcode: 345032

Billing Contactor:
name: Joe Lee
mail: tel: +85.34245321
org: Lee

address: Tekinava 23
city: Shanhay
,province: Shanhay
,country: CHINA
postcode: 345032

Registration Service Provider:
name: Rustelekom Ltd. [A Chinese company registered in Russia. Crooks unite.]
tel: +1.8666254678
fax: +1.9782465632

This one is definitely five out of five.

Read, remember and laugh. But don't look.


Sydney Car Centre and


Accusations have been made by people who post comments on this list, that some of the spam from Sydney Car Centre comes in some way from

I strongly suspect that Monster is a completely innocent party in all this. Could it be that addresses are being harvested in some robotic way from the site, by someone posing as an employer?

I'm going to be putting my CV on and see what happens. I shall be using a new e-mail address that will not be posted anywhere else.

Perhaps, if anyone else does this, they might like to tell me what happens.

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Why Am I Getting All This Spam?


This rather old report from 2003, written by the Center for Democracy and Technology, may shed some light on the question.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Transaction Handling Agent - i.e. Mug


What does a Transaction Handling Agent do?

Basically, he puts a bent cheque in his bank account and then sends a good one to someone he doesn't know in a country where banking security is non-existent.

When he realises that the original cheque has bounced, he has lost all his money.

Simple isn't it?

If you fall for this one, you're a mug. So don't.

Hello! You have a chance to join this opportunity and make 1200-1400 AUD a Week.

Easy to start and takes almost no effort. You will enjoy working as a "Transaction Handling Agent".

Who Can Apply?

1. Not only Students, but even company directors can try themselves in a role of a "Transaction Handling Agent" for fun.
2. If you have access to internet and able to check e-mail 3-4 times a day - you can start right away.
3. Age: 18+ years old.
4. You have to be located in Australia and Australia Only please.
5. Responsibility and enthusiasm is a Must!

If you are looking for an extra income or additional job - Do not miss out on this offer.
For full information on how to get started - e-mail to: Good Luck!

It says the "Responsibility and enthusiasm is a Must!" I would add stupidity.


Mr. Ben Smith of Fidelity?


You have to give this one an extra mark for cheek.

So that's four out of five. Incidentally the address is good for Fidelity.

Oakhill house,130 Tonbridge,
United Kingdom.

I am Mr.BEN SMITH,The Fund Manager of Fidelity Investment International.The World Largest Fund Management Company with over £1.2 Trillion Capital Investment Fund. Neverthless, as The Fidelity Fund Manager, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extracted 1.2% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit
(EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor's Marginal Capital Fund.

an expert,I have made over £45, 745, 000, 00 from the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the fund as Annual Investment Proceeds from Fidelity Marginal Capital Fund.All confirmable documents to back up theclaims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance.

have worked out the modalities and technincalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our 6 Clearing Houses without any hitches.
Oursharing ratio will be 50-50. If you are interested,you should send your direct phone number so we could discuss more on phone as regard the transaction.

N:B; Do not contact my office number or email for any reason,mainly for security purposes,all correspondence must be through this private box.




Barrister Paul Lukemond


This ones another three out of five. If people are going to write these things then they ought to give us a good laugh.

What would the Bar Council say about it?

I am Barrister Paul Lukemond Esq. a solicitor at law and also the personal attorney to the deceased . My client , who was a contractor/consultant with one of the Oil Companies here in Ghana. On the 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Accra/Kumassi road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund of (US$9million) left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared Un-serviceable by the Bank, where this fund were deposited. For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over some years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, since you have the same last name with my client, so that the proceeds of this deposit of (US$9million) can be transferred to your account.

The newly appointed director of the bank has ordered that they should compile the list of dormant account to enable the bank confiscated and forwarded to the nation’s treasury account as an unclaimed fund.That is why I am writing you to come forward as the next so that the money will be transferred into your nominated account then you and I will share it instead of loosing the whole money to the bank. I have agreed to share the money 35% for you, 45% for me, 10% for any expenses we might incur during the course of the transaction while the remaining 10% will be for charity organization in your country such as homeless and motherless homes, for children up bringing and some other related organization.

I hope you will welcome this life time opportunity, if so please get back to me in confirmation of your good interest to enable us discuss further. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through this email address for more details.Do send to me the following;

1. Your full name and contact address
2. Your Age,Sex & marital statues
3. Your private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication
4. Occupation.

Finally be informed that the entire transaction is risk-free. Upon the receipt of the above requirements, we hope to be through with the transaction in 14 working days.
Thanks in anticipation of your kind co-operation.

Best Regards,

Barr. Paul Lukemond


Sean Glen of the Bank of Scotland?


I think I'm going to rate some of the ludicrous frauds that I get sent.

But only on the quality of the laugh I get.

This ones a three out of five.


Dear Friend,
Please do not be offended if I have invaded your privacy. I am Mr.Sean Glen, and I am contacting you on business transfer of a large sum of money from a deceased account. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.We came to know of you via the London. Global. Database.Center (L.G.D.C.) Hence i am making this contact.

I was the account officer to Mr Salah Adam (deceased) one of our foreign customers. While he banked with us, we oversaw his accounts and other official obligations as my office demanded being his accounts officer. Unfortunately, he died together with his entire family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on board the Egyptian Airline 990 alongside other passengers. . You can confirm this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS:

Usual garbage....

If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, I await your urgent mail.

Please reply to my private e-mail:

Mr. Sean Glen
Accounts Management Section.

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, constituted under an Act of Parliament dated 1695, Head Office: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ


Friday, August 10, 2007

United Finance GmbH


This is another of the scams that starts with Good day. They've been watching too many Australian soaps.

Good day!

United Finance GmbH, one of the fastest growing financial group in USA, has openings for new vacant places in your
Company was founded in 1999 year, currently is based in Germany. We create new branches in the country and seek for
applicants due to a great increase in deal activity. You can see our vacancies in our website: If
looking to make a permanent job change, our experts will invest the time to find you the right position.

We are seeking individuals who are interested in building a profitable and rewarding business with our help and support,
while achieving a balanced lifestyle that offers both personal and professional growth. This job, if approached correctly is an
opportunity for almost unlimited income potential, and very fast-growing career.
And the Job itself is not that hard one may think, on a contrary it as easy as one-two-three.


-The ideal candidate has prior experience and familiarity with financial services.
-You must have excellent organizational as well as customer service skills.
-Teamwork Skill is a "must".
-Bachelor Degree is an advantage.
1. Be able to check your email several times a day
2. Be able to respond to emails immediately
3. Be able to work overtime if needed
4. Be responsible and hard working
5. Be able to open bank account for company needs (if needed)
6. Should have personal bank account

If you be interested in this business proposal, please, sent your resume
Sincerely yours,
Alex Gutheman
United Finance GmbH.

One point is they say that they want someone with a Bachelor's degree.

Surely if you have the intelligence to get one of those, you're not stupid enough to fall for this scam.


Sabatini or Dalman and Vinge


I thought they were the same, but look at this e-mail.

It says Sabatini in the title and at the bottom it says it Dalman and Vinge.

They are not very sensible are they?


Managing Yahoo Groups


I manage two Yahoo groups.

One of the problems is that people join and then attempt to polute them with large amounts of spam. This has resulted in several worthwhile groups having to be shut down.

So how can this problem be minimised.

1. Tell all new members that they can't post until they've posted one sensible post and set them on moderation until they do so.

2. If that first post is spam, just delete it.

3. If they send another spam message, then remove them from the list.

The two lists that I manage have not had any problems with spammers.


Internet Crime


So the House of Lords think it can stop Internet crime.

Pull the other one.

Who is going to tell, the Russians, the Chinese and the Americans, to leave us alone.

The only people who seem to be doing anything are the Hong Kong Police. At least their response to problems completely shames that of UK Police forces. Try reporting a problem in the UK.


And Then There Were Four


Add Sabatini Business Corporation to Three Names, One Scam.

These people are so stupid, they ruin their own scam.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Three Names, One Scam


I've just received the same e-mail from both Kinsella Management Services, Hoffman and Brothers Business Consulting Group, and Dalman and Vinge Business Consulting, offering me a job in the UK.

They have 15 and 19 positions available and are exactly the same as many I've received in the past.

Incidentally Vinge sounds like some awful sexually transmitted disease.


What Does This Mean?


I get several e-mails a day like this one.

06/03/2007 (13:53 GMT +03:00) 1.0
Content-Type: text/html


Any ideas on what it means?


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Topl Ex Ltd.


This is another fraud aiming to separate the gullible from their money.

Unfortunately, I can't apply as I'm not in the US.

Our company refers to " Topl Ex LTD " and I am the official representative in the United States America. Our company creates and delivers various sets of ancient furniture all over the world.

Inexp reference to a customer base expansion in the USA, we have some vacancies in the American branch. A part time job in position of a SALES MANAGER. And for this position we are searching for 25-60 year old people. The general responsibility is receiving payments from our customers on your mailing address and wiring the money back to our Chief Sales manager in Europe. The wage for such kind of work - 1700 $ in month or 7 % out of each transaction.
The general requirements: good communicative skills and ability to work in a team. Ability to hold interests of the company more than your own.
The US citizenship

We looked through some resumes in the Internet and we can offer you the job in Topl Ex LTD.
If you are interested in getting this position, all you need is to e-mail your resume for reconfirmation and your contact information at: Best regards, Topl Ex LTD Team


Win a BMW?


I had this one today.

This spam e-mail illustrates how easy it is to show they are a complete load of old crap.

Look at the two addresses.

The first, 22 Garden Close, is a real private address in Stamford, Lincolnshire, but the twat has added London to the address.

The second postcode, T40 4RT, is non-existent.

You can check out UK postcodes for free on the Royal Mail website.

22 Garden Close, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2YP, London
United Kingdom
Date of Notification:8/8/2007


This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of £850,000.00 (Eight hundred and fifty thousand Great British Pounds) from the BMW e-LOTTERY BONANZA International programs held on Saturday the 4th of August 2007, in London United Kingdom.The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected. A Bmw Automobile Car is includes along with the winnings, details will be sent on process claims.

e The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promotional lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to claim your prize.
Mr.Desmond Arrington
Tel: +447031905212

Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code X7PYWM2007 and your Reference Number BMW:2551256003/23.You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information's as soon as possible:

1.Name in full.---------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Monthly salary----------------------------------------------------
6.Telephone Number.---------------------------------------------------
7.Present Country.-----------------------------------------------
8.Short comment on our products. [optional]. - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9.Fax [optional].------------------------------------------------
10.Email address. --------------------------------------------
Please you are to provide him with the above listed details as soon as possible so he can begin with the processing of your prize winnings.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

How Scams Work


I have received this detailed account from E about how the scams work. Thanks to him for his concise details.

Read it and if you still want to get involved, read it again and again, until you decide that you have better things to do with your money like getting it out of the bank and setting fire to it.

You may post this to your web site, if you like.
The money transfer scam works like this:

The scammers transfer dirty money to the victim's bank
account (after the victim unwittingly supplies them with
their bank details.) The victim then transfer the funds to
one of the scammer's 'designated accounts' and removes,
as per instructions, a percentage for his 'commission.'
Unbeknownst to the poor souls who fall for this obvious
scam, they become unwittingly entangled in an international
money laundering scheme, the results of which can have
criminal implications.

The scammers also use the bank account details given to
them to cut new plastic using the victim's name. They use
the card and the victim's stolen personal information to buy
products on sites like e-bay and others, and in shopping malls.
They then re-sell the stolen goods, move to new bogus 'delivery'
addresses and keep the cash flowing in their money laundry.
This is done to hundreds of victims every day by criminal gangs
operating worldwide.

You've been robbed, had your identity stolen, and committed
a crime by being an accessory to money laundering criminals.

Its a multi-billion pound business each year operated almost
entirely by organized criminal gangs, especially mafia, operating
from Russia, Asia, Eastern Europe and offshore tax havens. The
authorities can't crack it. It is next to impossible to catch them.

Moral of Story:

A. Buyer Beware
B. Do NOT respond to spam

E is one hundred percent right with the last bit.

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They're Getting Worse


What sort of tosser wrote this? The story's bad, the punctuation's bad, the layout's bad and it's all a load of old crap.

It was even sent to a large number of recipients, which is always a giveaway.

I am Mr.Udom Emmanuel, I work with ZENITH BANK PLC. I am member of the new appointed commitee for the FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE to audit their quaterly financial update, along this process I find a file on your name stated that your fund is due to transfer to you but due to one reason or the other the fund is not yet transfered to you. I feel for you when I saw your file been abandoned. I guess you will compensate me after my job well done.
Meanwhile, I want to inform you that I can help you out regarding this matter as one of the Auditors auditing their financial update.But before I do this for you, you have to get back to me and give me go ahead order and when replying back to me you are advice to reconfirm all these information stated below:


With all these information it will enable me to proceed with all the necessary legal back up documents for your over due payment from the board of directors of the Federal Ministry of Finance, as am looking forward to recieve all these information soonest.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Udom Emmanuel

He can't spell receive either!


It's Not Me!


I've recently had several e-mails accusing me of sending them spam.

It's not me, but someone sending e-mails as if it came from me.

There is absolutely nothing I can do about it, so the best thing you can do is complain to your government and ask why they are not cracking down on spam.

If ninety-nine percent of spam were to be removed, then people like terrorists, paedophiles and crooks would be much more easily traced, prosecuted and sentenced to a long stretch in jail. We all want that don't we?

So why won't that government in the Land of the Free pass a decent and watertight Anti-Spam Act?


Want To Win A Lamborghini


Or something like that. It's all crap.

Lamborghini Promotions
30 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater
London, United Kingdom
Tel:+44 7031891172

Fax1 (UNITED KINGDOM): +44 203 031 1314
FAx2: (UNITED KINGDOM): +44 203 006 8906
FAX: (UNITED STATES): 1-210-579-6881
FAX: (CANADA): 1-905-248-3556
FAX: (NETHERLANDS): 31 167 72 5203
FAX: (SWIZZ): 41-91-260-68-57
FAX: (JAPAN): 81-3-4496-6227

Good day

Re: Award from Lamborghini Promotions

It is our greatest joy to inform you that in the promotional event of the year 2007 in conjuction with the POWERBALL LOTTO-wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate office complex in United Kingdom and as a way of promoting our new lamborghini diablo 2006 model, your name , Coupon No.PBL242-6914-20 and email address came up as a winner in the online draw for the sum of 500,000$(USD).

Your email ID identified with Coupon No.PBL242-6914-20 and was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 1000,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game. Your email ID was included among the 1000,000 different email addresses submitted by our partner international email provider companies.

Lamborghini company has approved a payout of your consult ation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by the official Payment Agency.
Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete
assistance and provide additional information and processes for the claims of your consultation prize.
Please do not reply this email rather fill out the form below and fax to any of the fax numbers above.

FULL NAME...............................................................
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS............................................
DATE OF BIRTH.................................
ANY PHYSICAL DIABILITY........................
TYPE OF BUSINESS..............................
NAME OF YOUR COMPANY..........................
TYPE OF BUSINESS..............................
COUPON NUMBER.................................
YOUR HOME TEL NUMBER..........................
YOUR HOME FAX NUMBER..........................
YOUR OFFICE TEL...............................
YOUR OFFICE FAX...............................
MOBILE TEL NUMBER..............................

Congratulations again on your winning.
Alan Jones
Lamborghini promotions

Anyway who'd want a Lamborghini. It really wouldn't be very practical transport to go to the shops and think all of all those planet-destroying fuel bills.


Monday, August 06, 2007

What to do with Scams and Frauds


I'm getting an increasing number of e-mails telling me of various scams and frauds.

I've put up this topic so that you can post them as comments here.

That way we'll all benefit and the message will be up in double-quick time. After all what happens when I go on holiday. Not that I know I am, but I'm nearly as old as modern India and Pakistan, and my wife may take me away as a celebration.

All I ask is that if the fraud is long and complicated, then simplify it a bit.


Vodafone Spam


Now Vodafone have been hit by a series of fraud e-mails.

Dear Vodafone Customer,
As part of our new promotion, We are encouraging our users to start using our E-Topup service.
Its quick, easy to use and has great benifits.
Sign up for it today and receive £20 calling credit free, No strings attached just click here to sign up.
Thank you.