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Sunday, January 04, 2009

419s - December 28, 2008 to January 3, 2009


These are 419s and other related scams for the week of December 28th, 2008 to January 3rd, 2009.

28th December

Lucas Rabanne - Artist and crook - described separately

29th December

Farida Waziri - Another crook from Nigeria
Ahmed Mamado - Burkina Faso - Raw cotton

30th December

Mandy Liu - Dongguan Yueming Laser - Described separately
Binta Ray - Wanting to be a friend
Don Santos - Better Rentals - Described separately
Elizabeth Duke - Sierra Leone - Usual crap
Engr. Yerima - Short sweet and crooked

31st December

Lukas Ajadi - Usual Western Union fraud
Dan Walter - Usual FedEx fraud
Barbra Kofi - A friend you don't want

1st January

Freedom Finance - A loan spam using the details of a UK
  company - Described separately

2nd January

Kyle Yvonne - Rubbish from South Africa - Sent as an

3rd January

Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen - ATM Fraud
Benson G. Friedman - Backed by the UN, EU, USA and World
  Bank - So it must be fraud
Charles Hunt - Institute of Food Research - Described separately
Briggs Benson - Standard Chartered - Usual crap
Harold Brown - Fake job - Described separately

Important Notes :-

1. Whatever you do, do not respond to any e-mail like this. If you have given bank details to any fraudster like this, then inform your bank immediately and also make sure that you close the account.

2. If the e-mail mentions a well known e-mail address such as from,, etc., then why not forward the offending e-mail to, etc. Hopefully, they'll remove the e-mail address, which will stop people being sucked in.



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