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Saturday, January 31, 2009

419s - January 25-31 2009


These are 419s and other related scams for the week of January 25th to January 31st, 2009.

26th January

Jun Huan - HSH Nordbank AG - Usual lost money scam - U/R
Bernard Fridman - Dodgy multi-level scam - U/R

27th January

28th January

29th January

30th January

31st January

I've started to add U/R, where the scame is to undisclosed recipients. This always means it's a scam. What if everybody got the millions?

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Received unsolicited marketing call from a polite lady with a sub-continent accent.
Apparently I had been "selected to receive, free of charge, a BT credit card which would cost me nothing at all and save me £75 off my BT phone bill"
After the free kitchen script, all I had to do was give her some application details, which I declined by putting the phone down.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:50:00 am  

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