Here is a scam I received today:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. The Fund works in partnership with governments, other United Nations agencies, communities, NGOs, foundations and the private sector to raise awareness and mobilize the support and resources needed to achieve this mission. – UNFPA.org
Re:Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (USD $10,500,000.00).
This letter will definitely be amazing to you because of its realistic value.
Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in line with your Payment transaction with some corrupts Banks Officials some while ago.
I know that this letter will hit you by surprise, my name is Dr. Benoit Kalasa ,the West and Central Africa Regional Director of UNFPA. We are obliged to inform you that we had succeeded in resolving all related problems that have been hindering your unpaid fund of US$ 10.5Million payments With the help of the International Monetary Fund in conjunction with World Bank Auditors who have rendered a tremendous help to this exercise, Over the weeks ,we have paid the likes of (Mrs.Barbara Duong, Mr.Andrew Dwyer, Mr. George Ewing, Jillian Loux, Mr and Mrs Graeme & Helen Baker etc).
Your Funds were returned to the Government Treasury some while ago because you did not finalize your claim for it, through the right procedure. A week ago,the Presidency and The Federal Executive Council collectively agreed to release the sum of US$10,500,000 to you but to our surprise you sent down your representatives Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf to collect this Funds on your behalf, this morning.
Since you sent your representatives to us, kindly give us the authority to enable Guaranty Trust Bank Ghana to transfer your Funds,US$10,500,000 into their secret Account in the middle East.
In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to respond immediately to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Benoit Kalasa
The West and Central Africa Regional Director of UNFPA.
DISPATCHED ON THIS DAY Date: 22nd/May/2014.
A variation of the Chris Weir Lottery Scam
This is a life time opportunity and 100% legitimate. My Wife and I have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members and friends, we decided to donate £800.000.00 pounds sterling each to other unknown 5 individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the Red Cross, and some other organizations in Asia, Europe and Africa.because we are on vacation in India, I am happy to inform you that we have forwarded your details over to the management of the City Link Express Courier India.
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I am also pleased to inform you that we have issued out a cheque in your name through our attorney, has now been deposited with City Link Express Courier India the Accredited courier company to deliver your bank draft to you in your country. Please remember that the objective of this donation to you is to make a notable change in the standard of living of the less privileged people all around your region before the end of the year 2014.
Recently,i discovered a huge number of double claims due to beneficiary’s informing close friends relatives, attorneys and third parties about their donations. As a result, these close friends, relatives, attorneys and third parties tried to claim the donation sum on behalf of the real recipients thereby causing problems for the courier to deliver the draft. Please be informed that any double claim discovered in the disbursement process, will certainly result to the cancellation of that particular donation, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real beneficiary, as it is taken that the real recipient was the informer to the double claimer about the donation. So you are hereby advised to keep your information’s strictly confidential until your claim has been fully recovered. You are required to make contact with the delivery company as soon as possible, and discuss with them how your cheque would be delivered to your home address in your country and you will be informed about the cost of delivery by the courier company in charge of your certified cheque.
You will need to contact City Link Express Courier India Ltd which is our accredited delivery company.You are to reach them with the information below.
NOTE: You do not have much time to get this done. I advise you act fast and get in touch with Mr Jacob Kr. Sharma of City Link Express Courier India with His contact information stated below:
CITY LINK EXPRESS COURIER INDIA
No 40, Malya Apartment, Plot No 110, Jawahar Nagar,
Maharashtra, Mumbai-400062, India.
Mr. Jacob Kr. Sharma (Dispatch Officer)
Phone Number: 0091-964-293-3371
CONTACT COURIER E-MAIL: serviceinfo@
You are to contact them with the following information within the next 24hours;
Note This Form Must be filled
1. Full name:
2. Address where you would want the parcel delivered to.
3. Telephone Number/Fax Number.
Please note that upon your contact with Mr Jacob Kr. Sharma you are to provide him with your Donation Code Number [Chris/148/2014/BTB] so that he can verify your identity with the details we sent over to their office earlier on today. Please endeavour to keep us fully informed on all developments with the courier company so that i can also monitor the delivery process through a feedback from you. We look forward to your prompt response, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me as soon as you possibly can.
Your follow up and full cooperation is highly anticipated.
We Wish you Good-luck as you receive your benefit
Chris and Colin Weir.
With Great Honor, the family of Chris and Colin Weir announces
their donation of 800,000.00 Great British Currency to you. Send
Congratulation to you.
The real story of of Chris and Colin Weir:
But the First Minister did suggest the Prime Minister would be in a “difficult position” if it was judged he did not “try his hardest” in the campaign.
The comments came after it emerged the pro-independence side had received £2.5 million in the past year from EuroMillions lottery winners Chris and Colin Weir.
Both campaigns also claimed a new poll showed the momentum was with them.
In a radio interview, Mr Salmond refused to say that Mr Cameron would have to resign if he became the prime minister who presided over the breakup of the Union.
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Subject: United Nations Fund Verification Department
You have been approved to receive a Grant/Donation of 800,000.00 GBP from the UN Development Programme 2014.
TO FILE FOR YOUR CLAIMS
(United Nations Fund Verification Department)
These UN Fund Scams usually try to gather more and more information from you and attempt to earn your trust until they get bold enough to ask for money.
1.FULL NAMES OF DONATION BENEFICIARY:……………
3.DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:………………………..
6.NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN:…………………
scam paypal – customerfeedback.com
If you received on email with a paypal-customerfeedback.com link, its a scam. Do not follow the link, do not respond:
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Customer Service and Operations
Someone is sending an email to people on your contacts list claiming to be you. They are trying to get your contacts to click a link or send personal information. You are sure that you did not send the message. This is called e-mail spoofing.
What attackers do is to use some email spam software to anonymously send out emails to all the contacts on exploited email accounts. This is sometimes done with an “anonymous remailer” reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Why e-mail Spoof?
The motivation behind it is to conceal the emails original point of creation while at the same time using a list of your contacts (some of whom trust you) to get them to go to a site. That site can have a variety of intentions. Its not always about malware, the site can also be used as an aggressive blackhat marketing campaign to get people to go to a site or sell products and/or service.
But its also used for phishing attacks, network infiltrations, gathering insider information, and getting malware on systems. Whether its advertising or malicious, e-mail spoofing is counting on the user to be unaware of the true nature of the email.
See if you account is just spoofed or hacked AND spoofed. There is a difference. If they are spoofing and somehow got all your contacts.. Honestly, SMTP (email) is not very secure by itself. So there is not much you can do if your email gets spoofed except notify your contacts. Imagine trying to stop someone from sending snail mail to your contacts with a return address that says its from you.. how do you stop that? How would you even find out where they sent it from?
If you account is being actively infiltrated and THEN spoofed there is something you can do.
The first thing you should do is change your password.
A spammer may have altered your account information, allowing them to access your account again even after you change your password.Visit your Account Information page. — yahoo
Click Choose how Yahoo contacts you under “Contact Information.”Change the email address on file if you don’t recognize it.– For help, see adding an alternate email address to your account.Ref: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/
There is a fraudulent document / phishing attack using UNFCC as a way to get people’s personal information.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) is a treaty that is developed at United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (aka Earth Summit). There goal is to reduce the potential adverse affects that humans have on the Earth’s climate.
Here is the fake form:
UNFCCC Scam pdf
To Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the UNFCCC, the UN is giving out a yearly award of $900,000 to 18 lucky recipients.
Below is your award information
Email Code number: UNFCCC/18/NMF/12
BATCH NO: (N-222-6747,E-900-56)
Amount WON: US$900,000.00
PRIZE CLAIMING INSTRUCTIONS:
As you can see the form as asking for personal information.
Consultant contact details:
Name: Prof. Michael Clarke
Tel: +44 703 593 7829
*This is a scam targeting citizens in the UK*
*DO NOT OPEN the attatched document “SHELL OIL_UK COMPANY_60YEARS ANNIVERSARY.doc”*
*Attack Vector: email, 419 scam*
London,SE1 7NA -United Kingdom
Incorporation Barley House, Hare Road
Sutton, Great Britain SM1 4te United Kingdom.
We are happy to inform you of the Shell Oil Company United Kingdom (UK) 60years Anniversary Promotion,held on the (10TH MAY 2013) for Email Address Users Worldwide Promo,
Your Email was luckily drawn by a computer balloting system as one of our winners in our online promo bonanza from the prestigious UK SHELL OIL COMPANY ONLINE E-MAIL PROMOTION. Thus, making you the winner of the sum of £500,000.00GBP(Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling’s)
PLEASE KINDLE CHECK THE ATTACHMENT
–> based on its neutral standing, this source has had other threats.
My name is MAJOR KELLY COLLINS,
serving the World and my country in the
most honorable way I know I can, in AFGHANISTAN right now, in a nutshell With a very desperate need for assistance, I found your contact
particulars during my email search and picked up courage to contact you for your assistance.
Some money in various currencies were discovered in a room at a farm
house near one of Osama Bin Laden’s old house in Kabul-Afghanistan during
a rescue operation, I happened to be one of the soldiers that lead that
operation that day, so it was agreed by Col. William E. Cole the head of
our battalion that some part of this money will be shared among both of
us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money
first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No
compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in
this hell hole, my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb just few
Now i found a very reliable way of sending a trunk metallic box
containing the amount of United States Dollars worth ($20,000,000) as
you must agree with me it has been hell on earth trying to keep this
money safe from people’s eyes for all these while and with this
opportunity all I need is just someone capable I can trust 100% I can
send the box to. So if you can assure me of your honesty I will go ahead
and send the box to you for safe keeping till I am back home and I will
gladly give you 30% of the money. If this okay with you please get back
to me with the following so i can get the box across to you.
1. Your full name: …………………………. 2. Contact
3. Telephone number: ……………………… 4. Occupation: ………………………….
Contact me on my private email address:(collinskelly307@
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