Internet Fraud Has Risen 33%
nternet is an excellent invention by the modern science. It is not necessary to explain newly the contribution of Internet. But devil is always behind of all good thins. Internet is not free from that. So it is important to all Internet users that they should be alert against this fraud dealings in Internet.
Recently the IC3 has disclosed the record of 2008 about Internet Fraud. This rate is 33% higher than previous year. According their report Columbia is in top position about fraud dealings then Nevada and Washington.
FBI got different type of complaints. Non-delivery complaint 32.9%, auction fraud 25.5%, Credit card fraud 9%, Confidence fraud 6.2%, Nigerian lottery fraud 2.8%.
The total dollar loss from all 72,940 cases of fraud referred to federal, state and local law enforcement was 6.6 million, with a median dollar loss of 1 per complaint — up from 9.1 million in total reported losses in 2007.
Most of the fraud has occurred by email scam. The scammer send email to the client to send detail information including Full name, address, credit card number etc.
Nigerian lottery scam send that you have won a big amount of money from UK lottery. To get your money you they will ask you to send some processing fee to transfer your money to your account.
“Recipients are told that if they do not comply with the FBI’s request for information, they will be prosecuted or suffer some other financial penalty,” the IC3 report concludes. “In some cases, recipients are led to believe that they will become the subject of a terrorist investigation if they fail to cooperate.”
How to protect yourself from lottery or any other greedy offers? If any email comes about your lottery winning news simply avoid it and send a complain to IC3 office. Mark the email number as a spam message and filter it with auto deletion option.
Internet Fraud is a growing concern among the Internet users. The best way to protect it do not believe anything easily and do not be too greedy. Try to read IC3 report sometimes and latest news about Internet fraud.
How FBI can help? FBI should publish this kind of Internet fraud news to the daily newspaper, they can declare it through TV and Radio channel. They can request all countries Government to follow the same method to protect Internet fraud in their respective countries.
Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL can also help the Internet users from Internet fraud. They can send email alert about Internet fraud to all of its free email clients and warn those private server owners where from these fraudulence message come.
Finally Internet users should make transaction only with trusted, big size and old online shop such as amazon, buy.com etc. You can buy many products from those shop including computer, notebook, laptop, phone, mobile games etc. Another think you should remember that do not follow the cheap price only. Before purchasing you should check the company’s age, record, faithfulness etc. Read more
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OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISE
TO THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
GET BACK TO ME AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVINIENCE
I am Lt. Gen. Peter Olu, National Security Adviser to the President Umar Musa Yar’ Adua Federal Republic of Nigeria. I decided to contact you because of the prevailing security report reaching my office and the intense nature of policy in Nigeria. This is to inform you about our plan to send your fund to you via cash delivery. This system will be easier for you and for us. We are going to send your contract part payment of US$4.1 Million to you via diplomatic courier service.
Note: The money is coming on two security proof boxes. The boxes are sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine. This fund was brought to us from America; it was meant for our Local AFEM market. But since the money was not used, I will use my position as the National Security Adviser to the President to send this fund to you.
The boxes are coming with a Diplomatic agent who will accompany the boxes to your house address in your country. All you need to do now is to send to me
Your full name
Your house address
Your marital statue
Your identity such as, international passport or driver license
Your contact phone and fax numbers,
The Diplomatic attached will travel with it. He will call you immediately he arrives your country’s airport. I hope you understand me.
I will let you know by the special grace of God when the boxes are airlifted.
Note: The diplomatic does not know the original contents of the boxes. What l declared to them as the contents is Sensitive Photographic Film Material. I did not declare money to them please. If they call you and ask you the contents please tell them the same thing Ok, i will let you know how far I have gone with the arrangement. I will secure the Diplomatic immunity clearance certificate that will be tagged on the boxes to make it stand as a diplomatic consignment.
This clearance will make it pass every custom checkpoint all over the world without hitch. Confirm the receipt of this message and send the requirements to me immediately you receive this message. If you need more information about this, I will give you the contact of the diplomatic agents for more information on how to carry out the plan.
Please I need urgent reply because the boxes are schedule to leave as soon as we hear from you. Reply me immediately you receive this message via my private E-mail :(firstname.lastname@example.org) Call me on my direct phone : (234-7026905160) or Fax: (234-8029402741)
Lt. Gen. Peter Olu,
National Security Adviser to the President
Federal Republic of Nigeria
*We’ve seen the Australian lotto, the UK lotto and the international internet lotto. Here is the China Lotto.**
** How do we know this is a scam?
1) It comes from a free email account. Legitimate organization usually have their own email account on their own domains.
2) They want too much personal information.
3) Common.. CHINA opening up a national lotto?!
No.189 Tianhe Bei Road,
Post Code: 510075.
OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw (#1277) of the CHINA NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on Wednesday 14th of April, 2009 in GUANGZHOU, CHINA.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 – 75600545 – 188 with Serial number 5368 – 02 drew the winning numbers:16 – 29 – 30 – 32 – 38 – 45 – [ 40 ] Bonus Ball, which subsequently won you the lottery in the Match 6 category (JACKPOT PRIZE). You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $4,500,000.00 (Four Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash, credited to file CHNL/12662203/08.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. The CHINA National Lottery is approved by the ASIA Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).
Our funds release authorising officer will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to receive your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned!!!
To file for your claim, contact the funds release authorising officer by quoting your reference and batch numbers in your claims.
THE CHNL PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
Mr. Edward G Williams.
Funds Release Authorising Officer.
Fill in with your winning information below:
REFERENCE NO:…………… BATCH NO:……………….
WINNING NO:…………….. TICKET NO:………………
SERIAL NO:……………… LOTTERY DATE:……………
Congratulations once again from all members and staff of this program.
Mrs. Cynthia Culo.
Online Catergory Coordinator,
China National Lottery.
Copyright ? 1994-2012 The CHINA National Lottery Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service – Guidelines. – Guidelines.
Bank of Lebanon
A/c no: 890458984589
Routing No: bl 275-79665
Aba no: BL-ANAJFG-FL
Beneficiary: Dr Robert Walter
He has also submitted his account for us to transfer the fund to him.We write to confirm the genuinety of his information before the transfer could be made to him accordingly, I apologize to you on behalf Of International Monetary Fund (IMF) if we have received a false nformation http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/memdir/officers.htm failure to receive your funds earlier before now, which according to records in the system has
been long overdue.
RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION BELOW IF YOU DID NOT INSTRUCT HIM
Your Full Name:
Monetary and Capital Markets
Department Acting Director
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: Outstanding Payment
> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:08:45 +0100
> Christopher Towe
> Monetary and Capital Markets
> Department Acting Director
> Good day,
> I found your name in the Central Computer among the list of unpaid (Contractors, Inheritance next of kin and lotto beneficiaries that was originated from American, Europe, Asia plus Middle east and Africans, among the list of individuals and companies that your unpaid fund has been located to the Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Barclays Bank, Natwest Bank, Bank of America, Eco Bank Nigeria plc and CBN Plus ATM payment to mention only but few. Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part- payment of US$5.5 million and has been approved already for months. You are requested to get back to me for more direction and instruction on how to receive your fund.
> However, we received an email from one Dr. Robert Walter who told us that he is your next of kin and that you died in an auto crash some weeks. DrRobert Walter submitted account co-ordinates are as follows:
> Bank of Lebanon
> A/c no: 890458984589
> Routing No: bl 275-79665
> Aba no: BL-ANAJFG-FL
> Beneficiary: Dr Robert Walter
> He has also submitted his account for us to transfer the fund to him.We write to confirm the genuinety of his information before the transfer could be made to him accordingly, I apologize to you on behalf Of International Monetary Fund (IMF) if we have received a false nformation http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/memdir/officers.htm failure to receive your funds earlier before now, which according to records in the system has
> been long overdue.
> RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION BELOW IF YOU DID NOT INSTRUCT HIM
> Your Full Name:
> Telephone number:
> Yours sincerely,
> Christopher Towe
> Monetary and Capital Markets
> Department Acting Director
My Dear Friend
I am happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Peru Presently I am in Dublin, Republic of Ireland for investment projects with my own share of the total contract sum. Mean while, I did not forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how. No=
w contact my secretary Mr. Owolabi Thomas Holebar in Abuja-Nigeria Africa with this information stated bellow:
Name: Mr. Owolabi Thomas Holebar
Please Send Mr. Owolabi Thomas this information’s now and Call him at your own convinient time or send him an email with the below information:
Your Full Name:__________________________________________
Full Address: __________________________________________
Company Name: __________________________________________
Form of ID: __________________________________________
Remember that you have to send him this information correct in other to get =
the bank manager to issue the Bank Draft in your full name because I do not
want him to make any mistake on this.
Ask Him to send you the Draft with a total face value of USD$1,250,000.00 (O=
Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollar Only) which I ke=
for your compensation for all your past efforts and attempt to assist me in
this matter. I appreciate your efforts at that time very much. So feel =20
get in touched with my secretary Mr. Owolabi Thomas and tell him when to sen=
the Draft to you such as your name and address where you want the money to b=
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the jo=
together after all our sufferings at that time you are trying to help me to
move the funds out of my country. At this moment I’m very busy here because =
the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand I ju=
use this little time I have to send you this email so if I did not get back =
your email after this email please pardon me, finally, remember that I have
instruct my secretary on your behalf to receive the Check, so feel free to g=
in-touch with my secretary (Mr. Owolabi Thomas) who is in position to send t=
Check to you after due process with the bank and try to be honest with him
because he is a very good and trusted man.
You should notify me on receiving the compensation money from him.
Mr. Kenneth O. Quidel.
We are direct providers of Fresh Cut BG, SBLC and MTN which are specifically for lease, our bank instrument can be engage in PPP Trading, Discounting, signature project(s) such as Aviation, Agriculture, Petroleum, Telecommunication, construction of Dams, Bridges, Real Estate and all kind of projects. We do not have any broker chain in our offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers. We deliver with time and precision as sethforth in the agreement. Our terms and Conditions are reasonable, below is our instrument description.
DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUMENTS:
1. Instrument: Bank Guarantee (BG/SBLC) (Appendix A)
2. Total Face Value: Eur 10M MIN and Eur 20B MAX (20Billion).
3. Issuing Bank: HSBC, London or Deutsche Bank Frankfurt or any Top 25 WEB
4. Age: One Year, One Day
5. Leasing Price: 6% of Face Value plus 2% commission fees to brokers.
6. Delivery: SWIFT TO SWIFT.
7. Payment: MT-103.
8. Hard Copy: Bonded Courier within 7 banking days.
All relevant business information will be provided upon request. If Interested kindly contact me immediately.
** They lure people with lies to gain sympathy **
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 25 Mar 2009 04:12:42.0608 (UTC) FILETIME=[F18EDF00:01C9ACFF]
I am manager of one of the leading bank in South Africa in my bank We discovered an abandoned large sum of money (US$14.7M) belonging to one of our Foreign Customer Dr. George Brumley, an American Nationality, a businessman, who involved in air crash along with his family. You can confirm from the website below:
I am seeking for your Co-operation to front you as the beneficiary of the funds. No beneficiary, No other person knows about these funds neither operate this account since his death. The Strategy is to use our influence as managers of the bank to approve you as the beneficiary and release the funds over to you. So if you are interested please reply with Telephone, fax, address and occupation for further clarification.
Mr. Gary Mabuza.
**This is a scam**
If you have recieved the “Walmart Survey Worth $150” with the subject “You Have Been Selected!” then you’ve
gotten a phishing scam that is aimed at getting you account information.
Subject: You Have Been Selected !
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:59:30 -0500
Customer Satisfaction Survey
You have been chosen by Walmart to take part in our Customer Satisfaction Survey.
If you decide complete this survey, Walmart will send $150 to your confirmed Credit or Debit Card Account – Just for your time.
Helping us better understand how our customers feel, benefits everyone. With the information collected we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand our services.
The Survey form is attached to this email. Please download the attachment, open it, and follow the instructions on your screen.
–Forwarded Message Attachment–
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will add $150 credit to your account just for taking part in our quick survey. With the information collected, we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand our services.
Just adding a ne name to this scam watch for firstname.lastname@example.org.
I see they come at you with all different names got cought in one of these 3 years agao. Here is what they sent me
RLS-Logistics company is looking for new candidates for the Money Manager position.
REASON: Most customers prefer to pay within their own country and it’s much faster than sending an international Money Order. Small companies can’t transfer international transactions and are restricted to make international transfers. But our personal clients have business in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries, and they can’t receive international payments. Your task is receiving and transferring payments to our clients.
You will receive and cash out several types of payments: Direct Bank Deposits, sometimes PayPal payments and Money Orders.
This position has the following benefits:
1) Your salary is 15% from each payment.
2) You don’t have to wait end of month to get paid. You salary is included into each payment to your account.
3) You do not spend your own money and there are no startup fees. All charges for withdrawal or transferring the money will be deducted from the payment.
4) Your financial information will never be disclosed to third parties.
5) You can work 1-3 hours per day or fulltime.
6) Your education and status don’t matter.
You can find more information about this position and our company at our web site:
Project Manager, RLS-Logistics
OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
Congratulations as we bring to your notice, The Office of the senate house of
Assembly has chosen you by the board of trustees as one of the final
recipients of this fiscal New Year 2008 promotion cash grant/Donation. To
celebrate the 9th anniversary celebration, We are giving out a yearly
donation of The ATM Card Value is $US750,000.00 (Seven Hundred And Fifty
Thousand United States Dollars) to 5 lucky recipients, as New Year 2008
promotion from the W.H.O,UN, and the EU in accordance with the enabling act
of Parliament. To file for your claim you are to fill out below information
and send it to the Payment Remittance Office Via their email contact address:
Full Name……Residential Address.
Occupation…… Country….Telephone: Fax Number:
IDENTITY CARD IF ANY.
Payment Remittance Contact
Winning Batch No: W-342-8876, U-500-32)
Mr. Peter Luis.
From: “BARRISTER GREG WILLIAM” Add sender to Contacts To: undisclosed-recipients Good day, I have been trying to reach you for sometime now, so i just want to inform you that I have deposited your ATM MASTER CARD of $800,000,00 USD United state dollars to the Fedex Delivery services here in West Africa, and i packaged the ATM MASTER CARD inside a magazine where nobody will notice the content. Insurance and delivery charges have been paid for, but the only fee remaining is the security safe keeping fee of $198,00 USD which you will be required to pay before delivery. However, this was not paid for because of demurrage. Well, I did forward them your delivery address, but a re-confirmation is important when contacting them if you want to change your address. I advice you quote the parcel and shipment code to them for onward delivery to your re-confirmed address.The ATM MASTERCARD has pin number 8876. Take note, Contact the shipment office with the below informations and reconfirm your correct address details:
Telephone…………… Attention: Mr. Collins Oliver Shipment Officer Of Fedex delivery services Nigeria.
Tel: +234 808 029 8440
Shipment Code: CPEL/OWN/9856
Parcel Number: EG2272-NG I am travelling out of town and will be back in three months time. Once again, the Fedex delivery services do not know the content of the parcel, I registered it as an African magazine they don’t know it contains ATM MASTERCARD inside, this is to avoid them delaying the delivery and besides I don’t want you to lose your inherittance funds. Remain blessed and enjoy your funds.
Barrister Greg Williams.
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Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10,United Kingdom.
Batch number: 12/25/0340
Reff number: MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number: YM09788
Microsoft Award Notification
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
POUND(£500,000.00) for the New Edition 2008 Lottery promotion which is
organized by YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that
are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we
only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting
System without the winner applying, we congratulate you for being one of the
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate the
protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim, Winners Shall be
paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre Prize must be claimed not
later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which
Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
These are your identification numbers:
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned
Mr. Terry Martins
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
Fax: +44 870 471 6651
You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims agent
to facilitate them and in order for them to have access in proceeding with the
tranaferred of your funds to your nominated bank account.
1. Full name…………
3. Contact Address……..
4. Telephone Number…….
5. Marital Status………
Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw
Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed
within this period will be forfeited.
Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs. Tracy Kelly.
Thanks for your mail, and the content was noted, regarding the question you raised? Please be informing that, I am not organising a charity home hence I will not be in the position to send you any funds or ask you to send me money to finalize this project over here. What I expect from you is trust and commitment so that we both can make this project a success. As you and I know opportunities as sure are rear, it is your free will to accept or refuse; I am not imposing this transaction on you and your only financial obligation is to set up an account in your name for this project, to take care of your side, I shall take care of my side.
Considering the money involved, and due to the nature of this transaction, it is necessary for you to be sure of whom you are transacting with, you can visit our webpage here: (http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/about-hsbc/board-of-directors) in order for you to know more about me , I want to be sure that you are ready, to execute this transaction with me, What I expect from you is trust and commitment, I want this large sum of money transferred with your assistance and you should have nothing to worry about regarding legality AT ALL, because what affects you? Shall also affects me too, considering the paper work we are about to sign together but, I will appreciate you to follow my directives amicably as everything shall be done in accordance passing through all international banking laws, and as a banker I know that if we follow up this transaction diligently it would be completed within 9 working days.
I have attached to this mail, an agreement letter which you are to fill and sign, then scan and send it as an attachment via E-mail to me, or via my private fax number +852-301-65323, before the Attorney can go ahead with the preparation of the required documents that shall place you as the sole beneficiary to the funds.
I await your prompt reply on this.
Mr. Vincent Cheng.
i have more if you want i get about 4 or five a week some from the heading of the uk and africa.we know about the asking for money as a delievery price.i tell them to put up the money and when i get the lump sum i will pay them ten thousand so far no bites. mail sorcees ups fedex uk goverment