Fraudulent Email Messages May 13, 2013
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May 13, 2013
The email messages below are all fraudulent and you should not respond to them with your personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.
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Once again, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.
The Fraudulent Email Messages
Subject: catherinewilsonabumaiga @yahoo.com has shared a Mail & Guardian article
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 12:30:15 +0200
My name is Catherine Wilson. I am writing this mail to call for your collaboration in a partnership business in your country, I have some money which i will like to invest in your country in profitable business under your control as my business manager.I am sorry for contacting you through this medium without a previous notice, I had to use email to communicate with you because it is an official and more confidential way of making contact with people around the world.Note if I receive a positive response and proper reply showing your interest in this business relation, I will furnish you all relevant information that will facilitate this business investment.I will advise you to reply me through this my private email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details about me and this business.
Subject: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:30:41 -0700
MY CLIENT MRS. ELIZABETH CADOGAN DID INFORM ME TO CONTACT YOU IN RESPECT TO THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS 4,800,000.00 GBP (FOUR MILLION, EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUND STERLINGS ONLY) DEPOSITED WITH A BANK HERE IN UK 2 YEARS AGO, WHICH SHE SAID SHE HAD DISCUSSED WITH YOU.
I MUST THANK YOU AND WANT YOU TO HAVE IT IN MIND THAT I WILL DO ALL IN MY POWERS AS YOUR ATTORNEY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FUNDS ARE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS WHICH YOU WILL NEED TO ENABLE YOU LAY CLAIM TO THE FUNDS WOULD BE PREPARED BY ME AND I WANT YOU TO SUPPLY ME WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1. FULL NAMES:_______
2. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:______
3. POSTAL ADDRESS:______
4. EMAIL ADDRESS:________
5. ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESS:______
6. CELL PHONE/FAX NUMBERS;_______
8. PLACE OF BIRTH:______
IN SUBMISSION OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION I WILL BE ABLE TO PREPARE THE LEGAL DOCUMENTATIONS. AS SOON AS I AM DONE I WOULD SEND THE DOCUMENTS TO THE BANK AT ONCE SO THAT YOU CAN CONTACT THEM AND GET THE FUNDS WHICH MRS. ELIZABETH CADOGAN INTEND TO TRANSFER AND DEPOSIT IN YOUR ACCOUNT.
HOWEVER YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER YOURSELF A LUCKY INDIVIDUAL TO HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THE CADOGAN‘S FAMILY. YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO GET THIS FUNDS AS A RESULT OF THE FACT THAT SHE IS VERY SICK AND WISH TO FULFILL THE WILL AND WISHES OF HER LATE HUSBAND THE HONOURABLE SIR CADOGAN AND YOU COULD EFFECTIVELY GET THIS FUNDS THROUGH THE BANK WHERE THE FUNDS IS CURRENTLY DEPOSITED WITHOUT MUCH DIFFICULTIES DUE TO TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT WITH THE HELP OF ONLINE BANK TRANSFER.
GOOD DAY, AS I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOONEST.
DAVID FISHER LAW FIRM.
Barrister David Fisher esq.
(Barrister & Solicitor)
53 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR England
Office Open From: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm UK TIME
From: Sgt.John Hilger
Subject: Private Mail
From Sgt.John Hilger
Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sgt.John Hilger presently in Afghanistan, I was formerly in the Anbar province, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal.
I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $25 million (Twenty five Million U.S Dollars) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.
This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us.
This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what?No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole. The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity)
I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, who before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Afghanistan for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention.
This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship.PLS get back to me on my email.(email@example.com )
I am sending you this mail in good faith. I'm Greg Berman, a British citizen currently undergoing medical treatment for cancer. I am a dying man who have decided to donate the sum of 8 Million Pounds to you for the good work of god to promote humanitarian works. I.e. assisting the less privileged, i have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due tocancer illness and i am about to end the race like this without a child and I lose my wife 2001. Having known my condition I have decided to nominate you as my beneficiary. Please contact me for more details on this noble project of mine via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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