Fraudulent Email Messages June 7, 2013

We have compiled a list of fraudulent emails as of June 7,2013. The email messages below are all fraudulent and you should not respond to them with your personal information. Every day, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money. Once again, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

Fraudulent Email Messages June 7, 2013

Fraudulent email messages:

Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 02:24:35 +0300
Subject: Attention


This proposal is addressed directly to you as a private obligation required of you and should be treated as utmost secrete.


Mr.Lucky Igbinedion.


From: Julia Matlock (

Sent: Thu 5/30/13 10:16 AM

2 attachments | Download all as zip (133.6 KB)

Employment Application.doc (69.4 KB) View online , Job Description.doc (64.2 KB) View online


I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of your email request to get more about company’s vacancy. We are growing and dynamic customer service sector company with a very commercial view and are now looking to recruit Purchasing Manager specialists.

Position is 100% base salary plus your performance/commission

Position requires only local travel

Pay will be contingent upon the skill and experience level of the candidate. We offer competitive wages, paid training, and excellent advancement opportunities.

Employee Benefits: Complete insurance coverage – medical, dental, vision, life.

- Medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability benefits when qualified

- 401(k) retirement savings plan with company matching and stock purchase plan

- Some prospective customer leads provided at no cost

We offer a work environment with regular business hours Monday-Friday. This is a full time position (part time could be also applied).

To read more, please review a full job description attached to this email.

To apply please send a detailed Resume OR filled Application form. Applications should be posted by E-mail.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

If you have any questions call (contact details are in Job Description file) or email us.

Julia Matlock, CEET

Robert Dong (

From: Robert Dong (

Sent: Sat 6/01/13 5:29 PM


This is to officially inform you that an Inter-Switch ATM-Card

Valued at $2,500 000.00 USD has been accredited in your favor

by the NG Inter Switch ATM Organization.Your Personal

Identification Number is Mrs. Susan Turner


This is to ensure that you receive your ATM-CARD grant Award

on time to



* Full Name:

* Delivery Address:

* Sex:

* Age:

* Occupation:

* Phone Number:

* Country of Residence:

* Means Of Identification:


Ms Susan Turner


Senator Miller Berebuam;


Hello.Peace be unto you

Greetings how are you? I am Mrs. Sofiya Abu. An aging widow suffering from cancer leukemia, am confined in a nursing home. I inherited fund from my late loving husband Mr.Michael. Abu, The sum of [USD$5.2 Millions] which he deposited in Bank, I need a good honest person who will use these funds for charity works. I want this fund to be used for charity work because I have no child to inherit it, 15% will be for your compensation for doing this work. Please if you would be willing to carry out the project kindly reply for more information thanks and God bless you.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Sofiya Abu

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June 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM by
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bgu123 from: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

To the person that answer my question about Julia Matlock, The only information they have is my name and address and they did payoff my credit card balance with their banking info that they email to me. The good thing I never gave them my account numbers. Maybe it's time to scam the scammers. Does anyone have more information on theses people..?


June 16, 2013 at 3:50 AM by
Fraudulent Email Messages June 7, 2013

This is a scam. You may want to contact your bank, since you have used your credit card. I got the same email message, although I did not send any information to this person. But, in the email message, the person says: "I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of your email request to get more about company’s vacancy."


June 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM by
Fraudulent Email Messages June 7, 2013
an anonymous user from: West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Hi I have some question about one of the possible scam you have listed, I was ask via email to complete a application for employment and fax it with my resume to a New Your number within a few day I received a attachment with a job offer. The contact person was a woman named Julia Matlock from CEET. The job was for a purchase agent and she explain to me how the job work by purchasing item with my own credit cards for the first two week to see if I was a good fit for the company. And the company would reimburse me for the purchase. She need to know my credit limits and if I had any balances they would pay them off so I could use my full credit line.Now it all seems legit...! But I'm wondering if I have made a big mistake here and they did pay my balance's off with a wire transfer. Has anyone else have any contact with this company.


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Fraudulent Email Messages June 7, 2013