Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

We have been receiving thousands of email scams from "" email addresses. Scammers are abusing the "" domain name or email services, by creating fake emails accounts and using them to send thousands or millions of spam or scam emails to their potential victims.

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An Email Scam Sent From a "" Email Account

From: Mrs. Mary Danford <>

Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:32 AM

Subject: HERE IS YOUR MTCN: 648-623-2830

Attention: E-mail Address Owner,

Sequel to the meeting held with Federal Bureau of Investigation, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the scam victims and some email users which your name and email address was found on the list.

However, we have concluded to effect your own payment through Western Union® Money Transfer, $3,000 daily until the total sum of your compensation fund is transferred to you.

And it was agreed that you are to pay the clearance certificate charges a total sum of $180 before you are enabled to pick up your first payment, do take note of this, that you are to pay the $180 before picking up your first payment.

This is your first payment information:



MTCN::::::::::::::: 648-623-2830



AMOUNT: $3,000.00

Track your first payment on-line now

You are advised to get back to the contact person trough the email below for more direction on how you will be receiving your payment and also on how you will make your payment of $180 so that you can be able to recieve your first payment for today

Contact person: . . Sir.Jude Affise

Email address: . . (



Director Western Union Money Transfer,

Head Office Benin Republic.

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July 2, 2019 at 3:01 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers


Date: July 1, 2019 at 11:36:25 PM MST

Subject: Attention Re: Notification /View Your E-mail of June 2019

Reply-To: <>




REF: TSB/IRD/CBX/751X109/018

Attention Re: Notification /View Your E-mail of June 2019




My Name Is Mr. Robert J. DiBella, The President & CEO of The Savings Bank (TSB). On assumption, I saw a file in respect of your Fund amounting the sum of US$12.7 Million United Stated Dollars. After going through the file i discovered that you abandoned your fund here in the process of transfer to your bank account due to demands from banks and other financial institution here. I write to know the reason why you choose to abandon your fund here because it is my first point of action to offset every payment that is pending in the TSB transfer statutory disc.

I assure you that the TSB and the U.S Goverment will look into your matter properly and process your fund transfer to you as soon as you indicate your interest in receiving your approved fund.

Get back to us immediately so that I can know how to look into your matter urgently and make sure you receive your fund immediately without any delay.

Thank you.

Robert J. DiBella

President & CEO

The Savings Bank

357 Main Street St, Wakefield, MA, 01880"

Here is another scam.


March 17, 2019 at 3:17 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

"From: Mr William Eze <>

Date: March 17, 2019 at 1:32:30 PM EDT

Subject: Attention

Reply-To: Mr William Eze <>


We have deposited the check of your fund ($3.800`000.00USD) through Western Union

department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact

Western Union director DR Edward via E-mail

He will give you

direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.Remember to send him your Full

information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

Receiver's Name



Phone Number:

Though, Mr Bambang Sudjatmiko has sent $5000 in your name today so contact DR Anthony or

you call 14086384722 him as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the

Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you

received all your fund,

Best Regards.

Mr William Eze"


February 28, 2019 at 8:34 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

"From: Gen John Kelly <>

Date: February 28, 2019 at 7:00:39 PM MST


Reply-To: Gen John Kelly <>

Department Washington Military Dept., Bldg1 Camp Murry, Wash 98430-5000 USA

This is Gen John Kelly, Secretary of homeland security department. We know that you have not received your fund from Africa! we have finally cash your $1.5million abandoned long-lost cherub confirming to be your

won compensation funds, we cash the monies and we decided to boxed the money for avoiding expiry of the cherub because it has stayed long in our custody searching for your contact to reach you, after our

investigation that we discovered that the money is not an illegal payment. So kindly reconfirm your full address The delivery fee is only

$100 that will be the last money you will pay.

Full name……….

your country/city…

Phone number…….

your occupation…….

your age/marital……

your nearest Airport.

You can text Gen John Kelly at (832)5100559

text the director of overseas payment of the presidency office who is in charge to give instruction approval to releasing the boxed-money consignment to me for onwards delivering it to you, reach him with the

required details at


Gen John Kelly,




February 28, 2019 at 8:33 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

- - - - -

From: Dept of Homeland Security <>

Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 7:01 AM

Subject: Payment Allocated File Number: KT-091/FRB-09/19

From the desk of Mrs. Kirstjen Nielsen

Dept of Homeland Security

Address: 3870 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032, USA

Phone: (281) 819-0723

Payment Allocated File Number: KT-091/FRB-09/19

This message is reaching you from Homeland Security Texas USA. We write to bring to your notice that your email address was randomly selected as one of citizen's who has neither received his/her original funds nor been compensated. This is the cogent reason you are receiving this official message from my desk. Read this email carefully and act accordingly. Please, accept our apologies if this email went to your Spam folder.

After crucial reports from our secret agents, series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of United Nations Organization. These reports showed obviously that you have not received your funds due to the past corrupt Government officials who almost diverted your money. It was also discovered that some individuals have been taking advantage of you and others while trying to claim the funds. This is absolute wickedness.

Fortunately, The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of USA, President Trump to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you, other individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their Contract Sum, Winnings, Inheritance as well as compensation funds. For this reason, you are now entitled to receive your long-awaited funds which collectively amount to sum of (US$1.600,000.00) from United States Department of the Treasury, under the supervision of FBI and UN authorities.

These are the three methods of payment made available for this transaction.

1-ATM Card

2-Cashier Check

3-Bank to bank transfer

Your payment would be made via your preferred method. To ensure the safety of your fund, we signed a contract with DHL Express for safe delivery of ATM card/Cashier check. Hence, we can guarantee a successful delivery from USA to your home address. We have taken care of customs clearance for you. For your good, stop further correspondence with anyone/office who promise to pay you but keep asking for fees after fees. They are pure fake and have nothing to give you except asking for more fees.

You are advised to contact only our correspondent agent in USA, (Mr.John Wheeler) He is the funds transfer agent who was assigned to handle your payment alongside the Secretary of the Treasury to avoid any problems or issues. Send your information as listed below to his email address right away and call him.

1. full name...

2 delivery address...

3 phones...

4 A copy of ID...

5 occupation...

6 preferred payment method (Bank Transfer, ATM Card, and Cashier Check)...

Contact person: Mr. John Wheeler


Tel.: 1 (708) 298-5420 (CALL or TEXT).

Do not for one day stop cooperating with Mr. John Wheeler if you truly want to receive your US$1,600,000.00.

I am monitoring the transaction and will personally tell you to stop if any error do occurs.

Good luck!

Mrs. Kirstjen Nielsen

Dept of Homeland Security

3870 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032, USA

Phone: (281) 819-0723


February 28, 2019 at 8:28 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -

From: ALLEN <>

Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 4:18 AM


You have been gifted a 2MUSD donation funds, contact us via my direct private email for your claim:

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful.

God bless you

Allen and Violet Large


February 28, 2019 at 8:27 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -

From: Mrs. Roselyn Getty Jr <>

Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 2:03 AM



I have sent you this mail few days back. I'm Mrs. Roselyn Getty Jr. I want to entrust you with a sum of $3 Million USD for charity project to help alleviate poverty. I was diagnosed of heart attack after the sudden death of my late husband, a tycoon and philanthropist who was seriously injured on suicide bomb attack on May 22, 2017 at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester U.K.

Send me the information as stated below via email so that the donation can be procedure in your country:

Your Full Name:...Mobile Number:...Your Country...

Yours Faithful,

Mrs. Roselyn Getty Jr.




February 28, 2019 at 8:26 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -

From: HENRY M <>

Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 10:55 PM

Subject: Re: IT'S URGENT

I am Henry Market, I was a Contractor with the American troop served in the third infantry division Unit in Iraq in the year 2003 I am currently AWOL.

My partner Darren D. Braswell,36, of Riverdale, Ga.,died Jan. 7th near TalAfar, Iraq, when the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in which he was a Passenger crashed.

Braswell worked For the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, before his death We secretly moved some abandoned cash in a mansion belonging to the former president, Saddam Hussein and the total cash is US$4M.As I write this letter to you. Sir I seek your consent to help me move this money to your country You do not have to be afraid of anything as no one else knows about this and everything is safe, All I want from you is your trust, Preferable without delay and lets negotiate terms.Your response will determine our subsequent correspondence.





February 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM by Email Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:


Date: February 12, 2019 at 7:45:22 AM MST




ADDRESS: 1100 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States.

Hours: Open today · 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

OFFICE TEL: ( 1) (574)203-5566 for Text SMS and CALLS..

Greetings Beneficiary!

NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/JUNK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider, treat it genuinely.

The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation from USA .

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating some scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victims list. This MONEYGRAM®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via MONEYGRAM® Money Transfer.

However, we have concluded to effect your own payment through MONEYGRAM® Money Transfer, $4,980.00USD per Day until the total sum of $1.3 Million is completely transferred to you the receiver.

We can't be able to send the payment with your email address alone instead, we hereby need your information to where we will be sending the funds. You Can Text us and fill below Information Or contact us via email.

(Receiver name)

(Full Address)

(Direct Mobile Phone Number)

Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in Washington, USA. We will start the transfer as soon as we receive your information. You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message for any reason what so ever because the US FBI is already on trace of the criminals from Africa.


Sir. Lew Fisher.

MONEYGRAM Money Transfer Office.

Address: 1100 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States.

Hours: Open today · 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

OFFICE TEL: ( 1) (574)203-5566 for Text SMS and CALLS"


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