Fake Emails Sent by Scammers

Over the past 6 years, we have received thousands of fake and phishing emails that appear to have been sent from The fake emails attempt to trick recipients into responding with their personal information by claiming they are lottery winners, inheritors of large sums of money, or they have just been randomly chosen to receive thousands of dollars from some celebrity, lottery winner or organization.

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Therefore, recipients of emails like the one below, which request personal information and appears to have sent from, are asked to delete them, and should never follow the instructions in them.

A Fake Email from


Envoyé : 6 mars 2019 00:57

À : Francine Bertrand

Objet : Attn: Francine Bertrand, STANDING ORDER TO TRANSFER FUNDS

Attn: Francine Bertrand,


Internal memo report has referred to this department by Mr.Gareth And Catherine Bull,to proceed with the final transfer of funds £1,500,000.00 GBP to your nominated bank account, being the cash funds as approved in your name.

To enable us honor the payment instruction to your nominated bank account, we demand that you make available the following via email as a scanned copy or via fax +44-743-693-6316

* Proof Of identification

* Full Bank Details/Co-Ordinates { Including Bank Name, Account Number, IBAN Number, Swift /BIC Code,Account Holder And Bank Address}

You are advised to contact the bank with Program Administrator/Coordinator with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:


(1) Your Contact Address/Private Email Address

(2) Your Tel/Fax Numbers

(3) Your Nationality/Country

(4) Your Full Name

(5) Occupation/Company

(6) Age/Gender

(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(8) Data of the bank which you want to transfer the funds

(9) A copy of your bank card the back and front attached

Kindly fill the verification and fund and funds release form and respond back to us.

Bank values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.

It is our normal banking practise, that we shall act within 24 banking hrs after receiving the required details from you the beneficiary of the funds, to enable us effect the transfer of the funds to your nominated bank account.

Please be informed that the transfer to your account shall take 48banking Hours

We advise your prompt action, as we are hopeful that we can use this medium to serve you efficiently


Mr. Wilfred Richmond

International Transfer,

United National Bank(UK)

19 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1EZ

What is

There is no website at; if you try to load it in your web browser nothing comes up. It seems is only used for email services and it is possible the fake emails that appear to have been sent from them may have been spoofed or there is a scammer or cybercriminal abusing their email services.

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April 1, 2023 at 6:21 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

I received an unsolicited letter from a so called doctor looking for beneficiadries for some so called recessed personn with the same last name. This is obviously a massive scam to deprive me of any cash I may have the email address was an Do not answer this lying scumbag


December 7, 2022 at 4:26 PM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Scam letter sent via Canada Post regular mail. Claims to be an accounting firm in the UK (but letter is postmarked in Canada).

Claims to be searching for an inheritance beneficiary and even has a fake web site set up - - along with an address in London that doesn't exist.

This came addressed to me personally - easy to do these days using 'print on demand' technology. I'm sure they sent out thousands of personalized letters.

Obviously a crooked scam, but sadly I'm sure some will be duped.


July 27, 2022 at 7:20 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Seksyen 52, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

This agency: Have anyone heard about it?

Security Agency Company, Limited, Great Britain


July 26, 2022 at 9:19 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Seksyen 52, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

I have a question is a real or fake email?

I got an email from them.


December 7, 2022 at 9:11 PM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Pinedale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

If you type the domain;, into your web browser you'll find that it doesn't exist. But that aside, yes, it's a scam.


July 26, 2022 at 10:07 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers

An email address can be spoofed, so you cannot rely on it to determine if an email is a fake or not.

For example, I send an email to you and make it appear as if it came from someone else.


July 27, 2022 at 6:04 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Seksyen 52, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

How about this?

"Security Agency limited,world express service"

Security Agency limited,world express service

working hours

Monday to Thursday from 8.15 am to 5.30 pm

Friday too from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

(Closed on, Sunday & Public Holiday)

email (

directlines 447624008575


contact persons

Mr Ashley Cole

Foreign security officer

Mr Alfred Melvin

Foreign diplomatic officer.


July 27, 2022 at 8:46 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers

It is a scam.


July 27, 2022 at 9:26 PM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Seksyen 52, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

This morning I got this in my mail box.

Our ref: USCWB/02-J/1065

Your ref: CWBNS/46/47-0012

Att: Madam,

In accordance to the security company previous email to you,about making the payment for the tax code number(TCN)The security company is still waiting to receive an email from you and also to remind you again,regarding making the payment for the tax code number(TCN)Please try and comply with the security company as soon as possible,in order to avoid any legal actions and harassment by the security company soonest and have a swift delivery of your fund(Cheque)soonest

Thanks for anticipating with our security agency company.

Mrs Ashley Cole

Foreign security officer.

Mr Alfred Melvin

Foreign diplomatic officer.


November 23, 2021 at 3:48 AM by Fake Emails Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

Late November 2021 and is still going strong. I don't know how stupid they think I am but they send our company several emails a month saying we haven't made payments of invoices to a number of different companies (mostly made up companies). They want us to reply to them to engage with the next step of their scam. I know that because we used to have a bookkeeper who did exactly that and got almost to the point of changing the bank details of one of our suppliers. Fortunately spotted and stopped in time!

Looking at the email header, the 'real' email address currently seems to be However an online search shows this to be a real realtor in Florida USA. So most likely their email has been spoofed or hacked.


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