Ralph W. Basham, Customs Officer (scam alert)

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This is a version of the “abandoned shipment” scam, where the scammer says there is a shipment waiting to be delivered to you (full of cash!), and you just have to claim it. It’s a classic kind of advance fee fraud. Read up on how advance fee frauds work here at the Scam Hunter website so you won’t fall into the fraudsters’ traps!

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016
From: “Ralph W. Basham” www.@rice.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: “Ralph W. Basham” u.s.ahomelandcustoms@hotmail.com
Subject: Customs protecting your package (CBP)

Attention Beneficiary

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your affirmation and to inform you of the latest development as regards the delivery of your consignment package by the Diplomat Mr. Nelson William. While scanning the package our cash track machine detected that the content of the package the Diplomat is delivering to you is cash worth the sum of ($25.5Million USD).

It is a crime to bring in money (over US$10,000) into the United States of America without proper documentations and clearance because it shows that the money is either being smuggled into the country or the source of the funds is questionable.

It is very important that all the relevant documentations needed to authenticate the source of the funds are provided to prove that the funds were earned legitimately in accordance with the PATRIOTACT so that the FBI,IRS and Homeland Security will not come knocking at your door. In lieu of the above, it is therefore mandatory that you provide the Origin of Funds Certificate (O.O.F) to prove that the funds have no links with any form of illegality.

Being the beneficiary of the package, the Origin of Funds Certificate (O.O.F) is the only way of confirming the source of the funds and it is your responsibility to provide the Certificate before the Diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery To You Tomorrow.

The Diplomat’s Flight Details shows that he came from Benin Republic and we have contacted the relevant Authorities in that country to inquire about the process of getting the Certificate.

We were informed that the beneficiary of the package will pay for the Certificate and the cost of this documentation is $950 Dollars, You have to pay this fee directly to us via Money Gram in the name stated below:

RECEIVER NAME…. Peter Oluwa
COUNTRY…. Benin Republic
CITY…….Cotonou
AMOUNT…….$950

Get back to us with the below information as soon as you send the $950.

MTCN……………
SENDER NAME ………
SENDER COUNTRY……..

Upon the receipt of the payment information, the Certificate will be made out in your name by the Benin Republic Authority, scanned and send immediately via email to us so that the Diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery of your package to you tomorrow.

Failure to pay for this documentation is a confirmation that you wanted to smuggle the funds into the country which is a federal offense and a gross violation of the Patriot Act.

It is therefore in your best interest that you pay for the Certificate as instructed immediately as the consequences of refusing is very severe.

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO GET BACK TO US WITH THE CONTROL NUMBER, SENDER NAME AND SENDER COUNTRY

Yours Faithfully,
Ralph W. Ba-sham
Email,(u.s.ahomelandcustoms@hotmail.com or Ralph.W.Basham@usa.com)
Phone : (779) 333-1249

A G Commissioner of U.S.
Customs protecting your package (CBP)

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Xiao Gang’s Business Proposal (scam warning)

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This is a typical example of a “mystery scam” message. The purpose of the message is just to get you to reply — the scammer figures if he can just get you talking to him, he can hook you into whatever scam he is planning. He makes the message sound mysterious, because he figures that’s going to tempt you into contacting him for more information (and then he can pick your pocket).

Subject: I have a business proposer for you
From: Xiao
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016
Reply-To: xiao_gangs@163.com

Can I have a word with you. I have a business proposer for you. Please revert back for more details

Regards,

Xiao Gang

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Mrs. Vivian Rorent (scam alert)

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This is a typical example of the old “dying widow scam.” The scammer, using the name “Vivian Rorent,” says he has inherited a fortune but is dying of cancer and has no one to bequeath it to. Would you help by distributing the money to worthy orphans? Alas, it’s just one more example of the old-fashioned advance fee fraud that’s been around for many years.

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016
From: MRS VIVIAN RORENT nounai_happy@yahoo.co.jp
Reply-To: MRS VIVIAN RORENT vivian1010210@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: GOD IS WITH US

Dearest one in Christ Jesus how are you doing today? however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am Mrs Vivian Rorent from United Kingdom.

I married to Mr.Rorent Betes from Toronto Canada who worked with Canadian Embassy here in Cote d’Ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2011.

Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $4.5 Million in a bank.

Recently, my DOCTOR told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a Orphanage or good Christian that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a Church organization or good person that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

l took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians not even good at all because they are the one that killed my husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way.

This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.Exodus 14 VS 14 says that “the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace”. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank . I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd.

My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated here in.

Hoping to receive your response immediately.

Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord.
Mrs Vivian Rorent

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Miss Daniela A. Johnnic (scam warning)

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This is a classic example of a “rich orphan” scam message. Little Daniela is deaf, and both her parents are dead. Won’t you help her? And by the way, she has $48 million dollars in the bank that she’d like you to manage for her.

Do scam message like this work? They do, because if they didn’t, the scammers would stop ending them — it’s as simple as that.

Subject: Can I Trust You
From: “Miss. Daniela A. Johnnic” juiuy5@hjusdfhd.tk
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016
Reply-To: missdanielajohnni@gmail.com

FROM Miss Daniela A. Johnnic,

I am a deaf girl the only Daughter of my late parents Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnnic My father was a highly reputable business man(A COCOA DEALER) who operated in the economic capital of (west African Island) during his days.

I am a deaf girl. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year 12th.February 2013.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who traveled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 6 years old, and since then my father took me so special.

Before his death on February 12, 2013 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of US$48.500.000.(FORTY EIGHT MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) left in a security company .He further told him that he deposited the money with my name,. I am a deaf girl just 25 years old and a university undergraduate and really don’t know what to do, Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds and after the transaction I will come over and by your help I could settle down and plan my future.

This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in west Africa. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards, I wish to invest under your care please. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded But permit me to ask these few questions:

1. Can you honestly help me as you would do to your own relation?
2. Can I completely trust you as a reliable person?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money has been transferred into your account?

Moreover, while I continue with my education I will like to invest my money into lucrative business but I need you to put me through,Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible,Immediately I confirmed your willingness then I will tell you how we will go about the transaction. Please contact me through my alternative email address:(missdanielajohnni@gmail.com)

Yours sincerely,
Miss. Daniela A. Johnnic

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Liliane Bettencourt donation (scam warning)

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The message below, sent randomly to thousands of people, is an example of a “mystery scam.” The scammer tries to pique your curiosity enough to get you to reply, and then once he’s got you talking, he can spin any kind of con game he wants to try to pick your pocket.

From: Bahzad Hasso
Subject: RE
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016

Mrs.Liliane Bettencourt made Donation to you lilianebett75@gmail.com

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Florence Ardy (scam alert)

This is a standard example of the “dying widow scam.” Poor Florence! She has a fortune to give away and no children to give it to. Perhaps you would like to help spend the money? Alas, if only it were true. In reality, “Florence” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.

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Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016
From: Florence Ardy Yak florence1802.ardy@gmail.com
Reply-To: Florence Ardy Yak florardy443@aim.com
Subject: Please read my email

Greetings,

I wish firstly to apologize for this intrusion into your life even though I admit that this is very important to me. I called Florence Ardy, born March 1, 1950. I suffer from throat cancer for over 5 years and then unfortunately, my doctor just informed me that I’m in terminal and my days are numbered because of my health enough gradient. I am a widow and I did not have children just because I’m sterile. In fact, the reason I am contacting you is that I want to donate a portion of my property because I have nobody who could inherit. I almost sold all my things including a company exporting cocoa and pineapple and steel industry in Africa where I lived for over 30 years. A big part of all money raised was paid to various humanitarian associations around the world but especially here in Africa. Regarding the rest of the sum which amounts to exactly Four million Five hundred thousand euro currently on a Personal Account Locked, my last wish would be to donate them so that you can invest in your business and especially in the humanitarianism. I am quite aware that I intend to do and I think despite the fact that we do not know, that you will make good use of that sum. I beg you to please accept this legacy but do you nothing in return if not always think to do good around you, that I could not do during my life.

That said, being assured of having fallen on a person responsible and above all good faith, I ask you to please contact me as soon as possible to give you more explanation on the reasons for my action and the course of things.

Cordially
Mrs. Florence Ardy

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Paul Crowell, Abandoned Package (scam alert)

This is an example of an “abandoned shipment scam” — a type of email scam that seems to be getting more popular. The scammer says he has found an abandoned shipment of money (often during an airport inspection), and will share this fortune with you if you’ll just agree to claim the package. If you make the mistake of taking the bait, you’ll find that you have to pay “taxes” or “customs fees” first, and then if you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

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Subject: Hello Good Friend
From: Paul Crowell mmk2@uyuytty.website.tk
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016
Reply-To: office.airport@qq.com

Interim Assistance General Manager,
(Operations,Maintenance,Transportation)
Assistance Inspection Director
Honolulu International Airport
300 Rodgers Boulevard,
Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

Hello Good Friend

Re: Your Abandoned Package For Delivery

I have very vital information to give to you, but first I must have your trust before I review it to you because it may cause me my job, so I need somebody that I can trust for me to be able to review the secret to you.

I am Mr.Paul Crowell, head of luggage/baggage storage facilities (Operations,Maintenance,Transportation) here at the Honolulu International Airport,Hawaii USA. During my recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from London and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed huge sum of money in a metal trunk box. The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interrogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is $3,700USD. On my assumption the consignment is still left in our Storage House here at the Honolulu International Airport,Hawaii till date. The details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official documents from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Trunk box.

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will advise you provide your current Phone Number and Full Address, to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance processes so as a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check your details, I will advise you send the required details to my private email address for quick processing and response. Once I confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk box, I can get everything concluded within 48hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery.

Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and 30% for me since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the diplomat so immediately the confirmation is made, I will go ahead and pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee of $3,700 dollars and arrange for the box to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble but you have to assure me of my 30% share.

I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive and I will appreciate if we can keep this deal confidential. Please get back to me via my private Email office.airport@qq.com for further directives:

Thank you.

Paul Crowell

Interim Assistance General Manager,
(Operations,Maintenance,Transportation)
Assistance Inspection Director
Honolulu International Airport
300 Rodgers Boulevard,
Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

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Mrs. Vivian Dikko (scam alert)

This is a typical example of a “dying millionaire scam.” Poor Vivian Dikko (or rather rich Vivian Dikko) is dying of cancer, and she needs your help in giving away her fortune to needy orphans. Who wouldn’t want to help needy orphans? Unfortunately, “Vivian” isn’t a dying millionaire — she (if indeed she’s a she) is just another email scammer trying to pick your pocket.

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Subject: URGENT FROM MRS. VIVIAN DIKKO
From: “Mrs. Vivian Dikkol” viviandikko022@jhjdhdja.ph.tn
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Reply-To: vivian_onelove11@yahoo.com

PEACE BE WITH YOU,

Receiving this message might sound as a surprise to you, please do accept it as a blessing from God made possible through a woman with a good and sincere heart towards the poor orphans. Through these projects millions will be positively touched as with God nothing is impossible. I have this strong desire to help the poor orphans suffering each day, but this dream cannot be realised as a result of my health, which does not improve, hence I do not know whether I will survive having undergone different surgical operations, which has kept me hospitalized. Right now, life gives me no choice, but to answer the call (death); my prayers each day is to have a place in Heaven. I have suffered a lot as a result of this incurable sickness (terminal cancer)! Above all, I do not have a child as a result of my sterility.

The only help I need from you at this point is to be in constant prayers with me as I believe you have an open heart towards the poor orphans and do believe in GOD. I would be so much happy to see that my funds (Ten million EUROS) are properly used to help the less privileged etc before leaving this world as this will be a great relieve for me and my soul. This is a huge responsibility, but I pray that God gives you the strength to handle it. You will also be highly recompensated.

Once I get your reply, I will put you in contact with the institution in charge of the transaction in order to start all necessary procedures so as to enable you to have possession of my funds as soon as possible before my next surgical operations.

I looking forward to reading from you.

Mrs. Vivian Dikko

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