Barrister Patrick Obot (scam alert)

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This is a typical example of a “next-of-kin” scam. The scammer claims that a rich person died with no relatives, and if you would just stand in as next-of-kin to the deceased you can have a cut of the fortune. (Read more about how advance fee frauds of this kind work.)

Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2015
Subject: Dear Partner,?
From: “Barrister Patrick Obot.” patrickobot73@yahoo.com.au
Reply-To: patrickobot816@yahoo.com.au

Dear Friend,

I am Real Estate Lawyer Patrick Obot The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client,who has deal of sixty MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY(60,000.000).I wish to intimate you with a request that would be of immense Benefit to both of us.

The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client)who died on the same day in the One-Two-Go Orient-Thai Airlines flight, the most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin died and I can not claim this funds with out your assistance as I will present you as the next-of-kin with the necessary documents that will bear your name.

If you are interested send down the following personal details to me and as soon i hear you we will proceed but you are advised to keep everything regards to this business very confidential.

I am waiting for your urgent reply so that we will starts immediately on how the fund will move to you in your country through the bank or through UN envoy means. Email:patrickobot816@yahoo.com.au

Regards,

Barrister Patrick Obot.

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UN Online Draw (scam alert)

Some scammers write long and detailed messages to try to hook people, while others leave the details out, perhaps to create an air of mystery. The lottery scam message below, which was probably sent to thousands or tens of thousands of people, tells you only that you’ve won a fortune and need to get in touch. But is it from the UN, or from Australia, or from Malaysia, or somewhere else? It is probably from a scammer working in an internet cafe somewhere in Africa.

Subject: RE: WUMT-MY7653***/2015
From: W.U.M.T.UN@edumail.vic.gov.au
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:34:01 +0800
Reply-To: le109192@foxmail.com

You have a payment of 1,500,000 USD in the UN online draw. Do send your Name, Address & Phone Number for funds payment processing. Contact Mrs. Franca Lee. for further inquiry.

Regards
Western Union Malaysia.

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ACCU Lotto Scam

This is a standard lottery scam message, using the name of a less common lottery. (Most lottery messages are based on the Euro Millions lottery, or something similar.) The approach is the same, however, no matter which lottery is named: they tell you you’ve won, and if you take the bait, you discover that “fees” and “taxes” have to be paid before the supposed winnings can be released. Of course there really are no winnings; there’s just a scammer trying to separate you from your cash.

from ACCU LOTTO ONLINE paulamcc@optusnet.com.au
reply-to atlanticogrupo@mycin.net
date Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:16 AM
subject Attn:Beneficiary

Attn:Beneficiary,

Be Informed that your e-mail ID emerged winner of 1,200,000.00 Euros in our computer balloting system drawn from the world wide web results of the 2010 electronic online E-mail sweepstakes organized by Accu Lotto Online in conjuction with the Alliance Members of Inter.Net Award. We request you to pay serious attention to this notification by contacting the claims Agent with claim information’s and procedures of claim.Your winning in informations Ticket Nr.: C:38 R:9, Reference Nr.: 5687SPL876.

Please contact the FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER of Accu Claims Deparment, with the below information.

Your Names …………………..
Your Country …………………
Your Phone No ………………..
Your Occupation :……………..
Your Age …………………….
Sex …………………………

Accu Security Company S.A.
Contact: Dr.Gabriel Sanchez
Tel: +34-666-692-632
E-Mail: claimsgroup@mycin.net

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Marcelo Dean.
Public Relation Officer.

Australian Tax Refund Agency

This is a conventional password phishing scam, but with a twist. Instead of pretending to come from a bank or credit card company, this one claims to be from the Australian government and it promises you a tax refund. (Hmm, maybe the fact that you don’t live in Australia should make you suspicious.) If you click the link, which we have deactivated here, you will be asked to fill in personal information, such as passwords and account numbers, which the scammers will then use to pick your pocket.

from: ATO (service@ato.gov.au)
date: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 6:33 PM
subject: Australian Tax Refund Agency

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $210.75 AUD . Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here [link deactivated]

Regards,
Australian Taxation Office
© Copyright 2009, Australian Taxation Office AU

Westpac Bank Phishing Scam

This is a standard password phishing scam, purporting to come from Westpac Bank. The active scam link in the message has been deleted. If you had clicked on it and entered your private information, you would have given a scammer access to your online bank account.

from: Westpac Bank (wcb@westpac.com.au)
date: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM
subject: Account security attention

Dear customer,

Please pay attention that your online banking account is suspended because of missing information. In order for it to remain active, please pass the account authorization process.

Login here. [link deleted]

Thank you.

Copyright © Copyright © 2009 Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 21 506 735 132

Miss Sandra Bamba, an Orphan

An orphan needs your help! Who could resist? Especially if it’s a rich orphan. Miss Sandra Bamba has millions in the bank and needs your help to get them out of the country and put into proper investments. Perhaps you could tell her how much you want for this service? (Would one or two million be enough?)

from: sandra bamba (sandra_baamba@jinbo.net)
date: Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:27 PM
subject: From: Miss Sandra Bamba

From: Miss Sandra Bamba
Address:Plot 7 koumassi
Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire
sandra_tbamba15@yahoo.com.au

Dearest One,

It’s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I am miss Sandra Bamba the only Daugther of Mr.and Mrs.Bamba, intend to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before but I believe,one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.

There is this huge amount of Nine million U.S dollars ($9,000,000.00) which my late father deposited in a private finance company here in Abidjan before he was assasinated by unknow persons. Now I have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.I want you to help us to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes on the followings below:

1). Telecommunication
2). Automobile manufacturing
3). Five star hotel

If you you can be of an assistance to me I will like you to tel me what you well take form me.of the total fund. I await your soonest response.

Extend my warmest regards to your entire family.

Thank you and God bless you.

Sincerely,
Miss Sandra Bamba. sandra_tbamba15@yahoo.com.au