Harley Wang Mystery Scam

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The message below is a classic example of a “mystery scam” message. The scammer gives you almost no information (except a promise to transfer $21 million dollars to you). He’s just trying to get you to reply, and once he has you talking, he figures he’ll be able to come up with a way (any way) to pick your pocket.

Reply-To: hawhg-1212@yahoo.com
From: Harley Wang fciaccjd@rhp.com.br
Subject: contact me
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016

contact me for information to transfer 21.4m to you. I will tell you more information after I get your reply.

Harley

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Sgt. Rigney James (scam warning)

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Global conflicts attract scammers, and the message below is a typical example of a war zone scam. Someone claiming to be a soldier has found an abandoned stash of money, and needs your help in getting it to safety. He’ll cut you in on the proceeds, of course. Unfortunately, it’s just another version of the good old advance fee fraud.

Reply-To: sgtrigneyjames00@gmail.com
From: “Sgt.Rigney James” destak@destakdobrasil.com.br
Subject: My Subject..
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016

Hi!

Am Rigney James, a staff Sergent in the US Army presently serving in Afghanistan as a combat instructor, I sincerely apologize for intruding into your privacy, this might come as a surprise to you, but nothing is more distressing to me at this time as i find myself forced by events beyond my control, i have summoned courage to contact you.

Some money in various currencies where discovered in barrels at a farm house in the middle East during a rescue operation early 2003 in the Iraq War,and it was agreed by Staff Sergent Kenneth Buff and myself that some part of these money be shared between both of us, I was given a total of ($5 Million US Dollars) as my own share , I kept this money in a consignment for a long while with a security Company which i declared and deposit as my personal effects and it has been secured and protected for years now with the diplomatic Delivery Service.

Now, the WAR in Iraq is over, and all possible problems that could have emanated from the shared money has been totally cleaned up and all file closed, all what was discovered in the Middle East is no more discussed, am now ready to retire from active services by the end of this month, but, i need a trustworthy person that can help me take possession of this funds and keep it safe while i work on my relief letters to join you so that we could discuss possible business partnership together with the money.

But I tell you what! No compensation can make up for the risk we are taken with our lives.You can confirm the genuineness of the findings by clicking on this web site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

I found your contact particulars in an address journal,I’m seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of US$5 Million Dollars to you as far as I can be assured that the money will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in (AFGHANISTAN) before the end of the month.

The most important thing is; “Can I Trust you”?,As an officers on ACTIVE DUTY am not allowed access to money, therefore, i have declared the content of the consignment as personal effect that i would like to be delivered to a friend. You will be rewarded with 20% of this funds for your help, all that i required is your trust between us till the money get to you.If you have any reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this message, If you are willing to help please reply for further details.

Sincerely,
Sgt.Rigney James
Email: sgtrigneyjames11@gmail.com

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I am Symon Petruso (scam alert)

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This is a typical advance fee fraud message claiming to come from a corrupt official in Ukraine. Conflicts that are in the news often attract scammers who try to trick people into parting with their money.

Reply-To: symon.petruso@gmail.com
From: “Mr. Symon Petruso” mary@absolutnet.com.br
Subject: I am Symon Petruso
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:53:03 +0100

I am Symon Petruso, I was one of Mr Andriy Kliuyev’s aid and the most confidential and trusted of the staff. Mr Kliuyev who used to be the Head of the Presidential Administration during the reign of president Viktor Yanukovych who was president of Ukraine from 25th February 2010 until last year.

I am in custody of a huge amount of money I would like to invest in real estate or your line of business in your country. Contact me if you are capable and suitable for partnership and I will provide the funds for the investment. I personally participated in the diversion of funds on behalf of my boss for the president. Shortly before the political upheaval in Ukraine, Mr Kliuyev secretly ordered me to divert the total sum of 35mil USD for him but I smartly used my name as the depositor of the diverted 35mil USDollars before his government was toppled. The money is presently deposited with a financial institution in my name and I need your cooperation to re-profile the funds in your name to enable us invest the funds in your country. I will furnish you with further details when I hear from you.

Your quick response will be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Symon Petruso.

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Peter Amangbo, Zenith Bank (scam alert)

This is a classic advance fee fraud, one that even claims to be connected with the classic source of such frauds, the Central Bank of Nigeria.

(Learn more about advance fee frauds.)

The scammer claims his name is “Peter Amangbo” and that he represents Zenith Bank. There may actually be such a person, because scammers often steal the names of real people to make their scam messages sound authentic.

From: “Zenith Bank Plc”@mail.epharmatecnologia.com.br,
“test@alvotelecom.net.br”@mail.epharmatecnologia.com.br
Subject: Re: Funds Transfer Notification”s
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015

Re: Bank Payment Notification/Wire Transfer Approvals

Am Mr. Peter Amangbo Chief Executive Officer Zenith Bank Plc, We wish to inform you that you have been recommended by Zenith Bank Plc, to pay you the sum of ($8.5Million United States Dollars) which is based on the understanding and current proposed legislative payment agreement with the Nigerian government and the Central Bank Of Nigeria . for more details and directive contact us on our private email ID (zenithbankng1@financier.com)

Our Bank as a member of the financial services compensation scheme established under the financial services and market act 2007 as at 31 Dec, The Bank is subjected to pay all outstanding debts within the European Economic Areas and Deposits denominated in all currencies and treated alike. To ensure we carry out our normal payment procedures accurately and to help in continually improve our services and interest of security; we therefore demand that you send your proper identity to confirm your person as the beneficiary. We shall also require you to confirm your acceptance to receive this funds. You are also advised to send us your personal details in the manner stated below for the release of your funds into your designed bank account. Note Your information will be treated with utmost security and shall be used for services related reasons only. We would like to inform you that our Bank shall be making transfer to your account once we have received your full accepta nce replying this mail.

1. Your Full name……………….
2. Your telephone………………….
3. Your country……………………..
4. Copy of your driver”s license…………….
5. Your bank name…………………………………….
6. Your account number……………………………..
7. Bank routing……………………………………………
8. Swift code………………………………………………..
9. Account holder”s name……………………………..

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Peter Amangbo
Chief Executive Officer Zenith Bank Plc

But notice how the English is poor and the punctuation is irregular, and how the return address is in Brazil. Here at The Scam Hunter we document these scams to help people learn to recognize them. Read though our pages and learn to identify the scam messages that come your way.

PayPal Scammer bassimo.brazil4@hotmail.com

Scammers go where the money is, and PayPal is such a successful online payment system that it naturally attracts scammers who try to cheat legitimate PayPal users out of their money. This is the second copy we have received recently of more or less the same PayPal scam message, although it uses a different phony link (deactivated here for safety). The broken English, the hotmail.com return address, and the fake link that has nothing to do with PayPal are all clues to the criminal intent of the sender.

From: Reseller Customer
Reply-to: bassimo.brazil4@hotmail.com
Subject: Your_account_is_currently_unable_to_use
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 17:52:09 +0000 (UTC)

Update your Pay Pal Account.

Dear Member, We have faced some problems with your Pay Pal account Please Update your informations within 24h,

If you drop this email your account will be desactivated soon.To update your billing information, Confirm that you’re the owner of the account, and follow the instructions.

Thank you,

Pay Pal Support

[+] Copy This Link In Another Tab To Remove This Limitation:
[ paypal-security.skil.cagdashcizgi.com/Login ]

Past the link below to open a new secure browser window.

PayPal Phishing Scam

This is a standard phishing scam message, designed to steal your PayPal password and account information, but it’s so badly written it’s hard to believe it could fool anyone. Why would a PayPal official be sending messages from a hotmail.com account? Why would you have to go to “impactomilitar.com.br” in Brazil to fix a problem? (The scam link has been deactivated here for safety.) The people who send these messages send thousands of copies, though, so they only need one or two people to fall into their trap in order to make money from the scam.

From: Reseller Customer bassimo.brazil3@hotmail.com
Reply-to: bassimo.brazil3@hotmail.com
Subject: Confirme_your_identity
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 09:29:21 +0000 (UTC)

Update your Pay Pal Account.

Dear Member, We have faced some problems with your Pay Pal account Please Update your informations within 24h,

If you drop this email your account will be desactivated soon. To update your billing information, Confirm that you’re the owner of the account, and follow the instructions.

Thank you,
Pay Pal Support
[+] Copy This Link In Another Tab To Remove This Limitation :
[ paypal-security.skil.impactomilitar.com.br/new/ ]
Past the link below to open a new secure browser window.

Wilfred Davidson, Western Union

The United Nations just loves to give away money. Here we are to believe that the money the UN owes you is ready to be sent, courtesy of Western Union. All you have to do is, you know, confirm your identity (wink, wink). In other words, give your contact information to the scammers. You’ll soon find that there are “transaction fees” to be paid before the non-existent funds can be transferred.

from WESTERN UNION info@univicosa.com.br
reply-to online.deliverydept1@web2mail.com
date Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:18 AM
subject Your Inheritance/Winning payment of $380,000.00 USD to you.

We wish to inform you that the United Nations Organization (UN) has taking over the Inheritance/Winning payment issue in which you presently have with your transaction agents. Your funds was withdrawn by UN on your behalf based on the fact that you where subjected to too many process that will make you spend more money before receiving your funds.

Your Inheritance/Winning payment was paid out to the United Nations Organization, and they have succeeded in depositing your funds with us. They have ordered Western Union to take full responsibility in the transfer process of your funds, and we have received your application for the first installment of $8,600.00 USD from the total amount of $380,000.00 USD, Three Hundred And Eighty Thousand United States Dollars. For some security reasons, we need you to reconfirm your personal data’s.

Full Names**
Contact Address**
Country**
Age**
Telephone Number**

before receiving the MTCN for the first installmenta payment of $8,600.00USD, and we will email you others after 24 hours of receiving each payment.

Yours truly
Mr. Wilfred Davidson
online.deliverydept1@web2mail.com
For Western union payment Centers.

Michael Jone, My Secretary

This message uses a special type of reverse scammer psychology. Figuring that “I have a million dollars for you” may not be credible, this message presents a possible threat: “Someone claiming to represent you is here asking for the million dollars. Shall I give your money to her?” While you might be skeptical of the offer of a fortune, perhaps you won’t want to take a chance that it’s real and now someone else is going to steal it from you.

from: Charles (info@live.co.uk)
reply-to: michaeljonedept@live.com
date: Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 6:14 PM
subject: Re:

Compliment,

How are you doing. Hope you have not forgotten me, I am Charles S.E the man from Nigeria who contacted you some time ago to assist me secure the release of some money accrued from the over invoicing of a contract/inheritance that was awarded by my government some time ago during the military regime.

Though you were not able to assist me conclude the transaction, I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transfered under the assistance and cooperation of a new partner from Brazil. Presently I’m in South Korea for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.

Meanwhile, i didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds, I made sure you are not left out the benefit of the transaction hence I kept aside for you sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollar ($2,500,000.00) draft.

Please bear with me for the making the initial contact through Email. Mean while, A woman came to MY SECRETARY OFFICE few Days Ago with a letter,Claiming to be your true Representative

HERE IS THE INFORMATION BELOW:

NAME ANNE BRENDA
4031 Villa Vista
Palo Alto, CA 94306
BANK NAME: CITIBANK, ARIZONA, USA.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6503809008.

Please,Do reconfirm to MY SECRETARY OFFICE,as a matter of urgency if this woman is from you so that he will not be held responsible for paying into the Wrong Name. If this woman is not your Representative,You are requested to fill and send this information for verification purpose so that your VALID CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT $2,500,000.00 MILLION US DOLLARS WILL NOT BE deliver to the wrong hand please. THIS FUND IS AS A RESULT OF INHERITANCE ON YOUR BEHALF:

YOUR NAME:………………………….
YOUR ADDRESS:……………………….
YOUR PHONE NUMBER……………………
AGE………………………………..
SEX:……………………………….
YOUR OCCUPATION/POSITION HELD……………………..

I appreciated your efforts at that time very much,so feel free and get in touch with my secretary Michael Jone, l have instruct him on how to send you the Bank draft to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive the Draft so that we can share the joy together after all the sufferings at that time.

In the moment, I’m very busy here because of the investment projects which i and my partner are having at hand, finally,remember that i had left instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him, he will send the Draft to you,so feel free to get in touch with MY SECRETARY NOW.Below is the contact of my secretary.

Michael Jone
michaeljonedept@live.com
Tel:+234-805-681-4318

Best Regard
Charles S.E