Xiao Gang, Business Proposal (scam alert)

Scammers have discovered that they don’t always need to send long and convoluted messages to hook their victims — sometimes a short mysterious message will do just as well. In this example, sent randomly to thousands of people around the world, “Mr. Xiao Gang” is hoping that if you’ll just answer him, he can find a way to trick you into sending him money. Like a sleazy salesman, he just wants to get you on the hook, and then he can take as long as he likes to reel you in.

Subject: From My Heart
From: Xiao Gang
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015
Reply-To: xiaogan@yandex.com

I have a business proposal for you. If you are interested. Please revert back for more details.

Regards,
Mr. Xiao Gang

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Charity Foundation Project (scam warning)

The message below is an example of a charity “mystery scam.” It implies that you have money coming to you from a charity, but it gives no further information. The return-address used (@qq.com) points to a free website in China (like Yahoo or Hotmail) that scammers often use for criminal purposes. In reality, there is no “Charity Foundation Project” and “zinnhans@qq.com” is just a scammer trying to find a way to pick your pocket.

Please share this scam warning with your friends on Facebook or Twitter so they are not cheated by the scammers.

From: amigos.museoescultura@mecd.es
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015
Subject:

Charity Foundation Project For You….. E-mail:( zinnhans@qq.com ) For More Information.

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Ms. Gu Kailai (charity scam)

Very short scam messages — what I call “mystery scams” — are becoming more common. (See more examples of mystery scam messages.) They are all just versions of the good old advance-fee scam that’s been around for years:

Subject: Hello ..
From: gkailai@lockservice.cn
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015
Reply-To: michael.wayne@ssotudis-tn.com

Hello,

I want to make a Donation for Charity, reply to this email for details.

Ms. Gu Kailai

Like a sleazy salesman who figures if he can just get you talking, he can make a sale, these scammers send a short message to just get you on the hook. Then they’ll take weeks or months to reel you in. In reality there is no charity and there is no “Ms. Gu Kailai,” there is only a scammer trying to separate you from your money.

VISA MoneyWise Card (mystery scam)

Very short “mystery scam” messages seem to be getting more common. They are the email equivalent of a telephone salesman who just leaves a messages saying “I’ve got a deal for you — call me!”

(See more examples of mystery scam messages.)

This one promises you a fortune, and all for free!

Reply-To: absapaymentonline@qq.com
From: diegosax@tin.it
Subject: VISA MONEYWISE CARD AVAILABLE
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015

A GRANT OF 750,000.00USD HAVE BEEN DONATED TO YOU, FOR MORE INFO EMAIL: prowumt@qq.com

But why would anyone donate $750,000 to you — someone you’ve never heard of? And why would it involve email addresses from Italy and China? (The qq.com domain is often used by scammers to create free email accounts.)

Chinese Tutor for Lucas Green

Why, you might ask, did you get a message asking you to provide Chinese lessons when you can’t speak Chinese? Probably because the message is a scam and was blast-mailed to tens of thousands of people randomly, even though you may think it was directed personally to you.

“Lucas Green” wants you to provide his son “Kenneth Green” with Chinese lessons, and will be glad to pay you. He’s ready to have his lawyer cut the check, in fact, so just send him your contact information. If you do, though, you’ll find that as with all advance fee frauds, you have to put some of your own money up front (probably to pay the imaginary lawyer’s fees), before you can get your payment (or so “Lucas” will tell you). If course if you do put the money up front, “Lucas Green” and his imaginary son Kenneth will disappear and you’ll never hear from them again.

From: Lucas Green lucasgreenheart@yahoo.co.uk
Subj: Chinese Tutor

Hello,

I’m Lucas Green, During my search for a lesson teacher that would help in taking my son (Kenneth). During is stay in USA. I found your advert and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I’m seeking for him. My son would be coming to your city before the end of this month for a period of time with his friend,

I’ll like to know if you can help in taking him for the lesson? just to keep him busy. Kenneth is 14 years old, So kindly let me know your charges cost per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side.

He will be staying there for one months.

Please Reply back on:

(1). Your charges per 1 hour (3 times a week for 1 Months):starting from 5th November Until 30th November 2012 

(2)  Total Cost For 12 class/12 hours lessons  in 1 month

(3). The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week:

Well am very happy that i see you as my Son tutor,about your years of Experience there is no problem about the lessons,my caregiver lives very close to the Area.

So there is no problem for the lesson OK my caregiver will be bringing him to your location for the lessons and you can teach my him Anywhere around you if that is OK by you so i will like you to teach my Son the best of you when he get to the USA for the lessons.

I will like you to email me with your schedule for the lessons, I will like you to email me with the name on the check and Full mailing address where the check will be mailed to and including your Home and Cell phone number because my  attorney that want to issue out the check is leaving the State by this week okay and also Kenneth is a beginner lessons learning, Await  your response asap.

Also the lessons will commence by 5th November Until 30th November 2012  is this okay by you?

I will be awaiting to read from you.

Best Wishes.
Lucas.

Dr. Yada Nasiru, Director of Finance

This is a standard next-of-kin scam, asking you to pose as the only heir of a wealthy businessman who was killed in a car crash. The same names are recycled over and over (Engr. Mueller, in this case). Most such scams are built around actual people and real events, to lend an air of legitimacy to the story. Alas, the bank account and the bank official are all phony: it’s just a trick to empty your wallet.

from Dr. Yada Nasiru yadanasiru@w.cn
reply-to dr_yadanasiru@dr.com
date Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 03:44 AM
subject I Wait For Your Reply

Dear Friend.

My name is Dr. Yada Nasiru, A banker by Profession and Currently A Director of Finance Auditing and Accounting Unit in my Bank, Which the name will giving to you as soon as you respond for security reason.

I get your name and address in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the sum of USD$15.6 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS, Deposited in our bank by one of our customer Eng. Mueller who die with his wife and two children on the 21Th day of April 2001 in car clash along Aflao express road.

Since his death no one has come up as his next of kin and all our efforts to locate any member of his family immediate family has prove Abortive that was why I decided to see if I can get anybody who has the same surname or last name with him via Internet preferably some one of the same nationality with him which I believe you have all the qualities we need.

Why i am contacting you is to present you to our bank as the next of Kin to the deceased customer. He was Drilling contractor with some Oil Companies here in west Africa,also because you have the same surname/last name with him. So it will be more acceptable and wiser to present you through paper work to the Bank for claim of the total fund.

I will give you all the necessary requirements that the bank may request from you and follow up the transfer of the fund into your account as an Insider. It will interest you to know that I and my partners has been keeping the account dormant to enable our plans for the funds to come through and this is the time and we are happy to locate you for the perfection of the transfer of the Fund into your nominated Bank Account to be given.

As soon as I get your positive response on Email ( dr_yadanasiru@dr.com ) I will update you about the mode of disbursement and we will also need to know about investing in your Country as a way of helping your people who suppose are the original owners of this Fund, I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible through my direct telephone number +233-248-364-393 (dr_yadanasiru@dr.com) stating your wish in this deal.

Looking forward to your urgent response by updating me with direct Telephone and Fax number for easy communication.

Yours Specially
Dr. Yada Nasiru

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THIS E-MAIL IS MY TEMPORARY ADDRESS. FOR SECURITY REASONS, I PREFER YOU SEND ME YOUR REPLIES VIA MY PRIVATE CONTACT E-MAIL: dr_yadanasiru@dr.com

THANKS – Dr. Yada Nasiru

Barrister Gawain G. Roos

How could I not reply to someone with the marvelous name “Gawain G. Roos”? And especially since he’s so international, with a sender’s address in the US, a reply-to address in France, and a secretary in China. He says he contacted me before about the inheritance from his late client, but the only problem is … so many barristers have contacted me about so many inheritance claims, I can’t remember which client the distinguished Barr. Gawain is working for.

from GAWAIN G ROOS gawaing@bellsouth.net
reply-to anekwe_chinedu99@yahoo.fr
date Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 4:48 AM
subject Now Contact My Secretary

I am the Barrister who contacted you long ago for an Inheritance claims, regards to my late client.

I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund ransferred under the cooperation of a new partner from the United Emirate, Presently I’m in Dubai for an investment projects.

However you should contact my secretary in Cotonou  Benin Republic, with the following information, Mr. Jerry White E-mail Address (jerrywhite02@w.cn) Ask him to send you the Cashier’s Cheque,sum of ($1500,000.00)one million five Hundred Thousand Dollars , which I kept for your compensation, however he will attend to you without delay. Furthermore you should also re-confirm the following information to my secretary, to avoid wrong delivery.

1, Your Full Name…
2, Your Address……
3,Phone Num….

Best Regards

Barr Gawain G Roos

Toyota Japan Lottery

This is a simple and standard lottery scam message, tricked out with the usual code numbers and drawing references. I hadn’t come across one claiming to be from Toyota before, but over time I’m sure the names of many major corporations will end up appearing in scam messages. Scammers use them to lend credibility to their frauds — a backhanded compliment, I suppose, to the corporations themselves.

from: Toyota Japan Lottery lotto_agenttoyota@yahoo.com.hk
reply-to: claimsprocessorjohn@yahoo.com.hk
date: Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM
subject: Contact our judiciary agent

Toyota Japan Lottery
Customer Service Department
Affiliate of Toyota Branch China.
28 Tanfield Road Tiaxiu lio Beijing China

Dear Lucky Winner,

We happily announce to you the draw of  TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM online Sweepstakes program held this year 2009.

You have won USD 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars Only) from Toyota lottery draw 2009.Your Email ID was one of the selected email all over the world in the lottery draw and it comes out one of the lucky winning number 05,12,30,11,17,43 and Bonus number 10 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L /GMSA.

For us to process your winning for transfer you are advice to contact our judiciary agent with the details below in China for your payment.

Dr.John Lee
Foreign Services Manager,
Toyota Motors Cooperation China Branch.
Tel- +8613480076925
Email- claimsprocessorjohn@yahoo.com.hk

Please forward to him the following details below

1. Name (in Full):
2. Country:
3. Address:
4. Direct Telephone No Mobile:
5. Age:
6. Occupation/position:

Congratulations!! Once again.

Yours in service,
Mrs. Suzane Lang,
Online Coordinator.
www.toyota.com.cn