Japheth Emekam and Udegba Ekeokwu (scam alert)

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This is a typical example of an African “419” scam, complete with broken English and millions in cash ready to be delivered to you. If you make the mistake of replying you’ll find that you have to pay “transfer fees” or “customs taxes” before your (imaginary) fortune can be delivered, and if you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammers will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016
From: WESTERN UNION n-gakkou.@ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: WESTERN UNION mrdavidmarksr@web.co.zw
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT IS READY TRACK MTCN:1959827786

I want to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00 US Dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full over due payment total sum of $1.m USD, via western union by the Ministry of Finance. I tried reaching you on phone to give you all the information on phone but I couldn’t get through yesterday,

So I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you can pick up the $5000.00 to enable us send another $5000.00 today as you know we will be sending you $5000.00 only per day. And it was agreed that you will pay the transfer clearance certificate which sum of $85 before the release of the payment to you.

Please pick up this information and locate any western union around to pick up the $5000.00 and call the Operation Manager Mr.David Mark, because he is the person in-charge of your payment, and he can send you another payment today once you contact him, phone line Call +229-99446795 E-mail( mrdavidmarksr@web.co.zw )
contact him once you picked up the $5000.00 today.

Below is the western union information to pick up the $5000.00; which you will be receiving daily after you sent them their transfer clearance certificate of $85 and it will serve as re-confirmation of your payment file in their office.

Here is the Senders Information;
Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N):1959827786
Senders First Name: Joseph
Senders Last Name: Holy
Question:When
Answer:Today

Website; www.westernunion.com.
They will be waiting to hear from you with the transfer clearance certificate payment of $85 today;And you can use this below information to send the transfer charges today.

Receiver Name——Japheth Emekam
Country——Benin Republic
City—–Cotonou
Amount———$85.00 usd
Text Question—-When
Answer—–Today
Sender’s Name—-
Mtcn————-?

Be advice that $85 transfer clearance certificate is compulsory as they told me that is the only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely. Endeavor to E-mail your direct telephone number because you will call once the payment information is sent to you.

Regards

Udegba Ekeokwu

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Antonio Vinal (scam alert)

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This is a typical “mystery scam” message, offering a mysterious proposal from an unknown person. It’s just another version of the good old “advance fee fraud,” and if you reply it will only end with the scammer picking your pocket.

Reply-To: jscregoffice@postino.net
From: “Antonio Vinal” toniovinal@lycos.com
Subject: Please Confirm!
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016

Please respond!!!
Hello friend!

I would like to contact you personally for an important proposal that could of interest to you.
I send this email only to know if this email address is functional.

I have something very important to discuss with you. Contact me for details by: Email:vinaltonio@excite.co.jp with your direct contacts.

Kind regards.

Antonio Vinal.

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Harry Vanderbilt, Diplomat (scam alert)

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Harry Vanderbilt, a diplomat from “the Caribbeans,” has a fortune ready to be delivered to you. Alas, it’s too bad he’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket with another advance fee fraud.

Reply-To: harryvanderbilt@yahoo.co.jp
From: “Harry Vanderbilt” harryvanderbit@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: Re: I Am Presently In Your Country
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016

I am a Diplomat from the Caribbeans named Harry Vanderbilt, mandated to deliver your inheritance to you in your country of residence.

The funds total US$10.5 Million and you were made the beneficiary of these funds by a benefactor whose details will be revealed to you after handing over the Funds to you in accordance with the Agreement i signed with the benefactor when he enlisted my assistance in delivering the funds to you.

I am presently in your Country and before i can deliver the funds you have to reconfirm the following information so as to ensure that i am dealing with the right person.

1. Full Name
2.Residential Address/City
3.Age
4.Occupation
5.Direct Telephone Numbers

After verification of the information with what I have on file, i shall contact you so that we can make arrangements on the exact time I will be bringing your package to your residential address.

Send the requested information so that we can proceed.

Regards

Harry Vanderbilt

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Ms Nimasha Rajitha (scam alert)

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This scam message is amusing because the message body is actually blank, and the whole text is included in the subject line. Although its format is unusual, this is in reality just another example of the good old widow-dying-of-cancer scam:

Sender: kevine807@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015
From: Sis Nimasha Rajitha catherinenathaniel1942@gmail.com
Reply-To: Sis Nimasha Rajitha nimasharajitha@gmail.com

Subject: I’m Ms Nimasha Rajitha, an aging widow suffering from the cancer disease for a long period of time and my only son (Kevine) later died in a motor accident. I have (US $ 7.400.000) I want to donate for humanitarian aid. If you will be able to use these funds please reply to me.

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INTERPOL Bank Scam

This scam message has all the elements of a dramatic crime novel. A wicked conspiracy! Corrupt judges! Secret computer funds transfers! Alas, “Harrison Wood” isn’t really a whistle-blowing bank clerk, he’s just another scammer trying to pick your pocket. He doesn’t work for INTERPOL or a finance agency — he probably works out of a cheap Internet cafe somewhere in Africa, and with a disposable cell phone he does his best to cheat people all around the world.

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Sender: t_mr101@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015
From: Harrison Wood starfiles744@gmail.com
Reply-To: Harrison Wood harrisonwood391@gmail.com
Subject: The Truth About Your Fund,

International Criminal Police Organization – INTERPOL
Attention My Dearest Lawful Beneficiary.

The Truth About Your Fund,

I felt expedient to write and inform you on the wicked conspiracy hatched by the duo of JUSTICE T.Y Waziri and Mr. Lanre Williams of the Ministry of Finance and some of the Finance Ministry staffs with numerous fake names to divert your money to their designated account in Europe.

From my position as a lowly clerk in this office, I discovered that they moved the fund from Africa to London, UK and then moved it last week to Banco Italiano in ITALY. Today I found out through the central computer database that they are about to re-route back your fund to a security company in USA. With this, I felt that it is important for me to alert you on this development that the departments of homeland security USA are holding this money for clarifications.

They are still using your name and contract won /inheritance compensation identification number as the beneficiary but they have changed the account co-ordinate and this is the reason they are frustrating you by asking for endless fees in other to buy time pending on when they will transfer your funds to their designated account in Cayman Islands.

I have the reference number of the transaction and also I have the number of the official who is directly in charge at the SECURITY VAULT of department of homeland security in USA where the funds is present on-hold. Your payment is supposed to go through the International credit control financial clearing house before finally put into the SECURITY VAULT of department of homeland security in there in USA on-hold for clarifications.

I repeat, please do not expose my person, it is not easy to get jobs around here and I cannot contend with these powerful individuals because they can eliminate me just like that.

I waited for your response so urgently,

God bless you.
Harrison Wood (Sgt)

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Mrs. Muna Hariri (cancer scam)

This message is an example of the “dying widow scam.” “Muna Hariri” doesn’t have long to live and needs your help to give away her fortune. Who wouldn’t want to help a dying widow? Unfortunately, “Mrs. Muna” is really just a scammer, probably working out of a cheap Internet cafe somewhere in Africa, who really has just one goal: to pick your pocket.

Sender: yucky_51618@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015
Reply-To: Muna Hariri munahariri_00011@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: From Mrs Muna Hariri.

From Mrs Muna Hariri. I married to Late Mr.Ali, We are from France, but living in Republic Benin, my husband worked with our France Embassy here in Benin Republic for many years before he died in the year 2012. We were married for years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted two weeks. Before his death .

Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ($1.500,000 000.00) in a Bank here , I have serious sickness which is cancer problem i am in this hospital for more than 8 months now having known my condition I decided to the fund donate these funds to you or any one that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.

Hoping to receive your Urgent and Positive response to enable me give you more details

Your Sister Mrs Muna Hariri

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Mrs. Rita Dominic (scam warning)

This is a classic example of the “dying widow scam.” (See more examples of scams from supposed dying widows.) “Mrs. Rita Dominic” is dying of cancer and wants to give away the fortune that her late husband left her. Won’t you help? She is your sister in Christ, after all.

In fact, “Mrs. Rita” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket. “She” (if the message actually came from a she) isn’t a dying widow and there is no fortune deposited in an African bank. Please share this scam warning with your friends and family today so they won’t get scammed by “Mrs. Rita.”

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015
From: RITA DOMINIC rdominic0101@gmail.com
Reply-To: RITA DOMINIC ritadominicrita@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: Urgent From Mrs. Rita Dominic

From Mrs. Rita Dominic

I’m Mrs. Rita Dominic from Canada. I am married to Mr. Shing Dominic , who worked with Canada embassy here in Cote d ‘Ivoire for nine years before he died 2014. We were married for ten years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. 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 (5.5 million USD) Five million Five hundred thousand United States dollars deposited in one bank here in Cote D ‘Ivoire. Presently, this money still with the Bank here in Capital of Cote D’ Ivoire Yamoussoukro.

Recently, after my illness, my doctor told me I would not last for the next one months due to cancer problem, I said that in the next one months will not be spreading this type of bone cancer and I do not live again. But what bothers me most is my stroke sickness.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church, organization or individual that will use this fund for orphanages, widows like me, the poor and needy, and also propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us understand that “Blessed is the hand that gives.” I took this decision because I have no child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christain and I do not want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where to go.

I know I will 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 . I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and therefore, the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always . I do not want my husband’s relatives to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank where the funds deposited by my late husband for you to contact them directly. I also send you an authorization letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.

Whoever wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful throughout your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to get a response from you.

Thanks and Remain blessed.
yours sister in Christ.
Mrs. Rita Dominic.

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Rich Orphan Scams

One of the most common types of scams messages people get via email is the “rich orphan” scam. A lonely orphan — in this case, “Miss Ann William” — has inherited a fortune and doesn’t know what to do. Won’t you help her? (And who wouldn’t want to help an orphan.) Alas, the person sending the message isn’t really a rich orphan: he (and it’s probably a he) is just a scammer trying to find a way to pick your pocket.

Sender: lusia_madona1111@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015
From: Ann William awilliam0@outlook.com
Reply-To: Ann William ann.william9@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: FROM MISS ANN WILLIAM

Dearest

I am Ann William 22 years from Ivory cost Please i want you to assist me in investing a total amount of (7.3 million Dollars) which i inherited from my late parents,i will like you to help me get this fund invested while i continue my education in your country. I will give you more details as soon as i hear from you.

Your Best Wishes

Miss Ann William

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Regina Camp (scam alert)

This is the first bilingual email scam message that I’ve seen. Email scams come in all languages, of course, but to have a single message written in two languages (English and German) is unusual. (This is a brief “mystery scam” — who knows what story the scammer will spin if you make the mistake of replying.)

Reply-To: intglo01@yahoo.co.jp
From: “Regina Camp” regina..camp@consultant.com
Subject: Meldung/Message
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015

Hallo,

Sie haben meine Nachricht geantwortet, da 5 Monate, ich hoffe, dass es dir gut geht? Informieren Sie mich bitte, was los ist.

Mit freundlichen GrьЯen
Regina Camp

============================

Hello,

You have not replied my message, since 5 months, I hope you are okay?.Please let me know what is going on.

Yours Sincerely

Regina Camp

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Rev. Edward James Olmos

This message, now circulating on the web, is a jumble of all kinds of different scams all rolled up into one. It’s basic approach is reverse psychology: We know you were promised money before, and never got it. But that wasn’t a scam, we promise! We were just having management problems, you see, but now everything’s OK and your money is ready. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you were supposed to get a lottery payment, or an inheritance, or a Western Union transfer — no matter what money you were owed, we have it ready for you:

Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015
From: “REV. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS” Terryer@crocus.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: “REV. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS” cool.debtreconciliation5@yandex.com
Subject: DEBT RECONCILIATION/PAYMENT SETTLEMENT VALUE AMOUNT:

DEBT RECONCILIATION/PAYMENT SETTLEMENT VALUE AMOUNT: $5.5USD: reconciliation settlement

Dear: Sir/Madam,

We Apologize for the delay of your payment and all the Inconveniences and hiccups that we might have caused you. However, we were having some minor problems with our payment system, which is Inexplicable, and have held us stranded and Indolent, not having the Preriquiste to devote our 100% endowment in accrediting foreign payments.

We apologized once again, from the Records of outstanding debt’s due for payment to: {AWARD LOTTERY WINNER’S AND INHERITANCE FUND CLAIMS}

THIS OFFICE: DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE INCONJUNCTION WITH OVERSEA CREDIT COMMISSION has been Mandated to Liquidate all outstanding debt;your name and Particulars were discovered as next on the list due for outstanding payment.

I wish to inform you now that the square peg is now in square hole and can be accelerated so that your payment can be processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from the record in our file, YOUR APPROVED PAYMENT IS US$5.5million Usd (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS). You are advised to choose any preferred method of payment and also indicate your area of concern for your payment:{1} Inheritance fund claims or {2} Lottery award winners: {1} Diplomatic immunity payment system {cash delivery to your residence, will cost you $75.00 for Shipment Fee} {2} Western Union Money Transfer, will cost you $50.00 for the Transfer fee, as soon as you get in touched with. Contact REV. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS For the Receiver information.

REV. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS. Oversea Credit Commission.
E-mail: (cool.debtreconciliation5@yandex.com)
http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/
http://www.lottery.com/
Tel: +22999936171

In the light of this aforementioned, you are required to furnish this office with the following information, as this will enable us to process and release your cash prize without any further delay.

Your Full Name:
Telephone and fax Numbers:
Residential Address:

Forward your urgent reply/payment information’s to REV. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS. via
e-mail: cool.debtreconciliation5@yandex.com
Tel: +22999936171
for speedy release of your long over-due payment within 48hours.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Rosemary khun.
For: Debt Reconciliation’s Committee.

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