United Nations Charity Foundation (scam warning)

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This is an example of a charity scam message, very similar to the lottery scam messages that also circulate online. In this example, a charity you’ve probably never heard of has awarded you a fortune. What could be better? Unfortunately, “Jurgen Aschhoff” is just a name being used by a scammer to try to pick your pocket — don’t fall into the trap.

Reply-To: psriatcher@yahoo.com.hk
From: “Jurgen Aschhoff”meli@tesk.org.tr
Subject: Transfer Notification of US$2,620,000.00 to your bank account
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015

Reference No. UNF/CG-24021

Dear Sir,

RE: US$2,620,000.00 Grant Award Notification

Are you the owner of this email address? if yes, then congratulations!

This is to notify you that you have been selected by the board of trustees of the United Nations Charity Foundation based in the United Kingdom for a cash grant award of US$2,620,000.00 with reference No. UNF/CG-1802B, for your business, economic and social research developments of your community.

The United Nations Charity Foundation grant award is conducted online annually and geared towards global humanitarian development and poverty eradication.

Participants emails were choose worldwide from different categories based on their personal and business development of their respective environments.

For further details and to collect your US$2,620,000.00 cash grant award, kindly send your Official Name, telephone and fax number today by email with the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Jurgen Aschhoff
Notification Officer

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Richard Metcalf Cohen MBA, PhD (scam warning)

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This is a typical business-investment/loan-offer scam message. (Read more about how advance-fee scams of this kind work.) If you make the mistake of replying, the scammer will string you along until you send him an “advance fee” to start the (imaginary) loan going, and then he’ll disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Subject: Re: Business Proposal
From: “Richard Metcalf Cohen MBA, PhD.” newgencapital1@belltea.co.nz
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015
Reply-To: newgencapital1@1email.eu

Attn: Dear sir/Madam,

We are offering you a business opportunity and providing investment funding in any lucrative business you possess the competence to manage.

We are an angel investment company based in London, United Kingdom and we offer funding in a form of a direct loan at a low interest rate at 5% per annum. We are also open to Joint Venture at 30% Return On Investment (R.O.I) for a period of 5 years with an option for re-investment once both parties involved are satisfied with the profit accrued from the project.

Feel free to send your business plan, executive summary and financial projection for review prior to funding. We are willing to sign a Non Disclosure agreement with you upon request for your protection.

We look forward to doing business with you.

Respectfully yours,

Richard Metcalf Cohen MBA, PhD.
CEO NEWGEN CAPITAL LTD

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Heir Hunters Company (scam warning)

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The British “Heir Hunters” program has been popular with scammers, who send messages claiming to come from the show and notifying you that you have inherited a fortune. Alas, these messages aren’t from the show, but are instead just another version of the old advance fee fraud:

Reply-To: gregorygregory000@gmail.com
From: Gregory Grffegorymmfg@angliaresearch.co.uk
Subject: >Second Notice>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:59:36 -0500

Greetings,

Kindly Accept & Acknowledge my Proposal!

I understand that through Internet is not the best way to link up with you to inform you about this notification but because of the confidentiality which my proposal demands.However, I have already sent you this same letter one month ago, but I am not sure if it did get to you since I have not heard from you, hence i am constrain to reach you through the Internet which has been abused over the years.I wish to notify you again that your name was mentioned as heir to the sum of 5,600, 000.00 sterling pounds. In the last testament of our deceased client name now withed.I and my team of the Heir Hunters Company in the United Kingdom are detectives assisting distant relatives of people who have died with or without making any official will.

As the heir hunter’s team of detective, the race is now on for us to track down the often distant relatives in line for a windfall. We came across your profile and email while searching through genealogy database.Note as the heir hunters our aim is to assist people claim there lost relative fortune instead of the government or Bank MDS to use the money to in reach their treasury.Please send an acknowledgment email to enable us process your inheritance with all due verification process.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gregory
representative
Telephone: +44 702-4020282

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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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Richard and Angela Maxwell Donation (scam alert)

Several versions of this scam have been making the rounds of the Internet lately. The person sending the message claims to be a lottery winner, and wants to generously share the winnings with you. What could be better? Alas, it’s really just a scammer trying to get you on the hook so he can find a way to pick your pocket.

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Subject: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR (800,000.00 euro) DONATIONS!!
From: DONATIONS
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015
Reply-To: r.angelamaxwell@gmail.com

I & my husband Angela & Maxwell has donated the sum of Eight hundred thousand euro (800,000.00 euro) to you from part of our lucky life-changing Jackpot of 53 Million from Euro-millions Lottery.please see by visiting the web page below:

View link: https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/life-changing/winner-euromillions-maxwell

Kindly send us the below details so that we can direct our Bank to effect a valid Bank Draft in your name.

Full Name:
Country:
Age:
Occupation:
Sex:
Mobile/Tel:

Warm Regards,
Mr. Richard & Mrs. Angela Maxwell
Email: r.angelamaxwell@gmail.com Or angelamaxwell.donations@yahoo.com

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Daniel Tremblay, UK Lottery (scam alert)

This is a very familiar type of lottery scam message, send to thousands of random people around the world. (Read more about how lottery scams work.) If you make the mistake of replying to “Daniel Tremblay” you will find you have to pay “taxes” or “transfer fees” before your (non-existent) fortune can be delivered. If you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Subject: you won
From: ttremb@Safe-mail.net
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015
Reply-To: danamber1@gmail.com

Greetings

UK National Lottery announce you today as the Lucky winner of the 3rd international draw of the year 2015.

Emails were picked up randomly based on the world list directory of Names and email addresses of individuals from all the countries in the world.

Your email drew as the winning email for the Category “A” draw, with Ref. Number: PF23-711W-9, Batch No: 46-184-WAN and serial NO:215-18. Amount Won on Category “A” Draw: US$1.0Million.

You are advised to come forward for immediate claim by contacting the Verification officer Daniel Tremblay (Email: danamber1@gmail.com) with Your Age, Full names, Physical Address,Telephone number and copy of this notification.

Thank you,

Notification Officer National Lottery UK

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Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius (scam alert)

There are lot of scams online, and the scammers know it, and they know you know it. So many scammers now try to hook people into “meta-scams.” They tell you that they know you’ve been scammed before, and investigators have checked into this. They have found that, yes, you were cheated out of your rightful money. Now (the scammer assures you) the Government of Nigeria (or wherever) is going to make good and your money will be delivered soon.

This example of a meta-scam has all the usual components: a United Nations investigation, an urgent plea for your help, and a need to reply right away:

Reply-To: mrs_brittahlenius_un9086@yahoo.es
From: “Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius”minhnguyen@lilama10.com
Subject: Urgent information From: Mrs.Inga,
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division

From: Mrs. Inga-Britt Ahlenius

Attention: Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from London, after series of complains from the FBI and other Security agencies from Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica, South Erica and the United States of America respectively, against the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Government for he rate of scam activities going on in these two nations.

I have met with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria who claimed that he has been trying his best to make sure you receive your fund in your account.

Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, We are working in collaborations with the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and have decided to waive away all your clearance fees/Charges and authorize the Government of Nigeria to effect the payment of your compensation of an amount of $10M approved by both the British government and the UN into your account without any delay. The only fee you will pay to confirm your fund in your account is your Notarization fee which will cost you only but $350, 00 united state dollars, to the UN.

Sincerely, you are a lucky person because I have just discovered that some top Nigerian and British Government Officials are interested in your fund and they are working in collaboration with One Mr. Richard Graves from USA to frustrate you and thereafter divert your fund into their personal account.

I have a very limited time to stay in Nigeria here so I would like you to urgently respond to this message so that I can advise you on how best to confirm your fund in your account within the next 72 hours. For oral discussion, call me on this number which I just acquired in Nigeria today+2348109395660.

Sincerely yours,
Mrs.Inga-Britt Ahlenius.
Contact (ahlenius755@yahoo.es)

Also contact our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, for more investigation.

Name: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon
E-mail: (mrban.kimoon75@yahoo.es).
Call me (518) 772-3928

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Diplomat Agent James Duru (abandoned shipment scam)

One popular “hook” that scammers use to get you talking to them is to claim they have found an abandoned trunk full of money that has your name on it. Would you like this money delivered to you? (Who wouldn’t!) In reality, of course, there is no trunk full of money — there’s just a scammer trying to find a way to pick your pocket. The message below, which was probably sent to tens of thousands of random people this week, is a good example.

Subject: GET BACK TO ME ASAP
From: “Mike Johnson” nelarg@cantv.net
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015
Reply-To: mike.johnson1@yandex.com

I am Mike Johnson Director Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agent in Hartsfield International Airport Atlanta Georgia. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment through a Diplomat Agent James Duru from United Kingdom which was transferred to our facility here in Atlanta and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box. Please read attached for full details and get back to me as soon as possible.

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