Mr Abram Tony’s Investment Plan (Scam Alert)

Your business genuity caught the attention of “Mr. Abram Tony” so he has decided to contact you even though he doesn’t know you. (Little did you suspect your business genuity was so widely known, not to mention your sincerity and loyalty.)

With this brief message, “Mr. Tony” hopes to hook you, so he can eventually pick your pocket. You’re a good business investment for him. Is he a good one for you? Not so much.

from: Mr. Abram Tony (
date: Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 8:21 AM
subject: Having heard about the numerous business opportunities in your country.

Dear Friend,

Having heard about the numerous business opportunities in your country I decided to contact you through the only identified secure means of communication on an investment plan I have with a chunk of money I had hoped on investing in the future. I have not known you but going through your profile I found out we may have something in common (sincerity and loyalty). Kindly contact me on my personal email id below for clarifications and business plans of the future with you: Email:

I hope meeting and knowing you will bear fruit on both sides, I only contacted you based on your formal introduction profile of your business genuity.

Mr. Abram Tony

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Capt. Scott J. Wright in Iraq

There is chaos in every real war zone, so it isn’t surprising that money and valuables often go missing or fall into the wrong hands. Scammers know you know this, and they use it as psychological leverage. What loyal American wouldn’t want to help one of his country’s soldiers? And the supposed money used to belong to Saddam Hussein, who is dead, so it’s not like it’s being stolen from anyone. Alas, it’s really all a scam: there’s no money and no Capt. Wright. There’s only a fraudster somewhere in the world trying to con you out of your money.

from: scott wright (
date: Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 5:54 AM
subject: Att: Letter From Mr Scott.

Att: Letter From Mr Scott.

With respect Sir,

This might come to you as a suprise. However. I am Capt. Scott J Wright. an American soldier in peace keeping force here in Iraq,

I am serving in the military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq, after going through your profiles yours capture my intrest as i strongly believe you are in better position to assist in this matter very well.

As you know insurgents everyday and car bombs are attacking us. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family in the tune of USD$ 28 Million Dollars in cash.

ID information 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Management; Army Regulation 380-19, Information Systems Security; E.O. 9397 (SSN).

This fund itself was discovered some years ago and we have hidden and concealed the funds waiting for an opportunity to move the funds out. Now there will be no more time. All US troops are leaving Iraq you see this at B.B.C NEWS, most of us have been redeployed to Afganistan. We have to move the funds now or we could loose everything.

I’m contacting you as an external body because of our status as American soldiers on war duty. Our activities are highly limited based on the U.S military code of conduct.

We want to move this money to you now, so that you will keep our share for us till when we will come over to meet you. You are to take 30% of the total 28 Million Dollars and keep 70% for me and my partners.

Please No strings attached, we plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out of Iraq in three  silver boxes using diplomatic immunity which the shippment fees will be paid by me and my partners here in iraq. The boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs it is risk free because it is well arrange,

So If you are interested kindly send an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication this is necessary in the interest and the protection of our partnership,

Then we can send to you the shipment details and the fright number and labels it is 100% risk free. Please contact us immediatly for more information.



Capt Scott J wright

Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim of Iraq

This scam message leaves enough to the imagination to make the content seem plausible. A whiff of plausibility is often the key to a successful scam. Everyone knows Iraq is a dangerous war zone, and we can sympathize with someone who may want to get his family out of the country. But the message still shows many hallmarks that are the giveaways of a scam: it comes out of the blue from someone you don’t know; the from-address is different from the reply-to address; and the reply-to address is a free email account in a third country ( In addition, the supposed originating address,, doesn’t exist.

from: Mr. Bestoon Ibrahim (
date: Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Good Day,

I am Mr. Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim a member of a strategic committee in a major industry in Iraq, I seek your partnership because of an urgent need to move my family out of Iraq due to the deteriorating security situation and the strong prospect of a civil war if the U.S. finally pulls out their troops. To indicate your interest or request more details, please contact me by e-mail:

Thank you,
Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim

Dr Paul Tony, Waiting at JFK Airport (Scam Alert)

Here’s a novel approach that adds a sense of urgency. This scammer, “Diplomat Dr. Paul Tony,” claims to be at the airport right now waiting to hear from you so he can deliver your inheritance cash. You’d better hurry up!

Salesmen of all kinds, legitimate and crooked, have always known that time pressure, whether real or imagined, can often close a deal. “Dr. Tony” is using that psychological leverage to try to get you to take the bait. If you do, well, you’ll discover you have to pay “customs fees” or “import taxes” before delivery can be made. And if you’re foolish enough to do that, he’ll vanish with your money, never to be heard from again.

from: Dr Paul Tony (
date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 11:19 PM
subject: I am a Diplomat named Dr.Paul ,,,,,

Diplomat Dr.Paul Tony
JFK International Airport,
New York

Attention: Beneficiary,

I am a Diplomat named Dr.Paul Tony ,mandated to deliver your inheritance to you in your country of residence.

The funds total US$1.5 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 at JFK International Airport here in the United States of America and before I can deliver the package (funds) to you, 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
3. Age
4. Occupation
5. Direct Telephone Numbers
6. A Copy of Your Identification

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.

Diplomat Dr.Paul Tony
JFK International Airport,
New York

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BMW International Awareness Promotion

You have won a new luxury car! Or maybe you haven’t. Lottery scams usually announce that you’ve won a cash prize, but this message promises a luxury car as well as a cash prize. What could be better!

If you take the bait and reply, you’ll discover that you have to pay “taxes” and “customs fees” before the prize can be released, and if you’re foolish enough to pay up, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Subj: Congratulations once more
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009 8:04 AM
From: “john richard” (

22 Garden Close, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2YP, London
United Kingdom.
Reference Number: BMW:2551256003/23

The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness Promotion Department of the BMW Automobile Company, wishes to congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in this years’ BMW Automobile International Awareness Promotion (IAP) held on 0n 25th of August 2009, in London, England.

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new BMW 5 Series, M Sport Saloon car and a cash prize of £450,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British pounds).


YEAR: 2008, MODEL: 550i M Sport Saloon

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our Computerized Email Selection System (C.E.S.S.) from a database of over a million email addresses from the world wide web. Each email address was attached to a ticket number and your email address with ticket number: 5647600545188 and serial number: BMWP/556543450906 was randomly selected as the star prize winner amongst other consolation prize winners.

For you to collect your prizes, kindly fill the verification form below and send it to the Claims Manager, Mr. Ken Nielsen, of our claims department through email, stating your receipt of this notification. He has been mandated to offer you assistance and facilitate the urgent delivery of your prizes.

Claims Manager:

Mr. Ken Nielsen
BMWClaims Department
TEL/FAX: +448715726892


2.) AGE:
3.) SEX:
10.) INCOME:

Congratulations once more, and keep trusting BMW Automobile for top quality automobiles.


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New York Lottery Organization (Scam Alert)

If you remember one basic principle you won’t be taken in by lottery scams of this kind: if you didn’t enter, you haven’t won. Legitimate lotteries don’t award prizes to random people who haven’t entered (paid to enter) their contests. And why would something called the “New York Lottery Organization” have a return email address in the United Kingdom?

from: New York Lottery Organization (
date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM
subject: Your e-mail address has won you US$2,800,000.00

Your e-mail address has won you US$2,800,000.00

If you are the correct owner of this email address then be glad this day as the result of the New York lotto online e-mail address draws of 19th September 2009 has just been released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address won you the sweepstakes in the first category and you are entitled to claim the sum of US$4.6Million.

Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Ticket Number: APP236566301307 and won on this Lucky Number: MX014926583. You are to contact your claim agent Mr Tommy Edwards on the below email address for available options on how to receive your winnings fund. Note that Mr Tommy Edwards might fail to recognize you as the true winner and receiver of the US$2,800,000 if you fail to include the following in your contact mail to him:

Your country of origin and country of residence/work, complete official names, address, amount won, free ticket and lucky numbers, date of draw, contact telephone and mobile numbers. OPTIONAL :- [Sex, age, occupation and job title].

Mr. Mr. Tommy Edwards
Tel: +12127846013

Mrs. Lisa Williams

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Impersonating Professor Joseph Owor

Scammers regularly use the names of real people to make it look as though their schemes are legitimate. In this case someone has stolen the name of a genuine business professor at the University of Uganda, Joseph Owor, and is impersonating him to try to gain your confidence. If you take the bait and agree to help with his “proposal of mutual interest,” you’ll soon find yourself scammed out of more and more money with each contact: “fees” and “taxes” and “bribes” and “courier payments” to gain access to the supposed riches “Professor Owor” has discovered. After he’s strung you along for a while he’ll vanish, never to be heard from again.

from: Professor Joseph Owor (
date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM
subject: Attn: Urgent Proposition

Joseph Owor
Dean of Faculty of Business Administration
Uganda Christian University
Mukono Town, Uganda.
Confidential Message:

I hope this message will meet you in good faith, please pardon me for reaching you in this manner because you do not know me, I have an obscure proposal of mutual interest to share with you. I got your email address from the Internet through my search for a relatively unknown person who will assist me in securing a large sum of amount.

I am Joseph Owor , The Dean/Head of Faculty of Business Administration of the Uganda Christian University. I will need you to assist me in executing a confidential business project. It involves the securing of a large sum of fund. Everything concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch if you are willing to consider this proposal.

Please I will kindly request that you endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this message if my proposal is accepted by you and if this proposal is not acceptable by you, kindly delete this email and do not pass it to a third party as I vehemently risk my job to send you this email. I am presently on a foreign committee appointment in Europe through the United Nations Christian charity project fund of Uganda.

Once the transaction I am proposing to you have been successfully completed if accepted by you and the fund in question is in your possession, we shall be offering to you a ratio to be agreed upon.

kindly reach me back at this juncture to get your opinion first, after that I will furnish you with more information about this transaction. You are to contact me on my secure email address below for further details if this proposal is accepted by you:

Yours Sincerely,
Joseph Owor.

Zenith Bank Compensation Unit (Scam Alert)

As more people around the world have become aware of email scams, it’s become harder for the scammers to make a living. But they’re nothing if not adaptable. Since the scammers figure you’re aware of the standard scam, what better strategy to take than to promise you a refund for having received scam messages? You know the messages are annoying, so what better way to relieve your annoyance and to (seemingly) let you stick your thumb in the scammers’ eyes than to get some money back. You deserve it!

But of course this is just another layer in the multi-level scam. If you reply, you’ll discover that you have to pay a “fee” or a “tax” before your refund can be released. And then once you pay the fee, well, you know what will happen next…

date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM



In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations and the Present United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations.Base on the Agreement with the World Bank Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars)This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:

Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Foreign Remittance Department
Zenith Bank Plc
Official Tel: 234-709-602-6041
Fax: 234-1-759-4450

Goodluck and kind regards,

Making the world a better place

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon

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Alliance & Liecester Phishing Scam

This is a standard phishing scam, the original message having been tricked out with images and fancy formatting to make it look official. (Only the text is reproduced here, with the links deactivated.) By blasting this message to thousands or hundreds of thousands of people, the scammers hope to get a few suckers to click on the links and give away their bank account numbers and passwords.

from: Alliance & Liecester (
date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM
subject: Your account information Security upgrade


Thank you for banking online at Alliance & Leicester. At Alliance & Leicester bank, your security is our primary concern. And in order to guard against the recent spate of fraud and identity theft involving online account holders, we have recently introduced additional security measures and upgraded our software to protect our online account holders.

The security upgrade will be effective immediately and requires our customers to update their access and Sign in Protection activation.

Please Upgrade Your Information

For your security, you won’t be able to gain access to your accounts until you’ve done this.

Best Regards.
Alliance & Leicester Security Department Team.

Alliance & Leicester is part of the Santander Group, one of the world’s largest banking groups. More information on Banco Santander can be found at

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