Frank Wuddah, Ghana Bank

This is a routine bank scam message, albeit with a florid subject line. As in the familiar “over-invoiced account” scams that often circulate, a supposed bank official, “Frank Wuddah,” claims to have concealed excess profits that you can share if you’ll just help to transfer them out of Ghana. In reality there are no excess profits and no bank official; from beginning to end the story is made up, and it’s designed to get some of your money into the scammer’s hands.

from: Mr. Wuddah frankwuddah@centrum.cz
reply-to: mrwuddah@sify.com
date: Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 12:06 AM
subject: A $million dollar PROPOSAL that can transform your BUSINESS !!!

Good Day,

Sorry for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer as it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature. I write to solicit your assistance in a funds transfer deal involving US$3.5M.

This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office of the International Commercial Bank- GHana, which I am the manager. I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2008 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess.

I have since then, placed this amount in a Non-Investment Account without a beneficiary. Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the funds to your designated bank account.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 30% of the funds while 70% shall be for me.

Kindly forward your response to: (mrwuddah@sify.com)

Regards,
Mr. Frank Wuddah
+233-54-3457174

Roland Goam, Dying of Cancer (Scam Alert)

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This is the male counterpart of the familiar dying widow scam. Roland Goam is a wealthy businessman dying of cancer, and he has no family left. He wants to give his money away to make up for a lifetime of selfishness. Won’t you help? You can have a reward if you do (sucker).

from: Roland Goam rolandgoam1@yahoo.com.hk
reply-to: rolandgoam@yahoo.com.hk
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 10:48 AM
subject: FROM ROLAND GOAM

My name is Roland Goam I am from Greece Please take this serious, I am taking this liberty anchored on strong desire to ask for your assistance for help. Your consent and urgent attention will greatly be needed, devoid of apprehensions. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defied all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.

But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. Now that i have been diagnosed with this deadly disease I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as few close friends, i lost my wife and son in a fatal accident a few  years ago I have decided to give alms to charity organizations,as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth.

So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Somalia and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I can not do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money, which I have there to charity organization in Bulgeria and Haiti, they refused and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money, which no one knows of, is the huge cash deposit of Ten Million United States Dollars($10,000,000) that I have with a Finance Vaulting Unit in Europe.I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations.I,am willing to offer you a reward If you are willing to help.

please when replying indicate Your full name email, cell phone number so that My personal confidant will call you and give you details on how the funds will be transfered to you.

Regards,

Roland Goam

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Tom Henning, Western Union (Scam Alert)

This Western Union scam is a straightforward money transfer scam, related to the common lottery scams that circulate on the net. Just confirm your details and your payment will be sent (you’re supposed to know already what the payment is for). If you take the bait, you’ll find that a whole range of “fees” and “taxes” have to be paid up front, and once the scammer has received your money he’ll vanish into thin air.

from: Henning hetom35@yahoo.com.hk
reply-to: HenTom@ir.ae
date: Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 5:45 AM
subject: Go and Pick Your Money

How are you today?

I write to inform you that we have already sent you The USD$5000.00 dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of USD$395,000.00 via western union by this government.

I look for your telephone number to contact you but I have lost my diary I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this USD$5000.00 to enable us send another USD$5000.00 today as you know we will be sending you only USD$5000.00 per day.

Please pick up this information and Proceed to western union to pick up the Fund and Write me back to send you another payment today, Here is the western union information to pick up the Fund.

MTCN : 215 678 0077
Sender’s Name:Rebecca Chim
Text Question: Will
Answer:Fine
Amount: USD$5000.00

I am waiting for your response once you pick up this fund, Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment ok.

Thanks,
Tom Henning.
western union Headquarters Benin.
tomwesternunionbenin@yahoo.com.hk
Tel:+22996761354

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UK National Lottery Scam

This is a standard lottery scam message, made timely and urgent by claiming to report the results of today’s drawing (with the date correctly specified). The formatting is so broken, however, that it seems to have been cut and pasted from earlier message fragments.

Because scammers of this kind depend upon establishing personal contact with you, the reply-to address is usually a giveaway: why would any real UK National Lottery be writing from an address at latinmail.com?

from: UK NATIONAL LOTTERY BOARD LONDON uklotteryinfo@onilne.co.uk
reply-to: ianwandleclaimsdesk1@latinmail.com
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 11:32 AM
subject: CONGRATULATIONS: YOU HAVE WON:

CONGRATULATIONS: YOU HAVE WON:
The UK National Lottery
PO Box 1010, Liverpool, L70 1NL
United Kingdom.
REFNє: EGS/2251256003/02
BATCH Nє:14/0017/1PD
WINNING #: 60/84/27/17/36/44
Date: 10/10/2009.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR.

PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION:

The U.K National Lottery officially wishes to inform you of the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by the Great Britain held on Saturday October 10, 2009. Your email account attached to ticket number 902710842777887 with serial number 2688/08 drew the lucky number: 60, 84, 27,17,36,44 with a bonus jackpot number {18} have been picked as the winner of EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS STERLING ONLY {Ј850,000.00}. This result is now released to you on this day 10/10/2009.

You are to contact the funds department under the office of your accredited claims agent: Mr. Ian Wandle via emails :{ ianwandleclaimsdesk@latinmail.com or ianwandleclaimsdesk1@latinmail.com}, and you are to quote your detailed information and your email address for the verification and confirmation of your winnings as follows: 1. Full Names:, 2. Address:, 3. Marital Status:, 4. Occupation:, 5. Age:, 6. Sex:, 7. Nationality:, 8. Country of Residence:, 9. Telephone Number:, 10. Fax Number:, 11. Winning Number:

Congratulations from all the staffs and thank you for luckily being part of the email account users program

Dr. P. Swier,
{Manager Director},

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Frank Williams (Rich Orphan Scam)

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It’s another rich orphan scam! In this example a young man has lost his whole family in the African wars, but not before his father was able to deposit eleven million dollars in the bank to support him. If you’ll just help to liberate this money and invest it properly, you can have a cut (sucker).

from: Frank Williams (frankfw@centrum.sk)
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM
subject: Expecting to hear from you soon.

Hello Dear,

My name is frank, from Sierra Leone . My father and I escaped from our country at the heat of the civil war after loosing my mother and two of my senior brothers in the war. As a result of the political instability in my country even after the war, my father established his cocoa and coffee export business in Abidjan , Ivory Coast . He was in Buake, A northern city to negotiate for the purchase of a cocoa plantation when he was shot and killed by the rebel troupes fighting to take over the Government of the country on the 22nd September, 2002. The death of my father has now made me an orphan and thereby exposing me to danger.Before the unfortunate death, my late father had in his personal account with a bank here the sum of $11.7m. As a result of the present insecurity of lives and property in this country, I wish request that you assist me use your account in your country to transfer the balance of my father’s account. Again to assist me with a letter of invitation that will make me get a visa to your country for residence in order for me to continue my education and to invest the fund in a viable business venture.

Iam willing to give you 15% while 5% has been earmarked for expenses. If this is acceptable to you, Send me a mail through my regular e-mail account (frankfw4@yahoo.co.th) so that we can discuss further on this matter.

Best Regards

Expecting to hear from you.

Frank williams

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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

Staff Sgt. Johnson Wood (scam alert)

This is a specific and familiar type of scam, one we might call the battlefield soldier scam. A dedicated soldier (at present usually an American soldier in Iraq) claims to have discovered a large quantity of cash, typically abandoned cash that belonged to a former dictator. Taking it wouldn’t really be stealing, since the dictator has been deposed and he was corrupt anyway. If you’ll just help move the money to your country, you can have a cut. No one will be harmed, and we’ll all be rich. What could be wrong with that?

from: JOHNSON WOOD (johnson12wood@yahoo.co.jp)
reply-to: johnson1wood@yahoo.co.jp
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 9:43 AM
subject: GOOD DAY 10/10/09:

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is (staff Sgt.) Johnson Wood; i am an American soldier, serving in the Military with the army’s 3rd infantry division. i have a very desperate need for Assistance and have summed up courage to contact you.

I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I am seeking your kind Assistance to move the sum of Five million United States dollars (us$5,000,000) to you In your country, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care Until i complete my service here.

SOURCE OF MONEY

Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a Farmhouse near one of saddam’s old palaces in tikrit-iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by Staff Sgt.. Kenneth buff and i that some part of this money be shared Between us. My own share of the money is Five Million United State Dollars, which I want moved out immediately.

One Passionate appeal i will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should You have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any Leakage of this information will be too bad for the u.s. soldier’s here in Iraq.

I do not know how long we will remain here; month of May was the deadliest month for us out Here. Totally, we lost 127 men and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicides Bomb attacks by the special grace of God.

This and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help. I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as Possible with my private e-mail address which is my only way of communication (e-mail: johnson1wood@yahoo.co.jp)

May God bless you and your family.

Regards,

Johnson Wood.

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Wealthy Orphan Scams

This is a classic example of the wealthy orphan scam. A sad young woman (it’s almost always a woman) has been left alone in the world, or left alone with her younger siblings, because her parents have been murdered or poisoned by some evil power. But before her parents died, her father told her about the secret fortune he had deposited for her in a bank somewhere, and now the poor (rich) orphan needs your help to retrieve the money. She can tell you’re an honest person (playing to your vanity.) Won’t you help an orphan (you sucker)?

from: jenny marisa (jennnymarisa@yahoo.fr)
reply-to: marisafamily20010@yahoo.co.jp
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:52 AM
subject: SEEKING FOR YOUR HELP

SEEKING FOR YOUR HELP

My name is Miss Jenny Marisa looking for a trustworthy, sincere and honest someone like you who can help me in this time of needs.

My father Mr Johnson Osy Marisa, during the civil and political crisis in our country, my parents together with my three sisters was poisoned by heartless elements that called themselves his brother and wicked relatives. Fortunately for me, I was in the school when this tragedy took place to my family. I was in coma for almost two weeks. But I thank the almighty God because I never knew that I could support the shock of losing almost my whole family. That is by the way. Right now I am still here in country but very unsafe for me. I’m living in great fear and bondage. I intend leaving this country as soon as possible but only one thing kept me back. My late father has deposited with one of the prime bank the sum of money, $5.2Million USD, for onward transfer to any bank abroad

But unfortunately he did not complete the transaction before he sudden died. I have all the documents concerns this money in the bank and receipt of deposit with which my late father made the deposit, I have mapped out 15% out of the total money for your help and assistances because it looks stupid for me trying to confide in a total stranger I never met before . By instinct I am convinced you are an honest person and you have the capacity to handle this transaction with me. As soon as it is done, I will come over with to meet you and spend the rest of my live in your country. I wish to invest the money into estate business and other good business you may propose. I promise to greatly compensate you for any assistance you may offer me. I do not know how you may feel about this but I want you to take this very serious and confidential. Down here, I am living in fear because enemies, uncles and wicked relatives of my parents are hunting for me. Please let me know your mind concerning my proposal to you, please contact me with this email private email for more details and information. (marisafamily20010@yahoo.co.jp)

May God bless you,

Miss jenny

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Online Sweepstakes (Scam Alert)

Following the trend set by some current 419 scammers, this lottery scammer has sent a very brief “hook” message, without the usual details of winning numbers, corporate sponsors, and the like. Just “You’ve won, contact us.”

If you reply, you’ll step into the same old scam, though: a request for front money to release your winnings. If you pay up, the scammer will disappear, never to be heard from again.

from: Online Sweepstakes® info@onlinesweeps.com
reply-to: m0003gregory@gmail.com
date: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:20 PM
subject: Winning Notification!!!

You have been announced a winner of £1,500,000 GBP in the double-click Promo held Today. contact: fiduciary agent with your Name, Phone Number and Date of birth

Contact agent: Mark Gregory
Email. m0003gregory@gmail.com
Tel: (+44) 7024-084-549

McElory William
Online Coordinator
Online Sweepstakes®

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ECOWAS Contract Scam

It’s the old over-invoiced account scam again. A corrupt official has been skimming money from a variety of sources, and now wants your help getting the proceeds to safety.

The script may be new, but the principle is the same: after you agree to help you’ll discover that “bribes” or “fees” have to be paid to grease the transaction, and once you’ve fronted that advance fee, the scammer will disappear, never to be heard from again.

from: Mr Dvis Benjamin ecowasbenjamin@yahoo.com.hk
reply-to: ecowastg100@live.com
date: Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM
subject: Ecowas Contract Awarded To You Please Answer Me.

Ecowas Contract Awarded To You Please Answer Me.

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTE
ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS.

Attn.ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR USD10M.

I am Mr. Benjamin Davis, The Chairman, Contract Awarding Committee of the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) We wish to transfer the sum of USD10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars only.)Into your personal or company bank account. This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us for the suppl y of ammunitions, hard/soft wares,phamaceauticals/medical items, light and heavy duty vehicles, apparels and other administrative logistics etc for the ECOMOG in Sierria-Leone and Liberia during the Peace Keeping Projects. The original contractors have been duly paid by the Guarantee Trust Bank . This balance is suspended in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by any foreign company of our choice. We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the organization is winding up its activities since the aim of returning PEACE to the Countries and the coasts have been achieved. Based on the laws and ethics of employment, we as civil servants working under this organization, are not allowed to operate a foreign account. This is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with your comprehensive advice, assistance and partnership in your country. I will give you more details and procedures regards t o this deal as soon as I hear from you. Upon the receipt of my massage please get back to me through my private email address: office_ecowas@yahoo.com.hk Thanks Mr. Benjamin Davis.

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