Mr. Joe Timo, Western Union

Scams that claim to be associated with payment services like PayPal and Western Union are common, and this is a recent example of a Western Union scam. “Joe Timo” is trying to send you your money, but it isn’t working. You need to get in touch with him so he can complete the delivery (i.e., pick your pocket).

From: Mr. Joe Timo
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015

Attention Beneficiary For Your Compensation Payment of $2.5 Million US Dollars,

We are writing to inform you that we have already sent you your first payment of $4,500.00 usd dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of $2.5 Million USD, via western union by this government. I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone but you did not pick up my calls through out that yesterday even this morning.

Now, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up the $4,500.00 usd to enable us send another $4,500.00 usd today as you know we will be sending you only $4,500.00 usd per day. and here is our western union web site tracking below ( ) to track the MTCN before going to any western union to pick up your payment, please be advice to make sure that you track the MTCN on your computer to view the MTCN available before going to western union. Here is your first payment information which was sent to today below;

Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N): 8398670833
Senders First Name: Mike
Senders Last Name: Idigo
Question:In God
Answer:We trust

Waiting to hear from you as soon as you pick up your first payment, and here is our contact telephone number +229-99386892.

Thanks And Best Regard,
Mr. Joe Timo
Telephone Number:(+229-99386892)
Foreign operation manager

UN Diplomat Robert Newman (Scam Alert)

This message is an example of the old diplomatic-courier scam. “Robert Newman” is a diplomat, so he can smuggle things through customs without them being inspected. And amazingly he has a big box of cash that is just for you! In reality there is no “Robert Newman” and no big box of cash: there is just a scammer conducting a classic advance fee fraud, and you’re his target.

Date: Tue, 12 May 2015
MIME-Version: 1.0


This is to alert all FORE., we are trying all possible best to make sure all unpaid beneficiary receive their unpaid funds. As a result of the on going compensation scheme, various means to reach you have proved abortive, and a box of money worth $10.5 million dollars have been given to the (UN) diplomat ROBERT NEWMAN, apparently I Let him know the box contain some film material that he is to deliver it to your home address and he should deliver it to my client, I don’t want him to know its huge sum because of trust and security purpose.

Contact him now with the following information (Full Names:, Home Address:, Age:, Mobile /telephone no:, State:, Occupation: Nationality:, Code: ) to deliver the boxes to your home address. I want you to know that you have 24hours to call him now with this line (509)-214-2875 or email him:, then further direct him on the nearest airport to your house address OR your house address.

Note that you must contact me via email-( as soon as you receive this email for more clarification and better understanding. You are advised not to waste his time at the airport, so that he would not be stranded in any way because he will return if he finds out that you are not doing anything to get him over to your house.


Note: you are to provide him with this code BDV/232TS when getting back to him via email, the code is specified for security reason and should not be disclose to any one except the diplomat.

Best Regards
Mark Schneider

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Daniel Klimowicz of ABL, London (Scam Alert)

This is an example of the trend toward shorter and shorter scam messages that do little more than pique your interest without providing any details. “Daniel Klimowicz” wants to send you a fortune, but why? Will he claim it’s an unknown inheritance that is owed to you, or money from a forgotten bank account? It doesn’t really matter, because his only real interest is in transferring your money to his account.

Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 16:28:20 +0700 (WIB)
From: “Mr.Daniel Klimowicz”
Reply-To: “Mr.Daniel Klimowicz”
Subject: From Daniel Klimowicz

Auditor Head,

Dear Sir,

I am requesting for your help, to assist me in getting £42,000,000.00 to your account. please do indicate your interest for more information’s.

Yours Truly,

Mr.Daniel Klimowicz,
Auditor Head,

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John Chao, Coca-Cola Award (Scam Alert)

Some email scammers have taken to sending short messages, and adding the details of their scam in an attachment. This is probably a technique to avoid spam email filters, and to be able to send an “official” looking document. In the example below, the email claims that you have won a great prize from the Coca-Cola Company, and need to get in touch with “John Chao” to let him know where to send the money:

Date: Sat, 9 May 2015
From: “Info@CocaCola”
Subject: Congrats

Kindly view the attached file and forward your details to our S.A fiduciary agent via email provided below to enable him proceed with your payment.

Mr. John Chao
Phone No: +27840248848

The attached file is an image called “Coke.JPG” that begins:

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws held in Durban, South Africa, by Coca-Cola Company in conjunction with FIFA. Your email was among 3 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pound Sterling) each on the COCA-COLA COMPANY PROMOTION AWARD.

Alas, it’s just another lottery scam, and if you take the bait you’ll be sending”John Chao” all sorts of “fees” or “taxes” to release the money, and then he’ll disappear, never to be heard from again.

Michael Scott, JFK Airport (scam alert)

Your shipment of ten million dollars in cash is waiting for you at JFK Airport in New York! Hooray! All you need to do is pay the advance fee that “Michael A. Scott” wants, and then the money will be yours. Or rather your money will be his, and you’ll never hear from him again.

From: Michael Scott
Subject: Consignment Delivery Alert From JFK Int’l Airport,
Date: Sat, 9 May 2015

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your affirmation and to inform you of the latest development in regards to the delivery of your consignment box conveyed by courier diplomatic agent. During the scanning of your consignment box, our cash-track machine detected that the content of the consignment box is cash worth US$10,500,000.00 only.

In accordance with section 34 and 36 of the Custom sector, it is not acceptable to bring over US$100,000 into the United States of America without proper documentations and clearance because it shows that the money is either being smuggled into the country or the source of the funds is questionable.

It is very important that all the relevant documentations needed to authenticate the source of the funds are provided to prove that the funds were earned legitimately in accordance with the PATRIOT ACT so that IRS and Homeland Security will not come knocking at your door. In lieu of the above, it is therefore mandatory that you shall provide the Nigeria Custom Clearance Certificate (N.C.C.C) to prove that the funds is not linked with any form of illegality. Being the beneficiary of the consignment, the Nigeria Custom Clearance Certificate (N.C.C.C) is the only way of confirming the source of the funds and it is your responsibility to provide the Certificate before the diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery of your consignment box to your house.

The diplomat’s Flight Details shows that he came from Nigeria and we have contacted the responsible authority in Nigeria to inquire about the process of getting the Certificate. We were informed that the beneficiary of the consignment will pay for the Certificate and the cost of this documentation is just US$91 only so that your consignment delivery will be successfully done within 5-hours without any hitches or delay after the N.C.C.C is secured.

Upon the receipt of the needed information of yours, the I shall relay to you the information you will use in sending the fee to the Nigeria Custom Service Authority so as to enable them issue the above mentioned document in your name so that the Diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery of your consignment to your house.

Finally, kindly send me your full name, full address, direct phone number and drivers license or passport for identification.

Yours Sincerely,

Michael A. Scott
Head, Luggage Dept.
JFK International Airport
Address: Jamaica, New York, NY 11430, United States

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Email Scammers Use Victim to Smuggle Drugs

It’s easy to laugh at the wild claims that appear in email scam messages — rich deposed dictators who need your help, millionaire widows dying of cancer, hidden bank accounts that belonged to a long lost relative. But it’s important to remember that the people who send these messages in an organized way are real criminals.

A story this week from New Zealand reports on a man who was hooked by a regular email scammer, and after a very long period of contact, during which the man kept giving money to the scammer and still didn’t catch on, he was tricked by the scammer into smuggling a large quantity of illegal drugs into New Zealand.

The relationship between the scammer and this victim started in the usual way. “A ‘Daniel Tucker’ sent an email claiming to work for the United Nations in Nigeria. He told Mr Miranda that the UN had set aside US$8.5 million to repay the $100,000 and use the remaining balance to build an orphanage in New Zealand. The money never arrived.”

Eventually, the victim “was lured to Papua New Guinea on the promise of picking up US$8.5 million in cash. He returned empty-handed — except for some extra luggage, which a man who called himself ‘Daniel Tucker’ asked him to take.” When customs officials X-rayed the luggage they found “1.5kg of methamphetamine hidden in secret compartments in the padding.”

Fortunately in this case, the victim was able to cooperate with authorities and set up the real drug smugglers, who were eventually captured.

Tom Crist Foundation (Scam Alert)

This curious scam message combines a whole range of traditional scammer themes. “Tom Crist” has won a lottery, his wife was dying of cancer, and as a religious man he wants to share his wealth with you. Alas, it’s just another version of the old fashioned advance-fee fraud, designed not to spread his fortune but to grow it by picking your pocket.

Subject: My Bear Beneficiary, You Are My Lucky Winner.**
Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 23:41:55 -0700

I am Mr Tom Crist the Calgary Max Lotto Winner of 40 Million and i know this would come as a surprise to you but be rest assured that as a man who believes in the word of God i know that in my heart it is always better to give than to receive, see Luke 12:33-34.

i am writing to inform you that Google in alliance with MICROSOFT submitted your “Email” upon my request that you receive a Cheque/Check for $1million. in honor of my of his late wife Janice Crist, who died of cancer two years ago. see PROOF below;

I have already issue out a check for $1.2million to the Tom Baker Cancer Center where Janice Crist was treated before her death. find proof below;

Please forward your Full Names, Age, Address, Tel, Occupation and a check for $1million will be issued to you.


Tom Crist
Retired CEO & Calgary Lotto Winner

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TNT Courier Company ATM Card

Scammers routinely use the names of real persons and businesses in their scam messages, in order to lend legitimacy to their fraudulent schemes. There is a real TNT courier company, for example, but they have nothing to do with the scam message below. The scammers, “Richard Bath” and “John Agulerie,” claim to represent that company, but in reality they are probably working from a cheap cell phone in an Internet cafe somewhere in Africa.

Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 09:32:21 -0430 (VET)
From: dipjohnagulerie
Subject: Contact TNT Ofile
Attention Please!!!

I have registered your ATM CARD of $1.5usd with TNT Courier Company with Package Number: 00876538. please Contact with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address and Your Telephone Number: TNT Office E-mail: (

Name of Mr.Richard Bath
E-mail: (

I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee. The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee $285. Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how to pay their Security fee so that you can pay it immediately.

Best Regards,
Dip John Agulerie

Gloria C. Mackenzie’s Mystery Offer (scam)

Why bother with an elaborate message if you can hook a scam victim with a short one? This is an example of a mystery scam message, where “Gloria Mackenzie” hopes you will get in touch with her so she can give you a fortune (or more likely, pick your pocket). Does she have a business investment for you? Or money in a forgotten bank account? Or perhaps she’s just another dying widow who wants to give away her fortune.

Subject: Re
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:32:13 +0100

I, Gloria C. Mackenzie hereby donate 5.9 Million to you in good faith for a project. You should get in touch with me for more detail through my email:

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