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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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

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.

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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United Nations Helps (scam warning)

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This is a classic example of a Nigerian “419” scam message. “David Smith” claims to be a representative of the United Nations and to have a large sum of money ready to be delivered to you.

Alas, there really is no money and no “David Smith” either — there is just a scammer trying to get you to take his bait so he can string you along and eventually pick your pocket.

Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Subject: united nations helps
From: “united nations helps” info@un.org
Reply-To: unitednations.helps@yahoo.com

United Nations House
617/618 Diplomatic Zone,
Central Area District,
Abuja- Federal Capital,
Nigeria Annex Office.

Our Ref: YBNGWB/UN/2012. Your Ref: ATM/2014-P/10M

Dear Beneficiary


This is to inform you that a Debit Cash Card Number 7876310003001420 Valued at $10 Million United States Dollars has been accredited in your favor. Your name was forwarded to me for verification and further directives.

For Succinct introduction, I am the Representative of FBI attached to the United Nation to supervise the long Outstanding project payment due to Foreign Beneficiaries that has been delayed since 1998 till date. Based on that, your name was forwarded to me for the payment above as it is recorded with World Bank Plc..

Be informed that your ATM Card was deposited in our custody for further dispatch to you. Meanwhile, The ATM Card will be upgraded in your name and favor. Note that a maximum withdrawal value of US$10,000 is permitted daily and we are duly inter-switched, you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) Center of your choice/nearest to you anywhere in the world.

So take note that you have to send a copy of your identification, to serve as Proof of Identity. Be aware that having proved your identity beyond doubt,your card could be delivered at your door steps through the aid of courier services. Pls note that you might need to visit access bank head office in Nigeria to obtain your card personally if your identity proves unclear in any form,taking this step is to make certain that your card be delivered to the legitimate beneficiary

Treat as very urgent, as we have limited time frame to dispatch our duties. Attached are the Scan copies of my identification. Upon your response, the ATM Clearance Certificate as approved in your name, as issued and approved by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Authentication from the Supreme Court of Law will also be sent to you for your perusal. It is imperative that the fund release does not violate any known Law here in Nigeria nor any International arbitration.

Revert back urgently to enable us finalize the payment procedure.

Waiting to hear from you.

Yours Faithfully,

David Smith.
Special Agent to UN.

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Kevin Bryner, Abandoned Shipment (scam alert)

One common type of scam is the “abandoned shipment scam.” You get a message from someone who claims to represent a shipping company or airport, and that person says there is a package waiting for you. These scammers often use the names of real people, so in this case there may actually be a real “Kevin Bryner,” but of course that real person has nothing to do with the scam — his name has just been stolen by the scammer to make the message look legitimate.

Reply-To: k_bryner01@yahoo.com
From: “Kevin Bryner” SENDING97@earthlink.net
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015

Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania
One Terminal Drive, Middletown,
PA 17057, Pennsylvania USA

Hello Good Friend

Your Abandoned Package For Delivery

I have very vital information to give to you, but first I must have your trust before I review it to you because it may cause me my job, so I need somebody that I can trust for me to be able to review the secret to you.

I am Mr. Kevin Bryner, Chief Inspection Agent – United Nations Inspection Unit at Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania, working hand in hand with Department of Homeland Security and U.S Customs and Border Protection. During our investigation, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from Africa and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a metal trunk box weighing approximately 25kg each. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as film materials to avoid diversion by the shipping agent and also the Diplomat inability to pay for Non Inspection Fees.

On my assumption, each of the boxes will contain about $7Million to $8Million each and the consignment is still left in the storage house till today, but as the year is coming to and end you most act fast. The consignment are two metal boxes with weight of about 25kg each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 110 LBS.).Approximately, the details of the consignment including your name and address, the official document from United Nation office are tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes.

Provide your name, phone number and full home address, to cross check if it corresponds with the name and address on the consignment including the name of nearest airport around your city and other details. You can send the required details to me by email for onward delivery. All communication must be held extremely confidential. I can get everything concluded within 48hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery if you assure me of sharing the content30% for me / 70% with you on my arrival to your house.

I want to transact this business with you and share the money, since the shipper has abandoned it and disappeared because of the fear of being arrested by the authorities. I will pay for the Non inspection fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this airport to your address by myself. But I will share it 30%/70% with you. Make sure Respond to me via my direct EMAIL: k_bryner01@yahoo.com

Below is my direct telephone number. Call me as soon as you receive this mail and send me all the requested information to my email and i assure you that this is legal and 100% risk free.

Mr. Kevin Bryner

If you make the mistake of replying, you will be led though all the stages that advance fee fraudsters follow — delay, deceit, and bullying, until you cough up an “advance fee” to get the promised money released. And then once the scammer has your money in his pocket, he will disappear, never to be heard form again.

Janet Yellen (scam alert)

Email scammers routinely use the names of real people to make their scam messages sound legitimate. “Janet Yellen” is indeed the name of a real American bank official, but the real Janet Yellen of course has nothing to do with the message below, which just uses her name to try to trick you out of your money. And the scammer seems to think that just claiming to be a US bank official isn’t enough, so he tosses in the names of the United Nations and the Central Bank of Nigeria, too!

Reply-To: infofedresboard@freemail.hu
From: “MRS. JANET YELLEN” info@frb.ny
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015

Federal Reserve Bank New York
Ref.: Payment Release Update.
Amount Valued: US$12,800,000.00.

Foreign payment allocation security code (US/A84PRFGN2015)

Attention: Beneficiary,

By means of this message, we wish to inform you that your hour of compensation and actualization has come after our meeting with the United Nations, Bank of America, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Reserve Bank officials, it has been agreed that your real approved funds valued US$10,500,000.00 and the compensation of US$2,300,000.00 (Total US$12,800,000.00) will now be processed and released to your Bank Account through Wire Transfer Department of the Federal Reserve Bank New York.

However, it may interest you to know that after the meeting, with the Bank of America, Central Bank of Nigeria and Office of the Director On-line Account Department have entered into full partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank and your funds Total valued US$12,800,000.00 will now be credited to your Bank Account by the Wire Transfer Department of the Federal Reserve Bank as soon as you make contact with me.

To this effect, you are to contact us with the details below for the immediate release of your funds.

Full Name:……………

Bank Name:————————–
Account No.:————————
Routing No.:————————
Swift Code:————————-
Account Name:———————–

Thanks for banking with Federal Reserve Bank New York while we looking forward to serving you with the best of our service.

Thanks and Congratulations in Advance.

Best Regards,


Any name in the news is fair game for email fraudsters: presidents, deposed dictators, bank presidents, and military leaders all seem to “send” these messages to random people around the world. Our goal here at ScamHunter.org is to make sure you will recognize these messages for the frauds that they are.

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.

Reply-To: robnewman86@yahoo.com
From: “SCHNEIDER” sales@oootps.ru
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: robdiplomat@yahoo.com, then further direct him on the nearest airport to your house address OR your house address.

Note that you must contact me via email-(imf44_monetaryfund@yahoo.com) 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.

Email: robdiplomat@yahoo.com

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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UN Online Draw (scam alert)

Some scammers write long and detailed messages to try to hook people, while others leave the details out, perhaps to create an air of mystery. The lottery scam message below, which was probably sent to thousands or tens of thousands of people, tells you only that you’ve won a fortune and need to get in touch. But is it from the UN, or from Australia, or from Malaysia, or somewhere else? It is probably from a scammer working in an internet cafe somewhere in Africa.

Subject: RE: WUMT-MY7653***/2015
From: W.U.M.T.UN@edumail.vic.gov.au
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:34:01 +0800
Reply-To: le109192@foxmail.com

You have a payment of 1,500,000 USD in the UN online draw. Do send your Name, Address & Phone Number for funds payment processing. Contact Mrs. Franca Lee. for further inquiry.

Western Union Malaysia.

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United Nations Lotto

You’ve won the UN Lotto! Or perhaps not, since there is no UN Lotto. But if Dr. Ms. Anna Luis of HSBC Bank says it’s true, then it must be, yes? She has the box of money already to send to you (it’s cleverly registered as a box of African cloth). All you have to do is pay the Security Keeping fee of $115. But what’s $115 when you have millions on the way, right? (Sucker!)

from Dr Ms Anna Luis drmsannaluis@gmail.com
reply-to msannaluis@duzcefb.org
date Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM
subject Your Consignment Package $5.950M


Good Day.

Good News, I’m writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee for your United Nations Lotto Compensation Draft Cheque. Mr. Allen Thomas the Director of HSBC BANK told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the $5.950,000.00, to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till end of 2010. What you have to do now is to contact the TNT Express Courier (tnt.tnt@duzcefb.org) as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your Consignment package to you immediatey. For your information, I have paid for the yellow tag fee and delivery Charge.

The only money you will send to the TNT Courier to deliver your Consignment Package direct to your postal Address in your country is US$115 only being Security Keeping Fee for the TNT Courier Service so far. I would have paid that but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of dumourrage on your Package with them.

Please write a letter of application to the given address below:

Manager. kessier Febian
Email: tnt.tnt@duzcefb.org
Email: tnt.tntt@deliveryman.com
Contact Tel: +229-99 85 73 20

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address….,nearest local and international airport…, Direct telephone number….. contact address…. and Your Passport or Driver’s licence…. to avoid wrong delivery, they will issue you a delivery code#, to enable you track your consignment box and know when it will get to your address.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $115.00 for their immediate action to deliver urgently. Note this. The TNT Courier don’t know the contents of the Box Package. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don’t let them know that box contains money ok.

We are sorry for the past inconvieneces

Dr Ms Anna Luis

Barack Obama / United Nations Scam

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The scammers must have fun coming up with some of these schemes. This is a classic version of the scam that offers to compensate you for previous scams. Since everyone gets phony emails these days, what better trick to use than to fraudulently offer restitution for all the harm that scammers have done to you. You’re fed up with all those scammers, aren’t you! The scammers know you are, and so here they try to trick you again by taking it to the next level.

from Nation un110011@live.co.uk
reply-to unitednation.office2010@gmail.com
date Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:25 AM

United Nations Plaza,
27th Floor, New York, NY 10017

SCAMMED VICTIM/ Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars COMPENSATION- REF/PAYMENTS CODE: 06657.

Attn: Beneficiary

The U.S President BARAK OBAMA in conjunction with the UNITED NATIONS in the United Nations 2010 Compensation program authorized the compensation of one hundred internet fraud victims the sum of Three million five hundred thousand United states dollars each, you have been listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims as confessed by one of the swindlers who was apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, get back to us as soon as possible for the immediate payment of your Three million five hundred thousand United states dollars compensations funds.

Furthermore we would like to bring to your notice that during the last UN meeting held at New York, The issue of loss of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today had an alarming response confirming a high rate of Internet fraud activities. In other to retain the good image of each country represented at the UN Meeting, the president of some of the Countries who’s citizens were involved in these internet activities (Which includes South Africa , Dubai and Nigeria) are now paying 100 victims of this operators Three million five hundred thousand United states dollars each. Due to the corrupt and inefficient banking systems in the listed countries, the payments are to be made by UNITED NATIONS under funding assistance of the BARCLAYS BANK PLC UK. According to the number of applicants at hand, 84 beneficiaries have been paid, of which a majority of the scammed victims orig inate from the United States and

Your particulars was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested in Nigeria as one of their victims of their operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason for whatsoever, the US secret service is already on trace of the rest of the criminals associated with him.

We have confirmed from the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) concerning this issue and they indicated to us that several Fraudulent attempts have been made to extort Money from you all in the name of giving you funds.

For more vital information, please visit: home.rica.net/alphae/419coal

As soon as we receive your response we would make necessary arrangements to ensure that your funds are swiftly transferred to you without delays.

We are also working hand in hand with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to see to it that this imposter’s re brought to book. Your response is highly required to enable us materialize the processing of transfer of your UNITED NATIONS/BARAK OBAMA COMPENSATION funds.

In your email response, indicate your contact phone number and a valid copy of your proof of Identification including a preferred means by which the BARCLAYS BANK PLC LONDON, UK can conveniently transfer the Three million five hundred thousand United States dollars to you.

Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General, United Nation.
Copyright (c) 2010 United Nation Organization All Rights Reserved