Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot off the presses!

I had cleaned out the various scammails that were piling up in my junk file this morning and, returning shortly afterwards, found this piece of tripe posted only minutes before. Seemed like a good idea to get it up sooner than later....

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:29:58 -0700


(So, any particular reason a large lottery organization is relying on g.mail? With all those spare Euros they have lying around, you'd figger they could pony up a few for their own.)

SKL-Gunther, Kronacher Str.60
D-96052 Bamberg

Reference Number: SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288
Batch: SKL/25/8787


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of the Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie Program. Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to serial number 65-5524 drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35 which consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category. (Wow! Out of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses, eh? With the number of scammail addresses the fraud cretins generate you'd think that they would have a much better chance than I at walking away with all this unexpected largesse.)

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 700,000.00Euros(Seven hundred thousand Euros) in cash credited to file SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288. This is from a total cash prize of 35 Million Euros shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie. The estimated 35 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in Europe history. The biggest was the 363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a February 2003 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.

Your fund is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general public. (Oooops! Well I guess I let the damned cat out of the bag, didn't i? Bad me!)

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in London. In view of this, your 700,000.00Euros (Seven hundred thousand Euros) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe. Our agent in UK will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.

To begin your claims please contact your claims agent:

Dr. Anderson Klose
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.
Phone: +447024034593 or +447045775489
(Call me silly but isn't it kinda strange that a German lottery has UK phone numbers to contact?)

Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank account.

Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your Reference Number: SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288 and Batch numbers: SKL/25/8787 in every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. (Rush! Rush! Rush! Operators standing by to tell you that all you have to do to claim this flowing river of cash is send 'em money for taxes or some other payment. There is a reason they call it an advance fee scam, ya know...)

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program. (If I knew what I was supposed to be promoting, I wouldn't anyway.)

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Violletta Ibrahimovich.
Promotions Manager
Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie

(I think you will find this site is quite familiar with the scam:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Can we work as partners?

From: "kennedy"
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008



Mr. Kennedy Khumalo
(Director ProjectAllocation)

It is indeed my pleasure to request for business partnership with great pleasure, I write to solicit for your assistance in a matter that can be of mutual benefit to us. I only pray that you read through carefully and respond as promptly as possible. Precisely, in the year 2006, the Ministry of Minerals and Energy in South Africa where I work as director of audit and project implementation, received presidential irrevocable circular order requesting the ministry to compile and forward the list of all past foreign contractors whose contract payments are pending since the period of past regime of Dr. Nelson Mandela and the present regime.

The purpose of this exercise is for the present South African government to pay foreign contractors all debt owned to them as to maintain good relationship with other foreign governments and non-governmental financial agencies. In light of the above, my colleagues and I decided to include acompany's name with a bill of Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars} alongside other company's and their respective bills for payment.

With the co-operation of top senior colleagues of mine we are confident that our claim of Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars} shall be granted being for contract work executed at the Ministry of Minerals and Energy, payment shall then be transferred uponapproval to a safe account that would be provided by you in other words, if you accept to be our partner then you shall be considered given the pertinent documentation to certify that your company had already executed contract work within the named Ministry for which your company shall be paid the sum of Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars}. Please be informed that with the South Africa government monetary policy. Government official's employees are not allowed to operate or to own bank accounts abroad hence our decision to seek a foreign partner.

Further more, I want to assure you that the legitimacy of this transaction is well pronounced for which upon your acceptance to this offer I will furnish you with relevant information's as to how the funds transfer will be executed swiftly without any hitch. Do note that I have the authority ofmy colleagues in this business deal to convey that your consent on this transaction will be highly compensated by a percentage agreed upon by both parties after a successful completion of this project. Further information's concerning the transaction shall be forwarded to you uponyour response to this letter.

Visualize this opportunity as an indirect financial resource; also note that your area of specialization is not a hindrance in the successful execution of this transaction. If interested on this offer endeavour to contact me immediately via before we establish a voice contact on the subject matter.

Finally I want to assure you that this transaction is scheduled to be completed with fourteen working days provided you are willing to adhere to my directives concerning the subject matter.Thank you and God bless, as I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours Faithfully,
Kennedy Khumalo.

(Yah know, call me cynical but a huge government ministry, in my experience, doesn't conduct its business through live mail, hotmail, gmail, ymail, rocketmail or any other free mail services. Nor, since they are supposed to be issuing reimbursements from said government, do they need employees to have out-of-country bank accounts. In these days of electronic transfers, etc...., their line of needing a distributor of monies doesn't make a lick of sense....

No, dudes, we cannot work as partners!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My personal list of scum suckers...

Peeps, remember these people are a font of crap and rapacious con garbage ~ DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM!

Ahmed Rasheed - & & - wants you to help him rip of the bank for which he supposedly works - $25,000,000 and you keep 45% + 5% for expenses.

Anping Wu & Edith Vega - & - he's supposed to be the Ceo/President; not sure what she does besides pretend to represent the Anping Wire Mesh Co. Ltd. - looking for collection and remittance agents - you get 10% of whatever you handle and $3,000/mo. after three mos.

Charles Benson - & - wants you to pretend to be the original depositor of a random $5,850,000.00 he wants to rip off from the bank he supposedly is employed by in Ghana - you get 30%.

Francoise Bigirimana - & - languishing in a refugee camp in Cote D'Ivoire and wants you to adopt her and help her access the $14.7 million left to her by her dear old dead dad who lost his life in the course of the crisis here in Cote D'ivoire on the 7th of November 2003.

Lee Chung - & - posing as the Vice President, Pristine Consumer Healthcare Pte. Ltd. - looking for collection and remittance agents.

Linda Kabba - - from Sierra Leone and languishing in a refugee camp in London - seeks your assistance to help transfer inherited funds deposited in a Security and Finance Company in Dubai (by dear old dead dad who used to deal in gold and diamonds) to your country for investment by posing as her trustee.

Mary Edwards - & - deathly ill with cancer with a son to support wants you to collect money from her dead husband's family - $1,150,000 and you keep 10%.

Horst Hieter Haensgen, Diplomat - - (pity ~ I mislaid the bulk of the email but rest assured it had something to do with moving someone else's money).

Philip Ugo, Rev. - representing the late Arcbishop William Steve who left $1.2Million (One Million Two Hundred United States Dollars) which he intended to be used for charity, ministry, evangelical work or otherwise when he was gone, but did not want his immediate family to know about for fear of subversion of his promise and pledge to God and you are handpicked to help him do this.

Richard Imjo Martins (Esq), Barrister - & -

Robert Fore, Dr. - & - solicitors to the late, great Atlanta physician and philanthropist, Mr.George Brumley (whom you have doubtlessly never heard of in your lifetime) who left $5,100,000 to you and he instructed that you are to use part of the funds to promote his legacy through activities that aim to help the old, poor, needy and disabled in the society.

Sherina Joseph Opong - - step-mom poisoned dear old dad but not before he squirreled away $6,500,000 - you get 15% for providing a convenient bank account and adopting her.

Tammy Lawson - & - father and mother assassinated in Sierra Leone by evil military forces and she escaped with her brother to Cote D'Ivoire (which is why her reply email is from Norway, right?) but dear old dead dad had left her10.5 million US Dollars which you get 20% of + 5% for expenses + 15% of any investments you wisely help her make.

So How Come?

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I have two blogs at the moment - Here Be Dragons which is devoted to rental scams primarily sourced through Craigslist although the proliferation of free ad sites has widened the hunting grounds. Many additions come from other sources (ie: blogs/anti-scam sites/online community ad sites) or are provided by people who want to share their experiences. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch is for copies of scammail that I find in my mailboxes ~ sometimes I can't resist the odd acerbic comment but for the most part I post 'em because the more that people do, the fewer fools they get to gull. Dunno what to say about me that would be very interesting ~ I'm a granny who reads, gardens and crafts as the mood strikes me. :) I don't particularly care for the social predators on this planet and this blog is part of my way of saying so.