Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You're not my Pal....

Kinda like I mentioned below ~ look what I found in the trash today. I'm putting a copy here, forwarding it to and then ~ *poof!* ~ it's history.

Notification of Limited Account Access RXI091‏
From: PayPal (
Sent: December 30, 2009

Dear Paypal member:

We were unable to process your most recent payment. Did you recently change your bank, phone number or credit card?.

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your billing information today.
Click on the link below .

(link deleted

Or contact Paypal Member Services Team. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have recently updated your billing information, please disregard this message as we are processing the changes you have made.

* Originator Identification Number: 679848
* Reference Number: 47WJ2222U6JR4

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences.

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country China (Beijing) Italy (Rome)
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

Oh yeah, the response from PayPal security is:

RE: FW: Notification of Limited Account Access RXI091 (KMM4868863I15977L0KM)‏
From: (
Sent: December 30, 2009

Hello W

Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other
personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn
more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.

Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity

Your account security is very important to us, so we appreciate your
extra effort.



Don't bank on it....

I'm tired ~ I have a cold and I'm going back to bed. Be smart ~ if you get *any* kinda mail like this from your bank, Paypal, EBay, whatever...., do not click on the link. If you think you should confirm the veracity of such an email, go directly to the real website and check into it. (Oh yeah: PS ~ I don't have an account with Scotiabank.)

Resolution Center: Your account ScotiaBank Online is limited.‏
From: Security ScotiaBank Online

Sent: December 28, 2009 8:55:58 AM

Security & Resolution Center

This email was sent automatically by Scotia Bank in response to our Fraud Department request to update your profile. This is done for your protection; only you, the recipient of this email can take the next step .

To update your profile and access your account, follow these steps:

1. Click on the link below.******start.jsp?language=

The link will take you to our Profile Update page.

2. Fill in the appropriate fields to update your profile and click Submit. You will then be able to have access to your account and using your Scotia Bank account.

Thank you,
Scotia Bank

That diplomatic touch...

Very Urgent...‏
From: U.S.Customs and Border Protection (
Sent: December 30, 2009 2:13:03 AM

We hereby bring to your notice that a consignment to be delivered at your residence
by a diplomat had been stopped by us. This is a security measure put in place by
United States of America to check terrorism and money laundry through the sale of
illegal drugs locally and internationally.

After examination, we found out that the consignment contained the sum of US$7.7
Million, which upon further investigation revealed that the fund was your inheritance.

Consequently, the diplomat will deliver your consignment at your residence after all
protocols have been observed.

However, in order to proceed we need you to reconfirm the following information,

Full Name:
Residential Address:
Date of Birth:
Telephone/Mobile Numbers:

It is imperative that we inform you to provide the airway bill of your consignment
and a means of identification,(either your international passport or driving license).

In order to see that your consignment is processed within a shortest time it is
advise you reply via my private email box...

We await your response.


Thomas S. Winkowski
Assistant Commissioner,Office of Field Operations
U.S.Customs and Border Protection

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baby, you can drive my car...

Yup ~ I certainly would rush off in all directions to claim a prize from Toyota using an AOL account for a response.


Sent: December 27, 2009

25 Bridge Street ,Staines Middlesex
TW10 8TP United Kingdon.
CVR-nr. 25554493.

This is to inform you that have been selected for a Cash prize of
£10,0000,000.00.(Ten Million Great British Pounds) and a brand new Toyota
Prius car International programs held 2009 in London Uk.

You can view our website to view your car
Description Of New Toyota Car to be Shipped to you.
Miles:New.......................Doors:4 doors or
Engine:4 - Cylinder....................Year:2009
Warranty:Existing.................Cruise Control
Condition:New.....................Engine: 1.9L DOHC
16-valve 4-cylinder engine w/integ
CD Player.........................Side Airbags
Passenger Airbag..................Driver Airbag
Anti-Lock Brakes..................Air Conditioning
Power Windows.....................Power Locks

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our
computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over 250,000
email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.This Toyota car
Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by The
International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This promotional car
lottery is the tenth of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims officer
through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:

Mr. Kelly White
25 Bridge Street ,Staines Middlesex (Googling addresses can be fun.)
TW10 8TP United Kingdon
Email: (Imagine that! Toyota uses AOL!)
Phone Number: +44 703 192 5961 (Googling phone numbers can be enlightening.)

When contacting him, please provide him with your secret pin code Y7448500
and your reference number 799BV90.You are also advised to provide him with
the under listed information as soon as possible:

1.Name in full :
2.Address :
3.Nationality :
4.Age :
5.Sex :
8.Present Country:

If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this
notification,your winnings would be revoked.Winners are advised to keep their
winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent claim
(IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claim by Winner.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Mr. Tedy Lee
Lottery Manager.

I'll wait for my reward in the afterlife...

Reward proposal for you.‏
From: Mubaraq Ahmed (
Sent: December 15, 2009

Hello.As you read this,I don't want you to feel sorry for me,because,I believe
everyone will die someday.My name is Mubaraq Ahmed,an Oil&Gas merchant in U.A.E.
I'av been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very
late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine
and right now, I have only about a few days to live according to medical experts.
I need your help in distributing my funds to charities as I have no family.if you
can help me you will take 20% out of the funds and give 80% to the local charities
of your choice.Regards, Mubaraq Ahmed


I promise ~ I didn't feel the least bit sorry for him.

Oooooooo - The FBI, no less...

Considering the contents, I think it must be from the Fucking Barrel of Idiots:

Payment Notice From The Federal Bureau of Investigation‏
Sent: December 21, 2009

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dept: Anti-Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division
Office: Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Address: J. Edgar Hoover Building
93 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attention Funds Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that your fund which is in Africa has been approved for release by the joint FBI/UN Payment Reconciliation Board. Due to Scam act by African officials we reached to an agreement with them to have the funds released to you via ATM Card. The total sum of $5.7 Million US Dollars which is approved will be loaded in an internationally accepted ATM Card and then sent to your address via courier service, so that you can be picking your funds from any ATM Machine around you in bits at your will.
This measure is to help prevent scam on your bank account and all African bureaucratic bootleggers . Be advised not to expose your banking details to any person in the name of trying to get your funds. We the American FBI is bent on making sure that scam is totally wiped out and with this measure we are taking nobody scam you over this payment.
From our joint decision we choose ATM UNIT GHANA to be the office to release the funds to you since the country has been tested politically and otherwise, the we approved them for this payment reconciliation of every funds owned to foreigners by African governments.
You are advised to contact the ATM UNIT GHANA via their contact information as noted below:

TELEPHONE: +233- 2- 47189890

Contact them immediately and let them know that the FBI directed you to them for your funds release via ATM Card. Do provide them with the following reconfirmed information as stated below to avoid any mistake:

1. Your Full Name________________________________________________
2. Your Full Address______________________________________________
3. Your Telephone Number________________________________________
4. Your Occupation_______________________________________________
5. Your Age___________________

Do not send your banking details to them for security reasons. We guarantee this payment and always feel free to ask us any question if the need be until you have received your ATM Card.

Robert S. Mueller, III
(FBI Director)


Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP AddressProbable Country (Zhenjiang) (Lagos)

* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

I think there's something just a little bit greasy about this one...

Please let me know if my email received.‏
From: Rebecca
Sent: December 21, 2009

Rebecca L.Taylor,
Address-13400 Alexis-Nihau Boulevard,
Saint-Lauren Monaco.

Pardon me if I have offended you by contacting you through this medium (e-letter)
I should have explained this to you on face-to-face meeting. But I could not do this because of the situation, and again not being sure of your reaction. I hope you will keep this little secret I'm about to share with you personal and confidential to yourself.

Its about my husband, who is a sailor with INTERMAS SHIPPING COMPANY IN NEITHERLAND. He worked as a crew member in one of their vessels MV KIMOLUS which was leased to Kuwait Oil Corporation LLC.

During one of such routine sail assignment, their Vessel was loaded with Contaminated Crude Oil which was to be disposed off at a designated discharge point. But rather they thought otherwise and contacted an Indian buyer, who indicated interested in the product and also directed them to discharge the product to his Tank Farm in South Africa .

The deal was struck, sealed and payment was made with regards to same and the proceeds of this deal were shared among them (my husband and others) accordingly. However, the deal was not to the knowledge of the company, because of International Purchase Agreement on contaminated product. But my husband decided to deposit his share of the proceeds with a financial institution under an untitled holding account, so it will not be traced to him, in case investigation into the discharge of the contaminated oil is initiated. So far so good, nothing of such has happened since the death of my husband 10 months ago of pneumonia.

It has taking me 2 months of fervent prayer to let the cat out of the bag and I thought it wise and led by the spirit to disclose this now and ease my mind of unnecessary tension, in expectation of your assistance to help secure the release of the money from the financial institution.

Please let me know what to do? If it is something you can handle, as my husband made me promise on his death bed not to go near the funds, until I find someone who can assist in securing the release and payment of the funds. As he wouldn't want the money to be traced or associated with any member of his family.

I shall furnish you with further detailed information as I await your kind response directly to:

Thank you for finding out time to read my letter.

Kindest Regards.

Has my blog gone to the dogs?

An opportunity to make money from your blog!‏
From: Dog Health Problems (
Sent: December 22, 2009

Hello ******,

Now you have a great opportunity to earn 25% per sale for every product you sale, through your website.
You need to just place these links on your website.
You just need to place these links on your website and start making some money!

**">Dog Pain Relief

We already have created an account for you. You can always login to your account and check money you have earned. We pay
every month for money you made last month!
Username: *****
Password: 12345

I am here to always help you.



WHOIS information:

Created On:13-Oct-2009 11:37:30 UTC

Interesting, I'll grant you....

Grant Number: MICC/97846563459/206‏
Sent: December 22, 2009

(UK. Regional Office)
Microsoft Building, Wright Lane,
Kensington London W85sp.

Winner No. 005,

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft Corporation ,in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,(F.P.S.) held today 22nd December 2009 here in United kingdom, A Draft of $1,000.000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) will be issued in your name.

It is important to note that your award was released with the following particulars attached to it.
(1) File Number: F1267-2009
(2) Ref. Code :KP23/857/MCL5 /CO
(3) Grant Number: MICC/97846563459/206

Forward The Following Information as Listed Below and Send to Asset Management & Finance Group Office [ Microsoft Corporation Consultancy Firm].

.Residential address:
.Full Names:

Asset Management & Finance Group Office :
51a High Street, Hanham, Bristol. BS15 3DQ.
Director : Mr. Alexander Godson

Soon as The Above Information is Received Through E-mail:,You Will Be Duly Informed

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Furnish me with a few details, eh....

Subject: Your Blog Featured at Home Furniture Depot‏
From: home furniture
Sent: December 10, 2009

This is Shiela from
We stumbled on your blog while searching for Exclusive Furniture related information. We operate the largest Home Furniture & Office Furniture website featuring more than 30,000 blogs. Our site averages 200,000 unique visitors per month. As a kind note We have featured your blog at We would be grateful if you could add the following details to your blogs main page.
Home Office Furniture
Looking forward for your confirmation.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gassy wee montebanks, wot?

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:05:28 -0000 (GMT)



Attn: Chevron-Texaco Beneficiary

Your verification number is: (CT-389-6373,FGN/P-073-92)(Dunno, Mrs. Victoria
Wallison ~ all of a sudden I don't feel so very special any more.

We wish tocongratulate you over your email success in the Chevron-Texaco computer
balloting sweepstake held recently.your price is worth $300,000.00 USD
United States Dollars. you are to contact your CLAIMS PROCESSING OFFICER
with your:

1.full name
2.Home Address:
4.Phone Number:
6.Amount Won:
7.Annual Income(Optional).
8.Delivery mode.
Via Bank Transfer Or
Via Courier Delivery


Payment Officer General Information
Name: Mr Alhaji Musa Aliu Mohammad
Telephone:+234-705 81 56 183 (

+234-808 79 26 131 (

Fax: +234-707-226-2983-6. (;;;;

West Africa Office.

All response should be forewarded to (Mr Alhaji Musa Aliu Mohammad)
Co-sponsors of this online promotion are listed herein: Shell Oil Company,
Pepsi Corporation, and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

NOTE: You must have received different emails from different angles,
as this Organization is a 100% Scam Free.

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs Victoria Wallison (;

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Royal pain in the ass....

I don't have a Royal Bank of Canada account ~ of that, I am really quite certain. I wish the knobheads flooding my mailbox with scammail trying to get me to click on their miserable links would be just as certain.

The links they used have been edited out. I'm quite certain that 99% would have the sense not to click on them but there are those few who just have to have a look. If it isn't safe for me to click on, it's not gonna do them any good either.

The name of their game is 'Click on the link'. Whether they use it to con personal information from you, infect your computer with malware, whatever...., they gain nothing if you don't click.
99.99% of the time DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN YOUR EMAILS ~ particularly unsolicited ones. About the only time I do any more is if I am registering for a site and they send me a
confirmation email.

If you receive an email from banks, credit companies, Paypal, EBay, etc... requesting personal information or that you need to up-date with them and you find yourself looking at a link, open a new window, go directly to their website and deal with them there. Or by phone ~ old-fashioned to be sure, but I like it.

I used to check the headers on the emails because I usually find it quite useful. Computer savvy scammers have no difficulty covering up their tracks from the average user (including faking IP addresses) but I thought it was interesting to note that there was no consistent information as there would be if it were actually the RBC.

From: Royal Bank of Canada
Date: 30 Nov 2009
Subject: You have one new message from Royal Bank of Canada
Please update your RBC Royal Bank account.
Your Internet Banking Account may be locked. (or not even
exist, eh?)

Please identify yourself by visiting our Online Banking
service: (link)


From: RBC Royal Bank
Subject: New Message from Customer Service - KCGYIWILQE
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009

From: Customer Service
Date: 01/12/2009
Subject: Unsuccessful login attempt from IP address: (Germany)

For your security, your online profile has been locked.
- Protect your personal account information by following the link bellow: (link)

We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

Copyright 2009 RBC Financial Group Registered Number 3950882 2009.

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers
IP Address Probable Country Algeria Ireland (20842)
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: "RBC Royal Bank"
Subject: Reference ID: CPIQVMFIXK
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009

Dear Customer,

We would like to inform you that your RBC Royal Bank online account has been
locked due to inactivity. To avoid losing important information, you must
reactivate your RBC account now.

Click here to confirm your information and unlock your online banking: (link)

Thank you for using RBC Royal Bank.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will
not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your RBC online banking and
choose the Help link located in the bottom right corner.

You are receiving this email notification because this email address is listed
as the administrative contact email for your RBC Royal Bank account.

Copyright © 2009 RBC Royal Bank of Canada

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:
IP Address Probable Country Cape Verde N/A (49221)
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: "RBC Royal Bank"
Subject: Action Required: Please update your RBC account
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. To
protect your account against unauthorized use, RBC Royal Bank requires
you to create sign-in questions and answers.

Anytime you login from a different IP address, you will have to answer
one of these security questions. Make your RBC Royal Bank online banking
even more secure by updating your account now.

Please create Security Questions and Answers for your RBC Royal Bank online
account by going to: (link)

We strongly advise you to enroll now. The new security measures will be
effective right away.

Thank you for using RBC Royal Bank.

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country Western Sahara (June Lake) Jamaica (21754)
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: "RBC Royal Bank"
Subject: Customer Service: Email ID XQJUUXUMMI
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009


The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country Cambodia (07746) Germany
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: "RBC Royal Bank"
Subject: Customer Service: Email ID

Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009


The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country N/A* Micronesia, Federated States of*
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: "RBC Royal Bank"
Subject: Reference ID: MBGSBCPSDP
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009

Dear Customer,

We would like to inform you that your RBC Royal Bank online account has
been locked due to inactivity. To avoid losing important information,
you must reactivate your RBC account now.

Click here to confirm your information and unlock your online banking: (link)

Thank you for using RBC Royal Bank.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will
not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your RBC online banking and
choose the Help link located in the bottom right corner.

You are receiving this email notification because this email address is listed
as the administrative contact email for your RBC Royal Bank account.

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country Czech Republic N/A (49221)
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address


From: RBC Royal Bank
Subject: Transfer status: PENDING - ID: NRTHNZPMFR
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009

This email confirms that you have transferred A1-MOBILE using Money Transfer.

Transfer id : 250010358176
Price : 110.00 CAD
Transfer Fee: 15.00 CAD
Subtotal : 125.00 CAD

To cancel payment please confirm account ownership by following the link below:

Copyright 2009 RBC Financial Group Registered Number 3950882 2009.

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's a dog's life...

I received this in the email account I use for my scam blogs.

Not that I don't think my blog is going to the dogs sometimes but the relevancy of a rental scam blog to an animal health care site? Am I missing the connection? Or is it, as I figure, just another attempt to have me (and other lucky recipients) click on a 'poisoned' link?

My line of thought towards that conclusion goes something like this -

1. My site has nothing to do with animal care.

2. If I type in, I get a list of sites that are similar but not the same.

3. Why does a .org use yahoo as an email?

4. shows that the domain name was registered October 13, 2009. Now it's not impossible that it's a brand new site but somehow I don't think it's what it represents itself to be. It begs the question as to how it can be 'the largest Dog Health Problems website featuring more than 30,000+ blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ uniques visitors per month.'

5. If I google the phone number (+45 36946676) used in the registration done with a Netherlands address it tends to lead me to links like this: or this: Feel free to rummage around yourself ~ there's always something new to learn about scams that way.

Where the link in my email will lead me, I do not want to know. My computer is older and cranky enough without having it infested with malware, trojans and other nasty things which is quit often what happens when people click willy-nilly on links they receive in emails.

Bottom line is that I think I do not want to know these people and it's even less likely that I would consider having anything to do with them.

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 

Subject: Your Blog Featured at

From: substance abuse (Seriously,
folks, would you use
a nickname such as 'substance abuse'
if you want people to take you seriously
in a business


This is Shiela from

We stumbled on your blog while searching for Dog Health
Problems related
information. (That sounds more like a
serious trip and fall than a stumble to me.)

We operate the largest Dog Health Problems website featuring
more than 30,000+
blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ uniques
visitors per month
(I checked at they're not
even a blip on the radar.)
As a kind note We have featured
your blog at*******

We would be grateful if you could add the following details
to your blogs main page.

(Said addition appears to be a link to Dog Health Problems
and I'm not posting it here.)

Looking forward for your confirmation.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cry me a river....

Aside from the stranger than usual format ~ I've never been invited
to attend a scam before ~ I think this is a five hankie sobber ripping
off in a bald-faced and callous manner someone else's name
( to reach even lower
levels of scumdom.

From: mrs.jade Goody

mrs.jade Goody

Thursday 26 November 2009
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (GMT +00:00)

My Dear One in Christ,I am Mrs. Jade goody from Maldrid, presently
staying in United Kingdom. I am married to Mr. Jack goody who
worked as the financial Director United nation Development on Africa
for more than Ten years before he died in the year 2007. We were
married for Eight years without a child. He died after a brief illness
that lasted for only one week. Before his death we were both born
again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a
child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When
my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 16.8 Million
Pounds Sterling’s (Sixteen Million Eight hundred thousand Pounds
Sterling’s) with one Bank in my name. Presently, this money is still
with the Security Company Recently, my Doctor told me that
I would not last long due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs
me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided
to keep this fund in the Security Company in Europe.I want an
organization or an individual that will use this fund for phanages,
widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house
of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed
is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any
child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not
Christians and I don't want my husbands efforts to be used by
unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used
in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not
afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am
going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the
lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any
telephone communication in this regard because of my health, hence
the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.I don't want
them to know about this development, or please if you must call me to
confirm things from me, it must be brief due to my illness. With God all
things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall inform the
security company in Europe that you are the beneficiary of the c
onsignment you will need to go and claim this fund in Europe. I will
also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present
beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the organization to always
pray for me because the lord is my shepherd; my happiness is that I
lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the
Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful
all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in
sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that
you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

Hoping to receive your reply and Remain blessed in the Lord.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Jade goody.
My direct Number---------- +44 70 359 33 797…

RSVP to this invitation

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Junque, junque, junque and more junque...

Received: 22 Nov 2009
Subject: Your CreditScore Is Enclosed
Content: Your CreditScore is available for no cost. CLICK

(Hmmmm... According to, is registered with no
website. Yah ~
sounds even more legit to me.


Received: Sat, 21 Nov 2009
Subject: Question about Item #330370543054 - Respond Now
Email: "eBay"
Content: Dear member, eBay member leahpfeiffer has left
you a message regarding item #330370543054. Click here to
view the message

(Let's consider the fact that I don't sell on EBay so poor
ol' leah is outta luck
there or even consider it
astonishing that EBay doesn't know how to spell its name.

When I look on Whois it tells me that the domain is
registered to The Eby
Group Inc. and when I google that
I find, '
The Eby Group Inc is headquartered in Olathe, KS.
The Eby Group Inc is operating in the Multimedia & Graphic
Design industry. The email address pattern for The Eby
Group Inc
is' And, according to EBay,
leahpfeiffer is not a registered user.)

Mon, 16 Nov 2009
Email: "Paypal Inc."
Reply to:

(So call me sceptical but somehow I don't think Paypal
routes its mail through AOL.
When I look up
on Whois I find the website title is 'Terra.
Noticias en
espanol, ocio y contenidos multimedia.' I do use Paypal
on occasion and I can
guarantee I have never dealt with AOL
or notices in Spanish. Yeah ~ like I'll click
on this

Received: Tue, 10 Nov 2009
Subject: Fwd: find
Email: Debra Johnson
To: David Patterson (And then there is a link ~ ta da! ~
which ends with
''. Whois search tells me
that it is registered to an Andrew Klimow
in Moscow, Russia,
who owns about 7,132 other domains and that there is no site


Fri, 6 Nov 2009
Subject: Fwd: check
Email: Jean Ward
To: Scott Butler
Header analysis: From Moscow, Russian Federation
it is pretty (And then there is a link which ends with Whois tells me it's registered to our pal,
Andrew Klimow, and that it was created Nov. 5, 2009. Also
no site profile.)

Reply to:
Header analysis:

Reply to:
Header analysis:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Such a lucky ducky....

G'wan ~ just google the phone number in this scammy bit. It'll provide you with oodles of reading on scams. :)

You Have Won 470,000 Euros‏

From: Euro Milliones Promotion Center. (
Sent: September 27, 2009 4:33:31 AM

Attn Web/Internet user!!!

This is to notify you that your email address was entered
during the annual Euro Milliones Lottery selection Draw and
have won the sum of 470,000 euros.

Contact below claim officer on e-mail for immediate process
of your claim; Remember to quote these numbers below for
verification by the company.

REF: ESP/WIN/008/02/10/MA
BATCH: EURO/1007/444/606/09

You should include Your Name, Address, Age, Occupation,
Nationality and Phone numbers.

Mr. ANTONIO GUZMAN (Claim Officer)
Tel: 0034634151884

Best regards,
Dr. Maria Jose Muyor.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

You're barking up the wrong skirt... Uh ~ I mean tree...

I'm holding out to get an offer from a strong, handsome, incredibly wealthy eccentric who will love me for the nut I am...

wanting to feel comfortable‏

From: Svetlan B (

Sent: September 7, 2009 1:01:25 PM

Good day

In the end, those who fail are the ones who did not try.I
wish to meet an honest and sincere, an open minded living
man, with a good sense of humour. (Well, so would I ~ especially the '
living' part)
I don't mind my partner having his children live
with him. My ideal man should be intelligent and caring.

I'am optimisttic, romantic, cheerful and loyal. I like music
from classic to hard rock.I like to go out to cafes,
restaurants, theatres, I'm intrested in art and history. I
love my family. Of course I have many good friends and
excellent college. I like sea and mountains,cultural
discovering. I have several interests, such as travelling
and exploring new places and people. I like good music, being
with family and friends, walks in the city or nature and I
dream about sharing my beautiful life with my future beloved

Yourth faithfully
Sveet B

You want me to do what?

Sometimes the most intelligent thing I can think when I read these things is, 'Hunh? What?'


From: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (

Sent: September 3, 2009 1:24:47 PM
Telegram: CENBANK
From The Desk of: Mr. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Hotline: +234-806-245-3086


Attn: Honorable Beneficiary,

I wish to introduce myself to you; as the new governor
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

i was announced the new governor Central Bank of Nigeria
on the 1st of June 2009 but resumed to the office the
3rd June 2009 and as i am going through the transfer
payment files of my predecessor i found out that he
could not complete the transfer before he was retired
by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and your name
were among the beneficiaries that due for payment via
the telegraphic wire transfer system KTT.

I hereby send to you the information submitted by Mr.
John Tsai of Indo-China group Ltd, with an application
to receive the contract/Inheritance payment on your
behalf. Please as a matter of urgency, you are required
to verify the following information and inform us if you
are aware or know anything about this.

1. Did you instruct one Mr. John Tsai of Indo-China group
Ltd. Hong-Kong, whose information's is below, to claim
and receive the payment on your behalf ?

2. Did you sign any "Deed of Assignment" in his favor
thereby making him the current beneficiary with the
following account details:

Account Name: Indo-China Group Ltd,
A/C #USD114-1025567-8,
Bank Name: Standard Chattered Bank, Hong Kong,
Swift Code: SCBL 11K111.

Finally, you are hereby advised to indicate to this
honorable office with Immediate effect, if you are
the person that instructed Mr. John Tsai to come for
the claim of these funds, to enable me endorse for the
final payment approval order on his behalf.

You are also advice to stop further communication with
the former Governor (Prof Charles C. Soludo) to avoid
any delay in you receiving your overdue fund because the
former Governor does not have access any more to our
central system.

Kindly call with the above Phone Number for more
clarifications, +234-806-245-3086 we wait to hear from you
soonest, and be rest assured of our professional service.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Executive Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Score on the scam scale? -10

Dunno who wrote this one but at the very least it is a lazy, lacklustre attempt to weasel his scammy little self into your existence ~ kinda like some young, healthy bozo squatting on the sidewalk with his hand out and begging.


From: azzia ahmed (

Sent: August 30, 2009 6:49:36 AM



1. NAME IN FULL:........
3. AGE:....
4. OCCUPATION:........
5. PHONE.......



Monday, August 24, 2009

Yuh ~ it's another dead 'un....

The absolute plethora of larcenous lawyers, bankers, accountants and whatnot that spew endlessly from the gaping maws of the bottomless pit of the internet's slimiest inhabitants at least manages to be somewhat entertaining in the ingenuity of the stories they produce from their febrile imaginations.

And if any of you ever entertain for one moment the possibility that the heavens have opened and you are about to come into a lovely sum of money for doing so little, then it's time to sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk with yourself about the condition of your reality.

I am contacting you in reference to an investment opportunity‏

From: Mr. Chen Guangyuan (

Sent: August 24, 2009 10:34:17 AM


Dear Friend,

I am a staff of Bank Of China,Hong Kong attached in Private Banking services; I am contacting you in reference to an investment opportunity which I believe would be of significant reward to the parties involved. Its about a customer that came to Bank Of China,Hong Kong to engage in Private Banking services. The customer had a financial portfolio of $24,500,000.00 and this I help turned over in the purchase of securities in the capital markets. I was the bank adviser assisting the customer in the management of the fund. Given the instruction to liquidate the funds after 4 years for some Investment requiring cash payments in Europe. Subsequently,i made effort to contact the customer for some final instructions after 4 years only to discover that the customer had passed away.

Since the original owner listed no next of kin in his bio-data form, my proposition is this; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct my Bank to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit,we share the proceeds 50/50. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this email account: with your full names,residential address and phone number. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards conclusion.


Mr. Chen Guangyuan

Still dead ~

I need your response‏

From: Mr Anderson Baker (

Sent: September 7, 2009 8:40:47 PM

I am Mr Anderson Baker an auditor with a bank in United Kingdom. One of our accounts, with holding balance of 10,000 000.00 (Ten Million pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated many years ago. Nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money. This is because the account owner has no family member or friends that are traceable. I have tried to locate the relations but without success and that is why I decided to find a reliable foreign partner to move the money with.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, So that the proceeds of this account shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. The funds will be released to you after necessary processes have been followed. Let me hear from you as soon as you get this message, so we can proceed.

I anticipate your cooperation and utmost confidence. Awaiting your reply stating your willingness.


Anderson Baker

Whole lotta lottos going on...

So, what I want to know is why the Australian Lotto Lottery has a contact number in Nigeria?

Not that I'm questioning such an elegantly written polished and professional communication such as this:

YOUR EMAIL HAS WON.($500,000:00)‏

From: Mrs Linna Martins (
Sent: August 22, 2009 3:16:19 AM










FULL NAME.....................................

DATE OF BIRTH.................................







MOBILE PHONE...................................

FAX NUMBER.....................................

TICKET NUMBER................................

Contact your Fiduciary/claims Agent as soon as possible using the address

Email:, .
Tele: +234-708-547-3775.





Saturday, August 15, 2009

And for another $9.99....


From: Peter Sullivan (
Sent: August 15, 2009 2:49:33 AM

Dear Beneficiary,

It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is due to corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle you. This has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of South Africa his Excellency President Jacob Zuma to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes.

Now how would you like to receive your payment? By Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card with your name written on it which you will use to withdraw up to $10,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Good if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days.

Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS with all documents to notarize and legalize your fund.

Because we have signed a contract with UPS you will only need to pay $360.00 instead of $540 saving you $180.00! This covers insurance fees and documentations to legalize your funds. So you save $180.00.

Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudster and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $360.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund within the next 3 working days after the receipt of payment.

Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully. You can track the following listed below from

UPS Tracking Number: 1ZE7360R0350332747 (a 17 lb package)

UPS Tracking Number: 1Z4459670352990601 (a 9.20 lb package)

UPS Tracking Number: 1ZE7360R0350751357 (package)

UPS Tracking Number: 1Z97R4E60301773117 (a .30 lb package)

UPS Tracking Number: 1ZE7360R0349574337

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Government including insurance, taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $360.00 This is because UPS C.O.D (Cost on Delivery) service is not applicable to international shipping according to their terms here in South Africa.

To effect the release of your fund you are advised to contact the delivery officer Pastor Peter Sullivan with the information below:


Telephone: +27712171321

On contacting him do provide him your:

Full Name: ____________________

Address: ____________________

Home/Cell Phone: ____________________

Preferred Payment Method (Check or ATM): ____________________

Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next three days after you have made the payment for shipping.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Henry Ralston

CC: Bureau of Investigation

CC: National Central Bureau of Interpol

Peter Sullivan

Monday, July 6, 2009

*Really* don't click!

I have never had a CIBC account and I never will have a CIBC account. I deal with credit unions and not banks but that's me....

This is a phishing email looking for CIBC customers and particularly those who seem to have never read any cautions from their institution (or even in general on the internet) that advise you to open a separate window and log directly onto your personal banking site (or Paypal, Ebay, etc....)

Clicking on links contained in emails like this has only the potential to open up a world of grief for you. Once they have your personal account access information, you might well be kissing your savings or your identity goodbye.

From: CIBC (

Sent: July 5, 2009 1:09:08 PM

At CIBC, we are in business to help our clients, employees, and shareholders achieve what matters to them. Succeeding will mean living by our values — Trust, Teamwork, Accountability — and creating value for all who have a stake in CIBC.

We offer you secure access to your online banking and investment accounts. As part of the sign on process, you may occasionally be prompted to answer one of the Personal Verification Questions you have set up.

Once you have signed on, you can check your balances, transfer funds, and pay bills online quickly and safely. We also monitor activity in online banking and investment accounts to enhance your security and to protect your financial information. One of the security features you will notice in CIBC Online Banking and the online services of CIBC Investor’s Edge, CIBC Imperial Investor Service, CIBC Wood Gundy, and CIBC Private Investment Counsel is the date and time of your last sign, which is displayed within key areas.

The date and time displayed should match the last time you signed on.

For upgrade the security questions follow the link bellow:

Verify My Account Information

Agreements | Trademarks and Disclaimers | Privacy & Security

Don't click....

Nice little baiting trip ~ an email that doesn't really open with an ungrammatically written instruction to click on a link if the 'email is not to read intact'. How convenient ~ a 'malfunctioning' email. My Web of Trust (WOT) went into red alert all over this ad which, according to using header analysis, originates in Hungary.

Is it the Lads from Vlad again?

Oh ~ is anyone surprised to find out that ABAQOSOPY ODEPIZYIA Inc. doesn't seem to exist?

From: Hank Finco (

Sent: July 6, 2009 8:11:21 AM

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But, I *didn't* ask....

This is disguised to look as though they were return my request for contact ~ rest assured I didn't. If it were that easy to make a gadzillion dollars working from home, I'd be doing it already.

So when I receive this crap, I become highly suspicious of those lovely links that they want you to click on and avoid them like the plague ~ particularly the ones that tell you to use to 'unsubscribe' from something you didn't subscribe to in the first place. Clicking on some links can leave your computer at risk of being infected with nasty little programs that can access information about you that no one really needs to know.

I find this one particularly interesting particularly as the 'company' cites it's home address as Romania yet uses a mailbox drop in Vancouver, BC. Hmmmm ~ has anyone ever told you that e-scams pour out of Eastern Europe at the same speed as the ones from Nigeria? Except that the Lads from Vlad are slicker.

If you receive these emails, the best thing to do is dump 'em in the trash and leave the links alone.

Re: We Need Your Help Now‏
From: Home Processing (

Sunday, July 5, 2009

You want credit for this?

As I understand it, you can contact TransUnion, Experian or Equifax once a year for a free copy of your credit history ~ any further copies may require a fee. But contact them directly!

These emails are designed to harvest your personal information for anything but honest purposes.

Re: TransUnion, Equifax, Experian Credit Reports And Scores‏
From: CreditCenter (
Sent: July 3, 2009 6:16:26 AM

You're going to pay for this....

In your attention !‏
From: (
Sent: July 5, 2009 10:06:44 AM

Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member!

Attention! Your PayPal account has been violated!

The ip address tried to access your personal account!

Please click the link below and confirm you are not currently away. You have 24 hours to confirm or your account will be suspended for undefined time.

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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.