Sunday, February 28, 2010

The cheque's in the mail, right?

Subject: Re:Your Urgent Attention
From: Alhaji Nurudeen Fagbenro
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010

Attn:Category "A" Beneficiary

Dear Sir,

We write to inform you that we have been authorized by the office of the President,
Federal Republic of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Finance to investigate the
reasons associated with the unnecessary delay to the release of your outstanding
Prize Winning Contract/Inheritance payment and effect your transfer from Federal
Government reserve account immediately.The appointment of this Bank to correct all
the anomalies surrounding your payment was further authenticated and endorsed by the
World Bank delegates that visited this country recently.

During the course of our investigations,we discovered with dismay that your payment
has been unnecessarily delayed by some dubious and corrupt officials in the
over the world,what the remitting bank does is to deduct all charges from the
beneficiary's principle sum and remit the balance and you have been warned for your
own interest to stop all your correspondences with any other party,office or
individual because authority to effect transfer has been withdrawn from them.

Before we proceed to transfer the above sum into your Bank Account, we would like you
to re-confirm once again your Authentic Bank information.This measure adopted by this
bank which is the appointed Bank of settlement for debts and services by the Federal
Government of Nigeria and World Bank delegates is not to hurt you but is to guard
against payment to a wrong beneficiary or transfer of fund into a wrong account.

We are going to expedite action on the remittance of your total sum by Swift
Telegraphic Transfer immediately we hear from you.


Yours Faithfully,

Alhaji Nurudeen Fagbenro
Director,International Remittance Office

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers: (Brest)* (Lagos)*
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

Until death do us part....

Hmmmm - I wonder what her husband was late for...

Subject: From Mrs. Lawrencia Agrrey

From: Mrs. Lawrencia Agrrey

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010

Dear Sir/madam

My name is Mrs. Lawrencia Agrrey I am 63 years old, I am a dying woman who have
decided to donate what I have to you/churches/ motherless babies/less
privileged/widows.I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago. I have been
touched by god to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for
good work of god. I have asked god to forgive me and believe he has because he
is a merciful god. I will be going in for an operation Next week Monday.I decided
to WILL/donate the sum of 10.7 million dollars to you for the good work of god, and
also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the
widows. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact
that my relatives (That have squandered the funds I gave them for this purpose
before) are around me and my health status also.

I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware. I wish you all the best and may the
good god bless you abundantly, and please use the Funds judiciously and always extend
the good work to others. As soon you get back to me, I shall give you info on what I
need from you then you will contact my bank and tell them I have willed (10.7 million
dollars) to you by quoting my personal reference number:
Jlk/Wds/95773/50015/GwrI/3196us/GH and I have also notified my bank that I am willing
that amount to you for a good, effective and prudent work. I know I don't know you
but I have been directed to do this by god.

Thanks and god bless.


Mrs. Lawrencia Agrrey

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country United Kingdom* Ghana (Home)*

* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

My kind of scammer...

... brief and to the point.

Subject: HELLO


Good day,

I am MR.TAMER GULER, Bank of China (Hongkong),I have a business proposal
of (US$19,200,000.00) for you from my bank.Finally after that I shall provide
you with more details.Please send me your response for more information

email me if interested:



Now the fact that he sent it with 500 other emails addresses attached doesn't make it any less personal, does it?

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country United Kingdom (Oxford)* United Kingdom (Oxford)* Nigeria*

* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

Friday, February 26, 2010

I didn't even know I was looking!

You're Hired w/ Walmart, 75/h, Start

Oh, I so do not think so. Anyone with any grasp of the english language and common
economics who falls for this one, needs some serious 'sit down and think' time.


Subject: New Job, 75/h, Start Now, Survey Writers Inc

Subject: You're Hired @ Monster! Start Today, 75/h

Subject: You are HIRED, 40/h, Start ASAP, Details Inside

Subject: Make $1500 within 12 days


My name is Sue Chamberlain, National Director, Plan International-UK. We seek the service of a payment processor who would be helping us process payments issued to us by our donors and you will be deducting (5%) percent from each donation you receive on our behalf. Our organization is a charity foundation and Our vision is building a world where all children will have access to education and good health in other to enable them to fulfill their dreams.You can view more about us on our website If you are interested, please do properly fill out the attached application form.


Sue Chamberlain

Please reply to -
please forgive me for this email if you are not interested in anything upon them
Plan International Jobs

Subject: RE: Fedex Online Data Job Offer: 300USD/day

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I should be so lucky.... ha! ha! ha!

To whom this e-mail may concern?‏

From: Mr. Charles Phillip
Sent: February 7, 2010 7:23:57 AM

To whom this e-mail may concern,

How are you and your family doing today?

I want to inform you that your fund of $850,000 usd which your e-mail address won from the 2009 Microsoft regular usage of e-mail award, is still in our custody and a research will be held on the 13th of the month in the remittance department and this may lead to the return of your fund back to
the Nigeria Government.

So i have been ask to confirm from you within 24hours and know if you really need your fund of $850,000 usd to be delivered to your address or it should be turn over too the government.

If you still need your fund of $850,000 usd, i want you to fill the below information and get back to me for confirmation.

Your full Name:
Your Delivery address:
Your Contact phone number:

And be advice that the reason why you did not get this fund of $850,000 usd was because of the postage fee which is $300usd. And due to the fact that we
do not accept Cash on delivery, you have been given the chance of paying %50 percent postage fee which is $150usd and you will also promise in sending
the balance as soon as you get your fund of $850,000 usd delivered to your address.

We are so sure of anything we are doing and we also back you with an %100 percent money back guarantee.

I await your swift responds. Respond to

For more information and advice call me at +234 8020 4068 43 or 009234 802 0406 843.

Thank you.

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:
IP Address Probable Country India (Bangalore) * United Kingdom (Woking)*

* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

There's something pink overhead going *flap* *oink*...

Honest, folks, this will be real when pigs take flight:


From: "CJ MOORE"

Subject: Dear Friend,

Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 17:20:49 -0800

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs. Joleen Moore; I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in New Braunfels Texas. My Residential Address is as follows. 108 rockett

Court. Apt 303, New Braunfels Texas, United States.I am one of those that was granted a benefits in Nigeria years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my documents, and I was directed to meet the Attorney in charge of foreign remittances and beneficiary funds, Barrister Ricard Derek , who is the member of the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA TEAM FOR FOREIGN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me.He said that those people that are contacting us through emails are fake imposters and wants to rip us off. Then he took me to the paying bank,which is ZENITH BANK INTERNATIONAL and I am the happiest woman on planent Earth because I have received my CONTRACT funds of $5,000,000,00. (five million united states Dollars).

Moreover, Barrister Richard Derek showed me the full information of those that have not received Their payment and I saw your name as one of the beneficiary on the BENEFICIARIES/REWARDS COMMITEE LIST Including your email address, that why i decided to email you and tell you to stop dealing with those Imposters, they are not with your fund.I will advice you to contact the attorney in charge of funds issued to beneficiaries, Barrister Richard Derek or the COMMITEE ITSELF,so as for him to assist you to get your fund transfer into your bank account.

You have to contact him direct on this information below.

Name: Attorney Richard Derek (SAN).


Tel: 009-704-142-9715

Office Address: 13, Cole Street, Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.

You really have to stop dealing with those scam imposters and fraudsters that are contacting you via email And telephone informing you of your funds with them why your fund is not with them, they are only taking Advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing left to eat. The only money I paid to the attorney was just $920 for NRTC (Non Residence Tax Clearance), which is Necessary to be paid, so you have to take note of that.

Once again stop contacting those people, i will Advice you to contact Barrister Richard Dereck so that he can help you to finalize the transfer of your Fund, instead of dealing with those Imposters that will be turning you around asking for different kind of Money to complete your transfer and you keep getting into trouble with the FBI and other monetary authorities.

Thank You and God Bless.

Mrs. Joleen Moore.

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP AddressProbable Country (Bangalore)**

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.