The Internet Fraud Advisory Group
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Internet fraud. Education is the best defence. Please warn your friends.
Well done, you were right to be suspicious!! Most users of the Internet are nice people but, as in any large population, detestable creeps sometimes emerge from the shadows. Some notes on current fraud techniques follow but check the linked pages for more detail on the false names, company titles and methods used by the criminals:
The lottery fraud, The money laundering fraud, Fraudsters haunting dating/matchmaking websites, The fake job offer fraud. The bank accounts they use. A report on the mail service providers. The fake loan offer fraud . The Nigerian service providers. Why am I getting so much fraud mail? One reason for this is that some service providers choose not to accept abuse reports, see The Bouncers.
Overseas representive scam (fake job offer fraud). Do not accept an invitation to receive funds, keep 8-10% and then send the remainder to a foreign address via Western Union. American and British users of job seeker websites most at risk. U.S. victims have been arrested after banking (in good faith) the forged checks they received.
Nigeria. Despite the false European sounding names and fake addresses in London and Amsterdam, most of the criminally inspired junk mail you receive will have been sent by Nigerian criminals. Nigeria, in West Africa, is the world's 8th largest petroleum exporter, the world capital of child trafficking (UN report, 2004) and the centre of a huge criminal web. A July '05 report in the Christian Science Monitor noted that "According to the World Bank, corruption has meant that 80 percent of Nigeria's oil and gas revenues goes to 1 percent of the population, while 70 percent of the country's 133 million people still live on less than $1 a day". Ironically, Nigerians are the greatest victims of Nigerian fraud crime. An audit published in 2006 reveals that over a five year period there were huge discrepancies between the oil revenues declared by the Nigerian government and the amounts actually remitted by the international oil companies. Apparently, for at least part of the five year period, a previous president of Nigeria was the oil minister! Reporting a 2007 fraud attempt to us, a European firm wrote "For our company the African continent is dead. We have taken the decision not do do business in Africa any more".
The "you are a lottery winner" is still their favourite approach (now closely followed by the fake job scam) but they will also target small Web businesses, placing orders with stolen credit cards. Traders soon find that they are charged back by the card company, but only after they have sent goods to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, for example. (If you have recently reported such a fraud to the Nigerian authorities, the writer would like to hear from you. The criminals will sometimes ask for payment to bank accounts. I am especially interested to know details of these and will pass along relevant information to the appropriate agencies.) Note: it would be wrong to tar all Nigerians with the same brush. As far as the writer can tell, the Muslims of the north are innocent of Internet fraud. The offenders seem mainly to be from the south of the country and their base seems to be Lagos. (Opinions vary as to whether members of the Yoruba or the Igbo tribes are the worst offenders.) Population numbers are unknown but Lagos is thought to be the second largest city in the world, after Mexico City.
A nasty little variation - The death threat scam:
Jacks H. Killer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Celestine chuks, email@example.com. William yahman, Assassin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Anthonio Benito, email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. KLosson Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka email@example.com . Aziz Manasawala, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Mr No Name I am Sorry <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. "clifford avuz the only man seer from london living in usa I am a murderer. i was been paid to kill you and you family by one of your friend's" email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> (in fact he is mailing from Lagos, Nigeria ) . email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org aka <email@example.com>. <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax refund scam: Francis V., Internal Revenue Service, refundatione.co.za.www34.cpt2.host-h.net. "HM Revenue & Customs", <email@example.com> (be careful to check the reply-to address, in this case the mail service provider is in Ecuador!)
Important news - August '07. The British House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee says that fraud victims should be able to sue Internet service providers in order to recover their losses. (The House of Lords is the final court of appeal on points of law for the whole of the United Kingdom in civil cases and for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in criminal cases.) This is a clear message to all those who allow the fraud criminals to exploit their services. Yahoo and Microsoft should take note, but the banks, money transfer agencies, Internet domain name registrarsand telephone number forwarding companies should all be aware that Britain will confront the huge problem of Internet fraud. (10 August: an American fraud victim forwards a report which includes the address firstname.lastname@example.org. One would expect the UK courts to take a dim view of Yahoo's lack of care in a case like this.)
If you are buying or selling goods or a service on the Web - take care (especially if you advertise something on CraigsList or Loot ). The criminals are likely to make you an offer! They will send you stolen or forged cheques. You will spot some strange requests for shipping and payment. They are using "Alert Pay" and "AlertPay International Money Order" in their mail. Let the writer know if you are in doubt, but a request for movement of funds via Western Union will strongly indicate a fraud attempt .
The following details have all appeared in advance fee fraud e-mails:
Cathedral of the Lord Shepherd Church of the deaf,disable and less privileged ones (CLSC), Pastor Edward Foster, email@example.com 131 Windy Lane Plymouth VT 05055 USA. Osamu Wakita, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Welfare Commission of Togo, Camac Investment & Wellus Africa Trading Co., <email@example.com> re nwctogo.org (which seems a clone of hactogo.org, The Humanitarian Aid Commission (H.A.C) Togo) <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Cecelia Makachi, OJ FRANK CONSULTANT 13 Rue De Le Paix Lome Togo, West - Africa, email@example.com. Special Harbor Freight , Shoreditch.
Benson Francis, firstname.lastname@example.org, re DALES PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, re Natural Solanum Acruleastrum re Goffin Consultancy Ltd.
Mr? Martine Jones email@example.com re HARDWARE DIRECT UK LIMITED Friary court, 13A St John Street Litchfields Staffs WS13 6NU. firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILLIAM MARGIN, TELECOMS ADVISE BUREAU, 1300 GRAND STREET, UNITED STATES, re Sharon Kingston, email@example.com, Despatch Masters, THE BARN HIGH STREET, UPPER BEEDING, STEYNING, W. SUSSEX, BN44 3WN., re HAMIT KHAN, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, ELECTRONICS CENTRAL LTD, COMMUNICATIONS HOUSE, 26 YORK STREET LONDON, W1U 6PZ. Quadri Richard, firstname.lastname@example.org. <email@example.com>, Rev Thomas Wale, Re: 701 a osceola ave, re School of Music & Entertainment.
William Lee, Tekapis Pte. Ltd, Singapore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Dulling <email@example.com>, re Marlock Shipping Intl, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jane Parkwell <email@example.com>. BUKOLA MAXWELL, 32,MOBOLAJI BANK ANTHONY WAY, IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA, re STEAD FASHION SHOP, 2A,ALIMI OKE STREET, OSHODI, LAGOS, firstname.lastname@example.org.
phonecitytelecom, Roy Williams, <email@example.com>. Conference Invitation Precious Wright, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. William Lee, Leodhay Pte. Ltd., Singapore, email@example.com. tina charles <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka email@example.com. Tom Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
cyril croft <email@example.com>. Michael Scott firstname.lastname@example.org, Pacific Creations, Netherlands. lynda Stodd <email@example.com>. Alex Solomon, 12, Celestial Street Isoto, Command Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria re Jenny Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Wendy Lauren , email@example.com 825 S Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI 48304, United States (not) , Akinbande kayode, 54 oriade street olota captain, ipaja lagos state, 23401, Nigeria (NG), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. Julianah Dave <email@example.com>. Evelyn Tucker <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Depesh Narotam, email@example.com , Cellphonesdepot, Cellphones depot. C.Wallem
firstname.lastname@example.org. andrew paul <email@example.com>. berry totti <firstname.lastname@example.org>. edgan peterson, <email@example.com>. International Transport (PVT) LTD, firstname.lastname@example.org re Christopher Nardi <email@example.com>, International Transport LTD, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr Christian Carter, re avian flu in Nigeria, re Ajukwu Chinedu, Uwanni Enugu, Wing Hang bank , Run Yue International Trading company.
Smith cole, email@example.com, re Unit 8 the argent centre, Silverdale road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3BL. Precious Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org , WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Twin Combined Conference.
KNIGHT HAVEN PROCUREMENTS LTD, MAKTOUM STREET, AL TOWER 1, OFFICE 507 DEIRA, DUBAI, ANDREW WOOD, email@example.com. P_CELLPHONESDEPOT@YAHOO.COM, cellphonesdepot.biz.tm , Albert Carnes. Shola Scott 12 Trade fair complex, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 23401. Arthur Nguyen, 12 liberty road, pearland, Texas, Usa, 77584, Albert Carnes, firstname.lastname@example.org. WEST TRADING COMPANY LTD, Dr. Patrick Levy, email@example.com.
david shane, firstname.lastname@example.org, HARDWARE DIRECT(UK) LIMITED , FIARY COURT,13A ST JOHN STREET LITCHFIELDS STAFFS WS13 6NU . MRS. UGO MARK/ SECERTARY (sic) AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BOARD, ACCRA, GHANA, email@example.com, DR.KOFFI JOHNSON. Carl Thacker firstname.lastname@example.org. George Benson <email@example.com>, 49 Crescent Lane, London
SW49PT, Anthony Hayward, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fred ANDERSON, <email@example.com>.
PHILLIP WILLIAMS, CINGULAR WIRELESS LIMITED , aka Singular wireless, (cheap cellphone scam) 3B ENTERPRISE HOUSE, MIDDLETON ROAD, MANCHESTER, GREATER LONDON, M8 5DT (not) <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Phemmy Jones, <firstname.lastname@example.org> . SHAUN GILFILLIAN, email@example.com re Jake Amoore firstname.lastname@example.org. william terry, email@example.com, 28 Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.
Yves Bert , 395 Brockley Road , Crofton Park, London SE4 3ES , United Kingdom, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mills & ASSOCIATES ( GHANA ) LTD., Dr. Kwabena Mills, <email@example.com>. Andrew Yang, Pismai Pte Ltd., Singapore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ron khurt <email@example.com. Ryan Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>. email@example.com Jack Rolland. firstname.lastname@example.org. BEN JOHNSTONE, AB RINGVAGEN
98 A Box 20089 SE-104 60 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN . email@example.com. SENATOR OSITA IZUNASO MACULAY CLOSE APO VILLAGE SENATORS QUATERS (sic) GARIKI ABUJA NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org aka <IZUOSY2@YAHOO.COM>. Ade Yemi, email@example.com. Dave Isaac, <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka email@example.com.
Arinze Simeon 09 Bp 1235 Abidjan 09 Cote D'Ivoire, SIMCO, firstname.lastname@example.org. cynthia karry, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Susie Smith, Furzeground Way, Stockley Park Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB11 1BB. Mrs Mary Abort, Abort Links Int Ltd, Cameroon - Littoral, email@example.com. Willcox Intl Groups, Togo Republic, Dr. George, Dr Tchalla, Inyima Justice. dennis tanner <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thomas Fred <email@example.com> . DAVID OWEN, SUITE 52,49 LODGE LANE, GRAYS UK, RM17 5RZ AMDO4040@YAHOO.CO.UK. Terry Lee, Box 3614 RAF Lakenheath Brandon Suffolk IP27 9PN, firstname.lastname@example.org.
james gordinburg <email@example.com>, re 3420 buttonwood dr. columbus, 65201, re Samuel Kena, The Church Centre, 1st new curve lane, Accra - Ghana 00233. Greg Weins, Via Goffredo Maneli 54, Rome, re TransCargo Ltd <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Mark Weins, m k <email@example.com>.
williams robborts <firstname.lastname@example.org> "i will mail out the payment to you as soon as possible ,please note i will be sending you some excess on the payment this you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for the pick up" . Dickson Dike <email@example.com>. MAYAUTOMOBILE, 38 avenue, Foche 92420 VAUCRESSON FRANCE, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hubert Parkinson, email@example.com. Abdoulie Janneh, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nigeria. Mr. Kwarteng, re ALLUVIAL GOLD, email@example.com. John Figueroa, aka TRISHA DARLING firstname.lastname@example.org. mrs williams, 105, hospital road, opposite police barracks, badagry lagos, nigeria 23401 email@example.com.
Michael kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re Chiek (Chief) Kamara, Barrsiter (sic) Tinto, <email@example.com> Benin, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, National Contract Awarding Union Cotonou Republic of Benin (NCAU) and Benin Rapid Growth and Development Benin Republic (BRGD), Prof. Ousman Yusuf , <email@example.com>.
Jaroon Okorinowo <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Kwame Ado, KENOLI INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED, ALLUVIAL GOLD DUST, BANK OF GHANA, email@example.com. webb carla aka cynthian webb, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re adesoji ademakinwa, sw7/180a, bola avenue, surulere, oke bola, ibadan, oyo, zipcode 23402, nigeria.
SSM UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, super-super-market.com, Yahoo msg/MSN: email@example.com, ICQ: 250-308-784, Gtalk: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr Trevor, email@example.com. Bill Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org, re 1992 DUTCHMEN 18 FT RV CAMPER re MoneyBookers .
Why Mart, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Martin Stenson, email@example.com. williams robborts <firstname.lastname@example.org>. ALHAJI KOUCHARI DIABATE, Mustapha Ibrahim, email@example.com. Amos Uduma , Udumex Commercail Ltd, re African States Association ( A.S.A) re Cotonou, Benin, <firstname.lastname@example.org >, email@example.com.
Solomon Adeyemi, Westage Centre 46, Bocking Street, Hackney, E8 3RU London, re John Glover
Lakesides Ventures Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, Essex, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETS OYDINYA INTER HOLDINGS CO., email@example.com, Togo, re ECADF/ECOWAS, Dr. Barry Yusuf ETS OYDINYA INTER HOLDINGS CO. LIMITED, 5 RUE DE RAMCO, 6th Floor, B,P,2010. Peter Chekwas
Ultimate Trading Co Ltd, Carre 119 Avenue de Liberation, Cotonou Benin Republic, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMEROON CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, CCDP, RUE DE BONARIZO DOUALA LITTORA CAMEROON, REV DR PASCAL SMITH, email@example.com. rain gold, <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
PRATT ANDREW 4/BARCLAYS BUILDING, LUWUM STREET P.O.BOX, 444 KAMPALA UGANDA, <email@example.com>. joseph opoi <firstname.lastname@example.org> " tec-com tranders from uganda east africa". FAN SOLARRECH CO. KIWA BUILDING, ROOM STREET (BEN AVENUE) P.O.BOX.192 MASAKA, KAMPALA UGANDA, <email@example.com>. MATSON YIGA, KABS ENTERPRISES, PLOT 12 BEN KIWANUKA STREET P.O.BOX 70697, KAMPALA UGANDA, EAST AFRICA, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adolf Omene, 11 Daniyan Street Itire, Mushin Lagos, 23401 Nigeria. Julius Lyndon, 11 Daniyan street, Itire mushin, 23401 Nigeria. alwaleed bin <email@example.com> re Dr John Edward, firstname.lastname@example.org . Dr. Barry Yusuf, re BARRISTER -HON (BARR.) ROLANDE EMOLAND, email@example.com.
franka brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>. William Glenn, 250 Argyle Street, G2 8LG Glasgow, SCOTLAND, email@example.com. Kelly smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> re Cingular Wireless Limited.
Seun Philips, email@example.com. Tripple H Associates Inc , 70 Ladipo street Mushin, Lagos,23401
Nigeria , firstname.lastname@example.org. dammy frank <email@example.com> re Okunade Adegbola,
NO 4 Odo Aro Street, Oyo, Oyo State, NIGERIA. A. Bruinhart Scraps of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Engr. David Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nigeria re SAHEED OLORUNFUNMI, NO 11B KEHINDE STREET, OGUDU ORI-OKE, OGUDU OJOTA, LAGOS, 23401. Pete TerryDavid <email@example.com>. Craig Roger from Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premium Products Online Ltd., 2297 coventry road, birmingahm, sheldon, UK, www.premiumproductsonline.8m.com, email@example.com, re Nokia N95. jencassy sammycuaresmiddle <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Marco Aligatore <email@example.com>. UK TELECOMS LIMITED Haga <firstname.lastname@example.org> . Alex Scoot <email@example.com>.
ABDUL REZA, 2007 ALL-AFRICA GAMES, re FOUND TALENT COMPANY, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Muhammad Khan. 4 Bathurst Street, London, W2 2SD, re AFRI EXPORT NO.
Engineer victor ugo, SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY NIGERIA, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org. SEUN PHILIPS email@example.com.
Internationa Product Registry PO Box 9056, Hicksville, NY, 11802 USA, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kcarini Williams, 105 hospital road, opposite police barracks, badagry, lagos, nigeria 23401, mrs williams <email@example.com>. Mcpeters S <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Hakan Uzan, email@example.com.
Davis solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Dave Pye <email@example.com>. McXRIS BENSON, Mc' Benson, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Barrister Leslie Wartford , Paseo de Garcia 118, 5° 1a, 08008, Barcelona, Spain, BarristerleWartford@lesliewartford.zzn.com, Linda Hoffman, <email@example.com>.
david wiiliam firstname.lastname@example.org, re DAVID WILLIAM, 37 RIDGE ROAD, ACCRA-00233 GHANA, Expresstrustship@yahoo.com. OMASHOLA J, NO 5 CHURCH STR, SHOMOLU, LAGOS 23401, NIGERIA. ENGR ROLAND, email@example.com. Allen Smith, SMITH PRODUCTS, 16B John smith avenue, Twin towers, London, firstname.lastname@example.org. john powell email@example.com.
Janet Wills, Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org . Mike, prowling ebay as amonroe. Dean Morris, Bern Switzerland, email@example.com. Mikel Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Luke Merryl, email@example.com , transinternational-web.com. sarah liu, GuiLin ShengJing (International) Investment Co., ltd , firstname.lastname@example.org.
anne morgan <email@example.com>, 6 KING STREET TINUBU, LAGOS ISLAND, NIGERIA. OTISALES COMMERCAIL CO LTD, Ukiwo Otisi, Benin,West Africa, firstname.lastname@example.org . Oliver Johnson , email@example.com. Bright Mark firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter Minters <email@example.com>. james patrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>. jerry tango <email@example.com>.
gboyega ayegbajeje, 44 babalola obisesan street, off ososami road oke adoibadan, oyo state 23402 Nigeria, fighting_sioux_4_life firstname.lastname@example.org. peter lee4real50, <email@example.com>. MAC WILLIAMS, 107 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD, VICTORIA,LONDON, nationwideonlineb.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerry Adeyemi , 27 Kofoworola Street Off U turn, Abule Egba, Lagos, 23401, Nigeria, <email@example.com>. Allen More <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Bassy Coleman <email@example.com>. betzross. jason cowick <firstname.lastname@example.org. UBONG MOSES, NO 5 EDE STREET OLD BODIJA ESTATE, IBADN (sic) OYO STATE, NIGERIA, 23402. Paul Green. 60 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DZ, United Kingdom, email@example.com. Ardine Lona, firstname.lastname@example.org. FREDRICK JAMES, -73 WHITEHALL PARK ROAD, W4 3NB, LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM, fredrick2006mail@AIM.com, LARRY KINGS, 100 Jan Van Gogh Allee, Oslo, Norway.
A FREE LAPTOP FROM ROMANIA? I don't think so ... Excentrique Minds, email@example.com, alienware laptop, Trade Safe Service, Trade Safe Service, Lesiile Craiova, firstname.lastname@example.org, tradesafe.ro, ADRIAN MALINEANU, ROMANIA, email@example.com.
jenifer willson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Bobby Bumper <email@example.com>, ASIAN ELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD., 10, LIVERPOOL STREET APAPA, LAGOS NIGERIA. Brad Thorne <firstname.lastname@example.org> . email@example.com, Terry lawson. Tom Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org>. John Anderson, C S P Textile indurstry (sic), old trafford road machester city, email@example.com. julian martins , re Gumtree.com ad, Antonio SRL, re Re: Nokia N95.
AFRICAN HUMANITARIAN AND REFUGEES ASSISTANT COUNCIL (AHRAC) Rue 15 Faladia- Sema Porte 8 Bamako Mali firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, Mrs Merit Ogadimma, Dr Rasoul Sharper.
Sir John Bond, D P R D, PO Box 206, Emerson's Green, Bristol BS16 7ZX, Hsbccontactservices@emailaccount.com, re Adewale Peter, 5 Bola Fayemi Street Coca Cola ? Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria 234-02, re HSBC® Online Transfer, Mrs Jone Steve, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jona Markson <email@example.com>.
Cheap camera scam: elec383.com, YouQuning Li, firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-806 Zhongguancun
100046 Haidian District, Beijing ,China, email@example.com. Mrs. Jona Markson, Benin, re ECOWAS, Global Aid Network, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alhaji Idris A. Abubakar .
Jason Cowick <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. klose deco <email@example.com>.
Morgan Plaza Limited "QTEK 9000 is coming from our store in nigeria" <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Ben Steve, email@example.com. steven_john01 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, OCL Transporters International. smith peter <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2 VARNE COURT, THE RIVIERA SANDGATE, FOLKESTONE, KENT, CT20 3SU, GS1150 LTD., samuel jay <email@example.com> - mobile 'phone scam. GARY PRICE, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dean Morris, Bern , Switzerland, email@example.com.
Ivan Danese, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Wale Cole, 7 Soretire Street, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. email@example.com, desmond brown. GARY PRICE firstname.lastname@example.org. Emmanuel Quarshie <email@example.com>. Tom Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, re 21 dolphin Plazz, dolphin estate, ikoyi, Lagos 23401 Nigeria. Kayode Williams, email@example.com, re Bonny Light Crude Oil - BLCO Country of Origin:- Nigeria. Olabeyi Olukayode, Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos
23401. Marvin Bartley Capital Credit & Securities Inc., 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB England, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Tom Crouch email@example.com.
Leigh Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tommy Smith by name..Well am Intrested in purchasing your advertise Bike for sell.....". JOHN BILLY <email@example.com>. royce dolbane firstname.lastname@example.org "THE EXCESS FUNDS IS MEANT FOR THE SHIPPMENT CHARGES,ALSO FOR THE SHIPPING AGENT WHO WILL COME FOR THE PICK UP OF THE CAR IN YOUR LOCATION."
johnson kumolu <email@example.com>. willy jones, firstname.lastname@example.org. John Scholes <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. DR .PETER JAMES, email@example.com. Jane Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, Williams Building & Construction Co., Ltd 12 Lome Square, Cotonou, Benin Du Republique re Ota Bolingo (Tender Advisor)
Federal Building Projects Authority Government House Street, Cotonou, Benin Du Republique, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Walsh <email@example.com> "you are required to deduct cost of your car $9,500 when payment gets to you and refund balance $6,500 to my clients shippers via western union money transfer". NIMESH PATEL firstname.lastname@example.org. TOM HOWARD email@example.com.
Lilian Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com , "Car Pickup Agents" Paul Morrison, Susan Morrison, 5625 CLARENDON RD, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. Robert Dickens <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Miss Ric Leetam, re Ogbonnaya Orabuchi ARINZE, email@example.com, guru ric lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re ETS MAXWELL & ASSOCIATES LTD. *750 RUE NATCHABA. BP 3125 LOME, TOGO, re OBIDIKE CHIDI CHUKUEMEKA. JAMES BROWN, email@example.com. philip benson, inc, 200 harlesden drive, Se109sw london, firstname.lastname@example.org. maria collins collins <email@example.com> re 91 adikatu street, mosan ipaja, Lagos, NG, Nigeria. Michael Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. mrbassman55, John Ardolino, email@example.com. Cheryl Yemi, re Adebola Femi, 56 Abafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, 23401, Nigeria. owen jones , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com . mike borton <firstname.lastname@example.org>. susan jac <email@example.com>, re Harry Robinson, Osmondthorpe, leeds, LS 90 LL, Seamlessshipping@yahoo.co.uk. Laura Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Scott Gary <email@example.com>. Jonah Gustav <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re WEST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (WADECO), NOBLESSE GROUP LTD. Dr. LUTHER POWELL, London, email@example.com. dave brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, shipping fees, agents, blah, blah...
email@example.com, fiona sullivan, " i am willing to entrust you with the excess funds on the
cost,which you must send to my shipper via western union money transfer as soon as the Cheque clear's in your Bank. My Shipper will be on ground to pick-up the car in your location also to sign the relevant titles and papers on my behalf as soon as we seal the transaction and the payment is made."
Avon Walter, S&M Auto-Mobile International Payment Department, 135 - 137 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LN, England, re Williams Oscar Vivic, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lewis Lee, email@example.com. desmond jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "My associate will send u payment which will due for the cost of the vehilcle (sic) and my shipping charges".
www.automoto-worldtouring.com, Mikelis Varvaras.
Fake degree and diploma scam: Bedford University, 28 Queens Rd, London NW4 2EH United Kingdom, email@example.com.
Adoption scam: Sophia Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posing as law enforcement etc: Not content with robbing innocent people once, the West African fraud criminals will now target the same victim by posing as police officers or public spirited individuals who want to help recover money lost in Western Union scams. e.g.
Rev. Joseph Odili, email@example.com, Daniel Edewor, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nigeria. James Samuel, firstname.lastname@example.org. Scam Victims Reimbursement, Nigeria, email@example.com, Daniel Edewor. UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK COMPENSATION UNIT firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICPC FRAUD DEPARTMENT, ECOWAS REGION , Benin, PHILIPH FADAYA <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. ICPC NIGERIA, Garki Abuja, allenjones_Chairman@live.com . WILLIAMS JOHNSON
email@example.com. Ibrahim Lamorde, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CYBER WIRETAP AND FUNDS RECOVERY DEPARTMENT, NAIL WHITE, P. O. BOX 738, Eagle Court 75 King Street, Hammersmith London, W6 9HY, email@example.com, Agent Larry Hans.
Raymond Osaze, ICPC, (Nigeria's Anti-Fraud Unit) firstname.lastname@example.org. Dennis Julius, Western Union Service, 447 Harewood Row, London, NW1 6S, email@example.com.
LUIS MILLER , FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert, firstname.lastname@example.org. ECO BANK 2008 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION PAYMENT, re Rabo Bank London, Wiolliam (sic) Johnson email@example.com.
ICPC NIGERIA (Anti-Fraud Unit) Plot 802, Constitution Avenue, Zone A9 Central Area P. M.B 535, Garki Abuja, Nigeria, Hannatu Raji, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. MARCEL ANI, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency , Nigeria, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION. (E.F.C.C.) firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK J. MERSHON, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI, re EFCC, Nigeria, email@example.com (cenbanknigerian.org ?). Melvin Blue, barrister john Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org. ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2007 COMPENSATIONS, IYAMAH SYLVANIUS, email@example.com, ECO BANK NIG PLC.
Dr Kingsley Adams firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, re Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. GEORGE OLUMIDE, WEMA BANK PLC, firstname.lastname@example.org, SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME, NIGERIA.
GEORGE OLUMIDE, SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME, WEMA BANK Plc, Nigeria and RABO
BANK PLC, email@example.com. Jim Ovia , ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, firstname.lastname@example.org. Emment Fings (EFCC Officer), email@example.com re Mr.Hooksman. FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA, re BARRISTER JOHN HOLT , firstname.lastname@example.org. UNITED NATION ANTI FRAUD COMMISSION
29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EE email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David Jackson , EU Fraud Watch/Tax Authentication Team , 8 Storey's Gate , London SW1P 3AT , <email@example.com>... (hosted by donmacowebdesign.net, Nigeria). PROF. CHUKWUMA SOLUDO , KINGSLEY AGWOR, Central Bank of Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Robert S. Mueller III, Federal Bureau of Investigation, email@example.com (ms).
ECOWAS COMMUNITY <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nan Webster
Emment Fings (EFCC OFFICER), email@example.com re Hooksman Lee, 24 Dova street off Highway Edo state Nigeria. FRED ANDERSON @FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert firstname.lastname@example.org. SCAM VICTIM REIMBURSEMENT, GEORGE OLUMIDE, email@example.com, re EFCC, firstname.lastname@example.org, WEMA BANK Plc, Nigeria , RABO BANK PLC,UK, email@example.com.
Jim Ovia, firstname.lastname@example.org re ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, re Kofi Annan, UNITED NATIONS FIGHTING FRAUD email@example.com.
Gen. Usman Lambo, Chairman PTF/EFCC Compensation Forum Commission, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. John Benson, email@example.com. "EFCC NIGERIA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> . BRUNO WEKA, <email@example.com>.
Richard Gozney, CONSULER ? Zakari Maimalari Street, Cadastral Zone AO, Central Business District, Abuja, firstname.lastname@example.org. EFCC NIGERIA email@example.com, NUHU RIBADU. ALHAJI NUHU RIBADU, DR. VICTOR PAM firstname.lastname@example.org, re EFCC Nigeria.
SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS, "FEDERAL GOVT. OF NIGERIA" <email@example.com> , firstname.lastname@example.org , IYAHMA SYLNANIUS. ECO BANK NIGERIA <email@example.com>, SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
IYAMAH SYLVANIUS, firstname.lastname@example.org ECO-BANK PLC, ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2007 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS, Abuja, Nigeria .
RIBADU NUHU, (E.F.C.C) ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION, email@example.com. Detective Stephen Hockman, Financial Misappropriation Commission (F M C), firstname.lastname@example.org,
Harry Martins , FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert, re Toyota Lottery Promotion, re Federal Bureau of Investigation, email@example.com. NIGERIA Independent Corrupt Practices.
Plot 802 Constitution Avenue, Central District, Abuja Nigeria, Hannatu Raji, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IYAMAH SYLVANIUS, ECO BANK PLC, Nigeria, email@example.com. IYAMAH SYLVANIUS, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Flaman, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev Fr. Frank Smith, De-facto Chief Compensation Officer, United Nations Compensation Committee United nations Anti-fraud Comm., <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Abuja, Nigeria, Wema Bank.
Amy Vorfeed <email@example.com>. Agent Michael Gibbons, Supervisor FBI UK and Europe Internet Fraud Watch/Alert, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com .
NUHU RIBADU firstname.lastname@example.org, 15A Awolowo Road City: Ikoyi, Nigeria, JETHRO AMAH, email@example.com. IYAMAH SYLVANIUS re EFCC, SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAMES SESEKO, ANTHONY ALLEN, email@example.com, NIGERIAN INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT ANTI-FRAUD UNIT 4TH FLOOR MARY LAND LAGOS NIGERIA, re CHIEF JOSEPH SANUSI, BARRISTER UCHEUZO WILLIAMS, Ernest Chukwudi Ebi, BARRISTER ADEMOLA BANKOLE, SIR FRANK WILLY.
genevieve williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>. email@example.com, Nuhu Ribadu, EFCC, 212 ADEOLA MARTINS STREET, OFF ADESHINA TOKUNBO ROAD, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org. John Pat <email@example.com>, NIGERIAN INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT, ANTI-FRAUD UNIT 4TH FLOOR MARY LAND
LAGOS "BE CAREFUL OF HOODLUMS", AMOS EDU, DEPUTY, ANTHONY ALLEN. National Foreign Payment Investigation Agency <firstname.lastname@example.org>, DR. DAVID B. IKENNA, Nigeria, ANTI- TERRORISM CLEARANCE/FRAUD UNIT FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX IKOYI, LAGOS . Aminu Sule Martins, <email@example.com>.
Charitable donation scam: The scammers are offering fake donations, e.g. Giovanni Galantucci, firstname.lastname@example.org, Foundazion di Vittorio, re ECOWAS. Sir Cephas Anaka, email@example.com, Excellent Youth Foundation. FONDAZIONE INFORMATION, fondazionedivittorio, Vittorio Foundation, ITALY, Gianni Mattioli, firstname.lastname@example.org (n.b. the scammers often use representative.com and lawyer.com for their reply addresses).
Travel agency ticket scam: Larry Cole, email@example.com, Asia Pacific Oil & Gas, 9 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN.
Alertpay Service Payments, aka Alert Pay, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Buyer's" Name Mikel Jepsen, 316 Bq Ave Apt#D, Ipaja, LA 23401, NG, NIGERIA.
Togo fraud: The scammers are mailing forged documents like these ...
Au Pair? If you have have been looking for a job as an au pair, be very careful. The scammers may contact you with a fake job offer - and then ask you to pay money to an imaginary travel agency! Look out for: Frank David - Ripple Road Barking, Essex IG11 0SY, UK, email@example.com, DORMAN DOUGLAS, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. This is the style: "i want you to no that i cant just pay all the money for your travel like that you too will have to pay out of the money and as soon as you are here in uk i will give you back the money you pay out of your travel for me to trust you so if is okay by you contact the agency but if is not okay by you and you dont have any money to pay out of your travel to uk dont contact the agency okay i want you to no that i have pay all the money before but the nanny get away with my money so that why you too will have to pay out of it for trust in you and me I will like to know ....". This was obviously not written by a native English speaker.
Looking for a nanny / au pair or posing as an au pair agency :
CAUTION - aupair.com. We have received a warning about this site. Our informant reckons that a very high proportion of the adverts are fake, and have been placed by foreign criminals posing as British families. Presumably they will demand an advance fee from applicants for nanny and au pair jobs (and ask for payment via Western Union).
Kathy Messuro, 133 Beresford Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 9LR firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Travel Express InternationalAgency Management, re David Adebayo, FedEx Express Courier Service, Lagos, 23401, Nigeria.
smith taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re email@example.com. Laura Simpson, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Smith Taylor, l63 Henrietta Street//Leigh/Lancs/WN7 1LH/UK, <email@example.com>.
Kenny , firstname.lastname@example.org, Janny, email@example.com, Mary Knopps , firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFF DON <email@example.com>, "Live Art Development Agency, Rchelle School on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, East London". Paul Daniel, Stone Travel And Tourism <firstname.lastname@example.org>. GLOBAL TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Careers15,Kincaid Road,Peckham,se15 5un London , GlobalInternational@mail2Consultant.com.
email@example.com, 3rd floor, Jericho, Ibadan,23402, Oyo State, Nigeria, re Au pair Care Agency, Ibadan, Nigeria.
mikeowen2006 owen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "currently in Endlang (sic) on a business trip". This particular criminal sent his creepy mail via facilities of Netcom Africa, netcomng.com. Morgan Freeman of H.S.B.C Bank of london, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org . The GEORGE ROLAND FAMILY, email@example.com, George Crusenberry from Dallas, TX, Production Engineer with Shell BP, Nigeria. Elvis smith, "WANCO LTD in London", firstname.lastname@example.org.
June '06: Look out for cheques drawn on SWAT FUNERAL SOCIETY, Nat west bank. Janet Krejci, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Mayor Hotel, C ATOCHA 7, 32014 Madrid Spain,
email@example.com, ayok firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, AYONAFOG
HOTEL Torrejon De Ardoz 38750 Madrid Spain, Gloria Jean, firstname.lastname@example.org re Lawal Olakunle, Rafiu, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
GREEN CARD, VISA and IMMIGRATION PERMIT SCAMS:
SIR. MARTIAL KANCOLA, aka HON. MARTIAL KANCOLA, Senegal, re HON. JOHN ROBERT J., British Immigration Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, Immigration Bureau Services, 3rd Floor, County House - 190 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YB .
email@example.com, National Visa Center, 32 Rochester Ave, Portsmouth , NH 03801-2909, George Graham, 15 Elder flower way, stratford London Uk.
"Official U.S Green Card Lottery Program", 32 Rochester Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801-2909, LEWIS TAYLOR, Indra Tower Suite 105, 75/6 Wireless Road Panthumwam, Bangkok Thailand, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BARRISTER CARLOS RISTO, re BRITISH_INLAND.REVENUE@YAHOO.CO.UK, re DR. MICHAEL STEVENSON, COLLECTOR GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF INLAND REVENUE. DR MIKE ADENUGA, HEAD OF VISA PERMIT OPERATION, Nigeria, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org re DR MUHARMED BELLO, TONIMAX RECRUITMENT SERVICES, email@example.com.
NIGERIANS IMMIGRATION SERVICES (2ND FLOOR)FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX, P.M.B. 1629, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Contact Person: ALHAJI IDRIS MUSTAPHA . DR TONY NELSON, Citibank Nigeria Plc, Expatriate Technical Support Services, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com. GLOBAL RECRUITMENT SERVICES, Benlurge House 28, Wuse Zone 11, Abuja, Nigeria.
CHINA VISA RITE SERVICES, Barrister James WenAss, Petter Hui , Employment Visa and Resident PermitVisa Rite Services Inc., 19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600 People's Republic of China firstname.lastname@example.org, CHINA TRAVELLING EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.
TEBAX IMMIGRATION, BARR. FEDERICK JACK <email@example.com>, POSTBUS 2006,1096BC, WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, re TEXACO UNLIMITED.
DR. Johnson Ben, Olmert Recruitment Service, <firstname.lastname@example.org> , re ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, re Chukwurah Udeh, email@example.com (MS).
OLE LONDON TOURS AND TRAVEL, Ole Spain Tours, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN DV2007 VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM, PA/PL,Rm.3206, U.S.Department of State , Kentucky Consular Center , 1001 Visa Crest Migrate, James
Peterson , email@example.com , Brad Greenwalt , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mike Adenuga, NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICES Workpermit_visa@ng-immigration-services.com . MR.EDWARD ALLEY, CITIGROUP BANK PLC, NIGERIA. Carla Luna <Carla.Luna@immigrationexpert.com > re Canadian Visa Eligibility Assessment, 110 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 703 Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2Y1, 4th Floor, 153-155 Regent Street London, W1B 4JA, 329 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051. green card lottery, email@example.com.
JENIFER BROOKS , Kevin Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Public communication Division: PA/PL, Rm. 2206 U.S Department of state 2201C Street NW Washington, D.C.20520, DIVERSITY-2006-2007 . Also Visa, passport scams - U. S. CONSULATE GENERAL, LAGOS, 2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org, english bulldog and Yorkshire puppies. Timothy Jones email@example.com. Evangelist Mary Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org.
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, re english bulldog, advertised in the ledger.com. Justin Kase <firstname.lastname@example.org>, St. Ann's Orphanage, Cameroon, re PETS FLIGHT <email@example.com>, re ENGLISH BULLDOG.
Hammad Nowitzki <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Evangelist Kendra La Blessit, email@example.com.
EVANGELIST MARIA HAN, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIERS, Africa. Global Shipping Agency, Millinium Towers, 32nd floor, Bangna Road, Bangna Soi 43. Bangkok 10540, Thailand, email@example.com, re Dr. David Wong, Animal Veterinary Relief, firstname.lastname@example.org, re English Bulldog Puppies. email@example.com. Sarah Collins , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sis Doris Collins <email@example.com> "ADORABLE FEMALE YORKIE PUPPY FOR ADOPTION". Father Luciuos Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tea Cup Yorkshire Terrier For Adoption".
cbgbpets@AirportEmail.com, CBGB PETS TRANSIT, re email@example.com re "taecup (sic) yorkies puppies for adoption". Gilbert Jones & Attorneys, firstname.lastname@example.org, Benjamino Solarin <email@example.com>.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, ark wyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>. boybody willing <email@example.com>. Brian Pennington <firstname.lastname@example.org>. franco smith <email@example.com> Dammy Dones. prince prince <firstname.lastname@example.org>. sean Louise <email@example.com>. Mrs Serena.
Sis. Marris M. Cyril, Nevada, West Africa, missionary work, Yorkieshires (sic) terrier and English Bulldogs, puppies for adoption, firstname.lastname@example.org . ADORABLE YORKIE FOR ADOPTION, JENIFER BUTLER,
CHRISTIAN MISSION TO AFRICA, email@example.com. jacky lourence, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, CAMEROON re ANIMAL AIR MOVING SERVICE (AAMS), GLASGOW PETS SERVICE CAMEROON.
jack lampard <email@example.com> re "Puppy Cargo's Office". PASTOR BRANI GATE, "I AND MY WIFE ARE ON A CHRISTIAN MISSION TO WEST AFRICA " re ENGLISH BULLDOG FOR ADOPTION, firstname.lastname@example.org. "ADORABLE YORKIES FOR ADOPTION", MRS VERA, Africa, email@example.com. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Africa, re Express Pets Delivery.
MICHAEL PHILIP, THE MESSIAH MISSION HOUSE, 12,CATHOLIC MISSIONS STREET, West Africa, <email@example.com>, re "adoption of Adorable Female Tea-cup Yorkie Puppy", payment to Robbin Maxwell via western union or money gram.
Rose Watts, Christain (sic) Mission (Crusade) to WEST AFRICA, re Charming Female Yorkie For Adoption!!!
Jayson Campos, <firstname.lastname@example.org> re Nelta Travels re Douala International Airport, re pug puppy. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, re English
Bulldogs puppies, email@example.com .
firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa Linder <email@example.com>, re Pastor Andrew who stays in Texas before but presently has been transfered to West africa, Nigeria to be precise, firstname.lastname@example.org.
email@example.com "Quality Teacup Yorkies For Free". "well trained parrots on sale and adoption"."ENGLISH BULLDOG & YORKIE FOR SALE" firstname.lastname@example.org . Kelvin Collins <email@example.com>, re "Express Pets Delivery, free Yorkie Belle".
firstname.lastname@example.org. whitney heather <email@example.com> re : male sharpei pup. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, petmaster 01. <airport@mail2Paris.com>. cameroun airlines, email@example.com, CHE JUDE. tongmo francis <firstname.lastname@example.org> . henry thierry <email@example.com>. SERVANT MONK <firstname.lastname@example.org>. email@example.com Re: the most adorabla maltese pup for sale. firstname.lastname@example.org, re JAPANESE SPTIZ (sic). shuneh chenwi suzzy, bonaberi douala, cameroon, park plazza inn. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org , Wendy. email@example.com.
Susan West, Africa, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Mike Lewis <email@example.com> re English bulldog, 21/23 Old Nicholas Street, North London E2 7HR. Phil Nomel <firstname.lastname@example.org> reRev Craig, Nigeria, email@example.com. jason bent <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nigeria. Lynn Manuela Gyffeler <email@example.com>, re Yorkies. george hilton, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re DANIEL UZOR UDOGWU re english bulldog puppy. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Livestock Flyers Limited, Nigeria. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. larry wallace <email@example.com>. mark banks <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Puppy sale and purchase fraud, Pastor winny <email@example.com>, re "Western Union Information....Baby Ready For Shipment". (It was a fake sale of a puppy). jenny fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 108 hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LY. stef stocker, email@example.com, re macaws, re Kings Royal Ophanage home. Dr. KRISTAL .L. MOORE C.G.B.B. HEALTH CARE, PO BOX 6019, CANADIAN BASE, CAMEROON COMMISSION, firstname.lastname@example.org. The criminals are haunting pet websites (e.g. petsell.com), posing as buyers and sellers. Tim Wessels, email@example.com. michelle hollen, JOHNNY GLOVER, mike davids, kerry brown, johnson peter, martins bartons all have British sounding names but their mail is full of clues that reveal them to be Africans. wilson daniel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com. Mark Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> . hellen shanna <email@example.com>.
LOAN SCAM: FAST LENDERS CO-OPERATION LTD, Beck Terry , 104 white stirling Road, Stamford Bridge, London, UNITED KINGDOM, firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
walter Armstrong, email@example.com, re Sir Fredrick Coleman, 294 Porchester Palace, Hyde Park Crescent, london W2 2PP United Kingdom and Global Cargo Inc., 215 Westwood Drive, Debyshire ? London, HL 45. 3FE, UK, re The Forge Garage, A32 Droxford, Hampshire, England.
PAUL SMITH, DEOLA SAGOE FASHION HOUSE LIMITED, 12, ILOJO CRESENT (sic), VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, re fashion show in Paris.
WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE (WYOFHW), International Conference on Racism and Child Abuse, DISNEYLAND CONVENTION CENTER, ANAHEIM, (?) C.A, U.S., OLYMPIC STADIUM HALL, DAKAR-SENEGAL, West -Africa, Anny morre <email@example.com>.
TROYS LOAN FIRM, Lagos-Nigeria, Godfrey Troy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Omar email@example.com, Mia <firstname.lastname@example.org> . SMOOTH TRADINGS INDUSTRIAL CO,. LTD <email@example.com>, Smooth Tradings Industrial Co Ltd, 180 Jubilee Raod Aba Abia State Nigeria.
teddy roger, firstname.lastname@example.org. FRANK POWELL <email@example.com>. Jerry Lawrence, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Engr Morgens Smith, email@example.com.
Property scams etc (fake rental and purchase offers) :
This is a good example of the genre, from firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am George Collins, A professional from Virginia USA and I work with one of the biggest Banking the city here, I am coming to the UK for the period of 8 to 10 months end of this April 2007,and I am interested in renting your place for that period of time if you are interested in me.I saw your advert on the gumtree.com and I think I like your place and will like to rent it now.I am a very good soccer fan and I love basket ball then play tennis as well, I am athletic in style and 6ft tall.I dont smoke and I am a social drinker, but will not mind if anyone dose. I am an easy going person and I love to hang-out ones a while. Am clean in all style and a very good cook as well,also I will like to stay in a place where people are laid-back like me.
If you are interested in me and want to know more about me.....Please get back to me ASAP.
- JAMES TOM <email@example.com> Nigeria. Amy Barone <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 87 CARTIER RD, LONDON. Kelly Robert, <email@example.com>. Dena Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cutis Miller , email@example.com, re $700 / 3br - 2942 Loomis Street #A, Honolulu HI 96822 "$200 must be paid for the shipment of the keys and document".
Kenneth Edwin, firstname.lastname@example.org re Mr Aldermond, Kianna Sutters, 82 Peckham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2R 2V4. Paul Lucio email@example.com, NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK'S HOSPITAL.
Julie, 87 CARTIER RD , LONDON ON N5V 1G4 , CANADA, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Mills D Miller, 126 VINCENT ROAD, WOOLWICH, LONDON, SE18 6AB, email@example.com , Braxon Cruise, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Kene email@example.com.
Allan Brad, firstname.lastname@example.org . email@example.com, 87 CARTIER RD , LONDON, ON N5V 1G4 , CANADA. Mr. Peggy ? Simon, firstname.lastname@example.org. Evans Jones, email@example.com aka firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr Henry Moore, St. Mark's Hospital, 28 Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow,
(not) <email@example.com>. cole soctt aka DR. Cole Scotts <firstname.lastname@example.org>, NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK'S HOSPITAL, 17 WATFORD ROAD, HARROW, MIDDLESEX, LONDON HA1 3UJ.
Garry Smith , <email@example.com>.
Alberto Aguero firstname.lastname@example.org . Michael William email@example.com. tom brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 49 bath road plum stead, se18 1sh. Peter ricardo <email@example.com> re MARK JOHN SOLICITOR, GEOFF HOTCHKISS, GRAVELBANK FARMHOUSE GRAVEL BANK ST JOHNS FEN END WISBECH, ENGLAND PE14 8J . Hendon Furlherm <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 126 VINCENT ROAD, WOOLWICH, LONDON, SE18 6AB, re Braxon Cruise, email@example.com. Eng. Masai Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org. paul roberts, email@example.com, re NORTHWICK PARK & ST. MARK'S HOSPITAL.
Dr Murrieen Greenhill, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Jeff Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org, re NORTHWICK PARK & MARK CHAMBER L,17 WATFORD ROAD, HARROW, MIDDLESEX, LONDON. Tom Brown, 49 barth road plumstead, se18 1sh, <email@example.com>.
YESIM UZAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Turkey. WENDY POWELL, email@example.com, re EMEKA MAXWELL OGBONNA. Linda Bommer , New Life talent Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7TH FLOOR ROAD PARKFOOT - GLASGOW G65 0SP. Blessin Nas, email@example.com, Nigeria. Jorge Gomez <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
vin peter, "I'm 25 , sociable, easy going" email@example.com. Daniel Desmond of Desmond Ventures from London, firstname.lastname@example.org. mark davies <email@example.com>. UGO UBA <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Tom Brown , email@example.com aka firstname.lastname@example.org 49 Barth road plumstead, se18 1sh united Kingdom, re Alex Boham, 87 Lambadi road, Osu, Accra Ghana, West Africa 233, Henrietta Mills , 123 Lambadi road Osu Accra Ghana, west africa 233. T. Samson, email@example.com.
Dave Roger, 32 Applefrot Road,Abbeywood London se2 9be , re Dynamic Modeling Agency, re BARRISTER JOHN MACLAUREN 217, ABBERRY STREET LONDON SE18 7TH , firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Gerrad Leeds, Graham Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org re D. P. TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, DORCHESTER ROAD, WEYMOUTH, DORSET DT4 7JZ , "The (forged) check that will be issued to you will be in excess funds which will include my flight ticket and my expenses.So as soon as you recieve the check,you will deduct the payment of the rent and you will send the remaining balance to me via western union".
ANDY TONY , 26,Blackfriars Road, Zip Code: M3 7DB, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM, +447024096223, email@example.com. FARK MORGAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Dr. GIBSON EDWARD <email@example.com>. Kattie Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Hectar William, Phone..+447045701284 , <email@example.com>. DADA NELSON , Soho Travel Agencies Inc, London, firstname.lastname@example.org .
JENNY JACKSON <email@example.com>. Dave Roger, 32 Applefrot Road, Abbeywood London se2 9be, re NEW DYNAMIC MODELLING AGENCY, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Hanks Payne, Franklin Yoga Consultancy, Baird Hall, High Street Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7ES, email@example.com. BARRISTER JOHN MACLAUREN, 217, ABBERRY STREET, LONDON SE18 7TH, Dave Roger, 32 Applefrot Road,Abbeywood London se2 9be, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dynamic Modeling Agency, 12 ashley road, London , London W12 7TN.
Fujita Murakami email@example.com, 1-9-2 Daiba Street, Minato-ku , Tokyo JP135-8625.
Zaid Rahman, firstname.lastname@example.org , re New Life Talent Agency, Gujarat .
Linda Cole <email@example.com>. JOHN YEARWOOD <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Japan Tobaco Company. dave roger, email@example.com, New Dynamic Modeling Agency, 12 ashley road London , London W12 7TN, re BARRISTER JOHN MACLAUREN, 217, ABBERRY STREET, LONDON SE18 7TH. Nicholas Forbes, Affiliate of
British Airways P.O. Box 6743 Sudbury , Suffolk CO10 2PG, firstname.lastname@example.org. George Collins, email@example.com. Austin Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ducon Alexendro, email@example.com. rosemich1219, Rose Michaels, LAGOS, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jenni Austin, NIGERIA, <email@example.com>. Lisa Marie Torres Surquia, Lisa.Gurl@hotmail.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lagos, Nigeria.
Sean Scarter of Bridgestone Consultants and Tour Agency, 30 Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 5LB, email@example.com. Andrew lownie, Andrew travels 126 Corstorphine Road EH12 6UD Edinburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org .
kirsten colleen townsend , email@example.com. theodore aka theodora mcquire, firstname.lastname@example.org, farringdon street, London, EC4A. morgan philips <email@example.com>.
Andrew Lownie <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rsv tours & travels, 126 Corstorphine Road EH12 6UD Edinburgh. Steve Baker <email@example.com>. Zenith travel Agency, London, Eric Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilson Travels <email@example.com>. Dr Bill Moore of Tracy agency, re Grace Life Christian Organisation, firstname.lastname@example.org . John Derek, 250 Argyle Street, G2 8LG Glasgow, email@example.com . Andrew lownie Rsv tours & travels 126 Corstorphine Road EH12 6UD Edinburgh , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Morgan Joe of Morgan Travels & Tours, email@example.com. NEW LIFE TALENT AGENCY GUJARAT 7TH FLOOR ROAD PARKFOOT - GLASGOW G65 0SP-SCOTLAND, Frank Nelly, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Franklin Altman Stokes , Franklin Yoga Consultancy, email@example.com, 52 TOKYINGTON AVENUE WEMBLEY HA 96HL. Dr. Andrew Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTIANFELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES INC., HILL VIEW SIDE, DURGTHON LANE , PRIVATE PARK , PRESTON,
UNITED KINGDOM, Rev,Harrison Douglas, email@example.com . NEIL BARRON, GUSTO DESIGN LIMITED, NEIL BROWN <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
edward mathew <email@example.com>, 316 Glasgow Road, Post Code : g729lq, glasgow. Pastor Emilio Lozada <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Dr.Smith Cole, 28 Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, email@example.com. Dr.Williams Green of New Life talent Agency, 7TH FLOOR ROAD PARKFOOT - GLASGOW G65 0SP, firstname.lastname@example.org.
katrin thomas, another " female modelling in west Africa", email@example.com. colins murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Reachel Banks <email@example.com>.
Eric Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re Green Pasture Travel Agency. Major Shannon Burnside. whitaker sarah <email@example.com>. mary smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>. mary Andrew aka mary Smith, <email@example.com>.
Jennifer Johnson "A female modelling in west Africa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Blessing smith email@example.com. Jojo Rolland, "I am a female Modelling in West Africa". Maribel Ennis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alli Mogan, 84 weaverly road, London , se18 7th, re NEW DYNAMIC MODELLING AGENCY, 12 ashley road, London W12 7TN, re BARRISTER JOHN MACLAUREN, 217, ABBERRY STREET, LONDON SE18 7TH, JOHNMAC@LAWYER.COM, <email@example.com>. Daniel Desmond of Desmond Ventures from London, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edna, "A female modelling in west Africa. I will like you to know that I am intrested in
renting your room for 3months" email@example.com. Trassy Wyte , firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com, Janny Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Frank Mark, Eco Bank of Ghana, First Light Branch, Accra, Ghana, email@example.com.
DR. Smith Tunde , (aka Dr. Jana Cova, DR.Smith Cole) NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK'S HOSPITAL, 17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW, MIDDLESEX, LONDON HA1 3UJ, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. George Collins, email@example.com.
STEPHANIE DAVIES, firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss. Belita carminda <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rose Alex, "a female Modelling in West Africa", email@example.com.
Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org , Bellsouth hiring agent, 111b Globe road, London. Greenpasture travel Agency, London, Ken Cole, email@example.com. Frank George, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Harry Denilson of Fly away Travel Agency, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean Scarter , BRIDGESTONE ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL CONSULTANT, SCOTLAND, 30 Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 5LB Scotland UK, email@example.com. Dr.George Bent, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. white james <email@example.com>.
George Frank, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Donald Lins <email@example.com>. Rose Alex <firstname.lastname@example.org>. suleman ganie, <email@example.com>. Brown Reservations London, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Colin Anderson, Communication and Language Studies, University of Dundee, <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kennedy Cole , Green Pasture Travel Agency London, <email@example.com> . mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Shawn Jones, email@example.com, re GLOBAL LINK CORPORATION UK. Davies Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org> . SAMUEL APEL NORMAN, 79, Allendale elms closilla, Dublin 15, Rep of Ireland. Kevin Hutter, email@example.com. Clem Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nicholas Forbes email@example.com.
40, regent square, WC1H 8 Area: 02- Central London, flat to rent scam, Kristen Colleen Townsend <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Nelson Peter, Laptin Security, email@example.com. Jackson Wolffred, Frank Wiltord, Flight & Hotel Bookings Agency, flight_hotel_bookings@UnionPlus.net.
John Mogan, Dynamic Modeling Agency, 84 weaverly road, London , se18 , JOHNMAC@LAWYER.COM , 12 ashley road London , London W12 7TN .
mary jones, block 4 flat 3b victoria island ikoyi lagos state, Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Brad Allan, email@example.com. David Walter Law Firm, 8 Devonshire Square,London,EC2M 4PL, firstname.lastname@example.org. DR RUSSELL GEORGE email@example.com, Onward Travel Consults & Tours, Owen Creek, woodshire . richardpaintin@yahoo.Com. Dr. Charles Norton <drcharlesnorton@yahoo.Com. Clem Moore, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Citizen Fed, email@example.com. Mary Cole, owner of MARYVENTURES UK, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jones Morgan, <email@example.com>.
Robert Gay, Limbe Cameroon, Commercial Avenue, North West Province Bamenda PO.BOX 57, firstname.lastname@example.org, Barrister Steve Chambers, re WEIL& ASSOCIES (sic), email@example.com. Opie Johnson AlaWo, 199 Jubilee Road Aba Abia State Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org. RYAN CAGE, email@example.com. Dr Berry Tommy of Furtune (sic) Travels & Tours , <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Peter Morgan "of Holyghost Missionary London", 309 Regent Street London W1B 2UW, email@example.com . SKY AGENCY <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, 23 Chelmsford st, London LD25BN, UNITED KINGDOM. Dr. Adrian Barbu "from Geneva Switzerland", <firstname.lastname@example.org>. EMILE RICE, email@example.com. Daren Trooper, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Jereme Trooper, re Wale Johnson, travel agent, Nigeria. brandi frice <email@example.com>. lord william <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Dr. Robert Pasteiner, PASTEINA ROBERT <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Adrian Barbu <email@example.com>. firstname.lastname@example.org, MARIE JACK <email@example.com>, re Jamie Tina, David Larry, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, GL51 9RR. SKY AGENCY, 23 Chelmsford st, London LD25BN, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Renting property? Look out for mail like this: i have interest in ur room,i'm young lady of 25 yrs.i work as a tourist,and im presently in west africa i came here for business tourims.but i will be returning to the state in 2 wks. i will be moving in as soon as i make payment.i will be paying month to month for the room.im clean,honest,sincere.i like going to beach,cinema.i dont smoke neither drink.u will enjoy my stay with u.
concerning the payment i will be sending you a certified check of $4500 .pls when u get it, deduct ur 1st month and deposit from it . And u will huv to send the balance to my travel agent for payment of my flight ticket back to the state. kindly send your full name and adress( and phn number )where the payment will be send to asap. riter Sherry <email@example.com>. BELMONT FASSETT, "AN ESTATE AGENT BASED IN NIGERIA . PRESENTLY I HAVE FIVE(5) TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF NIGERIA WHO ARE
LOOKING TOWARDS ACQUIRING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE COSTA RICA" , <firstname.lastname@example.org>. fred king <email@example.com>.
MICHAEL WILLIAM, 210 Mcleod road, LONDON, SE2 0ES, re DEVON MODELLING AGENCY, 12,HOUSTON ROAD, LONDON E12 7QE UNITED KINGDOM, <mailto:DEVONMODELLING@CONSULTANT.COM>, re BARRISTER JOHN MACLAUREN 217, ABBERRY STREET , LONDON SE18 7TH, JOHNMAC@LAWYER.COM.
james brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Prince Hamad Bin Maktoum <email@example.com>. DR. GORDON BROWN REEDS FITNESS/GYMNASTIC SCHOOL 50 Argyle Street G2 8LG, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, firstname.lastname@example.org. rachel jones <email@example.com> re yommy modelling agency. <firstname.lastname@example.org >, Julie Roger, " female modeller from West Africa", re JEK MODELLING INC (rental scam). Richard Jones "26, Male, Straight a christian born in France, but I am presently in Africa", email@example.com. Cindino Williams, 89 Association ave,Curtis Rd,London,TB 71 EX3, re Terry Homes Ltd, Tracy Noah 21,Association Avenue, London, TY 89 W16, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Agent Colly 111 Penbroke Clifton Bristol London SE17 2EN, email@example.com.
Global Housing Consultants Limited <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re HAMILTON CAPITAL TRUST BANK, email@example.com re J.S.Moore. The Dodgy Delegation - looking for rentals - DAM WILLIAMS, CLEM SMITH, DR MRS CYNTHIA OKEKE, VALANTINE. LEO. MORGAN, JULIET JONES ESQ., DR BEN OJI, Clem Moore, re Mr Paul & Family, 25 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2C1, CA, Samuel Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Samuel Adams <email@example.com>, fedrick kole <firstname.lastname@example.org>. kelly bollen <email@example.com>. David Weah, firstname.lastname@example.org re fake house purchase, David & Julia Weah, 71 Hainault House, Billet Road, Romford, Essex RM6 5SX re J & J Fabrics Co, Knollys House, 11 Byward Street, London. Dr. Wang Qin, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 103 104 Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, London, United Kingdom W38DD, Namron Furnitures Company, Neil Garllogly, Namron Furnitures Company, Athens, Grecce, Netherlands, Holland. Alan smith <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, "an
Engineer based in west africa".
steev michael, Sir Gordon Hills, <email@example.com>, Obi Tabansi, Investment Developers, Essex Avenue, Southern London, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org . Sir.Gordon Hills
Smooth Int'l Investment PLC, London, S.Mathews, Standard Chartered Bank of UK, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org . TONY IKE, KCINVESTMENT NIGERIA LIMITED, 14 PARK ROAD, ABA, Lagos
234, email@example.com re Agent Bank Plc., Plot 47/48 Opobo Road, Abia State, Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org, Frank David, FELIX ADEBAYO, email@example.com.
Kenneth Matthews, Standard Chartered Bank, UK. S. M Presious ? Metal INC., 37 Osu Avenue Accra, Ghana, re samuel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, BLANKSON LEGAL CHAMBERS, NO 25, ROMAN RIDGE ACCRA, GHANA. ryan williams, email@example.com, re firstname.lastname@example.org, 220 kings street
accra, 00233, Ghana, re desmond tay, martin fiadjoe, <email@example.com>. Gary Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> (the free puppy scam). Kofa Musa, bruce junior <email@example.com>, Lagos Apapa sea port, Nigeria. Susan Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Johnson Bily from Belfast, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark Smith, email@example.com. Mrs. geri Marcos <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
email@example.com, has been bulk emailing people who have property to rent in Spain. It appears she makes enquiries about renting a property, attempts to build a relationship with
you on line and then requests your bank details for paying in the rent agreed.
Teaching abroad scam: John Maller, re Marryborne Primary School, re Great Britain Teaching Council .
Dr. Elenore Yihsin-Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Marc Harisson <email@example.com>. PAYPAL WARNING COM, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be very suspicious of mail with a virgilio.it address (e.g. email@example.com). This Italian service provider is very popular with the criminals. Our Indian friends - please do not fall for cheap mobile phone scams. Jan '06, CLICKMOBILELIMITED PHONE DISTRIBUTORS, 29,SHAGAMU ROAD, IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org. "PAYMENT: We accept wire transfer payment (MoneyGram Or Western Union). This is due to the fact of your order being very fast and getting your confirmation immediately after acknowledgement of confirming it." This also means that if the 'phones do not exist, the victim will have no way of retrieving his money!
A criminal advertising at www.slashgear.com: "BUY LATEST BRAND NEW MOBILES PHONES, APPLE IPODS AND LAPTOP,XBOX PREMIUM, UNLOCKED AT CHEAP PRICE,WITH COMPLETE ACCESSORIES AND 1 YEAR INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY - CONTACT US VIA.... email@example.com ". If you responded, he would say: "thank you for trusting us, so here is the name and address you will send the money to via western union money transfer : JOHN JONES, 10 ISOLO ROAD, LAGOS 23401, NIGERIA". firstname.lastname@example.org also appears at slashgear.com, offering cheap 'phones and asking for payment via Western Union.
Cheap cars / bikes etc - criminals set up sites like motors-shippment.net. Please do not fall for cheap offers, and requests to send money to Spanish bank accounts.
Translator scam: "Prince Hamad Bin Maktoum, THE ROYAL COURTS, 1 JUMEIRAH ROAD,
DUBAI - UAE" I will like to employ your services as a translator/guide during my visit to
Austria, Europe with members of my family. email@example.com. Also: Benny cdeli and others.
Work permit / visa scam: Jeffrey Edward firstname.lastname@example.org, re GATSA form, Immigration and Nationality Directorate, P.O Box 306 , Liverpool , L27XS re Totalfinaelf Exploration UK PLC, re email@example.com, OVERSEA TRAVELLERS INSURANCE POLICY (OTIP).
GLASSGOWSTEM, Glass Gowstem Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org, <email@example.com>.
ESCROW. If you see the word "escrow" you need to be very cautious. The criminals are increasingly using fake "escrow" companies in their scams. The victim is sent official looking mail assuring him that a transaction is safe because of the involvement of an escrow service. Another term widely used is "dropshipping". This scam involves a supposed trade in consumer electronics etc. If you are asked to become an agent for a "dropshipper", you could well be a target of the fraudsters.
UK fake bank drafts. "The Organised Vehicle Crime Section of NCIS advises that Lithuanian gangs are responding to private ads in the specialist press and purchasing cars using high quality forged bankers' drafts. By the time the forgery is recognised, usually two to three days later during the clearing phase, the car has been released. The car is either taken back to Lithuania, or immediately sold to second hand Car Dealers in the UK, often accompanied with forged documentation. Typically, gang members will not identify themselves as Lithuanian, but pose as Scandinavian or West European nationals. They tend to buy medium range value cars in the 10k - 15K bracket. Areas affected include London, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Kent, Hampshire and Surrey. NCIS advises vehicle sellers to wait four to five days - until the draft is fully cleared, before releasing vehicles." (Is this sufficient ? J.W.)
Caution: James Connor, EQ Electronics, www.eqelectronics.com Global Express Guaranteed, www.global-express-guaranteed.net.
The criminals are targeting charity and religious groups with "offers of funding". One uses this alias: Collins Wilson, Head of International Verification Unit, Flight Reserve Company limited, 223A Kingcross Road King Cross Halifax , West Yorkshire HX1 3JL, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. zainab zakariya <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com re micheal Morgan, 10 Allen Avenue Lagos Nigeria 23401.
Selling goods via Amazon, e-Bay etc.? The criminals will mail you in this manner:
"GOOD DAY, i am interested in the immidiate ? purchase of this item and I will be making payment right away,i shall also be ready to pay you $600.00 or £300 through INTERNATIONAL MONEYGRAM OR WESTERN UNION AUCTION PAYMENT i will like to ask if you would be able to ship as soon as payment is confirmed and approved by MONEYGRAM this is due to the fact that its demand is high in my store and so i will want to complete the transaction in a very timely manner. if you can do this, email me with your name, contact address and your phone number so that i can proceed with payment right away. let me quickly say that i will prefer shipment with FEDEX OR ROYALMAIL as i will be sending this unit to west africa somewere in lagos nigeria 23401, i will be expecting your reply. henry jame, firstname.lastname@example.org. " Shippers? Some of the criminals have been posing as: GLOBAL SHIPPERS and GLOBAL SHIPPING AGENCY, of 10 Trehusrt ? Str., Hackney - London, UK, E5 0EB and using the names MICHAEL BENSON, Lenny Barnes and Anna Fedde and the address email@example.com. Also: ABBEY GANIYU, re OKUNTILU ZACHEUS, Zachoues Okuntilu, FORTHRIGHT ACADEMY, 100 IJU ROAD, IJU AGEGE, LAGOS 23401 NIGERIA. and Venables Jerry, firstname.lastname@example.org , kely jimpak <email@example.com>, Gene Braint, sam loney <firstname.lastname@example.org>, re Okuntilu Zacheous.
Forthright Accamedy, 100 Iju Water Works Road, Church Bus/Stop, Agege Lagos, 23401, Nigeria, <email@example.com> Pay Pal scam. No doubt there are many Pay Pal scams but look out for forged mail telling you that a customer had paid, and that you should send goods. e.g. Gene Braint, "Paypal Customer Care", firstname.lastname@example.org, re Yusuf T Tope, 37 PLANTATION ROAD, Gra Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria 234031 . Jose Frank, email@example.com, via di vrana, 231, quarrata, pistoia 51035, Italy, Tom Hanks, Job shipping limited, firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert Coley, 20 Medical Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
23401, Doctor John Andrew, Via di Brana 290, quarrata, pistoia, italy 51039, Doctor Josef Nicholas, 45 Marble Close
Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria 23401. email@example.com, Benny Lucky. Mr Larry from Usa (Indiana) (NOT), larry mark , <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
"eBay Square Trade Financial Department" SquareTrade-Case ID, re Margaret Paparesta , email@example.com, re Dependable Auto Shippers, re Margaret Paparesta, 28 Pembridge Gardens, London W9 4DU, David Pollner, firstname.lastname@example.org. K.C EDOZIEM, <email@example.com>, FINGER OF GOD BUSINESS, IMPORT & EXPORT COMMUNICATION
COTONOU-BENIN REP. Mike Hall, Royal Berkshire Hospital, 10 Fenchurch Street, Nigeria ? re Kelvin Donald. firstname.lastname@example.org. Debra Coler, re Kenneth Attah, 37 Ramoni Street Off Lawanson Road, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria 23401.
ELAINE GIBSON email@example.com. bindrin stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jenny Wales re Fred Wales, 67 Adelaja Street, Mokola, Ibadan, 23402, Oyo State, Nigeria, re Rebecca K. Jonathan, Citi Bank Accounts Dept, email@example.com. bob sherrick, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Noe jacob <email@example.com>. NIKO, firstname.lastname@example.org. SMOOTH TRADINGS INDUSTRIAL CO,. LTD email@example.com, Global Link and Agency Agents <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Frankline Ebube. Sir Steven Tanner, the director general of Federal Ministry of Finance and economic planning Cape Verde, email@example.com. Martin Dünzl, firstname.lastname@example.org, re online-etrades.com, Online Etrades (offers cheap bikes and cars and asks you to send money to a Spanish bank account). Rosemary Jackson, <email@example.com>. ryan williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> re email@example.com re martin fiadjoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>. SCOTT GREENE <email@example.com>. Becky Johnson, 302 oyo Rd, ibadan, oyo state, 23402, nigeria, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. yemmy folly, email@example.com. ken charles <firstname.lastname@example.org>. joseph smith <email@example.com>. Jones Snith ? <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ALHADJI BAKONI, HADJI BAKONI & SONS LTD, COCODY MERMOZ , ABIDJAN COTE D' IVOIRE, <email@example.com>. George Solomon, Lakeyet Limited (UK Branch), 19 Wilson Court Road, Allenby Raod SE28 0AL, London, United Kingdom, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
JOHNSON JONES, 38 Jan Van Gogh Allee, Oslo, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org. pal jones, email@example.com. Adeyemi Ibrahim, 42, Folarin Street, Mushin, Lagos, 23401 , Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org. laura baker, <email@example.com>, re 59 AKINBAIYE STREET ISOLO LAGOS, Nigeria .
KOLLY O. JOSEPH, 27 GBADEBO STREET MOKOLA, IBADAN, OYO STATE, 23402, NIGERIA re Mrs Kol Joe. Solomon Adeyemi, Lakesides & Sons Ltd, 20 Wilson Court Road, Allenby Road. SE28 0AL London, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. ROSEMARY, 7, Rabiat Street
Via Layi-Oyekanmi Street , Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria 23401, firstname.lastname@example.org. VANNY VENOM, email@example.com. V. Seun, Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org. LISA KAYA, RAYMOND DISTRIBUTOR LIMITED, P.O BOX 11495 KAMPALA [UGANDA], RE: PURCHASE OF COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER PARTS, email@example.com. Samm Lero, (Purchasing Manager), 55 OSOLO WAY, ISOLO , LAGOS, NIGERIA, firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. Jamiu George , Jamiu & Sons Ltd, 21-23 OLD NICHOL STREET, LONDON E2 7HR, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, firstname.lastname@example.org. HAKAN UZAN AND WIFE, TELSIM COMMUNICATION LIMITED, email@example.com .
firstname.lastname@example.org, UNION BANK PLC email@example.com. Dr George Owen, CEO/MD, Union Bank Of Nigeria. joe sean <firstname.lastname@example.org, cars, Sean Martins
Global International Plc.
If you run a business website and are contacted with regard to supplying quantities of goods to an African state, please take care. The scammers are pretending to represent approval registration bodies and will ask for fees so that you can be placed on a fictional approved supplier list. Their fevered brains concoct mail in ridiculous legalese, larded with with false titles and lists of "lawyers". Yes, they will also ask for payment via Western Union. e.g. IFENDU OKORIE IFEGWU, HARTROTZPHARMS LTD, LOT 15 ZONE DES AMBASSADE, COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC, Flourish Hartrotz, email@example.com. Bafana John, Benin, re AKAOMAJIAKU ELECTRONICS LTD <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
The criminals are haunting e-Bay, posing as buyers and sellers. They are sending out mail purporting to come from e-Bay and asking you to send money via Western Union. Please DO NOT send money by this method to a person you do not know well. e-Bay will never ask you to use this method of payment. The criminals are also sending mail purporting to come from BidPay (or Bid Pay). Be very wary if you are an e-Bay user and you receive "TKO Notice: ***Urgent Safeharbor Department Notice***". Look out for forged UPS mail, Constantin Cristian Dan.
Sample forgery, July '05: "Thank you for contacting eBay's Customer Support team! We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate. Our verifications confirm seller's contact info and his ability to deliver the merchandise advertised on our site. There is a limited group of sellers on ebay which we can recommend an noonooelagib is one of them. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
Seller: noonooelagib ( email@example.com)
Seller information: Kevin Knowles, Michalacopoulou 50, Athens 11528, Greece
Current location: Greece. Item title: 2003 BMW 320 D Sport. Total price : £4,000.00. Shipping: Samskip Insured. ... Payment must be sent by: Western Union Money Transfer.... Currently, this seller has a £20,000.00 deposit in an eBay managed purchase protection account... Western Union Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an eBay seller will prevent your money transfer to go through and you will be unable to complete this transaction.... The account is managed by eBay's SquareTrade center. This transaction is supervised by eBay's SafeHarbor team. "
Also, look out for mail like this: "Western Union ® Auction Payments hereby congratulate you and at the same time informing you once again that the ®Money OrderSM sent to you from
"Mark Cole"has been Approved.®Money OrderSM: £250, ... NOTE THAT THE MONEY ORDER WILL NOT GET TO YOUR RESIDENT ? UNTIL THE SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER IS SENT TO OUR CUSTOMER SERVICES FOR SHIPMENT VERIFICATION. PLEASE EMAIL THE SHIPPMENT ? TRACKING NUMBER TO OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE @: (firstname.lastname@example.org) ... Sincerely,
Western Union AuctionPayments."
Recent fraud mail contained the following details: SOLOMON ADEYEMI, Lakeside & Sons Ltd, 21-23 OLD NICHOL STREET, SHOREDITCH, E2 7HR, LONDON, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Anthony Montella <email@example.com>, Design Addict LTD., 67 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 4NE. brenda smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, Clef Link Express Courier Service, Ademola Kareem , email@example.com, 8 MALIKOTA ROAD, NAIROBI, KENYA and #8 yusuf street, Papa ajao, Mushin, Lagos Nigeria 23401 and kILANSE TAIWO, #7 IGUN STREET, ISHERI OSHUN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA 23401. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. DR. YOMMY BEBO, YOMMY DENTIST INCOPORATED, 8, Sanusi Street, Off Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos, email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. DONYE WISKER , firstname.lastname@example.org ZONE B, BLOCK 4 SHOP 117 ASPAMDA TRADE FAIR, COMPLESS ? BADAGRY EXPLESSWAY ?, LAGOS NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA 23401. henry philip <email@example.com>. Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Mathew Bambas email@example.com. Babalola firstname.lastname@example.org , Teresa Benson email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, tnt-group.info. Dr. Wang Qin <email@example.com>. Laura Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org. Carl Collins, email@example.com. David Powell, 700 5th Ave; Seattle, WA. 98104-5031, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. frank macman <email@example.com>, he looks for targets in Loot magazine, as does firstname.lastname@example.org. Jason Paul email@example.com. collins carl <firstname.lastname@example.org>. WOODHATCH MEDICALS INC, 21-23 OLD NICHOLE STREET. andy hormats <email@example.com>.
SHOREDITCH, LONDON, E2 7HR, mary woodhatch <firstname.lastname@example.org>, also JANICE LENNOX, email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org. Nick Peters, email@example.com, Director Project Implementation committee, Department of Minerals and Energy, London. gordin burg <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka Rev Gordinburg James, Holy ground church , Kimberly street , accra-ghana, 23324. Dr Blessing Nwanuaku, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Abuja-Nigeria, email@example.com.
PLATINUM INVESTMENT PLC, CRAIG DUNNE (CEO), 16 Round field Upper Buckle bury Reading Berkshire, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com re firstname.lastname@example.org. richard hills <email@example.com>. Gavin White <firstname.lastname@example.org> re Loot. Ade Bayo, aka Bayur, aka Elber Adebayo, elberolusoji. EMEKA ONU, 98 AJENIYA STREET LAGOS, LAGOS ISLAND, Nigeria, JOHN ROBINSON <email@example.com>. Dr Max Diaana, <firstname.lastname@example.org> re email@example.com, Barrister David Smith. BARRISTERANTHONY WILLIAMS, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Jim Sides, Los Angeles, re Sarah Jodge, re 22-23 Old Nichol Street. Shoreditch London E2 7HR, firstname.lastname@example.org. ROBINSON NELSON, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, email@example.com. andrew street, off ricca street , lagos, nigeria.
collins duski <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "125 Al-riga road, Derra, Dubai, my teliphone number is 971504244136, but is not working for now due to the fact we are facing a windy atmostphere here. DORMAN DOUGLAS, email@example.com re david frank firstname.lastname@example.org. Gerrard Richardson, email@example.com, re <firstname.lastname@example.org>, TOM HANTS. CHIDI OJUKWU, <email@example.com>. JAMES HARVEY, 38 Jan Van Gogh Allee, Oslo, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org. stephen ohis and david ijomah 115 saka tinubu street, victoria island, lagos ,nigeria, re
alan chase, re pepsi vanilla models search .
King Taiwo Adedolapo, "a very reputalble King in Lagos island in Nigeria.re upcoming wedding ceremony of My lovely
daugther (Princess Monica Adedolapo)which is coming in two months time in Europe" , stephen johnson <email@example.com>. Noe Jacob, firstname.lastname@example.org. cherry look <email@example.com>.
bill smith <firstname.lastname@example.org, 8 SHONIBARE STREET, ISOLO, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA 23401 and 21-23 OLD NICOLE RD, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, U.K. E2 7HR. Richard Shawn <email@example.com>. THOMAS JONE, 38 Jan Van Gogh Allee, Oslo, Norway, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Ibrahim Adeyemi, <email@example.com>. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. charles dagogo <email@example.com>. David Eberle. teresa bill <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2 Hassan street, Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria and 5 ASALA STREET ISOLO, LAGOS, NIGERIA.. eBay Member: welshdruid <member@eBay.com>. email@example.com.
Okuntilu Zacheus, Forthright Academy, 100 Iju Road, Iju Agege, Lagos 23401, Nigeria. JESSICA SOLOMON
SOLOMON'S ORPHANAGE, 119411 Vincennes St Apt 89, Northrid CA, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. lola shomefun, HILLSTAR, Nigeria.
International Delivery Express, Cleopatra Asfaltina <email@example.com> (pretending to sell laptops), www.eu4worldwidelivery.co.uk, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queens Walk, SE1 2AA , London UK. Doug morrel, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, 6 AKINSHOLA CRESCENT PALM AVENEU MUSHIN LAGOS NIGERIA 23401. Michael Large, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. mark park [email@example.com], Mark Parker, 21-23 OLD NICHOL STREET, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, E2 7HR.
. linda kate <firstname.lastname@example.org>, razaq abiodun, No 11 oyo road mokola round about, mokola, ibadan, oyo state, Nigeria, 23402. helis tomase (supposed to be selling a Mini Cooper) <email@example.com> "BidPay will contact you with all the payment details". slapntickle0_1, Craig Morton, firstname.lastname@example.org wants money sent to Micele Manceli, Burgstrasse 28, Berlin 10178, Germany. Angela Rose or mark jones <email@example.com> from UK, but wants goods shipped to west Africa ("Hello, I will love to buy the laptop and the payment method which i would prefer to use is BidPay Online payment"). David Miller of 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QL, eBay SafeHarbor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony Forellino, 2 Sheraton Street, London, W1F 8BH, and the e-mail address email@example.com . David Giggs, OGUNDELE MAYOWA, UniJos consultancy limited, 11 Murtala Mohammed way, Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria, (firstname.lastname@example.org). zola adebayo, <email@example.com>, school of science, Ondo road, Osun State, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. mbartons_autos, MARTINS BARTONS, CALGARY, CANADA, MR LEKAN WILLIAMS, 52 VICTORY LANE, IKOYI, LAGOS NIGERIA 23401. GOLDANCHOR SHIPPING COMPANY, WELSH JAMES, C\VALERON 28, 26, 1, 30002 MURCIA , SPAIN. email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org , KEHINDE ADEWUNMI, 91,KABBA STREET,SABO-OKE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA, CODE : 23431. Tony Bimm, Mathew Jones, Shippingeasy, 52 Victory Lane Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria 23401. David Rechard, Address:- 10 adeola hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. candi kane <email@example.com> . joy tea, firstname.lastname@example.org. ashly john <email@example.com>. Rojar Penard at Anglogold Ashanti Ltd . smith tunde <firstname.lastname@example.org>. osato papi <email@example.com>. Rose Ken, 45 lebanon street
old gbagi ibadan oyo state 23402 nigeria. Don Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Re motorcycle scam: Joe Martin, 4 ST Marys; London - SE9 1BL, United Kingdom, GARY OWNES, 45 RYE LANE, LONDON Zip Number: SE15 5ER, global-cargo-shipping.com, Global-Cargo-Shipping. Julian Vasques email@example.com. willson rogers, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Ayo coby <email@example.com>.
They are also pretending to represent the Nigerian ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (with a Yahoo address!) firstname.lastname@example.org) Plot 1017 & 1018 Custom Close Off Adetokunbo Ademola crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. Ijele Mbarega, Ray Paulson, AMBRO BANK PLC LONDON, Dr Greag Owo, No 26 Rodhes crecent (2nd-floor) Dakar,Senegal, DANIEL BUBA.
Doing business on the Web? Look out for mail like this, apparently from a store in Nigeria:"Hello. I will like to make an inquiry on some of your products but firstly i will like to know, if you can be able to ship to nigeria,if you can i will like you to email me asap so that we can proceed with the transaction and also i will like you to include your website address. I will also like to know if you accept credit card as a method of payment. Waiting to read from you asap. Best regards." Please do not fall for this one. If you accept an order, process the credit card and send goods, the items will appear in the markets of Lagos or Accra at around the same time that the card company calls back the transaction amount from your account. An experienced British businessman offers the following advice: "Your Readers I think should be made aware more strongly that charge back exists, as I am not sure that many do understand that a credit card payment offers no security at all, and that as well as losing the goods they have to pay charge back fees. Also fraudsters that ask for a website address should be ignored straight away, if they don't know your website address how did they get your e-mail address? ...
With regards your advice of express clearance of cheques, our own Bank has suggested that even if a cheque clears, payment is still not assured as fraudulent cheques can still be demanded back several months after the cheque has cleared. We believe the only safe option is international wire transfer or TT (telegraphic transfer) as this is real time authorised transfer from a bank account and has to be set up by the issuing branch. Of course then you are providing your sort code and account number, it's a matter of judgement." (Even this may not be sufficient - see notes on the Fake Job Offer and the way in which the criminals are fooling the banks. J.W.).
TIP from an American businesswoman : When asked to ship goods on payment by credit card, mail the "customer" and say "I need the name and phone number of the Bank who issued your credit card so I may verify your information". This will cause the fraud criminals much consternation and will quickly confirm your suspicions. (But see the case below for a masterclass on dealing with suspicious orders.)
How an astute American company dealt with an approach from one of these criminals.
From: adams bello [mailto:email@example.com]
Good day,This is to let you know that,I will like to order for this mention items below from your store/company to my client in Africa pls: 24VDC XXXX, 300 Pcs. Also will like to know the Total costs of this order,plus the Express Shipping Costs of this items to this delivery address below,so as to know the whole total amounts to pay for.
Here is the shipping address below:
SHIP TO: DAVID TITILOYE
90 PALM AVENUE
This products is needed there urgently before Xmas pls . Payment is going to be made with my CREDIT CARD, MC & VC CARD, let me know,so as to forward to you my credit card details to charge for the order to be shipped at onced at once. I will be expecting you! r quick reply back today asap. Thank's Regards
3300 Griggs Road
Unfortunately there is an alert on credit cards being used from your region. We can provide the product but it will require pre-payment via wire transfer. If this is not a problem, let me know and I will provide you with a quote.
Sincere Regards, (US Company)
what do you mean from my region?are you talking about united states or what? cos i beleive you can see my name and address,phone/fax number below this mail. so what is all you are talking about anyway?
I tried to call you but received a generic voice mail message. I left no message.
To clarify: Any product shipping to Nigeria requires pre-payment. Even if we ship the products to Austin, since we have not done business with you in the past, we would require a credit application (which may take a couple weeks to process). If you want products ASAP then simply wire transfer the money.
If you can pre-pay via wire transfer, let me know and I will provide you with a quote and the details for wire transfer.
Sincere Regards, (US company)
Yes the phone had a problem.ok no problem,forward your bank details for the T/Transfer to be made tommorrow morning, cos the funds will be transfered from my london bank counterpart anyway.
But pls be advised that upon receiving the fax confirmation from there, you will have to ship the items so as not to Delay the items for shipment due to the holidays. you can as well take the fax confirmation to your bank for confirmations. If this is feasible to you, forward the quotes plus the express shipping costs then. waiting for your reply, thank you, regards, adams
Unfortunately we cannot provide shipping services to Nigeria. If you would like us to ship the items U.S. destination, you can then forward using whatever service you like. If this is acceptable, please provide the ship to address here in the U.S. For express shipping I will also require a phone number that the person at the destination can be reached (not a voice mail). I will then provide you with a quote. I also need to add one other item. The wire transfer must be done via Western Union.
You might also want to check your address in Austin. According to Mapquest there is no Griggs Road in Austin and the zip code you provided is for Corpus Christi not Austin… If you are wondering about our concerns you can look at:
(Although, I’m sure you would have nothing to do with any fraudulent/illegal activities and I’m confident I will hear from you regarding the correct physical address here in the States and I will see a Western Union wire transfer!!)
I look forward to your response!!!
Sincere Regards, (US Company) The company awaits a response ....
Look out for names and addresses like the following: Ventquads, xe-alliance, Xe-Alliance INC. Av de la Vega 22, Zip/Code: 28100, Madrid, Spain, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> escrow service. Qudus Williams, #23, Agunbiade street, Ikeja, 23401 Lagos state, Nigeria. Usman Bugaje, re Standard Trust Bank (Nig) Plc. MAKEL MONDAY, 10 OKUNMADE CLOSE, MOKOLA CLOSE, MOKOLA, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA. Michael Jones, MICHAEL JONES STORES LTD, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Olukayode Olabanji, 129 Isolo road, Mushin State, Lagos. Roy Kennedy, <email@example.com>. Brenda worley, Steve Summers, Trade Bank Plc., Abuja. Mark George, 24/26 Akande odebiyi street, Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria 23401, 13 Hassan street, Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria.
23401 firstname.lastname@example.org. SMITH TUNDE, SMITH SUPPLY STORE (NIG) LTD., 15, ODUNTAN STREET, MUSHIN, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 23401, <email@example.com> . ronney adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>. email@example.com. DAVID TITILOYE, 90 PALM AVENUE, MUSHIN, LAGOS,23401, NIGERIA and Adams Bello 3300 Griggs Road, Austin,TX 78472, U.S.A., firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Bruce, <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org. Micheal collins.
48 lebanon street, Ibadan, Oyo, 200001, Nigeria. smith johnson <email@example.com>. Johnson Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>. PowerBiking T.E.A.M., <email@example.com>, Mark Peterson, PowerBiking 4 ALL, Koll Center, 1055 E. Colorado Blvd. 5th floor, Pasadena, California 91106, "payments are accepted through www.graphcard.com". mathew smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Danny Foster email@example.com. Mrs Hyson Chu Lawson, chu lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Nigeria, re BENIN SHOPPING PLAZA.
Miss Lin Ching <email@example.com>. yemi adekunle <firstname.lastname@example.org>. tessy anderson <email@example.com>. cherry love <firstname.lastname@example.org>. GBEMISOLA KEMI, GBEMKEM VENTURES LTD, 56 buari street off palm avenue street, mushin,Lagos, 23401 Nigeria, shade faith [mailto:email@example.com] . Oluseyi S. Ogunsanya, 182 obafemi awolowo way, oke ado ibadan oyo state, 23402 Nigeria . Susan Mahoney, Susan Mahoney Company, 30 Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos Zip Code : 2340, Nigeria, SusanMahoney53@aol.com. wilosn james, firstname.lastname@example.org, FIN LAB LTD,
2 WEKA STREET, LAGOS NIGERIA.
Money Traveless <email@example.com> re "Pay By Traveless money Order in associate with Western Union", Mrs Victoria Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>. MORGAN / MARY MICHELLE, 30,Via Piranesi G.B. 46, Milano, IT-20137 ITALY, <email@example.com>.
Mrs Victoria Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <email@example.com>, germanit.org, GermanIT. Nikki Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, re Bode Thomas, 231, Foster Street 23465, Benin Rep. Naomi Gabriel <email@example.com>, Oluwole Lawrence Gabriel, 49,Adelaja Street, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State, 23402, Nigeria . Europe Shiping Agency, Diego Hernandez, Murcia, 30002 Spain, Contact: Alli Badmus (silly fraud name of the month - seems to be based on Abi Titmus, the British "glamour model"). Linda murray, Number 8 MALIKOTA ROAD NAIROBI, KENYA. Dave Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Tanoh Marc, re Denis Kablan , 04 BP 1852 Abidjan 04 . SENATOR FARUK BELLO , 14 AZIKIWE CLOSE APO VILLAGE SENATORS QUATERS ? GARIKI ABUJA, NIGERIA. Qudus Williams, #23, Agunbiade street, Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria, Josephine Matthus <email@example.com>. Olayinka Marcus, Nigeria. Luigi Fabiano, a.k.a. Wale Cole, 2, Owhin Street, Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria, 23401. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Arsenal ? williams. "the c.e.o and owner of arsenal investment uk & worldwide". firstname.lastname@example.org, Rebecca Brown, email@example.com, 8840 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045 and Godwin Atwell, #4 Pioneer Road, Osapa Lekki Victoria Island, Lagos 23401, Nigeria. Good Thing African Market - Quick Lagos Shipping, firstname.lastname@example.org. DORMAN DOUGLAS, FRED MARK (email@example.com) , 20 AIRPORT ROAD, VICTORIA, SHOMOLU, LAGOS, 23401. Dr. Eric James, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Windbacher, RUBY PEDDE, SHOLA WILLIAMS, 70 PARK VIEW ROAD, IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA 23401. Raul Fernadez, email@example.com, C/Valeron Road, San Hernadez 30002, Murcia,Spain. James welsh. diane bolton <firstname.lastname@example.org>, boyer brocamer, joseph ola, PUAL ATOS, 14 DESALU STREET AGEGE, LAGOS, AGEGE, NIGERIA. Latigo Emmanuel, email@example.com. micheal rogba, firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Weissman, Mrs Beth, Africana Shipper. James Brown 00 < email@example.com >. mrs Rose bose, leadswaystore, firstname.lastname@example.org . Rawlings Hillary, "exporter of cocoa, rubber etc and some ancient art works". Wallack , international businessman from Spain(Madrid), agent for Barret in USA. Dr Koffi Abbey, Napmact Office (National Products Merit Approval Commission of Togo), RECHARD OGBONNA, 112 Rue de commerce, Lome -Togo. Ben Okafor, Evison Investment Ltd., 24 Rue De Ocam, BP 3399, Lome, Togo. Smith Fergusson, NSSUKA, Plot 87 Cameroun Road Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Dr. Gabriel Nbadiwe, Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja - Nigeria. Dr. Henry Morgan, bushbabydog, 33 East Airport Highway, Accra-Ghana, 23321. Joseph Larry, 6b ifesowapo street, onikolobo, abeokuta, ogun state, nigeria. KRISTIANA POPE HOWELLS in Awka, Nigeria. ADEYEMI BABAFEMI, 4TH AVE, 41ROAD, E CLOSE HOUSE2, FESTACTOWN, LAGOS STATE, 23401. NIGERIA . kelvin larrykool ? 17 willisco, off toyin bst iju shaga agege, nigeria 23401. Mrs Geri Marcos, (looking to rent property in France). james ( lootjoe ), 100, ayantuga street, mushin, lagos . JOY OBASANJO, daughter, president Nigeria. Deji, Nigeria, wants to purchase 230 copies of the King James Bible. Lisa Monac. Tina Tony. saka street, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria. Osoro street, Papa Ajoa, Mushin Lagos. Obadin street, Lagos Nigeria 23401. Odunfa street, Lagos Nigeria 23401 - Lewis Johnson. Block 14 Shomolu Ave, ikoyi estates, Dolphin estates, Lagos Nigeria. 2 Adebanjo street, Agege Dopemu, Nigeria. 33 Andrew Street, off Ricca street, Lagos. Jim Holler store. Evans street, Lagos Island. Haffner Street, Lagos. Agbomalu court, off Freeman street, Lagos. Olushi Street, Nigeria 23401. Oshodi street, Lagos Island. Akinyemi street, off Oshodi street, Lagos. Hawley street Lagos Nigeria 23401 Morrison Jude. Igbosere Road Lagos Island. Okepopo street Lagos. Sebuff plaza, Osapa Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos. Kwara, Nigeria 23431. Jewely street Accra Ghana 00233 Ado Henry. Kadan Street, Accra, . Adenta street, Accra. Adowa st. Apt 102, New Town, Accra. Atiko street Accra. Liberty street, Accra. Airport street, Accra, Ghana, 00233 "Adan Jibril". Oku street, Accra. W Church Street, Accra. Gloria Brown, 36,amu street, mushin, lagos, nigeria, 23401. Funmi Johnson or Mary, ksetters store, # 3 akunne street, Agboju amuwo-odofin , LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA, 23401. Deji Sunday, Acada christian ministry, Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. prof Charles Soludo, the Group Manager Chevron Oil & Gas Limited West Africa. Adewale Brown, (email@example.com) 6b, Ifesowapo street, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, 23439. Frank Ekvail, frankekvail_store1. GLORIA KEMI, GLORIA ventures NIGERIA LIMITED. " kingsleystores ", "smithstores" ," Dan Andrew ", " linda jones, fem shop" ," sandrabills4me ", coupled with the typical Netscape or Yahoo anonymous e-mail address. Also: onas ventures in mushin area, Lagos, Seyila Ahmed (or Ahmeed). ABDULAH JAMIL, (abdula junaid) MINISTRY OF FINANCE & NATIONAL ECONOMY OF IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS AFFILIATE OFFICE, LONDON, U.K. REF: RE-CONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ, ADIL. A. MAHDI. Jane Brown, BROWN ALL STORE, 14 akinbayode st, mushin, lagos, nigeria 23401. Mrs Sandra, The Sales Rep. of clark_store, clark_store, 42 Folarin str., Palm avenue, Mushin, Lagos, 234-01 Nigeria. Balogun Hawau. Sue Enterprises, Nigeria (looking to "buy" HANDHELD INFRARED THERMOMETERS). Also Adebari , totolisco tobi, Lagos. Tunde Gabriels, Director, Tunartricks ENT, asking for artworks to be shipped to 80, palm avenue, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria, 23401. Another very artistic person, also shopping for books: Mrs Melina scot, K.B.M.B, #10 Malikota Road, G.R.A Nairobi, Kenya. Also: Dr. Sonya. Prof. Clara Johnson, Mr Demurin Oyekan, 19, Docey Street, victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, Zip code: 23401. Sanusi Fanfunwa, Ms Kay Ashton, 214,C.a.c street, Off palm avenue, Mushin, Lagos state, 23401,Nigeria. John Adekunle, james jim, jamesproduct. jeff Bailey & Dr Akin Davis, 65,water carrington road victoria island lagos state, Nigeria.23401. Jones.M. 5 Maryland St. Lagos, Nigeria. andy cole, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tom Chad, 17 A Afolabi-Obe Str. Ori-Oke Bus/Stop, Ejigbo-Lagos, 23401, Nigeria. charles moor, charles investors, 19 ogo chesun avenue v/island lagos nigeria. Mike Roland 3 Igbasan Street Opebi Ikeja Lagos, NIgeria 23401, 2 ojolowo street opebi, ikeja lagos, nigeria 23401. Pastor Samuel Phillips, flat 4 100 wilson road ikoyi lagos nigeria. samuel oyebokun 100 awolowo rd ikoyi, lagos, akeem shonola 45 balogus st ojodu, lagos. James Morgan 16 kodjo street seme border nigeria. Egebomi Olusola Emmanuel 10 parkview estate ikoyi lagos, nigeria, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com . March '05 they have stolen, and are using, UK cheques in the name of Kenneth J Baines . Ebun Fred, ebunt store, OGUNOWO NIGERIA ENT, 37 FOLARIN STREET ,OFF LADIPO STREET, MUSHIN, LAGOS, NIGERIA. Mike Silver, Greece and South Africa ? re Brian Wolfe, 206 Be Happy Ave. Victoria Garden City, Lagos. 23401 NIGERIA. joyce meyer re late Andy cole. Maria collins, Ibadan, 23402 Nigeria. Standard AllianceTrustees, Suzanne H. Hanover, Gerald Cole, 44 HOPTILLIE, 1102PN, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. JOHN ROBIN, 144 isolo road, mushin-lagos, nigeria 23401. Barrister Martin / Barrister Murrell, All Attorney British Nigeria co-operative?? - NNPC, Nigeria. MR K. TANBO.
A Nov. '04 fraud attempt carried the name Chiko and the address firstname.lastname@example.org . The criminal asked for a Western Union payment to Mr. Adebayo David, 42 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos 23401, Nigeria. Another address used in a recent fraud attempt: Mr Martins Lawrence, 76 greek road souther land, off park view, lagos iceland (sic) 23401 nigeria 2348023516945 (BSG OCEAN SHIPPERS WORLD). You should also be aware of: Lisa Monac, Morrison Jude, Frank Osei, Sulaim Ibrahim, Abdul Razak Saeed and these addresses: 100 Hawley street, Lagos Nigeria. 21 Atiko St. Accra, Ghana. Cowlane street, Lagos, Nigeria. 190 Saka street, Lagos Nigeria. 43 Bamgdose street, Lagos Nigeria. 102 Odunfa street, Lagos Nigeria. 25 Adenta street, Accra Ghana. 2nd Adowa st. Apt 102, New Town, Accra, Ghana. Liberty street, Accra Ghana. Bob Brawn, Jonathan wayne, 23 allen avenue, ikeja,lagos, nigeria 23401. SHIPPERS WORLD EUROPE (S.W.E) email@example.com. Melvin dan , eBay Member: fancystore_inc3, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
(October, 2004). The criminals are "offering loans" to charitable organisations. Don't even bother to reply to junk mailers like frank nekume [email@example.com] and MUSA MOHAMMED of Universal Link B.V. Amsterdam. They will try to extract your personal / banking details before they demand a fee for their non-existent services. Mrs.Simbiat Tureh, RAYMOND AZIZI, Bank of africa, Siége Social Av. Joseph Anoma 01 BP 4132 Abidjan 01, Cote d'Ivoire. MRS MARY KHALID, KUWAIT, re Avocat P. Henry David Neplaz, Paris, DR BEDIE PHILIPPE, Mildred Theobald-Kieber, Midwestern Finance and Security Trust Company, Paris.
If you are selling or buying high value goods on the Web, you are a target! There follows a recent e-mail from the USA describing a classic fraud attempt. The criminals will ask you to send money by Western Union or MoneyGram. They may mail you from a domain "safetradings-ebay.com" using titles like "eBay Trust and Safety" and "eBay International AG". This is to give victims a false sense of security.
"I had a 4wheeler advertised for sale on the internet. I received an email from a Fredrick Jones interested in purchasing it. He said he was from Maryland. We agreed upon a price and then he asked me to remove my for sale ad. Then he informed me that he was visiting family in London and wanted to have it shipped with some other belongings to him there. He said he would send me a money order for the amount of the 4wheeler, plus shipping charges that I am to wire Western Union to the shipper and then contact them for pick up. His cousin here in the states was to send this to me. I received the money order yesterday and am very suspicious of it. It was sent from Lagos, Nigeria(not the US) and the shipper I am to wire the shipping fees to is in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. I came across your site when searching for Fredrick Jones, Nigeria / Maryland. Fredrick Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the name used by the purchaser. Mahoney W James was the name on the Fed-ex package and money order. The following is the supposed shipping agent that I was to Western Union the shipping money to: Femi Fowler, 39 McGuary Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 23401."
Other names popping up in relation to Internet Car / Bike Fraud; Richard Bobat, Via San Sepolcro 6 B, Roma, Italy 00132, email@example.com. Renatas Stalauskas, Hank Greyson, Black Street 12, London , dc12l , firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 38 avenue, Foche 92420 VAUCRESSON FRANCE. James Atwell, 12 mackopolostraat amsterdam netherlands, email@example.com . Andrew Smith, 50 Mihalakopoulou Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece, firstname.lastname@example.org. Crowder Cole, Leidschendamstraat no. 14, Tilburg 5045Ng NL Netherland <email@example.com>. fred mark, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. david banks from holland, (aka andy cole) email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com. Mr. Scot Jim, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fletcher James, MR FRANKE DER BOER , RALPH PETERS, 341 (or 38) JAN VAN GOGH ALLEE, OSLO, NORWAY. me ( mel ) stuttard. Highwaves Shipping Agency, Lagos, Jim Billy, Netherlands. Joseph Well, Norway / Nigeria, Teddi Toni, kwell bee, kwell rice . Someone called SANDRA ELISA writes about ordering goods for Nigeria, but has a Czech e-mail address. You should also know of Mr. Chestnut Benjamin with addresses in Lagos (reANDREW NELSON, 23 RING ROAD, IKOYI LAGOS, 23401, NIG.) and Sweden (Snovits Vag 21b, Tyreso, 13557, Stockholm, to be precise). TIP: ask your bank for "express clearance" of cheques or drafts and be extremely suspicious if you are asked to send money by way of Western Union. E-Bay Scam: Helen Ruth Smith, Via Alimena 105 87100 COSENZA, ITALY has been "selling" a motorhome via E-Bay. Yinka Olaoye. So has Cosma Barone, Via Alimena 105, Cosenza, 87100, Italy (Peugeot Compass Drifter 410 Merit Plus). Ann Sells, Via Alimena 105, Cosenza, 87100, Italy, AUDI TT ROADSTER QUATTRO TURBO 225 BHP, Samskip Insured. Bimbo Afolabi . stephen anderson, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org, 12 Seymour Place, London,W1H 7NT, U.K. MARTINS BARTONS, Martins White, <email@example.com>, 512 ICELAND AVENUE, LAGOS, NIGERIA 23401 and JAMES HARWOOD, BARRISTER AT LAW, HARWOOD CHAMBER, firstname.lastname@example.org . <email@example.com>.
They want to clone your identity and access your accounts. Don't answer those "Bank Security Update" e-mails and don't give out personal information to "lottery" fraudsters! If you have already done so, you should talk to your bank / credit card company as soon as possible and explain that you are a fraud target.
For many years Nigerian criminals have targeted people around the world with stories about liberating millions of dollars, once the property of a toppled dictator or a deceased expatriot. They used to fax but they have now discovered e-mail and can reach more potential marks. As ridiculous as these approaches seem, innocent people occasionally fall for them. They sometimes end up meeting a Nigerian in a plush hotel. He explains that, in order to liberate the supposed millions, the mark must pay a commission fee up front. Needless to say, the Nigerian uses a false identity and the commission fee is lost for ever. American sources warn of the danger of accepting any invitation to visit Nigeria offered by these villains. They have been known to manufacture exit problems so that the mark can be pressured to hand over money as a condition of being allowed to leave Nigeria. Never let these people have your bank account and personal contact details. Do not send copies of your passport and signature etc. As well as trying to fool you into paying an advance fee, they will use your personal information to clone your identity and try to access your accounts (or use your identity in a credit card fraud).
This domain was registered by one Olufemi Onabadejo, Postbus 14759, Amsterdam, 1001lg, NETHERLANDS. A Mr. Kamelo David representing the "Ministry" is asking permission to transfer over 30 million dollars to your personal/business account. Looks like the Amsterdam police missed one in their recent raids!
And what about " The Amsterdam City Bank " with the domain name of a-c-online.com ?
This seems to be closely related to Lucky Day Lottery and Zenith Trust & Finance Security Company, so do not be tempted to make a deposit or seek financial advice!
and Hamilton Capital Trust, (www.hamilton-ct.com). This website is a study! Check it out while you can for a typical example of the "banking" websites to which potential fraud victims are directed. I notice that the registrant of the domain name uses an American address and an anonymous yahoo.com e-mail contact address. Perhaps the FBI would like to check this one out.
Standardtrust Securities, 14/16 Wellington street, Birmingham United Kingdom. Dr. Stephen Michael, Victory Odeh. www.pcunions.org the website of Peoples Cooperative Union (sic). The PCU website is where potential victims are directed.
A British? finance company that does not know its own address?
It's got to be www.fxfinance.co.uk
FX Finance has (had) a website which publishes a London address, but strangely both the street name and the postcode seem to be invented! Since this note first appeared the street name has been corrected but there is still no building number (and guys - Berkely Street is not in the W1J postcode area!). Could there be any relationship between this august financial institution and the advance fee fraud criminals?
And now - a "British bank" has trouble with its address!
It must bethe so called"British Investment Trust Bank" which (had) a website which talks about customer security and uses pictures of tourist sites in London to underline its respectability and status. Strangely enough, this "bank" does not feel able to publish its correct address. (Guys, you got the postcode all wrong again!)
UPDATE. As of 18th July '03, both of these websites are unavailable. We must thank both British and American enforcement agencies for their rapid reaction. Many victims of the 419 scam do not have English as a first language and their judgement could have been clouded by these official looking websites - which seem to be introduced once a victim has taken the bait.
But wait ... new "banks" to treat with caution.
The "Fortune Trust Bank" (www.fortunetrust.com) of Amsterdam and the Cayman Islands and
The "Bromwich Albion Bank" (?) of London and the Isle of Man (bromwichalbion.com)
For a classic example of a very suspect "finance" site check out: www.e-ufinance.com
Tip: to check if a financial company is registered with Britain's Financial Services Authority you can search the Register at www.fsa.gov.uk
Tip: Don't think you have any safeguards just because a UK limited company is named in correspondence. Registering a UK limited company is as easy as paying an agency about 20 pounds. There are no checks on the status of people registering a company. It's all a bit of a farce.
August '03. A correspondent reports: "Goods advertised for sale on the internet are responded to by mail saying a business man is willing to purchase and arrange shipping, they then send a cheque for goods value PLUS shipping cost and ask you to wire the shipping funds to the shipping co, THE CHEQUES ARE VERY GOOD FAKES drawn on a UK bank, they are using unsuspecting UK sellers to clear these fakes and send back part of the proceeds." (Note: These cheques are in fact often genuine, they are stolen or gained by opening a bank account for the purpose of fraud.)
March '04. In connection with the above, please take care if you have been approached by a "company" called World Scope Inc. supposedly of 132 Barrack Street, Cork, Ireland and represented by a Ciaran Duffy . If you are sent a cheque drawn on the Camberwell Branch of National Westminster Bank, and in the account name of Mr. O O Kalejaiye & Mrs. C Kalejaiye, handle this with rubber gloves before passing it over to the police.
Since first writing this page I have become aware of: (> = offsite link)
The 419 Coalition Website >. This is a good resource for those interested in more detail on the Nigerian scam and has advice on reporting instances to various law enforcement agencies.
Scamorama > is also dedicated to spreading the word about the 419 scam, but with humour! If you have been bothered by the scammers, you'll enjoy reading their replies when they are led along the garden path by some very imaginative "victims". Check the column of links on the right of the index page to follow some of these sagas. If you've a literary turn of mind and appreciate fine humour you should find the time to visit.
Klass de Vries > (Uncle Klass) is a Dutch prankster who enjoys confusing the spammers. Some of these villains have taken up abode in Amsterdam so it's good to know that he is on the case.
Michael Kay > of Australia (who seems to live an eventful life) has succinctly presented the artful progress of the scam and illustrates the wealth of "documentation" that can be produced in support.
Positive News. Chief villain arrested (or should that be "Villainous chief arrested"?)
Britain's"Independent on Sunday" newspaper (in the 29th June '03 Business section) reported the arrest of "Chief Emmanuel Nwude-Odenigwe" on a charge of defrauding a Brazilian bank manager of 242 million US dollars. The Chief was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria where he had posed as the governor of the central bank in order to fool his victim. Apparently the President of Nigeria has declared "total war" on the 419 scam artists and said that they shall have "no hiding place". That's all very well but the President should know that Amsterdam, Jo'burg and London all have nests of these vipers. If he really wants to prevent them from "tarnishing Nigeria's image" he should attend to them when they return home on their periodic visits. (And check that chief's ID, it is just possible that he gave you a false name and address!)
February '05. LONDON. The British press reports that Comfort Afolabi, a woman of Nigerian extraction but with British citizenship, while running a charity called the Detainee Support and Help Unit, put a BBC undercover reporter in contact with a criminal who could supply false documents. The reporter was posing as an aylum seeker facing deportation. Matthew Chapman, writing in The Mail on Sunday (Feb. 27 '05), noted that Mrs. Afolabi's charity had received 350,000 pounds from the Community Fund "to help asylum seekers". Mrs. Afolabi has apparently denied being involved in the supply of false documents and is quoted as saying "I swear to God I don't know anything".
John Weston / IFA Group (UK), 2002-8
N.B. If you need to send me suspicious mail for examination, please be sure to forward it complete with its Internet headers. If you are not sure how to do this, check the help file of your mail software, see the note below or visit www.haltabuse.org/help/headers/ for instructions on revealing headers in e-mail. Please do not forward the forged documents that accompany these scams unless by request. Note: It is not always possible to respond to reports of fraud mail, but appropriate action is always taken.
MAIL HEADERS. You will not normally see full headers when you read your mail but these can be important in investigating Internet fraud.
Microsoft Outlook Express for Windows: Right click on the message and select Properties. Choose the Details tab and select the Message Source Button. Copy the headers and send them along with the body of the email.
Microsoft Outlook: Click the View menu and select Options. You should see a pop up window "Message options" or similar. Notice the box called Internet headers near the bottom of the window. This box contains the full headers. To extract the contents, put your mouse pointer in the box and right-click then choose Select All. All the text in the box will then be highlighted.
Right-click in the box again and this time choose Copy to copy the selected contents to the clipboard. You can then paste the full headers to an email you may be forwarding.
Windows Live mail:
1. Select the message that you want to view the header information.
2. Click the right button of your mouse and select "Properties".
3. Click on the "Details" tab.
4. Click "Message Source..." .
5. A new windows will open with the header information of the e-mail.
Gmail: (Thanks T.W.) "It took me a little while to work it out, one needs to click the "down arrow" next to the "Reply" indicator at the top-right of the message pane and select "Show Original", a new window page opens with all the header details. You then need to cut/copy all the text and paste it into your forwarding email."
Netscape Messenger 4.7 - 6: Open the email; go to the view menu; pull the 'Headers' menu over and click on 'all'. Highlight the message and headers displayed in the email and copy them into the email you send to us.
Netscape Messenger 6.2 and higher: Go to Netscape Messenger Inbox. Select View - Headers - All. Highlight the message and headers displayed in the email and copy them into the email you send to us.
Incredimail: In your mail program double click the email you would like to view, when it is open click on the FILE menu and choose PROPERTIES. When in the properties menu click on the DETAILS tab to view the Full Headers .
Pegasus: Users of the excellent Pegasus for Windows will probably not need me to remind them of the Raw View tab and the option to include headers in the Reply and Forward dialogues.
WEB MAIL HEADERS
Yahoo web mail: First you must turn on "Full Headers". From your Yahoo! mail account, click on "Mail Preference". Scroll down the page to "Message Headers" and click on the "all" radio button. Save your preferences at the bottom of the page.
Hotmail: First, configure your options: On the upper right "Options | Help" links, click on "Options." Click on the "Mail Display Settings" link, find the item "Message Headers." Choose "Advanced" and click the "OK" button.
t-onlin.de: Öffnen Sie Ihr e-mail-programm von t-online, gehen Sie zu ‘Einstellungen’, ‘e-mail-software einstellen’, ‘erweitert’: unter ‘e-mails lesen’ dann ‘alle zusätzlichen Informationen (Kopfzeilen/Header) anzeigen.