Spam Report

The Spam Report: Day #293: "UNCLAIMED ASSET-ASSETS RE-UNITED"

Published On: Jan 28 2015 07:49:15 AM CST
Money in wallet
MY DESK: MADISON -

Thanks to Carol Sadek, we are channeling our inner-70's groove this morning in The Spam Report.

You dig, we've got unclaimed assets that are about to be "re-united," but I promise if you pursue this spam/scam email it will not feel so good. (Courtesy: Peaches and Herb)

To believe this spam/scam email to be legitimate, you need to be willing to excuse the sender for getting our country's name wrong: "United State."

As an aside, have you ever looked at one of these, especially the numbered items they want from you, and wondered why they need your marital status. Maybe whoever sent this is looking to set up an online dating scam next.

Either way, enjoy the smooth sounds of the '70s. Thanks for sharing, Carol.

And please remember, to just hit delete.

Adam

From: test@tatron.info
Subject: UNCLAIMED ASSET/ASSETS RE-UNITED.....ACCESS CODE.!....
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:23:09 -0800

FROM THE JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

UNCLAIMED ASSET/ASSETS RE-UNITED,

USA  INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.

800 Connecticut Avenue

Washington, DC 20006

District Of Columbia.

  

Attn:

  

We have been informed this day by the concern authority to have your fund

release process completed otherwise, the funds will be declared unserviceable

by the bank and consequently. It's confiscation. Kindly note that this funds

was generated by the United State Government from the World Bank, due to rate

of scams out there in Africa, the United State Governments has filed a case

against the Nigerian Government and all other African Countries involving in

scam activities, after the case has been taken to Court, the Law Court gave

orders that the Nigerian Governments and all other African Countries to

The Spam Report: Day #291: "My message. to you"

Published On: Jan 26 2015 08:15:43 AM CST
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 promo shot
MY DESK: MADISON -

When I was growing up, no, let me back up a minute and just say flat-out, I'm not a big fan of horror movies. I really don't like being scared. Not something I want to spend disposable income on if I can prevent it.

Anyhow, back to the narrative I had started, when I was growing up, no film scared me more than "Nightmare on Elm Street." Freddie Krueger was terrifying, horrifying and any other "ifying" you can think of to me.

So, when I got the below email this morning in my daily "Spam Report" at the station, I thought, this sender really picked the wrong person to solicit.

I will not do business with this Kruger even if they spell their name differently. Even simply responding to this one is not in the cards for me as I can guarantee this spam/scam email would lead to an economic nightmare a re-imagined Freddie might have to fight in the 21st century.

It so terrified me that I don't even want to go to YouTube to find a clip for you as it'll ruin the rest of my day. Simply putting the picture up on this post is creepy. I want no nightmares at the station's headquarters on Raymond Road.

Please just hit delete. Hope you had a nice weekend.

Adam

From: KP [mailto:aserafin@godoycruz.gov.ar]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 8:01 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: My message.to you ......

 

My message...

Hello,
  I am Kruger Can you represent and work with me in your country ?.Contact me for more details on my private email at ( krugerp14@com aim.) 

The Spam Report: Day #290: "WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO"

Published On: Jan 24 2015 03:52:16 PM CST
Sheep or lamb on farm
MY DESK: MADISON -

Sorry for the delay in posting this yesterday, but I'm going to be working the morning shift for the near future and it does wacky things to my memory.

So, basically, I forgot.

Good thing that MAHER LABIB STEIT did not. He had solicited me in an earlier, run-of-the-mill there's a dead guy who left millions without heirs and you can get some of it if you help me out shtick.

I responded as I always do to these, with a simple question.

"Wouldn’t pretending to be someone I’m not, like a next-of-kin, be illegal?" I wrote just above my standard work email signature that clearly indicates I'm a reporter.

Below is the response which epitomizes prevarication... or in other words, the desire not to tell the truth by not directly answering a question.

I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on television, but I've seen enough Law and Order and Perry Mason episodes to know when you pretend to be someone you're not, whether it's legally fraud or some other criminal act, it's not good.

I know he's promising to "shear" the $33.3 million with me getting 40%, but when I think shearing, I think sheep, not international banking transaction where details kind of matter.

So, if you get something like this... remember to please, just hit delete.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Adam

From: MAHER STEIT [mailto:aamahersteit111165@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:06 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO

DEAR ADAMS THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE.YES YOU WILL BE APPLYING AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE LATE CHAPMAN.HE DIED INTESTATE AND IN HIS MANDATE FORM IN THE BANK,THE SUPPOSED NEXT-OF-KIN,THE WIFE,RUTH,DIED ALONG SIDE WITH HIM.

ADAM EVERY NECESSARY DOCUMENTATIONS WILL BE PRESENTED TO SUPPORT YOUR CLAIMS,JUST ABIDE IN MY DIRECTIVES AS WE PROCEED IN THE TRANSFER PROCESS.

I CONTACTED YOU BECAUSE OF THE URGENCY TO MOVE THE FUND OUT OF EGYPT,BEFORE THE GREEDY AND SELFISH BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL SPLIT THE FUND AMONGST THEMSELVES.

WE NEED TO TRUST EACH OTHER AND ALSO BE CONFIDENTIAL.

THE $33.3MDOLLARS WILL BE SHEARED IN THIS FORM,40% FOR YOU,10% FOR CHARITY AND 50% FOR ME.THIS TRANSACTION WILL ONLY LAST FOR FIVE WORKING DAYS,WITH OUR FULL COOPERATION AS A TEAM.WE MUST UNDERSTAND AND TRUST EACH OTHER.

 ATTACHED HEREIN IS A COPY OF MY OFFICIAL I.D CARD.LET ME HAVE A SCAN COPY OF EITHER YOUR I.D CARD OR DRIVER LICENSE OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.YOU CAN SEND ME THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO THAT I CAN APPLY ON YOUR BEHALF.I WILL APPLY FOR YOU  AS THE BUSINESS PARTNER TO LATE BOB CHAPMAN.SO SEND DOWN THE FOLLOWING:
 
1.YOUR COMPLETE NAMES AND ADDRESS
2.YOUR BANKING DETAILS(BANK'S NAME AND ADDRESS AND ACCOUNT NUMBER) OPTIONAL IF YOU NEED THE FUND IN CHEQUE.

I WAIT TO READ YOUR MAIL SOON.VICTORY IS OURS.
 
MAHER LABIB STEIT

The Spam Report: Day #289: "electric mini standing scooter"

Published On: Jan 22 2015 09:35:30 AM CST
Zookeeper movie image
MY DESK: MADISON -

I don't know about you, but I've been getting a bunch of these somewhat odd business solicitations lately. I'm not talking about the typical, dead-guy with your last name left millions for you to claim, but random product emails.

Take, for example, today's submission sent to me by "Zebulon," who actually writes in the email that his name is actually, "Lorin." However, that's neither here nor there. Zebulon (having some history in Colorado, I was drawn by the name Zebulon because Zebulon Pike was the explorer who Pikes Peak was named after) or Lorin are offering me an opportunity to get access to an "electric mini standing scooter."

As cool as I think it would be to zoom around our newsroom with one of those, I have visions of Paul Blart, Mall Cop, and the promise of an HR nightmare.

Further, I'm not buying it's a real company sending me this email anyhow. Our names and email addresses get on lots of lists. Simply adding an email to your list of Spam, as your email provider should allow, can certainly help prevent things like this from landing in your in-box.

Otherwise, just hit delete.

Take care and enjoy this fun little clip from "Mall Cop." You didn't think I'd bring it up and not spend time on YouTube this morning finding this little diddy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-fGUgMK9bI

Adam

From: Zebulon [mailto:Zebulon@freefeet.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:36 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: electric mini standing scooter

Dear friend,

This is Lorin from FreeFeet Technology Co., Ltd.

Are you looking for better supplier of the self balancing scooters?

Do you want to add more innovative items to your products line?

Hope that we have the chance to cooperate and have a big success in 2015.

We are a manufacturer of self balancing scooters, our brand is Freefeet. Our official website is www.efreescooter.com

The S5 smart scooter is extremely hot since the end of 2014, we now have better support in 2015, both on price and technical service.

Please feel free to contact with us for detailed products catalog and the newest price range.

Best regards,

Lorin

FreeFeet Technology Co., Ltd.

Website: www.efreescooter.com

E-mail: lorin@efreefeet.com

Mobile: +86 139 0294 6185

Tel: +86-755 26978081-819  Fax: +86-755-26978080

Add: 8/F 63 Building, Majialong Industrial District, 88# Daxin Road, Shenzhen, China

The Spam Report: Day #288: "WANTED - Dyson DC40 Product Testers"

Published On: Jan 21 2015 10:26:08 AM CST
Butter, margarine, bread
MY DESK: MADISON -

We are revisiting a theme in today's Spam Report that we wrote about yesterday... that being, taking your computer mouse and letting it hover over a link to discover where you'd actually go on line if you clicked on that aforementioned link.

Yesterday, we found out that our alleged link to a health care consultant position actually took us to a website with the words: magicians, clowns, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

Today, we ostensibly have an email that asks us to test the Dyson DC40 vacuum cleaner. As the father of three, I'm always about having a good vacuum cleaner in the house, but when you take your trusty computer mouse and place it over the links I've since disabled in the text below, the website you would be directed to is: www.newswithbutter.com.

Now, I know we're in Wisconsin and butter is good... both economically and gastronomically, but I'm not sure a vacuum cleaner product test should take you to a "newswithbutter" website.

I'm inclined to just hit delete. I'd suggest you do the same.

Take care,

Adam

From: ProductTestingUK [mailto:news@newswithbutter.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:34 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: (aschrager@wisctv.com) WANTED - Dyson DC40 Product Testers

 

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The Spam Report: Day #287: "For Benefit Advisors"

Published On: Jan 20 2015 11:05:23 AM CST
Toy Hall - Magic 8 Ball
MY DESK: MADISON -

Happy Monday, my spam/scam fighting friends.

Today we have an example of why it's important--before you ever click on a link--to place your mouse over the link address to see the actual destination it will take you to on line.

Ostensibly, I received an email from the N.A.A.B.C./AOC, you know that group (Editor's note: sarcasm), that encouraged me to join the growing number of CBCs in the "National Assiciation of Alternative Benefit Consultants." Now, this is not a world I am interested in normally, but here's the really funny part.

When I took my mouse and placed the arrow over that "http://www.fox1234.com/cbc.email2.class.htm" address, the web address shown, I kid you not, is http://magicians-clowns-santa-claus-easter-bunny-shows.com.

I have no idea where that would really take me, but I found it pretty amusing. Not amusing enough to click on, but still pretty funny. That said, we don't click on links sent to us by anyone, specifically magicians and clowns.

Please just hit delete.

Adam 

From: N.A.A.B.C./ AOC [mailto:aoc@room100.com]

Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 10:26 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: For Benefit Advisors

 


National Assiciation of Alternative Benefit Consultants



Join the growing number of CBCs in
LinkedIn and other agent lists

Provided by the industry's ORIGINAL generic
CDHP trainer, offering the best value for the tuition paid
      

Be recognized as an EXPERT in the present and
future direction of the health market through earning the
Chartered Benefit Consultant (CBC) designation!

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An intensive 2 day course combining academic and REAL WORLD
training, leading toward a

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Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHP)

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  • The designation is offered through the National Association of Alternative Benefit
    Consultants, the nation's only non-commercial agents' organization
    specifically representing professional agents and brokers
    who deal in CDHPs.
  • The designation training has been offered since 2002 and, to date, over 3,000
    professional producers nationally have earned their CBC.
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    offers the most comprehensive generic agent training dealing with HSAs,  
    Health Reimbursements Arrangements, (HRAs), and other
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The Spam Report: Day #286: "I am... citizen of Finland"

Published On: Jan 16 2015 11:53:29 AM CST
Finland Flag
MY DESK: MADISON -

In our travels through the myriad nations that have allegedly sent us spam/scam emails over the last nine-plus months, we have found the apparent country of origin in these notes to be largely based in Africa and Asia.

It's not often we get a spam/scam email from a western European nation like Finland which is making its debut today in The Spam Report.

Thanks to Bob K. for sending this one in.

He's skeptical of the "I'm the only child of a multi-millionaire who died and now, I'm dying too, and I want to offer you 25% of my fortune, and please use the rest to build orphanages."

Boy, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that, I would have been able to buy lots of pickles on the streets of New York and Chicago back in the 1940's. My dad always likes to say, "A nickel for a pickle." The kids love that phrase.

Yeah, it's not real... not the 5-cent pickle nor this spam/scam.

Please just hit delete.

I'll be off on Monday to hang out with my family since the kids are off of school for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, so we'll be back at it on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend.

Adam

Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:14:49 +0000
From: mrskivikangas104@gmail.com
Subject: I am Mrs Kivi Kangas citizen of Finland and 68 years old.

Dear Beloved One,

I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow seeking your assistance due to my medical situation here in London. I am Mrs Kivi Kangas, citizen of Finland and 68 years old. I was an Orphan, adopted by my late father, Engr. Grain Kangas, Chairman/CEO of Gralyund Oil and Gas Services. After the death of my father, I took over his company management and also decided not to get married since I am his only Child. 

Since then, I started suffering from Coronary heart disease which has cost me a lot and also affected every part of my body and brain cells due to complications. Just 5 days ago, the British doctors told me that I may die any time because my condition has gotten to a critical and life threatening stage. Having known my medical critical status, I therefore decided to seek for your urgent assistance/ cooperation to use my inheritance $18.3 Million USD, to Build Orphanage homes in memory of me when am gone.

I took this bold decision because I do not have husband, family or children that can inherit these funds when am gone. If interested, you shall take 25% out of the total money for your assistance, and also use the balance to build Orphanage homes in memory of me.  If interested, get back to me urgently for more details and to proceed.

Immediately I hearing from you through this email (mrskivikangas104@gmail.com), I shall issue you AUTHORIZATION LETTER, to establish you as my legal beneficiary in receiving the money on my behalf.

I am waiting to hearing from you urgently.

Regards,

Mrs Kivi Kangas.


The Spam Report: Day #285: "PLEASE MY DEAR HELP ME OUT"

Published On: Jan 15 2015 01:25:39 PM CST
Oscar statuette graphic closeup
MY DESK: MADISON -

The first thoughts in today's submission from the "My Dearest" to the "looking for some one whom i will call mine," I thought I'd immediately need to delete this as it would be of the NC-17 nature. After initially blushing, I realized it is your garden-variety, I'm in exile from an African nation because my father was killed by an authoritarian government and my step-mother is evil because she wants my money.

It's a cross between a Disney princess premise and a 1980's Sylvester Stallone screenplay.

Whatever it is or however you wish to describe it, it's not new. A quick internet search found "Ms. Ruky Mbogo" has sent this same query to others dating back as far as the fall of 2012. 

Apparently, she remains in a refugee center, trying to get to Europe, trying for a long-term business relationship, trying to complete her college degree, and to keep private her father's important business documents with the information about the $8.5 million she wants to share with me.

I like the film industry, but even biopics take liberties with the facts, for the purposes of making better movies.

This email falls into the category of straight fiction... and on the day that the Oscar nominations came out, it's not even good drama either.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

From: ruky mbogo [mailto:rukymbogo@yandex.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:57 AM
Subject: PLEASE MY DEAR HELP ME OUT,

My Dearest.
 
   I got your email address from the yahoo tourist search while looking for some one whom i will call mine,I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you. I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here ,I am Miss Ruky Mbogo Edwards 24years old girl from Liberia the only daughter of Late prince ,Mbogo Edwards the deputy minister of national security under the leadership of president Charles Taylor who is now in exile after many innocent soul were killed,

My Father was killed by government of Charles Taylor ,he accuse my father of coup attempt.I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I, am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe she hide away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contains important documents.

So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou,Republic of Burkina Faso. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your Country.My Father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$8.500,000.00 in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.


As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my fist year in the university, when the crisis started. It is my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above. I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. i am staying at the female hostel. Awaiting your urgent and positive response.Please do keep this only to your self please i beg you not to disclose it till i come over , once the fund has been transferred.

Yours sincerely Ruky.

The Spam Report: Day #284: "DID YOU AUTHORIZE MR. ARMET H. WILLIAM?"

Published On: Jan 14 2015 01:20:42 PM CST
Background check graphic
MY DESK: MADISON -

In the course of life, we encounter all sorts of unanswered questions. In a previous blog post, I mentioned how my son wanted to know why Batman and Superman wear their underwear over their pants/tights. Then, my youngest asked why they're wearing tights in the first place in the middle of winter.

And then, there are the very easy questions to answer, like the one sent to us for today's Spam Report from Bob Knutson.

Did you authorize Mr. Armet H. William?

Simply put, no.

If you want even more analysis on this bread-and-butter type spam/scam of millions apparently coming your way from the Nigerian government, read the email. Just read it. You'll quickly come to the conclusion that the sender doesn't know if we were supposed to authorize Mr. Armet H. William or Mr. William H. Armet.

Mr. Knutson didn't authorize either. I would recommend you follow his lead.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

From: bencole@rediff.com
Subject: DID YOU AUTHORIZE MR. ARMET H. WILLIAM?
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 14:35:09 +0100

From Desk Of Mr. Ben Cole

Central Bank Of Nigeria

New Payment Officer


Dear Esteem Client, 

We want to use this medium to inform you that our correspondent bank in London England (Trust Investment Bank Plc) notify us today that one Mr. Armet H. William is at verge of claiming your contract payment of $15million united states dollars which was suppose to be credited to you by the central bank of Nigeria previous governor by name Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo but due to his incapacitated and criminal minded, He failed to credit your contract fund to you which was the reason why we forwarded your payment file to our correspondent bank in the first place. 

We want you to do us a favor by responding to this E-mail imperatively in order for us to know if you truly authorize  Mr. William H. Armet whose address and bank details is stated below. 4411 Niantic Place, Yorba Linda, CA. ,92886 USA.

 

Full Bank Account Information:

Account Name: William H. Armet

Account Number: 07607- 44492

Routing number: 122000661

Bank Of America

160 E. Yorba Linda Blvd.

Placentia, CA.,92870

Bank Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

The Spam Report: Day #283: "Very Important !!"

Published On: Jan 13 2015 10:15:30 AM CST
OTD July 16 - The Miracles
MY DESK: MADISON -

So today's submission posted below has the title of "Very Important !!" and it must be because I received it at both my work email and my personal email. In each occasion, it was so personal (written facetiously) and started out, "Greetings."

Now, I teach my kids not to make fun of people, that we accept people based on who they are. I do not want you to think that what I'm about to write violates that either literally or figuratively.

However, when I saw that the person who had seen my "profile on LinkedIn.com" with something "very important to discuss" with me was named "Sir Koffi Agogo," I immediately thought of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' great song from 1965, "Going to a Go Go."

This is nothing apropos to fighting spam/scam, but since this blog serves as an opportunity for me to search random videos on YouTube in addition to hopefully providing you with clues on what to watch out for in your InBox, please allow me my morning digression.

If you listen, you'll hear Smokey was wonderful. Doubtful you'll find that same kind of comfort by responding to "Sir Koffi Agogo" or "william gofaa" or whomever is sending me these mails.

Please just hit delete.

If you have an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it my way: mailto:aschrager@wisctv.com 

Have a great day.

Adam

From: william gofaa [mailto:williamgofaa02@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 3:49 AM
Subject: Re: Very Important !!

Greetings,
I am Sir Koffi Agogo. I saw your profile on LinkedIn.com and decided to contact you. I have something very important to discuss with you. It is a vital detail that will help you. I have sent you an e-mail two days ago but have not received your reply. You should contact me by this e-mail: sirkoffi_agogo@hotmail.com

The Spam Report: Day #282: "WITH TRUST"

Published On: Jan 12 2015 11:14:46 AM CST
Monte Carlo, Monaco
MY DESK: MADISON -

Happy Monday, all.

When I saw the email posted below over the weekend, I thought I'd finally hit the big time. I had been approached by what I thought was the Prince of Monaco... only to find out when I looked a little closer that it was "Prince Monaco," an alleged barrister or "solicitor at law," who allegedly had $11.5 million plus 25kgs of gold bars. That's another $985,000 or so at today's rates.

To the Prince of Monaco, that's chump change. To Prince Monaco, that's a spam/scam looking for personal information.

Sometimes, a simple "of" means a world of difference.

Take care and please just hit delete.

Adam

From: Prince Monaco [mailto:princemonaco1000@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:59 AM
Subject: WITH TRUST

Dear,

My name is Barrister Prince Monaco, a solicitor at law.I have an important message for you concerning the death of your relative of late client,and the funds US$ 11.6 million he left behind in bank with 25 KGS of Gold Bar here in my country (Togo). who died On the 30TH of April 2010 in a fatal accident, All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.Contact me for full details at(princemonaco1000@gmail.com)

Enclose the following information’s Below.

SEND YOUR INFORMATION BELOW TO ME:

FIRST NAME:...............................

LAST NAME:................................

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

OCCUPATION:...............................

TELEPHONE NUMBER:.........................

CITY:....................................

COUNTRY:..................................

EMAIL ADDRESS:............................

I am waiting for your urgent reply in my private email address (

princemonaco1000@gmail.com)

Your's Sincerely

Barrister Prince Monaco (Esq)

The Spam Report: Day #281: "My Dear friend"

Published On: Jan 09 2015 11:13:48 AM CST
ATM
MY DESK: MADISON -

So, yesterday's Spam Report featured one of the great one-liners in this blog's existence, courtesy of Fran Swanson who wrote of a spam/scam email: "This is more bull s**t then I've ever had on my farm!"

Fran's back today, with another submission from Paraguay of all places, and her line to me with this one is, "Will they ever stop trying?"

Sadly, as long as someone's falling for this, they won't. So, we will continue to do what we're doing, showcasing the worst of the worst, hoping that the potentially gullible out there will take even a minute to go on line, Google a name or a phrase in one of these spam/scam emails, see this and then, will realize they just need to hit delete. Sorry, but no one is writing you out of the blue to give you a $400,000 ATM card.

Thanks Fran for helping your neighbors and maybe someone around the globe to ensure, they do stop trying in the future.

Have a great weekend and please just hit delete.

Adam

From: "Amhed Goni" <amhedgoni@yahoo.pt>
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 11:41:09 AM
Subject: My Dear friend,

My Dear friend,

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Paraguay though I tried my best to involve you in the business but God decided the whole situations. Presently I’m in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.

Meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed some how. Contact MRS. VIVIAN GARRY Email
address: mrs.viviangarry@yahoo.com

Ask her to send you the ATM MASTER CARD of US$400.000.00 which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touch with her. And instruct her where to send the amount to you.

Please do let me know immediately
you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferer at that time.

In the moment, I’m very busy here
because of the investment projects which I and the new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to MRS. VIVIAN GARRY on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with her so that she will send the ATM MASTER CARD of US$400.000.00 to
you without any delay.

Best regards,
Dr. Amhed Goni
Former Director Telex Dept(CBN)

The Spam Report: Day #280: "UNFINISHED TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND"

Published On: Jan 08 2015 10:23:36 AM CST
Pile of manure
MY DESK: MADISON -

There are few things better than starting your day with a laugh. Thanks to Fran Swanson, who nearly made me spit out my coffee this morning with the following response to today's Spam Report submission.

As she wrote, "This is more bull s**t then I've ever had on my farm!"

Don't think I need to say more... although the inclusion of the country of Paraguay was a first for The Spam Report, I believe.

Please just hit delete and thanks so much, Fran. It was a great way to start my morning.

Adam

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: "Compensation" <atendimento@iap.org.br>

Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 1:04:39 PM

Subject: UNFINISHED TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.

Dear Partner,

How are you doing and the family? I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that money under the co-operation of a new partner from Paraguay. Presently I'm in Paraguay with the partner for some projects with the money.

I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trustworthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of three million six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($3,650.000.00 USD). I have authorized my Lawyer to issue to you the said amount Via Bank draft.

Here is his contact information.

Name:    Barrister Marquihos Alba

Chamber: Marquihos Chambers and Solicitor

Email:   marquihosalba200@gmail.com

At the moment, I'm very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instructions to my Lawyer on your behalf to send the cheque to you as soon as you contact him without any delay.

Contact my Lawyer; inform him that i have sent you to him for the money to be transferred to you. Also include this code of cheque ownership details when you are contacting him. With the code of ownership details, he would send the money over to you without any delay.

CODE OF CHEQUE OWNERSHIP DETAILS

Deposited By:      MR. PAUL DELILLE WILSON

Bank draft Number: 002176849 RC

Bank draft Type:  CASHIERS CHEQUE.

Amount:            $3,650,000,00.USD

Color:            GREY.

Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Rewarding you with $3,650,000.00 USD  is not enough to be compared with your assistance at the initial stage of our business, but i want you to know that i was not able to get the complete funds of($42,300,000,00usd)from the oil development company. I was only opportune to get half of the total sum ($21, 150, 000, 00 usd) which i had to share also with my new partner who helped in completing the business after you withdrew your interest. I am rewarding you with a token of $3,650,000.00usd because you deserve it for your past assistance which i can't forget. You did your best and you deserve my reward. Please accept this token with good faith.

The Spam Report: Day #279: "HERE ARE MY FINDINGS"

Published On: Jan 07 2015 10:45:21 AM CST
United Nations
MY DESK: MADISON -

Every now and again, I do what I always ask you all not to do. That is, I respond to spam/scam emails instead of just hitting delete.

I do this, as I'm curious about the sophistication involved in the spam/scam in an effort to provide you all with better information about how to fight it in the future.

Today, I have an example of that correspondence and just how quickly the promise of free money actually turns into a conversation where I have to pay in order to get it. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

It's a follow-up to my post yesterday that the United Nations apparently had free money for me as its 7-month meeting had ended recently and I was identified as a scam victim in the world who was worthy of $800,000.

I responded that I was very excited with that news and at the bottom of my email was my signature that I'm a reporter with a television station. They responded, asking for my title, job, phone number, email, etc. I gave them the station's information, clearly identifying myself again as a reporter and below is what it's come to: I can give them my bank account information so they can deposit the check directly or I can send them a Western Union money transfer of a few hundred dollars to pay for the parcel with my money.

Neither will happen as we never send bank account information to anyone nor do we send money transfers to anyone we don't know and we certainly don't know "WAHID BAKARE" in the African nation of Benin.

Stay safe, everyone and remember to please just hit delete.

Adam

From: Abdekabir Bennani [mailto:boabenani@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 5:17 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: HERE ARE MY FINDINGS

ATTENTION: Adam Schrager

How are you ? I hope all is well with you and your family over there?  I have made the necessary findings from different courier companies here for the dispatch of your check which worth $ 800,000.00 Just in case you prefer your Cheque to be deposited into your bank account, the bank have said that you will need to send a cash transfer fees of USD $550 as your account is an international account and outside this country, but i still checked for the cost of the courier service so let me know your choice.

Below is the cost of sending your check through any of these express courier services from here to your country.   You are requested to send the necessary fees to enable me send your cashier cheque immediately and then you cash it from any bank of your choice.

These are the preferred channels of delivery your parcel to you which i have confirmed it okay, these express diplomatic courier service is a diplomatic courier company that have a diplomatic license to deliver any Parcel/Consignment to any country without problem and delay, so my dear you are to make your choice Asap:

HERE ARE MY FINDINGS                                                            

DHL delivery services:

 Mailing...................... ........ US$ 350.00  -  2 days to Deliver

FEDEX

Mailing................... US$ 300.00  -  2 days to Deliver  


Make you choice and send the money through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, with the details of my clerk below:
   
RECEIVER NAME :  WAHID  BAKARE
CITY: Cotonou
COUNTRY: Benin
TEST QUESTION : When  
TEST ANSWER   : Today

As soon as you send the money send the MTCN Ten digits control number and the senders name to enable my clerk pick up the money and I will dispatch your package immediately upon the confirmation of payment and forward the tracking number to you to enable you track your package on-line, That's if you have chosen for me to send it through courier service, but if you have chosen that the cheque is been deposited into your nominated bank account then you will send the necessary fees (Transfer Fees) as stated above and the bank have assured that the funds will be in your account 30 mins after the transfer fees of US$550 is received here.   And be careful to make no mistakes in the receivers information above.

I am looking forward to hearing from you with reconfirmation of your mailing information or bank information which ever one you chosen to avoid mistakes.

We have to complete this your transaction this week before the UN officials  starts canceling payments.

My regards to your family.

I await your urgent response

Remain Bless

Regards?

Mr. Abdekabir Bennani

United Nations
MY DESK: MADISON -

Folks, do I have great news to share.

Of course, it landed in my daily "Spam Report for 1/2/15," which I hadn't cleaned out for a couple days, so I missed it until now. But look at this email I've posted below, without the fancy-schmancy graphics. It's promising a "listening ear to the victims of scam the world over."

Hey, that's me. A victim of scam the world over.

He goes on to say they've been having a meeting for the last seven months (that's even longer than News 3's station meetings) and that they wrapped up two days ago with good news for me. I'm going to get "the sum of US$800,000."

Or, I'm going to get hoodwinked, bamboozled if I or anyone else who sees rubbish like this actually thinks this is real. The United Nations does NOT give out money willy-nilly despite what some of its critics think.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

From: UN [mailto:sjmhcm70@ptd.net]
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2015 10:23 AM
Subject: Happy New Year..... Good News


United Nations Headquarters

United Nations, New York, NY 10017, United States

Attention:


This mail serves as a listening ear to the victims of scam the world over.

We have been having a meeting for the past 7 months which ended 2

days ago with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization.
 

This message is to help everyone that has been scammed in any part of

the world, the United Nations have agreed to compensate them with the

sum of US$800,000. This includes every foreign contractors that may

not have received their contract sum, and people that have had an

unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to

Government problems etc.

 

We have a database of victims and that is why we are contacting you,

this has been deliberated upon and is among our set of priorities

The Spam Report: Day #277: "New Year Greetings!!!!"

Published On: Jan 05 2015 10:39:52 AM CST
Iran generic map
MY DESK: MADISON -

So today's submission comes to us from Paul in Madison, who got an email over the weekend from a "friend" of his, Warren. Well, it came from Warren's email address, but as Paul quickly found out, it didn't actually come from Warren.

Warren's account was hacked and the story told below is quite extraordinary. Can't imagine anyone in Warren's contacts would be fooled by this, but this kind of thing does happen often. We're often warning folks about not clicking on links or attachments from folks they don't know and yet, it happens from email addresses they do know.

I guess, you just always have to be cautious. I mean, Paul knew that Warren likely had not done business with an Iranian company, had his account seized by that government, I think, it's kind of convoluted and then, ended up stuck in the Philippines in need of $3,000 immediately with a request to send him his bank account information, so he could pay him back shortly.

That's got lots of red flags going on.

Thanks Paul for sharing this warning. Sorry Warren about the hacking into your email.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Warren>
Date: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM
Subject: New Year Greetings!!!!
To:

Greetings,

I hope this email meets you in good health. sorry to bother you, but I need your assistance urgently. I am having issues with my business account at the moment after receiving payment for goods ordered by an iranian company, the government has put sanctions on my account through the central bank in my country, and it is preventing me from making payment for goods that I have ordered presently in Philippines. But I have been told that it will be sorted out in 7working days.

so please I need you to help me make an urgent deposit payment through western union money transfer immediately to my export agent to secure my goods or else my company will have a big problem with one of our top customers, and I do not want that to happen please.

here are the details of the agent for the transfer below;

Name:  warren

Address: Ayala Avenue, Manila, 1224

City, Manila, Philippines

Amount : 3000$

please make the transfer through western union money transfer and email me the transfer slip as soon as possible, and also please mail to me your bank account information to send your money back to you in 7working days.

I am waiting to hear from you as soon as possible,

Thank you.

Thanks & Best Regards,

The Spam Report: Day #276: "New Year Donation"

Published On: Jan 02 2015 10:42:56 AM CST
leprechaun hat, clover, st patrick's day
MY DESK: MADISON -

Who doesn't want to start out 2015 with riches unlike any they've experienced before? Who doesn't want to believe that the fortune cookie they ate yesterday that promises, "You will soon discover your hidden talent" because clearly, this blog is not showcasing it?

Anyhow, here's the back story with today's Spam Report submission... an Irish woman, who won the Euromillions jackpot in late 2013, gave up her anonymity at the end of the year and discussed how she wanted to use some of her winnings to help people in need. It took less than a week at the start of 2014 for the spammers/scammers to come out. They're back again in 2015 as evidenced by the email I received below.

One of the leading newspapers in Ireland has an article debunking the spam/scam. I've written it before and I'll write it again... simply taking two minutes to Google a name found in an unsolicited email with the word "scam" usually gives you a great idea of what you're facing.

Hope you had a wonderful 2014 and here's to making sure in 2015, we won't fall for any of these spam/scam emails.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

From: Spencer, Shannon Louise [mailto:sstewa16@utk.edu]
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2015 8:57 AM
Subject: New Year Donation

My name is Spencer Shannon Louise, legal adviser to Mrs.Margaret Loughrey a British lottery winner of 27million pounds.

After all necessary paperwork, She has finally decided to give some of her winnings via the internet to randomly selected email addresses. If this is a valid email address then you are entitled to receive a donation from her winnings.

You can read her report from the weblink:  http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Northern-Irish-lottery-winner-gives-away-44m-out-of-her-46m-win.html

Reply this message for more information on disbursement of your funds.

CONGRATULATIONS.

The Spam Report: Day #275: "ATTENTION BENEFICIARY..."

Published On: Dec 31 2014 09:30:58 AM CST
Man in handcuffs generic
MY DESK: MADISON -

Well, it's taken 275 posts and months of daily reminders not to fall for the spam/scam emails you find in your in-boxes on a daily basis, but now, thanks to today's submission from Greg W., we can all rest easy.

You see, as we end 2014, Greg was told by "Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde," who runs the "ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION" in Nigeria that not only is he the recipient of $2.5 million in fraud recovery funds, one of only 100 such people in the world to get that money, but that "Dr. Lamorde's" organization, in its efforts toward the "eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists," has "arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which does not exist."

Editor's note: I'm a little disappointed "Dr. Lamorde" didn't use the word "swindler" or "gouger." His vocabulary, along with his story, is lacking, but I digress.

So apparently, you see, we don't really need to remain vigilant any more as we head into 2015. The problem is solved. Regular readers (a.k.a. my mom and wife) know that means featuring my favorite clip from one of my favorite movies: "All right. Move on. Nothing to see here. Please disperse."

Or, we could continue to say thanks to folks like Greg for wanting to help keep his community and neighbors safe. And we could and likely should just keep hitting delete.

Have a safe night out there tonight.

We'll be back in 2015.

Adam

-----Original Message-----

From: Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde, [mailto:admin@codemoves.net]

Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:30 PM

Subject: ATTENTION BENEFICIARY...

Attn: Beneficiary,

I am Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria.

We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is being directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria and with the information gardered from this Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much money and have decided to compensate you you with a little token to recover the lost of your fund.

You are therefore being compensated with the total sum $2.5 Million Dollars. We have also arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which does not exist.

Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made arrangement to register an Online Banking through our Global Bank, where you will have full access to your Online Banking Account Fund, to transfer your fund personally to your Private Bank Account with no complication of things or questioning as the Account will be fully registered in your Name.

Feel free to contact the processing officer Mr.MARK SIMMON. The online Banking Processing is made much easier for you to transfer your fund to your private Bank Account personally, to avoid any delay or complication of things. With this Online Banking Transfer Processing, you can only transfer the Maximum Amount of US$500.000.00 daily/instal-mentally until the total amount of your Compensated/deposited fund is transferred and completely paid to you.

So you are advice to contact, processing officer Mr.MARK SIMMON with your provided information's required for verification below.

CONTACT PERSON: Mr.MARK SIMMON

Provide the information bellow to enable the processing of your Online Banking Account for deposition of your total compensated fund.

1)YOUR FULL NAME.

2)YOUR ADDRESS.

The Spam Report: Day #274: "Your late relative's deposited funds"

Published On: Dec 30 2014 08:56:16 AM CST
OTD November 19 - Rocky and Bullwinkle
MY DESK: MADISON -

In this week of New Year's resolutions, I resolve to NEVER fall for the "late relative" has funds I can get access to when, and this is very important, the dead person's name does not match mine... even if the spam/scam emailer says that's how he/she found me.

Further, while I have roots in eastern Europe, including in Russia, I know of no Boris Ahmad Novich. Seeing a "Boris" though in an email reminded me of this video I showed the kids the other day related to the cartoons of my youth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QXBHYRhpw

Just like Boris Badenov could not outwit Rocky and Bullwinkle, I, too, resolve to not be outwitted... at least by scammers/spammers. I can't control the hi-jinks my kids get up to.

Please don't fall for this.

Adam

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barrister. Kelvin R.M. Rowland. <richardedem@rocketmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM
Subject: Hello, your late relative's deposited funds.????
To: 

Hello Dear, I am Barrister. Kelvin Rowland, a solicitor at law, personal attorney to Mr. Boris Ahmad Novich, (Snr) your relative from your country who worked as a contractor in Malaysia. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 4th of January 2011, my client, were involved in a car accident along Cyberjaya express Road, Malaysia. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to search through the internet with his Last Name and that is where I got your contact, I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$9.1 million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge amount were deposited.

The said bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you both are of foreign origin status, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you for us to share at an agreed percentage. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the modalities for transfer and the most suitable sharing method to make sure you get the funds out of the bank. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction goes through and for more details, please respond to my email below or call me phone number

+60163174938

kelvinrowland@live.com

Best regards.

Barrister. Kelvin Rowland.

The Spam Report: Day #273: "Hello,"

Published On: Dec 29 2014 10:59:19 AM CST
Computer hackers internet generic
MY DESK: MADISON -

There will be no shortage of folks making resolutions this week on what they want their 2015 to look like.

I'm no "Dear Abby," but I think it's safe to say that responding to people you've never met who are offering a "business proposal" for you should not be one of them.

Please just hit delete.

Adam

From: Dramane Toé [mailto:dramanetoe@outlook.fr]
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:37 AM
Subject: Hello,

Hello,

I am Mr. Dramane Toé, I have a business proposal for you, get back to me if you are interested for more detail. 

Thanks,
Mr. Dramane Toé.

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