Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#1042 by dlcooper Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:13 am
In this attempt, which exhibits many of the usual red flags, the fraudster has managed to mention all of: the USA government, the United Nations, the World Bank, Citibank and the British Prime Minister. It could have been more impressive if they'd also managed to include the President of the USA, Microsoft, the Dali Lama, the tooth fairy, ...

The email originated in Nigeria.
Received: from User ([82.128.10.157])
by post.webmailer.de (klopstock mo11) (RZmta 10.3)
with ESMTP
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
From: "United Nation"<[email protected]>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Return-Path: [email protected]


THE UNITED NATION ORGANISATION
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED NATION PAYMENT APPROVAL OFFICE
Special Duties/Logistics Department
FOREIGN CONTRACT/WINNING PAYMENT BUREAU




U.S.A GOVERNMENT,WORLD BANK,UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL APPROVAL PAYMENT VALUED $8.3M.


The British Prime Minister in conjunction with U.S.A GOVERNMENT,WORLD BANK,UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now youўre new Payment,United nation Approval No;UN5685P,White House Approved No:WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , World Bank Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citi bank Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Nation immediately within the next 72hrs.

As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MR ANDREW WOLLEY, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF NEW YORK which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your money. So contact: MR ANDREW WOLLEY on his contact information,, FAX NUMBER:+44 870 288 7323, MOBLE TELEPHONE NUMBER:+44-7011138970,TELEPHONE OFFICE/BANK::(+44 700-596-3610), Email: [email protected] for immediate release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send bellow information for your transfer.


1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS,CITY,STATE AND COUNTRY.
3) PHONE,FAX AND MOBILE
4) COMPANY NAME(IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS
5) BANK NAME
6)BANK ADRESS
7)ACCOUNT NUMBER
8)SWIFT CODE/ ROUTING NUMBER
9) PROFESSION,AGE AND MARITAL STATUS
10) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE

NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATION CODE WITH CITIBANK IS(511),YOU ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOU FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO THE CITIBANK OF LONDON INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR HEADED BY MR ANDREW WOLLEY AND MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK WITH HIM, WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND HIM ALL YOUR BANKING INFORMATION NOW.

Regard. Senate


CONTACT CODE(511)


OFFICER:MR ANDREW WOLLEY.
POSITION:DIRECTOR,INTL,REMMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON.
TELEPHONE OFFICE/BANK::(+44 700-596-3610),
FAX NUMBER:+44 870 288 7323,+44 870 288 7101
MOBILE TELEPHONE +44-7011138970.
EMAIL: [email protected]

Best Regards

SIR DENNIS GREEN.
(CHAIRMAN COMMITTE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINING PAYMENT UNITED NATION AND USA GOVERNMENT

Never trust a smiling duck.
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#1235 by dlcooper Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:07 am
Another example: www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1089#1089

One of my spam traps has recently captured three more such emails in the last couple of days, all of which are rather similar to the two examples that have been posted. It seems that the fraudsters don't even bother to change numerical information such as "Password No: 339331", so that anyone putting such things into search engines can rapidly find dozens of examples.

I was amused that the most recent emails of this type had a typing error in the subject field: "United Nations Massage." So, what's next? Foot rubs? Aromatherapy sessions?

Never trust a smiling duck.

#1371 by benjamin Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:12 am
Another "United Nations" scam. This time it's a real mixture of scams:
a) the senders email address ([email protected]) has been used for lottery scams
b) the sender pretends to have contacted you previously
c) key words are "trunk box", "consignment", "diplomat"
d) The charity aspect for added authenticity: "we have concluded that you must donate 100.000.00 euros...to a charity organization we designate to you as soon as you receive your inheritance fund."
Yet again, a search for "UNO/WBF LM-05-371" reveals several hundred similar scams.

UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
WORLD BANK FACT-FINDING & SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICE
Office of The Director Special duties.
MADRID SPAIN
([email protected])


Special duties reference

**UNO/WBF LM-05-371**
**ORDERING CONTRACTOR:
UNO/WBF ? SG
DIPLOMATIC BOX


To the Beneficiary,

The World Bank Group, Fact Finding & Special Duties office here in
spain In conjunction with the United Nations Organization, has received
part of your pending payment with reference number (LM-05-371) amounting
to €500,000.00(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) out of your
contractual/beneficiary funds from ordering contractor Bank quoting reference to
UNO/WBF LM-05-371, the said payment is
been arranged in a Security-proof trunk box padded with synthetic
nylon.

According to information gathered from the bank's security computer we
were notified that you have waited for so long to receive this payment
without success, we also confirmed that you have not met all statutory
requirements in respect of your pending payment.

You are therefore advised to contact our Payment Clearance Department
to obtain necessary information to the Security courier service company
that is specialized in sending diplomatic materials and information
from one country to another, which also has diplomatic immunity to carry
consignment / trunk (Box) such as this.


This office has met with this Security courier service and concluded
shipping arrangement with them, therefore shipment will commence as soon
as we have your go ahead order, the diplomat who will be bringing in
this Consignment trunk (Box) to you is an expert and has been in this
line of work for so many years now, so you have notting to worry
about.After all arrangements we have concluded that you must donate 100.000.00
Euros (ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS)to a charity organization we designate
to you as soon as you receive your inheritance fund.

To this effect, in your response you should send to us a promissory
note promissing to donate the stated amount and also with your address
where you will like the consignment trunk Box to be delivered to. Please
maintain topmost secrecy as it may cause a lot of problems if found out
that we are using this media to help you.

Therefore you are advised not to inform anyone about this until you
received your consignment box. The above requirement qualifies you for
final remittance process of the received sum.

Send us your information for proper filing and to enable safe
delivery.

Congratulations.

Yours Faithfully
Rev. Fr Mark Phillips
Director, Special Duties UNO/WBF.
MADRID SPAIN
([email protected])
#1446 by dlcooper Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:40 pm
dlcooper wrote:more impressive if they'd also managed to include the President of the USA, Microsoft, the Dali Lama, the tooth fairy, ...

OK, so it's a different President and there's no obvious sign this time of the UN, but they did at least manage the IMF and "The World Body", whoever they might be. Still no tooth fairy, though.

This is yet another of those emails that pretends to be a continuation of previous contact.

Given that the email purports to come from an official office in Nigeria, it makes little sense that they've used French and Polish email addresses. 82.128.6.108 does indeed track to Nigeria.

Received: from ml82.128.6.108.multilinks.com ([82.128.6.108]:9732 "EHLO User")
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
From: "Senate" <[email protected]>
To: unlisted-recipients:; (no To-header on input)
Subject: ATM PAYMENT UPDATE
Return-Path: [email protected]


OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTIONPANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA


FILE CODE #: ATM/LAG/NG

ATTN: BENEFICIARY,

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUND VIA ATM SWIFT CARD.

In close consultation with the World Bank, IMF and the European Union (EU), this is to notify you of your enlistment as a beneficiary of a recent Debt Management and Settlement Forum organized on the status of global arrangement to have your beneficiary fund settled once and for all. Of course, In the hope that you must have been aware of the past financial leakages in the European foreign inheritance payment system, and frustrations associated there from in your last attempt to claim the fund, wherein fund beneficiaries (like your self) was subjected to unnecessary bureaucratic bottlenecks in lieu of claiming funds due them. The World Body, having solicited and received the cooperation of Nigerian Presidency, in harmonizing the sequence of payments, have discovered from records of outstanding foreign inheritance fund beneficiaries due them, that your name and payment has been with held and remain unpaid as a result of such bottleneck. On the prompting of this finding, I wish to officially notify you that al

Already, a total amount of US$500 Million has been provided to the bank for this purpose and it is on first come first serve. With this arrangement, I wish to inform you that SKYE BANK PLC has been instructed to issue in your name an ATM Cash Card with the valued amount of US$5M. In paying this amount to you, please note that it is without Prejudice to your original inheritance sum. Rather, it is a stop-gap payment arrangement put in place by the World Body to on the one hand ensure that you receive part of your fund, while on the other hand ensure that the process is smooth and without any form of stress whatsoever, whereas a comprehensive arrangement shall be made in future to pay off the remaining fund due you.

However, we are worried with the counter information received from one Mr. Jack Law, purporting to be from your directive, with express instruction to activate the ATM Cash Card for release of fund to his name a bank account in the "Cayman Islands" Obviously, we are hesitant to honor this instruction as it were, and would request that you clarify same upon your contact with SKYE BANK PLC . In addition to that, you should provide the bank with the following details to forestall any mistake of issuing the ATM Card with the wrong information already submitted by Mr. Jack Law:

(1) Your full names, address, phone, fax and Cell numbers (up to date) for ease of contact
(2) Beneficiary name for activation of your ATM CARD.

Believing that this arrangement will suit your condition and expectations, we will therefore request for your expedited response to avoid any more delay. Your response should be directed to SKYE BANK PLC , Attention: Mr. Segun Akintemi ; Deputy General Manager through his official email address: [email protected] ,Tel/fax: 234-802-067-1816 ,Your file reference code for your payment is ATM/LAG/NG and should be quoted in your contact mail to the bank otherwise the bank will not recognize/process your ATM Swift Payment.



Senator David Mark
New Senate President Federal Republic OF Nigeria

Code: Select allFORGED_MUA_OUTLOOK  Forged mail pretending to be from MS Outlook
#1484 by dlcooper Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:31 am
Here's another of those emails that mentions "millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide" (whatever that is supposed to mean). [Another example]

And, as for the "Église", there are some French people who consider the putting of accents on capital letters a much greater faux pas even than wearing socks with sandals.

Received: from UNKNOWN[210.212.95.103] by mailstore-1.gci.net (mshttpd)
From: Terry-Kim Walker <[email protected]>
Subject: Église Catholique en France
Return-Path: [email protected]


Église Catholique en France

Dear Recipient

The Église catholique en France would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business development. The Église catholique en France, established 1977 by the Multi-Million groups and now supported by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), United Nations Organization (UNO) and the European Union (EU) was conceived with the objective of human growth, educational, and community development.

In conjunction with the ECOWAS, UNO and the EU, We are giving out a yearly donation of US$850,000.00 (Eight hundred and Fifty thousand United states dollars only) each to 100 lucky recipients. These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky international recipients
worldwide, in different categories. Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected amongst the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$850,000.00 as charity donations/aid. (Note that all beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites or a shop's cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from).

You are required to contact the Executive Secretary below, for qualification documentation and processing of your claims. After contacting our office, you will be given your donation pin number,which you will use in collecting the funds. Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (CEF-731-2998-2996) in all discussions.

Executive Secretary: Rev. Adrienne Fernande
Email: [email protected]

Please note that these donations/Grants are strictly administered by the EU, ECOWAS, UNO. You are by all means hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have been able to collect your donation, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing third parties about his/her donation.

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, no later than 20 days after notification. Failure to do so will mean cancellation of that beneficiary and its donation will then be
reservedfor next year's recipients.

On behalf of the Board kindly, accept our warmest congratulations.

Regards.
Mr. David Schmid

210.212.95.103 tracks to India.

Never trust a smiling duck.

#1676 by dlcooper Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:40 am
This example is misusing the name of la Fondation de France, and appears to be a minor variation of attempts based instead on the "Russian Foundation for basic research".

Received: from oasis-out-a.onetel.net.uk ([212.67.121.102] helo=sgrsil47.onetel.net.uk)
Message-ID: <***@mailzone.onetel.net.uk>
From: "Mrs. Emily Cole" <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Grant Donation Notice !!!
Return-Path: [email protected]


The Fondation De France(FDF) (http://www.fdf.org), would
like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees
as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own
personal, educational, and business development.

The Fondation De France(FDF) was conceived with the
objective of human growth, educational and scientific research, with a
mind also for Community development. In conjunction with the ECOWAS,
UNO and the EU We are giving out a yearly donation of US$2,550,000.00
(Two million, Five hundred and Fifty thousand United states dollars
only) each to 100 lucky recipients. These specific Donations/Grants
will be awarded to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide; in
different categories for their personal business development and
enhancement of their educational plans. This is a yearly program, which
is a measure of universal development strategy.

Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and
millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected
among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,550,000.00
as charity donations/aid from the Fondation De France(FDF) , ECOWAS, EU
and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. (Note that
all beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over
100,000 internet websites or a shop's cash in voice around your area in which
you might have purchased something from).

You are required to contact the Executive Secretary below, for
qualification documentation and processing of your claims.
After contacting our office, you will be given your donation pin number,
which you will use in collecting the funds. Please endeavor to quote
your Qualification number: (E-57-10747, R-456-76) in all discussions.

Executive Sec. Mrs. Ashley Tyler
Email: [email protected]

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries,
no later than 20 days after notification. On behalf of the Board kindly,
accept our warmest congratulations.

Regards.
Mrs. Emily Cole

Never trust a smiling duck.

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