Scam of the Day 23rd January 2017 – What’s My Name???

Scammers steal/buy scripts from each other and as many of them are barely literate and just add their contact details to the existing scripts, you often end up with the confused mess like the mail below where the scammer doesn’t even know his fake name.

From: Dr.Daniel Koman – “www.”
Reply-to: “Dr.Daniel Koman” –

Good day,

I’m money gram Agent Mr. DAVID MORRISON Your first payment of $5000.00 has
been sent today via money gram. You are advise to Contact MG with your full
information to enable them give you Sender Name:Joiner, to track the MTCN= 260-468-56.
Senders SurName:Shabangu MTCN Number: 62272243.Sender’s Name: Ojadi MTCN: 69231415.
SendesName: Ambros MTCN:#:94575379 number Question and Answer
more information contact Mr. DAVID MORRISON,
Tele: +229 99175074,
he’ll keep sending you payment until your total
fund is Completed
Thank you for cooperation
Best Regards,
david john

Scam of the Day 21st January 2017 – The FBI move to Benin

Some scammers are just too dumb/lazy/poor to go the extra mile to make their scam believable. This dumb scammer is claiming to be the FBI in Washington DC, but is using a Benin mobile phone as his contact number.

Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday To Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 2 weeks with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $2.5million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to us.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current Prime Minister of Benin Excellency Hun Sen to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contact Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $9,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in three years time which is 2020. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via TNT. Because we have signed a cnotact with TNT which should expire by the end of JAN, 2017 you will only need to pay $100 instead of $500 saving you $300 so if you
Pay before the one day you save $300 note that any one asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $100.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Government of BENIN REPULIC,The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $56

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $500 but because TNT have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $500 to $56 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!To effect the release of your fund valued at $2.5million you are advised to contact our correspondent in As the delivery officer ROBERT WALKER.

You are adviced to contact us with the informations as stated below:

Your full Name..
Your Address:…………..
Home/Cell Phone:…………..

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

Below is the information you will use to send the $56 via money gram or western union money transfer.
FEE……..$56 USD

+229-99-45-4683 Call/text massage.

Loan Scammer –

Here’s a typical loan scam format sent from a scammer in Brazil

From: Bonifacio

STEWART J. FORD COMPANY tem dinheiro para emprestar aos interessados pessoas, investidores, empresas e.t.c de qualquer país para qualquer finalidade, com qualquer forma de crédito.
Você está na necessidade desesperada de fundos?
Você deseja uma casa ou um carro, mas não têm as finanças para adquiri-lo?
Você está na necessidade de fundos para o seu negócio imobiliário, a compra da propriedade ou estabelecimento projeto?
Você foi recusado por outros emprestadores ou Banks?
Você está na necessidade de fundos para pagar suas contas ou para a sua educação infantil?
Você está na necessidade de ajuda financeira para o arranque ou expansão ou para outros fins?
empresa STEWART J FORD Lending está concedendo-lhe a oportunidade de concretizar o seu dream.We ajudar a resolver o seu problema financeiro dentro de um curto período. Se você estiver interessado em um empréstimo, por favor contacte-nos através do endereço de e-mail abaixo para o seu pedido de empréstimo.

Google translation to English:

STEWART J. FORD COMPANY has money to lend to interested people, investors, companies etc. in any country for any purpose, in any form of credit.
You are in desperate need of funds?
You want a house or a car, but do not have the finances to purchase it?
You are in need of funds for your real estate business, buying property or property project?
You have been turned down by other lenders or Banks?
You are in need of funds to pay your bills or your children’s education?
You are in need of financial assistance for start-up or expansion or other purposes?
company STEWART J FORD Lending is giving him the opportunity to realize their dream.We help solve your financial problem within a short period. If you are interested in a loan, please contact us via the email address below for your loan application.

From: Stewart. J

We got your mail, this is international investment and loan lending company, we invest and also offer loan to interested persons from any country for any purpose. We are offering loans from my lending branch in south america Brazil. We give loan to persons from any country, transfer of funds is through bank to bank. We will loan you money but before then, send the below informations so we can give more details for our lending.










A copy of your identity card is also needed.

Wait your reply.

Scam of the Day 8th May 2016 – Who Is Amy?

Scam of the Day 8th May 2016 – Who Is Amy?

Over the last few months, emails have started turning up in many of my honeypot email addresses (and have been forwarded to me by other people) claiming to be from a woman called Amy (amongst other names), such as the one below received today:


hey hun, wanting? to meet up? shoot me a txt sometime. 1-434-658-2576

xoxo amy


They all have different phone numbers and are spammed from different spoofed email addresses.

A text sent to one of the numbers from a safe anonymous phone gets a response that tries to sign the victim up to a dodgy dating site using their credit card. If you enter your card details then who knows who may have access to them or what they will do with them.

Scam of the Day 5th May 2016

Some scammers are so dumb, they even manage to mess up a scripted email.


us dollar attention dear you are among those that won the best honmble worker so you won a gold image 0f honmble worker that whot 5.5million us dollar in our company but the problem there now is that MR. James Edward wants to claim that he is the one that won the gold image and he wants to pay $350 us dollar to claim the gold image all you do now is to hurry up and pay $450 for transferring charge okay you can email us now you can contact MR. MARK for your deleiverring +229_98208844 okay for delay is dangerious

Please try and get back to us immediately before we instruct him to pay for the required charges and have the gift transferred to him. And he agree to paid the remaining fee today so we are very happy ok but we want to confirm from you before we proceeded baecause you are delaying and you are joking with the deal and i will forward his name and the address to the ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC) Office as soon as i hear from you and we will go court to make the changing of ownership so get back ASAP so that we can finished this deal and i already forward the power of attorney to Supo kenedy the custom in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Below are the informations he sent to us.
City…………….. HAUKELIGVEGEN 370 2625 FAABERG
Phone Number………:(602) 904-8573
Test Question………In God
Answer…………….We Trust

Please if your not the one that instructed him then don’t hesitate to be in touch with us and kindly get the needed fee remaining to finalize the issue of your gift send with bellow information VIA MONEY GRAM okay.

Receivers name ..tony ubah
Country ..Benin Republic
City Cotonou
Text question .now
Answer ..God
Amount . $450
Senders name ?
Reference number .?

Thanks for your understanding also waiting for your urgent respond with the payment details, your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Feel free to call me on my direct line +229-98609718 if you have any queries.




Scam of the Day 5th May 2016

This dumb scammer seems to have trouble remembering what his fake name is meant to be.

From: Jeff
Reply-to: Jeff

You are welcome to desk of Chief Hon,Jeff Robert , Carl the inspector general of International Interpol Police Force Investigating Benin Republic.
Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general
Telephone @+229 99074809
We are Working towards a corruption-free world by promoting and defending
integrity, justice and the rule of law’ Mission statement of the
International Anti-Corruption Academy,We cover West African Countries.

Attention ,

My name is Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general of
International Interpol Police Force Investigating Benin Republic,This is to
inform you that the government of this country Benin Republic are sending
you the sum of US$800,000.00 which you have lost before because we got Mr
Brown John & co scamming you but We got them arrested today for such
criminal act which is against our law.

The government is rewarding this funds to you as one of the scam victim
compensation given to you.

We where able to get your email through them that extort money from you and
when the police got them arrested One of them gave us your email address
who called his name Mr Brown John while his name he told you was not Mr
Brown John because they has there scam names.

Today the president of this country His Excellency Dr.Yayi Boni has sent
aside the sum of US$800.000.00 to make it $5000,000.00 (five Million Us
Dollars in consignment to send to you through Fedex Courier Company.

We have made a concrete arrangement with the Fedex Courier Company for a
safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficiary meets up the demand of
the conveyance.

Note that all the delivery fee has been paid on your behalf. But you are
advise to send only US109.00 dollar immediately to our office for your
clearance certificate because our agent will proceed to the Benin High
Court first thing tommorrow morning so that he should get the certificate
before your consignment will leave this country because now before you
receive this message, your funds is in the Fedex Courier Company.

The Fedex Courier agent will use the certificate to obtain the transaction.

So you advice to contact Chief Hon,Jeff Robert Carl the inspector general
of International Interpol Police Force Investigating Benin Republic, Office
immediately with your full information for delivery of your consignment and
also to enable our office confirm that you are the real owner of this
Emaill address to aviod any mistake.

Your Country……..
Your Full Name…….
Your City…………
Your Telephone Number………
Your Pasport……………………..
Your Age…………………………..

Contact our Office with this information below for more information and for
quick deliver of your consignment.

Below is where you can send the US109.00 for the proceed.
Receiver’s Name……james Eze
Country……………Republic of Benin
Text Question……….We trust
Answer………….In God
Amount US$109.00
M T C N………….
Your senders conutry………….
Your senders name……………..

Pleas call our office telephone number once you Sent the US109.00 Please we
are waiting for you, we should go to court with those thiefs before
tomorrow .God bless.

The Perils of Copy & Paste

Some scammers are just plain dumb. “HRH Prince Michael Sheffield” AKA “Qur’aan El Bey” is one example, who probably has an IQ lower than that of a house brick.

This dumbass claims to arrange Financial Instruments, sell gold, oil and diamonds and trade in copper, all while being a member of the British Royal Family.

After finding himself listed on an anti-scam forum, he tried to prove his legitimacy by providing the following copy and paste off the Internet

Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield

She was born into a life of privilege in London on April 18, 1971, the daughter of Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield 8th Baronet, a direct descendent of King Charles II and the owner of 3,000 acres of Lincolnshire farmland, in addition to Sutton Park, at Sutton-in-the-Forest set in 1,000 acres of Yorkshire. Hidden behind imposing walls, lie the 1,000 acres
Buckingham House, the family’s London home built by John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham, now known worldwide as the Queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace.

Thats right, this dumbass really claims that his grandmother is 45 years old. But not only that, if you Google Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield, you will see that she is now Samantha Cameron and is the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Here’s a couple of pictures of this dreg of society.

Scammer "HRH Prince Michael Sheffield"
Scammer “HRH Prince Michael Sheffield” playing dressup with his little friends.
Scammer "HRH Prince Michael Sheffield"
Scammer “HRH Prince Michael Sheffield”

Disgusting Scammer of the Day

This pathetic low life is pretending to be a charity organisation that helps sick children. Not only is he stealing from unknowing victims that only want to help those less fortunate than themselves, but he is also denying help to the real children, by diverting funds to fund his drug addiction or laziness.

Most Cheerful Hearts Foundation
P. O. Box 065-00600 Ngara, Nairobi Kenya
+254 780 780 000

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are the MOST CHEERFUL HEARTS FOUNDATION, a non profit, non political
N.G.O based in the Kambi Bulle village Isiolo County Kenya.


A. What is of paramount importance is our obligation to pay the cost of
educating the children when the parents are unable to, and fight against
HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Africa as a whole.

B. We advocate the rights of children in the line with international

C. We protect the rights of children through a long term plan of building
their capacity.

D. We provide self reliance at adulthood through career development and
technical skill training.

E. We protect the lives of the children against S.T.D and HIV-AIDS pandemic.

E. We raise consciousness about the effects on environmental degradation
on economic development.

M.C.H.F. would really appreciate your views and thoughts of the above
mentioned objectives as M.C.H.F. believe very strongly in bringing joy
into the faces of under-privileged, deprived, refugees, able and disabled
children in Kenya and other parts of Africa.

M.C.H.F. is writing to your organization primarily to affiliate with your
honorable organization to work together to help these children to be what
God wants them to be. Please, these 231 children, made up of Kenya and
Somalia refugee’s children, lack educational logistics such as children’s
literature books, computer books, used computers, educational toys,
children’s clothing and anything that will be of a great help to these
children that none of us doesn’t know what they will be come in posterity.

Anticipating your prompt reply.

Thanks & God Bless

George Henshaw
Director M.C.H.F
Tel: +254 780 780 000
Skype: mostcheerfulheartsfoundation …

Fake Conference Scam – ICCGM – 2016

Email being sent from Renewable Energy advertising a non-existent conference, 2nd International Conference on Climate Governance and Mitigation (ICCGM – 2016).

There is no conference, the scammer just wants to steal your money by referring you to a fake hotel website that they claim will provide your accommodation. Mail asks victims to contact Dr. Timothy Adams, Conference Secretary by email

Here is the email being sent

Dear Colleague,

The 2nd International Conference on Climate Governance and Mitigation (ICCGM – 2016) is finally here. Join global experts from the public, private, academia and technology sectors in storming sessions and explore the evolving opportunities in Renewable Energy systems, Climate Change Mitigation techniques, Health, Environmental and Water resource management as well as gain insightful knowledge on the looming uncertainties that evolve round our climate today.

There has been an increase in the rate of Environmental pollution worldwide both water and air pollution and displays an increasing trend both in developed and developing countries. In order to provide a steady and sustainable development, organic management systems should address climate change issues that gain increasing importance as the trade becomes more globalized.

Areas of interest:

*Climate Change Mitigation *Flood and Flood Control *Air Pollution and Public Health *Effects of air pollution on public health *Sources of air pollution *Air pollution monitoring and modeling *Air pollution prevention and control *Urban/indoor air pollution and control *Air quality measurement and management *Global Water Resources and air pollution *Renewable Energy Systems *Early warning systems for disaster management *Land and Mud Slides *Role of Science and Technology in climate mitigation *Biodiversity and Forest Management.

Other topics related to water pollution: *Water Quality and Public Health:*Purification of drinking-water supplies *Treatment, disposal and discharge of waste-water *New waste-water treatment technologies *Methods of monitoring water quality *Modeling and measuring of water pollution *New water purification technologies *Ground water pollution control *Water resources and quality assessment *Water resource protection and sustainable use *Hydro-biology and water pollution.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquies are requested from interested researchers or individuals. Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person but have an endorsed invitation letter for the conference. Proposal ideas that extend beyond the areas of interest must first be discussed with the conference secretary before being prepared. A few number of Access Grant Award will be granted to Participating Delegates from developing countries attending the conference to cover per diem, flight ticket and registration fees. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this conference, online registration, accommodation, access grant scholar award and venue, please email the conference secretary:

Organizers: Renewable Energy Experts – 11, Heddon Street, West Central, London, W1B 4BD, UK.

Important Dates to note:

15th December, 2015 Deadline for abstract submission

25th December, 2015 Notification of acceptance

15th January, 2016 Deadline for full paper submission

1st – 6th January, 2016 Conference dates

Dr. Timothy Adams,

Conference Secretary


Renewable Energy Experts,

11, Heddon Street, West Central, London, W1B 4BD, UK.

Credit Card Scams

Being asked to charge a customer’s credit card with extra and pass it on to a shipper? #ItsAScam

Credit card details are regularly phished, stolen from hacked websites or obtained in other ways. If scammers try to buy something with the card then they will have to deal with getting the item delivered, so it is much easier to get an unsuspecting merchant to charge the card for them and send them some money.

If a customer wants to use a particular shipper (or other service provider) and needs you to charge extra to his credit card and forward the extra money to the shipper then it’s always a scam. If a customer wants to use a particular shipper and it is not one that you have a relationship with, then let them make the arrangements and pay for it directly.

Variations on this scam include booking/ordering and then having to cancel and requesting a refund by Western Union, Moneygram or bank transfer or possibly ordering high value items and having them shipped overseas.

Never agree to charge the customer’s card for more than the cost of the items/services that you are providing

Always process refunds back onto the card that you charged them from

Beware of customers who provide a different card, rather than resolving a simple problem with the one they gave you.

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