Sunday, February 01, 2009

Free advice: set up an online store (so you don't have to offer these cheque casher 'jobs' anymore)

Let me give one free piece of information mister McIeen: most Americans don't offer these forms of payment for goods. It is only the folks like yourself who even think about such. Why don't you just give them your bank details such as IBAN and SWIFT, or if you are selling via the internet, set up a working online store?
And make up your mind how you want to be called, a mcieen or leem...

Company Representatives Is Needed (Job Offer )
From: ""
To: [my email]

Dear Sir/Madam.
I hope this email meets you in good health. I feel quite safe dealing with you in this mutual beneficial transaction. Though, this medium Internet has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest way to get in touch with people.
I am Mr. kine Mcleen and am an artist, I am 40 years old and paint for a living, and have been painting for the past 18 years. I am married with a wife and 2 lovely kids. I have a vacancy opening available in my studio. I am just setting up in the USA and will need a Representative to work on a part time basis for me.
I sell Arts all over the world and have sold to both galleries and private collectors. I am always facing serious difficulties selling my art works to my American clients; most times they offer to pay with either Money orders or certified checks which are difficult for me to cash here in United Kingdom.
I need someone in the states to work as my representative and assist me in processing these payments and I will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction made.
First step in this job is for you to wait at home for checks sent by my clients via regular mail or FedEx to get to you. For this to be possible I need your basic personal info such as:
1. Full Name,
2. Contact Address,
3. City,
4. State,
5. Zip Code,
6. Occupation,
7. Phone Number,
If you are interested in working for me, please kindly send the needed information to my email:
I await your reply
Kine Mcleen
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Not too original Nigerian one - style points: 2

Somewhat original. Maybe I should do some scale to score them, 0 = fail to 10 = a masterpiece.
So let's try... this one

1. Style with having a from address as something .org. That looks impressive and takes at least 5 $ to register a domain usually, but doing a whois doesn't return an
2. Going with a more modest amount of money - should this score more? Maybe more people's alarms go off seeing the usual hundreds of millions of $.
3. The usual BS - a free email address to reply to, all utterly confidential while you send it to undisclosed-recipients...
Meh. Score: 2 - not very impressive or original.

From: "Anthony"
To: undisclosed-recipients


Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer and it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature.I write to solicit your assistance in a funds transfer deal involving US$3.5M.

This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office the International Commercial Bank which I am the manager.

I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2005 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount on a Non-Investment Account without a

Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the funds to your designated bank account.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 30% of the funds while 70% shall be for me.

Kindly forward your response to:

Mobile: +233-24-468-5072

With Regards,

Anthony Aka

A bank scam that goes to ponyfarm...

If my bank has a problem with my account, they call me. They even call me when they want to offer a bad deal of a visa for the 11th time a year, just to check if I'd be interested in it now. But no real bank would ever email me (and never to undisclosed recipients for sure) - and I've never even been in a Alliance & Leicester bank - so good, they can glady keep the acount I don't have, blocked.

Internet Banking Access Blocked
From: "Alliance & Leicester Internet Banking Service"
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Valued Customer,
We use the very latest industry-standard technology, plus multiple levels of security to safeguard your personal and transaction details, so that you can bank online with confidence.
We are committed to continually developing our security systems to ensure that Internet Banking remains safe and secure. We hope that you will also take the necessary precautions to protect your computer and your personal security details.
Internet Banking access blocked. For your protection Internet Banking access to your accounts has been blocked. Your security details have been incorrectly entered 3 times. Please follow the reference below and you will be guided to where you can instantly To re-establish access.
Log in to Internet Banking
it will only take about five minutes.

Thank you.
Online Banking Security Team

"Service" means the Alliance & Leicester Internet Banking Service We provide which enables You to give Instructions to Us relating to Your Account by logging on at or alternatively
"We" / "Our" / "Us" means Alliance & Leicester plc

The domain they direct you,, for sure isn't owned by a UK bank, but the German whois queries returned only MS server errors.

Computer jobs...

The global economy sucks so they must have a lot of jobless, brainless and greedy people working and interested in working with software right? Now if you would get a job offer from a computer company, wouldn't you think that they possibly might have a domain and not have to go as low as free email services and milking you out of money to "work" for them? And wouldn't you possibly do some google fu before you even think of applying?

From: "Xenex Navigation Inc"
To: undisclosed-recipients

Hello Sir/Madam

My name is Tom Gabriel, I represent Xenex Navigation Inc, We are one of the fastest growing software company based in Florida (UNITED STATE). We design computer components and other related software products.

At Xenex we specialize in exporting quality products at relatively low prices. But due to our ever-increasing customer base in Scotland and United Kingdom, we at Xenex are searching for representatives to assist us in establishing a medium to connect to our costumers more efficiently in Scotland and United Kingdom Region.

If you choose to join Xenex as a representative, your basic task will consist of checking emails, processing orders and receiving payments from our customers on behalf of Xenex though basically payments are often made out on Money Orders, Certified Cashiers Check or a Personal Check.

*18 years or older,
*legally capable,
*Ready to work 3-4 hours per week.,
*With computer knowledge,
*E-mail and internet experience (minimal),
*We are not requesting for your Bank information's, SSN or any other personal information from you, as what we need is a proof of seriousness.

Note that for every transaction processed, you will receive 10% of the total amount. Xenex product price range starts at 4,000pounds. At 10% you are guaranteed a minimum of 500 pounds per order. We guarantee that you can start making money as early as in 2 weeks once your job has been approved, and you don't need to invest your money, just your spare time to process orders via email

Please fill or email the following information inside the employment application form in order for us to facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted.

First Name ________Middle Name___________Last
City _______State ______ ________Zip ______
Home /Work Telephone Number________
Personal cell phone Number__________
Gender _____Marital Status_______
Age ____ Nationality_________
Present Work_______

Please note: Only interested applicants should respond to this offer. We understand that this job position is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for persons who satisfy our requirements and will be an honest assistant.

If you feel that you are a serious, trust-worthy and honest person and you want to work for XENEX NAVIGATION INC., Please respond immediately with the requested information above.
Send Replies to:

Yours Truly.
Mr.Tom Gabriel
Marketing Executive

Another not too personalized Nigerian scam

Isn't it a bit odd that a Ms Marina with such an odd sounding first name that if I didn't see her use it as her first name, would have guessed that the lvovska part of her email address would only refer to some L Vovska but even that way it sounds too Polish, Russian or East European to be a kosher thing from Africa. And why the address? It maybe helps it pass your spamfilters better but why a lovely lady with such a first name as Lvovska who is studying at Marshall University, Huntington, WV would be involved with such amounts of money?

Isn't it a bit odd that this Lvovska is also sending this to undisclosed recipients? That never means only you.
Isn't it a bit odd that the people you should be contacting in Nigeria have a free email service in UK and ... well, at least that phone number is for a Nigerian number.

Anyone up to calling this Fedex courier with a free UK email address (but not a fedex one) and give them what this Ms Maryna asks for?

From: "Lvovska, Maryna"
To: undisclosed-recipients


I am Lvovska Maryna. I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
Confirmable Bank Draft of $950.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time.
Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West Africa, I traveled out of the
country for an asignment and I will not come back till end of Febuary 2009.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance
premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the cheque showing that it is
not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver
your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($390.00 USD) Dollars only
being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be
deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $390.00 US Dollars. I would have
paid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and
in case of Demurrage.

You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of
your Draft with this information below;

Contact Person: Mr.Gary Albert
FedEx West Africa.
Telephone: +234-702-518-8585

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following:
(1) Full names
(2) Your Postal address
(3) and Direct telephone number
To avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number immediately you make the payment to them
to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this
mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security
Keeping fee of $390 US Dollars for their immediate action.

You should not bother to contact me as I will not be around to check my emails since I am on an asignment till the
end of Febuary 2009.

Yours Faithfully,
Lvovska Maryna.

European lotteries... never anything new

When did we ever see anything interesting with the lottery scams?
Not even once even the email coming from the domain they claim to represent. Why would a Mrs Gloriakok from an Italian free email address (and with its free default ads for alice messenger) contact you to tell you that you wont and should contact a Dr. Krugar which also isn't using his correct email address?
+31 countrycode resolves to Netherlands, and if anyone WAS contacting you from the Netherlands lottery office, their email address would end (Never mind that they wouldn't know you bought a ticket... or did you?)

Subject: REF
Date: January 29, 2009 8:45:32 PM GMT


To claim your email prize of 1,000,000 Euros.
Contact Dr.Hans J. Krugar
TEL:+31-647269378 FAX:+31-847598766.
Reply To:

Copyright 1994-2009 The Netherlands National Lottery Inc.

Alice Messenger ;-) chatti anche con gli amici di Windows Live Messenger e tutti i telefonini TIM!


A spam that can't even contain itself from the headers or doctype info = FAIL


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Mensaje de Animo

Ah, sure - of course I will install all sorts of software on my 'puter just because some company I've never heard of tells me they have a message for me...

Subject: Mensaje de Animo
Date: August 30, 2008 8:48:46 PM IST
To: [my address]

Tenemos un mensaje de animo para ti en


Oh, this is a new one for me. And as always, all these bank and UN representatives use only free email addresses such as yahoo, for conducting their business. Even if Sarah Palin repeatedly does it, the emails coming from a non-corporate address shouldn't be dealt for business.

I have a new email address!
You can now email me at:

- ATTN: Beneficiary ,SCAMMED VICTIM COMPENSATION OF $1,500,000.00 USD ,This is to bring to your notice that I the representative of Nigeria to the United Nations has been appointed by United Nation/International Financial & Economic Crime Unit to Nigeria in association with ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC to pay 150 scammed victims the sum of $1,500,000.00 USD each. You have been listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount in the second phase of the Economy Reform Project; I would like you to Provide/confirm your detail, so that your compensation would be paid out to you. On this faithful recommendations, I want you to know that during the last U.N./Economic Reform meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meeting on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to retain the good image of the country, the President of the country is now paying 150 victims of this operators $1,500,000.00 USD each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payment are to be paid by ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC.According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, Most of the victims are from the United States while the rest are Europeans, Asians and Australians. We still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $1,500,000.00 USD each. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him/anyone for any reason what so ever as the Interpol is already on trace of the criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their applications as well for scrutiny and possible consideration. You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Lott OF ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC, E-mail: as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your International wire transfer of $1,500,000.00 USD. Therefore, you should send him your full Name,telephone number, fax number,mailing address,your complete banking details and a copy of your identification , I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you. Yours faithfully, Sir. Alfred Watson U.N REPRESNTATIVE( WEST AFRICA). United Nations (UN).