I believe in truth, honest sales, and representing my art as it is. I was put here to help others and not for my own personal gain. I believe in hard work and old-fashioned values that built this country. There are other that do not. I have started this page to help and protect the public. If you would like to provide input I welcome it. By the way, I must say this is my right to display my opinion according to our constitution. Period!
If you are sent an email that sounds to good to be true it is. Type the name or product into yahoo and see what comes up. Then make your decision. Think first, put your credit card away and just think.
Scam: Bill Gates wants to give away his money.
Come on nobody is going offer you money and they don't know you. Watch out for gift certificates There is no free money. Here's a good link. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/billgate.asp
Scam: Free trial and you pay shipping.
Acaipuredetox.com There I said it. Is this a scam? Thats how some of their ads read to draw you in. If you do not cancel your membership[ yes you are now in a club] you get charged over 80 bucks a bottle for something you can buy new on Ebay for 10.00. Cancel and you still get billed. Others to watch free samples of Green tea. Here is an excellent link http://acaiberrysite.com/beware-of-free-trial-offers-for-acai/
Scam free trial Teeth whitning. I know people that lost hundreds to this one. Another after 14 days your in a club. Could the enemy really be collecting our credit card numbers. You decide the link is here. http://www.killphishing.com/wr.htm
Scam: I won the Canadian Sweepstakes!
I wish I would have saved all the emails from the foriegn lotterys I won. Why do you think they are in your junk mail. It could be because they are Junk! Here is a good link for this one http://www.419legal.org/blog/2008/02/21/never-ever-fall-for-a-canadian-sweepstakes-scam/
Scam: I'm sending you more money than you want for an item.
Then send the rest to a sick friend or a charity or write me check or whatever. I don't need a link for this one. I once received 4000.00 in postal money orders that the postmaster said where real. They were fake. This is a popular one on classified sites. Don't fall for it. How many of these am I going to get:
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.
Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States Of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800,000.00 USD has been deposited with Bank Of America.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following -
(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address and this fee includes Insurance )
The total amount for everything is $280.00 (Two Hundread And Eighty-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $280.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Kelvin Williams) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR. KELVIN WILLIAMS
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
Telephone Number : +234-705675-2353
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $280.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $280.00 ONLY to Mr. Kelvin Williams via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
Mr. Bill Nicholson
Washington DC FBI.
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. Jack Williams via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $280.00 to information in which he shall provide to you
Scam: You've got money!
Here is one right out of my email. If you give anybody information they ask for you are crazy. Some of these companies are not in the USA.
Greetings To You !!!
Hope this mail find's you in a perfect health,
I have been waiting for you to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $1.2 Million 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 travelled out of the country for a 3 Months refresher Course and I will not come back till end of April 2010.
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 date.
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 except the security keeping fees which will be paid by you.
The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($150 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 $150 US Dollars.
I have to let you pay this yourself because I dont know when you will contact them and in case of dumorrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this information below:
FedEx Contact Person : Steven Nwachukwu
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : +234-8033645141
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm :
1. Full Name:
2. Full Address:
5. Telephone Number:
7. Place of Residence:
To avoid any mistake on the Delivery. And ask them to give you the tracking number after payment 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 $150 US Dollars for their immediate action.
You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
Former Director Presidential Library & Museum
International Online Lottery Co-ordinator.© 2009
Scam: Enter this sweepstakes but there is an entry fee.
These people pray on the needy. I could win a million and it only cost me 20 bucks. Play the lottery and I mean the state lottery. At least least you know you'll be paving roads in your state.
Scam: I need your help please.
This one is sick! You will receive an email from a church or pastor and ask you in the name of God to help them. Its just amazing to think there is somebody that low on the food chain. Other examples or excuses, I have cancer, a limited time to live, my wife is dying. It goes on and on and on. Here is a good example. This is a person I really know. They publish a magazine I advertise in. She is in the UK and was robbed. She needs money fast. See how tricky they get. They just worked a little harder to get at my heart and wallet. This one came to my inbox, not junk mail.
Please i want you to know that I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and i came down here to Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom for a short vacation to visit a resort and got mugged at gun point last night at the park close, close to the hotel where we lodged.All cash,credit cards and cell got stolen.I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not responding to the matter effectively and the problem now is that,our flight leaves today but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and our return ticket.The hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the hotel bills, so i need your help in getting back home. Need you to loan me some money for hotel bills and return ticket (2,100Pounds). Now am freaked out, don't know what to do.Please reply and let me know if you can have the money wired to me as a loan through western union money transfer. Please use my name and the address given below to send the money and i promise to pay back as soon as i return.
The information you need to send the money:
Address: B216, Edinburgh Street Caravel Midlothian
Country- United Kingdom
Zip Code- EH3 6NA
Please attach the payment slip via email or you can send me the information you used to send the money including the MTCN control Number.I will surely refund the money when i return.
Please how soon can you get the money sent??I wait to hear from you. Thanks, Brenda
(928) 333-7390 Cell (928) 587-9938
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Got another letter from a Reverend in Nigeria. Delete anything from Nigeria. I won't even bother pasting it here.
SCAM: The bank has your money. Come on are we that stupid!
JP Morgan Chase Bank.
We want to inform you that your outstanding payment of
$9.5M which has been with our central paying office has been sign out for
payment after series of meeting with our board of directors,this payment will
come to you via ATM CARD, We want to conclude all payment before the third
month of 2010 runs out,your mailing address,phone number, your full detials are
President / CEO JP Morgan Chase Bank