Community Help: Sample Phishing Email - Money Scam
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Below is several actual email scam that I received. Make sure you never fall for these ridiculous scams, its so stupid its hard to believe people fall for it, but they do. These are scams of course, and if you follow up on any email at all like this, then you are asking to lose your money.
MR Paul Cooper,
CREDIT MUTUAL DU SENEGAL BANK GROUP
FOR YOUR ATTENTION ONLY,
I AM MR Paul Cooper, A SOUTH AFRICAN WORKING WITH SENEGAL BRANCH OF CREDIT MUTUAL DU SENEGAL AS THE MANAGER. I HUMBLY WISH TO SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE IN A MATTER THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME WHICH REQUIRES UTMOST URGENCY AND CONFIDENTIALITY.I WANT TO START INVESTMENT WITH THE SUM OF($9.000 000) NINE MILLION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOLLARS IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY WITH GOOD ECONOMIC STABILITY AND POLITICAL CLIMATE YOU MAY RECOMMEND. I SHALL BE INTERESTED IN REAL ESTATES, HOTEL BUSINESS, STOCKS & BONDS OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS YOU MIGHT RECOMMEND.
THIS MONEY EMANATE AFTER MY BANK WAS BURNT DOWN FEW WEEKS AGO. A LOT OF LOSES WERE IN CURED BOTH IN CASH AND DOCUMENTATIONS. BEFORE THE FIRE INCIDENCE, WE HAD IN CASH A FOREIGN EXCHANGE TO TURN OF NINE MILLION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOLLARS. AFTER THE FIRE ACCIDENT, THE BOARD OF THE BANK SUMMONED ME TO ACCOUNT FOR DAMAGES. I DECLARED THAT THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE WAS COMPLETELY BURNT. BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT THE MONEY IS SAFE IN MY PERSONAL CUSTODY.
FOR OBVIOUS REASONS I CANNOT POSSIBLY PLACE THIS FUND WITH ESTABLISHED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THIS REQUIRES ME TO URGENTLY LOOK FOR A RELIABLE FOREIGNER TO HELP MOVE THIS FUND OUT OF HERE, INVEST/MANAGE IT FOR ME FOR SOME TIME BEFORE I FINALLY RESIGN FROM MY OFFICE. IT IS ALSO MY WISH THAT THIS DEAL BE HANDLED AS QUIETLY AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY LEAKAGE TO THE PRESS. IF YOU AGREE TO ACT AS A FUND MANAGER FOR ME, THEN I WILL RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU IF YOU MEET MY REQUIREMENTS. UPON A FAVORABLE RESPONSE FROM YOU I SHALL LET YOU KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE THE FUND.
AFTER SUCCESSFUL DEAL,YOUR COMMISSION SHALL BE THIRTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM WHICH IS($3.000 000) THREE MILLION USA FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN SAFELY MOVING THE MONEY OFFSHORES OF SENEGAL. SIXTY FIVE PERCENT FOR ME AND FIVE PERCENT SHALL BE USED TO RE-INBURES EXPENSES WE MIGHT INCURE DURING THE TRANSACTION.YOU SHALL BE ENTITTLED FOR AN ANNUAL FOURTY PERCENT OF THE MONEY AFTER TAX RETURNS FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF MANAGING MY SHARE OF THE DEAL IN GOOD BUSINESS. THEREAFTER THE TERMS SHALL BE REVIEW.IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DO THIS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST VIA MY EMAIL SPECIFIED FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
MR Paul Cooper,
firstname.lastname@example.org USA FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN SAFELY MOVING THE MONEY OFFSHORES OF SENEGAL. SIXTY FIVE PERCENT FOR ME AND FIVE PERCENT SHALL BE USED TO RE-INBURES EXPENSES WE MIGHT INCURE DURING THE TRANSACTION.YOU SHALL BE ENTITTLED FOR AN ANNUAL FOURTY PERCENT OF THE MONEY AFTER TAX RETURNS FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF MANAGING MY SHARE OF THE DEAL IN GOOD BUSINESS. THEREAFTER THE TERMS SHALL BE REVIEW.IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DO THIS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST VIA MY EMAIL SPECIFIED FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
MR Paul Cooper,
It is with humility that I am writing you, to solicit that you come to our RESCUE.
I am Mrs. Margaret Alamieyeseigha wife of the deposed Governor of Bayelsa state in Nigeria,Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who jumped bail in Britain and was latter arrested and detained in Nigeria. Presently, he is standing trial for money-laundering charges in Nigeria. On the 7th day of July 2006,the British government returned an equivalent of 1.8M USD seized from our home in England late last year.
Arising from the above, I quickly relocated our money, which is an equivalent of 28M USD from the UK to another country in Europe. This is prevent further discovery of my family„ä? fund by the Nigerian government. I am seeking for your assistance in claiming and safely keeping this fund I had relocated. If you agree to assist my family in this transaction, you shall be compensated with 30% of the fund.
We shall reserve 5% to defray any expenses that shall be incurred in actualizing and perfecting this transaction.The balance 65% shall be kept by you for my family.If you want to assist us,please accompany your reply with your name,contact address,Telephone number, so that I can refer you to our family attorney who will give you more details. Your reply is awaited. You should visit these websites for more information: