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    Internet Scams

    After a year or more of not doing nothing to these pages it was time to actually do something with them, have to admit I had forgotten about some of the less successful scams as nobody seems to do them anymore, so have I forgot any or does anything need adding?

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    DF's scam is missing off the list

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    Nigeria actually arrests, shuts down online scammers

    Nigerian officials have launched a new initiative called "Project Eagle Claw" that will target Internet scams coming out of the country. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has already made a number of arrests and shut down 800 websites, with many more to come.
    By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated October 23, 2009 6:30 AM CT

    It turns out Nigeria is taking measures to fight Internet scams—law enforcement there has shut down close to a thousand websites and made 18 arrests as part of a new initiative to save the nation's reputation and crack down on Internet scammers. The program, called "Project Eagle Claw," has only just begun, but Nigerian officials expect it to be fully operational in 2010.
    Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) described the initiative as "a renewed bid to clap down" (*clap clap*?) on Internet fraudsters. So far, the agency claims to have shut down 800 scam sites in addition to making the arrests, with many more apparently to come.
    EFCC Chairman Farida Waziri said Wednesday during a US address to the National Conference of Black Mayors that Nigeria was working with Microsoft to fully deploy Project Eagle Claw, and that it will soon be able to take down up to 5,000 fraudulent e-mails per month. She also expects the system to send up to 230,000 advisory e-mails to victims every month.
    Waziri explained that the EFCC's previous strategy for fighting cybercrime involved "cyber raids" and petitions—slow and ineffective in today's fast-moving Internet world—and that Eagle Claw would be much more proactive. "We expect that Eagle Claw as conceived will be 100 percent operational within six months and at full capacity, it will take Nigeria out of the top 10 list of countries with the highest incidence of fraudulent e-mails," Waziri said.
    Indeed, if you live outside of Africa, Nigeria is practically synonymous with various scams, some of which predate the Internet. Thanks to the explosion of online connectivity in the last several decades, however, so-called "Nigerian scams" have taken on a new life of their own—fraudsters have managed to grift millions of dollars out of unsuspecting victims in recent years, with even major banks coming dangerously close to wiring their own cash halfway around the world.
    This has caused an entire culture of scam baiters to spring up in order to troll scammers and distract them from the real victims (something that we here at Ars briefly dabbled in ourselves), showing that scams out of Nigeria are indeed more than a minor law enforcement annoyance. At this point, it's just nice to see Nigerian officials trying a more realistic strategy towards curbing cybercrime than merely blaming the victim, even if it may take years worth of enforcement before we see any tangible results.

    Nigeria actually arrests, shuts down online scammers - Ars Technica

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    fromHannah Desmarais <laboy.charolettewNO[at]>toxxxxxx[at]
    dateFri, Aug 20, 2010 at 5:28 AMsubjectXxxx ,
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    Dear Applicant Xxxx . My name Hannah Desmarais .
    There is a new job vacancy of operation managers and assistant managers that is offered by our company in your region. I would like you to ask you to make acquainted with this email thoroughly think whether you are a suitable candidate for this job position. Please take into account that we are a world famous company that was founded in Eastern Europe and has an branching network of divisions on the territory in the states of Europe and North America.
    Competences :
    - Complete or incomplete higher education
    - Experience in working is not essential.
    - Attentive behavior accuracy and responsibility.
    - Expertise in the whole MS Office packet.
    - Means for remote work via Internet.
    - Age over 25
    Principal duties: - Handling settlements completed by our clients including chiefly wire transfers.
    - Securing the effectiveness the effectiveness of settlements.
    - Presenting a detailed record of operations implemented.
    - Generation of financial reports.
    - Your salary per month is supposed to be not less than $2000 (after qualifying period)
    - You will receive a 5% commission for all efficiently fulfilled orders.
    - All costs expenses connected with banking operations and Western Union transactions.
    NOTE: You should realize in the present economic situation we provide you with up-to-date training, assistance and a standard of payment that can be compared with any other initial position suggesting a 40 working hours a week. i Will be very thankful to you for considering and assessing this job position and further emailing me any issues to clarify send a letter to my email address.

    $2000 bucks a month just for sending money by Western Union? Sign me up!

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    The UKs Economics & Finance Ministry
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    From The Office of Rt Hon George Osborne MP
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    Tel: +44-077 0003 6878
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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Our Ref: UK/TREAS/898ATCP
    Your ref: UK/IMF/7890/121


    HM Treasury, in full Her Majesty's Treasury, informally The Treasury, is the United Kingdom government department responsible for developing and executing the British government's public finance policy and economic policy. The Treasury maintains the Combined Online Information System (COINS) containing a detailed analysis of departmental spending under thousands of category headings.

    We have taken time to review your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most European banks and other foreign banks in Africa. We wish to let you know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banks that withheld most international payments to individual accounts so as to find out why these funds were withheld, the source of the funds and a final solution to this problem. Although you are reading from us for the first time, we have been working very hard on this issue and making progress on our research on why international banks has failed to completely credit funds to international owners/beneficiaries account.

    Conclusively, we discovered that most of these withheld and/or unpaid funds being remitted to individual accounts abroad originated from Lottery Organizations, international trading companies awarded contract funds and deceased personals.

    Such transfer suspension was placed on these funds because majority of these international fund remittance/transfer of over the total sum of $500,000 and above to private European/Non European residence accounts abroad, usually carried out by foreign Banks, Private or Commercial Courier Companies were never properly recorded by the paying institution for future file reference/assessment by the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Services Authorities.

    In joint alliance with the HM Revenue & Customs, the European Financial Service Commission & the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resolve this issue, we wish to let you know that we have been approved to release only the total sum of Five Million Pounds (Ј5,000,000.00 GBP) as Government Grant from the HM Treasury to enable you start up your own business.

    Through the assistance of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) to investigate and release suspended, withheld and/or unpaid Inheritance/Award Winning/Contract funds to its beneficiaries account abroad, we were able to gain an approval authorization letter from Her Majesty's Courts Service which stated that these funds will be released by these European banks and other foreign banks to its beneficiary's account on proper confirmation of its claim.

    In response to this court decision, we got the Legislature to apply backward in time so that you can use the violation of the existing law to get your funds back.

    You need to apply for your fund payment by sending us your personal information below along with a scanned copy of your international passport or drivers license so that we will forward it for verification and payment.


    1. Your Full Name, Nationality & Current Location.

    2. Your Age & Current Occupation.

    3. Your Phone & Fax Number.

    4. Your ID Number (or Attach Identification Documents).

    By the virtue of the provision of the law which confer on us powers to advocate, adjudicate suspend and authorize an immediate transfer of your funds internationally, we hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that should there be any information that may succeed your application for fund release that are currently deposited in most European banks and other foreign banks in Asia and in Africa, please do not hesitate to provide us the information so that we will know how to help you receive your funds.

    Important Notice: Your inability to make this clarification for fund transfer with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to suspend your chances of receiving any international payment directed to your local bank account from any foreign bank until this clarification is made.

    Failure to properly apply for the funds release for transfer will nullify your chances of receiving this funds, and this funds will be confiscated and made to be forfeited under the Money Laundering and Other Financial Crime Prohibition Act of 2003.

    Also note that due to my position as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury Rt Hon George Osborne MP (Conservative), I may not always be available to answer any of your calls because I am not always in my office due to the states financial matters but you could direct your questions about this information to this telephone number +44-(77) 0003 6878 for assistance, especially if you have any issue to discuss regarding your funds or kindly email us and we will always get back to you as soon as possible.

    Email: ( Click here to eMail )

    Chancellor of the Exchequer
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    HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit.
    Questions about this information should be directed to
    Chancellor of the Exchequer. Telephone: +44-77 0003 6878. or | By eMail |

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