Friday, April 10, 2009

Mail Order..........

This scam has the most hits and comments of any. Apparently this one actually works on the uninformed, sadly.

The Original Scam Letter

Subject: mail order..........
Date: April 10, 2009 11:38:14 AM PDT

Hello Sales

Please, call me 'Soupy'

i would like to order some product from your store to mine in australia .so let me know if can ship down to australia so that i can email you the product i am interested in.

You are in luck. All we sell here at Soupy's Product, Inc. is product. Established in 1853 by my great grandfather, R. Product 'Soupy' Sales, as he noticed the increasing demand for product, we have been offering the highest quality product since product was invented. He started out with only 1 product and sold it under the catalog name 'Product P00001' and -- as you may have guessed -- we now have nearly 10,000 product in our product line.

The Product Board has just recently been discussing whether or not to ship product to Australia as this has been the only continent to which we do not ship product. By the way, the Australian people prefer it when you use a capital 'A.' I asked an Australian myself. (He was a handsome fellow with a cowboy hat pinned up on one side and kept going on about how my knife was not a real knife but his was -- his was huge! -- and kept talking about a shrimp named Barbie or something... I dunno, he had a strong accent.)

Anyway, if you can describe how large an order you might be placing for product, I may be able to convince the board that a large product order to Australia might be just the ticket.

also payment will be done via credit card details if you do accept that let me know so that i can place my order and the Items will be picked Up by my shipping Company at you store

But of course! Who, in this world, can do business (especially in the product market!) without the use of credit card details. Your having mentioned this consideration makes me really trust you to pay for your product from my store to yours. You appear to be a fine, upstanding gentleman by your use of credit card details.

Oh... wait a second... you have a shipping company, too? You are 'diversified,' aren't you? You are smart. We only sell product.

Anyway, to be safe, we'll use a shipping company I choose. It's better that way because there are some Nigerian scammers out there that order our product and then they overpay the invoice and then send their own shipping company to pick up the goods and they ask for cash back from the overpayment. So, in essence, what has happened all 16 times is that 1) I lose our product, 2) I pay my own, actual cash to the scammers, and 3) I end up with a handful of Monopoly Money.

I'm not falling for that again! Do I look stupid to you?
Nice try.

please Get back to me so that i can email you the items i am interested.

No need to do that... just tell me what you want from P00001 through P92007 and I will have it shipped from my store to yours.

address:21/49 Norcal Road Nunawading, Victoria Australia 3131
Phone (+61 ) 9873 7677 Fax (+61 ) 9873 7655

Collin Oakley

May I call you Colon? Seems appropriate.

I am looking forward to taking your money for product. Thanks for your genuine inquiry.

Additional fake names, companies, and addresses being used in this scam include the following (updated as readers make me aware of them): David Scott, Global Shipping International, John Smith (wow... good one!), Michael or Micheal Williams, Mark Howard, Mark Donald, Matrix Store, Address: # 112 Victor Street, Chatswood 2067, Australia - Variations include the names Chris, Luda Johnson, Tom Marks, Kerry Wilshere or Wilshire, Gabriel Peters, Hiroshi Investment, 7th Floor, 3-24-21, Takanwa, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Williams Company PLC, Access Logistics, Air Sea Road Interntional LTD, Allen Curt (, Universal Investment 10, Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490 Malaysia, Rich Mccartney, Brad Collins, 21/49 Norcal Road Nunawading, Victoria Australia 3131 Phone (+61) 9873 7677 Fax (+61 ) 9873 7655,, Instyle, Japan, ABC Logistics LTD,,, globalshipping international,, Mark Chapman
Fidelity Technology, Johnny Holt Inc, 1781 Swinstone St, Rockingham, WA, 6168, Australia,, and

If you politely inquire as to what products are desired, you will get a 2nd scam letter back with the following (beware): 

"I will like you to get back to me with the total cost of the order and please do not include the Shipping Cost because the items will be picked up by our shipping Agent .kindly get Back to me if this items is in stock because I do not want any delay on this."

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009


The Original Scam

REF/PAYMENTS CODE: UNB/06654 $250,000 USD.

This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the UNITED NATIONS in Central Bank to pay 150 victims of scam $250,000 USD (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only each).

Are you serious? There were 150 people that got scammed? Geez, I'm not such a dope after all.

You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to this office as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $250,000 USD compensations funds.

Get back to the office? How am I supposed to do that? I have never even been there.

Do I appear to be so stupid to you that I would ever enter an office that says United Nations Scam Victims on the door? Look, just because I have been scammed into revealing my bank information to people I don't know previously, doesn't mean I'm going to just march right down to your office without a little more information.

On this faithful recommendations, we want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarming on the money lost by various individuals to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today.

I know! Those Nigerians must put something in their kids' cereal or maybe it's all the sunshine with no SPF65 or something, but they are pumping out scammers like nobody's business over there.

In other to compensate victims, the UNITED NATIONS Body is now paying 150 victims $250,000 USD each in accordance with the UNITED NATIONS recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be paid by Central Bank Nigeria as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by the governments of USA , CANADA and BRITAIN.

Okay, let me get this straight... Nigerian banks cannot be trusted, so I will be paid out of Central Bank Nigeria, but really it's coming from the US, Canada and Britain (By the way, is that Great Britain, or just Regular Britain?)

Alright. sounds good.

Any benefactor of this compensation award will have to be first cleared and recommended for payment by UNION BANK PLC.

I'm sorry... I thought you contacted me because I was cleared. Can't we just move along with the compensation part?

According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, over a half of the victims are from the United States, we still have an outstanding of 36 scam victims left to be paid. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.

I got scammed 2 times, though. Do I get $500,000? I don't mind filling out another application. Really.

We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get response from you on how you intend receiving your compensation payment.

I don't mean to put down your personal taste in food, but I don't need you feeding me modalities, or any other treats, for that matter. Just send me a check, and we're good.

Send a copy of your response and payment code to our remittance officer:

NAME: Mr Moses Ade
UNB/06654 $250,000 USD.

Okay, well, since you sent me my own Payment Code in the above e-mail, I will retype it for you here: UNB/06654

Below you will find my response, and a copy of the response, as requested:

"This is awesome!"
COPY: "This is awesome!"

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs. Margaret Daniel

Are you any relation to Dr. Goodluck Uba?

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Your Payment is Ready

The Original Scam Letter


Attn: Beneficiary,

Dear Dr. Uba, (may I call you Goodluck? It seems appropriate, somehow, with this notice of new riches for me).

First of all, let me congratulate you on you splendid use of foreign characters in your e-mail to me. Is that Japanese? You must have a different version of the Apple Keyboard than I do, because I cannot find those characters anywhere. I tried pulling off some of my own keys to see if there were any other characters under the English ones I have, but now I can't type certain words at all.

Second, I am amazed that in today's world with all the people clamoring for blogs and e-mail addresses that you were able to log into Yahoo and snag that e-mail address before anyone else got it. Nearly everyone in my Young Republicans Who Still Like George W. Bush Club got Yahoo e-mail addresses with 17 Ws added to their name. We thought it was brilliant, and so must have you.

And while we're being all formal and all, please address me as "Doctor." In future communication, please start with "Dear Dr. Ficiary." Thanks

It was resolved after the Board meetings today by the foreign Remittance office to release all outstanding payment of $3.5m waiting for transfer as we began this first fiscal payment of the year. You are to reconfirm your full Name, telephone for your payment.

Am I ever glad you fellows got that resolved.

Really? It's that simple? $3.5 Million US Dollars is waiting for me? And all I have to do is reconfirm my name?


Dr. Ben E. Ficiary, MD, PhD, MDiv and Zero
(That's 3 degrees above zero)

I will follow the final instruction to telephone for my payment when you supply a phone number.


Dr Goodluck Uba

- Dr Goodluck Uba

I know... "A name so nice I had to say it twice..."

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Hello Gentlemen!!! from Linda Znak

The scam letter

Vous êtes invité :: HELLO GENTLEMEN !!!
Par votre hôte: Linda Znak
Date: lundi 6 avril 2009
Heure: 9h 00 - 10h 00 (GMT+00:00)

Lieu: Hello Dearest,

Now hold on there a sec. Do we even know each other?

The reason why I have not found the love of my life is because the love of my life has not found me yet!

Well, you're onto a great solution: you mass-email thousands of people across the only known planet where humans live. The quality of man you will find among the recipients who believe you are interested in them should be the perfect match for your level of integrity. I'm sure once you find the right match with whom to share your special gift, you will both contribute greatly to the deep end of the gene pool.

I am a very positive person.

What happened? Lose an electron?

(That's just a joke.)

You'll like me. I am funny like that a lot.

Never give up until the plan changes.

Um... that is kinda what giving up is...

I am cheerful, kindhearted and responsible.

Like you need to tell me. I could sense your level of responsibility the moment I opened your e-mail addressed to thousands. Some of whom have women's names.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I do not have bad habits

except chronic personal myopia

and I am always a good company.

then may I just call you Ford from now on?

I like music and animals.

Have you seen Disney's Jungle Book?

I want to make this life beautiful!

Maybe it's time to 'fees-up on what you did to screw up your former one

I want an honest man to share quality time with enjoying life we live. I like to open doors, hold hands.

So in your former life, you didn't get to open doors and hold hands much? The two activities, while certainly essential to a healthy relationship are somewhat mutually exclusive.

I am looking for One Good Man who is looking for One Good Woman

Therein lies the problem. The men who respond to this spam solicitation are not looking for One Good Woman.

At least not for longer than an hour.

These kind of guys are looking for Many Good Women, and their standards are somewhat flexible.

My name is Linda, a pretty girl from Sierra Leone but lives in Dakar-Senegal.

Well, Linda, being a guy and all, of course I will just take your word that you are pretty.

Dakar? Hey, that's really far away. Were you thinking I should leave my job and family and all my friends here in America to join you there? Maybe you could send me your mailing address so I can zoom in on your house in Dakar on Google Maps. I'm pretty sure I can find it.

Am approaching you for a genuine friendship and a partnership I Got your contact through my serious searching for a honest partner,

They call your method "dredging" where I come from.

Don't get me wrong, I am still flattered.

Your contacts was so nice and i felt that we can be partners in my entire life, viewing your contact alone,

You must have seen an old picture. I wear bifocals, now

i see the source of my life and i know that coming to you will create a great happiness in my living ,so i felt we could start from friendship. Who knows, something greater may come up in time to come if you don't mind, for more of my introduction and to let you know more about my self.

How about I just empty my bank account and send it all to you now, so we can avoid all this needless chit-chat.

Tell me about yourself as you reply to this Email

To be perfectly Frank, I am looking for a woman who is really a man from Nigeria using e-mail address harvesters and the French installation of Yahoo to scam Americans out of their life savings.

We may be a perfect match.
Permit me to drop for the moment, i hope to hear from you soonest.

Yours Truly Linda
Well, Linda, feel free to drop for the moment. In fact drop for a lifetime. I'm flexible.

By the way, send me a picture of you in your finest Dakar disco wear.

I will send you a picture of me in a working on my car on front of the double-wide when I get back from Wal-mart.


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