Thursday, July 8, 2010

Artworks Purchase

From: Trisha Allen
Subject: artworks purchase
Date: July 8, 2010 8:17:32 AM PDT

Good day to you.

We don't really use that greeting here in the USA, but go on... I'm willing to consider...

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................

I'm not only glad you "came across of my work" too, and I am glad you have the facility to use many more periods than could possibly ever be required for the single 'ellipsis' character.

So, anyway... which paintings of mine shall I pack up and ship to you, or the shipper of your choice, as these things usually go?

Slice of Life,"My Hiding Place" and

Wow, Tricia, I cannot help but notice the missing painting name following the word "and" — I interpret this as a clear sign that you want me to throw in a surprise painting, and charge whatever I want. If you're not a scammer, you'll certainly agree to whatever I want to charge you. That's the way it works in the art world.

Also, in your research, the two paintings — which you mention having found on my site and wish to purchase — have already been sold. But you probably didn't notice that in your haste to acquire them legally from me.

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

Really, South Africa? What a surprise! I have sold MANY of my paintings to friends of yours in Nigeria! Funny... everyone there seems to have their own shipping company. Needless to say, I have lost many thousands of dollars to your friends, but never mind that. I trust you.

I like how you respect my artworks so much that you immediately ask for discounts. I can only hope you become a collector and regular purchaser of my work. Especially since you are obviously a connoisseur of 'house decoratives.'

We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.

First of all, I will throw in an extra $25 so you can buy a working space key for your keyboard. Next, how about $12,000 (that's only $2,000 each!) for the three paintings I am packing up, none of which you have requested. And, to avoid shipping costs, I will deliver them myself.

Let me know how to proceed.

Take care,
Tricia Allen

I will take care. More than my share...

As Always,
Hooklyne N. Synker

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Order Request

Hello Sales

MY name is Johnny Walker!

Nice to meet you. May I call you Jack Daniels, instead?

I went through your website address and found some items i would like to place order on. but before i proceed i will like to know if your company accepts payment via VISA or MASTER CARD and if your company ship to Australia.

Of course not. Who in the world would take the little-known Visa Or Master Card plastic? And ship to Australia? I don't think so. There are only 10 people on that tiny island, and they wouldn't know what to to with the items I sell on my website address.

If yes, please get back to me as soon as possible with your website address to confirm if the website address is the same with the one i checked or better still, you can email me with the price list on the items you have presently in stock as attachment.

Wait a second. You went through my website and found stuff you want to buy and ship to Australia, and you need me to remind you what you want and hwere to buy it from? Don't you think that would make me suspicious?

Well, you are in luck my friend because I am an idiot, and I only want your money. I do not do my own thinking. My website is and you will want to look at the HealthCare Package. You may actually be interested in the whole Bill of Goods package. A lot of morons fell for that one.

I will await your prompt response as soon as you receive this message,i will be very glad if you treat this email with good concern....!

You have no idea how good my concern is. My concern is the best around. Want some? I'll make you a deal!

1120 Swanston Street Melbourne,
VIC 3000. Australia
Tel 03.6344.4347

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Highly Confidential

This one is short and sweet, and has all the earmarks of a scam: multiple e-mail addresses, bad grammar and poor American English formatting of punctuation and grammar.
Date: May 19, 2010

I am under the impression that this is Highly Confidential. May I tell my friends at school? Some of them are really gabby girls, but usually when I tell them not to tell anyone, they only tell a few people, so I think we're okay. I just have to tell someone I am going to be rich! Please?

Dear Friend, this is Mr. Ming Yang from Hong Kong. I am sending you this message concerning a Business Proposal of 24.5MUSD and I want you to partner with me in this project. This business with benefit you a lot.

First of all, I do want to do business with you, but how much is 24.5 'Moosed?' I'm not saying it won't benefit me or anything, it probably will, but before you start asking me for my social security number and stuff, I should probably know what MUSD is.

Maybe I can't spend MUSD at the mall. I don't really know.

Please contact me back with the below address for details.

This one is very different from the other. You must be rich to have 2 whole email addresses from Yahoo.

Thanks. I await your prompt response.

Mr. Ming Yang

Great. I await your prompt sending me the money! lol

Suzy Dumas

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Friday, April 9, 2010

ORDER (Mike Williams)

Hello there,

No, Hello There. You're there and I'm here.

I will like to place an order with you to my location in Japan, kindly let me know if you can charge directly to my credit card for payment.

You will like to? Are you aware your bad grammar is a tip-off to the fact that you are neither Japanese nor placing a legitimate order?

I have a shipper who can also get the order to my doorstep in Japan.

Don't tell me, let me guess... You will accidentally or purposely overpay me for my "products" (even though you have not specified what you are interested in, or that you even know what I sell), then you will direct me to pay you the balance by giving cash to the shipper you send, or making a check out to you and wiring it. Your actual payment will be bogus, and I will be out not only my cash, but also the "products" I handed to your shipper.

Await your timely reply.

How's this? I wrote back immediately. Let's do business, Mr. Scammer.

Thank you.

Yeah right. Is anyone in Nigeria named Mike?

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Hope you got our earlier letter !!!"

Date: January 22, 2010 5:08:15 PM PST

Barristers' Chambers:
Andreaw Fraser & Associate
Tel: + 44 203 549 4105
Fax: + 44 203 004 2365
Address: 33 Bedford Row
London WC1R 4JH, England

Wow! Why all the different e-mail addresses in different countries? You must be quite a traveler, eh? I guess being a barrister has its perks?

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Juriaan Kugger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter were returned undelivered.

This is good news! No, not the part about the Late Freddy Krugger, or whatever his name is... Thanks for letting me know I am not receiving all your other letter. My mom has been writing to me and all her letter were returned, too. Personally, I think it has to do with her use of plurals. But never mind that.

I wish to notify you that late Engr. Juriaan Kugger made you a beneficiary to his WILL.

Okay, I don't mean to offend you or anything, but I am suspicious (a little) about all this, because you keep referring to Jurrian as a 'Late Engineer.' Every engineer I ever met was totally early to everything. I mean these guys are punctuality freaks. Once an engineer friend showed up a day early for a party at our house. Sure, they look at their shoes when they talk to you, but they are never late.

He left the sum of Thirty Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30,100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.

Holy crap, that's a lot of money. I feel bad. I didn't get you anything.

This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but no doubt it is a life reality and true.

Your cunning use of the term 'life reality' clinches it for me. I know you are legit.

Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you well and good.

Oh no... you don't understand. Krugger and I were like this. We sat behind each other in Great Issues in Jr. high, studied Chemistry together (I invented Cialis), were drinking buddies until the age of 9, and shared the driving across the USA on a unicycle. I am the right person.

Engr.Juriaan Kugger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. You are advice to contact me with my personal Email:
Await your prompt response.

Well, here I am. Send me the money. I suppose all I have to do is divulge everything personal about myself? By the way I have $25,000 hidden between my matresses, and I am never home between 8am and 5pm every day.

Yours in Service,

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus
Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq., Mr. Jerry Smith Esq.

Be sure to say hi to Marvey for me.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PCS Notice: There is a Gift Waiting For You

In this author's opinion this is not a scam, but it is an unethical practice. You are trading your rights for a fruit basket. There is a law that is known as the "3-day cooling down period" law. You know, the 3-days rule to get out of a contract.

Under California law, a consumer can cancel a contract within three days if they change their mind, but... this law — this right — applies only to people who are 'induced to sign a contract by a salesperson canvassing a neighborhood,' and does not apply if the consumer made an appointment or invited the salesperson to make a sales pitch, or if you have signed the contract at their place of business. The law is quite limited. So, for the promise of a fruit basket of unknown value (or suitability for human consumption), the unsuspecting consumer makes an appointment to be pitched by an experienced salesperson, thereby giving up their Cooling-Off Period rights.

This is not illegal. It is done in various forms all the time. But I, personally, do not like this practice at all.

In my case, this notice arrived on my own front porch Feb. 10, 2010 in Encinitas, in the San Diego area. My notice was pink, but others have been reported with green paper. At its heart, it is actually an advertising ploy involving deception, which is why I list it on my scams blog — though I have no reason to believe, at this point, that it is a traditional scam designed to rip you off. It is deception, nevertheless. The deception comes in the form of the pictured pink (or blue) notice dropped on your doorstep.

In my case, I work at home, and I always hear a knock or the doorbell since my desk is in very close proximity to the front door. So, I always know when someone claims to have made an attempt when I have been home.

Second deception, the notice is designed to look like a real package attempted-delivery notice, and third, they use a pre-printed, 2-color printout using a "handwriting font" which is meant to deceive you into believing it was handwritten by the person who attempted the delivery. In reality, no one came to your door with a fruit basket. Only the notice.

And they did the same thing to every neighbor on your block.

How the scam works:
The reference number is a database code. When you call the number on the form, the operator (phone-pool monkey) answers and asks you for the reference number, which he/she enters into their computer, which brings up information from the particular advertiser that is paying them to get them new customers.

The phone monkey tells you you are to receive a free [in my case] 'fruit basket' from a [fill in the blank service] to introduce their services to people in your neighborhood.

This scam is meant to circumvent laws related to the No-Call List. They get you to call them, instead. This also, as noted, circumvents the 3-day cooling off laws, since, technically, upon making an appointment you have invited them to come to your home to make the sales pitch.

While I sympathize with companies who have a harder time getting new customers due to No-Call List Laws, and I sympathize with people who need a job so badly that they will take a job deceiving people all day on the phone, I think they should choose work that has more integrity. I personally do not use the services of any company that employs deception to gain my trust.

Here is the text of the notice for Google Searching purposes:
There is a Gift Waiting For You
We will call again
Your delivery was left at
You may call between
9 am - 7 pm
Monday thru Friday
Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
We attempted delivery
of 1 Package(s)
PCS Reference # 01040 or 44539 or A1 / Al
This as our:
First Attempt
_ Second Attempt
_ Final Attempt
Delivery Confirmation:
PCS Distribution Center
San Diego, CA

These are being spotted in the San Diego area, Scripps Ranch, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Miramar, Tierrasanta, Jamacha, Spring Valley, Rolando Village, Leucadia, La Mesa, Rolando, Mt. Helix, Imperial Beach, Point Loma, Pt. Loma and lower Orange County. If you received such a notice in an area not included, please post your city in the comments so I can add it here. One commenter has added the phone number 805-680-1537 -- Thanks for all the help --David

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Date: January 20, 2010 2:49:15 AM PST

Spanish888 Corporation Promotions
Foreign Costumers Unit: Galicia, Spain
Web-Link : http://es.888. [edited]

Reference Number: MKQ/811/PPD

Okay, I have this odd reference number written down, prepared to claim my huge prize. Thanks!

Date: 18/01/2010

Wait a sec... when is the first day of the 18th month? This is America ver here, and we do not do dates like that. We stop at 12.

Does it wrap back around and become June again? I just don;t get it.

Spanish888 Corporation Official Final Winnings Notification

If this a Final Winning? Like, I can't win anything again? Or is this a Final Notification, where I can rest assured you won't send me any more notices ever again? Either way, I do hope you write back. There's a lot of money on the line!

Your email address has won, in the casino automatic online sweepstakes promotions.

Hello!? My e-mail address won? My e-mail address cannot collect. My e-mail address has no bank account, and, frankly cannot even drive yet.

Your email address was selected randomly from the automatic computer generated email online promotion draw, no participation ticket sold and your email address emerged as one of the online winners in Category A+.

You guys have an automatic computer? Sweet! Mine is completely manual. In fact I have to pedal just to get enough power to check my e-mail.

This attracts a prize of three hundred and fifty thousand Euros 350,000.00 cash.

Wow, I totally see, now, the need for an 'automatic computer.' Mine doesn't attract anything except other geeks who want to check out my power supply. And none of them are hot chicks.

I'll be I will be a chick magnet, though, with 350Gs of Euro cash. I don't know the exact conversion formula, but that's probably over 190 USD!!!

Prizes will be paid to lucky winners by our nominated paying bank and lucky winners that leave close to Spain are obliged to come to our office in Spain to begin their claim Legalization process.

This leads me to believe there are 'unlucky winners' by inference. Did you mean to imply there might not be any money available for me if I am not a lucky winner?

Also, I live in a small town in California, so that's the only place I leave from. I never leave close to Spain.

There has to be some other way to start the claim Legalization process. I mean, we can't leave it in its current illegal condition, now can we.

For more information's, on how to claim your prize, do contact the claim processing paying bank operation manager via email or telephone including your Reference Number: MKQ/811/PPD.

I notice you use the possessive form of "information's" and a simple Google Search using my manual computer shows that MANY people have access to my unique Reference Number. Why doesn't this surprise me.

Contact: Mr. Abbal Bidson
Office Tel: +34672533162

This promotion is organized by Spanish888 casino to advertise and to promote our website, and as well to encourage the use of the Internet and to promote computer literacy worldwide.

Well, you've encouraged this fellow to use the internet, but I think that I will stay away from your worldwide literacy promotion. You use the possessive form of "information's."

Which — as everyone know's — is wrong.

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Subject:     INFORMATION
Date:     January 15, 2010 1:54:33 PM PST

Before I respond, may I congratulate you on obtaining both kelly222 and kelly1000 from Yahoo Hong Kong's free service. Did you also manage to get the rest from kelly223 through kelly999? Which one should I write to until we get this minor financial matter wrapped up?

Lloyds TSB Group
plc 25 Gresham

(Were you thinking for a moment there? Or did you forget my name? What is the meaning of 7 periods?)

My name is Kelly Brown,i am the Auditor General and computer manager
here in our Bank (Lloyds Bank TSB London).I have only written to seek your
indulgence and assistance.

Wow! Auditor General and computer manager? you must be busy. Were you ever an auditor lance corporal or anything lower like that? And what happens if you don't manage the computer? Does it send out scam e-mails?

I wish to make a transfer involving a huge amount of base 15,000,000.00 {Fifteen Million B.Pounds Sterling} of Late Rudi Hermanto out of the bank,

Hold on a sec. Are you transferring 15,000,000 pounds of the Late Rudi Hermanto? Or his money?

And why do you call him Late Rudi? There was a girl in my high school we called Fast Trudy. Coincidence?

he died a long time ago (on records),

Oh. That explains his lateness.

And another weird coincidence: Trudy died on a stack of cassette tapes.

till now the account remained dormant.

Well let's you and I see what we can do to fix that?

I am proposing to make this transfer to a designated bank account of your choice. Thus, for your indulgence and support, I propose an offer of 25% of the total amount to be yours after the transfer has been successfully concluded.

Are you kidding me? You'll pay me $375,000 for transferring all that to the bank of my choice? Sweet deal.

I'm going to find out what bank Bernie Madoff used, and have you transfer it to them. I don't think they asked a lot of questions, like "Are you sure this isn;t a scam?" So we should be safe.

Now that I think about it, this seems terribly risky and, as they say, "I smell a rat." I don't know why they say that, but they do. Anyway, I'm not moving any further with this plan you're hatching unless you agree to 26 or 27%. Do I look stupid to you?

Your full name and phone number/fax is needed in the first place.

Alright. I will go to the first place and tape a piece of paper with my full name and phone/fax under the entry rug, right hand corner closest to the door.

Kindly reply me stating your interest, and I shall furnish you with the details and necessary procedure with which to make the transfer progress.

I think you already have the most pertinent information. Lets proceed.

I am anxiously awaiting your response.

Oh, and I am yours.

My Information will be given to you in my next mail. Reply me immediately.

Please consider this as 'my reply you.'

Thanks and God bless You.

Regards and Respect.

Kelly Brown

Looking forward to being insanely rich without working.

The mediocre speed Dave

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Keen to meet new people

regard, sweetheart

Maybe it's just me, but that's an unusual salutation.

Well, I start with saying that I am a special girl!!! I am cheerful,
kind:hostess and queen.

Wow! I'll say! I have never had a queen write to me before. Especially the cheerful, kind, hostess-type of queen. I am delighted to hear from you.

I like interesting people, whose who can keep up the conversation.

Me, too, but frankly, I think that is asking a lot these days. What with the long time between e-mails and instant messaging, I admit that sometimes the lag bores me. But I do try.

I respect people who take responsibly for their words.

Do you mean that? I mean, that's serious stuff. Does that represent your heart? Your beliefs?

I like to enjoy life the way it is.

Me, too. Except for the death part. I could do without that, quite honestly.

I am calm, emotionally stable, positive and friendly

Hey, that was kind of weird. You posted a link to nowhere in the middle of your sentence. It that part of your emotionally stable self?

I dream to meet reliable, clever, kind man and create harmonious partnership and have happy future together. I like home coziness and warmth of beautiful feelings between people. I value reliable character, diligence, intelligence, sense of humor, ability to compromise, ability to love, kindness, desire to find a partner in life, sincerity.

Well, I don't have any of that, but I have lots of money and I am looking for someone to spend it on in trade for long walks on the beach, holding hands, drinking piƱa coladas and getting caught in the rain. Fortunately, you admire compromise. Are you willing to give all of those things up for money?

my turtledove, Having good time!

Yes, Having good time to you, too, my sea urchin.

Turtle Dave

PS - I feel a little bit 'not so special' knowing you wrote this to many other people. Please, reassure me by writing back to tell me that this is not actually a scam letter written by a man in Nigeria who will send me a picture of some random beautiful woman scraped off the internet, claiming to be her, and then developing a relationship with me, then pleading for a little bit of money, and then more and more, and so on.

Not that I don't trust you.

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