Don’t fall for spam solicitations

Typical scam hook letter, looking for easy marks. They don’t ask for money up front, just offer to give their “wealth” away. People who respond will be asked for “fees” and “taxes” and “bribes.”

Just don’t.

Mary James <jamesm@cantv.net
1:47 PM (2 hours ago)
to Recipients

My name is Mary James. am 75 yrs old of age and I stay in New York City, New York USA. I am a good merchant, I have several industrial companies and good share in various banks in the world.

I spend all my life on investment and corporate business. Along the way I lost my husband and two beautiful kids in a fatal accident that occurred in November 2003. Ever since I lost my family, its been difficult to sleep or get enough rest. Later in the year 2004 February I was sent a diagnosis letter after a medical check up, confirming from my personal doctor that I have lung cancer, which can easily end my life at anytime.

I found it uneasy to survive myself, because a lot of investment cannot be run and manage by me again. I quickly call up a pastor/prophet to give me positive thinking on this solution as my adviser. He minister to me to share my properties ,wealth, to motherless baby/orphanage homes/people that need money for survivor both student that need money for schooling, business woman and man for their investment and for future rising.So therefore I am writing this letter to people who are really in need of help from me both student in college to contact me urgently, so that I can make an available preparation on that.

I also have a good loan master agent that I have discuss with to release free loan offer to you which you don’t need to pay the loan back,cos it’s a free loan master offer. Especially women of the day, who are divorced by their husband, who cannot survive the mist of feeding their self, please contact me and stop weeping.

Probably let me know what you really need the money for and if you can still help me to distribute money to nearest orphanage homes near your town. May the lord bless you as you reach me, please to remind you, don’t belongs to scammers or any act of fraudulent on Internet.

Best Regards,
Mrs. Mary James.

Be careful out there.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

PayPal Scam: Your account has been limited.

I’ve mentioned¬†phishing scams before, in a number of places. This email arrived yesterday,

phishing

Note the red flags on this one:

  1. A sender’s address that is not “Paypal.com”
  2. Poor formatting
  3. Incomplete text

The attachment they mention gives you this:

Phishing2

If you are foolish enough to provide this information, it will be sent not to PayPal but to http://162.213.154.42/~oilreol/service.php:

NetRange 162.213.152.0 – 162.213.155.255
CIDR 162.213.152.0/22
NetName FUC-US-2001
NetHandle NET-162-213-152-0-1
Parent NET162 (NET-162-0-0-0-0)
NetType Direct Allocation
OriginAS AS26272
Organization FortaTrust USA Corporation (FUC-9)
RegDate 2013-06-10
Updated 2013-12-17
Ref http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-162-213-152-0-1
OrgName FortaTrust USA Corporation
OrgId FUC-9
Address 3701 NW 82 Ave.
City Doral
StateProv FL
PostalCode 33166
Country US
RegDate 2012-03-08
Updated 2014-07-02
Ref http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/FUC-9
OrgAbuseHandle IPADM602-ARIN
OrgAbuseName IP Admin
OrgAbusePhone +1-305-898-0033
OrgAbuseEmail ipadmin@fortatrust.com
OrgAbuseRef http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IPADM602-ARIN
OrgNOCHandle IPADM602-ARIN
OrgNOCName IP Admin
OrgNOCPhone +1-305-898-0033
OrgNOCEmail ipadmin@fortatrust.com
OrgNOCRef http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IPADM602-ARIN
OrgTechHandle IPADM602-ARIN
OrgTechName IP Admin
OrgTechPhone +1-305-898-0033
OrgTechEmail ipadmin@fortatrust.com
OrgTechRef http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IPADM602-ARIN

This information does not mean that FortaTrust itself is necessarily behind the phishing attempt, but someone could be using their servers in spurious ways.

Whatever the case, be careful out there. PayPal and other legitimate financial institutions will never ask you for sensitive financial data by email.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

Be very carefully what ever you are doing with these crocks.

Excellent advice.

Emails of this nature are a crock. The people who send them, however, are crooks. “Be very carefully what ever you are doing” with them.

This particular specimen of scam email from Benin is so poorly-written that it defies logic that anyone would fall for it. Some have postulated that scams of this nature are deliberately poorly written so as to entrap the dumbest of the dumb, but I can’t even conceive of anyone thinking that this is real.


Subject: DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE Addax House 108 BP Akpakpa road danto
Benin Republic
From: Mark Smith <wudept5@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE
Addax House 108 BP Akpakpa road danto Benin Republic
Telephone: +229 68416227
Our Official Email: nationalbankltd@yahoo.com

Attention:Beneficiary

In the course of our General Auditing and Account revision of this first quarter of the year 2015, we discovered that the Bank Accounts belonging to some Benefactors have been changed on the basis that the owners have died some time last year or have given out an authorization note of change of data.

After the investigations however, it was revealed that there are Foreigners who are collaborating with Retired Staffs to make these changes illegally without the knowledge of the Bonafide Benefactors and one traced to your own change is this Dr Thomas Ray. his group who said you are dead, hence they have forwarded some documents of funeral service held for you so as to divert your Fund Amount:US$26,000,000.00

They have also forwarded this bank account below as the new account that will receive this money.

Bank: Hang Seng Bank
Bank Address: 83 Des Veoux Road, Central – Hong Kong
Account Name: Arnold Hamilton
Account Number: 235-325172-882
Bank Code: 024
Swift Code: HASEHKHH

But we wanted to confirm if actually this is true and hence decided to write to your email address which after 2 days from now and there is no response, we will then know that you are dead indeed and go on with the transfer. If proved otherwise by you that you did not die, please forward to us all the related Benefactors particulars including your Telephone number, contact address. Copy of your ID these details from you will help to assist us reach a conclusion that you are not dead.

Anything contrary to this claim will help us charge this man to court and prosecute him while your fund will be paid to you immediately without any further delay. You have to get back to us on time for us to commence legal proceedings against this Dr Thomas Ray. his Associates and his accomplices.

Note: to help us fish this people out any where they are this massage should not be forwarded to them or any body, and also stop what ever you are doing with them it is for your own good Be very carefully what ever you are doing with these crocks. I promise you this commission most assist you to make sure your funds gets to you without delay only if you can comply with our advice.

Meanwhile the instruction is that if you cannot be in the Bank and sign the documents then you are to send An Affidavit of Support from the Probate Court Registry Authorizing a Government Accredited Attorney to sign documents on your behalf.

The cost of the Affidavit of Support is $90 and anybody asking you to pay any Amount above that should be reported to my office immediately for Persecution as Government has decided to deal decisively with anyone trying to encourage corruption which has dented the image of this Country among comity of Nations.

The Designated receiver name and address to send the Affidavit of Suport is as follows:

Receiver=== Name: Ezebuilo Emmanuel Ekwealor
Country==== Benin Republic
City======= Cotonou
Address:===108 BP Akpakpa road danto Benin Republic
Test Question:=== Transfer?
Answer:  ======== Urgent
Amt============== $90 USD

Yours in Service,

Mark Smith (Head Auditor


Lest anyone think that sending $90.00 to Benin will entitle them to millions of dollars, even if you were foolish enough to send this money along, you can be guaranteed that there will be fee after fee after fee demanded for this, that, and the other – in other words, these consummately evil eaters of pig dung will milk you for every penny you are dumb enough to send.

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Remember, these “money trunks” do not exist. This is a cleverly-faked picture. There is no money waiting for you in Africa. Never send money to an unknown person via Western Union, Money Gram, or Green Dot Money Pack Card, or any other method.

Be careful out there.

The Old Wolf has spoken.