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    Re: Internet Scams

    Great idea for a thread.

    Basically ANY email from someone claiming to be able to give you/make you tons of money for nothing or really easily has about a 99.999999% chance of being a scam. And whether you think it's legit or not, DO NOT EVER give out info like your social security number, bank account numbers, PINs, passwords etc online.

    At this point I think this guy's site and the guy himself merits a link. He messed with a lot of this "Nigerian scammer" POSs quite a bit - some are funny as hell to read if you have the time. I love how he strung them along for the longest time and got them to make total asses of themselves (even a casual glance at the pics should be enough to convince you) - only to find they weren't getting a penny:

    Ebola Monkey Man: Nigerian 419 Scam

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    Re: Internet Scams

    if it says money if it says nigeraria or if it says money and oh did i mention money.
    its a scam LoLz
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    Re: Internet Scams

    Well heres one made so well i sorta paniced at first
    This was made by a hidden link under the unlock.bla bla

    irected to a false page which looks liek original and steals your login lol
    i used login:PHAIL
    password: loosers
    Im guessing that link is no longer valid thou

    Dear personsemail@gmail.com,

    Your account is locked for outgoing transfers and credit/debit card payments therefore we cannot complete this transaction.

    To unlock your account, you must restore your account. Please visit unlock.moneybookers.com and submin your information..

    Thank you for choosing Moneybookers!

    *******************************

    Moneybookers Ltd., London, Registered in England and Wales no 4260907.
    Registered office: Welken House, 10-11 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6EH, United Kingdom.
    Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom (FSA).
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    Re: Internet Scams

    Deaf Scam at FaceBook.

    I got an AIM on Facebook. This person started talking about herself, being Deaf, not married and living in XX where she doesn’t know many Deaf people. She wants to meet other Deaf people. Then she started hitting on me. Recognizing a scam, I decided to play it dumb, stringing her along, for the fun of it.

    xxxx:

    I retired and live on $750,000 from deaf lottery.

    Yea u heard about deaf lottery before?

    10:52pm Mishka

    You won $750,000 dollars? Nice.

    No, not really. What is it about?

    10:53pm xxxx

    UN (United nation ) give harry money to use for lottery for deaf people

    (name deleted) is the lottery man who give deaf people money

    10:55pmMishka

    hmm how does that work?

    10:56pm xxxx

    you talk to (name deleted) then (name deleted) check ur record with government if you got good record.. harry will send u money

    10:56pmMishka

    hmm that sounds interesting

    what is his last name?

    xxxx: (name deleted)

    At that point, I got tired of playing this , so I turned off the AIM.

    United Nations doesn’t give away free money for lotteries for Deaf people.

    Rules of thumb: If it is too good to be true, very likely it is. Anytime a stranger asks you to give out confidential information, i.e. your social security number, your bank account number, the maiden name of your mother, etc, these questions should raise red flags. You don’t need to make a deposit in order to get the lottery winning. Lotteries don’t contact you out of blue to inform you of winnings if you haven’t entered any lottery.

    Unfortunately these scammers find in Facebook a rich niche of Deaf Community. Few days later I got an e mail from another scammer who sent me an invite. Not accepting the invite, I asked her who she is… and in return, she sent me a ‘Congratulatory, Deaf Lottery Winner’. Rolling my eyes, I blocked her. I’ve already warned others about the first scammer. This time, I will warn people, revealing the Facebook name of that scammer and file a complaint to Facebook staff.

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at 12:47 pm and is filed under Abuses, Deaf Cyberworld. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
    25 Responses to “Deaf Scam at FaceBook.”

    1. Deaf Pixie Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Yeah I recalled that ONe of scam about Americian Historical in New york.

    I won the prize they sent me a package. I realized the package seem strange. I opened and decide to not depoisted in my bank. I went to different bank because check was from Well Fargo. I went to Well Fargo and I explained to the teller about website I saw it it say New York that name of Company and Check say it was from San Fransinco. Teller complete check and say You are right!! It is Scam .. I gave it to teller’s supervisor. My older daughter say it is not scam. Looking so Real check. I said Be more carefully if you feel not right and check the bank first before you depoisted.

    he say with his gesture sign “You SMART!” .. Then other day the cop from chatonline I blocked. they say it is not scam. I say sorry I already reported. I put block every since.
    2. Deaf Pixie Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Mishka Zena,

    Worth to not take serious from Scam.and Police Department wont do anything about it.
    I learn something about Facebook. Thanks for letting us know about DeafRead.
    3. Deaf Advocate Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Yeah! I get that all the time from scammers from Europe, Russia, Africa and other countries. I wish they would go to prison for scamming. I get tired and dissed whenever they pop up on aim or e-mail… I would shoot expletives **&#$*#&@&@ at them and put them on spam and blocked lists. Damn! They are robbers!
    4. bouyea Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Why are they preying on deaf people??
    5. A Deaf Pundit Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve seen that going around on AIM as well. A friend of mine got an IM saying that if he gave this company 540 bucks, he would get 90k dollars.

    He was smart enough not to fall for it, thankfully… but one of his friends did fall for it. :X
    6. Peachlady Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I got deaf scam email few times a week. I ain’t stupid!

    I hope no deaf person will fall for it.
    7. Diane Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Same here – Deaf FBI and Deaf Lottery. I ain’t stupid either. I blocked both however I still get it once in a while and I simply ignored it. I feel for some Deaf people who fall for it.
    8. Tishia C Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    You won the ‘Honest Scrap’ Award!
    9. Dianrez Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve been getting spam involving Facebook and a new scam called Big Kiss. Every day several emails from these two arrive in my mailbox and asks for my address list, my email password, or to send them money for a free membership.

    Bah! It’s getting to the point where I have to analyze each new email for signs of spam. If I don’t recognize it, off it goes into the spam box.
    10. jjpuorro Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Ha ha ha…someone tried to do the same for me and I played along by saying stuff like, “I have 10 million dollars, but I am sooo GREEDY…is it ok if I send you 3 million to start…but first you must prove yourself to me by sending me $300…just $300 for 3 million!!!” After going back and forth 1,00o times or so…they gave up (hey, I was bored waiting in a waiting room for the doctor).
    11. Bill Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Did you ever wonder if it’s someone we know?

    I have started to get deaf scam emails in the last year too.
    12. Refugee Redux Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    This is why I use fake email addresses almost every time I’m expected to fill in a form field (unless I’m doing business with a company or contacting a friend). I haven’t gotten anything – all the more reason to guard your email address.
    13. Teri Says:
    December 17th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Hi!

    I find it very strange! I never get any spams at FB except for one time, when someone with its real name posted on my wall saying that my profile picture was featured on another site. I instantly knew it was a scam or likewise when it prompted me to type in my email address and password. I typed in the password, “WTF” — to let them know I am not to be messed around with!!

    FBers ought to read FB’s “Help” and “Security” webpages, very well explained.

    Do Always listen to this old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Probably? No! Ditch it! Hard earned money is the best way to make wealth! Period!

    Thank you, Misha for notifying the Deaf of several possible scams on FB.

    Teri
    14. SnoopyFreak02 Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Wow, about scam.. never happened to me, (knock on the wood, who knows). I would the same thing to block the person who I dont know and report to FB staff.

    Thanks for sharing with us about Deaf of possible scams on FB, Mishka.

    Happy Holidays 2009!
    15. Deaf Pixie Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    MZ & Everyone,

    I also forgot to mentioned you that someone warned me that FB is having a virus. She say she was heard by rumor. she was not quiet sure if FB have a virus?

    Have you heard of that before?

    About Scam. I have no problem with virus or Scam,either.
    16. Robert Alfred Hawkins Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    I’m weary of this. I never cease to amaze me how some take this so seriously on a daily basis bantering and broadcasting this and that for all to see but that’s quite the norm in certain components of the deaf and hearing populations.

    This is like old news rehashed. That absurd kind has been going on long since AOL first came to be in my life in form of America Online for Macintosh launched in 1989 as a quite popular Apple Macintosh BBS.

    But, of course, some of us have nothing better to do at a given moment such as when waiting. Couldn’t resist dishing out stuff!
    17. mishkazena Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Deaf Pixie, smart move. Glad you listened to your gut feeling.

    Deaf Advocate, indeed. Now they have enroached the Facebook.

    Bouyea, the hearing people are also preyed by other lottery scammers.

    DP, ouch. Most of the time people fall for it because they ignore their gut instincts, hoping for once this will come true.

    Peach, Diane, Dianrez.. they are pesky, just like cockroaches.

    Tishia, thanks I’ll be sending you an e mail soon.

    jj I love your game! I’ll do that next time *evil snickering*

    Bill, the more public our e mail addresses are, the more we get these. Bloggers are high targeted.

    Refugee, that’s an excellent idea. I don’t use my personal e mail addy. However, my public e mail addy is listed in my blog.
    18. joseph Says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Please publish the names of spammers. I understand you’re trying to respect their privacy, but the whole point is that they don’t respect the privacy of others, yes?
    19. Jay Says:
    December 20th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    The scammer has a new name. The scammer goes by as Mary Trisha now.. lovinmary2003@hotmail.com lovinmary2003 (Yahoo) Beware!! I just encountered the scammer few mins ago. During the conversation I googled the names and this comes up.. Phew..
    20. Debra Says:
    January 13th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I m from the UK and had a person who claim to be Paul and told me that I had won a brand new dell laptop and an $85,000 and said that an e mail was sent to me to claim it and he add me to chat on MSN an in which I accept to chat with him and he then explain what I had won and ask me to give him the information and details and mention that an e mail was sent to me 2 weeks ago and why I hadnt claim it!!!! I was demand for him to resend me the e mail again or give me phone number so my daughter will phone him personally (I am Deaf) and I ask him few questions and said that he was from Deaf Lottery and I know for fact that I hadnt done or e mail any Deaf Lottery..he kept on saying that he need my information and my name, age and job…I told him again and again to re send me the e mail and he said that he wouldnt be able to do it as he is only the agent and it different dept to resend the e mail I told him that I would happily wait for him to re send the e mail…and I then look your website and that How they got the Deaf people information from Facebook…so please please do be careful as I m not sure if it a scam but it seems to be it is and his msn e mail addy is paul_petrie@live.com..dont sure if that would be useful….and again BEWARE!!!!!
    21. Ben Vess Says:
    January 15th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Now that I have a feed reader and putting together all my boomarks and stuff–I’ll never ever again miss a post you make, mishka!

    Your scam isn’t so bad compared to Bernie Madoff, eh? hahahaha.

    -Ben
    22. Jason Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Thank you very much! I got the same thing through messenger. A woman claiming to be from the US. I repeatedly stated I was not interested but she kept up with this conversation everytime she was online so I became suspicious and did a google search for “Deaf Lottery United Nations”, as I am from Australia. Lotteries don’t work in different countries.

    Upon finding this post, I immediately hang on her and deleted the contact.

    So thank you again for the warning
    23. Kobus Nienaber Says:
    March 16th, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Thank you very much! I got the same thing through yahoo. A woman claiming to be from the US. I repeatedly stated I was not interested but she kept up with this conversation everytime she was online so I became suspicious and did a google search for “Deaf Lottery United Nations”, as I am from South Africa. Lotteries don’t work in different countries.
    24. Katrina Says:
    August 2nd, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I had the same conversation on facebook with a woman who claimed she lived in Ohio US who had won the BSL lottery. I played along with the conversation and she wanted me to get in touch with ‘Harry’. I was obviously suspicious and googled it and found this page.
    Shocking scam!!!
    25. Lynn McGuire Says:
    September 4th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I have a deaf roommate who received an email saying that he could receive $30000 usd and a free laptop from the US government because he is deaf and this is available to any deaf person in the US and Canada (we live in Calgary, Alberta) I warned him that this is probably a scam, but he went ahead and contacted the person. Does anyone have any information regarding this? I don’t want him to loose his shirt over this, and he is a little naive in some aspects. He even posted on his facebook page that he is happy because he is receiving the money and new laptop! Please, any information would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks, Lynn
    Mishka Zena Blog Archive Deaf Scam at FaceBook.

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    Re: Internet Scams

    Warning: fraudulent emails

    Winter 2009

    Christian Aid, along with a number of organisations, has been the subject of a long running email scam.

    An email correspondent, purporting to represent Christian Aid, promises each random recipient a grant award as a result of a lottery procedure.

    The object of the scam is to get you to register with an email address and to correspond with the emailer.

    You will be required to pay a sum of money to release a cheque or to activate a bank account. The perpetrator will then take your fee and will then cease correspondence with you.

    Needless to say, Christian Aid does not offer grants as part of a lottery process and all our grant awards are to risk assessed partners in order to perform targeted project development and emergency relief work. We do not offer grants in the way described.

    Please be aware that we have notified the UK police.

    We are further taking active steps to notify the Internet Service Providers to close the offending addresses down, and the telephone authorities to trace and disconnect the offending telephone numbers.

    If you are in receipt of this email please forward it to emailscam@christian-aid.org, together with full email headers. For details of how to access the headers for your email software, visit Finding Full Email Headers

    Do not telephone the number notified and do not engage in correspondence with the emailer, by responding to the email you are confirming that the email account is active thereby confirming it is spammable and sellable.

    For any queries please feel free to contact us at the above email address.
    Warning: fraudulent emails - Christian Aid

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    Re: Internet Scams

    Quote Originally Posted by Fibonacci View Post
    I am Mr. SONG LI, I have a business proposal for you,I will need you
    to assist me execute a business transfer $19,500,000.00usd from Hang Seng BankLtd.
    to your country.Reply
    if you are interested songlibk17@yahoo. com.h k
    Kind Regards,
    Mr. SONG LI

    Got this one today...

    Should I be worried?
    NAW........Send em your SS# and Bank info ASAP!!!!!!
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    Re: Internet Scams

    Here is a WEINER!!!!!

    And yes I DID get this........




    Dr Kittii N. A. wrote:
    KITTI & ASSOCIATE CHAMBERS
    Bangkok Thailand 10240
    Email:kittichambers1977@yahoo.com.hk
    Website: www.sbcinterlaw.com



    My Regards to you and family,

    Please kindly accept my apology for sending unsolicited mail to you I believe you are a highly respected personality considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database of your country here in Bangkok Thailand. I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events,Though this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is private, and it should be treated in strict confidence.

    Well, I am DR, KITTI N. A , a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to MR, OLIVE GREENE who used to work with Siamrak Company Limited.On the 21st of April 2005, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sukhumvit Express Road.

    Unfortunately, they all lost their lives in the event of the accident. Since then I have made several inquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind in Particularly bank where the deceased deposited the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only).Consequently, this bank issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 5 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the fund will be transferred into your account by the
    bank.


    Upon receipt of the fund, I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we will make with the bank.
    All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

    You are needed as a next of kin to be presented before the bank to inherit the fund, please i advice you to reply me back to my above private email address which is as the same as this :kittichambers1977@yahoo.com.hk for security reasons.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Many Thanks.

    Yours Sincerely,

    LLB. DR, KITTI N. A .
    Website: www.sbcinterlaw.com
    Last edited by BTS; 02-06-2010 at 02:56 PM. Reason: brain fart
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    Re: Internet Scams

    Another WEINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 50/50..............beter than previous.....60/40...



    David Thorburn wrote:
    David Thorburn
    Chief Operating Officer,
    Clydesdale Bank.
    E-mail :davidburnt1u@yahoo.com.hk

    Greetings,

    I am David Thorburn Chief Operating Officer, Clydesdale Bank. I am getting
    in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with last name
    similar to yours and an investment he placed under our banks management 10
    years ago, I believe would be of interest to you.In 2000, the subject matter;
    came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking
    division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of fifty million
    united states dollars ($50,000,000,00).

    My proposal; you share the same surname With our late client and i want you
    to stand as the bona-fide next of kin to the desease. If you are able to
    assist me we shall share the proceeds 50% for me, 50% for you


    I will send more details immediately i get a positive response from you.


    Regards,
    David Thorburn.
    "If America Was A Tree, The Left Would Root For The Termites...Greg Gutfeld."

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    Re: Internet Scams

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    Dear Valued Client

    Due to a recent security check on HSBC online banking,we require you to confirm your details by clicking on the logon link below

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    Reported Web Forgery!

    This web site at john-hansen has been reported as a web forgery and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

    Web forgeries are designed to trick you into revealing personal or financial information by imitating sources you may trust.

    Entering any information on this web page may result in identity theft or other fraud.

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    Re: Internet Scams

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