Scams like these

rogerkambah

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Your email account was attached to Donation Chip NO: COVID-19/73253CA/2021 has been picked as a beneficiary of a lump sum pay out £1,550,952.00 (One Million Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Nine Hundred And Fifty two Pounds Sterling) in Correspondence to the COVID19 Pandemic Relief Funds.

Contact Person: Dr. Antonietta De Bonis.
E-mail: (deleted)
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (+90 456 302 1659

FILL PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM BELOW:
1.FULL NAMES:
2.ADDRESS:
3.SEX:
4.AGE:

Sincerely,
Sir. Levent Balian.
Controller General for COVID-19.

Unsurprisingly, DeBretts Peerage found no entry for Sir Levent Balian. 🤣🤣
 
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From: Commonwealth Netbank <email address deleted>
Sent: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:42 PM
To: Seat 0A
Subject: ***SPAM*** Important Message from Commonwealth Bank

Dear Customer, Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect, please update your account information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your account.

Log in to your Account <...>

If you don't update your information within 72 hours we'll limit what you can do with your account.

© Commonwealth Bank of Australia 2021 ABN 48 123 123 124



Yeah, right!!!
 
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Well if I'm dead, then a Power of Attorney won't help her claim the funds, nor will I be responding to your email :D

(I.M.F.) Headquarters
# 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20431
IMF.
REF: -XVGNN82010 (+ 1 276 286 0294)

Heads up; Beneficiaries,

Did you instruct a Ms. Donna K. Heberling to claim your money?

$ 5,000,000.00.? The above person visited this office at 10:45 am last week with a power of attorney that gives you your well-being In favor of and gives you the advantage of processing your outstanding funds and claim valued at $ 5,000,000.00 {FIVE Million, United US dollars) for personal reasons.

She also stated that you are one of the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) Sacrifice because you didn't survive but gave her the power Attorney to collect your outstanding funds before you die. You're welcome If you or someone answers this very important question so that we know what is right, are you (dead or alive)?

Our office asked Ms. Donna K. Heberling to come back to this Office within (48) working hours so that we can have staff Confirmation from you or someone who is allowed to read this email as a previous beneficiary.

(1.) Have you taught a Mrs. Donna K. Heberling from 1200 Fitch Way Sacramento, Ca 95864, to request and receive payments on your behalf because you are dead
(2.) Have you signed a deed of assignment?

Your favor makes you your current beneficiary / close relative Is your fund still outstanding?

We regret your instruction to issue this fund have been late to the new beneficiary, Ms. Donna K. Heberling, as one of the Victims of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but we have to stick to it Process this honorable organization by doing this Save order will be used by the beneficiary and the existing. analyzed and confirmed Attorney. Your urgent confirmation is required if you are (dead or) Alive). Please reply to this email with immediate effect.

Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva
International Administrative Director
Monetary Fund. (I.M.F.) (601).
Text number: (+1 276 286 0294)
 

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The mobile text messages about voice mails are overly abundant....
and the automatic transfers to the email trash folder are at record levels.
A side effect of the lack of wandering?

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Here is one I haven't seen before.
I believe it is actually legit, and I have driven rentals on these roads in southern California.
However, in my opinion it still a scam albeit a legal one for the benefit of lawyers.

A few years back I was eligible to participate in a US class action where a listed company had provided misleading information, and anyone who had purchased shares with a certain period was eligible to claim. So, I submitted my details and had a couple of rounds of legal letters, processes etc before I realised the law firm that had brought the action was going to get 90% of the kitty, and my share was a few dollars. From then on I just ignored them.

From: Toll Roads Settlement Administrator [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 7:25 AM
To:
Subject:
Legal Notice about a Toll Roads class action settlement -- click link to submit a claim


Our Records Show That You Drove on the 73, 133, 241, and/or 261 Toll Roads in Southern California or Provided Information to the Operator of Those Toll Roads, and May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.
A federal court has authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

Use your Unique ID Number xx_xx_xx_xx to file an easy online claim here.

Why am I receiving this Notice? You are receiving this Notice because the records of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and/or San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (“TCA”) show that your “Personally Identifiable Information” (“PII”) may have been shared for purposes of toll or penalty collection, toll-road interoperability, or other reasons from April 13, 2015, to June 16, 2021. You are therefore likely a Class Member eligible to receive relief under a class action settlement (the “Settlement”) with TCA and BRiC (“Defendants”).

What was the lawsuit about? In the settled lawsuit, Plaintiffs raised several claims, including that Defendants improperly collected and shared with third parties the PII of operators of motor vehicles that used the 73, 133, 241, and/or 261 Toll Roads in Orange County, California. Defendants denied all allegations. The Court has ruled for the Defendants on some of the allegations but has not decided who is right on the remaining allegations.

What are the Settlement terms? TCA will create a Settlement Fund of $29 million, provide $135 million in toll road penalty forgiveness, and change certain practices. If you have outstanding penalties, you will receive automatic forgiveness of the lesser of your outstanding penalties and $57.50, and you might also receive additional penalty forgiveness. If you do not have outstanding penalties, you may receive a Cash Award. The amount of your Cash Award will depend on the total number of claims submitted, the costs of administration, and the amount the Court awards for attorneys’ fees and costs and service awards. The lawyers representing Class Members intend to request up to 33.33% of the value of the Settlement for attorneys’ fees, plus expenses, and for service awards of up to $15,000 from the Settlement for each Class Representative. The Detailed Notice explaining the terms of the Settlement is available here.

What are my options? You have four options: First, using your Unique ID number shown at the top of this email, you can submit your claim online here at the Settlement Website, www.TollRoadsSettlements.com and seek benefits from the Settlement. Alternatively, you may download a paper Claim Form at the website and submit via regular mail. Second, you may do nothing, in which case you will not receive a cash award but may still receive penalty forgiveness, and your claims against Defendants will be released and you will be bound by the orders and judgments of the Court. Third, you may exclude yourself from the Settlement by mailing a signed letter to the Class Administrator, indicating that you wish to be excluded from the Settlement. If you exclude yourself, you will receive no penalty forgiveness or cash awards from the Settlement, but you will keep any claims you have against Defendants to the extent that they are not barred by applicable law and have not been resolved by the Court. Fourth, as long as you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to the Settlement and indicate whether you plan to appear at the Fairness Hearing, which is scheduled to occur on January 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom. You may appear at the hearing, either yourself or through an attorney hired by you, by calling 1-888-490-0922 (or visiting the FAQs on the Settlement Website) to request the Zoom link and/or telephone number for the hearing, but you don’t have to. Please notify the Settlement Administrator of any change in your contact information.

What are the deadlines? The deadline for submitting a claim, excluding yourself, and objecting is 11:59 p.m. PT on November 8, 2021. The Detailed Notice available on the website explains how to exclude yourself or object.

For more information, visit www.TollRoadsSettlements.com. You may also call 1-888-490-0922.
 

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Not a scam, but stupid anyway. Australia Post sends out SMS messages containing a link to a site MYPO.ST It is actually theirs, but it looks like a scam, and I never click on links.
 

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Not a scam, but stupid anyway. Australia Post sends out SMS messages containing a link to a site MYPO.ST It is actually theirs, but it looks like a scam, and I never click on links.
I received a series of SMS messages from AusPost, the first one saying my parcel to the US had been received and was being processed. I then got regular updates as it winged its way across the Pacific and was delivered at the other end. I realised it was not a scam when I was not offered a chance to cancel or similar. I guess someone misread the mobile number!!
 

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Hello
I sent you an email on 22/7/2021 which I do not know if you really received or not because I got no answer from you. I am John Mills, an account officer with a Bank. We have a late engineer with your surname (Oates) that the government wants to seize his money Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($ 10.500.000.00) because no name is identified as his next of kin. I am asking for your full cooperation to enable us to transfer the money into your bank for us to share it 50/50 or invest it into real estate at the same rate instead of the government to seize it for infrastructure maintenance. I will be glad to hear from you very soon if you receive my message this time unlike before. The fund will be legally transferred into your bank account if you accept my proposal, Reply too xx_xx_xx
Sincerely,
John Mills
 

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I had been looking at cameras on fb‘s market page, this link was thrown up later as an inline ad. An $11000 camera body for $111.08, don’t think so!
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Body now showing as sold out.
 
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Received this beauty just now.

Reply-To: [email protected] dot com
From: David Flint <[email protected] dot com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 18:11:38 +0800
Message-ID: <[email protected] dot gmail dot com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Good Morning,

I am David Flint, I'm from Scotland, please I want to be sure that
you are the one receiving this letter before I can release an
important information to you, I want you to verify that your email
address is still valid and accessed by you,

as soon as I receive your response I will proceed and release the
vital information to you and your family. I'm taking this
precautionary gauge to avoid getting this significant information
into the wrong hands because of how susceptible it is.

Thanks.

David Flint
 

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I am ecstatic to see that my compensation payment worth of US$10,700,000.00 is going to be paid to me soon 😆



-----Original Message-----
From: Dr.Godwin Emefiele,(C.B.N) <fdeleted email>
Sent: Saturday, 14 August 2021 5:58 AM
Subject: INSTRUCTION TO RELEASE YOUR UNPAID FUND..


APPROVED FUNDS OF YOUR COMPENSATION PAYMENT WORTH OF US$10,700,000.00, (TEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS VIA ATM CARD).
This is to Inform you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long overdue Compensation fund, due to excessive demand for money after which your Compensation fund worth
US$10,700,000.00 (Ten, Million Seven Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) via ATM CARD remains unpaid.

Respond to this e-mail on (deleted email) with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your Compensation fund via ATM CARD will be released.

Best Regards,

Dr.Godwin Emefiele,
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Phone Number: +234-818-091-7653

Edit: to remove the scammer's email address. Don't know why I would care about their privacy, but a previous post was edited by a mod so thought I'd save them the trouble.
 
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And this one!!! They don't want much information at all really. On a serious and related note, my 90 year old Father in Law recently gave his credit card number and a copy of his driver's licence to a scammer - thought he was buying bitcoin. We managed to cancel the card before he got charges on it. But there does not seem to be anyone in authority who cares at all that he has also given his driving licence (address, DOB) to scammers.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joy Lewis <deleted@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, 5 August 2021 6:22 PM
Subject: Dear Beneficiary,

First Bank Direct Customer Center
Address:, 15 Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island 100272, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: (+234-816 5078 398)
Text: (+234-816 5078 398)
Service Attendant:
Dr. Adesola Kazeem. Adeduntan

Dear Beneficiary,

Be informed that after the investigations into some irregular payments by the banks, the New Nigerian Government under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, in conjunction with the First Bank Plc , has formalized arrangements to commence the payment of your outstanding payment of $520,000 to you through this esteem bank. The First Bank Plc.

By this new payment arrangement, you are to enjoy less or no costs as Your payment has already been approved to be loaded into a Visa Debit (ATM) card which will be delivered to you at your preferred Destination in your country, The ATM card will access your funds from Any ATM Machines service in over 170 countries and can be used at P.O.S globally.

So therefore if you in any way happened to be among those that was being cheated by the fake and dictated online Internet Scammed victims report in respect of your over long outstanding payment, the New Nigerian government now uses this little opportunity to rewards you back on that same payment to show our heartfelt on your past experience at the wrong hands. Please go ahead and furnish us with the following information below for accurate delivery without mistakes:

1.) Name in full:.....................

2.) Valid Delivery Address:................

3.) Your Telephone Contact...............

4) Home/Address..................

5) Copy Of your Passport

The receipt of the above-listed requirements by our Debit Card Unit Assures safe delivery of your loaded ATM card to your destination Within 48hrs, the only fee you will have to pay for this card package delivery is the sum of $255 only which Is for the shipment of your new loaded ATM card via the Federal Express FedEx / D.H.L worlds Courier shipping service.

Note: that as soon as the parcel is on transit, your tracking Number will be forward to you to enable you to track your Package wherever you are to know the movement status of your package delivery. Repeat again, try and reconfirm your delivery information as soon as You receive this mail to avoid any further delay and take note that Your pin code of the card is 7864, do not expose it to anybody. And try To call us so that i will be rest assured that this message gets To you safely.

Contact Email: deleted@gmail.com

Faithfully yours,

Adesola Kazeem. Adeduntan (Dr. )
Cards Payments First Bank Unit,
Phone; +234-816 5078 398
Text: +234-816 5078 398
By First Banking Management
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I got a robocall today claiming that an illegal package had arrived in country addressed to me. It seems an arrest warrant has been issued in my name and I was recommended to press 1 to speak to AFP.

No way, Jose! If AFP is silly enough to flag to me that they've taken out a warrant for my arrest, I'm outta here!

Cheers skip.
in hiding.
 

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I got a warning this morning. If only I had an American Express card.


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I have often wondered why a private number rings on your mobile then immediately hangs up when you answer. My travel enabler (out of practice) discussed this with a friend and they came up with a believable answer. The scam is to collect live mobile numbers to sell on to other scammers. Makes sense to me at last. It is now doubly annoying having received a hang up call to know that your number may be passed on the other scammers.
 

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I have often wondered why a private number rings on your mobile then immediately hangs up when you answer. My travel enabler (out of practice) discussed this with a friend and they came up with a believable answer. The scam is to collect live mobile numbers to sell on to other scammers. Makes sense to me at last. It is now doubly annoying having received a hang up call to know that your number may be passed on the other scammers.
While not arguing that what your friend says is incorrect, another explanation I have heard is they the input 4 or 5 numbers and then as soons as one is answered, the others get dropped.

I have had 2 calls today from my friendly "Telstra" technical department, the second being quite insistent that I got my computer so we could block certain unknown users from using my WiFi for naughty purposes.
 
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