Scams like these

dajop

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Had a call late yesterday afternoon and again this morning (from different numbers, one from Wollongong, one from Werribee), claiming to be Nicole from NBN and that press 1 to speak to someone or my line will be disconnected in 24 hrs. No big deal ..... but ....

Only 2 hrs before the I received the first scam call I made a call (from a different phone) to the broadband provider for our holiday home because we were having lots of drops last week. The provider was going to refer it to NBN for technical assistance, and this was the number I gave them to contact me on. Very odd ( never use this number regularly, as I am normally based overseas, but have had this phone on for the last 6 weeks and no calls on it at all, then all of a sudden this ...).
 

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Virus Alert . Got a FAKE DHL missed parcel drop SMS today. Track you parcel, by installing the non-playstore App. from a dodgy non DHL url. 0408 373 213 . Reverselookup had 3 matches on this number, seems it targets online banking..

There is also a fake BorderForce phonecall going on. I rang back and said' Interpol Voice Print service, please repeat your full name for our voiceprint database' . Funny, they hung up - fast.
 
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I get beauties similar to this every now and again:

4:30 PM (5 minutes ago)

to bcc: me
This message seems dangerous

Similar messages were used to steal people's personal information.
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personal information.
From UNITED NATIONS.

U.S.A Government World Bank I.M.F And United Nations Organization,
this is to inform you of your long overdue Payment outstanding in our
records. We saw your name in the Central Computer among list of unpaid
inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information's
through this email contact for immediate confirmation. Your name
appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of
the sum of $9.5 Million USD to you, Credited to Online Bank ATM Card
account that was set up for you in World Bank and it has been approved
already months ago.

However we received an email from one (MR. BRIGHT HOFFMAN) who told us
That he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last
four months back. He has also submitted his contact information's to
the office department for the delivery of your ATM Card to him as your
inheritor. We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we
have in our Bank records before we can make the delivery to him and
for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or not.

Please, confirm response immediately to us before our action release
your ATM Card to him against your name listed out. Upon this, I
request you send your full personal information as soon as possible to
our ATM Card Payment Center to enable them finalize with the delivery
of you ATM Card to you.

Your Full Names:_____________
Contact Address:__
Mobile Phone:_____________
Home Phone:_____________
WhatsApp Number_____________
Occupation:_____________
Marital Status:_____________
Age:_____________

In order to resolve this problem, Please contact ( Our ATM Card
Payment Center)immediately for the delivery of your ATM Card via their
below
Contact Person: Mrs. Sandra Scott ( Payment Center Managing DE-mail
Via: (sandrascottt5 (at) gmail.com)

thank you,
Mrs. Sandra Scott ,
UN secretary General.
 

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This guy has been persistent, but it disappears to he junk thread every time :D

Dear

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY.

It is my pleasure to officially inform you that your name was on the list of those scammed victims, who was compensated by the Nigerian Federal Government to the sum of $4,750,000 (US dollars).

Already the sum of $75,000 (seventy five thousand US dollars) has been issued an ATM at Zenith Bank headquarters, Plot 84, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria, awaiting the confirmation of your;

1)Full names
2)Address
3)telephone number, and
4)e-mail

subject to the confirmation of your embassy.

You are directed to contact the account officer in charge of foreign remittance, Chidi Martins; via email;

zenith bank gmail address (no self respecting bank would use gmail)

Kind regards,

FOR: Public Affairs Section, Abuja
Embassy of the United States of America
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Best regards,

From Michael Green

I love searching Google for the address. There is no Zenith bank, but swivel around and across the road is a business called Zenith :D
 

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An SMS scam received last night - deleted straight away and blocked (although probably a fruitless thing to do)

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No details as expected:

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Dear Friend



How are you today and i hope you are doing very fine?

Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious.This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. Please I want you to read this letter very carefully and I must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidentiality of this business and I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. Please this is not a joke and I will not like you to joke with it OK, with due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose, I make this contact with you as I believe that you can be of great assistance to me

My name is Mr. Nasir Daku. from South Sudan but currently in the republic of South Africa due to persistent conflict going on in our country.I got your contact from the South Africa Easy Info Directory, and I am contacting you for your kind assistance for investment in your country.

I really wish to invest towards real estate properties, Hotel or construction company ,as the case may be, but if there is any other investment you think that would be profitable for me, please let me know.

I shall be waiting to hear from you through the email address ( removed ) for more orientation, possibly with your direct telephone number .

Your early response will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr.Nasir Daku.
 

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Dear Friend,

My name is Tan Ruby I am a cancer Patient and the disease have taken
over my entire system according to medical diagnosis and I want to
donate my inheritance fund ($6Million Dollars) that my late husband
left with a Financial Institution here in Burkina Faso to you because
recently, the doctor told me that I might not survive the latest
Surgery which I have been booked for.

I want you to use 20% of the fund to build orphanage homes in while
20% goes to cancer charities and then donate 30% to institutions
housing elderly and retired persons who bore no children in their life
time just like I and my late husband. The remaining 30% goes to you as
the person who agreed to carry out my last wish and I will give you
more details.

Tan Ruby
 

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[Telstra logo]
Your last payment was declined. ***.our payment system has detected an invalid billing associated with your account.
your service now is scheduled for automatic termination.
Please update your payment information today to avoid service interruption.

with a click through leading to nordicgamingleague........

:rolleyes:
No I am not wandering
Fred
 

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It is strange and unbelieveable, because it's too good to be true - this one from Indonesia:

Good Day my dear,

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the Estate of Late Mr. Kenneth Colwynn, I wish to notify you that late Mr. Kenneth Colwynn, made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of US$4,500,000.00 (Four Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars Only) to you in the codicil and the last testament to his will.

This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.

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 good.

Mr. Kenneth Colwynn, until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his lifetime. Late Mr. Kenneth Colwynn, died on the 16th day of February 2020 at the age of 90 years and his WILL is now ready for execution.

According to him, this money is to support his charity activities to help the poor and needy.

Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me to conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant date.

Please contact me ASAP.

Regards,

James Hagen
 

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The Financial Action Task Force
(Groupe d'action financière)
FATF / GAFI
1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20220, USA


INVESTIGATION CONCLUDED ON FUND VALUED $5,500,000 USD

Introduction: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an international policy-making and standard-setting body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

In view of the aforementioned, your file was submitted to my office by the First Gulf Finance Dubai UAE seeking approval before the final transfer of $5,500,000 USD (Five Million Five Hundred United States Dollars) in your name and favour.

This agency is statutorily mandated to monitor/ report and STOP fund transfers that do not meet the basic ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING requirements. In view of the aforementioned I need you to get back to me ASAP re-confirmed to me the following details;

1. Name
2. Residential address
3. Telephone number
4. Scanned copy of ID card.

It is imperative that you respond to this letter to avoid STOPPAGE of the fund transfer and subsequent PROSECUTION for MONEY LAUNDERING.

Thank you.

Mr. Marcus Pleyer
Vice President
 

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Bloody hell OATEK you're in a bit of a pickle. You have to accept the money so you don't get done for money laundering.
Yes and its obviously legit as they share the same address as

U.S. Department of the Treasury​

Main Address:

1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220
 
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