July 29, 2009

Another 419 Scam...

Yep, another 419 scam. Poor Mr. Ho Chen Tung has no idea what to do, he's asking YOU, a stranger in a strange land, to handle such a huge amount of money....

Yeah. Right.


contact me immediately via email,[{Email Removed}]for more information
with respect to a transfer of $21,300,000.00 to you. this money initially
belongs to a client who died and had no next of kin in his account-opening
package. in order to achieve this, I shall require your full name, and
telephone number to reach you. Most importantly, a confirmation of
acceptance from you after which I shall furnish you with the full details
of this transaction


Please treat as urgent and confidential.

Ho Chen Tung

July 27, 2009

They know your firewall's security settings suck...

Most definitely a scam email. DO NOT click on any of the links if you get an email like this. They're most likely viruses, trojans or other general nastiness you don't want on your computer.

If your firewall settings are indeed in need of updating, no link you click in an email will get you anywhere (at least, nowhere you want to go).

The links in this post have been removed for your safety.


Firewall Gold Message Center: You may need to update your Firewall security settings as soon as possible:

Press here to update your Firewall security settings or read below for more information:

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There is a high possibility that your PC's Firewall security settings may become exploited by malicious websites without your knowledge. This could easily lead to the following attacks on your PC's hard drive:

- Unwanted Virus Downloads
- Uncontrollable Trojan horse attacks
- The running of unwanted script programs
- The installation of malicious spyware

If your PC is not protected correctly then these attacks could allow hackers to track your movements across the Internet. It also means that your information, ranging from passwords to credit card numbers, can be stored by sites that you visit. A successful hacker could examine this information and extract it, setting the stage for identity theft, credit card fraud, or worse.

Press here for more information on how to make certain you are protected:

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Some unknown or untrusted websites use script programs to change your home page, modify your web history, display advertisements, disable your back button, or redirect you to different websites without your consent. Such scripts have also been recently used by Russian hackers to silently install viruses on end-user's computers.

One way to protect your PC is to download this new FIREWALL software program.

Press here to run the Firewall system scan now:

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July 24, 2009

Princess wants a relationship with ME!! 419 Scam

Dear Friend, Good day and Compliments, I am writing this letter in confidence believing that if it is the wish of God for you to help me and my family, God almighty will bless and reward you abundantly and you would never regret this. I am a female student from University of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.

I am 25 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and home oriented. I will love to have a long-term relationship with you and to know more about you I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in time coming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.

Well, my lovingly Parents died two Years ago and left I and my junior brother behind. My late father was a king, which our town citizens titled him over sixteen years before his death. I was a princess to him and I am the only person who can take care of his wealth now because my junior brother is still young.

Now am matured to face the life. I know my entire father's wealth. He deposited the sum of USD 7, 300.000 Dollars (Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in a Security Company here in Burkina Faso in West African Country. Due to my late father position during the lodging of the money he told the security company management the content of the box was gold that belongs to his foreign partner and it was agreed and signed that on his absence the consignment will only be release to his partner by authorization of his only daughter which I am. This money was annually paid into my late fathers account from Shell petroleum development company (SPDC) and chevron Oil Company operating in our locality for the compensation of youth and community development in our jurisdiction.

I don't know how and what I will do to invest this money somewhere in abroad, so that my father's kindred will not take over what belongs to my father and our family, which they were planning to do without my present because I am a female as stated by our culture in the town.

I therefore seek your urgent attention and apply to the security company as my late father business partner and retrieve the box containing the total sum of USD 7, 300.000. I urgently need your humble assistance to move this money from the security company to your bank account that is why I felt happy when I saw your contact because I strongly believe that by the grace of God, you will help me to invest this money wisely.

I am ready to pay 20% of the total amount to you if you help me in this transaction and another 10% interest per Annual after Income to you, for handling this transaction for us, which you will strongly have absolute control over. If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist me in lifting this fund, kindly reach me. Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free and I hope to commence the transaction as quick as possible, I will send you my Pictures as soon as I hear from you.

Yours Sincerely, Princess Amada


This is most definitely a 419, Nigerian or Advance-Fee Scam. Don't bother responding!

Here's a Snopes.com article on the details of how this scam works.

And here's a documentary that ABC aired on this Nigerian scam. It can take many forms, but always involves some wealthy heir or heiress who needs YOUR help transferring untold amounts of money.