Another donation offer from the United Nations

Oy.  Once again, someone is seeking to separate people from their money by offering money.  The United Nations does not donate money to random individuals, but that does not keep spammers from sharing it.  And people still fall for it regularly.  The lure of free money in any economy trumps critical thinking at times.

The grammatical errors are straight from the email itself.


From:  United Nations (  Note:  I didn’t realize the UN used email addresses

Subject:  Message from United Nations

You have been selected as one the beneficiries to receive the sum of $5,000 from the United Nation. This is as part of the ongoing annual monetary donation disbursed by the United Nations to selected lucky individuals from the 36 member state of the United Nations. While some beneficiaries of this gesture receives the sum of $1,000 some are much more luckier to receive as much as $50,000 depending on which group the recipient was picked from. The United Nations each year disbursed well over $100,000,000 to different individual beneficiaries across the governing States of the United Nations. The motive of this donation is to provide financial empowerment to enable beneficiaries meet their immediate family and economic needs.It also provide an enterprises that will boost their economic and consumption activities and help reduce their vulnerability and widespread poverty. It also aimed to improve the health of their families,and/or take on new activities that will enhance their standard of living. The United Nations has successfully empowered more than 20,000 selected beneficiaries across the world since 2010. All the lucky beneficiaries were selected randomly through email balloting from over one million emails extracted from the the web. All payment has been approved to be disbursed to the different beneficiaries through a cashier cheque. To receive your check,please be advised to contact the payment processing agent,Mr Mark Adams immediately on for further detailing. Sincerely, Ms.Agnes Spensar Public Relation officer United Nations Organization(UNO) New York, NY 10017, United States


When the UN comes out and states that these types of messages are fraudulent, you’d think the scammers would try something different.  It’s shameful, pathetic, and scummy.

Be safe.


An indecent proposal from Liza Wong

Even though multiple reports about scammers offering something for nothing are in the news, people still fall for them.  Whether the offers come from ‘bank officers’ or ‘soldiers’ stationed overseas, it is rare for someone to randomly offer to share found riches with them.  Donations to worthy causes are not what I refer to.  Those are amazing and I thank those generous souls daily.  I’m specifically talking about people like “Liza Wong” who contact multiple people with the offer to share in unclaimed funds.


From:  Liza Wong ( and a protected email address)

Subject: Re: My Proposal

<>I am Ms. Liza Wong the Head of Accounting Audit Department of HSBC BANK (HSBC)in Malaysia. In my department in the Bank where i work, I discovered a sum of $85.5 Million USD In an account that belongs to one of our foreign deceased customers, a billionaire Business Mogul Late Mr.Moises Saba Masri, a Jew from Mexico who was a victim of a helicopter crash since 2010 year.resulting to his death and his family members.

You can see more information about Saba Masri Mr.Moises unfortunate end accident on the website-link below.,7340,L-3832556,00.html

Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come forth for the claim but nobody has done that SINCE 2010. I personally have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives,Which the Board of Directors are planing to share this funds among them-self. Which i have good heart to use this funds to help the poor and the motherless home.I seek your consent as my foreign business partner in this transaction to present you as the next of kin/Beneficiary to the deseased,so that the funds of this account valued at $85.5 Million usd can be paid to your local bank account in your country.Also this transaction is %100 free risk, because i have all the legal document with me to make this transaction possible, and the funds we be share 50/50 I want to use part of my funds to help orphanage and motherless child home And i dont know about you.

Please Provide me the following few information about you, as we have few days to run it through.

1, Your Full names:………………………..

 2, Your age:……………………..

 3, Your private phone number:……………

4, Your current country and residential address:……..

5, Your Occupation:…………………

Please on your confirmation of this message and indicating your interest, i will furnish you with more information on this business transaction once i get your respond back asap.

Best Regard

Ms Liza Wong<>

Don’t fall for this or any similar offer to share unclaimed funds or inheritances.  If you don’t want to dismiss it right away, do your research.,  Other sites will include these fake offers to help run these criminals out of business.

Be safe.

Money from strangers

Oy.   As much media coverage as these inheritance scams get, they still live, breathe, and multiply. The idea of free money from a generous stranger is appealing and designed to prove that there are good people out there.  The complete strangers who do things like this are not random people sending emails from across the world.

I have six benefactors waiting for my response now.  I figured I’d condense the messages into one post since the short messages are about the same.


From: No name  (

Subject:  Great News To You.

Message from Saudi Arabia Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal for his charity donation and You have been selected as recipient/benefactor for $2.5 Million Dollars from Alwaleed Philanthropic Foundation Grant.for more information contact us.

Best Regards

Ahmad Sadiq Azizi HR


From:  Mr. David (


I am Mr. David Touch,  I am sorry for this interruption. I have no other way to reach you than these way, please accept my apology.I am an account manager to one of our foreign late customer. It is my interest to contact you in respect of this our client who opened a draft account in my bank. It is with good spirit of heart I opened up this great opportunity to you. This deceased client of mine shares almost the same name as yours; He died as a result of heart-related condition on 14 of November 2011.His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the fukushima earthquake and tsunami disaster on the March 11, 2011 in northeastern Japan where they all lost their lives.

After his death, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address, but got no reply. He died without making any will. His draft account opened in my bank before his unfortunate death is $28,526,200.00 Dollars Only. I want to present you as the beneficiary of the deceased. I will use my position and influence in our bank to make sure they release this money to you for our mutual sharing. If I wait for days and did not hear from you, I shall look for another person.

Kindly get back to me for more details.

Mr. David Touch


From: hhhhhhhhhhh (

Subject: greetings

I am Capt.Ivan Castro,an officer in US Army, really need your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which has just arrived in USA from Afghanistan. I hope you can be trusted?You will be rewarded handsomely and i will explain further when i get a response from you,

God Bless you

Capt.Ivan Castro


From:  No name (

Subject:  Congrat



And these are the short ones.  All of the messages are lies.  There are or funds, inheritances from secret and previously unknown relatives, and no military officers looking to smuggle funds from Afghanistan.  These people are scum.

Be smart and safe.  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Especially if the message lands in your spam folder.

Mr. Antionette has urgent news

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, eh?  The past couple of weeks have flown by in a blur, but that hasn’t stopped scammers and spammers.  Things are finally quieting down in my neck of the woods, so things will go back to the normal schedule.

While I was away, Mr. Antoinette sent several urgent messages, and all made it to my spam folder.  Once you read one, you’ll see why.


From:  Mr. Antoinette (

Subject:  Urgent Response…… (Note:  The ellipsis abuse is his)


I am  Mr. Antoinette of I M F Head Office.

Your email appeared among the beneficiaries, who will receive a part-payment of your contractual sum of  8. 5 Million US Dollars and has been approved already for months. You are requested to get back to
me for more direction and instruction on how to receive your fund. However, we received an email from one Mrs. Virgie Brown who told us that she is your next of kin and that you died in a car
accident last week. She has also submitted her account for us to transfer the fund to her. We want to hear from you before we can make the transfer to confirm if you are dead or not.
Please in confirmation that you are still alive, you are advised to reconfirm the below  listed information to enable us facilitate an
immediate payment for you.  (Note:  The spacing errors are his)

1 Your f ull names
2 Your present contact a ddress.
3 Your t elephone & Fax numbers.
4 Your O ccupations/age/sex.
5 Your Private E mail Address.

Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of I M F (International Monetary Funds) for failure to pay your funds in time, which according
to records in the system had been long overdue.


Mr. Antoinette.

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.


I love how the message about the virus check is included; as if that’s somehow supposed to make this message legitimate.  International Monetary Fund scams have been around for years.  The game is the same; either you are the long lost relative of the deceased or the person contacting you wants to split ill-gotten proceeds.

Avoid.  Delete.

See you soon.

This FBI investigation scam is a doozy

Scammers are wising up to the fact that many potential victims are smarter than they used to be.  They’re tweaking their messages in hopes of fooling the smarter folks.  They choose business names close to well-known business’ names, use real names of government officials, and use names and spoofed letterheads of government agencies in their approach.  One I received today made me giggle more than it annoyed me.  Let me know if you respond the same way.



Subject: Spam Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,Washington, D.C.
J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
 Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001


This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $50 million United State Dollars USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.

Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have 
successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the worldwinde, so 
as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $50 million United State Dollars USD has been deposited with IMF.We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning 
prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been 
deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction 
whom is located in USA, UNITED STATE OF AMERICA. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the 

(2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)

The total amount for everything is $410.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $410.00 should be deducted 
from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone 
apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction In 
order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr Alfred Dye) via e-mail. Kindly 
look below to find appropriate contact information:


You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:


You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $410.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $50 million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $410.00 ONLY to Mr David Dye via information in which he shall send to you,

Mr.James Comey
Director Office of Public Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director

So many names, so many lies.  And holy run-on sentences, Batman!  In this scam, the intended beneficiary is required to send money in order to receive money. The victim sends the money and that’s hopefully the end of it. This is the standard inheritance scam with a twist.

So, did it make you giggle or annoy you?  Have you received this one or another like it?

So urgent they sent it twice! Cyber warning from James B. Comey

It never ends!  May is only 9 days old and the spam is rushing  in like mad.  Maybe the scammers are trying to take advantage of tax refunds or the ‘holy crap it’s summer’ rush for extra cash?  Or maybe this is just the same old mass email and hope someone falls for it thing.  Most likely that’s it.

James B. Comey ( and wants to be sure I don’t trust just anyone when it comes to collecting my funds from overseas.  He knows that imposters are afoot and needs me to recognize that he is legit – which he isn’t.  He emailed me twice in one day, you know, in case I have multiple inheritances to collect.  Because I’ve got it like that.  Or something.



Dear Beneficiary, The Truth About Your Funds (Note:  Yes, two subject lines within each message).  

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
Attention Beneficiary,
Records shows that you are among one of the individuals who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo, Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (EFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
We guarantee receipt of your payment. This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from Delivery Company website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
Name: Mr. and Mrs. RANGANBAY: DHL Tracking Number: 2282232175 (
Name: Mr. Jalaludin: FedEx Tracking number 875777537332 (
To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $285US only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $285.00 only. (Note:  And you’ll never see that $285 or any funds supposedly coming your way.  This is designed to steal at least this much from you).  
Mrs. lIllian Prey (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Bank of Nigeria Central Business District,
Card astral Zone, federal Capital Territory,
ATM Card Center Director Mrs. lIllian Prey.
Do contact Mrs. lillian Prey of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:
FULL NAMES: __________________________________
SEX: _______________
DATE OF BIRTH: __________________
OCCUPATION: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________
On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $285.00 via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, No extra fee.
Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. Tony Micheal the Director of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.  (Note:  Yes, help stop cyber crime.  Don’t fall for this crap.)
So many lies, so little time.  Report this message as spam and fraud to your email provider.  Don’t believe it, ever.

Until next time, peace.

Devin, try again! Another day, another scam.

So much, spam, so little time.  Let me know if you haven’t seen this one before.  It’s a new contact person with the same old ‘we hope your greed or desperation makes you contact us’ kind of thing.

From:  Devin Stoutenborough (

Subject:  (none)

Good day to you,
I am a banker with China Guangfa Bank. I am sincerely Sorry for bugging into your privacy, it’s due to a business deal, l am the Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of China Guangfa Bank in Hong Kong. I want to present you as the owner of 49.5 million US dollars In my bank since i am the only one aware of the funds due to my investigations. Please grant me the benefit of doubt and hear me out. I need you to signify your interest by replying to this email:
James Morrow.

Benefit of doubt my butt.  James, Devin, or whoever you are, you’re scum.

Be safe and smart, people.


Spammers make me giggle

You know, I don’t know many people who couldn’t use and extra few dollars.  I don’t think I know anyone who’d fall for offers like these.

Li Zoahang ( wants my help –

I’m Li Zaohang, and I work with Bank of China.
I need your assistance in moving a sum of $28.370 Million Dollars from my Bank.
Kindly get back if interested.

Wow, really?  Sad attempt at scamming.  Where’s the imagination?  The enticement?  Sorry, throwing a huge dollar amount at me isn’t enough reason for me to consider giving you my information or breaking the law.

Michael McNeill ( went with the tried and true soldier stationed abroad approach –

I am Sgt. Michael McNeill, a US Marine Sgt. Serving in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. I am presently in Afghanistan. I have summoned up courage to contact you for an assistance to evacuate some cash eighteen million dollars (18,000,000.00) to the States or any safe country.

Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of the Taliban Caves during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared among us.

I will provide you with more details upon the receipt of your response.

Sgt. Michael McNeill
United States Marine Corps.

Sigh.  We all know that looting is a possibility in any wartime, but yeah, no thanks.

Gillian and Adrian Bayford ( want to just give me money.  With the Google Management Team’s approval –

We are Gillian and Adrian Bayford. My wife and I won the biggest Euro Millions lottery prize of £148 Million GBP and we just commenced our Charity Donation and we will be giving out a cash donation of £1,500,000.00 GBP  to 5 lucky individuals and 10 charity organizations from any part of the world. To verify the genuineness of this email, check this web page; Your email address was submitted to my wife and I by the Google Management Team and you are therefore approved £1,500,000.00 GBP

Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance.


So, what goodies have you received this week?

Another message from Robert Mueller

I guess I’m just on the radar.  The FBI’s radar that is.  Not the real FBI, but the scam version that scares me so much that I just react and follow their orders when they contact me.  I mean wouldn’t you follow these orders?

From:  Mr. Robert Mueller (

(Note:  Wow, the federal government reduced to using Hotmail.  I guess whatever it takes during the shutdown.)  

Subject:  READ VERY CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS AS NOTED (Note:  All caps – scary and authoritative)

Assistant Director in Charge Joseph Persichini, Jr FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.   (Note:  Uh, he retired in 2009; big scandal.)


This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigated with the help of our Intelligence
Monitoring Network System that your fund worth of US$10.5M has been re-approved today on your favor base on our conclusion in the meeting held with the board of directors.

Note that the American government, President Obama have approved and assigned the immediate payment on your favor, via ATM CARD PAYMENT DELIVERY without any further delay, so therefore we advice that you furnish us your delivery information as listed below; following our investigation, we has all your details here in the office but we still urge you to reconfirm your information to us once again for we to know if it is correct with what we have on file to avoid any wrong delivery.

(Note:  The FBI and President Obama approved this payment.  Yup.  Yes, indeed.  All legal and legitimate.)

Kindly get back to me today also with the requested information so that we can proceed on this matter as soon as possible.

1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Residential address, position.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
5) Your nearest airport.

Know that we the federal bureau of investigation shall handle this transaction by our authority and everything is going to work out fine as soon as you can provide the information as required and stick to the instructions given to you regarding the delivery. We shall advice you on whom to contact for the delivery as we are working towards the approved certificates which we shall forward to you once we hear from you.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this transaction, you are now to be rest assured that this transaction is legal, legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve beneficiaries and to make sure that you receive your Contract Inheritance Payment Fund.

(Note:  The Contract Inheritance Payment Fund is not real.)

Please follow the instruction and reply back to this important notice for your interest to facilitate the onward release of your payment.


We are at your service.

Thank you.

Robert S. Mueller III
FBI Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
J. Edgar Hoover Building
601,4th Street,
935 Penns ylvania Avenue,
NW Washingt on, D.C.
20535-0001, USA

(Note:  This address is wrong.)  

And by the way, Robert Mueller stepped down in August.  He so didn’t have time to approve atm payments for inheritance funds.  Scammers, you dialed this one in.

The Mueller emails usually lead to email harvesting.  They get your contact information and use it to send additional scam messages to others while scamming you.

Halima Ali Muhammed wants to invest

I would feel special, but I know the deal.   Once again, a random person from another part of the world wants my help in investing millions.  I’m no financial guru or genius with money. I’m just a potential mark to them.  Someone who’ll salivate at the dollar amount and do anything to get my portion of the pot.


Subject:  NOTICE UPDATE (Note: again, what’s with the all caps?)
From:  Halima Ali Muhammed (

Good day!

With due respect to your person and with much sincerity of purpose I make
this contact with you and I believe that you can be of great assistance to

I AM Mrs. Halima Ali Muhammed Wife of Late Hassan Ali Muhammed from Aleppo in Syria. My Late husband  who was killed by President Bashar al-Assad
Snipers was a crude oil merchant before our  Country was turned upside
down by the on going conflict right now.

The reason I contacted  you is because the situation in my Country now is really bad and nobody can predict the  future  especially with the radical Islamist who refused to join the Western Country  approved  free Syrian Coalition which my Late Husband was a member . The President Bashar al-Assad Government seized everything that belong to anyone that in support of Free Syrian Coalition.  All my late husband bank accounts and properties has been confiscated by President Bashar al-Assad.

Note:  Everything was confiscated except for this modest amount my husband was able to hide.  Wait, she hasn’t mentioned the money yet.)

I  am using this medium to seek for your advise,assistance and cooperation
to invest the only remaining money in your country for the future of my
family. These money for the investment is US$9.6Million that my husband
managed to move out of Syria at the early stage of the conflict and
deposited with a finance firm in Europe.

(Note:  Of course the money is in Europe.  It always is.)
Please can you assist me to invest in your line of business or in any
other profitable venture in your Country which will be under your care under a mutual beneficial agreement/arrangement between us. The amount is quite
substantial and the future of my family depends on it.

I look forward to receiving from you soon if you are willing to assist me.


Mrs. Halima Ali Muhammed


Move alone, scammer.  I am not the one.