Fake Facebook, YouTube, and Skype missed notifications

My inbox is full lately.  The spammers are ramping up their efforts through the holiday season because they think we’ll fall for the strange offers and notifications because of holiday brain.  Let’s prove them wrong.

In addition to the usual lottery and job scams, missed Skype, YouTube, and Facebook messages are the main topics.  The messages are short and include a link to the fake site the scammer wants you to log in on.

Here are some of the ones I’ve received.

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From:  Skype Team (dissentsyq71@schesslitz.de)

Subject:  Delayed mails bagged

Delayed mail.

View mails (link removed).

Cordially,

Skype team

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From:  YouTube Notify (globh@proderm.de)

Subject: You have deferred mails embodying

You have deferred mail.

View mails (link removed).

Warm wishes,

Youtube Team

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From:  Youtube (drh@styl-pack.fr)

Subject:  You have missed notifications proved
You have missed notification. 

View notifications (link removed)

Very truly yours

Youtube service

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From:  Facebook Notify (drh@styl-pack.fr)

Subject:  Hi.  You have deferred mails underlining.

View mails (link removed).

Best regards

Facebook service

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If you receive a similar message, please don’t click the link.  Open the site in a new window and login there.

Be safe.

 

 

 

 

 

Something new – unsolicited resumes

I expect to find unsolicited job offers with attached files, but this is the first time I’ve received a resume attachment.  No, I did not open the attachment and, for safety reasons, you shouldn’t either.

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From:  Sulema Rosaro (sulemajvwtg@rambler.ru)

Subject:  My Resume

Hey.
I noticed your website today Tue, 24 Nov 2015 and found it very attractive.
I was hoping there was any possibility of internship or unpaid trial period, just to prove my competence.

As you will see in my attached resume, I am very qualified and have a very large experience in this type of work. I am very confident it will be worth your time reading it, and I am even more confident you will find me very adequate in your corporation.

Please see my attached resume.
I am very much looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Sulema Rosaro

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Rambler.ru is hosted in Russia.  That aside, the vague wording of the email does not compel me to download anything, but someone else might.  Be careful.  Tis the season for intensified scamming.

 

 

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.

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From:  United Nations (ag_spensar@msn.com)  Note:  I didn’t realize the UN used Msn.com 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 markadams63@hotmail.com for further detailing. Sincerely, Ms.Agnes Spensar Public Relation officer United Nations Organization(UNO) New York, NY 10017, United States

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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.

Proposal from Chung Hong

This guy.  Four emails in five days.  Persistence is not a sign of legitimacy.  The messages ares shared in full (with the exception of the attachments) with the spelling and grammatical errors included.

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First message

From:  Chung Hong (sanchezax@cantv.net)

Subject:  PROPOSAL

Am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. ChenPlease read Attached for full details and get back to me

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Second

From:  Chung Hong (jorjavi@cantv.net) Note:  Notice the different email address?

Subject:  Read and get back to me

Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. Please read attached for full detals and get back to me.

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Third

From: Chung Hong (jorjavi@cantv.net)

Subject:  on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian

 I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. Our bank website is http://www.icbcasia.com. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. Please read attached for full detals and get back to me.

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Fourth

From:  Chung Hong (sanchezax@cantv.net)

Subject:  PROPOSAL

I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. ChenPlease read Attached for full details and get back to me

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If you’re not sure if a message or offer like this is legitimate, this bit should say it all:

this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen.  

If the money or offer is legitimate, there should be no reason why a transfer cannot be tied to the one transferring it.  And did he really think I’d open his attached message?  Whatever strange person with the fraudulent and illegal offer.

Have you heard from Chung Hong or Chen Shui-Bian?

 

 

 

Andrew Okai wants your information

If you telecommute, you may have to send copies of your identification to your new employer.  Hopefully before you take this step, you’ve done the research, been interviewed, and have a firm offer of employment or a contact. If someone like “Andrew Okai” asks for you identification so you can split ill-gotten gains, don’t do it.  This type of offer is not legitimate in any way and it’s illegal.

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From:  Andrew Okai (andrewokai55@hotmail.com)

Subject:  Re: Deal 

RE: INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL.
DEAR FRIEND,

Andrew Okai is my name. the Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana,Ltd.
This year, I have been able to offset most Overdue
contract sums owed by the Government of Ghana to Foreign contractors in
2013-2014 . In the process of these payments, I discovered through investigation
that my late colleague who passed on May 2015 secretly secured ($USD 15,000,000.00) in the bank (ESCROW ACCOUNT) but was unable to conclude the transaction before his sudden death. The fund originated from the balance of over-invoiced sum and
inflated government contracts of which the principal sum had been paid to foreign contractors that executed their Oil contracts here in Ghana in 2013-2014

This fund is now floating in a suspense account of our bank escrow and will be moved by telegraphic transfer within 48
hours of perfection of your account coordinates.

I have concluded all necessary Arrangements for the TRANSFER of the money to an account .Contacting you on this became imperative to the fact that, the transfer cannot be effected without a second party account and receiving Bank Code and SWIFT numbers.

Therefore, what is required from you is Trust, Confidentiality and Honesty. No
travel is required, I will forward an account where my share will be further transferred to when the funds reaches your bank in your country. At the moment i can only give information that are reasonable to assist this business without failure of any nature. Our sharing terms goes like this (60% to me, 40% to you)
If interested Please, send detail information as below,

1 your full names______________________
2,your 24hrs phone no.______________________
3,profession________________________________
4,age/sex___________________________________
5,marital status____________________________
6,House Address_______________________________
7,Scan copy of your passport__________________

Please reply accordingly if you are interested as i furnish you with further information
Thanking you in advance for your understanding and acceptance to assist for our both mutual benefit.

BEST-REGARDS,
ANDREW OKAI.

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Don’t send anyone a scan of your passport, Social Security card, or any other identification unless you know who you’re dealing with.  And even then, make sure it’s an entity with a legitimate and verifiable history.  Be safe!

Have you received a similar offer?  How often?  From the same person?  Share.

I hit the lottery again – nope

Another day, another notification of winnings.  Jack Phillip – or Dr. Willy Scott – wants to start sending me my winnings.  I didn’t enter a lottery, but he thinks I’ll jump on this and give up my information because free money.  Guess again.  I know better.

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From:  jack phillip (jackson.phil@cantv.net)

Subject:  here is the MTCN=1047395860,

This is to inform you that we want to start sending your winning lottery
money today and you can only be receiving 5000 dollars two times daily
from your winning funds through the appointed western union agent.note that you will pay 78 dollars only to the western union agent for your transferring file account.

Today your  first payment has been made for you from the paying
Bank and here is the MTCN=1047395860,the full information can not be
give to you now due to for some security reasons and it applies you
must contact the western union agent immediately with your full
information.

Kindly provide the below information to western union agent
Your full name
Country
Address
Phone number

The appointed western union will be waiting to hear from you

Contact person
Dr:Willy Scott
westernunion Director
No. XXXXXXXXX (phone number edited by me)

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$5,000 twice a day?  And I only have to send in $78 to set it up?  Puhlease!  Can you imagine how much this crook makes with just 10 responses a day?  Don’t give anyone money for money.

Did you receive a similar message?  Tell me about it.

Rare job opportunity scam

Have I told you lately how much I despise spammers?  I do.  I can’t stand how they fill my inbox and occasionally make their way past the spam filters.  I can’t stand how they prey on people looking for something – anything – to help pay the bills.  I think they’re scum and need to be put on blast.

Lately, Digital Binary Options has been blowing up my mailbox.  The latest messages mention a job opportunity that is anything but.

If it’s legitimate, they don’t need to hit my inbox several times a week using different addresses and subject lines.   I received this one this week.  Three times.  I’m editing the link, but the remaining text is theirs, errors and all.

From:  Marketing Department
Subject:  Rare Job Opportunity (support@digitalbinaryoptions.net)

Hello,

Unfortunately one of our valued team members have recently left our team, this means we have a rare opening

in out corporation.

This position offers a starting salary of $250,500, plus An outstanding benefits package tailored specifically to you.

Learn More Here … (edited)

You do not need any experience or qualifications, only a willingness to learn, a few hours out of your day, and

an internet connection.  Sound like you?

Apply Now!

There is only one space available and it will be filled quickly, so we recommend applying today.

Thanks,

Mary

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There is NO position anywhere that requires no minimum experience or education level paying $250,000.  That does not happen and is not real.

This scumbag crew sends similar messages from support@healthyhappinessstartshere.com and George at support@pureincomeforever.com.  The business address does not match any known business in Arizona.  Please don’t fall for this one. Share the messages they send with a warning about them.  That’s what I’m doing.

Until next time, be safe and smart, people.

Stalked by Stacy, David, and Harley and their fake offers

Apparently I’m irresistable and Stacy is desperate to reach me. Her friend, Harley, is almost as desperate.  Eight emails from Stacy, seven from David, and ten from Harley is the past three weeks.  I want to be this popular when it comes to legitimate offers!  Anyway, they both tell me that I have a pending deposit that needs verification.  Sometimes it’s $612 and others it’s nearly $5,000.

Subject lines include

  • Your deposit for $4,409.29 requires verification
  • Approval of Payment
  • Alert: $612 For (insert email address here) – Please Fill Form
  • (Support) Did you receive your deposit?
  • RE: Pending Payment For (insert email address here)… CLAIM NOW.
  • Congratulations: You’ve Made A Commission!
  • Your Check Is Waiting…

Even my email provider is on to them.  Several of the messages were flagged with a message stating that similar messages are used to steal user information.

Guess what they all have in common?  A Linear Success Formula or Accelerated Results Formula email address.  Ignore these people, do not click on any of their links.

Heads up – fake LinkedIn reminder emails

I’ve received three of these babies today and reported each to LinkedIn.

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From:  LinkedIn Reminder (dhamilton_vm@scandec.no) (Note:  make note of the sender’s address)

Subject: LinkedIn Reminder sent you a direct notification

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Reminder has sent you a message

Date: 6/29/2015

Random fake LinkedIn URL Note:  URL in message deleted by me

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When in doubt, don’t click the link.  Open a new tab or window and go directly to LinkedIn.com and log in.