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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #195 on: August 15, 2016, 10:23:03 AM »
Hello!

This morning I controlled my mail-accounts and found 1 mail, that didn't offer a million, but seemed to be suspicious (see screenshot).
So I better should delete it instead of downloading by Thunderbird?

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #196 on: August 15, 2016, 11:06:45 AM »
So I better should delete it instead of downloading by Thunderbird?
Yes. Also better hide your e-mail in the screenshot..!! ;)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #197 on: August 15, 2016, 12:11:46 PM »
So I better should delete it instead of downloading by Thunderbird?
Yes.
Thx. a lot, Asyn.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #198 on: August 15, 2016, 12:12:42 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #199 on: August 25, 2016, 07:43:54 AM »
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INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT CORPORATE
HEAD QUARTERS TINUBU SQUARE,
MARINA BENIN.

Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CGX/NNPC/021/06

During the Third Quarter Payment Schedule of the financial records of
the
Bank of BENIN (BN) it was discovered from the records of outstanding
Foreign contractors due for payment with the Federal Government of BENIN
that your name is next on the list of Those who will receive their fund.
I
wish to officially notify you that your payment is being processed and
will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter.Also once
we
receive the information's from you for the President of Federal
Government
of BENIN will Approve it to enable us release the fund to your account.
Note that from the record in our file, your outstanding contract payment
is US D$12.5 M,(Five Million United States Dollars).

re-confirm the information below to enable this office Proceed and
finalize your fund remittance without further delays.

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

As soon as the above information are received, your payment will be Made
available to you via (ATM MASTER CARD), which will be delivered to your
doorstep for your confirmation. As soon as you receive this letter for
further Discussion.We will give you the atm pin code(4) number to use
withdraw as soon as it arrive in your house.

and more clarification contact me via this email:(atmpay21@hotmail.com)

YOURS SINCERELY,
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #200 on: August 25, 2016, 07:46:03 AM »
And a very short one


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Reply if you can assist receive $12.7M for our mutual benefit. This is an opportunity that will change our lives completely.
Thank you, Peter.


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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #201 on: August 26, 2016, 11:21:01 AM »

Without any word (see screenshots):

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #202 on: August 31, 2016, 08:23:36 PM »
Not about going to be a millionaire.  I don't have a bank account in Canada. How did whoever this get my email address? 

CIBC - Message intended for :
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:43:06 GMT
Message sent by : Security / CIBC Canada / Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
We are investigation one of your recent transactions with the following ID: V9VBZT8282
We believe that someone may have used your account to send funds without your permission.
Due to this, we have put a temporary limit on your funds. A suspension is in place on your account since 31/08/2016.
To regain full funds access you have to unsuspend your account by following the link below:
 
https://xxx.cibc.com/en/personal/olbtxn/authentication1/unsuspend-ID-V9VBZT8282-SignOn.cibc

 
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused.
Your safety is our primary concern.
Regards,
CIBC Canada Security Team
Please do not reply to this email – this mailbox is not monitored
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #203 on: August 31, 2016, 08:35:28 PM »
Not about going to be a millionaire.  I don't have a bank account in Canada. How did whoever this get my email address? 

CIBC - Message intended for :
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:43:06 GMT
Message sent by : Security / CIBC Canada / Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
We are investigation one of your recent transactions with the following ID: V9VBZT8282
We believe that someone may have used your account to send funds without your permission.
Due to this, we have put a temporary limit on your funds. A suspension is in place on your account since 31/08/2016.
To regain full funds access you have to unsuspend your account by following the link below:
 
hXXps://wxw.cibc.com/en/personal/olbtxn/authentication1/unsuspend-ID-V9VBZT8282-SignOn.cibc

 
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused.
Your safety is our primary concern.
Regards,
CIBC Canada Security Team
Please do not reply to this email – this mailbox is not monitored


The link you gave is still sort of active, clickable. Whilst it shouldn't go to that site, some browsers may try to correct the link.

I have modified it further so it isn't clickable. Better yet, either don't post the suspect link as it doesn't detract from this being a scam. you could just reference it as being a suspect link.

Or post the email as an image.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #204 on: September 02, 2016, 03:29:30 PM »



I think it would have been much easier on them if they simply asked me to forward any monies I might have in that bank account. :)
We all know, that their intent isn't to give me 10.5 Million but rather to steal what ever money they can access via the information asked for in this
"Award Letter". :)
The sad part is that there are still many who fall for this type of scheme. Wake UP People, it's a scam.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #205 on: September 02, 2016, 04:05:40 PM »
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I think it would have been much easier on them if they simply asked me to forward any monies I might have in that bank account. :)
We all know, that their intent isn't to give me 10.5 Million but rather to steal what ever money they can access via the information asked for in this
"Award Letter". :)
The sad part is that there are still many who fall for this type of scheme. Wake UP People, it's a scam.

Yes really sad, I can't believe anyone falls for this/these scam/s whoever heard of a Bank using a gmail email address to start with. Nor the Head of the IMF (based in the USA) using an email address supposedly in the Soviet Union (Russia).

Aside from all of the other glaring errors, no one should really fall for this/these scam/s.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #206 on: September 02, 2016, 04:27:13 PM »
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I think it would have been much easier on them if they simply asked me to forward any monies I might have in that bank account. :)
We all know, that their intent isn't to give me 10.5 Million but rather to steal what ever money they can access via the information asked for in this
"Award Letter". :)
The sad part is that there are still many who fall for this type of scheme. Wake UP People, it's a scam.

Yes really sad, I can't believe anyone falls for this/these scam/s whoever heard of a Bank using a gmail email address to start with. Nor the Head of the IMF (based in the USA) using an email address supposedly in the Soviet Union (Russia).

Aside from all of the other glaring errors, no one should really fall for this/these scam/s.
I've now done security presentations or actually security related education for Avast since 2010.
It is totally unbelievable how many times we discuss this type of phishing attempt and, how often someone will admit,
that they've actually fallen for something similar to this.
There are a lot of gullible folks out there. Many of them are older people. Unfortunately the trusting generation (Senior Citizens) is still the most vulnerable.
They do learn quickly once they've been burned.  :(
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #207 on: October 11, 2016, 11:53:26 PM »
Bank of America
115 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
From Desktop of Mr. Jeff Anderson
Our Ref: BOF-0XX2/987/20
E-mail:jeff.anderson37(at)aol.com



It is my modest obligation to write you this letter as regards the Authorization of your owed payment through our most respected financial institution (Bank of America). I am Mr. Jeff Anderson, TRANSFER INSPECTION OFFICER, foreign operations Department Bank of America, the British Government in Conjunction with us government, World Bank, united Nations Organization on foreign Payment matters has empowered my bank after much consultation and consideration to handle all foreign payments and release them to their appropriate beneficiaries with the help of a Representative from Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

As the newly Appointed/Accredited International Paying Bank, We have been instructed by the world governing body together with the committee on international debt reconciliation department to release your overdue funds with immediate effect; with this exclusive vide transaction no.: wha/eur/202,password: 339331, pin code: 78569, having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment with us within the next 96hrs.

Be informed that we have verified your payment file as directed to us and your name is next on the list of our outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment. Be advised that because of too many funds beneficiaries, you are entitled to receive the sum of $14.5M,(Fourteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars only), as to enable us pay other eligible beneficiaries.

To facilitate with the process of this transaction, please kindly re-confirm the following information below:


1) Your Full Name:
2) Your Full Address:
3) Your Contact Telephone and Fax No:
3) Your Profession, Age and Marital Status:
4) Any Valid Form of Your Identification/Driver's License:
5) Bank Name:
6) Bank Address:
7) Account Name:
8) Account Number:
9) Swift Code:
10) Routing Number:


As soon as we receive the above mentioned information, your payment will be processed and released to you without any further delay. This notification email should be your confidential property to avoid impersonators claiming your fund. You are required to provide the above information for your transfer to take place through Bank to Bank Transfer directly from Bank of America

We Look Forward To Serving You Better.

Mr. Jeff Anderson,
TRANSFER INSPECTION OFFICER


Sent from: Bank of America <info(at)emax.is>
Reply to: jeff.anderson37(at)aol.com


I have nothing to do with Bank of America.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #208 on: October 15, 2016, 03:41:48 PM »
WOW, what a Great Deal

For a $120.00 Recording fee, I will receive 20 Million Dollars. Not bad. :)
Actually, once I send the $120.00, I can frame this email since that's the last time I'll ever hear from this party.
The sad part is that there are people that actually fall for this scheme. :'(

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #209 on: October 15, 2016, 05:01:09 PM »
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The sad part is that there are people that actually fall for this scheme.

That truly is the saddest part, vulnerable people (and those with little money) are the first to fall.
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