Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fake mail from Mrs. Marline Ambrose

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Scam in the name of SHELL DEVELOPMENT OIL COMPANY LONDON Promotion

SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY ENGLAND
                                                                          
                                46 Bush Road, Off Stamford
                                Line PE92YP, Liverpool
                                England, United Kingdom
                                E-mail: shelluklimited@live.com
Congratulations !!!.
 
Shell Petroleum Development Company (S.P.D.C) United Kingdom is proud to inform you that you have won £5.100.000 (Five Million One Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds). Why you have won Your E-mail address is one of 19 lucky Addresses who have won in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (S.P.D.C) United Kingdom yearly Promotion.
 
                                       PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
 
Shell Petroleum Development Company (S.P.D.C) United Kingdom team based Internet Lottery, whereby all winners are selected by Shell Petroleum Development Company (S.P.D.C) UK internet/email server, this email server visits all internet providers and email address around the globe, be it .com, org, .net, aol and all country based web abbreviations, as you have .ca in Canada and .uk in United Kingdom and aol in U.S.A.
I wish to congratulate you on your victory; Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. Stated below are your identification numbers:

DETAILS ON THE WINNINGS: REFERENCE NUMBER: UK/2011/LOT/SPDC BATCH NUMBER: UK012/123/CAMP/ SECURITY CODE: (8828)
 
You are required to forward the details of winning to the Claim Agent to help facilitate the processing of your claims. Contact the Claim Agent Dr. Russell Williams with Below CLAIM CLAIM AGENT OFFICER
 
DR. Russell Williams,
Prize  Administrator.
Tell: +448712373110
E-mail   shelluklimited@live.com
 
You‘re required to fill in the below application form for claims
 
1. Full Names : 
2. Full Home Address :
3. Sex :Male
4. Nationality :
5. Age :
6. Current City :
7.Occupation :
 8. Mobile Number :
 9. Account Name :
10. Account Numbers :
11. Bank Name :
12.Winning E-mail Address :
13. Winning Amount:

I wish as the beneficiary, to claim and instruct that the above mentioned fund be handed over to me at the earliest I hope my application will be favorably granted by your good office.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.
 
Yours faithfully,
Sign…
Congratulations!!!
Once again.

Scam in the name of Major Alan Edward

I am in the military unit here in Afghanistan,we have some amount of funds that we want to move out of the country.My partners and I need a good partner someone we can trust. It is risk free and legal. Reply to this email  m.alanedward2@yahoo.cl 
Regards,Major. Alan Edward.

It's a scam in the name of Scam in the name of Major Alan Edward <alanedward_major7@yahoo.pt>. 

Scam of Mrs. Dorothy smith. Never send reply to this email.

I'm Mrs. Dorothy smith, united states citizen, i will love to hire a caring male or female house manager/supervisor directly who is willing to work in my house over here in California Beverly Hills as a house manager/supervisor. interested, applicants can submit their CV via email (dorothysmtt@yahoo.com ) note: do not apply if you do not have a valid international passport.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Email from Adams Sule

From Mr Adams Sule
Bank Of Africa (B.O.A)
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
My Dear Friend,
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 confidential of this issue 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.
I am Mr Adams Sule Manager in Bank Of Africa (B.O.A) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to establish with you for the mutual benefit of you and I. This fund was deposited in our bank by Mr. Kattan Azmal from Jordan who died in a plane crash in 2000 Tbm 700 aircraft on 31st July with his wife and the whole crew on board.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($15) million USD into your account within 14 working banking days. This money has been deposited for years in our Bank without claim due to the owner of this fund died along with his entire family in an air crash since July 31st 2000.
The reason why i contacted you is that after the bank audit in 24th of November, we found out that this fund has remained unclaimed since the death of the deceased costumer.
I want our bank to release this fund to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer while i come over to your country to share this fund with you as soon as you confirm this fund into your account. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasure as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank will release this money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interesting.
Upon the receipt of your reply and indication of your capability, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 50% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me while 50% be for me, Because i don't want anyone here in our bank to know my involvement until you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over for the sharing as I indicated.
I am looking forward to hear from you immediately for further information
THE REQUESTED INFORMATIONS BELOW
==================================
1. FULL NAME..............
2. TELEPHONE NUMBERS/MOBILE/FAX.......
3. YOUR AGE......
4. YOUR SEX.........
5. YOUR OCCUPATION........
6. YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY......
7. YOUR HOME ADDRESS........
8. MARITAL STATUS............
Sincerely,
Mr Adams Sule
you can reply to my private email address at adams_sule2000@yahoo.com

Email from Pedro Quezada

I am Mr Pedro Quezada, a Dominican based in New Jersey for over 26 years. I won $338 Million USD in the Powerball Millions 

Lottery as introduced on

Saturday March 23, 2013 by New Jersey Lottery Officials.

Having gone through alot before God miraculously blessed my family with this Lottery win, i have promised to help others by 

putting up the "Pedro Quezada Foundation". Please share in my joy and verify this by visiting: 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299067/Powerball-winner-Pedro-Quezada-shocked-ticket-worth-338million.html

Ensure you view the above link. It is a thing of joy for my family; Hence the need to disburse fraction of our winnings; to 

Good spirited individuals, Churches, Orphanages and Charities.Having concluded the first bath of winners. For the Second 

batch - Under individual category; your email address amongst other four (4) Lucky ones was submitted to receive grant of 

$1,000,000 USD from us.  forward your infomations to both email address:  quezadapedro41@yahoo.com.hk 

,quezadapedro759@yahoo.com.hk

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to identify Phishing Email

 How to identify Phishing Email

 Phishing is a masked attack through email that inveigles users into believing they are receiving the mail from a genuine party and leads them on to parting with sensitive information such as user names and passwords of bank accounts or credit card details. Unless you know and can distinguish between genuine and fake or phishing email, you may end up disclosing such details to people who may misuse and exploit the information. There are several pointers to identify such phishing mails.

Similar looking or sounding domain names are one of the simplest ways to spoof users into believing they are receiving the mail from a genuine party. For instance you may receive an email purportedly from Virginair but a giveaway is that the email address may be something like virginair@yahoo.com. Big companies always have domain linked email addresses.

Spelling mistakes are common in phishing attacks. For instance, the domain name may appear as Facbook.com instead of Facebook.com. Grammar and text of the mail are also pointers. The mail will contain many such errors and could have a pompous ending such as “from the desk of….President”.

Redirection is another way to fool recipients. If you click a genuine looking link in your email, you are redirected to another site. Sometimes, the email may suggest “click here” and when you do, you are taken not to a secure website or the company’s original website but to another website. That may be a single level domain or could be a combination of top and second level domains, which is another giveaway. If you hover your mouse pointer on the link in the email, the actual link shown will be different. Beware in such cases.

Beware of domains that contain too many “dot” pointing to subdomains used by attackers to fool recipients. Instead of http://www.virgin.com the link would show up like http://www.virgin.update.accounts.com.

Attackers also use javascript to hide information. A giveaway is when your email shows up a flag “contains javascript” or something like <script> or tag. Phishers also use images to indicate URLs that you must click, instead of plain text and thus bypass spam filters.

If you do click on a link and are taken to an apparently genuine looking website, a popup window upens asking you to enter sensitive information. In almost all such instances, this is a phishing attack and you should not enter any details. 

In cases where secure transactions take place, genuine websites are always secure and domain starts with https:// instead of plain http:// ; if it does not, avoid entering any details and close window.

Another method is to use HTML mails to deceive recipients by disguising the URL link. In any case, when you receive such an HTML email warning you to update your account, take action immediately to avoid penalty, that your system is compromised or follow a link to claim a grand prize are suspicious. It is not possible to hide deceptive URLs in plain text mails and HTML mail is one way to hide the link. Suspicious emails may also contain more than one straightfoward link or have a link string incorporation a question mark or redirection that will always take you to another website other than that shown.

Another tactic Phishers use is to register fictitious similar sounding domain names but with a different extension. For instance virginair.com may be the genuine website but virginair.cc is a fake. Phishers also use fraudulent means to register fresh websites and send emails using that domain name. Not all of us will care to check with the registrar but if you do and find it is a freshly registered one, chances are your mail is a phishing attack. As a matter of precaution, never click on suspicious links contained in emails. Instead, visit the website, verify it is genuine and find out if action is needed on your part.

Another indicator of a phishing email is that links do not contain names but have IP address such as http://192.192.1.1/yahoo.update. Avoid clicking links that have such IP addresses.

As phishers develop sophisticated methods, it is for the end user to keep abreast with technologies and methods and thus remain safe.