If you don’t know computers you could get caught with this email:
sent from: Yahoo! <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
From: Yahoo! <email@example.com> To: Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:03 AM Subject: Verify Account
To avoid being shut down, Please log on yahoo.com/verify to update your account.
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NEVER click on a link in an email, navigate to the home page yourself. Also if you do think that you need to click on something, do yourself the favor and hover your mouse over the link for a few seconds, the lower left corner of your browser should show you the address where the link will take you. In this case it tried to take me to http:// www. dentonkukahiko.com/ /verify-account/ which as you can tell has NOTHING to do with Yahoo!. Another good hint about an emaisl validity is the icons in the email itself, a company such as Yahoo, will always have their logo in the email…this email didn’t have one.
Just do yourselves a big favor and always look twice at your email.s
It’s my pleasure to Brief you with this proposal for a financial and business assistance.I know my message will come to you as a surprise.Don’t worry I was totally convinced to write you in reference to the transfer of USD$10.5M to your account for onward investment ( Hotel industries and Estate building management,Factory and Textile Productions And Extruction of Raw Materials To finished Product For Useage) or any profitable Oriented business in your country.
I Need you to stand as my foreigh partner for investment in your country and also next of kin to these fund am about to transfer to you if accepted by you to work with me and receive the fund Amounting to $10.5m.
Please reply immediately if you are interested,so that I can give you more information. Be Rest Assure that these fund transfer to your custody is risk free and profit oriented to both of us.
No bank, not even a country. How can I claim money when I don’t know where it is?
sent from: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Ibrahim Mantu <email@example.com> To: Sent: Monday, October 8, 2012 6:10 AM Subject: Greeting’s,
I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million immediately to your private account.The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim of it.
I want to release the money to you as the relative to our deceased customer (the account owner) who died a long with her supposed NEXT OF KIN since 31 January 2000. The Banking laws here does not allow such money to stay more than 13 years,because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund.
By indicating your interest I will send you the full details on how the business will be executed.
Please respond urgently and delete if you are not interested.
Of course he’s a random friend who pulled my name from the internet Business directory….which one I want to know
sent from: <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
From: Mr Maxwell Moore <email@example.com> To: Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 5:23 PM Subject:Dear Friend.
My name is mr maxwell moore. I got your contact email address from the internet Business directory and decided to contact you for this transaction that is based on trust.I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($10.5m) million to your account.The transfer is risk free on both sides hence you are going to follow my instruction till the fund is transfered to your account
Having gone through a methodical search,I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting. Please on your confirmation of this message and on indicating your interest, I will furnish you with more information as i get our reply.
Maybe I should start putting my money in a mattress?
sent from: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: MR PETER <email@example.com> To: Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:29 AM Subject: URGENT POSITIVE TRUST
URGENT POSITIVE TRUSTDear Friend,I got your email contact through a personal search and decided to let you know about this packaged financial transaction that will benefit us. I am Mr Peter Sands, the Group Executive Director/ Group Finance Director of the Standard Chartered Bank PLCOn the course of the 2011 end of the year’s report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the Chief Auditor i had Fourty Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds (40Million,5 GBP) of which no body/staff or director is aware of and will never be aware of, I have also PLACED this fund on ESCROW CALL ACCOUNT in one of our Bank.As the Group Finance Director, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am compelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account.This fund will be shared between us in the ratio of 50% for me and 40% for you . while 10% for any incurable expenses that will come during the transfer, Please If you accept my offer, kindly contact me for more details. In course of this transaction, there are practically no risk involve because It will be a bank-to-bank transfer. please this is very confidential transaction please.I will appreciate your timely response.With Regards,Mr. Peter Sands.NOTE: Please if however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly delete this email in view of the confidentiality and let me know as soon as possible to enable me look for Capable one.
From: Western Union Union <WU@9.CN> To: Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 8:19 AM Subject: Transfer Alert:
Dear FriendThe first $5,000.00 was sent today. My working partner has helped me to send the first $5,000.00 to you through western union. So contact our Western Union claims Agent to pick up this $5,000 now: Contact person: Mr. Thomas Clark, TEL:+2348134191190. E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ask him to give you the MTCN, Sender Name to pick the $5,000.00. I told him to keep sending you $5,000.00 daily untilthe payment of $500,000.00 is completed. Again forward him your Full Name, Telephone number and address so that he willbe sure.Thanks.