Digital Minefield

Why The Machines Are Winning

Phish of the Month


March 2014


Link is to teleyol.com, a common Russian site

Subj: Discover Important Alert: YU980BHDHT32
Date: 3/10/2014 7:36:16 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: sarithak@udel.edu
To: set@email.discover.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Customer

The security of your personal information is our primary concern.

Recently we observe suspicious login attempt to your Discover® account

All information associated with this account has been temporarily limited

We implore you to confirm your account by following our secure site www discover com to avoid account suspended

Sincerely,

Discover® Customer Service

You are receiving this Discover e-mail as a confirmation of your account activity.


February 2014


For Florida from UK? Link is to NL! And who died?

Subj: Death notice
Date: 2/15/2014 11:45:52 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: furniture@reigategardencentre.co.uk
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hubbell
Simply Compassionate
Death notification

We would like to express our deepest sorrow for the untimely death of your beloved friend and inform you about the life service celebration that will take place at
Hubbell Funeral Home on February 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Please follow this link to get funeral invitation.
Please be there to honor the memory of your friend with her closest people.

Our best wishes and prayers,
John Nieves,
Funeral home assistant

99 North Indian Rocks Road | Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770
Phone 727-584-7671 | Fax 727-584-1073


January 2014


Pacific Gas & Electric Bill From Germany?

Subj: PG&E Bill
Date: 1/8/2014 4:04:09 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: do_not_reply@printor.de
Sent from the Internet (Details)

PG&E ENERGY STATEMENT Account No: 723987936-2
Statement Date: 01/07/2014
Due Date: 02/01/2014

Your Account Summary
To view your most recent bill, please click here. You must log-in to your account or register for an online account to view your statement.

Amount Due on Previous Statement       $344.70
Payment(s) Recieved Since Last Statement   0.0

Previous Unpaid Balance                        $344.70

Current Electric Charges                        $165.80
Current Gas Charges                                 49.20

Total Amount Due BY 02/01/2014 $559.7


December2013


Who Says You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play?

Subj: you won
Date: 12/24/2013 4:45:05 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: a73@lot10.onmicrosoft.com
Reply-to: kwrshd@e-mail.ua [ua = Ukraine]
To: a73@lot10.onmicrosoft.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

You won the lottery, contact me for details


November 2013


Who Is This Person? How Is He DHL?

Subj: Contact The Delivery Company DHL
Date: 11/12/2013 2:13:07 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: office_service@cantv.net
Reply-to: united_bankafrica@foxmail.com
To: bonnievista@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Attention please!!!

I have registered your ATM CARD of $15.5 with DHL Express Courier Company with registration code of (DHL7KH/492012/01/REG). please Contact them with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address ID CARD COPY and Your Telephone Number:

DHLOffice:
Contact Person: Dr.Charles Edward
E-mail:(united_bankafrica@foxmail.com)
Office-line: +229-98692013.
I have paid for the Delivery fee. The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only. Please indicate the registration Number and ask them how much their Security fee is, so that you can pay it.

Best Regards,
Mr.Jerry Jone


October 2013


New Phishes from OnMicrosoft.com: BEWARE!

Subj: Greeting From Sgt Chris Benson, A US Army Responding’
Date: 10/30/2013 9:36:14 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: info2@official556.onmicrosoft.com

I am Sgt Chris Benson, A US Army Responding To Treatment. Can you be trusted ? Can I Entrust $10,000.000.00 US Dollars in your care respond to my private email please:


September 2013


Look At The Decimal Point: $37?

Subj: Business proposal: 08-09-2013
Date: 9/8/2013 4:12:36 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: lee_soowon56@iprimus.com.au

Dear Friend,

I have a secured business proposal of $37.363,000.00. Contact me if interested.
EMAIL: lee.soowon@yahoo.com


August 2013


Trying to Phish “Phish of the Month”!

Subj: [Digital Minefield] Please moderate: “Phish of the Month”
Date: 8/29/2013 1:01:46 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: donotreply@wordpress.com

Mr. Mark Smith commented on Phish of the Month

Need a loan? Apply Now

I am Mr. Mark Smith of service credit. We are certified and registered investment loan. Need money for your project? business, taxes, bills, and many other reasons, our loans are easy and cheap, contact us today to get a loan you need, we can arrange the loan in accordance with your budget as low as interest rate of 3%. We are a legitimate company and have been providing loans to individuals and legal entities successfully.


July 2013


Warning: New, Reasonable Amount Spam

Subj: Attempting to Reach You
Date: 7/31/2013 5:44:47 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: cust-serv@tribunebonus.com

Hello,

This is Mary from the Customer Service Department.

I was trying to reach you regarding the delivery of
your $1,000 Walmart Gift Certificate #96-13588 offer

The Gift Certificate offer is now ready to be shipped.

But I still need you to complete your shipping address
and the other instructions.

Important: Please See this and confirm

Sincerely,
Ms Mary


June 2013


No, I think I’d remember the name

Subj: Re:DID YOU RECEIVE MY EMAIL?
Date: 6/18/2013 2:28:34 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: jabachuMYerTY345@air.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-to: anthonyolukojuconfidential@yahoo.co.jp
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Attention;

CAREFULLY READ AND RESPOND ASAP

I am Dr. Anthony Olukoju. a Lawyer and an Independent Financial Auditor appointed to audit the financial books and records of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC from 2002 to 2012. (This goes on for another 606 words.)

[Wait a minute: Nigeria? By way of Japan?]


May 2013


Costa Rican Cuties

Subj: Michelle and Sandra have sent you a friends request
Date: 5/28/2013 7:25:20 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: sandras.photos@yowty.com

Hi my name is Michelle,

My best friend Sandra and I have been thinking about inviting a guy for a threesome !

We don’t really like going to the bars and we want to be very discreet.

[I get these almost everyday, but from different email addresses with different subject lines!
I’ll skip over the more lurid details, jump down a whole blank page to what they all have in common at the end.]

Customer Relations
Unit 108-10109
Pavas, San Jose
Costa Rica


April 2013


The “Price” is Wrong

Subj: URGENT
Date: 4/29/2013 4:21:01 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: lavaze@tin.it
Reply-to: customercarewu1@citynew.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

This is to inform you that Your winning Price of Eight hundred and fifty thuosand usd.($850,000.00USD)has been forwarded to Western Union for immediate transfer to you.

Contact: Dr. Franklin Cone,
Tel: +229-9832-7556
Email: [ customercarewu1@citynew.com ]

Yours
MRS. PETRA HOFFMAN

[Western Union’s limit is 5,000USD!]


March 2013


What Price Survival?

Subj: I’m Syrian little girl
Date: 3/10/2013 12:21:06 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: ms.sarina15@hotmail.com
Reply-to: sarina1@asia.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hi,

I’m Syrian little girl 15 yrs old a war victim.
I need your help after my parents and little brother was killed. I’ve
discovered documents that my parents has deposited 18.5 Million Pounds for
investment in Europe.This fund can give me new hope to survive.I need you
to assist me receive the funds so that I will come over to your country
and live. My condition is ugly and dont know how to explain it, it’s
traumatic !

please help !

Yours Sincerely,
Ms. Sarina


February 2013


Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Moves To UK!

Subj: FROM: COCA-COLA COMPANY PRIZE REDEMPTION CENTRE OPENS ATTACHMENT.
Date: 2/27/2013 5:19:48 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: prizeredemptioncocacola@hotmail.co.uk
Reply-to: prizeredemptioncocacolamanager@hotmail.co.uk
File: COCA_COLA_COMPANY_PROMOTIONS..doc (432640 bytes) DL Time (32000 bps): < 4 minutes
Sent from the Internet (Details)

[Remember: Never open a .doc file from an unknown source.]


January 2013


Penny Dreadful

Subj: PayPal money request canceled
Date: 1/16/2013 2:43:53 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: stevielovett@163.com

Hello,

Lovett Stevie (stevielovett@163.com) canceled the following money request:

———————————–
Money request details
———————————–

Amount: $0.01 USD

Event date: 2013-Jan-10

Subject: pls do not miss website:cheaporshoes.com/ my god $30 can buy one real jordan nike ugg lv nike/ shoes /bags /sunglasses here.lf you need any cool sports jerseys visit:cheapnflbuy.com. not pay this 0.01

Sincerely,
PayPal


December 2012


Two parcels, same illiterate scam

FedEx
Order: VGH-1361-1125871902 Order Date: Friday, 14 December 2012, 01:21 PM
Dear Customer,
Your parcel has arrived at the post office at December 20.Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
To receive a parcel, please, go to the nearest our office and show this receipt.

- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -

FedEx
Order: SGH-5407-5234375472 Order Date: Monday, 2 December 2012, 12:32 AM
Dear Customer,
Your parcel has arrived at the post office at December 7.Our postrider was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
To receive a parcel, please, go to the nearest our office and show this postal receipt.


November 2012


Not currently dead; neither here nor in India

Subj: Treat as Urgent
Date: 11/7/2012 8:06:10 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: webmaster@abs.edu.jo
Reply-to: economicandfincrimescommission@gmail.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)
Subj: Treat as Urgent
Date: 11/7/2012 8:06:10 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: webmaster@abs.edu.jo
Reply-to: economicandfincrimescommission@gmail.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)
#15 AWOLOWO ROAD,
IKOYI, LAGOS. NIGERIA

Motto:Eagle Eye Of The Law.

Re:Payment Notification,

We are writing to know if it is true that you are DEAD? Because we received a notification from one Mrs.Anita Wills of United state stating that you are DEAD and you gave him the right to claim your compensation funds which you have with us.He also stated you died in a Train Crash in India . . .
… if it happens that we do not hear from you in 7days then we say: MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE.


October 2012


Absolutely longest subject ever (and no text!)

Subj: My name is Mrs. Olivia Burdett from Malaysia.I am a dying woman who has decided to give up what i have for humanity, after much prayers and consultations I have decided to entrust my belongings to you to aid me distribute to the less privileged and charity
Date: 10/19/2012 9:39:56 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: ronandrea@aol.com
Reply-to: guanolivia@blumail.org
To: ronandrea@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)


September 2012


An offer from a Muslim @ brew-meister.com?

Subj: Re: Investment Proposal…
Date: 9/10/2012 1:55:34 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: ah@abh.com
Reply-to: al.bokiah_holdings@brew-meister.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Sir/Madam,

We the Al-Bolkiah Holding wish to implement a “brokering Investment deal” in your country on behalf of a client. This deal will involve the eventual investment sum of $10.000,000.00 within your country. This investment is best preferred within your country/region as directed by one of our survey agents within your region with a high business target to generate substantial revenue within a period of time to establish another branch in some other region whereas, making it gain Global expansion. If you are interested in this proposal, please reply to this unit email: al.bokiah_holdings@brew-meister.com

Mohammed ALI AL-Bolkiah


August 2012


Details shows source is mail.jusneuquen.gov.ar (!)
(Never open an unknown .htm)

Subj: Windows Account Update
Date: 8/8/2012 1:45:02 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: updates@microsoft.com
File: MicrosoftWindowsUpdate.htm (2366 bytes) DL Time (32000 bps): < 1 minute
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Windows User,

It has come to our attention that your Microsoft windows Installation records are out of date. Every Windows installation has to be tied to an email account for daily update.

This requires you to verify the Email Account. Failure to verify your records will result in account suspension. Click on the attachment and enter your login information on the following page to Confirm your records.

Thank you,

Microsoft Windows Team.


July 2012


My First Indirect Phish

Subj: co-operation
Date: 7/17/2012 12:36:00 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: zmed@nextmail.ru
To: office@arcrealestate.org

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Could you please let us know how we can get in touch with the reliable real estate agencies from your country, since we receive a lot of requests from Russian high net worth individuals who are interested to buy exclusive real estate in your country.

Sincerely yours,

A. Rodin,
ZakMedia, Russia.


June 2012


Such a Deal (from A sap)

Subj: Re: Pending Transfer
Date: 6/5/2012 2:27:52 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: frankie@wbc.com
Reply-to: frank.wright@financier.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

ATTN :

I have been waiting to hear from you as to your pending transaction with the World Bank Creditors, I want to believe it is because you are unable to provide the (Processing Fee/$2,350.00), if this is so, then I will make you a nice deal only if you are willing to part with 10% of your total winnings after your $1,000000.00. transaction has been completed this week. I will have my associate either mail you a check or transfer the sum of $2,460 for you to cash and send the fees/$2,350.00 to our payment center in other to have your transaction completed Asap.

[BTW, financier.com is in New Jersey.]


May 2012


Text Message Is New Species Of Phish!

From: [Unverified-Sende
r]

Verizon
Alert.Account
Locked.Please
click

http://m.vext1

1.com and
update your login
info

Callback #:
9176111464


April 2012


From Russia (!) With Extra Cheese

Subj: Order confirmation
Date: 4/16/2012 9:51:15 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: MaceyGotthardt@hotmail.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

You’ve just ordered pizza from our site

Pizza Meat Lover’s with extras:- Bacon Pieces- Pork- Italian Sausage- Jalapenos- Jalapenos- Extra Cheese- No SaucePizza Chicken Supreme with extras:- Beef- Ham- Diced Tomatoes- Diced Tomatoes- Black Olives- Extra Cheese- Easy On SaucePizza Meat Lover’s with extras:- Ham- Jalapenos- Extra Cheese- Extra SaucePizza Spicy Sicilian with extras:- Italian Sausage- Chicken- Green Peppers- Onions- Jalapenos- Easy On Cheese- No SaucePizza Ultimate Cheese Lover’s with extras:- Chicken- Beef- Green Peppers- Black Olives- Green Peppers- No Cheese- No SaucePizza Ultimate Cheese Lover’s with extras:- Pepperoni- Italian Sausage- Bacon Pieces- Black Olives- Diced Tomatoes- Diced Tomatoes- No Cheese- Extra SaucePizza Spicy Sicilian with extras:- Pork- Bacon Pieces- Jalapenos- Easy On Cheese- No SauceDrinks- Cherry Coke x 3- Schweppes x 5- Diet Pepsi x 6- Mirinda x 5- Simply Orange x 5- Coca-Cola x 6
Total to pay:195.23$

If you haven’t made the order and it’s a fraud case, please follow the link and cancel the order.

CANCEL ORDER NOW!

If you don’t do that shortly, the order will be confirmed and delivered to you.

With best wishes
Pizza by FAUSTINO


March 2012


Why a Phish? All the links are the same URL, in Mexico!

Subj: Your USPS postage charge.
Date: 3/23/2012 6:32:40 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: USPS_Shipping_Info@usps.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Acct #: 0068214

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 1 online shipping label(s) with postage. We will charge you the following amount:

Transaction Number: #3877541
Print Date/Time: 03/15/2012 02:30 PM CST
Postage Amount: $34.15
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 3129 7958 2521 7327 3137 (Sequence Number 1 of 1)

If you need further information, please log on to http://www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

Refunds for unused postage-paid labels can be requested online up to 14 days after the issue date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service


February 2012


Legimate-looking Phish, but very dangerous. Its links (http://www.fischers.teamcatalog.net/images/intu.html) were REDIRECTS—flagged by Avast as trojans.

Subj: Your Intuit.com invoice.
Date: 2/29/2012 3:45:44 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: service@bbb.org
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Client:

Thank you for ordering from Intuit Market. We are processing and will message you when your order is complete. If you ordered several items, we may send them in more than one delivery (at no extra cost to you) to ensure quicker delivery.

If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.

ORDER INFORMATION
Please download your invoice
id #950353442930 information at Intuit small business website.

NEED HELP?
Email us at mktplace_customerservice@intuit.com.
Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
the information from your previous order.

To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.

Thanks again for your order,
Intuit Market Customer Service

Privacy , Legal , Contact Us , About Us

You have received this business communication as part of our efforts to fulfill your request or service your account. You may receive this and other business communications from us even if you have opted out of marketing messages.

Please note: This e-mail was sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email
Please do not reply to this message.

If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing e-mail, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. Please visit http://security.intuit.com/ for additional security information.

©2011 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit, the Intuit Logo, Quickbooks, Quicken and TurboTax, among others, are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc.


January 2012


Has been? Never was!

Subj: VirtualMerchant Customer Care
Date: 1/24/2012 10:21:57 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: do-notreply@myvirtualmerchant2.com
File: attach.htm (2984 bytes) DL Time (32000 bps): < 1 minute
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Elavon Virtual Merchant Account Alert

Your retail account has been expired. If you intend to use our services in the future you have to update your online info now.
– Download the attached login page in this email to continue. Thank you – Elavon Merchant Services Team.

*** Please note: Only Retail accounts are locked. ***
*** If you have another account type please ignore this message. ***


December 2011


Due to apathy? Or stupidity?

Subj: New Message From Chase Online(SM)
Date: 12/5/2011 2:35:00 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: noreply@fullmovie.us
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Customer,

Due to this, you are requested to follow the provided steps and confirm your
Online Banking details for the safety of your Accounts.

Click Here

(The link is to India!)


November 2011


Leading candidate for laziest scammer of the month.

Subj: Re My Offer
Date: 11/21/2011 8:21:09 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: INFO@YAHOO.CO.UK
Reply-to: mrscrlncr201228@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

I am Mrs. Caroline Alexander wife of late Mr. Robert Alexander. A dying woman
with cancer,I have a charitable offer of £ 25 Million Pounds (Twenty Five
Million Pounds). contact me for more details. Email : mrscrlncr201228@aol.com


October 2011


I’m in “arrears” and must “sick the debt.” This is a refund? (And, no, I didn’t download the zip.)

Subj: Tax return
Date: 10/20/2011 2:32:23 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: your.refund@irs.gov
File: Calculations#47223.zip (35242 bytes) DL Time (32000 bps): < 1 minute
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Notice,

There are arrears reckoned on your account over a period of 2010-2011 year. You will find all calculations according to your financial debt, enclosed. You have to sick the debt by the 17 December 2011.

Yours sincerely,
IRS.


September 2011


A New Low in Lazy Spams

Subj: Kindly respond for details
Date: 9/16/2011 5:52:38 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: info@yahoo.com
Reply-to: paul.sanders46@yahoo.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hi,
I am Paul Sanders 57, I am ill as a result of prostate cancer a disease that has defied all medication and I would die. I want to distribute my funds to various charity organizations in your country through you.

Kindly respond for details.

Paul


August 2011


Major General needs Minor in English

Subj: Good Day
Date: 8/22/2011 12:05:22 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: info@mail.com
Reply-to: michaelflynn@army-us.org
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Friend,

Due to fear of too many scam and spam emails that has became common on today’s internet, Many has lost good business opportunity even ignore emails from old friends that are trying reunite. For the same it is now very difficult to convince anyone that you have not met before, My Iraq experience will some different to you if only you can give it a chance.
Kindly permit me to share my life experience/ proposal with you, My action may not seems right to you but sometimes someone may be pushed under some circumstances .This is a life changing opportunity I mean something that will take our lives to the next level, an idea that will be of good benefit to both of us if you can work with me. Your educational standard, profile and social status are not important what that matters most is your ability to abide to my every instruction and work with me total honesty to help us achieve our goal. For some reason I will not disclose further details until you reply to indicate your interest to help me execute this transaction. This transaction is 100% risk free and it does not require anything from you but honest and total commitment.
Reply as soon as possible so that i will email full detail and instruction

Regards,
Major Gen.Michael T. Flynn
Intelligence (CJ2)


July 2011


Hotel? What hotel? In Poland?

Subj: Your Claim !!
Date: 7/29/2011 4:41:04 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: hotel@hotelpark.com.pl
Reply-to: tomlambert2011@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

BATCH #: SLSA-0385-SHI
TICKET #: 4278-8845-284

Your Winning Number is 1153243UN

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$1,200,000.00) for the month of July, 2011 Prize promotion which is organized by E-MILLIONAIRE COMPANY.
E-MILLIONAIRE collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online,among the millions that subscribed to various websites. Six people are selected yearly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

Immediately establish your claim by furnishing us with your details:

FULL NAME:
DELIVERY ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER
COUNTRY:
OCCUPATION:
SEX:
AGE:

Forward the above requested details to your cashier Mr. Tom Lambert via his email: tomlambert2011@aol.com to claim your award.

You will receive your payment in form of cheque (International Certified).

Note that US$175 (APX Courier charges) is not deductible because it is the ONLY amount you have to pay to receive your prize.
APX Courier company (www.apx-air-courier.com) is in-charge of shipping your cheque to you.

Congratulations!!!

Sincerely,
Irene Collen
E-millionaire Award Promo


June 2011


How stupid is this? What account? And the link is to an individual!

Subj: Updating Required!
Date: 6/15/2011 9:28:32 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: services@update.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear client,

We are sorry, Due to several Failed attempts to Access to your Account , we Temporary deactivated your Account for your protection. You have to Reactivate your Bank Account within the next 24 Hours in Order to Continue using it .

Please Re log in your account and enter your information Correctly

EQUAL HOUSING LENDER
Member FDIC

© 2011 JPMorgan Chase & Co.


May 2011


No prior email. Too funny for words.

Subj:
Date: 5/27/2011 1:08:23 PM US Mountain Standard Time
From: vnbv8@cox.net
Reply-to: fcghvj@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Good day to you, please I sent you a mail regarding a divorce settlement with my ex husband and I am
yet to hear from you, if you are still interested.Thanks.


April 2011


Just one of many AOL phishes. Yet, I’m still connected.

Subj: -Alert your account will be blocked
Date: 4/24/2011 5:32:25 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: AOLLegal@mail.aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

Welcome to AOL Customer Support
Dear AOL Member

Contact Us
Have a question regarding your AOL account?

Contact us now!

E-mail your questions
Call us at 1-888-265-8005

It has come to our attention that your AOL Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information, failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records within 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your AOL session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems. You must click the link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records..

Thank You

Click here to update your account


March 2011


I guess God will tell me what funds.

Subj: AS DIVINELY DIRECTED
Date: 3/18/2011 9:53:39 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: carolynlucas12@blumail.org
Reply-to: carolynlucas@blumail.org

Dearest,
Greetings in his name and I hope all is well with you.As time always moves forward and never comes back, so shall you always progress in life. May God’s favor shine on you everyday of your life.On receipt of the funds, create home for the homeless, provide needs for the needy, give hopes to the hopeless and it shall be well with you in his name.

Matthew 10:32 ‘Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven.

In His Service,
Carolyn Lucas


February 2011


Reputable bank? But contact him privately at AOL.

Subj: RE: Business Action
Date: 2/25/2011 12:12:52 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: shui_haifung@yahoo.com.hk
Reply-to: shuihaifung1@yahoo.com.hk
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hello,

I am SHUI Hai Fung, an Investment Manager working for a reputable Bank in Hong Kong. I am contacting you with regards to business transaction I want us to execute, it is in respect to a dormant account which amounts to Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars belonging to my late client.

I have to meet an existing ultimatum from the Bank to provide a member of his family and all efforts to locate any has been proven unsuccessful. I want to present you as a surviving family member to enable you put a claim to the funds.

Please kindly indicate your interest for more information by responding to my private email address: shuihaifung@aol.com

Thank you,

SHUI Hai Fung


January 2011


Hillary Clinton! And is she “secretary” or “Dr.”? With an email address in Mongolia.

From: “Info Un”
Subject: UN-005-JJ5
 

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED NATIONS ASSISTED PROGRAM)

DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS. UNITED NATIONS LIAISON OFFICE http://www.un.org The Sum of $500,000.00 US D Only

COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATION. Send a
copy of your response to Secretary of the state

Strictly Attn: Beneficiary.

Good day, from our records here we find out that up till this very
moment you have not received your Compensation Payment.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended
2 days ago with the secretary Mrs Hillary Clinton to the UNITED NATIONS.
This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the
world.

This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received
their contract sum,and people that have had an unfinished transaction or
international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting
you,This have been agreed upon and have been signed Therefore,we are happy to inform you that an arrangement has perfectly been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible in our bid to be transparent.

You are hereby advice to stop further communication with any person or Office regards to these and do take immediate contact with Dr. Mrs. Hillary Clinton of Oceanic Bank London for immediate release of your Compensation Payment by ATM CARD. Oceanic Bank is the only authorized Bank we are operating with as we are in partnership with the Bank, if you get any mail from any other Banks regards to these please disregard it to avoid Scam.

You have 7 working days to do these or forget all about it. Adhere with the advice given to you by her as she is our Representative over there.If in any way this message did not related to you, please do not take any further step.

Your payment File Number UN-005-JJ5, give it to her during the event of your contact with her. Secretary of the State Mrs Hillary Clinton Co
ntact Email :

mrshillaryclintonoffice1@mail.mn

Making the world a better place for all.
With Kind Regards,
Ban Ki-Moon

UN Secretary-General
http://www.un.org/sg

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December 2010


This was my first “job” phish. A blatant attempt to get personal data through a plea for “moral cooperation.”


From: “CHRISTMAS GIFT BONUS”
Subject: Merry Christmas….Make Extra Income This Christmas….Work From Home
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 19:39:56 -0500

Dear Applicant,

We have a job opening for the position of Accounts Receivable Officer. Would you like to work from your home and get paid weekly? We are offering this position to all interested applicants. Please carefully read through.

ABOUT US:

Welcome to Green Beans Coffee Company! If you’re visiting for the first time, allow us to tell you a little bit about who we are. Green Beans Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 15,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim – wherever there is a demand for great coffee. We’re committed to offering our customers the world’s best coffee and the finest coffee experience – while also conducting our business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities in which we do business. We believe it’s possible to do well and do good at the same time

We serve the entire United States and a growing export market,Your primary task for now , as a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for . About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem.

Your First Primary task(Collection of Payments):

1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, You’ll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part time, you’ll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are considering your application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.

Get back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.

First name……………….
Middle name………………
Last name………………..
Address Line 1….(NO PO BOX PLS………..
City…………………….
State……………………
Zipcode……………………..
Home phone……………….
Cell phone……………….
D.O.B…………………………..
Occupation………………….

Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our database.

We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by you.

A swift acknowledgement of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.

Thanks For Your Total Understanding and Moral Cooperation.

Regards
Frank Johnson
Hiring Manager
Green Beans Coffee Co. Inc.
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 281
Larkspur CA 94939


November 2010


FBI! With an email address at AOL? Does the real FBI know about this?


From: “ROBERT MUELLER”
Subject: AS MATTER OF URGENCY.
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 08:13:03 +0100

ROBERT MUELLER III.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET.

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY,

We believe this notification meet you in a very good present state of mind and health.The Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington,D.C in conjunction with some other relevant Investigations Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as regard to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly. It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protoco of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their services with you as

In addition, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Mr Sanusi Lamido and Mr. Paul Jones along with some of the top officials of the ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in a base depending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank office. We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C.Bailey from OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$8,000,000.00 (Eight million united states dollars),and as soon as i have received an immediate response from you do note that we shall begin with the process of the transfer of your funds to your mailing or address.

We was further informed that we should warn our dear citizens who must have been informed of the contract payment which was awarded to them from the Central Bank of Nigeria, to be very careful prior to this irregularities so that they don’t fall victim to this ugly circumstance.And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria,you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below informations accordingly:

NAME: MR.SANUSI LAMIDO
OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Federal.
Capital Territory, Nigeria.
Email:mrsanusilamido210@gala.net

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that doesn’t come from the above email address and phone number should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the Governor of the Central Bank immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed, so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly.

To this effect, you are required to reconfirm and authenticate your given particulars below for certainty and onward processing and release of you funds as we may not be held liable for any wrong payment.

FULL NAMES: __________________________________
CITY: _________________________
STATE: __________________________________
ZIP: ______________
COUNTRY________________________________
SEX: _______________
AGE: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________

Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole procedures as regard to the transfer of yourfund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally have their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms, so delay could be very dangerous.

Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly. All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don’t have anything to worry about.

All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Without wasting much time,will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out. Should in case you need any more informations in regard to this notification, feel free to get back to us on this email so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your contract fund as stated.

Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

Best Regards,

Robert S. Mueller III.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
J. Edgar Hoover Building.
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
robmull721@aol.com

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