Friday, July 1, 2016

Honorable Barrister Paul Williams (419 Scam)

This email came from with a reply to email of

Attn: Sir/Madam

I am Honorable Barrister Paul Williams the personal resident Attorney
here in Burkina Faso to Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar
AL-Gaddafi of Libya c. 1942 – 20 October 2011.

Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi c. 1942 – 20 October
2011, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan former head of
state, revolutionary and a politician, who died on 20 October 2011,
was my client here in Burkina Faso Africa.

My client Late Mr. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar AL-Gaddafi c. 1942 – 20
October 2011, was having a deposit sum of {thirty million four Hundred
thousand united state dollars} only ($30.4M USD) with a security
finance firm affiliated with African development bank here in Burkina

With the above explanation’s I want to move this money from Burkina
Faso to your country, affidavit on your name, but note that this is a
deal between me and you and should not be related to anybody until the
deal is over for security reasons, please if interested reply as soon
as possible.

Honorable Barrister Paul Williams.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Transaction WUMT-MYR791126 (419 scam)

This is an email that I received pretending to be from Western Union. This email was interesting in the sense that it is a picture instead of any text being typed into the body. That is why I could not just copy and paste it so I had to attach this photo. What I am hoping is that if someone is questioning whether or not to send these people money they will do a reverse image search and find this. The email address associated with this email is and the phone number is +601126433169.

Monday, June 27, 2016 Secret Shopper Scam

I came across a recent secret shopper scam that I wanted to let everyone know about. It looks like they have several different websites but the 2 I found out about are and more recently This scam company is looking for people to do secret shopper jobs. Then they are sent a check of around $1900+ and told to keep a certain amount and withdraw the rest and western union it. ANY LEGIT COMPANY WILL NEVER HAVE YOU DO THIS. The check then bounces and leaves the victim responsible.

This seems to be a common scam that has went on for years. If you are involved with a company that asks you to do this get out immediately and do not deposit the check. Peoples bank accounts have been frozen by these checks leaving them not able to access their money. The phone number associated with this scam is 205-598-1005 which seems to be linked to both of those websites. If you go to those websites you will see the same generic login page. If you call the phone number it is just a automated system that is a dead end. Don't be a victim and stay away from this.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Restore Your Account (Phishing Email)

I just got this one in my email and wanted to post it to let everyone know this is a scam. This is a phishing email trying to get your information by inserting a link that I have removed into this email and you fill out your information thinking its legit but its really going to the scammers.

We've noticed that some of your account information appears to be missing or incorrect. We need to verify your account information in order to continue using your Amazon account.
Please follow Link Removed

Once opened, you will be provided with steps to avoid blocking of your account. Failing to do so will be considered a denial of our terms and conditions and your account will be permanently closed.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure your account safety.

Copyright © 1996-2016 Amazon Inc. All rights reserved.                             

Palm Beach Research Group

So I was looking online the other day for potential scam companies to investigate and I came across a company out of Florida (not surprising) called Palm Beach Research Group This is a company that offers people subscriptions to various publications they have starting at $199 all the way up to $3,000. In my opinion these publications aren't worth any money. They are just out there to try and entice people to sign up with them and look very gimmicky.

This company has several complaints from people saying that they signed up for the service and cancelled during their money back guarantee period only to have the company charge them anyways. This is typical for companies like this. No legit company is going to charge this amount of money for some stupid articles that pitch other products in them with no useful information. A company that is based out of Florida is just another red flag since Florida seems to be a haven for scammers. If scammers are sued in the state of Florida and get a judgment on them Florida has an unlimited homestead exemption meaning that someone can own a 10 million dollar home and a judgment creditor can not touch it. Good deal for scammers, raw deal for victims.

My advice to everyone is not to sign up for them. There is plenty of useful information on the internet for free. This is a company that is charging people for complete nonsense and its disgusting with how they are getting away with it.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Your ATM CARD worth $1.5MILLION (419 Scam)

From Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
World Bank Headquarters 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
Attn: ATM Master Card Beneficiary.
Dear Beneficiary.
This is to inform your officially that your ATM CARD worth $1.5M (One Million And Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) is dispatched from World Bank since Thusday  June 9th ,2016 through our Diplomat Office  in United States of America which is in Belton Missouri.We took this step because is the only person we can trust in United States to deliver.
You must immediately contact Dr Richard Lord immediately so that your ATM CARD will be delivered to you immediately and he will direct you on the final step of claiming your card.We took this step to avoid fraud or delays in delivery of your card.
Contact Person:Dr Richard Lord
Diplomatic Officer in charge Of Delivery
Office Address :Belton Missouri, United States
Mobile.+1-732-852-4512 CALL+1-816-476-3607
Update my office as soon as you must have obtain your ATM CARD from Dr Richard Lord  in MISSOURI as instructed above to enable us erase your name from the file of unpaid contractor.
Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

Fake FedEx E-Mail

So I got this email tonight and wanted to post in it case others got it and did not know what to do. I got this email from someone pretending to be from FedEx addressing me on a first name basis. This email contained an attachment which was a virus. The attachment was removed from whatever the scammer used to send this email so the attachment is an empty text file named InfectedAttachmentRemoved.txt this was sent from

Dear Derek,

This is to confirm that one or more of your parcels has been shipped.
Delivery Label is attached to this email.

Yours trully,
Robert Sanders,
FedEx Support Agent.