to steal your money!
attempts to steal from you can
only be defeated if you remember --- there is never something for
nothing! If yo have any questions about any proposal that wants you to
supply information or money, call
fool and his money are
some scams involving legal issues. If
any transaction sounds to good to be true, it is!
Before you give your credit card number over the phone, or before you
sign anything, call Ronald J.. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax), Counsellor
at Law, at (856) 665-2121 or E-Mail at Ron@taxesq.com
some Sample Scams:
The famous "Nigerian Scam" -I am the widow of the late General who left
a large amount of money in some bank account. Here is a sample Nigerian Scam
The new ATM
Even more Nigerian
Dust - Gold Mine Scam - sample
Death Threat Scam!!!
PAY UP OR DIE
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 12:15:34 +0000
From: Niger Delta Revolutionary Movement
<Niger-delta-revolutionary-movement@FREE MAIL SERVICE>
I HAVE BEEN CONTRACTED TO ELIMINATE YOU IN OR OUTSIDE NIGERIA, SOMEONE
TO YOU WANT'S YOU DEAD AND HAS PAID ME $5000 FOR THE JOB.
I HAVE HAD LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO CARRY OUT THIS JOB BUT CHANGED MY
FOR REASON(S) I CAN NOT ACCOUNT FOR, THE GOD THAT YOU SERVE IS INDEED A
FOR YOUR INTEREST IF YOU STILL INTENT TO LIVE, YOU ARE TO PAY TWICE
AMOUNT ($10,000.00) TO AN ACCOUNT IN A COUNTRY WHICH WILL SOON BE MADE
YOU ARE ADVICED FOR YOUR OWN GOOD NOT TO IN ANY FORM GET THE POLICE OR
SECURITY AGENTS INVOLVED IN THIS MATTER OR RISK BEEN KILLED.
DON'T DARE NOT TO RESPONSE TO THIS MAIL, MY WRITING YOU IS NEVER A SIGN
WEAKNESS NOT TO CARRY OUT AN ALREADY PAID CONTARCT.
The Web Site
Terms and Conditions Scam
The biggest web scam is hiding outrageous legal "gotcha's" in the Terms
and Conditions section of the
web site. A particularly
egregious set is contained on the Equity Engine web site. This site
purports to connect service providers and dot.coms --- but what a
price. First, the site prohibits the user from talk to anyone,
especially the press, about the site. It also claims that it owns all
of the intellectual property produced by the professional for the
dot.com. It also holds all of its information confidential and all of
the user's information as public. Forget it!!
Wire Transfer Scam
A caller claims that in response to a computer malfunction, your bank
is asking customers to transfer their money to a "special account"
which will ensure safety through the computer change and the conversion
of all computer systems. The caller then asks for your account numbers
and authorization to transfer your money to this "special account." The
truth is there is no "special account" and the caller is not from you
bank. The caller users you account numbers to wire funds from your
account to his.
First, you will receive an "urgent" or "confidential e-mail or letter
CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL RE:
TRANSFER OF US$21.5 MILLION (TWENTY ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
US DOLLARS ONLY).
I am a
member of the Federal Government of
Nigeria Contract Award and Monitoring Committee in the Nigeria National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Sometime ago, a contract was awarded to a
foreign firm in NNPC by my Committee. This contract was over invoiced
to the tune of US$21.5M. U. S. Dollars. This was done deliberately. The
over- invoicing was a deal by my committee to benefit from the project.
We now want to transfer this money which is in a suspense Account with
NNPC into any Overseas Account which we expect you to provide for us.
For providing the account where we shall remit the money into, you will
be entitled to 30% of the money, 60% will be for me and my partners
while 10% has been mapped out from the total sum to cover any expenses
that may be incurred by us during the course of this transfer, both
locally and international expenses. It may interest you to know that a
similar transaction was carried out with one MR. PATRICE M------R,
President of C-----e International Trading Corp. of 1------- East -7th
St., 2-th floor, NY10022, TEL: (212)-3--------- AND TELEX: 6------. The
deal was concluded and all covering documents were forwarded to MR.
MILLER to authenticate the claim. Once the funds were transferred, MR.
M---- presented his Bank with all the legal documents and remitted the
whole funds to another Bank Account and disappeared completely. My
colleagues were shattered, as such opportunities do not come all the
require the following: -
1. Your Company's Name,Address,Tel & Fax Numbers.
2. Your Bank Account Number and Address where the money will be
information would be used to make
formal applications as a matter of procedure for the release of the
money and onward transfer to your account. It does not matter whether
or not your company does contract projects of this nature described
here. The assumption is that your company won the major contract and
subcontracted it out to other companies. More often than not, big
trading companies or firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and
subcontracts to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts.
strong reliable connections and
at the Central Bank of Nigeria, as well as the Federal Ministry of
Finance and we have no doubt that all the money will be released and
transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in
this deal. Therefore, when the business is successfully concluded we
shall through our same connections withdraw all documents used from all
the concerned Government Ministries for 100% security.
ordinary civil servants and we will
want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get rich. We want
this money to be transferred to the overseas Accounts for us, before
the present Democratic Government starts Auditting all Federal
Government owned Parastatals.
contact me immediately through my
number whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not,
it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this
deal. But where you are interested, send the required documents
aforementioned herein through my above tel/fax number, as time is of
the essence in this business. I wait in anticipation of your fullest
variations on the theme are to get you bank account
information to empty it out by wire transfer. (See the "wire transfer"
scam above. Every year, some client rushes in with one of these
letters. If you believe it, I know a guy that has a bridge for sale
that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn...