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Keyword: 419scam

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    10/15/2010 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    via private email | 10/14/2010 | Timothy Geithner/Michael Cena
    [I got this in my email yesterday] From: TIMOTHY GEITHNER U.S SECRETARY ( To: ============================== United States Department of the Treasury Washington DC. 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 I Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury Washington DC, registers this advice to you owing to my wealth of experience here in the office, of which I would not advocate any reason that will warrant your fund to be questionable by any governmental agency, in this regard, it is paramount you pay full attention and adhere to all instructions. I crave your attention to note...
  • Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)

    11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST · by Stoat · 126 replies · 7,672+ views
    KATU-TV (Oregon) ^ | November 11, 2008 | Anna Song
    Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists  Story Updated: Nov 11, 2008 at 9:07 PM PST By Anna Song KATU News and Web Staff SWEET HOME, Ore. – Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark. Besides her work as a nursing administrator, Spears – no relation to the well-known pop star – also teaches CPR and is a reverend who has married many couples. She also communicates with lightning-fast sign language with her hearing-impaired husband.So how did this otherwise lucid, intelligent woman end up sending nearly half a million dollars to a bunch...
  • Looks like the UN is getting in on the 419 scams

    07/24/2009 5:21:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 15 replies · 474+ views
    UN via Yahoo... ?
    United Nations Trust Fund Switzerland Department of Humanitarian Affairs Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland. Congratulations Beneficiary, Your email has been selected by the United Nations(UN) for a cash grant award of Six Hundred And Fifty Thousand Five hundred United States Dollars,($650,500.00usd)for this year 2009 Grant Award.Your email address was selected during our random email balloting for the cash grant and if you received this notification,it means that you are a lucky beneficiary of our cash grant award. The united nations authorities has decided to give this award to 15 beneficiaries from all over the world to help fascilitate...
  • Jamaican gangs target Americans with lottery scams

    05/26/2009 5:40:16 PM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies · 852+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2009 | Mike Melia
    Americans sent more than $30 million to this Caribbean island last year to claim winnings in a Jamaican lottery. The trouble is there was no such contest.
  • 419 Scam Artists Using 'Email this' Feature

    05/01/2009 12:12:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 544+ views
    DANCHO DANCHEV - blog ^ | Thursday, April 30, 2009 | osted by Dancho Danchev
    In times when more and more scammers/spammers are getting DomainKeys verified, others are finding adaptive ways to increase the probability of bypassing antispam filters. Take for instance this 419s scam artist, that's been pretty active in his scamming attempts as of recently.
  • Failure to air Michelle Obama tape: Fox News Network USA to be formally informed on Thursday by API.

    01/13/2009 8:34:40 AM PST · by mnehring · 24 replies · 1,739+ views
    API ^ | Chief Scammer Korir
    API decided last week to take up a legal battle against Fox News Network, USA and has now finally decided where the case is to be filed. Fox News Network broke the agreement when they did not air the Michelle Obama tape as was agreed between the two parties. The names of the two officers attached to Fox News Network will be informed of the case against them on Thursday. While informing them, their names will also be made public following the court documents that will be filed. During the court proceedings, Fox News Network will get an offer to...
  • API will focus on delivering proof on the Michelle Obama tape saga and the Imam-Obama doc (& Nessy?)

    01/02/2009 5:05:41 PM PST · by mnehring · 26 replies · 1,100+ views
    African Press International ^ | Chief Editor Korir
    API excelling high as the year 2009 opens tomorrow and API will focus on delivering proof on the Michelle Obama tape saga and the Imam-Obama document in the next few days Posted by africanpress on January 1, 2009 <Chief Editor Korir (left) wishes all the readers, a happy and prosperous year 2009. In the last 3 months, API has excelled high in the blogsphere and has continued so, uninterupted, being mentioned daily in many news organizations/channels online. Out of 3 million blogs, API was recently rated number 19900 in popularity of being mentioned worldwide daily and this is very encouraging and...
  • API: Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren to air the Michelle Obama tape in less than 24 hours

    10/31/2008 8:22:42 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 3,625+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 30, 2008 | africanpress
    Many have been wondering about what will happen to the Michelle Obama tape, now that API has received death threats for planning to have the tape aired. Death threats mounted after API refused an offer of 3 million US dollars by Senator Obama’s Campaign manager. There has been speculations that Fox News may deny that there is an agreement already reached that gives the them permission to air the tape. The public who are aware of the existence of a tape should be aware that some elements in our society would not like the message in the tape to come...
  • Intended release of Michelle Obama tapes stirs trouble(criminal charges for Axelrod?)

    10/29/2008 2:23:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 89 replies · 3,641+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 30, 2008 | API
    The Obama camp is not saying anything publicly now, but have chosen to work behind the scenes in their efforts to influence the release of Michelle Obama tape. The impact the tape is expected to have on National Security when finally released will be huge. Peaceful approach to have the tapes not to be released has now turned into direct threats directed against API. The threats being unleashed against API comes after API Chief Editor’s unwillingness to accept the offer of a bribe by Obama Camp’s Campaign Manager was turned down. The next few hours will be very crucial for...
  • He bit into some Nigerian spam - to fight it

    03/13/2008 10:26:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 589+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/8 | Deborah Gage
    Martin Lee knew all the reasons you shouldn't respond to spam e-mails. As a software engineer who studies how to block such messages, he'd warned against answering them himself. But he couldn't resist. Lee was struggling to figure out how to stop an especially persistent form of spam - the type that informs recipients they've won the lottery or are sought for a new job, which can masquerade as legitimate e-mails and evade spam filters. As Lee pored over the messages, he wondered who was sending them and who would be tempted to answer them. And he decided to find...
  • Pay as you pollute(loon alert)

    12/10/2006 7:23:30 AM PST · by cp124 · 13 replies · 888+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | 12/10/06 | cp124
    Want to stop contributing to global warming every time you drive the car or turn on the computer? It may not be as hard as you think. A growing number of Mainers and other Americans are buying their way to more "carbon neutral" lives. Less than $150 can cancel out the pollution produced to power the lights and appliances in a typical Maine home for one year. Another $75 a year might cover the climate damage done by the average car. Businesses have been doing it for years, but only the most savvy environmentalists have known that regular folks can,...
  • The Eco-Conscious Pay to Ease Guilt [PT Barnum Was Right]

    12/10/2006 4:50:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies · 1,013+ views ^ | Sunday December 10, 2:28 pm ET | Terence Chea, Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jill Cody used to feel guilty whenever she drove her car or flew on an airplane. She worried about pumping heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributing to global warming. But the San Jose professor found a way to ease her conscience. She paid a San Francisco company called TerraPass to offset emissions from her car and air travel by investing in wind power and reducing farm pollution. "I'm part of the solution, not the problem," said Cody, who sports a TerraPass decal on the decade-old Lexus she drives about 6,000 miles a year. "Now...
  • UCI Psychiatrist Bilked by Nigerian E-Mails (had claimed Reagan had diminished mental ability)

    03/02/2006 4:01:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 2,557+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | William Lobdell,
    A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family's fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son. ...Louis Gottschalk, a neuroscientist, is the founding chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UCI College of Medicine. He gained national prominence by announcing in 1987 that President Reagan had been suffering from diminished mental ability as early as 1980. He came to this conclusion by using the Gottschalk-Gleser scales, an internationally used diagnostic tool he helped develop for charting impairments in brain function, to...
  • Islamic Terrorists Take Over Nigeria

    08/14/2005 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Mass Email Spam ^ | 8/14/05 | Hassan Mohammed
    "Hassan Mohammed" Add to Address Book Subject: Last Wish Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 8:27:41 -0400 Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Hassan Mohammed a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live,according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business....
  • Turning the tables on Nigeria's e-mail conmen

    07/13/2004 6:19:51 PM PDT · by tdadams · 9 replies · 1,309+ views
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2004 | Dan Damon
    Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details. Mike asked us not to use his full name because he's dealing with some heavy cross-border criminals. Those who fall for the 419 cons are hoping for millions His group of volunteers at use their computer skills to fool the scammers, to disrupt their crimes, and to have some fun at the scammer's expense. Every day, millions of people get e-mails like this: Dear Sir/ Madam, I am...