Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reborn Scam Alert - Winning Notification of £710,000 B.B.C LOTTERY DEPARTMENT

BEWARE! Its a Cyber World - - Winning Notification of £710,000 B.B.C LOTTERY DEPARTMENT:

Yesteray, I received following Lottery Winning Notification from Mr. Garry Lee; while I had never participated in any lottery draw.The link given in the mail is a valid link of website: BBC National Lottery Results. But I couldn't find the winning number provided through the mail below. 
This is kind of reborn scam as same kind of mail i shared here early in this year. See Here.

Clearly, its a lottery scam to cheat innocent internet users and to steal personal information of the recipients for bad intents in the future.

This is a scam like many others in the form of Lottery Winning Notifications.

Sent: Sat, March 26, 2011 11:42:54 AM
Subject: Winning Number : Bonus 22

National Lottery Results.
PO Box 200
Harrogate England,UK

Wednesday March 25th 2011

Dear Winner,

You have won the sum of £710,000 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND,POUNDS
STERLING ) from B.B.C LOTTERY on our 2011 charity Bonanza.

The Winning ticket was selected from a Data Base of Internet Email Users,
from which your Address came out as the winning coupon.

We hereby urge you to claim the winning amount quickly as this is monthly
lottery. Failure to claim your win will result into the reversion
of the fund to our following month.

You are therefore requested to contact immediately out Claims Department
below quoting Winning number : Bonus 22

Contact Person :Mrs.Maryam Alan

Provide the following information needed to process your winning claim.

1.Name:,2.Address:,3.Marital Status:,4.Occupation:,5.Age:6.Draw Number above:

Congratulations once again.

please quote your winning number.

Gary Lee
B.B.C Department..
National Lottery Results

Scam Alert - Winning Notification from DR. ANDERSON JOHN on Behalf of NOKIA EMAILS DRAW 2011

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - NOKIA EMAILS DRAW 2011

The following mail is the latest entry in the lottery scams. I received this mail yesterday and it looks like a clear effort to steal the personal information of the recipients.  

Beware of such scam mails and never send any information to the cybercriminals.

Sent: Sat, March 26, 2011 1:49:10 PM

NOKIA House. Summit Avenue South wood
Farnborough Hampshire GU14 0NG.
United Kingdom.
Dear Winner,

Congratulations once again!!!. Nokia is Celebrating it's 25th Anniversary
in United Kingdom and a general award is currently conducted by draws.
This is done annually to promote individuals that is using this E-mail
below (yahoo,hot-mail,aol,gmail,rediffmail,rocket-mail) of all Email users
world wide. This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Five
Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£500,000.00) in ongoing EURO NOKIA
CASH SPLASH 2011 Lottery promotion which is organized by NOKIA
CO-OPERATION LTD in United Kingdom, NOKIA Company UK collects all the
E-mails addresses of the People that are active online on our random
selector machine, among the Millions that active online, we only select 5
peoples every Month as our Winners through Electronic Balloting System
(EBS) without the Winner applying. We are congratulating you for been one
of the People selected. All Participants were selected through a Computer
Balloting system drawn from Canada, Australia , United States , Asia,
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our International
Promotions program which is conducted annually. The draws was conducted by
a random selection of existing E-mails of 5 from an exclusive list of
80,731 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies, picked by an
advanced automated random computer search from over 200 Telecoms company
directory all over the world. Our winning notification is sent via E-mail
to the 5 lucky winners and your E-mail falls among the 5 lucky E-mail
winner, you are to fill and submit the Application form below via our
E-mail address to verify your identity and within 24hrs you will receive
an E-mail on how to proceed with your claims.

1.Full name
2.Contact Address
3.Total Amount Won
6.Mobile Number

Security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
CONFIDENTIAL to avoid double claim or impersonation.

Congratulation once again!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Job Offer From Ms Maureen Hooks - - Latest Employment Scam Using name of Kutuma Hotel, Canada

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - KUTUMA HOTEL CANADA JOB OFFER 2011

The mail I received yesterday is kind of "Employment Scam". I shared before same kind of scam offer pretending to be from Hilton Hotel London.

A message from  is just a mail to trap the prospective victim. Once the recipient will respond cyber criminals will tighten the trap and will ask for online interview. 

There would be no reason that recipient will not be a successful candidate. In the next step they will send the appointment letter with the terms & conditions that will be enough to make you crazy.

Then these cyber cowboys will ask you to send immigration charges and processing fee. Once you send the money you will never find them on any contacts they would have provided you.

From: Jenny Antia
Sent: Mon, March 21, 2011 2:30:23 PM

Address: 3708 St. Denis, H2X 3L7, Montreal, Quebec,Canada
As per above request we need manpowers to work in kutuma   hotel in Canada. The total requirements will be 76 workers just for the year,Our  shiping line and kutuma  hotel need outside workers not inside the Canada.
Workers that have the ability to work hard only needed to apply and must come from non-criminal origin and must agreed to abide by the kutuma  hotels rules and regulations. Details needed: Bio-data's of these workers in advance for us to do the shortlist before conduction of interview .
Also important they must speak some English during interview. They will be tested on the spot and interviewed by the kutuma shiping line and kutuma hotel management. Salary: is very attractive depending on experience to be found in our salary and benefit which will be forwarded to you for your perusal. Overtime: 2 hrs/day Public Holiday / Sunday: Double Pay The important thing here is speed. The kutuma shiping line and kutuma hotel management wants the whole thing settled in 45days time. If you can meet our requirement please reply for further procedures.
 1.Resume /CV and details of experience. 2.Front page of your international passport. 3.Two copies of your passport photograph. Onceagain,
The management will take care of your feeding, accommodation including your Air ticket. We will provide all the relevant backup documents to enable the applicant get his or her visa at Canadian Embassy in the applicant’s Country. Visas will be issued upon approval from Canada Global Immigration. If you are interested to work with us in Canada, urgently respond  through this
Best Regards,
Miss Maureen Hooks
Vacancy manager.
Internet user should be very cautious of any unsolicited job offers like the one described here. A similar scam claims that Hilton Hotels in New York is the group offering the job. Other job scams falsely claim to be from a variety of other high profile companies around the world. Such job scams are just variations of typical advance fees scams such as Employment Scams and lottery scams. Any offer that asks you to pay upfront fees in order to get a job, receive access to funds in an overseas bank account or claim a lottery win should be treated as suspect.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Processing Fee Scam - - $1.2 Million Package Notification from FedEX Courier Company

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - $1.2 Million Package Notification from FedEX Courier Company 

The following mail i received yesterday from someone named as Jonathan Conahan (Dr. Gary Duke) pretending to be from FedEX Courier Company, informing me about big bucks package they received on my behalf and for ultimate delivery they asked me to pay $250 on account of multiple type of processing charges.

When I checked the status of domain of the mail address i came o know this is a notorious domain frequently used for internet frauds and scams. Just put 'ciudad scam' in Google search and you will find lot of scams associated with this domain.
Let's check out the contents of the mail...

From: Jonathan Conahan. (
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 11:26:24 PM
Subject: Notification from FedEX Courier Company

Notification from FedEX Courier Company
Dear Customer,
Your package containing $1.2Musd(ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) was recieved here  on monday and As we expected  that we shall email you with the tracking number and information to recieve your parcel this morning before being called by the custom office here in regards to the attempt to send your package pointing that  the parcel could not be sent to you after all because the security agents seized the documents. Their claim is that it is against international law for such a consignment  to be sent through courier service without the normal frame of legal process of the country.

We tried to understand what the manager of the custom office meant by without normal frame of legal documents as we  have certified the parcel and  has become every ready to ship it to your address and send to you the tracking numbers. The manager said that, the issue is beyond their capacity as they normally take parcels submitted to them to the security agents for their certification before despatchment and it was through this course it was discovered that the consignment has no proper documentations and the security agent demanded for proper documentation before the consignment will be mailed to you.
The security agents that is office of the inspector general of police, confirmed that without police reports, that is clearance certificate from the police, custom clearance certificate and insurance policy from Benin Insurance Deposit Corporation(BIDC)that your consignment will not be sent to you.

 According to the Inspector General of Police, the reason is to enable the International Community know that, the consignment is genuine and the government of Benin Republic  has no hands in sponsoring terrorisms or drug related. Based on his statements, it is basically lawful you obtain those documents for your parcel to be sent to you now.

Before emailing you at this time,we have verified to know where and how to get those required certificates and we found out that the listed price of the documents are as follow:

Police Clearance Certificate $50.00
& custom clearance $50.00
Insurance Policy BIDC $75.00
Total Amount $175.00 usd(One hundred and seventy five United States Dollars)

The above are the proper documents required by law before your consignment will be mailed to you. Your urgent reply is highly required now because your parcel is already in the hands of the custom and you will need to send the above mentioned $175 immediately you recieve this email for the endorsement of the listed certificates. For faster action call me on my telephone number +22999623076.or email me on  
Thank you.
Dr.Garry Duke

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scam Alert - Winning Notification of £850,000.00 from HONDA COMPANY LONDON

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary: Winning Notification of £850,000.00 from HONDA COMPANY LONDON

In November last year I shared here same kind of winning notification from Honda, Spain. Yesterday I received a revised version of the same with few changes. I want it to be shared it once again.

Payment approval Notification from Martin Wills on behalf of HONDA COMPANY LONDON.  This is a total internet fraud, like many before shared here. This is just to steal your personal/private information and to cheat you on the name of processing fee or courier charges. 

Dear readers, don't believe it and don't respond to any of the contacts given in the mail whether it is Martin Wills or Arnold Eboh. Your any kind of response will make them sure that your email address is live and you will start getting hell of spam mails. Your account can be hacked using the information provided by no other than yourself. So be very careful; before you think of even responding.

Let's have a look to the contents of the mail:

From: Honda Company Inc. (
Sent: Mon, March 14, 2011 2:01:04 PM
Subject: You have been approved for a payment of £850,000.00

Head Office: # 2 Spring Gardens ,
Trafalgar Square, London ,
United Kingdom SW1A 2TS
Tell: +447035928779

Dear Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners of our
2011.Your email address emerged along side nine others in the category
of winners in this year's Annual Free Lottery Draw. Generally, email
address were picked, the draws are processed by the computer through a
special program that is special designed for this award, the program is
also known as Random Access Program (RAP) This software picks email
addresses from the internet and through a random process, picks the
winners through their email address.

All 10 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of
50,000,000 international emails. You have therefore been approved for a
payment of £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British
Pounds Sterling)).NO TICKETS WERE SOLD

The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:

i) Bonus Numbers: IPP/1555002244/05/UK ii) Email Ticket Number:
ES34/044/ILP/SL/UK, iii) Lotto code Number: FL/099/87/, iv) File Ref
Number: FL/31270-0/UK

To file your claims of £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand
Great British Pounds Sterling),you have to fill the below information
completely and submit it to our fiduciary claims agent for
documentation and processing of your lottery winning certificate:

Your Name In Full...
Your Nationality...
Your Present Address......
Your Sex Gender/Age......
Your Occupation......
Your Mobile Phone Number.....

Lottery Claims Agent:
Rev.Arnold Eboh

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Honda Company Association (H.C.A)
Draw Promotion, kindly accept our warmest congratulations.

Rev. Martin Wills
Promotions Manager.



Monday, March 14, 2011

Bobby Roberts Friend Request Message Hoax - - Fake Hacker Warning on Facebook and Twitter

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary: 

A warning message that has invaded social networks very recently advises recipients not to accept friend requests from ‘Bobby Roberts’ because he is a hacker and his name will "destroy everything".

In fact, this warning message is a hoax. The claims in the message are incorrect One cannot give a hacker access to his/her computer just by accepting a friend request. A name, even a fake one, cannot destroy or damage your computer. This warning is just one more in a long line of very similar hoaxes and should not be forwarded.

Let's have a look to the subjected message; if you didn't receive it yet;
***WARNING!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT FRIEND REQUESTS FROM ~~~ BOBBY ROBERTS ~~~ Profile picture is four colored pictures ~~ A hacker and fake name !!!! the name will DESTROY EVERYTHING!!! PLEASE... COPY THIS TEXT ON YOUR STATUS SO THAT YOUR FRIENDS ARE WARNED************* PASS THIS ALONG A.S.A.P..

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Explanation: 

According to a wheezing message that is currently buzzing around Facebook and Twitter, users should not accept friend requests from a person called Bobby Roberts because he is a hacker. The warning claims that this supposed hacker is using a fake name and that just accepting this name will "destroy everything."

The claims in the message are utter nonsense. You cannot get hacked just by accepting someone's friend request. A name alone certainly cannot damage or destroy your computer. A name, even a "fake" one used by a skilled hacker, cannot actually do anything to your computer. Before a hacker can take control of your computer, he must use some method to gain access to it. Internet criminals can and do use a range of tactics to trick users into relinquishing access to their computers. They might trick victims into installing trojan software that allows a computer to be controlled remotely. Or they might use a phishing attack to trick a victim into sending them personal information such as usernames and passwords, which would allow hackers to access their victim's account. However, even the smartest criminal will not be able to hack your computer just by being added to your contact list or by using a specific name. For a hacking attempt to be successful, some sort of file transfer or exchange of information must take place.

This warning is actually just one more in a long line of very similar hoaxes. From time to time, some prankster will substitute a new name for the supposed hacker, alter a few details, and launch the pointless hoax anew. All such hoaxes claim that the simple act of accepting someone as a friend on your social network will give a sinister hacker access to your computer. All such claims are untrue.

Sending on these warnings will help no one. Such hoaxes clutter online communities with false and useless information, and lets face it, networks like Facebook already have enough of that to last a lifetime. These hoaxes can also unfairly tarnish the reputations of innocent users. "Bobby Roberts" is not an uncommon name. On Facebook alone, there are dozens of users with that name. If you receive one of these false hacker warnings, please do not pass it on to others. And please take a moment to let the sender know that the message is a hoax.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Microsoft winners 2011: Fake Winning Notification Pretending to be from Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Winning Notification: Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

Almost two months back I shared a fake winning notification pretending to be from Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion. Now the cybercriminals come up again with the same trap; as I received following mail today.

They only changed few thing in the email content and started sending to their prospective victims. (See here the older version).

Another lottery scam for the innocent internet users. An official winning notification from Mr. Rose Patrick on behalf of Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion; Mr. instructed to contact Mr. Parry Cole (Foreign Transfer Manager).

From: Microsoft Office (
Sent: Sat, March 12, 2011 3:38:04 AM
Subject: microsoft winners 2011

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom

Customer Service.
Your Batch No: 2011/19803/CMT
Your Reference No: UK/9420X/05


We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held February 2011, in London. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 550,000.00 Pounds (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager with your reference and your batch numbers for verification.

(Foreign Transfer Manager)
Mr. Parry Cole
Tel: +44 704-571-0545

The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies.The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.



Mrs. Rose Patrick
Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

Don't ever response to such kind of winning notification. These are devised to steal your personal information and cheat the prospective victims for processing fee.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Prayer Request for Pacey Moore Who's Seriously Sick and Suffering from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Beware! It's a Cyber World  --  Summary:

A heavily spreading message via social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, requests recipients to pray for 3 month old Pacey Moore who is suffering from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and admitted to the Cabell Huntington Hospital.

In fact, the statements in the message are factual. The message invented from a Facebook Event page created for Pacey and his family in early March, 2011.



Baby Pacey Moore is the 3 month old son of Jarrett and Brandi Moore. Brandi just had 2 different gallbladder surgeries due to stones being in two different places. The day after her surgery, Baby Pacey was admitted in the hospital at TRMC for having RSV. A few days later, he was flown out to Cabell Huntington Hospital due to breathing trouble and he was placed on a ventilator. After getting him there they found out he also had... developed pneumonia. He started doing some better and they started trying to turn the ventilator down and then had to turn it back up. He now has a feeding tube and has had a set back. Now they are afraid that he is bleeding internally and his blood is clotting too fast. This family and this baby REALLY needs everyone’s prayers.

PLEASE READ THIS AND REPOST IT TO EVERYONE YOU CAN. THEY NEED URGENT PRAYERS RIGHT NOW! (I hope I got all the details right on this..if not, feel free to correct me) After clicking on “I’m attending”, go to the top left side under Pacey’s picture and click on “select guests to invite” and invite everyone on your friends list...PLEASE! Heavenly Father Please send your Brightest angles to watch over and help heal Pacey Moore. Please father help his parents to have the strength to heal themselves. Thank you 
Beware! It's a Cyber World - - Explanation:

This message, which is spreading quickly via different social networks chiefly Facebook and Twitter, solicits recipients to pray for the healing of three month old Pacey Moore who was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and later caught by pneumonia as well.

According to update on the event page Pacey is making progress and getting well from his sickness. The real event page is no longer publicly accessible on the social netwrok, but Pacey's aunt has confirmed that he (Pacey Moore) is making good progress and the family hopes that very soon he will be back to home.
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