These days scams are very popular in social media sites and emails. You will get messages like you have won lottery, for my loved one, microsoft and yahoo lottery scams .
Scams really come with unbelieve prizes, emotional blackmails , sometimes it may be related to love or sex. So please becareful of e-mails scams and social media scams. If you got any suspicious email first google it with same subject then you can actually filter whether the message is scam or not.
Some examples of email and social media scams :
Microsoft Online Promotion.
Attn: Lucky winner, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded draw of the Microsoft Lottery Promotion.Your email address emerge as one of the winners Therefore, you have been approved for a lump sum payout of (£1.500.000) 1.5 Million Pounds in the Microsoft Lottery Promotion based here in England and held today,Your e-mail address emerged as one of the winners in the 1st category. So fill the form below and send it to our United Kingdom representative Dr.Terry Cole via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1.Full Name: 2.Full Address: 3.Status: 4.Occupation: 5.Age: 6.Sex: 7.Country: 8.Tel.Number: Yours faithfully, Mrs. Harley Herdens. P.R.O. Microsoft Lottery Promotion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am Mr Ali Desmurs, the director of the accounts & auditing dept .at theAfrican Development Bank Ouagadougou-west Africa.(A D B) With due respect, I have decided to contact you on a businesstransaction that will be beneficial to both of us.
At the bank’s last accounts/auditing evaluations, my staffs came across an oldaccount which was being maintained by a foreign client who we learnt was amongthe deceased passengers of motor accident.
Since his demise, even the members of his family haven’t applied for claimsover this fund and it has been in the safe deposit account until I discoveredthat it cannot be claimed since our client is a foreign national and we aresure that he has no next of kin here to file claims over the money. As the directorof the department, this discovery was brought to my office so as to decide whatis to be done. I decided to seek ways through which to transfer this money outof the bank and out of the country too.
The total amount in the account is ten million five hundred thousand dollars(USD 10,500,000.00).with my positions as staffs of the bank, I am handicappedbecause I cannot operate foreign accounts and cannot lay bonafide claim overthis money. The client was a foreign national and you will only be asked to actas his next of kin and I will supply you with all the necessary information andbank data to assist you in being able to transfer this money to any bank ofyour choice where this money could be transferred into.
I want to assure you that this transaction is absolutely risk free since I workin this bank that is why you should be confident in the success of thistransaction because you will be updated with information as at when desired
I will wish you to keep this transaction secret and confidential as I am hopingto retire with my share of this money at the end of transaction which will bewhen this money is safety in your account. I will then come over to yourcountry for sharing according to the previously agreed percentages. You mighteven have to advise me on possibilities of investment in your country orelsewhere of our choice. May God help you to help me to a restive retirement,Amen.
Please for further information and enquiries feel free to contact me backimmediately for more explanation and better understanding throught this emailaddress (email@example.com)
I am waiting for yoururgent response!!!
Thanks and remain blessed.
Mr Ali Desmurs
nice to meet you my Dear, i am lowrrta? I am single never married i am so glad to meet you here, Beside i have something very vital to disclose with you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it’s a public site. I will be very happy, If you can get back to me, through my e-mail So we can get to know each other better,and exchange our pictures and also tell you more about me OK
FROM MR.RUFAI SANUSI.
HEAD OF FOREIGN OPERATION
BANK OF AFRICA.
I am Mr Rufai Sanusi, the Head of Foreign Operation, holding the post of foreign and local inheritance funds in BANK OF AFRICA. Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I discovered existing dormant account for 5years. When I discovered that there had been neither continuation nor withdrawals from this account for this long period and our banking laws stipulates that any unserviceable account for more than 5years will go into the bank revenue as an unclaimed fund.
I have made personal inquiries about the depositor and his next of kin but sadly, the depositor and his next of kin died on their way to business trip, and he left no body behind for this claim, I only made this investigation just to be double sure of this fact and since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives information concerning this fund, I seek your concern for further assistance to stand as the real next of kin to the deceased person so that our bank will release the fund on your behalf.
Amount to claim ($9.MILLION US DOLLARS.)
Now my questions are:-
1. Can you handle this project? ……………
2. Can I give you this trust? ………………
If yes, call me and send to me your personal information as below:
Your name :………………..
This information is necessary,
Upon the receipt of your reply, I will give you the full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum as your own share while 50% will be for me,the remaining 10% will be for you to pay back for any expenses you made during the transaction. I am expecting your urgent response to enable me inform you on how the business will be executed. Please keep this proposal as a top secret or delete if you are not interested,
+226 7824 0628
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