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#1 2019-04-09 17:50:05

Sector11
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Spotting obvious scams ....

The scammer wrote:

From: Kavita Aguma <offfile012@gmail.com>
To: "secahtah@gmail.com" <secahtah@gmail.com>
Subject: Attn
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:58:38 +0900 (JST)
Reply-To: Kavita Aguma <kvaguma@gmail.com>
Sender: shoichi0626@yahoo.co.jp
X-Mailer: YahooMailWebService/0.8.111_74

United Bank For Africa (UBA) 
Route Des Almadie Zone 12-Lot D 
Dakar- Senegal 
Mrs Kavita Aguma Customer Care

Attn: 

This is to bring to your notice that during the audit and file revision of this bank United BANK OF AFRICA in the fiscal year 2018 ended, a total sum of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand $3.5 Million united state dollars was discovered in this bank in your name as the beneficiary. This fund was deposited by the ministry of finance as your E-mail address and names won you the draw and have you as apparent heir to it. You are therefore by this notice required to provide this bank with your mode of receiving these fund from us. We have two options to transfer your fund to you, first is through BANK to BANK transfer second is by uploading your fund into an ATM CARD and send it to your address.

Therefore indicate to us your choice of receiving your fund from us Or your address where your card can be deliver. We shall anticipate your quick response. Regarding your irrevocable payment of $3.5 million via any of your choice Bank to Bank wire transfer,

Sincerely, Mrs Kavita Aguma. Customer Care

Header: (full of holes)

From: Kavita Aguma <offfile012@gmail.com>
- - say what! - no official UBA address
To: "secahtah@gmail.com" <secahtah@gmail.com>
- - ↑ THAT is NOT my name nor my email address
- - guess they do not know who I am
Subject: Attn
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:58:38 +0900 (JST)
Reply-To: Kavita Aguma <kvaguma@gmail.com>
- - say what! - why is this address different but the same person?
Sender: shoichi0626@yahoo.co.jp
- - OH MY.  The sender is really, or not, in Japan
- - and all of a sudden yahoo mail not gmail
X-Mailer: YahooMailWebService/0.8.111_74
- - confirmed Yahoo!

So Mrs Kavita Aguma. Customer Care for UBA uses a "from" gmail address and a different gmail address to reply to all the while using a sent from "yahoo" mail source.  I smell: ghoti all over the place

Body:

1. - Address block uses: United Bank for Africa
2. - Body text uses: United BANK OF AFRICA - which does not exist
2. - $3.5 Million united state dollars was discovered in this bank in your name
- - - That would be United States dollars - oh "my name"
- - - Until today I have never heard of UBA, and
- - - 3.5 Million in US funds - ME! - Yea right!  I WISH!!!
2. - your E-mail address and names
- - - my email?  why names - plural? ... hmmmm see header!
- - - this person BCC'd this to a really large number of fish.
- - - this person has no clue who I am, my name not used once.
3. - bank to bank transfer - requesting bank information by internet = 100% SCAM

Now I know 99.5% of us (I hope) would instantly recognize that as a scam and just delete it.
I don't even bother with filters anymore, they always change the addresses and names ... the body of the message stays fairly close.

I'm hoping 1 or 2 of the .5% that don't recognize the scam takes heed.
Oh wait! We are all Linux users, we all know better ...
- - - hmmmmmmmmmm

Have a nice day folks.

BTW: I found 5¢ in my pocket that is yours, you know who you are, what should I do with it?
lol  lol  lol


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#2 2019-04-09 18:24:30

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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

Sector11 wrote:

...

BTW: I found 5¢ in my pocket that is yours, you know who you are, what should I do with it?
lol  lol  lol

Please give it to the next homeless person you see wink


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#3 2019-04-09 18:49:16

Martin
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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

Early this year I got an email from one Warren Buffett offering me 5.5 million USD...

/Martin


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prove their worth by hitting back."
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#4 2019-04-09 18:55:25

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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

Belive it or not, once my boss replied to such a spam message. The spammer had requested a resident Indian's help in return for a good share of the pie to bring a large amount of money.

And he did reply with his few details. big_smile


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#5 2019-04-09 18:56:01

Martin
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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

And the you have this.

/Martin


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#6 2019-04-10 07:02:16

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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

^ ah, james veitch having fun with scammers.
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#7 2019-04-10 22:05:05

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Registered: 2017-05-28
Posts: 677

Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

ohnonot wrote:

^ ah, james veitch having fun with scammers.
devil

Scamming the scammers has become a pastime for some people and sometimes to great lengths. I remember about one person who had a macbook for sale and a scammer swooped in. There was a back and forth and in the end the scammer was sent a fake macbook made out of a binder. Scams are quite rife these days so best thing is to avoid them.


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#8 2019-04-10 22:19:05

stevep
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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

Lots of funny videos on Youtube with people wasting the fake "Microsoft Support" scammer's time or even destroying the scammer's Windows install somehow through Teamviewer.

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#9 2019-04-10 23:50:40

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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

I enjoy wasting the time of Indian scammers pretending that my mother's broadband is about to be cut off. When they get round to trying to get me to download malware or whatever, they ask am I using a windows pc or a mac. I say no I'm not, so it gets escalated to a "technical supervisor". So we go round the houses again a few times, eventually I say I use Linux and I'm not ignorant. The last time I got an immensely satisfying foul-mouthed tirade!

That was 10 minutes of amusement for me, and 10 minutes that someone wasn't being scammed.

Maybe next time I'll have a windoze VM I can fire up and see what they try  devil


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#10 2019-04-11 00:25:11

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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

damo wrote:

I enjoy wasting the time of Indian scammers pretending that my mother's broadband is about to be cut off. When they get round to trying to get me to download malware or whatever, they ask am I using a windows pc or a mac. I say no I'm not, so it gets escalated to a "technical supervisor". So we go round the houses again a few times, eventually I say I use Linux and I'm not ignorant. The last time I got an immensely satisfying foul-mouthed tirade!

That was 10 minutes of amusement for me, and 10 minutes that someone wasn't being scammed.

Maybe next time I'll have a windoze VM I can fire up and see what they try  devil

That's what the scammer scammer on Youtube uses. It's fun to watch the Indian scammer destroy the antiscammer's virtual machine in an empty revenge after his real version of Windows with all the stolen people's information is nuked with a virus.

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#11 2019-04-11 01:01:30

DeepDayze
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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

stevep wrote:

Lots of funny videos on Youtube with people wasting the fake "Microsoft Support" scammer's time or even destroying the scammer's Windows install somehow through Teamviewer.

Haha that's priceless.


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#12 2019-04-11 06:44:26

twoion
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Re: Spotting obvious scams ....

Please don't post full spam texts on here (at least on public boards); Googlebot won't like it.


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