There can be few people with email addresses who have not received at least an occasional email that seeks details that would allow the sender to defraud them. The “Spanish Hostage” scam is the oldest approach used (thus named because when it began two centuries ago people wrote letters claiming to be held hostage in Sapin and promising abundant reward to the receiver of the letter if they would send money to secure the “hostage’s” freedom).
A 2013 email from a fraudster calling himself George Camara typifies the Spanish Hostage …
This was spammed by Google. It is very amateurish.
Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd 39 Cornhill London EC3V 3ND United Kingdom tel: +44 70 8646 8527 Fax:+447043071539
Dear Esteemed Customer,
TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER NOTICE.
We are hereby officially notify you concerning your fund Telegraphic Transfer through our bank, Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd United Kingdom, to your bank account, which has been officially approved by the management of World Bank Swiss (WBS) to credit the sum of US$5.500,000.00M Dollars into your bank account.
Note that I have started the processing of your payment …
Amongst all the bad news in the world, it is good to receive emails that make you laugh.
WITH DUE RESPECT TO YOUR PERSON AND MUCH SINCERITY OF PURPOSE, I MAKE THIS CONTACT WITH YOU AS I BELIEVE YOU CAN BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO ME. I AM THE OUTGOING TELEX SECTION MANAGER IN A BANK IN OUAGADOUGOU REPUBLIC OF BURKINA FASO,
SINCERELY, I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER THIS IS YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS OR NOT BECAUSE I ONLY USED YOUR NAME INITIALS TO SEARCH FOR YOUR CONTACT, INCASE YOU …
Dearest friend may God bless you as you read this.
My name is Miss Marina Eziekel, a 19 years old undergraduate. I am only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Eziekel, My father was a very wealthy Gold and Diamond Merchant in Accra Capital city of republic of Ghana in West Africa based in Abidjan Ivory Coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates while my mother died when I am little and my father took me …
Saudamos-te em nome de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, nosso Senhor, que sou deputada Lian Al João Eu sou um Partir de República do Kuwait, e eu era casada com o Dr. Alexandra Ali John, que trabalhou com o Kuwait embaixada na Costa do Marfim por nove anos antes de ele morreram, 12 / 01/2008. Estávamos casados ??há 11 anos sem um child.Hedied após um briefillness que durou apenas quatro dias. Antes de sua morte estávamos ambos cristão renascido. Desde a sua morte que ele …
An attempt to con people in Irish, but the lies are similar to those in any language.
EL Gordo – (NOTICE) FÓGRA CRÍOCHNAITHEACHA
TAR ÉIS DO ID Teil bhuaigh ceithre chéad agus caoga míle Euro (€ 450,000.00) i Idirnáisiúnta na Spáinne ‘El Gordo’ Ríomhphost dámhachtain chrannchur crannchuir gill le uimhreacha ádh 9/11/13/24/43 agus Tag: ES/9420X2/68.
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