Mr. Victor Ama and The Bank of Ghana

Friday, February 4, 2011 · 3 comments

Another advance fee scam i ran across.  This one has proved interesting because it involves other people - all of which are probably the same scammer or at least a small group of them.  Let's see what happens . . .

To: undisclosed recipients
Sent: February 3, 2011 12:51 AM

Adm. Mike Mullen - Federal Government of The United State


Now, I have seen my share of scams, but this email has so far taken the cake.  On February 2, 2011I had the distinct honor of being contacted by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen.  Needless to say, I am stunned.  After all, why would such a distinguished member of our government feel the need to contact a lowly graduate student in the Midwest?  As we shall see, he wants to give me $5,000,000:

Harry Williams - Are You Alive?

Thursday, February 3, 2011 · 2 comments

Recently, a valuable and devoted employee at West Music in lovely Coralville, Iowa passed along an advance-fee scam which has been plaguing in-boxes at their store for a week.  The employee's request is simple:  Please deal with them appropriately.  Madam, I intend to.  Thank you for sending me your spam.

Now, let us see if we cannot talk Harry Williams into providing us with a fancy new trophy!

Pastor Shalem Benarji – The Trophy That Will Never Be

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 · 0 comments

Several months ago, I received a random email from a man claiming to be the pastor of a church in India.  It arrived, as so many others do, directly in the spam box of an email account I have set up specifically for scambaiting.  As this address is only advertised on websites where known scammers harvest mass amounts of emails, there is little doubt in my mind that Benarji is, in fact, a scammer.

But there is also a difficulty here.  More traditional scammers make their demands and requests known almost immediately. Benarji, on the other hand, is a little different: he impliments a beggars scam.  Instead of asking for funds outright or promising a large reward, his method is simply to lay out the difficulty of his predicament and leave it to the target to provide whatever he or she will.  In other words, he never actually asks for money; he asks for "encouragement" or "friendship."

The Fair and Fastidious Darlene Martins (Harry?, Mating?)

Monday, October 25, 2010 · 4 comments

I do not normally respond to these type of emails, but it seemed like fun. I have little doubt that Darlene Mating will be some beautiful woman whose photo can be found all over the internet (probably a model for Vogue). Eventually, our love will grow and she will ask me to marry her. But, before that can happen I'll need to send $10,000 dollars for her exit papers. I wonder if I can get her to wire me $1,500 for a plane ticket? We’ll see . . .

Most Recent Update: 10/28/2010

Dr. Jake Walters and the Publishers Clearing House


I must honestly be the luckiest person in the world. Not only have a been offered a total of around $25,000,000.00 over the past week, it would appear I have won an additional $500,000.00 with Publishers Clearing House. Hot damn. Let us claim that before it is too late!

Most Recent Update – 11/05/2010

Mr. Joe Ehis and the XMAS Loan Offer


The dear Mr. Joe Ehis emailed me today offering a loan. I felt immediately relieved when I learned the "Ehis Coperative" is "A honest and God fearing COMPANY THAT DO NOT SCREW NOR SCAM with low interest rate."

Heaven knows I could use more debt, so I happily replied.

Most Recent Update - 10/29/2010


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