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Here we have posted many potential internet scams and email scams, fake emails, CraigsList scam emails / texts, we've recieved, Phishing emails and 'spoof' emails we have received via email. Ok, some of them may not be scams, but they're at least 'spam' as they usually came in to our 'in-box' in 'clusters' and almost always with an attachment. We have had a policy of NEVER opening any attachment, especially without re-contacting the person, maybe by phone to (which usually means it's someone we know) to see if they sent a legitimate email with a legit attachment (and yes, there's the 'obligatory' 'Nigerian-scams'. We also NEVER link to unknown websites included in emails without verifying their legitimacy. Even then, we will usually 're-type' in the web address instead of 'hot linking' FROM the email. DO NOT TRY AND ACCESS ANY OF THESE EMAILS / WEB ADDRESS BELOW AS 'WHO KNOWS' WHAT THEY ARE. In fact, to that end, we have usually changed something in the address so you can't accidently link to any of them. Bottom line is be very careful. We have posted these examples of 'un-solicited' emails that have come into us as 'things to be aware of' and if you received a similar or same one, you should probably do the same thing that we did and that's to





“Some of these will contain or appear to contain, or appear to originate FROM ‘legitimate’ email address with URL’s FROM legit companies. Heck, we get (call them what you will) ‘scam’ / ‘spam’ / 'fake' / 'spoof' / 'phishing' emails with some of our company URL’s in the ‘FROM’ line, that we had nothing to do with (that will be designated in the following email scams with “our companies name”. Likely any company whose name has been ‘hi-jacked’ or pirated for use in these emails will have no idea that it’s being done, and frankly there’s really nothing that can be done about it that I’m aware of.



SUBJECT: Typical Craigs list scams / Fradulent ads. This one regarding two Yamaha Jet Skis / Personal Water Craft


"R955 Yamaha 110 Deluxe U374"

Ad Body Text;

"yamaha vx

My initial contact / question (obviously realizing it was a scam up front and during Covid-19 outbreak in US, 3/18/20): "Got 3 new rolls of toilet paper and a wad of used I'll trade for them"

Response 1) Re : R955 Yamaha 110 Deluxe U374 "skis is still for sale for the moment . pictures are attached"

Response 2) Re : R955 Yamaha 110 Deluxe U374 "sent pics but the message bounced back. i got an error saying the pictures size is big. send your e mail address and my husband send the pics"

(Obviously these are 'auto-responses' looking to acquire a 'live' email address or contact info).


#2 from same day / hour:

Typical Craigs list scams / Fradulent ads. This one regarding a Sea*doo Bombardier Jet Ski / Personal Water Craft

"Y890 Seadoo F038 - $1750"

Ad Body Text;


My initial contact / question (obviously realizing it was a scam up front and during Covid-19 outbreak in US, 3/18/20): "Got a bag of dog poo I'll trade for it"

Response 1) Re : Y890 Seadoo F038 - $1750 "the seadoo ski jets is still for sale $1,750 non negotiable. pictures are attached" (nothing was attached, not that I would have opened it anyway)

Response 2) Re : Y890 Seadoo F038 - $1750 "tried to send pictures but the message bounced back because pics size is big. please give me an mail address to send pictures"

(Obviously these are 'auto-responses' looking to acquire a 'live' email address or contact info).

I wasn't looking for 'jet skis', but merely searching through the 'boats' in my area. The 'scams' almost always 'stand out'.



SUBJECT: "We got your consent to discontinue your mailbox."

FROM:  "(G_oogle_noreply" Date:  Monday, 9.23.19
BODY TEXT: "You requested to terminate this mailbox sales @ and we are processing it. If you think this is a system caused/created error or you did not make this request, use the link below to terminate this process and keep your mailbox.

TEXT FROM LINK YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO CLICK ON (with hyperlink obviously removed);
To terminate this request proceed here" .... The link is only valid for 24 hours.

(Obviously we had not submitted any such request, and could tell initially that it was a scam / fraudulent email. If you get this on, DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT click on the link. You don't even need to open the email, just delete it {which is what you should most likely do with any suspicious email}).

SUBJECT: "Craigslist ad I ran for a 'trailer load' of "Vintage Stereo-Electronics" that I was selling as a "LOT""
Start Date:  9/4/19
 (Unfortunately deleted both texted numbers before I recorded them for this page, but both were 'out of state' area codes and wanted to 'send funds / checks' and arrange with shipper, yada, yada, yada.

Re: order delay"
FROM:  "scooter@ "a real business name .com" Date:  Wed, June 1, 2016 12:55 pm
BODY TEXT: "Hi, what is happening with my order?  Was it shipped?  I thought oaktreevintage . com is a professional company.  I am forwarding my order details in the attached file, please get back to me.
Thank you
Scooter (last name omitted)
(business name omitted)

P: 502.650XXXX
F: 502.743XXXX "

File: details_8304024-0.doc (attachment that no doubt holds all kinds of fun viruses and such) BOGUS!!!

Wow, this one I actually had to do a 'double...Ok, "triple" take' on. I did a search on the business (not, "oaktreevintage" as that's me) and it's location did match the area code. Tried to call, but was unsuccessful. We were able to safely open the document, and determine it was someone trying to extort $1300, but did cause us to have to have a closer look. They're getting creative out there in 'criminal scum land'...

The following all appeared to have email address originating
SUBJECT: My Resume. Attachments: Resume_'

Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok. Thanks, Ben J." Thu, October 24, 2013 9:52 am
"Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok.Thanks, Pierre C. Thu, October 24, 2013 9:52 am

BODY TEXT: ***SPAM***My Resume.  Attachments: Resume_'
"Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok. Thanks, Rodolfo G. Thu, October 24, 2013 8:07 am
"Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok. Thanks, Jake C. Thu, October 24, 2013 8:07 am
....and many more the same day.
This is a 'recent' and new one / scam we're getting;

"Re: Re: invoice for august " 

sorry for the late reply.
the invoice you emailed me about yesterday, has been enclosed to this
thank you..."

It may have an attachment that says "inv xxxxxx".DOC. . DON'T OPEN IT!!!
This is a 'recent' and new one / scam we're getting;


I am ready to finish this deal.
Check the attached offer and let me know when we can set up a meeting.
Thank you..."

It will have an attachment that says "Business Deal #xxxxxx".DOC. . DON'T OPEN IT!!!

We've been getting  A LOT of this 'SPAM' / 'SCAM' email lately in various versions of the following;

While "Costco", "CVS", "Home Depot", "J.C. Penny", "KOHLS", "Sams Club", "Southwest Airlines", "Starbucks", "TJ MAXX, Walmart", are well respected, and long standing companies, their name was ‘hi-jacked’ for these emailed scams. They had nothing to do with this and it has no reflection on any of the following companies….We get a lot of variations on the following.

SUBJECT: "Costco Voucher Code" 
costco@carte  -   -"
"Starbucks $50 Card" Opens with;, "Greetings Sales, We are extending you Rapid Rewards! To Enjoy Your Starbucks Rewards, all you need to do:
1) Claim your Starbucks gift card Here!
2) Give us your opinion
3) Redeem your rewards before they expire
Do you love to drink Starbucks?
Share your opinion and Starbucks experiences by completing the survey and Redeem Your Gift-Card!"

Followed by this 'jiberish',

"REST is easier to maintain - all you have to do is monitor the API documentation for any minute changes to the structure of the REST methods or the structure of the data they return. If you see a change you will just have to manually make the change in your hand-written code which parses the response of the method. With SOAP you have the burden of right-clicking on your reference and selecting "update" and then fixing a few compile errors. (Sarcasm included free of charge.) Josh M. Nov 4 '10 at 18:36...@JoshM: If you've hand-written code to parse the response of a generated response based upon a soft and flexible specification, you're not using REST; you've hardcoded to a resource tree. It's the same as coding to c:\windows\temp or whatever, as opposed to querying for the PROPER location to use. Because it works for a while, doesn't make it the right thing to do, nor is it good coding practice. Paul Sonier Jun 10 '11 at 18:01... @PaulSonier: what's the right way to parse the response FROM what often is a soft and flexible specification? I get that hardcoded brittle code isn't great, but I'm looking for advice or examples on the client end of RESTful APIs and coming up short so far. I think this is what Josh is getting at -- SOAP needs the ton of boilerplate code but what you get for that is a visible and enforceable contract on document format and type safety; RESTful APIs leave out the contract and the boilerplate and often look simple enough it doesn't matter, but... how do you not hardcode to the resource tree? metamatt Nov 17 '11 at 1:51.... (I get the HATEOAS argument, but using, say, ticles/richardsonMaturityModel.html as an example -- there's still a fair amount of semantic interpretation needed, after parsing the XML, before you get to the link elements that are the "hypermedia controls".) metamatt Nov 17 '11 at 1:55..If you dig into advanced features of SOAP (all the WS-* stuff), you'll quickly discover that tools don't support these so well (including EAI and ESB products) and that frameworks can behave differently depending (like Metro vs C#) for subtleties such as "" and null. And the generated boilerplate code is usually only to work around the burden cause by SOAP itself.

WTF!!! Needless to say all BOGUS!!!

SUBJECT:  "Walmart Instant Rewards", or "Activate your bonus, Aug 2014", or "Select your value of the day (Walmart)", or "Introducing bonus rewards for Walmart";
Your Walmart card -97234587 | Have your see this yet? I haev not. Thanks

1 pound haricots verts, trimmed
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons crme frache
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Hello Sales -- Vouchers worth over $100 in instant savings. It's simple click below follow the instructions. It only takes 1 minute.
Your Walmart Savings (Redeem Here) Promo Code : #SM5456 is already applied to your rewards. Regards,
Walmart Service Rewards Your Bonus: http://www.....
FROM: WAL Enterprise |.... NE | 68845 | Change

Followed by this crap;
"I remember when I had fourth lunkch and only had like two friends. but you know we found some other people and played apples to apples with them during lunch XD. then junior year i didnt really have anyone to sit with. so i went to the library most of the time to read. got me ahead of homewrok too. Same here, this year I don't know which club to join. The only club which might interest me is art club, but I don't know if I will actually like being in it since none of my friends want to join with me.I guess I might have to make new friends"

"CVS Survey Winner ($25)", OR, "CVS Online Reward Center (Card Bonus-$50)", OR, "Congratulations: CVS Survey Reward", or "CVS e-Coupons" 
"Redeem $25 Gift-Card", OR, ""CVS Extra-Savings"
With the following text;

"Congrats Parts:
Redeem your CVS Gift Card ......
It's really quite simple.
1. You visit our site: http://www.....
2. Then you claim your card. Details for eligibility are on the site.
3. You can enjoy $25 worth of merchandise FROM on us.
Whether you are already a member, or this will be your first time visiting.....

SUBJECT:  "You're being rewarded with a $100 Amazon-GiftCard", OR, "
You've now-earned a $100 Amazon-Gift-Card...Get it Today", OR, "Your Amazon survey card is here", OR, "We would like to thank you.", OR "Your $100 Amazon Customer-Appreciation GiftCard is Ready! - 22253622", OR "Amazon Reward"
FROM: "Amazon Rewards", OR
"Amazon Coupon Card" , OR "Amazon Survey Rewards", OR "Amazon Rewards" <AmazonRewards@", OR "Amazon Coupons"  = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS

SUBJECT:  "You've now-earned a $100 Costco-Gift-Card - Claim it Now" OR, "Costco vouchers for (Aug 2014)", OR, "August Costco Connection Rewards-42375463", OR, Costco. Hot Summer Rewards /Costco Connection", OR "Online vouchers for (Aug 2014 Costco)", OR "Hot Summer Rewards - Costco Insider", OR "Your Costco Connection Rewards", OR "Costco Coupon.."
FROM; "Costco Rewards", or "Costco Warehouse Savings", OR, ""Costco Family Rewards", OR, "Costco Summer-Bonus", OR "Costco Insider Connection", or  CostcoRewards@....", OR "Costco Connection Vouchers"
, OR "Costco Vouchers", OR "Costco Wholesale Exclusives", OR "Costco. Hot Summer Rewards/Costco Connection", OR "Member Rewards", OR "Costco Voucher Code" <costco@"  = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS

SUBJECT: "Home Depot", OR, "Home Depot Survey Center", OR "Home Depot Rewards Center"
, OR "(Reward-Center) 1k card survey", OR "Got a minute to spare (Home Depot Giveaway)", OR "Give your house a $1000 Home Improvement Gift Card."
FROM;  "Home Depot Gift-Card"
, OR, "1k card survey for you (Reward-Center)", OR, "1k Home Depot Card (Survey Winner)", OR "1k gift-card survey | 564374", OR "Home Depot Summer Giveaway", OR "Home Depot", OR "Home Improvement" <home@"   = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS

SUBJECT: "Give your house a $1000 Home Improvement Gift Card.
FROM; ""JCPenny Rewards" <JCPennyRewards@ depts- oregif-ca->" =

SUBJECT: "You-have-earned a $100 JCPenny GiftCard. Claim it Today.
FROM; "Home Improvement" <home@" =

SUBJECT: "Congrats on your Kohl's Gift-Card", OR, "Kohl's Rewards: Summer Perks", OR "$25 Voucher"
FROM;  ""Kohl's Perks", OR, "Kohl's $25 Perks", OR "$25 Gift-Card"

"Congrats: Redeem $50", OR, "LOWE'S Survey Rewards"
FROM;  "LOWE'S Perks", OR, "LOWE'S $50 Card"

You have-just earned a $100-SamsClub GiftCard. Get it Now
FROM: "SamsClub Bonus" <SamsClubBonus@...

SUBJECT:  "You've-earned a Southwest-Airlines-Giftcard! Complete our-Survey." , OR, "Congratulations: Southwest Survey Reward"
FROM; "Southwest Airlines Survey", OR, ""Redeem Southwest Voucher", OR, "SouthwestAirlinesSurvey@..."   =

SUBJECT:  "Someone recently-ordered your background-results. Review-notification #18460410", OR "Alert:Somebody ran a background-exam on you. Check results here - 8421644"
FROM;  "Notification" <Notification @>

SUBJECT: "Congratulations: TJ Maxx Gift Card", OR, "TJ Maxx Reward: $25 (View Promo Code)"
FROM: "Details on TJ Maxx Cash", OR, ""TJ Maxx Voucher Code"

SUBJECT: "♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈ HARP Program Can You Qualify ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈"
FROM: ""Harp.Refinance" <Harp.Refinance@be - -zag. eu>"
 . (notice the tag; "eu". That should be your first clue that you probably wouldn't want to refinance with them)  = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS


SUBJECT: "♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈ parts, Economical Concrete, Steel and Wood Coating ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈", OR "♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈ Get perfect posture with the built in cross back support ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈", OR ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈ Vydox - Stronger erections enough to drive your partner crazy! ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈, OR "♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈ Attention American Parasite Are you infected ♥☆⇒☺☂☼☂✈"
FROM: ""Garage-Protection" <Garage-Protection @ web s te. eu >" , OR "
 "Genie.Zip.Bra.Coverage" <Genie.Zip.Bra.Cove rage @ click- you. eu >", OR "Mens Renewal" <MensRenewal  @w e ek-e>", OR "Whole.Body.Research" <Whole.Body.Re search-@ -cl-- - ckd>   = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS

Urgent court notice NO80641" or, "#Hearing of your case in Court NO8957-937", Hearing of your case in Court ID6038 or, "Notice of appearance in court No6469", or "Notice of court attendance #No363", or, or, ...
"Court Notice BK" or "Court Notice Orrick", "Court Notice WA" or ""Notice to Appear", or, ""Court attendance notification"
", or... (always with a 'ZIP' attachment that no doubt holds all kinds of fun viruses and such)
Notice to appear, Hereby you are notified that you are expected in St. Louis Court for the hearing of your case in January 16, 2014. Enclosed please find the copy of the court notice for the case mentioned above. Attendance compulsory. Yours very truly, JUSTICE Hammond (or PADILLA COLLIER, or ENGLAND Mendoza, or Maria Mason, or Sophie Mason, or LYNN JOHNSTON, or, or , or...), Clerk of court.
Yeah, OK...I'll get right on that....I get this one in 'clusters' every few days. - BOGUS!!!
Here's another version;
Pretrial notice, Hereby we inform that you are obliged to come as a defendant to The Court of Louisiana in February 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. for the hearing of your case of illegal software use. If necessary you have a right to obtain a lawyer for your protection. You are kindly asked to have an identity document with you. Personal appearance is compulsory. Please find the plaint note with more detailed case information attached to this letter and study it thoroughly. Court clerk, Chloe Mason

SUBJECT: Your bill is ready!
no-reply @

Dear Customer, Just to let you know, your monthly bill's are ready for you to
view online at my? (Vodafone online account) and you can
click on the link below to view your bills.?.....


"DocOz Summer-Series- melting 1-lb per day", OR "DocOz / Loose 1-lb per day w/o Fasting"
FROM; Various 'first names' 


"Firm Tummy - 7 Days"
Slim Down All Over"   = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS


"***SPAM*** Flexible Knee Support."
"Copperwear Knee Comfort" <CopperwearKneeComfort @"   = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS


"Attn: Your Electric-Bill was just-Reduced by 76% - Notice#11256821"
"Energy Bill Notice" <EnergyBillNotice @   = BOGUS, 'PHISHING' SCAMS


SUBJECT: Warning: message 1VYEzU-0005P9-1d delayed 48 hours (and many other various forms) 
FROM; Mailer-Daemon @ server3. XXX .com

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software. A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its recipients after more than 48 hours on the queue on server3.xx xx .com. The message identifier is: 1VYEzU-0005P9-1d The SUBJECT of the message is: Automated Response: - Triple your socket capacity and clean up those messy cords The date of the message is: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:53:48 -0600 The address to which the message has not yet been delivered is: Si-- - - et @vs. king - - sciences com   No action is required on your part. Delivery attempts will continue for some time, and this warning may be repeated at intervals if the message remains undelivered. Eventually the mail delivery software will give up, and when that happens, the message will be returned to you.


SUBJECT: "Message from Admin Scanner"
FROM Unknown (396-456-5XXX) FROM; "voicemail"@
our web address (inserted our email address)
- - -Original Message- - - File:
Attachment; "SAdmin" (We would advise to NEVER open a 'zip' file unless you have 'quadruple' verified it's senders legitimacy.)


SUBJECT: ***SPAM*** Voice Message
FROM Unknown (396-456-5XXX) FROM; voice2@
our web address (bogus email address of course)
- - -Original Message- - - FROM: 396-456-5357 Sent: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:57:45 +1200 To: "our email address" SUBJECT: Important: to all Employees
Attachment; "VoiceMessage.Zip" (We would advise to NEVER open a 'zip' file unless you have 'quadruple' verified it's senders legitimacy.)


SUBJECT: "You have received a new debit"  
FROM; noreply @ lloy___b .co .uk

Attachment; – BOGUS!!!

SUBJECT:  Important - attached form 
FROM: (name deleted) @ r_s> Date:   Wed, October 23, 2013 4:59 am

Attachment; – BOGUS!!!

SUBJECT: "Payment Overdue-Please respond"  
FROM: "Payroll Reports" < payroll @sag_. co. uk> Date: Thu, October 17, 2013 4:05 am

Attachments: – BOGUS!!!

SUBJECT:  Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business
FROM: "Raul Gilmore" <Raul @ our companies name .com> Date: Tue, October 15, 2013 8:40 am

All employees need to have on file this form STD 261 (attached).  The original is retained by supervisor and copy goes to Accounting. Accounting need this form to approve mileage reimbursement. The form can be used for multiple years, however it needs to re-signed annually by employee and supervisor.
Please confirm all employees that may travel using their private car on state business (including training) has a current STD 261 on file.  Not having a current copy of this form on file in Accounting may delay a travel reimbursement claim. – BOGUS!!!Attachment; Form_"our companies"  – BOGUS!!!

SUBJECT:   "Message FROM Admin Scanner"  
FROM:  "scanner@ our companies name .com" <scanner@ our companies name .com> Date:  Fri, October 11, 2013 4:31 am

File: – BOGUS!!!


SUBJECT:   Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................Henry M.
FROM:  "(name deleted) " <(name deleted)>  Date:   Thu, October 10, 2013 9:38 am

I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip, because it was impromptu. I had to be in donetsk, Ukraine for a program. The program was successful, but my journey has turned sour. I misplaced my wallet and cell phone on my  way back to the hotel i lodge in after i went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables things i have. Now, my passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when i make payment.
I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people  to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a loan of  $2,550 FROM you. this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest. Thanks so much..Henry 
(Wow, I really feel sorry for this guy. I’ thinking of overnighting him a money order or some CASH for at least a few hundred dollars to help him out. NOT!)


While “Dun & Bradstreet” is a well respected, and long standing company their name was ‘hi-jacked’ for this emailed scam. They had nothing to do with this and it has no reflection on “Dun & Bradstreet” as a company….We get a lot of this one.

SUBJECT:  ***SPAM*** FW : DNB Complaint - our companies name .com
FROM: "Dun & BradStreet" <alert @ dnb . com> Date:   Thu, October 10, 2013 9:35 am

New Complaint : our companies name .com
Dun & Bradstreet has received the above-referenced complaint FROM one of your customers regarding their dealings with you. The details of the consumer's concern are included on the reverse. Please review this matter and advise us of your position.
In the interest of time and good customer relations, please provide the DnB with written verification of your position in this matter by Oct 15, 2013. Your prompt response will allow DnB to be of service to you and your customer in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution. Please inform us if you have contacted your customer directly and already resolved this matter.

The Dun & Bradstreet develops and maintains Reliability Reports on companies across the United States and Canada . This information is available to the public and is frequently used by potential customers. Your cooperation in responding to this complaint becomes a permanent part of your file with the Dun and BradStreet. Failure to promptly give attention to this matter may be reflected in the report we give to consumers about your company.
We encourage you to print this complaint (attached file), answer the questions and respond to us.
We look forward to your prompt attention to this matter. To ensure delivery of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. emails to your inbox and to enable images to load in future mailings, please add xxxxxxx to your email address book or safe senders list.
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SUBJECT: Excellent article
FROM: "my wife’s name deleted) @" <(name deleted) @wan -> Date:   Fri, October 11, 2013 12:23 pm

hey! excellent article! http://  redlovesturbo .host ingsite for lq /
Sent FROM my iPhone  – BOGUS? I don't know, but it came to my email and I don't give a 'rats a$$'!


SUBJECT:   Bad news .......................   "(name deleted) "
FROM:   "(name deleted) <bixxx @sb- cgl -- ob> Date:   Fri, October 4, 2013 1:46 am

 - This mail is in HTML. Some elements may be ommited in plain text. -

I hope this email finds you well! (I was 'well' until I read about this persons horrible predicament)

I could not inform everyone about my trip to Manila, Philippines for a program because it was impromptu. The program was successful, but my journey has turned sour I was mugged at gun point and all my valuables were stolen, (cash, bank cards and mobile phone, where I went for sightseeing before leaving to the airport since my return flight is in few hours, quite honestly it was beyond a dreadful experience for me but looking on the bright side I wasn't seriously hurt or injured, I am still alive so that is what's important and luckily I had my passport in my hotel room to get me home. I need your help financially to get back home, I need to settle some outstanding hotel bills and also take a cab to the airport. I am really sorry i am asking this of you, believe me I don't want to ask I would rather take care of it my self but I cant, I have contacted my bank, but the best they can do is to mail a new card which will take 2 to 3 days to get here. All I need right now is $2800, If you can help that would be great and I promise to make the refund once I get back home. Please let me know if I can count on you and I need you to keep checking your email because it's the only way I can reach me.
Sincerely, Bruce B.  – BOGUS!!!

(Yeah, OK, I guess I’d better get some money off to this guy as well…)


While “UPS” is a well respected, and long standing company, their name was ‘hi-jacked’ for this emailed scam. They had nothing to do with this and it has no reflection on “UPS” as a company…. We get a lot of this one.

SUBJECT: Your UPS Invoice is Ready
FROM: "UPS Billing Center@ ups .com" <UPS Billi_g Ce ter @ ups. com> Date:   Thu, October 3, 2013 1:48 pm

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply to this email address. Dear UPS Customer, New invoice(s) are available for the consolidated payment plan(s) / account(s) enrolled in the UPS Billing Center Please open attached file to view and pay your invoice. Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. UPS will not receive any reply message.. – BOGUS!!!

 Attachment: – BOGUS!!!


SUBJECT: Contact Ups For Your Bank Cheque!!!
FROM: "Mr. Key Jefferson"

"Greetings, I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Bank Cheque of ($1,000,000.00 USD) I did not hear FROM you since then, so i deposited the Check with UPS Delivery Service in United Kingdom, I've travelled out of the country. Contact UPS for the delivery of your Check
immediately to avoid reaching the expiring date. Contact them with your full names, address and telephone numbers.
Dispatch Director
Mr. James Graham
Email Address: ups_del y @ hotmail
Telephone Number: +TEL: +44 04 577 32

The only money you will send to them is $265 USD, being the security keeping fee of the company so far, I would have paid that but they said
no because they were not sure of when you will be contacting them for the delivery should incase of demurrage. So contact them right away and
remember to send them their $265 USD for immediate action.
Mr. Key Jefferson"

OK, Mr. Jefferson, as soon as I save up another $265 (just sent off a check to another company to get that million bucks ((not sure where I'm going to keep all that money)), I'll get a check off to you....NOT



While “USPS” is a well respected, and long standing organization, their name was ‘hi-jacked’ for this emailed scam. They had nothing to do with this and it has no reflection on “USPS” as an organization…. We get a lot of this one.

SUBJECT:   "USPS - Missed package delivery"  
FROM: "USPS Express Services" <service- notification @ u- ps. gov> Date:   Thu, October 3, 2013 7:49 am

The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address. Cause: Error in shipping address.
Label: 63_290-47112_
Print this label to get this package at our post office. Please attention! For mode details and shipping label please see the attached file. Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox! Thank you, USPS Logistics Services. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:  This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (UPS , Inc.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected FROM disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies.  Thank You
(Notice the creator of this did not notice the lower reference to "UPS" as opposed to "USPS")





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