Many of the Scams that happen around the world quite often do end up coming here to Australia.
This gives us an advantage in preparing ourselves for the on slaught however, with the use of the internet, we are fast becoming one of the first countries along with the USA and Europe to be hit.
The following are examples of scams from overseas:
Colorado Scrutinizes Charities and Non-Profits State sues one, settles with another
FTC: Telemarketers Conned Seniors With Precious Metals Scheme Seniors were tricked into buying “low-risk” investments on credit
Feds Put Robocallers Out of Business Defendants allegedly made billions of calls pushing car warranties, interest rate reduction
Cash Rewards Inc. Founder Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence Rebate plan was really a $7 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors charged
Bogus BBB Email Contains a Dangerous Virus Scam artists can get access to your bank account
Do not forget those email letters you receive. It is hard to believe but consumers to still get caught out. Check out these examples:
It is my pleasure to contact you today. My name is Abdullah Saad, I was one of the secret service members Loyalist to late Mr. Muammar Gaddafi of Libyan. I was also his personal adviser aid on many deal with all his international associate to protect Mr. Muammar Gaddafi interest with the opposite parties, I made the deposit of 10 Million dollars on behalf of Mr. Muammar Gaddafi to a Security Company in Spain which is a confidential between myself and Mr. Muammar Gaddafi.
This money had generated from Crude Oil shipment from Libya to Morrocco and from morrocco to Spain, before the payment of the oil was made, he gave me a name to make the deposit of this money to a security company with the name Mrs. Samia Omar, for safe keeping but the purpose of the deposit was for me to move this money secretly to china to buy arms from a Chinese company.
Note: the security company where i deposited the money in Spain those not know the content of the consignment as i deposited it as company documents so this deal is 100% risk free.
Why am i contacting you? to present you to the organization as the next of kin to the beneficiary and partner to the Mrs. Samia Omar to stand and make the claim of money to enable them process and release the consignment to you as a next of kin to Samia.We shall share in the ratio of 50/50 on confirmation of the delivery of the consignment in your custody.
i am currently on a hideout so i we prefer email communication
Then there are those seeking private details about you such as:
Attention, Robert Cooper.
I have an important message for you concerning the death of your late relative (Late Mr. H. Cooper). Who died on the 21st of April, 2007 in a fatal accident, all occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. And the funds
US$20.5 million he left behind in bank here in my country (Togo). Contact me for full details at (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ) Enclose the following your information’s below:
(1) Full name:…. (2) Age:.. (3) Phone:…… (4) Fax:….(5) Private Email:…. (6) Address:…. (7) Nationality:……
Ngozichukwu Ebukaram Esq.
14, RUE D`AKODESSEWA, Lome, Togo
Phone No. +228 91 49 36 68
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electricity from thin air is a great one to use as an example of the old saying “if something is too good to be true, it probably is…”
From: Product Launch Update (email@example.com)
The person above has sent you the following message:
The United States Patent and
Trademark Office awarded the
`HoJo Motor` 3 U.S. Patents
for being the ONLY working
`free energy device` ever
invented that actually produces
free electricity out of thin air! .
This is the real deal!
rushed to the appliance store
and got all the parts for 92 bucks.
It took me approx. three hours to build my first device…
and I built a second,
larger one in under an hour!
We`ve already cut our electricity bill
by 60 percent and planning on
building a new generator next week…
we`ll let you know how it goes!
Or this one
From: Purchased Download (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The person above has sent you the following message:
Hello Online Friends,
You have probably heard about many
different energy generators over the
years and you may have even tried
a few of them.
No doubt, all of them claimed to
produce power, but where`s the proof.
The `Hojo Motor` has 3 patents certified by the U.S. Patent office.
Of all the free energy products, this
is the one you should look at!
Look at the Hojo Motor >> http://fzy.co/06j <<
Also, when you visit the site, make
sure you follow the link to view
This is the ONLY device in the world
with this much proof and this much
Want to know more?
You can learn about the creator, Howard
Johnson, and the full story behind the
HoJo Motor here:
>>> http://fzy.co/06j <<<
Your Name Here
P.S. If you find that the links above
don`t work from your inbox. Just copy
and paste the link below into your
web browsers address bar:
>> http://fzy.co/06j <<
Click below to view the page:
Do not forget the Lotto Scams
What’s stopping you from winning the lottery right now?
If you’re like me, and most other lotto or lottery players, you probably believe that the odds are stacked against you.
What if I showed you a little-known system I’ve found that will change your thinking – a simple system which has broken all winning records for the last 20 years:
– Where many players get up to a 98% winning rate… that’s a prize in almost every game they play.
– That has hundreds of winning testimonials on their website.
– Where you only have to fill in your tickets once, and never have to worry about filling them out again.
– Where even if millions of others play, they’ll never be competition for you.
And it gets better…
This system is unique.
The way it works is different to every other lottery system on the planet.
That’s why it’s so successful, because it uses a secret loophole which generates wins like crazy.
Right now they are offering only a small number of copies at a reduced price in order to keep down the number of people who win. That means fewer winners to share the prizes.
Then they’ll put the price back up again to reduce the demand.
Take a look:
But you’ll need to be quick.
There are only a few copies left:
340 S LEMON AVE #501
Walnut, CA 91789
You can even run your car on Water according to this one:
Your friend Run Your Car On Water,Triple Your Mileage And Laugh At Rising Gas Prices… (email@example.com) has recommended this site to you, and sends you the following message:
Let me ask you…
Aren`t you tired of paying more
and more for the same amount of gas?
Well, I have some GREAT news for you.
Right now there is a method to use
water to save up to 67.34% of your fuel.
That`s 1,000s of dollars in gas savings.
The best part is that you can
triple your mileage WHILE
and reducing smog.
SIMPLE WATER FUEL…
Then there are the Domain Name Scams
We are a professional organization mainly engaged in Internet intellectual property management in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.On April 12, 2012, we received an application formally, One company who called ASENQ Holdings Ltd. are applying for following:
During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned ASENQ Holdings Ltd. to register these domain names with us? Or is ASENQ Holdings Ltd. your business partner or distributor in Asia?
We haven’t finished the registration of ASENQ Holdings Ltd. yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
Waiting for your reply ASAP.
Tel: 00852 65 17 19 87
Fax: 00852 30 69 69 40
(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)
This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China and Asia.
On April 9th 2012, We received Tianhua Ltd’s application that they are registering the name ” professionalrisk ” as their Internet Keyword and ” professionalrisk .cn “、” professionalrisk .com.cn ” 、” professionalrisk .asia “domain names etc.., they are China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so we are sending you this email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697