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17-05-2013, 02:19 PM
An accounting assignment I'm doing asks us to print out an example of a financial scam (so Viagra won't help me :p). Problem is there's nothing suitable in my Outlook.com inbox and I receive almost no spam in Gmail. So does anyone have any suitable emails?

Break out your Yahoo inboxes if you have to :D

Speedy Gonzales
17-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Check facebook :p

The Error Guy
17-05-2013, 02:31 PM
Funny that, we all know them but I don't have any examples :(

17-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Check facebook :p

Naa I block or unlike pages that post scams :p

17-05-2013, 03:23 PM

and the good ol scambaiters

17-05-2013, 04:53 PM
Like you said, just sign up to Yahoo!

17-05-2013, 07:48 PM
Online Banking Alert

Dear valued customer :

During our usual security enhancement protocol, we observed multiple login attempt error while login in to your online banking account. We have believed that someone other than you is trying to access your account for security reasons, we have temporarily suspend your account and your access to online banking and will be restricted if you fail to update.

To get start :

Log on to https://www.bankofamerica.com/privacy/update.jsp (link is actually http://www.panoco.co.kr/board/sess/index.html)
Please Note:
Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode.

Remember, Bank of America is committed to your security and protection. To find out more, take a look at our Information Security section
under Privacy and Security on the Web site.

Bank of America, Member FDIC.
© 2013 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Sorry, I dont have much at the moment, had a clean out last night.
Please do not click any of the links!!

17-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Thanks Iantech, but phishing isn't really what the lecturer is after, more about investments or financial seminars that are scams.

17-05-2013, 08:19 PM
Check you email online for current up to date scams. For some reason nearly all of the ISP's I have been with don't seem to have to excluded the spam.

17-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Check you email online for current up to date scams.

Done that ;)

17-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Thanks Iantech, but phishing isn't really what the lecturer is after, more about investments or financial seminars that are scams.Yeh, sorry, best I could manage :(

17-05-2013, 08:37 PM
Yeh, sorry, best I could manage :(

I just find it interesting that people receive unwanted scam emails all the time and then when I want one I can't find one :p

17-05-2013, 09:24 PM
I got a couple that might suit.
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Hi! Use your experience and talent and join a first-class business manager position in American Dollar and Silver Coins. American Dollar and Silver Coins Investment Department is now searching for those with active life position who need a good job with high income. Position Part Time Employee, Full Time Work Allow me to give you information about a new international level vacancy. American Dollar and Silver Coins is seeking hardworking and executive people. This vacancy is about providing services to our company customers and employees in the USA and also worldwide. We have branches in the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland and Denmark. You will get instructions and general details while you will be in an employment process and probation period.
You will work for only 3-4 hours a day from Monday till Friday. We are looking for people with the following skills
- You must have prominent organizational skills with the ability to respond to changing situations as well as to work under pressure.
- Great communication skills coupled with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail are important.
- Full training will be given but a proven track record in the service provision environments will be beneficial.
- A positive approach and a desire to succeed are essential.
- Good skills and confidence in work with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Experience of management reporting systems.
- Focus on attention to detail.
- you are over 21 years old
- a US work permit is available
- good level of the spoken and written English
- you can work for 3-4 hours a day in the morning during business hours Job description Providing assistance with reconciliation tasks and keeping books receiving messages, finding and providing information Receiving, sorting, and routing mail and publications Receiving payments and record receipts for products/services Submitting online reports on a daily basis A successful candidate must be capable to show his/her ability to work without supervision and desire to learn after attending a training.
Your initial remuneration will be $1,300 per week part-time employment , which will be paid to you according to our common salary procedures twice a month after you successfully go through a two-week probation.

In addition, you will receive an additional fee of 8% from the amount of every deal, which will be made by you.

First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address NO P O Box :
City :
State :
Zip Code :
Mobile phone number:
Home Phone Number:
Current work:
Alternate Email Address:
You will be contacted either by email or phone within next 48 hours.
We are looking forward to working with you.
Best regards,...


17-05-2013, 11:46 PM
How's this:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended few days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $2.5 Million USD due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and we the Federal Bureau of Investigation based Washington Dc have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract/Inheritance Sum, winning Gambling & Lottery sum. We have send letter of notification to your home address through mailbox to inform you about this but the letter was returned undelivered so we decide to let you know about it through your email address because it is the only option left to us . we want you to tell us how you will like to receive your payment worth $2.5 Million USD as it have been approved to be paid to you without anymore delay or obstacles, we have two method of payment which is by ATM card or by Certify Bank Draft so you are to select.

ATM Card: It will be issued to you with a custom pin which you will be using to withdraw up to $10,000.00 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2016. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it even if you do not have a bank account.

Certify Bank Draft: It will be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your fund will be paid to you via any of your preferred payment options as mentioned to you and it will be sent to you via a delivery company.

Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from Delivery Company website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully for long and we are surprised that you have not received yours.

Name: H.ABBAN: FedEx Tracking number 876555810411 (www.fedex.com)

Name: E.GARCIA: FedEx Tracking number 875785927180 (www.fedex.com)

Name: Dale Wayne Rivard: DHL Tracking Number: 1747843624 (www.dhl.com)

In order to redeem your fund, you are hereby advised to contact Barrister Greg Johnson, he is our representative in Africa and also the one in-charge of your fund now? once you contact him, he will make every necessary arrangement that will necessitate the safety delivery of your funds Via ATM Card or Certify Bank Draft depending on which payment method you prefer. Below is his Contact information's.

Name: Barrister Greg Johnson

Email: barristergregjohnson@yahoo.com

In the process of contacting him, You are advised to reconfirm your delivery information and your preferred payment method as stated below.

Your full Name..
Your Delivery Address:..............
Mobile Phone Number:..............
Preferred Payment Method (ATM Card / Certify Bank Draft)

PLEASE NOTE: do not forget to reconfirm the above information to him, once the information's is been reconfirmed, Barrister Greg Johnson will ensure that your package is sent to you within 48 working hours.

Thanks and remain bless.

Agent Nicolas Story

Contact Barrister Greg Johnson now, he will be waiting to hear from you so that he can start making every necessary arrangement that will necessitate the safety delivery of your funds to your nominated home address and Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your funds, you are advice only to be in contact with Barrister Greg Johnson who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your funds and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

18-05-2013, 11:45 AM
I would actually email the SFO (Serious Fraud Office), or google for that in combination for that. Also you could tweet to some of the reporters like @campbelllive etc as they may be able to help.

18-05-2013, 06:22 PM
Na they are pretty common, you can usually spot them by their subject lines and consign them to junk straight away. I'm sure the authorities know most of them. Unfortunatley they operate out of countries that have corruption as a way of life, or far more pressing problems like malnutrition or "liberators" of some form or another.

18-05-2013, 09:24 PM
I found one :D


Not quite what I was looking for, but it'll do. :p