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Is it Polish? No – it’s a Czech Scam!

I would say that 99% of all the scams I see are in English. A smattering of French, Russian and German, even occasionally Italian and Spanish. I have no way of identifying character-based languages (Japanese, Chinese) but I try. This is a new one for me – I first assumed it was Polish, but Google Translate tells me that it is in fact Czech!
Nothing in the email explains why this is so and the bank references is a British bank and the email address is also British.
Still, interesting to see!

From: Mail [mailto:ewen-ss@gmx.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:07 AM
Subject: Od pana Ewen Stevenson (Obchodní návrh)

Z: p Ewen Stevenson
Výbor pro audit Group
Royal Bank of Scotland – Anglie
Obor: 48 Haymarket,
LONDÝN SW1Y 4SE
SPOJENÉ KRÁLOVSTVÍ

Komplimenty na vás,

Prosím, můžete věřit? Jsem pan Ewen Stevenson, pracuji tady v Royal Bank of Scotland – Anglie. DůvÄ›ryhodný poradce pro více než 20 let a v současné dobÄ› místopÅ™edseda výboru pro audit Group / finanční Å™editel; Royal Bank of Scotland – Anglie. Rozhodl jsem se hledat důvÄ›rné spolupráce s vámi pÅ™i provádÄ›ní dohodu tady pod popsáno, že bude mít ohromný přínos pro nás oba i tÄ›ch ménÄ› privilegovaných bude mít rovněž prospÄ›ch, a doufám, že si udrží to jako vrchol tajné vzhledem k povaze transakce.

V průběhu našeho Bank ročního auditu, jsem zjistil, nevyžádaný / opuštěné fondů, celkový součet £ 21.500,000.00 britských librách (dvacet jeden milion pět set tisíc britská libra) v účtu, který patří k jednomu z našich zahraničních zákazníků (Late pan . Moises Saba Masri), který byl židovský (syrského extrakt) mexický podnikatel bohužel dne 10. ledna 2010, Saba přišel o život poté, co jeho vrtulník havaroval v Cuajimalpa spolu s manželkou, synem a manželkou svého syna.

Volba Vás kontaktovat vzbudil z geografické povahy, kde žijete, obzvláště vzhledem k citlivosti na transakce a důvěrnost zde. Nyní náš bankovní bylo čekání na některý z příbuzných přijde-až k tvrzení o dědické fondu, ale bohužel všechny snahy se, že neplatné. Osobně jsem byl neúspěšný při rozmisťování ani příbuzné ani žádný nejbližší příbuzný k (pan Saba) po dobu 5 let. Na této týče, teď mám usilovat o váš souhlas k vám jako další příbuzný / Bude příjemce, aby zemřelého tak, že výtěžek z tohoto účtu oceněn na 21,5 liber milion britských librách šterlinků může být vyplacena na vás. To bude vyplacena, nebo sdílená v těchto procent, 50% pro mě a 50% na vás. Slibuji, že poskytnou vám všechny nezbytné a právní informace je, že mohou být použity k zálohování toto tvrzení jsme o tom s bankou.

Všechno, co potřebujete, je nahrát své osobní údaje, jak je uvedeno níže je uvedeno v naší databázi bankovního systému, aby vám ukáží jako oprávněný příjemce by měla být v případě bankovních šeků. K dispozici bude právní dokumentace, která musí být dosaženo v souladu s Brity zákony, aby se předešlo problémům. Všechny Žádám nyní je vaše nejvíce upřímná Co-operation a absolutní důvěra není pochyb o tom, aby nám umožnila vidět tuto transakci prostřednictvím. Možná, zaručuji vám 100% úspěšnost, která bude legalizován v takové vzdálenosti, že tato transakce bude provedena za legitimní uspořádání a působnosti zákona, který bude chránit vás z jakéhokoli porušení smlouvy, a to jak ve své zemi, a tady v Londýně.

To je velmi naléhavé. Prosím, mi poskytnout tyto informace je, jak máme 5 pracovních dní spustíme ji projít:

-Vaše celé jméno,
-Vaše Kontaktní adresa &
-Vaše Přímá čísla mobilního telefonu.
-Číslo faxu.
-Tvůj věk
-Vaše profese :

S proÅ¡la metodický vyhledávání, rozhodl jsem se Vás kontaktovat doufat, že vás najdou tento návrh zajímavé. Prosím o vaÅ¡i pozornost této zprávy indikující váš zájem, poskytnout výše uvedené informace potÅ™ebné k tomu, aby mi nahrát vaÅ¡e data do Royal Bank of Scotland – Anglie databázi tak, aby odrážely v naší síti systému banky. PravdÄ›podobnÄ› bude banka být pÅ™esvÄ›dčeni, že jste ve vztahu k rodinÄ›, ani jmenoval nejbližším příbuzným / bude příjemcem (pozdní pan Saba). Já vás bude vedení o tom, jak otevřít komunikaci s bankou a dÄ›lat nároky na další pÅ™edávání fondu na váš bankovní účet.

Váš upřímný souhlas na tento e-mail a obchodní návrh bude vysoce ocenil. Zavolej mi na obdržení tohoto e-mailu pro více diskusí.

Poděkoval vám v očekávání pro vaši rychlou odpověď.

S úctou Váš,
Pan Ewen Stevenson.

Data Conversion Job Scam is active again

The scam goes like this: a company contacts you about a job where you work from home, doing various office jobs, filing, inventorying stuff, converting data from one format to another. You just need to use an application, the price of which they may or may not refund you on your first paycheck. The software application – “XXXX Inventory Software” costs 60 Euros or £58 or USD60

The ‘sting’ is in the software – it’s useless junk, and even if it isn’t, there’s no “work”. The whole scam is to get you to part with your cash. There is no “work”, or if there is it’ll probably involve you receiving fake checks and sending on the ‘remainder’.

I went to the website CEZASOFT.COM and they don’t accept credit cards [RED FLAG] and you have to contact them to buy the software, and they’ll send you back a Software Order Form which asks you to use a dubious payment provider called CashU.com, which is basically an untraceable digital conversion of your cash into easily stolen/transferred cash.

I’ve warned about this scam before and the names keep changing so it obviously works. Today it is ‘BYRAM and CEZASOFT’, tomorrow it may change when too many sites such as this report on it.

This is the email you’ll get when yu apply for the job:

Your application is approved, now you can start work with us, attached are employment documents and first paid project work,
we have send you One Day of work But its your first project so you can submit in 3days and after that you have to submit in 24 hours,
attached are the image files of Data Sheets, Guideline of work is attached with this Email on MS word format, kindly read carefully,
Also Guideline Tutorial is included as a Picture format after entering the Data in Ceza Inventory Software Save the files and Saved
files you have to send us back by online software and we will immediately transfer you your first week salary in advance, (get software to www.CezaSoft.net )
with this email following files are attached in .ZIP folder,
1: Data Sheets to Complete (Project Pack)
2: Step by Step Guideline and Tutorial (Guideline)
3: Your Salary invoice (Salary)
4: Employment Documents
kindly Download Project zip folder and Extract / Unzip after download: (attached with this email)
Note: its One day of work but you can complete this project in 3 days and contact us back,
regards
eldwin clay
BYRAM Inc

If you see a new websit efor this scam, please comment or email webmaster@scamdex.com

Here is a Tip Off Report with more details from a Scamdex Contributor

Phishing Scam of the Day (PenFed)

We received an email today with the promise of a $50 credit to my Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) account if I completed a customer service survey. The “survey” was sent as an attached HTML (web page) file, which, when completed went to the homepage of PenFed.

Apart from the simple questions, the final part of the form asked for the online account usrname and password and also the PIN number for the bank. If anyone did fill in this form, they will have handed over the keys to their bank account and should expect it to empty pretty quickly.

This is a common enough scam, but stands out for the clever use of bait ($50) and the simple but plausible task required to receive the bait. Enough to blind the recipient to the dangers.

What actually happens when you click ‘Continue’ in the form is that the detalils you entered are sent to a Texas-based Comcast computer –
IP Address 98.195.57.33 (Information on this IP from DomainWhitePages Information) and then immediately redirected to the PenFed website where the user will feel comforted by the secure website url (https://www.penfed.org/)

The only real mistake this scam makes is to use untargetted spam to deliver the message. Non-PenFed members are unlikely to click through and the chances are that websites such as Scamdex.com will pick it up and close the operation down. As of this post, the server is still up and running………

Spoof websites bilk Caledonia man out of $30K

A man in Caledonia, Wisconsin thought he was buying a car from a reputable website (autotrader.com) and paying for it using a reputable financial site (amazonpayments.com). Turned out that both sites were so-called ‘spoof sites’ – Identical copies of valid website, used to capture personal information such as credit card numbers/passwords or, as in this case, to make it appear that a bona-fide tramsaction was taking place.2009 Porsche Cayman

The Porche Cayman he paid $30,000 for did not show up and by the time he realised, the cash had flown to Romania.

The lesson?

Never trust a link supplied to you from email or a website, especially if it is a financial transaction. Always go independantly to websites using your own bookmarks or typing the url in. it’s insanely easy to show the ‘correct’ link but to go to a different one when it is clicked. Financial Sites Always use ‘https’ instead of ‘httpd’. No Exceptions. Look at your online bank url when you are logged in some time.

Check the address bar of your browser. It’s trying to keep you safe.

Read More at the Caledonia Patch website (it’s the real one, trust me!)

Online Trading – A Warning!

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Trading, a guide by US-CERT


Online trading can be an easy, cost-effective way to manage investments. However, online investors are often targets of scams, so take precautions to ensure that you do not become a victim.

What is online trading?

Online trading allows you to conduct investment transactions over the internet. The accessibility of the internet makes it possible for you to research and invest in opportunities from any location at any time. It also reduces the amount of resources (time, effort, and money) you have to devote to managing these accounts and transactions.

What are the risks?

Recognizing the importance of safeguarding your money, legitimate brokerages take steps to ensure that their transactions are secure. However, online brokerages and the investors who use them are appealing targets for attackers. The amount of financial information in a brokerage’s database makes it valuable; this information can be traded or sold for personal
profit. Also, because money is regularly transferred through these accounts, malicious activity may not be noticed immediately. To gain access to these databases, attackers may use Trojan horses or other types of malicious code.

Attackers may also attempt to collect financial information by targeting the current or potential investors directly. These attempts may take the form of social engineering or phishing attacks (see Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information). With methods that include setting up fraudulent investment opportunities or redirecting users to malicious sites that appear to be legitimate, attackers try to convince you to provide them with financial information that they can then use or sell. If you have been victimized, both your money and your identity may be at risk.

How can you protect yourself?

  • Research your investment opportunities – Take advantage of resources such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database and your state’s securities commission (found through the North American Securities (more…)

TweekServ is a Scam Job (transaction Processing)

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It’s just the usual ‘transaction processing’ scam – you get counterfeit checks, they get your hard-earned cash. DO NOT GET INVOLVED.

Hello,

Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with TweekServ Inc.
In the future please e-mail me at job@tweek-servinc.com

The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.
The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.
We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position. 

Here are the job Requirements:
- 18 years of age or older;
- internet access to promptly reply to emails;
- availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);
- a bank account to process payments 

We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.
Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days). 

The employment benefits include:
- Stock options;
- 401k;
- Flex-Time;
- Health & Dental;
- Professional development programs

You will find detailed description of the job following the link:
http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment

We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:
http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment/faq

Some important facts:
1. You don't need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction. 

If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at job@tweek-servinc.com
We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in TweekServ Inc team!

Best Regards,

Steven Brown
TweekServ Inc
job@tweek-servinc.com
Phone: 1-347-860-9971
Fax: 1-585-410-6049

*Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a call at 1-347-860-9971 and we will provide you with the necessary information.

Here’s some lies they use to get you interested…. (from their website at http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment/faq#fq_1) (more…)

Hippy-eye-ay – WTF is a HYIP?

According to Wikipedia, a High Yield Investment Program (aka HYIP) is …

A high-yield investment program (HYIP) is a type of Ponzi scheme, which is an investment scam that promises an unsustainably high return on investment by paying previous investors with the money invested by newcomers.

Ok, yet another scam – so what?

Well, there’s a few spam emails going about currently that sounds like a big one. People will get hurt so it’s my duty to warn you all!

Spam like this one:

Hello,

I would like to introduce the Investment Committee.
I represent Prosperity Organization that is committed to provide with life changing returns and services. Investment programs can bring you no risk
interest to pay of your mortgage

If you are interested, please visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bevetutabykax90/message/1

[OR: Ed.]  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lohywejyfolyd12/message/1

[OR EVEN: Ed.] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fujuxoryfymyg58/message/1

Regards,
Moderator

fujuxoryfymyg58-message-taximetu

One thing they all have in common is a Yahoo Groups Page as a jump point to the real scammer’s page http://sdhfiweof.com/.

One thing about working in the IT industry for so long (especially working with email systems) has taught me is NEVER BUY PRODUCTS/SERVICES MARKETED BY SPAM, especially if

  1. you get several copies of the same spam
  2. especially if they mention ‘God’
  3. especially if the website owner claims to be from your town, but the domain name/website is registered/hosted in Hong Kong
  4. ESPECIALLY if the website offers an ‘Affiliate Program’ (ie, they let you do the spamming for them!).

These jokers fit all of the above. Here’s a Pic of their site:hyip-self-made-millionare

Now, I’m sure that there is a God-fearing lady called Marta, and there may even be one in Baltimore with two kids, but I’m absolutely certain that this isn’t her. It’s much more likely to be  Fred Milto (FredMilto@gmail.com), a "Private Person" in New York, 10017 - at least that's who the domain name is registered to.

Of course, Fred (Aka Marta) may not be the owner of this mess – they’re likely to be affiliates and the real scammers ground zero are CherryShares.com

Anyway, I don’t have the time or the resources to investigate this one further, but if anyone knows more or has tried this particular scam, let me know.

The FTC and others have been issuing warnings for years about this scam – here’s one just in case you still don’t believe me From the SEC

and here’s a snippet

Signs of Banking-Related Investment Fraud

Below are warning signs of prime bank or other fraudulent bank-related investment schemes.

Excessive Guaranteed Returns

These fraudulent investment pitches typically offer or guarantee spectacular returns of 20 to 200 percent monthly, absolutely risk free. Promises of unrealistic returns at no risk are hallmarks of prime bank fraud.

I was alerted to a website called HYIPExplorer (http://www.hyipexplorer.com), who acknowledge that HYIPs are high risk investments but with high potential returns. They know there are a lot of scammers out there and provide a forum for people to rate and investigate these notoriously mercurial entities. If you are ever convinced to try HYIPs, please visit them and do A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE SENDING ANYONE ANY MONEY!!!


HYIPexplorer - High Yield Investment Program - HYIP Rating - The premier HYIP monitoring service!

Golden 1 Phone Scam hits Sacramento

Social engineering is an approach used to gain unauthorized access to or acquisition of information assets. This approach relies on misrepresentation and the trusting nature of individuals, and is often carried out through the use of phishing telephone calls or email.
A phishing telephone call or phishing email may sound or look as though it comes from an organization you do business with, such as a bank or government entity, but they are generally from a scammer trying to obtain your personal information under false pretenses.

This particular scam is being carried out by telephone as follows:

An individual leaves a message on an employee’s work phone number, stating they are with the Golden 1 Credit Union. In this scam, the message states that the targeted person’s credit and/or debit card has been temporarily suspended and instructs them to push “1” to reach security. Do not push “1”. If you push “1”, a second recording will ask you put your card number. DO NOT PUT IN YOUR CARD NUMBER!!!!

The following are general practices to avoid becoming a victim of these types of scams:

• Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail. Simply delete it.
• Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as officials soliciting personal information via e-mail, telephone or other means.
• Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail.
• Be cautious of e-mail claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders.
• Validate the legitimacy of the organization by directly accessing the organization’s website rather than following an alleged link to the site.
• Do not provide personal or financial information to anyone who solicits information.

The Golden 1 Credit Union has been made aware of this scam. Additional information from Golden 1 Credit Union regarding fraud is available on their website at: https://www.golden1.com/privacysecurity/phonefraud.aspx