Monday, May 23, 2011

Email scam alert from the Oshkosh Police Department

Please see the following e-mails that were sent to Oshkosh citizens just this past weekend asking for information, passwords, help or stating that they will inherit a great sum of money. Please remember that these are scams and attempt to pull on the heart strings of people for them to respond. Do not open or respond to these e-mails as they may have viruses attached to them. If you do not recognize a name in your e-mails, this is more than likely a scam or phishing technique. There are a great number of these e-mails being sent out recently as the economy has been tough on everyone, including the scam artists. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true or looks suspicious, it’s usually a scam.

SCAM #1- Confirmed from AT& T/SBC Global that this is a scam.

Due to the congestion in all users and removal of all unused sbcglobal Accounts,

sbcglobal would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 48 hours for security reasons.
Sharon stalker

* Username: .......................... ..........................
* Password: ................................ ..........................
* Date of Birth: ............................. ..........................
* Country Or Territory: ................ ..........................

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences. Warning!!!

Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two days of receiving this warning stands the risk of losing his or her account permanently.

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The Sbcglobal Management

Customer Care

Scam #2

My Dearest,

I am writing this mail to you With due respect trust and humanity, i appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkaable profile, honestly i am writing this email to you with pains, tears and sorrow from my heart, i will really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, i decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation, My name is Miss. Alice Kipkalya Kones, 25yrs old female and I from Kenya in Africa. My father was the former Kenyan road Minister. He and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya .. The plane crashed on the Tuesday 10th, June, 2008.... You can read more about the crash through the below site: 2008/WORLD/africa/06/10/kenya. crash/index.html

After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspired and sold my father's property to an Italian Expertrate which the shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me. One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents which he have deposited huge amount of money in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my father's instruction to the bank is that the money would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas... I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas.

I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister. Though you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convinced me that you may be the true person to help me.. Moreover, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country because my stepmothers have threatened to assinate me. The amount is( $9.4 USD )Million United State Dollars, and I have confirmed from the bank in Burkina Faso on my arrival, You will also help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in your Country. However, you will help by recommending a nice University in your country so that I can complete my studies. It is my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self for now until the bank will transfer the fund. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my wreaked stepmother who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone ,I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my father deposited these money with my name as the next of Kin.. I have the documents for the claims.

Yours Sincerely
Alice Kipkalya Kones.

Scam #3 2 E-mails from the same person

My Dear Friend,

After going through your profile I decided to contact you for friendship and assistance and distribution of my inheritance. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any Pains so I decided to contact you through this medium. I got your Contact through a personal search via the internet. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I Believe everyone will die someday. My name is Mary Saville I am a dying woman who have decided to donate What I have to you/ church/charity Organizations.I am 54 years old and I was diagnosed with esophageal Cancer for about seven Years ago, immediately after the death of my husband who lived all his Life in America, who has left me everything he worked for. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my self as that was the only thing I Cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.I Believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would Live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know My time is near I have been touched by God to donate from what I have Inherited from my late husband for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to Close one of my accounts and donate the money to Charity organization in Bulgaria; they refused and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended With what I have left for them. The last of my money which is the huge Cash deposit that I have with Financial Firm. I will want you to Help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations And let them know that it is me (Mrs.Mary Saville) that is making this Generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and assist Me with good heart Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my sins. I have asked God to Forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God.I will be Going in for an operation in few days. I decided to WILL/donate the money to you for the good work of the lord, And also to help the motherless and less privileged and also for the Assistance of the widows according to (JAMES 1:27). I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not inclined to helping poor Persons and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused Or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the Fact that my relatives are around me and my health status.

I wish you All the best and May the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until The task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize My last wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don't Want my relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.

Thank you and God bless you.

Mrs. Mary Saville

My Dear Friend,

Calvary greetings to you and family. May be peace of Almighty God be with you.

Thank you for your message and importantly, your resolve to help me with my charity. You will be solely responsible for the distribution of the money the deserving charity organization. You will be adequately compensated for your help. I implore you to nominate the benefiting organizations. I pray God guides your judgment in this endeavour.

My money is now valued at three million, Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. You are to nominate the benefiting organizations of your choice. Please do have all the information forwarded to me. Please provide the information below:

1. Your Full Names and Address
2. Your Telephone and Fax Numbers

The information will enable my lawyers legitimise you as the beneficiary to my money. Please I am particularly concerned about my family members. They have been nosing around for this final money. I implore your absoulte confidentiality.

Though I am in pains now, I am believing God words. Please read: Romans 5:3-4 and Romans 2:7. I am trusting in Almighty God because life itself is vanity. My God is able.

Thank you and God bless you.

Mrs. Mary Saville

If you have any questions in regards to these or other scams that you may receive, please feel free to call me. Thank you.

Joseph Nichols
Crime Prevention Officer | Oshkosh Police Department | 420 Jackson Avenue | Oshkosh, WI 54901
* 920.236-5742 | * |


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