Warning, scammers

By DjKraid · 45 replies
Sep 7, 2010
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  1. Warning scammers


    Here is how some random scammers tried to do...

    Here is the 2nd e-mail and if you get anythin like this one you know your getting scammed...

    Hi Seller thanks for the quick response.I live in Whittier
    California.I will like to purchase this ITEM from you with nothing
    less than EUR1100 for this ITEM i will love to pay you by cash and come
    for the pick up but am out of states right now that’s why i will be
    giving you an additional EUR100 for the shipment to my son Abroad
    through USPS. And i will be paying you with PayPal or bank transfer
    cause it is the
    safest and easiest way for online transactions and because i am a
    verified PayPal member and I could also send payment through my bank.So i
    will like you to send me your PayPal ID or
    send me your bank information so as to make payment right away.But if
    you don’t have a PayPal just visit http://www.PayPal.com.And sign
    one more thing i will like you to please be honest with me so as to
    link you with my other friends in case you have other goods because i
    have just been scammed by a seller.Thanks! And i will like to see
    pictures.You can call me on 009447024015911…..

    And then much yada yada yada about fast shipment and **** like that…then came the “paypal e-mails” but on the PayPal web site you can’t find anything about any transactions or tracking ID confirmations or anything so I googled the e-mail adr. and found this page...on that page the scammers are supposedly from Nigeria but "our" scammers were from the states

    Scammers e-mail list:
    dvdsmith03@gmail.com (on behalf of Service@paypal)

    P.S. some good advice – PayPal e-mails has a green “microsoft ok/safe” shield…I’m not sure how to explain it but thats what it looks like in windows Live...allways google all the e-mail adresses and topics and everything if possible...


    All the new e-mail addresses:

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Thanks for the pointers. :grinthumb
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    is it evil to make a little program (NOT a virus) that kills the scammers computer?
  4. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Here are some more details:

    Name that's shown when a a-mail is received: Mark Beckly
    E-mail: mark_beckley01@yahoo.com

    Details that "he" sends:
    Name :- James Beckley
    Address:- 40 Bamwell avenue
    City:- Visalia
    State:- California
    Zip Code:- 93277
    Country:- USA

    This guy says that he can't use PayPal for unknown reasons so he wants you bank account details/information.


    I googled hes e-mail adr. and found that he wants to buy many expensive items and products via yahoo. So I wrote and asked if he could pay via PayPal but no (I guess he recognized my e-mail adr.) so then I asked why he doesn't use the same details as before but nothing...

    Anyway, I hope this helps...or at least helps someone that's not sure about the sender and googles the same e-mail addresses or names :)
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi DjKraid

    I'm glad you you realized this was as a scammer.

    This is just one of many different variations of "advanced fee" scams where you are asked to send money in exchange for a profit. ALL of these types of requests are scams! to get your money and/or bank account / credit card / paypal information.

    Also note... Quite often these scams are international. This is because some scammers may even send you a bogus money order or check. International checks may take awhile to pass through international banks. BUT when the bank finds your check is bogus, you're the one on hook!

    See this news article: Banks Honor Bogus Checks and Scam Victims Pay (even after a bank might say the check "cleared" after a couple days)
  6. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    I don't get it how the god damn scammers and BSers always finds me...ok I always sell loads of expensive stuff and have many "posts" (or what ever it can be called) on different sites...but how can someone from (ex.) US find me especially when everything is written in Finnish..?
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    This is a full time job for most of these scammers. They spend their day in internet cafes crawling the web for new prey. It's both unfortunate (and maddening) that most continue finding new willing victims that believe their con.

    Even more maddening that few are actually caught and prosecuted since these scams are almost always international
  8. jamesodriscoll

    jamesodriscoll TS Rookie Posts: 91

    making and implementing are two entirely different things ;)
  9. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Well guess what...here is one scammer more...


    How the f**k do they always find me..? -the funny thing is that I added today 9 "items" / made 9 adds and they took the cheapest of them all this time and not like before...


    This one wanted to buy my old Yamaha Amplifier
  10. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    And here is one scammer more...


    This one wanted to "buy" my old Prolian ML350 G3 server...
  11. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    And here is the newest...


    They now want to buy a old crappy subwoofer (Sony Explod 10")
  12. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Back...here is one more with one little difference, this one uses Google Translate and in the end of the mail it says "please write me back in English".

  13. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    I just found a scammer who is selling / giving away a "Blue and Gold Macaw". The scammer is using google translate with poor results and it says that it just recently has lost it's daughter and what nat...any how the price at all pages and ads ranges from 100€ to 500€ and then tha scammer has taken the pictures from google...

    Anyhow the birds name is "SCARLET" and they told me it's in Belgium and on the other pages we found it was where ever...

    The e-mail addresses the scammers are using (that we (me and my gf) have found so far):

    Here is the original site where the scammer has taken the picures (atleast the ones I got).

    My summary, they have made a piss poor job and no research at all. But anyhow I will try to find out what they want this time and keep this thread up to date.


    Links to my other posts about scammers:
    https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic152984.html - they stuff of high value

    LAST UPDATE - 27.7.2011
  14. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    more scammers but now they want something else...new thread here
  15. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

  16. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    WARNING - Phishing

    Different topic! (admin just moved this here from an other thread)

    So I got this message earlier today, someone is asking for some kind of account confirmation. The sender is "Windows Live™ Taem (yinyq18@hotmail.com)" and yes it is misspelled by the sender (and not by me). Anyhow here is the whole original message:

    ---Topic and sender--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows Live™ Taem

    Add to contacts
    To windows-live-taem@hotmail.com
    From: Windows Live™ Taem (yinyq18@hotmail.com)
    Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:58:19 PM
    To: windows-live-taem@hotmail.com


    Dear Account User,

    This message is from our data base center to all free Hotmail account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused accounts to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing, you will have to update it below so we will know that it's a presently used account. To do this, You have to click on your reply button to reply back to this message and then you fill the information below.

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

    Play audio and enter the 10 numbers you hear.
    Image with 8 characters

    Enter the 8 characters you see

    Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
    The Windows Live Hotmail Team


    Don't reply to this (or if you do just spam the living sh*t out of them)!
  17. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Yes so when they sent their first message to me they wanted me to tell them about them self and if I could take care of the parrot.I didn't answer any of their questions instead I asked them loads of questions but now when they replied they said that to hear about me and nice that I could take care of the bird and that I would be a good adopter (or what ever it's called) and of course I didn't get any answers to my questions.
    Here is the end of their message:

    ---This is where the actual scam begins--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Everything is okay now. All is ok, all you
    need to do is get back to me the information below to get
    airline is registered in your name and address, so that Puppy
    can be sent home

    Your full names:
    City / State:
    The complete address of the house:
    zIP code:
    The name of the closest to the airport:
    Phone #:

    As soon as I have this information about you, I
    immediately go to the UNITED CARGO animal transport company here and get
    ticket registered using the name and address. when I'm done
    with the flight reservation, UNITED CARGO animal transport company will contact you
    contact us by e-mail and telephone with data delivery and
    payment information. Please note that the UN CARGO 250 per transport of live animals
    company, which has SCARLET airline tickets for more than location. Please when you
    your puppy home, make sure to provide the best home they promised.

    I look forward to your posts as soon as possible with the requested information.

    (I had to goolge translate their google translation.)

    So I will reply to this with some bogus...to be continued...
  18. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Now the scammer (kelly.westly@gmail.com) is saying that it will go with the bird to UnitedCargo and give them the details that I gave them (address 'n' stuff) and that the cargo company will contact me with the payment details...so still to be continued...
  19. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50


    If I had to guess, I would think at one point in your life that you might have been taken advantage of by a scammer! If so, I don't think you liked how it felt, and are now on a "one man army" to warn and rid the world of these "bottom feeders"! I admire what your doing and support activist-ism................

    Good luck on your valiant crusades! :)
  20. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Nope, actually my first encounter with scammers was when I posted my first thread. I only find them when I'm scrolling trough "marketplaces" (like for ex. ebay) when I try to sell stuff and check what stuff is worth. And then of course sometimes they find me, like now...

    Anyhow I also know a few people that have been scammed and that sort of motivates me :)
  21. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Back again, now the scammer said that it had visited a unitedcargo office or something (too poor translation to understand) and it said that it had given my contact information and that unitedcargo had sent me details...anyhow they never send anything so I said that the scammer would forward the message that united cargo had sent...

    Now here is a few funny thingies:
    - the scammer said that it had got this mail from united cargo, why is there only my e-mail adr. in the "To" and "Cc" field?
    - the pictures are badly stretched (sideways) and they are if the content of the picture is googled the pictures can be found easily
    - the united cargo logo is poorly cut out from uniterdcargos real webpages head (upper left corner) and then made larger so the pixels can be easily counted
    - then finally the picture of an western union office (that is also stretched) has a big fat white copyright text ((C)LifeOnOurOwn.com)

    Anyway here is their message...and still to be continued...


    United Cargo united_cargo@rocketmail.com to me

    show details 7:09 PM (0 minutes ago)

    --- On Fri, 7/27/11, United Cargo <united_cargo@rocketmail.com> wrote:

    From: United Cargo <united_cargo@rocketmail.com>
    Subject: Delivery Notification Female blue and gold macaw (SCARLET)
    To: ****@ hotmail.com
    Cc: ****@ hotmail.com
    Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 6:05 AM

    United Cargo Home Page



    UNITED CARGO animal transport company, moving, pets in the world can be a demanding and complex and requires careful planning and sensitive handling. Our staff has over 15 years of experience in the transport of live animals and have gained an excellent reputation for delivery of pet owners with a high degree of professionalism. size or species of your pet, you can not rely on your pets get the same expert care and attention. Our experience in live animal movements to assure that pets are transported by the most direct routing with maximum comfort and safety of your pet.

    Dear Customer,

    We want to tell you that we are in possession of your women's
    Blue and Gold macaw parrot's name (SCARLET) delivery of pool number 013 Mrs. KELLY WESTLY tässäYhdistyneiden CARGO animal transport company to transport and home delivered

    Do you use the following home address:

    here should be my supposed contact information

    Parrot comes with all necessary health and the parrot is required to take papers deposited here ma'am. KELLY WESTLY, but our editorial policy challenges, a Belgian veterinarian had to conduct another test to be sure of a parrot terveydentilasta.Testit were made and the results were positive, and health papers were tarkkoja.testitulokset show that the parrot is free of all diseases that can attack other animals (birds, cats, monkeys, etc.).. experienced pet moving specialists of the United CARGO Animal Transport Regulation, the company, the IATA air cargo agency handles the dog parrot delivery
    with confidence, professionalism and trust. UNITED CARGO Animal Transport Regulation, the company rule is designed to calm the security and welfare of your pet during the airline's cargo transportation. UNITED freight company registered in the USDA as an intermediate processor, a set of rules, regulations and mandates of the Animal Welfare Act, AWA, and the federal law on scheduled flights in air cargo transportation.

    Parrot is now ready for delivery, but it should be noted that this process can not be implemented unless the Parrot flight ticket and transport registration fee (250 euros) paid to register as a parrot here in the next available delivery FINLAND. Parrot comes alongside two of our pet carriers.

    You have to pay the money as soon as possible so that we can register a parrot flight in the afternoon and evening in Finland. This flight is taking off at your location
    approximately 10:20 AM this afternoon 28.07.2011 Finnish time, and it is the home address above within 5 hours, which would be about 14:05 this evening.

    You will be asked to pay the whole fund, through Western Union
    International money transfer services to our fund, as shown below:

    Online payment accepted
    use this link to make online payments

    Payment Method: WESTERN UNION international money transfer

    First names .......... WILSON NDO

    Genus names ............... NGWO ANJA

    Number: ..... 250Euros

    Address: ..... Ch de Haecht

    State: ..... Bruxelles

    City :...... Haren

    TEL: ..... +32 22 42 06 7

    ZIP code: ..... 1130

    Western Union the question: the code?

    Western Union's response: SCARLET.

    Destination / COUNTRY: ..... BELGIUM.

    Below are a few addresses from the Western Union offices around your area. go to any of the following and make the payment:

    here should be a list...too long and no point in posting it

    To make the payment, we address the cashier (WILSON NGWO ANJA NDO) as above and let us know by mail Western Union Money Transfer Control Number 10-digit number (MTCN) and lähettäjännimi.Maksaminen must be made as soon as possible, so that the parrot can be registered and kotiintoimitetaan you a good time tonight. if the registration fee of 250 euros is not paid, a parrot may not be sent to our imprisonment and you will spend more on a daily feeding until the payment is vahvistettu.ystävällisesti email us the Western Union Money Transfer Control Number 10-digit number (MTCN) and sender's name as soon as payment has been made. immediately payment is confirmed, the delivery tracking number and a receipt to ensure flight
    100% assurance the transaction will be sent to you.

    Thank you.

    To enjoy our services, UNITED CARGO animal transport
    Company Belgium


    (This is also google translated form their translation)
  22. Barbarella23

    Barbarella23 TS Rookie

    what i can doing?

    Hello, i send my money to WILSON NDO NGWO ANJA, I have doubts, that isnt really, but they convinced me.... Can I making something I get money back?? Im really stupid!!!!! Thank you!!
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,673   +413

    You do realize that just by opening one of these scam emails tells the sender its a good addy? You should actually just mark it as spam & delete it so you won't get them anymore.
  24. I can fix this for you - but first you must deposit 100,000 united states dollar in my Ugandan bank account. when I receive these funds i will being the transfer of your funds (and parrot) back to you.

    Unless the email parses html/javascript, the sender will not know whether the recipient has read the mail or not.
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,673   +413

    I didn't know that nor do I understand what that means,sorry.:confused:

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