Ipsos I-say and Panda Research Freelance Writing Scams

Ipsos i-Say surveys
i-Say by Ipsos Phishing Scam

There are phishing scammers that are posting "Freelance Writing" positions on Craigslist in various cities. When a writer responds to the posting (thinking it is a legitimate job), they are sent the following emails:

i-Say Ipsos Phishing Email Scam #1

Hi [Enter name here],

Thank you for contacting us in regards to the writing position with our company.

We help both existing and emerging companies collect critical feedback before they begin promoting new products and services.  This position allows you to earn money just for voicing your opinion about these new products and services.

Required tasks: view the assigned online website(s), write a short review regarding your experience, covering ease of use, general appeal, look and feel, as well as a few other miscellaneous factors.

To be perfectly clear, you do not have to buy anything, or pay for anything whatsoever, in order to become an Online Researcher Associate.

To get started right away, just follow this link -

On top of getting paid for sharing your opinion, you can also win some fantastic prizes for your participation.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

Sasha Williams

Human Resources Manager
i-Say by Ipsos, Inc.

i-Say Ipsos Phishing Email Scam #2


Thank you for responding to the writing position our firm has posted online.

We work with both new, and well-established companies, helping them collect critical consumer feedback new products and services are released to the general public.  This position pays you very generously, and all you need to do is honestly voice your opinion.

Basic tasks: thoroughly browse the assigned website(s), and write a brief review regarding your experience. Essential topics to include are overall ease of use, general appeal, look and feel, and occasionally, a few other factors.

Just to confirm, you DO NOT have to buy anything, nor do you need to spend any money, ever, in order to become an Online Review Specialist.

It's fast and easy to get started -

In addition to getting paid extremely well just for sharing your opinion, you also have the opportunity to win some great prizes from various vendors as an online researcher.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

Rebecca Miller

Senior Human Resources Manager
Ipsos Surveys, Inc.
an i-Say Company

Panda Research Phishing Email Scam #3

Hi [enter name here],
Thank you for expressing your interest in the writing job posted online.  As the response to the ad was rather overwhelming, we quickly found the right candidate who was able to get the job done.  However, we have another position that might be up your alley.
We work with hundreds of companies who need feedback before they launch new products and services.  Our Online Researchers simply review these services (basically just look at websites) and provide their opinions and critique.  It is a perfect position for someone who has a knack for writing.  You get paid anywhere from $5 to $75 per site you review.  Each one takes roughly 5-10 minutes, so this can actually be a very lucrative position.
You DO NOT have to pay anything to become an Online Researcher, nor do you have to buy anything.
To learn more about the position and get started right away, just follow this link - CLICK HERE
In addition to earning cash for sharing your opinion, you also will be given the opportunity to win some great prizes for your participation in the program.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Best Regards,

Hannah Walker
Human Resources Coordinator
Panda Research, Inc.

These emails originate from the Phillipines, and are phishing scams. They want you to follow the link in the message to their database and "apply" but really you are giving them your info. so they can hack you.

They have sent emails from the following addresses:


Man in Paraguay
Barrister Lawson David in Paraguay ?

Phishing Scam from Director Barrister Lawson David


Attention Funds Beneficiary,

Hi. My name is Barrister Lawson David. I am the Director of Estate Builders & Investment Director in Paraguay.

Complement of the season, I hope all is well together with your family if so glory be to GOD almighty.we are here to inform you that after the Ecowas Board of Directors Meeting with the United Nation Organization Unit,based on the finalization all the out-standing funds (USD) payment into your Bank Account. You are advise to to reconfirm your full Bank Account Details to the ECO Bank Cotonou Benin Republic.

Presently, I'm in Paraguay for an investment project with some of my own share out of the total sum. Meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds that failed us some how. Now contact the deposited transferring Bank in Cotonou Benin with the e-mail contact below: ( directorgeorge37@yahoo.com ) and ask them to send you the total sum of $4.5million USD that been kept for your compensation as beneficiary for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.

I appreciated your efforts at that time very much.So feel free and get in-touched with Dr.Achonye George in Eco Bank Du Cotonou Benin Republic and instruct him where to wire the total deposited funds valued at $4.5Million usd direct into your noted Bank Account. As soon as you forward your Bank Account details to the Eco Bank in Benin Republic,They will commence immediately with the necessary proceed to remit your total funds payment direct into your Bank Account with-out any further delay as the Ecowas Board of Directors instructed them on your behalf,and the only money you will pay is $125.00 USD for the Bank processing fee of your total funds payment wire transfer.

TELEPHONE;+229 98 72 71 98.FAX; 229 21 33 92 64.
EMAIL CONTACT;( directorgeorge37@yahoo.com ) 

Your Bank Name and Address.................
Your Bank Account Name.....................
Your Bank Account Numbers..................
Your Bank Swift Code...............................
Your Direct Telephone Number...................
A.Copy of Your Identification...............
Your City/Country................................

Kindly get back to me once you receive your beneficiary funds wire transfer from the transferring Bank in Cotonou Benin Republic, to enable us share the joy together in Peace,have a nice day together with your family.


Director of Estate Builders &
Investment Director Paraguay

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From the Desk of Mr. Edward Kong Bank Account Transaction Scam

Edward Kong
Mr. Edward Kong ?

Mr. Edward Kong Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (UK) Bank Account Scam:

Email address: edwardkong24@yahoo.co.uk
Subject line: From the Desk of Mr. Edward Kong

From the Desk of Mr. Edward Kong
Vice President & Branch Manager:
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (UK)
39, High Streets,
Ashford Kent TN24 8TG
Dear friend,
I am Mr. Edward Kong, the Vice President and Branch Manager of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (UK), High Streets Branch, UK. I write to seek your consent to carry out a transaction that would be highly beneficial to both of us. I know you may be wondering why I am contacting you for this despite all the friends and relations that I have but I decided to do this with an unknown person to avoid any form of blackmail in the future.  Mr. Alvin Peter Kappelmann Jr was an account holder with my bank. I have been his account officer for 9 years before his death. He died during the World Trade Centre bombing in September 11, 2001. Please confirm the transaction from this site:

[No link provided]
Since his death, the management of my bank has made series of efforts to locate his family but all efforts were proved abortive. I also carried out series of research to find his family but it was confirmed that his mother who was the only surviving member of the family died at the hearing of her sons death. He was already divorced before his death and due to this fact; no one was able to claim the fund he deposited in my bank legally because there was no will attached to it. He had a secret dollar account with my bank worth the sum of $58,200,000.00 (Fifty Eight Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with an accrued interest agreement of 6.7%, which have been for the past 9 years.
My purpose of contacting you now is this:
My bank during the last executive board meeting resolved that if by the end of this year and there is no beneficiary to the said account, the bank account will be confiscated and the fund sent to the bank treasury and this is where I am interested in and wants you to come in:
I want you to come in as the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to this account. I have all the titled documents to back your claim and as the Vice President and Manager of this branch, it is in my power to carry out any form of verification on the beneficiary of the said fund and process the fund wire without any problem.  Be informed that it is legal, 100% risk free as all the titled documents will be changed to your name, and the fund wired to any bank account you wish to have it wired to.
Please note that I am willing to let you have 40% of the total sum while you give me 60% when the fund finally gets to your nominated bank account.  Also, note that I am willing to go extra mile to make this a success because if anything goes wrong, then I stand the risk of losing my job and even go to jail for trying to carry out such transaction. This is why I am contacting you so that we can put heads together and take care of this transaction within now and the next 15 days.
Kindly get back to me immediately, so that I will advice you on how this will be carried out.


Mr. Edward Kong
Vice President & Branch Manager
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China UK

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Mrs. Juliana Patrick from Tokyo Japan Scam

Mrs. Juliana Patrick ?

Email from Mrs. Juliana Patrick from Tokyo, Japan

Email address: wuxi@zastronpt.com
Subject line: ***BULK*** From Mrs. Juliana Patrick 21-10-2013/

Dearest Friend,

My name is Mrs. Juliana Patrick, I am an American married to (Eng Mr.Pius Patrick) from United Kingdom (U.K) who has an appointment in Tokyo, Japan as the chief Managing director to(Abbes Suzuki Association Tokyo-Japan) under Engineering project/contract awarding section.

My husband died as a result of brief illness called a heart attack, while he was coming back from (ASIA) new location area on project inspection on Saturday 10th December 2006. Before his death as a result of our joint account venture we have $20M (US) dollars in our fixed deposit account in UK. We want you to claim it.

As you may know I was brought up as an orphan in Tokyo, Japan and was married to my late husband for 9 years without a child and am of age, I am 68 years now and am suffering from kidney infection and a long time cancer of the lungs, which has partially affected my brain, and from all indication my condition is really deteriorating.

According to my doctors in Tokyo, Japan, my health is very poor because of the cancer ailment, I cannot stay to live up three months ahead, and I am having serious problem with my husband's family members. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.

Therefore I need a honest, responsible, reliable and God fearing person who will assure me that he/she will use this fund to help the Motherless babies, Orphanage, Charity organization and less privileged once, and using for work of God. It is up to you to claim this money.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money.Please reply me on this private email: 68mrs.julianapatrick@gmail.com As soon as I receive your reply and consider it right, I shall give you the contact of my attorney who will assist you towards the claim of our money. I want you to always pray for me because I don't have many days to live. Please take my money.

Yours Faithfully
Mrs. Juliana Patrick

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Dr. Anthony Mogbo Phishing Scam

Anthony Mogbo
Is this Dr. Anthony Mogbo?

Dr. Anthony Mogbo Email Phishing Scam

Email address: anthonymogbo100@yahoo.co.uk
Subject Line: REPLY
From Dr. Anthony Mogbo:

My Dear,

I am Dr. Anthony Mogbo,The Auditor in charge of Foreign Remmitance Department of a bank here.This is a very confidential proposition for you.On Sept 21st 2003,an Importer of Textiles and Automobiles for the past Thirteen years, Mr. Morris Thompson made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit in his account for twelve calendar months, valued at $12.7 million USD (Twelve million seven hundred thousand United States Dollars) in my branch.
Upon maturity on Sept 20th 2004 as his Credit Officer,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.After a month,we  sent a reminder and finally I discovered from his  employees,that Mr.Morris Thompson was one of the  passengers who died with his entire family in the ill-fated plane crash involving a Boeing 727 UTA  Chartered Flight that took off from Cotonou Benin  Republic and crashed into Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, 25th December 2003.

For further details of the Plane Crash,Please Visit:

Further investigations, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. Again,I made further
investigation and discovered that Mr. Morris Thompson did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, account, including his Bank Deposit paper work in my Bank. This sum of $12.7 million USD is still sitting in my bank no one will ever come forward to claim it.According to the International Banking ethics,codes and Laws,at the expiration of 4(Four) years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies to claim the  fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Morris Thompson.This is simple,I will like you to respond immediately with your full names and contact information so as I will send to you a specimen copy of an application form which you will refill and send to the bank putting claim over the said balance with the bank as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 45% for me and 45% for you while 5% will be set aside for any expenses that may arise in the process of transfering this fund into your chosen/nominated bank account you wish to  receive it and 5% to the motherless and the needy in your country.

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant information. Please send to me your
confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication , oral discussion and more directives on what next to do. You should observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country which you will be the arrow head of the investment. I must not fail to tell you that this transaction is totally risk free and legitimate.

Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and GOD bless.
Dr. Anthony Mogbo

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Complete the Halloween Survey and Claim Your Kohls Gift Card Scam

Kohls Gift Card Scam
Take the Halloween Survey to Claim a Kohl's gift card scam

Don't become a phishing scam victim with the Kohls Halloween Gift Card Scam. If you receive an email stating that you will receive a Kohl's gift card in exchange for information, don't be fooled. Kohl's did not send out this email. The sender is from China and this is a scam. The scammer will not send you a gift card for your troubles.

This is how email phishing works. The scammer sends a semi-legitimate looking email, with a link in the body of the email. The link may say it is taking you to one website, but in reality, it is taking you to a pseudo-website, linked to a database. The unsuspecting individual then enters their precious data into the database and hackers are attentively standing by to start finding out more information about you with what you have given them.

Tracking the Kohl's Phishing Scammer

It is very easy to track this email phishing scam back to the source. I have done this for you.

The Kohls gift card scam is sent from this email address in China:

If you track this down to the location, it originated from China. The IP address is:

If you receive an email with the following Subject line, it is a scam:

Complete the Halloween Survey and Claim Your Kohls Gift Card

Do not go to the website at the link in the email and fill in your information. If you do, you could be at risk for identity theft. Kohls does not send out Halloween surveys via email. Kohl's is not responsible for people trying to win a free gift card.

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Email Phishing from Bedroom

Email Phishing from Bedroom