Rev. Father Eric Mark Phishing Scam

Priest holding a picture

Rev. Father Eric Mark

Greetings to you,

I am Rt. Rev. Father Eric Mark, a senior staff with the World Bank fact
finding & special duties office. Immediately after the publication from
this office last week that all unpaid contract funds (UCF), unpaid lotto
fund (ULF), scammed victims funds (SVF) ETC should be paid through this
office. This office received many applications including from your
representative with British passport NO. 3028882234. He also forwarded
this account to us to transfer your fund into, ACC. NAME: MR JAMES
6503809008. On your receipt of this message urgently reconfirm to this
office whether this person is truly from you or not, as this office will
not be liable if the total sum US$5.5MILLION is paid into your
representative (Mr. James Jackson) account.

If not you are therefore requested to forward the following information to
this office for verifications and re-approval on your name as beneficiary
According to information I personally gathered from the banks/security and
computer section, you have been waiting for a long time to receive your
money without success. As I found out that you have almost met all the
statutory requirements in respect of your fund settlement. Your problem is
that of interest groups. A lot of people are interested in your payment
and those people are merely doing papers works with you and that is why
you receive messages from different people almost every day. Also we found
out that some of the officials and fraudsters have been extorting a lot of
money from you with the pretext of helping you to receive your money. I
can assure you that this may last for years yet nothing happens, if you do
not do away with those officers you call your partners and for security
reasons. And I have decided to take it upon myself to make sure that you
received your funds immediately through diplomatic means of payment or

PLEASE NOTE, If you decided to receive the money diplomatic means, that
means two security proof boxes weighing 110kg each, which is 220kg for the
two boxes will be send to you. Already we have visited four courier
companies to make arrangements on how to ship them by courier to you, we
went to DHL, FedEx, IAS, UPS, and all said that they must open the boxes
for inspection by the customs before shipment. This is something we want
to avoid because the boxes were padded with machine in the United States,
to open them you have to cut the pad before you will meet the buttons that
you will press to open the dial code-lock. Therefore there is no way to
open the boxes and be able to close them again. We told the courier
services that the boxes contained film materials and when open to air it
will spoil the materials. We did not declare money (cash) because couriers
do not carry money or they may be tempted to run way with the money. Today
a friend of mine who is diplomat disclosed to me that there is courier
service they use to send diplomatic material and information from one
country to another. It has diplomatic immunity and cannot be checked by
the customs in anywhere in the World. The name of the courier service is
Global Security Service (GSS) I will meet them as soon as I have your go
ahead order. The Diplomat will help me to get immunity papers, so we do
not have any problem.

We have concluded that you must compensate us with five hundred thousand
United States Dollars (US$500.000.00) as soon as you receive your money to
this effect, you will send to us a promissory note for five hundred
thousand united States Dollars (US$500.000.00) along with your address for
sending the boxes by diplomatic courier, Please maintain top most secrecy
as it may cause a lot of problem if found out that we are using this way
to help you. Do not ever tell anybody about this until you have your money
at your doorstep. I, Rev. Father Eric Mark, want to help you because something in me is telling me that you are an honest person, when we concluded this and you send our part. We will help to ship the final part of the money to you. Be blessed as we wait for your urgent reply to send the money through diplomatic
courier or through ATM MASTER CARD. For security reason please reply to ( )

Yours faithfully,

Rt. Rev. Father Eric Mark
Chairman, Fact-Finding & Special Duties Office

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Your Abandoned Package For Delivery from David E. Jordan

Abandoned packages for delivery

USA FORMAT...........................................

Interim Assistance General Manager,
Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania
One Terminal Drive, Middletown,
PA 17057, Pennsylvania USA

Hello Good Friend That I Don't Even Know

Re: Your Abandoned Package For Delivery

I have very vital information to give to you, but first I must have
your trust before I review it to you because it may cause me my job,
so I need somebody that I can trust for me to be able to review the
secret to you.

I am Mr. David E. Jordan, head of luggage/baggage storage facilities
(Operations,Maintenance,Transportation) here at the Harrisburg
International Airport, Pennsylvania USA. During my recent withheld
package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an
abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from London and when scanned it
revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing
approximately 110kg. The consignment was abandoned because the
Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee
as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid
interrogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the
United States Non Inspection Charges which is $3,700USD. On my
assumption the consignment is still left in our Storage House here at
the Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania till date. The
details of the consignment including your name, your email address and
the official documents from the United Nations office in Geneva are
tagged on the Trunk box.

Your Abandoned Package for Delivery

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this
consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will
advise you provide your current Phone Number and Full Address, to
enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the
official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your
city. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been
returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed
delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance processes so as
a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my
official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check
your details, I will advise you send the required details to my
private email address for quick processing and response. Once I
confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk box, I can get
everything concluded within 48 hours upon your acceptance and proceed
to your address for delivery. After all, this is your abandoned package for delivery, and I am David E. Jordan.

Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to
contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because I
want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and
30% for me since the consignment has not yet been returned to the
United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the
diplomat so immediately the confirmation is made, I will go ahead and
pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee of $3,700 dollars and
arrange for the box to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring it
by myself to avoid any more trouble but you have to assure me of my
30% share.

I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive and I will
appreciate if we can keep this deal confidential. Please get back to
me via my private Email:( for further directives:
You can call me on my telephone number and drop a message.

Thank you.

David E. Jordan
Interim Assistance General Manager,
Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania
One Terminal Drive, Middletown,

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Legitimate Email: Important message from Target to our guests

U.S. Target Store

The following email is not a phishing scam and is a legitimate and important message from Target to anyone who has shopped in U.S. Target stores. Some people may think that it is a phishing scam, but I assure you, it is legitimate and real. Target is paying for 1 year's worth of Experian for anyone that has shopped at U.S. Target stores.

Subject line: Important message from Target to our guests.

Dear Target Guest,
As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores, through Experian’s® ProtectMyID® product which includes identity theft insurance where available. To receive your unique activation code for this service, please go to and register before April 23, 2014. Activation codes must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
In addition, to guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some tips that will help protect you:
  • Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Instead, ask for a call-back number.
  • Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don’t recognize.
  • Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. You can find additional information and FAQs about this incident at our website. If you have further questions, you may call us at 866-852-8680.
Gregg Steinhafel
Chairman, President and CEO

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UK Lottery Organization Phishing Scam

UK Lottery Scam
UK and USA flags - dot matrix
Received from:


If you are the correct owner of this email address then be glad this day as the result of the UK lotto online e-mail address free-ticket winning draws of 2nd December 2013, held in Bangkok Thailand has just been released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address won you the sweeptakes in the first category and you are entitled to claim the sum of US $4.6 Million, Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Numbers: UKL56475800545188 and won on this Lucky Numbers: AZ071223262944.

You are to contact Mr. John Edward on the below email address for quick delivery of your won cheque of US $4.6 Million. Note that all winners cheque are certified cashiers bank cheque and when delivered and received by you, you can cash it in your bank without any delay. To enable Mr. John Edward ascertain you as the rightful winner and receiver of the US $4.6 Million certified cashiers bank cheque, MAKE SURE you include the below listed information in your contact mail to Mr. John Edward Your country of origin and country of residence/work, complete official names, amount won, free ticket and lucky numbers, date of draw, address where your wish to receive your certified cashiers bank cheque, contact telephone, Sex and Age.

Appointed Claims Agent/Representatives
Mr. John Edward
UK Lottery Organization
Telephone Number:+447053857186

Just in case you are thinking of how you won without entering, then know again that this very draw of the UK Lottery Organization in which you have emerged as a winner was a free ticket online email address draws where thousands of email addresses was collected from almost all world wide websites and used for the online draws/sweeptakes and during winners selection your email address came out among the first ten which won you the lottery in the first winnings category and entitles you to claim the certified cashiers bank cheque of US $4.6 Million.
From: Mrs. Jennifer Larry

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Phishing Scam

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This Phishing Scam Email originates from Malaysia

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
Route 1 and College Road East,
Princeton, USA.

Dear Recipient,

Confirm Receipt of this mail with Ref. No: RWJF0/024/991146612.
This is an official notification to you by the board of trustees of
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the recipients of cash
Grant Award for your personal business and community development. The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is conceived with the objective of
humanitarian growth, community development and health improvement. To
celebrate the 41st anniversary program, The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation is giving out a cash donation of $1,800,000.00 (One Million
and Eight Hundred Thousand US Dollars) each to 8 lucky recipients and
you are one of the lucky recipient.

This specific Grants are awarded to 8 lucky international recipients
worldwide. At least 60% of the awarded Grant funds should be used by
you (the Recipient) to develop a part of your community. This is a
yearly program, which is a measure of Universal Development Strategy
Program (UDSP). The objective of this program is to make a notable
change in the standard of living of the people all around the world.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been assured of the highest
organizational standard courtesy of the United Nations. Who says "It
is our belief that we can achieve a great positive change in the
general welfare of the universe through this program". That is why The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is doing everything possible to get all
recipients notified of their cash donation via email and Telephone.

Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and
millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, our collaborators,
you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the awarded
sum of $1,800,000.00 (One Million and Eight Hundred Thousand US
Dollars) as Grant Award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
(Note; all beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from
over 900,000 internet websites and shop's cash invoice around your
area in which you might have purchased an item(s).
Quickly confirm receipt of this mail.

Ref. No: RWJF0/024/991146612.

NOTE: All Notification email with your interest should be sent to:
Name: Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Sincerely Yours,
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This e-mail and the attachment is from State Government of Pahang,  
Malaysia. It is intended solely for the person to whom they are  
addressed and may be confidential and privileged. If you are not the  
intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, distributing,  
copying or taking any action in reliance of the content of this  
information is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender  
immediately if you have received this e-mail and delete it from your  
system. The recipient should check the e-mail and any attachment for  
the presence of viruses that could be transmitted via e-mail. Email  
transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free as  
information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed,  
incomplete or contain viruses. State Government of Pahang, Malaysia  
accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of  
this message which arises as a result of e-mail transmission.  
Opinions, conclusions and other information in this e-mail that does  
not relate to the official business of State Government of Pahang,  
Malaysia shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by State  
Government of Pahang, Malaysia.

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

Editor's note: When did Malaysia get so much cash?

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Barr. Bitacky Wilcox ATM Bank Card Phishing Email Scam

UBS Building

Barr. Bitacky Wilcox Email Phishing Scam

From Barr. Bitacky Wilcox

Email received from:


On behalf of the chambers, I (Barr. Bitacky Wilcox) have the pleasure to re-call your attention on the urgent need to contact the "United  Parcel Service"
(UPS) regarding the dispatch of an ATM bank card, valued $4.5 M issued in
your name.

In line with the notification we received,this amount was ordered for
release via ATM bank card from a leading commercial bank  where the funds
was repatriated to after a confirmation  was established that it was
being misdirected to a wrong person.

It is rather a puzzle to note that we detected lots of irregularities
associated with your claim as revealed by the bank and we are honored
to inform you that two gentlemen namely, Mr. Herbert Dean and Mr.
Scone Anderson submitted an application letter that you authorized
your fund to be paid into their account of Union Bank of
Switzerland (UBS) with Account number UBS- A943BDG99 with a report
that you are now incapacitated as a result of the ghastly motor
accident, you had some months back.

After processing the application of these gentlemen which the bank
made known to us that they came from you, they succeeded in getting
some required documents in making sure that the bank processed the
legality as quickly as possible without any further delay.
The delay in transferring the funds is due to the request for a power
of attorney authorizing them to pursue this payment on your behalf.
They asked us for a week so as to submit the document, but up till now
we have not received any of the documents from any of you. Reconfirm
to us if all these arrangement is authorized by you.

We had earlier confirmed some details to the issuing bank based on the
file we kept to your data as the rightful beneficiary.
Kindly reconfirm your direct phone line and contact address
immediately,and let us know as soon as you are contacted by either the
(Lloyds TSB) bank London or the Management,©UPS Online Management

This email is to let you know that the parcel left sub-origin on 12/20/2012
and since on the 31st of January 2013, it has been in Pine Bluff,AR
(Arkansas), United States, awaiting  clearance.

To track this information,kindly go to and insert the
tracking number
below to view delivery status.
Tracking Number: 1Z9575R2P297341747

However,the issuing bank,has just notified us to reveal that your
attention is needed immediately for a proper redress and amends. Meanwhile, please check your ATM bank card for fradulent activity immediately.

Do not hesitate to contact me personally. Again, I am Barr. Bitacky Wilcox.
Your urgent response through my email:

Barr. Bitacky Wilcox

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David Moore Phishing Scam Email

David Moore
PHONE: +234 814 0668 110
FAX: 234 674 4782 910
Am David Moore, director cash processing unit, united bank for Africa [UBA the only bank appointed by the O.AU. Members lead by President John Kuffor.
Because of the frauds going on in West Africa countries where some innocent beneficiaries were asked to pay in advance before receiving their money owed to them.
The above Africa union held meeting in Nigeria and resolve to pay all beneficiaries in cash through means of diplomatic courier service. We receive your files from international monetary fund (I.M.F.) as one of the cash beneficiaries.
Take note;ten thousand united state dollars (us$10,000)have been mapped out for all expenses in taxes and other doccumets that matters.
Therefore, I want you to bear it in mind that your total fund will be no more ten million five hundred thousand united state dollars ($10,500,000.00) but Ten million four hundred and ninety thousand united state dollars ($10,490,000.00).
If anybody tells you that he is paying you in bank draft or telegraphic money transfer both western union and money gram, do not listen to him or her because due to this frauds no international bank honors our remittance instruction any more that is why we settled to pay in cash through courier.
We also received a security report that you paid the fraudsters who have been deceiving you, telling you that they are going to send this money to you.
Dear as a senior banker, controlling this cash payment now, I advise you not to waste your money by paying any body in advance again, and if you just follow my instruction, you will receive your money in three days time.
Your fund will now be packaged in box and take to the diplomatic courier service for immediate shipment, I will also send the picture of the box by attachment to you to see how the money is packed, and I will send you more mails to give you more information for you to know the genuineness of this transaction.
Therefore, do forward your home address and direct phone number to this E-Mail
All the documents will be sent to you if I am assured that you have stopped sending money to those fraudsters.
Am waiting to hear from you with the required information of yours.
David Moore
Director cash processing unit
united bank for Africa. (U.B.A).

Craigslist Blog Writer Bait and Switch Scam

Original Craigslist spam posting:


I'm looking for someone who would like recurring monthly content writing work. Specifically, I need high-quality guest blog writing. I will supply you with a suggested title, then it'll be your job to write a quality, well-researched, 400-600 word article on that topic. Your article will be posted to authority websites and read by many.

Pay will be $10-20 per article; please only reply if you are willing to work within that budget. If so, I have lots of work I can give you on a monthly recurring basis. Please respond with:

- 2-3 work samples
- Work within the given writing budget
- How many articles you'd like to write on a monthly basis

In my Craigslist experience, you can write one of these articles in 30-45 minutes, for an effective hourly rate of $15-20.


Bait and Switch spam reply email below:

Hi [enter name here],

Thanks for the info! The Craigslist writing position has been filled, but I have another need you may be able to help with. I'm currently looking for new publishers on which to publish blog content to help gain visibility on the Web for each client (I represent a search marketing agency for clients). Would you want to work with me on that in regards to [enter blog here].com? 

Basically, here's what I'm thinking. When I have a Craigslist client that matches a niche for one of the writing publishers you write for, I'll pay you to write an article and publish it, while including a link somewhere within the article to my client. This will help my clients with their online visibility, and it'll help me fulfill my responsibilities for my clients.

Have you ever worked in a partnership like this before, and would you be interested in doing so? If so, let me know your rate.


Email Phishing from Bedroom

Email Phishing from Bedroom