Mrs. Linda Cole Email Phishing Scam

Japan Mountain View

From Mrs. Linda Cole

Hello Dear!!!
I Am Mrs.Linda Cole, secretary to Dr. Timothy Hanson, Director. I'm writing to let you know about your $13.5 Million USA Dollars that my boss issued on your name before he travel out for his business purpose. Before he traveled out he instructed me to send you the total money through Money Gram because it will be less expensive and reliable for you to be receiving your daily $10,000 dollar until you receive your total money completely.
Meanwhile, the manager stated yesterday that, the director administrator trust funds have already signed and approved your payment, which you will be receiving your payment $10,000.00 Us Dollars immediately you sent them their Activation charge of $85 and it will serve as reconfirmation of your file Payment from the office in charge. So you are to contact them on below information,
Vital Finance Bank Money Gram Department.
Director: Mr Fredrick Musa
Address; Plot 1261, Adeola Hopewell Street CO/B/REP,
Be advise that the $85 is a compulsory as they told me that is only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely .So reconfirm your details to avoid any hitches in receiving your full payments.
Your Full Name......
Direct Telephone number.....
Also do let me know immediately they have started sending you your money, but try to comply with them to enable them serve you better.
Mrs. Linda Cole

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This scam from Linda Cole just simply doesn't make sense. No one's boss is gonna just issue millions of dollars in anyone's name for no reason. This is one of the weakest phishing emails I have seen in a while. The phisher doesn't even bother to say what Dr. Timothy Hanson is the Director of. Also, most phishing emails don't say "Million USA Dollars" - it is more commonly seen as million USD.
Let's track the IP address of this scammer. Using the email headers, this email scam originates from Japan, with the IP address of Don't fall victim to this scam.

Xavier Carvalho Crude Oil Lifting License Phishing Scam

Xavier Carvalho
Crude Oil Tanker

Confidential offer from Xavier Carvalho

Crude oil Lifting License No: C-STP/602754

Reply Email:

This is a confidential business offer from the crude oil rich Sao Tome and Principe.

Please ensure that you reply this email strictly at

I make this introduction based on my regard for your credibility. My name is Eng. Xavier Carvalho. I work with the Sao Tome and Principe national petroleum agency.

To be precise, I oversee the issuance of oil allocation license for our oil company. My position in the agency entitles me to recommend oil allocation bidders and actualize oil lifting and exploration allocation licenses to my candidates based on my interest. I also oversea and approve the issuance of the license for crude oil allocation in our company and also monitor the lifting procedures in our company.

In June 2007, I facilitated and actualized the license of a candidate. A business man from Korea (Comprehensive details to be provided subsequently).The license was for 1 year at 24 million BBLS/12 months. Incidentally the candidate was no more. The license has been valid till date (as I always ensure that I keep to my side of the bargain), I have decided to begin using the license from AUGUST 2014. I am in need of a partner from your country whom I can trust. I will package this partner as the allocation license beneficiary and assign the license to this partner. Due to my position in the petroleum agency, I cannot handle this position. Your profile fits into the criteria of a partner I need. This is why I am contacting you. With the trend of events in Sao Tome and Principe, we shall be able to lift a minimum of 300,000 barrels of BLCO per month. This will fetch us an average of US$28 million per month. And we have from AUGUST 2014 up until AUGUST 2015 to lift crude oil which will fetch us approximately (12) x (28) Million dollars. Which is approximately 336 Million dollars for the rest of the time of the license allocation?  I have ready buyers who are waiting and would 
be ready to  scramble for any number of barrels we lift. Also I will oversee all lifting procedures with the available mercenary around.

This is what I propose:
1. Your company profile shall be used in place of the initial license Operator. This I shall handle with my capacity in the company.
2. I will ensure that your company's profile is recognized as the current license operator and that we have a mandate for at least min of 300,000 barrels per month, a maximum of 500,000 barrels per month. Starting from AUGUST
3. I will ensure that all lifting procedures are in place and buyers readily available to purchase the product.
4. You shall stand in as the license operator for all lifting and sales transactions; we shall open an account for the receipt of the oil sale proceeds in which both of us shall be signatories to the account or you can provide your personal or company bank account to receive the payments on our behalf.
5. We shall split the oil sale proceeds in the ratio of 60:40 equity shares. I, Xavier Carvalho, shall be entitled to 60% share while your company shall be entitled to 40% share.

Please note: no third party arrangement shall be allowed. I believe 
you are a man of wisdom and intelligence.

This offer I make to you is based on utmost good faith. I could be Jeopardizing my position in the agency if a word of this goes out.Therefore without mincing words, I rely on you for utmost confidentiality on every bit of detail relating to this transaction.

Please reply this email strictly at
I am in London on official duties at the moment waiting for your response. Upon your positive response, I will be willing to forward to you proof of my proposition and my personal identity. Also I shall fly back to Sao Tome and Principe and from there we shall commence operations. I shall also provide you details of the former license operator and a copy of the license issued to him for the lifting of crude oil in our company which I personally approved and endorsed. Also procedures for license Reassignment and actualizing the rest of the project shall be provided to you.

Please in response to this email, quote the reference number: Crude oil Lifting License No: C-STP/602754 I look forward to a prospective business relationship between us.


Eng. Xavier Carvalho
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 Let's track the IP address of this scammer. Using the email headers, this email scam originates from South Africa, with IP address Don't fall victim to this scam.

Victoria's Secret: Woman Attempts to Smuggle $40,000 Cash Abroad in her Underwear

Victoria Faren hidden money in girdle
Bra and Girdle with $40,000 cash

A 78 year-old woman from Florida was recently caught trying to smuggle cash abroad in her bra and girdle. She was caught at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on its way to the Philippines. Her name is Victoria Faren, and she lost $40,000 in cash to customs because she was caught trying to smuggle her money through customs.

Why was this an issue?

This was an issue because all commercial airline passengers must declare the amount of money they are taking abroad, and the maximum amount is limited to $10,000 USD. The total amount of cash that Victoria Faren tried to smuggle on board was $40,000 USD. She only declared having $200 USD on her, which was $38,800 short of the real amount concealed on her.

Victoria's Secret was Hidden Cash in her Girdle

Victoria had a secret. She had $8,000 in her carry-on luggage, $3,000 inside her blouse, with $2,000 of that cash was sewn into her bra strap. Customs agents then noticed that there were bulges in her girdle. They patted her down, and found $21,000 USD stuffed inside her girdle.

The Source of Her Money

Victoria Faren recently sold her house for $120,000 USD, and wanted to bring $40,000 of that to the Phillipinnes, because she believed that it would be "safer" there. She hid the money on herself because she knew that it was illegal to smuggle that much money out of the country.

Victoria Faren was ultimately not charged with a crime. She has to go before a judge in order to persuade the judge that she should be able to get her $40,000 cash that was confiscated by customs.

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Nicole Marois Email Phishing Scam

Nicole Marois
Nicole Marois

Mrs Nicole Marois
Burkina Faso, Africa

Subject: Dear Beloved One

Dear Beloved one,
I am Mrs Nicole Marois, and I have been suffering from ovarian cancer disease and the doctor says that i have just two days to leave.I am from (Paris) France but based in Burkina Faso, Africa since eight years ago as a business woman dealing with gold exportation.
Now that I am about to end the race like this,without any family members and no child, I have $3 Million US DOLLARS in Africa Development Bank (ADB) Burkina Faso which I instructed the bank to give (St Andrews Missionary Home) in Burkina Faso, But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my computer beside my sick bed.

Millions in a Bank in Burkina Faso

I also have $4.5 Million US Dollars at (ECO BANK PLC) here in Burkina Faso and I instructed the bank to transfer the money to the first foreigner that will apply to the bank after i have gone that they should release the fund to him/her,but you will assure me that you will take 50% of the money and give 50% to the orphanages home in your country for my heart to rest with GOD.
Return back to me immediately if you can handle this transfer project on my behalf before death cross my way so that I will send to you a copy my international passport which you will show to the bank to make the bank know that I instructed you to contact them for the transfer of my fund with them to you, and also give to you the bank contact information so that you will apply for the transfer of the fund and fulfill my dream of building orphanage home in your country, waiting to hear from you through  my private email address, (
Yours fairly friend,
Mrs Nicole Marois
Burkina Faso, Africa
My Hospital Room Telephone Number (+226 ) 66343546.
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 Let's track the IP address of this scammer. Using the email headers, this email scam originates from Kansas. The sender is not actually Nicole Marois from Burkina Faso, Africa. Don't fall victim to this scam.
IP Address 'Nicole Marois' phishing scam

Man and Pitbull Steal Garbage Truck in Boulder, CO

stolen garbage truck in Boulder, CO
Stolen Western Disposal Garbage truck (Boulder, CO)
A man in Boulder, CO stole a garbage truck and thought he would get away with it. But not before politely asking a police officer if he could borrow his car.

26 year-old Daniel Morkert, became nervous on Wednesday, August 30, 2014, when police were performing an investigation in his neighborhood in Boulder, CO. Daniel came outside of his apartment building with his pitbull and thanked the officer for his service. Daniel Morkert then asked the officer if he could borrow his police car.

Daniel Morkert Steals Garbage Truck

The police officer said no, so Daniel opted for something bigger -- a garbage truck. The garbage truck driver got out of the vehicle to move a dumpster, and that's when Daniel Morkert hopped in the driver's seat and drove off. Daniel Morkert then said, "I'm taking your truck!" The truck driver pleaded for Morkert to not take the truck, but it was too late. Not to mention that Morkert also had his pitbull in the garbage truck with him.

Boulder police then followed Daniel Morkert in a low speed chase down U.S. 36. Police put down spikes on the road near McCaslin Blvd. to flatten the tires. One tire blew on the spikes, but Daniel Morkert continued to drive eastbound on U.S. 36. After the tire blew, the police cars chased the garbage truck at 30 m.p.h.

The stolen garbage truck finally exited U.S. 36 at Wadsworth Blvd heading north. Shortly after, Daniel Morkert crashed the garbage truck into a median, south of Midway Blvd., in Broomfield. Morkert was apprehended by Broomfield police, then given over to Boulder CO police.

A neighbor of Daniel Morkert told police that she believes he is schizophrenic, and was initially freaked out by police in their neighborhood.

Daniel Morkert has been charged with reckless driving, auto theft, and eluding a police officer.

Email Phishing from Bedroom

Email Phishing from Bedroom