Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Scam Job Emails (ΑΠΑΤΕΣ)

Good afternoon!
You already have a current job, but you are searching for ways to increase your income funds?
Would you like to make an additional income without investing even a single cent?

Our company is a leader in providing consulting services and financial support to privately owned investment organizations.
And currently we are recruiting an additional personnel offering part time employment to all talented and professional individuals.
We offer a decent job which doesn't confront with any moral or ethical principles.
It will not matter what gender, age, economic status you are – the main conditions for employment are conscientiousness and diligence.

For many of our applicants this work began with partial employment and was combined with their main jobs,
but after 2 weeks most of them decided to work for our company on a full time basis and earn up to 2000 EUR per month.
Are you still debating?
We assure you that we will exert every effort to discredit all your doubts and help you understand
the whole process in detail before putting you into work.

Should you find this interesting please contact us immediately and you will receive an application form
and more detailed information regarding this job offer.
Our experienced HR representatives will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and
qualifications to the duties which will be assigned to you.

Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities do not miss your chance and send us your contact details (e.g. Phone number, email address, first and last name ) to apply now.

Please send the request to our email,and I will answer you personally as soon as possible

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

We invite you to work in the remote assistant position.

This work takes 2-3 hours per week and requires absolutely no investment.
The essence of this work for incoming client requests in your city.
The starting salary is about 2500 EUR per month + bonuses.

You get paid your salary every 2 weeks and your bonuses after fulfilling each task!

We guarantee work for everyone. But we accept applications this week only!
Therefore, you should write a request right now. And you will start earning money, starting from next week.

Please indicate in the request:
Your name:
Your email address:
City of residence:

Please send the request to my email,and I will answer you personally as soon as possible

Joan Suarez

Friday, May 25, 2012

New paypal scam


Good News from PayPal Charity in Partnership with MissionFish
This email confirms that MissionFish has sent you ($750,000.00 USD) Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only for using PayPal. Your PayPal account was entered as dependent clients with: Reference Serial Number: BCL/1001A/2012 and Batch number 0417/CA1/2012.
MissionFish is the product of a collaboration between eBay, the Points of Light Institute, Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Case Foundation and was created as a means for nonprofit organizations to raise money through eBay auctions and sales.
With PayPal, donors can trust that their contributions are secure and their financial information will not be exposed. And since we host the payment pages, you don’t have to worry about collecting, protecting, or securely transmitting their payment information.
In fact, more than 100,000 nonprofit organizations are already using PayPal to receive donations online. And on average, more than 250 nonprofits around the world join PayPal every day. PayPal offers relevant and targeted online solutions that give nonprofits – regardless of size – the ability to accept payments from a wide range of donors easily and safely.
NOTE: To complete this process, you must read and understand our Terms and Conditions
(1) Processing Fees are applied only when you accept this donation.
(2) Due to the Maximum PayPal Limit of your PayPal account, the fund need to be sent to you via Bank Transfer or PayPal Check. This check can be paid at any Bank Nationwide in any country.
(3) Prefer Mode of payment: Bank Transfer or PayPal Check
(4) Full Name and Recent Passport Photograph, your name and passport photograph will appear on PayPal charity donation list.
charity:water founder  Scott Harrison
BBC Children in NeedCancer Research UKGreat Ormond Street Hospital
With PayPal, you always shop without sharing your financial information. 
PayPal. Privacy is built 

in.  Learn more
Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team  

PayPal Email ID PP260
PayPal Charity Manager,
John Hopkins

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Credit card scam

Yahoo Finance has an interesting article about some recent credit card scams.

"The scam involves a person being called by someone claiming to be from their bank. They are told that their debit or credit card needs collecting as it needs replacing following fraud on their account.
The caller often suggests that the person hangs up and calls the bank back if they want to ensure the call is genuine, but stays on the line, tricking the person into thinking they’re calling their bank. The criminal will then ask the person to key in their PIN number, before sending a courier to collect the card. The victim is told the card is going to the bank to be changed but it is actually delivered to the fraudster to use along with the PIN obtained during the scam"

the above scam has some assumptions.
1. You get the initial call on your landline number. Since I suppose people can spot when their mobile is on a call.
2. The victim uses the same landline to call the bank. Not their mobile number.
3. I would imagine that victims of such scam are older in age that do not use mobile phones, or that would be less likely to spot that their landline call did not hang up.
4. Those people are less likely to read about this scam online.

Bottom line. DO NOT GIVE or TYPE YOUR PIN OVER THE PHONE TO NOBODY. Never hand your Credit Card over to anyone who comes to collect it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Τοκογλυφικές απάτες με πιστωτικές κάρτες στην Ελλάδα

Ακούω αυτή τη στιγμή στο MEGA για το τοκογλυφικό κύκλωμα με τις πιστωτικές κάρτες. Οι απορίες μου είναι οι εξής:
Όταν σου κλέβουν την κάρτα, παίρνεις τηλ για να την ακυρώσεις άμεσα. Και πας και τις δίνεις σε ανθρώπους που δεν γνωρίζεις με την εικόνα ότι θα πάρεις μετρητά στο χέρι; Και τι στο διάβολο, αφού μπορείς να ψωνίσεις με τις πιστωτικές σου, δεν μπορείς να τις χρησιμοποιήσεις εκεί όπου χρειάζεσαι τα μετρητά; Δηλαδή αντί να πάρεις το 100% της αξίας των χρημάτων σου στο προϊόν που έχεις ανάγκη, παίρνεις το 50% των χρημάτων σου στο προϊόν που θες και πρέπει να αποπληρώσεις και το άλλο 50% (τουλάχιστον) που θα αποπληρώσεις στην τράπεζα της πιστωτικής σου... (fubar) ?!

Το επόμενο ερώτημα έχει να κάνει με τους τοκογλύφους. Αυτοί λέει αγοράζουν προιόντα με τις πιστωτικές των θυμάτων τους. Τι τα κάνουν λοιπόν αυτά τα προϊόντα; Το λογικό είναι ότι τα μεταπωλούν. Που τα μεταπωλούν; Μήπως τα μεταπωλούν online; Και ποιά καταστήματα θα μπορούσαν να είναι αυτά τα οποία πωλούν αυτά τα καταστήματα;

Στο ίδο ρεπορτάζ του MEGA ακούστηκε ένας τύπος που παράγγηλε κάτι από αυτούς και αυτοί του έστειλαν προϊόντα μαϊμού. (Δεν είμαι σίγουρος πως το εννοούσε). Οπότε που στο διάβολο καταλήγουν αυτά τα προϊόντα;

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I found on boingboing an interesting article about internet marketing scams. The boingboing article is a summary of a longer more detailed article on the verge. So here it is: scamworld.

As we’ve seen, the basic premise of Internet Marketing is straightforward: find customers, sell them useless products, and then send the leads on to industrial strength “boiler rooms” that separate them from what little money they have left. A simple con, it still requires a massive infrastructure to maintain: mainstream media outlets like CNN and the major broadcast networks, and websites like The Huffington Post and Facebook, all play a part in getting the message of Internet Marketers out to a wider audience, either through paid advertising or programming. Google sells AdWords for phrases like “make money fast,” and when unsuspecting consumers use their credit cards to give boiler rooms money, the payment has to be processed through a merchant account.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

more african scammers

Dear Friend,
I am Mr.Patrick Joseph, The Director incharge of Head of Operations section of Africa Development Banque Burkina Faso. I need your urgent business assistance in transferring to your bank account an abandoned sum of (13.5 Million) dollars belong to our deceased customer who died with his entire family in 2006, leaving nobody for the claim, I ask you can we work together? I will be pleased to work with you as trusted person and see that the fund is transferred out of my Bank into another Bank Account, Your share is 40% while 60% for me. Contact me only through my private E-mail: for more details: This transaction is 100% risky free.
Mr.Patrick Joseph
Africa Development Banque(ADB),
ouagadougou,Burkina Faso.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Amazon email scam

SCAM-SPAM amazon emails

Today I received a canselation of my Amazon order. Curiously cause I made an amazon order last week but did not cancel it, I opened the email only to realize that I had not ordered the canceled item. The links provided in the email were to some Canadian pharmacy. Similar technique with the Youtube email scams. 

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here's a summary of your order:

You just canceled order 10-1837-7176 placed on May 9, 2012.



1 "Transgress"; 2008, Special Edition
  By: Teresa Douglas

Sold by: LLC


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AMAZON addresses the issue (somewhat)

Unexpected E-mail from Amazon?
If you received an e-mail regarding the cancellation of an order you don't recognize, please check Your Orders in Your Account. If you can't find a matching order, the e-mail you received wasn't from We recommend that you delete the e-mail. There's no need to report it to us.

Amazon Information on scams related to its brand name.

gregory walter scammer / ΑΠΑΤΕΩΝΑΣ

it seems that due to thw photos coming from unsafe locations this particular page was marked as dangerous from Chrome. Well, I found out and removed the offending links. If anyone is interested it were the following:

http://coolcraniums . com/images/bio_handcuff.jpg
http://www.dmdisney . com/hand-cuff.jpg

walter gregory scam emails:

Dear Customer, My name is Connie and it is my pleasure to assist you in regards to the transaction between you and Mr Walter Gregory. We have not receive your mail regarding the Western Union details,But I am very happy to be assigned to tell you that the transaction is 100% secure and legitimate,We want to use this medium to tell you once again that the amount has been made to your account by Mr Walter Gregory. The total funds will be credited into your account 12hours after the western union is sent to us for verification. The MTCN number PayPal demands from you is a 10-digit number on the Western Union receipt that will be given to you after you might have sent the said amount of €2,000.00 EUR via Western Union at any post office or any Western Union Money transfer outlet. This is to inform you that as part of our policy, We do not credit funds made for a transaction in parts, We will only credit the money into your account after the successful completion of the whole transaction. Refusal to complete this transaction will only lead to a self-caused delay of our crediting the money into your account. The total funds have been deducted from the account of Mr Walter Gregory and all we need you to do before we credit your account is to send the sum of €2,000.00 EUR "Pickup Fee" to the address provided by Mr Walter Gregory via Western Union money transfer and get back to us with the Western Union details by replying back to this e-mail for accreditation of your account without any further delay. Below is a step by step way of sending the money to the bearer: 1. Go to any Western Union Office close to your home. 2. Ask for a western union money transfer form. 3. Fill the form with the address details provided by the buyer 4. Tender the cash and you will be issued a receipt after the money has been sent 5. Attach and email to paypal a scanned copy of the receipt If you don't have a scanner, You can email paypal with the following details written on the receipt: 1. MTCN number (which is the 10digit number) 2. Sender's full name The address where the money will be sent to again is as follows: Name: Peggy Farrell ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road City : London POSTAL CODE : W1J 5JL COUNTRY : United Kingdom. Thank You For Using PayPal. PayPal Account Review Department PayPal Email ID PP307. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear customer, You have received a PayPal Instant Payment of €7,000.00 EUR from Walter Gregory. TRANSACTION STATUS : TEMPORARY ON HOLD As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per PayPal Merchandise Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which included the Transport/Delivery Charges (Asped Express Transportation). You would have to Pay the Shipping Charges to the Transport Company through Western Union, In order to complete this transaction and get the whole funds Released in your account. So therefore, we advice you go to nearest Western Union Office,and send the excess sum €2,000.00 EUR to the Transport Agent and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of the Western Union Transaction Receipt (in .JPG Format). NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction. Please, find below the Name and Address of the Transport Agent where the Funds would be sent via Western Union Money Transfer. Click Here Locate Nearest Western Union Office Transport Company: " Asped Express " Courier Details: Name: Peggy Farrell ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road City : London POSTAL CODE : W1J 5JL COUNTRY : United Kingdom. Address Status: Confirmed Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of the required Western Union Details which should either be sent in JPG format or the Details Stated below: (1) Sender's Name; (2) Receiver's Name; (3) MTCN; (4) Amount Sent; (5) Western Union Receipt You may contact PayPal customer service by Clicking Here or reply directly to this email by using the reply button in your e-Mail Box and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction. Copyright © 2011 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You've received an instant payment Dear Customer, This e-Mail confirms that you have received an Instant payme nt of €7,000.00 EUR from Walter Gregory via PayPal MERCHANDISE Payment Service. Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed. Status : Pending - Transport Company Awaiting Payment. View the details of this pending transaction below Summary of this transaction Sent From Walter Gregory Sent to customer Transaction ID 5WR60371272109652U Merchandise Amount €5,000.00 EUR Transport Charges Total Amount Merchandise Title €2,000.00 EUR €7,000.00 EUR Bike Purchased Transport Company: " Asped Express " Courier Details: Name: Peggy Farrell ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road City : London POSTAL CODE : W1J 5JL COUNTRY : United Kingdom. Address Status: Confirmed NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the mentioned amount has been successfully transferred by the Sender and been deducted from his Account which is ready to be credited into your account and this Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for a MERCHANDISE pu rchased from you, we reserve the right to make sure this transaction is 100% Safe and Secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction. The above sum includes the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POL ICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the Transport Fares and Taxes to the transport company with the above Courier details as soon as possible. You may contact PayPal customer service by Clicking Here or reply directly to this email by using the reply button in your e-Mail Box and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction. Copyright © 2011 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal Email ID PP307 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have just completed the Payment of the item and i am sure you have received the confirmation from PayPal regarding the Payment, you can check your paypal e-mail for confirmation of payment. I want you to send me your address so that the pick up can be arranged, the item would be picked up by the ASPED EXPRESS which I've been using for a while and they're very reliable. I made an extra payment of €2,000.00 EUR and i am sure you noticed that, you'll have to send the extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union right away, so that they can come ahead for the pick up and also you should send your address where they have to come for the pick up and also the necessary Western Union Payment Information. I will need you to send the excess fund to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there). Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to send the money through Western Union. Name: Peggy Farrell ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road City : London POSTAL CODE : W1J 5JL COUNTRY : United Kingdom. I am sure you have all my name and address for all documentations regarding the item, and all other documentations should be prepared by my Pick Up Agent. You should send the money soon so that the Pick Up would be scheduled and you would know when the Pick Up would commence, make sure you're home. I advice you to check both your inbox or junk/spam folder for the payment confirmation message. So just make sure you send the extra amount to the Shipping Company right away so that you can get your money immediately. It's Nice Doing Business With You. Get to mail me back soon with your address. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is to inform you that the transaction between You and your client Walter Gregory via PayPal and it has been reported to us, Which a legal action will be taken over you,because we are told that you refuse to comply with the procedure for the success of the transfer which has been approved as normal transfer and yet PayPal has not received the necessary information they needed from you while the transfer has exceeded the normal hours to complete the transfer,and you have to make the Refund of the money via Western Union Money Transfer immediately. You are given 48 hours after this alert.

Nevertheless, we want you to go and make the transfer of the money now,and mind you do not send the necessary details and the Western Union Scan receipt to your client but we want you to send the information directly to us at : fbi-cybercrime@cyberservices. com because the transfer issue has been forwarded to us.

We are the security agent assigned for the payment of the amount (€2,000.00 EUR) to your PayPal account, because you have to make the transfer of the money first to confirm the remittance of your money into your PayPal account,and without you making the Transfer of the money, PayPal will not credit your money into your account and you will be charged for fraud after the 48hours of which you had received this message and we also serve as agent to you because once we receive the transfer information from you, your account must be accredited within the next minute.

So you have to get back to us with the transfer details and also send to us the confirmation of the Western Union Money Transfer receipt of payment to us so we can get the prove from you and if PayPal did not transfer the money to your account

we can get them charged for dispute transfer system.

Thanks and we look forward to hear from you soon.

Sean Joyce,

International Operations Division,

FBI Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services EAD.


+++YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK+++ (now they threaten my life. lol)

Dear PayPal Customer,

We will like to ask you one question,Do you still need your money the only way to pay the shipping company is via Western Union?We have report your PayPal DETAILS and your CONTACT ADDRESS to PayPal company concerning you not following our policy,We know that you have try but we need you to go and send the money for the Shipping Agent Charges.Because Mr Walter Gregory have made the payment and the total funds have been deducted from his PayPal account with us.As soon as you get back to us with the information you used to send the money for the Shipping Agent Charges.

For you own interest we have contact the FBI and we give you 24-48 hours for you to go and send the money and we have all the right to block and flagged your PayPal Account and this may cause you a lot of problems but we will let you know what we have in stock for you in the next 24-48 hours.

So you are going to receive the Total funds into your PayPal Account as soon as you send us the MTCN control number and send Sender's name to Confirmed it with Western Union Online.

We want you to get back to us with the information below for us to confirm the Transfer:

Sender First Name

Sender Last Name

MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number).
Your Full address.
Exact amount sent

Kindly get back to us Immediately you send the money if possible send us the Scan Copy from Western Union


We are contacting you regarding the transfer between you and Walter Gregory. We are glad to inform you that we are still having your money with us in progress, and we are still expecting to receive the necessary western union information from you for the remittance of your account.

So therefore, all you have to do now is to proceed to send the €1,800.00 EUR through Western Union Money Transfer to the confirmed address and make sure you contact us with the Necessary Western Union details so that we can verify it and then credit your account.

You are require to send us the Western Union Information below for Verification:

(1) Sender's Name;

(2) Receiver's Name;

(3) MTCN;

(4) Amount Sent;

(5) Western Union Receipt

Note: You should not send the Western Union information to the buyer, the Western Union Information should be sent directly to us for verification and then you can send the information to the buyer after your money is released into your account. We shall be expecting to read from you as soon as possible.


A. Williams,

The PayPal Team.

New scammer on Greek advertisement sites.

It has been some time since this blog actually published any new Scammer's details. But recently, after posting an online ad, someone contacted me wanting to buy my item.

His/Her current scammer email name is
Walter Gregory.
This one sends SMS using skype with the username Golden35, which can potentially change.
He is using the supposedly Transport Company: "Asped Express", which I do not know if it is real or not, but in order to be used from a scammer most probably it is not.

This person is also using the following telephone numbers:
+447031985044 or +447031974155 or +447031985044

He or she, is also using the common FAKE PAYPAL email payments, but this one "deposits" more money than asked for the item and then requesting to send via Western Union the overpayment to a given address.

The fake paypal emails come from:

and his/her address asking for the money is:

Name: Peggy Farrell
ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road
City : London
COUNTRY : United Kingdom.
I post this address rather reluctantly cause I am not sure if this is indeed the scammer's details. If this one has any kind of connections-ties with the particular Western Union branch, or has some other arrangements, he or she could provide a fake name and address and be able to change it at will.

Alternatively this person "Peggy Farrell" might be a mule. Which means that acts as a middle man between me and the real scammer who might be outside Europe. Usually in Nigeria. The reason I say that is because by chatting with various scammers over the years, one of them (I am not sure, but I may have posted it in the past) offered me this exact job. To receive money from people he scammed and then send that money to him.

Απατεώνας στο

Ο απατεώνας στην συγγεκριμένη περίπτωση, επικοινώνησε μαζί μου μέσω του και ζητούσε να του πουλήσω το αντικείμενο και να πληρώσει με paypal. Η πληρωμή που έκανε ήταν σαφώς ψέυτικη και κανα δυο χιλιάδες ευρώ πάνω από όσα ζητούσα τα οποία μου ζήτησε να του τα στείλω πίσω μέσω Western Union και μετά θα παραλάμβανα τα χρήματα στο λογαριασμό μου. Κλασσική απάτη, αν και δεν θυμάμαι να την είχα συναντήσει τις προηγούμενες φορές.