Friday, January 28, 2011

Olga Polyakova Decemi Soft Paypal Payments Processor Job Scam

Here's an interesting set of emails for fraud to help you separate yourself from your good money. Below is an actual verbatim email I received offering me a job:

Our company Decemi Soft is pleased to offer you a well-paid part-time job. Your personal information has been reviewed.

If you are interested, please reply.


So I replied. I really want a job and with something this specific, it was worthy of inquiring because I just knew this had to be the job for me. Here's what I sent back to the scammer:

I am very interested. Can you send me more information? I'm happy you are interested. Work has been tough to find lately and since you've reviewed my information I would be happy to talk with you more on a part time job.

And here's when the typical scam information starts...leading you on with amazing monetary salaries and few hours per week for the efforts. I certainly admire the scammers for being quite wordy to make the potential job offer appear legitimate when it really isn't. Below is the actual email back:

Hello Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,

I’m very glad that you are interested in our proposal. Let me explain what we offer step-by-step:

My name Olga Polyakova, I am a manager of Ukrainian software-development company Decemi Soft. If you want to find more information about our company and products, please visit our official web-site:

Currently, we are processing online payments by merchant account, but some of our clients want to make payments via PayPal. In Ukraine, PayPal works only for sending money, so we have no chance to receive and withdraw money.

We've decided to use exchange service for PayPal payments, but there are some troubles (high fees per transaction and payment clearance for 7-14 days).

So, we are looking for a partner in US, who can help us with processing paypal payments. The cooperation process will be based on 3 steps:

- Our client sends payment to your PayPal account;

- You receive payment;

- You send money to our company (at this time we looking for best way to do it, I think it will be wire transfer, but I’m not sure yet)

Your salary will depend on amount of PayPal transfers you'll manage to process. You will earn 500$ per month plus 5% from each transaction.

500$ you will deduct from one of the payments after each working month, working month starts when you get your first payment, 5% you will deduct from each payment, right after you get it.

PayPal and all other fees will be covered by our company.

Based on our practice, there are 3-4 payments per week. Each payment is about $399 - $3000.

So you will earn about $1000-2000 for the first month.

No private information required from you. Only contact information, and information for PayPal payments.

As you see it is really simple job, if you decide to work with us please mail me next info:

Your full name:

Your PayPal email: (for payments from our clients, your Paypal account must be Premier or Business, have Verified status, with lifted withdrawal limit)

Your contact email: (for best connection with you)

Your phone number: (for urgent contacts only)

If you have not paypal account, but still interested with this job, please mail me, and i will send you instruction how to open a new one and operate with it. It's simple process and absolutely free.

If you still need any other information about our company and this job, or any other question be free to ask me.

You also can contact me by phone, +38 (044)59-94-533, but it is preferred for me to contact by this mail, as my speaking English is very poor, I wrote this message with help of dictionary, speak with help of dictionary will be much complex)

Waiting for your respond.

I wrote back explaining I only had major credit cards and I wasn't sure what Paypal was and for more information. We'll see how long I can lead them on...anyone have any good responses at this point to string the scammer along or should I just end it at this point until my next fraudulent email.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Barrister Harry Mcdonald Esq Scam

And here's yet another scam...

Law Chamber Principal Attorney
Harry Mcdonald & Associates
44, Kofo Abayomi Avenue,
Victoria Island,


Before I proceed I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you, I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust,

I am Barrister Harry Mcdonald, a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr.Steve Anderson. who used to work with Agip Oil Company in Nigeria.

On the 21st of April 2003, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu Express Road.

Unfortunately, they all lost their lives in the event of the accident.Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client in a Bank.

Fortunately, the Finance House where the deceased deposited the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) knows me very well and has ask me to present some one to claim the fund left by my late client as they all know I am his attorney.

Consequently, the Bank has issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over the years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the fund will be transferred to your account by the Bank.

Upon receipt of the fund,I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we may make with the Bank.

All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get in touch with me through my alternative email address:( for further details.

Yours Sincerely.

Barrister Harry Mcdonald Esq)
Principal Attorney.

Sarah Smith London England Scam

Wow and here's a sad sob story scam from another person in my yahoo email box:

Dearest Friend,

I am writing you from the tears, sore and pains in my heart to let you know the reason why I picked you for my proposal. I am sincerely sorry if I disturb your privacy with my proposal; firstly I will start by introducing myself. My name is Sarah Smith; I'm 25 years old, I school and work as a cloth maker after my studies, I live in London England. I am the only daughter of my parents, my father died in an auto accident on his way to see my sick mother where she was admitted for breast cancer treatments. My mother gave up when she heard about the death of my father in same hospital where she was admitted, May their soul rest in perfect peace, amen. Before the death of my father he willed his Real Estate & Gas station business to me and a sum of Ј50,700,000.00(Fifty Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling). After the death of my parents I find it difficult paying my school fees, feeding and taking care of myself as a lady as no one is left to guild me.

I went to the bank where my late father deposited the fund for me to make some withdraw out from the account, I was not grant access to draw from the account due to the clause that was placed on the money by my late father before his death, saying I must be 30 years of age before I will have access to claim the fund by myself or if I am married before the age of 30 my husband will be eligible to collect the money for me or if I could present a trust worthy person to the bank as my relative the fund will be given to the person on my behalf. But today I am only 25 years old I have no access to draw from the account till I am 30 but as things are with me now, I might also lose my life since I can't feed well which is the reason why I am contacting you to help me, Please I am pleading with you to stand in as my husband to claim this fund or if you are married already and still wish to help me by standing as a relative to claim this fund for me I will be more than happy to tell you more on how we are to proceed.

Please write me on this e-mail address

I will be waiting to hear from you,

With Love

Sarah Smith.

House Lamido Investment Project Scam

Well, I will have to say...the scammers from Nigeria are getting a little bit smarter than before. Now I have this offer below:

From The Desk of: Engr. House Lamido. Date: January 21, 2011
Email address:
Dear Sir,

with esteemed regard and confidentiality, we send you this information. We are members of a five man Contract Review Panel/Task Force, set up by the Federal Government to review and recommend to the government, completed contract projects in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Aviation (FMTA) Project at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (FCT), and Port Harcourt International Airport - Omagwa (Rivers State), and furthermore, advice on payment procedures to prospective beneficiaries.
In the course of carrying out this vital assignment, we realized that huge amount of money US$72,530,000.00 (Seventy Two Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Thousand United States Dollars) is currently floating in the FMTA account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which we found out that their existence is as a result of over inflated invoice from various contracts, which till today remained unclaimed. We therefore have decided to transfer this money out of the country for our own benefit. It is this inflated amount in the sum of US$72,530,000.00 (Seventy Two Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Thousand United States Dollars) that we seek your assistance to pay through your channel by including your name in the schedule for payment.

The Federal Government of Nigeria, is currently short listing names of successful contractors whose contract job has been fully executed and commissioned, between 2007-2010,in order to effect their payment, as this is one of the top priorities in the agenda of this present government.

We want to seek your assistance with respect to facilitating this opportunity to enable us include your name among the successful beneficiaries of the confirmed contract payments.

We have made elaborate consultations and agreed unanimously on investing this money into a profitable business in your Country through your able assistance and cooperation. Upon the successful confirmation of the money in your custody, we agreed that you shall hold 25% of the total sum, and you shall advice on the area of investment you will put in our share of the money. We are still in service, so, you shall be in control the investment on a five years period agreement.
Be 100% assured that all we shall do shall be legally guided as you are guaranteed of your protection and no risk on your part. This business will last for about 14 working days, if you give us your maximum cooperation.

We look forward to your response and indication of positive interest to work with us in this once in a lifetime opportunity. If this proposal interests you, please send your full names and telephone numbers to us, as we have to engage in a brief telephone discussion to give you more information concerning this transaction.
Thank you in anticipation of your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Engr. House Lamido.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sadid Abid Halabi Scam For Business Operations

Below is another scam by email:

Dear Beneficiary,
I am currently seeking means of establishing my business interest in any business sectors and if you think you have a solid background and an idea of making good profit in any business sector in your country, please write me for possible business co-operation.

am ready to facilitate and fund in any business that is capable of generating 20% annual return on investment (AROI). Looking forward for a possible business collaboration with you. , If you are interested in making this business a success Reply me via email: with the details of the following

1. Your full Name,
2. Address or full Company address
3. Your identity such as, international passport or driver's license 4. Your contact phone numbers and fax

And i will call you shortly so we can proceed..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sour Tour Manager Job Scam Amir Salinas

I've been missing in action to finish up a temporary job I started a few months ago. But I'm back now and this job scam was just too good to pass up from

Below is the email scam from Amir Salinas []:

Good day.

Travelling agency "Sour Tour" has a vacancy position as "Tour Manager".
Sour Tour was founded in 2001, its head office is located in Sweden. We are one of the best 10 tourist agencies in Europe. We have been working in USA since 2002.

About Job. You will be official representative of our company in USA. All you have to do is to support our american clients during their tours in Europe. We don't ask for any special knowledge from you. Our manager will train you and will be glad to help you any time. We appreciate employees who take responsibility for their work. Your monthly salary is $4000 USD but later it can differ. It's a part-time job, you have to work 3-4 hours daily.

We give you an opportunity to get job, after 3 months of hard work we review the results. If our clients are satisfied with your work, your salary will be changed and you will be promoted. So your career depends on your hard work and your will to have a job.

If you are interested in this job you can contact us through e-mail. After that we will send you particulars of the job.

Have a happy day.

Anyone have any doubts this job is a scam?