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Beware of this “Goodnews” Email Scam!


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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A week ago I received the following email which obviously is a scam.

The “to:” field is empty.

Does this statement: “Your Email ID makes you Lucky of sum pay out of 2,500,000.00 in NOKIA UK”, make any sense? The pay out is a mere 2,500,000.00 and in what currency?

This is the prelude message sent by a confidence trickster that asks for Personally identifiable information, similar to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation scam.

If you receive any similar letter I recommend you to ignore it and desist from replying, however tempting the “pay out” amount might be.

Goodnews

from:  Berlinda Eghuizen <b.eghuizen@windesheim.nl>
to:
date:  Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM
subject:  Goodnews
mailed-by:  windesheim.nl
Your Email ID makes you Lucky of sum pay out of 2,500,000.00 in NOKIA UK
Send Info: Name,Address and Tel No. To ( tomwestmiller@nokiamail.com )


Is deze mail niet voor u bedoeld? Informeer dan alstublieft degene die de mail heeft verzonden. Verwijder het bericht en eventuele bijlagen en openbaar de inhoud niet aan derden.

This message is intended for the exclusive use of the person(s) mentioned as recipient(s) and may contain personal and/or confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete this message from your system immediately. Directly or indirectly copying, disclosing, distributing, printing, publicising and/or in any way using this message or any part thereof by any means is strictly prohibited if you are not the intended recipient(s).

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A Do-It-Yourself Scam or How to Cheat Your Gullible Friends


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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Last year I read a post titled “Opportunist” by Rob in his blog Mental Gymnastics. In it, he mentions news about a work syndicate that won three million pounds between them.

This news intrigued me. Statistically, the chances of winning a million on a one-pound bet are slim. However, by pocketing out an extra dollar, you can better the odds.

I have outlined below an easy scam to dupe your lazy, gullible friends and profit from it.

1. Organize a lottery syndicate with at least 10 members. Volunteer to handle collection and buy tickets.

2. On Saturday mornings, buy eleven lucky dips with the collected ten dollars plus an extra dollar from your pocket.

3. On Mondays scan the results for lottery. If there is a sizeable win, substitute the spare ticket with the winning ticket and pocket the loot. No-one is any the wiser.

4. Email the results to your syndicate members. The number of tickets bought matching the number of members. Everything tallies.

5. Don’t be too greedy. To keep the members interested declare the small winnings.

Soon, the number of members in your syndicate will increase. If you collect 100 dollars then buy 102 tickets and your chances of winning will be better than the chances of winning a million on a dollar.

“Why not try this scam?”

When you hit the jackpot, will you retire and leave these fools to their drudge? I don’t think you will.

By the way, don’t forget to send me 1% of your winnings as royalty for this simple but great idea.

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Yet Another Scam: I Receive This SMS Message Only on Sundays


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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It happened again. Today too I received the following SMS message on my mobile:

Indian Bank – Weekend Info: Balance in your a/c XXXXXX0216 as on 09/02/2013: Total Bal. RS.14035 CR, Clear Bal
Sender: LM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919821900043
Sent: 10-Feb-2013 11:09:53

Now like clockwork I have received the above SMS message for the third consecutive Sunday.

Indian Bank – Weekend Info: Balance in your a/c XXXXXX0216 as on 16/02/2013: Total Bal. RS.14035 CR, Clear Bal
Sender: VM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919820405560
Sent: 17-Feb-2013 11:23:17

Indian Bank – Weekend Info: Balance in your a/c XXXXXX0216 as on 23/02/2013: Total Bal. RS.14035 CR, Clear Bal
Sender: VM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919820405560
Sent: 24-Feb-2013 10:23:08

I do not have any type of account in any branches of the Indian Bank.

I purchased a brand new SIM card from Vodafone only on February 7, 2013.

The sender has piqued my curiosity and I wonder whether the letters ‘CR; in the phrase “Total Bal. RS.14035 CR” mean ‘Credit’ or ‘Crore’ (10 million).

Any comments?

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February 25, 2013

Today (Monday) I received the following message:

Your A/c No XXXX30216 is not operated for last 2 years. Please visit our branch and do transaction. Please co-operate & get uninterrupted service – Indian Bank
Sender: VM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919820405560
Sent: 25-Feb-2013 11:41:12

When I dialed the number 9820405560, the recorded message said: “You seem to have dialed the wrong number. Please check the number you have dialed,” followed by the text message “Number not in use.” So, I dialed 9821900043 the phone number found on the first message I received on February 9, 2013. This number too is a dud.

My sixth sense tells me this might be the early stages of blossoming of an elaborate scam.

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February 28, 2013

Today I received a different message – ‘a security Alert’ purported to be from Indian Bank:

Security Alert: Don’t leave your Credit/Debit Card with anyone. Maintain secrecy of your User-Id & password; don’t disclose to anyone. Don’t click on links given in emails asking for above details.— Indian Bank
Sender: VM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919820405560
Sent: 28-Feb-2013 11:29:59

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March 3, 2013

Today too I received the recurring message:

Indian Bank – Weekend Info: Balance in your a/c XXXXXX0216 as on 02/03/2013: Total Bal. RS.14035 CR, Clear Bal
Sender: LM-INDBANK
Message Centre:
+919820405560
Sent: 3-Mar-2013 06:53:05

Today too I dialed the number 9820405560 and heard a different recorded message: “Your call could not be completed.”

seldomblogger, a fellow blogger commented:

Wowyes it seems so..glad you found out..looks to be a phishing attempt or could be worse

I agree completely with her observation.

Any comments?

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Société des loteries de l’Ontario Escroquerie


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Click here for the English Version of this article titled: “Ontario Lottery Corporation Scam“.

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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

Aujourd’hui, j’ai reçu un email disant que je “ont gagné US $ 800.000 (HUIT CENT MILLE DOLLARS DES ETATS-UNIS), pourquoi vous avez gagné? Votre adresse e-mail a été choisi parmi ceux de notre basé sur Java un logiciel qui sélectionne de façon aléatoire les adresses électroniques à partir du Web à partir de laquelle les gagnants sont choisis. ”

Je comprends, ce message censé avoir été envoyé par un “Société des loteries» et autres semblables de «Canada Lottery Corporation” ont été flottant autour depuis le début de 2011. Néanmoins, il a pris un peu trop de temps à me joindre.

Disons simplement analyser ce courriel de “O.L.C. Conseilavec le sujet” MESSAGE DE L’ONTARIO CORPORATION. ”

1. Tout d’abord, cette lettre a bien évidemment été écrit par quelqu’un qui ne parle pas anglais natif. Exemple: why you have won?

2. Est-ce qu’un e-mail officiel de la Société des loteries contenir des erreurs comme celles-ci?

Your winning price is to the tune of …
Congratulations once again from all our staff’s …

3. Bien qu’il y ait une loterie légitime au Canada, il fonctionne de manière similaire aux loteries aux États-Unis, avec chacune des provinces qui vendent leurs propres billets. Mais pourquoi est-ce loteries de l’Ontario choisir les gagnants par e-mail?

4. Pourquoi la Société des loteries de l’Ontario de payer le prix en dollars américains?

5. Pourquoi la lettre vienne à moi comme un graphique au lieu du texte? Pour contourner les filtres anti-spam de cours.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) est une entreprise opérationnelle créée par le gouvernement de l’Ontario. OLG et ses sociétés affiliées emploient plus de 18.000 personnes dans toute la province. Ils sont responsables de 24 sites de jeux et de vente de produits de loterie à environ 10.000 points de vente à travers la province de l’Ontario.

C’est ce que j’ai trouvé sur leur site Web d’OLG en garde la population de ne pas devenir la proie de ces types d’escroqueries.

«Avez-vous reçu des courriels non sollicités, des lettres ou des appels téléphoniques vous demandant de payer des impôts ou des frais sur les gains de loterie? Lire les indicateurs de fraude ci-dessous pour obtenir des conseils afin d’identifier et d’éviter les fraudes et les escroqueries de loterie. ”

Indicateurs de fraude

  • Vous n’avez pas acheté un billet.
  • Vous n’avez jamais entendu parler du jeu de loterie.
  • Vous n’avez pas enregistré votre nom, adresse, adresse électronique, numéro de téléphone et une carte de crédit avant on avait le droit d’acheter un billet sur ​​un site de loterie en ligne.
  • Vous ne vivez pas dans le pays, et que vous n’êtes pas citoyen du pays de cette loterie.
  • Vous êtes invité à verser de l’argent à l’avance pour les frais ou taxes afin de libérer votre «victoire».
  • On vous dit que vous devez répondre dans un délai donné ou l’argent sera donné à quelqu’un d’autre.

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Vendredi Décembre 7, 2012

Aujourd’hui, j’ai reçu un autre courriel contenant l’adresse suivante censé être envoyé par la Société des loteries de l’Ontario:

OLC again

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Today, I received an email that said:

“The Ontario Lottery Corporation (OLC) is proud to inform you that you have won US $800,000 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLAR), why you have won? Your email address was among those chosen from our Java-based software that randomly selects email addresses from the web from which winners are selected.”

I understand, this email purportedly sent by “Ontario Lottery Corporation” and similar ones from “Canada Lottery Corporation” have been floating around on the net since early 2011. Nevertheless, it has taken a bit too long to reach me.

Let us analyze this email from “O.L.C. Board” with the subject “MESSAGE FROM ONTARIO CORPORATION.”

1. First of all, this letter has obviously been written by someone who doesn’t speak native English. Example: why you have won?

2. Would an official email from the Ontario Lottery contain errors like these?

Your winning price is to the tune of
Congratulations once again from all our staff’s

3. Although there is a legitimate lottery in Canada, it works like the lotteries in the United States, with each province selling their own tickets. But why is this Ontario Lottery picking the winners by email?

4. Why is the Ontario Lottery paying the prize in US Dollars?

5. Why did the letter come to me as a graphic instead of text? To bypass spam filters of course.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is an Operational Enterprise Agency created by the Government of Ontario. OLG and its affiliated companies employ more than 18,000 people throughout the province. They are responsible for 24 gaming sites and sales of lottery products at about 10,000 retail locations across the Province of Ontario.

This is what I found on their website OLG cautioning the public not to become prey to these types of scams.

“Have you received unsolicited emails, letters, or telephone calls asking you to pay taxes or fees on lottery winnings? Read the fraud indicators below for tips to identify and avoid lottery fraud and scams.

Fraud Indicators

    • You did not buy a ticket.
    • You have never heard of the lottery game.
    • You did not register your name, address, email address, phone number, and a credit card before buying a ticket on an online lottery website.
    • You do not live in the country (in this case CANADA), and you are not a citizen of the country of that lottery.
    • You are asked to pay money up front for fees or taxes to release your “win.”
    • You are told you must reply within a given time or the money will be given to someone else.

Added on Friday, December 7, 2012:

Today, I received yet another email containing the following purportedly sent by the Ontario Lottery Corporation:

From: OLC <ON@ca.olc>
to undisclosed recipients

Kindly see the attached.
Congratulations
Monica Taylor
OLC REP

OLC again

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