The weekly round-up of scams for the week ending 04/07/2022. It is scam central this week! The sheer scale of scams I receive in a week is crazy.

I do try and post as many scams as I can, mainly on the forums due to the speed and ease of posting. Please feel free to post your own scams on the forums or if you have a question please leave a comment and ill get back to you via email.

All scams shown in this article are real and have been sent to my own email addresses.

The Restitution Payment Scam

Internet Crime Victim Restitution Scam - Eric Adams Scammer
Internet Crime Victim Restitution Scam Screenshot

The first scam makes numerous absurd claims and has the hallmarks of the Advance Fee Scam. This scam attempts to target victims of internet fraud. If this scam email is responded to you will be the victim of an internet crime guaranteed.

Restitution Payment Scam Full Email

From: RESTITUTION PAYMENT <[email protected]>
Sent: 28 June 2022 06:23
Subject: RE:Internet Crime Victim Restitution!! 2
REF: FLP-IP/2422-LW 10089/0877

INTENDED ONLY FOR: (VICTIMS EMAIL)

Our records indicate that you are eligible to receive restitution for one or more of the internet fraud schemes you've been a victim of. See necessary case details below. The perpetrator and their group of co-offenders had over 2000 aliases originating from Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, London, and many more masking their original identities.
 
Our records indicate that you have been a victim of fraud because your contact details were found on several devices belonging to the perpetrator. Following court orders, makes you eligible to receive restitution for damages caused by their crimes.  Being that (SUBJECT) operated on an international scale and victimized thousands of individuals and companies of several nationalities, we determined that the investigation had to be kept private and away from public media to maintain unitary judgment and integrity in international relations. Because this was a private investigation, all victims (Including Yourself) were represented by a professional court-appointed public defender.
 
An (International Law Firm) with over 10 years of experience on a similar case, After having consistently pursued the (SUBJECTS) case for two years, Successfully secured restitution payments of USD$ 4.5 Million United States Dollars for each victim. Restitution is ordered to be paid immediately.
 
To start receiving your restitution benefits, contact my office via email ([email protected]) ASAP.
 
Note:  Be sure to quote your reference number in all correspondences.
 
Sincerely Yours.
Eric Adams

Jeffrey Williams Scammer

Jeffrey Williams Scammer
Email Screenshot from Scammer Jeffrey Williams

The Jeffrey Williams scam dropped into my inbox this week. It is poorly written and very generic at best. The reason most scams are written in this way is as it is sent to the masses.

Jeffrey Williams Scam Full Email

From: Mr. Jeffrey Williams <[email protected]>
Sent: 01 July 2022 09:50
Subject: Attn: Beneficiary,
 
Attn: Beneficiary,

I am very sorry to disturb you this very moment, please bear it in
mind that it will not take less than 10Min's of your time, I believe
this is not the first time I am contacting you besides you failed and
you do not respond to my previous message which is really unfair
because you didn't even care to respond to my mail, this are some of
the reasons why many financial institutes in Benin refused to give you
any proof of your release funds.

I have arranged a Special Customer Transfer (SCT) which are
automatically assigned to you to pick each of your references of
$50,000.00USD per day and this transfer will only commence only (12)
working days except Sundays, please be aware that the total of
$800,000.00 (US) Dollar of your funds will be transferred to you via
Bank to Bank transfer and the left balance funds will be given to you
via an ATM-Card which will be registered and delivered to you in (3)
working days.

I have arranged $50,000.00USD which will be remitted to you today via
money-gram transfer and I want you to fellow our advice and policy to
make such that you can pick this fund immediately today without any
further delay from your end: each transfer are $5,000.00USD and here
are (10) References control number of your Money-Gram transfer. You
can call me on phone + for more details.

This is the information’s of your prearrange transfer

Money Transfer Reference#: 8776-?? 34
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 6109-48??
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 2243-?? 12
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 7654-?? -32
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$4 , 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 5423-?? 31
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 3312-22??
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 9876-?? 66
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 5546-?? -90
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 2212-?? 36
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red


Money Transfer Reference#: 6654-?? -76
Sender's Name: Laura Guzman
Amount: US$5, 000.00
Question: Color?
Answer: Red

Note; that this payment/prearrange reference number given to you are
not registered or active for collection in any of your money-gram
branch office, I assure you that as soon as you send the $75.00USD to
the information below, you will get your funds release and you will
never in your life ask to make any other further payment after sending
this $75.00USD.

Receiver's First Name:...MICHAEL CHINASA
Receiver's Last Name:.... NZEKWE
Country:.....Benin Republic,
City:......Cotonou
Address:...PLOT 117 JEAN PAUL AVENUE BENIN REPUBLIC
Phone.......+22961481473
Amount.....$75

I wait to hear from you as soon as possible and feel free to send me
your mobile telephone number, you can send me an SMS to have the
details, then I will give you a call.

Regards,
Mr. Jeffrey Williams
Call me on
[email protected]

The USA Internal Revenue Scam

USA Internal Revenue Scam
Email Screenshot of USA Internal Revenue Scam

The USA internal revenue scam shown below is a typical advance fee scam. The scammer has requested a fee of $49. If this fee is paid you probably won’t hear from the scammer again unless it’s to ask for more money.

USA Internal Revenue Scam Full Email

From: Dr.David Kautter <[email protected]>
Sent: 27 June 2022 20:19
Subject: Greeting from USA I.R.S,
 
  INSTRUCTIONS TO DELIVER YOUR PARCEL.
U.S.A. Internal Revenue Service Department.
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington , DC 20520
Contact email:: ([email protected])
Greeting from USA I.R.S,

Attention:
 
We write to inform you that your package with reference number 2661428 has been in Customs facility custody waiting for resolutions of the clearance to further the delivery to your delivery address by the delivery Agent who came all the way from Africa.We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your CONSIGNMENT BOX content sum of $10.700.000.00 USD which the agent suppose to deliver to you which was on hold by USA Customs Department and they are requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the CONSIGNMENT BOX before it will be released from the Customs to the delivery agent to complete the delivery.
 
After the phone call we made on your behalf to the USA Customs Authority and the Government of  Republic of Uganda.It was resolved that the delivery of your card to your address must be complete within two (2) working days upon your compliance to our directives; You should send the sum of $49.00 USD to obtain the needed International Delivery Permit Certificate from Africa Government.
 
The clearance charges which was initially on the high price has been cut down by the US Embassy in Republic of Uganda considering the poor economic situations that made it difficult for the middle class citizens to meet up with the clearance of their entitlement.We will upon the confirmation of your clearing charge assign our Diplomat Agent (MR SEAY WILLIAM) to travel to USA and collect your package and proceed with the delivery to you country okay.
 
Once you notify us with the payment information and the needed Ownership-clearance certificate from Republic of Uganda, the USA Customs will release your CONSIGNMENT BOX to you and it will be delivered to you by the agent,Note that you are expected to pay only $49.00 usd for Ownership-clearance certificate and you are to pay as the origination of the package and You are to send the $49.00 usd through Gift card an Google play card or steam wallet gift cards or iTune gift card,please try to notify us with the receipt of the card for the immediate action on the release of your International Delivery Permit Certificate.
 
Note that any unclaimed CONSIGNMENT BOX will be returned to the Africa Government after 2 days.So you are urgently advised to comply with our directives so that the Customs will release your consignment box.

Contact email:: ([email protected])

Thank You.
Yours Sincerely.
Dr.David Kautter  

Conclusion

If you have received any of the scams featured in this article our advice would be to delete and block the sender. The scammers always follow a similar pattern:

  • Use of free email addresses (Gmail, Outlook and AOL)
  • Send large stories in emails
  • Will ask for money at some point

Reporting Scams is easy and will aid the fight against scammers. It may seem like a pointless exercise but it will help stop innocent people from being scammed. The main reporting tools can be found on the NCSC and FBI websites.

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