BP scam email

With every disaster, there is a new scam email to go along with it.  I was surprised when I did not see one just after the big BP oil spill, but I finally had the email show up in my inbox.  Here it is.

 

RE: BP Oil Spill Compensational Fund Promotions

British Petrochemical (BP) p.l.c.
International Headquarters
1 St James’s Square
London, SW1Y 4PD
UK

Reference Number: 25512560/30

BP is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. With 104,000 employees in more than 110 countries, we play a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. You must have seen and read in the media about the devastating oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, we like to state emphatically, that BP is doing everything we can to make things right. We feel a great burden and responsibility for the oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people have formed the basis of our General Business Principles for 30 years and remain as important as ever. We are convinced that our short- and long-term business success depends on finding environmentally and socially responsible ways to help meet the world’s future energy needs.

To show our love and regard for the inhabitants of this beautiful word that gives us the mineral resources in which our organization derives its great financial capital base, the Department of International Awareness/Promotions of BP is giving away £450,000.00 GBP as a commiserative compensational fund to the lucky winner in or promotional exercise. In line with that, we in the Department of International Awareness/Promotions wish to congratulate you on the selection of your email id from our computerized balloting system as the lucky winner in our Oil Spill Compensational Fund Promotions.

This makes you the proud winner of cash prize of £450,000.00 GBPs (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds). In order to redeem your prize, send the below listed details to the given email address: bp_p.l.c@w.cn

1.) Full Name:
2.) Current Address:
3.) Country:
4.) Age:
5.) Sex:
6.) Occupation:
7.) Phone Number:
8.) Reference Number: 25512560/30

Your email will be attended to by Mr. David Anderson, who is Head of International Awareness/Promotions Department in our London Head Office. Once again you are reminded to send the requested details to us for acknowledgment, through the given email address: bp_p.l.c@w.cn or just simply click reply to and proceed in the sending of the above requested details.

Once Again Congratulations!!

London Head Office
British Petrochemical (BP) p.l.c.
Summed up by two words ‘beyond petroleum’

Email scams

You might ask, why do I post so many emails that I get that I know are scams? Because I think that they are a great example of scam emails and that the best way to teach people how to spot them is to show them the emails.

Subject: PLEASE DO REPLY..
From: williamlwcheung@fastwebmail.it
Reply To: jpwilliamcheung@yahoo.cn

Good Day To You My Friend.

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone who suits my proposed business relationship.

I am Mr. William Leung Wing Cheung a South Korean, happily married with children; i work as an Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Head of Personal Banking. I have a confidential business suggestion for you. I will need you to assist me in executing a business project from Hong Kong to your country. It involves the transfer of a large sum of money. Everything concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account, we shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us. I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below (jpwilliamcheung@yahoo.cn) and finally after that I shall furnish you with more information’s about this operation. Should you be interested, please forward the following to me urgently:

1. Full names
2. Occupation
3. Private phone number
4. Current contact address

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hunt me because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this venture. Although nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr William Leung Wing Cheung.JP
Hang Seng Bank Limited
Hong Kong. {Asia}
Email: – jpwilliamcheung@yahoo.cn

Another sample email

Subject: Attention
From: FredAex@mail.com

Here is another sample of a scam email.

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Attention Sir/Madam,

Are you tired of seeking loans and mortgages from banks? Have you been turned
down constantly by your banks and other financial institutions due to bad credit? Are you about loosing your home due to financial constraints?Do you want to purchase a house of your choice but no finance?

The good news here is that we are now offering private loans, both secured and unsecured
loans of any amount.We offer all kinds of loans, We are certified, trust worthy, reliable,
efficient and dynamic. Unlike other investment companies, we offer our well deserved services for the least possible interest rate (3%) Our rates can be charged per annum and commences after an agreed fixed period which will be calculated as Such.
We seek interested individuals, corporations and companies who intend to utilize our service to signify their interest, kindly get back at us via email (FredAex@mail.com)

Fill this loan application form bellow if interested

1. Full Names:…………………….
2. Full Contact Address:……………
3. Country of Residence:……………
4. Telephone/Mobile:……………….
5. Age and Sex:……………………
6. Occupation:…………………….
7. Annual Income:………………….
8. Amount needed as loan:…………..
9. Loan Duration:………………….
10. Purpose of Loan:……………….

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Fred Alex(Director)
Fred Alex Finance company.

PayPal scam

I just got this email today . . . I love how they even include “warning” and safety information in the email to make it sound more real.

Companies like PayPal will never send you and email about your account like this.

Subject: Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!
Date: 9/29/2010 5:53:41 P.M. Central Daylight Time
From: noreply@paypal.fr

Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:

Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Reference Number: PP-259-187-991

This is the Last reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

Click here to activate your account

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologise for any inconvenience..

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department

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PayPal Email ID PP059
Protect Your Account Info
Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal login page (http://paypal.com/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips

Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone.

Another Sample Letter

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK OF GHANA,
ACCRA GHANA.
Hello Sir/Madam,
My name is Mr Aziz Mostaf  I am the regional manager of Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana Tarkwa branch in the western region of Ghana . I came to know you in my Private Search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential transaction. I write you this proposal in good faith.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit you and me, as the regional manager of the Standard Chartered Bank it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each business year. On the course of 2009 business report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made Six million eigth hundred and fifty thousand united state dollars ($6,850,000.00)which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have placed this funds on what we call escrow call account with no beneficiary. As an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected  to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to assist me receive this money in your bank account and get 30% of the total funds as commission.
There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank-to-bank transfer and all I need from you is to stand and claim as the original depositor of these funds as who made the deposit with my branch so that my head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account. If you accept this offer to work with me, and you find this proposal Suitable for you do furnish me with the following information.
Full
Name………………………………………………………………………….
Contact
Address……………………………………………………………………….
Private Telephone
Number………………………………………………………………………..
Age…………………………………………………………………………..
Occupation and
Position………………………………………………………………………
I will appreciate it very much, If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, and I assure you we can achieve it successfully.
Thank you in advance and May God bless you and your family. you may reach me on my email
I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR URGENT AND KIND RESPONSE ASAP,
Mr Aziz Mostaf

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK OF GHANA,ACCRA GHANA.
Hello Sir/Madam,
My name is Mr Aziz Mostaf  I am the regional manager of Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana Tarkwa branch in the western region of Ghana . I came to know you in my Private Search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential transaction. I write you this proposal in good faith.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit you and me, as the regional manager of the Standard Chartered Bank it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each business year. On the course of 2009 business report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made Six million eigth hundred and fifty thousand united state dollars ($6,850,000.00)which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have placed this funds on what we call escrow call account with no beneficiary. As an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected  to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to assist me receive this money in your bank account and get 30% of the total funds as commission.
There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank-to-bank transfer and all I need from you is to stand and claim as the original depositor of these funds as who made the deposit with my branch so that my head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account. If you accept this offer to work with me, and you find this proposal Suitable for you do furnish me with the following information.
FullName………………………………………………………………………….ContactAddress……………………………………………………………………….Private TelephoneNumber………………………………………………………………………..
Age…………………………………………………………………………..Occupation andPosition………………………………………………………………………I will appreciate it very much, If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, and I assure you we can achieve it successfully.
Thank you in advance and May God bless you and your family. you may reach me on my email
I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR URGENT AND KIND RESPONSE ASAP,
Mr Aziz Mostaf

More scam emails

From Miss Rose Bayo.
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
West Africa.

Dearest One,

I am the only Daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs. James .D. Bayo. My father was a highly reputable business magnate who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on the 12th June 2006. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at
that time. But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 6yrs old, and since then my father took me so special.

Before his death on June 2006, he called me and informed me that he has the sum of Four Million, Six Hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$4,600,000.00)left in fixed deposit account in one of the leading banks in Africa. He further told me that he deposited the money in my name, and also gave me all the necessary legal documents to this fund with the bank.

I am just 18 years old and a university undergraduate and really don’t know what to do. Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds and after the transaction I will come and reside permanently in your country until such a time that it will be convenient for me to return back home if I so desire. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I also want to invest the fund under your care because I am ignorant of business world.

I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:

1. Can you honestly help me from your heart?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?

Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Immedaitely I confirm your willingness, I will send to you the Detail and also inform you more details involved in this matter.
Looking forward to read from you soon.

Best regards,

Miss Rose Bayo.