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From: Glenn Petersen1/24/2009 10:11:31 PM
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What A Nigerian Facebook Scam Looks Like

Dan Frommer | January 24, 2009 3:55 PM

Facebook is arguably one of the safer corners of the Internet, with fairly complex security and privacy controls. But when passwords get busted, even on Facebook, not everyone is whom they're pretending to be. Like a Nigerian scammer, posing only slightly convincingly as one of your real-life friends, trying to get you to send them a $900 wire transfer.

A former university colleague ("Evan") passed along this Facebook conversation, which he promises really happened to him. In it, a scammer takes over one of his real-world friend's accounts ("Calvin"), pretends to be stranded in London, and asks for money to get a plane ticket and pay hotel bills.

We've asked Facebook about how common these types of scams are -- one made the rounds last November -- and what they do about them. (Update: Facebook response below.) In the meantime, a friendly reminder to be skeptical on the Internet, even when you think you're talking to someone you've known for years.

Calvin: hey

Evan: holy moly. what's up man?

Calvin: i need your help urgently

Evan: yes sir

Calvin: am stuck here in london

Evan: stuck?

Calvin: yes i came here for a vacation
Calvin: on my process coming back home i was robbed inside the hotel i loged in

Evan: ok so what do you need

Calvin: can you loan me $900 to get a return ticket back home and pay my hotel bills

Evan: i think so. that really sucks

Calvin: can you loam me now

Evan: well maybe i don't know that's a lot of $

Calvin: how can you loan me?

Evan: what do you want me to do

Calvin: i want you to loan me $900
Calvin: i promise i pay you back

Evan: how do you want me to loan it to you?

Calvin: you can have the money send via western union

Evan: oh yeah that's true

Calvin: will you go and send it now

Evan: well i don't know

Calvin: you can have it send online now www.westernunion.com

Evan: damn how did you get stuck there

Calvin: i came here for a vacation and i was robbed by some gang

Evan: ok well i want to help you, since we're friends

Calvin: ok. Thanks

Evan: sure thing man
Evan: ok one question

Calvin: are you sending it now?

Evan: what was the name of our high school mascot?
Evan: hello?
Evan: cal?

Calvin: Shawnee Mission Northwest High '01

Evan: what? i know

Calvin: it seems you dont to help

Evan: what of course i do want to help

Calvin: am in a hot sits here and you asking me silly question

Evan: what is hot sits

Calvin: am dead here

Evan: i hope you die there
YOU HACKER
good luck finding someone stupid
bye now

(a few minutes later)

Evan: oh wait. i just realized what an idiot you are and its actually kind of funny

Calvin: are you not dead

Evan: who taught you english?

Calvin: my sister#

Evan: your english is bad
it does not sound like the english of someone from the us
so no one will believe you

Calvin: how can you teach me

Evan: ok i will. but you have to send me $900.

Calvin: they dont send western union here
we only receive

Evan: what country are you in?

Calvin: nigeria

Evan: i have bad news for you
many americans know about nigerians sending emails to this country to try to get money

Calvin: yes

Evan: it is a trick that we know about so we are very careful

Calvin: eeeeeeeeeeeeh

Evan: you will not find a stupid person to send you money

Calvin: i have got some

Evan: well good job
Evan: do you live in lagos or in another city?

Calvin: Lagos
how did you got to know

Evan: i am a student of the world
i would like to travel to lagos

Calvin: lagos is a place to be
to visit
so full of enjoyment
so when are you coming

Evan: why do you steal money from people?

Calvin: i need money for my college fees but i wanna stop
i promise i will stop but you people slave us during the 60s

Evan: we did not have slaves in the 60s

Calvin: but you about the slave trade

Evan: yes that is true but slaves have been illegal here for almost 150 years

Calvin: i can see that you ae a law student
why can't you become a lawyer

Evan: i will be a lawyer in 2 years when i finish school

Calvin: ok

Evan: how old are you?

Calvin: 27
i need work
i eed a god job

Evan: there are many nigerians in america
do you know anyone who has gone to another country?

Calvin: i know there many nigerian that is in america
i want to come to america
to complte my education

Evan: maybe i will visit someday
i hope you don't steal any more money
good luck finding a job

Calvin: sure.... you will love it

Evan: what is your name?

Calvin: tunde

Evan: i must go tunde
be well my friend

Calvin: cant we be friend
can you add me on your facebook friends

Evan: i am sorry, but due to the odd circumstances of our initial greeting, i must terminate this relationship. i hope you understand.

Calvin: am sorry for that evan

Evan: as am i, tunde
as am i

Update: Facebook responds. As expected, this isn't too common.

This is a very low volume attack, affecting only a small number of users, but the potential impact to an individual user is high so we're taking it very seriously.

Our team has already detected various trends in the accounts of users who have been compromised. We're using this data to quickly surface compromised accounts, ideally before the spammers have gotten very far. When we find compromised accounts or they are brought to our attention, we're working to make sure the accounts get back to their rightful owners as soon as possible.

First, we are disabling the account because, in some cases, the spammer has added a new contact email address and removed the old one. We then ask that the rightful owner to contact our user operations team via this contact form: facebook.com 

We're reminding users to be very suspicious of anyone, even friends, who ask you over the Internet to send money. Please verify their circumstances through some other means than the web (e.g. call them or mutual friends). If you see something that looks amiss with any of your friend's accounts, please report it to us through one of the contact forms on the site.

These and other security tips can be found on our security page (http://www.facebook.com/security).

alleyinsider.com 

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From: scion3/1/2009 7:18:37 PM
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Dr Leslie Clive [leslie1111@gmail.com]

Good Day

I am Mr Leslie Clive,a Chartered Portfolio Manager(CPM) with the External Division of Societe Generale France,one of the oldest banks in France and a major financial service provider in Europe. My primary duties are investment counselling and Portfolio Investment in the FDI sector, these entails managing all sort of investment portfolios (such as stocks, bonds, warrants, gold certificates, real estate, futures contracts etc) without actually requiring client's approval for actions for investment purposes.

I am a British citizen who travels across Europe on a regular bases due to the nature of my job, i reside in England. After going through your profile and doing a little research, I can sense that you seem like an honest and trustworthy person who can handle confidential business with me. What I am about to disclose to you is highly confidential and I trust that you will not betray the confidence I am reposing on you.

Notwithstanding,in carrying out my duties as external investment manager,I handle all our investors Direct Capital Funds and was able to secretly extract 1.2% in Excess of the Investment Returns Earned from several investors on the underlying assets over a period of 3years. As an expert,I have made over 3.2 million GBP from the investor's EMCRP and because it is against the ethics of my profession to carry out such transaction, I am here by looking for some one to trust who can stand as an investor to receive the funds as annual Investment Proceeds from Societe Generale France. I have before now made possible arrangements and the funds have been moved out of the bank to an imaginary investor in the United Kingdom through a Security company.

After a long process to move the funds, which is now in a Security Vault, the package containing the money was returned a couple of times, reason being the recipient did not turn up to receive or claim it. Till date, this money is still packed in the consignment deposited with a security Company here in England under my close surveillance.This has been the case for a very long time now and this issue has been bothering a lot.

The reason for contacting you is; I have decided to retire and resettle in your country and now want the money to be moved out of England to your country, where you will receive it and keep it safe for me until I come over to meet with you there. What I need is someone trustworthy to receive the money for me and I think you might fit that profile.

I have made all the arrangements and plans to enable me to move the money from England to a country of my choice without hindrance. For your assistance and help in receiving and investing the money, you will benefit a reasonable part of the total money as well.
Should incase you are interested, please email me your direct telephone number and your direct email contact to reach you for more details.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Leslie Clive

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From: scion3/1/2009 7:20:21 PM
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BROWN, CHANNING [BROWNCD9@mailbox.sc.edu]

Goodday,

I am Channing Brown Secretary to Mr. Paul Wolfenden, Manager of ABN AMRO BANK 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA .

My Boss has a business proposal valued at £21,000,000.00 GBP (Twenty-One Million Pounds) from His Branch.

Get back to him via the below email address to enable him furnish you with full information concerning this letter via email.

Contact Person: Mr. Paul Wolfenden
Email: paulwol@mail2uk.com
Sincerely,
Secretary.

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From: Quahog3/24/2009 1:56:50 PM
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A New Low:

**************************

Beloved,

If you had few months, few weeks, few days, few hours, few minutes, few seconds left to live in this World, how would you live it? How would you make the most of it? How do you make an impact? How would you want to be remembered? Would you just "merry round", sit, and lie till your time is up? Or, would you change the world in your own "little" way?

I am a Woman and a Widow living with Cervical Cancer for a while and, it's obviously having the better of me. When I was told of the diagnosis, I did undergo surgery and treatment but, it's all up in the air now. When my Husband died, death to me seemed very unfair. Now, I know He is no longer far from me because, I will be reunited with him in Paradise. Losing my husband was a terrible loss. The tragic incident causing his death, left me with an injury to the Larynx nerve thereby, causing Aphonia (Loss of the voice and the inability to speak).

The knowledge of me dying of cervical cancer, has led to me re-thinking my life, and I am ready to make an impact. I have decided to make the most of my little time left on this earth. I have decided to will everything I have got to the motherless, the orphans, the separated, the sick, victims of disaster and the cancer welfares all around the world. Friends, I will keep sending this mail out till I get a "Good Fellow" with a sound mind and a good spirit...ready to change the World with me.

I am seeking someone who can selflessly help me to make my wishes come true. Needless to say that, I am a very wealthy woman. Now, riches can not buy me health. My bank accounts cannot bring life. My lands and properties cannot even add a day to my life now. These riches are a waste to me right now and, I must not be selfish with them. I am willing to give out millions of dollars from my husband's wealth inherited by me to the needy. All I need you to do is: HELP ME REACH THE WORLD. I need you to help give out Funds and Properties I will handover to you, to all the needy in your Country and around the World. I am promising to offer you a reward close to a Million US Dollars and, some of my Landed Properties for your service. But, I want this work to come from your heart and do not be motivated by the money and properties I am promising you. Are you the "Good Fellow"? Can you work with me? Can you make sacrifices? Do not wait till you have no time to live like me. Act Now!

Lastly, what will you be remembered for? As for me, I will make an impact. Let's change the world together. If you are ready to work with me, please, indicate your willingness and readiness by sending an email to me on the email address below:

Email: makeachange212@hotmail.com

Bless You.
-------------------
Email sent using my WebMail access.

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From: scion5/21/2009 8:46:57 AM
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DEAR FRIEND I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE

My name is Sgt. Sgt Martins Scott, I am an American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ( $ 25 million u.s. dollars ) Twenty Five million united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is no stolen money, and there are no danger involved.
Source of money:
Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. Of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last week. You will find the story of this money on the web address below;

news.bbc.co.uk 

The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a brithish/american medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in united states.I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me.

One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier's here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here, and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of god, this and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, i honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible my only way of communication is email.Indicate your interest in assisting me as well as Providing the following information to facilitate the smooth conclusion of the Transaction.

1) Your Full Name: ----------------------------------
2) Your Address: ------------------------------------
3) Your Telephone Number: ---------------------------
4) Your Fax Number: ---------------------------------
5) Your Mobile Number: ------------------------------
6) The Name of the Closest Airport to your City of
Residence: ------------------------------------------

God Bless
Sgt Martins Scott.

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From: Quahog7/3/2009 11:35:19 AM
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From: "Pavel Bagrov" <[spoofed victim's email]>
To: [Hiro Protagonist]
Date: Friday - July 3, 2009 2:56 AM
Subject: Job Offer
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Are you not arranged by your low pay-envelope? To get up every day early
in the morning and to set forth for an office already there are not
forces? Does the permanent shortage of money keep on trot? There is not
present minutes, on the rest?

Then you are indeed necessary something to change. We offer an unique
commercial proposal.We assist you you to heave up the social status In
the minimum terms and we will give you unique opportunity. For this
point you are needed quite a bit! Namely:

a) Minimum knowledges of PC or Laptop ;
b) You must be not younger 18 ;
c) Ability to use web resources and it is correct to express the ideas;
d) To have a 3-4 o'clock of spare time in a day.

I am the manager of largest company .We are engaged in software
development. And in connection with the increase of geographical
interests of company the need of increase of the state of employees
appeared. To date we need additional shots which will present our firm
in different regions and different countries.

We will give you all necessary terms. We will make a flexible chart by
which you will always have spare time. Deservingly we will pay your
labour and we will give the real possibility of quarry growth. And you
will be able to obtain all of it in the earliest possible time.


You consider that you befit us, then send your resumes and contact
information to e-mail : contact@trade-step.ru


Our workers will give you all necessary information and all will explain
in shallow details. We are looking for your suggestions!

With kind regards
Skilled manager
Pavel Bagrov

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From: scion9/21/2009 4:09:40 PM
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I am Dr.Bradley Archie Purchasing Manager to Medivet Veterinary Group Co Ltd, UK.

Dear sir,

I am writting this letter out of a genuine desperation to find a reliable partner in an unfolding transaction.I seek your help and genuine co-operation to our mutual benefit and I believe that you will not let down the trust and confidence I am about to repose on you.I am Dr.Bradley Archie Purchasing Manager to Medivet Veterinary Group Co Ltd, UK. I used to represent my company to several Asian countries to purchase a product called Adequan i.m injection r/x equine,this is a vaccine use for the treatment of animals.Now, I had a car accident and I can not go for this trip because of my present condition this is why i am contacting you.

I will introduce you to my company's General Manager as the main supplier of the vaccine. Per packet of the vaccine cost $7,500 in UNITED STATE, but in Asia Malaysia where I have been purchasing, it only cost $2,600 per packet and you will supply to my company at the rate of $6,500.Per packet.

Note, do not disclose the actual cost of the vaccine i.e. $2,600 to my company GM as this will affect our profit. My company's directors don't know the seller of this product and the seller doesn't know my company directors, I 'll introduce you as the main supplier. My company normally purchase 20, 30-150 cartons in each trip I make depending on the product we have left in the company. The distributor of this product is a Malaysian,you will purchase the product from the Malaysian dealer and supply to my company, my company will now pay you cash on delivery.

Let the above mentioned be in mutual beneficiary for us and an opportunity to embark in future engagements. If you wish to take up this offer,kindly mail me and I will reply you with all the contact details and that of my MG whom you will contact and send you quotation. I also will give you the price to quote.

If you have any question,feel free to ask.

Best Regards,
Dr.Bradley Archie

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From: scion9/21/2009 7:05:13 PM
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Hello Sir/Madam,

My name is Larry Brown Esq. Financial Consultant/Attorney based in London. I write to you based on a request by an investor and his need for investment/funds transfer. My company most times represents the interests of very wealthy Investors/Individuals due to the sensitivity of the position they hold in the society and the unstable investment environment of their country, they evacuate majority of their funds into more stable economies and developed nations where they can get good yield for their money.

I was recently approached by a Reserved Client of mine, whom I had personally worked with a few years ago when he was a Finance Minister and wants me to source for a reliable and trustworthy individual such as yourself, who will be willing to receive money on his behalf abroad, and at the same time advise on what form of investment that will be embarked with the funds when perfectly received.

The client has offered these terms:

1. 25% commission paid to you upon receipt of the funds through the original sum to be transferred. The funds in question are $125.3Million US Dollars.

2. Your details will be used to have the funds evacuated and you will stand as the principle owner of the funds and will deal directly with the Finance Company without the involvement of the Investor.

If these terms are agreeable to you, kindly write to my private email:
larryb@informaticos.com and I will provide you with all necessary information and procedures involved.

Sincerely yours,

Larry Brown ESQ (President)
L. Brown & Associates Limited.

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From: Quahog10/15/2009 2:13:39 PM
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HELLO FRIEND:


My name is Sgt.Dave Cole, I am an American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summoned up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ( $ 25 million u.s. dollars ) Twenty Five million united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is no stolen money, and there are no danger involved.

Source of money: Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam\'s old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. Of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last week.

You will find the story of this money on the web address below;
news.bbc.co.uk 

The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a brithish/american medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in united states.

I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me.

One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier's here in Iraq.

I do not know how long we will remain here, and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, i honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible my only way of communication is email.Indicate your interest in assisting me as well as Providing the following information to facilitate the smooth conclusion of the Transaction.

1) Your Full Name: ----------------------------------
2} Your address:---------------------------------------------
3) Your Telephone Number: ---------------------------
4} Your Fax Number:----------------------------------------
5) Your Mobile Number: ------------------------------
6) The closest airport to your city of Residence ---------------------
7) Your id card or passport copy.

I look forward hearing from you immediately as am still in iraq for peace keeping mission.
God bless you and family.

Sgt.Dave Cole.

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From: S. maltophilia3/22/2012 4:56:46 AM
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