Email Scams

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I have been scammed for trailer

  • by: cozycash
  • #38954
  • Sep 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $500
Scammed and sent a number for visa gift card to purchase a trailer but was scammed
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]

Tried to dcam me in the name of Mavis Wanczyk

  • by: lbarclay1
  • #38903
  • Sep 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received this SPAM email..

From: Wanczyk Mavis <>
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Subject: Re: Spam
To: Lynn Barclay
Thank you for responding to my request.

First of all, let me introduce myself properly. I am Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts, the 53-year-old winner of the $758.7 million Power ball jackpot, the largest single lottery jackpot ever in the United States. As you already know from the message sent to you earlier, you are among the lucky ones that have been selected to receive a donation of $1 Million from me. My jackpot was a gift from God to me and I have decided to do the will of God. I may not know you, but I believe if you were chosen by God to receive my donation of $1 Million, then you must be a God fearing individual. I now believe so much that Good things happens to
those who wait and also believe.

I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a cash sum of $1 Million. I want to assure you that the information below is 100% legitimate. Although we're just knowing ourselves for the first time but I believe our father in heaven has directed me to you as I prayed and searched over the internet for assistance before I saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses sent to me by Microsoft & Google from which I picked you.

Be assured that this is not a joke and there is no risk involved in this at all as this is my legitimate money. For source verification and confirmation, see the link below so you can read more about me and my winning:

I decided to put smile in the faces of others by donating part of the money to individuals who can as well help others (the needy) with my donation and, I decided to do the selection myself by going to Microsoft and Google to do a little research. As you may have read from the link above, I quit my job of 32 years in patient care at Mercy Medical Center immediately my winning was announced. I've called them and told them I will not be coming back and I have decided to go on vacation outside the United States so that I will have time to do some thinking before deciding how to invest some part of the money.

My donation of $1 Million may not be much to you but I believe it will go a long way to improving your standard of living like my Powerball Jackpot did to me. I would like you to send the following information to my attorney to enable him write a check in your name and mail it to you before I proceed on my journey.

His name is:

Barr. William C. Boyce (Q.C.)
(Attorney-at-Law and Solicitors)

Email: [email protected]

He will need your:

1. Full Name
2. Complete Address
3. Phone Number

I do hope that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there especially by helping the poor and needy around you in order to improve the standard of living of as many people as possible because that is the only objective of donating this money to you.

May the good lord bless your heart and guide you as soon as my donation gets to you.

Hope to hear from you again soon

Mavis L. Wanczyk.
Names reported:
Mavis L. Wanczyk
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

UPS scam Melinda Logan

  • by: Missg
  • #38898
  • Sep 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This is the email :
Good day! How are you doing? I'll need you to be my personal assistant. I'm currently out of the country and will need someone to help me with my clerical work and attending to my clients. I'm a wedding planner and I travel a lot. I'm presently out of the country on a trip planning a client's wedding. If you are interested in working for me as my personal assistant. Here are the details about the personal assistant position I'm offering you.

Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on. I have had a previous Personal Assistant worker who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage. I would like to know where you are located because I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip. I'm in Australia so there will be no much to talk than to give you the job description.

I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where ever I want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month. I will be paying $450.00 per week.

I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. No heavy packages is involved. You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for event venue decoration items and some others event planning things. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide to UPS and shipping charges will be applied. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to?. How should your name appear on the payment? Please provide me with the following details;

Full Name :
Full Address:
City, State, Zip-code :
Cell Phone Number :
Sex :
Age :

I believe you should read clearly and understand the terms/conditions attached to this job because i wouldn't want any mistakes to be made at anytime giving instructions OK. Remember like I've said that your weekly wages is $450. I'll appreciate you get back to me to confirm your acceptance of this job if you are the trustworthy person I'm searching a in less than 24hrs, thanks and till I hear from you real soon stay bless...

I will be waiting to hear from right away....

NOTE : ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL AT LEAST 3 TIMES DAILY FOR ANY UPDATES FROM ME. You can reach me on my number because it's roamed, SMS will be preferable.

Thank You!!!
Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.
May the almighty God bless you.
Melinda Logan
Names reported:
Melinda Logan
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Scam e-mail

  • by: wannahavefun
  • #38648
  • Sep 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
tried to extort money from me for no valid reason (accusing me of improper behavior), wanted $160.00, verified a scam by I totally ignored it and paid no money. This also verified by my IT consultant.
Names reported:
Sadie Brooks
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Rv 1000$

  • by: Ez
  • #38628
  • Sep 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Tried to scam me
Names reported:
Martha Harper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Apple I-tunes

  • by: mitchdc
  • #38576
  • Sep 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $100
Got an e-mail that was supposed to be from but it is a scam trying to get my personal information. The claim that this is a purchase order that I just made for a product from Apple I-tunes for $100. Then they tell you to click on something to report a problem. If you click on this it goes to:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­om


marc gray

Mar 14, 2017 10:04 AM

ASAP THE COCA COLA ADVERT {$600 WEEKLY} Inbox x kelly mond <[email protected]> 10:09 (53 minutes ago) to ldh169700, bcc: me Hello , I represent a beauty modeling company in London and we are interested in using your picture image for a Coca-Cola billboard advertisement at"Heathrow Airport".All we need is your Approval to enable us process your payment,Absolutely No commission,No Overhead Costs,You will first get payed for your signing fees wish is $600 for using your pictures right away and after they have sign you for the contract you will get payed $20000 for the 1 year contract.Reply to Mail kellymond66 at outlook dot com,if you are interested with your prefared picture Thanks,


Jan 08, 2017 5:59 AM

Do not Send Homeland Delivery Services Any Money At All You Will Not Receive Anything at All


May 24, 2016 9:10 AM

Clean your own place.

Rick Snyder

May 18, 2016 2:11 AM

Or you can bait them!

Lady Jane

May 18, 2016 2:02 AM

Why are you sending me this? Just erase the goddamn emails and move on...

Stacie G Carroll

May 17, 2016 4:00 AM

He & wife said they got my name from an associate. At first I didn't think anything of it because I had just cleaned a home a few days before. Then I got to thinking they never said where they was moving from or send me their info on their new place. Just said landlord was taking care of it & was gonna send me key & such. Then I get another email from another person saying about same thing. Offering more money. So I guess [email protected] my be a scam too... To good to be true what person will pay so much for someone to come in their home for 4-5hrs 3 days a wk at that amount.

Lady Jane

May 17, 2016 3:07 AM

Clean your apartment yourself. Have a good day.

Stacie G Carroll

May 17, 2016 2:03 AM

Thanks for your quick respond.Let me quickly tell you little about me and my family !My name is Joel Lambert and my wife's name is Gina with our first daughter Cheryl. My wife is 4 month's pregnant now. I am a stock broker and a member of charity organization that provides for Charity (Self Employed). I'm a member of the Catholic Church. We are in the process of re-locating. We are in need of a cleaner for our newly rented apartment 3 days per week. 3-4 hours per day. ($500 per week) and we will provide all of the cleaning supplies and equipment. We moving there on 17th of MAY and here is all the job details.I believe and understand you are an i