Saturday, August 30, 2008

Need for safety while using Email

Dear all e-mail users, I want to request you to remain alert while using your email accounts and avoid responding or accepting rewards or money sharing schemes offered in your mailbox. In the recent times, numbers of Indians have become victim of these frauds due to their ignorance and somewhat greed. Numbers of criminal organisations mainly settled in poor African countries are behind these frauds. Recently, RBI has also issued security alert in this matter. However, still large numbers of people are not aware about these kinds of frauds and become the victim of them. Most of victims receive mails 1) telling them that they have won a lottery with automatic email draw 2) a person want to share some fortune with you 3) a widow needs your help for getting money 4) a bank employee of foreign bank needs your assistance in money transfer and number of other new and realistic methods created on the daily basic. Target of these mails are mostly new online users who have no knowledge about these kinds of the frauds. It is advisable for the people to not share their personal information like name, address, passport details, account number/password or send any kind of money.

For avoiding such frauds-

1) Do not provide your personal email address to unknown person or submit it to unreliable websites
2) Check email for address for extensions like @reply.ebay.com, @123.ebay.com etc in mail because actual mail will always have @ebay.com and no variation.
3) Always remember that there is nothing free in this world and especially in online world.
4) Always use an email service provider with good spam and fraud control.
5) Always keep updated yourself about the new threats and never respond to mails from unknown origin.

Below are few examples of these mails which are mostly in circulation.

Example 1-
From: Lady Fatima Ali H Kasali,
33-35 Greenwich Church Street ,
London SE10 9BJ ,
England.


Here writes Lady Fatima Ali H Kasali , suffering from cancerous ailment. I am a widow , My late husband is Engineer Ali H Kasali a Malaysian. He was into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as man and wife lasted for two decades without child. My husband died after a protracted illness.My husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals, as he had passion for people who can not help
themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can
adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this relationship,
which never came.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 5,600,000 (Five Million, Six Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling), which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market. Presently, this money is still with the
Bank.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live, due to
the cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what burders me most is the stroke that I have in addition to this cancer. With this
hard reality that has befallen my family, I have decided to donate this fund to you, and want you to use this gift which comes from
my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans,
destitutes, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially.It is often said that, givers, never lack. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are bourgeois and are very wealthy, and I do not want my husbands hard earned money to be missused or invested into ill perceived ventures.

I do not want a situation where this money will be used contrary to the stipulated agreement. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. With Allah, all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply, I shall give you the contact of the bank in Malaysia. I will also issue you a Letter of Authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund via my
Lawyer. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation.
Please always be focused all through your life. Please assure me
that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you
soon, and Allah be with you and members of your family. You can contact methrough my private email address: ladyfatimahkasali@myway.com

Warm Regard,
Lady Fatima Ali H Kasali,

Example 2-

FINAL NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the winners of the UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMMER, held on the 16th December,2007.Your e-mail address was attached to these lucky winning numbers
below: 09 14 26 28 30 45 38 Which subsequently won you the lottery
bonusdraw.

You have there fore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00
(One Million Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to ktu/9023118308/03.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent Mr. Edward
Fring With the feed Verification/Fund Release Form Below

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Marital Status:
4.Occupation:
5.Age:
6.Sex:
7.Nationality:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:

Name: Edward Fring
Email address: mr.edwardfringg01@yahoo.co.uk

Example 3-

GOOGLE INTERNATIONAL LOTTO AWARD

Dear Winner,

This is Google International Lotto Award, a non religious and non racist organization formed to unite the human race in their religion/belief, as we believe God is one and human beings are one not withstanding your religion, race, education or political background.

Dear, you have been selected as one of our lucky winners in this our inaugural lotto awards
which was organized in the spirit of Ramadan and the forth coming Christmas.
The draw was conducted via computer programmed selection system which saw your email
address win in the 1st Category with the following information;

Your ticket no: DI-8923412
Serial no: 654213
Insurance no: 57025
Winning no: DI/418906
Winning amount: £1000000.00 Pounds

Be informed that this 2007 lottery award and payments starts on the 15th Octomber and ends on the 30th of December, 2007.

Your are therefore advised as a matter of importance as it concerns time factor: to contact immediately the director of payments informing him of your winning with the winning details

Name: Lim Meacheal
Telephone: +447045768174
Email: mrlinmitchell5@gmail.com

We wish to congratulate you over your winning as we pray that you will contribute in making
the world a peaceful place for human race.

Yours truly,
Elizbeth Olk.
Example 4-
Uk National Lottery
Ref: L/200-26937
Batch: 2007MJL-01

Email: uk_wordinfoofficedesk011@yahoo.co.uk

Example 4-

ONLINE NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you November, 2007 of the result of the winners of
the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the 26th of November,
2007.You have therefore been approved to claim a Lump sum pay out of
£1,000 000
(One Million Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file XYL/26510460037/06.
Which means you are one of the winners of the Uk Online National Lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent;

Mr. Pinkett Griffin
Email:uk_wordinfoofficedesk011@yahoo.co.uk

TEL:+447045721629

Provide him with the information below:

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Marital Status:
4.Occupation:
5.Age:
6.Sex:
7.Nationality:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:

Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Rose Wood
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Example 5
Will be updated in future

If you found this post helpful then share it others and help others from becoming the victim of such frauds.
Regards,
Arvind Katoch

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