Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.

2005-03-30

Advance Fee Fraud: Tsunami Sob Story

Always bear in mind that fraudsters have no shame whatsoever. Received from 212.34.129.32 on Wed, 30 Mar 2005 02:17:40 -0000, one 419 spam sob story about a person who is fifteen years old, lost the other four members of his family in the tsunami disaster, and is currently dying of "Esophageal Cancer" which has "defiled all forms of medicine". This particular spammer claims to be one "Lima Jung from Indonesia", but the message was sent through a web mail system which reports the originating address as 195.44.181.17, which is in a block of addresses delegated to "Nigeria Telecommunications Limited". Nigeria? Who'd have thought it?

It is the dying wish of "Lima Jung from Indonesia" that you take charge of a certain $18 Million in a foreign bank account, and dispose of it as follows. "I will want you to use 30% of the funds to surpport Charitable Organization and 30% should be donated to the Tsunami victims to alleviate their sufferings,while addional 20% should be used to set up a Foundation in my name and the remaining 20% should be for you as compensation for your gesture."

Anyone attempting to help Lima Jung from Indonesia will, no doubt, be led on a merry and rather expensive wild goose chase. My advice: make a donation to a reputable aid agency if you haven't already done so, and ignore Lima Jung from Indonesia, along with any other random spammer who wants you, a perfect stranger, to assist in moving millions of dollars around.

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