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Ben HarrisonTECH 5 for March 3, 2014

MORE INTERNET FRAUD

 

Good afternoon and welcome to another Tech 5 program and a five minute trip into the amazing world of technology. This is Ben Harrison.

For the last few weeks we have been sharing information about fraud and hoaxes over the internet. This week, I received an important, official looking and sounding letter from.

 

WORLD BANK AUDITORS/INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS (IMF)
FROM THE DESK OF MRS MARY WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT WORLD BANK AUDITORS, AFRICA
phone number:234-7084383825
Reply to: [email protected]

It stated,

WORLD BANK AUDITORS/INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS (IMF) has meeting with the British Government, Nigeria and as we received a report of a scam against you and other British/US citizens. The country of Nigeria has agreed to  compensate you following the meeting held with the four countries’ Government and high commissions for the fraudulent
activities carried out.

Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial
Intelligent Unit (NFIU). Compensation has been issued out of Funds to all the
affected victims and has been already been in distribution to all the
bearers. Your draft was among those that was reported undelivered as at  Friday

and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the
Committee are to make sure you receive your Funds immediately.

According to the number of applicants at hand, 184 Beneficiaries have been
paid, half of the victims are from the United States, and we still have
37 left to be paid the inheritance fund of Nine million, seven
Hundred USD.
Your particulars were mentioned as one of their victims of the operations by one of the Syndicates who were arrested, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason whatsoever as the U.S. secret service is already tracing other criminals.

Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favour of (TOM BROWN) Thereby making
him the current beneficiary with his following account details?

MR TOM BROWN,
AC/NUMBER: 6503809428.
ROUTING/122006743,
B/NAME: CITI BANK,
ADDRESS: NEW YORK, USA,

We shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr. TOM BROWN,
if we do not hear from you within the next two working days from today.

YOURS TRULY
MRS MARY WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT/ SPECIAL DUTIES

How Does This Email Fraud Work?

Inheritance and beneficiary frauds are run by criminals who obtain email lists which include recipients’ names. They then create mass mailings based upon those lists, describing the case I just referred to or how a fictional individual with the same last name died without heirs, usually in a remote part of the world. If a recipient replies to the email, the criminal will engage in what is called an “advance fee” fraud, and attempt to convince that person to send money to pay for legal fees, bribes, or other expenses. (The term “advance fee” refers to the money they get from you – and despite their promises of riches, you never get a cent in return.) The criminal may also attempt to get copies of the your identification cards, bank account and other information which can be used to forge bank drafts or commit identity theft.

This World Bank Auditor fraud is closely related to the so-called Nigerian Email Fraud (419 scam), we referred to several programs ago, and they all may originate from the same groups of criminals.

What Harm Is There In Contacting Them, “Just In Case”?

There is no point in contacting them “just in case” – no one has ever received the promised money. You won’t, either.

Why Do I Get Spam?

Most people who have an email address receive “spam email” and the longer you maintain a particular address the more spam you are likely to receive. Spammers create lists of email addresses by collecting them from websites, or buying them from other businesses for relatively small amounts of money.

Can I Get Off Spam Mailing Lists?

Every responsible business that sends bulk email also makes it easy to unsubscribe, usually through a link contained within the email, however

Beware of clicking on an “UNSUBSCRIBE LINK”

Spammers often include a fake “unsubscribe” link in their email, but they use that link to verify that your email account works as opposed to actually removing you from the account. Unless you are absolutely sure that the email is from a legitimate business, or is for emails or a newsletter to which you subscribed, you should not use the unsubscribe feature.

Once you start receiving spam from a particular email address, it becomes effectively impossible to remove your name from the lists.

How Do I Get Rid Of Spam?

There are a growing number of technological approaches to dealing with spam. Filters may be “server side”, screening for bulk email before it gets into your “Inbox”, or “client side”, checking every email in your “Inbox” to see if it is spam. The leading method of reducing spam is the use of an “email filter”. Most webmail services now offer some level of email filtering to all of their clients, sometimes with better filtering offered to paid subscribers.

 

If you would like to see a transcript of this or other Tech 5 programs, please visit www.ezeeradiosvg.com.

This is Ben Harrison from EEZEE Radio 91.1 AND 102.7 on your FM DIAL in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

.

 

TECH 5 for March 3, 2014

MORE INTERNET FRAUD

 

Good afternoon and welcome to another Tech 5 program and a five minute trip into the amazing world of technology. This is Ben Harrison.

For the last few weeks we have been sharing information about fraud and hoaxes over the internet. This week, I received an important, official looking and sounding letter from.

 

WORLD BANK AUDITORS/INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS (IMF)
FROM THE DESK OF MRS MARY WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT WORLD BANK AUDITORS, AFRICA
phone number:234-7084383825
Reply to: [email protected]

It stated,

WORLD BANK AUDITORS/INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS (IMF) has meeting with the British Government, Nigeria and as we received a report of a scam against you and other British/US citizens. The country of Nigeria has agreed to  compensate you following the meeting held with the four countries’ Government and high commissions for the fraudulent
activities carried out.

Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial
Intelligent Unit (NFIU). Compensation has been issued out of Funds to all the
affected victims and has been already been in distribution to all the
bearers. Your draft was among those that was reported undelivered as at  Friday

and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the
Committee are to make sure you receive your Funds immediately.

According to the number of applicants at hand, 184 Beneficiaries have been
paid, half of the victims are from the United States, and we still have
37 left to be paid the inheritance fund of Nine million, seven
Hundred USD.
Your particulars were mentioned as one of their victims of the operations by one of the Syndicates who were arrested, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason whatsoever as the U.S. secret service is already tracing other criminals.

Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favour of (TOM BROWN) Thereby making
him the current beneficiary with his following account details?

MR TOM BROWN,
AC/NUMBER: 6503809428.
ROUTING/122006743,
B/NAME: CITI BANK,
ADDRESS: NEW YORK, USA,

We shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr. TOM BROWN,
if we do not hear from you within the next two working days from today.

YOURS TRULY
MRS MARY WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT/ SPECIAL DUTIES

How Does This Email Fraud Work?

Inheritance and beneficiary frauds are run by criminals who obtain email lists which include recipients’ names. They then create mass mailings based upon those lists, describing the case I just referred to or how a fictional individual with the same last name died without heirs, usually in a remote part of the world. If a recipient replies to the email, the criminal will engage in what is called an “advance fee” fraud, and attempt to convince that person to send money to pay for legal fees, bribes, or other expenses. (The term “advance fee” refers to the money they get from you – and despite their promises of riches, you never get a cent in return.) The criminal may also attempt to get copies of the your identification cards, bank account and other information which can be used to forge bank drafts or commit identity theft.

This World Bank Auditor fraud is closely related to the so-called Nigerian Email Fraud (419 scam), we referred to several programs ago, and they all may originate from the same groups of criminals.

What Harm Is There In Contacting Them, “Just In Case”?

There is no point in contacting them “just in case” – no one has ever received the promised money. You won’t, either.

Why Do I Get Spam?

Most people who have an email address receive “spam email” and the longer you maintain a particular address the more spam you are likely to receive. Spammers create lists of email addresses by collecting them from websites, or buying them from other businesses for relatively small amounts of money.

Can I Get Off Spam Mailing Lists?

Every responsible business that sends bulk email also makes it easy to unsubscribe, usually through a link contained within the email, however

Beware of clicking on an “UNSUBSCRIBE LINK”

Spammers often include a fake “unsubscribe” link in their email, but they use that link to verify that your email account works as opposed to actually removing you from the account. Unless you are absolutely sure that the email is from a legitimate business, or is for emails or a newsletter to which you subscribed, you should not use the unsubscribe feature.

Once you start receiving spam from a particular email address, it becomes effectively impossible to remove your name from the lists.

How Do I Get Rid Of Spam?

There are a growing number of technological approaches to dealing with spam. Filters may be “server side”, screening for bulk email before it gets into your “Inbox”, or “client side”, checking every email in your “Inbox” to see if it is spam. The leading method of reducing spam is the use of an “email filter”. Most webmail services now offer some level of email filtering to all of their clients, sometimes with better filtering offered to paid subscribers.

 

If you would like to see a transcript of this or other Tech 5 programs, please visit www.ezeeradiosvg.com.

This is Ben Harrison from EEZEE Radio 91.1 AND 102.7 on your FM DIAL in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

.