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I had been using Fraudaid.com to report scams that I receive on a daily basis. I followed their instructions and forwarded emails to them as it stated to do so on their site. Most of my emails got sent back to me with a message stating that they could not use the report. The returned emails did not state specifically what I was doing wrong. I tried different things and made sure that it was not being sent as an attachment. I then received a very nasty reply message that stated something like this: THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING!!! YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO COMPLY AND SEND REPORTS THAT ARE NOT ATTACHMENTS!!! FURTHER EMAILS WILL BE DELETED!!!
I find this reply to be unprofessional when they could have stated in a better way: Dear sir, We are receiving emails from you that are attachments. Please check your email settings, best regards. Fraudaid. I did not know that aol was sending them as attachments and I had selected the option to not send them that way. I emailed Fraudaid and they did not even bother to reply back. I do not want to be contacted by Fraudaid for any reason, It is apparent to me that they are rude and do not know how to communicate with people in a civil manner. I will make it a point to post complaints about them on other sites as well. Their motto is "spread the word" well, I'm going to spread the word about them.
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I found the instructions on how to check before emailing to be very explicit and clear and explained why those types of emails were useless to their effort. The instructions for AOL are very easy to understand.
HI@ FRAUDAID.COM, |
AM AROLU (NICKNAME), THIS IS JUST TO ALERT THE INTERNET USERS ABOUT ONLINE SCAMS. I HAVE FALLED A VICTIM AND I LEARNED LESSON FROM IT, I DIDN'T CONSIDERED IT BEEN A BITTER EXPERIENCE. I LOST A VAST OF MONEY IN THIS SCAM REPORTING, IT IS FOR BENEFIT OF OTHERS.
THE FORMATS OF SCAM AS FOLLOWS:
- FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION. COULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER TO HELP ME TO RELOCATE THIS SUM OF TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$10.5M) TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR ESTABLISHING AN INDUSTRY IN YOUR COUNTRY. THIS FUND WAS DEPOSITED IN OUR BANK BY MR PAUL LOUIS HALLEY FROM FRANCE WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH IN 2003 TBM 700 AIRCRAFT ON 6 DECEMBER WITH HIS WIFE AND THE WHOLECREW ON BOARD. WE HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT HIS FAMILY TO COME FORWARD FOR CLAIMS BUT COULD NOT SUCCEED. WE DISCOVERED THAT THE LATE FRANCE CITIZEN DIED ALONG SIDE WITH HIS WIFE HUSBAND AND CHILDREN WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HER NEXT OFKIN. CLICKHERE(http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/4537663.stm ) I WILL GIVE YOU ALL VITAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FRANCE CITIZEN AND THE $10.5M IN OUR CUSTODY SO THAT YOU WILL CONTACT MY BANK FOR THEM TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DESEASED PERSON. YOU WILL HAVE TO ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH THE BANK WHILE I WILL GUIDE YOU ON THE STEPS TO FOLLOW TILL THE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND REACHES TO YOU AND YOUR ACCOUNT. AS ONE OF THE BANK DIRECTORS, I WILL PLAY A ROLE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FUND IS RELEASED TO YOU. AS SOON AS I RECIEVE YOUR REPLY, I WILL GIVE YOU AN INSTRUCTION ON WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.REPLY AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FULL NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, OCCUPATION, AND YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS. WE SHALL DISCUS OUR INTEREST ON THE LOT AS WE PROCEED REPLY ME AT MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS; I AWAIT YOUR URGENT REPLY MR. TANKO IBRAHIM.
Thank you for your brief and understandable reply to my email.Sorry if i may have offended you by contacting you to be my partner. Here is the website below;What to do and the requirement needed.
CLICK HERE;a(http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/4537663.stm )
This is an abandoned sum of money in the bank where i work which the owner died with his entire family in a plane crash living no next of kin behind to claim the money that is why i have contacted you to apply as his next of kin and provide a foriegn account where this money will be transfered into if the bank approves your application.Mind you that your age does not matter in this transaction it is all about trust and confidence.
I work in the bank and will give you all informations that will lead to the claiming of this money the only thing you will do for me is to keep the transaction as a top secret untill the money is transfered into your account because the bank will sack me if they notice that i am behind the claim.
ABOUT THE LATE MR PAUL LOUIS HALLEY.
Mr Paul Louis Halley was a France Citizen.He was a rich business man dealing in properties/Business Bonds and Oil in his home country and Africa.
Before i finally decided to seize this opportunity to transfer the fund in his account using a foreigner as her next of kin, i have searched for one year far and near to find any of his relations to no avail. i made several enquiries to her country's embassy to locate any of his extended relative this also proved unsuccessful.
Hence, after these several unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of her family I decided to contact some one abroad or overseas to trust and transfer this fund to his account for our sharing and benefit. hence i contacted you.
TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.
i need to enphasise on the need for trust and confidence on both side as the pillar for the success of this business. you need to reassure me that you will not betray me and sit on this fund when it finally comes into your custody.At the end of the transaction, you will gain 40% of the money, 60% for me while for any expenses that may arise from the transaction we will both take care of it together.
I know and i am optimistic that this business deal will uplift our financial status, its just for you to follow my instruction and guidelines until the fund will enter your account.i need your absolute coperation in this great project.
This business is a great business and will need determination and great arrangement to succeed. The arrangement which has already been made is my underground responsibility in the bank in seeing that the whole process to be taken to achieve your approval and for the smooth transfer of your inherittance to your desired account is made without any conceivable hitch.
I assure you therefore that all loopholes are covered and all obstacles removed. this business deal will never endanger any on both sides.it is 100% free from any risk what so ever.
To remind you, this transaction is not a child's play nor a little amount involved.We are talking of over TEN MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS, and so i will not like anybody(not even you) to spoil it for me because it had taken me years to arrive at the stage before i decided to look for a foreigner to assist me.
You do not have any risk to bear in this transaction hence, all the relevant documents involved is at hand.
And immediately the money is clear, you will quickly arrange for all my travelling documents so i can meet with you in person.
Once again, send me the complete profiles as it, s states above to enable us exceed.
May God bless you as you help out and in this matter.
I am waiting to hearing from you.
Mr Tanko Ibrahim.
FULL NAME:MR TANKO IBRAHIM.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:BURKINA-FASO.
RESDENTIAL ADDRESS:#288 QUEZIN FERDINAND AVENUE
STATUS:MARRIED WITH 3 CHILDREN(ONE BOY 2 GIRLS).
OCCUPATION:CIVIL SERVANT(WITH BANK OF AFRICA.
DATE OF BIRTH:10TH OF MARCH 1956(10/03/56)
COMPLEXION:FAIR IN COMPLEXION/CHOCOLATE COLOUR
HUBBIES:WATCHING FILMS, LISTENING TO RADIO AND
READING NEWS PAPER/JOURNAL..
My private number +226 -78011238
Mr Tanko Ibrahim
--- On Fri, 6/11/09, tanko ibrahim wrote:
From: tanko ibrahim
Subject: CALL ME OK
Date: Friday, 6 November, 2009, 9:54
MY GOOD BROTHER. HOW ARE YOU? I DONT LINK HOW YOUR DONIG IN THIS TRANSACTION. IF YOU KONW THAT YOU CAN NOT HELP ME IN THIS TRANSACTION. PLEASE TELL ME SO THAT I WILL KONW WHAT TO DO OK. YOU TELL ME TO SEND YOU MY INFORMATION GOOD FOR THAT BUT MY DAER BROTHER I AM NOT THE ONE TO SEND YOU MY INFORMATION. YOU ARE THE ONE WHON WILL SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO ME. SO YOU CAN CALL ME
Name: Tanko Ibrahim
Age: 49 Years.
B:P 1508 Ouaga. Burkina-Faso.
Telephone:+226 78 08 03 40
Nationality: Burkina Faso
Occupation: Financial Consultant
Home: Address: Rue 54 Ave Loudia
Marital Status: Married with three(3) Children..
--- On Thu, 22/10/09, tanko ibrahim wrote:
From: tanko ibrahim
Subject: FILL THE APPLICATION FORM AND SEND IT TO THE BANK. YOU GET BACK TO ME
Date: Thursday, 22 October, 2009, 13:46
FILL THIS APPLICATION AND FORWARD IT TO BANK
Please below is the text of an application which you are to re-write, sign and send to the bank immediately for onward proceedings.
The Manager Foreign Remittance Department
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Tel:+226- 78 011 238
BURKINA FASO (Boa) bank Email;( email@example.com )
APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF FUND OF LATE MR ANDREAS SCHRAMMER
I in the person of Mr... Of the above said address hereby apply for the payment of my late uncle’s fund in your Bank.
LATE MR ANDREAS SCHRAMMER Died with his family in a plane crash as he was travelling to New York for holidays.
The family members have now asked me to apply for the payment of his left fund of USD. ($10.500.000.00) Million dollars in your Bank as his next of kin. His account number is your Bank is 7569451 - 2361. With this, I request that the balance in his account number mentioned above will be transferred to my account as follows:
BANK: NAME: ...
ACCOUNT NAME: ...
DATE OF BIRTH: ...
I strongly believe that my Application will meet your urgent and favourable consideration.
Note: You will re-copy this information and send it to the Bank with this bank Email;(firstname.lastname@example.org )
and do not fail to call on my phone +226 78 011 238 immediately you send the Application to the Bank, for easy execution of this transaction.
Thanks and God bless.
From: Tanko Ibrahim Bills & Exchange Manager
THESE ARE JUST LITTLE OF SCAMMERS INSTRUMENTS.
Their instructions are very clear and understandable for those of us that are not technically adept. I have found that Fraud Aid is an exceptionally professional not-for-profit company that serves as a place where we can report these scams. Their information is shared with law enforcement and has assisted in the arrest of scammers.