Technology in Society

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Internet Fraud: Scam in the name of Suzanne Mubarak

The usual internet scams never end. They are often in the name of someone corrupt and famous.

After the revolution of 2011, Egyptians deposed Hosni Mubarak. And now there are scams in his wife's name, as follows:

Mrs. Suzanne Hosni Mubarak
Resident Address: Kamal El Din One St.
Garden City, Cairo Egypt.
Email: susannemub@myself.com

Dear Sir/Madam

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Mistaken Identity: Musical Instruments Supplier

I got the following message on my web site today. I have no idea why someone would mistake my site for a company that sells musical instruments ...

deepak [deleted] ([deleted]@gmail.com) sent a message using the
contact form:

dear sir,

Pls. send us a quotation for musical instruments for school band -

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Another Internet Scam: Beneficiary of Unclaimed Fund

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Here is another form of "you are the beneficiary of an unclaimed fund" scam. The name of the deceased rich person is Khalid. What a coincidence ...

From: Barrister Ebunie Johnson Nzewi

Good Day khalid,

This is to officially notify you on the unclaimed fund left by Mr.khalid, who was burnt to death with his entire family, in when their car collided with a trailer while they are coming back from a holiday in a resort off the town.

Another sad case from India scammed of $13,400

Here is another case of someone from Hyderabad, India, who was scammed of 700,000 Indian Rupees, which is the equivalent of almost $13,400 US Dollars.

Moreover, this was all borrowed money.

He writes:

asalmualaikum,,
sir , i have been trapped into this and i lost 7 lakhs .. i didn't know anything about this . and i almost registered a case by cyber crime and it tooked nearly 2 months and still no response .. that all money was borrowed by my relatives and i have to pay them back very soon... please if anything can happen by you.. help me...

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TechFetch.com Millions of dollars for next of kin from attorney of deceased

Here is another scam email claiming millions for gullible victims.

Attention please,

I am Mr. azmanbinothman, I was an attorney to a deceased client of mine, who died of a heart attack in 2001, but before his demise, he had a deposit of (US$19,000,000.00) Nineteen Million United States Dollars with a security vault here as a family treasure which I'm aware of as his lawyer.

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Another Scam: Alleged "United Nations Intelligence Bureau" helping those previously scammed

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This is another scam within a scam. People who get scammed are approached by other (or the same?) scammers claiming they are officials trying to catch the scammers and get back the money for the victims.

However, those who claim to be officials, local or international, are scammers themselves and are often able to scam the victim for more money than the origial scam was worth.

Here is an example of a man in India who was scammed by a person claiming to be from the non-existent United Nations Intelligence Bureau.

CHEATED MONEY

DR.BILLY MAXWELL,

Canadian Mobile Random Lottery Ballot Draw

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This is another scam by mobile SMS text messages, from one Dr Frank, claiming he is contacting the victim on behalf of the Canadian Mobile Random Lottery Ballot Draw.

I had to contact Dr Frank at +447924078012 and email caontario@gmail.com.

He send me a SMS so say I had won 1 Million USD at this Canadian Mobile Random Lottery.

Is it true and what must I do to received the money can you please assist me!

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