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By Rick Vandekieft

Illustration by Peter Gamlen

I don’t know anyone that does not receive the occasion (or frequent) email requesting help and, in return for that help, they would receive a sizable amount of money, usually in the millions! I wish I could also say that I don’t know anyone that does not think these emails are legitimate. Yes, if you are seeing one of these emails for the very first time, you may be fooled in believing that for some very good reason YOU, being a good person, have been selected.

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These emails are called “Phishing” which is a type of deception designed to steal your identity. In a phishing scam, a malicious person tries to get information like credit card numbers, passwords, account information, or other personal information from you by convincing you to give it to them under false pretenses. Phishing schemes usually come via spam, email, or pop-up windows.

A scam artist might put a link in a fake email that appears to go to the legitimate website, but actually takes you to a scam site or even a pop-up window that looks exactly like the official site. These copies are often called spoofed websites. Once you are at one of these spoofed sites or pop-up windows, you might unwittingly enter even more personal information that will be transmitted directly to the person who created the spoofed site. That person can then use this information to purchase goods, apply for a new credit card, or steal your identity.

Below these 8 ways to protect yourself from these email scams, I have included eight of these scams that I have received just in the last few weeks!!! This is NOT a good example of being “The Chosen One”!
  1. Never respond to requests for personal information via email - Legitimate organizations will never ask for passwords, credit card numbers, or other personal information in an email. If you do receive an email requesting this kind of information, DO NOT RESPOND, DO NOT REPLY, DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS OR IMAGES, and DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS with the message. If you think the email is legitimate, contact the company by phone or through their website to confirm. See (#2) for the best ways to get a website if you think you've been targeted by a phishing scam.

  2. Visit websites by typing the URL into your address bar - If you suspect that an email from your credit card company, bank, online payment service, or other websites you do business with is not legitimate, do not follow the links to the website from an email message. Those links may take you to a spoofed site that might send all the information you enter to the scam artist who created the site.

  3. Classic examples are phishing emails that claim to come from eBay or PayPal. Pay attention to the URL of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).

  4. Check to make sure the website is using encryption - If you can't trust a website by the address bar, how do you know it's likely to be secure? There are a few different ways. First, before you enter any personal information, check to see if the website uses encryption to transmit your personal information. In Internet Explorer you can do this by checking the yellow lock icon on the status bar. If the lock is closed, then the site uses encryption. This symbol signifies that the website uses encryption to help protect any sensitive personal information, credit card number, payment details that you enter.

  5. Double-click the lock icon to display the security certificate for the site. The name following Issued to: should match the site you are on. If the name differs, you may be on a spoofed site. If you are not sure whether a certificate is legitimate, don't enter any personal information. Play it safe and leave the website.

  6. Routinely review your credit card and bank statements - Review credit card and bank statements as soon as you receive them to check for unauthorized charges.

  7. Report suspected abuses of your personal information to the proper authorities - If you feel you have been a victim of a phishing scam, you should immediately report the scam to the company that's being spoofed. If you are unsure how to contact the company, visit the company's website to get the correct contact information. The company may have a special email address to report such abuse. Remember not to follow any links in the phishing email you received. You should type the known website address for the company directly into the address bar in your internet browser.

  8. Use anti-virus software and maintain security settings on your computer

This IS a safe link to an excellent advice article : SECURE YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER


Here are eight of these scams that I have received just in the last few weeks!!!

On 2020-02-19, 6:53 PM, "Marlon Mayor" wrote:

Hello Good Day,

My name is Marlon Mayor an attorney to late Brad who died on 20th Feb 2012 with his family in a car accident in Switzerland. He deposited the sum of 29,500,000.00 Dollars before his death in a bank Netherlands.

I am contacting you to seek your approval to present you as the next of kin of the late Brad, considering the fact that you both bear the same surname, giving you legal right for the proceeds of this account to be directly paid to you.

And then we can share it between ourselves when it is paid to you.
Reply if you are interested.
Marlon Mayor


On 2020-02-14, 6:27 PM, "Benson Muruvi (Esq)" wrote:


My name is Benson Muruvi, a lawyer and Financial Consultant for the Gupta Family based here in South operating through a proxy. We provide discrete financial services for High Net worth Individuals, CEO's/Executives of Corporations and Senior Government officials in around Africa. What we do is legal and within the ambient of the law, but following the leakage of the infamous state capture story in South Africa involving the Gupta family.

Following recent events in South Africa and resignation of South Africa's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene last October. We have held series of meetings and consultation with Gupta Family and resolved to move the funds immediately out of South Africa for possible investment in safe economy in your Country.

Read latest details:

Read details: and subsequent release of an affidavit by the former finance Minister Pravin Gordhan containing details of “suspicious” bank transactions by Gupta owned companies which lead to the closure of the Gupta known accounts by the big banks in south Africa. Read detail:

Following this indictment, my clients are no longer comfortable, they wants their proxy accounts that I am in control of closed quietly and transfer their cash to an Offshore locations and invest it in the real sector of an economy in any part of the world that have good prospects. So we are looking for Manufacturers, Real estate developers, Construction Companies, and Oil Exploration Companies, Mining Corporations that will be vetted to qualify for this fund injection.

Please let us move forward with your organization to handle this operation and you and your company will be entitled to 30% of the cash injection and we will have to meet in person preferably in USA to discuss and structure the business plan out before commencement.

Have a blessed day.

Benson Muruvi (Esq)
Email: giidp955@xxxxxx


From: M rs
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2020 at 8:47 AM
Subject: Greetings

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Mrs Elizabeth A. Johnson from Bahrain, a widow to late Dr. A. Johnson. l am 51 years old and a coveted born again Christian, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, from all indication my condition is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that I might not live more than two (2) months, according to my doctor because the cancer has gotten to a very worst / dangerous stage.

My late husband and my only child died last five years ago, his death was politically motivated. My late husband was a very rich and wealthy business man who was running his Gold/Diamond Business here in South Africa. After his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. My doctors has advised me that I may not live for more than two (2) months, so I now decided to divide the part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of the church in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. I collected your email address during my desperate search on the internet and I prayed over it.

I decided to donate the sum of Five Million Six hundred thousand United States Dollars $5,600,000.00 USD Only, to the less privileged because I cannot take this money to the grave. Please I want you to note that this fund is lodged in a bank here in South Africa.

Once I hear from you, I will forward to you all the information you will use to get this fund released from the bank and to be transferred to your bank account. I honestly pray that this money when transferred to you will be used for the said purpose because l has come to find out that wealth acquisition without Christ is vanity. May the grace of our lord Jesus the love of God and the fellowship of God be with you and your family.

Please reply me on my private contact email:
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson.


On 2020-02-22, 12:33 PM, "Rev.Sister.Mary Thomas" wrote:

Good Day Beloved,

My name is Rev. Sister Mary Thomas from St. Mary's Catholic Church Cotonou Benin Du Republic, i wish to inform you that we have lost Rev. Fr. Peter Colapiet.

Late Rev. Fr. Peter Colapiet died on 05th November 2019, he was an Orphan from Michigan United State Of America, but nationalized in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cotonou Benin Du Republic.

Before his death, he made a Will and gave an instruction to contact you Via your e-mail address when he died as his Next of Kin. I am glad to inform you that late Rev. Fr. Peter Colapiet made you the beneficiary of his will at the sum of $6,500,000.00 and i know you might be wondering how late Rev.Father Peter Colapiet made you the beneficiary of his WILL.

He made a random sampling of many people's e-mail addresses as his spirit direct him, by the help of MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL FIRM and yours came out as a draw before Leukemia took him. That is how you were picked as his sole beneficiary to be contacted after he pass on and memorial service completed.

To lay claims to this WILL, contact me with the information's below so that i can forward it to the Bank where the deposit is lodged for the release of your funds.

Full names:
Contact address:
Next of kin:
Valid ID:
Private Phone number:

Thank You and remain bless
Rev.Sister.Mary Thomas


From: Victoria Francis
Reply-To: Victoria Francis
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:11 PM
Subject: From, Victoria Francis

My dear beloved,

My name is Victoria Francis i am suffering from a long time Cancer of the breast, from all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my Doctors have courageously advised me that i may not live beyond next month.

I want you to use this Eight Million Eight Hundred thousand Euros to help my only son who is 16yrs also with charities home as my promise to God.

I will give you more details once i hear from you.

Best regards,
Victoria Francis


On 2020-02-26, 2:44 AM, "Yusuf Barakiel" wrote:

My Dear

I hope that you are well today. I am the Accounting Manager of BOA, With due respect, I decided to contact you over this business financial transaction worth the sum of $30 Million dollars in other to entrust this fund into your bank account.

You should note that this is an abandoned fund that belongs to one of our customer from Indonesian who died along with his entire family on a plane crash disaster with Lion Airline on October 29, 2018. I was very fortune to meet the deceased file when i was arranging the old and abandoned customer's files in other to submit to the management accordingly for documentation purposes.

If you are interested, please forward the following information to me as below:

{1} Your full Names and address,
{2} Your telephone or mobile numbers..

Waiting for your urgent reply or confidentially call me on mobile number.
Tel: 00226 64144256

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Yusuf Barakiel


On 2020-02-23, 4:46 PM, "Raj N" wrote:


How are you doing today and your family? I'm a United Kingdom citizen living in Dubai, UAE and I have a lucrative Loan or Investment funding proposal to discuss with you which is very important, I'm contacting you regarding my client's intention to partnering and fund extremely wide variety of projects including real estate, Amusement parks, eco and green projects, golf courses, hotel and resorts, manufacturing, residential housing, tourism and tourist projects, water parks and many other types of project.

Kindly let me know if you have viable project or lucrative business plan which needs partnership funding, my client is a Middle East Region local who's family ties with the Royal families of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. he is seeking partnership outside the Middle East Region for strategic investment round the world.

The terms and condition will be available only if you are interested, this is an opportunity to fund your investment projects without bank's high interest rates because my client has great interest to invest in worthy creative startups that has good potentials. he is not concerned about the type of project or the location of the investment rather his interest is that the Project should be one that will be able to yield a high return on investment. The investment funds are currently deposited with an Investment Finance Group in USA.

Please contact me immediately if you are interested, funds are in USA ready to be invested only with suitable business plan from company or credible individual.
I wait to hear from you soonest.

Mr. R. Nas


On 2020-02-23, 3:02 PM, "David Clayton" wrote:

Dear Sir,

I have an investor that wants to invest $6.8 Billion into different companies that need funds for expansion and diversifications only. No part of this fund can be invested in startup companies, but only in Companies that have been making good profits already and needs funds for EXPANSION, further diversification etc.

The investor’s areas of investment interests are wide and all-inclusive and may include what the receiving company has competence and comparative advantage in doing. As long as such company's activities are legitimate and very profitable, they could be availed part of the funds.

Please note that there will be no upfront fees to be paid and no traveling required by the companies receiving the funds.

But the investor’ Due Diligence personnel will visit the investee, for purpose of due diligence on the investee and to confirm the suitability of the projects to which the funds will be applied and the readiness of the investee. An MOU will be signed during the meeting. And subsequently, upon the satisfactory Due Diligence Report of the visiting Due Diligence Agent on you and your project, the investor will execute the wire transfer of the investment funds to the benefitting company's bank account.

The expected Annual return on investment on the funds received from the investor should not be less than 3% per annum.

A company could apply for any amount out of the whole $6. 8 Billion, provided it can justify the amount, it is applying for. Reply to: - davidclayton525@xxxxxxx

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards.

Mr. David Clayton