• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Help! > Scam artists in HoP??

Login/Join to Participate

aniki


aniki

stranger
Location: southern california, USA

Total posts: 6
Posted:I joined no longer than a few hours ago, and already, I have a private message. There's the normal one called "Welcome", and then an urgent toned one called, "I NEED YOUR REPLY". An obvious scam that tells me some worker of citibank wants to sign me off as a beneficiary of 24 million dollars in a bank in Poland. Here is the cut and paste of the exact message:

------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------

Dear Aniki

i'm Mr mack coben , a staff in CITIBANK.POLAND as an account and financial adviser to the late MARIO BACOLI who died in the recent earthquake in ITALY.
I am a signatory to a fixed deposit account of US$24,000,000.00 (TWENTY FOUR MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) In a bank in POLAND where we have were his fund was deposited.

I have made all the official paper work for the transfer of this fund as i want you to stand as the beneficiary to the stated fund above. He did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents in the bank concerning the deposi. I want you to stand as the beneficiary to claim this fund.I hope you are trustworthy person,after the successful transfer, we shall share in the ratio of 30% for you and 60% for me and 10% will be set aside to up set any expenssess.

All I need IS your assistance and coperation for the successful transfer of this funds into your nominated bank account. Please get back to me urgently so that i can give you more directives on how to conclude the inheritance transfer to you as the bonefide next of kin to the decease and the beneficiary to the fund.

Regards,
Mr mack coben

pls reply me through my private email mackcoben700@sifymail.com
waitting to hear from you

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

Now, What can I do to report the guy? I have enough to deal with these rats trying to mess with my email, I don't need that from a forum I enjoy visiting. Oh yeah, and his screen name was mackcoben.


gurugurumawaru...

Delete Topic

WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

addict
Location: Australia

Total posts: 474
Posted:I got the same
mackcoben
stranger

Registered: 01/12/09 Dear Woodlandapple

i'm Mr mack coben , a staff in CITIBANK.POLAND as an account and financial adviser to the late MARIO BACOLI who died in the recent earthquake in ITALY.
I am a signatory to a fixed deposit account of US$24,000,000.00 (TWENTY FOUR MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) In a bank in POLAND where we have were his fund was deposited.

I have made all the official paper work for the transfer of this fund as i want you to stand as the beneficiary to the stated fund above. He did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents in the bank concerning the deposi. I want you to stand as the beneficiary to claim this fund.I hope you are trustworthy person,after the successful transfer, we shall share in the ratio of 30% for you and 60% for me and 10% will be set aside to up set any expenssess.

All I need IS your assistance and coperation for the successful transfer of this funds into your nominated bank account. Please get back to me urgently so that i can give you more directives on how to conclude the inheritance transfer to you as the bonefide next of kin to the decease and the beneficiary to the fund.

Regards,
Mr mack coben

pls reply me through my private email mackcoben700@sifymail.com
waitting to hear from you


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

Delete

gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:i've notified a moderator - hopefully not too many people get those messages!!!! i guess some people have nothing better to do than join sites & spam members! mad

on another note - hi! wave welcome to hop you guys! grin


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Thanks for the heads-up, user is now banned.

I think "artist" is stretching it a little wink


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:I dunno Durbs, that is a pretty slick idea. I wonder how he thought of that.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

Delete

Lunaki


Lunaki

Poi Goddess
Location: Oklahoma

Total posts: 16
Posted:I think he has been watching too many italian mafia movies.

Delete

newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hi Aniki
I'm happy to assure you that this is a very well run forum, and I'm sorry you had a crap experience like that first up.
See the Notify tab at the bottom of each post?
Feel free to use it to contact moderators if anything weird happens!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

Delete

UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Originally Posted By: newgabeHi Aniki
I'm happy to assure you that this is a very well run forum, and I'm sorry you had a crap experience like that first up.

This. smile



PMs like this are very rare, but they do happen.
I think this is the 2nd time I have heard of it, and I have been here for 6 years now.

Best thing to do is report the PM to a Mod, and then copy and paste the message to "abuse@<insert the domain that the user wants you to reply to>" and let them deal with it.


Welcome to HOP by the way!


Delete

FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:it's a so called "letter from Nigeria" only version 3.0

it started with mails from Nigeria (Hi, I'm the widow of belated president... inherited THE SUM OF *enter two quazillion dollars*... want to share with YOU... entrusted friend...) moved to European lotteries you have never played and others that have randomly selected your eMail address to WIN THE SUM OF QUAZILLION BRITISH POUNDS... and lately to people dropping dead under quite natural circumstances and bankers who want to SHARE THE INHERITAGE WITH YOU AS A NEXT OF KIN...

Just ignore it - wherever it's from...

Welcome to the ballroom, sorry to have a conman in second file...

hug


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

Delete

Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:Originally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFoot
PMs like this are very rare, but they do happen.
I think this is the 2nd time I have heard of it, and I have been here for 6 years now.

yep sounds right, the first time i got one. that was a few years ago though.

welcome


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

Delete