Advance Fee Fraud

This is just about the most basic form of African advance fee fraud scam that you can think of. The mechanics of the Advance Fee Scam (using Western Union, Money Gram or RIA) are simple. It usually starts off with an introduction of sorts then launches off into a bizarre claim that you are due Read More …

AOL/Intel Merger

Summary You can get free money from Microsoft on behalf of AOL/Intel by forwarding the email. Circulation: 1999 Status: Hoax The Debunking There is no merger between AOL & Intel. This scam came out on the internet in 1999 after being retooled from an earlier Microsoft/AOL merger. Boy, AOL is sure busy merging! I’ve dissected Read More …

Commissioner McAllen-Miller

Summary Millions of dollars coming from the commissioner of “International airport Texas” in consignment boxes – if I pay someone in Africa by Western Union. Circulation: 2011 Status: Scam The Debunking Once again, an unsolicited email telling me of mysterious money coming out of nowhere available to me from a supposed government official. The catch Read More …

Mrs. Janet Napolitano

Summary (Former) Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano offers to broker a deal to allow me to get my millions of dollars from a consignment box in Africa. Circulation: Mid 2012 Status: Scam The Debunking This email, coming from Africa, not Washington, DC is filled with ALL CAPS, misspellings, errors and general nonsense that a Read More …