Sunday, 10 June 2007

GENUINE OR SCAM?

I have been receiving a lot of junk emails and warning emails from my friends recently. It seems that there is a syndicate around in Malaysia trying to get personal particulars of individuals. They could be master minding some sort of money cheating scheme. No matter what happened, DO NOT ANSWER to their queries without confirming, contacting and consulting the right authorities (3 C’s).

This is just an awareness program.

CASE 1:

Dear family members and friends

I am writing this e-mail to warn all of you. This is what happen to me on 18th may 2007 at 10.00am. The phone rang and i answered, a voice message stated that the call is from the Malaysian High Court mentioning that I have a case to attend at the KL High Court. Rather curious of what sort of case i have, so i press 9 to talk to the operator.

The operator speaks very “slow English” if you know what i mean. She insisted that i must give her my name and ic no. in order for her to check what sort of case i have. I hold on for a few seconds and she ask me if that is really my ic no. I confirmed and she also confirmed that i have a case to attend. She says that she will faxed the document over to Bukit Aman Police station and the officer will call me in 3 minutes.

So i hung up, through enough i received the call less than 2 minutes. He announced himself as Yeoh Long Wah from Bukit Aman police station. He ask me a lot of questions and say the criminal have use my ic detail to open bank account in Maybank and Public Bank in Negeri Sembilan.

He then ask me whether i have a bank account in Maybank and Public Bank. I told him that i have a Public Bank a/c. He says that i have to answer his questions honestly so that he can help me with my case. The questions he ask like have you lost yr ic before, did you hand over yr ic to anybody for documentation and how much money u have in yr a/c.

I told him i cannot reveal the amount in my account and that i will meet him in Bukit Aman police station. He says fine and meet him before 4pm and gave me the phone no 03-77826222.

I rang my lawyer and ask for advice. She asked me to fix the appointment with the so call police on Sat or Monday since today is Friday and mosque day. I called the no 77826222 and the police answer telling me that this is not Bukit Aman police station but police station in Old Klang Road. I told the police the problem and he told me to launch a police report in Subang Jaya police station because they have been receiving a lot of these calls from people.

I went to Public Bank to freeze all my a/c for the time being. I am sharing all these with you so that you will not go through the trauma i have gone through

From
KYC 18/5/07

CASE 2:

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of £1,000,000.00 (British Pounds) held on the 8th of June 2007 in London Uk. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were selected.

The Uk National Lottery is approved by the British Gamling Board. To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more infomation as regards the procedures to claim your prize.

Email:desmond.fiduciaryclaimsdept@yahoo.co.uk

Please you are advice to contact him by sending him with the underlisted informations:

1.Name
2.Address
3.Nationality
4.Age
5.Occupation
6.Sex
7.Marita Status
8.Phone
9.Fax.

Sincerely,
Mr. Williams Desmond
(Zonal Coordinator)
9/6/07

Note:

  1. Why address to the winner when no one will even provide an email address to the lottery ticket seller?
  2. Professional bodies will spell check their emails before they sent out any letter. Gamling or Gambling?
  3. Why use fiduciacy such a complicated word?
  4. Should the department’s name be highlighted in upper lower case?
  5. Bad English Grammar.

14 comments:

wuching said...

they're all scams out to get your money, don't fall for them!

kuanhoong said...

Soon Malaysia will beat Nigeria as the Number 1 scammer in the world.

Malaysia BOLEH! Hehe

nicholas chan said...

why din call me one? i want to play with the OPERATOR

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Sweetpea said...

i received quite a number of case number 2, and also emails from nigeria. yeah right, free money! duh!

CRIZ LAI said...

wuching: yalor...mostly from South Africa...Their English are so bad :P

kuanhoong: haha...no that serious yet kua

nicholas: Why the operator wor? Too leng lui? :P

rodrigo: thank you but I do not need personalized t-shirt printing :)

sweetpea: as if money will fall down from heaven without even any effort from us? LOL

janicepa said...

aiya.. why waste your time on these email wor..

come lah .. i send u .. 18sx email.. kakakakaka.. *joking*

kayatan said...

Poor Criz !

Ken said...

Aiyooi.... Mane boleh laaa!
African are "almost all of them" a spammer!
I got one that pretty funny!
He said "Dear Sir, or to whoever else that receive this message. I was bla-bla-bla-bla
(I shorten it. He talk BS about this past life).

And today, my doctor claimed and have decided that my life will no longer than 3 months... I was bla-bla-bla-bla
(talking something sad and trying to get some sympathy).

Before I Die, I want to do some charity to every body who want to share my wealth. I was bla-bla-bla-and-bla-bale
(Hyping his own money. Telling me that he is a super rich guy in africa)

Please let me know your CC card number and its security code. I will transfer my money to you and let you share to the other
(hahaha So Stupid! Who will believe in him!)

Or if you are not believe in me by showing your CC number. I have another option for you... bla-bla-bla
(Giving some reasonable option to masked his true identity. Pretty smart move to covered this stupid move just now!)

And hopefully, my wealth will please you and bla-bla-bla!
(Closing his stupid spam message with some goddess sentences)

And now, I can peacely go to my god 's hand after you have help me to do the above last-death-sentences. Thanks for your good and kind heart. Good bye!
"

Well that's a long read actually, I was just too curious with his headline "I'm going to die soon...please help me"! :D

What's my reply?
"Dear sir, Have a nice trip to your god's hand. Die well. R.I.P - Rest In Peace sir!"
:D

I directly deleted this stupid cheater message. I thought he will reply me. but, I haven't seen any news from him! hahaha XD

CRIZ LAI said...

janicepa: yea...sometimes it's good to read and find out how humourous and childish their emails are.

kayatan: LOL

ken xu: Hahaha...RIP...Reap In Pain? LOL

healy said...

Hey! Criz, I didn't get all these rubbish!But, i got some email selling vigra! How about that? haha....

CRIZ LAI said...

healy: I did post an article on that too :P

a n n n a said...

i received a lot of mails saying that I won some flights to somewhere or something. All these scams really annoying. No matter how u 'block' it, they are still coming in! zzz...

CRIZ LAI said...

anna: somehow I'm still suspicious over how they managed to get our mail address.

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