anhthe882 wrote:Please HELP me! I got a mail some days ago. I wonder this is a mails from Scammers. ================================== ATTN: MR DAVID, I WRITE TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR PRICE QUOTATION RICE THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO OUR CONTRACT BOARD HAS BEEN CONSIDERED GOOD AND COMPETITIVE TO BID. SO! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BOTHER ABOUT GETTING THIS CONTRACT BECAUSE I WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR COMPANY SHALL WIN THE CONTRACT. FOLLOW THE BELOW GUIDELINES CAREFULLY ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BID AND FORWARD TO ME VIA EMAIL SCANNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A.) PREPARE A PROFORMA INVOICE COVERING THE TOTAL ORDER OF 100. 000 MTONS OF RICE IN FAVOUR OF; NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC) AREA II WUSE FEDERAL SECRETARIATE COMPLEX, GARKI, ABUJA FCT NIGERIA. B.) SEND A COPY OF YOUR COMPANY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OR INCORPORATION CERTIFICATE C.) INTRODUCTION LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF YOUR COMPANY ADDRESSED TO THE HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN, 'CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE (CAC). THE LETTER OF APPLICATION/INTRODUCTION CAN BE WRITTEN IN THE BELOW MANNER: ATTN: HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN, CONTRACT AWARD COMMITTEE (CAC), NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC) AREA II WUSE FEDERAL SECRETARIATE COMPLEX, GARKI, ABUJA FCT NIGERIA. DEAR SIR, INTRODUCTION LETTER. WE ARE AN EXPORTER OF RICE WITH OUR HEAD OFFICE IN .................................. WE HAVE LEARNT OF YOUR GOVERNMENT INTENTION TO AWARD A CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF RICE. WE UNDERTAKE THIS LIBERTY TO INTRODUCE OUR COMPANY AS ONE OF THE LEADING EXPORTERS OF RICE. WE CAN SUPPLY ANY QUANTITIES OF RICE WITHIN A VERY SHORT PERIOD PROVIDED WE RECEIVE UPFRONT PAYMENT BY T/T. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE UNDERTAKE THE CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE ENCLOSE HEREWITH OUR PROFORMA INVOICE, VITAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS OF OUR COMPANY FOR YOUR STUDY. WE HOPE YOU WILL FIND FAVOUR IN OUR OFFER AND AWARD THIS CONTRACT. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR GOOD NEWS FROM YOUR REPUTABLE OFFICE. YOURS SINCERELY, SIGN ............................ NAME AND COMPANY STAMP D.) BANKING DETAILS SEND THE WHOLE DOCUMENTS TO MY EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BEST REGARDS, DR. MASON KALU. C.E.O MOB: +234 702301 5010 Email: email@example.com
My dear this is a scam!!! Even you should know that. I am a Nigerian, and i believe that to scam people is bad, but i also believe that only those who want to reap what they have not sown get scammed by foolish mails like this.
1. Too much marketing terms
Home business opportunity: No experience required. No work involved. Earn $2000 in one week! It’s easy to spot these kinds of scams because they’re full of too good to be true promises. And, exclamation points, too. What job will earn you that much money in a week without having to have experience and NOT having to work at all? None. Nada. Zilch!
2. Too friendly email
I mean the intro part of the email. If an email from someone you don’t know starts with “Hello my friend”, “Dear friend”, and they weren’t filtered by your spam box, consider these emails not so trustworthy. This method of scamming is known as phishing or fishing for details or information that will put your financial security in danger.
3. Money Matters
It promises that you can make money online. But you have to pay that upfront, one-time fee first for some training materials. Shady!
4. Assembled Jobs
If a home based business opportunity requires you to assemble furniture or stuff envelops, these are generic but often overlooked signs of a true blue scam.
5. Country Representative Job Offer
Coupled with sign no. 2, if an email offers you a job as a payment receiver requiring you to deposit a check on their behalf or anything similar to that job description, you’re doomed if you reply.
6. Job Offer that Requires Your Picture to Get Hired
Unless you are applying as a model, which is not a form of online money making venture, someone who’s looking for, say, a virtual assistant and asks that she sends a picture is offering something suspicious. Lots of free job listing sites have these types of job posts. Be very, very careful.
7. Employer has no online presence.
If you are trying to win an online job but when you researched about the online presence of your would-be employer and there’s no trace of his name or his company, ask your employer about his company or his business first.
8. Presence of Pressure Tactics.
If the online business opportunity tells you that you will get a chance to win a anti-scam book if you sign up now or you can avail of an early bird discount, walk! Unless they’re coaching or consultancy services which are not direct ways to earn money online, you should not be subjected to these kinds of pressuring if the opportunity will really make you money.
9. Request from Employer or Sponsor that You Keep the Offer a Secret
Coupled with scam sign no. 2 and 5, if the email sender asks you to keep your transactions confidential just for any reason at all, red flag, red flag, red flag! They don’t want you to inform others that you are about to get scammed, of course.
10. Emails from Someone in Nigeria
Although many Nigerians who use Internet scamming as past time, have already figured out that lots of Westerners already know that they should not trust any email from someone in Nigeria, there are still those who are gullible enough to fall for these frauds.
Educate your friends and family who love to use the Internet. They can still be too busy checking their emails or MySpace pages to know these signs.