comprehensive description of how these scams work and
the dangers involved please visit http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/
Fraud - Reporting Internet Scams
Fraud Prevention, Information and News about Fraud Online
OzRipOff - A list of ripoffs and scams in Australia and New
This site has an
excellent coverage of the latest telephone and email scams. This includes
the phone numbers and bank names used by scammers
should take care with these suspected scams. There could be some danger in prying further
into the authors of these schemes. There is always the danger to your bank account should
you "take the bait." Read one reader's notes of his experience with scams out of Africa.
Here is a new
suspected email scam format and recent scams new to 2003.
What can you do about these scams? Site visitor, M O'Connor suggests
reporting them to the email provider. They can look up the history of the user and cancel
the account and others that person may have. It's a great way to get back at these people!
Some contact addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org,
Finally some successful action against these scammers. Full news
Browse our collection of more recent
suspected email scams.
This suspected email scam comes from a Legal Advisor in Lagos, and asks for
asssitance to transfer 18.5 million. Read a copy of the letter.
ASIC advises that you should hang up on calls from International Asset Management,
Level 24, Bangkok City Tower, 79 Southorn Road, Khwaeng Thungahamek, Khet Sathorn Bangkok,
10120, Thailand and Level 23, CP Tower, Silom Road, Silom Bangkok, 10500 Thailand. Full
details of over fifty other suspect companies are on the ASIC website.
This suspected email scam from Ghana promises gold and
banknotes in return for your bank account details.
This one is sourced from Ghana and promises to
'clean' banknotes if only you will pay for the expensive chemicals required to remove security
coding from them.
Suspected Nigerian Email
Scam - We believe this is another
variation on the standard Nigerian 'Lend us your bank account details...' letter. The
difference is that this one comes by email.
This updated US site, fraud
bureau, is an excellent source dealing with financial scams based on the
internet. What is new in Australia is probably old hat in the US, so it's worth checking
for details in their extensive data base.
The most infamous of these is the Nigerian "We need your bank account
details" letter. Browse a copy, along with identification
notes and suggested action.
Consider this guide to detecting and learning about Internet scams. This includes suggestions for
recognising and avoiding these scams.