I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Just imagine, someone will fall for one of these.
I always wanted one of these, but I never received one! I will now contact this guy and be rich! :)
Begin forwarded message:
YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED FROM DANIEL WILLIAMS
"Williams & Associates.co.za" <firstname.lastname@example.org> to recipients
Managing Partner(Williams Chambers)
From:Williams & Associates
Republic of South Africa.
+ 27 79 065 7980
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Mr. Patrick
Cole, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered.
I attempt again the same email address on the Will.
I wish to notify you that late Mr.Patrick Cole, made you a beneficiary to his Will.
He left the sum of Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$10,5M )
to you in the codicil.Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavour to get back
to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my Job, to you in the
codicil & last testament to his will. I hope to hear from you in
no distant date.
Yours in His service,
Barrister Williams (For Williams & Associates)
Protect yourself from this scam as well!
New scam circulating
This scam alert comes from Patti Wallner, president of the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce:
This concerns a Scam Alert based on reports from Small Business Administration (SBA) districts across the country. Someone is using stationery with what appears to be SBA letterhead to small businesses nationwide. It advises businesses that they may be eligible for a tax rebate under the Economic Stimulus Act and that SBA is assessing their eligibility for such a rebate. The letter asks business to provide the name of its bank and account numbers.
Needless to say, SBA does not do that, but a lot of people won't know that. This email warns our members not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to quality them for federal tax rebates.
Here's what we have received from SBA on the matter.
The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a scam alert today to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.
The fraudulent letters were sent out with what appears to be an SBA letterhead to small businesses across the country, advising recipients that they may be eligible for a tax rebate under the Economic Stimulus Act, and that SBA is assessing their eligibility for such a rebate. The letter asks the small business to provide the name of its bank and account number.
These letters have not been sent by or authorized by the SBA, and all small businesses are strongly advised not to respond to them.
The scheme is similar in many ways to e-mail scams often referred to as "phishing" that seek personal data and financial account information that enables another party to access and individual's bank accounts or to engage in identity theft.