419 Scam – Help Hosni Mubarak, ex-dictator of Egypt
Advance fee scammers often take adavntage of headline-grabbing current events, such as natural disasters, plain crashes or political turmoil. So it is not really surprizing when these criminals pose as someone helpinh former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak to move money stolen from the Egyptian people.
As in all 419 scams, the funds don't exist, the names and addresses are fake and the whole object is to get the spam recipient to send money to the criminals.
Here are examples of 419 fraud emails connected to events in Egypt:
From: "President Hosni Mubarak"<firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:12:03 -0800
Subject: Letter from President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.
My contacting you through this medium is due to the urgency and confidentiality of this message; I want to make you an offer
so that you can assist me.
I resigned as the Egyptian President on the 11th of Feb 2011, please go through this:
I know very well that the new government will be after all the moneys with me, and as such, I dont want to lose all. I have
some deposited amount of money In Bank In New York, which I will like you change the ownership to you and have the money
moved immediately to you in your country in Cash (US$56Million) through a high Diplomatic Service.
Once you have received this first part, I will move another to you, but I want you to assure me that you can handle this
easily, as I will take care of all the documentation here and the cost here. What you are to take care of is just the
delivery and handling charges/fee once they have arrived your country.
You are receiving 30% of the total amount, so please urgently reply with your full contact information and as well as a copy
of your ID to assure me that you are not going to run with my money.
Please reply and notify me of your interest with your, Full Name, Your Contact Address, Your direct telephone Number.
I am waiting.
President Hosni Mubarak
Arnold Vollendam (email@example.com)
I am Mr. Arnold Vollendam a close aid as well investment consultant, I have been mandated by my client Ex Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to source for a reliable partner who will assist him take safe custody of his funds, as my client presently have with UBS Investment bank the sum of $17 Million; this became imperative as he has been forced out of office due to the current political unrest in Egypt also Swiss bank and other top banks has started confiscating his deposit with them. Thus the need to move the funds with UBS investment bank to you is tagged URGENT.
My client is willing to offer 20% of the total fund if you are capable of keeping these funds as well investing them for him, do revert back for further details. Attaching your C.V which should include the under listed;
Phone and fax numbers
Contact address home or office.
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From: "Volledam Arnold"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Message From Egypt.
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:55:14 -0800
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