Beware of International fraudsters on internet!

edited July 2014 in Online Shopping
Since last 4 years the business of fraud committed by some people
claiming to be from African and some other countries is going
on.These people send emails through proxy servers and are
difficult to trace.Though undersigned has been sending compalaints
to respective ministries of many countries after tracing DNS
address from where the mail emerged.
Recently a gang was caught in MP who defrauded some indians of Rs
20,00,000 .These were Nigerian citizens.
The emails claim that money has been left behind by their
relatives or parents.They are victims of civil war etc.
Some send emails in name of solicitors/lawyers.
All these mails are fraud and are based on exploiting human
weakness of greed,ignorance and innocence to fall in trap.
Either they call you to some country for further developments (like
in one case of boy of Punjab)or
come here to India or use some contact agents here.

When you get such mail try to find the originating address by ISP
search software and also forward mail to Cyber crime Department of
Ministry of Informational Technology.

These emails are covered under IT Act as fraud and cheating
practices.

Please never ever fall to these email inducments.Your money and
life both may be in danger.

Issued in Public Interest by Prof R K Gupta
Hony.President
Forum for Enforcement of Civil Liberties-India
{India FORCE}

Note. Please forward this message to as many persons as
possible.

Comments

  • edited February 2009
    Sir,

    You are giving vague information. No clear information.

    In the Ministry where to contact, contact person's address etc.

    your giving information is just boost your name and your position in your
    organisation.

    This is not going to serve any purpose to the public. You are boasting
    yourself and not giving any valid information etc.

    Probably you are also like the above fraudsters.

    Yours sincerely
    hari
  • edited February 2009
    I thank you for bringing the attention of
    all the members of the group to this scam.

    The Nigerian Scam started in 1994 and maybe before
    that. I recd. a Letter by ordinary international cover
    in 1994.

    Then @ 2000, it started coming by Fax.

    @ 2004 onwards it is coming by Email.

    @ 2005 onwards, the news of its success spreaded and
    now scamsters with same trick from round the world are
    trying their hands at it.

    Today I got same type of request of transferring funds
    from UAE.

    Looking to the continuation & upgradation, it is
    easily concluded that hundreds / thousands might have
    been duped. In Indian society nobody would like to
    share their failures and that reaped millions for the
    scamsters.

    ( Maybe a new programme on channel can be started
    where people should share failures , speak their
    hearts out so that it can save valuable hard earned
    money going away to scamsters. Any producer here ? ...
    I can be contacted for giving royalty...joking.. )

    Till date I never responded simply because I know that
    no one in the world is a fool to giveaway 10-30 % of
    Billions of Dollars for just transferring and giving
    them the cash by withdrawing.

    There are many countries where offshore accounts are
    operated where kickbacks from corrupt countries find
    their way. Then why benefitting directly to unknown
    people like us ?

    However GREED has no limits and people pay heavily for
    that.

    Secondly it is a violation of FERA/ FEMA/ RBI rules
    and Non bailable warrants can be issued.

    Recently, in last 3-6 months, people duped are coming
    forward and those Nigerians are being caught in the
    act or after the act by Police and their passports
    seized and cases lodged.

    Awareness has increased. However the combined effect
    of rising population, urbanisation, unemployment,
    weather, etc...and the ever rising needs, luxuries,
    etc.. has caused frustrations across all walks of life
    for many and those are the ones who buy lotteries and
    gamble for making fast buck. They are the ones who are
    taken for ride.

    Hari, you seemed to know every eagerly whom to
    contact, right ?

    Reg. the contact person in event of such becoming a
    victim or having doubt reg. the same , please contact
    your nearest Police station. If it is email related,
    it is transferred to the cyber crime cell and
    whosoever is complainant shall be forwarded the nos ,
    names . place where that cyber crime cell is located
    in their area, city or state.

    At least in Mumbai, we are well aware of that and
    Mumbai's dynamic cyber crime is solving many cases.

    Regds.

    Milan Mehta
  • edited February 2009
    Dear All,

    Yes,These people who are basically from nigeria or from the other parts of the
    african countries are making fool to indian,by just sending an mail.
    I have received a mail & after going thru the mail I intentionaly replied to
    trace these people,& fortunately I have received the answer from them.
    Then I asked for their contact numbers for proceeding the matter,The gave me
    their contact numbers & after some time even I have received a ISD Call from
    those guys,They were asking me to come but I told them to Transfer the money
    first,Then They had replied that First you should come to S/africa & help them &
    finally take your share

    He called me up from this number :-+27113391040 or may be like this
    His name is Christopher maloi,Mother's name is roisemary maloi.....etc...ALL
    THESE NAMES ARE FAKE...

    PLZ TAKE CARE FROM SUCH TYPE OF INCIDENTS OR SCAM,& MIGHT BE YOUR LIFE CAN BE
    IN DANGER,AS THEY MIGHT BE CARNIVOROUS OR MAN EATING PERSON....PLZ IGNORE SIMPLY
    & MARK SPAM TO IT.


    rEGARDS
    rAVI
  • edited February 2009
    The worst part is the innocent victims who believe these cheats and go to
    Nigeria are killed by these bastards..

    These people have indirect agents in India too..

    Sometimes back I read an article...A person in India was contacted by one
    such gang...That guy was an intelligent fellow..He acted innocent but never
    gave away any money...

    He somehow tricked the gang...He said to them that he would give them the
    money but only in person....He said the contact to come to a particular
    place...Informed beforehand the police about this ..Then the police later
    arrested the contact...I dont know what happened after that..

    So if u can do this...that would be great..

    Regards
  • edited February 2009
    If you reach to their country, they shall come to pick
    you up in a first class car and then on way, strip you
    totally including Passport, foreign exchange, watch,
    chain, ring, shoes, etc...and leave you on road.

    Finally such guys land up at Indian Embassy and reach
    back home learning a lesson leaving a big hole in
    their pockets.

    My friend who used to do job in a African country told
    me the above.

    What sivam mentioned was the one I mentioned that
    people have become aware of such schemes and laying
    traps. 3 times in last 2-3 months news came that the
    Nigerians got trapped.

    The Most famous name from which this scam comes is
    MARIAM ABACHA. The most famous country that is the
    origin is presently NIGERIA. Now new countries have
    joined :IVORY COAST, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, KOREA,
    CHINA, etc....

    For authenticity people also use some news article
    mentioned on ...hold your breath...BBC website news !!
    They redirect you to some news where a person's name
    is mentioned and this scamster then says he is that
    person knowing that you shall never be able to see him
    and when you see him by meeting him in his country,
    you are already into trouble.

    Beware of any schemes that gives you more than 12 - 15
    % yearly interest as on today ! It is not possible on
    long term.

    We get carried away by seeing / reading success
    stories. However please understand that behind every
    success story printed there are thousand failures
    which shall never to be disclosed & printed.

    Check your own inner conscience and you shall know how
    many times you did not confess you got cheated at
    small instances at so many places...bus conductor,
    train ticket windows, veg. vendor, baniya's store,
    etc....

    Hence one has to proceed careful in today's world.
    Everybody's out to make fast buck..at any cost..by
    hook or crook..

    Regds.
  • edited February 2009
    Hi all,

    These scams have around for many years now.
    I get many such emails every other day.
  • adminadmin Administrator
    edited March 2009
    Hello,

    If you received such type of letter or e-mails then contact to the nearest police station.

    Thanks
  • adminadmin Administrator
    edited March 2009
    FROM EVICH JAMES
    449 BP 46 ABIDJAN 01.
    COTE D'IVORIE.

    Dearest one,

    Permit me to inform you of my desire to go into business relationship with you ,
    after going through your profile and I prayed over it and selected your name among
    other names due to the nature of my proposal,which requires a reputable and
    trustworthy person. Someone who will be kind and sincere to me.

    l am Miss Evich James, the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs Edward James.My father
    was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory
    Coast, he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business
    meeting. My mother died on the 22th may 1998 and my father took me so special
    because l am motherless. Before the death of my father on 10th december 2007 in a
    private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside,when I sat
    down to listen to him, he started crying, why?

    (1) He complained that I am too young to be managing my life with no one to take
    care of me,(2)That I have not finished my university education as he planned for me,
    he revealed to me that he has a sum of US$7.500.000.(SEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
    THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) left in a security company here in Abidjan, that he
    used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposit of the funds.

    He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisioned by
    his business associates , that l should seek for a GOD fearing foreign partner in a
    country of my choice where l will transfer this money and use it for proper
    investment purpose ,that I must finish my university education by the help of a
    business partner abroad,that he or she should help me obtain a resident permit in
    his or her country.

    He also gave a standing instrution to the company that the deposit must be
    transferred outside this country. According to my father,the money was deposited as
    art works to avoid attracting attention to the deposit.

    I am now ready to do all these since my father my bread winner is no more. l am
    honourable seeking your assistance in the following ways.

    (1) To serve as my guardian in your country while I will depend on your expert
    advise since l am a girl of 19 years.


    (2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my
    university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.

    Moreover , l am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your
    assistance in the transfer of this deposit to your country. Furthermore, you can
    indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be
    concluded within seven days you signify interest to assist me by contacting the
    security company.

    Hoping to hearing from you soon.

    May God bless you as you extend your helping hand to the needy.

    Yours faithfully,

    Ms Evich James.
  • edited August 2010
    sir,i have lost three lakhs in this fake draw....they sent a certificate that i had won 1million euro....in order claim that they told to pay 3lakhs as a transfer fee....i have every details reg this....please help me out in this
  • SanjeevpatilSanjeevpatil Banned
    edited September 2010
    good and useful info .. thanks
  • slider45slider45 Junior Member
    edited May 2011
    We (Piano World) have had first hand experience with these scams. They have tried to purchase products from our online store.

    Some of the people advertising pianos for sale on Piano World have also been approached.
    And now, we find that some of our dealer-members have been contacted too.

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  • edited June 2011
    Hi,

    instead of posting to rediff shopping complaints, i have posted in this blog. Please disgard the mail which i posted. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Note: Subject with "NO RESPONSE" and in text it is about the shoratge issue.

    Thanks,
    Fouzia
  • abercrombieadultabercrombieadult Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    Very good experience, is worth learning, thank you
  • JANU2007JANU2007 Junior Member
    edited October 2011
    yesterday i got call from GSS Shoppings asking me to drop a cheque of Rs. 7999/- in Favour of GSS Shopping Pvt. Ltd. New Ashok Nagar Delhi , 110096 to claim my cash prize given by Bag It Today company as i have book a product Kodak Handy cam in Jan.20011 which i hav not yet received . what i shall do ? go with them ? or denie them ? plz tell me urgently As they will call me at 11.30 AM today .
  • Raveesh ChaudharyRaveesh Chaudhary Junior Member
    edited October 2011
    I have placed an order for sun glass on yebhi.com and the details are as below:

    YBH671871
    Order Value: INR 499.03
    Date: 10/13/2011 9:04:58 PM
    Payment Mode : AXIS Payment Gateway
    Payment Status : Payment Successful
    2000059198
    Transaction Successful

    the status of the order in my account is showing delivered, but still
    I have not received the item.

    I have complained many times but they are not responding to me in proper way and neither I have received the item nor my money. what to do. they are the biggest cheaters.................
  • errecterrect Junior Member
    edited November 2011
    Dear Sir,

    I have been purchased product through STAR CJ online Order No 2011-10-14-024386, i have paid for through credit card Rs. 7000/,but due to some reasons i cancelled that product and ask for refund according to there rule they are liable to refund the money within 7-10 days, but now 1 months have been past and i am still waiting for refund i am regularly call there customer care center no. but they are putting me off just saying that your refund is in process you wil get it soon, but i am nor getting any refund please help me on this.

    Regards,

    Ved Prakash
    8826006755
  • printboothprintbooth Junior Member
    edited March 2012
    Apart from Nigerian citizen, there are more countries like USA, Europe and many others countries people who use to make fool online by sending fake offers through mail...but this not a big deal....online shopping fully depends of IT and IT can perform his task if we provide a good infrastructure. Thanx for your information

    regards,
    Printbooth
  • mkali75mkali75 Junior Member
    edited April 2012
    hey have you got cash prize ? or they are cheaters, please call me on 9844110786 I have already given 96000/-now they are asking more 14998/- tom is last day please call me or give missed call i will give you call
  • edited April 2012
    Here the biggest Scam ever done in INDIA
    ww.*adf.ly/1535204/biggest-scam-
    NOte remove * from the link & add w
  • edited January 2013
    These Nigerians who try to fool Indians should be kicked out of our country
  • edited May 2013
    I got an add form OLX.in and contacted a guy named Hamad Muhammed,he told he is from UK
    COMPANY NAME : PHONES.CO.UK LIMITED
    REGISTERED NO: 06636481
    ADDRESS: 5 PROSPECT PLACE
    CITY: MILLENNIUM WAY PRIDE PARK
    STATE: DERBY
    ZIP CODE: DE24 8HG
    COUNTRY : UNITED KINGDOM
    NUMBER : +447045770193

    He quoted Samsung S4 as 20000rs and asked to deposit money in an Indian company. All our interaction happened in SKYPE, i got all the interaction, if you want I share everything

    I have deposited Rs.20700, for buying a mobile in the following company account.


    PRAKASH TRADING COMPANY
    ICICI Bank
    A/C.NO 102505500620
    PAN NO .DCVPSI832J
    BRANCH FARIDABAD HARAYANA
    IFSC CODE ICIC0001025

    Now they are not delivering the mobile. Initially they asked me to deposit 10000rs, and after receiving the phone rest amount, but everything is fraud activities. I asked for 1 mobile, He told shipment company sent 3 mobile. Without my permission they sent. The tracking no they gave was a fake one(1369249519),DMS Delivery Masters Services ,it was mentioned weight 14.5LBS(6.5Kgs) will 3 Samsung galaxy s4 weights that much. I asked Hamad Muhammed, he replied that was a mistake and he told its 42.5LBS. Think of it then. I was blind due to my requirement for the phone.

    I got a call from a guy named Alex -9920405194, He told phone was caught by custom and I have to 12700 to retrieve, He said ,"he is calling from Mumbai" but when I checked online, It was on hold by Pakistan custom. I skped Humad again, He forced me to deposit or else I cant get the phone, and convinced me to pay 10700, I deposited in the same Indian company, meanwhile Alex called me to fasten the deposit,he mentioned that he is a Courier dispatcher.
    Humad swear to Allah,that there wont be any chargers thereafter, I have chat proof for that.

    [5/24/2013 10:24:02 AM] jammysam S: ammysam S
    [5/23/2013 12:35:33 PM] Hamad Muhammed: ou will definitely receive what you paid for
    [5/23/2013 12:35:59 PM] Hamad Muhammed: this is your last payment and you will definitely receive what you paid for
    [5/23/2013 12:35:59 PM] Hamad Muhammed: ok
    [5/23/2013 12:36:27 PM] Hamad Muhammed: no more payment , i swear to ALLAH\
    [5/23/2013 12:36:31 PM] Hamad Muhammed: Ok

    May 24, 2013 ARRIVED INDIA PORT OF ENTRY ON HOLD FOR CLEARANCE DUTY On Hold
    May 23, 2013 RELEASED BY CUSTOM ON TRANSIT TO KARNATAKA, BANGLORE, INDIA In Transit
    May 22, 2013 ARRIVED PAKISTAN CUSTOM ON HOLD BY CUSTOM On Hold
    May 22, 2013 ARRIVED TURKEY DEPARTURE LEFT TURKEY, ON TRANSIT TO INDIA In Transit
    May 22, 2013 ARRIVED ROMANIA DEPARTURE LEFT ROMANIA, ON TRANSIT TO INDIA In Transit
    May 22, 2013 ARRIVED GERMANY DEPARTURE LEFT GERMANY, ON TRANSIT TO INDIA In Transit
    May 22, 2013 LEFT DMS SHIPPING COMPANY ON TRANSIT TO KARNATAKA, BANGLORE, INDIA In Transit
    May 22, 2013 FROM MARKET ACCESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED ARRIVED DMS SHIPPING COMPANY In Transit

    Now again they put my package on hold, saying hold for clearance duty, and asking 11900rs. then they will send my package. Later I confirm this guys are cheaters and asked for "Prakash Trading company" address and contact number, which still I didn't get. The I asked for the shipment receipt, he himself prepared one without tracking number, there weight mentioned as 12.5LBS.

    Now he is not responding to me on SKYPE, his Skype id :electronicstoreplaza98 his email id: electronicstoremobile98@yahoo.com

    Friends, please don't get cheated by this guy. After I deposited the money, they are least bother about me. I asked for refund,He replied, I can't give"

    I was supposed to receive the phone yesterday,but its is still on hold. At beginning he told, once you receive the phone, sell the rest two phone and deposit the money.

    My id : nirvin2005@gmail.com

    I have all the proof,for bringing this people to justice and I will do that. Please as a friendly help. Share this to every one, So that I will be last person in this cheating. JaiHind


    Thanks
  • edited July 2013
    FRAUD COMPANY "INDIA SOUQ.COM"
    I purchased a mobile Samsung Galaxy S duos on 21st june.
    Made the payment through debit card of Rs 8495,but never received the product.
    The company is a fraud.
    I came across many people who were cheated by this site on facebook.
    So please don't buy anything from them if you value your money.
  • edited December 2013
    i was having the same case which has been resolved by cyber crime awareness society
  • edited December 2013
    My oder no KA/56850/QGR1LCKJ
    Date 18/10/2013 muje ab tek nhi mila
  • edited January 2014
    My oder no KA/56850/QGR1LCKJ
    Date 18/10/2013 muje ab tek nhi mila
  • edited July 2014
    This one cheated me by drawing my 32500.. By saying about the Airport Customs tag.. and the products I bought.. can u Help Me??
    I hav all the proofs as messages in mobile, emails and hav their mobile numbers.. is there any way to get back my money? Iam jus a student.. so for me that much money is huge and gigantic.
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