Although there are many different ways to make money online,
there are plenty of dishonest people who try to take advantage of the less internet-savvy.
This page will be dedicated to alerting all GPT or Survey participants
to several different scams floating around the internet.
One great place to see if you may fall prey to a scam is:
This website is full of scams and urban legends.
Have you received a check for around $3,000 from a lottery that you cannot remember entering?
Many people have received a check from the British or the Canadian lottery with an initial check for $2,899-$3,000.
This is not real. Do not cash the check.
People who have cashed their check have found their bank accounts wiped out or their credit ruined.
I received this e-mail "Phishing" my information. BASICALLY they make their website look like the REAL paypal site- then stick links in there that lead directly to their accounts. When you enter or "update" your information through their links- they steal your information and your money!
Don't fall for this! When in doubt- go to http://www.PayPal.com and check your account status directly through their website!
I received an e-mail entitled: Honesty is Required. I have received similar offers for employment by "foreign investors."
Don't fall for this- they can end up causing you a big headache and no compensation for your efforts.
Copy of the e-mail as follows:
DR BABACAR DIAGNE
DIRECTOR: TREASURY AND EXCHANGE UNIT
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THESE LETTER. I AM DR BABACAR
DIAGNE, THE DIRECTOR OF TREASURY AND BILL EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN
REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT IN THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE WHERE I WORK.
MYSELF AND THREE OTHER COLLEAGUES IN THIS DEPARTMENT ARE CURRENTLY IN
NEED OF A FOREIGN PARTNER WHO WILL PRESENT A DESIGNATED SAFE FOREIGN
ACCOUNT WHERE WE CAN TRANSFER INTO THE SUM OF TWENTY THREE MILLION, SEVEN
HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS ( 23,700.000.00 ). THIS FUND ACCRUED
LEGITIMATELY TO US AS COMMISSION FROM FOREIGN CONTRACTS, THROUGH OUR PRIVATE
CONNECTIONS. THE FUND IS PRESENTLY WAITING TO BE REMITTED BY THE APEX
BANK TO ANY FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT PRESENTED BY US FOR THIS REMITTANCE.
HOWEVER, BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITIONS AS CIVIL SERVANTS IN OUR COUNTRY, WE
CANNOT ACQUIRE THIS MONEY IN OUR NAMES, BECAUSE AS HIGH PLACED CIVIL
SERVANTS, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT TO OWN
OR OPERATE FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNTS OUTSIDE OUR SHORES. ON THE OTHER HAND,
IT IS NOT SAFE FOR US TO KEEP THE MONEY HERE DUE TO OUR UNSTABLE
I HAVE BEEN DELEGATED AS A MATTER OF TRUST BY MY COLLEAGE, TO LOOK FOR
A HONEST FOREIGN PARTNER IN WHOSE ACCOUNT WE WILL TRANSFER THE SUM OF
$23,700,000.00 US DOLLARS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT AND FURTHER INVESTMENT
PROJECTS IN YOUR COUNTRY. ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION, YOU
WILL BE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN SHARE OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION. WE
HAVE AGREED THAT 30 % OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS OUR FOREIGN
PARTNER, IN RESPECT TO THE PROVISION OF A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE
TRANSFER, 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE TRANSFER
PROCESS AND 65% WOULD BE FOR ME AND MY COLLEAGUE. THEREAFTER I AND MY
COLLEAGUE WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT ACCORDING TO THE
PERCENTAGES INDICATED, HENCE THE REASON FOR REQUESTING YOUR SINCERE
CO-OPERATION IN WORKING TOGETHER AS PARTNERS AND RECEIVE THE FUNDS IN YOUR BANK
ACCOUNT WITH TOTAL TRUST.
PLEASE, YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP THIS INFORMATION A TOP SECRET AS
WE ARE STILL IN THE SERVICE AND INTEND TO RETIRE FROM SERVICE CIVIL
SERVICE AFTER WE CONCLUDE THIS DEAL WITH YOU. I WILL BE MONITORING THE
WHOLE SITUATION HERE IN THIS MINISTRY UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE MONEY IN YOUR
ACCOUNT AND ASK US TO COME DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR SUBSEQUENT SHARING
OF THE FUND ACCORDING TO PERCENTAGES WE AGREED UPON. ALL OTHER
NECESSARY INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO CHAMPION THIS
TRANSACTION WITH US. I SUGGEST YOU GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THROUGH MY DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER 00221 4829179 OR THIS CONFIDENTIAL
EMAIL STATING YOUR WISH IN THIS DEAL.
THANKS AND BEST REGARDS.
DR BABACAR DIAGNE
DIRECT TEL: 00221 4829179
I received this e-mail today. Don't ever give out the information they're asking for here:
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR: INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT
WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual
draw of our LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL Programs. The online cyber lotto
conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of
corporate institutions,picked by an advanced automated random computer
search from the
internet.No tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a
winner in the category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref
GP 14-M-246-04,Batch Number:
573881545-NL/2006 and Ticket Number: PP 3502 /8707-01.
You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500,000.00. ( Two
Five Hundred Thousand ) from the totalpayout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and
satisfactory report. To file in for the
processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to contact our
and Accredited claims agent
for category "A" winners with the information below:
Phone:+31 633 757 078
You are advice to provide him with the following information:
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than (14) days;
thereafterunclaimed funds would be included
in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all
You are to keep all lottery information confidential, especially your
reference and ticket numbers.
(This is important as a case of double claim will not be
of affiliated agencies are
PROHIBITED from participating in this program.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address, do inform our agent
soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
part of our Promotional Program.