Comments on: Scams and the Beautiful Game http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Stephen Cobb http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3899 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:05:00 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3899 Thanks for sharing Kim, they just won’t give up this con-game until they are jailed, or people stop falling for it, or both.

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By: Stephen Cobb http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3898 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:04:00 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3898 That is a pretty impressive piece of fraud. Thanks for sharing.

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By: don http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3881 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:40:00 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3881 this is the jpg i got

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3056 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:13:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3056 Thanks, Kim. I’m not sure that I’d kill myself if I was down to my last $5m, but perhaps the cost of living is higher in the Netherlands.

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By: Kim http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3055 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:56:32 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3055 I got the same mail from  
 
 
Joe Hansen.
Accounts Supervisor,
CAPITEC Bank Plc,
Tel: +27737235165
 
Dear Sir/Madam, 
 
Before reading this email I will like to inform you that this is not one of those junk emails you may have received by strange dishonest individuals who uses people’s personal details fraudulent acts. Do take this email very seriously and confidential because it contents are 100% truth.
My name is Mr. Joe Hansen, I work for CAPITEC BANK PLC, Am contacting you for a business proposal which I have no doubt will benefit us both at the end. I would like us to work as partners in transferring the sum of $5 million into your bank account.
 
These funds were deposited into our bank by one tourist from Netherlands MR. SRAN VAN DER VON whom has visited South Africa for the FIFA WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT. After his country lost to SPAIN in the final, the man committed suicide in his hotel room the same night after the soccer match. Latter a report came to our bank that the man took his own life as a result of his country losing to Spain and the main reason for his action is that the man has gambled with his MINING COMPANY in Netherlands and this company is said to worth about 50 million united states dollars thinking his country will surely win but unfortunately the match did not go his way.
In our bank records he has no family we could contact to inform them about the deposited funds and when making the deposit with our bank, he stated that the funds were meant for an investment in mining here in south Africa because of its rich in mineral resources.
 
Am contacting you so we work together on how the funds can be transferred from our bank to your bank account in your country or anywhere else you feel will be secure for us. And do note that I cannot make the transfer of the funds out of the bank alone without contacting a foreigner to work with me and that’s why I have contacted you so that the bank will notice any foul play.
I give you a 100% assurance that these funds will be released to you only if you will work with me in truth and honesty. Am aware of things going on over the internet but please take this proposal very serious because this is a life changing opportunity.
 
Do give me a call as soon as you have received this email so I can give you more details and how the transfer will be carried out.
Thanks.
Joe Hansen

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3054 Tue, 31 May 2011 17:20:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3054 What’s the matter, Martijn? VB not paying you enough? :-D

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By: Martijn Grooten http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/31/scams-and-the-beautiful-game/#comment-3053 Tue, 31 May 2011 17:16:55 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7263#comment-3053 HELLO I AM THE SON OF THE EMIR OF QATAR I NEED YOUR HELP TRANSFERRING $5,000,000.00 (FIVE MILLION DOLLARS) TO A BANK IN THE CARIBIAN TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR OUR SUCCESFUL WORLD CUP BID. etc.

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