Cyber Investigation Bureau 3

OK – I can see this is another one of those posts that I am going to have to make really, really clear as people are leaving comments (which I’m deleting) leaving their personal details and asking these SCAMMERS to contact them.

So, for clarity, there is no such thing as the Cyber Investigation Bureau.  THEY ARE SCAMMERS. I don’t think I can make it clearer than that.

This message was left 3 times as a comment by a scammer.  Each time on posts about fake lotteries.  Obviously, in the interests of research, my online alter-ego couldn’t resist forwarding a scam lottery email to them to see what the reply was.  I expect you can guess.  I am told that I am the victim of hackers.  I have actually “won” the lottery and I’m given an email to reply to.  My alter ego will, of course, reply.  In the meantime I’ve posted the scammer’s answer underneath their original scam comment.

Original scam comment

Dear Sir/Maa’m,

It is True that there are Series of Lottery and Giving Out
Of Cash Reward from UNITED KINGDOM.
Unfortunately Mobile Numbers and Email Addresses of Winners
Has been Hacked, and Winners are Now been Contacted Illegally.
Do not respond to the senders of these Messages, as they
Are not in Position to pay you.
Send your Full Name, Address, Telephone Number and the Winning Message you received to the United Kingdom Cyber crime investigation Bureau on cyber.crimebureau@ymail.com so as to enable them ascertain
if you really won the Lottery and give you true information
on how your winnings can be CLAIMED.
You will also be informed if the Winning Message you Received is a Fraud Notification.

Cyber Investigation Bureau.
Admin.

Scam reply to my email asking if I’d won the lottery

 
We just received a confirmatory message from National Lottery Corporation
Organizers of the draw that you actually emerged
Winner in the 3rd Stage intercontinental Draw.
Your Winning Identification number is UN-745360542488176
We are afraid you are been contacted by hackers,
as the Management of National Lottery Corporation UK Has not contacted you.
Hackers stole profiles of winners and they are now been contacted illegally
so as to rip them off their winnings and personal belongings.
The message forwarded to you as your winning notification is from Hackers.
All National Lottery winnings are been Handled by Adam &Co Private Bank UK.

Adam &Co Private Bank is the ONLY Authorized Payout bank of the Lottery WINNINGS for 2012/2013.
Contact them immediately with your identification number so as not to allow hackers possibly make claims of your winnings.
Hackers are Aware you Won the Lottery and are trying to Scam you.

Call Adam&Co Private Immediately and ask them to put a HOLD on your Winning Funds so that it cannot be collected by Hackers.

These Fraudsters trying to Scam you might also be trying to collect your Winning Funds From Adam&Co Private Bank, If they Have your Passport Photograph and Any Identification Document Bearing your Name.

You can Contact Adam&Co Private Bank Via Email:

Adam&Co Private Bank UK,
25 st Andrew square Edinburgh,
EH21AF, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) 7031966727
Tel: (+44) 7024022543
Email: adamandcompanyalert@ukaccountant.net

You Can Contact the National Lottery Corporation Office Directly Via Email:

23 Stanwell Road, Ashford
Middlesex,TW15 3DU
United Kingdom.
Email: uklotterydisbursementoffice@ymail.com

Contact us on any issues arising concerning the aforesaid Winnings.

Help us to serve you better!

Powered By The UK Government.

My online alter ego emailed the bank to ask what to do next and received the reply below.  You will that the scammer is now asking for money.  She has to open a bank account and deposit £480.  The scammer asked her to email him her identity documents.  She claims that she posted them to the address given for the bank.
Prerequisites For Funds Transfer

It is our prerequisite for funds transfer that you open an account with our bank before funds Above 10,000.00GBP could be transferred out of the United Kingdom.
This is in accordance with section 18(6) of the international transfer act as adopted in 1993 and amended on the 12th of August 2006 by the constitutional assembly.

In other to fight the menace of multiple claims and identity theft you are to provide the documents stated below for an account opening.

1) A jpg passport photograph
2)A utility bill receipt; which could either be an electricity,water,bus or telephone
Alternatively, a Tax payment receipt or your Pan Card.OR
A valid identity card:which could either be an International Passport or a drivers license.

Since you are not Resident in the United Kingdom,
You are required to Scan and Forward to us your Account Opening Document so we can create your account.

Your Account Opening Document is a Valid Means of Identification which could either be a drivers license or a school or work Identity Card or a PAN Card or an International Passport and a Duly Completed and Signed Accounts Opening Form.

You will also scan and forward to us your passport photograph.
Upon receiving the Aforesaid document, your account will be Created but not ACTIVE.

You are then required to activate your account with a minimum deposit of 480.00GBP which is Payable Via Western Union Money Transfer.

As soon as your Account is activated, your winning check is then Credited into your Active Account, this process takes a maximum of 24 hours.
Print, Complete and Duly Sign the Accounts Opening Form in Ink.
Scan and Forward to us the Accounts Opening Form with Your Passport Photograph Attached to the Cover page.
You are Required to State Your Local Bank Name in Your Home Country, Account Holder’s Name and Account Number Which you require your Winning Funds to be Transferred into.

Your Winning Funds Will be Transferred into your Local Bank Account Stated Within 48hrs of Activating Your Account.

Best Regards,
Graham Storrie.

I’m sure you’ll notice that the scammer gave the address of a bank in his original email.  So my online alter-ego claims that she posted her documents to the address given.  This is giving the scammer a bit of a problem.  Obviously he can’t receive them as he doesn’t actually work for the bank.  So he has written to tell her that her documents will be returned.

 If you have sent your documents via post, kindly note that it is likely going to be returned.

You are required to send all required documents via email attachment only.

Regards,

Graham.

She has written to ask why they would be returned and why he can’t just copy them.

3 thoughts on “Cyber Investigation Bureau

  1. Reply Lorraine C. Olsen Jul 11,2013 2:26 am

    In order to receive the winnings, the user is asked to send money – ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars – to a specified account. This is ostensibly to meet expenses like money transfer commission, taxes, fees for opening a bank account, etc. The “lucky winner” often sees this money as insignificant in comparison to the sum they’ve just won. However, once they receive the “fee”, the fraudsters disappear, and the unwary user has little chance of ever finding them.

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  2. Reply ERLA MAMATHA Jul 5,2013 7:56 pm

    RESPECTED CITIZENS;I Ms;ERLA MAMATHA FROM INDIA(VISAKHAPATNAM) REQUESTING THAT;I AM REQUESTING TO YOU SINCERELY,

    I AM A POOR GIRL PLEASE,PLEASE HELP ME,THIS IS MY HUMBLE REQUEST TO YOU PLEASE

    BELOW MAILS CAME FROM:

    CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION,

    AND ADAM & COMPANY PVT BANK,

    EMAIL IDS PLEASE.

    ADAM & COMPANY PVT BANK THEIR WEBSITE ADDRESS IS http://www.adambnk.com/home PLEASE.

    THEY ARE INFORMING TO ME,I WAS WON 3rd STAGE INTERCONTINENTAL DRAW,MY WINNING NUMBER IS IN-745360542488176 PLEASE.

    I AM REQUESTING TO YOU SINCERELY PLEASE,THAT MAILS AND THAT INFORMATION IS GENUINE/TRUE OR FAKE/SCAM/FRAUD,

    PLEASE SEND ANSWER TO MY EMAIL ID;emmtha814@gmail.com,

    THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.

    THANKING YOU CITIZENS.

    YOURS SINCERELY;

    Ms;ERLA MAMATHA

    MY DATE OF BIRTH;19/06/1989.

    MY AGE;23 YEARS.

    OCCUPATION;JOB SEEKER.

    SEX;FEMALE.

    MARTIAL STATUS;UNMARRIED.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Cyber Crime Investigation wrote:
    Hello ERLA MAMATHA,

    We just received a confirmatory message from National Lottery Corporation
    Organizers of the draw that you actually emerged
    Winner in the 3rd Stage intercontinental Draw.
    Your Winning Identification number is IN-745360542488176
    We are afraid you are been contacted by hackers,
    as the Management of National Lottery Corporation UK Has not contacted you.
    Hackers stole profiles of winners and they are now been contacted illegally
    so as to rip them off their winnings and personal belongings.
    The message forwarded to you as your winning notification is from Hackers.
    All National Lottery winnings are been Handled by Adam &Co Private Bank UK.

    Adam &Co Private Bank is the ONLY Authorized Payout bank of the Lottery WINNINGS for 2012/2013.
    Contact them immediately with your identification number so as not to allow hackers possibly make claims of your winnings.
    Hackers are Aware you Won the Lottery and are trying to Scam you.

    Call Adam&Co Private Immediately and ask them to put a HOLD on your Winning Funds so that it cannot be collected by Hackers.

    These Fraudsters trying to Scam you might also be trying to collect your Winning Funds From Adam&Co Private Bank, If they Have your Passport Photograph and Any Identification Document Bearing your Name.

    You can Contact Adam&Co Private Bank Via Email:

    Adam&Co Private Bank UK,
    25 st Andrew square Edinburgh,
    EH21AF, United Kingdom.
    Tel: (+44) 7031966727
    Tel: (+44) 7024022543
    Email: adamandcompanyalert@ukaccountant.net

    You Can Contact the National Lottery Corporation Office Directly Via Email:

    23 Stanwell Road, Ashford
    Middlesex,TW15 3DU
    United Kingdom.
    Email: uklotterydisbursementoffice@ymail.com

    Contact us on any issues arising concerning the aforesaid Winnings.

    Help us to serve you better!

    Powered By The UK Government.

    On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM, Adam & Company Pvt Bank wrote:

    25 St Andrew Square
    City Of Edinburgh
    EH2 1AF,
    United Kingdom
    Tel: (+44) 7031966727
    Tel: (+44) 7024022543

    IN-745360542488176

    ERLA MAMATHA

    Prerequisites For Funds Transfer

    It is our prerequisite for funds transfer that you open an account with our bank before funds Above 10,000.00GBP could be transferred out of the United Kingdom.
    This is in accordance with section 18(6) of the international transfer act as adopted in 1993 and amended on the 12th of August 2006 by the constitutional assembly.

    In other to fight the menace of multiple claims and identity theft you are to provide the documents stated below for an account opening.

    1) A jpg passport photograph
    2)A utility bill receipt; which could either be an electricity,water,bus or telephone
    Alternatively, a Tax payment receipt or your Pan Card.OR
    A valid identity card:which could either be an International Passport or a drivers license.

    Since you are not Resident in the United Kingdom,
    You are required to Scan and Forward to us your Account Opening Document so we can create your account.

    Your Account Opening Document is a Valid Means of Identification which could either be a drivers license or a school or work Identity Card or a PAN Card or an International Passport and a Duly Completed and Signed Accounts Opening Form.

    You will also scan and forward to us your passport photograph.
    Upon receiving the Aforesaid document, your account will be Created but not ACTIVE.

    You are then required to activate your account with a minimum deposit of 480.00GBP which is Payable Via Western Union Money Transfer.

    As soon as your Account is activated, your winning check is then Credited into your Active Account, this process takes a maximum of 24 hours.
    Print, Complete and Duly Sign the Accounts Opening Form in Ink.
    Scan and Forward to us the Accounts Opening Form with Your Passport Photograph Attached to the Cover page.
    You are Required to State Your Local Bank Name in Your Home Country, Account Holder’s Name and Account Number Which you require your Winning Funds to be Transferred into.

    Your Winning Funds Will be Transferred into your Local Bank Account Stated Within 48hrs of Activating Your Account.

    Best Regards,
    Graham Storrie.

    On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Erla Mamatha (Google Drive) wrote:
    I’ve shared an item with you.
    2013 List of Winners.docx

    Snapshot of the item below:

    List of winners and their Corresponding Country.
    STAGE 2
    FK-9748-0878-7UK FIJI
    ML-5436-50954-H3154 MALAYSIA
    IN-76584533-009 INDIA
    STAGE 3
    IN-745360542488176 INDIA
    LB-76I999990HG78 LEBANON

    STAGE 4
    UN-878-78589T8-01 SYDNEY
    IN-97896-2-86N6-88 PALESTINE
    IN-876-5453-218 UKRAINE
    NK-8286-894-071 MOLDOVA
    LA-868-63V764-675 NEPAL
    NG-877-8V3-6749 ALGERIA
    STAGE 5
    NK-0986-752-134561 KUWAIT
    NL-987-9847-001 UZBEKISTAN
    STAGE 1 DRAW HAS BEEN CANCELED
    STAGE 2 750,000.00GBP CATEGORY
    STAGE 3 500,000.00GBP CATEGORY
    STAGE 4 350,000.00GBP CATEGORY
    STAGE 5 250,000.00GBP CATEGORY

    Google Drive: create, share, and keep all your stuff in one place.

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  3. Reply Merle Fuller Jul 2,2013 12:48 pm

    I also received an sms last week stating that I won 1.5m in the UEFA FIFA 2012. Unfortunatly I did contact the person and gave my ticket no. I tried calling again they did not answer. I send an email to the bulletinboard. I received an email back from them stating that I am definitely a winner i need to contact EFG Private bank and put a hold on the payout. I did exactly that and i got a call from the the bank and confirmed my ticket no but i must pay 480 pounds to activate my account and that they would send me the documents. I googled the information I got from the Bureau the wording was the same as that of the scam. I emailed them back and told them that i was not impressed with what has taken place. I received a call from the bank again and was told off. All i wanted to know was why cant i be given a bank guaranteed cheque if im the legit winner, with the crime so high no one gives away their personal information. and in south africa it only takes R50-00 to activate an account. If im a winner I dont have to pay for me to receive the money, or better still why dont they take the money they want from the winnings and pay out the difference.

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