Fake charity scams
Thousands of scammers in Nigeria and elsewhere in the world are so unscrupulous, they have no moral problems maing money out of the generosity of others who are trying to aleviate suffering and misery in the world. They take money and material donations meant for orphanages, poor villagers, prisoners, etc.
Here are some examples of scam formats in which a fake orphanage, pastor, NGO, etc. in an African country needs your cash.
The phone numbers listed are mobile phones in Spain. US zip code 56098 is not in Kentucky ("Kenturkey") but Minnesota.
VOLUNTARY REHABILITATION HOME
Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from web37105.mail.mud.yahoo.com (HELO web37105.mail.mud.yahoo.com) [184.108.40.206] by mx0.gmx.net (mx091) with SMTP; 25 Dec 2006 15:05:35 +0100 Received: (qmail 39473 invoked by uid 60001); 25 Dec 2006 14:05:34 -0000 Received: from [220.127.116.11] by web37105.mail.mud.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 25 Dec 2006 06:05:34 PST Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 06:05:34 -0800 (PST) From: ORPHANAGE HOME <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com Subject: HUMANITARIAN SERVICE To: otherrecipientaddress MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-116384314-1167055534=:30413" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
inetnum: 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 netname: DIRECTONPC-NETBLK-2 descr: Wireless Broadband Internet service ,VSAT descr: DIRECT ON PC LTD country: NG org: ORG-DOP1-AFRINIC admin-c: SD4-AFRINIC tech-c: SD4-AFRINIC status: ALLOCATED PA mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT mnt-lower: DOPCNG-MNT source: AFRINIC # Filtered parent: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 organisation: ORG-DOP1-AFRINIC org-name: DIRECT ON PC LTD org-type: LIR remarks: LIR address: Plot B, Block 1 address: Illupeju Industrial avenue address: Illupeju address: Lagos address: Nigeria country: NG phone: +234 1 270 1700 fax-no: +234 1 271 3554 e-mail: email@example.com tech-c: SD4-AFRINIC admin-c: SD4-AFRINIC mnt-ref: AFRINIC-HM-MNT mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT source: AFRINIC # Filtered person: Saroj Dey address: Direct On PC Ltd Plot B, Block 1, Ilupeju Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria phone: +23412701700 fax-no: +23412713554 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: SD4-AFRINIC source: AFRINIC # Filtered