Friday, January 07, 2005

Scammers at work...

I received this in my email last night, it was also sent to every other username starting with 'cu' at iiNet. It just screams scam to me.

With a minimum donation of 100 pounds Sterling, there won't be too many people fleeced, but you can guarantee that the Reverend will be doing alright in the next few months.

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MYANMAR COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
601, PYAY ROAD,
UNIVERSITY P.O.,YANGON 10411
MYANMAR, BURMA.

Dear Sir/Madam,

APPEAL FOR HELP.

This urgent appeal goes to all kind hearted , well meaning individuals, organisations,societies,churches ,non-governmental organisations e.t.c. We kindly appeal on behalf of our brethren and victims of the recent Tsunami Disaster in Thailand,Burma,Indonesia and Sri Lanka for a donation of a minimum sum of a 100 pounds sterling for the rehabilitation of survivors of this disaster which has claimed over a hundred thousand lives.

All donations will be used for the provision of food, medicine, temporary shelter and the rehabilitation of the victims who are in desperate need. Your donations will be highly appreciated and will go a long way in saving our souls.

All donations below 1000 pounds sterling should be sent via WESTERN UNION in the name of the general Church Secretary REV. SMITH NGULH ZA THWANG, on behalf of the MYANMAR COUNCIL OF CHURCHES. CONTACT EMAIL:rev_smith_burma@catholicexchange.com

Donations above 1000 Pounds Sterling should be made payable to:

- NAME OF BANK: BANGKOK BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD.
- ACCOUNT NAME: REV. SMITH NGULH ZA THAWNG
- ACCOUNT NUMBER: 101-7-75507-3
- BANK ADDRES: 333 SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK 10500, THAILAND.
- SWIFT CODE: BKKBTHBK

Endeavour to send the following details:

- Full names
- Address
- Country
- Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN) - In the case of Western Union Money Transfer of any payments made to the above email address for official references.

May the good Lord richly bless you as you donate to this good cause.

Thank you and appreciate your soonest response.

God be with you.

Rev. Smith Ngulh Za Thwang.

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Not a bad scam, he will make sure the really stupid people who give more than 1000 pounds will also supply their names and addresses for more focussed scamming.

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