Timos / Estafas por correo electronico o email scams

Hace un tiempo varios lectores me escribieron preguntando sobre los timos / estafas que llegan por correo electrónico, en este post voy a dejar los mas recientes que están circulando por la red.

Aparentemente los servicios de protección de los principales correos como por ej: GMail están siendo efectivos a la hora de evitar que estos correos ingresen a nuestro Inbox y se los puede encontrar en la carpeta Spam, mas allá de eso es posible que alguno se le escape al sistema de detección y allí es donde debemos tener cuidado.

Cómo funciona el sistema:

1) En general son correos que están en Ingles pero además mal escritos, es común ver faltas de ortografía básicas o simplemente mala redacción, esto ya resulta sospechoso y sería la alerta número 1.

2) Lo siguiente es que el contenido del correo dice que eres beneficiario de algo, ya sea de una herencia o de dinero de una empresa, o un hombre moribundo te quiere donar todo o el presidente de Nigeria que quiere dar 10.000.000 de dolares, aunque a veces son textos cortos ofreciéndote una oportunidad de inversión o incluso puede ser un mensaje diciendo que es un soldado Estadounidense en Afganistan y necesita ayuda urgente.

3) La última etapa es la que te dicen que para poder enviarte el dinero o recibir la ayuda o lo que sea que te proponen tienes que enviar dinero por Wester Union o MoneyGram, lo que cambian son las historias pero esta parte del sistema de la estafa es igual por eso esta es la mayor ALERTA de todas!

¿Que hacer recibes un correo de este tipo? Denuncia!


Aquí abajo voy a dejar ejemplos de las ultimas estafas que están circulando por la red:

Número 1

Dear Beneficiary:

The Board of federal ministry of finance Benin republic. are here to notify
you of your payment inherited funds of $10.5M.000. after the meeting held on
8th of December  2016. His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
BENIN Mr Patrice Talon. has Instructed this
Department to send your funds through MONEY GRAM money transfer for easier
receive of your inherited funds without any further delay. to avoid paying
money to the fraud stars that is going on through the global. you are required
to send your name and address were you want your fund to be send through
western union the maximum amount you will be receiving each day starting from
tomorrow is the sum of $5000.00. also your are required to send us the sum of
$95 dollar for
re-newing and reconfirming your file that was deposited in this office with
your name and address bellow.

Beneficiary name———————
Tel phone—————————–

Contact with this information's below:
EMAIL: moneygram00112@gmail.com

As soon as the required fee of $95 is send today for the renewing reconfirming
the payment file of your funds you will start receiving your funds as from
tomorrow.Send the $95 dollar through western union OR MONEY GRAM with the

name and address below:
Here the information,
Country:……..Republic of Benin
Receivers Name:………odili dave
Amount:……….$95 usd

We await to receive the MONEY GRAM payment information's today.Please if you
are not the real beneficiary don’t respond on this,Call MR OZO Ben on this
number 00229-99366423 for him to know that you have contacted him with your
information’s. Yours in service

Mr Ozo Ben (ESQ).
Finance Ministry
Federal republic of Benin.


Número 2

 From the Desk Of Mrs.Janet Louise Yellen
Federal Reserve Bank
Today at 2:39 AM
Headquater : New York, NY, United States of America
Founded  : 1914, New York City, New York, United States
ADDRESS  : 33 Liberty St New York , NY 10045-0001

From the desk of Mrs.Janet Louise Yellen

We apologies for the delay of your payment and all the inconveniences we might put you through, while we were having some minor problems with our payment system which in all case not meeting up with fund beneficiary payments, we apologies once again.

From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with federal Government of U.S.A your name was discovered as next on the list out of the 11 outstanding contractors who have not yet received their payments during the 3 years tenure of the previous administration in office please bear with us for making this initial contact through email. Meanwhile, a woman came to this bank a few days ago with a letter claiming to be your true representative and is willing to pay $55 the wire/transfer charge to have the fund delivered to her. Here is her information’s below.

Name: Mrs.Annette stillman
Bank name: Citibank , Arizona , USA .
Account Number: 6503809008
Routing number: 322271627
Swift code#:WMSBUS66
Address: 1723 Palmdale Bulv
Palmdale ca..93550

Please do reconfirm to this bank as a matter of urgency if this woman is from you or not so that the federal government will not be held responsible for paying into wrong account, if this woman is not your representative, you requested to fill and send this information for verification purpose so that your fund valued ($10.500, 000.00 usd) will be remitted into your nominated bank account.

Kindly reconfirm to the bank the following

1. Bank Name:
2. Bank account number:
3. Route number:
4. Swift code:
5. Bank name:
6. Company name:
7. Position:
8. Address:
9. Working Id/ int’l Passport
10. Age:
11. Your telephone number

Secondly,the only money you pay for the transfer to take place is just $55 being the approval payment certification from the government of Benin Republic,and you are giving a limited time to send the payment and please be advise that you are to send the payment to American Embassy office in Benin and you are to use this information to send the $55 and please be informed that you are not going to pay any other payment to any body and do not be deceived by any body to send any other payment.

As soon as the Payment information is received, your funds will be wired to your bank account directly from Federal Reserve Bank New York USA . We shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mrs. Annette Stillman if we do not hear from you within the next three working days from today. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of your fund must have caused you.

Here is the information you will use to send the payment through Moneygram or Western union.

Receiver Name ::::: BROWN UDA
Address ::::::: BENIN REPUBLIC
Sender Name :::::
MTCN :::::::::
Amount: $55 Money Gram

Send to me the following info once you send the payment.
Senders Name:
MTCN / Reference #:

You alerted reply urgent

Mrs.Janet Louise Yellen
Email: federalReserve782@yandex.com
Director Federal Reserve Bank
33 Liberty St New York , NY 10045-0001


Número 3

Attn Beneficiary,
This is to inform you that your compensation money worth $2.4 Million USD is no longer in Africa.Sequel to the latest UN meeting in Brussels,Belgium regarding the rapid increase of online scammers and also the downfall of economy in African regions.Investigations has proved that you are being contacted by Western union offices,Money gram,some fake bank official including numerous couriers regarding this payment.All are fraudsters and do not have any payment for you except embezzling your hard earned money.As i am writing you now,your $2.4 Million USD is forwarded to the African Union Finance Commission(AUFC) under the UN provisions on foreign payment related issues.

Your $2.4 Million USD has been packaged in an iron sealed consignment box which is registered with the OLX delivery company as an ambassadoral package.The diplomat moves to united states with your consignment yesterday and have successfully arrived Washington,USA.Please reconfirm your contact address to him now because he is waiting for you.Contact him with the below information:
Agent Name.....Mr. Steven Mack
Contact Phone..sms.    Tel:+1 248 459 1128
You can reach him with the above number and make sure you reconfirm the following information to him in order to avoid wrong delivery.
Your Full Name............
Complete House Address........
Contact Telephone Numbers.......
Nearest International Airport.......

Treat this matter as urgency in order to receive your long awaited fund.Mr Steven Mark will be waiting to hear from you ASAP.
Ms. Mary Mack


Número 4

Attention  Beneficiary.

THis is to inform you that after the meeting held in my office yesterday which consist between the United States Embassy and the United Nations, African ECO-WAS, we have concluded that you will be compensated with all the money you have loosed in the hands of Africans and most especially BENIN REPUBLIC precisely.

We have deposited the cheque of your fund ($4.800`000`00USD) through Western Union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact Western Union director Dr.Desmond Great via E-mail (western.unionbn00@gmail.com) Tel:+229 99-060-422, He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

1. Your Full name....................
2. Your home Address.................
3. Your telephone number.............
4. A copy of your ID.................
5. Your age/sex......................
6. Your occupation...................
7. Your country......................

Though,Mr.Frank Wilson has sent $5000 in your name today so contact Dr.Desmond Great or you call him Tel:+229 99-060-422, as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund,

Yours sincerely
Western Union Team


Número 5

I am Viet Xuan Luong. I am an American soldier presently on active service with 4th Squadron battalion here in Afghanistan. I served with the third Infantry Division in Iraq before thousand of my lucky colleagues were pulled out in August Last year, leaving me among the unlucky ones drafted to Afghanistan where I am serving presently. Am seeking your urgent help, please get back to me via email and I will tell you more about it thank you and God bless you.

Respectfully submitted.


Número 6

Dearest One,

Good day Please kindly be honest to me, I am Mrs Michelle Daniel from Estonia writing from hospital here in Ivory Coast, I'm 68 years old without a child, I married to (Mr. Pierre Daniel) who died in the year 2011. We were married for thirty six years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the bible is against,

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (US$ 2.500.000. Million Dollars) in a bank in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire. Presently this money is still in bank as my Inheritance,

Recently my doctor told me that I would not last for the next four months due to cancer problem The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness, Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a honest person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein, I want a honest person that will use this fund to LESS-PRIVILEGES like orphanage, schools, churches, widows, propagating the word of God in your country

Presently, I'm in a hospital here in Ivory Coast, where I have been taking treatment for this sickness. As soon as I receive your reply and confirm your acceptance to work as I instruct herein I shall give you all the relevant information that will authorize the transfer of the fund to you for the work of charity.

I will also issue you an authority letter that will proved you the present beneficiary of this fund from the Ministry here in Ivory Coast, I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life, any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person or any organization for this same purpose,

So you are requested to send your full information such as:


I will be looking forward to hear from you

May Almighty God bless you and use you to accomplish my wish. Pray for me always.

Remain blessed
Yours sister,
Mrs. Michelle Daniel.


Número 7

Dear  Friend,

I  am  contacting  you  for  a  business    t  r  a  n  s  f  e  r      of  a  huge  sum  of  money  from  a  deceased  account.  Though  know  that  a  transaction  of  this  magnitude  will  make  any  one  apprehensive  and  worried,  but  I  am  assuring  you  that  every  document  that  will  bring  about  the  success  of  this  transaction  will  be  provided  by  an  attorney  here  in    L  o  n  d  o  n    ,  and  all  will  be  well  at  the  end  of  the  day.

I  decided  to  contact  you  due  to  the  urgency  of  this  transaction  and  want  you  to  stand  as  the  next  of  Kin  to  funds  #6,100  000  00  GBP  (S  i  x      m  i  l  l  i  o  n  ,      o  n  e      h  u  n  d  r  e  d      t  h  o  u  s  a  n  d        Great  British  pounds  sterling).  The  deceased  person  who  died    Neal  Walker  died  in  air  crash  along  with  his  wife  on  the  31st  October  1999  in  an  Egyptian  airline& nbsp; 990  with&nbsp

1.  Full  names  and  address,
2.  Telephone  and  fax  Number.
3.  Occupation
4.  A  scan  copy  of  your  international  passport  or  driver’s  license.

If  this  proposal  is  acceptable  by  you,  please  endeavor  to  contact  me  immediately.  Do  not  take  undue  advantage  of  the  trust  I  have  bestowed  in  you,  I  await  your  urgent  mail  now  to  my  private  email  ID  ( p w i l l i a m 1 9 7 5 @ y a h o o . c o m . h k )

Best  Regards,


Número 8

Dear Sir,
I came across your contact via Google link.
Kindly provide me with your investment opportunity details.
We have an investment portfolio of over $65 Million usd.
Your detailed responds will enable us to talk seriously with you.
I look forward to your responds.
Best regards,
Mr. Liu Yi
Número 9
Dear Beneficiary,

My name is Mr.Adebayo Adelabu,the newly appointed deputy governor CBN.
This is to bring the good news to you that I have been mandated by the President Federal Republic in conjunction with the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Senate Committee on Foreign Debts Reconciliation and Implementation Panel on Contract/inheritance/compensation funds to complete all the unpaid Contract/inheritance/lottery fund. You are required as a matter of urgency to reconfirm your information including your name, phone number and your address for verification and immediate payment within 24 hours.

To this effect, the sum of TEN MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$10.7m) has been approved for you. I wish to inform you that all matters relating to the release of this payment is now under my control and supervision. This development has become necessary due to the activities of unpatriotic government/CBN  officials and impostors who keep on frustrating every effort to settle our clients by making requests for unauthorized fees and levies from them.

We apologize for any delay you might have encountered in the past; your payment is now 100% Guaranteed

Kindly choose from these three modes of payment (wire transfer, diplomatic cash payment and ATM card).

Best Regards,
Mr.Adebayo Adelabu
Deputy Governor CBN

Hasta aquí llegan los ejemplos de estafas, timos, scams o como quieran llamarle, espero que sea de utilidad y si sabes de alguien que recibe este tipo de correos y puede ser engañado comparte esta información!