The Western Union Money Transfer Scam Spam

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There is a new Western Union money transfer scam spam making the rounds. It thanks you for “using Western Union Money Transfer”, and gives you a fake confirmation receipt transaction number (“control number”) – in our case the Money Transfer Control number used was 1629752260. The spam includes an attachment that is an HTML file named something like “WU account.html” – don’t open it! UPDATE: We have now determined that this Western Union scam drops your phished information at http://logfreshcomment.comoj.com/logfortheatd.php, which is hosted by 000webhost.com

Of course, while you shouldn’t open the Western Union attachment, we here at the Internet Patrol are trained professionals, and so have done it for you.


Here’s what it looks like – don’t be taken in by it!:

Western Union – Thank you for using the Western Union Money Transfer®

Dear customer,

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Thank you for using the Western Union Money Transfer®.

Your money transfer has been authorized and is now available for pick up by the receiver.

Transfers to certain destinations may be subject to further delay or additional restrictions.

 

TRANSACTION DETAILS:

Your Money Transfer Control Number [MTCN] is: 1629752260

Please use this number for any inquiries.

Date of Order: 16 March 2010
Amount Sent: $109,99

***********************************************************************************************
If you did not authorized this transfer you can cancel the transfer at any time
by downloading the secure form attached to your e-mail.

NOTE: This is our new security measure against unauthorized transfers made by a third party.
***********************************************************************************************

Thank you for using Western Union!

©2001 – 2010 Western Union Holdings, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Now, if you’d been duped by this, and provided them with your credit card information and password, when you hit “submit” it actually deposits your information at:

http://logfreshcomment.comoj.com/logfortheatd.php

which is a site hosted by 000webhost.com. But because 000webhost.com provides free and easy hosting, odds are good that they had no idea they were hosting such scammers.

We hope.

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10 thoughts on “The Western Union Money Transfer Scam Spam

  1. I totally agree, how in the hell do they get our information to even send us an email ? I get ones from paypal, Usps lol…it is not even that its UPS…They need to be punished all the way by the ;law….Candice Brooks

  2. I got a text but it was a group message with 64 others. I’ve never used W.U so i just deleted it.

  3. I have a scammer on the line waiting for a payment…this is the note:….send payment to Scott Sattler, Georgia United States..

    I would really appreciate some help from a very smart person/s who can help me “fix his wagon”.

  4. Nolie – you didn’t post the URL of that site. Would appreciate it if you would. I’ve not received hardly any scam emails since I’ve been answering them with fake MCTN numbers. It’s funny to read their complaints about not getting their money.

  5. I don’t know from what but they are so dumb and realy wants us to believe this nonsense. Some days ago, me too had a problem with a scammer, and then I found these sites with generators. It’s funny, cause I realy dumbed that stupid scammer :D

  6. I like to play with them by sending fake WU MTCN numbers. I just randomly enter ten numbers. I don’t know how much trouble they have to go through to get to a WU office. Also, there’s a web site where you can generate a fake receipt. I tell them that their agent has already picked up the funds and where the hell is mine!!

    Finally I just send this:

    COMPUTER LOGGED. IP ADDRESS LOGGED. INFORMATION SENT TO SCOTLAND YARD POLICE, INTERPOL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, (FBI) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION OF NIGERIA INTERNET SCAM AND FRAUD DIVISIONS.

    All in caps, bold, red, underlined.

  7. Hello My Dear,

    How are you today? I write to inform you that we have already sent you $3000.00 usd dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of $1.2Million USD,via western union by this governemnt.I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone but you did not pick up my calls through out that yesterday even this morning.Now,I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up the $3000.00 usd to enable us send another $3000.00 usd today as you know we will be sending you only $3000.00 usd per day.and it was agreed that you will pay the sum of $65 before they will realease the payment to you.

    Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the $3000.00 usd and call Director of Opration Sir. Ckuks Onyejekwe because he is the person incharge for your payment so that he can send you another payment today, phone line +229 99807366 Email(w.westerunionmoneyorder4@hotmail.com ) email Him once you picked up the $3000.00 USD today.Here is the western union information to pick up the $3000.00; which you will be receiving your payment $3000.00 Us Dollars immediately you sent them their transfer charge of $65 and it will serve as re-confirmation of your file payment from the office in charge.

    So you are to re-confirm to them the below information,
    Your. Receiver———-
    Your. Country——-
    Your. City———–
    Your. Tel-y——–
    Your. Test question——
    Your. Answer———-
    Your..Drivers———–

    Here Is The Payment information of your first payment that has been transfer but it’s still on hold till you send the transfer charge so you can track it now and confirm that it’s available for pick up then once you send the transfer charge today, we will release it immediately to enable you pick it today.

    MTCN # 4842041454
    Sender’s First name: Paul
    Sender’s Last name: Jean
    Security Question: Color?
    Answer: Blue
    Amount: $3000.00 USD

    Track your first payment at click tracking,

    And We Are Waitng For You To Send The $65 Today

    RECEIVER————-UKATA CASMIR .
    LOCATION CITY———Cotouou-Benin
    COUNTRY—————–BENIN
    TEXT QUESTION–HOW LONG?
    ANSWER———–TODAY
    AMOUNT————–$65.Only

    Be advise that the $65 is a compulsory as they told me that is only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely I am waiting for your call once you pick up this $3000.00 usd,Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment for the informations..

    Regards
    Mr.Mike James

    WHY CAN’T THINGS LIKE THESE BE CONTROLLED? IT’S BULLSHIT AND THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE PUNISHABLE BY LAW!

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