Scam – September 11 Attack Fund

(I changed the title of this post as it was drawing tons of spam. We’ll see if that helps eliminate it.) 

(How to tell a scam from the real thing (hh)): 

First of all, a scam email wouldn’t put the word “Scheme” in the subject header of the email. Or would it??

Office of The General Co-coordinator
World Bank September 11 Attack Fund Scheme
Milbank Tower, 12th Floor
21-24; Milbank
London SW1P 4QP
ENGLAND.
Tel:+44 70 24 03 64 87

(Why would some organization dedicated to helping families of victims of the September 11th attacks be based in London? To my knowledge, no other country sent help of any kind after the attacks.)

This is to bring to your notice that the World Bank and International Peace Committee have finally resolved to assist the general public on the September 21 2001 ( 9/11 ) attack on the World Trade Fair, United States of America.

(Why would the ‘general public’ need monetary help 7 years after the attacks?)

On that very morning, terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda four commercial passenger jet airliners. (Scam perpetrators always use proper grammar and English. Question: What did the terrorists DO with the airliners in the first sentence? Ooops.) The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, resulting in the collapse of both buildings soon afterward and extensive damage to nearby buildings.

The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania after passengers and members of the flight crew on the fourth aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane.

Excluding the hijackers, 2,974 people died as an immediate result of the attacks with another 24 missing and presumed dead; the number of immediate victims totaled 2,998, the overwhelming majority of whom were civilians.
The dead included nationals from over 80 different countries. In addition, the death of at least one person from lung disease was ruled by a medical examiner to be a result of exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse,
as rescue and recovery workers were exposed to airborne contaminants following the World Trader Center’s collapse.

The attacks had major ramifications around the world, with the United States declaring a War on Terrorism in response and launching an invasion of Afghanistan to depose the Taliban; who had been accused of willfully harboring terrorists.
The United States passed the USA PATRIOT Act, as many nations around the world strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers.
Stock exchanges were closed for almost a week, and posted enormous losses immediately upon reopening, with airline and insurance industries suffering the greatest financial losses. The economy of Lower Manhattan ground to a halt, as billions of dollars in office space was damaged or destroyed.

Due to all that, the World Bank has decided to run a Free Fund Scheme in-order to assist the general public who where either directly or indirectly affected by the attack because it affected the whole World. (Why capitalize ‘World’?) Your email address was selected through a computer balloting system (Lucky me!!!) drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia,United States,Asia, Europe,Middle East (Why would folks in the Middle East need money? Or Australia for that matter????) and Oceania (Oceania???WTF?) as part of our international promotions for this programme.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 900,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.
This programme is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). It is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public. (Sensitize? How about ‘notify’?)

Payment centers are located in various banks approved by World Bank all over the world and not only in America and London as speculated. (If they’re just now ‘sensitizing’ the public, who would have speculated on the banks??)

By this notice, you have been made a fund beneficiary of the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only ( $800,000.00 usd ) (Instead of cash, can I get that in gasoline?? Gas is worth more.) and all payments have been mapped out to be made by posting a certified International Cashier Cheque to all beneficiaries.

Due to your current location, your payment center has been chosen to be Barclays Bank PLC London (London’s the closest they could get??) and you are expected to contact them with the following information

Contact Person:Prof Nicholas Morgan

Contact Email:worldbank.cordinator@gmail.com

Contact Phone :+44 70 45 744 401

You have to contact them immediately providing them your details as follows

1.Your Full Names ( Surname First ):………………….

2.Country:………………………

3.Occupation:……………………

4.Contact Address ( This must be your current address as it is the address where your Cheque will be posted to )>>>>>>>>>>>>

5. Age:……………………….

6.Your Phone Number:……………………….

You have to send them your detailed information as requested to enable them locate your File easily on their system
and draft your Cheque for posting.And you can call them on the phone for quick response.

NB: DUE TO THE PROBLEMS POST ON THESE SCHEME, ALL FUND BENEFICIARIES ARE WARNED TO KEEP THERE FUND PAYMENT AWAY FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND (Don’t tell anyone!! So that these guys have time to sucker you!!) ANY OTHER PERSON TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING OF FUNDS AND IMPOSTER’S AS OFFENDERS WILL HIGHLY BE PENALIZED.

Regards,

Dr. John Meyers
Co-coordinator,World Bank September 11 Attack Fund Scheme.
Tel:+44 70 31 800 985

privacy:
we want you to know that this award his real and not a scam and you should handle it with all seriousness.we wish you the best and also good life as you claim this award with all your mind. Any body claiming to be the World bank insuring an award apart from this is all scam so stay wise.  (Whew!! Now I know I can trust THESE guys, because ANYTHING ELSE is a scam!!  So this is real! Right? )
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©2008 copyright only world bank.

It takes a special kind of person to concoct a scam such as this, playing on the 9/11 attacks. It’s my understanding that there’s a special kind of hell for these people when they die.

At least, I hope there is.

There’s all kinds of scams out there, folks. Please don’t let yourself be a victim.

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11 thoughts on “Scam – September 11 Attack Fund

  1. Don’t forget about all those people who are so ill that they can only send out e-mails begging you to help them get rid of their money.

    Or, how about those people working in financial institutions who have hidden money away and need your help to get it from the legitimate companies?

    I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. Or, there’s a sucker born every second!

  2. Thanks for the heads up Henery… .indeed other countries and those of nefarious thinking know of the generousity of the American public and have through the years played upon their “caring and willing to help”… this included the raising of money for bombed ad cripple children of Ireland when in fact the money being raised went to arms for the IRA…. but I digress
    I just wanted to mention in response to

    “Why would some organization dedicated to helping families of victims of the September 11th attacks be based in London? To my knowledge, no other country sent help of any kind after the attacks.)”

    The United States was not the only country to lose citizens on that terrible day the World trade center hosted many foreign companies at least 90 countries were involved
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11,_2001_attacks

    however help was offered I know by at least the British Government that I recall … well I would wouldn’t I 🙂 but as in response to Katrina the offer to help was “declined with thanks”……

    People should always check that when giving their money it is with a registered charity
    this link may be of some assistance
    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/20020107a.asp

  3. You’re right, Loraine, England did offer (it was late and I was whipped and too lazy to check on this. No offense to the British intended!!). I think they were the only ones, too. And you’re right about other countries losing citizens in the attack, but it was the U.S. that sustained the physical effects of the attack, and a large part of the financial effect when the market opened a week later. Thanks for the links!!

  4. You too are correct Henery the horrific world trade center bombings spiralled out through this country and the economic impact is still being felt today that other countries certainly didn’t face….

    I will always … as will even one else remember that day…. .but I remember the next day going out in the garden to water the flowers and the complete silence in the skies and no sound of boats on the lake……it was ominous….. I heard or read something last week ( can’t remember where and I am not even sure if it is accurate) but that back in the 80″s Bin Laden stated that America would be brought to her knees when gas was over 4 dollars a gallon ( at the time I believe they stated it was 59 cents.to unthinkable back then ……. I don’t think knowing the “American ” people they will be brought to their knees….. I just wish we could put the American guts, determination and ingenuity back on track……sorry have kind of spiralled off myself 🙂 Loraine

  5. That’s a period too many folks will have a hard time forgetting. I remember the silence, too. My Mrs worked at Welcome Nursing Home at that time. One of her coworkers got a call from her daughter who lived in Oberlin that morning; panicked because she saw a jet do this low-flying 180 degree turn and head back east. Minutes later, well, we know where it ended its flight.

    I worked nights when that happened. When I got into work that eve, someone had brought in a small B&W TV, and we watched and listened to the aftermath. I don’t remember anyone even saying ‘hi’ or talking. Just eye contact was made, and the silence said the rest.

    Yea, we have ourselves to blame for Bin Laden, as we outfitted him and his ‘troops’ to fight the fight in Afghanistan against the Soviets. Oops.

  6. Yes we did outfit him and enabled the bastards ( sorry but that is how I think of them) ….. and when I was reading your piece about charities my mind also went back to all the well meaning people who give to charities as we sit in the bars and clubs and events and who knows where that money may end up….

    I am reminded of a few years ago when Gerry Adams now a “respectable”( I am choking- politician of the political wing )
    “Adams felt no compunction about attending the funeral of I.R.A. member Thomas Begley, who died last October when the bomb he was planting in a fishmonger’s shop in a Protestant neighborhood went off prematurely, killing nine men, women and children besides himself. As is usual, Adams “took a lift,” shouldering the coffin for a short time on the way to the cemetery. As he has done with so many other IRA men killed who were out to destroy innocent lives. The picture of Adams carrying the coffin stirred outrage in Britain, where it was regarded as proof that Adams was an IRA boss.”

    Adams came to speak to the Avon Lake Irish Heritage Club…. I happened to be there as my son was learning the “pipes” and the club was the half way distance between the teacher and the student..

    I gagged and held the bile in my throat as I watched “nice people” fawning over such a person and the “hat” was passed ….He came over to the table in the other room where my son was sitting learning the instrument…thinking I suppose this was a nice Irish boy he ruffled his hair as I wanted to smack the man silly ….I didn’t it was not the time or the place ….I was a guest and besides that I am not sure showing my English protestant roots would have been a wise thing to do in that particular time and place.

    I looked into the face and “eyes” of this man… they were souless eyes and actually reminded me of the eyes you see pictured on a shark black and cold… without depth… But I never stepped foot in the place again ….

    This past February my son won the addy award for his poster design for a movie which had to do with a 911 conspiracy .I am not pointing out the movie but the premise of the design which is the 20 dollar bill
    http://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/the-cleveland-addy-awards/
    when you fold the 20 dollar bill a certain way you can see the twin towers burning and the pentagon….so before you put that 20 in the hat remember please check out the charity !

  7. Please let me know how? and why me. Sure could use the money, tell me why should I take the money of 800,000. How come you can’t call me instead,and let me know what I should do to get this money. Are you sure its me the one your looking. Let me know what I have to do to acquire the money.

  8. What seems not to have been addressed is that the, to some, confusing word ‘scheme’ is a British business or social synonym for which the Americans would use the term ‘plan’.

  9. But does the word have a negative connotation to the British like it does to us Americans?

    Thanks for the comment, Gary!

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